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New Commercial Use – Gesso Overlays

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in Commercial Use, Sales | 0 comments

I’ve released some Gesso Overlays this week. They’re the result of a fellow designer who wanted some full page overlays to create some snow background with. Of course I made them while we were having some major rain which made the drying times EXTRA long. After scanning in the results and creating the jpgs, I decided to see if I could make some transparent overlays out of them. It worked great and so there are 2 versions for each overlay. You can choose which version you want or buy them all because I’ve not only released the individual packs (4 of them), I’ve also made a bundle.

These overlays will be on sale for 30% off thru January 3rd. Click on a preview to go to an individual product. I’ve got some examples on the transparent overlay pages and some close-ups on the texture overlay pages. You can also  check them all out using this link —


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HUGE mini Sale

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Personal Use, Sales | 5 comments

I’ve been so busy this month getting ready for the holidays and theStudio’s blog train that I haven’t actually released any new Personal Use products. I also realized a lot of you are also very busy and probably a little short on cash. What I’m leading up to is that I’m having a HUGE mini Sale. All mini kits in my store (all 11 of them) are on sale for $1.50 each — that’s 50% off. However, they will only be on sale through December 24th. Think of it as a holiday present to yourself or a quick way to pull together some quick presents for your family and friends. You can see all the kits in one place by using this link — — or click on one of the previews below to go to that mini’s page.





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theStudio’s 2014 Christmas Carol Blog Train

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Blog Trains & Hops, Freebies, Scrapbooking | 30 comments

Happy Holidays and welcome to the Digital Scrapbooking Studio’s annual Christmas Carol Blog Train (it’s SO hard to believe that it’s that time of year again). The designers have gotten together to sing you some Christmas Carols as a thank you for your friendship and all your support.

Each designer picks their own Christmas Carol and uses it as their inspiration for their mini. I chose “Little St. Nick” by The Beachboys, which was initially released as a single December 9, 1963 and reappeared on The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album in 1964.

You can download my kit by clicking on the preview below. This will be available through January 1st, 2015.


You should have arrived here from LouCee Creations.

Your next stop is Mad Genius Designs.

If you get lost, the entire blog train list is below.

Happy Holidays to you and yours!!!

Zesty Designs
A-Manda Creation
Nibbles Skribbles
PattyB Scraps
Manu Scraps
LouCee Creations
Jilbert’s Bits Of Bytes <– you are here
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

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New Commercial Use Products – Foliage and Overlays

Posted by on Dec 13, 2014 in Commercial Use, Freebies, Sales, Scrapbooking | 0 comments

I have some new Commercial Use products that I’ve just released. There are 2 packs of foliage and 3 packs of overlays. First up are the foliage packs. These are 30% off thru December 20th.



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December’s CU Specials

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Commercial Use, Sales | 0 comments

Every month I select 5 products to put on sale for 60% off. December’s CU specials are up and you just can’t beat the prices.

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That’s it for now … short and sweet. HUGS!!!

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New Commercial Use Products

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Commercial Use, Freebies, Scrapbooking | 1 comment

WOW!!! What happened to November??? Can you tell it was a busy month for me? It was so busy, that I totally forgot to post my new commercial use products. Besides opening up my iDSD Grab Bags, I squeezed in some time to make some flower packs for you. One is a pack of stylized poinsettias and the other is a bunch of flower kits that you can either purchase separately or save a ton of money by buying the bundle.

First up are the Flower Kits. I discovered some amazing paint that actually contains metal and once I started using it, I went looking for stuff to paint. These flowers are where I started. Each kit contains 7 Flowers in varying sizes along with a bonus Czech Glass button (I adore these buttons). They’ll be on sale for 30% off thru December 6th.


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Let the sales begin!

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Commercial Use, Personal Use, Sales | 1 comment

Are you ready for all the sales going on this weekend. Seems things started a bit earlier this year because of Halloween. To keep track of everything thing going on, I actually made a little “cheat sheet” of what, where and when … at least for the stuff going on over at theStudio … and I decided to share it with you.

Halloween trick or treating for adults in our personal use store. Trick or treat through our “What’s In Your Zip” promotion and be rewarded! Your Treat will be a mini kit containing 6 papers and 15 elements. A full reveal of all the mini kits and the designer’s names is on theStudio blog. Each kit is only $1, but you won’t know which one you’re getting until you download it. This will last through the weekend.

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Boy’s Club Custom Collection

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Freebies, Personal Use, Sales | 5 comments

I have a new collection to show off. It’s what’s called a Custom Collection; you post your request by commenting on the Custom Collection Sunday post over at theStudio and the winner not only gets that collection made, they get the collection for free. A couple of weeks ago, Diana put in a request for a kit she could use to document her husband’s rebuild of a very special Chevy Chevelle. When I saw that request, I immediately emailed Toiny and told her I wanted to do this one … and Boy’s Club is the result.

I had a very special reason for wanting to do this. We have a very close family friend who has the most amazing garage. I can go on and on with stories about this garage, but I thought I’d just post a photo and let you see for yourself.


Yes, that is tile on the garage floor and you’re only seeing a part of it. Ken’s the one in the cowboy hat, the other person is my husband. The car you see is his rat rod. He also has a prize winning Imperial that his in-laws bought brand new and it not only has a special place in this garage, it’s in my kit.

The kit is on sale for 30% off until November 11th except this weekend when everything in my store will be on sale for 50% off (except bundles which are already 60% off). Here are the previews for it with a little something at the end.


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It’s alive … It’s alive!!!

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in Commercial Use, Personal Use, Sales | 0 comments

It’s alive! If you don’t already know, theStudio server is back up and running. As a thank you for all your patience while things were down, theStudio designers want you to have a 30% off coupon good for 2 days (through tomorrow) AND good on specials (things already on sale AND bundles)  … THANKYOU30.

Unfortunately, there was a hick-up and that coupon only works for the Personal Use store. The 2 stores are really 2 stores and they don’t talk to each other. So, for the Commercial Use store, you need a separate coupon code. However, I don’t believe this coupon code is going to be widely circulated, but I felt that I wanted my blog readers to have it — THANKYOU30CU. Again, this is only good through tomorrow (October 14th) and is good on specials and bundles.

Thanks for being such wonderful customers and, especially, friends.


p.s. If you see something that isn’t working right and was working right before the server went down, please report it. You can report it to me or to

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I’m lost …

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in Commercial Use, Scrapbooking | 6 comments

I’m lost. It’s been a day and a half since theStudio server took a major dump … it crashed so bad that new equipment had to be bought. Fortunately, all the data is safe, but as anyone who has purchased a new computer knows, it takes time to load and configure all the software that’s needed to make that data available. BUT, it’s not the nuts and bolts I miss, it’s the family. I never realized how many times a day I poked my head into the forums to see what was up or to just look up some information I needed until I was unable to do that.

While the amazing server team is working on getting things going again, I figured I would at least show what should be available tomorrow once the store is back in full swing. It’s a pack of paper templates that I made during the creation of the great collab that I did with Manu of Manu Scraps called Wild Thing. Called Primitive Prints, they’ll be on sale for 30% off in both of my CU stores thru October 25th.


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