Thursday, September 4, 2014

So Long For Now

I took the summer off from designing to focus on my visit with my family in the states. And once my vacation came to an end, I realized I was extremely eager to get back to my easel and my paints, but not so eager to get back to Photoshop. And so, alas, I have decided to take a break. My shop at With Love Studio will close on September 16th.

But wait, how about one last sale? And its a doozy! How does 75% off everything in my store sound?? Its my way of saying thank you all for your support over the last couple of years!

I expect I will return to designing at some point. I might even post some freebies here now and then! I'll definitely still be hanging about the digi-scrap world, so see you all there! So long, and thanks for all the fish! ;)

Friday, June 27, 2014

New Release: Time To Get Ill Collection

I am going to keep this short and sweet, because in approximately 12 hours, I am leaving for 2 months with my family in America! I need to finish packing and get some sleep. All together, its about a 20 hour trip (door to door) and I travel by myself with my 4 year old! Fun!

I have a new release this week. The Time To Get Ill Collection features 3 medical themed kits, an extra paper pack, and an alpha pack. Its on sale for only $7.99 right now! Individual pieces of the collection are also available separately.

Find it exclusively at With Love Studio!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Christmas In July

We have a fun event planned at WLS for the month of July! Be sure you are subscribed to the With Love Studio newsletter to collect all the pieces of a great collab! We will have sales all month long on Winter and Christmas themed kits as well!

Friday, June 13, 2014

New Release: Zipping Along

Just a quick post to let you know that if you missed out on scoring "Zipping Along" for free during the Summer Sand Bucket event, its now available in the store. Its only $1.99 this week!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Speed Scrap Layouts!

I hope some of you were able to participate in the Summer Sand Bucket List event at WLS this past weekend! It was a great time with lots of speed scraps and lots of fantastic prizes. I hosted my first ever speed scrap, and I think it turned out quite well! This is the page I made for my own SS:

It was a busy weekend for my family, so I didn't get to do as many of the speed scraps as I would have liked (I wanted every one of the fabulous kits we were offering as prizes!). But I participated in two, both of which were hosted by one our store CT members, Marilyn. I am so pleased with how they turned out!

I used the soon to be released "Retro Diner" from Fran B Designs (coming June 20th!) for this one:

And for this one, I used pieces from the Amazing Women blog hop we at WLS hosted during iNSD recently:

If you were unable to participate this weekend, all is not lost. Most of the designers are adding their parts (some with add-ons!) to the store soon. Here is my part, which will be available on Friday with the new release discount:

We have a fun event planned for July as well - we've got to keep you folks scrapping this summer! Keep an eye on the With Love Studio forums for details!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Summer Sand Bucket List Event and my first ever Speed Scrap!

I hope you all have found your way to With Love Studio this weekend for the super fun Summer Sand Bucket List event! We have a bunch of speed scraps happening throughout the weekend, including one tomorrow at 2 PM EST with yours truly! Each SS you participate in earns you a mini kit as a reward, and all of the minis coordinate to form a large "Summer Bucket List" themed collab!

All of the information you need is here, and the schedule of events is as follows:

And here is a sneak peek at the mini I created, which can be yours if you participate in my SS tomorrow! Stop by at 2 PM EST for chatting, scrapping, and getting to know each other!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Freebie add-ons for Babies Don't Keep!

Don't miss the two great new freebies I am offering! I have not one but TWO add-ons to Babies Don't Keep available to you for free!

The first can be yours for participating in this month's Use It Or Lose It challenge at With Love Studio!

The second is available on the "More Fan Freebies" tab of my Facebook page!

And finally, the full sized kit is on sale for 50% off for the month of June!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

CT Pages: Babies Don't Keep

I wanted to share some beautiful CT pages that were created with Babies Don't Keep!

Marieke created this beautiful layout. I love her cluster and the elegant simplicity of this page:

And this gorgeous layout from Shanna absolutely wowed me (is wowed a word?). Those pictures were just made to go with this kit. I love how her photos take center stage and how everything blends together so beautifully! She used one of the "On the Line" templates from Fran B Designs in this layout.

And the last one is one I made. I wanted to showcase the beautiful Ruth Hulburt Hamilton poem that inspired this kit. I used a free template from Double Trouble Scraps. I'm offering this as a quick page to my Facebook fans!

Babies Don't Keep includes 15 papers, 30 elements, and a full alpha.

As a reminder, I am always looking for new CT members! If you'd like to learn more about my very simple requirements, please be in touch via Facebook, a private message at With Love Studio, or email ( Please note that I do not remember to check my email very often, so the first two contact options are preferred!

Friday, May 16, 2014

New Release: Babies Don't Keep

I liked this kit the whole time I was working on it, but once it was complete and the preview was finished I realized I love it! "Babies Don't Keep" was inspired by the poem "Song For a Fifth Child" by Ruth Hulburt Hamilton. If you haven't read it, you must! It reminds us that our babies grow up far too fast, so we should let the little things go and focus on this precious time with our children while they are young.

"Babies Don't Keep" is on sale for 20% off this weekend!

I have created an add-on to "Babies Don't Keep" that will be offered as part of the June Use It or Lose It challenge at WLS, so be sure to keep an eye out for that. I am also working on a second add-on that will be on my Facebook page soon.

Friday, May 2, 2014

New Release and Flash sale!

I am so excited for iNSD! Is there anything more exciting than getting a good bargain? I love all the energy in the digital scrapbooking community during DSD and iNSD weekends. There is always so much excitement and it seems like a new surprise awaits every time you take a look at your favorite designers or favorite store!

I am going to be shopping and bargain hunting and freebie grabbing just like all of you, but in between I am planning to do what I can to bring a little more fun and excitement to the weekend for all of you! I am going to be offering "flash sales" throughout the weekend. Every time I think to change it (and my child lets me near the computer!), I am going to be choosing a different product at random to offer at a huge huge HUGE discount. How huge? Well right now there is a full size kit in my shop for only 50 cents! That is a savings of 91%!!! Can you find it before I decide to move on to the next product? If you keep an eye on my Facebook page and the forums at With Love Studio, you could run away with a lot of serious bargains from my shop this weekend!

Oh, and I don't want to forget in the midst of the iNSD hubbub to show off my new release! I have been wanting to do this kit for awhile, and the May Lovely Colors offered the perfect palette. Here is Life Is a Fiesta!

Elements HERE.

Alphas HERE.

Papers HERE.

Each of the packs from Life is a Fiesta are only $1 through May 5th!

What are you waiting for??? Get out there and find all those bargains!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Happy iNSD! I hope you are all enjoying the weekend!

I'll get you right to your freebie after one quick ad, ok? Please be sure to keep an eye on my FB page and my shop at WLS throughout the weekend for flash sales and coupons!

Now, on to the WLS hop! You should have arrived here from Sugar Moon Designs.

The first part of my contribution to the With Love Studio iNSD hop is this set of three solid alphas:

You can download it HERE! Later in the hop, you'll be swinging by my Facebook page for a second alpha! See you there!

Your next stop is Chunlin Designs! If you get lost, please head back to the With Love Studio blog for a road map!

I hope you all have a fantastic iNSD filled with fun, lots of scrapping, and especially lots of bargains!

Friday, March 21, 2014

World Down's Syndrome Day and a Freebie from Mye De Leon!

Today is World Down Syndrome day!

You can learn more about Down Syndrome from the National Association of Down Syndrome website. And for a more personal story regarding Down's Syndrome, please read the story of little Alphonse, son to the fantastic designer Mye De Leon!

After you have read the story of Alphonse, stop by Mye De Leon's blog for a fantastic free kit celebrating World Down's Syndrome Day!

Friday, March 14, 2014

New Release: A Pox Upon You

Last month, my poor daughter had chicken pox. We live in a country that doesn't yet vaccinate against it, so I knew it was coming. When I heard there was a bit of an epidemic in our town, I knew it was only a matter of time. 17 children from her class got them at the same time! She got them quite severely, and she was pretty miserable. Her little body is still covered in polka dots weeks later!

And, as always, I found inspiration in my child! I present my new release, A Pox Upon You:

As I was working on this kit, I kept thinking of various medical/health related things I wanted to make that didn't quite fit with the chicken pox theme. So I started making them and tucking them away. Coming soon, I'll be releasing a coordinating mini kit or two, maybe some more papers and some word art. This will be my first collection, and I am calling the collection Time To Get Ill. *chuckle* Anyone else get that?

Although A Pox Upon You is focused on chicken pox, there is plenty in the kit that could be used for any sort of "get well soon" layout. Its really a versatile kit! Here is a page I made with it:

A Pox Upon You is on sale through March 20th for only $2!!!

Be sure to check out the rest of my store as well - I have a 17% off sale for St. Patricks Day:

As always, I would love to see anything you guys may create with the kit!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I've always enjoyed St. Patrick's Day. So much fun, and besides, I love the color green! The XOXO collab this month is all about the luck of the Irish. I was so happy to be a contributor to this fabulous collab! Be sure to check out Irish Meadow at With Love Studio.

We have a lot of great St. Patrick's Day sales and challenges this month at WLS. There are some fabulous prizes! Be sure to stop by the forums to find everything that is going on!

And finally, I have a little sale going to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Color My Heart

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I have a new release today called Color My Heart. I am describing it as a "kids arts & crafts kit masquerading as a Valentine's Day kit." My daughter spends a lot of time doing arts and crafts projects, so I needed a kit for scrapping all of those pictures!

I made a little "how to" for a fun project you can do with your kids. Feel free to download it for printing and share it with your friends!

Here is a page I made with Color My Heart:

And guess what? As a special Valentine's Day treat, Color My Heart is only $1 through Sunday, February 16th! Check out the With Love Studio Valentine's Day Sale for lots of other dollar deals!

Friday, February 7, 2014

I'm back, and I have a new release!

I apologize for the unplanned absence. Life happened, I'm sure you can all relate! And then, just to make things even better, I had some pretty dramatic computer issues. But life has calmed a bit and my computer is sorted, so I am back at it. I hope you enjoy my latest release, Plopsasaurus!

I took the name and the concept for this kit from the brilliant imagination of my three year old daughter. Several months ago, she introduced us to her imaginary monster friend Plopsasaurus, and he's been a member of the family ever since! He taught her to roar, and he protects her from the bad monsters. He also tends to get into some trouble now and then!

Here's a closer look at the different parts of this kit. I put a lot of work into this, and I think its a very cohesive kit. You get 36 elements, 18 papers, and 7 colors of alphas!

Here are some great layouts with the kit. The first is by Vanessa, the next two are by Marieke, and the final two I did myself:

Plopsasaurus is available exclusively at With Love Studio, and will be 20% off for the first week its available!