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Welcoming Other Voices In Your Scrapbooks & Designer Digitals Sale

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When was the last time you included a different "voice," other than your own, when telling your stories?


Emails, letters, conversations, or simply asking/letting your kids or other family members contribute to your stories is a great way to make your layouts and albums even richer. It's totally possible you have an email or a note that could be used on your next layout. 

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The layout above includes an email sent to me by one of our babysitters about Anna. It's a great snapshot of what she sees about Anna right now. Little notes like this are treasures - not only does it express how much she cares about Anna but it captures a whole other piece of her life today.

SUPPLIES
PATTERN PAPER : Sassafras Serendipity Wintermint
BUTTON : Jenni Bowlin Vintage Sew On
SMALL A LETTER STICKER : Jenni Bowlin
LACE : Making Memories
LOVE LOVE LOVE : Ali Edwards Love Mini Line Stacks
EDGE PUNCH : EK Success Dotted Scallop Edger Punch


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DESIGNER DIGITALS SALE

Designer Digital's first quarter sale started yesterday and runs through Tuesday, February 23rd at 6am Eastern: 30% off everything in the store. Here's a few recent additions and a few favorites from my product line that you might consider adding to your cart (you can always view my latest releases by clicking here):

DS143715 

All About Me Handdrawn Brushes & Stamps

DS925244

Love Mini Line Stacks

DS209226

Life Is Crayon Brushes And Stamps

DS679557

Happiness Handdrawn Brushes And Stamps

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The Story: Days & Months Extra Large Label Tape

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2010-2012 Bracket Stamps

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Life Mini Line Stacks

There's so much more over there to check out. Have a wonderful weekend and look for new giveaways tomorrow. 

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  1. lynne says…
    02/19/2010

    That Anna is such a doll! I just love how she'll look right into the camera and give you that beautiful smile!

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  2. Jill says…
    02/19/2010

    Hey Ali - great post! I actually did this very thing on one of my Y&T stories. I chose a picture of myself when I was two or so, opening a gift. Don't really know the story behind the photo. . . but I paired the photo with words my mom wrote on a thank you card to me for giving her a surprise b-day party when she turned 70. I love it! Enjoy time with your sister. . . those moments and memories are the best :)

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  3. Kate says…
    02/19/2010

    Loved the photos of Anna you have been sharing lately. Nice job!
    Aloha, Kate

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  4. Robyn says…
    02/19/2010

    What a great idea! Thanks!

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  5. Deb J says…
    02/19/2010

    What a great picture & layout. Great idea too. I need to get more input on my albums than mine. thanks for the reminder.

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  6. Samantha L says…
    02/19/2010

    I was just wondering what you use to adhere the lace to the paper? Great picture!

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  7. Michelle says…
    02/19/2010

    That baby of yours is just gorgeous!
    Michelle

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  8. Jana says…
    02/19/2010

    Such a cute smile - her face just lights up! What a fabulous photo of darling Anna! Sweet note from your babysitter too!!

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  9. The Frugal Designer says…
    02/19/2010

    Such a wonderful idea to get another perspective and maybe even journal words directly from your child mouth..so cute!

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  10. Nancy says…
    02/19/2010

    Ali, just a curiosity question. Do you use a pen tablet to create your word brushes or do you write on real paper and then scan or photograph to create your brushes? Having a hard time with my pen tablet and totally thinking about forgetting the whole and doing the real paper/scan thing.

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  11. Dixie says…
    02/19/2010

    Love the layout. What a beautiful little girl.

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  12. Michele H. says…
    02/19/2010

    beautiful photo and layout. love the greens:)

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  13. Aubrey Ervin says…
    02/19/2010

    Just plain adorable.

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  14. Tamara Nicole says…
    02/19/2010

    Cute cute!
    Have a lovely weekend as well:-)

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  15. Natalie says…
    02/19/2010

    I love it when my husband is willing to give me a few words for a page about him-- I found a place online where I could even make a font out of his handwriting for free!!), so even if he can't (or doesn't want) to write the caption itself, I can still have his handwriting on "record"

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  16. christy a says…
    02/19/2010

    Love that green paper and the simplicity with how you put the layout together. She is adorable and as always, I am inspired by your work! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Jessica B says…
    02/19/2010

    You must be in head!!! I am actually scrapbooking some of my childhood photos right now and I have asked my mom to do the journaling. I asked that she write it out in her own hand so that I not only have her memories but her handwriting as well.

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  18. s a n s k u :) says…
    02/19/2010

    she's so cute! and i love that green paper! and the lined love stuff. i'm still learning how to do all the digital stuff. i feel like my head is so thick. i'm just not getting it yet. :( i need a tutor! where oh where to find one that would work for plain gratitude. :D

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  19. Artful Yogi says…
    02/19/2010

    Gorgeous layout. Love the green. Great idea for journaling.

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  20. Kelly M. says…
    02/19/2010

    Love the GREEN layout! It's so cool that you save the email about Anna to include in your work.

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  21. twitter.com/senorabotija says…
    02/19/2010

    Those cheeks are so gosh-darn adorable! Love the picture of the teeth stickin' out.
    I just wanted to mention how inspired I have been by your line stacked journaling. It adds a great design impact to journaling. I am totallly hooked on that idea right now and am planning to use it on a page very soon. Thanks for the much-needed inspiration.

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  22. Angela says…
    02/19/2010

    I love, LOVE, <3, LOVEEE this LO. TFS!

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  23. Linda says…
    02/19/2010

    What a great layout and photo!
    Today's post hit close to home for me. My Father died January 3rd, after two months in and out of intensive care. Eight weeks onboard a rollercoaster. After Dad died, I wanted to put together a scrapbook for Mom...but...and it's a big BUT...the problem was how to make a complete picture of life during November and December...if mine was the only voice that was heard.
    Ultimately, I used photos taken by at least a dozen differnt family members, caring bridge posts as well as comments left in the guestbook, my daughter's eulogy for her Grandpa, a number of Mom's recipes that Dad loved...in other words, I strove to hear as many voices as possible. The only way, I could find to effectively do that was in a shutterfly book form.
    http://share.shutterfly.com/share/received/welcome.sfly?fid=a588e8933ae1c1306cdd16a80fdf8c46&sid=0AZs2TZu2ZMWLsQ
    I think it worked.

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  24. Ali says…
    02/19/2010

    Hi Nancy - I do both. For single words I usually use the tablet and for sentences/stacks/etc I use pen & paper & scan.

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  25. ereive says…
    02/19/2010

    The greens are stunning... that Anna looks so cute in green. :) Love the post.

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