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Diane of ADB Designs has started a new series of questions to help you document your life.  It started as just a few questions.  It started as journaling prompts.  It has grown to full scrapbook pages and some wonderful stories to pass down to the next generation.  It has also grown to become the newest monthly challenge at theStudio.  If you have always wanted to do a better job of documenting your life but the task was overwhelming, this is the time (and place) to start.  It’s a virtual “round table” of others who were just looking for some like minded friends to sit down and take care of a task that had been on their to do list.

Diane is on Question 4 but it wouldn’t take much to go back and start at the beginning.  You can find the full set of questions and a bit of her story on her blog.  The beauty of this series is that you can start anywhere and you can do it your own way.  Here is Diane’s layout about her dad.  She used Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy to make her page.

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Need some special “manly” embellishments for your page?  Diane has her CU Vintage Mix Brushes Vol. 3 on sale as part of her $2 Flea Market Finds.  Each week she features a Personal Use and Commercial Use product for $2.

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Have you got some spring photos that need to be scrapped?  LouCee Creations has the perfect solution with Dance In To Spring.

She twirls in the garden ‘neath a butterfly’s wings.  Sunshine beaming brightly, it’s a Dance In To Spring!  Bold green and yellow, with a soft touch of peach, a festive gold owl, lets out a big screech.  Mushrooms, chrysanthemums, a twig in a bow, tiny sequined eggs all hung in a row.  Dress up the table with a doily so fine, get ready to celebrate, it’s finally spring time!

This page is the one that caught my eye.  At first glance, it looked like the drama scene my grandgirls are so good at.  On closer inspection, I realized the baby was sleeping.  I love the real flowers clustered together with plastic buttons, ribbons and the little sunshine flair.  Too cute!

LouCee has the collection on sale for 30% off right now so there is still time to get a bargain AND get your spring photos completed before summer arrives.


The frames are great on this page!  People are just so creative.

While you’re there, be sure to check theStudio Monthly Challenges Gallery.  It’s a great place to find inspiration and the perfect opportunity to step in and find a few friends with common interests.  You might enjoy the Recipe Card Challenge.

Whatever you do, stay tuned.  National Scrapbooking Day is coming right up!  We’re going to be having some fun and you should be here at theStudio to play!



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We are excited to announce that our March (Mini) Madness Layout Contest has started and continues through until April 5th. There are lots of rewards for your participation and just to tempt you even further we are having a  MINI KIT $1.00 SALE!  Check out the fabulous selection of mini kits that we have lined up for you!  Here are just a few to get you interested, there are so many more to choose from.





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I’ve made you this stacked paper from Nibbles Skribbles’ mini “Hello March”  for you today, enjoy!!!




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LOTW Dec. 8 – 14 And the winner is ….

by renee 15 December 2013
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and the winner is Danzinst with her fabulous page A Boy’s Life. I really love this cheerful Christmas page. The photo is beautiful, I absolutely fell in love with that smile. I also love the composition and clustering on this page, so congrats Danzinst on winning this week’s LOTW! This beautiful page was created with […]

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TheStudio Mega Give Thanks and Progressive Scrap

by tammy 11 November 2013
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Thanksgiving, for many of us, is about that special day when families come together to share a special meal. For me, because I’m not the cook, that day starts when I cross the threshold and get my first scent of the roasting turkey with a hint of the spices from the pies that have already […]

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Boo & Linda C. – What a Team!

by Rebecca 17 October 2013

I just love it when two of my very favorite designers get together and totally out do themselves.  This is exactly what happened when Boo and Linda Cumberland paired up for the Featured Designer stint for the last half of October.  Their styles are a tad different, but they are a perfect combination.  Both have […]

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Featured Designer Free Add-on plus…

by Rebecca 14 October 2013

40%–50% Off Halloween is coming. The stores are filled with the traditional black and orange and bags of candy in every shape and size. Years ago this was definitely a child’s game, but it has grown into much more in recent years. Here in the U.S. it seems some folks are always looking for a […]

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Small Town Halloween by theStudio Designers

by tammy 10 October 2013
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Halloween in a small town begins with a parade down main street and a carnival in the city park.  There is a costume contest for the younger crowd, a haunted house for the older ones, and even entertainment for the parents. There will always be lots of warm drinks and homemade treats. What makes Halloween special is that everyone […]

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Back-2-School Fun & Sales!

by Toiny Westberry 17 August 2013

  Every year we have a Back-2-School sale in both our Personal Use & Commercial Use stores; and some extra forum challenges especially designed to get you ready for the new school year! Please join us for the Then & Now Challenge; Template Exchange; School Questionnaire; Lunch Box Notes Challenge and the Favorite Teacher! There’s also […]

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Recipe For The Perfect Photo?

by Rebecca 24 April 2013

Have you enjoyed the month long birthday celebration?  Have you won something or participated in one of the challenges?  The month isn’t over so there’s still time.  I love learning new things and I love being surrounded by talented and creative people.  I came home from Japan with a card full of photos and videos […]

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