12 Years ago.
12 years ago I was a freelance designer with an assortment of corporate clients designing annual reports, catalog, marketing materials and packaging.
12 years ago I was nearly 5 months into switching from paper scrapbooking to digital scrapbooking.
12 years ago I was making mothers bracelets every night, filling orders for a bracelet business, our first .com Tootahs.
12 years ago I just wanted to design and sell paper singles.
12 years ago we were just 2 years into our marriage.
12 years ago everything changed.
12 years ago on April 1, 2005 we [my husband and I] opened DesignerDigitals.com
Here we are, 12 years later. There are over 13,000 products available for download in the store. We have seen the highs and lows of the scrapbooking industry. We continue to thrive through it all and we are so grateful for that. When we started there was no Etsy. There were no blog-based stores. You could count the number of digital scrapbooking sites on your hands. When you search digital scrapbooking now there are millions of results. The are countless number of sites selling downloads and we are among them.
Following our vision, sticking to our marketing plan hasn’t always been an easy path but it has been the right path for us. I love creating art and I love seeing how my art has evolved through the years. Just a few months after starting the site I began designing for Autumn Leaves, a leader in the industry at the time. I’d always hoped for my own line but was grateful to take on the design of an existing line and it was a great starting point for me. Since then I have designed for Bo Bunny, Pink Paislee, My Minds Eye, Trimcraft, 45 and Market, Our Memories for Life and many other manufacturers in an assortment of markets. All of these experiences have helped me to evolve and grow and continue to produce new digital art for download on a weekly basis with no signs of slowing down!
What better reason to celebrate! We are having a new sale each day at DesignerDigitals along with a new 99¢ item each day
PLUS save an extra 20% on ANYTHING with code 12YRS20 at checkout!
Thanks for sharing this journey with us and here’s to many more celebrations!