Monday, December 18, 2017


We are just days away from Christmas and I still have so much to doooo!  At least I finished my cards today and now I just need to get them in the mail.  Hmmm...I wonder if Australia Post will deliver in time for Christmas?  

Aside from all the usual countdown to having everything done in time, I have been meaning to do another blog entry to kind of 'gather everything together'.  

I'll start with the Studio's Annual Christmas Carol Blog Hop (which you'll find below) - I apologise for the blocked download link - I have a new link now, so please try downloading again if you had trouble previously.  I love all the comments that people leave - it's so rewarding to know that your work is appreciated.  Thank you!

The Studio's Advent Calendar has a new piece each day through Christmas Eve.  Don't forget to check in each day to nab yours.  These have been created around the same palette, so you will be able to mix and match pieces from each minikit.  Enjoy!!

Next - NEW in store:

"Christmas Reflections" is a 'more-than-a-mini' that I did in conjunction with my wonderful friend, Manu, of Manu Scraps.  We both called our mini's "Christmas Reflections" and we used the same palette.  When you purchase both you'll be able to mix and match.  We also have a BONUS OFFER.
Special Limited Time Offer:
Purchase this kit AND Christmas Reflections by Manu Scraps to get these exclusive clusters FREE!
Simply email either Zesty Designs or Manu Scraps with your invoice and we'll send you the clusters* within 24 hours
*Note: This offer only applies if both items are purchased on current selling price or list price. NO points or coupons allowed to qualify for the free gift 

Here are our previews:

I have three new paper packs releasing today.  They will be 30% off for a limited time.

This collection will be 70% off until the end of the month - then it will disappear into the vault.
If you don't have this collection, now is the time to pick it up at the lowest possible price.

And lastly, just a reminder - The December Start-Up Challenge has another little freebie waiting for you!  

From my house to yours...Have a wonderful Christmas!  

Thursday, December 14, 2017


It's here!!

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. 

Remember these are free for your personal use and available for free a limited time only, please do NOT share the files with anybody nor upload to any other site or server, this would be against our terms of use (included in each zip, please read). 
If you want your friends to have a copy, send them to our blogs to get their own free copy.
Thank you!

Please note:  the download link has now expired.  This kit is now available in my store here. 

Below is the list of all the designers that are participating. If you get lost along the way, just come back here and pick up where you left off:

Zesty Designs ← You Are Here - Link is now expired
BooLand Designs ← Your Next Stop 

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving, Black Friday and more

Hi All,
It's almost Thanksgiving and I'm guessing that most of you (if not all) will be either travelling to be with family or friends, or hosting them in your own home.  I'm taking this opportunity to wish you a wonderful time of togetherness and giving thanks.  I'm also guessing that Thanksgiving Day is a busy time and there won't be much time to be reading blogs, emails and such, so this is the last you'll hear from me until all the festivities are over and the big sales in the coming days are past.

Really then, this is so you are aware of what I have in my store at The Studio for you at this time and during this weekend.

THANKSGIVING DAY:  50% off Storewide - this is one of our huge sale days!! 

BLACK FRIDAY:  $1.00 DOORBUSTERS and 50% off Storewide

SATURDAY:  40% off Storewide

SUNDAY:  30% off Storewide

CYBER MONDAY:  $1:00 DOORBUSTERS and 50% off Storewide

I have two new CU collab Grab Bags, both containing 6 full size packs for $6.00 - VALUE YOU CAN'T BEAT!
As usual, I've teamed up with my bestie, Manu, of Manu Scraps to bring you this bag - with BONUS paper pack!
This bag contains a mix of exciting new goodies for your stash - all for just $6.00!!

The second bag "All About Men" has a great masculine theme put together with my good friend, Diane, of ADB Designs.

Finding good quality resources for male kits can be difficult, so this should be a great help - and all for just $6.00.  Don't miss this one!




Well folks, that's it from me!
Enjoy your THANKSGIVING DINNER (and as you're enjoying your Turkey and Cherry Pie - think of me here in Australia where we don't have Thanksgiving Day.  LOL)


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Biggest Black Friday Deal - EVER!

This is crazy, but true!! You must check this out - time is short - Black Friday is so close.

And you could be a WINNER!! 

Once you've entered you can access your own referral link and share with your friends.
Each time you share you get an extra chance to win. 

This is HUGE!!

I just had to get this amazing news out! 

Do you want to be my winner?  Just click on the image above or CLICK HERE.

I can't wait to see who WINS! 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

It's November - Give thanks!

We all have so much to be grateful for.  I know Thanksgiving in North America is a time for families to get together and celebrate and yes, not just to celebrate, but to give thanks to God too.  In Australia, we don't have such a day - Christmas is our big day of family get togethers, festivities, celebration and thankfulness for all the blessings we have.  When we look at the plight of refugees worldwide, the victims of war, drought, flood, earthquake, fires and hurricanes, the poor and starving, and so many others who have next to nothing, yet can still smile - I am eternally grateful for where I live and all that I have.  I am mindful of my abundance and I truly give God thanks daily.  Having much means that we have much to give. 

This isn't meant to be a sermon, (hahaha), but I just wanted to draw attention to this significant and special time of year - especially for those in North America - and even though Canada has already had their Thanksgiving.  Let's all give remember to give thanks!

My second purpose was to show the new minikits that I have in store: 

"Winter Warmth" has a warm palette and "Winter Sparkle" was inspired by a cool palette. 

These are both priced at $2.99 but are currently on introductory special for $2.09 - 30% off

I've also put my Autumn 'more-than-a-mini' on sale - "Autumn's Kiss" is priced at $3.99 but 30% off saves you $1.20.  It is currently $2.79.

These three are perfect for this season of the year.

I also recently released a new Commercial Use pack of border transparencies. 

CU Border Overlays:

Six transparent border overlays - currently $4.50, 35% off for a limited time so just $2.92.

Add a little extra to your papers.  Great for any time of year.

Lastly just a mention of my November Start Up Challenge at theStudio:

This challenge is growing in popularity - you get a little starter minikit for free and once you completed the challenge there is a bonus gift at the end of the month.  Make sure both sections of the challenge are fulfilled! 

This month's starter mini:

I have a lovely little freebie included in my newsletter this week too - are you signed up?

Have a great rest of the week!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Tiny prices - bargains for you!

Do you like a bargain?  I guess most of us do, especially when we find something that we need or that really appeals to us.  Well, I have news for you...right now, at the Studio we have our $2.00 Kit Sale.
Yes, that's right, several kits have been set on sale which means "Big Savings".  Don't miss these!

Want more tiny prices??  I have just released my next set of "CU Bit'n'Bobs".  These are Mini Value Packs, normally priced at just $1.50, they are currently 25% off, so for a limited time they are $1.12.  Crazy, I know, but true!!  (I bundled these new packs together too, so you can have all four for $3.00 - that's 50% off.  Find the bundle HERE.)

Quick look:

Did you pick up your $1.00 packs (or $8 bundle) in the Co-ordinated Collection?  There's only a few days left on these.  You'll find my collection, "Mountain Air" in store HERE.

Quick look:

Last, but not least, if you think a FREEBIE would be great, as well as all these super savings, spend $8 on personal use products and you can add the Free With Purchase to your cart.  My "Tea or Coffee" is FWP for a few more days only.

Quick look:

That's it for this week.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

New Mix'n'Match Collection + Freebie

It's that time again...Co-ordinated Collection time at theStudio!

Each quarter the designers get together around a common palette to create beautiful collections that will allow you to pick and choose to create your own wonderful matching collection.  The theme this time is "Highlands" with the Scottish Highlands being the underlying inspiration.  Not everyone has been to Scotland or wants to go to Scotland, so I took a slightly different path and while using the same palette, chose "Mountain Air" as my theme.  

As I was designing this bundle, the lines of the Kite song from Mary Poppins kept running through my head: 'Up through the atmosphere, Up where the air is clear'. My thoughts were filled with pictures of high mountains where the air is pure and clean.  I could almost smell the pine forests on the mountain slopes.  I could 'see' the clear mountain streams and waterfalls and the crystal clear lakes.  I pictured sitting in a rocking chair on the verandah of a log cabin, taking walks through forests and listening to the music of water tumbling over rocks as it made it way down to a valley far below.  I could see a camp site on the edge of a lake with families gathered around a camp fire cooking dinner and chattering about their adventure-filled days.  I just wanted to breathe in that mountain air and let it fill my lungs and refresh my body and soul.

My MOUNTAIN AIR Collection has a total of eight packs - each priced at just $1.00 for a limited time.  The 8 pack bundle is just $8.00 right now.  Take a look at my bundle:
The Element pack contains 76 elements, there are 18 mixed Papers, 12 Art Papers, 12 Textured Solids, Photomasks, Page Accents, Transparent Border Overlays and Wordart. 
This Collection is not to be missed!!  Check it out in MY STORE:

CU Collab Grab Bag by Manu Scraps and myself will be gone on Monday and will be split into individual packs to go into our separate stores.  Grab this while you still can at just $6 for 6 full-sized Commercial Use packs (also good for Personal Use.)

Co-ordinating FREEBIE Add-on that matches with the Co-ordinated Collection at TheStudio!
Don't forget to pick yours up at TheStudio today!!

Enjoy your weekend!!