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Custom Collection Sunday

It’s time for Custom Collection Sundays. Yay! We are almost completely back on track.  The several weeks of missing posts over the holidays means I do not have a new collection to reveal this week.  We do, however, have another winner and another collection in the works!

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.

I’ve picked another new Custom Collections Sunday winner! I again appreciated the slightly less specific requests. It is easier to get those completed than ones 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:

Hi I would love a very masculine kit. Possibly along the line of car racing and tools. My son races a Ford car & I take lots of photos of the cars. I would love to be able to make him a book but it is very hard to find things that are for men other than fishing or young boy things. If you chose me I would be sooooo grateful

From: Vicki Holden

I have a couple of suggestions.
1) My daughter retired from the Air Force as a MSgt, but you don’t see much about women in the service. Her husband died a month before his retirement as a SMSgt.
2) My sons used to love to play paintball in the woods and fields in our area. Since the younger son became disabled they play with RC cars and/or Call of Duty and other games on the computer with hubby and grandson.

from: Barbara

But there was one request that truly resonated with me. Our winner this week is: Lisa!

I would love to see a Kit that can be used for the loss of loved ones. I know that’s not fun, but that’s what I would like, sadly that is part of life. With word art, Purples, Teals, Blues, Greens, Yellow and maybe with a pop of something in the family of red, crimson, something like that. With Angel’s. I have no other requests for the Kit, because if you made a Kit for this I know it would be perfect just the way you’d see in your heart and designed it. Thank you for even taking the request. XOXO Lisa

from: Lisa

Lisa, Dani, The Urban Fairy, is already hard at work on your request! This is a request is close to her heart and I know she will create a beautiful kit that fully embraces your theme.
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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It is time for round three of our fantabulous, amazing, wonderful Round Robins starring none other than our own Carin Grobe Design!

It’s time for week 03 with the I-wish-this-was-me-right-now Sea Cruise:

Sea Cruise

As the massive ships departs from the bay, the creatures on land slip slowly away.  Sea turtles, sea gulls, sea horses too, star fish and tiny crabs in colorful blues.  The gang plank is gone the bell has been rung, it’s time for your flip flops and a week filled with fun. 

Sea Cruise is filled with all things tropical for your ocean, beach or by the pool photos.  Complete with captains cover, ships wheel, compass, camera and a variety of flowers and ribbons to embellish your pages. 

Created with love by Carin Grobe Design and  Jilbert’s Bits of Bytes

Please ask questions in the Round Robin FAQs, I will update that post with answers.

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+).

Carin Grobe Design and her partner this week:   Jilbert’s Bits of Bytes have designed the perfect collection for sea-lovers, beach-goers and all those lucky people who’ve taken a cruise! Check out Sea Cruise:

Sea Cruise
Sea Cruise
Sea Cruise

Sea Cruise

Save extra with the entire Sea Cruise Collection:

Sea Cruise
For a limited time get the Sea Cruise minikit FREE! Just click to download & enjoy.
Sea Cruise

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Custom Collection Sunday

It’s time for Custom Collection Sundays. Yay! We are getting back on track after the holidays. Finally! 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 December 7, Gloria won her request:

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

Patty, PattyB Designs, released her stunning Hope Chest Memories Collection late last year. It’s gorgeous, vintage and most definitely pleasing to the eye:

Hope Chest by PattyB Scraps  Hope Chest by PattyB Scraps

Hope Chest by PattyB Scraps

Save even more on the entire bundle, and save EXTRA!

Hope Chest by PattyB Scraps

This stunning collection is perfect for all lovers of fall, lace, burlap and that fabulous rustic feel. GLORIA, check your email for your FREE copy of this gorgeous collection today! Patty has also graciously given me a 10% additional coupon off both the Hope Chest Memories Page Kit and the Hope Chest Memories Collection for all our faithful readers. Use coupon code: HOPECHEST
Note: Coupon expires February 05, 2015.

I’ve picked another new Custom Collections Sunday winner! I again appreciated the slightly less specific requests. It is easier to get those completed than ones 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 last year:

I would still love a wedding kit with a dark green in it, along with pastels like pink, apricot, and yellow. I’m still looking for a kit to scrap the photos from my daughter’s wedding, and I would love to enjoy the luxury of having a kit that includes ‘everything’ and having those colors coordinated!

From: Anita Bennett

My husband and son are all about volleyball. My husband coaches the JH girls team and my son enjoys going to college men’s volleyball games. In fact, we are all going this Friday. I have never really found a kit that has much in it for this sport. I would love to have a kit dedicated to volleyball. Surely there are others out there who have kids playing volleyball or play themselves that would love scrapping their volleyball pictures…. I hope. :-)
Thanks! (Love these Custom Collection Sundays. It’s fun to see what you choose and then see the kits that have been created to meet a special request. smile)

from: Patti

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

My request this time around is for a kit celebrating newness, beginnings, springy, but with wordart for other beginnings in life. I like contrasty colors like blue and yellow, or soft orange and lavendar, coral pink and greens. I don’t care for blue pinks. I love some neutrals mixed in. Sprouting branches, seed packages, hopes and plans, some journal cards with planning themes for things to start, places to go, goals to achieve, taking time to dream.

from: Peggy S

Peggy, Wendy Page Designs is already hard at work on your request! This is a request right up her alley & I think you will be thrilled with the final results!
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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Round Robin: Excuse The Mess

by Toiny Westberry 13 January 2015
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It is time for another month of fantabulous, amazing, wonderful  Round Robins starring none other than our own Carin Grobe Design! It’s time for week 02 with the so appropriate Excuse the Mess:  Clutter, dust, dishes and piles. Mess. Homes are messy places, and often the cleaning falls down the to-do list to make room […]

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Custom Collection Sunday: Burlap and Lace

by Toiny Westberry 11 January 2015
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It’s time for Custom Collection Sundays. Yay! We are getting back on track after the holidays.  Finally! 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 […]

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My Baby Sister!

by Toiny Westberry 10 January 2015
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I have taken no new pictures since my peek into the mysterious world of the Narrenzunft (Narrenzunft) on Tuesday.  My world has been filled with little tasks that take ages to complete. Most critically, our home phone doesn’t work. It hasn’t worked since the “big” upgrade on December 22.  I am most unhappy and my […]

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Narrenzunft

by Toiny Westberry 7 January 2015
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Yesterday I got a look behind the scenes of our local Narrenzunft (Fools Guild).  Every Fasching, or Carnival, I’ve been awed by the amazing costumes and masks, and highly entertained by the insane craziness of the parades (Fasching 2013;Fasching = Carnival;Fat Tuesday).  It has been my dream to learn more. Yesterday I learned more. As […]

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Round Robin: The Midnight Hour

by Toiny Westberry 6 January 2015
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It is time for another month of fantabulous, amazing, wonderful  Round Robins starring none other than our own Carin Grobe Design! We kick things off with the stunning The Midnight Hour: She’s the Belle of the ball; all eyes are on her.  Dressed up like a princess, the whole room is a blur.  On the […]

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EU VAT 2015 & the Studio

by Toiny Westberry 31 December 2014
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Hi All, I am going to try to make this as short as possible. Please do ask me questions and I will do my best to answer them. On Jan. 1, 2015 a new EU VAT law will kick into effect that requires all sellers of digital products (worldwide) to collect VAT (European Tax) to […]

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FREE Advent Calendar today only!

by Toiny Westberry 25 December 2014
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This Advent season the Studio has released a brandnew FREE daily download every day in December.  Merry Christmas from all of us to all of you!  Each contribution was available 48 hours to accommodate all time zones.  But.  Life happens. Days are missed.  This is the happiest time of year, and the busiest time of […]

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