Blogtrain! FREE Christmas Chocolate Wrapper printable!

Hey Hey! Christmas is less than a month away! Time sure flies in top speed!

Anyway, the designers at SSD have a blogtrain going! Here’s my part:

This is made using my Merry Little Christmas kit (which is still 30% off!)

This will fit those giant bars:

This would be great for little stocking stuffers! Thanks, Michelle!


Here are the rest of the blogs! Be sure to collect them all! :)

Darcy Baldwin {fontography}

Libby Pritchett Designs

Heather Roselli Designs

Penny Springmann Designs

Melissa Bennett Designs

Meghan Mullens

Traci Reed Designs

Shawna Clingerman/My Little Scraps

November 28th, 2011 by lliella | 8 Comments »

DIY Pop up flash bouncer — or something like that

Recently, I heard of Lightscoop from the girls at the SSD Forum. It’s a really nifty gadget that goes over your camera’s pop-up flash to make the light bunce off the walls and ceiling to create an even lighting for your pics. No more harsh lighting from the flash! I rarely use the pop-up flash because of this. But not anymore! LOL

So the Lightscoop costs $30, and I have to wait a month or so for the item to get here when I order items overseas. I was really impatient and want to try it now (and I’m cheap LOL) so I made this really quick:

There’s a 4″ x 3″ mirror and i used scrap cardboard and masking tape — and voila! Here are the results:

Flash only:

With my DIY lightscoop:

Flash only:

With my DIY lightscoop:

What a HUGE difference! These sample pics has not been edited, only resized.

Here’s another pic. This was taken at dusk in an unlit room, my lens’ AF had a hard time focusing on the subject. But this was the result:

 I got wonderfully lighted pics and it cost me NOTHING!! :D

We have a glass and aluminum store so the mirror was just scrap. Assembling it took less than 10 minutes. While it is embarrassing to use it outside, it’s perfect for home use or if you just wanna try it out before forking over $30 and buying the real thing.

I plan on making a sturdier, more permanent one using acrylic plastic :)

November 22nd, 2011 by lliella | 7 Comments »

New! Merry Little Christmas!

Well, Christmas season is definitely on! Already had our 9-yr-old Christmas tree up and just missing a string of lights. I haven’t gotten to wrap the presents yet, but most of the presents are ready :)

Anyway, I have a new Christmas kit and it is 20% off! Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas! :)


Here are some beautiful layouts using the kit:

Well, that’s it for now. Have a great weekend! :)

November 19th, 2011 by lliella | No Comments »

DSD Sale! New kit Holly Jolly Christmas!

Hey girls! My entire shop is now on SALE! Everything is 30% off until Nov. 7!

Included in the Sale is my new kit, Holly Jolly Christmas!

Here are some gorgeous layouts using the kit:

Plus we have this awesome FREE kit!

Have a great DSD weekend! :)

November 5th, 2011 by lliella | No Comments »

New! Halloween Doodlies!

Here’s my new kit, Halloween Doodlies! It is 20% off today only!

I really like the crayon effect of the doodles. Got me really excited designing again :) It’s been such a long time since I had the “i-can’t-wait-to-get-home-to-design-the-kit” feeling. I hope the feeling stays after this kit :D

We’re having a family outing tomorrow at a beach with a hot spring! :) Have a great week!

September 25th, 2011 by lliella | 4 Comments »

Template Freebie and a little Peek!

My CT girl, Michelle (uinthas) made this wonderful template!

You can grab this FREE template on her BLOG.

Also, I have something new for this Saturday. And I’m sharing an early Peek!!

I’m so excited about this kit! :) Well, see you this Saturday!

September 21st, 2011 by lliella | 12 Comments »

New! Autumn Harvest!

I love making Fall kits, even though we don’t have Autumn where i live :)

I have made a Fall kit (sometimes 2) every year since i started designing. My first year i started in November, so it was too late to make a Fall kit, so i guess i missed a year :) hehe

Anyway, here’s my new kit!

It is 20% off today only!

And here are a few gorgeous layouts using the kit:

That’s all for now. Have a great weekend! :)

September 17th, 2011 by lliella | No Comments »

Free Lunchbox Blessings printables!

Several Sweet Shoppe designers have teamed up to create cute Lunchbox Blessings printables in time for back-to-school (in the US). School has started for my kiddos last June :)   These fun lunch box notes were the idea of Misty Cato.

Here’s my printable:

They are created using my ABCDE Fun kit and doodlies! :)

You can find the rest of the printables here:

Meghan Mullens
Jenn Barrette
Misty Cato
Julie Billingsley – Check the SSD forum for Julie’s
Libby Pritchett
Shawna Clingerman
Darcy Baldwin
Kristin Cronin-Barrow
Heather Roselli
Melissa Bennett
Collect them all! :)
September 6th, 2011 by lliella | 25 Comments »

New! Baby Boy & Girl kits, FWP and GGG Sale!

Hi! I finally made 2 baby kits! It’s long overdue and I had a great time making them– that’s why they are packed with loads of goodies! Here they are:

Buy the kit and get this FREE!

The boy kit:

and the matching FWP

Or save $$$ and get a FREE Paper Pack when you grab the Bundle:

Here are some gorgeous layouts using the kits:

AND…. SSD is now having a GGG Sale! Hundreds of retiring items at 50% off! Please check out my retiring products, and also the Penny Candy, which is usually 30% off, but for the duration of the GGG Sale, Penny Candy is also 50% off! Go go go!!

And lastly, Lizzy has made a QP freebie using Baby Girl kit:


Whew! That’s all for now. Have a great weekend! :)

August 20th, 2011 by lliella | 15 Comments »

New! Purrfectly Fuzzy kit!

Hi! I have a new kit at Sweet Shoppe Designs and it is 20% off today only! :)

Here are some gorgeous layouts using the kit:

That’s all for now :) Have a great week!

July 23rd, 2011 by lliella | No Comments »