Tuesday, September 13, 2011

from paper to digi (and a giveaway too)…

No, I’m not switching from paper to digi…(although I would really like to learn a little more about it)…I’m referring to the newest e-book from Ella Publishing.  It was written by the fabulously talented Crystal Wilkerson.  Crystal is the designer of SO many digital kits and papers and products that I have been “collecting” ever since she started selling them.  I knew that eventually I wanted to try digi scrapbooking, so I’ve been buying her stuff since I discovered it.  I’ve actually used a lot of her products for handouts I’ve made for YW and Primary too!  Anyway, back to the subject at hand – Crystal’s new book!Ella_PaperToDigi_BlogPreview1

This book is all about finding inspiration from paper layouts and converting them to digital layouts…or the other way around.  I was honored when Crystal asked if she could use one of my layouts as an inspiration piece for her book!  And I was amazed at how she converted it to a digital template and created her own digital layout with a twist.  :)

The book was just released a couple of days ago and I was able to download a copy to look over.  AMAZING.  That’s all I can say.  First of all, Crystal chose some incredible layouts to find inspiration from.  Then she put her own mad skills to work creating her own versions of those layouts.  The book is full of tips, tricks, ideas…from Crystal AND from the gals she asked to help out with her book  - many names I am sure you will recognize (Stacy Julian, Jen Jockisch, Sarah Klemish, Jennifer Pebbles, Jamie Waters, Lisa Dickinson, Kristina Proffitt, Caroline Ikeji, and Karen Grunberg).  Not only that – but it also includes a sample pack in digital form!

Don’t you love it?!?  I just love the colors and patterns – and those little labels are SO cute!

When you buy Crystal’s new e-book, you’ll also receive a coupon for 50% off the entire template collection!!

Here’s a peek at the digital templates Crystal made from the 10 inspiration layouts.  Want to guess which template is based on my layout??

Go ahead, take a guess.  Leave me a comment with your guess  -  and you just might win the digital template Crystal made based on my layout AND (more importantly) your very own FREE copy of Crystal’s book

Be sure to leave your e-mail address so I can contact you if you are the winner.  I’ll choose a winner on Friday morning.

** You can also read more details and see a SNEAK PEEK of Crystal’s new book HERE on the Ella Publishing website.**

Good luck!


  1. That is such a cool idea! I've always said that if I start scrapbooking, I would do it digitally. Right now I'm strictly a card maker, but I did design my own blog banner in PSE and I loved doing it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  2. My guess is the last one (the 2 page spread one).

  3. looks like fun! Thanks! kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

  4. My guess is either the 4th or 6th LO.

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy.


  5. My guess is BigTitleHere - third one on top.
    I too want to learn more about digital pages. I have PSE, but haven't ventured too deep yet. So far I still have inky fingers and glue dots getting stuck to things.

  6. LOL, I can relate. I purchase my share of digi goodies, but have yet to put them to use! I'm looking forward to reading her ebook! And my guess is the 3rd one!

    my email is melt003@hotmail.com

  7. Perfect Portrait is my guess:) All look fab! THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

  8. My guess is the last page the two page spread.

    e mail address:

  9. I'm guessing it was the 2 pager. I love Crystal's designs and I'm sure her e-book is great.
    wic2turk at yahoo dot com

  10. How cute are those elements and papers? I am sure that yours is the last one - the double-pager!

    - Kate, stinkydudette@gmail.com

  11. My guess is the bottom left layout but they are all great!!!

  12. Sorry, email address is tleyshon@hotmail.com.

  13. Wendy here we are on another team together!!! So good to be working with you on Doodlebug too!!! Congrats!

  14. Congratulations on the DB team!! I'm so excited to work with you (and a little intimidated- you're one talented gal!)

  15. My guess is the 1st, 3rd, or last :) You don't need to enter me, I just wanted to guess! hehe And congrats again on Doodlebug!!