Alexis Design Studio has opened her new store at Pickleberrypop. Everything is on sale through August 19th. She has several gorgeous kits already in the shop so now’s the time to grab them.
Lexy is one of my favorite designers. Her flowers and lace are always perfect. I love her style and the beautiful colors. Every embellishment is unique with no duplications. Amazing!
Here is a layout I made using her new kit, Hello Summer. I love the combination of soft and lush colors. You can get it here.
Kit: Hello Summer
Font: Great Vibes Regular
The second layout was created using, White Sands. When I saw this kit I immediately thought of these photos of my granddaughter. They’re a couple of my favorite photos and I think this kit and these photos were made for each other. And look at that delicate lace. Ooh-la-la!
Kit: White Sands
Today I was honored to have my layout chosen as a Gallery Standout. This particular layout was created in tribute to Kim and my time at The Digichick. As many of you know, Kim, store owner and designer extraordinaire, passed away on July 11th. Keeping The Digichick up and running was determined to be too much for anyone else to handle. Kim had it down and managed it beautifully even in the midst of cancer treatments that would have taken most people out of the game. I was truly in awe at what she was able to do.
Kim was one of my all-time favorite designers. Yesterday I was reading through her blog. She shared many of her struggles but all the while continued to provide freebies for her fans. If you haven’t read it you should.
This is the layout chosen as a Gallery Standout. It tells how I felt as a customer in addition to being on the store CT. Many have expressed the same sentiments over the last couple of weeks.
The Digichick was my favorite store. The Digichick designers are my favorites too and the challenges were always fun. I love a good challenge! I will truly miss everything about it and the people there.
Today is the last day for purchases and the entire store is on sale. Don’t miss it! Shop here.
It’s another sad day in the digital scrapping world today. While I do have The Digichick Designers Collaboration to share with you today I’m sad because it will be the last. They have done a fabulous job and it’s a testament to their design skills and tenacity.
In the last two weeks, we have experienced the loss of our beloved leader, Kim Lichtfuss, on July 11th, and the difficult decision to close down The Digichick at the end of July. The Digichick creative team and designers have all been reeling. Kim was incredible. She kept the site running like a well-oiled machine, created new kits as Kimeric Kreations, put out two weekly newsletters, and kept her optimistic spirit while undergoing cancer treatment that would have knocked most of us out. I know it was Kim’s desire to keep the store going. She had amazing IT skills but sadly passed away before she could fully train a successor and her shoes proved too big to fill. There is none other like her! Please keep Eric, her family, and friends in prayer.
Here are the layouts I created with the TDC Collab, Good Times Crazy Friends. It’s on sale. I hope you can see how versatile this collaboration is.
The first layout is my friend and me (right) having fun in a photo booth. Are they still around?
I created the next two as a sentiment for Kim and The Digichick. My thanks to Eric for generously providing many photos of Kim for us to share. She is missed by so many.
And this one is for the Digichicks, a remarkable group of ladies that came together to share their love of digital scrapbooking and became family. Thanks for the amazing memories.
In case you’re still on the fence, here’s a preview of the entire collection.
It is with a heavy heart that I post the new releases today. Yesterday evening Kim, a dear friend, favorite designer, and owner of The Digichick passed away. She was a shining star & she will be missed. Please pray for her family.
I created a couple of layouts for this week, the kit names are linked to the store and on sale.
Kit: Sun Kissed Grab Bag
Designer: Connie Prince
Kit: Beautiful Melody
Designer: Palvinka Designs
I cannot believe it is almost July! I love the variety of styles from the designers this week.
Kit: This Is Me July
Designer: Snickerdoodle Designs
Kit: Sweet Memories
Designer: Tami Miller Designs
Font: DJB Sissy Regular
Kit: Ancient Charm
Designer: Studio Manu
Hey y’all! I’ve been slacking the last couples of weeks on posting new releases. Sorry ’bout that. I’ve been very busy creating something new for you. I’ll have more news on that soon. I’ve also been trying to get my paperwork caught up at my day job. Eek!
I did manage to get a few layouts completed this week using three of this week’s new releases. Designer credits are beneath each layout and the collection name is linked to the store and on sale now! As we say in Texas, get ’em while the gettin’s good. Now, without further ado.
Kit: Coastal Breeze
Designer: Magic Scraps Galore
Kit: Country Morning
Designer: NR Alexis Design Studio
Title Font: Cooper Standard Black
Font: DJB Sissy Regular
Kit: Simple Pleasures
Designer: Palvinka Designs
Flash photography is challenging, especially for beginners. Professional photographers may shoot in studio or outside but you can bet they have some great equipment that makes the most of the available light and they know all the tricks of the trade regarding flash.
Today I’m sharing a link to two videos that discuss various techniques you can use to make your photos look better when using flash. I especially like the first video which compares the different looks achieved with a variety of flash choices. I like that he uses people and different surroundings and lighting situations. Both videos have great information and I hope you find them useful. Check out the videos here. Leave a comment if you think these tips will help you.