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CT Spotlight on Romajo

Hello, my name is Marieke, also known as Romajo. I am the Ma part of my nickname and I’m happily married (12.5 years already on October 12th, yay) to the Ro part. We have a 10 years old daughter, the Jo part! I am 38 years old and live in a small town in the middle of the Netherlands.
I heard about With Love Studio in February 2012, when I started on the personal CT of FranB Designs. In April of that year I also started as a CT member of the complete shop. And 2.5 years later I’m still here. I love this community and there are so many great designers to work with.
Last January I heard the CT manager had to stop her work due to personal circumstances. I was surprised when the shop owners asked me (me, you know, that little girl form Holland, who failed her final exam for English…) to be the new leader. Of course I was honored to be asked and hardly had to think about it… So in February I started as the new manager. I really love doing it and to be part of the community even more. I love to see the CT members grow as artists, I love to encourage them (well, I hardly have to do that. They all have their own strength, showing all the great goodies in their personal way).
Besides being the CT manager I love to scrap. And since I’m unemployed at the moment (lost my job about 18 months ago and still haven’t found something new) I have plenty of time to do so. The layout showing is something I tend to do a lot lately: 1 photo at the lower left corner, some paint or splatter under it, a mat and some papers stacked and tilted at the right. I try to use some clusters as well, I love flowers, leaves and banners to do that. For this page I used the October XOXO Collab: Autumn Spice. And I played around with the saturation and coloring of the photo as well.
If there’s anything you’d like to know about me or the CT, you can always send me a personal message here at With Love Studio.

And my page:

“BERRY” NEW Releases this week!!

If you haven’t noticed lately it seems like our designers are all collaborating together on their newest kit releases. Last month we seemed to have a trend of OWLS popping up in a lot of kits. Well this week it seems we have berries. LOL! None of these trends have been intentional and the designers haven’t been collaborating with each other or having special behind the scenes cyber parties without us (or at least I don’t think they have been partying without me), so it’s just all a fun joke around our shop right now.  Anyway, this week we have 2 kits out by 2 different designers featuring berries in them. See if you can spot the kits and don’t forget to check back next week to see what similarities we might have in the shop by accident. LOL!

 

New Releases!




and this kit didn’t make it into the newsletter this week, but it’s new from Ousia Studio, so don’t miss it:

 

Sneak Peek Thursday!

This week I have 3 sneak peeks at what is coming to our shops tomorrow, check it out and see if you can spot any similarities in the kits. I’ll be back tomorrow to reveal the full kit previews and tell you about those similarities.

 

October 2014 Featured Designer: Chunlin Designs

Some of the most breathtaking designs at With Love Studio can be found in this month’s featured designer’s store.  Her designs are gentle, whimsical, and beautiful.  To celebrate being the featured designer this month, Chunlin Designs store is 40% off all month long!

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Let’s get to know Chantal a bit better before taking a look at her featured kit.

1. Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from, where do you live, do you have another career? Any other exciting info or dark secrets you’d like to share?

Hi, my name is Chantal and I live in Belgium with my hubby Marc, our 2 wonderful girls: Anouk Qiao (14 almost 15) and Lian Chunlin (12 almost 13) and our family dog named Fu (good-fortune in Chinese). You’ll see him occasionally in the gallery… He’s the sweetest, most depending and gorgeous dog there is. And yes, not really happy about it but I have a full-time job as an office manager in a window factory.

No dark secrets but … I’m so weak when it comes to candy and sweets! I buy them for my kids (that’s what I say anyway) and when they are asleep, I’m sneaking into the kitchen and … I’m the one eating most of them! Funny thing is, my girls know that … and we all laugh about it… and I buy some more….

2. What is your background in designing? How did you start?

I discovered digital scrapbooking back in 2007 when searching a way to make my girls lifebooks. It quickly became a real addiction and I have been scrapping ever since. I made my first baby steps as a designer in June 2008 when I released my first freebie, a little compilation of word art I made for a challenge. I needed a background for my preview and created my very first paper… I totally loved the new world opening to me… I was hooked!

3. What is your newest (or featured) kit – tell us about it:  "Leave Me Breathless"

It’ s a nice kit with a wonderful Autumn colour palette and some really cute little hand drawn ellies.
This kit is all about the little moments in our lives, you know when something happens and for a few seconds (or more), it leaves you breathless. That moment, right there is so worth remembering! I hope this kit will help you scrap some of your breathless moments. My favourite quote is " Moments, This is one. This right here, right now, is definitely a moment". I just love the power coming from it.

4. What is your favorite thing to do besides scrapbooking or designing?

The one thing I really, really like to do is to TRAVEL. I just love to discover new places & meet new people, go places I never went before. I love to go on a city trip, or a vacation, travel to distant places, or just around the corner. I love every little trip we take as a family, with the car or with the plane, sleeping under the stars or in a classy hotel.

5. Tell us what your perfect birthday would be like!

A trip to …. big surprise! You know, getting up in the morning and not having a clue where you will have dinner at night! Paris, London, Prague…. anywhere… that sounds wonderful to me. Of course I’ll have my computer with me… with the latest version of photoshop, LOL.

6. Got any hints for us on what we’ll see from you in the future?

I have a new wacom tablet and I need to practice my pen tool so I’ll say: doodles! Oh, and my own handwriting from time to time, and more brush work…

7. How much will your store be on sale for during your featured month?

40% OFF until (Inter)National Scrapbooking Day on November 1st.

As you can tell, Chantal is as lovely as her designs!  Speaking of her designs, it’s time to look at her newest kit: “Leave Me Breathless.”  The elements have that bit of autumn set in a gentle color palette with gorgeous papers!

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Chantal created this stunning freebie for me to share with you exclusively on the blog.  I hope you take time to go by Chunlin Designs’ store this month.  You’ll be glad you did!

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DOWNLOAD HERE

~Susan~

New Releases

This week we have a few new releases for you. Check out what is new.

New Releases!


October 2014 XOXO Collab: Autumn Spice

Can you feel the change in the air?  A certain crispness that has been missing for a while?  Do you love the scent of pumpkin spice and apple cider?  Do you marvel at the beauty painted across a mountain range when the leaves turn many different colors?  If your answer was yes to any of those questions then you should check out this month’s XOXO Collab: Autumn Spice.  It is a rich gorgeous kit that lends itself to stunning layouts.  You still have two days to snag it for 35% off!

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The WLS Creative team got to work with this kit and I can’t wait to share their inspiration with you!138-0929-03WGG_zpsc3a23668OFE_tree1-email_zpsae0260e3BD-OctoberLovelyColors2autumnspiceoct-collab-chxoxocollab-autumn-spice-Autumn

This is making me long to take a weekend trip up through the Ouachita Mountains in Arkansas here in a few weeks when the leaves begin to change.  Where I live in Texas we just don’t see the same color changes.  Seems like a good excuse for a road trip doesn’t it?

Remember if you make a layout this month with the XOXO Collab you can use it in the XOXO Collab Challenge!  Play along in the challenges to earn points toward a gift certificate to be used in the WLS Store!

I look forward to seeing your lovely layouts in the challenge and in the gallery!  Happy Fall everyone!

~Susan~

Lovely Layouts from September!

Last month our gallery was filled with so many lovely layouts is was hard to choose just a few to spotlight. Before we announce our WINNER for September though we want to share the layouts we spotlighted in our random winner challenge.

Get ready by BarbaraJ

Vintage Wedding by cinmcw

Family Ties by ccbrntt

Fall In Love by Vanessagayle

 

Sunset by Kaytea:

Documented by Tammy:

Girls by jmzumer:

Oldtimer by alya63:

by robinoes66

by vanessagayle:

By Ayla:

By Callaluna:

By RobinSismai:

By Annet83:

 

And the lucky WINNER is…………

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New Releases this week 10/3/14

Here are the new releases this week. Be sure to pick up your favorites while they are on sale this weekend!

New Releases!




Sneak Peeks for the week!

WOW! October has started off as a very busy month for our designers. We have a great new collab and many new releases coming your way this week. You will not want to miss our sales this month either. Just lots going on so be sure to check out our newsletter this Friday to get all the news, but just to tease you a little we have a a little peek of what is coming Friday!

 

October New Releases!!

Fall into October with these great new releases coming to our shop today!

October Lovely Colors!



XOXO Collab!

Featured Designer!