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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

DigiScrap Freebies

So, in case you aren't aware, ScrapMatters is currently hosting a Design Star Challenge. I didn't have the cajones to sign up for it by the deadline, but decided afterward that I wanted to test my designer savvy and see if I have what it takes to make a cute kit. That being said, I am now playing along with the challenge to get some practice...which means, I'll be offering my creations as FREEBIES for you!! Yay!!

I know I still have a LOT to learn and practice when it comes to designing, but it's something I have been considering for a while and I figured there's no better time than the present to get started. The prompt for Round 1 was to create a mini kit (3 papers, 5 elements) using a pre-determined color swatch. I got a little carried away on the papers, but had fun using my own doodles to create the elements. Here is my FIRST attempt at a mini-kit...I hope you enjoy!

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The prompt for Round 2 was to create a paper pack including 5 patterned and 3 solid papers, using a color swatch of my choice. Here is what I came up with (again, there's an extra paper in there...good thing I'm not actually participating in the challenge...I think my inability to stay within the requirements would pose a problem and get me disqualified...ohhhh, I feel like such a rebel!).

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I had fun making these, and hope that you enjoy them as well!! If you happen to use any of these in a scrapbook layout or project, please provide the link in a comment to this post so I can see your wonderful creation!! As these are my first attempts at digital designing, and everything I do is the result of self-training and trial and error, I would greatly appreciate any and all feedback!!

Oh...and don't forget to visit the ScrapMatters Design Star Gallery to grab all the other freebies created for this contest...there have been some seriously awesome creations so far!! You definitely DO NOT want to miss out.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


  1. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Mar. 03, 2011. Thanks again.

  2. Wow! I can't believe this was your first attempt at designing! Well done!!! I think you should definitely pursue it! Sara (Scrap Sprinkles Designs) and I are opening a new store (Scrapping Fairytales) and are looking for some experienced and/or talented designers to join us and I think you have incredible potential. If you would like to check it out, the details and application form can be found here or if you are more interested in being on a CT, we are also having a CT call here. Keep up the great work and best of luck with baby #3 :)