Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Playing in the Dirt ~ My Memories Blog Train

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Welcome to this month’s “My Memories” blog train ~ my preview is below. There are designers from many different time zones, so be sure to check back if someone’s post isn’t up yet.

I also wanted to give you the link for the My Memories software. There’s a “trial” version you can download for free to test out and see if it’s something you’re interested in. If you decide to purchase the software, send me an e-mail message to the address at the top of my blog, and I’ll give you a coupon code to use for a discounted price, plus a coupon to use in my store to get one of my kits for free.

You can download my “Playing in the Dirt” mini kit here.

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NOTE: These kits will be available as freebies for a limited time only. If you have any problems with the links or this table format, let me know. Enjoy!

1- Cutie Pie Scraps 16- Papierstudio
2- Crazy-4-Monograms 17- FranB Designs
3- LizzyQXdesign 18- Dora's Digitals
4- Grace Blossoms 4 U 19- Lisa Rosa Designs
5- Syrena's Scrap Art 20- MagsGraphics
6- PattyB Scraps 21- Sassy Designz
7- ADB Designs 22- Digi Cyber Scraps
8- Touched by A Butterfly 23- Jusme Digital
9- Snackpackgu's Designs 24- Carena's Extravagance
10- Happy Scrap Arts 25- Bekah E Designs
11- Digi Deborah Designs 26- Carolyn's Scrap Creations
12- Jen Wright Designs 27- Let Me Scrapbook (you are here)
13- Dees-Deelights 28- Clever Monkey Graphics
14- Cari Lopez 29- Dragonfly Studio Designs
15- KJDdesigns 30- ArianneGrafX

Buds to Blooms ~ Facebook Hop

It’s the 5-year anniversary of Toiny becoming owner of theStudio, and several designers have teamed up to bring you an awesome mega collection called “Buds to Blooms.” We’re doing this as a Facebook hop, so if you’re interested, head on over to my Facebook page. This will be available as a fan freebie for a limited time only. Welcome, Spring!  

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Cafe in Paris ~ Element Packs

I finally finished my element packs for the “Cafe in Paris” coordinated collection and have added them to my store. I will keep these on sale for a few days beyond the 15th since I was late getting them done; sometimes real life can get in the way of fun design time!

Here are my previews – you can see the element packs separately, and then I’ve also included a preview so you see what they look like with their coordinating paper pack. I’ll be adding the full-kits to my store at regular price after the “individual pack” sale is over. My 3rd paper pack works easily with both element packs.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Recipe Card Challenge ~ April 2014

The starter kit for this month’s recipe card challenge at theStudio is in my store. This will be a freebie for those who participated the month before; others can purchase it for a low price. Reminder: The papers in this mini kit are sized 4 x 6, and the elements are smaller to fit the paper size. These are just the right size to create brag book pages, too!

The focus for April’s cards is your favorite “brunch” or “buffet” recipe – whatever you’d like to go along with this theme. These colors coordinate with my “Cafe in Paris” collection. If you’d like the complete set of recipes at the end of the month, just use this kit and prepare/share at least one card ~ read all the details HERE. You can check out all the cards in the gallery!

NOTE: This will also be available in My Memories store.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Cafe in Paris Collection ~ Paper Packs

It’s time for the spring collection at theStudio. Designers work with the same color palette and general idea to create coordinating items, and there is always a huge variety to the interpretation and presentation of the theme. Here’s a snapshot of our inspiration.

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The second color to the last is actually a dark purple; I lightened it up a bit in my kits since it was so similar “dark-wise” to the brown beside it. I had fun working with this idea to create some “Paris specific” papers in my pack 3 “scenic” collection, as well as several more general-use solids and patterned papers.

Here are the previews of my 3 paper packs; I’ll post the elements later. These are all on sale in my store for $1.00 each through April 15, so if you’re interested in any of my packs or those from the other designers, grab them now for the best price. I’ll be adding these to my other stores, including My Memories, once the sale is over at theStudio.

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Recipe Card Challenge ~ March 2014

Wow! I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve posted on here ~ 2014 is proving to be as crazy busy as 2013 was.

The starter kit for this month’s recipe card challenge at theStudio is in my store. This will be a freebie for those who participated the month before; others can purchase it for a low price. Reminder: The papers in this mini kit are sized 4 x 6, and the elements are smaller to fit the paper size. These are just the right size to create brag book pages, too!

The focus for March’s cards is your favorite “copycat” or “top secret” recipe – whatever you’d like to go along with this theme. If you’d like the complete set of recipes at the end of the month, just use this kit and prepare/share at least one card ~ read all the details HERE. You can check out all the cards in the gallery!

NOTE: This will also be available in My Memories store.

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Christmas Spirit ~ December 2013 LDS Blog Train

This is my last blog train this year ~ thank you for stopping by and for your support during 2013. I wish you a wonderful holiday season and hope that the spirit of Christmas fills your home with love, laughter, and peace.
My mini kit includes 8 papers and 11 elements; I’d love to see anything you design with it. Here’s the preview ~ you can download it here (link expired 1-6-2014).
LMS_TheChristmasSpirit_PreviewThe train officially starts December 15. If someone’s link isn’t up yet, be sure to check back – we’re in several different time zones. Some kits will only be available as freebies for a limited time. Enjoy!
1- Brightly Street 6- Snip Snap Scrap Designs
2- Dora's Digitals 7- One Scrap Happy Chic
3- Granny Enchanted 8- Talented Scrappers
4- KatLen Kreations 9- Let Me Scrapbook! <- you are here
5- WinksArt Graphics
All links will also be posted here: LDS Blog Train Blog

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Joy to the World ~ Part 2

I have this fun little add-on that coordinates with my “Joy to the World” blog freebie. If interested, head on over to my Facebook page. It will be available for a limited time only. And PIRATES: please design your own work instead of stealing from others. You take the joy out of giving and may eventually take away the giving itself.

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Joy to the World…

It’s time for theStudio’s annual Christmas Carol blog train! I’m always excited to see what my fellow designers choose for their song and how they represent it in their kit. Links to their blogs are below my preview.
My inspiration came from a beautiful tree I saw this year at the Festival of Trees. I loved the non-traditional colors and the big blocks spelling “JOY” under the tree. That’s what I felt when I saw this tree, and I chose a song that fills me with joy every time I sing/hear it: “Joy to the World.”
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My kit is intentionally not specific or literal to the words in the song, but instead is intended to simply be joyful and happy and bright! If interested, you can download my mini kit here (link expired 1-6-2014). Also, check back later for information about a couple more freebies as part of this kit.
LMS_JoyToTheWorld_Preview1NOTE: there are people from many different time zones, so be sure to check back if someone’s post isn’t up yet. These kits will be available as freebies for a limited time only. If you have any problems with the links or this table format, let me know. Enjoy!
1- theStudio Blog 7- ADB Designs
2- The Urban Fairy 8- Manu Scraps
3- Studio4 Designworks 9- Let Me Scrapbook (you are here)
4- JilbertsBitsofBytes 10- Carin Grobe Design
5- Nibbles Skribbles 11- Booland Designs
6- 2Moose Designs 12- Fancy Bird Design

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Blog trains getting ready to start…

I’ll be participating in a couple blog trains starting in the next few days ~ I hope you’ll stop by and check them both out.

Here’s a little “sneak peek” of the first one. If you’d like a print-quality version of these cute little snowmen, stay tuned for information on how to get them. See you soon…

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Recipe Card Challenge ~ December 2013

The starter kit for this month’s recipe card challenge at theStudio is in my store. This will be a freebie for those who participated the month before; others can purchase it for a low price. Reminder: The papers in this mini kit are sized 4 x 6, and the elements are smaller to fit the paper size. These are just the right size to create brag book pages, too!

The focus for December’s cards is your favorite holiday treat recipe – whatever you’d like to go along with this theme. If you’d like the complete set of recipes at the end of the month, just use this kit and prepare/share at least one card ~ read all the details HERE. You can check out all the cards in the gallery!

NOTE: This will also be available in My Memories store.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Recipe Card Challenge ~ November 2013

The starter kit for this month’s recipe card challenge at theStudio is in my store. This will be a freebie for those who participated the month before; others can purchase it for a low price. Reminder: The papers in this mini kit are sized 4 x 6, and the elements are smaller to fit the paper size. These are just the right size to create brag book pages, too!

The focus for November’s cards is your favorite Thanksgiving dinner recipe – whatever you’d like to go along with this theme. If you’d like the complete set of recipes at the end of the month, just use this kit and prepare/share at least one card ~ read all the details HERE. You can check out all the cards in the gallery!

NOTE: This is also be available in My Memories store.

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Last Flash Sale ~ Colors of Christmas

I think my last flash sale of the day is going on right now for a very limited time. It’s my “Colors of Christmas” kit ~ available for $1.00 for the next little bit…

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Another Flash Sale ~ Witches Brew

I just noticed that my “Witches Brew” kit is currently one of the flash sale items ~ it’s available for a very short time period for $1.00, so if it’s something you’re interested in, this would be a steal of a deal!

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DSD and Flash Sales at theStudio

Happy Digital Scrapbooking Day! Today is an opportunity to pick up great deals on digital scrapbook products just about everywhere you shop! You’ll find most items at my store at theStudio for 50% off – plus, there will be “flash sales” all day long. These items will be significantly reduced for 1 hour only; you’ll have to keep a watch on this forum link to know what is up when. I currently have my “A Day at the Park” kit for $1.00; that will end soon. I’ll have a couple other kits throughout the day; I’ll post here if I see them in time.

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Build Your Own Grab Bag

In honor of Digital Scrapbooking Day (DSD), I’m offering a “build your own grab bag” to let you choose which items you’d like most. This 5 for $5 deal is available for a limited time only; it represents a significant savings over the regular price. This deal is available in my store at theStudio from November 1-5, 2013 ~ some restrictions apply. This will be removed from my store on November 6, so shop now if interested.

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween ~ treats included!

I’m excited to post about my first ever Facebook freebie ~ it’s a fun little mini kit to coordinate with contributions from several other Studio designers! Here’s a preview ~ if you’d like it, just head on over to my Facebook page and “like” it to download. Big thanks to Gaye of GS Creations for the adorable witch and pumpkin templates!

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And for those who don’t use Facebook and have no interest in doing so, I wanted to give you a little treat as well. If you can use this embossed paper pack, feel free to download it here.

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Pumpkin Stew Kit

Years ago, some friends invited us to Halloween dinner ~ which consisted of a huge “pot” of stew that was cooked in a pumpkin! It was surprisingly good, and the name “Pumpkin Stew” has always stuck with me. Now I got to use it on my latest scrapbooking kit, which was designed to coordinate with my newly updated “Witches Brew” kit. I just swapped out the purple and brown for blue and black, and used a darker green and lighter yellow; you should be able to mix-and-match just about everything in both kits.

Here’s my preview; this is full of some really cute elements and fun papers. It’s on sale at theStudio and My Memories through Nov. 8.

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Witches Brew Kit (re-do)

Although I liked my original “Witches Brew” kit, there were a few things I decided I would like better, so I gave it a little facelift! I used a slightly different orange, changed out the clipart and some of the other elements, and made quite a few changes to the papers – my previews are below. I actually took the time to do a little “scrapping” myself to create my Facebook header; I love how it turned out! This kit is on sale for 25% off through November 8 at my stores at theStudio and My Memories.

If you purchased the previous version of this kit, just e-mail me a copy of your invoice and I’ll send you a coupon code for the re-do.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Finally on Facebook!

I did it – I finally launched my Facebook page (see link above)! It is definitely a work in progress and needs a bit more fixing up, but I’d love to have any of you who are interested stop on over and “like” my page. I’ll be participating in a Facebook “hop” later this month along with several of my fellow Studio designers, and you’ll need to “like” the page to enable the download link for the exclusive freebie. Thanks for your support!  : )

P.S. The header on my Facebook page is a sneak peek of a kit I’ve updated and will be loading in my store soon. Watch for an announcement later for the details…