Sunday, March 22, 2015


My poor neglected blog!  About three weeks ago I was all set to do a blog post when I was hit by the tummy bug that seemed to be prevalent in our region at the time.  That hit me like "Whammo!" and by the time I recovered, I had so much to catch up on that I've been chasing my tail ever since.  I'm here now though, and that's the important thing, right?

So much has been happening., the store I've been in the longest, has been sold.  It is set to re-open as "Scrapbook Universe" and we are on the countdown to site, new software, new look!  The new owner has lots of fabulous ideas, so you can expect to see some creative changes.  You can sign up for the newsletter, if you haven't already, and there's a daily download in the lead up to opening.  We are hoping for a 'soft opening' on April 1 and a huge grand opening a few weeks later once all the designers have uploaded their products.  (note .net not .com)  You can also keep abreast of progress on our Facebook page.  

Ever sooo slowly, I've been adding my products to my new store at  D&D have an anniversary in April and there are some awesome events planned, especially around Easter.  Check in every so often there and see when the sales and other events are taking sure won't want to miss out on any of the fun!

Now we come to The Studio.  Toiny (owner) has just announced the awesome changes that are happening there.  It seems change is in the air...maybe that comes with the arrival of Spring!  Here is a 'copy and paste' of Toiny's announcement :-

BIG Announcement. I have been working towards this for the better part of two years & now it's almost time.  I am beyond excited & so extremely happy to announce that we are getting a brandnew store!

Our new site will have all the features you've been dreaming of, including amazing search engines, search by price, search by color and most importantly: a combined PU & CU shopping cart!  It is a shopping dream.  Even better?  To  make it easier for us to move from the old site to the new site, we are retiring many of our old products at 75% Off.  Please be sure to stop by the Personal Use and Commercial Use retiring sections.  New (old) products are being added daily.

Important Dates
  • Retiring Sales through April 12 (not all products are retiring)
  • Downloads available through April 13
  • Offline April 13 - 15 (give or take, it is a lot of data)
    Note: Forum, Blog, Gallery & Challenges will stay open!
  • Soft open April 18
Everything except orders, will be transferred to the new store.  Please download all purchases by April 13, 2015.  We will, of course, support any purchases in the last 30 days as always. However, it will make all our jobs easier if you can download before the move.

There is a thread in the forum for any questions: BIG Store Announcement
Please ask away & express any concerns, comments or your excitement!  I'm super excited & I hope all of you are as well.

Well, there  you have it!!   Two new shops and one 'almost new' = lots and lots of work apart from designing.

I have been doing some designing though and if you browse my shop at the Studio, you will see what I've been doing.  I did a larger-than-normal mini-kit - "Little Bird" - plus a couple of extra packs, so there is Bundle Deal too.  (Great saving when you buy the bundle!) 

I loved creating this and it really got me ready for Spring!  I hope you'll love it too.

Just this week, I released a full size Collection - "My Peaceful Place".  This is currently 30% off and the Bundled Deal is less than half price.  

The Kit has 12 papers and 58 embellishments:


There is a freebie made with this kit on my Facebook Fan Page too.

I'm about to send out a newsletter and I'm including another little freebie in that as well.


Check out 60% off my selected mini kits.

Retiring CU products are now 75% off - I have a few in the Retiring category.

I have two new CU packs - "Peony Pleasure 2" and "Vintage Photo Masks" - currently 30% off.


The Studio's Spring Mega Collection is due to be released on April 1.  Don't miss it!!  I'm busy working on that right now!  

Now to show you some pages done by a couple of my CT girls using "My Peaceful Place".  

Maria's page:

Barbara's pages:

And one from me...just to show the size of a framed cluster on a 12 x 12 page:

I hope I've covered everything.  Hopefully I'll be back with more news of store openings!!  

Take some time out in your peaceful place.  Enjoy!!