Saturday, 2 May 2015


Some of you may be wondering who Gloria is.  I consider her a dear friend and am very pleased to be part of a blog train in honour of this very special lady.  When I first joined the Design Team at Ivy Scraps, Gloria was immediately helpful and complimentary about my designs.  Her encouragement was so wonderful especially since this was my first (and only, come to that) venture into selling my designs.  Over the years I have come to know her as a kind and loving person who has a real gift for digital design (Designs by Gloria Val Verde).  The community at Ivy Scraps is a happy one and Gloria’s personality, talent, and helpfulness goes a long way to keeping it that way. 

This blog train, celebrating Gloria, stops 10 times for you to download a collection of beautiful designs.  Download my part and then follow the “track” below and stop at each of the remaining 9 stations.  J
The designer blogs participating in this blog-train are in several different time zones.  If you should find a blog that has not yet posted a gift for Celebrate Each Day, please return later and I'm sure you'll find a download link. 

Thursday, 30 April 2015


To celebrate National Scrapbooking Day, Ivy Scraps is having a store-wide, 3-day, 45% off sale.  That means that all those Minipixels, and most of my kits can be purchased for 55 cents.  That's VERY close to a freebie!!!   :)

Tuesday, 17 March 2015


St. Patrick’s Day is not very green in my part of the world.  Everything is white and cold as far as the eye can see.  However, I’ve made another quickpage using papers and elements from my Wearing of the Green kit available in my store at Ivy Scraps.  Wearing of the Green is available as 7 coordinating products all priced individually so that you can pick and choose what you want.  See the Featured Products section of the store to view all 7 items.  You’ll also find below a download link for 3 new papers and a couple of new clusters.  The quickpage preview shows an Irish blessing as part of the quickpage design but, in fact, I’ve included the blessing as a separate item in one of the download files so that you can add it if you wish.  J


Monday, 2 March 2015



Do you have photos of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations to scrap or love the color Green, then Wearing of the Green is the kit for you.  You will find elements, papers, and clusters in LilyBelle Designs store.  Wearing of the Green consists of 7 products, each priced at $1 so you can download only the parts you REALLY want.  Here are a couple of previews showing some of what is available.
For a closer, more detailed look at Wearing of the Green and the beautiful Spring Masks by Katlen Kreations, click HERE and then come back and download this free quickpage.

Monday, 16 February 2015


Happy belated Valentine’s Day everyone!  I’ve made a couple of quickpages using my kit, Treasures of the Heart which is still available in Ivy’s Store,
 (Click image for a closer look)
along with a few extra elements and papers that were designed for the original kit but never used.  I’m thinking you might like these extras as well. J  The download links for these freebies can be found here, on Ivy’s blog, in Ivy’s forum, and on the Ivy Scraps Facebook page. 

Download this quickpage in three size formats on Ivy’s blog
These papers you’ll find in the Freebies thread in Ivy’s forum
The extra elements and more papers can be downloaded from Ivy Scraps Facebook page
And this quickpage in three size formats can be downloaded right here …

Monday, 19 January 2015


Although many of my designs are still available through Ivy Scraps, I have officially retired.  I may, as the mood strikes me, offer a freebie or two here on my blog or through Ivy’s newsletter, blog, or Facebook page.  J  This winter-themed minikit with clusters and extra papers is my last kit and is available in Ivy’s store.  Until the end of this month (January, 2015) it’s free for those who participate in the Calendar and ATC challenges 

I’ve designed a quickpage in three size formats using the papers and elements in this kit as a gift for my blog readers.  You will notice that the preview of the 12 x 12 quickpage shows the “Snow Day” wordart as part of the page; however, this is for display purposes only.  I have included this word art as a separate element so that you may add it or not.  The choice is yours.  I’ve also included the clustering (slightly edited) I did for the quickpage as separate elements. 


Wednesday, 3 December 2014


The “Winter Wedding” kit previewed below is available for FREE to fans of Ivy’s Facebook page during the month of December.  The cluster sets are also FREE for participating in the ATC and Calendar Challenges hosted by Bernie in Ivy’s forum.  For the readers of LilyBelle Scraps, a quickpage in three size formats can be downloaded using the links at the end of this post.  J