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 😉


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! 😀

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:



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


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


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!


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!


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:


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


Have a great day! 😀

Happy Beginnings in 2016

Happy Beginnings in 2016

We shared our NYE with Toiny Westberry from theStudio.  It was fun, it was festive and a bit wild at times.  Exactly what a wonderful New Year’s Eve should be.  I hope to get a page scrapped soon but I didn’t want to wait on my mojo because The Midnight Hour is still on sale AND I have another freebie that coordinates beautifully (in case you’re waiting on some mojo too).

I truly love this kit.  Diane and I were specifically thinking of a kit for New Year’s Eve when we created it but I think it has the potential to dress up photos from any occasion.  Since it’s the NYE photos that most of us have in our camera and the NYE stories that are most fresh in our mind I wanted to share this lovely page border today.


I’m looking for inspiration for next year.  It’s one of my resolutions to start earlier and bring you more of what you need to scrap your memories.  I would love to hear about your NYE celebrations and if you have special requests for a new NYE kit be sure to give me as many details as possible.

The Midnight Hour with ADB-Designs is in sale this week for 50% off.  And come back before the sale ends.  I’ll have at least one more freebie for you.

Have a great weeekend!



Midnight Hour – Daily Deal – Perfect Timing for New Year’s Eve

Midnight Hour – Daily Deal – Perfect Timing for New Year’s Eve

I always look forward to ringing in the new year whether it’s just the two of us or we’re joined by friends.  The glitter and glitz is what was on my mind when I was working on Midnight Hour with Diane of ADB-Designs.  This collaboration was released last year but it’s timeless and will go with any NYE photos.  Best of all it’s on sale for 70% off today ONLY so don’t miss out!

The Midnight Hour

The complete Midnight Hour collection will be on sale for the next week.  Stop back by to pick up a special freebie and be sure to visit the ADB-Designs website and pick up the coordinating freebie from Diane.


I know it’s a bit late to be thinking of it but I was on pinterest and found this great pin with 30 appetizers that would be great for any party.  If you’re short on snack ideas this quick cheat sheet with scrumptious pictures and links to all of the recipes.

I’m off now to make a few snacks myself.  I hope you have a safe and happy New Year!  See you in 2016!


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

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!