Saturday, February 21, 2009

Ready for a Vacation

I'm so ready for a vacation. I don't think we will be taking one this year though. Well, I am still behind on years of scrapping our vacation photos so I have plenty to do.

I thought it was time to give the blog a more cheery look. Hope you like it!

I used Tropical Oasis, By the Sea, Art Masks Add-On, and Rejuvenation.

Are you feeling like a vacation too?! :)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Grab Bag For Anna By Because_we_care

This special collab grab bag was put together in support of our friend and Scrapbookgraphics' Studio Crew member Anna Benjamin (aka AnnaBen). Our dear Anna is currently undergoing treatment for cancer. All proceeds (after paypal fees) will go directly to Anna and her family to use for housecleaning, meals, childcare, or whatever they feel they need during this time of treatment and recovery. Get well soon Anna!

While our creative contribution to this kit is entirely in support of our friend Anna, we are confident that the grab bag you receive in exchange for your purchase is an incredible value, and a win/win purchase.

If you wish to send any prayers or positive thoughts in the way of a creative message, such as a digital greeting card, we would be more than happy to forward any blessings or well wishes to Anna on your behalf. Please email your .jpg to

This grab bag includes contributions from Studio Maya, Studio Alana, Studio Baersgarten, Studio Birgit; Bluebell Designs, Studio Ellie, Studio Flergs, Studio Helene, Studio Lorie, Lotta Designs, Studio Manu, Studio mgl, O.N. Designs, Studio Phuong; Studio Tangie, Studio Traci, Studio Wendy, and Studio Ziska:

10 mini kits

5 alphas

2 element packs

1 brag book album

2 fonts

1 template pack

$7 coupon to Studio Maya

Coupon to Studio Helene, good for her next kit

AVAILABLE FOR 2 WEEKS ONLY: February 20th-March 5th

741.2 MB in 8 downloads


The contents to the grab bag are actually in the product previews. ;)

Monday, February 16, 2009

More Layouts

Some more layouts for you!

Some layouts using the Art Masks and Add-On Kit.

By Leda,

By Lilja,

By Tammy,

Some layouts using the Rejuvenation Kit.

By Lorraine,

By Tammy,

This is one is a two page layout by Magda using the Masks, Add-On and Jofia Devoe's Artist Workshop.

I hope these have helped to inspire you today. :)

Rejuvenation Charity Kit

Hi all, I understand that lately some Charity kits have gotten a reputation. I do not want one bad apple to spoil it for the rest. Veronica, Microferk, Helene, and myself wanted to help a team member out. We hope that you will enjoy this kit. :)


Rejuvenation is a collaborative kit to benefit one the designers of Digiscrap Boutique. Vanilla has been a long time acquaintance and has graced the digital community with everlasting beauty and inspiration as seen in her layouts. I have been blessed to have Vanilla on my creative team and now as a designer at Digiscrap Boutique. She has a way of turning kits to sheer magic.

Suffering with Colitis Ulcerosa, Diabetes, Depression and ignited Abscesses on belly and thigh Vanilla still perseveres and brings much joy to the digital community. However the time has come now that she cannot continue without a Abdominal Wall Rationalization Surgery to remove the abscess from her Stomach.

From there she will have a necessary 4 - 6 week recovery time after which time she will go on Recovery Cure with psychosomatic Therapy for 6 Weeks.

Needless to say this will cause a tremendous financial burden on her and her family. So please know that you will not only be getting a wonderful kit that will give you endless creative inspiration, your purchase will be going to help a wonderful and very talented lady who could really use it in her time of need.

This kit was created by Veronica Spriggs, Phoung Ton, Miki Ferkul & Hélène Douchet. It's called rejuvenation in hopes that it will uplift Vanilla's spirit and bring her some joy and relief during her own personal rejuvenation. Hopefully it will also bring you some rejuvenation from the duldrums of winter and put you in the mind of the spring which is so close yet so far.

Rejuvenation is a wonderful kit and contains 37 Papers and 63 elements.

As an added bonus get 6 free quick pages with the purchase of this kit. The pages will be included in the zips upon download.

Thank you to Miki Ferkul, Phuong Ton and Hélène Douchet for helping put this kit together. Thank you to Vanilla for the beautiful coordinating album. Be sure to check that out as well.

Thank you for looking, thank you for purchasing, and thank you for helping this cause.



Sunday, February 15, 2009

New Photo Masks and Add-On Kit

I have a set of photo masks and add on kit in the store. They are 20% off through Monday.

The set comes with 9 photo masks, including colored pencil sketch, watercolor, halftone.

Here is a layout using the mask. I also used SMJ's art kit.

Here is the add-on.

This mini kit comes with 8 papers, 2 of which come with an additional worn version.

There are 26 elements in this kit including,
- Journal (bottom and top layers)
- 4 pressed flowers
- 3 colored pencils
- leaf, leaves branch, mini leaf
- dried weed stem
- create word art
- old paper frame
- vintage jewelry
- vintage button
- 2 ribbons
- splat
- staple and staple hole
- flat leaves (dark and light version)
- tag and tagtie
- twine
- twig
- clip

A fun layout by Leda to help inspire you.

I used the watercolor mask on a photo with no tweaking.

I also participated in a Charity Kit. The freebie quick page is made from this Charity Kit (end of this email).
This kit is available at

My wonderful team has also created some quick pages that will be available for free with purchase of this charity kit. I believe the kit will be available on Monday at

Designers that participated are Veronica Spriggs, Microferk, Helene Douchet, and myself.

Some layouts!

This one includes the Add-On kit elements.

And another with the February Mini. :)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Ideas for Feb Mini

Here are a couple of layout ideas from the February Mini.

This one is by Tammy. The top paper has been recolored. The papers include 3 worn versions.

February Mini Kit and Calendar by Phuong Ton at Scrapbook Graphics
Perfection photo action by Paint the Moon Designs
She forgot where the word art came from but if you know please let me know so I can credit them.

This next one is by Lilja.

Kit: Phuong Ton - February Mini Kit and Calendar
Tag: Phuong Ton & Miki Ferkul - Mood For Love
Overlay by ON Designs
Wordart by Natali Design
Worded Overlay by Vera Lim

Friday, February 6, 2009

A layout a day

One of my *recent* resolutions, well, one I just made for myself yesterday, lol, is to create a layout a day. I am years behind in my scrapping so I will put aside an hour a night, after my kids are sleeping to work on something. I am not sure if I will be able to keep up with it since layouts can take much longer than an hour, but I am going to try!

I made two today and thought I'd share this with you. :)

This first one is for a gift album I am creating for a good friend of mine.

Vinnie Pearce Photo Masks, Art Corner Papers, and Romance Me elements

This second one is made using one of Kitty's sketches. I absolutely love this sketch. It's much more than a layered template and so fun!

Kitty, please please make more sketches!

Kitty Chen's The Sketch 1, Dancing for Tomorrow, Swirls 4
Kitty Chen and Lorie Davison's Sweetheart Collaboration
Vera Lim I Will Be Here elements

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Miss layouts? Me too! :)

Impressions of Delight is available at SBG now.

Created by fifteen of our designers (Baers Garten Designs, Berna Datema, Doris Castle, Ellie Lash, Flergs, Franziska Altmann, Helene Douchet, Hillary Heidelberg, Jan Hosford, Lorie Davison, Manuela Zimmerman, mgl Scraps, Phuong Ton, Tangie Baxter, and Wendyzine Scraps), this collection of over 600 MB of goodies will have you scrapping for hours!

Click HERE for tons of gorgeous layouts using this kit. These layouts are just too cute!

Here are some of my team's layouts using this mega collab:

By Danesa,

by Helene, this is not classical Helene, but I LOVE it!
If you haven't already checked out Helene's store, take a peek HERE! :)

by Leda,

by Lilja,

by Miranda. Miranda is also a designer. Check her blog for her cute kit previews and other fun stuff.

Some layouts with Mood for Love:

by Danesa,

by Gislaine,

by Leda,

by Kristi,

Thank you gals! :)

I found these while browsing the SBG gallery and blog.

This one is by LynnZ. She is a really awesome scrapper.

These I found on the SBG blog by the oh so talented SBG crew. Thank you thank you ladies.

This one is by Jenn using By the Sea and the Sand Alpha.

This is by Melissa (Miss Behaving). Wow! Right? Totally wow. She created these amazing scenes. I just LOVE it!

CREDITS: Mood for Love Collab by Phuong Ton and Microferk; Phuong’s Serenity and Orchid Dreams - The Reawakening and The Beginning;Wordart - Natali Designs’ Playing With Word Art Vol 8

This one is by Novita. Okay, how cute are those pictures!

Phuong Ton’s By The Sea; Birgit Kerr’s Date Pins and Worn Label Alphas; Bluebell Design’s Grungy metal alpha. Font: DJB MANDY by Darcy Baldwin, JMLetter, CAC Leslie

Here is one by Jenna, fun fun fun.

CREDITS: Phuong’s By the Sea and various flowers and elements from Phuong’s Orchid Dreams Reawakening and Natali’s Playing with Word Art vol.8. Fonts: Another Typewriter, Arid ITC and Children’s Play.

There are so many more layouts that are just as amazing. Please drop by Blog sometime and check them out. Please leave them some love too! :)

You also have to check this cool one by Ikscrap. She is a really amazing scrapper. I would post her DST gallery but I can't get to DST right now so I'm linking you to her SBG gallery.