Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Goodies today

Christmas is almost upon us!  Here it is Christmas Eve and tonight my family begins our celebrations of this wonderful and special time joining with others from across our city at a carols service.  This is one of our 'traditions'. 

Don't forget to collect all those beautiful minis in the Studio's Annual Christmas Carol Blog Train.  If
you haven't found time yet, you will have time over Christmas or afterwards.  They will be available.
(see my earlier post.)  (#theStudio)

TODAY ONLY!  Two things I'd like to bring to your attention:

1.  Today I have CU Deal Of The Day at #theStudio.  This one is just perfect for your New Year kits or layouts and today only is 60%, run...don't miss it!  (It has 2014, 2015 AND 2016!)



Today's Advent Mini is made by me.  Collect yours now...another little gift for you!


Christmas Sales are coming...

Until next time, I'd like to wish my dear subscribers a most blessed Christmastime.  May yours be a truly beautiful celebration with family and friends.  xxx


Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Today #theStudio - "Music To My Ears" beautiful papers. 

This is the Commercial Use Deal Of The Day - 60% off today only.  This is such a bargain!

Digital Scrapbooking Studio

Thank you

Monday, December 15, 2014


I love how hearing the Christmas Carols being played in stores really makes me feel "Christmassy".
I love the Carols By Candlelight on television.
I love the Christmas story of the Birth of Jesus Christ and I particularly love the traditional carols that tell of his coming.  That's why I chose this particular carol for my Christmas Carol Blog Train contribution.

You are going to love the awesome mini kits created by the designers at #theStudio for this year's Christmas Carol Blog Train - our Thank You to all of you! 

Yes, on December 16, the Digital Scrapbooking Studio's (#theStudio) Annual Christmas Carol Blog Train is leaving the station.

Zesty Designs     you are here!
A-Manda Creation
Nibbles Skribbles
PattyB Scraps
Manu Scraps
LouCee Creations
Jilbert's Bits Of Bytes
Mad Genius Designs
Snickerdoodle Designs
ADB Designs
Over the Fence Designs
Studio4 Designworks
Just So Scrappy
Let Me Scrapbook!
Carin Grobe Designs
Wendy Page Digital Design

Make sure you don't miss any of these...

Here is my little thank you for your friendship and support through this year:

Sorry...the blog train ended on January 1st 2015.  My mini kit is now available in my store at Digital Scrapbooking Studio

(Oh, and did I mention...designers love to read your comments, so thanks in advance for your comments on each blog.)

You should have already collected BooLand Designs' -
and from here you go to Amanda's Creation -

These are 'live' through January 1, 2015.

Have fun and a blessed Christmas!!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Summer Christmas

Do you swelter through your Christmas season?  I do.  I live in Australia's tropics and it is HOT.  I must say, I do sometimes wish I could experience the wonder of a white Christmas with lots of that white stuff that falls from the sky (and I don't mean hail.) 

Thinking of our summer being Christmastime, means celebrations in air-conditioning, or shady backyards around swimming pools and barbeques, or camping at the beach, strolling sandy beaches and surfing the waves.  Beach or backyard cricket are an 'institution', driving around looking at the Christmas lights is a 'must do' and watching 'carols by candlelight' on the tv is a tradition.  Going to church on Christmas Eve or early on Christmas morning is another 'not to be missed' event.  I love celebrating Jesus' birth - no matter what the weather or temperature!

So here today, I have my last summer Christmas kit - now available at #theStudio and 35% off for a few days.  This one joins my previous summer Christmas kits, "Beach Christmas" and "Christmas Down Under".  Here is "Backyard Christmas".  These three kits are created around the same palette so you can mix and match elements and papers. 



These are awesome!!  Make sure you collect them all.


Three products - $2 each - 1 designer = 3-2-1 SALE!!  December 12 - 15  Don't miss it!!

These are my products in this sale:

APOLOGY from #theStudio:

Our apologies for the login issues!  The good news is... our Personal Use and Commercial use stores now share ONE cart. ONE login.  The bad news is, you may need to refresh your browser, clear cookies/cache & reboot for everything to work properly.

We realize change is frustrating & we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience during our construction.  Please accept a small apology from all of us at theStudio.  Save 15% Off any purchase this weekend.  Please use coupon code: CSxDOWN15

That's it from me.  Grab some Christmas savings and have a great weekend.  I'll be back with more news you won't want to miss...s-o-o-n!! 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


Hi there,

Christmas seems only days away now - it is coming up sooo quickly and I've so much to do.  I think I have most of the gift buying under control but I haven't started on Christmas cards yet.  My biggest distraction really though, is that I am going out of town tomorrow to attend a wedding.  That seemed to be a good reason to build in a little vacation while I was at it, so I've tagged a few extra days on as well.  I guess that's why it seems that I don't really have all that much time to get all the Christmas stuff done.  Anyway...let's get on with things much to tell.

I hope to get a newsletter out this afternoon as well...that will contain a little Christmas gift inside.

Coming up very soon also, there will be a new Christmas gift on my Facebook Fan Page.  Don't forget to look for that.

Did you do lots of shopping in the Black Friday sales?  I must confess that I did more than I really should have, but, hey! it was lots of fun.  And now the Cyber Monday sales...the fun goes on but for a few hours more only.

I've added to my new Personal Use store at #theStudio and over the next couple of weekends, there'll be another couple of Christmas kits (summer ones!)   Last weekend, I added my very Aussie Christmas kit:  "Christmas Down Under" 

If you're looking for summer Christmas kits, then watch for the next two that will be at #theStudio in the coming days.

In Commercial Use, the last of my CU collab GrabBags from DSD have been opened and are now available as separate packs in my CU stores.  The latest ones were from the Winter GrabBag that my good friend, Min, of Carin Grobe Designs and I did together.  These are my CU packs:  "White Iceberg Roses", "Framed Winter Masks" and "In The Frame Vol 2".  These are 35% off for a few more days only.  You'll find these at #theStudio here.

Then there is the CU pack I introduced recently:  "Wintery Transparent Overlays" - a pack of beautiful winter scenes, great for making your very own papers.  Experiment with different backgrounds, textures and blending modes. 

There are exciting things afoot at #theStudio - have you begun our daily downloads? Check out the 2014 Advent Calendar

Each day there is an awesome little FREE gift waiting for you to download.  Click the link to find Day One...
Stayed tuned too, because we have something else coming up soon that you won't want to miss!

Now let's take a little look at what's happening at Daisies and Dimples.  The SANTA SALE has begun - storewide 45% off. 

At Nuthouse-Scraps we have our new CU GrabBag on sale too.  The theme for December is 'Toys' - what a great theme for Christmas!!  You can find it in store here.

I think I've just about wrapped it up for now...

Christmas is such an exciting keep on the lookout for new surprises.

Bye for now. 

Saturday, November 1, 2014


It's here!  It's here!!  DSD (Digital Scrapbooking Day) 2014 - November 1, to be precise!

This is the VERY BEST DAY to go shopping...although some sales have already started so don't'll find superb bargains, great deals and awesome products!  There are sales in all my stores!

I have so much to share.

First of all, a couple of weeks ago I opened my store at Daisies and Dimples.  At this stage it is all Commercial Use, but I hope to add Personal Use products as time permits.  From October 31 through November 3, I have my new store on 50% off.

I've also added the CU GrabBags that I did in collaboration for DSD.  I have one with Carin (Carin Grobe Design) and two with Diane (ADB Designs) - previews coming up.  These are super savings because you get $30 value in each one (6 full sized packs) for just $6.00.  That's truly amazing but don't put off buying because they are only available for a few days, then we will split them up and sell the packs individually in our stores.  Full reveal for each one is in my stores.

I have my store at #theStudio (Digital Scrapbooking Studio) on Sale for DSD - Oct 31-Nov3 - 50% off.

There's so much fun happening at #theStudio - FLASH SALES are ON!  These change every 12 hours - $1 each for selected products - PU and CU.  You have to be quick...don't miss these!!

and that's not all...there are special "TREATS" on offer - these are minikits - each has 6 papers and 15 embellishments, but you won't know which mini is in your zip until you open it.  We all LOVE surprises, don't we...and this is so much fun! 

#theStudio has a Storewide Sale too.

Then at Nuthouse-Scraps, we have begun our DSD Sale - 50% off - BUT you have to keep your eye on this one because tomorrow -November 1, from midday on, the discount will keep changing until it reaches 75% off, then it will go down again back to 50%.

Last of all...CU Digitals have a one day only (DSD) Sale - 40% off.

Whew!!  It's a BIGGIE all right...and I'm off to SHOP!!  Yippeeee!!

Have fun this DSD!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014


This week I have big news!  I have opened a new shop!  Yes, I am now also at Daisies and Dimples.  I have known the owner, Kim Cameron, for a number of years now and when she offered me the opportunity to sell in her store, I was so excited.  I know Daisies and Dimples will be a great place to be. 

So....I've been really, really busy loading my products into my new store.  To begin with, I will sell just my CU products, but before long, I hope to be uploading my Personal Use stuff as well.  I was eager to begin and I have a good many of my Commercial Use packs in and read to go, so the store is "Open" and I'm having a 50% off Opening Sale.  I don't often have 50% off my all my products, so this is a wonderful opportunity.  The Sale is on through the end of October. 

I'll keep adding the rest of my CU products and within the next couple of days, my store will house them all, so if you've seen something and you don't see it in store yet at D & D, come back in a day or two and it should be there.  My newer products are about to hit the shelves. 

P.S.  And just before I leave you, please let me remind you of the Charity Collab:  That's What Friends Are For - (see my previous post.)

I'll be back with more news (yes, more good stuff to come...) s-o-o-n.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

That's what friends are for

I have a special post today.

The wonderful thing about being a part of the digi-scrap community is the way we come together from all over the world to raise money for a cause, a catastrophe or a friend in need.

This time we come together for one of our own.

Melissa Melanson-Dawes (aka LissyKay Designs) just underwent her 14th spine operation and now has to face yet another operation.  She has had to take her 3rd leave of absence from work and will have to stay on bed rest following this next operation through the end of the year.  With all the medical bills and cost of living, the family is not in a financial position to do this, but has no choice as Melissa's spine damage has worsened to the point that she was losing the ability to walk.

Still recovering from the last round of surgeries, the family now finds themselves in an even worse position than before.  Melissa still needs more treatment and the family is facing losing their small condo due to their finances being drained.  We hope that you will join in and help the Dawes family during their time of need so that Melissa can continue to receive the life-saving care she requires.  They have kept the drastic nature of their situation quite private, but it is at a point they stand to lose what little they have and this will impact the further care Melissa needs.

Many know Melissa has struggled for years, but most don't know this all started when she was in a car accident as a teenager.  Her husband, Alan, works 2 jobs but this barely touches the debt they have had to take on for Melissa's medical treatment.  Doctors believe they finally have a solution to prolong Melissa's physical abilities and with all things going right, she will be able to work for a few more years.  The doctor does not expect her to have many years left of employment and she will have to take a permanent disability. 

Many thanks to the 22 amazing designers have come together to help raise money for this wonderful family:

2 Curly Headed Monsters, A Fish Designs, A Little Giggles Designs, Angel Wing Scraps, Anne-Marie Designs, Arizona Girl, Cajun Diva Scraps, Christine Martin, Created by Jill Scraps, Dana's Footprints, Dream4Ever Designs, Ginger's Scraps N Pixels, Jilbert's Bits of Bytes, LouCee Creations, Manu Scraps, NBK Designs, Patty B Scraps, Studio Wendy, The Urban Fairy, Studio4 Designworks, Dagi's Temp-tations & Zesty Designs and their super talented Creative Teams who have created such wonderful layouts for your inspiration!


Available for for a limited time for just $15 at:

Take a look at this AMAZING Collaboration! 

All proceeds (less Paypal fees) from the sale will be donated to the Dawes family.

If you care to donate privately, please visit their family page HERE

Here's a peek at just a few of the wonderful layouts created with this amazing kit!

While you're grabbing up this wonderful collab at
GingerScraps or GDS, make sure to visit Melissa's stores while you are there:
(she has some incredible templates!)

Many thanks from us to you!