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May 2013

Every couple of months the entire Studio Design Team bands together and creates one, big, huge, stunning collection.  This month I think they’ve outdone themselves.  I’m in complete, total drool with the entire Coordinated Collection: Summer.

Each piece is on sale for only $1.00 each until June 14.  This is so you can build your collection as big, or as small as you’d like.  The choice is up to you!

We’ve got amazing contributions from many of our Designers, from A-Manda Creations to Valentina’s Creations! And products ranging from Alpha’s to Swirls! Take a quick look at a very, very small sample of what’s in store:

by JulieC Designs

Shades of Summer Brushworks


by Laitha's Designs

Shades of Summer – Elements


by Booland Designs

Shades of Summer Quick Pages


by Just So Scrappy

Shades of Summer Cardboard and Felt Photoshop Styles


by Valentina's Creations

Shades of Summer {Stacked}


by Designs by Brigit

Shades of Summer clusters


by Linda Cumberland

Summer Blush Cardstock


 Spend $10 in our Coordinated Collection: Summer, on any combination of products, and get this fabulous Shades of Summer: Bonus Album FREE! Just add it to your cart & use coupon code: BONUSALBUM.  That’s it!

FREE Bonus Album

Shades of Summer: Bonus Album


And, to wet your whistle just a little more, we’ve got a freebie from Lara’s Digi World.  Just click to download & enjoy!

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Laitha’s Designs has not one but 5 fabulous new kits in the store this week as well as all the extras to go along with each kit!!!  They are all full of beautiful flowers, leaves, ribbons, and all the other fab stuff that you need when scrapping your layouts.  I’m thinking I’m going to need them all but choose Serenade to showcase for you today because I just love blue!!!


And here are the other 4, Harmony, Happy Moments, Earth Song, and Nostalgic, each with it’s own unique color combination.  I can already see the many possibilities for scrapping with these.


And there are all kinds of extras to go with each kit, photo masks, frame packs, paper packs, alphas, clusters, and more.  She’s bundled them for you too if you just want the whole package!!!

Here’s a quick page that I made using Serenade for you today, enjoy!!!

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My mother raised 7 girls.  She gave birth to three of us and the other 4 were bonus children.  SEVEN girls!  Some of us turned out to be girly girls but some of us turned out well…not so much.  About 20 years ago mom called to take Christmas requests.   I happened to be in the middle of some kind of maintenance work and my answer was immediate.  “Mom, what I would really love to have is an electric drill.”  That year my sister and I both got electric drills for Christmas.  Mom said the guy at the store thought she was kidding when she told him she was buying them for her girls and not her boys.  When my husband and I got married, I came with my electric drill, air compressor, router and a fully stocked tool box.  I love my tools and it isn’t uncommon for a heated discussion to erupt over who gets to use which tool first.

My guy has all these cool tools and yet he will do it the hardest way possible every single time.  As I was browsing the store on Memorial Day I ran across some tools that made me think of him.  I couldn’t help but laugh at the fact that he actually has some tools this old AND he still uses them.  With Father’s Day coming up and the cameras coming out, I can certainly see where some of these might come in handy on some pages or projects.  eqrAveziur has 3 sets of vintage tools and Linda Cumberland has a fun set called Potpourri Vol. 3.  I couldn’t resist!  I got them all.  I’m in tool mode and feel some fun pages coming.  These will fit perfectly on those boy pages or maybe even one for my sister. {wink} Take a look and see if you don’t think of your grandfather.

I was looking at these tools and thinking about Father’s Day and I whipped out something fun.  My guy is getting a T-shirt in his good – guy bag this year.  There are several sites that offer coffee mugs and T-shirts so put your thinking cap on.  You’ve go plenty of time to come up with something and still have it arrive on time.  I’m thrilled to be able to give him something that incorporates what I love {scrapbooking} and what he loves {tractors}.  Check out my T-shirt graphic.  If it sparks an idea you’ll want to click those links up there so you can get your own set of tools while they’re all on sale for 25% off.


I get it that it’s not for EVERY guy but it’s perfect for mine.  What’s your guy getting for Father’s Day?

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Fire is Scary

by Toiny Westberry 29 May 2013
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Quick disclaimer, that is not our van, it is not us, and everyone got out without harm or injury.  Looking at the photo now, it is hard to tell that was a full-size (albeit a smaller one) RV (recreational vehicle or camper).  On Monday all the kids, and even Dave, had the day off & […]

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Preferences: Create your own Workspace

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 25 May 2013
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Two weeks ago,  we talked about Preferences: Units & Rulers. Today, I want to continue the theme of “preferences,” focusing on preferences in our Workspace. Did you know that you are not “stuck” with the Workspace that Photoshop comes with? You can create your own customized workspace, according to your preferences and needs!  There are […]

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Cocktail party kit by Designs by Brigit and a quickpage for you!

by renee 24 May 2013
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I was thrilled when I saw this new kit Cocktail party by Designs by Brigit in store. It’s almost the end of May and we hardly had any sunny and warm Spring days here in the Netherlands. I can’t tell you how I long for the sun, for the bright colors, beautiful flowers and greens, […]

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Painted with Words by Aimee Harrison Designs

by tammy 23 May 2013
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Do you have a little artist in the family, I do.  Nothing my daughter loves more than grabbing a piece of paper. then drawing, and painting on it.  Painted with Words by Aimee Harrison Designs is a kit that is perfect for that little artist or even your inner artist. Full and vibrant, the palette […]

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WMW ~ Creative Custom Word Strips

by Rebecca 22 May 2013

Word strips seem to be all the rage lately.  I’ve seen them used as titles and neatly tucked into a cluster to add a little inspiration to the page.  I found this page in the gallery by Nandy.  She sprinkled word strips through out the page and I thought it really added some flair and […]

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Make your own custom washi tape with the Cameo Silhouette

by Min 20 May 2013
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Do you love to add washi tape to your layouts and hybrid projects? If you’re like me you’ve probably ached about your selection and wished you could make this tape just a shade lighter or recolor that pattern to match your project better? Plus buying a roll of it if you only need a little […]

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LOTW April May 12 – 18 And the winner is ….

by renee 19 May 2013
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bryanna with her fabulous page Contemplation. I love the colors of this page, the cluster is perfect and the shadows give beautiful depth. The photo is simply gorgeous, I just love this beautiful, little girl and the way she seems to look at me! So congrats Bryanna on winning this week’s LOTW! This beautiful page […]

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