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Friday, November 28, 2008

Quick talk on Prima's Christmas Fancy Hybrid (RFH) CD - Parlons du CD Hybride de Prima Marketing

Hello Ladies,
I spent last night playing around with Prima's new Christmas Fancy Hybrid CD, it was a ton of fun! Christmas Fancy is spankin' new line it's ornate and unique, vibrant and versatile, just the perfect mix of traditional holiday imagery and delightful colors and patterns to backdrop all of your special holiday moments, memories and smiles! If you haven't got your copy, hurry these are HOT HOT HOT I tell ya!

What even more amazing is that not all of the digital products in this CD are holidayish... meaning you could even use these patterns for all year round projects! That's a BIG plus in my book! I love FRESH and this one is just screaming to be worked on, also I'd like to point out that you really don't need Adobe Photoshop Elements (to use this CD, I used an old and discontinued version of Microsoft Digital Image Suite software which worked as GREAT!

Coordinates perfectly with I'd say all of Prima's physical products! Here's a sample of a page that you can add your own photos, customize with both digital and physical embellishments and voila a perfect hybrid layout ready for printing.


Bonjour les filles,
j'ai passé la nuit dernière a découvrir les produits contenu dans le nouveau Christmas Fancy Hybrid CD de Prima Marketing. Je me suis amusée énormément! «Christmas Fancy» est une nouvelle collection qui est unique, vibrante et très souple, juste le mélange parfait du Noël traditionnel et les couleurs délicieuses pour vos moments, mémoires et sourires spéciaux! Si vous n'avez pas obtenu votre copie faites-vites ceux-ci sont CHAUD CHAUD CHAUD!!!
Le plus étonnant de ce CD c'est de ne pas retrouver seulement des thèmes de Noël mais une collection diverse pouvant être utilisée pour divers projets a l'année longue. Celui-ci est un GROS plus dans mon livre!
Coordonne parfaitement avec dirais-je tout les produits «actuelle/physique» de Prima Marketing, customisez-les avec vos photos et embellissements et retrouvez-vous avec une page Hybride parfaite et prête à être imprimée!

Fun Fridays - Tea anyone?

This week we're looking at Amy Butler's K&Co. Lotus Tea Box collection. First off, it's so pretty! Pictures can NOT do it justice. There are glittered pages, flocked pages (that scream to be touched!) and foiled pages. The designs are gorgeous and I knew before I even had the paper in my hands what my first page would be.

Over the summer I had taken pictures with my family when we went to St. Joseph's Oratory and there were a few with my sister that I loved, so I used those. I had played around with colour (again) in photoshop to make her t-shirt and cap "pop". She's the best little sister anyone could ask for.

I had the paper pack and the ephemera box of die cuts to work with, so my layout actually used letters from my stash. The die cuts are adorable, colours that are bright yet subdued (not sure how that works out) and did I say adorable? So in I went, getting lost in family photos. I'm sure I"ll be using this for more family layouts as it works so well.

So overall. Pretty, adorable, gorgeous! I love this set and those that would know me wouldn't probably think that that's right, but I LOVE it! Go check out the other items available too.

What do the pages inspire in you and what would you use them for? Enquiring minds want to know!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

RAK Winner is.... Notre Gagnante....

Hey ladies, hope you've had a wonderful day... Well the drawing took place a lil' late because I couldn't get Davian to stay still so I could take a picture!!! The winner of our RAK is.... are you ready?.... It's Toupinette!!! So please contact us with your mailing address so we could ship those goodies to you! Congrats!!!

Hé les filles! J'ai pris un peu de retard avec Davian et la prise de photo *LOL* La gagnante de notre RAK est... Toupinette! Alors contactez nous avec votre address postal pour qu'on puisse t'envoyer tes bonbons!!! :)

I've been caught up lately... Un peu de retard....

Hi everyone!!! Just a quick note that I'll be drawing and announcing the RAK winner this evening at 7PM for those who haven't participated yet, you've still got time :)

Bonjour tout le monde!!! Juste un p'tit mot pour vous dire que je vais pigez et annoncez le gagnant du RAK à 7 PM, ce soir! Pour ceux qui n'ont pas participé il vous reste encore du temps :)

See ya later aligator ;) A Plus!!! ~ Nini

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

And the winner is....

Drum roll please.... and the winner of our first ever Posh Designs contest is....

Michelle from Ontario, Canada

What a beautiful layout of her lil' one and his grandpa!

Here's what Michelle has used to create her layout:
  • Cardstock: Michael's
  • Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
  • Die-Cut Lettering and Animal: Cricut (Don Juan & Zooballoo Cartridges)
  • Brads: American Crafts
  • Metal Plates: Making Memories
  • Photo Corners: American Crafts
  • Ink (for the die-cuts): Cricut & (for journalling)
  • Adhesives: Zig's (for photos) and Fiskars (for all other)

Congratulations Michelle from all of us at Posh Designs, you're goodies are on their way! Thank you-all for participating, it was a very tough decision since all the layouts submitted were wonderful! Ladies, we've still got our great RAK goin' on, you can try out your luck you've got nothing to lose! Have a wonderful day,

Nini :)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Earn FREE Scrapbooking Supplies!

Hey everyone,

just a quick note that you can earn free scrapbooking supplies by hosting your own Posh Designs internet party click here to find out how! Hope you've all had a wonderful day today!

Here's a gianormous 'THANK YOU' for those who have submitted their layouts for the contest, it was a tough decision since they are all so gorgeous! Don't forget to participate in our RAK special giveaway, DCWV Butterflies and Blossoms line is delish, you can have it by simply answering our RAK question! Nini :)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Problem with comments - Fixed

We heard from you that there were issues with leaving anonymous or unregistered comments. It's been fixed, so as of now, you do not have to be a registered user to leave a comment. Hopefully that will help some of you out there who may have wanted to leave a comment but didn't want to register.

Sorry about that, we didn't realise the blog was set that way.

Phew, glad to know it's been fixed... maybe now we'll hear more from you guys!

Times running out...

Hey guys,

hope you've all had a wonderful weekend! I watched Mamma Mia! twice on Saturday with my DH and on Sunday with my folks. It truly was a beautiful movie, it got rated 7/10 on IMBD which is pretty good. It had all of ABBA's top hits!

I am so in love with Pierce Brosnan, I must also tell you that he has absolutely no singing talent but it's just so refreshing to watch him, he's so darn cute!
Moving on... we'll be accepting all contest entries today and tomorrow so this is your last chance to win those awesome prizes! We've got a GREAT RAK so come on ladies, speak up tell us about your last selfless act... that's all you gotta to... Have a good one, ciao for now! ~ Nini :)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Fun Fridays - Speak up, don't be shy!

Happy Friday everyone! I got so caught up in my week that I actually forgot about my post... eek! What will Nini say???

First off, I want to remind everyone that there are only a few days left in the current poll, don't forget to vote. Right now of course it looks like readers want monthly kits and this is absolutely great! I know that Nini has got some great ideas planned for December, so you'll need to keep checking back to see what she's going to offer you. You won't be disappointed though, I never am.

Secondly, the most recent post was about a RAK and the only way you are going to have a chance to get it is to post a comment. Tell us about your most RAK and you could have that great collection sent your way :-)

And lastly, this blog may only have a couple people who write posts, but we need YOUR input and feedback so we'll know what you want. Without you, the readers, telling us what you'd like to see, we could be going in a completely opposite direction as to what you want and that would be such a shame. As far as I can tell you don't need to register to post a comment, it can be completely anonymous if you want it to be.

So I've decided that my post today is going to be a fun one that needs your input. I'd like all that read this, to post a comment telling us something about yourself, ask us something if you want, tell us your favorite colour... anything. You can tell us a joke, remember to keep it PG as there may be younger readers, tell us something you saw recently that made you happy. Really, anything. Tell us what you'd like to see if that's what tickles your fancy. Don't let Nini and I be the only ones that are posting comments to each other, we write enough emails as it is *lol*

I'll start : My favourite holiday is
Halloween (see pumpkin to the right) , my favourite colours are orange, green (note the scarf) and purple and I love to watch vampire tv shows and movies. Spooky enough for you?

Now, it's your turn! We want to know something... anything, c'mon you know you want to!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

RAKs anyone? ~ A more personal note...

Howdy! How has your day been today!? My day has been a complete disaster let me tell you why... My hubby, Frank works the graveyard shift, he basically leaves around 9 PM and comes home 'round 8 AM, honestly he can't get a good "mornings" sleep, with our talking GSD Nikko, yes he's really a talking one, plus Chancho who barks and howls like crazy... and finally our son Davian aka "Devil" who gets so excited when his "daddy" comes home from work, he won't stop calling him over and over again... he has never called his father dad, daddy or heck I dont know Daddy-O he calls his father and I quote "sunny". That's not all he has never called me mom, mommy, or mama... he calls me "ninu" how weird and cute is that?! Back to my story, Frank can't sleep I haven't slept much because Davian took an extra long nap last night which was good for Frank (so he could sleep in a bit before leaving for work) but not so good for me since I had to watch Davian until 3 AM this morning and he woke up at 7:15, I haven't had much sleep... The result I'm DEAD for the day! Well that's life right! :)

Anyways.... enough whining for today and let's move onto something a bit more fun!

RAKs Anyone???

A random act of kindness is a purportedly selfless act performed by a person or persons wishing to either assist or cheer up an individual or in some cases even an animal. There will generally be no reason other than to make people smile, or be happier. Either spontaneous or planned in advance, random acts of kindness are encouraged by various communities.
I have collected lots of scrapbooking and stamping items during the years... My own personal inventory boy do I have bins and boxes of them LOL, few new releases here and there... 'Tis the season to be jolly... and I'm more than jolly I'm in the giving mood!!! If you care for a RAK simply comment on this post by telling us:

What was the last selfless act you did to make something, or someone, happy?

Here's what's included in my scrapping RAK! I will be doing this the old fashioned way, all you're names will go into a hat and I'll make Frank or Davian pick one, the lucky RAK winner will be announced next Thursday 27/11 :) Remember this RAK is for anyone and everyone!!!

Thank you for your time and friendship, happy scrapping! ~ Nini

Monday, November 17, 2008

Special Posh Designs Scrapbook Store Promo ~ 15% OFF + FREE SHIPPING

Hi everyone! Hope you 've all enjoyed the weekend! There's a couple of things I'd like to share with you, we've posted 2008 Holiday delivery schedule we ship all packages EXPEDITED.
For those who haven't subscribed to our newsletter please find time to do so, be the first to know about our Posh contests, new items, special promos and more...

Since it's a new option and we've got a great promo going on, I've copied and pasted it on here:

For a limited time only you can save a whopping 15% OFF youe ENTIRE order! Order must be over 100$ and to top it off you still get FREE SHIPPING how cool is that!!! Act fast you won't know when our promo will end and that's a secret we intend to keep!

Free shipping does not apply to International destinations other than the US.

For those who haven't submitted their layout yet, please remember to send them before the deadline: Tuesday, November 25th 2008

Économisez 15% de rabais sur votre commande de 100$ ou plus, et de plus obtenez toujours l'expédition gratuite! Il n'y a pas mieux que ça!

L'expédition gratuite n'est pas valide pour les destinations internationaux excluant les ÉU

Pour ceux qui n'ont pas encore envoyé leur page pour le concour veuillez faire vite, la date finale est: Mardi, le 25 Novembre 2008

Happy Shopping!

Posh Designs

Friday, November 14, 2008

Fun Fridays - Fall is falling away

It's that time of year when the air turns crisp and leaves have fallen. Halloween has come and gone and there is the lull between now and the full force of having Christmas upon us. The trees are bare, the skies are grey and the light is weaker.

In the next few weeks most of us gear up for Christmas, some for other holidays. The lights and candles get put up and the mood starts to change. If you're in the US, you've still got Thanksgiving to look forward to, with turkey, pumpkin pie and various other seasonal goodies. Don't forget there are still some K&Co. Thanksgiving items that you can order in time for your celebrations!

Basic Grey has a great line, Offbeat, that's perfect for fall and Thanksgiving layouts. Clean, crisp colours and a great variety of embellishments. These items look even better in person, trust me on this I have one of their lines and everything rocks. Best of all, they're on SALE! Get them before they're gone.

Before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season has you on your feet 24/7 take a scrapping break, put your fall memories on a page so you won't feel so overwhelmed when January comes around and you're trying to catch up.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

My Little Yellow Bicycle - Sharon Ann - Christmas Magic Collection

Hi everyone, with the lil' one off to granny's and the hubby on double shift I decided to treat myself and scrap the day away! When you're on a busy schedule time does fly, before you know it, it'll be Christmas already! How often do you get to spend some "me" time nowadays?!
Speaking of Christmas, I never got around it until now... Sharon Ann has designed a spankin' new collection called Christmas Magic for MLYB! It's what I've been waiting for, a traditional Christmas collection, one that deserves the most stunning album!
Below are pictures of Sharon Ann's own projects using her new line!
She has used a variety of products such as the paper tablet, glitter cut shapes, photo mats, ribbons and more...

Friday, November 7, 2008

Tim Holtz - Ranger Ink - Distress Crackle Paint

Howdy ladies! We've just added Tim Holtz Crackle paint which is a unique one-step paint that cracks as it dries. With a convenient, built-in applicator brush, it adds an instant aging to cardstock, chipboard, paper mache projects and more!

This paint is really fabulous to use on projects in a wide variety of styles making it a very flexible product. I just love the texture it adds, using a thin layer of paint gives a subtle crackle effect and a generous stroke of paint gives a mighty crackling effect, which is great to use on a bigger art surface. Once you are done painting and drying, you have a beautiful finish all on its own however, still alter it a bit further.

Remember to store it upright and make sure the cap is sealed properly, the paint is meant to be thick so don't be shocked once you open it for the first time, however furter in time you may notice that the paint could become unmanageably thick you can always sprinkle in a few drops of water which gets it back to its usual texture! Do not worry the water will not harm the crackeling component!

Fun Fridays - Think outside the Book

Sorry for this being later in the day, time flew away from me and it was hard to catch up!

It's easy to get lost in the sea of the everyday, the sameness of the page. We tend to work with books either of 12"x12" or 8"x8" size. Some of us venture outside that realm with accordian books, matchbook albums and shape albums. We scrap to preserve memories and to journal our everyday activities.

But I wanted to step outside of that, I'm a bit of a self-confessed geek, ok I admit it, I'm more than just a bit of a geek. I love my books, films and tv shows that are within the science fiction and fantasy genre. I get together with friends to play games based within those realms and we have fun, it's a nice way to get away from it all.

We recently started a game that's new to me, I surprisingly have never played D&D before (that's Dungeons and Dragons to the uninitiated) and I was so excited about playing a character that performs spells. I'm a wizard and I get to carry around a spell book, in the game of course and not every day. I decided that for fun I'd actually scrap one, put together a book that I can take to the game and it will help organise all that my character can do! I decided to think outside the book and create my own.

It's 8"x12" and I have put it together from scratch. I've used K&Co. Remake cardstock paper pads as my starting point with the Basic Grey Ambrosia line as my colourful additions. It's a work in progress and when it's done I hope to be proud of what I was able to accomplish.

It's going to not only have to be fun to look at but functional, this would be the only time I'd be willing to cover my work in packing tape to keep it from being damaged. Normally that would be a big no-no! Since this book will actually be used, I can't afford to have it damaged after spending time building it from scratch and making it look nice.

So as I step away from the everyday in more ways than one I ask you, how do YOU think outside the book?

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Posh Designs Srapbook Store Updates!

Hi everyone! Hope you've all had a wonderful day!

This is just a quick post to let you know about the recent changes we've made to the store! We now accept payments from all major credit cards through our secure payment gateway! We've also added an extra payment option for Canadian buyers who can now use INTERAC Online as their choice of payment.

You can now subscibe to our store's online newsletter for products news, contests and special online promos!

We've added a new "HO HO HO!" category which makes it easier for you to find all those holiday/seasonal scrapbooking supplies. Speaking of holiday items we've added K & Company's brand new "Swell Noel" line I've listed whatever is in stock but there are more items to this collection which is on backorder... that's if you prefer to wait until all items are in stock :)

That pretty much wraps it up for today!

Enjoy the evening and Happy Scrapping! ~Nini

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day for our American Friends

To all our American friends we remind you to go out and vote! It doesn't matter who you vote for, but make your voice heard. Silence should not be an option.

and so ends your public service announcement for today :)

Posh Designs Scrapbook Layout Contest

Posh Designs' first ever scrapbook layout contest!

Here's how it works: scan or send a picture of your layout and submit it to it's that simple!

Winner will receive every item pictured below!
Please note that also included is an Allary Permanent Adhesive runner which is not pictured!

If you liked the items found in the "Moms Layout" from our previous blog post then you'll love these awesome scrapping goodies!
We're so excited to see your work!

Remember there's no specific theme or such, anything which inspires you and gets those creative juices flowing is all good, hybrid and digital scrapbooking is welcomed! You can enter with more than one layout to increase your chances of winning.


Participants must reside in Canada or USA and must have placed at least ONE order in the minimum amount of 25$.

Winner does NOT have to pay for anything, not even for postage it's all on us!
Be sure to send your layout(s) before:
Tuesday, November 25th 2008
Winner will be announced the following day and will get a chance to have their layout featured on our store's homepage & blog!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Fiskars Award Winning Push & Print Stamp Factory - Coming Soon!

Fiskars has a brand new award winning tool- it's called the Push & Print Stamp factory. There are also special ink pads made for it and stamp sets as well. However any acrylic stamp will work with this wonderful tool. This tool works just like any other self-inking stamp, except much better! The ink pads and stamps can be removed and changed so that this tool can help you stamp, stamp, stamp to your hearts content. The possibilities for creative fun are endless, and the tool is simple and easy to use.
There are grooves on the back of the stamp pads where you can insert into the tool, and likewise the stamping plate has grooves and it slides in and out of the tool for cleaning or stamp placement.
In addition to the easily removable plate and ink pads, there are two spots where you can lock the plate in place. The first allows you to remove and/or change the ink pad. The second locks so that the stamping surface is facing down and you can position it over your paper, remove stamps, or anything else you need to do. To release simply press in on the sides (where blue levers are that keep it locked).

To use the push & print Stamp Factory you can either place stamps on the plate directly, or place them on a piece of paper and have the tool pick them up for you!

When inking multiple stamps sometimes it is helpful to press the plates together a little extra. Once you have the stamp and ink set up you can stamp again, and again, and again!

Images and Description courtesy of Fiskars Craft


I once heard a great quote in a movie and traced it back further than I expected : Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. ~William Makepeace Thackeray

For most of us, they are the most important women in our lives. Moms are everywhere. We are moms, we have moms, we are momma wannabes. Even as adults we are still the children of our moms.

Posh Designs owner, Nini is a mom but in this layout, she reflects upon her own mom, and quite beautifully I might add.

Having used a variety of items for this layout we'll take a closer look at just a few.

Prima Whispers
She's used a few around the edges of her picture
Prima Frillies Using just one to add punch and colour

When looking to add embellishments to your layouts, take a moment to think about what reflects the person in the picture or in some cases the event.

If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden. ~Attributed to Claudia Ghandi

Piggy Tale Pig Tail Springs
What a great way to add dimension to a layout! At only $3.99, it's also easy on the pocketbook.

This is a fun way to make your pictures "pop". Think outside the box or in this case off the page. 3-D layouts are a great way to preserve your memories and keep them fun.

Prima Say it Crystals and Kaiser Craft Pearls

Both items add a little "bling" to your layouts and don't you think that every mom deserves a little bling?

So I leave you with one last thought from Oscar Wilde : All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his. ~ The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Fun Fridays in November!

Good morning to all our readers!

First off, apologies for not giving you the final installment of Freaky Fridays in October this past week. Unfortunately, it seems that with Halloween looming, my week had gone to the firey pits of the netherworld and didn't cease till, from what I can tell, this morning. I had no internet service till later on Friday and have been under the weather. But all that has changed after a very full night of shut eye!

So this month, we give you, Fun Fridays!!! We're gearing up for the holidays, of which there are many. We'll be looking at new releases (you spoke, we listened), holiday items, we haven't forgotten that our American readers will be celebrating Thanksgiving this month as well as having their elections this coming week! We'll be getting ready for Christmas Posh Designs style, so stay tuned!

Look for a new poll this coming week and don't forget to place your vote when you see it.

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