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No muss, no fuss.  We have a winner in our first April Tuesday Blog Giveaways! We use Random.org to determine all our blog giveaway winners.

The sweet little red Samsung camera goes to #56:  Mary Chapman! Congrats!
Mary, please check the email you used to post your comment for details.winnerweek1_camera

I had a wonderful, happy glow after reading all your lovely comments.  You truly made me feel warm & fuzzy. I’m tickled pink all of you love theStudio as much as I do.  Thank you.

We have a lot going on this month.  Right now our forum is humming with the 5-Year Anniversary Celebrations.  Several of our crowd favorites are off to an early start, check them out: Next Lay-Out Artist; Mix It Up!; Silly Selfies! and Digi Detective.

Remember, bookmark our blog & come back every Tuesday in April to see if you’ve won one of our fabulous giveaways.  Today I’ve got a beautiful, 1TB EHD from Toshiba.  Who doesn’t need one of these?  You know the drill, just comment for a chance to win.

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*Please note this is for US based entries
**this contest is not sponsored or supported by toshiba

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Wooooooohooooooooo! It has been five (5!) years since I bought theStudio.  Some days it feels like yesterday, and other days I can’t remember my life before theStudio became a part of my family.  It’s crazy how time flies, and all that time flying by must be celebrated!

There is a lot going on this month.  Right now our forum is starting to hum with 5-Year Anniversary Celebrations.  Several of our crowd favorites are off to an early start, check them out: Next Lay-Out Artist; Mix It Up!; Silly Selfies! and Digi Detective.

There’s also the March {Mini} Madness forum fun still happening (every day until Saturday a LO = $1 coupon)! And the big March {Mini} Madness sale in the store.

This is also your first look at our brandnew coordinated collection: Cafe in Paris. The Design Team has once again come together to make a gorgeous Build-Your-Own-Kit.  Each Designer has created stunning pieces in her style, all in the same color & theme, and packaged them in $1.00 packs to make your collection truly you. You pick what you like, for a wonderful little price.

Or, if you are in the mood to spend, get a fabulous, huge, Shutterfly-ready photo album with any purchase of $25 or more: Cafe in Paris: Bonus Album.  Even better? You can see a demo version of the album on  Shutterfly.

Keep checking out the store & forum this month.  We have lots of fun stuff going on there! Plus, bookmark our blog & come back every Tuesday in April to see if you’ve won one of our fabulous giveaways.  Today I’ve got a beautiful, little, red, Samsung ST72ZZBPRB 16.2MP Digital Camera with 5x Zoom, 3.0″ Intelligent LCD, 720p HD Video! Simply comment to for a chance to win.  Winner will be posted Tuesday, April 8th & a brandnew giveaway will be revealed.ScreenHunter_290Mar311517

 

*Please not this is for US based entries. If you are outside of the US you will get a Store Coupon Equivalent Prize
**this contest is not sponsored or supported by samsung

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It is time for another wildly popular 3-2-1 Sale! This time we’ve got it in the Commercial Use store.  Only through this Monday, March 3rd.  So hurry over, gather your baskets full, and enjoy a little shopping spree. Everyone deserves a little shopping spree now & then.

We’ve got over 20 Designers, each with three (3) products at two (2) dollars each per (1) Designer!  It’s a feast.  And, remember, Commercial Use can always be used for your personal pages & layouts as well.

I put together just a small sampling to showcase what’s in store, or click HERE to see them all.

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The Studio Newsletter Previews TemplateAnd, after reading all that, you deserve a little treat! We’ve got a fabulous freebie from SnickerdoodlesDesign.  Just click to download & enjoy!

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No Shoes. No Soccer.

by Toiny Westberry 14 February 2014
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Yesterday was not poor Dane’s day.  All week long he looks forward to Tuesdays.  Soccer day.  The hours between school and soccer practice are almost unbearable, the boy has no concept of time.  Timers, clocks, stickers-on-clocks, nothing works.  He must ask me every 1-to-5 minutes; “Is it time?” “Can we go now?” “How much longer?”  […]

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Last Days to Save on Winter Wedding!

by Toiny Westberry 13 January 2014
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All good things must come to end, and our fabulous $1.00 sale on the beautiful Winter Wedding is no exception.  Through January 15th each product in this stunning Build-Your-Own collection will be $1.00, after that each product reverts to its full price. Each Designer has created stunning Winter Wedding pieces in her style, in $1.00 packs to […]

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My Bestest Friend

by Toiny Westberry 8 January 2014
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At the end of 3rd grade, we moved to America.  To California, to be precise.  Before that I had spend only 6 months in America, and I knew little-to-no English.  My memories of those first months are all visual. I wonder if that is what my kids remember from our first year in Germany? I did […]

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Shadowing Clusters Tutorial

by Toiny Westberry 7 January 2014
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Designers frequently create amazing clusters either as freebies, or as a make-my-life easy add on product.  Lately I’ve found that most of these clusters are pre-shadowed and I can just do a happy dance & slap them on my page.  Sometimes, though, they are not preshadowed.  Sometimes I am okay with that.  Shadowing can be […]

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Blog Hop: Oh Tannebaum

by Toiny Westberry 13 December 2013
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Can you believe it’s the end of 2013?  I sure can’t.  This year has gone so quickly. Well as 2013 comes to a close we can’t help but do our traditional Christmas Blog Hop! A handful of us have created mini kits thanks to some holiday song inspiration. Please keep in mind our time zones […]

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Photoshop Tutorial: Make a Snowman

by Toiny Westberry 23 November 2013
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Last weeks Photoshop Tutorial: Make a Snowflake turned out to be quite popular.  I thought I’d continue the winter trend this week, so let’s  make a snowman! You will have the opportunity to download not just the snowman sample we make today, but also the layered snowman template and the photoshop snowman styles used in this […]

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Photoshop Tutorial: Make a Snowflake

by Toiny Westberry 16 November 2013
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We had our first snow this week!  I love snow, and ugly Christmas sweaters, hot chocolate, skiing, white trees, white skies, white flakes falling down. I love snow.  I love snowflakes! Just like there infinite variations of Mother Nature’s snowflake, so there are infinite variations of a Photoshop snowflake.  This is only one way, one […]

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