Happy NSD – and a blog train freebie

Happy NSD – and a blog train freebie

Happy NSD to all of us!!!

I know you’re probably all very busy shopping and blog-hopping so I’ll keep it nice and short 😉

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Here’s a peek at my part of theStudio designers NSD blog train kit “Scrap on”:

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If you collect all the parts and pieces you’ll have a great kit, complete with cardstock and an alpha!

Here’s the blogroll:  You should have arrived from Prairie Song Scraps and your next stop is Jen Maddocks Designs

If you get lost along the way you can find the entire list on theStudio Blog.

Enjoy! 😀

One day specials at the Studio…

One day specials at the Studio…

Hey all,

just a very quick heads-up: Don’t miss the awesome Revenge-of-the-Fifth specials at theStudio!

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There are lots of awesome deals to snag – all for one day only (and they will not return for NSD either):

  • collections for $5
  • kit bundles (5 kits for $5)
  • collection bundles (5 collections for $15 – do the math, that’s $3 for a complete collection – pure madness, lol)

Toiny did a great post on theStudio blog explaining the new store feature “Buy Together” we’re using for the bundles, you can find it here.

Is it Spring yet?

Is it Spring yet?

Yes, it is!!! Woohoo! Happy first day of Spring! Or was that yesterday, since 2016 is a leap year? Oh – who cares, it is definitely, officially Spring now here 😀

I love sitting on our terrace, snuggled up in a warm jacket or even with a blanket (because those first sunny days are usually still pretty chilly), enjoying the light and the sounds of nature’s re-awakening. Yesterday the birdsong was joined by a funny, crunching noise – when I curiously looked around to figure out what it was, I saw a cute little brown mouse, sitting underneath a rose bush, happily nibbling away on a peanut. I wonder where he got that, maybe from a birdfeeder? Too cute – too bad I don’t come with a build-in camera so I could show you a picture, lol.

(We’ve had this mouse – or some ancestors- living in our garden for years, he (or they, lol) luckily never come into our house, even so our terrace door is often open – maybe they’re scared of our guinea pigs? ;D

All the Springtime songs and smells did inspire me to create a happy Spring collection:

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There are some add-ons to go with the kit and even a little bonus if you pick up the complete collection:

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And here’s some beautiful inspiration – a big “Thank you” to Pam and the girls from CT Hotspot for creating these! 😀

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Right now – until March 27th, you can pick up the kit and add-ons for 30 % off, the complete collection plus bonus for 50 % off in my store at Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

Oh, and Café in Paris is retiring – save 75 % off until it’s gone forever on March 31st!

Carin Grobe Design Café in ParisJoyce created a beautiful quickpage freebie for you – click image to download & enjoy:

Carin Grobe Design Bluebird of Happiness FreebieHave a great Spring with lots of happy memories to scrap!

 

Photobook woes…. and a freebie

Photobook woes…. and a freebie

Hey all – today I’m looking for a little bit of input and help from you all…. I’m having major photobook woes… We went on a dream-like, wonderful, awesome vacation last Fall – to Hawaii and California. Perfect Bliss.

And I still have all these thousands (literally, lol) beautiful pictures sitting on my hard drive and sooooo want to put them into a book to look at them when and where I want to. But … it’s still not done yet, and I have barely started on it, because of this terrible monster called “perfectionism” rearing it’s head everytime I work on it… and I’m torn about what to do:

  • Use the photobook software from one of the printing companies and just do a picture book? The ones I’ve looked at so far don’t even offer the option to add a drop shadow to your pictures, BUT I’d have a book to look at out beautiful photos pretty fast.
  • Or do my pages in PS with drop shadows but only a bare minimum of embellishments and a uniform background – not that fast, but prettier and I’d have the layered files in case I’ll ever decide to redo it?
  • Or accept that it’s going to take me ages and ages (even using Manda’s power scrapping method) and have a perfect book in the end (whenever that may be)?

What do you do? Is there another option that’s “perfect” (there’s that word again, lol) and I haven’t considered? I’d love to hear about your thoughts and methods…

Here’s a little something for you, a journal card created with my new collection “Giraffe Kisses”– click on image to download and enjoy!

CGD-GiraffeKisses-journalGiraffe Kisses is on sale for at least 50 % off until Sunday, Feb 21st at Digital Scrapbooking Studio – if you love giraffes, this is a unique and fun kit to have (the giraffes are drawn by myself, you won’t find them anywhere else)…

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PS – There’s a great QP freebie using Giraffe Kisses on Digital Scrapbooking Studio’s blog…. 😉

 

One day sale – Misty Cove 70 % off

One day sale – Misty Cove 70 % off

Is Misty Cove on your wishlist? If so you might want to hop over to theStudio and get it today, because it’s today’s Daily Deal, meaning you will save 70 % off the kit, the collection and the sanded cardstock. Whew!

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When I created this kit, it was November and these were my thoughts while working on it:

“Not every day on the beach is a day full of sunshine and fun in the waves. Not every day in our lives is a day full of laughter and love. Some days are sad, some are lonely, some are full of thought and these are just as important, even so they are admittedly less fun.

Here, November is a “time between times”. The Fall festivities are over and Christmas preparations have not started yet. In November we have All Saints, our Memorial Day and similar Holidays. It’s a time to remember, to catch your breath, to think about the past and the future, to make new plans – a time and a place between sadness and optimism; that is the mood I had in mind when designing this kit.

Misty Cove is the perfect collection to scrap all those photos of beach walks on not-so-perfectly-sunny days and also for pages dedicated to those we lost or thoughts about futures and plans still hidden by the mists of time.”

But – it’s actually a very versatile kit, as you can see in these beautiful pages, created by the talented ladies in my personal and theStudio’s creative teams:

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Remember – the 70 % off are only valid today, February 17th….

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Have a great day! 😀

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