Friday, August 31, 2012

It's Been A While - But Lots of News, Sales and a Freebie!

It's been a long and busy summer and I've totally been neglecting my blog. I find it hard since I created a Facebook page for Studio4 Desigworks to keep up with both. Summer keeps you busy and I'm hoping you all have had a great summer so far. Not long and it will be Fall here in the Northern hemisphere - love the season, but it makes me sad in a way - fewer hours of sunlight! I've been busy as I'm sure you all have so I'm hoping to get back into keeping up with everyone now that summer holidays are almost done and the kids are back in school.

Where do I start? My store opening at The Studio has been successful and so very fun. It's a great store and I've met some wonderful warm people. Toiny, the store owner, is just fabulous and keeps it light and fun for all.

And on a sad note, those of you who are in "the know" know that Digiridoo Scraps closed down in July. It was very sad, but the owner moved from her temporary home in United Emerites back to her native South Africa. It was a much needed family move and they've not regretted anything for one minute. I miss the gals there - they were the greatest bunch! We've got ourselves our own FB page to keep in touch so the "separation" hasn't been quite as brutal as it could have been.

So on to the good news. This weekend has 2 of my stores celebrating birthdays. What does that mean for you? Big time stuff! Sales, challenges, freebies . . . enough to keep you busy for a while. My first post here is all about the great stuff happening at GDS.

First off, I must tell you about the first store that took me in for my first designer position - Go Digital Scrapbooking. They're celebrating their 6th year - and in this day and age - that's quite a milestone.

To start it off, I posted a FB freebie template on the GDS FB page. For those of you who haven't already snagged it, you can check it out here. But keep reading - there's more Freebies for you all! Here's a preview of the Freebie:

Now - there are some great things happening at GDS for the birthday celebration. There's a Scavenger Hunt at the store for CU products. You can find the thread here to start your hunt. Here's my contribution to the hunt, but I'm not linking anything as you have to find your own way around  - that's what a Scavenger Hunt is all about!

 Pretty much the whole store is on sale for
45% OFF!
That's a huge savings for you all - so make sure you have a look - it's going on until the end of the Labour Day weekend.
 I've had a few new releases since my last blog, so check these new kits out and pick them up for a steal this weekend.

My latest kit WHAT COULD BE is another step in the outer realms of scrapbooking creativity!
I love the look of a lot of the art journaling out there, so I thought I would try my hand at it.
I've bundled up all the pieces into one great price - and of course with the sales this weekend,
you'll be saving a ton - especially if you pick up the bundle.

Check out these great pages from some of my CT:








I'm hosting a Bingo on Tuesday, Sept. 4th to cap off the big event, so please check out the thread here and join in on the challenge. Lots of great prizes are waiting to be snagged!
Here's my decorated card - that's half the fun! Creating a Bingo card using one of the designer's at the site gets you an extra prize.