Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Anne (anneofalamo)
Margaret (cmmargaret)
Alanna (alannabanana or mom2one)
Cynthia (MrsPeel)
Julie (Julie-Scrapaholic)
Bernie (BernieTuffs)
Ingerlise (Gerli)
Dita (DitaB)
Jennifer (jenn33199)
Rory (Rory)
Jennifer (iscrap)

And, yep, they are as wierd as we are. You will love all the wonderful layouts and inspirations. I've seen a bit of what they do and whooohoooo!!! Gonna be FUN to see it all along with our faithful crew!

SO, what do we have for you today? At the DigiChick (our run at the Shabby Pickle is over, booohoooo):

EMBROIDERY ANYONE??? You'll love the fresh spring look of these clusters, ready for your layouts:

Caren's squishably cute granddaughter.

It's 20% off first two days only, so grab it while you can at that price!!!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

ViVa News and CT Call

So, DST got bought out yet again. Hopefully, it will revitalize the forum. We shall see. And how many of you have gone to Akizo's site and donated to the Japanese Red Cross? Head over there AND even if you don't get the kit, DONATE!!! On that note, we are also going to be part of a charity collab to benefit Japan. It will be up soon so keep an eye for it.

So check out Jennifer's(iscrap at the DigiChicks)layout that she did for the DigiDares!!! She had to use a photo that would otherwise not make it into an album:

Any wonder it won? Jennifer did an amazing job laying out the page! And, I must say, I am so very proud it was with our Attagirl kit!!! ROFL ROFL. That paper is just one of my favorites in that kit!!! Thank you so much Jennifer!!!

We are holding a CT call this weekend!!! We need you to join us! Our requirements are simple, 2 layouts a month, 3 galleries. We would love some hybrid girls and layout girls. You have to be a bit odd, love scrapping your memories, and love to chat! Send us links to your gallery/blog and tell us a bit about yourself. Email to vivaartistry(at)gmail(dot)com. Our team is looking forward to meeting you!!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

For the love of MANGA

Otaku is the Japanese word for obsession, as in for manga, anime, or comics, and in our case, scrapbooking. And of course, we thought the very graphic-y look of manga would translate very well into scrapbooking. So here is our release for Shabby Pickle:

and some samples:

Now, this last one is done by Eryn and she found a most amazing tutorial on doing up a manga type of character tutorial. Take a look here to do one yourself!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Art Deco kit at the DigiChick!

Today's release at the DigiChick was crazy fun! We decided to do a semi altered, semi historic kit filled with Art Deco elements and papers. I (Vivienne) have a love of the Art Deco period with it's strong clean lines and glitter and sophistication. So for altered designers or for those who love period styles, here it is:

And have we got some awesome layouts from our team as well as the DigiChick team!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

ROYAL CRIBS CU by Yvonne Banham

Today, we are releasing ROYAL CRIBS, a set of 7 png images and abr file from the drawing pad of Yvonne Banham. She drew some castles for you to play with!!!

Again, TOU is very easy, very simple, no credit necessary, use for your digital scrapbooking kit or blog. And if you are doing S4H, our CU kits need only be purchased once, as you are the designer. Our PU kits are S4H friendly as well, hovwever, you will need to purchase one kit per project.

Here is a freebie of 2 mini castle walls so you can check it out!

Password: homesweethome

Friday, March 11, 2011

Shabby Pickle Release!

So you know we are at the Shabby Pickle and what a fun place to be! Here is what we did for this week's release...

This kit works for those Earth Day photos from the kids' school activities but also, it works if you just happen to love natural papers and elements. We wanted a handmade look but in natural fibers with a greener type of color scheme perfect for the spring that is just around the corner.

Here's a look at the wordart:

And here are some layouts:

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Have you seen the altered books created out of fabric or textiles? This is our theme this week at the DigiChick! Fabricology...

And we did a collaboration with this kit with our CT Eryn Herbert who does the most amazing layouts and we are also in awe of her shadow work. Eryn created Quick Pages for you with Fabricology as well as a pack of pre-made album pages in png files so that it's faster and easier for you to scrap your memories.

Here are the Quick Pages:

You get one 12x12 page and one 12x24 two page spread, plus Eryn divided up the two page spread into two for two additional 12x12 page spread, basically 3 QPs at 12x12.

And, in the png album pack, she included 3 album pages and 1 cover already assembled and saved as png files so all you have to do is drop it onto your layout and create your art onto it.

Of course, we have this available as seperate kits or as a collection...

We have some amazing samples:

From Lynn:

From Anne (anneofalamo)

From Tiff: