Thursday, March 2, 2017

I'm a little Irish, yes, I am

Going back on my maternal Grandfather's side of the family, I have roots in Ireland - northern Ireland.  I've always loved Irish music and Irish dancing and I love the lilt in their speech, but it wasn't until my brother did the family history, that I found out why!  I have some Irish blood in my veins, so I'm a little Irish.

I guess that's why I called my latest collection, "A Little Irish".  I wanted a collection that would fit somehow with St Patrick's Day without it being about pots of gold and rainbows.  I searched for elements that fit in with my theme so that it would be 'the real deal'. 

I've been to Ireland a couple of times and I loved everything about it.  I wanted to draw on my own memories and experiences which is why you will find blackberries, for instance.  I loved wandering down a narrow country lane and picking blackberries that were growing alongside.  I loved the swans gliding serenely on the lakes.  I loved learning about the mysterious 'stones' in the Caldragh Cemetery on Boa Island. Then there were visits to the linen factory in Lisburn and finding out about the pottery made at Belleek, and seeing the fine crystal at Waterford.  I loved the quirky sweet shop in Killarney. Then of course, there were the natural wonders such as Giant's Causeway, the Cliffs of Mourne and the beautiful scenery along the Ring of Kerry.  I could go on and on...suffice to say, I enjoyed Ireland immensely - and I haven't even begun with the pubs, the music, the dancing, the humour...

Instead, let me introduce you to my new collection:  "A LITTLE IRISH".  This collection has sixty-one unique elements, 15 beautiful papers, 2 page border clusters, 1 frame cluster, 1 floral cluster, 4 themed photomasks, and 10 ready-to-use wordart (mainly Irish blessings and proverbs.)
The collection is currently 35% off - the bundle of course, is the best buy at less than half price. It's exclusive to The Studio and you'll find it HERE.

Take a look:- "A Little Irish" 
Elements:
https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/digital-art/element-packs/a-little-irish-elements/
 Papers:
 Wordart:
Borders and Clusters:
Photomasks:
The Kit:
The Bundle:
https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/collections/a/a-little-irish-by-zesty-designs/

COMMERCIAL USE:
I have a new pack of frames and all my frames are 40% off until March 8.  Don't miss out!

https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/digital-art/element-packs/cu-in-the-frame-vol-4/


DESIGNER'S CHOICE $2 KITS
This sale ends tomorrow, Thursday, March 2.  I have chose three kits that I really love and you can pick these up for just $2 a kit.  That's real bargain!

https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/promotions-en/2-kit-sale/?features_hash=13-40

CHALLENGE
March 'Start Up Challenge' is here and waiting for you too.
https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/community/topic/17727-start-up-challenge-4-march-2017/

Start with the mini kit, use it all, PLUS add some extras of your own to create a beautiful page.
Upload in the gallery, link back to the forum and tag it.  That's it!  
Participants receive a little bonus at the end of the month.

NEWSLETTER
This month I have an awesome cluster made by my friend Manu (Manu Scraps) using "A Little Irish" - it is exclusive for my newsletter subscribers.  (Sign up today if you haven't already subscribed.)

I think I've covered everything for now...
Enjoy your digi-scrapping,
Catch you next time! 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Celebrating love and friendship

Valentine's Day is a great way to celebrate the special Love in our lives - that special 'One'.  It got me thinking of all the other 'Ones' in our lives who we love and love us and who are there for us, no matter what.  We may not have many really close friends but the ones we have, we hold most dear.
 
My latest collection, "Here For You", helps us celebrate those closest to us, the ones who love us and care deeply for us - the ones who say, 'I'm here for you!' - and we know they are, and we would be lost without them. This collection is a wonderful way to preserve those special memories - or perhaps to make a card to send to someone who needs encouragement, comfort or reassurance.

This new collection was released a week ago, but I can now let you into this secret:  this entire collection is included in the Valentine's Day Sale at the Studio - it is 50% off this week!  Do yourself a favor and save.

Take a look at what the "HERE FOR YOU" COLLECTION includes:

https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/collections/h/here-for-you-by-esty-designs/

https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/collections/h/here-for-you-by-esty-designs/

https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/collections/h/here-for-you-by-esty-designs/

https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/collections/h/here-for-you-by-esty-designs/

https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/collections/h/here-for-you-by-esty-designs/

https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/collections/h/here-for-you-by-esty-designs/

https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/collections/h/here-for-you-by-esty-designs/

https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/collections/h/here-for-you-by-esty-designs/


NEW COMMERCIAL USE:

My most recent CU packs - (great for PU too!)

CU DELICATE LACE:
https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/digital-art/?features_hash=11-238-163_13-40

 CU CROCUS SURPRISE:
https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/digital-art/?features_hash=11-238-163_13-40

FEBRUARY 'START UP' CHALLENGE:
Have you discovered my challenge in the Studio Forum?
For February you receive this little 'starter kit' - your challenge is to create a page using all of the pieces in the starter PLUS adding your own 'extras' - get creative! 
Start Up Mini:
https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/community/topic/17643-start-up-challenge-3-february-2017/

Well, I'm almost finished, but I just want to give a gentle 'hint' - my newsletter will be sent later today - it includes an exclusive freebie for newsletter subscribers. 

Thank you and until next time,
Happy Scrapping! 
 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

NEW!! Winter Wonderland Collection is here!

Happy New Year!!

Much of the Northern Hemisphere is experiencing all the snowy delights of Winter which fits just beautifully with the new quarterly Co-ordinated Collection at the Studio.
This is a gorgeous collection called "Winter Wonderland" and because contributing designers have used the same palette, you can find many, many packs that you can use to build your very own collection.  For a limited time, each pack is priced at $1.00.  A designer's whole collection comes with a special Bundle price.  I have eight packs in my Bundle and it's priced at just $8.00 which is an enormous saving off the regular price.

I'd like to show you the packs that I've included in my Bundle.  You'll find these in store here.

https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/digital-art/element-packs/zd-winter-wonderland-elements/

https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/digital-art/paper-packs/zd-winter-wonderland-papers/

https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/digital-art/element-packs/zd-winter-wonderland-borders-and-sprays/


https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/digital-art/paper-packs/zd-winter-wonderland-cardstock/

https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/digital-art/element-packs/zd-winter-wonderland-photo-masks/

https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/digital-art/element-packs/zd-winter-wonderland-swirls/

https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/digital-art/element-packs/zd-winter-wonderland-wordart/

https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/digital-art/bundled-deals/zd-winter-wonderland-complete-bundle/

If you are a subscriber to my newsletter, it will arrive in your 'inbox' in a few hours.  A fabulous
exclusive free corner cluster will be included.  Not signed up?  See the side bar for the sign up.  Don't miss out!

Thank you!  Enjoy your weekend.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Christmas Carol Blog Hop is Here!

I love this time of year!  Christmas celebrations - I love the wonderful festivites associated with the birth of Jesus Christ.  For those who don't celebrate Christmas, this is a great holiday season.  Every year for some years now, the Studio has had two fantastic events - the Advent Calendar (a little co-ordinated mini to collect daily to build a beautiful mega kit - all for FREE!)  AND the Annual Christmas Carol Blog Hop.  This is a fantabulous opportunity to collect a whole array of mini kits designed around Christmas Carols.  The tradition continues in 2016!  Without further ado:
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 of us.

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.

Here's my mini. Just click on the preview or ***here*** to download it.


Your next stop is Manu Scraps
If you get lost along the way, just return to theStudio Blog Post (where you started) and pick up where you left off.


PLEASE NOTE:  The Blog Hop has ended.  This mini will be available in store soon.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!






 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

New for December + Freebies

I'm baaack!  
I have some news to share and a brand new 'more-than-a-min' - just released, but I know how busy December is, so I'll try to be brief.

The new release:  "Winter's Magic" - with soft pinks and sage grey greens, this is such a pretty mini.
There are ten papers and thirty-two elements, so it's a little bigger than the usual mini, with plenty to scrap with.  It is currently priced as an introductory special with 40% off, but this is only for a limited time and of course, it is exclusive to the Studio.  

Okay...here it is: 
https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/digital-art/kits/winters-magic/

My very good friend, Manu, of Manu Scraps and I decided we'd put together a Festive CU Grab Bag.
There is a new category in store at the Studio: Mini Value Packs for CU products, so our collab Grab Bag has six mini value packs (4 items per pack - the maximum allowed).  It is valued at $12 (products must be priced at $2 or less in this category), but we have priced our Bag at a super sweet price of $4.00.  It won't be around long before we split it up to put our packs in this new category, so get in quick.  See the extra previews in store for the full reveal.

https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/digital-art/grab-bags/cu-collab-grab-bag-by-zesty-designs-and-manu-scraps-en/

If you haven't heard, the annual Advent Calendar downloads have begun at the Studio too.  Each day of the calendar will be available for one day + a few extra hours to cover all time zones.  Most designers are having a 50% off Sale in their stores on the day of their download.  Downloads are FREE!  Don't miss these because each minikit has been created to co-ordinate so at the end if you've collected all of them, you'll have a wonderful mega kit and all for FREE!!

My day was December 1, so you'll have missed mine but I'll let you in on a little secret - at the end, ALL the mini's will be available for download so if you miss a day, you'll still be able to collect the lot!  The calendar actually started on November 30, so you may be missing a few already.

This was mine: 


Okay...I'm almost finished.  I just wanted to mention that at the Studio we have another annual event: the Christmas Carol Blog Hop.  It's coming s-o-o-n!!  More freebies on the way and I've had a sneak peek - these are pure awesomeness.  Watch out for more news on Facebook for the official announcement or subscribe to the Studio newsletter so you don't miss out.  

That's it for now...
Have a great weekend
Hugs
Esther

Friday, November 25, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving and Black Friday Sales + More

To All my friends who celebrate Thanksgiving - I hope you had a wonderfully blessed day with family, friends and I'm sure there could have been some feasting going on as well.  I hope you all had a great time!  (Here in Australia we don't have a Thanksgiving Day - or for that matter "Black Friday" either.)

For everyone out there in digi-scrapping land though, this is one of the very best times to hit the online stores and shop until you drop.  The savings are beyond amazing.  Everywhere you look there is a sale happening.  Well, I'm here to tell you that at the Studio, we have an awesome 50% off storewide sale for BLACK FRIDAY - plus there are $1 DOORBUSTERS.  You won't want to miss these - and just so that you know, we're doing it again on CYBER MONDAY!  Yes, 50% off storewide, plus a different batch of $1 DOORBUSTERS! 

https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/promotions-en/black-friday-doorbusters/


ALSO:  I have the CU Daily Deal today!!  60% off for one day only on these gorgeous ribbons:
https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/digital-art/element-packs/cu-fancy-lavender-ribbons/

On Wednesday I released a new CU PACK - "Door Decor Set 2" - it is included in the 50% off sale.

https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/digital-art/element-packs/cu-door-decor-set-2/



My new collection:  "Wherever You Go" is also available in the 50% sale!  What better time to buy!



Here are some beautiful layouts from my creative team:
Carola made this one
Marlyn did this

Barbara made this one
And Julie created this page.

That's it for today...now I'm going to hit the shops.  Yippee!! 

Friday, November 18, 2016

New November Collection - Wherever You Go

This month I chose a warm palette and I went with a vintage travel theme - the collection title: WHEREVER YOU GO.  The wordart I've included contains eleven scripture verses, all reminders that we are never alone when we have God in our hearts.  I believe God's promises are true - for all time, therefore we can be assured that if we have placed our faith in him, he is with us, we never walk alone and we need never be afraid.  That gives me assurance and hope.

This collection is very versatile and is usable across a wide range of themes, not just for travel or vacation or vintage. One of my creative team created a great patriotic page for November 11 - Remembrance Day!

The Wherever You Go Collection contains 80 elements, 18 papers, 12 art papers, 12 textured plain papers, with a little grunge, 5 large photomasks, 5 page accents, 11 wordarts and 5 large page clusters in both shadowed and unshadowed versions.

There is a Kit comprising the 80 elements and 18 papers, plus the COMPLETE BUNDLE, which is less than half price.  Bundle buys are always the most cost effective!

I'm really pleased with this collection and I'm super keen to show you:

The Elements:
https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/digital-art/element-packs/wherever-you-go/




The Papers:
https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/digital-art/paper-packs/wherever-you-go-papers/



The Art Papers:
https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/digital-art/paper-packs/wherever-you-go-art-papers/



The Textured Plain Papers:
https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/digital-art/paper-packs/wherever-you-go-textured-plains/



The Photomasks:
https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/digital-art/element-packs/wherever-you-go-photomasks/



The Page Accents:
https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/digital-art/element-packs/wherever-you-go-page-accents/



The Wordart:
https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/digital-art/element-packs/wherever-you-go-wordart/



The Clusters:
https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/digital-art/element-packs/wherever-you-go-clusters/



And the WHOLE BUNDLE:
https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/digital-art/bundled-deals/wherever-you-go-the-bundle/

The individual packs and the kit are on introductory special, 40% off, until the 30th November (unless overridden by a whole store sale.)  You'll find the Bundle is permanently priced at 51% off.

RETIRING SALE: 
The Studio is currently have a Retiring Sale - time to turf out some older products to make way on the server for new things.  I have both Personal Use and Commercial Use products in this sale.  You get the bargains - 75% off - but after the sale, they are GONE.

https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/promotions-en/retiring-packs/?features_hash=13-40

THANKSGIVING, BLACK FRIDAY, CYBER MONDAY - Stay tuned!!  Lots of awesomeness coming up.

EXCLUSIVE NEWSLETTER GIFT:
Today I have a lovely cluster, just because I appreciate my newsletter subscribers so much!  Not signed up yet?  (Link is on the right hand side bar.)  Thank you!


Until next time,
Happy scrapping!!