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Custom Collection Sundays

It’s time for Custom Collection Sundays… on a Tuesday! We are almost back on schedule here, the fun will continue!  What is a Custom Collection Sundays? It is a chance for each of you to request a Custom Collection from one of our Designers. Every week one person wins their request.

On September 28 Gail Wilde won her request for a POSITIVE collection specifically for people with disabilities by Nibbles Skribbles and me:

I have not seen a realistic, POSITIVE kit about the many ways those of us who are disabled strive to stay physically -and- mentally fit. I’m not just talking about the Para-Olympics, but other things as well. My right foot has painful problems that make it very hard to walk. (My body doesn’t tolerate pain meds) Two small strokes made me a bit disoriented. Under my desk is a little pedal/cycle machine that I’m using right now- a gift from my daughter and son-in-law. Next to my apartment are the winding lobby stairs, and I walk down and back up those stairs at least once a day. Also, at the urging of my neurologist, I do puzzles, sudoku, etc., read a lot of ebooks (so many free ebooks are available), and of course, digital scrapbooking, genealogy, and more. Most of us know at least one person who is disabled, and it would be interesting to see how others cope, also.

from: Gail Wilde

This week we have a little sneak peek from our soon-to-be-released Think Positive:

Think Positive

It is time to pick a new Custom Collections Sunday winner!  I had quite a few fabulous request to choose from:

I’d love a realistic Scottish collection, something that looks like a visit, and nothing bright or cutesy. I was thinking of soft colors, deep earthy ones and gentle lighter ones. Maybe weathered earth textures, stone, scenic papers, and textile textures like a subtle woven plaid, tweeds, heathered aran knits with cables… I thought elements could include things Celtic/Scottish, definitely including heather and thistle. It seems like it would need several pieces of metal; fixtures, jewelry, weapons… Oh, and tea and scones, maybe?

from: Rebecca Galla

Congrats to Bryony for having her idea selected! I live in Southern California so I know I will be able to use some of the same elements.

I would love to see a modern sewing kit. Current style sewing machine, thread spools, scissors, rotary cutter (current tools), bobbins, a touch of quilting, pin cushions, embroidery, decorative stitches, fabric bolts, denim, lace, linen and tulle. I love the look of the wire dress forms. Colors would probably be black & white along with current brighter colors – chartreuse, plum, dazzling blue, etc. Thanks for the chance to see a kit like this!

from: Steph

I would like to see a kit for Girl Scouts. (I know, I already won a collection…not trying to be greedy…and this is a repeat suggestion.)
Colors would be the colors of the vests. WA would include something like leadership, respect, friendship, honor…
Thank you for letting me express my ideas!

from: Andie

And the winner this week…. Rae!

I would love to see a Autumn Rustic/Country Wedding Theme…. The colors are gorgeous and tying it in with items like burlap and lace and autumn flowers ( or autumn colors) would be gorgeous. You don’t see many kits with this theme and with my daughter and a few friends getting married with this theme… I would love to do some pages for them and create a memory book for them :)

from: Rae Lynn Simpson

Min, Carin Grobe Design, is already hard at work on your fabulous request!

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.  Comments are open to everyone.  New comments, and repeat comments are welcome.  I will post a new winner next week, along with a new release & a sneak peek!

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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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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 the memories of a long ago time, the tower still leaning… the daydream… sublime.

Cafe in Paris is a Studio Designer  coordinated collection, combine them to create your perfect Paris collection – to scrap those memories or those dreams. $1.00 each until April 15th.

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Created with the gorgeous papers & elements from our Cafe in Paris coordinated collection this album is FREE with any $25 purchase.  Just use coupon code: CAFEINPARIS25


A bad day in Paris is still better than a good day anywhere else, or as Audrey Hepburn would say “Paris is always a good idea.”  So go grab yourself a collection and have fun scrapping!!!  You can start your 1st layout with this cute cluster from Carin Grobe Designs part of the collection, Enjoy and be sure to check out all of the new Cafe in Paris collection!!!





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Etching Glass with the help of the Silhouette Cameo

by Min 11 March 2014

Today I want to tell you about one of my recent craft projects using the Silhouette Cameo: Etching Glass. I have a couple of everyday use glasses that we all love using, but over time (and since they were not expensive glasses) they lost some of their shine and acquired spots and streaks because of […]

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Carnival is getting close … it’s time to mask…

by Min 25 February 2014
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It’s almost Carnival! Will you be celebrating? Where I grew up, Carnival was important. Important enough to be called the “5th Season”.  I still remember the fun of dressing up, going to all the festivities and getting to keep the costumes afterward to play “pretend” whenever we wanted to. Here and today, Carnival is almost […]

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Dressing up homemade gifts for Valentine’s Day (with cutting file freebie)

by Min 11 February 2014
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Hi all, today I have a 3-in-1 post for you: I want to show you how to dress up home-made gifts with the help of your Silhouette Cameo – plus a little tutorial on how to create a scalloped circle with Silhouette Studio thrown into the mix. And I will reveal my recipe for homemade […]

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Santa Napkin Holder – with freebie :D

by Min 17 December 2013
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Hi all, Today I have a Christmas craft project for you that’s quick and easy, fun to do with the kids and will add another smile to your Christmas breakfast table: A Santa Napkin Holder (doable without a cutting machine, as well ;D) Supplies needed: red (paper) napkins (mine are about 13 in square when […]

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Fall Leaves Wreath (with cutting file freebie)

by Min 1 October 2013
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Today is October 1st…. And in my little corner of the world there is no denying that Summer is over and Fall is in full swing. I felt like having a little Fall decoration without “going Halloween” already, so I set my Cameo to work to create a beautiful Fall leaf wreath: Supplies needed: Cardstock […]

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Having Fun with Rhinestones – plus freebie

by Min 17 September 2013
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Today I want to show you how easy it ist o add a little bit of „bling“ to your life with the Silhouette Cameo and some rhinestones. I decided that my Cameo deserved a cover with a little “bling” on it – for being the star in a lot of my hybrid and craft projects, […]

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No need for Craft Scissors – Scalloped Notecard with the Cameo

by Min 27 August 2013
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Do you love pinking shears? I do…. but somehow I almost never manage to have a “straight cut” card after trying to give it a decorative border… sometimes it looks more like one of our guinea pigs nibbled at the card, lol. Fortunately the Cameo is coming to my rescue with that! If you own […]

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