Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Template Freebie for You!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and that the New Year brings you many blessings. I have a new template freebie for you. Take a look at this sample layout I made using the template. I used my Time Stands Still collab kit (with Digilicious Designs). This is my son and his girlfriend. I love these photos and had to play with them!

Here is the template - the download link is just below the preview. Please don't share my freebies - instead, send your friends to my blog to download.

The Studio Christmas Blog Hop is over, but if you missed snagging my Angels We Have Heard mini-kit and still want it, it's only $1.50 in the DSS store. You can find it HERE.

Thought I'd show you a layout page I made using Angels:

Happy Scrapping!
~ Darlene

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Fun and Our Annual Christmas Carol Blog Hop Freebies!

I want to let you know about all the fun events happenings at the Studio. There is a special forum set up for Christmas Fun and you won't want to miss the challenges, freebies, prizes, and inspiration!

I'm so excited for our Annual DSS Christmas Carol Blog Hop. This is our gift to you from the designers at DSS. We hope you enjoy your freebies are blessed this Christmas season.

I chose to make a kit using Angels We Have Heard on High for my theme. This kit has 8 beautiful papers and 16 lovely elements. It's available as a freebie through Christmas, so make sure to grab it while you can. (Please do not share the download link - send your friends to my blog instead.)

Here is a complete list of the participating designers. Please keep in mind we're an international team located in different time zones, so if someone's kit isn't up yet, just make a note and come back in a little bit.

Nibbles Scribbles

Shelly Marie Scraps

Snips N Snails

Scrappy Cocoa

Aimee Harrison Designs

Snickerdoodle Designs

Let Me Scrapbook

Deli Scraps by Min

Booland Designs


Darlene Designs ~ you are here

JW DigiScraps

Feli Designs

SKrapper Digitals

Ambowife Designs

Ruby Lane

Digilicious Designs

JanetB Designs

Julie C Designs

Monika Designs

Piggy Scraps

I'm off to do some blog-hopping myself. ;) Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Thursday, December 1, 2011

DSS Advent Calendar and a Freebie!

The annual Advent Calendar is up at the Studio! This means a freebie for you every day through Christmas. It's a lovely holiday-themed kit with a beautiful color palette. Come back every day to get more pieces of this collection. Just head to the Studio, and under "Categories" select Advent Calendar, and you'll go right to the daily download.

I have a new kit in my stores called Up All Night. It's a great kit for anything coffee-related... office meeting, college "all-nighters," or anything sweet-related. The collection includes 14 papers and 22 unique elements, and it's on sale for a limited time at $2.99. Special BONUS: two frame clusters are included with the purchase of the kit!

I have posted the new Clutter It Challenge at the Studio. If you participate in the challenge, you'll get 10% off all your purchases at the Studio next month, including sale prices! In either case, feel free to grab the basic starter page. Follow the link HERE:

Happy Scrapping ~

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New Challenge and a Freebie!

The beginning of a new month means a new Clutter It Challenge at the Studio. If you're not familiar with how the Studio challenges run - this one in particular - you can grab this "basic starter page" for free. Your challenge is to clutter it / alter it - you can recolor, add elements and journaling, rotate or flip it - whatever you like but you must change it somehow, not just simply add one photo in the frame. You may use any designers' products but when you post in the gallery, you need to give proper credit.

As a participation reward, we offer a 10% discount on ALL of your purchases for the following month! So, if you participate this month and get a layout posted, you will receive 10% off of every purchase made next month! No coupons required, the discount will automatically apply to your purchase(s), including any sale prices in effect at the time of purchse.

In either case, whether you choose to participate in the challenge or not, you can pick up this free starter page at the Studio - HERE is the link.

Happy Scrapping!
~ Darlene

Friday, September 30, 2011

October Blog Train Freebie and Some Bundled Savings!

Welcome to October's Blog Train! I'm happy to be participating again, and really love the color swatch we were given to work with. It made me think of soft and vintage, so I created this mini-kit called Vintage Memories.

This freebie will be available through all the month of October so get it while the gettin's good. The download links are below the preview. Please remember, even though these are freebies, do not share the actual links - send your friends here to download. :)

You probably arrived here from Mandy King's blog and your next stop will be Sherwood Studio Digital Designs. If you derailed from the train at any time, head over to the Blog Train Blog to find the entire list of participating designers.

The list of designers on this blog train is world-wide, and we're all in different time zones, so if you come across a blog that doesn't have the posting up yet, just make a note of it and come back in a while.

I want to share my Designed to Save Bundles with you. Packaged by theme, these deals include some of my older kits. These bundles are a fantastic savings - 70% - 75% off the original price! You can find them in my Digital Scrapbooking Studio store. A couple of them are shown below, along with some sample layouts created with these kits.

Happy Scrapping!
~ Darlene

Saturday, August 20, 2011

New Release - Apple Picking - and a Free Frame Cluster!

Inspired by the cool, crisp days of Fall, which are quickly approaching, and the sweet scent of apples, Apple Picking is the perfect choice to scrap those memories from the orchard. Kimberkatt Scraps and I joined together to create this kit that captures those family moments together, harvesting those bright red globes, happily munching their sweetness. Surrounded by shades of green, gold & brown, acorns & chestnuts, gingham & plaid, this kit includes 24 beautifully textured & patterned papers, 62 fabulously fall elements and a full A-Z upper and lower Alpha with Numbers & some Punctuation.

With the purchase of the Apple Picking Kit you will receive the Apple Picking Scenic Papers and the Apple Picking Cardstock absolutely free!

Right now the entire collection is 25% off! And to save even more, make sure to check out the Bundle Package. Included in the Bundle: Apple Picking Kit, Apple Picking Alpha, Apple Picking Scenic Papers, Apple Picking Cardstock, Apple Picking Photoshop Styles and the Apple Picking Quickpages.

These two layouts were created using the Apple Picking Quick Page set:

I have a coordinating freebie for you made with Apple Picking. It's a lovely frame cluster. Enjoy - but please don't redistribute. Send your friends here to download.

Happy Scrapping!
~ Darlene

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Time Stands Still ~ and TWO New Freebies!

I am really excited to tell you about a new collab kit I created with the fabulous Christine of Digilicious Designs. This kit, called Time Stands Still, is really soft and lovely - vintage style with a hint of shabby chic. The central theme is about “time” and it’s also a perfect collection for everyday layouts. Check out the previews for Time Stands Still and the coordinating Quick Pages. Best of all, it’s on sale at 25% off but hurry because the sale won’t last long!

Kimberkatt made this beautiful page using Time Stands Still:

Here’s a sample layout I made using one of the Quick Pages. This is my dad and one of my uncles, when they first immigrated from Italy to the U.S.

I have revamped my My Guy kit, just in time for Father’s Day. It has more papers and elements and it’s a steal right now for only $2.00!

You can grab this FREE My Guy Quick Page, but you have to snag it in my DSS store.

I want to mention, also, that there are a LOT of my products on sale right now in my DSS store. Several kits will be retiring so they’re only available for a limited time.

Today’s freebie is a pretty frame cluster created using Time Stands Still. Please enjoy but do not share this link or the file itself. Just send your friends to my blog to download instead. :)

Happy Scrapping!

~ Darlene

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Egg Hunt, Faithbooking, and a new Template Freebie!

I'm so excited about Easter, one of my favorite holidays. For me, it's a weekend of remembering Christ's sacrifice, and how much He loves us. My extended family will all be coming to my house for Easter dinner, and there's nothing I enjoy more.

This brings me to a couple of things I want to tell you about. First, you won't want to miss the 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Studio. This will be happening on Easter Sunday, and will extend over several international time zones.

Find any of the 14 decorated egg and click for an instant, downloadable surprise. Each egg will contain a small goodie for any & all finders. Each egg may also contain a super-duper-uber special surprise. Per feedback from last year, each egg will be restocked several times on Easter Sunday to give everyone in most time zones a fair chance at finding a super-duper-uber special surprise!

Eggs will be hidden in the New Products section of our Personal Use Store only. Super easy to find and I just gave you the link. ;)

Second, I want to tell you about a new collab kit. Susan Godfrey and I teamed up to create On My Knees. This is a beautiful kit in muted colors, perfect for a more "grown-
up" Easter, prayer journals, mini albums with scriptures, religious events - you get the idea. It's currently on sale at 40% off during our Easter sale, as is the coordinating On My Knees Album. And to get the most bang for your buck, check out the Bundle to get the entire collection at an even greater savings.

Take a look at the previews, and some sample layouts created by Nani, Kimberly, and me:

Toiny (aka Piggyscraps, owner of DSS) asked Susan and me some interview questions about "faithbooking" and what that means to us. You can find Susan's interview in the latest Studio newsletter, and my responses HERE on the Studio blog.

This week I have another template freebie for you:

Please don't share the freebie link - just send your friends to my blog to download.

Have a blessed Easter, and until next time...

Happy Scrapping!