Joyful Photo Masks to show off all that is special to you

The start of this week has not been an easy or joyful one for our little family. The 28th of March has become a hard day for us since 2006 when my only brother, almost 3 years younger than me, passed away from a sudden and massive heart-attack. I wish I could put into words what a special person my brother Ashley was, caring, fun-loving, hard working, thoughtful and with an epic sense of humour.

I could be in another room from him, have no idea what he was reading/watching but he would start laughing… and laughing… and then, just by the sheer joy in his laughter… I would start laughing too. I have such a clear memory of this that it makes me smile every time… and miss him even more. Our son Aaron has that same laugh, and, in so many ways, is very much like Ash.. I just wish Ash could have seen how spectacularly his niece and nephew are growing up, he would be so proud.

In honour of my beautiful brother, and because I am someone who looks at the glass half full, I designed these Joyful Photo Masks to celebrate life, love and family.

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These Joyful Photo Masks found HERE are available at 30% off all weekend until Midnight Monday April 4 EST

Here is some gorgeous inspiration by some amazingly talented ladies for you to enjoy

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created by me, missing this one so much

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created by the lovely LaShawn using Color Me Happy found here

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created by the super Susanna using Color Me Happy found here

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created by the marvellous Molly using New Year’s Dreams found here

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created by the divine Debby using Under The Boardwalk found here

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created by the exciting Erin using Gather Together found here and Feeling Square..ish Templates found here

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created by the delightful Diane using Festival of Lights found here and by the divine Debby

and, by the amazing ladies at The Digichick

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by Glori and Zanthia

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by Anita

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by Jenn using No1 Son found here

Bonus Freebie Gift For You coordinating with my Joyful Photo Masks. Click on the image to download and enjoy

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Exciting news!!

This month, starting April 1, I will be a guest designer at Ginger Scraps, very excited! I have uploaded a select amount of products for my guest month and they will be at 40% off for the week of April 1-7. So head on over here and check it out!

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WE CHALLENGE YOU TO WIN $5 TO MY STORE

Starting this beginning of March we will be hosting a monthly challenge right here on my blog. All month you will have an opportunity to participate in the challenge and, at the end of each month, a winner will be chosen from all participants, to WIN a $5 Gift Certificate to my store, how good is THAT!  Head on over to the Challenge Page here to check out this months’ challenge… it’s a beauty.

Remember to love your family tight, take photos, as many as you can, so you will always have a representation of that day/moment/person/time in your life…. and… try and live life to your fullest, each and every day.. you never know when it could be your last.

Hope you all have a wonderful week ahead with lots of memory making to be done.

As always, I would love to hear from you and see any and all memories you create with my Joyful Photo Masksas with all my products.

Jo xx

Color Me Happy…. celebrate in bright wonderful color

Color filled collection with BONUS Freebie

Do you love color as much as I do? I absolutely LOVE colour of all kinds and have been fascinated with the concept of colour for as long as I can remember, I even have a number of walls painted different colours in my home, never mind my colour coordinated wardrobe, LOL!

Colour can bring forth such strong emotion that, at times, it can be overwhelming. I can find joy, sadness, laughter, seriousness and everything in between in colour and this led me to create a collection that makes me happy, ‘cos, really, happy is all we really want to be, right?

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This Color Me Happy Digital Scrapbooking Kit was originally part of the very last ScrapPack at ScrapStacks… wahhhhhhh, so if you have seen it before… that is where 😉 and is now available for sale HERE at 30% off all weekend until midnight Monday March 28

Containing:

17 12×12 300dpi colour cooridinated papers, 68 elements and an upper case alpha.

Elements include:

  • 1 Arrow
  • 6 Balloons
  • 8 Flairs
  • 7 Ribbons
  • 7 Buttons
  • 2 Cameos
  • 8 Pieces of Word Art
  • 10 Flowers
  • 3 Leaves
  • 1 Frame
  • 1 Heart
  • 1 Banner
  • 2 Pin Wheels
  • 1 Rainbow Bubbles
  • 1 Scatter
  • 2 Splats
  • 4 Stars
  • 1 Speech Bubble

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Purim Shpeel…just a little bit of crazy dress up fun

Purim and the Story of Esther (plus a fun freebie)

On Wednesday the 23rd and Thursday the 24th of March of this year we celebrate the Festival of Purim which is really, the re-telling of the Story of Esther from the Bible.

Esther was an incredibly strong woman who would do anything to keep her nation from being destroyed and she is held up as a prime example of the strength a Jewish woman, or frankly, any woman, holds. To celebrate this amazing woman, and her story, I have created the Purim Shpeel Digital Scrapbooking Kit found here. Whilst this kit is based on the story of Purim, it can also be used to highlight some really fun dress up/fancy dress photos that you may have to turn into family memories. As a bonus to this kit I have added a separate embellishment mini of Purim Shpeel Masks found here that can be used for any kind of memory making layout.

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How we celebrate Purim is that we go to the synagogue to listen to the story of Esther, which is called Megilat Esther... and every time the name of Haman, the evil, is mentioned, we make a huge noise with lots of different noise makers to drown out his name. We dress up in fancy dress and we exchange lolly (sweetie) bags with our friends and family and we usually make a donation to a charity in need as well.

The speciality food we eat over Purim is called Hamentaschen. They are named after the evil Haman in the shape of a tricorner hat and made of biscuit dough and filled with jam, chocolate, poppy seed or, if like me, you prefer the danish type Hamentschen that are more like a proper danish, filled with either custard or chocolate…yummmmm

Whilst both our kids were at school, only one left now, the other has graduated already, yikes, they both had so much fun coming up with crazy costumes and ideas on what fun to have during the Festival of Purim. Now, we have one at school and one overseas on her gap year so we will have to enjoy the boy and his dress ups up close and the girl through the magic of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp sending us through photos.

Speaking of Dress Ups, I have also created in conjunction with, but as a stand alone product as well, as set of fun templates that can be used for any kind of memory making layouts and you can find the Dress Ups Templates right here. These templates come in .psd, .png, .TIFF and PAGE formats for ease of use.

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You can have all three Purim Shpeel products in one collection as well found here

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All four products are available at 30% off all weekend until midnight Monday March 21, love the alliteration, lol

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