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Retirement Sale

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Personal Use, Sales, Scrapbooking | 0 comments

I’ve been really bad about posting … but I didn’t realize it had been SO long. But hopefully I’m back and will be a bit more faithful at doing it. Today is just a quick note to let you know that my retirement sale (just products, not me) is ending tomorrow. I’ve got several PU and CU products in the sale, but I also have some stellar Collabs, that I did with some very talented designers, retiring and they can be a bit hard to find, so I’m going to show you the previews. All you have to do is click on the previews and you’ll be transported to the collection.

You’ll need to act quickly to snap these up, but you’ll get them at 75% off.

And that’s it for today … HUGS!!!

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DSD 2016 Sales

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in Commercial Use, Personal Use, Sales, Scrapbooking | 0 comments

So much going on this weekend, but I’ll try to keep this short. To start, this grab bag is what happens when 3 good buddies get together and create a Grab Bag. We each did 2 products containing what we thought most represented our CU styles and have put it on sale for $6. Full reveals are on the product pages. You can get this at both theStudio and Jilbert’s Bits of Bytes.

There are also some $1 Flash Sales happening this weekend. DSS has broken it into 2 days — Friday and Saturday … but at Jilbert’s Bits of Bytes the whole batch is available and you can get them thru Sunday, October 2nd. Here’s a peek at what you’ll find …

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iNSD News for May 7th

Posted by on May 7, 2016 in Freebies, Sales, Scrapbooking | 1 comment

Looks like we’ve made it to the actual day of iNSD … I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted AND broke. There have been so many great sales I haven’t been able to resist. But now I need to get down to business and tell you what’s up.

Today is the last day for the Flash Sales at theStudio and I’m here to show you what I have in it along with another freebie. Here’s are the previews —







And here’s the freebie I promised you … a cluster frame made from my Winter’s Frost Collection. Just click on the preview to download it.


Here’s a look at what Dani and I have in today’s Flash Sales —




That collection has to be one of my all time favorites.

If you end up missing out on the flash sales, the regular 50% off sale continues through tomorrow at theStudio and goes thru next Saturday in my personal store.

Anyway, that’s it for today … other than the Blog Hop that’s going on. Check out my post for more information about it.


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iNSD News for May 6th

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in Sales, Scrapbooking | 2 comments

iNSD starts for real at theStudio with 50% off the entire store and Flash Sales. The flash sales are going to be day long sales with the Friday products being different from the Saturday products. I’ve got some PU and some CU products in today’s sale. Check them out —







With Nana’s House in the mix, I decided to make a freebie from it. Here’s your freebie for today; just click on the preview to download it.


Dani and I also have some flash sale items from our Girls of Summer collab —




That’s it for today. I’ll have some more for you tomorrow … HUGS!!!

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iNSD News for May 5th

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Freebies, Sales, Scrapbooking | 1 comment

Late again … it should be obvious I’m not doing these ahead of time … LOL!!! Ok, here’s the iNSD News for May 5th.

Revenge of the Fifth

The Buy Together sale continues at theStudio with Revenge of the Fifth as does the hilarious banners …


For today, I have 5 Page Kits for $5. Just go to my Dawn Page Kit product page and click on the Buy Together tab get this super deal.

Advertising template for Digital Scrapbooking Studio

What I forgot to do yesterday is let you know that there’s a second deal. Dani (The Urban Fairy) and I decided to put some of the stuff we created as he{ART} into the iNSD Sales mix. For today, it’s products from our About Time collection. By the way, if you’re looking for the rest of our he{ART} products, they can be found under Studio Collaborations.

Advertising template for Digital Scrapbooking Studio

Freebie Time

For today’s freebie, I decided to make you a Quick Page using Dawn (the lead-in Page Kit for the “fifth” sale). Just click on the preview to download it.***expired***


That’s it for today. Be sure to check back tomorrow for more news and another freebie. HUGS!!!


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iNSD News for May 4th

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Sales, Scrapbooking | 5 comments

I don’t know about you, but my life has been pure chaos lately. Between vacations and special birthdays (Nana turned 90 this year) and anniversaries, I’ve hardly had time to get my act together for iNSD this year. Fortunately, I did find the time … unfortunately it meant I had to be a bit of a hermit (as in rather quiet). Hopefully, you’ll forgive me once you see what all I have for you. There’s going to be a ton of sales and information, so, rather than overwhelm you (like I just did my newsletter subscribers), I’m going to spread my posts out a bit. However, that means you’ll need to check back daily to see what’s up. For today’s post, I’m only going to tell you the relevant iNSD News for May 4th (as in starts today or only lasts thru today).

50% Storewide Sale

In my personal store (Jilbert’s Bits of Bytes), everything is 50% off (excluding specially priced products). This will run thru Saturday, May 14th. Be sure to check today’s newsletter for some coupons that will give you an additional discount.

CU Grab Bags

I LOVE grab bags … not only buying them, but also making them. This year I have 2 for you: a new mixed-media one done in collaboration with Mariella of Studio Laitha and one I did on my own. The Mixed Media Grab Bag contains 6 products and is $6 and my iNSD 2016 Grab Bag contains 5 products for $5. I’m only showing you the grab bag previews here. If you want to see what’s actually in the bags, please visit the product page.



You can find these grab bags at theStudio and Jilbert’s Bits of Bytes thru May 14th.

May the 4th be with You

This title cracked me up, as did the banner!!! Since it’s only for May 4th, it really fits.


The new store software at theStudio allows us to create special deals when specific products are bought together. We take a lead-in product and can link up additional products to it, then set a special price. So, for May the 4th, we followed the “4” theme and created bundles of 4 products. For my sale, I bundled up my Art Nouveau Papers with my Collage Bits 5, 6 and 7. You can get all 4 of these for only $4. Getting this deal takes a bit of getting used to though, but I’m going to explain how it works. It’s easy once you know how.

Go to my Art Nouveau Papers page, then scroll down to where you see the description box and click on the Buy Together tab.


A new panel will open showing you the bundled products and the price for the bundle. Just click the Add All to Cart button to purchase them.


One thing to note is that you can’t purchase these individually for $1 each and you can ONLY find this special on the “lead-in” product page (in my case, it’s the Art Nouveau Papers). This deal is only available at theStudio.

Freebie Time

Finally, to start this celebration off right, I’ve got a freebie for you. It’s a set of Art Nouveau Frames … actually, it’s one frame done in 3 colors that coordinate with my Art Nouveau Papers. Just click on the preview to download it.


That’s it for today. Like I said, be sure to check back daily for more news about sales and theStudio Blog Hop (you’re really going to love this one). HUGS!!!

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April Fools

Posted by on Apr 3, 2016 in Personal Use, Sales, Scrapbooking | 0 comments


Yes, I realize it’s no longer April 1st, but theStudio’s April Fools Mini Sale is still going on (it ends April 8th). The designers got together and created a mini (all the same size) which have been disguised so you don’t know which one you’re getting. BUT, they’re only $1 each, so it really isn’t much of a gamble.

Here’s a preview of the one I did — Mechanical Mayhem.


Have fun and happy shopping!

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CU Sampler Grab Bag Sale

Posted by on Mar 20, 2016 in Commercial Use, Sales, Scrapbooking | 0 comments


Once a year the Commercial Use designers pool together a bunch of goodies and have a CU Sampler Grab Sale. This year, there are 3 grab bags and you’re going to want all three. You’ll want to move quickly on this, because they’ll only be around for 2 weeks. Here’s a look at 3 of the samplers  —

There are full reveals on the product pages. Be sure to check back and I’ll show you the rest of them. HUGS!!!

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Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in Freebies, Personal Use, Sales, Scrapbooking | 4 comments

Inspiration comes in many forms and not always from the most obvious places. I was looking for something to keep my hands busy in the evening and, for some strange reason, decided to make a felt heart. I loved how it came out and, since it was getting close to Valentine’s Day, I figured I’d design a collection around it … all I needed was a name. Thus the felt heart became Heartfelt and it’s just in time for your Valentine’s Day scrapping pleasure.

This collection is currently 30% off (60% off for the bundle) in my stores at theStudio and Jilbert’s Bits of Bytes. Take a look at the previews and be sure to stick around for your freebie.

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Mini Kit Sale

Posted by on Feb 6, 2016 in Personal Use, Sales | 0 comments

Did you miss theStudio‬‘s Christmas Carol Blog Hop this year? Just in case you did, I put my Walking in a Winter Wonderland mini into both of my stores at theStudio and Jilbert’s Bits of Bytes. I’ve also added my Dance Mini from the January 2016 Just Art Challenge to both stores. Not only are these 2 minis on sale for 30% off — all of my minis are 30% off — so it’s time to stock up.

Here’s a look at the 2 new minis and some of the wonderful layouts from my team —


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