Monday, August 8, 2016


Some people are still enjoying their summer vacation (and in some parts of the world, it would seem that winter is over and spring is well on its way!)  It's a great time to spend some time at the beach - and the beach is the perfect place to unwind.  It's with that thought in mind that I created my fabulous new collection 'BEACH RETREAT'.  Whether you take just a few hours out to enjoy a short break on the sand in the sunshine, or a whole week or a weekend to relax with the salt air filling your lungs and the sounds of the sea gently calming your soul - there's nothing like the beach.

Let's take a look then at this new 'BEACH RETREAT' collection:

The ELEMENTS pack is crammed full with beautiful things (90 items in total) to provide you with plenty of options as you reflect on your time spent by the sea. 

The PAPERS - 18 beautifully crafted papers in a variety of styles 

The ART PAPERS will complement your pages beautifully - 12 to choose from.
PLAINS are always a perfect accompaniment - these 10 have grunge and texture.

There are five STAMPS to add something extra to your pages. 

WORDART is wonderful - add a caption or a thoughtful phrase to your page.

I've teamed the Elements and Papers so you can purchase the KIT - priced a little less than two separate packs.

And of course the BUNDLE is always the best buy - less than 1/2 price.

BUNDLE ME UP - this week's promotion at the Studio:  use the promo code: bundle-me-up and save an extra 10% on bundles!!


I have a beautiful pack of lovely daisies in store - currently 40% off

AND there's more!!  I currently have ALL my flower packs on sale - 40% off.  It's better than being let loose in a florist shop!

Tomorrow I will send out my newsletter - tucked inside will be this special exclusive cluster gift.  (There's still time to subscribe if you haven't already.)

That's it from me for today...enjoy your scrapping!

Monday, July 25, 2016


We all love Grab Bag Gala time at The Studio!  Most of the designers work at a frenetic pace to have lots of amazing new products ready to release in their Grab Bags.  Many team up to bring a collaborative grab bag.  This is our Commercial Use Grab Bag sale but 'commercial use' doesn't mean these goodies cannot be used for your own personal use or when you scrap for others.  And at just $1.00 a pack (for the most part), you just can't go wrong - build your stash with awesome new 'stuff'!

This time my great friend, Manu, of Manu Scraps and I teamed up once again to bring a really beautiful Grab Bag.  It has a nature theme and has fabulous flowers, fine foliage and beautiful birds and butterflies.  You will love this bag - 6 generous packs for just $6.00.  The store sale ends on July 28 but Manu and I are considering extending the sale on our Bag for the weekend too, so you have a little extra time to run in and make your purchase. It will be over on August 1. 

So where's this Grab Bag I've raving on about?  Let's have a look:

It truly is beautiful!

Here is the full reveal:

Once the Grab Bag is opened and the products go into our separate stores, they will return to regular pricing, so what are you waiting for...get your hands on this fabulous Grab Bag while you can!

Happy Scrapping!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Stunning new Collection!

The Summer Co-ordinated Collection has just been released at the StudioWANDERLUST is the title of the new collection and it is gorgeous!  For a limited time, single packs are just $1.00 each, but as always the big savings are in Bundle buying. 

Here is my interpretation of the Wanderlust theme.  I've called mine, simply, "Wanderlust".

Here are my ELEMENTS:







The BUNDLE -  $8.00 Limited Time (Save 71%)

Remember - for a limited time, the single packs are just $1 and the bundle - all for $8.00.  Such amazing goodness for such a small price!!

Just today I have the CU Daily Deal at #theStudio - 60% off my "Gorgeous Gardenias"
$2 will purchase this beautiful pack - but today only!  Get it while you can...and while marketed specifically as a designer product, it is equally useful for personal use as well.

I will be sending out my newsletter tomorrow.  I have a wonderful cluster as my exclusive newsletter freebie.  If you aren't already a subscriber, why not sign up today - you won't want to miss this goodie.

That's it from me for today...
Enjoy your shopping and scrapping!!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Fabulous new collab collection - MOM'S TAXI!

My great friend, Manu (Manu Scraps) and I shifted gears and steered straight into this awesome collection to bring you heaps of awesomeness to scrap your family photos - you know, the ones you take at baseball, swimming classes, soccer training, ballet recital, gymnastics, school music concert, to name just a few of the activities that involve getting the kids from A to B and back again!

If you’re a mom or know a mom, you know the countless hours spent getting children to and from especially during school years.  Mom’s Taxi is a fun kit for photos of all the events that keep children and their mom’s rolling through life.
MOM'S TAXI - There's tons of fun in this fabulous new collab collection by Manu Scraps and Zesty Designs!!

The individual packs are on introductory discount right now.  The Bundle is best buying though at 59% off regular pricing.  (There's also a Free With Purchase bonus pack when you buy the Bundle!)

There are 113 elements, 20 papers (patterns and solids), 10 extra papers, borders, clusters, glitter, page templates, wordart, journal cards and puffy car stickers.  This collection will have something for every instance of being the family taxi driver.

There's a Free With Purchase pack when you buy the whole Bundle Deal!!

I have a wonder Page Stacker tucked in my newsletter this week too!

I hope you have lots of fun scrapping your family photos with this great collection.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Almost there - a change in seasons

Here in Australia we have begun the sixth month of the year.  It isn't quite the winter equinox yet, but I am starting to feel just the slightest change in temperature.  Of course, in southern parts of this great continent, they already have their scarves and boots on, but here in the north, we haven't had to have so much as a jacket out of the wardrobe yet.  The temperature has dropped a couple of degrees and the days are beautiful and sunny - where I live that is,  It still feels a lot like summer, but it is supposed to be 'winter'.  

I guess for many in the northern hemisphere, the longing is there for longer days, plenty of sunshine and temperatures that allow for lazy days at the beach or time around the pool.  I hope you are starting to feel the warmth building!  Of course, the northern summers are a great time to vacation and travel to places where there are blue skies and fine weather.

This week I have an older kit on a great sale at the Studio.

"DREAM VACATION: When My Ship Comes In" is a kit I did as part of the Studio's Next Designer Competition a couple of years ago.  It is still one of my favourite kits because it has a lovely palette and is so versatile.  It is a great kit for scrapbooking your digital photos and travel memorabilia.  I know customers have purchased this kit and created several pages of their travels from all around the world.

"Dream Vacation" is currently 40% off - so if you have vacation photos you've been meaning to scrapbook or if you've got a cruise booked this coming summer to some exotic or faraway location, then this might be just the kit you'd like to have at the ready!

There are twelve beautiful papers and fifty-one gorgeous elements - all for just $3.00 while on sale.
Here are a couple of pages to bring you some scrapping inspiration - one made by Janet and the other made by Carol.

COMMERCIAL USE:  New Summer packs

Starting June 2 through June 12, I have three fantastic new summer themed Commercial Use packs at introductory pricing - 30% off the regular price.  

"ALONG THE SHORE" has nine elements - an upturned boat, a starfish, a sand dollar, a sea turtle and five beautiful shells.  These are 'must haves' for your coastal, beachy kits or pages.

"HIBISCUS HEAVEN SET 3" comes with seven stunning hibiscus blooms.  Hibiscus always seem to say 'summer vacation' to me!  This is my third set of Hibiscus.  I love the variety of colours in this pack. 

"LUSH TROPICAL FOLIAGE" contains six pieces of foliage which I commonly see here in the tropical north of Australia.  I think they make a great addition to tropical/vacation themed kits or pages.

(These three packs were part of a 2016 NSD CU Collab Grab Bag.  I am now releasing them as separate packs, so it may be a good idea to check your stash before you purchase.)


My dear friend, Manu, of Manu Scraps fame, and I have been busy working on a brand new fun collection.  Watch for is coming s-o-o-n!!  

In my personal newsletter this week, I have a gorgeous cluster freebie!  WHAT??  You're not signed up???  Hurry, sign up now...don't miss out on this beauty!

That's all the 'latest' from me.  
Have fun and happy scrapping!  


Friday, May 20, 2016

Specials and Freebies!!

We are at it again at TheStudio!

Not only do we have a fabulous CU 3-2-1 Sale (Commercial Use - 3 products, $2, 1 designer) - we have a CU Facebook Hop!!
This is just too good to miss - a great SALE and awesome FREEBIES!!

You'll find my three CU products here.  I have chosen three of my beautiful flower packs.  Scrappers find these useful too - you don't have to be a designer to take advantage of these specials.  The license is for CU, PU and S4H.

These are the flower packs I have on sale for just $2 each.

Now what about that Facebook Hop?

If you go to my Facebook Fan Page you will find the tab:  Exclusive Freebie - there you will see a list of all the designers who have taken part in this Commercial Use FB Hop.  I hope you collect all these great freebies.

Go join in the fun!!  Save big in the CU 3-2-1 SALE and collect all the FB FREEBIES!!

Happy Scrappin'

Friday, May 6, 2016

The Studio NSD PU Blog Hop

Welcome to The Studio NSD 2016 PU Blog Hop

Because we designers at the Studio really do appreciate your custom and support, we want to say a HUGE thank you to all of you in the shape of a gorgeous colourful scrap kit. We enjoyed creating this for you and we hope you love it as much as we do!

This is my part:  Please click to DOWNLOAD.

So, we warmly welcome you to our blog hop. If you get lost on the hop, just find your way back to the Studio's home page as all links to our designers blogs are posted for you .

Studio Blog
LouCee Creations
Jilbert’s Bits Of Bytes
Heartstrings Scrap Art (Facebook Page)
***YOU ARE HERE:  Zesty Designs
Scrap By Vero
Prairie Song Scraps
Carin Grobe Design
Jen Maddocks Designs
ADB Designs
Over the Fence Designs
Nibbles Skribbles
Booland Designs
Snickerdoodle Designs
The Urban Fairy (Facebook Page)
Aimee Harrison Designs
Bekah E Designs
Butterfly Design
Sekada Designs
Studio 4 Design Works
Let Me Scrapbook
Flower Scraps
Manu Scraps
Valentina’s Creations

Please note, we are all in different time zones, a designer might not quite have their post up and ready, but rest assured if you come back later it will be there, along with the lovely freebie. All freebie links will be available to you for at least one week.
***The link to my freebie has now been disabled.  Thank you so much for taking part in the Blog Hop.
Happy Scrapping.