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I’m The Featured Designer At Just Art Scrapbooking

I’m The Featured Designer At Just Art Scrapbooking

Just Art Scrapbooking is a unique little spot on the web for scrapbookers and digital crafters.  If you enjoy doing challenges and hanging out with like-minded creatives then you’ll love Just Art. Whether you started your digital scrapbooking journey years ago or you’re just dipping your toe in the water, it’s a fun place to hang out.  There’s no store.  Just Art is more about hanging out without all of the noise of ads and sales you find in most forums.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE a great sale but I CHERISH the uninterrupted time to sit down and hang out with fellow artists and genealogists even if it’s a virtual experience.

I’m excited to be the Featured Designer at Just Art this month and I’ve got some sweet freebies waiting in the Featured Designer Challenge thread..  We’re having fun this month working with products from the Come Sail Away Collection.  I hope you’ll join us.

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More May Challenges

My Memories
Vintage Romantic

Go Digital Scrapbooking
Quote Challenge

The Studio
Color Challenge

I hope you’ll join me for any, or all of the May Challenges.  It’s always fun to connect with new people, learn new techniques, and share our story.

April Color Challenge at The Studio Features Exuberant Spring

April Color Challenge at The Studio Features Exuberant Spring

Get The Exuberant Spring Mini

FREE in the April Color Challenge at The Studio.

April showers bring May flowers. A childhood saying to learn about the patterns of the season AND it has been raining here for a week! I expect to see lots of flowers in April as well as May and I am delighted looking forward to their joyful and exuberant show.

My youngest child, son Matthew, was born in April and his birthday and Easter have become synonymous in our household. His birthday parties frequently included Easter Egg hunts! This year he turns 31, two days after Easter … where did time go?

I love this palette and the full collection it comes from. Exuberant Spring is my homage to the joyfulness of springtime and Easter.

Check Out The March Color Challenge to See What Creative Artists Can Do With A Mini Kit and then come join us and show us what you can do.

Check Out The March Color Challenge At The Studio

Check Out The March Color Challenge At The Studio

I was having a “dreamy” kind of day when I began working on the “Dreams” collection. I LOVE the palette of greens and grays and decided to use it for my color challenge too. A palette of only two shades can be tough to work with, but I found this one to be effortless. Well “effortless” might be the wrong word since it did take me over a week to complete the collection. (laughing)

If you are new to the color challenge at Digital Scrapbooking Studio (aka theStudio), let me provide a quick summary of how it works:

I share the palette and I provide a mini for free from the “downloads” area of the forum.

You create a layout, with my mini or ANY kit that matches the palette, and post it to the challenge thread.

Instead of a layout or in additon to a layout, you may create a matching mini, papers, and extras from the palette to share. (Make sure you are using “freebie ok” CU products.)

Antiques Emporium collection – new color challenge palette & mini too

Antiques Emporium collection – new color challenge palette & mini too

Come scrap with the results of numerous excursions into the aisles of antique stores. Found objects and wonderful paper ephemera will enhance your family history & heritage pages or add a twist of the eclectic to your traditional pages. The rich palette provides a versatility you will value and the whimsy of the antiques included will brighten your layouts.

There is something from multiple eras 1850 – 1950: look for the vintage typewriter and cash register, motorcycle goggles and binoculars, apothecary bottles and cabinet, jewelry and flowers, enamel percolator coffee pot, silver tea service, china cup & saucer, AND LOTS LOTS more.

on sale at all my stores:

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ADB-AntiquesEmporium-Alphas-600 ADB-AntiquesEmporium-Blends-600 ADB-AntiquesEmporium-Bundle1-600 ADB-AntiquesEmporium-Bundle2-600 ADB-AntiquesEmporium-BundleMega-600 ADB-AntiquesEmporium-Clusters-600 ADB-AntiquesEmporium-MiniAll-600 ADB-AntiquesEmporium-MiniEle-600 ADB-AntiquesEmporium-MiniPpr-600 ADB-AntiquesEmporium-OutlinePpr-600 ADB-AntiquesEmporium-PJCards-600 ADB-AntiquesEmporium-PKall-600 ADB-AntiquesEmporium-PKele-600 ADB-AntiquesEmporium-PKppr-600 ADB-AntiquesEmporium-QPs-600 ADB-AntiquesEmporium-Solids-600 ADB-AntiquesEmporium-Stacked-600

some wonderful layouts from my CT for inspiration

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and some gifts for you!

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Pear Butter & Strawberry Jam

Pear Butter & Strawberry Jam

The times I spent in the kitchen in the summer with my mother and my grandmother making jams, butters and jellies was special indeed. The sweet smells, the heaping bowls of fresh fruit, the beautiful rich and vivid colors are a clear picture in my memory.

 Pear Butter was one of my favorites, not for its taste (which was marvelous) but for its color – snowy white in summer! Strawberry Jam is the family favorite, however, so there were heaps of strawberries to be washed and hulled. This collection celebrates the joy of summer and of memories of special times with family


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and some inspiration from my Creative Team


and GIFTS for you!

I apologize for the delay in getting my freebies posted. I fell last night and have not felt well this morning.

right here on my BLOG – Click the preview to start download

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Sweet Child O' Mine Bundle & April Challenges Mini

Sweet Child O' Mine Bundle & April Challenges Mini

I have found a way to coordinate my Color Challenge and my Documenting Your Life Series in a simple manner. (Simple…always good LOL) I will provide the mini to participants of either of my challenges.

Each month, if you participate in either challenge (Color Challenge or Documenting Your Life), you will receive a PM with your coupon to “buy” the next mini from my store.

The April palette is called SWEET CHILD O” MINE – I saw this palette and immediately thought of babies and toddlers (I also saw Easter in this palette but I wanted to go in another direction LOL) Your layout / mini does NOT have to match this theme. There is plenty in my Add-on and my Page Kit to make all types of layouts.

Available in all my stores
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LINK to challenge thread at DSS forum

ADB_SweetChild_BundleADB_SweetChild_PKallADB_SweetChild_PKeleADB_SweetChild_PKpprADB_SweetChild_Alphas ADB_SweetChild_AOele ADB_SweetChild_AOppr  ADB_SweetChild_Kraft    ADB_SweetChild_Swiss PBS_LO1