Monday, March 30, 2009

Tropoical Impressions ~ NEW kit

Aloha! Bon Voyage! and Beach House are just a few phrases that come to mind when perusing the contents of the Tropical Impressions kit. Fascinating background papers of water scenes, impressionistic/whimsical palm trees, bubbles, basket weave patterns, and more all created in a bright, cheerful color palette. High-quality, colored line art crabs, seashells, replicated vintage botanicals, a multi-colored wave border, 10 truly unique frames, and a stuffed shark for you to splash around your layout. There's plenty more for you to explore in your creative session. This is a kit that you will definitely want to have on hand in you scrapping toolbox! 20 background papers, 1 braided ribbon trim in 7 colors, 1 decorative sun tag in 4 colors, 3 hand-painted replicated vintage hibiscus, 1 decorative clip in 7 colors, 1 replicated vintage botanical, 1 wave border, 1 raffia wrap, 1 triangle border in 3 colors, 1 lacy brad with metal button in 7 colors, 4 seashells, 1 rope bow in 6 colors, 10 unique frames, 1 crab in 2 colors, 1 shark. Total items: 77. You will need to download 3 zips as this kit is over 58 MB.

You can find Tropical Impressions at the following online shops:
K-Joi Studios

Thanks for looking. Have a scrap-fabulous day!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Exhibitor's Mall 1st Giveaway!

Exhibitor's Mall is having their very 1st GIVEAWAY! They currently have over 60 independent business owners. Several of them will be donating fabulous items, so the "PRIZE" is sure to be amazing! Join the party now because this offer ends on March 30, 2009. Winner to be announced on April 1, 2009.. No foolin'..

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Master

I received this beautiful e-mail from a very special friend and designer, Sandy of SandEz Creationz, today. I just have to share it with you all...

When the house lights dimmed and the concert was about to begin..a mother returned to
her seat and discovered that her child was missing.

Suddenly, the curtains parted and spotlights focused on the impressive Steinway on stage.

To her horror, the mother saw her

little boy
sitting at the keyboard, innocently picking

out 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.'

At that moment, the great piano master made his entrance, quickly moved to the piano, and

whispered in the boy's ear,

'Don't quit . . Keep playing.'

Then, leaning over ,

Paderewski reached

down with his left hand and began filling

in a bass part. Soon his right arm reached

around to the other side of the child,

and he added a running obbligato.

Together, the old master and the young novice

transformed what could have been a frightening situation into a wonderfully creative experience.

The audience was so mesmerized that they couldn't recall what else the great master played.

Only the classic,

' Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.'

Perhaps that's the way it is with God.

What we can accomplish on

our own is hardly noteworthy.

We try our best, but the results aren't always

graceful flowing music. However, with the

hand of the Master, our life's

work can truly be beautiful.
The next time you set out to accomplish great feats,

listen carefully. You may hear the voice of

the Master, whispering in your ear,

'Don't quit . . . Keep playing.'

May you feel God's arms around you and

know that Those hands are there, helping

you turn your feeble attempts into true masterpieces.

Remember, God doesn't seem to

call the equipped, rather, God equips the 'called.'

Life is more accurately measured by the lives you touch than by the things you acquire. So touch someone by passing this little message along.

May God bless you and be with

you always!


'Don't quit .... Keep playing.'

Monday, March 23, 2009

Birch Trees - In the Garden

Birch Trees

I thoroughly enjoyed scrapping with Lori Imel's, "In the Garden," kit. What a wonderful collection of papers and elements; a little something for everyone. And the color palette is gorgeous! This surely is one kit that you'll want in your scrapbooking toolbox this spring and summer. Thank you, Lori, for creating such a user-friendly kit to work with!

Kit: In the Garden by Lori Imel
Birch Trees

Friday, March 20, 2009

I have a Blinkie...

See it? It's at the top, right-hand side of the page. It's just too cool, and I love it! Thanks so much to Princess for Life who designed my new blinkie! And thanks to Lynn Griffin for allowing us to use her Enjoy Everyday Life kit for the artwork featured in the blinkie. Go ahead and grab it; you know you want to get your scrap on with Ice Princess Scrapz. Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring Into Spring at K-Joi Studios

Join us at K-Joi Studios for a 25% off sale on March 20-22! The following K-Joi designers will have their entire stores on sale for 25% off. You won't want to miss out on these bargains! mlw Custom Designs, Dee's Delightful Designs, Inspired by Dominic Designs, KatLen Kreations, Ivorys Designz, K-Joi Studios, Designs by Angel, Designs by Sue, Digidesigns by Amberbaz, Heckenzwerdge Designs, SandEz Creations, MaAimee Designs, Lori Imel Designs, April Dawn Creations, Lizard Dau Designs, Panda Bear Creations, Buzy Bee Designs, CancerMoon Creations, DigiSueBee Designs, Digitals by Arvita, and Dragons Lair Designs.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wow! I've recieved another award!

Thank you, Leah at, for giving me this lovely award!

The rules are:

1. Accept the award, post it in your blog together with the name of person who granted you the award and his/her blog link.

2. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgment. Remember to contact them to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

And so, I'm passing this on to the following (with so many lovely blogging friends, it was really tough to choose only 15!:

1. Susie R at
2. AneczkaW Designs at
3. Angelfaye Designs at
4. A-liya's Dreams at
5. Kara's Kollage at
6. Heavenly Anomalies at
7. Passion4Digiscraps at
8. This and That at
9. SandEz Creationz at
10. Lizard Dau Designs at
11. Living4Him at
12. KatLen Kreations at
13. Panda Bear Designs at
14. Hooked On Digiscrap
15. April Dawn Creations at

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Going with the Tide - March MEGA Collab kit

A totally awesome collection of kits put together by the designers at K-Joi Studios. You will absolutely love this kit, and it will provide you with hours and hours of scrapbooking layout alternatives! There is a LOT of FUN in the water or at the beach that this kit can scrap. This is perfect for the picnic at the beach, a walk along in the sand, for children building sand castles, for the surfers catching waves, for the divers and snorkeling crowd, for swimming, vacationing, and so many more fun beach or water activities!

This mega kit contains over 130 items! There are 50 papers, 79 elements, and 1 complete lowercase alpha! The papers are all jpg files and are 12x12 and 300ppi resolution. The elements are all 300 ppi resolution png files. The elements include 11 wordarts, 10 frames, seashells, brads, ribbons, eyelets, wave borders, tags, seaweed, flowers, 2 sea turtles, mermaids, picture postcards, 2 pair of sunglasses, 2 pair of sandals, beach towels, overlays, a whale shark, pair of dolphins, starfish, octopus, string of shells, small bubble cluster, seahorse, swim mask, snorkel, swim fins, jellyfish, a HANG TEN border, 1 sand castle, 1 stamp, 1 bottle and 1 clouds element.

Regularly priced at $12.50, this MEGA kit is currently sale priced at $5.00. Hurry on over and pick it up while it is available at the introductory price!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Thoughts for Today

God answers sharp and sudden
on some prayers.
And thrusts the thing we have
prayed for in our face,
A gauntlet with a gift in't.
-- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I trust in God's unfailing love for ever and ever. I will praise you forever for what you have done; in your name I will hope, for your name is good. Psalm 52:8-9

Friday, March 6, 2009

Club Deco, March 2009, "Everyone is a Winner"

This month the Design Team has created a fabulous set of kits with a sports theme for Club-Deco. You'll surely be delighted with "Everyone is a Winner." It has a plethora of elements including football, cheerleading, baseball, hockey, auto racing, skating and more. The Club Deco March 2009 collection of kits has something for everyone (preview shows only a very small sample)! Each designer includes 2 quickpages to plop your photos into for a quick scrap session, too. There are just too many items to show you here. Give your layouts a winning edge with "Everyone is a Winner;" it's a MUST HAVE for your scrapbooking toolbox!

Club Deco is VALUE priced at just $36 for an entire year's worth of goodies - or $7.99 for one month, or $15 for 3 months. Club Deco members also get FREE access to the Color Challenge starter kit and special access to freebies made by the designers -- just for club members! It's a deal you cannot beat for price, variety, and quality!
To learn how you can get all this and more visit us at

Jewelled Sea by Retro Designs

Jewelled Sea is a slightly nostalgic look at summer in shades of sea blue and sand with a generous sprinkling – and sparkling – of authentic 1930s art deco trinkets and it also includes some of the elegant ladies who might have worn them. This kit has 15 background papers, 8 large frames, 1 beaded page border, 1 page frame, 37 embellishments and 1 Quick Page. This kit is huge and available now for $5.50 exclusively at You can find the kit here:

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I've been tagged!

Oh my goodness, I've been tagged by Liz of Lizard Dau Designs. I was totally surprised when I went to the 6th folder in my picture stash on the computer and then had to select the 6th picture in there! I really thought I'd find some cutesy picture, but no ~~ what did I find???!!! The 16-button rascally critter that crawled out of my driveway and frightened the mail lady to bits, that's what. And thank goodness for neighbors who pass by just at the right time in this neck of the woods. Did you know that rattlesnakes still move even after they-ve met their demise? Good thing for zoom lenses on cameras!

Next time I think I'll cheat and put in one of my backed up photo DVDs, lol. Wishing you a wonderful day and an even better tomorrow. Hugs from me...

Now I have to choose 6 bloggers to tag. Let's see what these bloggers find on their mission:
Angelfaye Designs
Adelina Designs
A Country Rose
Paris Designs at Turtles Rainbow
Lori Staton at Passion4Digiscraps28
Leah at Something New

Monday, March 2, 2009

Lacy Days ~ New Kit.

Time to fix yourself a cappuccino and settle in for some serious scrapbooking. The rich color palette of this little treasure is both soothing and inviting. The lace frames in this kit are absolutely stunning. Choose one or all of the hand-extracted vintage botanicals, combine them with some flowers and a bow, and create a fabulous cluster accent to set the tone for your pages. There's even a delightful surprise not shown in the preview for your scrapbooking pleasure -- a gold and jeweled mask! And there are some feathers to tickle your fancy, too. Ahhh, now doesn’t that feel good!

Available at: Deco-Pages.

We’re Inspired at

Hybrid…that’s the buzz around these days. Part digital, part paper and brand new to for the month of March, it promises to be tons of fun! Do you like to send greeting cards to family and friends? Then the new Card Template Challenge is the inspiration for you. Create your greeting cards with digital scrapbooking kits and the starter kit is free to Club Deco Members or just $1.99 in the store. It’s just in time for St. Patrick’s Day so that you can send your family and friends a greeting that you create. The moderators are busy getting ready for the new monthly challenges to inspire you “To Always Remember!” Inspiration through Lyrics, Journaling, Brag Book pages, Photography Challenges, Holiday Challenges and so much more! There’s something for everyone. Need a new digital scrapbook kit to inspire you? Maybe colors are your inspiration; maybe it’s the elements and theme. Whatever inspires you can be found in our store.

Check out what’s new!

RoseMadeDesigns Sunrise Polka Page Kit. This fun and cheerful kit has bright colors and patterns with greens, oranges glitter and more. Check it out in her store here:

Do you like fairies, elves and gardens? Well then there are two new kits in the store that are truly Enchanted. Enchanted by Designs by Jennifer Rassi has sweet pastels and enchanting fairies just for your inspiration. You can find her kit here:

Realistic elves and fairies are only part of the inspiration that Paris Designs has added to her Enchanted kit. With 25 papers and over 62 embellishments this huge kit is truly inspiring! You can find her kit here:

Have boys that are a little rougher and tougher than your average elf? Then Boys World by Lori Staton may be the inspiration that you are looking for. Bright basic colors, bugs, airplanes, crayons and more just for the boys in your world is a fun and versatile kit that can be used for nearly anything. You can find her kit here: Stop over at Deco-Pages today and “Let Us Help You to Always Remember!” at

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