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Exuberant Spring – Scrap Your Favorite Easter Hat

Exuberant Spring – Scrap Your Favorite Easter Hat

It’s April! We know April Showers bring May Flowers but this year the flowers and color are coming a little early.  Rebecca here.  A little while back Diane mentioned that she was going to have some guests on the blog.  She had a few technical difficulties like having to change the hosting company twice.  What a deal!  Looks like we’re good to go though and today is my day.  Coming soon are great stories, tips and tricks from Mary about her genealogy journey and Dana will be sharing how she uses her My Memories software to keep her scrapping going.  The first day of the month always brings new store challenges.  We’ll have those linked up and ready for you in a post tomorrow because we wanted to use today to share Diane’s new release, Exuberant Spring.  Blog Freebie and links to bonus freebies are down below.

My grandmother was a special lady.  She wasn’t fancy on most days but she always dressed her best for church on Sunday and most year’s she got a new hat for Easter.   We went to the same church from the time I was born until I was 11.  For as many of those years as I can remember. we sat in the same row, on the same pew, and so did everyone else.  I know I had some Easter hats but I don’t remember any of them.  What I do remember is not being able to see the preacher on Easter Sunday because all of the “old women” had brand new Easter hats and some were VERY big.  Most women had an Easter corsage whether they wore a hat or not.  As I sit here today I can still smell the flowers.  The fragrance filled my nostrils.  The bright, bold colors filled everyone with a feeling of excitement.  The Exuberant Spring collection brought back those memories.  It made me smile.  It made me want to go out and buy a hat.  One thing always leads to another.  It made me want to hunt down a photo of my grandmother in her Easter hat but I couldn’t find one.  I did find one from when she was much younger.  It seems her love of hats was a lifelong love.

~Rebecca

I’m ready to scrap an Easter Hat page now but wouldn’t you know there wasn’t a hat in the kit!  Diane was generous enough to make a sampler for those of us needing a hat to embellish our old photos.  You’ll be able to pick this up as a free sampler tomorrow at the Studio.  It will be absolutely free for a few days so don’t forget to pick up.

Sometimes the best memories are triggered by the most unlikely things.  I hope you’ll pull out some Easter or spring photos and make get them onto a page with the story so future generations will know what it was like when you “were young”.

We would love to hear your Easter stories or see your pages.  If you need a little more inspiration or just a chuckle, Diane has set up a special board on Pinterest for Spring and Easter DIY projects and inspiration.  Even if you’re not a DIY’er, you’ll love the kitten with the fancy hat.

SAVE 30% on individual packs &

60% on the bundle for a limited time.

LAYOUT INSPIRATION BY MY CREATIVE TEAM

Up, Up, and Away! March Mixology at Go Digital Scrapbooking

There is a special place in my heart for each of my digital scrapbook stores.  One of the things I like most about Go Digital Scrapbooking is the monthly Mixology.  Each month we get a theme with a gorgeous palette and from there each designer creates her own story.  This month our theme is Up, Up, and Away.  Call me what you will, but as I looked at the pinks and cream in the swatch I thought of roses and the Swedish Proverb “If I had a rose for every time I thought of you, I’d be picking roses for a lifetime”.  Up! Up! and Away! The Promise of Roses is a sweet Petite Kit filled with roses in all stages of bloom and a sweet sampling of complimentary greenery.  What rose garden wouldn’t be complete without a butterfly, and what scrapbook page wouldn’t be complete without a frame and ribbon.  The elements and papers have a watercolor feel and there is a fancy set of patterned papers too.  This is a simple, elegant, feminine collection perfect for adding a boost of color to your vintage photos or albums..

SAVE 40% on individual packs for a limited time.  Just $1.20 each

Scrapbook Pages Worth Of A Frame by My Creative Team

Up! Up! and Away by Over The Fence Designs has a whimsical feel.  A bit more childlike and busy.  You’ll find a simple border pack, TWO mini kits, an alpha, splatters, and beautiful shabby solids in this collection.  Use it on it’s own or combine it with any of the other designer’s coordinating pack for pages that pop with color and have plenty of oomph!

I hope you enjoy these mini collections.  If you’re a My Memories software user you’ll want to keep an eye on the blog.  Tips and Tricks coming soon.

Vintage Vacation A New Collection By Over The Fence Designs

Vintage Vacation A New Collection By Over The Fence Designs

Who doesn’t remember the time before seat belts, car seats, and jumping on an airplane to take a trip?  As a child, it was a thrill to load the family in the car for an across town or cross country trip.  A time before i-pads or headrest DVD players.  A time BEFORE there were “Golden Arches” at every other exit.  A time when unplugging didn’t create an anxiety attack but instead prompted us to not only connect as a family but to connect with history, nature, and strangers from all parts of the country.  At the time we didn’t realize how soon those trips would be remembered as our Vintage Vacation and yet…here we are.

Believe me when I say that scrapping on a regular basis is the best way to not only keep the story alive for future generations but to keep it accurate.  If you still have vintage photos from family trips that haven’t found their way onto a page, now is a great time to get that done.  Make a commitment to do a few pages a week.  If you’re in the middle of spring break it’s an excellent time to involve your children in the vintage vacation process.  Scrap a page from a recent trip where the memories are fresh and then scrap an old trip and tell your family the story as you reminisce.  Even if you’re in your 50’s, it’s pretty hilarious to see the reaction from kids today about how different it was when YOU were growing up.

Whatever you scrap, whatever memories you’re documenting, be sure to tell the story so those details will be around forever.

SAVE 30% on individual packs or 62% on the bundle for a limited time.

The Over The Fence Designs Creative Team Went All Out on this kit.  They dug deep and found photos from yesteryear and yesterday.  I am always amazed at the pages that come back in when they get a new kit to work with.  If I had to pick a favorite it would be impossible.  I love all of the black and white photos and the pages that tell the story.  After all, scrapbooking is all about telling the story so the next generation has a reason call our pages a keepsake.

The Vintage Vacation digital scrapbooking collection is available in these stores

In The Meadow – Welcome Spring!

In The Meadow – Welcome Spring!

Spring brings new life in the landscape, activity in the animals, and abundant color to liven up our mood and for scrapbookers, it gets our creative mojo flowing.  Whether you’re holding on to spring photos from last year or already snapping photos this year, my new collection, In The Meadow has plenty of color and elements to scrap your new layout.

My inspiration was the Auguste Renoir painting from the late 1800’s but my love of spring wouldn’t allow me to stop with the beautiful blues and pinks in the original.  If you love to make clusters for your pages, you’ll find plenty of greenery, flowers and stand alone elements to feed your clustering creativity.  In The Meadow had a bird house, old fashioned bicycle with a basket of flowers and new baby animals. The collection includes a Mega Kit with 20 beautiful papers and 107 elements, journal cards, flourishes, blendables, masks, and the Petite Kit available as a bonus freebie today as the Daily Download in my store at Go Digital Scrapbooking.

 

SAVE 30% on individual packs or

73% on the bundle for a limited time.

Layout Inspiration From My Awesome Creative Team

In The Meadow Is Available in These Stores

It’s Magic – New Petite Kit And Spring Forward 40% Off

It’s Magic – New Petite Kit And Spring Forward 40% Off

This weekend we set our clocks forward one hour.  We lose an hour of sleep tonight but we gain an hour of daylight tomorrow.  I know I’m ready!  I’m always more productive in the summer than winter. This week I have a New Petite Kit (It’s Magic) in my stores, along with a spark of color and cute from Over The Fence Designs.  My Girl is fun and full of color.  There are 2 mini kits in bold pinks and deep blues with gold and gray accents and a full pack of Cutie Girls to fit any style or occasion.  It’s definitely made for the little ladies in your life.

It’s Magic is on the other end of the spectrum, though.  There are plenty of elements including an old key, antique frames and lots of flowers to make clusters on your scrapbook pages.  Combine these with the warm autumn colors and the outcome is gorgeous.  I’ve got some bonus layout inspiration below.  Use them to scrap lift a page or group of pages to tell your story.

SAVE 40% on individual scrapbook packs

or 50% on the bundle for a limited time.

Dreams – A Scrapbook Bundle With A Vintage Flair

Dreams – A Scrapbook Bundle With A Vintage Flair

Dreams is one of those collections that allows feminine AND masculine layouts in equal portions. The palette of greens and greys is pleasant and fresh. There is an eclectic mix of elements with a touch of springtime and mystery.  This beautiful kit is filled with elements from a time when ballroom dancing made a young woman’s dreams come true.  If you have vintage photos of formal events, Dreams is what you’ve been waiting for.

Shop now and take advantage of the 30% introductory pricing on individual pieces or purchase the bundle for $12.99 and receive the Bonus Mini Kit with 21 elements & 6 papers.

A portion of the Bonus Mini Kit includes my March Color Challenge Mini at the Studio and my contribution to the My Memories March Blog Train Mini; however, it is expanded with additional elements.

Bonus #2 You can pick up the Dreams Stacker Sampler at My Memories for a limited time.  Stackers help you finish your digital scrapbook pages in a flash.

Enjoy, and may all YOUR Dreams come true.