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poki here!  What a treat it was to work with the fabulous GDS collab for October 2015 called SUGAR AND SPICE!  A rich color palette with lots of paper choices (51 pieces)  , and elements, too (139).  Then add on all the fabulous extras:  a template, clusters, borders, alpha, journaling cards, and even a set of stacked/embellished paper backgrounds!  All together an amazing collaboration!


And the best part … you can have this fabulous collection for FREE just by making a $15 purchase during October at the  Go Digital Scrapbooking store .  It’s as easy as that!

I love all things Autumn (although in Texas we don’t see a lot of foliage color change … too many trees that keep their leaves all year!)  But, when I do have a chance to see some color around me, you will definitely hear my shutter clicking … I love to take nature photos!  The photo in my layout is a Japanese maple that I photographed a couple years ago at the Dallas Arboretum.  We’ve been twice for the Pumpkin Festival … they decorate with 50,000 + pumpkins!  (no pumpkins in this layout though)


Love this template made by Brenian Designs and included in the collab SUGAR AND SPICE.  Til next time, happy scrapping!  p


Hi – poki here to show you a new bundle from Studio4 Designworks called LOVIN’ THE LAKE  (that title grabbed my attention since I “live on vacation” on a beautiful Corps of Engineers lake in Central Texas, and I’m “lovin’ the lake” everyday!)  The bundle for this kit is crammed with beautiful papers, elements and and alpha … no need to “fish” around for anything else to preserve your summer fun memories at the lake!


The bundle includes the basic kit and some add-on papers, and  elements.  Here are the LOVIN’  THE LAKE  kit components


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and the beautiful add-ons to the bundle.

Paper and elements

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Signage Art 

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As I said earlier in this post, I love “living on vacation” at the lake, but sometimes you just need a getaway to “bigger water” … as is the case for our vacation get-aways to the Gulf Coast of Texas.  We love to watch and photograph the beautiful birds in their natural seashore habitat  (and like the heron in my series of photos in my layout, the seafood is FABULOUS!)  Cannot wait … we’re heading to Galveston again soon!

The heron meticulously picked his vantage point, and waited patiently for “dinner” to swim by … and SUCCESS!  Umm… it was good!


The cute little four opening frame (in the kit)  inspired the composition for this layout!  What fun I had picking two of the fabulous blended paper backgrounds, and the sweet elements to create my natural cluster!  I generally start my “inspiration search” in the elements pack … the frame reminded me of the heron (of course with an upcoming trip to Galveston I had already been thinking about potential photo shoot locations … love this spot on the East End of the island), then I looked at background papers, and the layout composition came together very quickly!

Be sure to head over to the Studio4 Designworks store, to check out LOVIN’ THE LAKE and all the other fabulous product in the store as well.


Flip and Stick It – is the ultimate gymnastic kit!

Do you have a little girl who loves to flip?  Ever enjoyed the feeling of a perfect stick? Just a fan of gymnastics?  Today’s new release Flip and Stick It is the perfect kit for all those layouts.

And the best part is its a BOGO sale!! Buy the kit get this CU pack as a free gift *but only in the month of September*

Thank-you to my fantastic creative team for these awesome layouts!

Pick it up HERE and you’ll want to make sure you’re signed up for my newsletter!! Great things are coming 😉


Hi!  poki here with the beautiful new collab kit from the GDS Designers called IN THE ATTIC.  You will find this collab is a “Treasure Chest” full of fabulous finds … slightly shabby, very vintage!




There are 65 papers to choose from … and 185 elements!  You will also find the ever popular add on kits:  splatters, stackers, clusters, journal cards and an alpha … All you could possibly need!

As the Historian/Archivist for my home church, I have access to loads of vintage photos!  Shown in my layout is the second church building the congregation built in 1924 (long before me!).  This building became mobile when Ft Hood came to our sleepy little town.  In 1943, the building was moved from it’s original location to a popular corner in North Killeen.  (I was baptized in the building at that location in May 1950)  Later, when the congregation had plans to build a larger sanctuary, we purchased land and the little frame building moved again in 1956!  It is in that location that it is pictured in my layout!  We continued to use the building until 1970 for Education, but it ceased being the sanctuary in 1957.  We are now in a newer building which began its service to our congregation in 2014 (our fourth building)

My layout features IN THE ATTIC with template from Lissy Kay Designs DAILY DOWNLOAD JUNE 24   (still available but no longer free.)

ps_gdsSept2015collabe_lkdDDLjune24I love how closely the photo edit on the church building (circa 1956) matches the peachy color palette!  (I didn’t alter it to suit the kit … that is the color that age has given the original photo!)  I wish we still had this building at our church cemetery (it’s original location!)

The great thing about this collab … it can be yours for free!  Just add this kit to your cart along with $15 worth of products and you will get this collab kit FREE!  You will receive all pieces shown in the previews.


It’s that time again! It’s time for Mixology! Mixology is an assortment of different products from different designers that all coordinate with a fabulous color scheme.

 Each product is on sale for just $1.20 each until September 7th! This month I have a set of two templates and a set of Word Art for you.

This set of templates is perfect for scrapping those special moments in life. Each Template is made for a 12×12 page and is 300 dpi. Each set includes: PSD, PNG, TIFF, and Page Files. Drop shadows are on preview only. Templates are CU and S4H use. You can find them in my store here…

Need that perfect title for your layout of your loved ones? Always Together Word Art is perfect for finishing off those special moments. Each word art is designed for a 12×12 layout and is png format. You can find them in my store here…

Check out the amazing {Creative Inspiration} from my lovely CT Ladies…

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And don’t forget to check out the awesome August Sale I am having!



Hi!  poki here!  I had the pleasure recently to work with Arizona Girl LIFT ME UP Vol 1  template pack


Each template was carefully created with a frame that “lifts” your photo off the page!

My project used template 4 with 3 photos  (bottom right on the preview) – I paired the LIFT ME UP Vol 1 template pack with the August 2015 GDS collab DOWN TO EARTH


Be sure to visit Arizona Girl’s store at Go Digital Scrapbooking to check out LIFT ME UP Vol 1 and all the other fabulous product there as well.  And, as a reminder,  with a $15 purchase at Go Digital Scrapbooking store (any designer) you will receive the DOWN TO EARTH August 2015 collab for FREE!


Hello from poki again!  My latest GDS layout features Marie H Designs BRIGHT & SWEET … and I found it to be both of those, bright and sweet!  When you purchase the kit right now, there is a add – 0n bonus of  extra patterned paper, included in the original  download.  (only available as a bonus through August 29, so don’t delay!)



Until 8/29/2015, the add-on papers will be in your download – you don’t have to do anything extra in order to get those papers.  With the addition of the BRIGHT & SWEET extra papers you get 47 papers!   The kit contains 27 paper (9 solids, and 18 patterned), and the add-on gives you 20 more to choose from for your scrapping pleasure!  You will also find full alphas in 3 colors  and  84 sweet elements!

I decided to test one of my own templates, designed several years ago in a designer mentoring class.  Even though it has been a while, and I have tried 1000’s of templates from 100’s of designers since then, I haven’t changed my favorite style… I love blocked, symmetrical and easy to work styles!  And I try to create just that way.  I’m just a dabbler in design … it really isn’t my intent to ever be a full time designer, but I do love making freebies to give away!   Here is my layout featuring Marie H Designs BRIGHT & SWEET kit and my template.


I filled all of the photo spaces with just one photo of a field of Texas wildflowers in early Spring … my favorite time of year in Texas … I endure all the other seasons in Texas just to revel in the 10 – 12 weeks of glorious wildflowers!  Thank you, Lady Bird Johnson, for your “Keep America Beautiful” campaign begun in the White House, and continued upon your return to Texas! Her project culminated in the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas, which supports research into wild and sustainable gardening in Texas and the US.    BRIGHT & SWEET by Marie H Designs  is  the perfect compliment to a Texas Spring!

Head over to the Go Digital Scrapbooking store to check out BRIGHT & SWEET  and more sweet product from Marie H Designs .


Did you see this?

IN THE VILLAGE  Collection:


“You will leave the village where you were born;

but always you will mourn something you left behind, even though you

can’t say what it was, and eventually you will return to seek it.”

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Home is not just the house you live in, it is the community.

Celebrate and share your “village” with this collection!

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Included: Backgrounds, Graphic Accent pack, Typography,

Stamps ( may be converted to brushes), Journal Cards, Alphabets, and “Places”.   Buy the Bundle and save, or choose packs individually.     Personal Use

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(THANKS to each of you!)

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Buy My entire Shoppe (The Zoe Project Workshop and Girlfriend’s Collection excluded) for $25.00!

This is a limited time offer!

A coupon code and instructions will be in your download zip with this purchase.

AND I only do a “Buy My Shoppe” sale no more than once a year.

Actually, I have only done 3 in the 6 years of designing.

This one ends at the first of September, so HURRY !!!!

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NEW from Crytal’z Color’z CORA LEE 

I really love the color palette with this sweet kit, and the watercolor-style blended papers included in the kit!  This kit is part of a series of “Lovely Ladies” … my layout doesn’t actually feature a “lady” but I think my roses from the Zilker Botanical Gardens in Austin, Texas, certainly do qualify for the “Lovely” part.


Layout features Crytal’z Color’z CORA LEE and Lissy Kay Designs DAILY DOWNLOAD June 24 (template).  Be sure to hop over the Crystal’z Color’z store to check out CORA LEE and the other beautiful product there!


This is part of the JUNE Legacy! This set of 4 templates are perfect for scrapping those special moments in life. Each template is made for a 12×12 template. and 300dpi. Each set includes: PSD, PNG, TIFF, and PAGE files. Drop shadows are on preview only. Templates are CU and S4H use.

You can find Cluster Me Happy in my store here:

Until July 24th they are just $1.50!

Check out the amazing {Creative Inspiration} from my lovely CT Ladies…

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And the winner of this beautiful template set is…


Congratulations Kimberly!

And make sure you head over to my store where all my designs are 25% off the month of July. You will find some great bargains to help make scrapping those summer memories a breeze.