I’m a huge fan of “The Boss” and his song My Hometown is one of my all time favorites. As Patty & I were working on this collection I listened to that song a few times for inspiration and just to keep me “in the right creative space”. The plan was to design a kit that would have what you need to scrap early life. Whether it’s your early life, your grandparents or your grandchildren, we wanted it to be flexible enough to span the generations.
Genealogists often encounter the ancestor or collateral family member who lived a life different enough from the rest of the family (or even the community at large) to be noticed. The ancestor who marched to a different drum, if you will. Sometimes the appellation “black sheep” would be appropriate, sometimes “drifter” or “adventurer” world be more correct.
The Vagabond Collection strives to offer the family historian some fun tools to scrap these special ancestors. It is NOT limited to genealogists, nor will you be limited to vintage photographs. The palette is darker and more “manly”, just in time for Father’s Day.
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The Perfect Romantic Collection: Come Sail Away is feminine, a bit frilly, full of flowers, greenery, and lace. Tattered vintage elements mixed with modern watercolors make this an easy to go to collection to create a photo book of the little princess in your life or a scrapbook page or card for Mother’s Day, anniversary, or any page where romance is the focus.
AND I love the song Come Sail Away sung by Styx
I’m sailing away, set an open course for the virgin sea
I’ve got to be free, free to face the life that’s ahead of me
On board, I’m the captain, so climb aboard
We’ll search for tomorrow on every shore
And I’ll try, oh Lord, I’ll try to carry on
I look to the sea, reflections in the waves spark my memory
Some happy, some sad
I think of childhood friends and the dreams we had
We live happily forever, so the story goes
But somehow we missed out on that pot of gold
But we’ll try best that we can to carry on
A gathering of angels appeared above my head
They sang to me this song of hope, and this is what they said
They said come sail away, come sail away
Come sail away with me
Come sail away, come sail away
Come sail away with me
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Pssst. NSD is this weekend. That means bonus savings for YOU. Even on New Releases like Come Sail Away. This coupon is only valid in my store at ADB Designs but it works on almost everything. Grab Bags and collabs with other designer are excluded.
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This week Garden Party, was released in all of my stores. I’ve had my head down making new products for NSD which is NEXT WEEKEND! I can’t believe National Scrapbook Day is so close but the festivities will start early next week and carry through the weekend. I hope you’re ready. I KNOW I am. I’ve got some new vintage grab bags being quality checked right now so they’ll be ready to go when “the doors open”.
You don’t have to wait until next week to get a great deal though. You can pick up my Garden Party QP Sampler FREE at My Memories until May 5th. If you don’t use My Memories Software, don’t worry. This “little bit of vintage” quick page will work in any program that can open a png file. Just download, open in your favorite software, drop in your photo, and save. It’s a great starter page for a Mother’s Day gift.
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If you have Native American ancestors then you know it is a real challenge to find reliable documentation and unless your family was awesome at keeping photos that might be a daunting task as well. If you have the story, it may be all you ever have but it shouldn’t go when you do. If you’ve turned over every stone and all you have is the story then make the best of it.
The April Mixology at GDS might be just what you need. As soon as I saw the colors I knew which direction I was going. I was inspired by my own family history and re-runs of great John Wayne westerns, Little House On The Prairie, and Bonanza danced in my head. I knew I wanted to create a collection that focused on Native American culture but I couldn’t quite let go of the immigrant who came and weathered storms to make a better life.
One of the beautiful things about being a designer is I don’t have to choose only one. I fed my Native American inspiration and then partnered with Patty to create the immigrant version for Over The Fence Designs.
Both sets are based on late 1800’s to early 1900’s. Both set coordinate beautifully so you can easily mix and match. Both sets are on sale right now for only $1.20 each for a short time.
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Easter is here! Do you have a great celebration planned with your family and friends, neighbors, in-laws, OR out-laws? Here’s hoping your weekend is filled with lots of sunshine, smiling faces, and let’s not forget some token chocolate to top it off. Easter was always special growing up. Our family enjoyed getting together for any occasion where the food and laughter were abundant and that was always the case for our wild bunch. Back then it took weeks to get our printed photos back and then we all sat around and shared the memories again. I miss those follow-up celebrations that are no longer necessary because every photo is “instant” these days.
The good news is, we don’t have to wait. The better news is there is not one, or two, but many brand new products ready and waiting for your Easter weekend photos. Today is the official release of Garden Party. It’s the quarterly coordinating collection at the Studio and it is awesome! The colors are gorgeous; the possibilities unlimited. Garden Party by ADB Designs is a little bit grungy with an antique feel while Garden Party by Over The Fence Designs is more modern. Both are packed with papers, spring elements and lots of extras to help you get your Easter or spring pictures on a page fast.