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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 to express and I was sure that our feelings would meet each other with great pleasure. She’s such a special Lady, very sensitive and kind. We talked a lot and I was impressed by reading her story, that’s why I was so glad to have gotten the chance to look closer, beyond her designer name. We made a vintage and romantic collection, entitled “The beauty of crafting”, in order to give a special tribute to the world who made us meeting, and which make happy a lot of scrappers! We choose a soft pastel vintage palette, to emphatize the sense of delicateness and beauty. We both hope that you will love this collection at least as much as we loved to make it.

with love, by Valentina Pellitteri from Valentina’s Creations.

Please ask questions in the Round Robin FAQs, I will update that post with answers. Please post only your layout links here.

A Round Robin is One Month, One Designer, Four Collabs.

How do you come in, and more importantly, how can you save extra?
Answer: Create a LO!

The LO rules are simple:

What are the discounts:

The best news? These discounts are stackable. That means if you participate in all four Social Media venues, your final discount code will be an additional 40% on the next Round Robin Collab. How much you save is up to you!

I will PM coupons good off the next COLLECTION each week on Wednesdays. The coupons are good for one week only. The final week coupon will be for the featured Round Robin Designers personal use store.

Please post your layout in this thread with links to where each LO is posted (our Round Robin gallery, your pinterest, facebook & google+).

Valentina’s Creations and her partner this week: Booland Designs have created a vision in pastels with The Beauty of Crafting:

The Beauty of Crafting {Kit}

The Beauty of Crafting {Stacked}

The Beauty of Crafting {Vintage Stamps}

The Beauty of Crafting {Journal Cards}

The Beauty of Crafting {Papers}The Beauty of Crafting {Word bits}

The Beauty of Crafting {Bundle}

 

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Custom Collection Sunday

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 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 October 27; Carol requested:

I would be over the moon for something relating to the movie “Frozen”. My 6-yr old granddaughter loves Elsa and Anna along with everything else in “Frozen”, as well as all of her friends and family (kids and adults). She is also in a singing and dancing class that are now practicing for their recital based upon the movie “Frozen”. My little Catherine also wants her December birthday party a “Frozen” birthday party and wants me to make her invitation cards to send out–of course they have to be “Frozen” related. Catherine would never want to go home if a “Frozen” kit were on my computer. She loves playing with some of my digital scrapbook kits which I love seeing her interest at her young age. She would be so excited to sit next to me as we designed her invitation cards.

from: Carol

Jamie,  The Kit Cart, as finished the gorgeous Elsa-inspired Winter Story:

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This gorgeous, sparkly Alpha is included in both the Winter Story Kit and the Winter Story Bundle. Love.
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This is a truly beautiful collection for all the Elsa lovers out there! As well as anyone who believes in fairy tales, blue and snow. Carol, 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 Winter Story Kit and the Winter Story Bundle. for the rest of our faithful readers.  Use coupon code:  WINTERSTORY

Note: Coupon expires December 15, 2014

Now, it’s time for my favorite part of every week… picking a new Custom Collections Sunday winner!  I had quite a few fabulous request to choose from:

Hoping for a kit that matches any of the activities my grandchildren participate in – tap dance, cross country, wrestling, cello, karate, or crew. I know these aren’t the most popular activities and that’s why there aren’t any kits for them.
There must be other children who do unusual sports and activities. I wonder if it would be possible to have a kit that had one or two elements for lots of the “odd” activities?

from: Nancy Holland

Hi, I have a kit request I would love to have. I have never seen one exactly like I need.
A Seafood kit. Not beach or fishing but restaurants. seafood dishes, scrimp cooked different ways. crab legs, crabs, lobster, cooked fish, oysters, eating utensils, lobster bibs, tables and chairs you would find in a seafood restaurant. maybe a scrimp boat, seafood shack.Warf you would find along beside a seafood shack. seafood menus. mats or journal cards with seafood items on them. wooden signs, Catch of the day sign.
Thanks for the chance at this.

from: Faye

And the winner this week…. Lois!

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

Vero, The French Touch, is already hard at work on your wonderful 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.

And a little note on requests.  Some of the very specific ones are difficult to complete. Like with the Winter Story Kit, we do not have the license to recreate an exact Elsa, or Olaf.  The same restrictions count for many of your wishes.  We will do our best to match a collection inspired by your love of Elsa, old cars or Red Lobster but please understand our limitations.

On October 19 Rae won her request:

I would love to see a Autumn Rustic/Country Wedding Theme…. The colors are gorgeous and tying it in with items like burlap and lace and autumn flowers ( or autumn colors) would be gorgeous. You don’t see many kits with this theme and with my daughter and a few friends getting married with this theme… I would love to do some pages for them and create a memory book for them :)

from: Rae Lynn Simpson

Min, Carin Grobe Design, is ready to release her collection & has a sneak peek for us today. I’m getting so excited to see the whole collection!

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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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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 time to chat and share a lot about our own lives, but the little bit of time we could spend together was enough to appreciate each other. She’s a great organizer. She immediately understood what I wanted to do and she was on the piece in the blink of an eye. The whole collection is simply a deep poem: imagine yourself sitting in a french bar, waiting for a hot tea. Meanwhile, soft pastel colors cover the sky, a delicious and sweet smell of croissants invade the avenue. Sweetness, romanticism, womanhood, and vintage feelings: that’s what you will find inside this huge and special collab. Thanks Diane, because we were harmoniously connected despite our few words.

with love, by Valentina Pellitteri from Valentina’s Creations.

Please ask questions in the Round Robin FAQs, I will update that post with answers. Please post only your layout links here.

A Round Robin is One Month, One Designer, Four Collabs.

How do you come in, and more importantly, how can you save extra?
Answer: Create a LO!

The LO rules are simple:

What are the discounts:

The best news? These discounts are stackable. That means if you participate in all four Social Media venues, your final discount code will be an additional 40% on the next Round Robin Collab. How much you save is up to you!

I will PM coupons good off the next COLLECTION each week on Wednesdays. The coupons are good for one week only. The final week coupon will be for the featured Round Robin Designers personal use store.

Please post your layout in this thread with links to where each LO is posted (our Round Robin gallery, your pinterest, facebook & google+).

Valentina’s Creations and her partner this week: ADB Designs have created a vision in pastels with Shabby Chic Avenue:

Shabby Chic Avenue

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Shabby Chic Avenue

Shabby Chic Avenue

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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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Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

by Toiny Westberry 5 November 2014
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Football. Is. Over. Hallelujah! My boy is sad. He absolutely loved being on a team. He loved playing every day. He loved games. He worked hard & became an amazing football player in a few short months. Look, I have proof! At his last game he always had two, even three, guys on him (that’s […]

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Custom Collection Sunday; on a Monday Part II

by Toiny Westberry 3 November 2014
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It’s time for Custom Collection Sundays… on a Monday! We are still one day off schedule.  Wooooooohooooooo!  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 October 5; Diana requested: Well…I’m going to […]

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12-Hour Flash Sales

by Toiny Westberry 1 November 2014

It’s time to SHOP!  We’ve got $1 Flash Sales (new every 12 hours) in both our Commercial Use & Personal Use stores.  Check our Facebook, Google+ or Twitter for updates! And there’s still time to Trick or Treat through our “What’s In Your Zip” promotion and be rewarded! Your Treat will be a mini kit […]

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Trick or Treat at the Studio

by Toiny Westberry 30 October 2014
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This year we have a fun, fabulous, brand-new Trick or Treat for all of YOU! Trick or Treat through our “What’s In Your Zip” promotion and be rewarded! Your Treat will be a mini kit containing 6 papers and 15 elements. The mini kit was designed by one of the designers listed below, but the […]

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Custom Collection Sunday – On a Monday!

by Toiny Westberry 27 October 2014
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It’s time for Custom Collection Sundays… on a Monday! We are only one day off schedule.  Wooooooohooooooo!  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 October 15; Bryony requested: I’d love a summertime […]

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Fall Picture Day 2014

by Toiny Westberry 22 October 2014
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I have found my camera battery (Hot & Smokey)!  Thank you for all the kind notes of understanding & suggestions for places to look.  One of you may very well have been right, but Dave found it. Not me.  I have no idea where & he’s not telling. As soon as my girl friend heard […]

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