Cherished Freebie from Sugarplum Paperie
Cherished Freebie from Sugarplum Paperie

Publisher’s Picks are back this week at The Digital Press and the final goodies that have been out of my shop for ages are finally making their way back!

This week, you’ll find that the Heart & Home kit has made a come back:

Heart & Home : Sugarplum Paperie

Here’s a lovely new page from Alina using the kit:

Heart & Home : Sugarplum Paperie

And a pretty page from Pamie:

Heart & Home : Sugarplum Paperie

Also back in the shop this week are the Count the Days note card overlays:

Count the Days

Count the Days

Or save on all 64 overlays when you purchase them together in the Count the Days : Bundle!

These goodies are all on sale for 50% off now through Thursday!

Happy Scrapping!

My new self-passed class, Pixels to Paper : Spring Crafts, begins today at Scrapaneers!

Pixels to Paper : Spring Crafts

Now that I’ve taught an introductory class that covers all the basics of hybrid, I’ve created a projects-based class that focuses on showing you just how to create three gorgeous crafts to help you celebrate the season!

This class includes everything you need to make three beautiful springtime projects, including all papers, elements and template files that I used to make the samples for the class.

And you can re-use the templates included in this class for future projects that you may want to make–they aren’t just limited to celebrating spring!

Pixels to Paper : Spring Crafts

Each video in the class walks you step-by-step through the entire process, from start to finish.

Pixels to Paper : Spring CraftsWe’ll move from Photoshop (where I’ll show you exactly how I use these templates) to my studio (where I will show you all tips and tricks that you’ll need to know to create lovely projects like these!).

First, we will be making a beautiful springtime banner where I’ll show you the secret to making your own perfect little rosettes.

This pretty banner is fully customizable so that you can spell out “Easter” or “Spring” (since they both have the same number of letters). Or you can turn off all the word art that’s been included inside the template to spell out whatever you’d like to say using your own fonts!

We will also be making little darling little Easter treat boxes, shaped like carrots, complete with little leafy tops. (I’m going to be filling these up with jelly beans on Easter morning for my own kiddos!)

Pixels to Paper : Spring CraftsAnd I will show you how to create three different types of paper flowers by hand to create a beautiful bouquet for your home. We’ll even be making little roses and I’ll show you the secret to creating your own rolled flowers. I’ll also show you just how I attach my paper flowers to stems.

Besides the exclusive templates that I created especially for this class, you will also receive the entire A Day in the Life : Collection that’s full of soft, beautiful springtime colors. You can use this collection to create your own projects that look just like my own samples here with everything that I’ve given you in this class. Or you have the option to make your own unique projects with other papers and elements in your digital stash—it’s all up to you!

This class is self-paced, so you can sign up whenever you like and go through all the material at your own pace. This is the sort of class where you can stay in your PJs all day. Isn’t that the best? I love learning at home at my own pace.

Don’t delay to sign up for Pixels to Paper : Spring Crafts! Easter is only a few weeks away now and spring is on its way—don’t it catch you by surprise!

Our Pennysaver event is now at its end! In less than 36 hours, these awesome $1.00 deals will be gone for good. Don’t miss out on saving big on all the pieces of the A Day in the Life : Collection, including these two new additions from this week…

First, these is a set of A Day in the Life : Weekday Cards, which include blank cards for every day of the week with either square or rounded edges. Also included are a set of frames for your photographs, made to match the cards:

A Day in the Life : Weekday Cards

Then there is a set of 7 tiny alphas, the perfect size for pocket scrapbook pages! Here is the A Day in the Life : Alpha:

A Day in the Life : Alpha

Don’t miss your last chance to save on all the goodies in the A Day in the Life : Collection:

Today I will leave you with one last pretty page from Courtney, which uses all sorts of goodies from the collection:

A Day in the Life : Collection by Sugarplum Paperie

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!

This week you’ll find the final paper pack in A Day in the Life collection for sale in the Pennysaver category! Here is A Day in the Life : Night:

A Day in the Life : Night by Sugarplum Paperie

I love this page from Sarah which lets the plaid paper shine all on it’s own:

A Day in the Life : by Sugarplum Paperie

And this beauty from Alina that mixes several of the paper packs together with A Day in the Life : Night:

A Day in the Life : by Sugarplum Paperie

Also new this week you will find the A Day in the Life : Essentials:

A Day in the Life : Essentials by Sugarplum Paperie

Included inside this element pack you will find 90 elements that coordinate perfectly with everything in the A Day in the Life collection. There are several pieces of word are and stamps that come in both black and white. There are labels, banners, stickers and paint splats in every color. And there’s also a set of numbers for documenting the time of day!

I love how Eve mixed in lots of these bits and pieces on her beautiful layout:

A Day in the Life : by Sugarplum Paperie

Both of these packs are on sale for only $1.00 this month at The Digital Press, along with all the additional coordinating pieces of this collection that have already been released this month:

Here’s a pretty page from Amy, using several pieces from the entire collection:

A Day in the Life : by Sugarplum Paperie

There are still more Pennysaver goodies coming your way next week!

Until then, enjoy the special $1.00 savings on these pretty packs, and—as always—Happy Scrapping!

New Pennysaver Products!

February 13th, 2015 | Posted by Nicole Seitler in New: Digital Kits - (0 Comments)

The Pennysaver deals continue this week with lots of new products for only $1.00 at The Digital Press!

I have two new paper packs in the Pennysaver category this week. First you will find the bright and beautiful A Day in the Life : Noon papers:

A Day in the Life : Noon by Sugarplum Paperie

As well as these pretty A Day in the Life : Solids with their soft watercolor feel:

A Day in the Life : Solids by Sugarplum Paperie

I used both of these packs, along with the Morning papers (and some soon-to-be-released Essentials) to make a layout:

A Day in the Life : by Sugarplum Paperie

There are even more Pennysaver goodies that are on their way! Here’s a little sneak peek at what’s coming along in the collection next week:

sneak peek

If you would like to be updated about things as they release, be sure to also sign up for The Digital Press’ newsletter!

Enjoy the special savings and, as always, Happy Scrapping!

The Pennysaver has come to The Digital Press this month! We will have a ton of gorgeous new products for you all month long—for just $1.00 each. How exciting is that?!

I’ve been working on a new collection called “A Day in the Life,” which will include beautiful papers and elements to celebrate all hours of the day.

It was only logical to begin with the first moments of the day! Here is the sweet and sunny A Day in the Life : Morning papers:

A Day in the Life : Morning by Sugarplum Paperie

I love the soft beauty of this page from Alina that also uses pieces from Rosy Little Thoughts:

A Day in the Life by Sugarplum Paperie

I was also inspired to make a few templates for my own use in my Project Life album. I thought it would be fun to expand on the idea, and suddenly I had 12 fantastic templates! I hope you will find these templates to be a handy thing to use in your own albums for your photographs, cards or embellishments.

Here are the new A Day in the Life : Pocket Templates:

A Day in the Life : Pocket Templates by Sugarplum Paperie

Inside you will find 12 templates that come as .psd, .tif and .png files. There are also two sets for all 12 templates: one with rounded corners and one with squares. So there’s a lot to play with in this one little set!

Amy used these templates, along with the new papers and pieces from the Cherished freebie on her beautiful page:

A Day in the Life by Sugarplum Paperie

There are even more Pennysaver goodies that are on their way! Here’s a little sneak peek at what’s coming along in the collection next week:


Since all Pennysaver goodies are $1.00 for the whole month of February, I will be posting about what’s new here on the blog every Friday (even when I have Tuesday releases). If you would like to be updated about things as they release, be sure to also sign up for The Digital Press’ newsletter!

I hope you enjoy all the fun of Pennysaver with month! Enjoy the special savings on these pretty, pretty things and as always, Happy Scrapping!

I have lots of awesome news to share today! I’ve been working on a ton of things behind the scenes and it’s time to kick off the celebration now that the first of the month is here.

New Freebies, Just for You!

I have created two new freebies this week! First, newsletter subscribers will find that a new freebie mini kit is available for them today. Cherished : Part One is a direct download for all subscribers to The Paperie News:

Cherished Freebie from Sugarplum Paperie

Not a newsletter subscriber? No worries—you can become one now! You’ll be sent this mini kit right away when you sign up for The Paperie News.

The second portion of this coordinating collection is available here on my blog and on Facebook today! Just click to download Cherished : Part Two:

Cherished Freebie from Sugarplum Paperie

Is this your first stop on the Parade? Hop aboard by following the links below to pick up the rest of the beautiful pieces in this quarter’s Parade!

Get Ready for The Pennysaver:

We have something exciting in store for you this month at The Digital Press!

Each Tuesday and Friday this month, you will find brand new products in the The Pennysaver for just $1.00 all month long! I have a beautiful new collection in the works called “A Day in the Life.” Here’s a sneak peek at the first paper pack for this collection:


Be sure to also sign up for TDP’s Newsletter as well! Newsletter subscribers receive all sorts of goodies and discounts—so you don’t want to miss out on that.

Hybrid Basics Starts Monday!

From Pixels to Paper : Hybrid Basics with Nicole Seitler at Scrapaneers :: Learn how to turn your digital kits into paper creations

I am so excited—the day has almost arrived! My new class at Scrapaneers, From Pixels to Paper : Hybrid Basics, kicks off this Monday!

Have you ever wished that someone was there to hold your hand as you start on your very own hybrid adventure? Well, that’s exactly what this class was designed to do! In this self-paced class, I take you through Photoshop and into my studio to show you how hybrid is done, from start to finish. Not only that, we will be creating three beautiful hybrid projects together!

Want to find out if this class is right for you? Here’s a little video I made to introduce the class and explain what you can expect to find in it:

From Pixels to Paper : Hybrid Basics with Nicole Seitler at Scrapaneers :: Learn how to turn your digital kits into paper creations

I hope you’ll join me in the classroom starting this Monday. I can’t wait to hang out with you at Scrapaneers!

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!

This week I am bringing back all of my beautiful collabs with the talented Ru of Studio Basic! You’ll find these three beauties on sale for 50% off now through Thursday.

All About Me:

All About Me by Studio Basic and Sugarplum Paperie

Monsters in my Head:

Monsters in my Head by Studio Basic and Sugarplum Paperie

You are Beautiful:

You are Beautiful by Studio Basic and Sugarplum Paperie

And there is still time to enter to win a spot in my upcoming class at Scrapaneers!

From Pixels to Paper : Hybrid Basics by Nicole Seitler of Sugarplum Paperie, only at Scrapaneers!

This class will take all the mystery out of hybrid papercrafting as I show you just how fun and easy it is to turn your digital papers and elements into beautiful paper creations. Join me in the classroom as I teach from my studio and get yourself started on your own hybrid adventure!

The deadline to leave a comment is tonight a midnight. Don’t miss your chance to win!

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!

Team Digital Press at CHA 2015

January 25th, 2015 | Posted by Nicole Seitler in Blog News - (6 Comments)

For the last ten years, I’ve been dreaming of the day that I would get to fly to California and attend the Craft & Hobby Association’s annual convention. I had first heard about CHA when my rubber stamping friends would start to ask “Who’s going, who’s going?!” every six months. I wanted to raise my hand!

Then when I embarked on my digi adventure, I wanted to go even more! See all the new pretty things? Meet up with other digital designers? Heck, yeah! Sign me up!

But it wasn’t until this year that everything was perfectly lined up and I was able to go… and now that I’m home, can I just say: Let’s do this every year, ladies! Every momma needs a trip away with her friends, am I right?! It was so much fun.

So, here’s a post all about what we did and what we saw.


My family and I all woke up super early on Friday morning to drive an hour to the Tampa airport. It was chilly that morning and funny enough, it was warmer in California when I landed than it was in Florida that day. Go figure!

The Digital Press at CHA 2015After an hour delay in Houston, I landed in California at about 2:00 p.m. Kelleigh was there to meet me at the gate, which was so much fun! When is the last time you were able to actually meet someone at the gate? I remember the last time I did that—it was way back in early 2001!

Laura and Danielle were downstairs, trying to figure out which rental car company Laura had a reservation with (her e-mail wasn’t working!). We hugged and said hello, then hiked all through the parking garage to pick up our car. We stopped at the hotel, where we picked up Shannon and then headed to Downtown Disney for a snack and a drink.

It was such a surreal feeling, sitting around a table and getting to see everyone face to face. I’ve been friends with these girls for so long—some of them I’ve know for over six years now! I’ve worked with them everyday, and there was even a time when they called me their boss! (All except Shannon—she lucked out.) We always said that we had an atmosphere of family when we were at The Digichick. It was beautiful to discover how true that is. These girls are my peeps! I love them to pieces.

We walked around for a bit and even shopped a pinch. It was so surreal to be in California and know that I was not in my own version of Downtown Disney… yet it felt SO much the same! At night, when the lights came on, I had a hard time believing that I wasn’t actually in Orlando. Just a two hour drive home, right? No…

We left Downtown Disney to pick up Mari from the train station, which was an adventure all it’s own…

The Digital Press at CHA 2015On the way to King’s Fish House, Danielle and I spotted this giant pink building, all lit up in the dark. We asked what it was, but no one seemed to know.

We dropped off Kelleigh and Shannon, so that they could grab a table and Laura, Danielle and I went off to get Mari. Dani and I had not had a change to meet Mari in person yet!

Siri led us astray, however… she told us to turn left when we should have turned right.

After 5 minutes of feeling pretty darn sure that we were going the wrong way, we followed Laura’s gut instincts and turned around. We passed by King’s Fish House again… and ended up at the big pink building!! It was the train station—sitting right there, glowing in the dark the whole time.

We met up with the girls at King’s Fish House and had a yummy dinner together. But one thing we had not thought about on the way over: we now had six people… and a car that fit only five. Getting back to the hotel was a rather hilarious endeavor! We got cozy. It was good times.

The Digital Press at CHA 2015Once we were back in our rooms, we all changed into pjs and took a picture of ourselves in our Digital Press tee shirts!

Leah had insisted on it; Her wish was our command.

(I love the “Crazy Laura” pose here. It’s perfection.)

Real life had kept me from having a spare minute to run out to the store for travel sized things before I left home, but I knew that there was a CVS right in our hotel. I was rooming with Shannon and Laura, and before we turned in for the night, I asked the girls if they wanted to run down to the CVS with me.

I was assuming that this CVS was some sort of little convenience store-sized shop. I even thought that they probably had a door that was inside the hotel… but no! We ended up walking outside and around the corner, right into a full blown CVS… in our jammies. Oh, my word! I never wear my jammies out in public, but I rolled with it. I was cracking up about it!


The Digital Press at CHA 2015The next morning after breakfast, we walked over to the convention center. When we first got there, we discovered that Karla was already there and waiting for us! We totally overwhelmed her with a ton of hugs.

Then the lovely girls from Echo Park came out to meet us, give us our badges, and show us where the booth was.

I got to chat with Lori Whitlock for a while, which was fun! I’ve admired her work for a long time and it was so nice to meet her.

The Echo Park booth was absolutely gorgeous. There are so many beautiful lines coming out this year! I can’t believe that I get to be a small part of that.

Laura and I kept staring at the Happy Easter side of our line, as if we didn’t know how it came to be there… or like we couldn’t believe that we had actually pulled it off.

You may recognize that the Sunny Days Ahead side of our line is our collab, Flowers After the Rain. But we created new art and papers for the Easter side. We never set out to make a themed Easter kit, so I think we are a little impressed that we made it look like it belonged together all along. We literally kept petting the papers and sticker sheets. LOL!

This picture right here captures my most favorite moment:

The Digital Press at CHA 2015

It was epic.

It’s pretty darn amazing to see your designs come to life. It’s exciting to see that all your hard work and worries were worth it because things look better than you thought they might. But to turn around and see that you are surrounded by friends who are just as excited about it all as you are…

Yes—I cried a little.

The Digital Press at CHA 2015But there was so much more to see!

Next we moved over to Heidi Swapp’s pretty booth. We just barely got a chance to meet her. She was on her way to film something, but I practically pushed Karla up so that she could get a photo with Heidi before she had to run off! Hee hee!

Then we visited the Pink Paislee booth to admire everything that Mari had designed for them this year.

All the lines were so amazing! I had to stop and pet some of the pretty papers that I’ve used digitally in my albums. They were even more amazing in real life.

I am so proud of my Mari! I know she’s worked so hard this past year and pushed herself to amazing new heights because of it.

Around the corner from all these wonderful booths was one that I was super excited to see… The Project Life booth!

We even made it up on Becky’s FB page:

The Digital Press at CHA 2015

This was the point of the day where I started to feel like we should be called “The Crazy Ladies of The Digital Press.” We just wandered from booth to booth, chatting with people, laughing and accidentally sticking our fingers in their display cakes. Eep! (So sorry about that, Becky!)

The Digital Press at CHA 2015I have heard it said before that Becky is a warm and friendly person, and oh, my word—that is the truth! We spent a long time in Becky’s booth admiring the lovely new collections and chatting with her and her awesome team members.

Becky even showed Danielle how she could use the new Project Life app to save even more time by putting Siri to work. Because, yes… some of us need that much help just to get it done! LOL!

After we said goodbye to Becky and her team, we poked around looking at things that other friends had designed. I saw beautiful samples from digital creative team girls I know who’ve turned to paper. We saw Karla’s designs in the Silhouette booth. And we saw stamps designed by our own Miss Tiina! We roamed as one giant pack, meeting lots of wonderful people.

After lunch, I had one of more embarrassing moments of my life…

The Digital Press at CHA 2015While trying to get some sugar for my coffee at the Plaid booth, I knocked over this trash can… on to this white carpet…

It had been full of open coffee and tea cups that people had tossed!

I about died.

The basket was in the worst possible spot. I never even saw it. I just thought “What just tapped my leg?” and then boom. Coffee… everywhere.

While I was turning several shades of red, Laura had to take a picture. So, I like to call this shot a “From Where I Stand… Fail.”

Aren’t my shoes cute?!


The people at the Plaid booth were so nice and understanding. I tried to mop up the mess, but they told me not to worry about it. A mess like this… and they said that. Thank you, lovely lady at the Plaid booth. You are a peach.

The Digital Press at CHA 2015After wandering around on the other side of the hall, we left the convention center for the day and went to Cheesecake Factory.

We ordered our cheesecake to go, though… and we went back to the hotel to get cozy, hang out with Karla and play Cards Against Humanity.

I have to say… it’s funny, but not exactly my favorite game. But I have never seen Laura laugh so hard in my life—so that was totally worth it! (Well, to be honest, I’ve only heard her laugh on the phone before… so I guess I should say that I never heard her laugh so hard in all my life.) It seemed like every time it was her turn, I won the round with something just witty enough to crack her up and make her lose it. It helps when you share a similar sense of humor!


I’ve lived on the East Coast my whole life. I grew up having an annual pass to Disney World. I went to Hollywood Studios when it first opened (and it was called MGM—can’t get that out of my head, actually!). I skipped classes in college and went to Animal Kingdom for the day when it was only half finished. Now, I’ve been to California several times in my life. But this was my FIRST trip to Disneyland… and my first trip with girlfriends (and no kids!).

The Digital Press at CHA 2015So, the next morning, all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, Kelleigh and I headed off to Disneyland—in the rain—to make it to the Rope Drop. With four kids in our family, we’ve never made it out the door in time to make a Rope Drop! Those little people always seem to want breakfast first.

Because of the rain, crowds were super light. We walked right up to the gate in our ponchos and waited for the magical moment to begin!

Everyone else was busy being sensible and having a real breakfast at Downtown Disney. Meanwhile, Kelleigh and I were running from Peter Pan to Space Mountain to Star Tours like giddy little kids.

We met up with everyone not long after that and roamed the park together (with rain still coming down upon our heads the whole time). We didn’t let it stop us, though! We still had a blast seeing everything. Lines were short and we got to go on tons of rides. I was having so much fun with the confusion of it all… things like Thunder Mountain being on the wrong side of Tom Sawyer Island… and Indiana Jones being a ride, instead of a stunt show… and the Hunted Mansion being an actual mansion, totally transformed by The Nightmare Before Christmas!

I started to get a little jealous. I kinda liked Disneyland more than my own precious Disney World!

The Digital Press at CHA 2015Some time around 3:00 the rain began to taper off and we could live without ponchos. We walked over to California Adventure ( ::cough:: Hollywood Studios ::cough:: ) and went on Midway Mania. I loved the big roller coaster, too! I totally lost what was left of my voice right there.

We stopped for some ice cream and I tried to take a selfie in my Minnie ears. Darn photobombers!

After that, we went to Cars Land. That place is amazing… and we were right there at the time they turned all the neon lights on and played “Life Could be a Dream.” There were cast members dancing down the street in a conga line, and of course The Crazy Ladies of The Digital Press were all over that. I think we might have been the only ones to join in the fun. That was an awesome moment!

Now, up until this point in the trip, I hadn’t actually told my kids that I was at Disneyland. I thought it would be too mean. But I had been texting with my hubby all day and he ended up telling them that night. I thought the guilt and the pressure was off, because now I didn’t have to go home and tell them myself. But then we when on Radiator Springs Racers…

If you haven’t been, it’s an amazing ride that’s half scenic and half roller coaster. But the thing that had me all choked up was how real it made the characters from Cars. I have a little four year old guy who is totally obsessed with Cars… all I could think of was how he would just die from delight to be on that ride. When we got off, it was all I could do not to bawl my eyes out with Mommy Guilt. The girls were all “Did you love it?” and I was all “Nooooo! My baby!!!” It was hard. I felt like such a bad mommy! I only hope that they can make that magic happen in Florida, because I don’t know that we will ever all be able to fly to California and visit Cars Land. Sigh.

The Digital Press at CHA 2015After dark, we headed back to Disneyland to see the pretty lights and (finally!) go on it’s a small world.

We stopped in a hat shop where these two hams were trying to make duck faces and take selfies. Oh, my word… love these girls so, so much!

We went on several other rides, but no tea cups for us this year. The rain had shut things down.

Some of the girls were ready to go back to the hotel and we had to also say goodbye to Karla… and try not to cry about it.

Then Kelleigh and I ended up staying with Danielle and Mari to close the park down at 11:00 p.m. Apparently, we are very committed Disney Nuts.

But when you can be there to your heart’s content, of course you are going to be there for every second you can!


The Digital Press at CHA 2015While I was away, my husband told me that my oldest son told my daughter, “Don’t worry, Penny. Mommy is coming home tomorrow… whether she wants to or not.” And he was right…

We said goodbye to Mari early in the morning …and again we all tried not to cry about it. Then we had to say goodbye to Shannon… and try not to cry once again.

We headed off to the airport, where Dani and I said goodbye to Kelleigh and Laura. Then Dani and I looked at catalogs and chatted until suddenly I had to say goodbye to her, too. I was all alone after talking non-stop for days… and it was so strange. We totally needed one more day. Or to do this once a month—that would work for me!

After one long day of flying against the time zones, I made it home at 10:00 p.m. to see four happy kids and one ecstatic husband. And that made going home totally okay with me.

It was the trip of a lifetime.

Can I do it again next year?!

I’m not sure if you heard the news, but there’s a new face at Scrapaneers… and it’s me! I have been invited by Tiffany to teach on a topic that I really love—hybrid papercrafting!

From Pixels to Paper : Hybrid Basics by Nicole Seitler of Sugarplum Paperie, only at Scrapaneers!

I’ve been spending a lot of time in my studio over the last few months, working on my class. I’ve been recording every part of the process—from what I do in Photoshop, to how I print at home, to how I use different tools in my studio—to bring you a comprehensive class that covers everything you need to know about hybrid from start to finish.

If you’ve been wanting to play around with hybrid papercrafting, but you don’t know where to begin, this class was designed for you!

Over three sessions, I will walk you through all the basics of hybrid. Then you will work along with me as we complete three beautiful hybrid projects together. We’ll be covering things like card making, printing sticker and stamp elements, making your own note cards, and how to use a template to make a hybrid gift box:

From Pixels to Paper : Hybrid Basics by Nicole Seitler of Sugarplum Paperie, only at Scrapaneers!

I will also be available in the forums to answer all your hybrid questions, too. You can take this class at your own pace, but you won’t be alone on this journey!

So, if you’ve felt like hybrid is “too hard” or “too complicated” for you to try, let me show you just how easy it is!

From Pixels to Paper: Hybrid Basics launches on February 2nd and I hope you will join me then.

Enter to Win:

Would you like a chance to win a spot in my new class? Leave a comment here and let me know:

What’s one hybrid thing that you would like to learn more about?

Let me know! I’d love to hear your thoughts… and even your fears. :)

Leave a comment here by Tuesday, January 28th by 11:59 p.m. (EST). I will announce a winner on Wednesday!

Best of luck to you!


They say the first person to comment never wins, but that’s exactly who has selected! Congratulations, Michelle–I look forward to seeing you in the classroom!