Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Free Weekly Kit by Featured Designer: Designs by Tincika


We would love to welcome Designs by Tincika as this week's Featured Designer!

What is your favorite holiday?

Christmas. I love all the decorations and I love to craft them myself. I am in love with greenery wreaths with red details and ornaments. This year I already started making my own Christmas gnomes in all sizes. The smallest ones are Christmas tree ornaments, the big ones are about 12 inches. But I would love to have a 1-meter big one for my front door porch, as well. But I am afraid that is too much for me :-).

What is your favorite family tradition?

My family is the most important in my life. I love all our old and new traditions. I love creating a front-door wreath with my youngest daughter. And she makes an Advent candlestick for the festive table every year. We had them very playfully, richly, and chaotically decorated when she was little :-). But now we have very elegant ones and I am so happy she likes making them.

Which of your five senses would you say is your strongest?

The sense of smell. Yes, definitely! I am very sensitive to the smell of food and I will smell the first signs of spoilage. Maybe that's why my husband calls me a search dog :-). But I like a lot of scents that usually stink to other people. I adore the smell of horses the most.

Are you a morning person or a night owl?

I am definitely a night owl, even though I have to get up early in the morning, so I try to go to bed early. But I have no problem staying up late into the night and being productive in some creative work. Quiet late evenings are my favorite part of the day.

Would you rather eat sweet or salty foods for the rest of your life?

I feel very guilty now, but definitely sweet :-). I love dark chocolate and I have to have at least one small bit every day! 

All my life I preferred sweet breakfasts and sweet foods in general. Unfortunately, it's not healthy at all and that's why I try to choose healthier options for sweet foods, so when I have a sweet tooth, I have fruit. I love bananas :-)

To finish off we would love to share some of Designs by Tincika favorite layouts:
Layout out from Doily SVG Pack 4
Layout out from Film Strips SVG 2
Layout out from Heart Frames 2
Layout out from Paw Print Joyful Frames
Layout out from Hexagon Frames Kit
How do you get even more bang for your buck?
Spend $20 or more and receive these kits from
Designs by Tincika for free!

*Must use promo code at checkout to receive free kit.


This week you are lucky and you get two free kits by Designs by Tincika.  These kits are shape packs.  Shape packs are extremely helpful and versatile.  You can fill a shape with a photo, a paper, or a color.  We have a very short tutorial HERE to show you how to use a shape.  Both kits together are valued at $8.98, the kit includes 24 shapes.

To make sure that you collect your free kit please follow these steps:

  1. Add $20 (must total $20 before sales tax) of any of our talented designers kits to your cart, but DO NOT add this kit to your cart! Once entered, the promo code will add it to the cart for you!
  2. Enter the promo code December5DBTM (code is case sensitive) in the promo code field on the checkout page.
  3. Code will add this kit to your cart and then you can proceed to checkout as usual.
This kit will be available for free with a $20 purchase from December 5-11, so make sure to get it before this offer expires!
Other kits by Designs by Tincika:

Saturday, December 3, 2022

DYL: Christmas Blessings by ADB Designs

My Christmas Blessings is the quintessential Christmas collection that's a bit vintage and a bit contemporary!

The color palette is traditional with green, red, white and pops of yellow. The elements are traditional, too, with Santa, reindeer, jingle bells, berries, ornaments, pinecones, and plenty of ribbons, flowers and foliage to complete your Christmas pages.

Scrapbooking Prompt(s) / Question 154

  • Scrap a page about a Christmas holiday trip. (in childhood or current)
  • Scrap a page about a Christmas decoration you made as a child (use a generic free photo from the web if you don't have the actual photo)
  • Scrap a page about a special holiday memory from your childhood or from the point of view of your children or grandchildren.

I have a gift for you from this lovely Collection: a beautiful quick page created by Creative Team member, Lana. Just click on the preview to go to my store and add it to your shopping cart.

Be sure to keep scrolling for information on additional gifts from this collection!

I hope you find inspiration from the layouts of my awesome Creative Team. Here are their layouts along with the previews from the collection.

I am so pleased when I see layouts created with my collections.  I would love to have you share them with me via one or both of my challenge threads in the forum.

Check my forum challenges for more gifts from this collection (and others)! 

Documenting Your Life Challenge (posted yesterday, Dec 2)

MyMemories Newsletter Gift - today, Saturday Dec 3

My Memories Newsletter Gift - coming up on Friday, Dec 9

There will be THREE more gifts from this collection, Christmas Blessings, and MORE from other collections on my blog during the MyMemories Blogtrain that starts Dec 16 and runs through the 31.

Happy scrapping!

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

December 2022 Magic Of AddOns with Connie Prince



As we bid farewell to November, it's time to look toward December!  Twinkly lights, The Nativity, Christmas carols, and family all gathered round create the magical feeling of this special season make it my favorite time of year!

This month's Magic of AddOn Packs will focus on layouts using my #2022 December

First up, I love layouts that give a little insight into the person creating them!  This beautiful layout by Lori shares a list of things that she loves about the holiday season.  She grabbed some extra elements from the Mixed Element Pack & used a Word Art for her title!

A visit with Santa is a rite of passage for all children and this little cutie is handling it with joy.  Evelyn did such a festive job placing her elements.  I love Page Edges that she added.  She also used some papers from the Extra Paper Pack to build her paper layers.  Then the December title from the Word Art pack to finish off her layout.

I really love that Bernice focused on the Red & White tones for this kit to create the next layout.  It's such a perfect balance for the subject of her page and the layout is just stunning.  She used a Messy Paper & papers from the Extra Paper Pack.  Having access to the additional papers in these collections really make creating a more monochromatic layout a cinch!

This beautiful portrait of mother and son is what the holiday is all about!  Love Lori's use of the additional Page Edges, Pocket Card, & Word Art.  She created such a special layout showing off her beautiful family!

Have a wonderful December & Happy Holiday season!

Until next time!

Connie Prince