Sunday, June 21, 2009


If you've been to NDISB recently, you'll know there have been some problems in the gallery and the forum. There are some awfully mean, destructive people in this world - people who hurt other people just because they can. You'd think their parents might have taught them better! Anyway, some of those unscrupulous people - or maybe it was just one - got hold of NDISB again. First they hacked the gallery like they did during the ADSR, then they hit the forums. I guess maybe it makes them feel powerful. Maybe makes them feel intelligent that they can do this. I have news for them - it makes them look ignorant, small-minded and petty. I hope Ernie and Theresa will take some legal action and turn it over to the state attorney general. Hackers think no one can catch them, but guess what? They're wrong. It might take awhile, but they'll get caught. Then I hope someone jerks their heads bald!

So don't lose faith. T & E are working hard to get the site restored and onto a new version that isn't vulnerable to this kind of attack. While you're waiting, why not have a look at the store? That's operating properly and man do we have a LOAD of new designers. It seems like I counted 18 new friends and family from all around the globe. And their designs are to die for! Here's a sneak peek:

Monday, June 15, 2009

NDISB June Blog Train

Oh, I did it AGAIN! But at least I've only been gone a few weeks, not months - or years! I've been on a real life roller coaster ride that's kind of had me tied up in knots - my father-in-law was diagnosed with lung cancer and we've been a little scattered. Things are looking pretty good for him right now, the chemo has shrunk the tumor, but he will be 80 next year and you just never know what variables age will introduce. Still we love him and are all hanging in there with him.

Now for the fun stuff! Natural Designs in Scrapbooking is having another BLOG TRAIN! The last one was so much fun! The kit was great, all the quick pages and word art were fun and loads of people had a great time. I hope you'll join us again this month.

This is another really fun kit. Many of us that scrapbook have children - most are human, but many of us also have fur babies that are as precious to us a human child! This kit is just for you. Entitled Child's Play, it is chock-a-block FULL of fun goodies. It's HUGE, it's fun - it's FREE!

You can find out all about it at the NDISB Blog.

And here's my little freebie for you:

I'm sorry - it's gone. Thanks for looking!

Make sure you visit Karen for the next stop: Fortlady

Now if you happen to get lost, here's the entire schedule:

starting point NDISB Blog
1- Blind Sight Designs
2- BGDesmet
3- Barb Speck
4- s3js
5- Fortlady
6- Tahera
7- wvsandy
8- Design Dispositions
9- Nadine
10- Maz -
11- Little Dragon Designs Look for more than one here!12- Mom_of_5
13- Hot Flash Designs
14- Maggie - Sandersmr
15- Cre8tvlyYrs Designz by Gina Arzaga
16- AmySueWho
17- Heather Manning
18- Crecia27
19- Samceline
20- Bunnynose
21- Charlize Creation
22- Phil4v4
23- Little Bit's Dzynz/Laura Mundy
24- Bebimora
25- NDISB Blog

Most of all - HAVE FUN!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Dawn Inskip

I'm sad. Dawn Inskip will be closing her shop at Natural Designs in Scrapbooking on the 20th of this month. I've really only just gotten comfortable working with her kits. And that's not because of the kits. They are absolutely wonderful and I have admired them for a long time - and the layouts others have done with them. It's just I'm not very good with the quirky, fun, hand-drawn art and not very good with fantasy and storybook type layouts. I've had to learn some new things and it's way outside my comfort zone. But I learned and they are SO FUN! So I am sad that Dawn is leaving NDISB. Now, if you're a fan don't panic. You will still be able to get her work at The Digi Chick and Pickleberry Pop, just not as NDISB. Sniff! Sniff! But, do hurry over and grab some of her sale items. There are loads of them (about 40) on sale for half price. So get 'em while you can.

Here's a page I did with A Brand New Day

Click HERE to go to Dawn's store.

Friday, May 1, 2009

(Inter) National Scrapbook Day is tomorrow

Wow! This has grown into such a huge celebration! And from National to International by acclamation. I just love it. Here's some of what's going on.

My good friend Bonnie Van Esch is having a 50% off sale. Bonnie has beautiful kits - some very realistic, some whimsical, all great to work with and just plain fun! This includes all of the regular kits but not her Commercial Use products. Here's the newest of her products

There's more to see at Bonnie's store.

Remember: All products EXCEPT Bonnie's Cu products are 50% off 1 May until the 4th May. Please make a note that all discounts will be taken off at check out.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Date Extended For NDISB Blog Train Pages

Just a quick update. Due to the popularity of the blog train, some of you have not been able to get onto the store site to get all the pieces/parts (remember that movie?). Because of this, I have provided a new link in the original post to get my Quick Pages. There are two sets of pages so make sure you click both buttons. I will leave these up until the 3rd, so grab them while you can. I can't guarantee that everyone else will leave them up, but do check with any site you haven't yet downloaded to see if they have been able to do the same.

Monday, April 13, 2009

NDISB April 2009 Blog Train

I know, I know! I really AM a terrible blogger. Real life gets in the way and bam! I just don't get anything up. Not today, though. Today, Under The Mulberry Tree is a stop on the NDISB April Blog Train featuring the marvelous, wonderful and fabulously beautiful "A Natural Earth" collab kit by the NDISB design team. Chuga-chuga-toot-toot!

You can find out more about it here on the NDISB BLOG (You can find directions to the blog train stops, too, if you get derailed along the way. That usually happens to me, so I need a road map!) If you find some of the stops aren't active yet, please do check back. Our stops literally circle the globe and time zones make a huge difference!

and get it here

While you're in the store, have a good look around. We have some fantastic new kits and loads of designers. There is something sure to suit you. No matter your tastes or style - from funky and fun to Victorian and stately and all points in between - it's there. And visit the forum too. We have a range of fun challenges and classes available, all for free.
And just for coming to look, I have a couple of little goodies for you.

And this is the second set of pages
Sorry, they'e gone.

Ailsa is waiting to say hello to you, so make sure you go on to the next stop

While you're there, make sure to tell Ailsa thanks - she's the one who has coordinated the whole blog train for you. She has been simply amazing and absolutely the best! Thanks, Ailsa!

And thanks to all of you, too. I hope you enjoy all the beautiful goodies we have for you today.


Friday, March 6, 2009

Check Out Digiscrap 101

My personal page isn't active yet, but the site's great!

I've Been a Bad Blogger - Check This Out!

I have been so bad. I admit it. I'm a terrible blogger. But I'll try again!

I've been over at Digital Scrapbooking 101 and they're having a great giveaway - a Wacom Bamboo Craft tablet. I'd love to have one. I haven't personally used a Wacom, but from what I know from friends who have them, they're to die for. Easy to use, fast learning curve, versatile - you can use it like a mouse - what's not to like about a design tool and toy like that? I have a very old low-end tablet and it's a lot of fun. I would love to find out what I could do with it.
Anyway, you can check out the Bamboo here:
and you can check out the giveaway here: