WELCOME to Sahlin Studio!Posted: 28th July 2011 Category: DaisyTrail News By: joprior
We have just released three FANTASTIC kits from our brand new designer, Sahlin Studio! Krista Sahlin is the amazing creator of the kits, and here's a bit about her:
"My name is Krista Sahlin, which is where Sahlin Studio came from.
Fun fact: "Sahlin" is pronounced - (sah-LEEN) as in, Celine Dion. I am a digital scrapbook designer and avid memory keeper. I started scrapbooking in high school with paper, and yes, my crazy scissors. But things have come a LONG way since then... it seems like only yesterday that I found this amazing hobby. I started digital scrapbooking in 2006, which brought my new love of designing scrapbooking products and kits.
I am lucky to be married to a great 'IT' guy that helps my keep computer running well, and am at-home mama of two amazing kiddos, who are both such great inspiration :)
And, I know this… I love my family, I love my friends, I love to create and need to create, I have more ideas than I can handle. Creativity has been a lifelong passion and it allows me to do both, document our lives and give a little food for the soul. I started designing (Sahlin Studio) in February of 2009 and have been on this fantastic ride ever since.
● What kind of inspiration do you hope to achieve with your products?
I am amazed that I get to be a part of someone's cherish memories. This gives me so much honor and pleasure, more than you know.
● What is your design style?
Papery, vintage and eclectic, all wrapped up into one.
My blog: http://sahlinstudio.blogspot.com/
We hope you will join us in welcoming Krista to the DaisyTrail family, and keep your eyes peeled for some more of her stunning kits.
DaisyTrail challenge: 100,000 members (Fun at the Fete)Posted: 18th July 2011 Category: DaisyTrail News By: joprior
I'm please to announce that we have now released the DSA version of the Fun at the Fete digikit. Anyone that has previously bought the kit should be able to access the DSA version from their Order History (log in when on the shop, then click 'My Account' > 'View my orders').
Any purchases of the kit from today will automatically be given the option to download either the DSA kit or CA kit. (You will have access to both).
As you all know the closing date of the competition is scheduled for the 1st August (two weeks today). Due to all the problems with providing you with the DSA version, I will extend this deadline to 8th August with winners being announced by the 9th. NOTE: I cannot change this on the challenge description, so please take this announcement as confirmation of the extended deadline.
Any questions, please ask.
All the best,
Fantastic hybrid scrapbooksPosted: 11th July 2011 Category: Create your own projects By: joprior
Fantastic hybrid scrapbooks
For paper scrappers, it can be quite daunting to throw away the physical stash in favour of a computer, and most of us like the 3D aspect that a physical scrapbook gives us. A new trend that’s getting more popular is hybrid scrapbooking – a combination of physical and digital, so parts of the scrapbook will be printed off from the computer, and physical embellishments will be stuck on top.
I’ve wanted to have a go at making one for a while now, and thought ‘there’s no time like the present!’, so here’s my attempt…
For my scrapbook, I’ve kept it simple. I designed the whole layout in CraftArtist while keeping in mind the embellishments I’d chosen to add once it was printed off. I think it works quite well!
Here’s how I made it step-by-step:
1. I layered up my background, material papers and photograph and painted on my stitch for the butterfly. I added shadows at this point to make sure it would look 3D once printed.
2. I printed off my page, and then assembled the embellishments and letters on top to make sure it looked right before sticking them down.
3. Once happy, I glued everything into place and took some photos to show you all!
5 top tips for making a hybrid scrapbook layout:
1. Think about what you’d like to stick onto your layout once you’ve printed it. If your embellishments don’t go with your digital design, the two styles won’t gel and you won’t be happy with it.
2. Try printing your papers and photos on separate pages, then cut them out and assemble them. You could even use decorative edge scissors to get a funky edge.
3. If printing out embellishments to cut out and stick onto your scrapbook, go for items that won’t be too difficult to cut out. Anything with a bumpy edge or thin parts is not a good idea!
4. Try combining the two styles, for example, on my layout I’ve done a digital stitched line that leads to a butterfly embellishment.
5. Take a photo of your creation and upload it to DaisyTrail for us to see!
Win a Canon A3 Printer worth £200/$300!Posted: 11th July 2011 Category: DaisyTrail News By: joprior
Fantastic news – our lovely community has hit an amazing 100,000 members!! WOW!
To celebrate, we’re running a competition - you can win a brand new Canon Pixma iX6550 A3+ colour printer worth £200/$300, plus a copy of CraftArtist Platinum!
To enter, all you need to do is design us a scrapbook using the brand new Fun at the Fete digikit – which for a limited time only is half price!
- Your page must be 12 x 12
- You must include at least one photograph (not from the web)
- You must use the Fun at the Fete digikit to design it
- Upload your scrapbook as normal
- Click on the ‘Share this project’ button on the right hand side
- Choose the ‘100,000 members’ challenge and click ‘Enter Challenge’.
One entry per person. Closing date is 01/08/11 and the winner will be announced by 02/08/11.
All DaisyTrail employees will vote for their favourite scrapbook and the one with the most votes will win! Our decision is final.