New Release: Let’s Play

It’s Friday, and you know what that means…new releases at Amanda Yi Designs!

This week, Amanda is re-releasing Let’s Play, a fun themed kit to help capture all your playful moments.


A new addition to the kit is this this set of coordinating Let’s Play journal cards.


Here are some gorgeous examples of Let’s Play and Let’s Play journal cards in action:



















Let’s Play and Let’s Play journal cards are on sale through the weekend, so head over to Amanda Yi Designs right now to add these playful products to your stash.



What’s Coming Thursday::Let’s Play

Today I’m visiting you with a truly glorious Sneak Peek of Amanda Yi Designs newest Release hitting her shop tomorrow at PnCo.  Let’s Play is quirky, bright, and all about playing with our adorable children or grandchildren.  This is a great kit for your end of summer pics.  Stop on by the Amanda Yi Designs Shop tomorrow to see this full kit in action.


Words of Wisdom: Best Things

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I can get so caught up in the race to have more pretty stuff or newer clothes or the latest this or that. When I read this quote, it made me take pause for a while and reflect on the really important things in life – and I remembered that I actually have a pretty rich life filled with the best things.

(Found on Pinterest)

A little bit grungy…

Hi there!

When I was a traditional scrapper I’d do lots of things to attempt a ‘grungy’ look on the occasional page. I had a tearer, for edges. I’d ink them. I’d wrinkle paper up into a little ball, then smooth it back out. I’d stamp randomly on papers, and then spatter with ink. You name it, I probably played with it!

Digital scrapping makes all of those intensive, and usually messy, looks so easy to accomplish! One of my favorite looks is some grunge, and now I know it can be bright and have lots of white space, too!

Grunge is a ‘fashion’ or a style. It loosely means how we dress, or what we use, that is cheap, when we have no money to spend.

What I wanted to share this week, to motivate you, is that we can find so many ways out there to get our ‘fix’ of grunge on our digital layouts without it costing a cent!

1. Use the filters and features in your scrapping program to tear edges and add textures, put overlays on top that give a roughed up look, and use some great grungy fonts for your titles. All of this can be used with your existing stash – even totally non-grungy pieces, to give a whole new life to your layout!

2. If you visit Simple Pleasure Designs blog you’ll see this awesome freebie mini kit (see my page below) – Real Life Grunged! (While you are there hit the Facebook freebie for a great frame cluster to match!) PLUS if you visit Real Life Scrapped where she is the featured designer there is a coupon for 30% off any of her kits, which are all wonderfully grungy!

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***This layout has a bonus – the template is also a freebie! Go to LissyKayDesigns GingerScraps August Challenge to get it!***

3. For just a few more days you could do a blog hop for a TON of pieces, that feature a bit of a grungy look. DigiScrap Parade’s Authentic blog hop is still going on, don’t miss it!

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***This template is a new one from LissyKayDesigns – My{Summer}Story. ***


Look at kits with fresh eyes. Recognize the possibilities of a grungy look. Find the pieces already ‘roughed up’ and play with them, and the papers, and make your own awesomely grungy layout soon! Amanda’s collab with Re Kneipp You’re the One that I Want is a perfect example, with some wonderful colors and pieces that I just want to tear and filter and play with!

Have a wonderful week, see you next time!


New Release: Go Places

Hi scrappers! If you’ve been looking for that perfect kit to scrap all your travel memories, look no further than this week’s new releases at Amanda Yi Designs.

Go Places is a fun travel inspired digital scrapbook kit. It is packed with travel related elements and wordarts that are the perfect addition to any travel page. You’ll be reaching for this kit again and again, and not just for scrapping your travel pages either.


If this jam-packed kit isn’t enough, be sure to check out the fun coordinating Go Places journal card pack.


Feast your eyes on the beautiful CT layouts created with Go Places kit and Go Places journal cards:


















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Head on over to Amanda Yi Designs and add Go Places kit and Go Places journal cards to your stash. They are on sale through the weekend.


Make it YOURS!

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Hello digiscrappers!  LBscraps here to give you a little mojo to dig into your current stash and make a layout that is customized to what YOU want.

Templates are such a huge help when you are stuck for a starting point. If I have a kit and some photos I hate wasting time thinking “what next?” What do I do? I open my templates folder, into a large icon view, and I scroll through looking for something that tickles my fancy. Then I go about changing it to what I want it to be!

The other day I found this GREAT set of tips that sums up many of the things I do myself, to make a template fit my needs.

9 Ideas for Using Scrapbook Page Templates and Sketches in Ways that Make Them Your Own

Rotating, changing the size of the photo, changing proportions, changing out the foundational pieces, adding rows or columns, switching up the orientation of things on the template, splitting up a large photo into multiples, changing the balance visually, not using a photo spot for a photo. Yep, done them all!

Here is one that illustrates one of the changes. Here is my final result (Image is linked for credits):

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The template begins like this:


I added two matted photos in a line with the existing ones. I shifted everything slightly so it fit nicely. I went from 3 photos on the layout to 5, and totally maintained the original ‘look.’

Another great set of tips is by MemoryClips. The 3 R’s of templates – have a look!

My layout is using the Digiscrap Parade for August – Authentic. If you haven’t gotten it yet, grab it now!! Seriously, do it!

There are SO MANY pieces here you can make tons of layouts without ever having to duplicate anything!! Our own Amanda Yi has a stop in the parade too – how cool are these?

For this week, shop from your own stash of templates and find a way to make one your very own! We’d love to see what you do, and if you’d like, post on Amanda’s Facebook page so we can give you lots of love!

Have a wonderful week, see you next Monday!