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Welcome to theStudio’s Annual Christmas Carol Blog Hop. Every year theStudio Designer’s gather together to “Sing Christmas Carols” to all of our members, customers, fans & friends. It’s a way for us all to say Merry Christmas and a big Thank You for being so supportive of us! Each participating Designer has chosen a special Christmas Carol just for you and designed a cute mini kit freebie around it! So put on your dancing shoes & singing voices and come Caroling with us!

TheStudio http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/blog/ <–YOU ARE HERE
Vero http://verothefrenchtouch.blogspot.fr/
BooLand http://www.boolanddesigns.com/
Zesty Designs http://zesty-esty.blogspot.com.au/
A-Manda Creation http://www.amandacreation.blogspot.com/
Nibbles Skribbles http://www.nibblesskribbles.com/
PattyB Scraps http://pattybslittlespot.blogspot.com/
Manu Scraps http://manu-scraps.blogspot.de/
LouCee Creations http://louceecreations.com/blog/
Jilbert’s Bits Of Bytes http://bitsofbytes.jilbert.org/
Mad Genius Designs http://madgeniusdesigns.com/
Snickerdoodle Designs http://snickerdoodledesignsbykaren.com/
ADB Designs http://adb-designs.com/
Over the Fence Designs http://overthefencedesignsscrapbooking.blogspot.com/
Studio4 Designworks http://www.scrapawhileatstudio4.blogspot.ca/
Just So Scrappy http://justsoscrappy.blogspot.com/
Let Me Scrapbook!http://letmescrapbook.blogspot.com/
Carin Grobe Designs http://www.caringrobedesign.com/blog/
Wendy Page Digital Design http://www.hauntedpixels.net/

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Annual Christmas Carol Blog Train

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Custom Collection Sunday

It’s time for Custom Collection Sundays.  Yay!  We’ve got a fabulous  new release and a new request has been chosen.  Ready?  Let’s dig in!

What is a Custom Collection Sundays? It is a chance for each of you to request a Custom Collection from one of our Designers. Every week one person wins their request.

On September 28 Rebecca won her request for a realistic Scottish collection by Vero – The French Touch:

This is a second request… I’d love a realistic Scottish collection, something that looks like a visit, and nothing bright or cutesy. I was thinking of soft colors, deep earthy ones and gentle lighter ones. Maybe weathered earth textures, stone, scenic papers, and textile textures like a subtle woven plaid, tweeds, heathered aran knits with cables… I thought elements could include things Celtic/Scottish, definitely including heather and thistle. It seems like it would need several pieces of metal; fixtures, jewelry, weapons… Oh, and tea and scones, maybe?

from: Rebecca Galla

This week we have Beyond The Kilt:

You will save 50% compared to the regular price :

You will save 55% compared to the regular price :

Let’s glance at the detailed content. It contains elements shown above, plus :

This fabulous collection is no just for the Scott lovers in us, though who isn’t a lover of all things Scottish?  This is a collection that works with so many of our photo’s & memories.  It is simply stunning. REBECCA, check your email for your FREE copy of this gorgeous collection today! Jamie has also graciously given me a 10% additional coupon off both the Beyond the Kilt [Page Kit] and the Beyond the Kilt [Collection + Free with Purchase] . for the rest of our faithful readers. Use coupon code: BEYOND
Note: Coupon expires December 31, 2014.

This week I am back to picking a new Custom Collections Sunday winner! I very much appreciated the slightly less specific requests.  It is easier to get those completed than once with complex, specific elements. Continue to ask me something fun! Ask me something in your favorite color! Or favorite colors! Request flowers, winter or love, and let’s see who I can make happy next. And go ahead & try with something a little more specific. I know there were some great ideas out there that can be fulfilled! Give it another go?

Some of my favorite requests this week:

What a beautiful kit!
I would like to put in a new request. I’m thinking ahead a few months to Valentine’s Day, that special time between lovers. So, my request is a sweet but passionate kind of kit with pinks and reds and purples.
Thank you,

Hugs,
Joyce

I love Japanese art forms and I would love to see a kit based on some these such as Embroidery, Kimono patterns, and porcelain ware. I would like to have the kit include some prints of the more modern Ukiyo-e paintings, particularly those by Hiroshige and Hokusai. Elements such as beautiful chopsticks, lacquerware pieces and such would be lovely as well, as would the traditional cherry blossoms, Buddahs and dragons. The kit could be done in the traditional Japanese colors. Here’s a link for more info on those (there are many other resources too :) ).

from: Elaina

I’d like to see a black/grey/white kit with just one accent color (various shades of that color) – glamorous with a touch of silver glitter. I see this as being formal/traditional rather than quirky and fun.

from: Robyn

Sadly, I can only pick one winner. Our winner this week is: Gloria!

I would like to see a kit which could be used for vintage memories, heretige, etc. There are not very many with colors which catch your attention and not just brown and tan. I would like to see something with parchment, teal and burgundy – vintage but pleasing to the eye.

from: Gloria

Gloria, Patty, PattyB Scraps, is already hard at work on your request!
Very important note: I will post a new winner every week, however, please do not expect your Custom Collection to be ready within a week.  Scrapbooking Collections take time, and that time varies by Designer.  Some of our team are full-time designers, others are part-time. Some are new mommies with littles at home, and others are Grandmothers.  Some of us are both.

I cannot wait to see the requests this week, please post away your biggest wishes in the comments below. Comments are open to everyone. New comments, and repeat comments are welcome. I will post a new winner next week, along with a new release & a sneak peek!

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Photo Hog

by Toiny Westberry on 3 December 2014
in Dane,Personal Notes Pin this scrappy stuff!

I think the constant presence of my camera has made my kids photo hogs.  Yesterday, out of the blue, Dane begged:

“Mom! You need to take a picture of my new teeth for your newsletter!”

Who am I to argue?  He is so proud of his new grown-up teeth.  He is brushing better than ever, and loves to show them off to everyone.

So far his new teeth are doing well.  The bottom one was coming in a little crooked & he kept trying to push it into place with his tongue.  He was succeeding, but he was also succeeding in making a permanent tooth loose!

Thankfully the dentist caught that.  She also caught that Dane’s baby molar is cracking (My Sugar Hound). Today, probably as you are reading your newsletter with a delicious, warm, cup of coffee, Dane is getting his crown on.  His silver crown.  The crown that does not match the rest of his teeth.

Please cross your fingers & toes with me that after today he will still happily pose for the camera and smile wide & big. Silver crown included. I so love his smile.

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Advent Calendar + Free Alpha

by Toiny Westberry 2 December 2014

It’s time for our  Fifth Annual Advent Calendar! This is one of my favorite events at the Studio. It’s one of my favorite events at my house, and I love that my team has jumped in with both feet to gift all of you a 24-piece, gorgeous (really!) set of coordinating mini’s. An Advent calendar is […]

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Custom Collection Sunday

by Toiny Westberry 30 November 2014
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It’s time for Custom Collection Sundays.  My sincere apologies for last week.  The holidays overwhelm me.  Both with happiness and harried-ness! But! We have some fabulous kits pouring out thanks to your requests. Wooooooohooooooo! What is a Custom Collection Sundays? It is a chance for each of you to request a Custom Collection from one […]

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Round Robin: The Beauty of Crafting

by Toiny Westberry 25 November 2014
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It is time for Round Four of our November Round Robins staring none other than our own Valentina’s Creations! Val has a gorgeous, soft, beautiful new collection: The Beauty of Crafting. ROUND ROBIN 4 – THE BEAUTY OF CRAFTING: Making a collab with Booland was a dream since long time. She has a beautiful and enchanted world […]

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My Sugar Hound

by Toiny Westberry 19 November 2014

Phew! I’m all hot & bothered. I’m going 5 million miles an hour today, and yesterday, but I’m Git ‘r done! Big time. Yesterday I took an hour without computer, just me & my phone, and scheduled all those appointments I haven’t been scheduling. Vision, dental, snow tires, check-ups, teacher meetings, all scheduled. That felt […]

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Custom Collection Sunday: Winter Story

by Toiny Westberry 18 November 2014
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It’s time for Custom Collection Sundays… on a Tuesday! I think I am going to have to accept that I will be off schedule the rest of the year. The holidays are jam-packed.  Please forgive me, and please continue to play along.  We have some fabulous kits pouring out thanks to your requests.  Wooooooohooooooo! What […]

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Round Robin: Shabby Chic Avenue

by Toiny Westberry 11 November 2014
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It is time for Round Two of our November Round Robins staring none other than our own Valentina’s Creations! Val has a gorgeous, soft, beautiful new collection:  Shabby Chic Avenue. Diane is wonderful. I’m was so touched by her reaction when I asked her to make a collab together. We didn’t have a lot of […]

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Round Robin: Folkish Autumn

by Toiny Westberry 5 November 2014
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It is time for another month of fabulous, gorgeous, breath-taking Round Robins staring none other than our own Valentina’s Creations! We kick things off with the stunning Folkish Autumn Kit and Collection: I’m so pleased to introduce to you a lovely collaboration with one of the most professional and kind designers I have ever met. […]

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