Smitten Digital Line & Free Valentine Printables

January 21st, 2010


Valentine’s day is sneaking up! I have some projects in the works, but I’ve been getting ready for CHA so I haven’t had time to finish and share them. I did however release a digital line of valentine’s kits that are sooooo cute, so I wanted to share those with you. I also have 2 free valentine downloads, those will be at the bottom of the post, so keep reading!

The first thing I want to show you is an adorable “Ten reasons why I’m crazy about you” quick album that I designed. This is really awesome and I’m going to finish mine and print it out for Mr. Project for V-day this year. Basically it consists of  TEN 5″x7″ pages where you can quickly drop in photos and your text, or simply drop in your photos, print and then hand-write your text. I am super exited about this meaningful album.  It’s available in my shop at Design House Digital.


I also have a bunch of  Smitten papers, elements and heart sets in my shop. This mini kit is 30% off Thursday Jan 21 ONLY.


My Favorite one are these paisley stamps:


So now to the freebies! My friend and Design House Decorator Tiffany Bodily Made this adorable Photo valentine. The file is a PNG file (like my quick album), where you can drop your photo under the image layer and then print it out.


I made a cute printable valentine that doesn’t require any work or know-how:


Both valentine cards measure 3″wide by 4″ tall when printed. They are each set up on their own 8.5×11 sheet for easy printing. These cards are for PERSONAL use only and can only be downloaded from If you find these downloads available elsewhere, please contact me using the contact link on this site.  Happy Valentine’s day!

Here are a few beautiful layouts by the Design House Decorators showing off my Smitten digital products:


By Jennifer Valencia


By Jennifer Valencia


By Heather Guenther

Beloved Valentine Projects

January 21st, 2010

Have you stopped by the My Mind’s Eye Blog lately? Wow! Wow! Wow! All the sneak peaks for CHA are up, and they are fabulous. And today I took a peak to find the MOST beautiful papercrafting projects using my  Be-Loved papers. Here are two of the photos, but be sure to check out the detail shots and credits on the MME Blog. So awesome!



How to start project 365 by using an album template

January 20th, 2010


If you’ve heard about Project 365 or are thinking about doing it, now is a great time to start. I’m sure you have *some* photos from 2010 and many more days are ahead of you still! This year I was planning on doing a modified version of 365 where I would compile photos from each month and make a few pages, and then at the end of the year get an album printed. However when I really started looking at how much fun taking just one single picture every day could be, I decided to go for it! So I made a super clean, super simple album template for the month of January. I wanted it to be very photo-oriented because with 365 photos of different things, you don’t want too much interfering with that. Plus I like really graphic and editorial style layouts. Here is the album that I designed:

You can see that it’s really basic. It has 8 pages wth spaces for 31 photos, and then a 9th page which has one line for a caption for each photo. I am going to make a corresponding album for every month of 2010. Each will be a variation based on the season, but they will all have the same look and feel so that if you followed the project through for the whole year, you would end up with a sleek coordinating album.

You can also personalize and modify the template to your specifications by adding digital elements and patterns. I decided to make a quick video tutorial to show you just how easy it is to compile your photos from 2010. Hopefully it will inspire you to start taking pictures! If you are unfamiliar with templates, this tutorial should give you a basic understanding of how templates work in general.  I used Photoshop Elements 8.0 but the same principles apply to other versions as well as full-featured Photoshop.