Sunday, September 25, 2011

Do you like to pamper your pets? Blogtrain #6 FREEBIE

Yes, it's that time again, it's time for the Choo Choo Blogtrain Launch.

This month our theme is Pampered Pets. We've got some cute stuff here, you'll enjoy these mini kits.

Here's my preview:

Click to download

Here's the blogtrain roll:

Blogtrain Order - Pampered Pets - September 2011 - Blogtrain #6

Remember we are all in different time zones so if ir's not there, try again!

Hopefully you started here:

But now,

Dina <===== You are HERE

Lisa <==== Go here next!

We will have some more freebies for you as some CTs are working on more goodies for you! :)

Hope you enjoy the train. Many designers were unable to join us, a couple were ill and some just having a difficult month.  Stay with us though, it'll get better again! :)



Saturday, September 24, 2011

Freebie -- have you posted your layout yet for the Peek, Seek, and Design Challenge?

Hello All,

Here is what you should have done....
Your challenge is to chose one paper as your background and one for your mat. Create a mat in the shape of a diamond and place it anywhere on your layout... but it must be touching the next item.

If you are successful in your treasure hunting by placing correctly all the necessary game pieces that you find along the treasure map, you will get another TREASURE:

Elements Preview:

Peek Sek & Design Challenge Element Preview

Paper Preview:

Peek, Seek & Design Challenge Paper Preview

Be sure to go back to the Treasure Map, to continue along the right path!

Today I have another FREEBIE for you made from the big Kit you'll get for doing this layout as stated above:

Just click and when it comes up to your browser, right click and save as *.png file on your computer.

Isn't it gorgeous?


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Peek Seek and Design Challenge and FREEBIE

Sorry for the delay. It has been very hectic in my life this month. But here it is!

This is the FINAL stop in the "Peek, Seek, & Design" Challenge.

Your challenge is to chose one paper as your background and one for your mat. Create a mat in the shape of a diamond and place it anywhere on your layout... but it must be touching the next item.

If you are successful in your treasure hunting by placing correctly all the necessary game pieces that you find along the treasure map, you will get another TREASURE:

Elements Preview:

Peek Sek & Design Challenge Element Preview

Paper Preview:

Peek, Seek & Design Challenge Paper Preview

Be sure to go back to the Treasure Map, to continue along the right path!

Happy hunting!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

New Kit to be released soon and a FREEBIE

Hello All,

I have a new kit that will be released in the store soon. This month is proving to be more buy than last month and no relief in sight soon! I may not get any sleep until November!  So, I wanted to go ahead and preview the kit for you and then you could be watching for it in the store. I will try to get it in there before the sale is over, but no guarantees at this point.  I can't believe we are already almost half through September, where does the time go?

Here's the kit preview:

Now if you know me you know red, white and black are a favorite combo of mine. So, here is another way I got that combo in a kit. Ladybugs, naturally red and black and I threw in some green and a golden yellow like the daisy to round it out. I think you'll really like this kit. There's 33 elements including some cute word arts and 20 papers. I just couldn't help myself!

You definitely want to be on the look out for this kit. I'll post when it's in the store. Just keep checking back to the store:  you don't want to miss out.

In case you aren't aware there is a 40% off sale going on from September 1 - 20.

You've got 9 days left! Don't want to miss out on this do you?

Also, we have the new September Back to School Collab in the store free with a $5 purchase think of all you can get with 40% off and a free collab with a $5 purchase!

Everyone has some school pictures of some kind your own, your children, your grandchildren.  It's an excellent collab kit you don't want to miss out on it.

So with no further delay here's the freebie.

Click the preview!

Don't forget to come by the forum and participate in our challenges.


Saturday, September 3, 2011


Hello All,

I hope if you came Wednesday and had issues with the downloads for the blogtrain that you are trying again. I got some help with the codes and now they are working correctly.

I have some news to share with you about DigiSisters. It's a storewide SALE!

But we are really celebrating much more!

We have 3 new designers in the store.

Christine Ruff (Chrissy)  -  Wisteria Moments


Christine, who is known as Chrissy, designs as Wisteria Moments. She has been married for 34 years and has 3 grown children and 2 lovely grandchildren, Megan & Sam. She loves to craft and has been knitting and crocheting since she was a child and in recent years has enjoyed paper crafts and card making. Card making led her into digital scrap booking and designing, while searching the web for lessons on how to create her own papers in Photoshop to try and save on the cost of buying papers and she very quickly became addicted to the digital world especially designing. She loves designing so much that most of her  time is now spent designing kits.


Heather Terry - Mason Creek Creations

Heather is a Texas girl, married to a Wyoming boy for 16 years now.  They lives in East Texas with their 2 sons, (a 12 year old and a 5 month old), 3 dogs, 2 pet rats and 2 outdoor cats.  This is her second year to homeschool her 12 year old and we are loving it. She has been scrapbooking for 11 years, 5 of those have been digital, 3 have been designing.  Once she was introduced to digital, shecouldn't turn back! 

Blog address:

Finally, last but certain too SWHEAT to be least!

Norma Wheat  / Swheat Creations


Norma is a misplaced Texan living in Ga.  with her beloved hubby, her mother who is suffering from Alzheimers and her grown (young maid) daughter 31. They also have two beloved fur babies (dogs) and a rabbit!
She used to have a craft painting business for 15 years, but when she found computer 'painting' she found her niche. Norma loves designing scrapkits and doing vector art.. She says they are both, "Highly addictive!!"

Come by the store and see all their beautiful creations.  Expect to see more in the coming days. But what a way to get acquainted with their styles but with a 40% off sale! Come now, the sale ends on Lisa and I's birthdays, the 20th of September!

Okay, now that we are talking about the store, you don't want to miss out on this collab kit!  Everyone has school pictures either your own, your children, nieces and nephews, etc... Well, September is traditionaly the Back to School month although down here we started August 8, 2011.  But many schools are just starting back after labor day.  But, we have one fantastic HUGE collaboration kit for you in the store all about Back 2 School. Here's the previews.

What are you waiting for? Click on the previews and get to the store! This fantastic kit with all the elements, papers and extra goodies is FREE yes, I said FREE, with a $5 purchase.  But your $5 goes even further until the 20th of this month with the 40% off sale! You don't want to miss out on that!

Don't forget about all the Challenges we have going on at the Forum.  There's a weekly Member's Choice Challenge. I need your help.  We need participants and ideas. We're almost through all our ideas. This is your chance to NAME the challenge.

There's a prize with each new challenge!  Come join the fun!

There's a new challenge this month! The Designer's Challenge.  Every month, there will be a Designer of the Month. Edina's Design's Digitally is the first Designer of the Month.  She has some great things going on for you. 

Click the preview! She has a great challenge and prize for you!
You don't want to miss out on this one!

We have many other great challenges as well. 

There are many more these are just a few! We hope you'll come join us in the forum! Come check us out Digisisters Forum.  We have the  DigiSisters Gallery for you to come share your beautiful layouts for us.

In addition to those below there's a Photo Potluck Challenge. Where you submit a picture that someone else scraps for you and you take someone's that has been left to scrap for them. It's really great to see what everyone comes up with. You are given a free mini kit to work with and Lisa's kits are amazing. You don't want to miss out on this one either!

Please come join us in the fun! There are many prizes for all the challenges. You don't want to miss out on them do you?

We might be adding a couple more from our new designers. You never know what you might find! You don't want to miss out on all the fun and prizes now do you?

Well, finally, here is a freebie for you made by Arlene of Arlene's Closet (check out her goodies in the store! She is amazing).  It's from the Back to School Collab. You'll really see how great it is!


Come visit us at the store, the forum, the gallery! We'd love to see your work you do with our kits!
I'll be back soon to show you the great layouts and stuff made by the CT.  They are pretty amazing! :)

Hope you have a restful Labor Day weekend!


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Blogtrain #5 Launch Somewhere in Time -- FREEBIE


Here it is the last day in August with a beautiful blogtrain for you called Somewhere in Time.  This blogtrain has a vintage/heritage feel to it.  It has a great color palette. We think you will enjoy it.

Here is a preview of my kit:

Click the preview above!

This is a NEW link thanks to Lisa and Kristal for helping me out!
Let me know if there are any issues!

Here's the blogtrain roll:

Blogtrain Order - Somewhere in Time  August 2011 Blogtrain #5
Start here:  CHOO CHOO Blog

Dina  <============  You are here!

Don't forget to check out the DigiSisters ChooChoo Blogtrain blog if you didn't come from there. There are additional freebies there and you can join the yahoo group for even more freebies!

Hope you enjoy the train! Don't foget to leave some love along the way!



Saturday, August 20, 2011

Come join the Peek, Seek, Design Challenge and a Freebie


I hope you came by earlier this week and saw the Peek, Seek, and Design challenge.  It's a great treasure hunt for freebies and a challenge all in one!

You should start in the Forum here! (click the word here).

You collect pieces along the way and follow the instructions for how to complete your layout.

You can post your layout in the gallery. Then go back to the forum and post your layout in the challenge thread!

It's a great challenge and are are already many great layouts posted!

Look at the great Mega Kit you'll get for posting a layout according to the challenge rules!

Thanks for stopping by and here's your freebie I promised made from the Mega Kit for the PSD challenge!  Come register at the forum and participate! We'd love to have you there!


Monday, August 15, 2011

Peek, Seek, Design Challenge FREEBIE

Hello All,

Karen of scrapN2Nspire has put together a great challenge for all of us! It's a scavenger hunt and a challenge with treasures along the way and a big treasure chest Mega Kit put together from all the designers after completion of the challenge.

Here's how it works, you will be collecting pieces from each blog/place indicated on the treasure map found here.  Each place will have instructions for their pieces of how to use them on your layout. After you gather all the pieces and all the instructions, complete the layout and post it in the Forum.

So, here's a preview of your pieces and your instructions!

Click to download!

This is going to be GREAT!

Head on back to the map for your next step by clicking HERE!!

Thanks for participating!


Sunday, August 14, 2011

New Release and Freebie

Hello All,

Just wanted to tell you about our challenges:

Member's Choice -- each week we do a different challenge that is an idea submitted by a member, or you maybe! There is a participation prize for participating.

QP Challenge -- use a specific kit and make a QP, then you receive the whole set.

Bragbook Challenge -- You get to purchase a kit for 50 cents. Create a bragbook page and then you will get all the bragbook pages at the end of the challenge!

SCRAP -- No, it's not a bad word! LOL It's Scrapbooking BINGO but not with numbers but scrapbooking terms. It begins on the 7th and 21st of the month. There is a prize for the winner!

Sketch -- The sketch challenge is where you've given a sketch and you make a layout from any digisister kit. There's a participation prize.

Blogtrain Challenge -- Use the latest blogtrain to make a layout according to the challenge rules. A freebie matching the theme and color palette is given out for participation.

Photo Potluck -- Share a photo and take one from someone else and use the mini kit to scrap a layout. You get the full kit for participating.

Peek, Seek, and Design -- It's a scavenger hunt with a twist. You end up getting a great collab kit made by the store Designers. Read more in the forum. It starts the 15th of the month.

Designer's Challenge -- Beginning September 1, 2011, we will be having a Featured Designer in the store. This designer will be hosting this challenge. They will have a sale on their products and have exclusive freebies to go along with being Featured Designer. Make sure you check back to see who the Designer is and how you can get some special freebies by participating in this challenge.

I want to show you my second new release that is in the store this month called Little Fairy. It's perfect for all those little princesses in your life. Hues of pink and purple are sure to please all the girls, big and small and make some lovely layouts.

Here's the kit preview:

Here's a sweet layout by  Lisa of Farmer Lisa's Wild Daisies:

Here's a layout by Alohacowgirl, CT at DigiSisters

Aren't they both lovely?

Well, you're in for a treat! 

Here is a QP of the layout that Lisa made!

Click this!


Sunday, August 7, 2011

New Kists in the store and a FREEBIE!


Hope you were here for the blogtrain and enjoyed it. I'm going to keep it up for about another week and then it will be available in the store. I might add some more goodies to it. I liked the color palette.

Well, we have some very creative CTs in the store. They have been BUSY making layouts from the kits to show off for you to see what great things you can do with these kits.  So, I wanted to show them off a little here on the blog! :)

Here's one new kit called Go Fish! It's got something in there for any fisher in your bunch~

Dear Diary is also available in Scrapbook Max Template format. There are some exclusive elements not available in the kit made especially for the templates. Check them out in the store!

These layouts are all made by Katherine. I will show you layouts from another CT soon! They've been busy and I want to give them all their due on the blog! :)

Don't forget about the new clipart we have in the store! It's all so darling!

These are just a few. There is much more in the store and many more to come! Looking for something particular, let us know. We'll see how we can accommodate.

Karen made a QP for you! It's from the 2nd layout of gone fishing. You can download it by clicking here.


Hope you enjoy it! :)