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Scrap On – iNSD Blog Hop

Posted by on May 7, 2016 in Blog Trains & Hops, Freebies, Scrapbooking | 18 comments


The designers at theStudio have gotten together to create a gorgeous gift for you. Once you have visited each of us, you’ll end up with this gorgeous kit.


If you get lost along the way, all of the links can be found in theStudio’s Blog post. Please note: we are all in different time zones. A designer might not quite have their post up and ready, but rest assured if you come back later it will be there, along with the lovely freebie. All freebie links will be available to you for at least one week.

OK — Let’s get started

You should have come from here -> LouCee Creations

Next stop is here -> Heartstrings Scrap Art (Facebook Page)

AND, here’s my part. Just click on the preview to download it.***expired***


Have fun … HUGS!!!



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iNSD News for May 5th

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Freebies, Sales, Scrapbooking | 1 comment

Late again … it should be obvious I’m not doing these ahead of time … LOL!!! Ok, here’s the iNSD News for May 5th.

Revenge of the Fifth

The Buy Together sale continues at theStudio with Revenge of the Fifth as does the hilarious banners …


For today, I have 5 Page Kits for $5. Just go to my Dawn Page Kit product page and click on the Buy Together tab get this super deal.

Advertising template for Digital Scrapbooking Studio

What I forgot to do yesterday is let you know that there’s a second deal. Dani (The Urban Fairy) and I decided to put some of the stuff we created as he{ART} into the iNSD Sales mix. For today, it’s products from our About Time collection. By the way, if you’re looking for the rest of our he{ART} products, they can be found under Studio Collaborations.

Advertising template for Digital Scrapbooking Studio

Freebie Time

For today’s freebie, I decided to make you a Quick Page using Dawn (the lead-in Page Kit for the “fifth” sale). Just click on the preview to download it.***expired***


That’s it for today. Be sure to check back tomorrow for more news and another freebie. HUGS!!!


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Plastered {& gessoed}

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Freebies, Personal Use, Scrapbooking | 0 comments

I have a REALLY fun collection for you — Plastered {& gessoed}. I got the inspiration for it while looking for some ideas for creating flowers and spotted some that looked like porcelain. Imagine my surprise when I found out they were artificial roses that had been dipped in plaster. Luckily for me, we were having a break in our recent rain so I could give it a go since it really was too messy to do indoors. As it was, I couldn’t stop with just dipping flowers, I just had to try pouring the left over plaster into some silicon ice molds that I never used.

Then the rain started up again and I needed to do some indoor stuff. I thought “gesso” looks like plaster, so I started playing with gesso. I then found out that gesso is actually plaster of Paris with a glue binder (or at least it was at one time). Anyway, long story short, this collection is the result of my messy, fun playtime. You can find it in both of my shops, theStudio and Jilbert’s Bits of Bytes, for 30% off excluding the Collection which is 60% off. NOTE: The individual elements and papers packs is only available in my Jilbert’s Bits of Bytes shop.

So here’s a look … and be sure to stick around for the freebie at the end of my post.


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Indigo Garden

Posted by on Mar 19, 2016 in Freebies, Personal Use | 5 comments

Yesterday, I gave you a peak. Today, I’m going to show you my newest collection called Indigo Garden. I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS!!! I’ve never attempted to work with a limited palette and I think things came out great. See for yourself —


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Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in Freebies, Personal Use, Sales, Scrapbooking | 4 comments

Inspiration comes in many forms and not always from the most obvious places. I was looking for something to keep my hands busy in the evening and, for some strange reason, decided to make a felt heart. I loved how it came out and, since it was getting close to Valentine’s Day, I figured I’d design a collection around it … all I needed was a name. Thus the felt heart became Heartfelt and it’s just in time for your Valentine’s Day scrapping pleasure.

This collection is currently 30% off (60% off for the bundle) in my stores at theStudio and Jilbert’s Bits of Bytes. Take a look at the previews and be sure to stick around for your freebie.

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Winter’s Frost

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Freebies, Personal Use | 0 comments

Welcome to February!!! I’m back to show off my latest collection called Winter’s Frost. It’s part of theStudio’s Winter Coordinated Collection which means each pack is only $1 thru February 11th. To make things even easier for you (as in buy), I’ve also created a collection of 8 products for $8. Fewer clicks to get everything you want. Here’s a look at everything —


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Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in Freebies, Scrapbooking | 0 comments

I have a new Just Art Challenge happening in the Just Art forum and a free mini for the participants. The challenge involves doing a page with either a dance or music theme … and no photos. Be sure to check it and the other challenges out and stick around for the comradery.



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New Collection – Dawn

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Freebies, Personal Use, Scrapbooking | 1 comment

Well, I finally got my act together and have released a new collection called Dawn. With everyone releasing Christmas and Winter themed products, I just had to do something different. One morning, I actually caught the sunrise and was immediately reminded of my drives to work. I don’t miss much being retired, except for those rare days when I had a chance to see the sunrise. It typically happened on a day where I had a little extra time and would take the back way to work. I’d bypass the stop and go traffic going through town and take the road that curved thru the vineyards that surround my town. Just before I had to turn back onto the main road, I would drive over a slight hill where I’d be greeted by this majestic oak tree that stood in silhouette to a sky blushing with the early morning rays from the sun.

I truly feel I capture all that and more in this collection. However, you be the judge. Be sure to hang in until the end and you’ll get a prize.


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Autumn’s Song Layouts and a Freebie

Posted by on Oct 4, 2015 in Freebies, Personal Use, Scrapbooking | 1 comment

As promised, I’m back with some Autumn’s Song layouts and a freebie, so here goes —

This first one is from Rae Lynn … what a great border she put on this.


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2015 Next Designer Contest

Posted by on Sep 17, 2015 in Freebies, Personal Use | 0 comments

Have you had a chance to check out all the goings on over at theStudio’s 2015 Birthday Bash? You won’t believe the freebies you can get … even if you don’t participate in any of the contests or challenges. Especially take a look at the folks in the 2015 Next Designer Contest … they’re making some awesome mini’s and giving them away. I just couldn’t help playing along (for old times sake) and created this mini. The download link is on my gallery page.


You can see all the great kits in the 2015 NDC Round 1 gallery. AND … you just might consider joining in … you don’t even have to sign up. Just submit your kit before September 18th (that’s tomorrow) before midnight eastern. AND, here’s some incentive for you: not only do folks get a free CU pack to start with, but all participants will get a free pack of my latest Smudge Brushes. BUT WAIT … THERE’s MORE!!!! The winner of this round will get Karen’s (Snickerdoodle Design’s) entire CU store. WOW!!!

If that’s not enough time for you, there are still 2 more rounds to go and each round will have equivalent prizes.


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