Kim Meeder , designer for Scrap Girls has an adorable quickpage freebie for us to download. All you need to do is add your own photos and journaling in a software program like Adobe Elements and you are done. You can upload the page to Shutterfly and they can print a beautiful 8 x 8 or 12 x 12 print for you.
"My favorite piece of technology is my MacBook Pro! Love, love, love my computer because I love, love, love designing. My iPhone and Nikon 70 camera are a close tie for second place.
I have no real photography background. Digital scrapbooking has changed all that. Now, it’s hard to find me without a camera in my hand or, at least, close by me. I read photography books and have taken some classes. I love photographing people and that is what you will see in most of my layouts. I’m fascinated with the expressions, movements and faces of people. I rarely use a photo without first tweaking it a bit. How can I resist playing with all the cool things that can be done in Photoshop?!
The digital software I use is Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Illustrator. I love everything about the software and get excited that I have only scratched the surface. My favorite tool or technique would have to be blending modes and layer masks. I use layer after layer of blending modes while designing digital papers and embellishments. Layer masks allow me to create realistic layouts with depth and dimension."
Each time our family gets together, it is a celebration for me. One of the highlights is seeing my grandchildren interact with one another. It may be crazy and chaotic with little munchkins running everywhere, but I love every minute of it. This photo shows our oldest grandson, Dylan, playing with our granddaughter, Adrianna. Dylan is totally in love with his cousin and wants a baby sister of his own. At the time this photo was taken, his mommy (my oldest daughter) was pregnant and we didn’t know whether Dylan would be gaining another brother or a little sister. We now know that his newest sibling, due to arrive on April 19, will be a little brother! So, I’m sure this adoration society they have formed will continue for quite a while.
Kim Meeder , designer for Scrap Girls shares an awesome freebie card for all of us to download. You can of course upload this card in Shutterfly and have it printed for you if you choose. Please remember that all freebies are for personal use only! Thanks Kim!
"My husband, Carson, and I live in Pennsylvania where we own and operate a landscaping company. We raised four daughters (can you spell D-R-A-M-A) and our family has now grown to include two sons-in-law, two grandsons, one granddaughter, and a fourth grandson due this year. Throw into the mix one chihuahua, one miniature dachshund, and one ornery, orange tabby cat, and you know that my home is anything but quiet. But, I wouldn’t have it any other way!
I discovered digital scrapbooking and Scrap Girls in May 2007 while looking online for scrapbooking supplies. It was a match made in heaven! I joined the product design team at Scrap Girls in July of 2009. Through digital scrapbooking, I have met amazing individuals and formed life long friendships. One of my biggest thrills was meeting many of those people at the Scrap Girls’ conventions held in Salt Lake City over the last several years. My hope is that my designs will spark the artistic flame in others and help them create lasting memories for future generations. When not designing and scrapping, I love to watch movies (but only with a happy ending), read, cook, drink coffee and spend time with my family.
Digital Scrapbooking background: I happened upon Scrap Girls while doing a computer search for paper scrapbooking supplies. I was fascinated with the possibilities digital scrapbooking presented. I downloaded a trial copy of Photoshop Elements software and purchased Ro’s Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop Elements. Within hours, I had completed my first digital scrapbooking layout! I was so proud of myself. The Scrap Girl messageboard was a great source of information and the members were so friendly and helpful. I also registered for classes offered in the Scrap Girls’ University. Eventually, I joined the Scrap Girls’ Layout Artist team. Finally, I began experimenting with creating my own designs, applied to the Scrap Girls’ Product Design team, and was accepted as a product designer. I love my job and the people on my team! I try to learn a new skill or try a new technique with every collection I design. The best piece of advice I can give to anyone is just play, have fun and ask questions. Scrap Girls is a great place to learn digital scrapbooking."
Heather is the owner and founder of www.heatheranndesigns.com. She has served as a Creative Team member and Contributing Editor at popular publications including Better Homes and Garden’s Scrapbooks. Heather loves to blog about her creative endeavors and life with her husband and three children.
A big thank you to Shalae Tippitts, designer for ScrapGirls for sharing such wonderful insights about her digi-style and of course all the incredible layouts and inspiration. Shalae has one last gift for us. She has a beautiful mini-kit freebie that she created for us to download.
Have fun creating and please remember that all freebies are for personal use only.