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It’s October.  You may have been expecting an abundance of Halloween Kits and Collections.  You may still get some of that before October is over but you’re not getting that this week.  Nope.  This week (officially today) there is a brand new Coordinating Collection debuting.  Like the traditional brick and mortar stores that have shamelessly been stocking their shelves with ornaments and pine sprays since what seems to have been the day after Easter, the designers at The Studio have joined the masses.  The theme and category is Merry Christmas, but even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, you’ll want to take a peek.

This isn’t your ordinary holiday collection but it is a great way to get started and keep to your budget at only ONE DOLLAR per product, you can literally shop til you drop and then scrap or craft your heart out.  I instantly though of package decorations when I saw this set of flairs from Nibbles Skribbles.

If traditional is your thing then you’ll love Holiday Traditions by ADB Designs.  It’s filled with poinsettias, pine cones and beautiful, shiny gold ornaments.

Valentina’s Creations has these amazing Merry Christmas Journal Cards.  I can just FEEL HYBRID!  Print these on some sticker paper and your gift tags are ready to go!

I fell in love with Jilbert’s entire Gatherings set.  It focuses a bit more on the Thanksgiving or Family dinner theme, yet it would work for the perfect page of my grandmother or uncle Joe.

Do you bake with your children or grandchildren?  Manu Scraps has all you need to preserve those memories with her Merry Christmas {Christmas Baking} elements and frosted cookie alpha set.

Love the rich, warmth of vintage red?  Studio4 Design Works has you covered with her Merry Christmas Red Stamped Papers.  These are a stunning companion to her Merry Christmas Kit.  It reminds me of hot cocoa and marshmallows and would be perfect for any winter pages or projects.

Ready your winter or festive photos.  There are torn pages by The Kit Cart, Christmas Angels papers by Vero and Tis the Season Splats by The Urban Fairy.

The scrapping possibilities are endless and each of these is on sale for just $1 Each.  Don’t tarry though.  This sale ends on October 15th.  After that, you’ll pay full price and that’s no fun at all!  While you’re there, shopping and working on your list, be sure to pick up all of the bonus Christmas cards.



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If you missed the last Big Sale you can put the tissues away.  LouCee Creations has most of store on sale for 50% off through Thursday.

LouCee Creations 50% off

Shop for page kits, collections, and all of the accessories and Save Big.

Choose from her brand new kits like the Babushka Page Kit


Or go back in time to find the perfect kit to scrap your masculine photos like It’s a Man’s World


What ever you do, don’t miss this opportunity to get what may very well be the best deal of the year on Lou’s personal use store.  If you need a  little inspiration, you can visit her gallery here.  The possibilities are endless and this deal is priceless.  Don’t miss out!

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It is time for the wish lists to start showing up.  Christmas is already in the stores.  I don’t want to look….yet.  The older we get, the harder it is to buy for our grandchildren.  So much of what they have in their life is disposable.  Temporary.  I like gifts that keep on giving and I’m not talking about reloadable gift cards here.  I like gifts made with love, even if you don’t have to break out a saw or drill or hammer.

One of my very first major scrapbooking endeavors was to make a scrapbook for my mom.  Looking at that scrapbook now, there were lots of flaws but at the time she was like a little girl with HER book.  She love to do road trips and visit her friends.  She carried that scrapbook in her car and she pulled it out every chance she got.  Some of her friends kindly and patiently allowed her to show it to them 3 or 4 times.  As I was making her scrapbook I knew that I wanted to give her something she would cherish forever.

I knew she was showing it off but it wasn’t until her funeral when people were telling me how many times they has seen her book.  It couldn’t have been more valuable if she had made it on the cover of Time.  That would have been being in the right place at the right time, and getting very lucky.  HER book was made with my own hands, my own memories, and as many photos as I could scavenge away from her under false pretenses.

If you DREAM of giving a gift that will never grow old, be disposed of, or traded for the next hot item that hits the market, then today is the day for you to start on this project.

Our own Manda (nibblesSKribbles) is on fire in the forum with a bunch of women who are on a mission.  Their mission is to create such a book for someone in their family.  One woman wants to have her book printed for each of her siblings and her mother too.  Imagine 4 or 5 people hauling their gift around to show all of their friends.  Imagine the stories and the laughter, the emotion connected to their books.  Imagine you could complete an entire book in the next two weeks.  Imagine you could win a prize to have it printed.  If you can believe it, you can achieve it.  Now is the time to join Manda and a room full of women who are getting it done right this minute.  Now,  Imagine handing over a gift that is totally, completely, 100% unique and original to you and the person the book is about.

Now stop daydreaming and get over to the forum!  What are you waiting for?  They’ve already started day 1 and day 2.  But there is still plenty of time to join in and walk away with a completed project that will make the perfect gift for this holiday season.

Look at some of these layouts already completed.






I’ve got my serious face on here.  Serious, because I don’t want you to miss this opportunity, but smiling because I know exactly how valuable such a gift can be.  Digital scrapbooking is a hobby dominated by women who want to leave a legacy.  This is the best place for you to start.  Manda has free helper products to keep you going for two whole weeks.  Combine them with products from your favorite designers and you’ll be thrilled at the end of September.  Oh, and if you happen to want to make a book about yourself, you might want to combine this challenge with Diane’s (ADBDesigns) Everyone Has A Story Challenge.   You’ll get a new prompt each week to help you tell YOUR story.  Forget about Rock Stars and celebrities.  This is about family.  Go ahead.  Take it to the limit!  I mean really…how log has this been on your bucket list?  Run get your freebies and some inspiration and just go for it.  Be sure to red the rules too. so you don’t miss out on fulfilling your dream.

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50% Off Fairy Garden AND A Free Cluster

by Rebecca 6 August 2014
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Recently a friend mentioned that she wanted a fairy garden.  She’s been pinning her special finds like crazy and I have no doubt she will indeed have a full blown fairy garden attached to the huge tree in her back yard before summer is over.  These are so super cute!  I found this Fabulous Fairy […]

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ATTENTION! All Budget Conscious Bargain Hunters

by Rebecca 30 July 2014

Some big sales are ending promptly at midnight July 31st. If you are a bargain shopper, you’ll want to take a look today. Retiring Products There are 514 products in the Retiring Products Category by some of my favorite designers and they are all 75% off. Love the worn look of Snickerdoodle Designs? Love the […]

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Need A Little Cooling Off?

by Rebecca 22 July 2014

  Just a photo of a penguin (even if he is snorkeling) makes it seem a little cooler, don’t you think?  It’s crazy hot in many parts of the globe right now but you can find some super cool deals on Christmas Kits during the Studio Christmas in July Sale. There is something for everyone.  […]

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Mel Designs Lost Her Star

by Rebecca 16 July 2014

As a child we always want to be the recipient of the coveted gold star.  It’s a sign of doing well or going beyond the norm.  To have your star removed or taken away implies that you didn’t make the cut or dropped down a notch, but that isn’t the case with Mel Designs.  Here […]

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CU Grab Bag Gala – Black Tie Optional – Freebie Included

by Rebecca 11 July 2014

  I love Grab Bags.  I love the element of surprise.  I love fantastic bargains.  If you’re like me, you’re going to LOVE the CU Grab Bag Gala going on now in the Commercial Use Store.  Don’t let CU scare you.  Commercial Use items are always “scrapper approved” and perfect for adding a variety of […]

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Everyone Has A Story – A New Series by ADB Designs

by Rebecca 9 July 2014

Diane of ADB Designs has started a new series of questions to help you document your life.  It started as just a few questions.  It started as journaling prompts.  It has grown to full scrapbook pages and some wonderful stories to pass down to the next generation.  It has also grown to become the newest monthly […]

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Summer Fun – The Backyard, Beachy, Lazy By The Pool Issue

by Rebecca 2 July 2014

It is officially summer in many parts of the world.  Even if it isn’t summer where you are, there are probably pictures to scrap, some fun to be had, and hopefully at least a few great stories to be told.  As I browsed through the brand new Summer Fun Coordinated Collection I found plenty of […]

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