Feature Friday | Meagan’s Creations

TGIF! Friday not only means the end of the work week… but also, it means it’s time to learn something new about one of our fabulous designers here at The Digital Press!

Today I am happy to share more information with you about Meagan Tuck of Meagan’s Creations. This is Meagan’s second feature here on The Digital Press blog (you can find her first feature from January 2017 HERE), and whereas last time we used her feature article to help you get to know some fun trivia about Meagan — this time, we’re using her designer feature to give you a little peek into her creative space, as well as more insight into her creative processes.

With that in mind, here’s a look at Meagan’s creative work space…

We also asked Meagan to give us a Top 5 list that is representative of herself at this point in her life… and she shared with us a list of the Top 5 Things She Also Does While Designing

  1. Listen to Pandora — My channel is a mix of Adele, The Lumineers, The Head and the Heart, Florence + the Machine, as well as some 90s favorites.
  2. Tutor Math Online — I actually mentor math tutors for the past year, but before that I was an online math tutor and would tutor while designing all the time. I occasionally still tutor and it’s easy to do a couple of quick things in between the 1-2 minutes it takes the student to respond.
  3. Snack! — I love cheese and crackers, apple slices and peanut butter, or popcorn while I design. And lots of water!
  4. Watch a Show — I’ll have my Photoshop window on half of the screen, while watching a show on the other half. I just finished Designated Survivor, and before that I watched This is Us.
  5. Getting Pinterest Inspiration — I love looking up color palettes, party supplies, and scrapbook layouts on Pinterest to get ideas for unique elements and styles. And I almost always wind up downloading a new font!

Meagan’s creations (see what I did there?! 😉 ) are bright, colorful, and fun! She designs amazing themed collections full of papers, embellishments, alphas, clusters, word art, glitters, journaling cards.. and more often than not, coordinating templates!

Here’s just a tiny sampling of some of the products you can find in the Meagan’s Creations shop at The Digital Press

Meagan’s products are also versatile and simple to use for just about any layout. Here are a few projects that use her products and caught my eye…

 

Thank you for spending some time getting to know more about Meagan with me today! I had a blast browsing through her store, and I definitely found a few things to add to my wishlist! And I have some great news! Her entire shop here at The Digital Press will be 30% OFF throughout the coming week during her feature (the sale will end at 11:59pm ET on Thursday 7/6).

And last but not least… Meagan has a fantastic Free-with-Purchase offer for everyone this week! You can snag her brand-new (just landed in the shop today!) “Sk8ter Boy” Kit for FREE with any $10+ purchase in Meagan’s shop at The Digital Press — this week only (again, the offer runs through 11:59pm ET on Thursday 7/6)…


AmieAbout the Author  Amie is a craft-loving dental hygienist who lives in Washington state. She loves her husband, her two kids (ages 9 & 6), 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.

Feature Friday | creashens

Hello and happy Friday to you all!

Being Friday, we have another exciting edition of our Feature Friday series for you today… and this week, we’ll be spotlighting one of our awesome Designers here at The Digital Press — Shen of creashens! I just adore Shen’s work, and I am sure you will, too!

This is Shen’s second feature here on the blog (you can find her first feature from October 2016 HERE)… and whereas last year we used our feature series to help you get to know some fun trivia about your favorite designers — this year, we’ve been using our designer feature series to give you a little peek into our designers’ creative spaces, and more insight into their creative processes.

One way we are doing that is by showing you the designer’s work space… and I have to say, I LOVE this! I really think a work space says so much about a designer’s personality and creative style. And if you look back through previous posts about other designers, you will see what I mean by that! You’ll also see what I mean by that when you look at Shen’s creative work space…

If you know Shen at all, you know how much this work space fits her carefree personality! She says, “This is where I go to draw/paint/etc. I always do my drawings “old school” / by hand, first… and then I digitize them later.”

We also asked Shen to share with us a Top 5 list that is representative of herself at this point in her life… and she chose to share her Top 5 Favorite Snacks (along with a recipe! wahoo!)…

  1. Gummies (give me all the gummies!)
  2. Chili dried mango
  3. Beef jerky
  4. Calbee Japanese seaweed flavored potato chips
  5. Hurricane Chex Mix (sharing the recipe, below, because everyone should try this!)

SHEN’S HURRICANE CHEX MIX RECIPE

  • Mix — 21 oz box Chex cereal; 1.7 oz furikake; 1 pkg arare ice crackers; 10 sheets nori; non stick cooking spray
  • Sauce — 1/2 c. butter (1 stick); 1/2 c. oil; 3/4 c. sugar; 1/2 c. light corn syrup; 2 -4 tbs soy sauce
  • Heat oven 250 degrees. Get a large deep roasting pan and coat with non stick cooking spray or a light coat of oil. Add Chex, crackers, and cut-up strips of nori into pan.
  • Meanwhile, mix the sauce ingredients in a medium saucepan until sauce mixes and starts to boil a little; take off stove immediately.
  • Spoon the sauce over dry mixture in pan and sprinkle the furikake as you turn the mixture with 2 wooden spoons. make sure to coat the pieces as evenly as possible and make sure the nori gets coated, too.
  • Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour, mixing every 15 minutes. Pour onto wax paper and let cool. Untangle the nori strips. Pack into airtight bags or containers when cool. Keeps 7-10 days.

 

As for Shen’s digital products… they are always so fun and playful, and her shop boasts a beautiful assortment of color combinations from which to choose. In addition to her beautifully-coordinated kits, Shen also produces an wide variety of stand-alone packs — from vellum paper, to confetti and alphas, to beautiful flowers, to journal cards, and even some great paint spatters. I am never lacking in inspiration while browsing her shop.

I admit, I struggle to choose favorites from so many gorgeous items, but if forced to do so… here are a few that really stand out to me…

Do you see what I mean? So fun and playful! What is there not to love?!

There are so many gorgeous layouts in our gallery using Shen’s fun products, but here are a few that really highlight her bright and airy, playful style…

Swoon! OK, so my girl crush is revealed and out there now — but I really do just adore playing with Shen’s products. They make the most beautiful pages. And I am so glad that I got to share her work with all of you this week!

One last thing before I forget… Shen 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 creashens while they’re marked down 30% OFF… and you can also snag her gorgeous “Midsummer Day” Kit at the same time, for FREE with any $10+ purchase in her shop — this week only! Don’t miss out!


Erin is an artsy crafty kind of girl who is currently dabbling in far too many things, but is working hard to enjoy every moment of it, while avoiding the rain, which is difficult due to living in the land of many rains. She is slowly learning to use her smart phone to capture all the fun little bits of life that would otherwise go unremembered in the busy craziness that is raising a family!

Feature Friday | Miss Tiina

Hello! It’s Friday, and time for another edition of our Feature Friday series here on The Digital Press blog!

This week, we’re excited to feature the incredibly talented Tina Raparanta of Miss Tiina. This is her second feature here on the blog (you can find her first feature article from January 2017 HERE)… and whereas this past year we used our feature series to help you get to know some fun trivia about your favorite designers, now we’re using our designer feature series to give you a little peek into our designers’ creative spaces and more insight into their creative processes.

With that in mind, here’s a peek at Tina’s creative space…

We can’t get over how much Tina’s work space mirrors her design personality! Clean, graphic design… bright colors… highly organized… with little bits of fun sprinkled throughout! 🙂

We mentioned this in our last feature article about Tina, but for those who missed it — our favorite bit of trivia about Tina (which you may have even found yourself wondering, on occasion)… why does her design name of Miss Tiina have 2 “i”s in it? You will be amused to know that it wasn’t a purposeful decision and there really isn’t any deep meaning behind it. Instead, it all dates back to a spelling error that her bank made when she set up her business banking account, years and years ago. So… she just went with it!

As you click through Miss Tiina’s shop at TDP, you’ll find yourself smiling. Her designs are bright and cheerful, clean and simple… and almost exclusively dedicated to getting us all organized! Her shop is the perfect place to stop to set up an amazing organization system for your busy life… and possibly supplement your memory-keeping stash, as well (as she has a few different pocket card and paper sets available, in addition to her signature line of printable planner items).

Here’s a look at just a few of my favorite products by Tina

We’ve also asked Tina to provide us with a Top 5 list that is representative of herself at this point in her life… and she chose to share her “Top 5 Things I Love That My Kids Do”

  1. They do their chores without being told
  2. They go to bed on time
  3. They use their manners almost always
  4. They make handmade birthday, Mother’s Day, etc. cards
  5. They snuggle with me like they are still my babies 🙂

I hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know Tina a little bit better today! If you’ve been looking to get yourself organized and would love a fantastic, simple planner system that you can print at home — I have great news! Starting today, there will be a 30% OFF SALE in her store throughout her entire feature week (the sale will end at 11:59 pm ET on Thursday 6/22), so it’s the perfect time to stock up!

One last thing! Tina also has a very special Free-with-Purchase offer for everyone this week! You can snag this really fun set of printable note pad pages for FREE with any $10+ purchase in her shop — this week only!

 


Laura Passage

About the Author  Laura Passage is the owner of The Digital Press, and also the designer behind Wishing Well Creations by Laura Passage (WWC). She works now as a graphic designer in both the digital and paper scrapbooking industries, but previously spent over a decade working as a college soccer coach. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two young sons (affectionately referred to as The Tiny Terrorists), and will rationalize eating coffee ice cream for breakfast to anyone who questions it.

Feature Friday | Anita Designs

I love Fridays for so many reasons — one of which is that we get to “meet” and learn more about our amazing designers here at The Digital Press!

Today I am excited to share more information about Anita Designs here on The Digital Press blog! This is not the first time we’ve chatted with Anita here on the blog (you can find her feature from November 2016 HERE)… and whereas last year we used our feature series to help you get to know some fun trivia about your favorite designers — this year, we’re using our designer feature series to give you a little peek into our designers’ creative spaces, and more insight into their creative processes.

With that in mind, here’s a peek at Anita’s creative space…

Anita says that there are a few things you’ll always see in her work space…

  1. Her speakers — because she likes to listen to music while designing or scrapping (her favorites are 70s, 80s, and 90s music).
  2. Her coffee — She says that she can’t live without it!
  3. Her “big furry friend” (the teddy bear, shown above) — which was a birthday gift from a fellow designer; just having him there while she works makes her smile when she looks at him.
  4. Her cookbook — you’ll almost always find that in her work space because she loves to cook, and it provides inspiration for her daily meals.
  5. Her camera — she always keeps her Nikon camera nearby to capture those “perfect photo moments.”

We’ve also asked Anita to provide us with a Top 5 list that is representative of herself at this point in her life… and she chose to share her Top 5 Favorite Places to Travel. She loves to travel, and has traveled all around Europe — including Vienna, Paris, London, Belgium, and different spots near castles in Germany. Her Top 5 list actually comes in two parts — 2 places she has already been and wants to visit again… and 3 “bucket list” places that she hasn’t yet been, but really wants to visit….

Anita’s Top 5 Places to Travel…

  1. Venice, Italy “I’ve been there and fell in love with the place and want to go back soon.”
  2. Scotland“Soooooo beautiful, and not a place I’ve completely explored yet. I can’t wait to go back soon to explore more.”
  3. Africa — *BUCKET LIST* “I would definitely go for the full experience – the wildlife and rivers, and the coast and sea.”
  4. Iceland —  *BUCKET LIST* “I definitely want to visit Iceland because of the volcanoes, but also for the landscapes and scenery, the waterfalls, and of course, to experience the famous Blue Lagoon.  I love spa and wellness trips, so that would be high on my to-do list in Iceland!”
  5. The United States — *BUCKET LIST* “Specifically New York City, and then Hawaii.”

As for Anita’s designs… she creates a wide variety of digital products in her signature clean & simple style, all with an exceptional eye for detail and beautiful pattern work. In her kits, you will find realistic and delicate detail in her textured and patterned papers, as well as stickers, buttons, flowers, ribbons and string, frames, and many other classic elements. Often her kits also include pocket cards… word art phrases in solid, distressed, and “sticker” formats… and wonderful paint splatters, stamps, and other delightful little details.

Here’s just a tiny sampling of some of the products you can find in Anita’s store at The Digital Press

Anita’s products are super versatile and easy to use for all kinds of projects. Here is a sampling of some of my favorite projects that use Anita Designs

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know Anita a little bit better!  If you love her products as much as I do, or even if you’re just “meeting” Anita for the first time, I have great news! Starting today, there will be a 30% OFF SALE in her store throughout her entire feature week (the sale will end at 11:59 pm ET on Thursday 6/15), so it’s the perfect time to stock up!

One last thing! She also has a very special Free-with-Purchase offer for everyone this week! You can snag this gorgeous brand-new kit (just released today!) for FREE with any $10+ purchase in her shop — this week only!


calitenAbout 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 | Little Lamm & Co.

Hello! It’s Friday, and time for another edition of our Feature Friday series here on The Digital Press blog! This week, I’m excited to feature the talented Amie Lamm of Little Lamm & Co. This is her second feature article here on the blog (you can find her first feature from June 2016 HERE), and whereas last year we used our feature series to help you get to know some fun trivia about your favorite designers, this year we’ve been using our designer feature series to give you a little peek into our designers’ creative spaces and more insight into their creative processes.

With that in mind, here’s a look at Amie’s fun work space…

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About her space, Amie says “I like having a light and white space since it’s in the basement and can be quite dark in the winter. We don’t have an IKEA here, so I have lots of Target cube shelving for storage. Different work spaces for crafting, sewing, and projects are a must. I still need more desk space no matter how much I get. New projects are always in the works. Until I find a setup that works best, I have most of my physical supplies boxed up. It will be like Christmas when my space is complete and I unbox everything.”

Doesn’t her work space look a lot like the products she creates? Couldn’t you see yourself creating wonderful layouts in that space?! Also, I spy a Gilmore Girls Fan! Do you see it? 🙂

We also asked Amie to share a Top 5 list with us that is representative of her at this point in her life. Along those lines, here’s a look at the Top 5 Things Amie Can’t Live Without…

  1. Coffee
  2. Amazon Prime
  3. Day Designer daily planners from Target
  4. Make-ahead meals
  5. Books on her iPad

When it comes to Amie’s products and her design style, I really like her soft colors, her pocket templates, and how full she packs her collections. Check out Lamm Lamm and Co.’s shop at The Digital Press. Here are just a few of my favorite products…

Here are some wonderful layouts I found in the gallery here at TDP that use Little Lamm and Co’s Products. You can see here how versatile her products are…

This coming week as we celebrate her feature week, you will find her entire shop at The Digital Press on sale 30% OFF (sale will run through 11:59pm ET on Thursday 6/8).

Additionally, Amie 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 Little Lamm and Co. while they’re on sale… and you can snag this fantastic collection for FREE with any $10+ purchase in her shop — this week only!


Krista

 

About the Author  Krista Lund is a mom of 3, married to her high school sweetheart and living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Some of her favorite things are brownies, chips ‘n’ dip, taking pictures, and documenting her family’s story.

Feature Friday | Jimbo Jambo Designs

It’s Friday, and time for another edition of our Feature Friday series here on The Digital Press blog! This week, I am excited to feature Aga of Jimbo Jambo Designs. This is Aga’s second feature here on the blog (you can find her first feature from October 2016 HERE)… and whereas last year we used our feature series to help you get to know some fun trivia about your favorite designers, this year we’re going to use our designer feature series to give you a little peek into our designers’ creative spaces, and more insight into their creative processes.

When I talked with Aga, I found out that she is a woman after my own heart — and does not have a regular workspace right now because she’s traveling the world! In November of 2016, she sold what she could of her worldly possessions and left her apartment in Spain to go travel throughout Africa and Asia. Her journey has already taken her through South Africa, Thailand, Myanmar, and Cambodia… and last I heard, she was leading to Laos next.

Her “normal” workspace, in her words, is “a bed, my laptop, nice music, and me.” How simple and wonderful! And luckily, that’s a workspace that she has been fortunate to to take with her on her amazing adventure… though, instead of a bed, she seems to have found some cozy little coffee shops and patios to work from, as shown here…

Then we asked her to share a Top 5 list with us that is representative of her at this point in her life… and she definitely had one ready, based on her travels! She shared with me her Top 5 Travel Tips

  1. Don’t be afraid to change your life! Just do what you want to do without fear, even if the rest of the people think you are crazy! The fear is your worst enemy!
  2. Everything can be solved. There is no situation that can not be solved if you think reasonably and stay calm.
  3. Try to look for not touristic places in touristic places. Look for locals or hostels managed by the orphan children. The great thing about them is that they are always more friendly and you can learn so much about their culture from them… and you help them by staying there.
  4. Less is more. Do not take as many things as you can. Big mistake! Everywhere in the world you will be able to buy what you need.
  5. Don’t try to see everything. Take your time to relax and enjoy your travels. Running from one place to another may be good as you will have many photos, but you’re not going to enjoy it as much.

I find such inspiration in what she’s said, and I definitely hope that others do, too. There’s a lot of wisdom there!

Even though she’s been constantly moving around the world, however, Aga has still found time to design her amazing templates. She’s got such a unique style, and says that she finds inspiration in some of the places she’s been visiting. Her template designs are so great and I’ve seen some really wonderful layouts that have been created with them. The shapes, cutouts, and arrangements are truly unique to her — so make sure to check out her shop at TDP, if you haven’t already.  She’s got so many creative templates, it was hard to pick favorites… but here are a few that I love…

Here are just a few of the fantastic pages I was able to find that use templates by Jimbo Jambo Designs…

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Aga is such a humble person and finds so much joy out of creating templates, but even more joy and inspiration when she sees us using them. As we finished talking, she expressed true gratitude to her fans and wanted to send out thanks to everyone who has purchased her products.

And as a side note, if we’ve got any JJD fans in Asia, Aga said that she would LOVE to meet you over coffee, or just to get together and chat. As I fellow traveler, I know that it’s awesome to get recommendations for sights to see, restaurants, etc. from the locals… so if we’ve got a crew in Asia who follows her designs, let’s help her out! She did tell me she’s up for some scrapping sessions with her fans. Kinda makes me want to scoot over to Laos!

This coming week as we celebrate her Feature Week, you will find her entire shop at The Digital Press on sale 30% OFF (sale will run through 11:59pm ET on Thursday 6/1).

Additionally, Jimbo Jambo Designs 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 while they’re on sale… and you can snag her “Even Steven” template set for FREE with any $10+ purchase in her shop — this week only!


ShannonAbout the Author  Shannon has been completely addicted to digiscrapping since she began in early 2016 (though she’s been a scrapper since 2000). Her early morning ritual of a few quiet hours of scrapping while sipping a chai tea is her favorite part of each day. She is also the owner of a web design company, and when she’s not at the computer designing websites or digiscrap layouts, she’s probably hiking one of the local mountains in her hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. She is an avid reader and loves to travel to foreign countries.