Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Carnival is in town!

I’m among friends here. Right? So I can admit how I used to feel about digital downloads. Right? They were in my NEVER-EVER-GONNA-HAPPEN list, along with stamps and TH Distress Inks. Fast forward to today. I am finishing up my term as a Design Team Member with Viva Las Vegastamps and cannot live without my Tattered Straw Distress Ink. Seriously folks, it is on almost every project I make. 

Now, let’s talk about digital downloads. In love. Cannot believe it took me this long to see how cost effective buying a kit is for the ever- on-a-budget scrapper like me. My first kit was a Vintage Zebra Journal using Cynthia's Journey from Ephemera's Vintage Garden. I love the way it turned out and it was the catalyst that forever changed my mind about digital kits.

When Debbie, of Ephemera's Vintage Garden, asked me to be a guest designer for her newest project Garden Carnival I was ready to fly through the air with the greatest of ease! Love the circus and love this kit. Check out my first project, a paperbag mini using Michael's circus themed paper bags, yellow/red/black polka dot paper and a bit of Washi tape. All the rest is from Debbi's kit.

Six folded bags and an afternoon of fun!

All stamps are from Michael's $1.50 bin
I have a love affair with envelopes

There is so much leftover that I am creating two more projects. Stay turned for the next one. Just a teaser but it's not an exaggeration to say it jut might be the thrift store find of the century!!! 

Have you tried a digital kit yet? If not, why not?


  1. Another adorable mini!! You never, ever cease to amaze me with your talents!! :) Gorgeous!

  2. So glad you're a believer now! This is a wonderful mini, so many great details. Thanks for being my guest designer, looking forward to seeing more of your magic :-)

  3. Would absolutely love to do the bucket list and an an experienced scrapper. But the $12 fee. I have done other RAK's with another group and it was not very equal.i have made meandering books and love to be a part of the scrapping community but cant pay,just to give . I love to give but to pay to give really how can you ask that of a person? Not meant meanly but isnt a swap a swap?

    1. You are aboslutely right about swaps - no question about it! BUT, here is the thing about YPP. It is a site devoted to swaps and what Roxy did when she started the site was to try and control flakers. She charges $1 per month - minimum one year subscription. That way she hoped to cut down on flakers. Maybe I am just unlucky but I have been flaked on 4 times in the last 2 years on different sites. I appreciate you sharing your opinion and want to let you know that you are not alone! Big time hugs