Friday, December 11, 2009

If you haven't gotten it yet, the Daily Download has been extended another day!  You can pick this one up until sometime tomorrow evening!

Have a beautiful weekend!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Shout Out!

Big Shout Out to Lisa/SparkysGirl who's layout "Loving Gratitude" was featured at FaithSisters in their  "Made You Look Monday" Section!!!!

She'll receive a $2.00 gift certificate to the store!

Have your layouts using Dancing Princess Designs been recognized or published?  Let us know, and YOU can receive a gift certificate too!!

Just email me at

and provide a link so I can post it here on the blog and everyone can go and leave you some LOVE!
Congratulations, Lisa!  An honor WELL deserved!

Today is the LAST DAY to register for Along The Way!

Today's the last day!
Sign up for the class at

You'll learn bunches of new techniques, and you'll receive goodies!
Check out this Exclusive Kit you'll can only get it HERE!

Can't wait to see you there....HURRY!  Registration closes soon!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New Class! Registration closes Sunday

I am offering a new class at Scrapbook Dimensions Magazine!
You'll be able to finish an album before Christmas, as well as learn new techniques and principles of design.
Check it out HERE

Saturday, November 7, 2009

DSD Sale and Challenges at GDS!

Just dropping in to tell you that has some Fabulously FUN Challenges this weekend in celebration of Digital Scrapbooking Day!  That's not all...the store is also 50% off TODAY ONLY!  (and as always, spend $10 and get the GORGEOUS GDS Designers Collab "Gratitude" for FREE!)

My DSD challenge this weekend is called:

Make Mine a get a mini kit to create a layout with...what's the catch?  You have to use EVERY PIECE!  Get more details HERE

Hope to see you there!!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

We're Havin' a Party!!!

Head on over to GDS....gonna be tons of fun!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sweet N' Spunky In the Store and a Freebie with Purchase!


Sweet N' Spunky is in the store!

It's on sale 20% off for two weeks, but that's not all!!

Buy Sweet N' Spunky during November, and get the Stacked Page Starters for FREE!  As soon as your order comes through, I'll send you a coupon!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Last Minute Halloween Freebie!

Want a fun, cute, easy Halloween Hybrid project? Check out this cute video and Complimentary Template Download (plus bonus)!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Endearing Brag Book Exchange

Want a beautiful album full of gorgeous baby themed pages? 
 Wouldn't a brag book of baby themed pages be the perfect gift or precious album to keep for yourself!

Here's the perfect opportunity! 
Endearing is being featured in this brag book exchange!

Create at least one, and up to three brag book pages using
The Endearing Kit
and receive these two brag book pages by me, as well as all the other participating pages!

BUT, if you use another piece of the series (styles, wordart, clusters, or alpha), you'll ALSO get these fantastic coordinating
Endearing Watercolor Solids!
They're perfect for soft, sweet baby pages!

The collection is on sale through November 11th!
Hope to see you there!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Email is working again!


My email is working again!

I also have "revealed" the Endearing Grab Bag!

Check out what was inside!


They're all 20% off in the store right now!

I've also added some products to clearance, where you can get 50% off!

P.S. Stay tuned for lots of new and exciting things happening in the Kingdom of Dancing Princess!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

New things happening!

If you need to reach me and you can't at jenn AT dancingprincessdesigns DOT com, email majicas AT msn DOT email will be down for a couple of days while we make some exciting changes!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Dancing Princesses are at it AGAIN!

For those who don't know, the Dancing Princess Royalty (CT) have a new Team Blog....and they are making it one rockin' spot!

Check out the first of many challenges that was posted this week!  Participants will receive goodies and the satisfaction of completing a fabulous page!

YOU can check it out HERE

And not any less exciting is my new KIT in the store:

It has a great introductory price so don't wait to go check it out!

Leave me a comment here on my blog telling me where YOUR Quiet Place is, and be entered to win it!
Be sure and check back on Monday (Oct 19) when I'll announce the winner!

Friday, October 9, 2009

This Just In......

Dancing Princess Designs
has just added a fabulous GRAB BAG chock full of coordinating products to the store!  This 340 MB collection is a STEAL at $10.00 - 75% off the price of $40.00 to buy all the pieces individually....

....but before I forget, you'll also want to take advantage of my
beginning today, (October 9) and running through the 12th, you'll get an additional 40% off everything in my store!  That takes the total on this gorgeous grab bag down to $6.00 if you buy before midnight on monday!

This grab bag will disappear at Midnight on the 15 of October when all of the products will be revealed and added to the store individually.

Included in this Endearing Collection are:
1 full sized kit
2 Alphas
1 7 piece Cluster Set
1 8 piece Word Art Set
and 3 New PS Layer Styles

Thanks for looking and be sure to check out our new Dancing Princess Creative Kingdom!  You'll find Inspiration, Challenges, and Freebies there!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Hey Friends!! New CT Blog, freebie and Scrapping Simply GC Winner!!

Hi there!

What a week!  What a month!  It's getting busier all the time!

I have exciting news!  The Dancing Princess Royalty have created a Team Blog where they'll be posting awesome inspirations, freebies, info, updates and MORE!

You MUST bookmark this site and add it to your Feeds! 

You can find it HERE

Cat from Spoiled Sisters Scraps has put together an ADORABLE Brag Book album, using the latest release Angels Among's a must have!

Also we have a winner!!!!

Scrapping Simply has allowed me to award a $25 Gift Certificate for their printing services (oh, and their prints are BEAUTIFUL!).

Our winner (pulled from the masses of email, newsletter subscribers, blog commentors, Facebook Fans and Twitter Followers) is.....................................

emauldin, one of DPD's Newsletter Subscribers!!!!  Big Congrats, and you'll be receiving an email shortly with your Gift Certificate info!

Have a beautiful day, and keep your eyes peeled......something BIG is on the horizon!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

October Blog Train Time!!

It's finally here!  October 1st kids can start talking about halloween without mommy loosing her mind, the air smells crisp, and the BLOG TRAIN BEGINS!!!!

Here is the slide show for the whole dealio!

.....ok, so I haven't been able to get the link for the whole dealio to work, so here's a link you can GO TO to see the whole dealio.....

Click HERE

Here's my part:

While I'm at it, I wanna tell you that the Scrapping Simply Drawing Winner will be announced tomorrow, and that there's a BIG sale in about a week in my store to celebrate the 1st anniversary of my store opening at GDS! Wahoooo!!!

Choo choo....all aboard the blog train!  Whoot whooot! If you find some aren't posted yet, don't panic!  Everyone's in different time zones and will get them up asap :-)

There are just over 100 designers who've whipped up some Autumn goodness for your scrapping pleasure!  You can visit the Blog Train Blog HERE

*TotallyD Designs:
*Kiss This Designs:
*AnDi Designs:
*Captivated Visions:
*Rustic Charm Creations:
*TMA Designs:
*Pink Peacock:
*Kalo Designs:
*Christie Lemmon Designs:
*Rosey Posey Studio:
*GET Designs:
*Trish H. Designs:
*Krazy Mary:
*Fishbowl Designs:
*Kat's Creations:
*RebeccaPSP Designs:
*StrawBeary Designs:
*Jeanne Marie's Scraps:
*Heather Manning:
*Delicious Scraps:
*Heather Hill Designs:
*Barb Speck:
*Creative Victorian Designs:
*mITSYBELLE Designs:
*Designs By Sassy:
*Dorky Mommy Designs:
*Gabby Palmer Digitals:
*Designs by Laura:
*Cyndi Wetmiller, Wetfish Designs:
*Pretty Pixels:
*Pixiemama Designs:
*MoonChylde Creations:
*December Daydream:
*Charlie's Digiscraps:
*Lorie M Designs:
*You Are HERE------>Dancing Princess Designs:
*Red Ivy Design:
*Mad Genius Designs:
*Lily Rose Scraps:
*Scrappin' Page Designs:
*DIGI_licious Designs:
*Misty O'Brien Designs:
*Albina Design:
*Creations By Rachael:
*Digital Artistry by Nicole:
*Smooth Sailing Designs:
*Northern Lights Designs:
*cpz designs:
*Design by Anita:
*Simply Susan Godfrey:
*Designs by Jen Yurko:
*Stacey Thomas:
*Mels World:
*Rachael Hudnall:
*Graham Like the Cracker:
*Wyld Web Designs:
*MoonIsGone Designs:
*Girlboheme Studio's:
*Lizard Dau Designs:
*Vonnies Digiworld:
*SandEz Creationz:
*shanmomto4 designs:
*Gone Scrappin Designs:
*Jennifer Fox Designs:
*Brandy Designs:
*danimoy designs:
*Sara Ellis:
*SuzyQ Scraps:
*Digiscrapping with Debbers:
*ViVa Artistry:
*Twin Mom Scraps:
*Robyn Pali Designs:
*Eva Marina Scraps:
*Jewel Scraps:
*AliSarah Designs
*Digi Designz:
*Christy Skaggs:

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!  It's a beautiful collaboration!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Angels Among Us

Round 3 of the Supreme Team Contest at GDS is underway, and the kit for this round is one of mine!  I just love these colors!

Dedicated to the friends who stand in as angels on our behalf, Angels Among Us is a unique and cozy collection. 
Warm rust, earth, and grey-blues bring thoughts of comfort and kindness to mind.  Perfect for pages about your angels; big or small,
boy or girl, there's something here for everyone.

Angels contains 13 12x12 papers created at 300 ppi for optimum printing quality, and 50 elements.

You can get it on sale at GDS right now!

The contest is still going on to win a $25 Gift Certificate to Scrapping Simply, so you can get your pages printed!  Leave a comment on the blog, join my facebook fans, follow me on twitter, BLOG about it on YOUR blog...there are bunches of ways you can enter to win!

There's also a new Mix and Match Collab at can check it out here

Friday, September 4, 2009

Party, sales, coupons, free stuff....'nuf said

Click HERE to find out how to get "a little bit of bliss" for FREE!!! And at GDS the coordinating "bliss" and "more bliss" are 50% off!

Also, the Scrapping Simply Gift Certificate giveaway has been extended til the end of the month. Check the previous post for info on ALL the WAYS you can enter to win!

Big 3rd Birthday Celebration going on this weekend over at! Lots of fun crops, chats, speed scraps, freebies and prizes...plan to check in frequently over the weekend! OH! And did I mention that there's a sale??? Does 50% off do it for ya?

Make those $$$ stretch even farther! Spend $10 in the store this month in a single order and get this GORGEOUS Designer collab for FREE!! Yep, for free.
And take advantage of this months special in my store....

Hope you all have a beautiful Labor Day weekend!

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Oh my goodness, you're going to LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!

Can you BELIEVE that! And I'll vouch for the quality...the prints I had done were GORGEOUS!!! Check it will not want to miss this sale!

In DPD news.....

We have two wonderful new CT Members and will have a year packed with fantastic Guest CT Members as well!

We'd like to welcome Ruth who also goes by Ruth811 or graciesmommy, and Amy aka kcsimpsons99. We're so excited to have these ladies on the team, and look forward to their beautiful art!

Take advantage of the fabulous Scrapping Simply sale TODAY!!! You will not see a better deal!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Find some Bliss, a Giveaway, a Contest, and MORE!

Bliss has finally made is way into the store! Bliss and More Bliss were
inspired by the Joseph Campbell quote, which reads,

"Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls."

Bliss has been a labor of love. Happy colors and detailed elements co-exist in a collection that will be an inspired choice for many uses, both f
or layouts and hybrid projects. Bliss and More Bliss can be found at, and are on sale!

You'll also want to head on over to Scrapbook Dimensions Magazine on September 1st, where another piece of the Bliss Series will be featured as the Download of the Month along with some coordinating Quickpages...yep, you can download them for FREE!

Do you like free stuff? Do you want to WIN?
At Dancing Princess Desig
ns, we strive to bring you excellence
in imagination and quality. It stands
to reason that you'd want to
preserve those memories on paper, at t
he best quality possible. But printing your pages can be a financial burden, especially at some of the prices listed out there for a 12x12 print.
What to do?

I recently came across this fantastic site called Scrapping Simply. I was suitably impressed by the pricing list....(you can check it out by clicking the graphic).

WOW, I thought....those are amazing prices! But are their prints any good? Well, you know I had to find out! I had five 12x12 prints made.....again WOW! They were true to the color on my monitor, they were GORGEOUS, they were PERFECT! And at $1.99 for a 12x12 print! (NO that is NOT a typo!) Well, I HAD to spread the word! Chari, over at Scrapping Simply has given me a $25 gift certificate to Scrapping Simply to give away, so you can try them out yourself! There are several ways you can enter: (for all of these, you need to either leave the link in a comment on my blog, or email me a link at contact AT dancingprincessdesigns DOT com) The more things you do, the more entries you'll have!
*Blog about the giveaway
*Put it on your Facebook Wall

*Become a Dancing Princess Designs Fan on Facebook

*Tweet about it
*Any purchase in my store (Aug. 25-31, 2009) automatically qualifies for an entry.
*Sign up for the DPD Newsletter

*Leave a comment on MY blog telling me which of my kits you like the best
*Attend the Scrap N' Chat at on Wednesday, Aug. 26th, 12 noon EST
*I will consider ALL other creative attempts to get the word out about this amazing site! (email me and tell me what you did!) Winner will be selected by the Custom Random Number Generator on Monday, August 31, 2009 at midnight, and announced on Tuesday September 1st.

Tomorrow is the Scrap N Chat at GDS...all participants get a posting bonus, and are entered to win a $5.00 gift certificate.

Also, coming up on the 2nd of September is the Fabulous Supreme Team VIII Contest at! Masses of creative minds will compete for one of 12 positions on this elite team, narrowed down through 4 weeks of competition. Do you have what it takes? Each round gets a free kit provided by one of the designers at the site (including me!) so what do you have to lose? Sign up HERE! YOU could be on the next Supreme Team!

Last but not least, I want to leave you with a little bit of the form of a FREEBIE!

Download HERE
Link will only be good for 72 hours.

P.S. The newsletter went out today with lots of fabulous stuff in it that you don't want to miss! If you haven't signed up yet, find the "subscribe" button on the top right of this page and DO IT!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Speed Scrap Tomorrow!!

Speed Scrap tomorrow at GDS in the forum at 9 pm EST!
Get your fix...(I know I will!!)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Tips & Tricks from the Trenches by Liz

Hey Happy Scrappers! I have a treat for you today!
If you'd like to get fantastic info like this regularly, sign up for the
Dancing Princess Designs Newsletter

Tips and Tricks from the Trenches

Hi There Scrappers!
Liz (elenasworld) here.

If you are like me, then your scrapping skills exceed your photography skills.
No matter how much my hubby tries to teach me about aperture, shutter speed, and white balance, well, I just want to take some photos. It does irk me that he can take a dozen photos and have 10 great ones, but I compensate for my lack of skills using Photoshop and my scrapping skills.

I would like to share with you a few of my favorite tricks I have learned along the way in my scrapping journey. Photographers might shutter – oops, shudder (lol), but they work for me and free up my time to work on my scrapping. (I will start off by saying that I use PhotoShop, but some of these tips may translate easily into other scrapping programs)


I learned this tip early on from Misty Cato when I was new to digi-scrapping and still trying to figure out how to move layers around and resize my elements without distorting the image (FYI, in Photoshop, just hold down the SHIFT key while you are moving the bounding box – it keeps your proportions)

If you have a photo you love, but is just a little too dark for you, this tip might work.

  • Open your photo in a new document
  • Duplicate your photo layer
  • Change the blending mode of your duplicate photo layer to “SCREEN” (be sure you have your LAYERS window open. The default is set at NORMAL). Your image will probably look too light now;
  • Simply adjust the OPACITY slider down (to the left) until you like what you see
  • If you image still appears dark after setting the duplicate photo layer to SCREEN, duplicate the layer again and adjust the opacity as needed

At most, I will duplicate my photo layer twice, set to screen.
If this doesn't work for you, just play around with the other blending modes

One thing to note, when your image or element is too dark for your needs, you can also go to
IMAGE > ADJUST > HUE SATURATION (you will see Hue, Saturation, and Lightness)
If you adjust the lightness this way, you will tend to lose image quality and everything will look washed out, like a favorite t-shirt laundered hundreds of times.

I love this photo, but there are lots of shadows and their faces seem too dark. The image below is how the image looks, utilizing the quick and easy trick of using SCREEN to lighten the photo.


One of my favorite photo adjustment techniques is to apply a soft brown tint
I use this on at least half of my photos when scrapping.

  • Open your photo in a new document
  • Duplicate your photo layer
  • Set your foreground color to a medium brown color (I always use the eyedropper tool and click on my daughter's hair to get the brown I like)
  • Make sure your duplicate photo layer is active /the layer you are working on
  • Go to IMAGE > ADJUSTMENTS > HUE / SATURATION, (In addition to the three sliders: Hue, Saturation, and Lightness you will see in the bottom Right Hand Corner a box that says “Colorize”
  • Click the “Colorize” box (this will change your duplicate photo layer to a brown image)

Here is my colorized photo

Now, here is where the real fun starts

Your colorized photo layer will be on top of your original photo layer
Change the blending mode to “Soft Light”

The key is to have fun: play around with the blending modes, the opacity levels
Don't be afraid to try things out (remember you can always undo)
You might be surprised and have a happy accident that you love and will want to repeat again and again
(I actually stumbled on this technique when I was trying to get a sepia effect. I had too much brown, and was trying to tone it down. What I found was a great, easy way to bring out some awesome highlights in my photo without having to do too much).


Sometimes you have a great photo, but maybe it is not quite as sharp as you would like, or maybe there is a little bit of jitter – this happens to me a lot! I can't always tell that I am not in focus, until I look at my photos on my computer screen. Using blending modes and some of your digi-papers can give you some great results!

Here are some fun things you can try out.

Example One

Original photo
photo layered above Butterfly Heaven paper
photo layer changed to multiply
Texturized photo
Example Two

background paper layered above photo layer
background changed to color burn
you get a different feel, depending on the background paper you chose
paper from Butterfly Heaven
paper from Comfort and Joy
Example Three
background paper layered above photo layer
background layer changed to soft light
paper from Dance in the Rain
Example Four
background paper layered above photo layer
background paper changed to overlay
paper from Face the Sun

These are just a few ideas of ways to add some texture to your photos
You can get different effects by layering the photo above the paper, or having it below the paper
You can adjust the opacity levels or even combine several different adjustment layers
The possibilities are endless
Why not give it a try

Thanks Liz, for the AWESOME Tips & Tricks! Can't wait until next time!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Wahooo! Newsflash....

Hello everyone!

Hope today is finding you well!

I'm looking for some Creative Genius! If that's you, please apply to the
Dancing Princess Designs Creative Team!

This month, all of my page kits are on sale 35% off at GoDigitalScrapbooking! AND if you make a purchase of $10 or more, you'll receive this fabulous GDS Designer Collab kit
My Whimsical World for free!!!

It looked so cute, I had to jump in and play with it! A total departure from my usual style, this doodly kit was SO MUCH FUN to play with!

So head on over and check it out! AND keep your eyes peeled for the
Mid Month can pick and chose your pieces from all contributing designers to customize your own Mega Kit!

I also have some great news...if you're a digiscrapper, well if you're ANY KIND of scrapper, you'll want to check out Scrap N' Win. You enter your layouts and at the end of the month, judges award a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize in Traditional, Digital, and Card Making Categories. This month, Dancing Princess Designs is the sponsor of the Digital Category! The 1st place winner will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the DPD store, 2nd place $10, and 3rd place $5.

The August Principles + Elements of Design Challenge has been posted at GDS! This month is all about Texture! Participants get all kinds of goodies! This layout was posted by RN_Meow aka Cat of the DPD Creative Team....isn't it FABULOUS!

Check it out HERE, as well as other challenges posted at GDS this month! There are some GREAT ones....I've had to join in myself!

Other News? If you haven't already, sign up for Yahoo Group updates at GDS....You'll receive this cute little mini that One Memory At A Time, and Dancing Princess Designs collaborated on....for FREE, just for signing up! You can find the Yahoo button near the top of any GDS page!

Gosh, is there anything else to tell you? YES!!!

If you'd like to subscribe to my newsletter, you can email me at:

newsletter AT dancingprincessdesigns DOT com

Subscribers will be privy to all kinds of breaking info, as well as coupons, freebies, and specials ONLY for them! Also, the Dancing Princess Designs Creative Team will be searching the gallery for layouts using DPD products....and if your layout is picked to spotlight, you'll receive an EXTRA bonus...a Gift Certificate to the store!

OH! Become a Fan on Facebook! The latest news and coupons and specials will be posted there!
You can also Follow me on Twitter!
AND we've created a place in our DPD forum for all our friends to come and play!
Check it out HERE.

Thanks for being you, and Scrap Happy!