The Monday Special – 1st August

Happy Monday!!

Or perhaps it’s only “Happy Monday” if you work from home like I do. (I will admit that in my previous life as an employee of the state government, Monday’s certainly weren’t “happy”.)

Over here the weather is desperately cold (for Perth, which means it’s about 3 degrees celcius outside), Mr Sparkles – my wild rabbit – is still happily living in my garden, and my morning sickness is still kicking my backside. (I’m almost 17 weeks now and convinced the baby hates me.)

This week’s Monday Special is an entirely BRAND NEW paper pack! It is one of three 20-page paper packs that is currently in store and more will be added over the next week or so.

DSD Funky Bunches

This pack is called Funky Bunches and even contains NEW colours! That’s right, I’ve added eight new colours to my 2016-2020 paper palette. As usual, all 50 of my colours co-ordinate so no matter what paper packs you buy from my 2016-2020 collection, they will co-ordinate and open up so many possibilities for creating your own page palettes. 

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Packed full of bright florals, this weeks Monday Special is normally priced at $7.00*, but is now $3.50* and only available in my Etsy store. This 50% offer will expire on the 8th of August.

Don’t forget that I’m in Western Australia so if you live on the other side of the globe, don’t leave your purchase until the last minute as the special could disappear Sunday night in your corner of the world.

*All prices in Australian dollars.

Colour: How To Use Mint Crush

If you follow me on Facebook, you’ll see that I’ve started sharing a few little tips on how to use colour.

How to use Mint Crush

I’ve decided to expand on this a bit as sometimes there’s just not enough room in these little pinnable images to really go into too much detail.

Mint Crush is one of the 42 colours in my brand new 2016 collection. Mint green is a colour that just “goes” with pink and in scrapbooking circles it’s not uncommon to see it ONLY with pink. For good reason – a soft pink with accents of mint green create a really cute girly colour scheme. There’s nothing wrong with that.

Meadowview in French Beauty, Dotty in Rosy Cheeks and Sleek Chevron in Mint Green.
Meadowview in French Beauty, Dotty in Rosy Cheeks and Sleek Chevron in Mint Green.

But mint green can be so much more!

Psychologically speaking, mint is a colour which calls for calmness. It is quiet and soothing and soft. And in the right colour scheme it can lose all its “kiddy” connotations and become something very adult, very calm and very serene.

Take this colour scheme.

Fallen in Mint Crush, Houndstooth in Vanilla Flower and Ornamental in Salted Caramel.
Fallen in Mint Crush, Houndstooth in Vanilla Flower and Ornamental in Salted Caramel.

Under no circumstances could it be considered “kiddy”. Mint can be paired with a really soft neutral – either an off-white, cream or very light beige and then combined with a darker neutral – with mint being such a cool colour I find brown adds warmth to the colour palette.

As an alternative, if you prefer a more “bling-bling” colour palette then try mint with pale grey and a splash of gold.

And don’t forget – just because scrapbooking paper comes in a pack doesn’t mean you can only use it with the other papers in that one pack. Be bold and experiment!

An Early Release!

If you follow my Facebook page then you’ll be aware that for the past five months I’ve been working on relaunching my store – new colour palette, new papers, new packs.

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My plan had been to do a big launch of tonnes of new goodies on January 1st 2016. The good news is that today, I’m launching 32 brand new paper packs featuring my brand new colours.

The new packs come in 3 styles – bulk packs (containing all 42 colours – great plain and textured cardstock), DUO packs (featuring 6 colours and 2 contrasting patterns), and Basics (which contain exactly what you think – 24 really useful basic papers with dots, stripes, chevron, etc.)

DSD Basics In Blue

AND THERE’S STILL MORE TO COME! I’ll be adding more packs as soon as I finish them (there’s a fabulous one called Opulence which is currently in the works – it’s got lots of black and turquoise damask and it’s already my favourite child/paper pack.)

What’s even better is that while I’ve retired some of my older paper packs, I haven’t retired all of them so you can still grab your favourites like Grunge Solids in Brown – my best-selling pack ever.

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You can see all of these gorgeous packs – new and old – in my Etsy store now.