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NSD 2017 – May 6th

Posted by on May 6, 2017 in Personal Use, Sales, Scrapbooking | 0 comments

Have you been shopping? I have … but I still have more to do. If you’re like me, I’m waiting to see what’s in the daily Flash Sales. LOVE those things. I will be having flash sales for the next three days and today I’m going to show you what you can get. There are 3 Commercial Use and 3 Personal Use all for $1 each. You can click on the previews to go to the product page.

If you don’t see this posting until tomorrow, the flash sale may be off at theStudio, but I will definitely keep it available in my personal store.

Speaking of my personal store, and the reason I’ve posted this later in the day, I have a $5 off coupon code for you. While there’s no minimum purchase, it’s only good for the first 3 people that use it. So, if you use it and it doesn’t work, you were too slow. Don’t worry … I’ll be giving out $5 coupons on Sunday and Monday, too. You can find them in my newsletter and on my Facebook page. AND … the code is NSDSatBL03 and it only works in my personal store.

That’s it for today … Happy Shopping.


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NSD 2017 – May 5th

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Personal Use, Sales, Scrapbooking | 0 comments

Well, it’s day 2 of the NSD Madness and I have 3 more collections to show you. They’re part of the Revenge of the Fifth Sale and each is $5. You can find them at both theStudio and my personal store. Here’s a look at the previews for Surf, Sand, and the 4th, Fruit Salad Days, and Autumn’s Song.

Be sure to keep an eye on this blog along with my Facebook page. Starting tomorrow and throughout the weekend, I will be posting $5 coupons. The first 3 people using the coupon code get $5 off their order — no minimum required.

That’s it for today … HUGS!!!

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NSD 2017 – May 4th

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Personal Use, Sales, Scrapbooking | 2 comments

Greetings! Do you have your shopping list together yet? If not, you better hurry because the sales kick off today with a May the 4th be with You (tongue-in-cheek reference to Star Wars). I’ve put 3 of my collections on sale for $4 each. When choosing my collections, I tried to keep to a vintage theme. The collections are Cherished Bits , Nana’s House, and Memories and here’s a look at the previews.

In addition, my personal store, Jilbert’s Bits of Bytes, is on sale for 50% off excluding any of the NSD Specials. Also be sure to check out the awesome Grab Bag that I made with Manu of Manu Scraps … 4 actions with a bonus (meaning 5 actions) for $6.

Both my storewide sale and the Grab Bag will be on sale thru Thursday, May 11th.

While I’ll be posting updates here, you’re really going to want to get my newsletter. Each day I have a special download which, in the end, will end up being an gorgeous kit called Peony Madness. You can subscribe by entering your email address in the little box with the label “email address” near the upper right.

That’s it for today … but I’ll be back tomorrow.


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In Stitches

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Freebies, Personal Use, Scrapbooking | 0 comments

The new month comes with a new collection. The story behind this collection is my youngest daughter’s laugh. It’s an amazing laugh and when she REALLY starts laughing there isn’t a person around that can’t laugh with her. The term “in stitches” (laughing uncontrollable) comes close to describing it. Unfortunately, I found myself in a quandary on how to capture that laugh in a collection. Since a bunch of laughing faces/mouths gets kind of boring after a while, I decided to go with the more literal meaning of stitches … sewing … saving the laughter part for my Words pack. That means this collection is perfect for capturing both the sewing theme along with the moment you capture someone In Stitches.

The entire collection is on sale for 30% off at both theStudio and my personal store. Let’s take a look at it and be sure to hang around until the end to collect your freebie.

And now for your freebie … as always, just click on the preview.

That’s it for now … fingers crossed that I keep on this roll and get more done. HUGS!!!

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Retirement Sale

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Personal Use, Sales, Scrapbooking | 0 comments

I’ve been really bad about posting … but I didn’t realize it had been SO long. But hopefully I’m back and will be a bit more faithful at doing it. Today is just a quick note to let you know that my retirement sale (just products, not me) is ending tomorrow. I’ve got several PU and CU products in the sale, but I also have some stellar Collabs, that I did with some very talented designers, retiring and they can be a bit hard to find, so I’m going to show you the previews. All you have to do is click on the previews and you’ll be transported to the collection.

You’ll need to act quickly to snap these up, but you’ll get them at 75% off.

And that’s it for today … HUGS!!!

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Beary Merry Christmas

Posted by on Dec 3, 2016 in Freebies, Personal Use, Scrapbooking | 4 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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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 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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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 …


Kay …


Pam …


Susan …


Nancy …


Robyn …


… and one more from me.


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.





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