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!


New Release: Enjoy Today

Welcome to my favourite day of the week! I love Fridays, because that’s the day I get to share Amanda Yi Designs‘ newest creations with you. This week’s new releases are part of the Pennysaver promotion at The Digital Press.


Enjoy Today mini kit


Enjoy Today alpha

Take a look at how versatile these goodies can be:









Hurry up and pick up these beauties from Amanda Yi Designs. They are on sale for only $1 each!

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!


Snowstorms and rescheduling

Perhaps the best part of a Nor’easter (especially when I don’t LIVE where it is hitting, and merely trying to get there for work and out) is that it is an unexpected halt of all normal activity. A chance to snuggle up and recharge, perhaps. Maybe not every time, and mostly it is a lot of inconvenience, but sometimes we just get to stop everything ‘normal’ and figure out what the day will actually bring.

Today and tomorrow I get a bit of time at home I didn’t expect, and although I still have to work, I’m not dealing with airports and cancelled flights, as I would have if there weren’t a big storm hitting the east coast this evening. I’ll take some time to scrapbook, as that is my happy place.

I also enjoy searching around for inspiration when I have some unexpected time. I’d been holding onto this link for awhile, for Art, Create & Grangerizing.  I don’t know what that all means, and the words aren’t in English, but photos speak volumes, and hers are so fun to look at! I could wander through here getting ideas for a long while.

Then we have sites like this one called Simple Stories, and there is so much to browse through. I love this layout. There are so free downloads too, if you click through them.


My very favorite thing at this site is the wreath. I REALLY want to make one. I NEED to. Maybe for next year. Isn’t it gorgeous?



So many places to click and explore, like The Digital Press, where you’ll find great layouts like this one, by Melissa Marti.


Whatever you choose to do when you have a ‘snow day’ – or any time to just relax and veg a bit, it’s a good time. So relax, enjoy, and don’t spend every single minute on Pinterest!   Winking smile