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!

March tickets are now ON SALE!

Look at this, tickets are up for sale more than a week before the actual event takes place…we’re making progress here, folks!! Seriously, though, I’m so excited for our March event. Without further ado…

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Our featured designer is the uber-talented Angie Iacobazzi, who sells her digital scrapbooking designs at Scrap Orchard and you can find her blog here.

If you want to get to know Angie better and have spend some quality scrapping time with awesome friends, this is the perfect opportunity!  Tickets are 20% off if you purchase by Feb. 20th – 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!

January Sneak Peek

Our next event is TOMORROW, so I better hurry up and show you a little peek of the fantastic stuff ALL attendees will receive for FREE from our featured designer Gennifer Bursett with the purchase of their ticket

You guys. Seriously. This preview doesn’t even come close to showing all the so amazingly cool stuff Gennifer is hooking you all up with. If you haven’t bought a ticket yet, you better. There are only a few spots left and you do NOT want to miss out on this one. I am not kidding. I’ll see you tomorrow!!

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Also, this is your last chance to pick up a Full Annual Pass…if you’re planning on coming to all the events this year, the Full Pass gives you the best bang for your buck! (The Mini Pass is still available as well and will be until July.)

Announcing the 2015 Designer Line-Up + Annual Passes!

I am SUPER excited to announce the 2015 line-up of designers – this is an all-star list and I absolutely CANNOT wait to spend some time with them throughout the coming year!

If you are as excited as I am, then have I got news for you…We’re bringing back the 2015 DNO Annual Pass!annual pass
Save 27% on the cost of your event registration when you purchase the FULL DNO Annual Pass!  Attend all 6 events in 2015 for only $66!  Can’t commit to all 6 dates? Grab the MINI DNO Annual Pass, and attend any 3 of the 2015 events for just $33 – get the pass now and choose your dates later! (If you’ve already purchased your January ticket, please email me and I’ll apply that to the cost of the annual pass.) 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!

Meet the Designer: Meredith Cardall

Today we have the privilege of getting to know Meredith a little better, before we meet her in person tomorrow (can you believe it’s already tomorrow?!?!). She is so sweet and fun. I’m so excited to hang out with her tomorrow!

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Tell us a little about yourself..

I am a mom of two daughters, Hannah & Ainsley.  My husband, daughters, and I live with our two crazy dogs in Sandy, Utah.  In addition to designing, I work from home doing data entry for a retirement & benefits company. When I am not working, being taxi service to soccer & choir, or playing with the kids & dogs (which is almost never), I love to read, bake, cook & decorate my house. If you’ve seen my house you’ll know that I rarely get time to do any of those things!  Our family is also heavily involved in working with a local dog rescue, Rescue Rovers. We foster abandoned dogs until we can get them adopted into their forever homes.  It’s heartbreaking work, but it is teaching our kids to be grateful, kind and generous, as well as about what unconditional love truly means.  That’s a priceless reward.

How did you get started in the scrapbooking industry?

I started some form of scrapbooking when I got my first camera at the age of 10.  As soon as I got a roll of film developed I would race home and write everything on the backs of the photos I took and shove them in cheap photo albums.  I spent every penny I earned buying film & getting it developed.  As I matured, so did my memory keeping efforts. By the time I was in high school I was cutting my photos into shapes and gluing them onto cardstock.  My local craft store had about 5 paper choices so I was pretty excited!  I ventured into digital scrapbooking in the spring of 2005 when my older daughter was a baby and was getting into everything. At that point there weren’t many places to buy digiscrap products so I learned to create my own. In 2006 or 2007, I began creating QuickPages for various designers. At that point, I really had NO intention of ever becoming a designer. One of the designers whose QuickPages I was creating, wanted me to open my own store where she sold so that it would be easier to keep track of product sales.  One of the requirements was that I contribute to the mega kit, so I started creating pieces and it wasn’t long before I was brave enough to put my very first full kit in my store.  I’ve been designing professionally since 2008.

What inspires you the most as you design?

Everything!  It really depends on the kit and the theme I’ve chosen.  Typically, it is something that is going on in my everyday life.  The kit for DigiNightOut was inspired by my search for Christmas decorations this year.  I was browsing Pinterest and Etsy and thinking about what kinds of things I would like to add to my Christmas decorations this season and it just came together.  Sometimes it’s an event or activity my kids are involved in or something I hear someone say.

What’s your favorite product you’ve designed?

It’s the kit for this month’s DigiNightOut, Winter Wonderland.

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

I’ve been in a scrapping slump for a while, so if I ever get out, I’ll let you know! ;) Typically, the reason I get into a design slump is because I am working off a checklist and I’ve got everything checked off for what “needs” to be in the kit, but it just feels like it’s missing something.  Sometimes I’ll browse through online stores like Etsy and home decor sites and look at trends to see what I’m missing.  Sometimes adding a few small pieces that are on trend can make the difference between “okay” and “spectacular.”   A lot of times a simple change of scenery will get me out of a slump.  Since I also work from home, I spend all day sitting in the same chair, staring at the same walls.  I’ll go run an errand or take a walk to grab a Coke and come back with fresh ideas.

What is your greatest reward as a designer?

I LOVE to see the pages that people create with my products. I am still blown away when I see that someone has chosen one of my products to create a page about their life.  It’s really an honor to know that my artwork will be memorialized forever with their memories.  Yes, my artwork is the background for the memories, and in 10 years no one will remember where the artwork came from, but it’s still pretty cool to realize that something I created will be around for the next hundred years.

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

That changed by the day.  I went through the gamut of typical career choices like fireman, teacher, secretary in a big office, President of the United States, boss of a big office, pediatrician, radiologist, medical researcher, author, and sadly… country music singer.  I can’t sing a note, but I wanted to wear cowgirl boots & wear flannel shirts & jean skirts and have long hair like Crystal Gale.  Did I mention that I spent the bulk of my childhood in Mississippi, Tennessee & Kentucky? For the longest time, I really wanted to be an art teacher, but I have NO artistic talent when it comes to using my hands.  I don’t draw well, I don’t paint well, and my ceramics teacher told me I was her only student whose vase looked like a plate.  All my dreams were crushed until I took a photography class and realized that I could capture beautiful things and make artwork without having to use my unskilled hands. A love of art & photography is what got this whole journey started.

Describe your perfect day.

Oh man, that’s easy.  I’m a southern girl and the ocean is in my blood.  I spent 14 years of my life in Florida, living next to the beach and I never realized how much I would miss it until we were gone.  Ok… I wake up in a downy-soft bed to a room filled with sunlight, the sound of the waves crashing against the beach and the ocean breeze coming through the open french doors. I eat breakfast on the balcony overlooking the ocean and spend the rest of the day sitting, sleeping and walking on the beach with my family and my dogs.  As long as I have the sand under my toes, the sound of the ocean and the warm sunshine beating on me, I’m a happy girl.  Throw some good smoked brisket & a fountain Coke in there and the day couldn’t get any better.

If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?

One day I would love to go back to London and really explore it. I spent about 6 hours there one day on my way to Heathrow, after visiting my uncle in Wales.  But, I really hate flying.  If I could go anywhere and do anything, I would drive around the country in an RV, and spend a summer visiting all the beautiful places our country has to offer. I would start with the Pacific Northwest  and work my way through the Dakotas & Montana, stopping in Chicago to visit family, head up to New York and New England to explore the lighthouses and rocky coast, wrap my way back through Delaware to Pennsylvania & Maryland. I want my kids to see Washington DC and the museums and memorials.  Then I’d head inland to visit eastern Kentucky, where my dad’s family is from and show my kids the coal mines & trains their great-great-grandfathers worked and the tiny houses they raised their large families in.  Then we would head down to Florida and spend time at the beach, head over to Memphis where I spent my first 8 years and enjoy some good BBQ, then stop over in Albuquerque where my husband grew up and teach our kids about the history of the southwest.  We would go to southern California and spend some more time on the beach and maybe take a trip to see The Mouse.  Then, we would head up to Northern California and see the Redwoods and the Golden Gate bridge and finally, head back home to Salt Lake.  I imagine we would be grateful for the clean quiet of the majestic Wasatch Mountains.  I just want to explore and take pictures and travel at my own pace without deadlines or restrictions and just live simply.
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If you want to get to know Meredith even better AND get a free kit from her, join us this Saturday in Sandy at Digi Night Out.  Tickets are HERE and a sneak peek of the kit you’ll be receiving is HERE.

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December Sneak Peek

There are only a few more days left until our next event so there’s no time like the present to show you a little peek of the gorgeous kit ALL attendees will receive for FREE from our featured designer Meredith Cardall with the purchase of their ticket

This is seriously one of THE most gorgeous winter kits I have ever seen. I am SO excited to work with it and to see all of you on Sat!

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October Wrap-Up & Passing the Torch

It’s been a couple of weeks since our last event so it’s high time I post the wrap-up for everyone who couldn’t make it.. Jen Allyson was our featured designer and it was so fun getting to highlight such a talented and creative lady.  She never runs out of ideas [in her own words] and a favorite quote of the night was, “The more creative you are, the more creative you will become.”  What an inspiration she is.. :)

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Here’s a look at the free kit she provided for everyone who attended, as well as some awesome inspiration layouts from the team..

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Sarah presented a fantastic workshop on typography with oodles of great information, as always.. And we highlighted one of our attendees as the featured scrapper – Kathleen Vallejo, aka kv2av.  Check out her fun gallery here to see her great work.

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all2-web all-web This event was a little emotional for me, as it’s actually the last I’ll be hosting. My husband accepted a position at the University of Illinois and four days after this DNO we packed up and moved 1,400 miles away from all of these amazing and talented women.  How blessed we are to have formed such great friendships and to know that through modern technology we can still be connected, no matter how far.. :)

So what does that mean for Digi Night Out, you may ask?  It means GREAT things, of course!  Kathleen Vallejo has stepped in to take over and continue on. I’m so thrilled to be passing the torch on to her, as I know she will do really wonderful things with it! We’re transitioning at the moment so things here on the site are in a bit of limbo right now, but before you know it she’ll be here ready to roll. I just know you’re going to love the ride.. :)

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XOXO

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