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February 2014

Spring is nature’s way of saying : Let’s party ». Spring is almost there. Flowers are blooming and sun is slightly coming back. Birds are singing on the early morning. I can’t wait for warm sunny days. I love this special spring atmosphere, and I want to share this with you. This is the reason why Vero-The French Touch created this flowery and fresh collection, ” Fairy Garden.”

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And if you love this kit and want all the extras, then grab the bundle at 66% off, what a great deal.

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And today I’ve put together this cute stacked page, just pop on a couple of pictures and title and you’ll have a cute layout!!! Enjoy!!!

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We are cleaning out the store to make room for new and amazing products! Be sure to swing by the Retiring Products Categories in both our Personal Use and Commercial Use stores! These products are on sale for 75% off and once they’re gone, they’re gone! Note: All retiring products will be gone March 31 – some sooner! So don’t miss out~ There are many deals under $1!

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It’s almost Carnival! Will you be celebrating? Where I grew up, Carnival was important. Important enough to be called the “5th Season”.  I still remember the fun of dressing up, going to all the festivities and getting to keep the costumes afterward to play “pretend” whenever we wanted to.

Here and today, Carnival is almost not celebrated at all. At least nowhere near to the way I was used to and I still miss it a lot. But our daughter had just as much fun playing at make-believe and dress up in every way possible, even without any official occasion. I guess it’s the same with all children, no matter where you live. I just wish I had had Silhouette Cameo then, it would have been a great time saver with all our crafts to make her costumes, lol.

With or without a cutting machine – a fun, fast and very adaptable (as well as affordable) way to play at pretend is creating simple masks. They are soooo versatile. A mask could turn your little guy into a superhero or a wild lion – or your sweet girl into a mysterious princess or a cute little bunny  (or the other way round, lol). Plus they are fun to decorate – even the little ones can use their markers or finger paint on them, older children might love to use glitter paints, feathers or sequins to create their masterpiece.

How about celebrating Carnival with a superhero-family dinner with everybody wearing their superhero masks? Have the kids decorate them while you cook – and don’t forget to mention that broccoli is the only known antidote for kryptonite, lol.

By now you can probably guess where this post is leading – yup, here’s  your freebie, a basic mask to turn you all into superheroes (who gets to be DigiScrap Woman?):

Oh, and you don’t need a cutting machine – the .png file is included, as well, so you can print it out and use the good, old scissor method to cut it out ;D

If you’re hooked now on crafting masks, here are some more options you might want to check out:

Have fun – and remember me if you’re going to celebrate Carnival!

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What’s new in our CU store this week and a CU FREEBIE for you!

by Robyn 24 February 2014

It’s magical Monday once again and I have some great new CU products to show you. Paper Mix Vol. 1 by Laras Digi World is on sale with a 50% saving. These Delightful – Signature CU Papers from BooLand Designs is on sale with a 40% saving. Big juicy passionfruit, bursting with colour and flavour […]

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LOTW Feb. 16 – 22 And the winner is ….

by renee 23 February 2014
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sarkavka with her amazing page Paint the Spring. I love all the colors of this page, the beautiful composition, clustering and also the shadows are fabulous. Still my eyes are drawn to the cute little girl in the centre. I love the photo treatment here and I love how she is looking strait at me […]

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Using Layer Masks to Create Transparency

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 22 February 2014
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Last week we talked about Working with Layer Masks in Photoshop.  Today I would like to share with you a simple way to create a soft edge around your photos, using a layer mask. Let’s start with this photo. I took this when my husband and I were visiting Ireland; we were taking a horse-drawn […]

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A Men Story by butterflyDsign and a free quickpage for you

by renee 21 February 2014
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A Men Story by butterflyDsign is, as the name says, a kit perfect for scrapping all the favourite men in your life. The beautiful elements will give your page just that manly touch it needs. The brown and beige shades give your page a masculine feel and with the lovely flowers your can create a […]

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Party On(e) Full Kit by WendyP Designs

by tammy 20 February 2014
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WendyP Designs said, “February is the month that my little Rosalie is turning 1 already! Can you believe it already that one entire yeas has past, and that she already that big?!?! “  So for this momentous occasion she created a birthday kit with the perfect theme and perfect colors for her daughter, Party On(e) -Full […]

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Photo Pockets Page Templates and a Freebie

by Jill Schwegel 19 February 2014

I happened upon a box filled with old photographs from my childhood. My father had faithfully put them into photo albums and, with his immaculate lettering, given them dates and places. Unfortunately, time has taken it’s tole and the photos are quickly falling out of the albums and the albums are starting to lose their […]

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New products in our CU store and a freebie for you!

by Robyn 17 February 2014

Today I have some more new products from our CU store to show you, and Mad Genius Designs was a fabulous sample brush FREEBIE for you to try. I’ve very excited about this first product I have to show you. Have you ever wished you could make a rosette or accordion flower using one of […]

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