Feature Friday | k.becca

It’s Friday! That means it’s time for another edition of our Feature Friday series here on The Digital Press blog… and this week, we get to learn a little bit about one of our beloved TDP designers — Kristen of k.becca!

This is Kristen’s first feature here on the blog (she is one of our newest resident designers at The Digital Press, and I’ve fallen completely in love with her style since she arrived in March!)… 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, we asked Kristen to show us her creative space — where she works to come up with all of her fantastic digital designs. We’re loving the bold colors she surrounds herself with as she works…

This is what Kristen had to say about her space… “After over a decade of apartment living in the city, my husband and I moved out to the country a few years ago and bought our first house — a 100-year old fixer-upper. This is the first time that I’ve had a dedicated space to design and craft in, which is awesome, but I have to admit that I’m still trying to get used to it. I move furniture and supplies around on a semi-regular basis, trying to find just the right setup. It’s definitely a work in progress! Right now, my computer desk is on one side of the room, and there’s a small alcove on the other side of the room with a desk where I draw, paint, and craft. I keep most of my coloring supplies and adhesives in two IKEA Raskog carts that sit right beside the “crafting desk” …and I love the little containers that hook onto the sides of the carts because I can just pick up a container or markers, colored pencils, etc. and sit it right beside me as I work. There are also a few multi-drawer pieces of furniture where I store inks, paper, and other supplies. I love color, but I actually like the space that I work in to be pretty neutral, so there’s a lot of grey and white going on in the room. Between the art and craft supplies around the room and the work that I do on the computer, I still get my color fix!”

Well I, for one, am so jealous of Kristen’s crafting space! Its sure is filled with oodles of awesome and colorful treasures! 🙂

We also asked Kristen to share with us a Top 5 list that is representative of herself at this point in her life, and this is what she came up with — her Top 5 Current Favorite Things

  1. Daffodils — The previous owner of our house was known in the neighborhood as the “Daffodil Lady,” and she planted hundreds of the flowers (if not a thousand or more!) around the property. They’ve had to deal with some pretty volatile weather the past couple of years, but they’re some tough little flowers and it makes me happy to see them bloom because I know that warmer weather is coming soon!
  2. White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies — I’m not a big fan of white chocolate on its own, but when it’s paired with macadamia nuts something magical happens. Mmm… so delicious!
  3. All Things Foil — I’m on a mission to Foil All the Things, and the Minc has been one of my “can’t do without” crafting tools lately, along with lots and lots of reactive foil. Rose gold and  pewter are two of my current faves.
  4. Hand Lettering — I cannot get enough when it comes to hand lettering and modern calligraphy, and one of my goals over the past couple of years has been to improve my lettering skills. I still have a long way to go, but the journey has been a lot of fun.
  5. Stickers — Okay, so there’s never been a time where I haven’t been lovin’ stickers. My sticker book from back in the day is one of my prized possessions, and my love for 80’s scratch and sniff stickers knows no bounds. You can imagine how happy I was when I first discovered the print & cut feature on my die cutting machine. Woohoo, DIY stickers!

 

As for Kristen’s products… her shop is filled with lovely digital kits, elements, word art, and journal cards — and she has a knack for putting colors and patterns together with unique elements that work seamlessly with traditional ‘paper-style’ scrapbooking, as well as pocket scrapbooking. You are sure to find something that works for any photo and memory that you want to document and treasure! You will find a good array of products to suit just about any need. Her products gel very well with my personal style, and her journal cards tend to be my special favorites!

I’ve shared just a small sampling of my favorite products from the k.becca shop here…

Additionally, here are some of the projects that have made using k.becca’s designs…

I trust that you have enjoyed getting to know Kristen of k.becca a little better, including the chance to see a peek of her creative space and appreciate her creative process! Remember that the k.becca shop at The Digital Press Co will be on sale 30% OFF all week long (sale will end at 11:59pm ET on Thurs 5/4). Surely that’s all the excuse you’ll need to visit her shop and clear out your wish-list! 🙂

Additionally, this week only — you can snag the following FREE COLLECTION with any $10+ purchase in the k.becca shop at The Digital Press! Exciting stuff…


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About the Author Pallavi resides in the United Kingdom with her husband and their son, Rajveer. She has previously lived in Calcutta, Pune, San Francisco, Chicago, London, and Mexico City. She reflects all these places in her pages as she captures her everyday stories. She is an alumnus of Northwestern University, and currently she is learning photography and working towards getting to a healthy weight. Her days are full and she loves it that way!

 

Feature Friday | Tracie Stroud

It’s time for another edition of our Feature Friday series here at The Digital Press… and this week, we are excited to feature Tracie Stroud here on The Digital Press blog! This is Tracie’s second feature here on the blog (you can find her first feature from August  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.

With that in mind, we asked Tracie to show us her creative space — where she works to come up with all of her fantastic digital designs. This is such a great work space, eclectic and bright, busy and cluttered, but she loves it! Tracie says that she does all her mixed media and watercolor artwork here, as well as her scrapbook design work. When she is doing mixed media work, she just moves her laptop and tablet out of the way, and all her art supplies are within arm’s reach.

We also asked Tracie to give us a “Top 5” list that is representative of herself at this point in life, and she gave us a list of her Top 5 Essential Oils She Can’t Live Without…

According to Tracie, “we try to avoid medications and chemicals as much as possible, so we use essential oils a lot. It was hard to narrow it down, but these are the 5 I absolutely couldn’t live without…”

  1. Lavender — we use this for any skin issues: rashes, insect bites, minor burns, eczema, etc. I also put it in an essential oil diffuser every night in our boys’ room to help them settle down to sleep.
  2. Peppermint — This is a must-have for me when I feel a headache coming on, or when I need a mid-afternoon boost without breaking out the coffee maker.
  3. Eucalyptus — This one is fantastic for colds and congestion. Be careful, though… it shouldn’t be used for small kiddos.
  4. Lemon — Lemon oil is a great stain remover, air freshener, and cleaning agent. I make a general cleaning mix with lemon oil, peppermint oil, a little white vinegar, and water and keep it in a spray bottle. I use it for everything, and I haven’t bought a chemical cleaning spray in years.
  5. Frankincense — This one can be a little pricey, but it’s worth it to us. I’m never without it. It’s a vital immune support oil. Anytime we feel a cold coming on, we put this oil on the bottoms of our feet, where the skin is thinnest, and it almost always keeps the worst of the symptoms away and shortens the lifespan of the cold. I also use it in place of Neosporin on open cuts and wounds.

As for her digital design style…Tracie creates fun products that look like real-world papers and elements from an art journal. She’s been designing for over eight years, and she loves the flexibility that the digital medium offers — letting her incorporate her art into her designs. The best part is that Tracie’s artsy designs let customers play around and express themselves, too! Personally, I love her “Rock the Shadows” layer styles, which can be found in her shop… and I use them on every single layout I create!

Here are just a few of my favorite items from Tracie’s shop at The Digital Press

Tracie’s products are super versatile and easy to use for all kinds of projects. Here’s a look at a few of our favorite projects that use Tracie’s designs…

I hope you enjoyed getting to know a little bit more about Tracie today, as well as getting a look at her work space and at some of her amazing products! And as if that wasn’t enough fun… Tracie Stroud’s entire shop will be 30% OFF throughout this coming week during her Feature week (the sale will end at 11:59pm ET on Thursday 4/27). It’s a great time to clear out your wish list of any items from her shop, at a discount!

Additionally, this week only — you can snag Tracie’s “Dance In the Rain” kit for FREE with any $10+ purchase in the Tracie Stroud shop at The Digital Press (this offer also ends at 11:59pm ET on Thurs 4/27)…

 


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.

 

 

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Feature Friday | Karla Noél

Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of our Feature Friday series here on The Digital Press blog! Today, I am super excited to be showcasing the very talented Karla Noél! This is Karla’s second feature here at TDP (you can find her first feature article 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.

With that in mind, we asked Karla to give us a little peek into her creative workspace. She just recently moved, however, and so nowadays her “current workspace” is actually just her sketchbook, according to her. Here’s a little look at some of her creative magic taking place with pen and paper…

We also asked Karla to share with us a Top 5 list that is representative of her at this point in her life, and this is what she came up with…

Karla’s Top 5 List of Tunes She Loves to Listen To While Designing…

  1. When It’s Only Me and the Music by Jem and the Holograms
  2. Nicotine by Panic at the Disco
  3. One Moment in Time by Whitney Houston
  4. Middle Finger by Bohnes
  5. Go the Distance by Michael Bolton

She also shared some fun trivia/information about herself, for those who are new to her designs, given that she’s been on a design hiatus for the better part of this past year or two. So as a bonus, for those who don’t already know Karla… here’s an update! 🙂

  • I’m a self-taught jack-of-all-trades designer since 2003. Thanks to Google, coffee, and the passion for creative everything.
  • Since then, I have had my biggest blessings… 5 wonderful children, including 2 sets (!) of twins.
  • With digital designs and scrapbook pages… I only make pages with my own designs. Not because I don’t like the design of others… but because I know exactly what I like, and so I just make it myself! LOL
  • I was going strong for years… but since 2007, my personal life was falling apart, and after 11 years of marriage, my husband left us in September 2014. That’s when I stopped designing regularly 🙁 …and lost so much, from my belongings, to my van, my home, and my children.
  • I’m slowly working on coming back! Taking my time… making sure it feels right… finding myself after all these years. I’m finding that I have naturally evolved into a new designer with a different outlook. A new me… hoping that I will be accepted by the creative community once more, when I make it back. It helps having a creative fiancé, too! <3 hehe

As for Karla’s design style… it is distinctly her own. From her use of color to her fantastic hand-drawn elements and word art stamps… you can always recognize Karla’s products as being hers!

Here are just a few of my favorite products by Karla Noél

Also, here’s a look at just a small sampling of the gorgeous projects that have been created using Karla’s products…

Isn’t it all so fun and inspiring? 🙂

I hope you enjoyed getting to know a little bit more about Karla and looking into her creative space! I have great news — because during her entire feature week, you will find all of Karla’s products on sale 30% OFF in her shop at The Digital Press! (the sale will end at 11:59pm ET on Thursday 4/20). Check your wishlist, and don’t miss out on this great chance to clear your favorite items off it — at a discount!

Additionally, this week only — you can snag Karla’s “Epic.Ness” Collection for FREE with any $10+ purchase in the Karla Noél shop at The Digital Press (this offer also ends at 11:59pm ET on Thurs 4/20)…


Gaelle About the author Gaelle is a member of the creative team here at The Digital Press. She lives in France with her hubby, her two sons and her kitty. She loves digiscrap and discovered this activity in 2012, since she’s totally addict and scrap to keep memory her everyday life. Her family is definitively her principal source of inspiration.

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Feature Friday | Dunia Designs

It’s time for another edition of our Feature Friday series here at The Digital Press… and this week, we are excited to feature Dunia from Dunia Designs here on The Digital Press blog! This is Dunia’s  second feature here on the blog (you can find her first feature from September  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.

With that in mind, we asked Dunia to show us her creative space — where she works to come up with all of her fantastic digital designs. This is such a great, clean, simple work space (you should see mine, in comparison!).  And doesn’t this space perfectly reflect her design style, which is also clean and simple?! 🙂

We also asked Dunia to give us a “Top 5” list that is representative of her at this point in life, and she gave us a list of her Top 5 of her Favorite Pastimes:

  1. Reading: At the moment, she reads “The Terrifying Tales by Edgar Allan Poe.” Since she wants to improve her English, she reads a lot at the moment.
  2. Walking: She loves to walk with her friends in her neighborhood.
  3. Playing: She loves playing with her kids. During the winter, they play a lot of board games… like Clue, Monopoly, Jingo, etc.
  4.  Netflix: She is addicted to Netflix. A few of her favorite series and films are: Sherlock, House of Cards, and Stranger Things (among others).
  5. Listen to music: She is a Rock-n-Roll person, and especially loves older music from artists like Led  Zeppelin, Metallica, Motorhead, ACDC, etc.

 

As for her digital design style… Dunia creates beautiful kits and collections that are perfect for traditional digital scrapbooking pages, as well as for pocket scrapping-style layouts and projects. She is known for her fantastic pocket cards. Whether you are a scrapper who is documenting everyday life… or individual holidays, vacations, or events… her products are perfect for clean and simple-style scrappers.

Here are just a few of my favorite items from Dunia’s shop at The Digital Press

Dunia Designs products are super versatile and easy to use for all kinds of projects. Here is a look at a sampling of just a few of our favorite projects using Dunia’s products…

I hope you enjoyed getting to know a little bit more about Dunia Designs, as well as getting a look at her work space and some of her amazing products! And as if that wasn’t enough fun… her entire shop will be 30% OFF throughout this coming week (the sale will end at 11:59pm ET on Thursday 4/13)!

Additionally, this week only — you can snag Dunia’s “My Kind of Day” Collection for FREE with any $10+ purchase in the Dunia Design shop at The Digital Press (this offer also ends at 11:59pm ET on Thurs 4/13)…

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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.

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Feature Friday | Laura Banasiak

It’s time for another edition of our Feature Friday series here at The Digital Press… and this week, I am excited to feature Laura Banasiak here on the blog! This is Laura’s second feature 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’re using our designer feature series to give you a little peek into our designers’ creative spaces, as well as more insight into their creative processes.

With that in mind, we asked Laura to give us a peek into her creative space (a.k.a. “where the magic happens”!)… but she did even better than that! Just wait until you see this! 🙂

According to Laura, “My work space is really wherever I can manage to hide away from my kids for a few minutes with my laptop. Someday maybe I’ll work at a desk again… but in the meantime… my computer’s desktop background (above) is a photo from this past weekend’s “Heroes and Villains Fan Fest” in Chicago. My boyfriend and I have been working disability services at the conventions for the last three years… although last year’s convention didn’t go as planned, as we ended up missing out on it after my water broke at the venue and our little guy Ryker (in photo, above, held by actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan of The Walking Dead) was born that day. We like to keep things interesting! Ryker is now the unofficial adorable Chicago convention mascot!”

Here are a few other photos Laura shared with us from the most recent convention she just attended… how fun is this?!

We also asked Laura to give us a “Top 5” list that is representative of her at this point in life, and this was what she came up with… Laura’s Top 5 Bands!

  1. Walk Off the Earth
  2. Deftones
  3. Incubus
  4. Avanged Sevenfold
  5. 10 Years

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

I picked some of my favorite products to share with you from Laura Banasiak’s store here at The Digital Press…

Her products are super versatile and easy to use for all kinds of projects. Aren’t they fun?

I also pulled together a sampling of some really fantastic, creative projects that use Laura’s products…

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed learning more about Laura Banasiak and getting a peek into her creative space! To celebrate her week as our Featured Designer here at The Digital Press, her entire store will be 30% OFF all week long (the sale will end at 11:59 ET on Thursday 4/6).

Additionally, this week only — you can snag Laura’s brand-new, just-released “Little Crab” Mini Kit for FREE with any $10+ purchase in the Laura Banasiak shop at The Digital Press (this offer also ends at 11:59pm ET on Thurs 4/6)…


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About the Author  Miranda is mom of two teenage boys, aged 14 and 16 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 | Wildheart Designs

It’s time for another edition of Feature Friday here at The Digital Press… and this week, I am excited to feature Lisa Sisneros of Wildheart Designs here on the blog! This is Lisa’s second feature here on the blog (you can find her first feature from August 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 also some more insight into their creative processes.

With that in mind, check out Lisa’s creative space… isn’t it great?! I can definitely see how this space would be conducive to the creative flow…

 

We also asked Lisa for a “Top 5” list related to things that define her at this point in her life, and this was what she came up with — the “Top 5 List of Things She Loves(I’m sure we can all relate to most all of these! Her love of “hot pink anything” certainly speaks for itself in her creative space)…

  1. Hot Pink anything
  2. The Red Queen book series
  3. Naps
  4. This Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Muffin Recipe
  5. Unicorns (still!)

 

As for Lisa’s design style… she creates digital products that are “paper-realistic” in style, with lots of fun themed items and textured elements that are perfect for layering. Here is just a small sampling of what you will find in the Wildheart Designs shop at The Digital Press…

 

And here are just a handful of sample layouts using Lisa’s designs, so you can get a peek at her fantastic designs in action…

 

I hope you enjoyed getting to know a little bit more about Lisa (and looking into her fabulous creative space!), and I am sure that you will have no problem finding some new favorites in her shop at The Digital Press which will be 30% OFF all week long during her Feature week (the sale will end at 11:59 EST on Thursday 3/30)! Check your wishlist, and don’t miss out on this great chance to clear it out at a discounted rate!

Additionally, this week only — you can snag Lisa’s “Oh, Joy!” Kit for FREE with any $10+ purchase in the Wildheart Designs shop at The Digital Press (this offer also ends at 11:59pm ET on Thurs 3/30)…


About the author   Rae is a member of the creative team here at The Digital Press. She is a Mom of three daughters, grandmother to 2. She lives in west central Indiana with her hubby of almost 24 years and their youngest daughter. She is a digi-scrap addict and a bit of a computer software geek, having worked for several years as a software/IT administrator/architect. She loves any opportunity to travel with her hubby who travels most every week for work. Her family are definitely the loves of her life and she is loving life as a “MomMom” as her grandchildren lovingly refer to her.