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As a child we always want to be the recipient of the coveted gold star.  It’s a sign of doing well or going beyond the norm.  To have your star removed or taken away implies that you didn’t make the cut or dropped down a notch, but that isn’t the case with Mel Designs.  Here at the Studio when you are a Guest Designer you have a * in front of your name and you get the top spot on the Designers Page.  We invited Mel Designs to stay and she accepted, so she lost her star and took her rightful place in alphabetical order on the permanent Designer list.  We are thrilled to have her here with us and you will be too, especially if you love a flair for feminine and elegant.

Today, Mel’s Cosy Country Cottage is the Deal Of The Day.  It is a stunning kit with a flash of red.  It is filled with gingham bows, dried roses, and darling little garden embellishments.  It’s beautiful and a lovely way to say Welcome!  Won’t you stay awhile?  Today Only you can get these Cosy Country Cottage packs for 70% off!

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Please join us in welcoming Mel to our team and don’t forget to scroll down a bit when you’re looking for her.  Her star may be gone but she’s right where she belongs.

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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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There’s a new look in town.  It has a vintage flair and each kit has a bit of a tattered style that is perfect for pages of children and grandparents too.  Just So Scrappy has been on a roll.  I saw the new tag on some previews and thought we had a new designer.  If you are drawn to the vintage style, you’ll want to take a look at some of the gorgeous pages made with any of the kits that sport the Ooh La La tag.

Here are two pages made with For Him.  I loved them both and am always impressed when I see two totally different looks coming from one kit.

Imtroch did a beautiful job on this page.  The various squares add pizzazz and some dimension.  The touches of yellow are the perfect compliment to her photo.

Imtroch also did a beautiful job of incorporating flowers and the swirly mat into this very masculine page.  Love how she centered everything in a circle and balanced the corners.  This is truly a fantastic page.

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If your Father’s Day photos are still in the camera because you were looking for the perfect masculine kit or inspiration, it’s time to download them and get them scrapped while the memories are still fresh in your mind.

 

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Play With Words by Our Guest Designer

by Rebecca 21 May 2014

This month we have a new face at the top of the designer board.  Be sure to take a look at Mel Designs while she is visiting.  Her style is broad and totally stunning. While I was browsing her store, I found some gorgeous kits like Loving Thoughts.  It is definitely an inspiration for a […]

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Grandma’s Quilt Scraps

by Rebecca 8 April 2014

I love vintage. Heritage. Traditional. I am not a huge fan of soft colors, but they can sometimes make my heart beat fast when combined with the perfect contrasting colors or elements. That is what happened when I saw Laurie by guest designer PattyB Scraps. I was immediately drawn to the ephemera, the beautiful taupe […]

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