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

NibblesScribbles

AnDi Designs

Twin Mom Scraps

Kimberkatt Scraps

Linda Cumberland Designs

Let Me Scrapbook

JW-DigiScraps

Digilicious Designs

Angel Hartline Designs

Deli Scraps by Min


18 comments:

Christy said...

Thank you! (the books are cool!)

Jaclyn said...

This is such a great color palette! Thank you !!!

JK creations said...

thank you so much !! I love it.

Sue said...

Thank you very much! :)

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 6 post on Aug. 30, 2010. Thanks again.

txgwen said...

Gorgeous kit! Many thanks for being part of this awesome blog train!

CatSlater said...

Thanks for sharing!!

VJ's Scrap Room said...

Thanks soo much.:)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful blog train, thanks for your lovely kit

makeyesup said...

Accidently clicked back too many times, ended up back at Kim's without thanking you. So then I figured I'd go to Nibbles and then come back. Good thing I did, I'm taking her glass of wine and your books and going to sit back and relax tonight. Thankd for the darling kit.

Darlene Haughin said...

Ha ha, too funny!

Tam said...

Thank you very much for your part - the books are great!

deb said...

Thank you for your kit! It's great!

Tink said...

What a wonderfully whimsical and cute kit. Thank you.

Kimberkatt said...

Just getting a chance to hop on the train here, thanks so much for your part Darlene! :-)

Kirsten said...

Thank you so much!

lovetocraftbetty said...

Thanks so much!!

grambie said...

I just love the bright and happy colors included within your design mixture. That coffee pot is too cute. Thank you for this lovely mini kit.