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.