Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Fall Carnival Blog Train!

Welcome aboard the Fall Carnival Blog Train! This month we have a wonderful mega kit for you and I have to say, I really enjoyed working with this palette - vibrant and "autumn-y" at the same time. But before I get to the freebies, I quickly want to mention that I have a number of summer (and back-to-school) kits on sale in my DSS store. Some of them will be retiring soon because, well frankly, I'm tired of looking at them, LOL. They'll only be available for a limited time - some are marked down to only $1.00 so check out the savings!

Okay, back to the blog train. You should have arrived here from Shel Belle Scraps.

Here's my part of this mega kit. My part will be available as a freebie for the month of September. It includes 8 papers and 11 elements. I do hope you enjoy it.

Next stop on the train is the very talented Jill DZines. If you lose your place, head back to The Blogtrain Blog for a list of all 100 participating designers.

Happy scrapping!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Annual DSS Designer Contest and the "Me Time" Blog Train!

I'm so excited about our Next Designer Contest at DSS. Each year we discover many gifted graphic artists, and this time around the top three will not only be awarded design contracts at The Studio, but will also receive Wacom Bamboo tablets. And the top ten will receive a 5-Action Pack by Atomic Cupcake. Those are some amazing prizes! Some great stuff here, people, so if you'd like to try your hand at designing you need to sign up by August 31. Click HERE to go directly to the link in the forum.

Along with our Next Designer Contest, we're hosting another Layout Designer contest. If you sign up, each week through September you'll be given a kit with which to create a layout. The object is to use as much of the kit as you can to promote the kit to the best of your ability. Each week the DSS members will vote on the contestants' layouts. Further details will be given out HERE but you must sign up by August 31 if you're interested. Top three winners will be given positions on the Studio Store Creative Team.

Now... you are all in for a treat! Some of The Studio designers have come together to create a "Me Time" blog train to show our appreciation to our customers, and...well, we just wanted to. :) Now you get to enjoy some lovely freebies.

This kit is called "Me Time" and I just love the different interpretations of what that means. To me, my "me time" is grabbing a good book or magazine with a nice cup of tea. To others, it's shopping or enjoying a day at the spa. Whatever you enjoy, I'm sure you'll find some goodies in the kits below that are just right for you.

Here's a layout I made using my portion of this collab:

And here's the preview for my part. Please note, my freebies are for personal use only and I'd really appreciate if you'd send your friends to my blog to download, rather than send them the link.

Follow the links below to snag the rest of this mega kit. Please note that this is an international team and we are all in different time zones. If you come across a blog that's not ready, just make a note and come back to it. My portion of this blog train will be available as a freebie for one week, so grab it before it goes into my store. :) Enjoy!

Darlene Designs <<<<<> you are here


AnDi Designs

Twin Mom Scraps

Kimberkatt Scraps

Linda Cumberland Designs

Let Me Scrapbook


Digilicious Designs

Angel Hartline Designs

Deli Scraps by Min