Apr 052014

I’ve just released a new Easter-themed collection called “Good News.” Enjoy 20% off the set this weekend (and sign up for my newsletter for additional savings and a coordinating freebie!)

Complete with transparency butterflies, seasonal word bits, Photo Spots™ and more, this element pack is a must-have for your Spring layouts.

Pocket scrappers, I’ve got ya covered with a set of six coordinating 3″ x 4″ journal cards! There’s a bonus 4″ x 6″ card included too!

I can’t wait to see what you create! Share your layouts in my Oscraps designer gallery, so we can marvel over them. And pocket scrappers, I hope you’ll share YOUR pages in my group gallery at The Pocket Source! Come & join me!!

Mar 282014

Sooo, have you visited The Pocket Source yet? TPS is a new online community dedicated to pocket scrapping. Anything and everything pocket scrapbooking. You can make your own profile page, join groups, post to the gallery and forum, download freebies (one is from yours truly!), and be continually inspired on the Pocket Source blog.

The Pocket Source is hosting a Spring RAK Event not to miss. So as you’re spring cleaning (IF you’re spring cleaning), if you find some extra supplies you’d like to give away then offer them to other pocket scrappers via The Pocket Source! The whole event will kick off on April 3rd, but preview the group now and get your RAK’s posted! It’s a great way to clean out, share some kindness AND gain some cool new products from our pocket scrapping friends!

Here’s a peek at the group page… let’s HAVE SOME FUN!

The Oscraps Fourth Friday Mini-O’s are here! This month is the best one yet with over 30 coordinating mini sets. The whole collection is 44% off for the next 4 days, so don’t miss this great packs perfect for our Spring layouts and pocket pages that are JUST around the corner! Did someone say Easter pictures??? #precious


Digital Designs by Danielle Young

Mar 142014

ME + You is LIVE at my guest shop at The Lilypad! It’s a sweet kit about togetherness. The papers are a mix of uniquely bold colors and a variety of fun patterns, the elements include handdrawn doodles and handmade paper flowers, and the journal cards are a perfect complement! Save nearly 40% when you buy the bundle this weekend!

Digital Designs by Danielle Young

Digital Designs by Danielle Young

Digital Designs by Danielle Young


I’ve posted a new Facebook fan freebie, too that coordinates perfectly with Oscraps’ 8th birthday collab kit.  Head on over to my fan page and click on the “fan freebie” button to grab it!


Mar 062014

The March BYOC (Build Your Own Collab) is LIVE at The Lilypad, and it’s a must-see! Every month, The Lilypad designers and their guest(s) create cohesive products so you can purchase what you want and build your own collab kit.

My March collection is Charming: a paper pack of bold patterns and brave colors, a fun element set of splatters, swoops, and photo spots, and a unique journal card alpha set. The entire BYOC is on sale this weekend for 20% off, plus a buy more-save more opportunity!! And don’t forget… every purchase of my designs qualifies for a free set of Buttercream Birthday journal cards! seriously sweet.

Digital Designs by Danielle Young



Feb 272014

I am so excited to tell you that I’m guesting at The Lilypad this month!  And I have a whole new collection being released today and it’s 20% off this weekend!! It’s a perfectly playful collection with bright colors for your sweetest pups… Go grab “Woof!” Keep reading for a free set of birthday journal cards, too.

Digital Designs by Danielle Young

Digital Designs by Danielle Young

Digital Designs by Danielle Young




And the goodies don’t stop there! During my March stay, you can download this Buttercream Birthday Journal Cards FREE with any purchase of my designs at TLP:


Digital Designs by Danielle Young

Feb 202014

Hi! I’m back with an amazing collab kit that I am so excited to share with you!! The very kind, and fabulously talented Mirjam of Pink Reptile Designs and I teamed up to bring you HOUSE BLEND. Mirjam loves tea, Danielle loooooves coffee. What could be better than a kit about the enjoyment of both!?

House Blend is on sale for 20% off this weekend, and there is a set of coordinating FREE journaling cards on my Facebook page. Just “Like” DYD to download them. Click on the “Fan Freebie” button on my FB page.




The FREE journaling cards:

Digital Designs by Danielle Young

And some beautiful CT layouts (from the Cheery-O’s, the Pink Ladies, and the Pollys):


Aug 032013

Be sure to visit My Scrapbook Art this month for a quick interview, a FREE kit and a coupon from yours truly! Hyannis Port has vintage-inspired colors, doodled flowers & more… hope you love it!

Also, stop by my Facebook page for a set of free coordinating journaling cards. Perfect for all kinds of creations – from digital pages to Project Life!

I’d LOVE to see what you create with this collection! Share your stuff here on my blog, on my FB page or send me a quick email note!

Jul 032013

My family and I just got back from a week long beach vacation. I think I’m mentally still sitting right there with my little Payton. At less than 6 months old, he slept well with the real-live wave machine nearby, but he was relatively unamused by the bright glare of the sun on the sand. I’m thinking he’ll grow into it. ;)

That’s not going to stop me from my beach-themed Project Life spread though! Have you seen my newest collaboration with Tracy Martin? And the FREE coordinating journaling cards, too. >> Facebook Fan Freebie Here. <<



Off to have some fun with those journaling cards! What will your vacation/staycation memories look like this year?

May 292013

A snapshot of the good things May brings:

1. My first Mother’s Day!

2. Two good doctor visits with Baby Payton.
3. My sister, a middle school teacher, earned a leadership role at her school!
4. Love and community during recovery efforts in Moore, OK.

5. Amanda Taylor is back at Oscraps! Have you seen her new stuff? The girl is inspired!
6. Oh, Milly!

7. The Hubs and I are pretty much sleeping through the nights now that Payton is nearly 5 months new. :)

8. Lowe’s introduces Pantone Universe – 100 Pantone paint colors!

9. Gorgeous weather for our neighborhood’s pool season!

10. Farmer’s markets are open!

What positive thing(s) did May bring to YOU?

Apr 242013

Creative Team Member Eva (aka whitefrost(dereva)) created an artsy posterized effect on her Parliament of London page, and she put together a tutorial for us to show how she created the photo effect using Gimp, free photo editing software!


First, choose your background paper and the photo you want to work with. Then, scale the photo to 3600px on the layer above your background paper.

Then we need 4 layers of the photo, so duplicate the original photo layer until you have four of it.

On the top photo layer, choose the filter “Edge-Detect”, then filter “Laplace.”

Here you can see the result:

Then choose the 2nd copy of the photo and apply the “Artistic” -> “Photocopy” filter.

This is how it looks like now.

Next, remove the white parts of the “Photocopied” layer. You may prefer using layer mask to hide areas of the photo but actually i prefer the eraser. Anyway, remove the white part of the photo with layer mask or eraser.

Now choose the 3rd copy of the photo. Go to Colors Menu -> “Posterize” and choose the minimum value. If you set the marker to very left, you can see this.

Then select black color and erase it, then the same with white.

You may want to hide the layers that you don’t use at the moment.

In the next step, posterize the last photo layer with a different value.

Then, select the grey and dark blue colors and erase them.

If you hid some of your layers in previous steps, unhide them now. And here you are.

You can now merge all of the photo layers.

Choose a photo mask to make the picture edges uneven and set it to the picture.  Here select the black of the photo mask then go to the picture and invert selection. So you can remove the unwanted area of the picture.


Now you can decorate your page a bit with some elements.

Here’s my finished page!