Friday, December 18, 2015


It's time for #theStudio to launch their Annual CHRISTMAS CAROL BLOG HOP!

What an amazing gift from the designers at TheStudio!  (20+ beautiful mini kits for FREE!)
Please remember to leave a little love. 

The Blog Hop goes live on December 18 and will remain active until New Year.  (Please allow a little time for people in different time zones to link their mini kits.)

This is mine:


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(Link has been changed - apologies to those who got the error message.  Please try again!)

Here is the full list of participants -

Digital Scrapbooking Studio
Nibbles Skribbles
Vero - The French Touch
Zesty Designs
Jilbert's Bits of Bytes
Booland Designs
ADB Designs
Aimee Harrison Designs
Snickerdoodle Designs
Manu Scraps
Butterfly Dsign
Carin Grobe Design
A-Manda Creation
Heartstrings Scrap Art
Flower Scraps
The Kit Cart
Bekah E Designs
Let Me Scrapbook
Over the Fence Designs
WendyP Designs
Studio4 Design*Works

PLEASE NOTE:  correct link for Snickerdoodle Designs

Have fun collecting each beautiful Christmas Carol mini kit.  Enjoy!

Our way of thanking you for your continued interest and support through 2015.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!


Thursday, December 17, 2015


What a huge month this has been!  I've got new products to show you.  There are freebies as well!

First the new stuff:

A new Winter more-than-a-mini:  WINTER'S HUSH

This one reminds me of a soft blanket covering the landscape, diminishing the sounds and keeping out the winter chill.  There are nine papers and thirty-one elements - plenty to scrap a few gorgeous pages.

I finally finished my Christmas kit after having been ill with a virus for a couple of weeks!  It's called - IT'S CHRISTMAS IN MY HEART.

This kit has twelve papers and fifty-four elements.  It is filled with all sorts of Christmassy goodness for you to scrapbook your special Christmas memories.

I have a couple of new Commercial Use packs too. (These are also licensed for Personal Use.)

FANCY LAVENDER RIBBONS - four beautiful satiny curled ribbons and two bows

PRETTY MAUVE DAISIES - includes nine sweet delicate daisies in the pack

Look for these new products in my stores at


At The Studio we have our annual ADVENT CALENDAR with a free download each day until Christmas.
If you've missed a day or only just finding the Advent Calendar, you will have an opportunity to get all - just keep your eyes open because it will be a small window of opportunity and you won't want to miss it.  Each piece is color coordinated, so at the end you will have an awesome Christmas kit!

Oh, and many designers are offering a 50% off sale on the day that you download their goodie.

The annual CHRISTMAS CAROL BLOG HOP is about to get under way as well.  This is an event not to be missed!!  Many of our designers at The Studio have prepared gorgeous minikits based on a Christmas Carol of their choice.  There is no set palette for this, so you will have a wide range of papers and elements to put together amazing pages!  This is COMING SOOOOON - like REAL SOON - this goes live on December 18.  (We know how busy it is at this time of the year, so these will remain active until New Year.)

Want a little fun??  Daisies and Dimples have a great NAUGHTY ELF SCAVENGER HUNT -
follow the rules, find all the answers to the clues and you will win a fabulous prize!!  Go on - you know you want to do this one!!

That's it from me - just for now...I'll be back with my CHRISTMAS CAROL and a list of participants with links so you can pick up all the contributions in The Studio's CHRISTMAS CAROL BLOG HOP.

I'll be back soon! 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Fun Continues + Gifts!

We are coming to the end of the Thanksgiving Season and we're finishing on a huge high note at the Studio.


Find my DOORBUSTERS here.

ADVENT CALENDAR - FREE DAILY DOWNLOADS - our Thank You to you and Merry Christmas!

Check in store each day through Christmas Day for beautiful little minikits - FREE!!

PLUS...the Featured Designer for the day may have chosen to set their store to 50% off for one day only.  

Run...the first gift is up already!  See what A-manda has for you.  

Find your gifts in store here.


Sales as big as these don't come along very often, so do yourself a favor and stock up big NOW!


Saturday, November 28, 2015


Can you believe what a massive weekend this is?  First of all, Thanksgiving for those in the U.S. who celebrate this event, followed by the crazy sales on Black Friday with some continuing right through to Cyber Monday.  Well, it's especially 'BIG' for us in digiland!

I know you have much to do, checking out all the bargains and sales, so I'll be brief - my two stores are running special events across this weekend.

Daisies and Dimples have a STOREWIDE 50% SALE right through Cyber Monday - so you have some time to go browse through the store there and pick up some awesome savings!!  Check out my store here.

The biggest saving is on the new Black Friday CU Collab Grab Bag that I teamed up to do with my good friend, Manu, of Manu Scraps, and for the first time with Karen, of Snickerdoodle Designs.
We have 'six packs for $6.00' - grab it while you can!  It's a great 'all purpose' bag with products you can use throughout the year.  NOT-TO-BE-MISSED...see the 'reveal' of all packs in store. 

This is on sale at Daisies and Dimples here
and at Digital Scrapbooking Studio here

Digital Scrapbooking Studio (theStudio) has $1 BLACK FRIDAY DOORBUSTERS, plus 50% STOREWIDE SALE (Black Friday), 40% off Storewide (Saturday) 30% off Storewide (Sunday) and 50% OFF on CYBER MONDAY - look for the CYBER MONDAY DOORBUSTERS too - $2 each!

Run...because they'll soon be gone!  You'll find them here.

I'm off to shop now...these sales are too good to miss.  I'll be back with more - soon. 
Happy Shopping!!

Friday, November 6, 2015

It's DSD time!!

DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING DAY - November 7 - is almost here! 

How we wait with great anticipation for DSD!  This would have to be one of the very best times for shopping - such amazing bargains, special buys and goodies to be had all over digiland.  I've already been shopping in some of my favourite stores where the sales have already begun.  Some sales don't start until DSD has actually arrived - but that just gives you more time to spread your shopping time around.  In the past, I've become so overwhelmed at times, with so much on offer, that I've missed out on some of the best buys, so to have things spread out a little bit, is right up my alley.

Okay, so let's get on with it...
You know that I sell in a couple of stores, the Studio and Daisies and Dimples, so much of what I have to tell today relates to both and I'll link you up with both stores.

I have teamed up with two of my dear friends to produce Commercial Use Grab Bags.  Firstly, Jill of Jilbert's Bits Of Bytes and I created six awesome flower packs so we called our Bag "Whole Lotta Blooms".  These are six full size packs and purchased as a Grab Bag you save heaps!  $30.00 value for just $6.00.  At $1 per pack, it's a fabulous way to increase your Commercial Use or Personal Use flower stash.  Jill is so talented, she made all her flowers herself.  How does she do that?  Well, I don't know that I'd even have the patience for that.  I just like taking photos of the flowers in my garden and extracting them.  These packs have been Quality Checked so you can be sure you are buying high quality products.

The Grab Bag my great friend, Manu of Manu Scraps, and I made is more a variety Bag.  We have bling, we have frames, we have birds, we have flowers, we have ribbons, we have foliage!  Here you will find a wonderful array of products, again, all Quality Checked.  This Bag too is valued at $30.00 but we've priced it at $6.00.  These are full size packs - so skimping on what you will find inside.  There's no better time to extend your stash than now.

So here are the Grab Bag previews and the individual previews of what you will find in each one.

Included packs:

Included packs:

There are huge sales in both stores - 50% off!!  You won't want to miss this awesome opportunity to browse and buy!

For even bigger bargains - don't miss the Flash Sales at The Studio - all day on DSD - November 7 only.

Well, I think I've covered my big DSD NEWS - now it's time to get back to shopping...
oh...and here are the links to both my stores - both 50% off!!

Daisies and Dimples
Digital Scrapbooking Studio (theStudio)

Happy DSD - Happy Shopping!!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

New Kits and a Free With Purchase

Hello again...
Here we are at the end of that makes Christmas seem as if it's just around the corner.  Please, someone, hold it back - I'm so not ready for Christmas yet!
I have a little news to share - I have two new products in my stores this weekend -
"Autumn Afternoon" is a lively Autumn kit with a rich and vibrant palette.  Just see how that turquoise makes the yellows and oranges 'pop'!!
For this weekend only I have set this kit on a 40% discount - but, wait for it...that's not all...
just this weekend, I am offering a BONUS PACK as a free with purchase gift.  Take a look at the preview:
PLEASE NOTE:  This 'special deal' applies only at The Studio.  

My second new product is quite different - a more 'soothing' palette to calm and relax.
"Soothe the Soul" is a mini kit, but a little larger than usual with 9 12"x12" papers and 27 elements.
This is also on an introductory special with 40% off.  This applies at both The Studio and my store at
Daisies and Dimples.

Here is the preview for this delightful mini:

In other news, next weekend is Digital Scrapbooking Day (DSD) - I will be back with details of what I have in store for that!  It is going to be a BIG weekend!

Now for a few pages made with "Soothe the Soul" -

This one was made by Barbara:

 and this is the one Marlyn created:

Julie created this page:
and I did this one:

I'll be back in a few day's time with news about DSD.   Stay tuned...

#ZestyDesigns #digitalscrapbooking #daisiesanddimples #digitalscrapbookingstudio

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Fabulous NEW Collection - Family Memories

You could almost be forgiven for thinking that it is Fall here in tropical North Queensland - it is so dry and brown.  We haven't had rain for months and months and we are in drought.  Our farmers are in dire straights, with many having to abandon their properties because they just can't feed their stock. It is very sad. No rain in sight and another dry summer has been forecast.  It's not all sad news though...
...I am hearing of all the beautiful Spring blossoms and spectacular gardens in other parts of Australia, and I am seeing photos of awesome Autumn in the northern hemisphere! 

It's that time again too, for another seasonal collection at #theStudio.  This time it is both Fall and Family related - a gorgeous Fall palette and a Family theme.  I chose "Family Memories" as my theme.  There are elements to take it across generations, both past and present, so it is very versatile.
As always, the Collection is co-ordinated, so there is plenty of variety to choose from across the contributions from the designers.  Single packs are just $1 each until October 15 and this time there is a new addition - one-click bundle deals for $8.  That is super special!

Now to give you a look at FAMILY MEMORIES:

The Whole Bundle
Now the separate packs:
Art Papers:
Family Frames:
Pocket Cards:

Here is a selection of beautiful pages by my wonderful CT girls:


And this is a page I did:

I created my page from the Quick Page I am giving as a free gift in my newsletter, coming later today.  (Hint: Sign up here on the blog now, if you haven't already.)

That's it for now...I hope you take a look around the fabulous collection contributions and don't forget, you'll find all mine here.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Saturday, September 5, 2015

A new month and some new products!

Hello dear Readers,

We are already into September...that makes Christmas seem soooo close.  For us in the southern hemisphere, September means "Spring".  Here in the topics we have a little of Spring days right now but I'm sure that they won't last long and we will soon be experiencing "Sprummer" - the forerunner of Summer.  Let's hope I can survive without the air-conditioner for just a wee bit longer!

I've been busy creating some new products.  At the end of August I released a couple of new CU flower packs at The Studio:



This week I released another CU pack to coincide with the FALL SALE which is currently running at The Studio - 40% off products in the Fall Category.  It's a great time to save on PU and CU Fall products!

AUTUMN GOLD has all the glorious golden colours of Autumn and is a great mix for Autumn kits and pages.

My very latest product to hit the store is a wonderful minikit.  I had such fun creating this one! 


This is a generous mini - 8 papers and 28 elements. 
What a great way to preserve those memories of special moments shared with friends or family over a 'cuppa' of choice!  There's more than enough to create a few pages with this one and it's currently on sale - 30% off!

Here's a page I made:

I used a mask that isn't included in this minikit, but if you're really quick and sign up for my monthly newsletter, you will receive the CU Photomask as a special exclusive gift!

Now just a reminder about the fabulous FALL SALE at the The Studio - 40% off CU and PU

 I wish joyous days whether you are in Autumn or Spring (or Sprummer...LOL)