Get a headstart on 2019

Get a headstart on 2019

2019? Yes – you didn’t misread, lol. My new calendar templates for 2019 are on sale 🙂

Making your own calendar is not only fun, but it will also make sure you have something nice to look at every month – and they make awesome presents for family and friends, as well!
And now you can get your 2019 calendars done in snap with my easy to use calendar templates. Just drop in your photos, add some embellishments and you’re done. Text layers (months, weekdays, day numbers) are fully editable in the layered versions.

So hop on over to my store at Digital Scrapbooking Studio and take a look. My complete range of calendar templates for 2019  is on sale for 30 % off until August 26th!  I’m offering 4 different types of templates, all in different regional versions: letter or A4 size, weeks starting on Sunday or Monday – there’s a version for everybody. Plus, there are some great bundled deals, as well, for 50 % off!
If you’re looking for inspiration – there are some wonderful examples in the Studio’s gallery.

Get a head start on your Christmas presents – just imaging how nice it will be to have these ready by the time the hectic Holiday Season will come along 😉

And if you’re looking for a deal on “supplies” to decorate your calendars – may I recommend this week’s $1 Minikit Sale @ the Studio?

EnJOY: Ice Cream

EnJOY: Ice Cream

Wow, it’s been a long time since I released a full collection – I’ve been creating single products, some commercial use, but ever since our puppy moved in I just didn’t have the time and focus to create something big.

Until now 🙂 … Here’s EnJOY: Ice Cream

– and I found the perfect quote to go with it:

Ice cream is happiness condensed.    — Jessie Lane Adams

Enjoy life – one special moment at a time…

Like that moment when the first spoon full of ice cream melts in your mouth. The sweet, cool and creamy treat filling your mouth with it’s velvety texture.

That moment when a tub of ice cream and a handful of spoons is the cherry on top of a perfect family tv night.
The moment when a tub of ice cream seems like your only friend.
That moment when a trip to your favorite ice cream shop is crowned with a delicious sundae.
The face the baby made when getting the first taste of ice cream.
The agony of having to choose a taste from the long menu.
The happy jolt when hearing the ringing of the ice cream truck.
The heartbreak when one of the children drops a scoop in the dirt.
The happiness of sharing ice cream with a loved one.
….

I’m sure you can think of many more ice cream moments. There are so many of them in everybody’s life that I’ll run out of space trying to list them all.

Fortunately, here’s a collection to help you remember your ice cream moments, scrap them and turn them into cherished memories!

 

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There’s also a Minikit Add-On that you can pick up free in my store – until Friday, July 6th! Don’t miss it 😉

Christmas Carol Blog Hop 2017

Christmas Carol Blog Hop 2017

 

Welcome to the Studio’s Annual Christmas Carol Blog Hop. Every year the Studio Designers gather together to “sing Christmas Carols” to all of our members, customers, fans & friends. It’s a way for us all to say: “Merry Christmas and a big Thank You for being so supportive”.

 

Each participating Designer has chosen a special Christmas Carol just for you and designed a cute mini freebie around it. So put on your dancing shoes & singing voices and come caroling with us.

 

I’m so happy to be part of this fantastic Holiday Blog Train again, this year, after taking a sabbatical last year 😀 Creating a kit around a Christmas Carol has turned into a fun way to get into the Christmas Spirit, because usually I can’t get the tune of my chosen song out of my head for days, lol.

 

This year “my” song is “Santa Claus is coming to town”. I love how it’s always getting me into a happy, festive mood.

 

Here’s a peek at the result, 15 elements and 13 papers (7 patterned and 6 solids):

 

CGD Santa Claus is Coming to Town Minikit And here are the download links, make sure to get both parts, the elements and the papers! Downloads will be available until January 2nd.

The free downloads are no longer available, but you can find the minikit here in my store.

 

Here’s the complete blogroll:

 

The Studio

 

ADB Designs

 

Over the Fence Designs

 

Manu Scraps

 

Angel Hartline Designs

 

Aimee Harrison

 

Zesty Designs

 

BooLand Designs

 

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Jen Maddocks Designs

 

Kim Cameron

 

Prairie Song Scraps

 

Benthaicreations

 

Studio4 Designworks

 

Wendyzine Scraps

 

The Urban Fairy

 

Heartstrings Scrap Art

 

Berna Datema

 

Sekada Designs

 

Nibbles Skribbles

 

Let Me Scrapbook

 

Simplette Scrap and Design

 

Carin Grobe Design   ← You Are Here

 

PrelestnayaP Design  ← Your Next Stop

 

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!

 

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)…

CGD-GiraffeKisses-kitpv1000 CGD-GiraffeKisses-bundlepv1000Have a wonderful day and, please, don’t forget to let me know your thoughts about photobooks in the comments!! 😀

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