Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Quickpage Exchange NOW!!

Hello to all of my friends in digiland! Thank you so much for all of your thoughts and prayers over this past month. DH is home now and recovering nicely. The doctors say he should be able to go back to work after the first of the year. All of your comments and emails have really brightened my days and have given me such strength - thank you so much!
I just wanted to give a little bump to ScrapMatters' Quickpage exchange that started yesterday. Amanda (panders77) is taking over for me and has chosen this beautiful kit by Trixie Scraps: Yuletide. Think of how easy scrapping your Christmas pictures will be when you just have to drop the photos in an album of quickpages! Check it out at www.scrapmatters.com.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Update on Mary and her family

Update from Mary: Surgery went well. He's feeling much better despite the pain now. He'll be in the hospital for 3-4 more days at least. I'm pretty sure this is what he needed to turn this illness around. They think he might have had H1N1 which developed into pneumonia which developed into this other lung condition. Thank you so much for all of your thoughts and prayers!

Thank you so much for sending prayers her way! I know she really appreciates it as well as her husband. Please continue to pray for him as he recovers and that Mary doesn't wear herself out taking care of him, their 2 year old and being in her 2nd trimester. Heidi

Monday, November 23, 2009

Prayers Needed

This is Heidi (scrappin5kids), Mary's CT Leader, writing to ask you to pray for Mary and her family. (I will just have to ask forgiveness later for some of the things I am about to post, but I felt it important...) Mary found out she is pregnant and has been very sick...that's why she has been a little MIA. She was starting to feel a little better and now her dh is in ICU with pneumonia. The drs are trying to find something that will help him, but they aren't having much luck. Please pray for them as they need all the help they can get. Thank you for the prayers in advance. I am sure Mary and her family are grateful.

Mary has been so busy with all of this she didn't even get to post her new item that came out on Friday. Here it is...it's super fun to play with!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

New Release: Adventures in Reading and Add On

Are you a fan? Plum Dumpling Designs is now on Facebook! Check it out here and become a fan!

Anyone can tell you that I absolutely LOVE to read. I try to read as much as I can. I have a list 3 miles long of books that I'd like to get to one day, and as I slowly make progress, more good books are written. A never ending adventure, I think!

So to appease the many requests, I am bringing back the old Design Star favorite: Adventures in Reading. I decided I didn't want to just put that old thing in the shop, lol, so I made a little extra add on too. If you have the original freebie, and you want the full kit, you can just purchase the add-on. If you weren't able to get the freebie, here are your two options : )

Adventures in Reading by Plum Dumpling Designs

Adventures in Reading Add On by Plum Dumpling Designs

How about some inspiration! I want to thank Amber of Stolen Moments Designs who made the awesome action that creates this CT LO Collage. Seriously such a lifesaver! It's available today at ScrapMatters! Check it out!!

Have a lovely weekend!

Friday, October 16, 2009

New Release: Scribble Scrabble Alpha

I'm so excited about this little alpha I have today! Sometimes I really feel like I want to scribble
all over my paper and get a little messy. This alpha is perfect for those moments! May I present:

Scribble Scrabble Alpha by Plum Dumpling Designs

And just a few LOs to show it off...

I hope you like it! Enjoy!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Friday, October 9, 2009

New Release: Everyday Thanks

It's Friday again! I have a new kit out today called Everyday Thanks. It's a little bit fall, a little bit thanksgiving, a little bit everyday. Hope you like it...

Everyday Thanks by Plum Dumpling Designs

Here's a little bit of inspiration from my CT and the SM CT...

I just love how versatile the kit is for everyday things. A new kit wouldn't be right without a little freebie! Enjoy!


Have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Sneak Peek

I'm so excited for my release tomorrow! Come back to see the full kit, learn how you can get the kit for free, and snag a little freebie!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Tip Junkie - Paper Crafting Week

While looking for Super Saturday craft ideas for a church activitiy, I stumbled upon this awesome site Tip Junkie! It has everything! Not only did I find a few GREAT ideas for Super Saturday, but I also was selected to be the digital scrapbooking "expert" for the site. More on that another day. But I'm really excited because next week is going to be Paper Crafting Week. Come join us for a fun time and cool crafts! Details follow:


Join us in the TJ Community October 5 - 10th for Paper Crafting Week! Ellie will start us off with the Project of the Week on Monday and Kelleigh will give away $75 in products on Tuesday. On Thursday you'll be able to interact with both of them and learn all that you can from their


Paper Crafting Mom-preneur:

My name is Kelleigh Ratzlaff and I live in Dallas, Oregon (affectionately
called "little-D"), which is just west of Salem, the state capitol. My
gorgeous husband (11.5 years), Mitch, and I have 2 seriously amazing little
boys. I mean, they are AWESOME. Grant just started first grade and Cole
just started preschool. I like to call them "my joy" and "my delight"
respectively. The funny thing is, they look NOTHING like me! My two little
blondies take after their father in every way, and that is just fine by me!
They are the reason I scrap, and they, along with their daddy, rock my
world. I get to be a stay-at-home mom, and I absolutely love it.


I enjoy creating cutting and folding templates for little paper bags and
boxes and purses, and all kinds of adorable things that you can put little
gifts in. It started out as a hobby and a way to support my digiscrapping
addiction, but now it's a legitimate business that helps pay the bills!

Blog: Kelleigh's Blog
Shop: Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs
Twitter: Kelleigh


Tuesday's TJ Community Giveaway:

Kelleigh will give away all future releases from now until December, a $75+ value! I'll post a link
on Tuesday on where to enter by simply leaving a comment.

Thursdays: Q&A with Mom-prenuer & Expert:

Thursday we'll have a question & answer segment with both Ellie & Kelleigh where you can pick their brain and learn all you can from them.


Meet-a-Member: Tina

Howdy! My name is Christina "Tina" Winkle but I often go by the name
twinklescrapbooks on forums. When I was in Kindergarten I liked to spend my
time painting, cutting and pasting. Hey, wait, I still do! I am passionate
about crafts and scrapbooking. I am lucky that my husband and son support
and encourage it. We live in Oklahoma City, OK in a tiny cottage home with
too many pets!! I currently work for a national nanny referral service. On
the side I do blog design, tutoring and advertising representation. I have
been on several scrapbook design teams and published in scrapbook and art
magazines and ezines. I love to work in the garden, spend family time
together, go swimming and bake. I love making new friends!!! Feel free to
email me anytime! :)

Blog: Yes, that's my Child Screaming

I hope you'll stop by the TJ Community and be apart of this fabulous bunch of creative women and learn all you can from them. Trade products and project ideas, share your tips, and make friends. We are going to have a great time next week!

Friday, October 2, 2009

New Release: Frameworthy Quotes

Happy Friday all! I am on my way to the Spoon River Drive this weekend with my mom, mother in law, sister in law, and the kiddos. I can't wait. It is the best shopping trip of the year! I can't wait to get lots of fun fall photos to start scrapping. I'm also excited to show you my new release for today. It's word art meets frames.

Frameworthy Quotes by Plum Dumpling Designs

And check out what my CT did with it! I just LOVE the little something extra they give these LOs!

I hope you like them! Enjoy and have a lovely weekend - I know I will!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Daily Download Inspiration!!

Just a bit of what you can do with the full daily download kit "Get a Move On" by Trixie Scraps, WM[squared] Designs, Haynay Designs, Pressed Petals, and me, Plum Dumpling Designs! I love what my CT has come up with - check it out!!

Daily Download

Daily Download starts today at ScrapMatters! Hurry on over to the forum to pick up your first piece!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Hybrid Notebook and a Freebie!

My mom is in the Young Women's presidency in our ward. She had to teach the lesson this past Sunday, and wanted to make notebooks for the girls. I was so excited to use my digi-scrapping skills and my bind it all. While we were browsing ScrapMatters for a suitable kit to use, she came across Britt-ish Designs' Artistic License plates. She fell in love, and we set off to create a similar set based on the LDS YW Values. I thought I would offer our complete set here for free. Maybe some of you other YW leaders can find these useful.

Here's our finished notebook. The girls and leaders all loved them!

full credits here


Friday, September 25, 2009

New Release: Terrible Twos

I also have something fun in the shop this week. I've been wanting to do a Terrible Twos kit for a while now (and have been working on this for forever!) to celebrate Clark's new desire for independence. All day long I hear that Clark wants to do it by himself. "fyfelf, mom. fyfelf." So...without further ado, here it is...

Terrible Twos by Plum Dumpling Designs

Here's a little inspiration from The Dumpling Gang and from the ScrapMatters CT. I guess temper tantrums are a pretty common experience!!

I made little postcards from this kit to mail out as a thank you for Clark's 2nd birthday party.
There are so many more too! I wasn't able to feature them all. You'll find no shortage of inspiration in the ScrapMatters gallery! Although something tells me that you have the perfect pics that are all the inspiration you need.

Finally, I've also made a little freebie add on for you! Click on the image to dowload.

Enjoy and have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Daily Download - COMING SOON!

Woo hoo! WM[squared] Designs, Alamama's Pressed Petals, Trixie Scraps, Haynay Designs and Plum Dumpling Designs are happy to bring you a Daily Download! Featuring hybrid printables from Geeky Diva Designs."Get a Move On" is seriously cute and takes all the ouch out of moving (or at least scrapping the pictures)! Mark your calendars! You won't want to miss a day of this!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

And now...

A big thank you to all of you who applied to be on my CT. I was overwhelmed by the response, and had a tough time narrowing down my final picks. I'm so excited to work with these wonderful scrappers! We'll also be featuring some guest CT members along the way, so stay tuned. Come back Friday to see some of the wonderful inspiration my new team has for you with the release of my new kit - yep - a NEW kit!! Woo hoo!

Friday, September 18, 2009

New Release: Chatter

I am so excited to have something new in the shop today - even if it is an old participation prize! If you didn't have a chance to attend the speed scrap (like me) you can pick this little gem up in my shop. I can see myself using these little bits in so many ways!

Chatter by Plum Dumpling Designs

And one last plug...today is the last day of my CT Call if you are interested!

Enjoy and have a lovely weekend!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

September QPE Starts Monday

I'm so excited to see what you create with this awesome kit by Britt-ish Designs!! Be sure to check her blog for the freebie too in case you didn't pick it up the first time around back in June!

Friday, September 11, 2009

CT Call!!

I know I have been off the radar for a few weeks, but I promise that I have been busy! I'm ready to make myself official and have a CT Call!

I'm looking for a team of positive, happy people who love hybrid and digi-scrapping. In return for your hard work, I will pay you with full access to my store. Please email me (plumdumpling.ctcall at gmail dot com) with a short bio, a link to your blog, a link to your most complete gallery, and a list of your current creative teams. Emails should be received on or before September 18th!

I am also looking for a Creative Team Leader who would have some additional responsibilities, but no LO requirements. If you are interested, please indicate that in your email.

Can't wait to hear from you!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

August LOs

I can't believe how quickly August came and went! I guess that happens. I didn't have nearly as much creative time this month, but I did make serious progress on decluttering and organizing my schedule. Hopefully this will free up more time, that's the goal, right?!


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