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Earlier this month I introducted 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 we had our first Custom Collection WINNER!  Congratulations Elaina!

I would love to see a piano themed collection which included sheet music, music symbols and notes, different piano elements (baby grand, upright, keyboard) and piano and music themed wordart quotes.

from: Elaina

This week we already have our very first Custom Collection in the store.  Our very own Boo, Booland Designs, worked triple time to make Elaina’s dreams come true.  Introducing the first Custom Collection: Autumn Sonnet

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Elaina has received both the Autumn Sonnet The Complete Works, including the lovely page kit, and the Autumn Sonnet One Step Beyond oversized mini FREE!

I talked to Boo, and she has given me permission to hand out an additional 10% off coupon code for all our blog readers.  Use coupon code: AUTUMNSONNET10 at checkout.

This coupon is for Autumn Sonnet The Complete Works; Autumn Sonnet One Step Beyond  and the Autumn Sonnet Page Kit. Coupon expires September 30, 2014.
Note: our shopping cart allows the use of only coupon per purchase.

Now it’s time to pick another winner! I loooooooooove picking winners!  You made it very hard for me this week.  Several of you requested collections I would love to see as well.

My wish is: Mountain Vacation: trees and forests (not autumn), lakes, rivers, gardens (peonies, hydrangeas, marigolds, roses, begonias, pansies), starry nights, maybe camping, travel to and from. Palette would be strong blues and greens, with some pink, rose, yellow-orange, and purple thrown in. Hazy landscape papers.

from: Karen Burney

I would like to see a collection on old toys, board games,dolls, etc. Also things like jump ropes, anything vintage that has to do with indoors or outdoors games. Word art would be fantastic, also. and some vintage papers with old rymes. Old children’s books, coloring and comic books. paper dolls and the list could go on and on.
Thanks for the chance to put in my 2 cents worth!!

from: Joyce Swain

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

And the winner is… Andie!  Congratulations Andie!  Our very own Diane, ADB Designs, has taken on the challenge & is already deep in the creative process.  Please check your email (that you used to register on our blog) for a note with the details from me.

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.  As Andie proved, 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, and if not a new collection maybe a little sneak peek from Diane!

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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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3-2-1 Sale

Family. That is the word I use to describe the scrappers and designers that make up theStudio. Diane, ADB Designs, feels the same way – and to celebrate her family she’s put her store on sale! Save 50-60% on all her goodies both PU and CU (collabs excluded).

ADB Designs new series: “Dolls of the World” is based on a set of vintage paper dolls she owns.  Abigale of America is sixth in the series and has a beautiful palette of sweet, summery colors: lavender, purple, pale pink, rose, mint green, grass green, yellow & magenta. This collection is perfect for scrapping many different types of images including parties, garden, travel, children & family.

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And here is a little cluster for you today using this cute kit, enjoy!!!

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Garden Gate by ADB Designs and Jillberts Bits of Bytes

by tammy 12 June 2014
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There is a special gate … not a fancy one, but a special one. It holds a special garden … again, not a fancy one, but a special one. Holding a profusion of flowers, your senses are immediately awakened once you enter the garden. Fortunately, the owners have provided you with a bench and a […]

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Using Blend Modes in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 31 May 2014

Using Blend Modes in Photoshop gives us many options for creativity.  Blend modes change how two layers interact with one another.  Results depend upon many factors….. which can make using blend modes (somewhat) unpredictable but fun! For the purposes of this tutorial, I am using Photoshop CS6.  The Blend Mode option is located at the […]

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Hit the Road Jack by ADB: Over the Fence Designs

by tammy 20 March 2014
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Diane {ADB Designs} and Patty {PattyB Scraps} bring you the third in their No. 1 Hits Series! “Hit the Road Jack“ was written by rhythm and bluesman Percy Mayfield and became famous after it was recorded by singer-songwriter-pianist Ray Charles with the Raelettes vocalist Margie Hendricks. The song hit number one for two weeks on the […]

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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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Happy 4th of July!!! Patriotic Sale 50% off storewide!!!

by tammy 4 July 2013
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We’ve got a big sale in the store through July 7th! Save 50% Off all Patriotic products; 30% Off Personal Use store and 30% Off the Commercial Use store. Some of my favorite Designers have gorgeous Patriotic kits that are perfect for the 4th, or for any spectacular celebrations; My Country by ADB Deisgns and […]

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Mother Memories by ADB Designs and Designs by Brigit and a free quickpage for you!

by renee 22 March 2013

Mother Memories is collaboration between ADB Designs and Designs by Brigit.  Diane (ADB Designs) and Brigit (Designs by Brigit)  have joined their artistic talent together again in creating an amazing collection of kits and extras devoted to recognizing and honoring mothers and all the special females in our lives. The palette of soft pastels and rich jewel tones […]

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