Each week, The Nifty Pixel releases some new products at the DigiChick and as they are a new release, they are 30% for the next few days. This week are some fabulous essentials for all digital scrappers:
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My layout, which holds a photo of my grandparents in the 1930's:
All products used are from The Nifty Pixel, mainly from:
Each month at Scrapaneers, within the Champions membership, there is a fantastic release of techniques to learn, videos, a kit and usually some templates and/or styles. It's great value for the whole bundle and I am learning a heap! I love it!
This month, the focus is on paint and paint effects. When I do paper layouts, I love adding paint to my work and as such, want to add this same effect on my digital layouts. The kit this month is from Amanda Yi, 'You are fabulous'. Colourful, bright and happy:
My layouts, attempting some paint effects:
Amanda Yi | You Are Fabulous Digital Kit
Amanda Yi | You Are Fabulous Paints
Dawn Inskip | Slovenly Brushes
Just Jaimee | Gelato Brushes
Katie Pertiet | Watery Spot Brushes
The Digital Press | See You In September Digital Kit
The Nifty Pixel | Pick Your Destiny Digital Kit - Borders
Katie Pertiet | Splatters No.2
Katie Pertiet | Watery Spots
Kara Dudley | Shape Shifters - Squares
This month also, my top layout, 'Fabulous' is one part of four layered templates downloadable for Champions members. Seriously, there is so much offered as part of the membership, it is a must have if you are a digital scrapper, or wanting to learn. To find out more, please go HERE.
The photo is of my eldest daughter and myself. I wanted children since I was a child myself, so was over the moon when I finally had my first of what was to be three children. The photo was taken just over 9 years ago. It's hard to believe so much can happen within that time.
CSI have released their fortnightly challenge - #176 and I'm happy to say I'm a Special Investigator for this interesting challenge:
I am slowly working my way through my family heritage photos. This photo is of my mother (although I'm sure she wouldn't like to be considered, 'heritage') and although it is a little blurred, I still love it because it's very meaningful to me.
I solved the case as so:
COLOURS: I used all the colours
EVIDENCE: music elements, animals, stitching, spiral notebook punch, flourishes.
TESTIMONY: Inspiration word: music
Journaling reads: This photo was taken in 1964 at the beginning of your university studies. You graduated with a Bachelor of Music. Here you are, holding a Guarneri violin, made in Italy in 1643. It was on loan to you for the duration of your studies from the Elder conservatorium, Adelaide. You were chosen amongst many to have the privilege.
To see more about the challenge and to check out the Design Team inspiration, please head HERE.
I didn't realise, but Kraft+ accepts digital layouts. It's a 'Yay' from me who has been doing mainly digital this last year. The talented Em Stafrace is a guest on the site and came up with this fabulous sketch to follow as part of the challenge:
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Seeing as I love triangles, and I'm happy they accept digital layouts, I ended up making two layouts for the challenge. However, I have to do two posts for them to be able to link up. So here is the first layout:
TODAY & NOW
The photo is of my eldest daughter. She was sitting around in our backyard tree when I brought my camera outside and took these candid shots.
The challenge is on all month, please go HERE for more details.
CSI has just released its latest Major Case File for the month - #175. I have the honour of being a Guest Designer, or rather a 'Special Investigator' for the month. I love this case file and the Page Drafts sketch by Em Stafrace:
TESTIMONY: Inspiration words: love, hello; List prompts: 'Today I saw'. Journaling reads: Today I saw...+ you three cherubs playing together + the three of you laughing and giggling + a lovely family moment + us being together and enjoying our time + the sun shining.
The case file is open all month, ending the last day of the month. Head HERE for more details.
Thank you for coming by, hoping you are having a wonderful day. :)
The following is a photo of my maternal grandmother when she was 19, and my grandfather in the background. The photo seems to be double exposed. I don't think the film was wound on properly, which is why there are two images on the one photo. I'm really enjoying delving into these old photos and thinking about my dear departed grandparents. I feel very fortunate to have access to these photos.