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It is time for  the final week of the SnickerdoodleDesigns Round Robin. This week is a collab with not one by two designers, Diane, of ADB Designs & Jill from Jilbert’s Bits of Bytes. This collection is all about photography and the add ons are amazing! 

Here is what Karen has to say about this stunning new collection:

Photography.  What would our hobby, our passion, our scrapbook pages, be without it? Well, yes, we certainly can create scrapbook pages without photographs, and sometimes we have to for a variety of reasons. But, in general, we do use photographs. How many times have you attended an event, gone on a photoshoot, or just snapped pictures in your yard where you have come away with one spectacular shot, maybe 5-10 good shots, and then deleted the rest?  I do that frequently.  When that happens, I like to combine my love of traditional scrapping with pocket scrapping.  The spectacular photo gets highlighted on a traditional page, and the so-so photos that I can’t part with get put into pockets on an opposing page.  When considering the theme of photography, I knew I had to invite Diane (ADB Designs) to collaborate with me on a traditional kit, and Jill (Jilbert’s Bits of bytes) to collaborate on the pocket scrapbooking segment.  Our efforts resulted in “It’s a Snap.”

“It’s a Snap” was designed in warm tones with a vintage flair. It is full of unique realistic elements, elements suited for pocket scrapping, authentic papers and brushes created from a 1902 Sears photography catalog, and oodles of fun design elements to choose from.

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 the forum thread with links to where each LO is posted (our Round Robin gallery, your pinterest, facebook & google+).

SnickerdoodleDesigns, Jilbert’s Bits of Bytles & ADB Designs have together created the beautiful It’s a Snap collection: 

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Or, check out the THREE bundle offers!


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For a limited time get this It’s a Snap Add On FREE! Just click to download & Enjoy! folder



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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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Have you been participating in the Round Robin Challenges? Manu Scraps has been working hard, creating beautiful collabs with 4 different designers releasing each week in August. We are on week 3, and this week it’s a collab with WendyP Designs and it’s stunning!


Tuscan Summer features rich reds, yellows and greens mixed with a pop of blue to create a beautiful and rich summer kit. This entire collection is on sale, and if you use it to create a layout, you can earn discounts on next weeks Round Robin kit! It’s so fun! Be sure to play along in the forum.

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 anadditional 40% on the next Round Robin Collab. How much you save is up to you!

Get a little taste of Tuscan Summer with this lovely sampler that Manu and Wendy have put together for you! Just click to download and enjoy!


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