Friday, September 24, 2010

Sale - New Kit - Contest Update - Freebies

Whoa, it's been 3 weeks since I posted!  I've been rather busy.


First, I'm having a 2-day 'Celebration of Fall' sale starting tomorrow.  All products in my store at The Nifty Boutique will be 30% off Saturday and Sunday, September 25th and 26th, 2010.  Be sure to stop by and check it out.

New Kit

I've added a new kit to my store called 'Georgette'.  It has soft pinks, browns and grays with a touch of not-too-bright yellow, usable for many different layout themes.  This new kit will of course be included in the 'Celebration of Fall' sale this weekend.

Contest Update & Freebies

And finally, an update on my standing in the 'Next Designer Contest' that I mentioned in my last post.  Well, I'm almost embarrassed to say, I didn't get enough votes to move beyond the first round of the contest.  However, those that didn't make to round 2 were given the opportunity to participate in what they called the '2nd Chance Contest'.  This one I did manage to survive but that has since ended and the winner was not I.  If you want to know more about the contests and other birthday celebrations going on at Digital Scrapbooking Studio, click on the link I have for theStudio in my 'Digital Scrapbooking Sites of Interest' column.

Here are the previews of my contributions to the contest.  The previews are linked to their location in the gallery of theStudio where you can obtain the download links.  Please note, these will be free for downloading only through the end of this month.

That's all for today; Happy Scrapping All!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Next Designer Contest and Loads of FREEBIES!

I'm participating in the Next Designer Contest over at The Digital Scrapbooking Studio (aka theStudio) which began Wednesday, September 1st.  I think there are a total of 92 participants enrolled so what that means is, LOADS of FREEBIES for you!

In an effort to keep the contest fair and based on the creativity and designs of the participants as well as prevent it from becoming a popularity contest, all participants were given a secret identity (a number) so, I can't tell you which kit is mine.

Today at 3:00 PM US Eastern Time is the deadline for submitting our mini kits based on this color palette and theme:

Some time after that there will be a poll posted for voting and even though I can't tell you which one is mine, I'd still love it if you headed over and voted for your favorites (deadline for voting is Monday, the 6th)!  And of course, while you're there, pick up some of those freebies!

Here are the links:
Main Page of The Digital Scrapbooking Studio:
The Gallery
The Gallery for Week One's Free Mini Kits:
The Forum (you'll need to be a member in order to vote - but membership is free and it only takes a few minutes)

Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Blog Train - Fall Carnival - September 2010

It's time for The Blog Train!

What's a blog train?  It's a digital scrapbooking collaborative effort.  Multiple digital scrapbook designers get together (not in the physical sense, it is cyberspace after-all) and, working with the same theme and color palette, each create a mini digital scrapbooking kit and then offer them to you, the digital scrapbooking community, for FREE.  You, the digital scrapbooker, then travel from blog to blog collecting any (or all) of the mini kits you wish and when you've finished downloading them all, you have one mega-sized, digital scrapbooking kit to create beautiful, personal memory pages or books for yourself.  Sounds great, huh?

The Blog Train for September, 2010 is called 'Fall Carnival'.  Beginning today (September 1st, 2010), and continuing through the end of the month you can 'ride the train' to collect mini kits from 100 participating designers!

I am stop number 72 along The Blog Train route.

The stop just before mine is that of 'Snips and Snails Designs' at and your next stop, number 73, will be to Maitri Scraps at

But before you move on, be sure to download my gift for you.

Download it by clicking on the image (download expired).

For a complete list of participating designers and their urls, visit the home of The Blog Train at

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrapping to you!