All posts tagged: Monday Highlight

Monday Highlight

I’m back! That is, I’ve been back for a while, but I finally made it back to posting again, and as always in the beginning of a month, there is a lot to share. SSD has a new portfolio out with a new set of great challenges for this month, so you might want to check that out, if you haven’t yet. You can do that here. A new month at The Daily Digi has started as well with a bag full of products that I’m sure are worth this deal! And since it’s Monday, I’d better start off showing you another great product that I’ve fallen in love with, and that is Jenn Barrette’s “Feet in the Sand.” It’s summer, after all, and many of us are still on vacation, which means traveling, fun at the beach, enjoying life. Feet in the Sand by Jenn Barrette “Feet in the Sand” is perfect for scrapping all those beach memories, and it comes with a full load of beautifully designed papers and elements. What I especially …

Monday Highlight: Quarterly Assortment Vol. 2

Ok. To be honest, I should be putting my nose into my books, and studying. But since I’m just too tired for that right now, and not even remembering half of what I’m reading, I decided to take care of the Monday Highlight instead. After all, I have something fun to share with you again – the SSD Quarterly Assortment. If you are a routine scrapper, you probably don’t care much about the QA, but even with my own rather large digi-stash, I have to admit: I still love the SSD QAs. Not only do you get a whole lot of papers and ellies for your money, but what I love is that this year the designers decided to collaborate on their contributions, which means: Instead of a random collection of various mini-kits (which are still a great resource for hybrid cards, etc.), you get products that amount to 4-5 full size kits, plus templates, plus a font. A great deal, as far as I’m concerned! Anyways, I played with some of the latest QA, …

Monday Highlight: Layered Up in You

Whaaa! It’s been a week since I last posted here in the digiscrap corner. Not only does that mean that time flies, but also: Can you tell I’ve been rather busy recently? Anyways, let’s get right back on track, and today I thought, I’d share another product with you – or better a series of products, since La has a whole set of these out in her store at SSD. The talk is of her … Layered Up in You  Clipping Masks by Lauren Grier I have most of these clipping masks, and love to work with them, because they can give your pages such a whimsical, hand-drawn feel, which is especially useful for those of you who love doodling, but who don’t have a graphic tablet to do so properly, or don’t want to take the time to draw their own doodles. Lauren’s doodled clipping masks come in many different sets, and what is so fun about them, is their versatility. You can clip them to photos, papers, you can adjust them in terms …

Monday Highlight: A {Free} Shutterfly Photobook

I’ve got a rather different product that I want to highlight today. It’s all about photobooks by Shutterfly. However, the feature I want to share with you today is a free function that Shutterfly offers – the option to share your photobooks with friends and other people. And as I said, it’s all for free. If you are looking for a simple way to share your scrap pages with others online, this might be the solution. Basically, all you need to do is, sign up for your own account with shutterfly (they don’t require much information, just your name, email address and a password, of course), upload your images to your shutterfly account, and then create a photobook using the available options. It’s very easy, and with little time you can figure it out on your own. The trick is, instead of ordering the photobook to be printed (which of course will cost its price), you simply pick their share options, get the direct link to share in emails, ect., or they even provide the …

Monday Highlight: Worn Photo Overlays

I haven’t done tools and extras for a while in the Monday Highlight, so I’d like to take today’s post and dedicate it to Worn Photo Overlays by Something Blue Studios I’ve had a couple of Danielle’s overlays for quite a while now, and they are something I’ve gone back to time and again. Her worn overlays are perfect to give your page a worn, rugged feel. When you check out her store at Catscrap (or her own website), you’ll find that she actually has quite a couple of sets of overlays for photos, papers, elements, frames, labels, even an alpha. Every set comes with instructions that make the use of these overlays super easy and fun, and I love how real the overlays make the photos look: old, worn, bent, and folded. Danielle’s overlays are some of the most realistic looking overlays I’ve seen on the market yet (and I do have a couple of others, too). Here is one of my latest sample page on which I used Danielle’s Worn Photo Overlays:

Monday Highlight: What’s Happening

Ah, NSD and all its excitements! Are you glad it’s over, or did you fully enjoy all the games and contests and scrapping that took place all over digiland this past weekend? For me personally, NSD doesn’t hold that great of an excitement anymore, since with the monthly portfolio at SSD (and various other stores), I get my personal NSD every month on ‘sweet rewards day’ lol. Today is SR-day for me, and with various coupons and free kits I’ve received over the last weekend from SSD and some designers, I’m having a real flood of new products that I can’t wait to play with. One of these new products I want to highlight today – a kit by one of my favorite designers ever: What’s Happening? by Fee Jardine I love Fee’s sense for colors and patterns. Her papers usually come with a great range various designs. The patterns she uses are a mixture of ornate swatches and large, sweeping designs – perfect for both, the white-space scrapper, and the full-page scrapper. Fee’s embellishments …

Monday Highlight: Sweet Escape

One digital scrapbook kit that I’ve seen being used for beautiful layouts in the galleries over and over again is … Sweet Escape by Kristin Cronin-Barrow Sorry, if I keep coming back to Kristin’s products, but I simply can’t help it! She constantly whips up such beautiful kits that it’s nearly impossible for me to resist! Actually, recently it dawned on me that in fact it would be quite worth it for me to try to get on her CT, lol! After all, I really love almost every single one of her kits! Too bad, I don’t have enough time for scrapping, and – more importantly – she doesn’t have a CT call going on! 😉 Ok, back on track here. I chose “Sweet Escape” partly, because I have a layout of a picture that was taken almost exactly one year ago – May 1, to be precise! Being someone who likes all things nature, “Sweet Escape” of course was a must for me. But I love that it is also so very versatile, too! …

Monday Highlight: Hippity Hop

The Easter holidays aren’t over yet, (at least in Germany, today is still a full-blown holiday), so of course, I should share an Easter product with you, and since I have a recent favorite, I “must” show it to you: True, there are tons of Easter kits out there, but I’ve got several reasons why I think this kit by Kristin tops all the others: The warm color palette of soft pastels, without being too overtly pink-ish, (therefore making it quite versatile) The beautifully patterned papers, The amount of unique, oh so pretty and fun embellishments, including lots of realia from nature All the fun and colorful pieces of wordart, And the extensive alphas included. Those of you who come to check out my blog regularly, probably have seen the layout I recently created with this kit already. But since I didn’t have the time to work with “Hippity Hop” any further since I got it, that page will have to do. So, here’s an example of what you can do using this beautiful kit:

Monday Highlight: Fancy Pants

I haven’t done any digital scrapbook kits in a while now in the Monday Highlight, so how about we talk about a kit that was released just a few weeks ago: “Fancy Pants” by Traci Reed. Fancy Pants has a great color scheme that works both for masculine and feminine layouts, which makes it really versatile. The kit also comes with a great number of unique elements, and I especially love the handwritten pieces of word-art. On top of that, I love everything banner-like (others call it bunting), and Traci’s kit includes a very fun, unique banner. Fancy Pants also comes with a fun plastic alpha in four different colors. This last weekend, I just played around with this kit for a bit, and look what I got in the end:

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Monday Highlight: Orchard Spotlight

Who of us doesn’t hate the flood of newsletters, advertisement and spam coming into your mail box everyday? I’m certainly annoyed by all the unwanted stuff I get on a day to day basis. Even some newsletters often end up in the trash can as  soon as I open my inbox. Few of them make an exception. The Orchard Spotlight – a newsletter published by Scrap Orchard – is one of those exceptions. Every Tuesday, it sails into my mailbox, and usually, I look forward to that. The reason? Every month, a Scrap Orchard designer will be featured in the newsletter, and every newsletter contains a link to a free download – usually parts of a digital kit by the featured designer. By the end of the month – if you don’t miss any of the newsletters – you have collected a full kit, which usually hits the Scrap Orchard market in the following month. Digital products I was able to collect for free in the last couple of months for example were: Now, both …