New Releases and a Grand Opening Sale

Hi there scrappers! This week is filled with newness from Amanda Yi Designs. In case you haven’t heard, Amanda Yi Designs can now be found in her new home at The Digital Press. You will find many old favourites in the shop, as well as two brand new releases.

First up is This Month: December, the last of the collections in the monthly series. Here’s a closer look at all the parts in the collection:



TMD_journalJournal Cards

TMD_fillerFiller Cards

You can buy all the pieces of the collection separately or bundled together.

Next up is Days of December, a collaborative collection between Amanda Yi Designs and Dawn by Design. The stamps, flairs, washi tape, pocket cards, word bits and date cards all compliment the main kit so that you can document your December stories. It’s the perfect mix of a little bit traditional and a little bit modern. Take a look:

DOD_kitKitDOD_cardsPocket Cards

DOD_datesDate Cards

DOD_stampsStamps & Brushes

DOD_wordsWordartDOD_flairFlairs & Tape


All the bits of this collection are available separately as well as in a bundle.

Head on over to Amanda Yi Designs and add these new goodies to your stash. They are available at an incredible 60% off though Monday, December 1st. You might want to browse around the rest of Amanda‘s goodies too and snag a great deal.


Thankful for Thanksgiving!

I’m always thankful to find digi goodness, and a new digital store is opening with lots of favorite designers!

The Digital Press seems to have quite a sense of humor (have you seen the video announcement? Click to check it out!) and they’ve been keeping us excited with all kinds of fun stuff on their Facebook page.

I’ll be checking them out, especially as exploring that site will be FAR more fun than most other Black Friday things, involving people and stores and CRAZINESS!

Actually, I don’t go shopping for BF. I’m a huge fan of staying home, hibernating, eating leftovers. This year FAMILY is coming for the holiday, and our house will be overrun! It’ll be crazy enough with people right here, without ever leaving home!

However, we are planning to go to the local Space and Rocket Center.

I’m wondering if it will be busy, or pretty quiet, that day? Regardless, it will be with family, including 3 grandsons, who should have almost as much fun there as their Grampy!

Do you have traditions for Thanksgiving you have begun or are looking forward to this week? And for those of you north of the border, I know you had your Thanksgiving last month, so are heavy into the Christmas season already! I do sometimes wish our Thanksgiving were earlier, as I’m not ready for holiday spirit until the day AFTER the turkey!

Family Life. Simplified. has some Thanksgiving traditions that are interesting.

If you want to know more about the holiday, How Stuff Works can help you.

What about knowing more about the Macy’s parade?

And the holy grail of ideas is on Pinterest, find lots of great decorating ideas another other thankful things easily – but don’t forget to come up for air for family time!

And, whether you are in the states ready to eat lots of turkey on Thursday, or are elsewhere in the world, enjoy your week, and happy scrapping!


We can do anything!

LBscraps here, and every once in awhile I see something that just stops me in my tracks. Sometimes it is a small, nearly inconsequential thing, that I just happen to notice. Other times it is so big and powerful it literally leaves me reeling. Nick Vujicic made me laugh, and made me cry.



Besides the message to school kids about bullying, doesn’t seeing something like this make you realize how our excuses really hobble us? It can be so easy to say ‘we can’t’ when the actual message is ‘we won’t’ or ‘we don’t want to.’

I try to be conscious of that word – can’t – and eliminate it from my vocabulary. I hear it come out of my mouth on occasion, and I don’t like it. I really don’t like it when I hear someone else saying it. I’d like to berate them for putting that silly idea into their heads, telling themselves they are not capable of whatever it is, when really, they are choosing NOT to do it.

I like finding things I CAN do – things to try, things to add to my repertoire, like learning to spell that word! Thank you, spell check!

In that spirit, here’s something I saw earlier that I need to remember. I see a lot of digital washi, and often just ignore it in a kit. I’m not sure how to use it, although I do the first thing when I really try to use it.

Take a look at some of the great tips Julie Southern has on using that washi tape. SO cute! I CAN do this!!!

Sherwood Studio Digital Designs by Julie Southern

Have a great week, and listen to how often you hear – or say – the word ‘can’t’ – let’s see if you can eliminate it from your vocabulary for a week!



New Release: This Month | November

This week’s new release from Amanda Yi Designs is the next installment in the wonderful This Month series. This Month | November kit is full of bits and pieces to capture your November Thanksgiving and everyday memories.


Take a look at the other parts in the bundle:




Journal Cards


Filler Cards

Here are some layouts showing the kit in action:
























Head on over to Amanda Yi Designs to purchase This Month | November while it is on sale through the weekend.

Sneak Peek Thursday

Did you survive DSD Weekend?  Boy we had a great time didn’t we?  Thank you so much to those of you who participated in the Scrap Lift challenge here on the blog!  Did you participate in any of the challenges at PnCo?  I think it was fabulous we got to pick up so many awesome freebies – I’m super in love with the freebie blog hop “North of Ordinary”, isn’t it lovely?  I can’t wait to scrap with it.

Today, I have a Sneak Peek of Amanda Yi Designs’ newest release that is also a part of her monthly series.  “This Month: November” is full of scrumptious goodies – gorgeous deep rich teals, oranges, and yellows – along with t hefty dose of brown and you’ve got the perfect kit for your Thanksgiving pics this year.



Below is a Layout I made using this gorgeous kit.


I’m so over the moon about Amanda’s designs, they’re so modern and simple and eclectic.  “This Month: November” is a great kit to use for your Thanksgiving printables, place setting name tags, or even napkin rings.  Stop on by the Amanda Yi Designs shop tomorrow at PnCo to see this splendid kit in all its glory.