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March 2011

You got it folks, stolen directly from the Newsletter, because who else can say it any better than Toiny?!  Certainly not me!!  Of course, there is a brand NEW Spit Spot FREEBIE at the end of the post by yours truly!  ;)  And, after playing with this kit, I can whole-heartedly say that this is a MUST HAVE for your collection!!  Check it out!!  :)
Who’s in the mood for pink!  Tessa!  LOL, bet you thought I was going to say “me”!  I love this kit, but I’m in a blue mood.  Not blue, moody blue, but blue because it makes me happy.  That’s not to say I’m not in love with this kit.  It is gorgeous and absolutely perfect for my FeFiFoFessa.
Take one look at this breath-taking kit and tell me it doesn’t have my beautiful, girly, daughter written all over it?  It’s oozing feminity.  And it’s our DOTD!
Or you can get the Spit Spot Bundle at our fantabulous DOTD price of $5.09.  Perfect pricing to also grab our brandnew Free Gift with Purchase: Winter BloomAlso by Booland Designs and featuring some gorgeous blues.  Me & Tess are both #winning today.

Also, theStudio is gearing up for our Spring Fling Celebration!

The fun kicks off Friday April 1st.  Check our Spring Fling forum for more details, and be sure to get our newsletter, chock-full-of-goodies, this Saturday.
Everyone is welcome for our Spring Fling Design Contest.  You can join us for the first week, the fourth week, or all the weeks!  It is open to everyone, at all skill levels.  Judging is done by theStudio Admin & Design team only. No need to hustle for votes.  Just come & have F-U-N!
Each Week there are 3 Winners, No Eliminations! 

  • First: theStudio CU $10.00 Gift Certificate
  • Second: theStudio PU $10.00 Gift Certificate
  • Third: Persnickety prints $10.00 Gift Certificate
  • Everyone who participates all four weeks is eligible for the Grand Prize: A Wacom Bamboo
Guess the Designer Scrap-A-Thon this Saturday!
Our first of two Scrap-A-Thon’s will be held this Saturday, April 2nd in theStudio Chat room.  Details are coming in the Spring Fling forum and in Saturday’s newsletter.  There will be 4-hours of Speed Scraps, 4-hours of Guess-the-Designer, 4-hours of fun and tons of prizes.  I’m so excited!  Hope to see you there.
Without further ado, here is your freebie for today! One cluster frame made with the gorgeous Spit Spot by Booland Designs! Enjoy & Happy Scrapping!  :)

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The Perfect Light

by Toiny Westberry on 30 March 2011
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Ever have the absolute perfect light?  You can see it through the view finder on the camera.  You can see it just by looking around you.  And inside you are just bursting to take that perfect picture.  This happened to me this week.  Perfect light.  I so wanted the perfect picture.  For me the perfect picture is of my kids.  Tess was too far away, riding a horse, and Dane was being three.  That left Cole.
 
Still no perfect picture.

 

I wanted to strangle him.  That is the best face out of 20?  30?  It’s SOOC (straight out of the camera).  No tweaking, no actions.  Perfect light.  Sigh.  I can’t wait to embarrass him with this later in life. 
 
Cole is actually being a pretty awesome kid lately.  Still in the early throes of adolescence, but more good moments than bad.  And, since I’m sharing that lovely picture, and my complete feelings of frustration with him from that day, a little Cole brag… the boy is speaking beautiful German!  He sounds like a native to me.  I’m beyond impressed that after 1 1/2 years he’s doing so well.
 
Not just well, he brought home a 1,5 on his German paper (ie, English paper) this week.  Where 1 is the best he could possibly get.  They don’t hand them out often at all.  A quick rundown of the system here.  I’ve had to look it up more than once myself LOL.
 
1 (sehr gut, very good)
2 (gut, good)
3 (befriedigend, satisfactory)
4 (ausreichend, sufficient)
5 (mangelhaft, deficient)
6 (ungenügend, insufficient)

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Hi Everyone!

I’m doing a little Spring Cleaning of my store, bundling and cleaning up some of my older products to make new for some of the new product lines I’m working on! (coming soon!)

So to celebrate spring cleaning I’m having a 1 week only 50% Off sale of my Black Label Classics! These bundles are huge, so make sure you’ve got plenty of time to download them! :-)  Enjoy this lovely coordinating Spring Clustered Frame as well!

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We are over $1,000!

by Toiny Westberry 27 March 2011

Can I get a world-wide Woooooooooooooohooooooo!  And a huge pat on the back for all of you.  Without you this would not be happening.  A big, warm, full-of-fuzzies thank you.  I very much appreciate the kind words, the blog posts, the tweets, the facebooks and every single one of you who purchased our Charity:  Japan […]

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About Her. 1st Half XX's series

by eqrAveziur Designs 26 March 2011

I have long time wanted to do designs with elements and papers they could remember the past, with a vintage feeling, Art Deco … designs also serve to decorate any type of photo album, pictures from now or some time ago. And so was born 1st Half XX’s series, a set of Personal Use designs […]

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At the Wilhelma Zoo

by Toiny Westberry 26 March 2011

The most exciting part of our week is about to happen.  Tess starts horseback riding lessons today.  I was an avid horseback rider my whole childhood, into my teens and even as a young adult.  I only stopped when we got to 4 kids.  Four boys.  I think it says it all LOL.   I’m hoping […]

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Latest Kit, Morning Fresh!

by Aimee Harrison 26 March 2011

Hi Everyone! I’m really excited to announce my latest kit, a collaboration with Creative Victorian Designs, Morning Fresh! Morning Fresh has a crisp, cool spring morning feel that cheers up even the dreariest of days! This kit is large with 18 papers and 62 elements, so you have many options to work with when creating […]

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Japan Mega Kit: 77 papers. 160 elements. 5 dollars. 100 percent charity (FREEBIE)

by Kimberkatt 24 March 2011

I am here to ask all of you to give a little.  In return our Studio Designers have created a gorgeous Charity kit for Japan.  All proceeds from the sale of this kit (I mean 100% all) will go to Samaritan’s Purse specifically earmarked for Japan Relief. We have all been shocked and saddened by the […]

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2010 Spring Clean CU Bundle

by eqrAveziur Designs 22 March 2011

Is time to do spring cleaning so here you can find a great deal. This Mega Bundle contains 5 packs of CU products, not available at the store anymore, designed at 2010 and includes 37 elements from the next Packs: Vintage Buttons Reallity Decoration Summer Decorations Maritime Decorations Gem Buttons Hope you like it and […]

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Glossy Flowers CU Pack

by eqrAveziur Designs 21 March 2011

Hello everyone, I do not usually make doodles, but I think these colorful and bright flowers are perfect for your kits addiction. We are already at Spring time, enjoy it and the Pack too!   Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!!

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