January Tickets on sale NOW!!

I honestly can not tell you guys how excited I am about our January featured “person”. While she may not be a designer of digital scrapbook kits, I feel like she has a TON to share with us about digital scrapbooking and the photos we use to DO the scrapbooking. Chari Pack, of Persnickety Prints, will be coming to speak to us in January!!!

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I can guarantee this is a DNO event that you do NOT want to miss out on!

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Now, you may have noticed that individual event ticket prices increased slightly. Before an early bird ticket was $12 and a regular ticket was $15. Those prices are now $15 and $18. BUT…annual and mini pass prices have stayed the same! Meaning whichever of those you choose to buy, your ticket price will be $11 per event – that’s such a SUPER good deal. I know some of you may be concerned about buying a yearly pass and then not being able to attend an event. However, if you buy the yearly pass and aren’t able to make it to an event, I will still send you the kit given out that night AND enter your name in the prize drawings for that night, so you would still be getting your money’s worth (minus the added bonus of spending time with all of us LOL). And on the subject of prize drawings, I’ve contacted a ton more designers this year and am pretty sure that EVERYONE at every event will walk away with a prize valued at $10 (or more). Add that to the kit you receive that’s valued at anywhere from $7-10, and you’re basically coming for free, even if you paid the regular ticket price. Hopefully that’s enough enticement to see way more of you guys throughout the year! :)  If you’re interested in picking up an annual pass or a mini pass (which hopefully you are), you can find them right here

Last item of business. I created a private Digi Night Out group on Facebook. I know we already have a FB page, but apparently a LOT of the people who have “liked” the DNO page don’t actually see the posts in their feed. With a private group, you’re way more likely to see any updates/posts/etc that are made. We’ll also have photo albums for each event with things like the kit previews, LOs that have been made with the kit, etc, and we’d love for you to add your LOs to those albums as well. I’d really like to see our private DNO group become a place we can hang out and support each other when we’re not actually at DNO! If you’re not already a member, but would like to be, you can request to join the group. And if that doesn’t work, you can always email me at kathleen@diginightout.com and I’ll be happy to add you.

Have a wonderful holiday season and I hope to see you in January!!!

Announcing the 2016 Designer Line-Up + Annual Passes!

I am SUPER excited to announce the 2016 line-up of designers!! We are kicking off the year with a bang with Chari Pack from Persnickety Prints in Jan, followed by Cheri Robinson of Dream Big Designs in Mar, and then Ramona Brown of Ramona B Designs will be coming in Jul. While there are a couple more spots left to fill, rest assured they will be filled soon and I will update you as soon as they are. :)

I’m really excited about our annual and mini passes this year. You will, by far, get the biggest bang for your buck with the purchase of an annual or mini pass.
Save 39% on the cost of your event registration when you purchase the FULL DNO Annual Pass!  Attend all 6 events in 2016 for only $66!  Can’t commit to all 6 dates? Grab the MINI DNO Annual Pass, and attend any 3 of the 2016 events for just $33 – get the pass now and choose your dates later!  This is such a great opportunity to meet some amazing designers and scrappers and allow yourself some good quality scrapping time every few months.. Don’t miss out!

 

November Tickets on Sale!!

You guys. I can not tell you how excited I am that Lori Whitlock is going to be our featured designer this month. Lori is a graphic artist for Echo Park Paper Company, Silhouette America, Riley Blake Designs, and Project Life for Becky Higgins, to name a few. She even has her own YouTube channel where she has a lot of different videos showcasing how to use her products. Her designs are also currently on sale at Snap Click Supply. Her actual website is down due to technical difficulties right now or I’d just link you there. For now, here’s her Facebook page.

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I really am just so excited to get to meet her, hang out with her, hope a little of her creativity rubs off on me lol…if you guys want some of that too, be sure to grab a ticket. Tickets are 20% off if you purchase by Nov 7th - after that they’re $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

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See you there!!

September Tickets NOW on sale!!

Okay guys…I always give myself way too much credit in thinking that my baby-taking-care-of-mucho-sleep-deprived-self will be way better at staying on top of things and remembering stuff that needs to get done. But seriously, I’m lucky if my teeth get brushed. So anyhoo, tickets for Sep are going up a little late. LUCKILY, I’m having to change the date to the 19th, instead of the 12th, because my little niece decided she wanted to get married on the 12th, and I didn’t want to miss 2 events in a row. So you’re all going to have to change your schedules around for me ;) I’m hoping this will mean that more of you can make it, since all of the back-to-school hubbub will have died down and we can get our scrap on!


Our featured designer is the uber talented Grace Lee, who sells her digital scrapbooking designs at ScrapOrchard, under the name Hat of Bunny. And you guys – I’ve seen the preview of the kit she designed for us and it is RAD. More on that later…

If you want to get to know Grace better and spend some quality scrapping time with awesome friends, this is the perfect opportunity!  Tickets are 20% off if you purchase by Aug 31st - after that they’re $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

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See you there!

Meet the Designer: Lisa Bell

Our featured designer this month is the lovely and talented Lisa Bell of Inside Pixels. Lisa recently opened her own store and is also guesting this month at The Digital Press. Let’s get to know her a little more…

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Tell us a little about yourself…

I grew up in Clinton, UT, then after marriage we spent 11 months in each of these places – SLC, Provo, and Springville - before finally settling down in Syracuse where we have lived for 17 years. I married the love of my life at age 19 after dating for only 63 days and next month will be our 22 anniversary. I have 4 kids: a 20 year old boy Thomas, an 18 year old boy Nate, a 16 year old girl Emily, and a 14 year old boy Jared, who has Asperger’s. Originally I went to school to be a teacher but that changed to graphic design over the years. I have been a substitute school teacher and a piano teacher. I love all things crafty and have probably tried all of them once. I am left handed as are 2 of my boys, but neither of them are very creative like the rest of the lefty’s in my extended family. I come from a long line of “if you don’t know how to do something, read a book or get a teacher and practice till you do”. I love to play the piano, read, create, and am a closet gamer. I am too busy to play often, but occasionally I have been known to pick up a controller. Currently my boys have me playing Diablo with them. They are very patient with me. I prefer the simpler Lego video games. I love all kinds of food and my current favorite is Chicken Tikka Masala from Royal India.

How did you get started in the scrapbooking industry?

16 years ago at a scrapbook retreat I was asked for scrapbook layouts for Ivy Cottage Magazine/Scrapbook Trends. I was hired on the spot as a Creative Team member and stayed in that field for a few years with other companies: Rusty Pickle, Provo Craft, Chatterbox, Rocky Mountain Scrapbooking, and Sizzix, to name a few. I eventually was hired as creative director at Rocky Mountain Scrapbook, which was bought out by the owners of Karen Foster, where I designed a few different collections with the help of graphic designers, which is where I met Lori Whitlock. That was when I realized I wanted more out of scrapbooking. After a leave of absence to help my Asperger’s son get through school, I went back to school to earn a BFA in Visual Communications and work full time for myself as a graphic designer designing digital scrapbook files and quilt patterns for a local quilt shop. Before I went out on my own I worked as a designer for Lori Whitlock.

What inspires you the most as you design?

My life, our adventures, kid drama. I design kits that I need and then hope they sell. :)

What’s your favorite product you’ve designed?

 Usually the one I am currently working on!

How do you get out of a design or scrapping slump?

Classical music helps, either by listening to a CD or playing the piano.

What is your greatest reward as a designer?

Creating art that I can use to showcase my kids photos.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A teacher and a mom.

Describe your perfect day.

No car troubles, hanging out with my kids and hubby playing games with everyone getting along.

If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?

Anywhere with my family…Europe, Alaskan cruise, and Peru are on the top of my list.

If you’d like to get to know Lisa even better, up close and personal, come to Digi Night Out this Saturday, July 11th. Tickets are still on sale here and you can see a sneak peek of the kit you’ll be receiving here. See you soon!!

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July Sneak Peek!!

There is only 1 more day left before we get to meet up at our next event, so I figured I better hurry up and give you guys a peek at what you’ll be getting when you come tomorrow…This super fun kit is what ALL attendees will receive for FREE from our featured designer Lisa Bell with the purchase of their ticket

I can’t wait to see everyone there!!

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Also, as a reminder, if you have purchased a mini pass and are planning on attending, please email me at kathleen@diginightout.com so that I can have an accurate head count.

May Sneak Peek

There are only 3 more days until our next event (yes, I know I’m a little behind with this…oops!!) so I better hurry up and give you guys a little peek of the sweet kit ALL attendees will receive for FREE from our featured designer Fayette Terlouw with the purchase of their ticket

Time is moving quickly and I can’t wait to see everyone there!  See you soon!  :)

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Also, as a reminder, if you have purchased a mini pass and are planning on attending, please email me at kathleen@diginightout.com so that I can have an accurate head count.

 

May Tickets On Sale Now!!

I’m so excited that it’s time for another Digi Night Out! Every other month doesn’t sound like that far apart, but it sure feels like it’s been a while since our last one.


Our featured designer is the super cool Fayette Terlouw, who sells her digital scrapbooking designs at Pickleberry Pop.

If you want to get to know Fayette better and spend some quality scrapping time with awesome friends, this is the perfect opportunity!  Tickets are 20% off if you purchase by Apr 24th – after that they’re $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

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Also, our mini pass is still available! If you want to save even more money, then this is the deal for you. Purchase the mini pass and come to any 3 events in 2015 for just $33.

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See you then!

Meet the Designer: Angie Iacobazzi

I was SO super excited when Angie Iacobazzi of Down This Road Designs said that she was available to be our featured designer for March. She is such a super talented designer and an all-around great person. Let’s get to know her a little bit more before we meet her in person on Saturday…

Meet Angie

Tell us a little about yourself..

I live in Sandy, Utah with my husband of 17 years and my 2 children. I love being creative with paper, scissors, paint, and anything that has do be done with my hands. I like to read, take photos, and spend time with my family. I love to preserve my families memories too.

How did you get started in the scrapbooking industry? 
I started paper scrapping in 1997 after going on my honeymoon to Disney World. I had so many fun memories and photos that I wanted to have them all in one place. I stumbled upon digital scrapping in 2005 while looking for clip art and fonts for my paper scrapping. As I learned more about what digital scrapbooking was, I was very excited about how it all worked and in no time I was hooked. I started designing in 2009 by just playing around and creating random elements. I continued to learn photoshop and play around with papers and elements. I opened my first shop in June of 2009 and have been designing ever since.

What inspires you the most as you design?
EVERYTHING. Mostly the things my kids are involved with, their activities, their likes and dislikes, and just the everyday things we do.

Are you more of a morning/afternoon/evening person? When do you feel is your best designing time?
A morning person for sure!!!  I have a full time job, so I have to fit it in when I can, but mostly on the weekend or my day off.

What’s your favorite product you’ve designed? What’s your best selling product? 
I love my kit, Sweet Ride!!! My daughter has a yellow Cruiser and I have some fun photos of her on it!! I just wanted to create a kit that would help me capture a moment like an ordinary day bike ride. Life is an exciting adventure even if all you did today was take a bike ride or a walk or have lunch with a friend. I think the little moments are what I cherish most and I wanted to capture that in a kit.
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 My most popular kit is Christmas Jammies.  My family has always had the tradition of new Christmas pajamas on Christmas Eve. I think a lot of people do the same. I created the kit with colors that I have seen incorporated into Christmas themed pajamas or winter themed pajamas. I think that the tradition is fun and the elements and colors capture that magical anticipation of Christmas Eve.
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 How do you get out of a design or scrapping slump?

I scrap and take pictures, do some memory making, and that usually does the trick.

What is your greatest reward as a designer?
Seeing others use my designs on their scrapbook pages.  I love to see them and read and see their memories!!!

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A mom!!  

Describe your perfect day.
Wake up to a clean house, get some creative time in and probably a pedicure and not have to cook dinner.

If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?
Italy

If you want to get to know Angie even better AND get a free kit from her, join us this Saturday in Lehi at Digi Night Out.  Tickets are HERE and a sneak peek of the kit you’ll be receiving is HERE.

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See you soon!