Feature Friday | Calista’s Stuff

Happy Friday, everyone! It’s time for another edition of our Feature Friday series here on The Digital Press blog. This week, I’m happy to put the spotlight on Meta of Calista’s Stuff! This is Meta’s third feature at TDP (you can find her first feature from May 2017 HERE, and her Foodie Friday post from March 2018 HERE).

In order to learn a little more about Meta, I asked her to share 5 things we might not already know about her…

  1. I super love playing with balloons and bubbles. It’s always great to play with my baby girl with those two things!
  2. I was a French language teacher, a mathematics teacher, and a science teacher, but now I am a proud and happy stay at home mom.
  3. My kitchen is my kingdom, but I think my baby girl will take over it soon. She is always busy in the kitchen and likes to taste every spice and herb.
  4. I am not fashionable at all.
  5. When I started learning Photoshop for the first time it was only to make my photos look pretty 😛 – to brighten the skin, make up touch effects, whiten the teeth, remove acne, etc. Now Photoshop is my tool to work as designer. 

As for Meta’s digital designs… have you taken a peek at the Calista’s Stuff shop here at TDP? It’s full of some really amazing things! Her designs are so versatile, and she puts colors together beautifully. She’s got a great mix of dimensional elements, gorgeous artsy add-on paints, pocket cards, paper packs with unique patterns, and layered design templates, too. Whatever you’re looking for, I’m sure you can find it in her shop.

Here is just a small sampling of the products you’ll find in the Calista’s Stuff shop here at The Digital Press…

And to give you just a bit more inspiration, here are a few fantastic sample projects using Meta’s products…

I hope that you’ve enjoyed learning a little more about Meta of Calista’s Stuff today. To celebrate her week as our Featured Designer at The Digital Press, the entire Calista’s Stuff store will be 30% OFF all week long (sale will end at 11:59pm ET on Thursday 7/19).

In addition, Meta has a special Free-with-Purchase offer for everyone this week! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to stock up on your favorite products from Calista’s Stuff… and you can also snag this fantastic bundle — Real Life — for FREE with any $10+ purchase in her shop (offer will be valid through 11:59pm ET on Thursday 7/19).


BarbaraAbout the Author  Barbara is a member of the creative team here at The Digital Press. She’s married, has two awesome kids (a 21 year old son and an 18 year old daughter) as well as a 10 year old adorable Soft Coated Wheaton Terrier pup. You’d think with all these ages posted here about her family she’d tell you her age but NOPE … not gonna happen! 😉 With her “baby” off to college in a couple months and her son already in college, she and her husband are soon to be empty nesters. It is just so weird how quickly time flies! Wasn’t it just yesterday she was scrapping pictures of babies and toddlers?! Time flies and each stage of life is good!

Feature Friday | ninigoesdigi

Happy Friday, everyone, and welcome to another edition of our Feature Friday series here on The Digital Press blog! This week, I’m thrilled to put the spotlight on the amazingly-talented Nini Lee of ninigoesdigi. This is actually Nini’s second feature here on the blog (you can find her Foodie Friday post from February 2018 HERE).

In order to learn more about Nini, personally, this time around… I asked her to share 5 things we might not already know about her…

  1. Some of you might have read that I have been dieting since February 11th, but what you don’t know yet is that since last scrap “check up” (May 11th) where I was at -10kg is that now I have reached -15kgs!! Yay! That was about 2 weeks ago and now the pace is going much slower than it used to be but I keep walking and I try my best to not get back my bad eating habits! Let’s hope 2018 will be the year I loose what I gain in 20 years in Japan.
  2. I am a big Pokemon Go player. It has been my “carrot” and pushed me to walk more. I actually enjoy walking alone but I don’t think I would have walked that much if I hadn’t that game to play to. I don’t feel the kilometers when I play Pokemon Go. I have a few scrap friends who are also big players so it’s nice to share our stories.
  3. I am French but I don’t like wine 😉
  4. As I was saying above I have lived in Japan for 20+ years now and I still badly hate summers here. Hot, humid. I could do with hot if I have some shade maybe but the humidity now makes it yucky all the time!! I wish I could spend summers in France instead. 😞
  5. I am a TV series addict. You name it, I probably have watched it. But I shouldn’t brag about it because if you think of the time spent watching those series… wow… moving along… lol. Anything suspense, action, adventure, thriller, medical, supernatural related is good for me.

Have you had a chance get to take a look at the ninigoesdigi shop here at The Digital Press? It’s full of fun, bright colorful kits that make you want to pull out your photos and scrapbook! I’ve got to tell you, it was really hard to pick out just 6 of my favorite products. I really love all of the vibrant colors and simple designs she uses to create her kits. Here’s a peek at a few faves…

To give you a look at her products in action, I’ve also compiled this sampling of digital layouts that were created with her designs…

I am so glad to have had the opportunity to help you get to know Nini a little better today!

Now that I have you excited about her amazing digital artwork… you’ve got to go check out her shop here at The Digital Press during her feature week and take advantage of this week’s 30% OFF sale throughout her feature week (the sale will end at 11:59pm ET on Thursday 7/12).

Additionally, Nini has a special Free-with-Purchase offer for everyone this week! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to stock up on your favorite products from ninigoesdigi… and you will get this awesome full kit — Find the Extra in the Ordinary — for FREE with any $10+ purchase in her shop — this week only (again, this offer ends at 11:59pm ET on Thursday 7/12).


JenniferHigniteJennifer Hignite is a mom of three boys and new homeowner with her fiance in the mitten state of Michigan. When she is not scrapbooking, she enjoys photography, decorating, and shopping at Target.

Feature Friday | Julia Makotinsky

Happy Friday, everyone, and welcome to another edition of our Feature Friday series here on The Digital Press blog! This week, I’m thrilled to put the spotlight on the amazingly-talented Julia Makotinsky. This is actually Julia’s second feature here on the blog (you can find her Foodie Friday post from February 2018 HERE).

In order to learn more about Julia, personally, this time around… I asked her to share 5 things we might not already know about her (and she answered with words and pictures!)…

  1. I got my driver’s license at the age of 39, and when I asked my younger brother whether it was going to be hard to pass the test his reply was “I don’t remember, it was 15 years ago for me.” Another funny part of this story… as I was taking the written part of an exam, one of the questions was, “when are you allowed to answer your cell phone while driving?” This question didn’t even exist when my brother took his test 15 years ago! 🙂
  2. I live right on the beach in New York, which was destroyed by hurricane Sandy in 2012. It was hard for a few months without hot water, and it was cold… but our beaches are back and beautiful as before. Every time I leave New York I always miss the view and sound of the ocean, especially at night during summer.
  3. Two years ago my boyfriend and I rescued a kitten; he was only 3 weeks old. We named him Laki and he is a beautiful black baby boy who is spoiled by me and allowed everything. When he was younger he used me as a climbing tree to get places he couldn’t jump to yet, and boy was it painful. But now he sometimes might jump on my shoulders while I’m sitting on the floor or chair unexpectedly, just because he feels like it, and he only does it to me. 🙂
  4. I don’t have any tattoos, but I really want one. Unfortunately, I was always a chicken when it came to needles but lately I’ve been thinking more and more about designing my own tattoo and actually getting it.
  5. I take pictures of random stickers found on light posts, fences, street signs, and sometimes even garbage cans. 🙂 There is just something exciting about finding a new sticker I don’t already have picture of. Some day when I have enough, I plan to print a book with all of them.

Here’s a look at Julia, her kitty, some of the damage from Hurricane Sandy, and some of the awesome stickers she finds and photographs…

 

Have you had a chance get to take a look at Julia’s shop here at The Digital Press? It’s full of fun, whimsical illustrations and designs that she hand draws herself! I’ve got to tell you, it was really hard to pick out just 6 of my favorite products. I really love all of the vibrant colors and adorably fun characters Julia brings to life with her illustrations. Here’s a peek at a few faves…

To give you a look at her products in action, I’ve also compiled this sampling of digital layouts that were created with her designs…

I am so glad to have had the opportunity to help you get to know Julia a little better today!

Now that I have you excited about her amazing digital artwork… you’ve got to go check out her shop here at The Digital Press during her feature week and take advantage of this week’s 30% OFF sale throughout her feature week (the sale will end at 11:59pm ET on Thursday 7/5).

Additionally, Julia has a special Free-with-Purchase offer for everyone this week! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to stock up on your favorite products from Julia Makotinsky… and you will get this awesome brand-new (just released today!) full kit — The Perfect Summer — for FREE with any $10+ purchase in her shop — this week only (again, this offer ends at 11:59pm ET on Thursday 7/5).


caliten About the Author  Carrie is a creative team member here at The Digital Press. She and her family enjoy spending time outdoors year-round near their home in Colorado. In addition to scrapbooking and the occasional hybrid home decor project, Carrie also reads voraciously, accumulates fabric, makes soap, brews beer, grows hops, and tries to keep indoor plants alive.

Feature Friday | Jimbo Jambo Designs

Happy Friday, everyone, and welcome to another edition of our Feature Friday series here on The Digital Press blog! This week, I’m thrilled to put the spotlight on Aga of Jimbo Jambo Designs. This is actually Aga’s third feature here on the blog (you can find her first feature from October 2016 HERE, another from May 2017 HERE, and her Foodie Friday post from February 2018 HERE).

In order to learn even more about Aga this time around, I asked her to share 5 things we might not already know about her…

  1. I traveled for 8 months in Asia and Africa (8 different countries) last year… and it was the best year of my life.
  2. I don’t live in Spain any more; after 10 years there, I just moved back to Poland.
  3. I love action movies and series. I’m a big fan of Jason Statham and his Transporter movies… along with Mission Impossible, Blindspot, Blacklist, Quantico, and similar).
  4. I’m a photographer after hours, and have my own photography business.
  5. I’m a night owl, and I go to sleep very late even if I have to wake up very early.

Aga hast the most unique and extraordinary templates. I don’t know how she gets new ideas over and over again to create such unique templates! To highlight only 6 packs is almost impossible… but I did my best to narrow it down, and here are a few of my favorites from Jimbo Jambo Designs

And now, here is a sampling of some gorgeous pages made with Aga’s unique and versatile templates…

I am so glad to have had the opportunity to help you get to know Jimbo Jambo Designs a little better today! Now that I have you drooling over all of the digi loveliness she creates… your next step will be to go check out her shop here at The Digital Press during her feature week and take advantage of the 30% OFF SALE IN HER STORE (the sale will end at 11:59pm ET on Thurs 6/28).

Additionally, Aga has a special Free-with-Purchase offer for everyone this week! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to stock up on your favorite products from Jimbo Jambo Designs… and you will get this fantastic template set — Goombah— for FREE with any $10+ purchase in her shop — this week only (again, this offer ends at 11:59pm ET on Thursday 6/28).

Enjoy, and happy scrapping!


About the author  Astrid is a member of the creative team here at The Digital Press. She lives with her husband and her 2 teenage/adult kids in Germany. As a mini-jobber with only 10 hours/week, she has plenty of time for her digital scrapbooking hobby. She has Netflix and Amazon Prime, and is addicted to nearly all series. Vampires, zombies, vikings… it doesn’t matter; she likes everything. She loves the ocean and the summer heat, but lives in the opposite: mountains. Therefore, she loves visiting her family in Algeria or the south of France.

Feature Friday | Rachel Hodge

It’s Friday, and time for another edition of our Feature Friday series here on The Digital Press blog! This week, we are featuring Rachel Hodge and her fun and fabulous designs.

Rachel has actually been featured before three different times on the Digital Press blog in the past (you can find her August 2016 feature HERE; her March 2017 feature HERE; and her January 2017 Foodie Friday feature HERE.

For today’s Friday feature, we asked Rachel to share 5 things we may not already know about her

  1. I do NOT like summer — Why, you ask? …because I can’t enjoy a nice cup of tea in the middle of the day because I’m literally melting!
  2. I love my kids THE MOST …when they are all quiet & sound asleep in bed!
  3. I’m totally loving dark chocolate at the moment, particularly for breakfast… or lunch… or pre-dinner…
  4. I love finding new recipes to try out on Pinterest — yup, I actually don’t just pin… I try!
  5. Did I mention how much I love my kids when they are asleep? Probably should add that in there JUST IN CASE YOU MISSED IT 😊

Mmm, sleeping children and chocolate… these are things I love, too! And speaking of things to love… well, if you have a browse through Rachel’s store at The Digital Press, I think you will find yourself falling in love with many of her word art sets and cards! Rachel has created such a variety of word art sets, from the fun and lively, to the calmly sweet and simple. Here is a selection of some of my favorite products from Rachel’s shop…

Additionally, here’s a look at some of Rachel’s products in action… used as titles, word art, stamps, cute stickers and journal or filler cards; for digital and hybrid projects. I think they add a beautiful hand-made touch to everything…

I hope you have enjoyed finding out a little more about Rachel Hodge, and I will bet you have already found something in her store at The Digital Press that makes you smile, or makes you want to try using her words or cards in your next project! To celebrate her feature week, her entire shop at The Digital Press will be 30% OFF all week long (sale ends at 11:59pm ET on Thursday 6/21).

Additionally, Rachel has a special Free-with-Purchase offer for everyone this week! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to stock up on your favorite products from Rachel Hodge… and you can snag this fantastic hand-drawn cutting file set — On the Road — for FREE with any $10+ purchase in her shop — this week only (again, this offer ends at 11:59pm ET on Thursday 6/21).


CorrinAbout the Author Corrin is a member of the creative team here at The Digital Press. She is a fan of the Big Bang Theory and a lover of cozy pajamas or flip flops when the sun finally shines! She lives in the breezy South of England with her husband and 4 crazy kids, who regularly discover & plunder her secret chocolate stashes, and hopes that maybe this will be the year she reaches the bottom of the laundry pile!

Feature Friday | Dunia Designs

Happy Friday, and thank you for joining me for another edition of our Feature Friday series here at The Digital Press! This week, I have the honor of highlighting the lovely Dunia Acauan of Dunia Designs! This is the fourth time Dunia has been featured here on the blog (if you want to learn even more about her, you can find her feature article from September 2016 HERE… her feature article from April 2017 HERE… and her most recent “Foodie Friday” post from January 2018 HERE).

To learn even more about Dunia, this time around I asked her to share 5 Things We Might Not Already Know About Her… and here’s what she had to say…

  1. I’m from Brazil — We moved to Michigan (USA) in 2016, and we are loving it here — except for the winters! It’s spring currently, and we are enjoying it so very much!
  2. I’m a photographer — It started as a hobby, but it’s turned into my passion. It’s sometimes hard to make time for both businesses (designing and photography), but I love them so much that I can’t imagine my life without both.
  3. I’m a TV series addict — I love everything from “This is Us” to “The Big Bang Theory” to “Game of Thrones” …everything is on my playlist!
  4. I should be healthier — But, I’m definitely not (shame on me)! Coca-cola, chocolate, and pasta make me so happy!
  5. I only listen to rock and roll music — My favorites are the good old ones, such as Led Zeppelin, The Clash, and Pink Floyd.

I don’t know about you, but I feel like I have a lot in common with Dunia! 🙂

When it comes to Dunia’s design work… you’ll find that her shop is filled with lots of products that boast beautiful colors, fun doodles, unique word art… and items that are perfect for digital layouts, pocket pages (both digital and hybrid), and paper-style layouts. Her templates will make your scrapping life easier and quicker, and who doesn’t want that?! She also has a variety of products that will become staples in your scrapbooking stash — items that will inspire you to create unique projects that showcase your style and your wonderful memories!

Here are a few of my personal favorites from Dunia’s store at The Digital Press

…and if that doesn’t inspire you, then take a peek at these fun projects created with the many products you’ll find in her shop…

Aren’t those layouts gorgeous and fun?!

I hope that you’ve enjoyed learning more about Dunia today! To aid in our celebration of her upcoming week as our Featured Designer at The Digital Press… her entire shop will be 30% OFF all week long (ending at 11:59pm ET on Thursday 6/14).

Additionally, Dunia has a special Free-with-Purchase offer for everyone this week, as well! Don’t miss this opportunity to stock up on your favorite products in Dunia’s shop while they’re discounted… and you can also grab this fantastic full kit — Cats & Dogs — completely FREE with any $10+ purchase in the Dunia Designs shop (again, this offer will be valid through 11:59pm ET on Thursday 6/14).


Heidi NicoleAbout the author  Heidi Nicole is happily married to an amazing man, is a step-mama to 2 wonderful kiddos, and is a cat mama extraordinaire. She’s a radiation therapist by day and a runner and creator of pretty things by night. She loves her family and friends, coffee, wine, books, Friends reruns, St. Louis Blues hockey, craft beer, good food, cats, Jeeps, and traveling. She lives a normal and happy life, and enjoys all of the absolutely fascinating people she gets to share it with on a daily basis.