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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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Morning Mist Layouts & Freebie

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in Freebies, Personal Use | 5 comments

As promised, I have some wonderful layouts to share with you that my CT created with my new Morning Mist Collection. I really love the different styles that were used.



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Morning Mist

Posted by on Jan 1, 2015 in Freebies, Personal Use, Scrapbooking | 0 comments

O.M.G.!!! It’s 2015 … really? I just got used to writing 2014 on stuff. Oh well … HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! January 1st also rings in a new Coordinated Collection at theStudio. I LOVE the color palette and had no problem coming up with my take on it. I gave you a sneak peek on the 24th and now I’m going to raise the curtain and show you the whole thing. If you aren’t familiar with theStudio’s Coordinated Collection, it happens every 3 months and the participating designers are given a color palette along with a general theme and are allowed to initially release only 6 products. BUT, the best part is, when they are released, the cost is only $1 each for about 2 weeks. This means you can build your own collection at a VERY reasonable price (buy mine, buy mine, buy mine … ). The theme??? Morning Mist … sort of wintery.

O.K. I’m here to say we do have winter in California … maybe not the big snow storms that many of you get, but it definitely gets cold … especially if you’re a cold weather wimp like me.  What we do have is foggy, almost rainy days and, while the gray skies tend to turn sunny as the day progresses, my early mornings are definitely misty. I like nothing better than to wait for the sun while sitting in my favorite chair drinking a nice warm drink and working my puzzles. This was the picture in my head when I designed this collection.

Now for the previews. If you’re a regular reader, you know that you can go to a product page by clicking on one of the previews OR you can see my entire collection with just one click of this link — As I mentioned, we are only allowed to release 6 products, but if you’re willing to wait AND to pay more, there are typically more products released after the initial sale. I will be adding to this collection, so definitely keep an eye peeled.


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Happy Holidays

Posted by on Dec 24, 2014 in Commercial Use, Personal Use, Sales, Scrapbooking | 0 comments

I’m just stopping in for a quick post. I wanted to let you know about the great sales going on at theStudio. In the Personal Use store, everything is 60% off and in the Commercial Use store, everything is 50% off. Naturally, there are a few exceptions, but for the most part everything … and I mean everything … is on sale. Then starting Friday, December 26th it will go be 40% in both stores; however, starting December 31st, both stores will be 50% off (there will be a quiz on this … kidding).

January 1st, the newest coordinated collection will be released. This means tons of products for just $1.00 each and we all used the same color palette, so you can mix and match to your heart’s content. I’ve posted a sneak peek of my elements below. I LOVED the colors and everyone’s products are just amazing.peak

That’s it for now … Happy Holidays to you and yours!!!

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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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