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Star Action

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Commercial Use, Scrapbooking | 0 comments

I really am beginning to think I’m an a roll. So many ideas … so little time. I’m talking about creating Photoshop Actions. In the old days, I used to be a programmer … actually, make that more of a hack … in any case, when I would get into a groove, my house could fall down around me and I wouldn’t notice. I’d lose track of time and my family would be starving for dinner. I’d sit in front of the computer for so long, my body would just about freeze into that position. Well, it seems the old days are back. I’ve forgotten about dinner twice this week; my body is in pain from sitting in one position for too long; fortunately, my house is still standing.

This all started with my Crazy Dots Action. I hadn’t realized it had been so long since I had done any actions … almost a year. True, I did throw a simple one in during that time (Rainbow Dreams Action), but nothing that took a lot of work. So, September saw my Crazy Dots Action, October saw my Filigree Maker Action … and then I slowed down … or so it seemed. I really hadn’t, I was working on something during that time and it required me to drag out some old math books. I have always wanted to be able to create stars from my kit papers … good stars … quickly and easily. You see … doing all that rotating can leave gaps in your element, distort your paper, wreak havoc on your styles, etc. etc. etc. Long story short, I did it and I released it this past Wednesday — my Star Action. Here’s what the preview looks like.

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Sunday’s CU Moments

Posted by on Dec 4, 2016 in Commercial Use, Scrapbooking | 0 comments

This is just a quick one. I wanted to let you know that I’m doing a bi-weekly post on theStudio’s blog. It’s called Sunday’s CU Moments and it will typically feature a special product or a quick tip along with a smattering of other CU products that have recently been released.

This week, the feature product is Manu Scraps’  Doily & Snowflake Generator. Check it out … there’s even a freebie for you.  I also want to let you know that this is not just for designers … I plan on showing how these products can work as part of your regular scrapping stash.

HUGS!!!

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Beary Merry Christmas

Posted by on Dec 3, 2016 in Freebies, Personal Use, Scrapbooking | 2 comments

I am SO excited about my newest collection. When I saw the bear, I just had to use it immediately. I have no idea why polar bears remind me of Christmas … they just do. The majority of the elements are hand painted … some by me but others were purchased from some wonderful artists. The thing that’s great about this collection is that it’s not just for Christmas … you can use it for just about any of your winter layouts. Enough talking, let’s take a look at it and remember to get ALL the way to the end for your freebie.

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Christmas Korkers

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Commercial Use, Scrapbooking | 0 comments

I was finally starting to get into the Christmas spirit … that was until I started working on these korkers. Don’t get me wrong, I love how they came out. Unfortunately, my patience (due to the extraction process) AND my fingers (from needle pricks) hate them. Hopefully, your patience and fingers will love me for finding a way to prevent you from having to do the same thing.

These korkers are on sale for 40% off. Yes, that’s more than I typically do for a new release, but theStudio is having a Christmas sale and I wanted these to be a part of it. I also am having the same sale in my personal store.

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While these korkers are o.k. for commercial use, they would also be a cute addition to your personal stash.

HUGS!!!

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Breath of Autumn

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Freebies, Personal Use, Scrapbooking | 1 comment

Remember the papers and elements that I did for theStudio’s Next Designers Competition? Well, I couldn’t stop designing and it turned into a collection. However, I did do something a bit different this time. Since I knew some folks had been able to download the initial pieces for free, I decided to combine those pieces and call them Mini Kit 1 and created a second mini that I called Mini Kit 2. Then I went on to round things out with borders, clusters, masks, stamps and words. You can find everything at theStudio and my personal store Jilbert’s Bits of Bytes for 30% off (bundle is 60% off) thru November 26th.

Here’s a look at everything … and be sure to hang around for your freebie.

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Annual Retirement Sale

Posted by on Nov 12, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

While I may retire bits and pieces throughout the year, I typically do a big cleaning house sale in November … and this year is no different. There are both Personal Use and Commercial Use products and they’re 75% off … but only until the end of November. You can find them at theStudio and in my personal store Jilbert’s Bits of Bytes.

Here’s a quick look at some of the personal use products.

HUGS!!!

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Annual Next Designer Competition 2016

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 in Competitions, Freebies, Personal Use, Scrapbooking | 12 comments

Every year, theStudio has an Annual Next Designer Competition. In 2012, not knowing any better, I entered it and, while I didn’t win, it was the start of a new career for me. In years since, I’ve tried my best to “play along” … and this year is no exception even though I really didn’t have the time (busy schedule, as in wedding, and I have a cold *whine*).

The first week’s challenge was designing a pack of papers and this week’s challenge was to design some elements to go along with them. You need to go to my gallery pages at theStudio to download them (just click on the previews below) and, while you’re there, take a look at all the wonderful entries that you can download for free through the end of the month. BUT, before you go, be sure to read to the end of my post for the conclusion of this story and a freebie.

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DSD 2016 Sales

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in Commercial Use, Personal Use, Sales, Scrapbooking | 0 comments

So much going on this weekend, but I’ll try to keep this short. To start, this grab bag is what happens when 3 good buddies get together and create a Grab Bag. We each did 2 products containing what we thought most represented our CU styles and have put it on sale for $6. Full reveals are on the product pages. You can get this at both theStudio and Jilbert’s Bits of Bytes.

There are also some $1 Flash Sales happening this weekend. DSS has broken it into 2 days — Friday and Saturday … but at Jilbert’s Bits of Bytes the whole batch is available and you can get them thru Sunday, October 2nd. Here’s a peek at what you’ll find …

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Crazy Dots Action

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in Blog | 4 comments

I’ve just released another paper making action. It’s called Crazy Dots, mainly because these aren’t your ordinary polka dots. I won’t go into a bunch of details because I actually made a video showing how it works and some of the ways you can use it. It’s currently on sale for 30% off at both theStudio and Jilbert’s Bits of Bytes. Here’s a look at the preview and, just below the preview, a freebie for you.

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HUGS!!!

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City by the Bay Inspiration

Posted by on Sep 11, 2016 in Personal Use, Scrapbooking | 0 comments

Yesterday, I showed off my newest collection City by the Bay. However, I’ve often been told that seeing how one would scrap with it is SO much better than just seeing previews. So here’s some inspiration for you from my amazing team.

Julie …

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Kay …

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Pam …

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Susan …

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Nancy …

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Robyn …

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… and one more from me.

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Do you have a layout you’d like to share with me? Feel free to post it to my Facebook page or just use the tag #JilbertsBitsOfBytes and hopefully I’ll find it.

HUGS!!!

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