Category Archives: Announcements

Livin’ the Dream, Well Almost

Not long ago I shared a little secret with you.  If you didn’t receive my email you can sign up today to get all the news.  Since the beginning of the year I’ve been working on a project I’m very excited about. Today, finally, I can see an end in sight.

Well, it’s more of a beginning than an end.

I’ve actually been working for years writing tutorials for digital scrapbooking. As a matter of fact, that’s probably how we met. You probably arrived at my site either looking for a tutorial or to visit one of my galleries.

Do you do what you love and love what you do?

Who wouldn’t jump at a chance like that? Many scrappers have told me they appreciate & learn a lot from my tutorials. Digital scrapping and teaching are my passions. And I love being able to help others on their digi-scrap journey. The seed was planted.

This is getting serious!

I must admit putting this all together has been a lot more work than I imagined! But it truly doesn’t feel like work when you’re doing what you love. I’m feeling a delightful mix of excitement and fear.

More details coming soon…

Alexis Design Studio Grand Opening

Alexis Design Studio has opened her new store at Pickleberrypop.  Everything is on sale through August 19th.  She has several gorgeous kits already in the shop so now’s the time to grab them.

Lexy is one of my favorite designers.  Her flowers and lace are always perfect.  I love her style and the beautiful colors.  Every embellishment is unique with no duplications.  Amazing!


Here is a layout I made using her new kit, Hello Summer.  I love the combination of soft and lush colors.  You can get it here.

Kit: Hello Summer

Font: Great Vibes Regular


The second layout was created using, White Sands.  When I saw this kit I immediately thought of these photos of my granddaughter.  They’re a couple of my favorite photos and I think this kit and these photos were made for each other.  And look at that delicate lace. Ooh-la-la!

Kit: White Sands


The End of an Era

It’s another sad day in the digital scrapping world today.  While I do have The Digichick Designers Collaboration to share with you today I’m sad because it will be the last.  They have done a fabulous job and it’s a testament to their design skills and tenacity.

In the last two weeks, we have experienced the loss of our beloved leader, Kim Lichtfuss, on July 11th, and the difficult decision to close down The Digichick at the end of July.  The Digichick creative team and designers have all been reeling.  Kim was incredible.  She kept the site running like a well-oiled machine, created new kits as Kimeric Kreations, put out two weekly newsletters, and kept her optimistic spirit while undergoing cancer treatment that would have knocked most of us out.  I know it was Kim’s desire to keep the store going.  She had amazing IT skills but sadly passed away before she could fully train a successor and her shoes proved too big to fill.  There is none other like her!  Please keep Eric, her family, and friends in prayer.

Here are the layouts I created with the TDC Collab, Good Times Crazy Friends.  It’s on sale.  I hope you can see how versatile this collaboration is.

The first layout is my friend and me (right) having fun in a photo booth.  Are they still around?


I created the next two as a sentiment for Kim and The Digichick.  My thanks to Eric for generously providing many photos of Kim for us to share.  She is missed by so many.


And this one is for the Digichicks, a remarkable group of ladies that came together to share their love of digital scrapbooking and became family.  Thanks for the amazing memories.


In case you’re still on the fence, here’s a preview of the entire collection.

good times crazy friends tdc collab

Vote for Me in the Next Designer Competition and Get a Free Mega Collection

The Annual Next Designer Competition at the Studio started on Monday. It’s consists of 4 Rounds and is an elimination contest this year. Round 1 is to make 10 papers (5 cardstock & 5 patterns).  Here is a preview of my papers.  See the full gallery here.  Vote here (I’m the third one down the list).  Thank you for looking and please use one of your 3 votes to vote for me.

Kit: Autumn Leaves Festival Designer: Scraptious Designs

Kit: Autumn Leaves Festival
Designer: Scraptious Designs

The link below is the gallery for all the competitor’s papers. So go grab them all, each preview is linked to the download links. By the end of this competition, you will have a free MEGA collection. Start collecting the free mega collection here Annual Next Designer Competition Gallery.

Voting begins at noon (EST) Friday, October 7th. Your vote determines which 30 contestants will move on to Round 2.  I hope to be in that number but I need your help to move on to Round 2 and I would definitely appreciate your vote.  Thank you for looking.

Going Home

I created this layout, Going Home, using a gorgeous kit & template designed by Sunrise Studio. The templates are new to the store this week and the kit was released last week.  I’m sure you will agree it’s beautiful.  If you’d like to try them out click the links in the credits below.

I’ve used some of the verses of one of my favorite songs about going home to heaven.

Going Home


The Digichick Connection Group

The Digichick has a new “closed” Facebook group for posting layouts using TDC products. It’s called The Digichick Connection.  If you’d like to join, you’ll receive this free mini kit from Kimerics Kreations. You can find the group here.


There is NO advertising. It is for layouts using Digichick products.  Both customers and TDC CT members can post layouts.  You can use templates from other stores or designers as long as the kit is from The Digichick.

My Creative Team Hiatus is Finally Over

I’m happy to say my creative team hiatus is finally over.  I believe I’ve found my happy place. By nature, I prefer things organized and I like to know what’s expected of me.  Check and check. At the same time, it’s great to be among people with the same interests, that love scrapping and want to have fun.  Check, check, check.  And to put a little icing on the cake, I get to work with my favorite designers and my favorite store!  Can’t beat that.

The Digichick, and all the creative chicks that work behind the scenes have got it goin’ on. The CT call I’ve been waiting finally called,  I applied immediately and waited on pins and needles for their decisions.  When I opened my email Tuesday morning I was so excited to find I’d been accepted to the team.  Woot! Woot!

You can expect to see a lot of layouts and news about new releases, challenges, special events and all things Digichick.  One of the new releases today is Smooch by Sas Designs.  Just in time for you to scrap some layouts of the ones you love and it’s on sale right now.


I used Kimeric Kreations February Fan template for this layout.   Here are the links:



My Memories Suite New Version 7 is Available Now


My Memories Suite new version 7 is now available.  Here are some of the new features to look forward to in this new release:


Over the next few weeks, I’ll be reviewing MyMemories new v7 software and going into more depth with some of my favorite new features.  Are they a hit or a miss?  We’ll see!  If you don’t currently use MyMemories Suite you can give it a try now and save money.  Copy this code STMMMS57865 and paste it in as a coupon code at checkout.  You’ll save $10 & receive coupons for future store purchases.

Keep an eye out for my reviews and tutorials using MyMemories Suite version 7.

Learn a New Hobby or Skill at Udemy

Udemy Promotion


If you had the opportunity to learn a new skill, hobby or program, what would it be worth to you?   Now’s your chance!  Udemy has over 10,000 courses currently on special for just $10 each.  With such a huge library of courses I’m sure there is something right up your alley.  I recommend you click here to be taken to Udemy and find something you’d love to learn.  Hurry, this offer is only good through July 29th, 2015.


Would you like to learn to draw using colored pencils?  That’s one of my favorite hobbies and I can highly recommend Prismacolor pencils.  There is a huge assortment of colors available and they are very high quality.  Maybe you’ve wanted to try turning your blog into a business but you don’t really know where to start.  Hey, there’s a course for that!  If that is one of your dreams, you might want to learn about adding eCommerce to your WordPress blog.  Who knows you could find you love writing so much you’d like to finally write that book you’ve been dreaming about.  There’s no better time than now to get going on your dreams.


Photography and Photoshop courses are directly related to scrapbookers and there are some wonderful courses to get you up to speed.  As the memory keeper in your family, you’re usually the one behind the camera.  You’re the creative one.  Learn more about using your camera. Improve your photography or scrapbooking techniques for only $10.

So now is the time to grab the course (or courses) that can move you toward achieving your dreams or improving your skills.  Click here then use the promo code keepcool1110.  But hurry, this offer is only good through July 29th.

Study on your schedule.  Anytime.  For as long as you need.  Once you’ve purchased a course it’s there forever.

New Release My Memories Suite Version 6

My Memories Suite has just released the new version 6.  It looks like it has some really cool new features!  If you have been waiting to purchase My Memories Suite now may be the time!  Use discount code STMMMS57865 for instant savings plus after you’ve made your purchase you’ll receive an email with a coupon to save $10 in store.

Watch a short video to see some of the highlights  by clicking here.

So copy & paste the code STMMMS57865 at check out to get $10 off this easy to use software. Then use the $10 coupon in the confirmation email you’ll receive to shop in the My Memories Store.  If you take advantage of this offer please comment on this post and tell me what you think.  With your permission, I may use your comments in a future post about the software.

Have fun!