Saturday, July 15, 2017

Summer Splash - new Collection is here!

What a busy week!  The gorgeous "Summer Splash" Collection has just been released at the Studio.  We had a major store upgrade through the week and I wondered if all the inevitable wrinkles would be ironed out in time for the collection release...but they were, and now I am excited to be able to show you this new Summer collection.  

The long hot days of summer arrive and the imagination is filled with thoughts of salty sea breezes, swimming in the ocean, strolling along the shore, building sand castles and collecting shells.
If the beach is not within reach, then cooling off in the pool, stretching out on a sun lounge or deck chair with a good book under a shady tree with a cold drink may be your closer-to-home option.
No matter where you spend those lazy, hazy summer days, you'll be needing plenty of water, fruit juices, ice cubes, ice cream and icy poles to keep you cool.
This pretty collection in cool blues, soft teal, orange and deep pink, brings you plenty of choice for your summer digital scrapbooking pages.

There are 80 unique elements in this Collection so there is great versatility here.  There are patterned and plain textured papers as well as an artsy paper pack.  There are additions that will help add interest to pages as well, such as word art, photo masks, page accents and edge overlays.  This Collection is chock-a-block with good stuff for all those wonderful summer vacation photos!

Here are a couple of pages that I created using photos from a couple of special vacations I had:

The individual packs in the Summer Splash Collection are priced at just $1.00 each and the 8 pack Bundle is $8.00.  These prices are only good through July 27  2017.

Now let me show you the packs!

SUMMER SPLASH ELEMENTS - 80 gorgeous elements!

SUMMER SPLASH PAPERS - 18 stunning papers!

SUMMER SPLASH ART PAPERS - 12 beautifully crafted art papers!

SUMMER SPLASH TEXTURED PLAINS - 12 fabulously textured plains!

SUMMER SPLASH PAGE ACCENTS - 5 wonderful large page accents

SUMMER SPLASH EDGE OVERLAYS - 6 transparent fun page edge overlays

SUMMER SPLASH PHOTOMASKS - 5 fantastic large photomasks

SUMMER SPLASH WORDART - 13 really cool ready-to-use wordarts

THE WHOLE SUMMER SPLASH BUNDLE - includes all 8 packs!

So there you have it!  Run over to The Studio while the price is low and save a heap!! 

Enjoy your vacation time - take lots of awesome photos then have fun creating stunning pages!!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Sunday with a difference!

Sunday for me was yesterday.  It was like most other Sundays in so many ways...up early and off to church.  Like most other Sundays, we began with worship - and the worship was beautiful.  It was Spirit filled - the atmosphere was charged with Godly energy.  As I sang, I felt my spirit find a 'oneness' with God's Spirit.  

A little back story here.  Our church has been going through a time of transition.  We had six months without pastors, then we welcomed our new pastors.  The lease on our building was coming to an end.  We believed God was taking us to new premises; that  He wanted to do something completely new with us.  So as the months passed, doors opened and we eventually moved into new premises.  It was so "God" because we could never have thought or imagined that we'd be where we are now situated in the heart of the city.  Our numbers were stripped back.  God had said that we could expect this.  People moved - some out of town, some to other churches.  It was challenging and often a little bewildering, but through it all, we have kept believing for what God has in store for us - the something "New".  We are ready for growth and stability - we feel that the transitioning phase is over and we are now engaged in a rebuilding community phase.  It's fresh, it's exciting...

Yesterday it came time for the Pastor to bring the message.  Instead, he left his notes on the lectern and said that he believed God was taking things in a different direction.  He said God had spoken a word to him - "Intercession".  We have been praying for many of our peeps who are or who have been through some 'deep waters'.  The Pastor asked if people would like to share how they'd seen God working through their circumstances to bring healing, restoration, peace.

There began a wonderful time of sharing.  A number of people told their stories of God's intervention, his provision, his opening doors that had previously seemed firmly closed, his healing power and so much more.  It was a time to celebrate the absolute faithfulness of our awesome God - his power, his goodness, his mercy and grace and his everlasting love.  

Yesterday was a beautiful  'stand out' Sunday in our church!  Thank you, Heavenly Father. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

MY DAD - new collection for Father's Day!

It's been a long time since I did a masculine collection, but I've finally done it...MY DAD has been released in time for Father's Day! 

It is on introductory special (35% off) for a limited time, and 53% off the Bundle.  It is exclusive to TheStudio too.  You'll find the "My Dad Collection" here:

About the collection:  "My Dad" is a digital scrapbooking collection that can be used for a multitude of masculine inspired pages, across the generations.
There are a number of themes included from sports and games, gardening, tools to music and reading. 
It is built on a palette of strong, bold colors with plenty of neutrals that will mix and match beautifully.
This collection is one that will have you wanting to use it over and over and over again!  It is just so versatile. 

Here's a look at the collection:

NEWSLETTER:  In my newsletter tomorrow I will have an exclusive freebie made with the My Dad collection.
Not signed up?  Sign up today so you don't miss it!

JUNE CHALLENGE:  Don't forget the Start Up Challenge in the Forum at theStudio.  The June Start Up Challenge is up now - start with the free mini kit - at the end of the month there will be a bonus gift for participants.
Why would you want to miss all this goodness?

New Commercial Use coming soon...

That's it for now.  Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, May 5, 2017

It's time for iNSD - 2017! Lots of great bargains...

NSD is here again!  This is a huge event for scrapbookers and in digi world it is no exception!
Every store makes it a wonderful event and none more so than theStudio!

I'd like to take a few minutes to show you what I have on offer this weekend at theStudio.  Our 'event' spans five whole days and a whole week of sales.
May 4 - "May the Fourth be with You" sale - one day only sale with $4 bundles and 4 kits bundled for $4 and 4 collections bundled for $16 or $20 - huge savings there!!  And of course, our special iNSD CU Collab Grab Bags!
May 5 - "Revenge of the Fifth" sale - one day only sale with $5 bundles and 5 kits bundled for $5 and 5 collections bundled for $20 or $25 - again great savings!! The Grab Bags are still there to grab too!!
May 6, 7, 8 - FLASH SALES - $1 each - PU and CU, changes each day.  50% off STOREWIDE SALE - Again Grab Bags are waiting for you!
May 9,10,11 - 30% off Storewide - don't forget the Grab Bags because they are there for this limited time only.

Now it's time to 'show' what I have for you during NSD.
Firstly, I have four collections at just $4 each on May 4
For May 5, I have five collections at $5 each:
May 6 I have these products in the FLASH SALE at $1 each

 May 7 these are for my FLASH SALE at $1 each
 May 8 my FLASH SALE features these at $1 each

TWO CU COLLAB GRAB BAGS (limited time only)
1:  6 full size packs for $6 - this is the fabulous bag my long time friend, Manu Scraps, and I put together

2: 5 full size packs for $4 - wonderful LouCee Creations and I created:
(This one is also on sale at

and lastly, I have the CU DAILY DEAL at theStudio this weekend.  Save 60% on this pack of beautiful butterflies.

I'm out of here - time to go shopping and grab some awesome bargains!!
HAPPY iNSD and Happy Shopping.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Spring is Here...Time for a Garden Party!

There is nothing quite like spending time outdoors in the newness of Spring.  Fresh grass, beautiful flowers, birds chirping, butterflies flitting and bees buzzing...all the sights, sounds and smells of a wonderful Spring day.  What better time to invite friends and family around to enjoy it all with you!
Host your own Garden Party.

The newly released Spring Coordinated Collection celebrates the lusciousness of outdoor garden time.  You'll find it all at The Studio - now at special pricing (two weeks only, ends April 27), so don't miss out on the $1.00 packs or specially priced bundles and build your very own "Garden Party"

Here is my part - THE GARDEN PARTY

The Garden Party - Elements (79 beautifully unique elements)

The Garden Party - Papers (18 carefully crafted 12"x12" papers)

The Garden Party - Photomasks (5 exquisite photomasks)

The Garden Party - Art Papers ( 12 digitally painted 12"x12" papers)

The Garden Party  - Wordart (12 ready to use sayings, quotes and a poem)
The Garden Party - Grungy Textured Solids (12 textural 12"x12" solids)

The Garden Party - Edge Overlays (6 themed transparent edge overlays)

The Garden Party - Borders and Clusters (2 12" page borders, 1 frame cluster, 2 floral sprays)

The Garden Party - Complete Bundle (all packs shown above included)

Reminder:  Have you signed up for my newsletter yet?  Don't miss the beautiful sampler that I'm including in the next one!  (see the sign up on the right hand side bar.)

Now it's time to go enjoy the beautiful outdoors and all the joys of Spring!

Have fun!!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

CU Grab Bag Gala

It's that time of year again - the CU Grab Bag Gala is on again at The Studio!!

This is the absolute ideal time to stock up on Commercial Use products at the smallest possible price.

You will find most Grab Bags contain packs that work out at just $1.00 each when you buy the Bag - and we're talking full-size packs here!!  No skimping.  It's awesomeness and such variety of content!
Remember too, that most Commercial Use can be used for Personal Use as well, so that's double awesomeness!

A Grab Bag event never goes by where my very dear friend, Manu, of Manu Scraps and I don't team up to bring you the very best in Grab Bags.  This one is no exception.  You get six high quality packs for just $6.00 (like I said, that's $1 per pack!)

Take a look at our fantastic Bag:

I recently added another two CU packs to my store - this time Grungy Pattern Overlays
These are currently on 35% introductory discount - another bargain!!

So today it is all about Commercial Use - right down to my newsletter, where you'll pick up an exclusive CU gift.

Enjoy your weekend! 

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" 
Borders and Clusters:
The Kit:
The Bundle:

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

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!

March 'Start Up Challenge' is here and waiting for you too.

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.

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!