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April 2014

Have you got some spring photos that need to be scrapped?  LouCee Creations has the perfect solution with Dance In To Spring.

She twirls in the garden ‘neath a butterfly’s wings.  Sunshine beaming brightly, it’s a Dance In To Spring!  Bold green and yellow, with a soft touch of peach, a festive gold owl, lets out a big screech.  Mushrooms, chrysanthemums, a twig in a bow, tiny sequined eggs all hung in a row.  Dress up the table with a doily so fine, get ready to celebrate, it’s finally spring time!

This page is the one that caught my eye.  At first glance, it looked like the drama scene my grandgirls are so good at.  On closer inspection, I realized the baby was sleeping.  I love the real flowers clustered together with plastic buttons, ribbons and the little sunshine flair.  Too cute!

LouCee has the collection on sale for 30% off right now so there is still time to get a bargain AND get your spring photos completed before summer arrives.


The frames are great on this page!  People are just so creative.

While you’re there, be sure to check theStudio Monthly Challenges Gallery.  It’s a great place to find inspiration and the perfect opportunity to step in and find a few friends with common interests.  You might enjoy the Recipe Card Challenge.

Whatever you do, stay tuned.  National Scrapbooking Day is coming right up!  We’re going to be having some fun and you should be here at theStudio to play!



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We have a winner in our final giveaway: April Giveaway Week 4: and a Winner! We use to determine all our blog giveaway winners.


The brandnew sparkling new Toshiba EHD goes to #79:  Kayla! Congrats!
Kayla, please check the email you used to post your comment for details.

And that’s it.  Another year celebrated, how fast the time goes.  I hope to see every single one of you here again next year.  In the meantime, we still have some fun & giving left in us!

Join us this Saturday for iNSD (interNational Scrapbooking Day).  We’ll have amazing deals in the store & extra opportunities to win in our forum.  Check in for details:

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I have some great  products to show you this week.

Newsprint overlays are a ‘must have in my stash’ item in my opinion.  Snickerdoodle Designs has just released a fabulous set of these overlays.  You can purchase them individually with a 30% saving, but if you buy the collection, you can SAVE 50%!  If you would like more information and tips on how to use these overlays, Karen has an excellent tutorial on her BLOG and a freebie as well! 

Scroll down to the bottom of this post for a newsprint FREEBIE from Snickerdoodle Designs.

Newsprint Overlays Collection

For most of us (not me unfortunately!) spring is on the way and there are some gorgeous  CU flowers in the store that just shout SPRING!

I love this colorful collection of carnations  from Jilbert’s Bits of Bytes.  You can SAVE 44% if you purchase this fab bundle!

Flowers - Carnations 1-4

……….and if you are extra quick you can get this wonderful assortment of flowers FREE with any $8.00 purchase from our CU store.  Hurry though as this particular special is only available until the 29th April.

Flowers - Assortment 2

Zesty Digi Designs has these five leafy photo masks that will compliment spring or summer themes in kits and layouts.  With a little creativity, there are so many ways you can use masks.  Check out the examples below this product in the store.  SAVE 40%.

CU Garden Masks

This cute collection is from Designs by Brigit.  SAVE 30%.

"CU" Designer mix 40 by Designs by Brigit

Do you love everything vintage and heritage?  You will love Designer Potpourri Vol 12.  SAVE 30%.

Designer Potpourri Vol 12

These 6 ATC backgrounds with different artsy text, in several colors and nicely textured are currently on sale.  SAVE 30%.

ATC Backgrounds 4

Snickerdoodle Designs has 2 new sets of 12 authentic, vintage mental buttons. SAVE 30%.

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Vintage Buttons 4

Deco Mats Vol 11 – 14 from ADB Designs are decidedly more masculine than some of her other mats. Purchase all 4 volumes for the greatest value AND receive the barbed wire frame bonus! SAVE 58%.

Deco Mats Bundle 3 {Vol 11-14 plus bonus}

Grab bags are always fantastic value and this one from Laitha’s Designs is no exception.  SAVE A WHOPPING 82%!

CU Grab Bag April 2014

Personally I LOVE damask overlays.  Laitha’s Designs has several new bundles on sale with a 30% – 36% SAVING!  You can also purchase the products individually.

Damask Bundle 01



Karen from Snickerdoodle Designs has created these two great newsprint edge overlays for our CU BLOG FREEBIE for this week.  Her newsprint overlays are new in the store and very soon she will also have some newsprint edge overlays for sale.



I’ll be back next Monday with more news from our CU store.

Wishing you an enjoyable and creative scrapping week…………



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LOTW April 20 – 26 And the winner is ….

by renee 27 April 2014
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Patriciabb with her amazing page Blue Spash. I love love love this fantastic photo and how it is fading in the background. The cluster around the edges of the page are beautiful and add to the photo beautifully. This is a fantastic page, so congrats Patriciabb on winning this weeks LOTW! This wonderful page was […]

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Squeal-y, Hug-y and Happy

by Toiny Westberry 26 April 2014
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If you ask Tess what was the best part of our whirlwind trip back to the states; the answer is one word: “Becca!” The dynamic duo was reunited and their unbridled joy at seeing each other had all of us, at least us mommies, in tears.  I could feel waves of warm happiness radiating out from them. The air literally quivered […]

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Selective recoloring in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 26 April 2014
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Two weeks ago, we looked at Creating a Custom Color Palette, and then last week, we looked at how to use that Color Palette to easily recolor an object in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.  Today let’s look at one way of Selective Recoloring. For the purposes of this tutorial, I am using Photoshop CS6. Here […]

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Celebrate Valentina’s birthday with her and receive a free quickpage

by renee 25 April 2014
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On 25 April I will be 29! My last year of “20″.. celebrate with me!! Dear friends, this is an important event for sure. Not only because it’s going to be my birthday, but also because it will be my last year of “20″! Next year I will finally enter into “30″ and I admit […]

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Marzipan Obsession by Lara’s Digi World

by tammy 24 April 2014
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Marzipan is a sweet food that is made with almonds, sugar, and eggs and that is often made into various shapes or used to cover cakes.  Marzipan Obsession by Lara’s Digi World is full of all those sweet goodies that you use to cover your layouts with for a terrific yummy look. And here’s a […]

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My Kids

by Toiny Westberry 23 April 2014
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I am a photo junkie.  It is a rare occasion that I leave my camera tucked away in its padded little bag. I love reminders of my happy  moments.  I really love photographic reminders of my happy  moments.  Thankfully my kids are great sports and almost always indulge my need to snap their picture. That does […]

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Fall In Blue by Laitha A Very Versatile Kit

by Rebecca 23 April 2014

It was the vintage page that caught my eye but as I browsed through the gallery, I couldn’t help but be amazed at the versatility of Fall In Blue by Laitha’s Designs.  I don’t generally gravitate to blue.  It could have been the orange that drew me in, or perhaps the butterfly and heart.  Whatever […]

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