Christmas Carol Blog Hop 2016


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Digital scrapbooking at Digital Scrapbooking Studio

Woot – it’s time for theStudio’s annual Christmas Carol Blog Hop!!!! 😀

My chosen carol this year is “Frosty the snowman” – maybe because I’m cold almost all the time during Winter and my husband loves to tease me by calling me “Frosty” (according to him I somehow manage to get my hand, feet and nose below room temperature, lol).

I had a lot of fun drawing the different snowmen and creating a kit around them, although my hot beverage consumption did rise considerably while I was playing in the snow, even it it was only digital snow ;D. Hope you will like the result, there are 14 papers and 30 elements in the downloads, make sure you get both parts.

And those of you who get my Newsletter can look forward to a huge set of coordinating solid papers 😀

Here’s a peek at the kit (it will be available here until Jan 2nd) – the download links are below the preview. Enjoy – and have a very merry Christmas and a wonderful new year!!!

Frosty Kit by Carin Grobe Design

I’m sorry, the download links have expired, but you can find the kit here in my store at Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

Here’s the complete blog roll:

Digital Scrapbooking Studio
Nibbles Skribbles
Vero — The French Touch
Zesty Designs
Jilbert’s Bits of Bytes
Booland Designs
ADB Designs
Aimee Harrison Designs
Manu Scraps
Butterfly Dsign
Carin Grobe Design <– You are here
A–Manda Creation <– Next Stop
Heartstrings Scrap Art
Flower Scraps
The Kit Cart
Bekah E Designs
Let Me Scrapbook
Over the Fence Designs
WendyP Designs
Studio4 DesignWorks

Please, remember we are living all over the world in different time zones, be patient if a post should not be up yet and check back again later!

Nordic Overlays With Tutorial For Perfect Stitching

I love the holidays.  The touches of tradition make it even more special.  One of those traditions was cross stitched stockings and that memory was the inspiration behind my latest release, Nordic Overlays and Stitching Styles.  With these tools you can turn any photo or paper into a custom cross stitch or knitted masterpiece.  I did a quick video tutorial to help you with customization and there is a pdf download too.

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Click the image for the short tutorial.



Save 30% on the individual products or 40% on the bundle for a limited time, you can find them here in my CU store.

Black Friday Door Busters Just $1 AND 50% Off Progressive Sale This Weekend

Yesterday was Thanksgiving in the U.S.  I hope everyone enjoyed their turkey and stuffing.  I always look forward to my American friends enjoying their feast because the next day is Black Friday.  That’s today!  And Black Friday means super deals today and throughout the weekend.  We start with a 50% off store wide sale plus Door Busters for only $1.  This is today only so even if you’re standing in line to get in the door you can still shop from your phone.  😉

Shop the Door Busters today and you can get each of these for only $1

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Tomorrow the Store will be 40% Off and then 30% off on Sunday….And then back to 50% off for Cyber Monday.  If you can’t squeeze in the best deals today you’ll get one more chance.  My Grand Reopening Sale also goes to 40% beginning tomorrow but you can take advantage of that for one more week.

Enjoy this shopping frenzy weekend!



Share Your Favorite Holiday Decoration

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It is so good to be back to designing and right at home with the Progressive Scrap challenge.  We did experience a bit of a hiccup yesterday in the forum and the gallery but the Studio team jumped in and everything seems to be working properly now.  If you were able to upload yesterday, please check to make sure your images are still in the gallery.  A few things were lost and will need to be loaded again but this marks the final step in the new server upgrade at the Studio.  It’s been a long road but the store and forum and gallery are super speedy now.  I love that I’m at home in a store where the owner is always working to make improvements even if that means suffering temporarily through some growing pains.

I took the summer off to enjoy my family, do a bit of traveling, and rejuvenate.  My mind (and note pad) is filled with inspiration and ideas for new products.  In fact, it’s so full I’m having a hard time deciding what to start on first.  Christmas is right around the corner and I have a unique idea on the drawing board that came from a conversation with a friend.  Holiday themes and decorations have certainly changed over the years so the options for kits are endless.  I am looking for some inspirational photos to help me complete this kit.  I want to see what your holiday home looks like.  I know it’s a little early but the retailers are ready with the trees and ornaments in place and many people will spend this weekend pulling their tree from the attic or shopping for a fresh cut beauty.  I’m curious to know what your favorite ornament or decorative piece is.  Share your story in the comments and let’s see what we have in common.

We vacationed in the U.S. and visited Karen (Snickerdoodle Designs).  We had a wonderful time visiting their new home and I got to see Karen’s DIY: Plank Craft Room Wall up close and personal.  I love being able to feel the electricity of creativity and it really buzzes when Karen and I are in the same room.



I have a brand new collection in the store to kick off my Grand Re-opening.  Misty Cove is soft and gentle in subtle shades of gray and blue.  I was going for relaxing, calm and quiet.  It has a subtle feel and the Misty Cove Collection has 2 alphas and plenty of papers and elements to scrap any type of page.  It’s on sale now for only $8.






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Enjoy your weekend!  I hope to see your holiday decorating favorites in the comments.

November Progressive Challenge

It’s NOVEMBER!  November marks the end of my sabbatical.  I’m tidying up a few things in my store to open later in the month but wanted to give you a quick heads-up that the Progressive Scrap Challenge has started yesterday!  Come and join me in theStudio forum.  Here’s a peek at theStudio’s November Mega we will be using – no need to buy it to play along, I will provide you with everything you need.


Who Can Participate?  The challenge is open to everyone.  If you’re brand new to digital scrapbooking this is a great place to start, build your page slowly over the course of one week and peek left and right at what others do with the same set of supplies and instructions.  If you’re a seasoned scrapper then we want you to join us too and show us your creativitiy with your very own interpretation of the instructions.

What Is a Progressive Scrap?  A Progressive Scrap is a fun way to stretch yourself to create a page by following a specific set of instructions.  Don’t let the word “instructions” intimidate you though. Instructions, in this case are directly related to your own interrpretation and creativity. I will take you through the steps from background papers  to the finished page.

When should you show up?  November 15th is the official date but you can jump in in theStudio’s Progressive Scrap forum right now until Wednesday.
From the looks of things, it’s going to be a full house this month.  The more the merrier so come on in – NO Experience Needed.

If you want to get a feel for what we do and how things work you can take a look at the ongoing and past Progressive Scraps in theStudio’s PS gallery.  All of these scrappers started with the same set of instructions and interpreted things in their own way.  Pretty impressive huh?  There is no right or wrong in PS.  It’s truly a meeting of the mind and your own creativity.  Join Us Now and and see where your creativty takes you!

Shop NSD 2015 And Save 70% On My Bundles

As scrappers and crafters, we wait in anticipation for two huge weekends each year.  The first of those weekends for 2015 is here and the waiting is over.  Happy NSD to each and every one of you.  I wanted to celebrate in full style with a bigger than usual bang so all of my Bundles have been reduced to SEVENTY PERCENT OFF for NSD.

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For less than the price of some of the kits you can get the entire bundle.  What are you waiting for?  Go Shop and Enjoy the new store at the Studio.

Be sure to grab this darling freebie first.  It coordinates with my Burlap & Lace Collection (On Sale This Weekend For Only $2.85) but is versatile enough to make any page look impressive.

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Love YOU – A Mini Collection For All Occasions

Do you have big plans for Valentine’s Day?  Did you make something special for your Sweetie?  Are you expecting something special FROM your Sweetie?  There’s still time and I have a great new mini collection that just might inspire you.  If you only need a small finishing touch then you might want to print off one of the tags.  The page kit is full of flowers and all things girlie but let that fool you.  I added some dark papers and some masculine shapes so it’s really a very universal kit with tons of possibilities.thestudio_valentinesaleIf you’ve thought about pocket scrapping which seems to be all the rage right now, you’re in luck.  There are two pages filled with pockets.  You can use them all or turn them off and on to give your page a totally customized look.  But the best part is, in celebration of Valentine’s Day, theStudio is having a “Sweetheart” of a Sale!CGD_loveYOU_collection600CGD_loveYOU_preview600CGD_loveYOU_papers600CGD_loveYOU_temps600CGD_loveYOU_journal600CGD_loveYOU_extrapap600CGD_loveYOU_glitters600

(There are two free alpha add-ons to that collection for you – one is available on my FB page, another one in my NL)

I hope you get something extra special for Valentine’s Day.  Whatever you do, have a great weekend!  I’ll see you soon.


Min 🙂



Last Day For 50% Off And Round Robin 4 Deadline Approaching Fast

Hello!  Happy Saturday!

I wanted to post a quick reminder that Today Is The Last Day to take advantage of my 50% Off Sale in both my Personal Use and Commercial Stores.  My Birthday/Anniversary/Celebration month ends tonight at midnight EST.

Pick and Choose from most anything in my stores but of course, collabs are excluded.

Golden Oldies 3 – Save 80%

CU Lots of Dots Layered Templates 50% Off

Lazy Summer Afternoon – The Kit – Save 50%



Are you subscribed to my Newsletter?  This week my subscribers were able to download this FREE alpha that coordinates with this week’s Round Robin.


You can still get the alpha if you missed out.  If you aren’t a subscriber, just Click Here.  Once you’re subscribed, you can choose View This Newsletter in Your browser from any newsletter and choose missed editions.  Go ahead.  You just can’t tell what might be coming your way in the next Newsletter.

Round Robin ends Tuesday so there is still time to get in the game.

While you’re there looking around, you’ll want to check out the Winter Sale at the Studio.  I have ONE LONE item in this sale but there are lots of great winter kits on sale for at least 50% off.


Today Karen has a wonderful post on the Studio Blog about how to stretch your stash. You will want to check this out.  She has taken page borders to a whole new level.  If you are into repurposing or just enjoy stepping outside the box, you’ll enjoy Karen’s flair for doing more with what you have.

Whether you’re shopping, scrapping or taking a break from it all I hope you have a wonderful weekend!










Round Robin – Round 4 – Smitten with Just So Scrappy

Hello fellow scrappers!

That title looks funny.  I’m not Smitten with Just So Scrappy – I’ve created Smitten with Just So Scrappy.  Just so we’re clear on where this is going, Smitten is the final collab in the January Round Robin Event at The Studio.  It has been fun.  There have been some amazing pages made with the 4 collabs.  You can see them all in the Round Robin Gallery but I wanted to share a few here too.


This is definitely one of my favorites!  Those huge brown eyes and puckered lips made me smile a big wide grin.  I love these candid shots.  I love how the whole focus just goes straight to that precious face.  I bet you have some of these shots too…maybe just begging to be scrapped?  Smitten was driven by Valentine’s Day which is usually about venus/mars type love but this page shows the true versatility of the kit.

The Smitten Sale will extend past the end of the month but you only have until next Tuesday to join the final Round Robin Challenge and earn up to 40% on my entire PU store (collabs are excluded).

You also have a few more days to enjoy a 50% Savings in both my Personal Use and Commercial Use Stores.

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I see a pattern here of faces and I love it!

I intended to keep the post short today.  I’ll have something special for you that coordinates with Smitten this Saturday.  Until then, you can hop over the The Studio Blog and pick up this Add On.




Go Crazy This Weekend On Commercial and Personal Use At The Studio

Save 50% This Weekend In The Commercial Use Store

My 50% off sale will run through 31, January but this weekend you can shop and save 50% on Papers, Overlays and Textures from most designers at the Studio.  There are some gorgeous things in these categories.


Of course, you still have time to Round Robin with Sea Cruise, my collaboration with Jilbert’s Bits of Bytes.  The deadline for submissions is Tuesday.  That’s plenty of time.  Or maybe not.  This weekend we celebrate my mom’s birthday.  We have company and a party scheduled and I most certainly won’t be doing any scrapping but I am going to make a bit of time to shop so when the dust settles, I’ll have some new things to play with.

I did take some time out to make a cool photo frame cluster to coordinate with Sea Cruise.  It’s down below some of these older products that you may have missed.

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I hope you’ll join us in the Round Robin Forum and don’t forget to post your links for an additional 10%, 20%, 30% or 40% off on next weeks new release.

I hope you have a great weekend.  Here is my parting gift as I rush to finish food and decorations.


 Min 😀