Sneak Peek + Comment to Win

Happy Wednesday there Scrappers!  You are in for a sweet treat today with two, count them, 2 Sneak Peeks!  Amanda Yi Designs has joined the fabulously talented Dani from Just Because Studio for a glorious collection for every girl, boy, man, woman, and child in your life.

Check out these gorgeous new releases joining the Amanda Yi Designs shop this coming Friday, March 13th at TDP.



Here’s how to enter and win: Simply leave a comment to be entered for a chance to win one of these gorgeous kits!  Two of you will have a chance to win one of each of the kits in this collection.  One winner will be chosen randomly to receive “Hers” collab, and one will be randomly chosen to receive “His” collab.  (You will also receive the coordinating journaling cards too, how sweet is that!)   Don’t miss out, comment now.


Being connected

I spend a lot of time on Facebook, I admit it. I like connecting with my friends and family there. I like seeing the inspirational messages I find, and I follow many of my favorite designers, watching for their newest creations, so I don’t have to go searching around too much, or miss something. I LOVE what popped up yesterday, from The Digital Press! A great introductory price, and now I have the perfect kit for some of the screen grabs I might want to include on a layout!

Get Connected

What about the great spring look of this kit, Time for a Change? I love the collabs Amanda does, and this is no exception – its feeling like spring time!Time For A Change | Collab by Amanda Yi Designs and Digital Scrapbook Ingredients

I’ve been scrapping with Amanda’s kit, Enjoy Today. This is just one link from her CT, but look through to find all the pieces, SO much fun!


And here is one from me!  Image

We’d love to see what you do with all the goodness here! Link us up in the comments, and make sure you visit Amanda’s Facebook page, for inspiration, and to share your own creations!


Sometimes you just have to stay HAPPY

Life isn’t always sunshine and roses. The good thing is that often times the difficult pieces and the shiny pretty parts can happen so close together.

I have had one of “those weeks.”

Instead of letting the yucko part keep me down, I chose to focus much more on the positive part.


I’ve been seeing these wonderful typography pages, and used that to inspire my layout.

Sometimes just finding a cool font inspires me to create, as with these famous fonts you might recognize. Grabbing more fonts always brings a little sunshine to my day!

friends title 2


And how perfect is this?!?! Pursue your Happiness Color challenge on The Digital Press!  I think that might just be the ticket to a bit of mojo I need right now.


Whether your winter is just stretching on too long, or maybe something not so great has you down right now, find a bit of happiness wherever you can.

Have a good week!


Stretching your stash

Is it Monday again already? I need more time. Just like I need more digi supplies right? Well, actually, I know I really don’t NEED more digi supplies.  90GB of templates and 572GB of digikits should honesty last me forever and ever. But hey, designers keep coming out with cool new stuff! Still, there are lots of ways we might not have thought about to maximize our goodies.

Even when I KNOW I have plenty of ‘stuff’ there seem to be times when I wish there were just, something, to make that page really pop. It turns out if I think about what I DO have in a bigger way, I already have everything I need! Check these out:

Snickerdoodles wrote a great article on using premade borders in 6 different ways. SIX! Some of these hadn’t even occurred to me, and now I have more ways to play!



And then there are multiple ways to add titles, including this FANTASTIC and incredible one by Karen Grunberg, in this article,

10 Ways To Put a Title on Your Scrapbook Page

It has me drooling!



And here is what I use as a mantra when I’m making clusters – number 1 here in Julie Southern’s blog post

The Devil’s in the Details – 5 Simple Ways to Take Your Scrapping to New Levels.


Sherwood Studio Digital Designs by Julie Southern



Open a kit you love, use it, and then find new ways to use pieces of it, making it look like there are even more goodies in there! I’d love to see what you create – you can feel free to add links to your layouts in the comments!

Now, if I could just find more time as easily…..


Happy Scrapping!


NEW FREEBIE – Coordinating with my Pennysaver Dollar Deal releases!

Hey guys! Today was the beginning of my Dollar Deal releases! And if you read my recent blog post about the Pennysaver sale then you will know that my releases will ALL COORDINATE and result in a pretty sweet collection! Today, my Enjoy Today | Mini No. 1 and Alphas released which you will be able to grab for just $1 each ALL MONTH LONG. Well I thought I would provide a nice pack of coordinating solid papers to go with all the awesome stuff I am releasing this month! So here it is!

You can download Enjoy Today | Solids >>>> HERE or click on the preview below 🙂


Enjoy! And keep a look out for all the other fun Enjoy Today pieces coming to TDP this month!


The Pennysaver Dollar Deals @ The Digital Press ALL THROUGH FEBRUARY!

Hey guys! BIG things are happening for the month of February! The Digital Press brings you The Pennysaver Dollar Deals – a whole month of SPECIAL $1 products, over 100 products from all of us at TDP by the end of the month! Sweet, right?? Because of this, I will be doing things a wee bit differently this month. You will not see any new release, besides those that are part of The Pennysaver and there will not be an weekly Publisher’s Picks sales. This month is all about those awesome deals! In order to stay up-to-date with all the new $1 products coming to TDP this month (WHICH STARTS TOMORROW) be sure to subscribe to TDP newsletter HERE or click on the image below! Oh yeah, in that image you will see a little bit of what I have to offer this month in my dollar deals. I want to say this, all of my products releasing this month will all be coordinating and make up a pretty awesome collection called Enjoy Today, so keep your eyes peeled for them! Also, if you haven’t done so already and want to stay up-to-date with all the happenings, new releases and other updates from Amanda Yi Designs, be sure to subscribe to my newsletter HERE!


Gosh, I just LOVE freebies!

Why it is so many designers seem to bring out all this COOLIO stuff when I’m trying to NOT shop?!?!  It seems like I see ALL these wonderful templates and kits, and I **NEED** them!

Thank goodness we have the blog hops and FREEBIES that we can collect up, giving us a whole huge set of goodies with NO money involved! WHEW! What a lifesaver!   Winking smile

It’s LIVE – the February Digiscrap Parade!

Just this piece of the Digiscrap Parade has me super excited to follow the whole thing! It is called “Cherished” and the colors are so perfect for all those loving layouts you might be making this month.

This is our very own Amanda Yi’s part, look at the painted and messy big words and embellies –  FUN!  I’m looking so forward to gathering up all the goodies along the way!


You can find the whole parade here, with all the links. I really like this Pinterest set up they have with the links, NICE to see the previews, and the links.  What a super way to have it all laid out, so perfect! I’m also going to find it easy to thank each of the contributors this way, without having to worry about getting lost along the way. Three cheers for the Pinterest board!

Digiscrap Parade

Thank you to all the designers, and there are a TON. An absolute treasure trove of goodies here. Who needs to shop with a HUGE bunch of mini kits and templates and goodness that all coordinate, giving us all some great stuff to scrap with in the month of love? I’m going to go download and drool as I open all the sweet goodness here. I’d love to see what you do with these excellent freebies! I’ll be in scrapping heaven myself!


Happy Scrapping!