Feature Friday | KimB Designs

 

I’m so excited to bring you today’s Feature Friday post, in which you’ll get to learn a little more about KimB Designs!

Kim has a beautiful design aesthetic that is extremely versatile. Her designs are packed full of goodies that make it so easy to pull together a cohesive and eye-catching project. Her kits tend to include amazing word art, unique patterned papers, and an interesting mix of elements. I love how her kits mix graphic design and traditional elements… and there are always flowers … oh yes, lots of flowers, which make my heart sing because I truly believe every scrapbook page is better with flowers! The thing that I love best about her designs, however, is how great she is at pulling together a themed kit that can be used around that theme or for a general non-themed everyday page!

Here are just a few of my favorite products created by Kim …

 

And now, let’s get to know Kim a little better! We asked her to answer a few questions so we could learn more about her…

Where do you live?
In beautiful and sunny South Africa. I was born and bred in the small, friendly, coastal City of Port Elizabeth. Yup, a I’m “beach girl” through and through – LOL.

When you’re not designing, what do you do with your time?
I love to read, and have to have a new book ready before I finish the one I am busy with. Love to spend time with my family — be it fishing, playing golf (yes I do! — LOL), or just having a good meal or lazing around enjoying each other’s company. I try (and that’s a big try!) to bake… but to be honest, I’m probably the world’s worst, and have more flops than successes. And right now, with my son and his long-term girlfriend getting engaged — I’m helping plan their wedding for next March. So excited!

What are 5 tidbits of trivia we might not know about you?
— I love to to TALK and laugh at just about anything… but I think everyone knows this trivia anyway — LOL.
— I’m turning 50 this year *gasp* and not quite sure how that happened so fast …hell, my brain still says I’m 25.
— I lost 38 kg (83.6 lbs) in just over 4 months (needed to replace everything in my wardrobe except socks! LOL), and have kept that off for over 10 years now.
— I play golf and love to go fishing. Nothing like a good competitive game against the boys …and yes, I have rubbed a win in their faces a few times.
— I have a “bar trick” of keeping my legs straight out in front of me, knees and ankles together and turning my feet inwards so they go flat against each other (toes and heels) …it gets people every time — LOL!

Which of your products is your favorite?
This is always a hard one for me to answer, as my favorites change all the time… but I think the one I love to use again and again, due to our family’s lifestyle is the Anchor My Heart: Collection

 

Kim’s products are so wonderful and versatile, allowing you to use them for all kinds of projects. Here is a sampling of some of my favorite projects found at The Digital Press using her amazing designs…

 

 

I am so glad to have had the opportunity to help you get to know KimB Designs a little better today! She is a wonderful designer (and person)! If you haven’t had a chance to take a look at her shop here at The Digital Press, I can’t wait for you to check it out! And even better news…  there will be a 30% OFF SALE IN HER SHOP all week long (sale will end at 11:59pm ET on Thurs 6/30)!

 


Amy

About the Author  Amy lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband of 14 years and their 11 year old boy/girl twins. Their 20 year old daughter is finishing up her final year at West Virginia University! Amy has been scrapbooking since the early 1990s, but discovered digital scrapbooking in 2005 when her twins were born and has primarily scrapped digitally since that time. She is passionate about telling her family’s stories and documenting their life together! Amy is a huge reader and a pop culture junkie! She also LOVES all things beauty & makeup!

Feature Friday | France M. Designs

 

Happy Feature Friday! Today you get the opportunity to get to know France Meunier, also known as France M. Designs! I’ve had the chance to get to know France over the past few months, and not only is she an amazing, kind, and generous person… she is an incredibly talented designer. Her products are whimsical, unique, and charming… with a perfect mix of traditional paper-style designs and graphic elements. Her kits include amazing word art (because who doesn’t just LOVE word art?!), realistic flowers, traditional flat elements (perfect for those paper-style or pocket-style layouts), and versatile stamps that are perfectly-crafted.

This is just a small sampling of the inspiring product offerings you’ll find in her store here at The Digital Press…

 

We asked France some questions about her life outside of the crafting world so we can get to know her even better! Here’s what she had to say…

Where do you live?
I live near Lyon, in France. With my future husband and our 2 girls.

When you’re not designing, what do you do with your time?
First and foremost, I’m a mother… so I spend most of my time with them. The grandparents are near us, so we are often with them on the weekends. I bake, a lot… macaroons, meringues, rainbow cakes, and a lot of other cakes are my passion (I intend to create my own business to sell them). I love watching TV shows and movies, listening to music, and reading a good book. And of course, I love taking pictures and scrapping… but I don’t seem to have much time to scrap!

What are 5 tidbits of trivia we might not know about you?
— Often, I do not wear the same socks!
— When I was young, I didn’t like my name. France is the name of my country too… but now, I love it!
— I met my man at work. We worked in a sports shop, and you know what? I don’t like sports!! haha!
— I love red nails
— I’m still a little girl… I love watching cartoons with my girls… Especially Disney or Pixar cartoons.

Which of your products is your favorite?
I should say, “the one I am working on!” But — I really like Awakening

 

Now that you know more about Franny, check out her products in action (and see how versatile her products are)! You don’t have to scrap in a particular ‘style’ to love her products. They are perfect for paper-style layouts, graphic layouts, and pocket-style pages alike…

 

Now that I have you drooling over all of this loveliness, your next step is to go over and take advantage of the 30% OFF SALE IN HER STORE throughout this week. I mean, you just cannot lose here… beautiful, unique products to inspire your creativity — and at a great discount, this week only (sale will end at 11:59pm ET on Thurs 6/23). Happy Scrapping!


Heidi NicoleAbout the Author  Heidi Nicole is happily married to an amazing man, a step-mama to 2 wonderful kiddos, and mama to 3 sweet and sassy furbabies. She’s a radiation therapist by day, and creator of pretty things by night (she’s pretty confident that she’s hit superhero status, but refuses to wear a cape). She loves cats and huskies, coffee, audio books, Friends reruns, St. Louis Blues hockey, cooking, baking, and traveling. Oh, and wine… she really likes wine. She lives a normal and happy life, and enjoys all the absolutely extraordinary people she gets to share it with on a daily basis!

 

Feature Friday | Laura Banasiak

 

Once again, it’s Feature Friday… and this week, we are featuring the designs of the lovely Laura Banasiak!

Laura’s kits are full of colorful and funky elements, loads of doodles, and various hand-crafted artsy elements. In addition to digital kits, she also creates awesome fonts, alphas and word art setc… all of which have a very special style that is all her own, and you can recognize her products without even seeing her name on the packaging. I love working with her products, because Laura creates all kind of goodies for cool boys and sweet girls, alike!

I picked some of my favorite products to share with you from Laura’s store (which was not easy, as I love all of  her work!)…

 

And now, let’s get to know Laura a little better! We asked her to answer a few questions so we could learn more about her…

Where do you live?
About an hour from Chicago, Illinois.

When you’re not designing, what do you do with your time?
As of right now, I am keeping pretty busy nursing a newborn (come check out her baby announcement in The Digital Press forum! cute baby pics! yay!), changing diapers, and passing him from one excited sibling to the next. 😉

What are 5 tidbits of trivia we might not know about you?
— I have about 15 tattoos
— My boyfriend is a police officer
— My stepmom and I share the same first name
— I was once a librarian
— I’m a cat lady… but am allergic to cats

Which of your products is your favorite?
This always changes. I love all of my Scouting-themed products, but there’s also a special place for my Walking Dead inspired kit, Apocalypse

 

Laura Banasiak’s products are super versatile and easy to use for all kinds of projects. Here is a sampling of some of my favorite projects using Laura’s designs…

 

If you haven’t already browsed through Laura’s shop here at The Digital Press… definitely check it out HERE! You will definitely want to take a peek this week, because her entire shop will be 30% OFF through the end of next Thursday (sale will end at 11:59pm ET on Thurs 6/16)!

 


 

Miranda

About the Author  Miranda is mom of two teenage boys, aged 13 and 15 years old, and is also a fur-mummy for her 3 Bernese Mountain Dogs. She lives in the South of the Netherlands, close to the beach where she loves to walk with her dogs. In real life she is HSE-responsible for few companies in the construction industry. She loves to read Danielle Steel novels, long walks at the beach and she loves Italy; and has been digiscrap-addicted since 2007.

Feature Friday | Little Lamm & Co.

 

Today, I am excited to kick off a brand new blog series here at TDP! Each Friday, we will be featuring one of our awesomely-talented designers… helping you get to know each of them a little bit better… and also giving you a chance to enjoy a 1-week-only sale in each of their shops!

This week, we’ll be featuring the designs of Amie of Little Lamm & Co.  Amie creates digital products that have a distinct pocket-scrapping style and feel. She creates custom designs that you can print yourself at home, if you’re interested in “going hybrid” and ending up with physical cards and other products. You’ll find lots of flat stickers and brushes/stamps in her kits, mixed with digital versions of the types of dimensional items you tend to find used on traditional paper scrapbook layouts. Additionally, she creates some great photo templates for not useful to pocket scrappers, but for the everyday “traditional” scrapbooker, as well.

It was tough to narrow down, but here are just a few of my favorite products by Amie…

 

Meanwhile, let’s get to know Amie a little better! We asked her to answer a few questions so we could learn more about her…

Where do you live?
Fargo, ND and Vergas, MN

When you’re not designing, what do you do with your time?
Trying to keep up with a 4 year old, reading, cooking, and cleaning up after my 2 cats and hubby.

What are 5 tidbits of trivia we might not know about you?
— no bag of dill pickle potato chips is safe around me
— I once won a log throwing competition
— I have psoriatic arthrits and in 2008, I was bedridden and couldn’t even go to the bathroom by myself most days
— Justin Timberlake once complimented me on my singing and I had no idea who he was
— I went to Woodstock ’99. The one with the riots. I did not participate. LOL

Which of your products is your favorite?
It’s a hard choice, but I love Blink

 

 

I love creating with Amie’s designs! Here’s a sampling of some of my favorite layouts that I’ve made with her lovely goodies…

 

 

If you haven’t already browsed the gorgeousness in Amie’s shop here at The Digital Press… definitely check it out HERE! It’s a great time to go take a look, because her entire shop will be 30% OFF throughout this entire week (sale will end at 11:59pm ET on Thurs 6/9)! Also — don’t forget to check out her lovely new releases this week, which coordinate perfectly with the June Special Edition.

 


Amie

 

About the Author  Amie is a craft-loving dental hygienist who lives in Washington state. She loves her husband, her two kids (ages 8 & 5), and her English Bulldog… as well as coffee, baking cupcakes, daffodils, glitter & sprinkles, reading a good book, and lip gloss — not necessarily in that order.

December Advent Winners

This month, in recognition of our site’s opening, we combined December Advent with a fun “Get to Know Our Designers” event. Each day, you got a chance to learn about one of the amazing members of our Design Team.

The Digital Press Design Team

After revealing our 16th designer earlier this week, we randomly chose one winner from the comments you left each day (with a little help from random.org)… and we have a list of winners to share with you today! 🙂

DAY 1 | LAURA PASSAGE . . . comment #15 — Jenna
DAY 2 | DAWN BY DESIGN . . . comment #17 — Pamjoy
DAY 3 | KIM BROEDELET . . . comment #33 — skapu
DAY 4 | MARI KOEGELENBERG . . . comment #41 — jazzmom21
DAY 5 | SABRINA’S CREATIONS . . . comment #7 — Dolores
DAY 6 | SCOTTY GIRL DESIGN . . . comment #25 — jennifer
DAY 7 | MOMMYISH . . . comment #34 — wahoolady
DAY 8 | KARLA DUDLEY . . . comment #1 — sue_will
DAY 9 | DIGITAL SCRAPBOOK INGREDIENTS . . . comment #4 — Chloe
DAY 10 | KELLEIGH RATZLAFF . . . comment #11 — minicooper452
DAY 11 | ANITA DESIGNS . . . comment #19 — nkashopping
DAY 12 | AMANDA YI . . . comment #27 — meggersjm
DAY 13 | SUGARPLUM PAPERIE . . . comment #16 — simplyshayla
DAY 14 | MISS TIINA . . . comment #12 — Mary Kate
DAY 15 | CREASHENS . . . comment #6 — AmieN1
DAY 16 | DANIELLE ENGEBRETSON . . . comment #13 — Morwenna

Each of the winners will receive correspondence before the end of the weekend (Sun 12/21) with details about how to collect their prizes.  🙂

December Advent Day Sixteen: Get to Know Danielle Engebretson

Danielle EngebretsonThis month, in recognition of our site’s opening, we’ve combined December Advent with a fun “Get to Know Our Designers” event. Each day, you’ve gotten a chance to learn about one of the amazing members of our Design Team.

It’s the final day of our December Advent Series — Day Sixteen — and today you get an extra special surprise! We’d like to announce our newest resident designer at The Digital Press… Danielle Engebretson! She’s got a playful, vintage-y design style that we know you will come to love, and her products are now available exclusively here at The Digital Press!

 

5 FUN FACTS

  1. I have been a dental hygienist for 14 years and I am currently the lead hygienist in my practice! I work 30 hours a week caring for my patients and I love my “day” job.
  2. My husband, who is my soul’s one true mate, is 17 years my senior. I have 2 beautiful children, 3 lovely stepchildren, and one grandson – and might be the youngest living grandma! Ha!
  3. I was an incredible gymnast from age 4-18 and won many state titles and have a collection of 30-50 medals in storage somewhere, and I have been blessed to have been given a daughter who is 11 and shares the same natural gymnastics ability! I am having so much fun watching her make her dreams come true, praying she has it in her to do college gymnastics! Time will tell. I also was a high school gymnastics coach for 4 years and coached younger ages throughout the years.
  4. My Kolbe index number is 7436: 7-fact finder (I eat up facts, need to research and find the history of most things before I move forward, my Apple devices and google are my best friends eva!), 4-follow through (I have to push myself in the follow through department of life, lists help), 3-quick start (this is the opposite of fact finder, and quick starts don’t need much information to get going on something. Though its funny while I am a total fact finder, I typically can gather my facts quickly and then get started, I keep it balanced), 6-implementer (once I have my facts, I am a pretty solid implementer). Kolbe Index is a measure of one’s internal nature, and I think it is pretty cool that this little indices is spot on to who I am.
  5. I am a total TV, music, and movie addict. Awards season is my favorite time of year! (yep I research all the movies, TV shows and trending music out there, have to have my facts straight). Sunday of award shows is Red Carpet Sunday in our house; it drives my husband batty.

5 FAVORITE THINGS

  1. I love makeup – Urban Decay is my current obsession, and Sephora and Ulta are my best friends!
  2. I can’t live without books; I devour books and lack sleep because of this! Colleen Hoover is my favorite author.
  3. Breaking Bad is my favorite “finished” show on TV. The Walking Dead is my favorite “current” show on TV. My favorite show to binge watch on Netflix is “Orange is the New Black.”
  4. I love chewy Gobstoppers (they are nearly impossible to find).
  5. My favorite quote is, “What a slut time is, she screws everybody.” ~John Green, The Fault in our Stars

MY FAVORITE PRODUCT

Huckleberry Road… this kit brings me so much joy! Autumn, what a great time of year!

Huckleberry Road

 

If you love Danielle’s products and would like a chance to win one free kit from her shop… leave a comment here on this post and let us know what you love, and why you love it! At the very end of our December Advent series later this month, we’ll randomly choose one winner from all comments!