Do you like to incorporate many photos into a single scrapbook layout? These shaped photo collages will help you do it in an imaginative way that will have you turning out stunning multi-photo layouts in no time–all the hard work is already done for you. Simply drop your photos behind the collage frames, size, rotate to your liking, trim off any excess and you’re done.
It’s true–I love my job! Whether I’m designing scrap kits, making albums, or developing websites, there’s nothing better than to be able to do what you love and do it in the comfort of your own home.
I am the Featured Designer at Digitals from February 16 through March 1. Stop by the site every day and pick up a piece of my new kit “Hope Springs Eternal“. If you’d rather not wait, or can’t get the daily downloads every day, the full kit is available in my store. Don’t forget to check out the Hope Springs Eternal Extras.
Most items in my store are on sale for 30% off during my Featured Designer time period.
Hope Springs Eternal Kit
Hope Springs Eternal Extras
Q. Do you keep a wishlist? If so, what is your MOST WANTED item at the moment?
A. I don’t keep a wish list. When I have a need for something, either I make it myself or I go on a search for it in my favorite designers’ stores. In scrapbooking, I have a definite need for instant gratification. I think this is because when I am in the middle of a project, be it a new collection or just a new layout, I’m in this zone that it is hard for me to leave until the project is finished.
Q. What is your designing routine, i.e. do you get a snack, put on music, get organized and then work on a kit until its finished or do you pop in and out as time allows?
A. I like to grab a cup of coffee before I sit down at the computer. Some kits come easier than others. If I’ve got my mojo on, and the ideas are flowing I can work for hours on end. If not, then I get up from the computer and do something else. Inevitably (usually in the middle of the night), the ideas start to come. I keep a journal at the computer and one in my purse for jotting down ideas for color schemes and elements that seem to pop into my head at the oddest moments. My family and friends all know that nothing is exempt from becoming an element or kit idea. My very first kit “Spring Greens” was inspired by my mother-in-law’s shower curtain!
Q. When you scrap, do you use your own products?
A. Of course I use my own products—I tend to like most of them a lot (LOL)! But, I also scrap with other designers kits, how could I not? There are so many great designers out there whose work I admire, and when I see something I like, I buy it. I might not use it right away, I might even forget that I have it, but when I find it again it’s like a brand new treat all over again.
Q. What is your all-time favorite product OR what is your best selling product(s)?
A. That’s a tough question, because I think every time I design a kit it becomes my new favorite. I’ve been designing for almost seven years now and it still seems like I learn something new every day that will help make each kit better than the last. If I had to choose a favorite kit, though, I think I would choose Memory Lane. I think my heritage kits are my best work.
Q. What are your reasons or motivations for digital scrapbooking?
A. I truly want to leave a legacy for future generations. I have always been the family historian. I can trace my mother’s paternal ancestry back to the 1700’s at this point. I am currently (or should I say “still”) working on a project I call “The Never-ending Story”. It will be a family history album that each of my six brothers and sisters will receive a copy of when it’s done.
Actually, if you ask my husband, he will tell you that I’m obsessed with scrapbooking, but I like to think that I’m more passionate than obsessed.
Q. What is the best food you ever ate? Describe.
A. Another tough question. My mother, my grandmothers, myself, and all of my sisters are excellent cooks so I’ve had plenty of great food in my lifetime. I love to eat out and try new and interesting cuisine. I had the best veal scaloppini I ever ate at a restaurant on the river, years ago. Once I discovered it I got it every time we went there. I have yet to find a recipe that compares to it. That restaurant closed down over ten years and I still think about it. In fact, my mouth is watering as I type…
While it’s actually not “food”, but I have to mention International Delight’s Almond Joy coffee creamer. I drink my coffee black, but this stuff is wonderful added to hot chocolate, or just plain warm milk. I also like to add it into some of my recipes, like French toast, or pour some into my hot cereal in the morning.
Q. Where is your “happy place?”
A. My happy place is anywhere that I am surrounded by family and friends. That usually means home. I love our home—it’s a simple, comfortable place to hang out, both indoors and out.
Q. If you won the lottery, how would you spend the winnings?
A. Finally, an easy question! I would pay off all my debt, set my son up in his own dinner theater business, build myself a smaller house, and travel. I would also pay off all six of my siblings and my husband’s siblings mortgages and help them out in any way I could.
Q. If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would you chose and what would you want to talk about?
A. As I have been working on my heritage album again recently, I think I would like to speak to my great-grandfather Moise Belleck. He was a full-blooded Indian from Canada. He worked as a lumberjack all over the country. I’m sure that he could fill in a lot of blanks for me as far as that part of the family is concerned.
Q. What else should we know about you?
A. I am a very laid-back, open and honest individual. I am a voracious reader. I read every night before I go to bed. The fact is, I can’t remember the last time I didn’t read at night. It must have been when my son was young! I could live happily in a world with no television. I love board games, word games and puzzles, and Sudoku. I prefer coffee over tea, dark chocolate over milk chocolate, and red wine over white.
Moments come and moments, go. Some of them forgettable, some of them etched into our memories for a lifetime. Capture those memorable moments forever with Cherish the Moment by Diana Burton. Whether you are scrapping ancestors from long ago or present day family and friends, this collection will add a touch of elegance and old world charm to each and every layout.
This collection comes with six bonus genealogy fan charts.
There are two designs—a four generation chart and a five generation chart,
and each chart is included in 3 different styles that coordinate beautifully with the kit.
Purchase the bundle and save $5.50!
Add a touch of class to your holiday layouts with these Holiday Accent Papers from db Designs by Diana Burton. While they were designed to coordinate with the Holiday Wonderland collection, the neutral tones will allow them to be used with most any holiday collection you already own. Each paper is slightly smaller than 12 x 12 to allow the background of your choice to show through. Designed at 300px per inch they can be easily resized to any proportion—you can even use them as journaling blocks or tags!
You will receive six holiday accent papers in six different die-cut like designs. Each paper has a fancy cut edge. Three of the designs have an inked-on holiday design, one has a cut-through holly border, and two have a cut-through design with an underlayment of a transparent gold fabric-like texture. See the additional images in my store for a detail view of each paper.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and Holiday Wonderland from db Designs by Diana Burton is here to help you scrap those holiday memories. It is also a great collection to create other holiday memories such as greeting cards, gift tags, and gift items for your family and friends.
The collection includes 15 background papers and 30+ unique elements. The color scheme is traditional with rich reds, greens, and soft creams. The elements are reminiscent of days gone by and are perfect for scrapping today’s memories, or memories from your Christmas past.
All papers and elements are not shown in the preview.
Reminiscent of days gone by, Remnants of the Past is the perfect collection for scrapping your heirloom photos, but don’t stop there! This collection of 18 background papers and 40+ elements will work equally well for modern day photos, wedding day photos, every day moments, or anywhere you’d like to add a touch of class. The wide-ranging color scheme and variety of coor
For a limited time – September 17 through September 30 – You can receive the Remnants of the Past Alpha absolutely free when you purchase the kit. Simply place the album in your cart (with the kit) and use the provided coupon code when checking out. The code is provided in either the kit description or the alpha description in my store.
1. Do you keep a wishlist? If so, what is your MOST WANTED item at the moment?
I don’t keep a wish list. When I want a particular product I either make it myself of buy it when needed.
2. What is your designing routine, i.e. do you get a snack, put on music, get organized and then work on a kit until its finished or do you pop in and out as time allows?
If I’m on a roll—with a great color scheme, and a really good idea—I’ve been known to sit in front of the computer for eight hours at a stretch. On the other hand, if the ideas aren’t flowing, I tend to work in fits and starts. As far as organization goes, I have a very disorganized style of organization! I know where everything is, but an outsider might be a bit bewildered…
3. When you scrap, do you use your own products?
I scrap a lot with my own products. As any designer knows, it hard to find time to do much personal scrapping, so when I am doing layouts a lot of them are to advertise my kits. When I am working on a personal project, however, I use my own kits or kits I have purchased from other designers. There are too many good designers out there and sometimes I just have to have something in a style other than my own.
4. What is your all-time favorite product OR what is your best selling product(s)?
My all-time favorite product is constantly changing. I believe that as I grow as a designer, and learn more my kits get better and better. Right now I am rather partial to “Memory Lane”, although I will always love my “Recollections” collection that includes elements to put together your own family trees. My new featured designer kit Afternoon Delight is nice, too!
5. What are your reasons or motivations for digital scrapbooking?
I started digital scrapbooking because I loved the look of traditional scrapbook pages, but I didn’t particularly care for all the supplies that were needed. My sisters are traditional scrapbookers and they have whole rooms that are dedicated to it. I like the fact that all my supplies can be kept on the hard drive of my computer.
I am also the family historian and have been researching family history for many years. I believe it is important to preserve our family heritage for future generations. Anyone who has ever done any genealogy research knows that traditional genealogical reports with their charts and notations tend to be extremely dry (read boring). Digital scrapbooking actually brings the ancestors to life through words and pictures.
6. What is the best food you ever ate? Describe.
I love to cook and I love food of all descriptions. I don’t really have a favorite.
7. Where is your “happy place?”
My home is my happy place. If I had to pick a particular place, it would be in my claw foot bathtub, in hot water up to my neck, with a good book. It is totally relaxing and the perfect way to unwind.
8. If you won the lottery, how would you spend the winnings?
I would pay off all my debt, build my dream house, then travel. I would also share the wealth with other relatives and friends.
9. If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would you chose and what would you want to talk about?
I would like to talk to one of the colonists from the lost colony at Roanoke, VA. It’s an intriguing story and I would really like to know what happened to them! Another choice would be Leonardo da Vinci. The man was brilliant, with a wide variety of interests from mathematics to art and botany. I would be interesting to see what he thought of the today’s world and the fact that many of his inventions, that were scoffed at in his day, are actually viable.
10. What else should we know about you?
I am a laid back, easygoing suburbanite, transplanted to a rural area who would never go back! I love my country home in its country setting with all the old growth trees and my gardens. I love being surrounded by nature and the privacy that my country home provides. I am a lover of life and try to live each day to its fullest. The only thing my life is lacking at this point is a good internet connection!
Stop by every day June 23 – July 6 and download a piece of my new kit “Afternoon Delight”. If you just can’t wait, the full kit is available for sale in my store along with some an add-on pack with more papers and elements, a cluster pack, and an alpha.
with this new kit from db Designs by Diana Burton.
The yellow, orange, and pink color scheme is a cheerful as those
summer days are long!
Don’t forget to stop by my webiste to pick up the June freebies and to
see what else is new.
New from db Designs by Diana Burton: Beach House
We all love those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. What could be better than spending some of those sunny days at the beach? Preserve those precious memories of time spent lazing in the sun with this luscious collection of papers and elements that are reminiscent of a well worn, yet well loved Beach House on the shores of a body sky blue of water.
New from db Designs by Diana Burton
The new Designer Inspiration kit featured in the Digitals Newsletter.
Tastefully Yours is on sale through March 11 for 25% off. It’s not too late to take advantage of my store sale–everything else in my store is 20% off through Sunday.
Don’t miss the coordinating solid card stock pack and .psd template available as a free download in the Digitals Newsletter.