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New Plaid Action And Easter Sale At The Studio

Posted by on Mar 28, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Remember Jill’s Paper Flower Action?  It started with an “I wonder what would happen if” idea and quickly went viral.  People were whipping out flowers left and right to match their photos or pages and everyone was raving and showing off their handy work.  Get ready for some fun!  Jill just released her brand new Plaid Maker Action.  I’ve already played with it.  It’s way cool.  It’s way easy.  It’s way flexible and it’s On Sale.  It’s just waiting for you to give it a try.

This action works in PSE and all versions of PSCS and CC.  It comes with full instructions to walk you through the process but let me get you started right now.  It is a breeze to make a plaid from any existing paper or one of your photographs.

Jilbert's Bits Of Bytes Plaid Maker Action

Is that cool, or what?  You can use a photo too.  Take a look at the beautiful plaid Jill made with a photo from Hawaii.

Jilbert's Bits Of Bytes Plaid Maker Action

This is a great tool for designers and a great bargain at just $8 but for a short time you can pick this up for 30% off but scrappers will love this too.  I see new hybrid projects coming out of this.  I see plaid flowers by combining the two actions. ;)

Use it alone or combine it with the one of the Paper Flower Actions or the Glitter Edge Action.  Both of the older actions are on sale this weekend for 40% off.  It’s part of the Studio Easter Sale.  Some items are excluded but the CU and PU stores both on sale.



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New CU Mash Up And 75% Off Lots Of Retiring Products

Posted by on Mar 21, 2015 in Art Journaling, Blog, Commercial Use, Sales | 0 comments

Hello, and happy Saturday!  I’m Rebecca, I hang out at The Studio with Jill.  I’m going to be hanging out on the blog some too.  Jill is in DESIGN mode so I volunteered to pitch in and help keep you informed and abreast of new developments so she can keep feeding her creative mojo.  She will still see all comments and will definitely be right around corner but we’re tag teaming on some things so she can do what we all want her doing which is bringing lots of new designs to the shop.  Yes?

We missed last week.  It literally slipped away from both of us so there is a full buffet of pretty things today.  If you’re into Art Journaling, you’ll love the New CU Mash Up Products.  I’m NOT an art journaler and I love them madly!  Mash Up 1 has beautiful greens and blues and Mash Up 2 has vibrant fuchsia, pinks and yellows.  Match either (or both) of them with the water color papers in Mash Up 3 and the drippy and runny brushes in Mash Up 4 and the sky is the limit!





While you’re there, in the New Releases be sure to check out Jill’s Transparent Overlay Borders.

JIlberts_Bits_Of_Bytes_Transparent _Overlay_Borders_Combo

But Wait!  Are you looking for a steal UM, bargain?  Is there anything you let pass you by but you really wanted it?  We’re Spring Cleaning to make room for National Scrapbook Day 2015 (NSD).  NSD is the first weekend in May.  It is a time when designers go all out to bring us the best of their best.  The best designers are already gearing up to have a full line up of new products and a favorite freebie too.  To make room, it is Out With The Old so Jill’s retiring CU products are on sale right now for 75% off.  She has moved 55 products over to retire.  This week the feature is her Photo Pockets Pages and Packets.  If you’re not sure what to do with pockets, check out Jill’s tutorial on how to use these. They’re fast, easy and make great pages!



Thanks for stopping by.  One of us will see you next week with some very colorful treats.


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Cherished Bits Layouts & Freebie

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015 in Freebies, Personal Use, Scrapbooking | 2 comments

Yesterday, I showed you my newest collection Cherished Bits. Today I’m going to show you what my great team did with it. AND, there’s a freebie at the end of this.

This first one is by Kyrie … I LOVE that she did this as an 8-1/2 x 11!!!

Cherished Bits KyrieD_8-1_2x11

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Cherished Bits

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in Personal Use, Scrapbooking | 0 comments

I’ve been rather absent lately. February was one of those months that I don’t want to revisit again for a VERY long time. I started the month sick and I ended the month sick and in between I managed to give the bug to both my husband and my daughter. BUT, it’s March and I’ve got a beautiful new collection called Cherished Bits to show off, so no more sick talk.

The inspiration for my new collection comes from this old cedar chest that I inherited from my mother. It has all sorts of items in it … none of them worth a lot of money … but it is truly my treasure chest.


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Flights of Fancy

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015 in Freebies, Personal Use, Scrapbooking | 4 comments

I am SO in love with my latest collection. Called Flights of Fancy, it’s a collab that I did with Robyn (Red Dog Design) and it’s full of all kinds of whimsical stuff. It actually started out as a mini kit to be used in February’s Just Art Challenge that Robyn hosts. Obviously, what we ended up with was MUCH more than a mini kit.

You can get most of the collection for 30% off thru February 19th … BUT … the Collection is 60% off and the Add-on (which was the mini used for this month’s challenge) will be 50% off through the entire month of February. And here are the previews …


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Bling and Brushes

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Commercial Use, Scrapbooking | 0 comments

I’ve always felt that adding a little sparkle to my kits is the icing on the cake, so I decided to create some of my own “bling.” After spending weeks on eBay, trying to get my hands on some cute crystal critters, I finally won enough to put together 2 packs — Bling 2 and Bling 3. These guys will be on sale for 30% off through February 25th. Just click on one of the previews below to go to that product’s page or, better yet, check out my entire CU store at theStudio.


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Border Overlays

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Commercial Use, Freebies, Tutorials | 12 comments

I have discovered a new favorite product, border overlays. I can’t seem to get enough of them, so I decided to make some. These are transparent overlays, so they are VERY easy to use. In fact, read all the way down to the end of this post and I’ll show you some examples.

These are currently available in my CU store at theStudio for 30% off. You can buy the individual packs, or save some money by picking up the combo.


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Sea Cruise

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Personal Use, Scrapbooking | 0 comments

I had the pleasure of working with Min of Carin Grobe Design on one of her collabs for theStudio’s Round Robin. We both are pretty much done with winter, so a nice warm summer sort of theme was just the ticket and Sea Cruise is the result. This collection is full of fun, beachy, warm weather kinds goodies and you don’t have to go on a cruise to use it. It’s perfect for all those summer vacation photos you’ve been storing in that old shoebox.

Here are all the previews (just click on one to go to that product’s page) and be sure to check out theStudio’s blog to download the free mini. Once downloaded, join the fun in the Round Robin Events thread where you’ll find all the rules. You’ll also be able to check out Min’s other Round Robin collabs (this one was for week 3).


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New Brushes

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Commercial Use, Scrapbooking | 0 comments

I don’t know about you, but I love brushes … the more I have, the happier I am. Well, I’ve got some new brushes for you this week — Watercolor Splashes 6 and Punchinella 2. The punchinella brushes were a request from one of my customers and the splashes are just because.

These are currently on sale for 30% off exclusively in my CU Store at theStudio.


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Just Art Challenge

Posted by on Jan 3, 2015 in Scrapbooking, Tutorials | 4 comments

Have you ever tried out theStudio’s Just Art Challenge hosted each month by Robyn? If not, you definitely need to give it a go. The great thing about this challenge is there aren’t any real rules; however, it’s meant to introduce you to Art Journaling or at least challenge you to do something beyond traditional scrapbooking. You are typically given a theme or a prompt along with some “tools” to work with. As it turns out, Robyn is on holiday so I’m hosting the challenge for January.

The prompt I gave this month was a quote …

“Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul and you answer.” Star Richés

… and I asked them to show me what it means to them. Then I provided 2 of my CU products for them to work with. For the individuals that had participated at least once since September 1st, I sent a coupon for them to get the products for free. To accommodate others, I have put the products on sale for 50% off for the month of January … but anybody is welcome to purchase them. The products are samplers of my Brushes and Journal Papers.folder

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