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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

My Leaving Sale is still Running

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Just a reminder that all my products are on sale for 60% off. But only till November 17 and then they will be gone .

Ive taken up a new career in the food industry and its taking up a lot more of my time than I anticipated, leaving me no free  time for designing.

Most of them will be gone forever as I have no immediate plans to sell anywhere else in the short term.

When live settles down a little I may feel the urge to do some more designing but until then its time to say Goodbye – so if youve been putting off picking up that kit you liked, then now is the time to grab it .

Heres a link to all my products

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

NEW KIT: Floral Distractions

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Perfectly Elegant and beautiful florals with vintage style yet a modern twist.Perfect for the most feminine and of layouts . Kit Includes:

    ~Lightly Victorian background
    ~Pale Pattern background
    ~Pastel Blends background
    ~Small Flourishes background
    ~Tiny Dots background
    ~Dusky Daisy
    ~Glue Spill
    ~Gold Oval Frame
    ~Green Vine Corner
    ~Lavender Stamp
    ~Metallic Spray
    ~Metal Music
    ~Pink Flower
    ~Rose Stamp
    ~Rusty Dot Border
    ~Written Words Overlay

File Size: 300ppi -48.10MB

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Gimme a Copy the Art of the Scraplift

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For this round of Gimme a Copy I chose this great layout by DSP member Evergreen100


Jill gave me permission to use her layout for to create a template


I love the funky style in this template and I knew it would result in some great layouts.


Love the choice of colours and the leading lines in this layout by Sam&Jesse


Great eyecatching colours in this layout by SandyHealy


Love the funky colours and the unique use of the elements in this layout by Tbear


Love how smikeel has used the elements in this cute layout


Jill scraplifted herself with this great layout!



Heres a cutie spooky one by Sandy Healy


Another great layout by Sandy Healy showing the versatility of the template


I love the colours and tones in this layout by LoriHug


This gorgeous feminine layout is by Carla


Super choice of kit and elements in this layout by Moog25



I love how Raphne has rotated the template in this layout – and what a cute photo this is.


Free kit for this challenge goes to Sandy Healy .

Leaving the Nest – Goodbye to DSP

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Saying goodbye is never easy. And this goodbye was harder than most. In fact I wavered back and forward on this decision for a while but I think the time is right for me to say goodbye to DSP.

I’ve had a marvellous 9 years and 8 months there and  I’m leaving on good terms, but as you may  know, Ive taken a new direction in my life with following one of my other loves – food,- in taking on a job as a Cooking Technology  Tutor for KitchenThings – an upmarket appliance store here in New Zealand.

I’m not one to do anything at half measures and I although I thought hard about it I really feel there is no way I could continue my commitments at DSP as well as those required by the new role and do a good job at both.


To that end I handed in my resignation earlier this week and I will be leaving DSP on November 17th.

I hope this gives you plenty of time to grab any of my products you don’t have and always wanted.  These wont be available anywhere else in at least the short term.

They are being offered in the DSP Store at 60% off between now and November 17 at which point they will be gone.


My current challenges will be my last at DSP as a designer.

When I decided to resign someone said to me, “I cant imagine you not designing” and I have to agree. I cant imagine me not designing again either,  and so I’m not saying this will be goodbye to designing forever. I’ll be like that bad penny that turns up again for sure, but in the short term I think after being a digital designer for nearly 12 years, I think I deserve a little holiday .

I’ll be keeping my blog here updated – My interest in scrapbooking has definitely evolved and moved from family scrapbooking to family history scrapbooking and I truly believe scrapbooking family  history is one of the best ways to present your research.

Ill still be doing custom books and classes for Memories in Time and ‘ll certainly be continuing with my own family history research.

You can always find me on facebook too. – so in closing Ill say – “ catch you on the flip side”… because its not goodbye – its more like –” keep my place for me while I pop out for a bit”

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Special Feature: Your layouts with Picture Perfect Day

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This round of Featuring you challenged you to use Picture Perfect Day


I love this kit for its colours and easy to use elements and there were some great layouts created with it


I love how the black and white photos work with the colours in this kit and this is shown off perfectly in this layout by Sandygb


Webfrau made a great birthday card using the kit – paper style kits like this are great for cardmaking.


Domino44 used a few pieces of the kit  for her month in review album page for October



The summery colours in Lorihugs photos work so well with this kit


Smikeel created a great layout featuring photos and journalling – once again the photos work perfectly with the colours in the kit


Addieliee created a great project-life style double page for her layout in this challenge – I really like how shes fit so many photos and yet the layout is clear and simple and easy on the eye



This eyecatching layout is by Sam&Jessie – I love the leading lines created by the arrows


l love the simplicity and focus on the photo in this great layout by Carla


Romey created a layout featuring a photo of a landscape – I really like how
“views” photos work so well with the colours in this kit


Nekobus created a wonderful layout from a really fantastic photo for her layout – I love the split picture perfect circle in this layout


The cute photo is truly the focus of this layout and the  elements just draw the eye to the photo which is the way it should be.


The winner of the free kit for this challenge was Sam&Jesse – the next challenge is up in the forum now