CT Spotlight Week 1 - and a Freebie!

Hello all! As promised last week, I'm back today with our first installment of the CT Spotlight! I'm so excited to bring you my CT Spotlight. I just held a CT Call back in the end of December - I first posted at DST and Scrapable and I had so many replies that I didn't even get a chance to post it on my blog. I can't believe how many fabulous girls I added to my team. And they've been soooo hard at work creating so many fantastic layouts, they're overloading the galleries with them!

First of all I'd like to say that today is Wipe Out Wednesday at Scrapable. I have 4 products in
the Wipe Out $1 sale today, including 2 products that were previously in my January Grab Bag! Head on over to the Wipe Out Wednesday category to check out my $1 products and also the other designs (including our spolighted CT member's!)

Now, onto business!

Today for the first CT Spotlight I'm spotlighting Jaya. Jaya happens to be a very good friend of mine, so when she asked to join my CT I was surprised and thrilled at the same time. Jaya is also a designer, she designs under JayaPrem's Hangout so you may just know her! Anyway, onto her spotlight!

I asked Jaya a series of questions and here's how she answered!

Tell me a little bit about yourself -

My name is Jaya I am from India but residing in US now. I am SAHM of one naughty little monster, Harish and wife to Prem. My son going to be 4 this year. He is my inspiration for scrapping and everything. I have a Post graduate degree in Environmental Science and worked for 3 years as a Medical Transcriptionist before getting married and moving to US. I came across digital scrapping while searching for scrap supplies online, saw a digital site and got hooked instantly.

So how long have you been digital scrapbooking?

I have been digital scrapping for 2 years now.

Did you ever do any traditional paper scrapbooking? What made you switch? Do you still do any paper scrapbooking?


Do you have any other hobbies?

I love to read, listen to music and cook. Though now I don't find time from playing with my son
to read. But, since he loves music we get to hear plenty of it

What do you find yourself scrapbooking the most - your kids, pets, significant other, family, etc?

Mostly my son, but some times other things like the places we visited etc

What couldn't you live without when you make a layout? For example, undo, a certain element, a program, etc?

If I could I would use flowers and strings in all my layouts. I LOVE them.

Do you gravitate towards any certain color or style when you make a layout?

I used to love dark and bright colors, but it has changed now. I don't really have a style. I just do what I like and what makes me happy.

Do you do anything on the side, such as designing, designer services, scrap-4-hire? Don't forget to include a link or something so we can pay you a visit!

Yep, I design digital scrap kits. It has been just over a year since I started designing. Right now I am designing exclusively at Scrapable. My store link - http://www.scrapable.net/shop/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=73

Where's your blog?

JayaPrem's Hangout - http://scraps-by-jayaprem.blogspot.com/

Who's your favorite designer (other than Pixiemama)? Give them a plug - include a link to their shop!

I have many favorite designers. One is Inspiredbydominic Designs, who is also my very good friend. I just love her stuff. She creates kits with so much attention and her quality is awesome.
Her store link - http://www.scrapable.net/shop/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=71

Tell us one thing about yourself that very few people know.

I am afraid of cats because of a childhood incident.

Tell us one thing about yourself that is unique or weird.

My big toe on both feet are not straight, they are tilted abt 30 degrees towards inside.

What's your favorite layout that you've made?

One of recent favorite layout is this one because, my DH and myself don't always get a chance to be in the pic together. So this one is special. http://www.scrapable.net/galleries/showphoto.php?photo=16845&ppuser=1152

Give us a link to a layout of yours that has very few comments so we can leave you a little love.


Here are a few of Jaya's wonderful layouts she has created for me. To see even more layouts by Jaya, including some with Tiffany's products, visit her gallery here.

Go leave her some love on her layouts, in her store and in our good friend Tiffany's store as well! Currently, Tiffany also has something going on at DST, and well all over - if you make a donation to the relief effort in Haiti to a reputable organization and send her a copy of your donation receipt (with all private information blacked out or deleted) she will send you a coupon for 50% of your donation - for example, donate $10 and receive a $5 coupon for her shop.

Here's the link to the thread at DigiShopTalk where you can find all the necessary information from Tiffany herself! Please donate - the minimum amount that can be donated to the Red Cross is $10 and think of not only what you could receive from Tiffany's shop, but all the help you will bring to others who are in desperate need of some help! I really hope you will give it some thought!

And now for those of you who have been waiting...a freebie! This freebie frame cluster comes to you today courtesy of me, made from elements from a new kit I have coming out this Friday at Scrapable - a Project 365 kit. I started the P365 journey the beginning of this year and it's been so rewarding, I'm not only capturing everyday memories but I'm also getting to know my camera better and my photographs have improved. I had so much fun making this kit, it was a real labor of love and I'm so happy with the results!

Click on the image to be taken to Mediafire where you can download this fabulous freebie frame cluster! (Say that 5 times fast!) It's the perfect addition to your next Project 365 or Project 52 layout!

EDIT: For all of you that the freebie did NOT work for, it should work now. If it doesn't, please email me at pixiemamadesigns@hotmail.com and I'll figure out a way to send it to you! Sorry for the inconvenience!

Now don't forget to head on over to DST and Tiffany's and Jaya's shops - and DONATE! You have no idea how much hope and compassion you will bring to these poor folks and their families suffering among the rubble! Enjoy your freebie!


  1. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the CraftCrave DigiFree search engine today (look for timestamp: [20 Jan 03:56am GMT]).

  2. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Jan. 20, 2010. Thanks again.

  3. CA-UTE Cluster Tish!!!

    I think that the CT- Spot light is a fantastic idea!!!!

  4. Thank you for the template and your cluster frame is so cute, but when I download it, I get a CRC error when unzipping. I don't know what that means, but the png is fuzzy at the bottom with hot pink all across for some reason. :( I tried downloading in IE8, Firefox and Opera, but the same results each time. Thanks anyway. :)

  5. I'm fixing this as I type this and I'll keep testing until I get it to work! So sorry folks!!