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Custom Collection Sunday

Earlier this month I introduced Custom Collection Sundays.  A chance for each of you to request a Custom Collection from one of our Designers. Every week one person wins their request. Last week Andie won her own Custom Collection by ADB Designs.

I might be a “second request” again… LOL! I would like to see an “adult-themed” Pharmacy kit. It could also double as a Chemistry kit or a Science kit, or even a Doctor’s kit. I would like to see the “Rx” symbol that pharmacists use and some molecular models. An occasional “exploding experiment” would probably fit too. White lab coats, beakers and test tubes, Bunsen burners, periodic table, bottles filled with different pills, written out prescriptions… etc.
“WA” could include “drawings” of the molecular structures on a chalk board… Ideally, it would have “heritagey” colors with a touch of white and light blue.

Thanks for the chance!

from: Andie

Diane, ADB Designs, is hard at work with a beautiful, soft, vintage palette. I’m bursting with excitement to see this one come to life.  I will share it here in this space soon!

This week we have another win, congratulations Stash Empress! You win your request of a Rainbow Loom-inspired collection by A-Manda Creations!  I know Amanda was super excited to hear of your request and  is almost done already! Congrats!

Well – lets see if third time’s the charm?
I’d love to see a collection devoted to the Rainbow Loom/rubber band craze! My daughter (and grandkids too) have been very involved with this new craft & have made all kinds of amazing things, not just bracelets, but all kinds of cute objects. PLEASE!!!???!!!!

from: Stash Empress

I have to say, it was very hard picking a winner every week.  We have some fabulous requests!  I can imagine allthese kits coming to life.  I wish I had a magic wand:

I would love a kit based on old Iran. The Isfahan Bazaar, Persian miniatures, Isfahani cloths, carpets, brass and copper, caravans, spices, old fashion polo, Ali Qapu, Persepolis, Omar Khayyam poetry. I used to live there and the bazaar in Isfahan was like stepping back in time. Thanks Dana

from: Dana J.

My husband coaches Middle School Volleyball at our small school. I like to make things for the girls – bookmarks, badges (for Mom), collages, etc. I have not yet found a really good kit dedicated to volleyball. I’d like to see a kit that could be used for kids’ volleyball and for adult teams as well. Maybe there are others who would enjoy a kit for volleyball.

from: Patti

Congratulations to the winners! Absolutely love Boo’s “Autumn Sonnet.” What an awesome complete works for “Autumn Sonnet”–definitely a must have for me. A great big thank you to Elaina for suggesting this.

Now on to what I would like to see. I would very much like to see a kit that depicts our journey of faith in our Christian walk. It would be nice if it included our first hearing about Jesus when so young and later as young adults deciding this is the way we want to go, then the highs when we feel the Holy Spirit so close to our spirit (almost like a honeymoon experience); when the “honeymoon” experience later becomes the day-to-day walk with our Lord with the ups and downs; those days of our occasional doubting (like doubting St. Thomas in the scriptures); the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus; lots of word art. Anything Christian would be so great to have. Many of us have our own stories to tell. Not sure what colors to suggest (the very talented designers are much better at color co-oridination than I could ever be). Yellow for me is my happy color and blue is my peaceful and serene color. Those two colors are probably my favorite colors.

from: Carol

I can only pick one a week, but don’t give up! There are many weeks in a year, next week it could be YOU!

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.  You can post the same request this week, or mix it up with a new request.  Comments are open to everyone.  I will post a new winner next week!


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We have our first-ever CU Facebook Hop! This is a great way to stock up on fabulous CU goodies (great for PU use as well), and get to know our Designers and their design style just a little bit better.

Plus, free is good.  Free when school supply costs are overwhelming most of us?  Awesome!  After you finish hopping around collection your goodies, come check out our Commercial Use sale, this weekend only!thestudio_cusale_hop

Go theStudio’s Facebook Page (click on theStudio Hop at the top of the page, directly under the cover photo) to download this fantastic Family Tree template & sampler.


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Below is the list of designers participating in this hop (just in case you get lost along the way). theStudio CU Design Team:
ADB Designs
Angel Hartline Designs
Butterfly Dsign
Carin Grobe Design
Designs by Brigit
eqrAveziur Designs
Fancy Bird Design
Flower Scraps
Janet B Designs
Lara’s Digi World
Mad Genius Designs
Manu Scraps
Nibbles Skribbles
Snickerdoodle Designs
The Urban Fairy
Valentina’s Creations
Vero – The French Touch
WendyP Designs
Zesty Digi Designs
Jilbert’s Bits of Bytes
Boop Designs

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A trip to the flea market, the flower stalls, the antique stores and all the gift shops and boutiques in between.  It is a day of celebrating close friends and a shared passion for all things vintage and girly!

Aneta {Sweet Made Inc.} and Anita Diane {ADB Designs} invite you to enjoy all those wonderful treasures that “chicks” find when engaging in a bit of “retail therapy” and special girl time with their collection: The Chic Market.

Great for scrapping those fun times out with the girls, parties and family celebrations, children and babies, this collection is both versatile and unique… you are limited only by your imagination.

The Chic Market Collection is on sale for 55% off.  The Chic Market Page Kit is 40% off.


The possibilities are really unlimited and to get you started, I made a corner cluster.




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Round Robin: Butterfly Garden by The Urban Fairy and Valentina’s Creations

by tammy 8 May 2014
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A flitter, a flutter – my heart is a glow! Such beauty surrounds us, gentle flower petals and dancing butterflies, if I’m dreaming I never want to open my eyes. Take a moment and just breathe in the magical moment with Butterfly Garden by The Urban Fairy and Valentina’s Creations; then build a page to […]

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#studioroundrobin #theStudio What Is All Of This Hashtag Hoopla?

by Rebecca 7 May 2014

Not clear on the hash tag thing?  You’re not alone.  I could get all geeky and complicated on you but that’s no fun.  There are posts all over the internet about hashtags.  I’m going to sum it all up right here.  Hash tags are a way to quickly sift through and find what you’re looking […]

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Cafe in Paris: a Coordinating Collection by TheStudio Designers

by tammy 3 April 2014
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Charmed by the notes of music in the air, Le Café in Paris, I long to be there.  A mixture of vintage, old things gently aged, the menu a bit tattered, softly stained by the sage.  Sipping warm tea, or a glass of Champagne, English ivy perks up from a soft morning rain.  Immersed in […]

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January 2014 Mega: Winter Lane + 4 Bonus Add-Ons

by tammy 16 January 2014
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Snow covered trees, pops of color from dried branches and lingering birds, frosted window panes and smoke rising from chimneys, winter can be a beautiful time – and the January 2014 Mega Kit, Winter Lane, encompasses this beauty in a soft snowy palette with pops of red and green. In addition to the beautiful mega kit […]

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Winter Wedding by The Studio Designers

by tammy 2 January 2014

We are starting off the New Year with a BANG!  Our  much-loved Coordinated Collections are now quarterly and our very first collection of 2014 is just breath-takingly beautiful!  Winter Wedding is a build-your-own kit.  Each Designer has created stunning pieces in her style, in $1.00 packs to make your collection truly you. You pick what […]

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The Long Road Home by SnickerdoodleDesigns and ADB Designs

by tammy 12 December 2013
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“Home” means different things to each one of us.  To some, it may mean our childhood home, to other’s it may mean the home of a relative or friend.  And to still others, the home that we have built ourselves may be the only true home we have known.  When we travel to our “home,” […]

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The Studio Mega “Christmas is for Snowmen”

by tammy 5 December 2013
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The December Progressive Scrap will start on Sunday, Dec 8th in the PS forum. We will play with the Studio’s super-adorable-even-if-it’s-not-a-Christmas-kit December Mega:  “Christmas is for Snowmen” (no need to buy to play along). Mark your calendars and come to play – can’t wait to see you there!!! I’ve created this cute Christmas tree for […]

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