Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Layout Inspiration Wednesday

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Wow! Where did this year go? I can’t believe we have reached the end of 2009 so quick. So here I am to offer one last LOTD Wednesday to all of you from A+ Designs gallery at Scrapbook Bytes. As I went browsing through her gallery I noticed something, where are all your layouts? Yes you our beloved readers and followers of A+ Designs? We know you are still out there. Come on and share your lovely inspiring layouts made with Mel’s kits! Head over to Scrapbook Bytes and upload them to Mel’s store gallery. Every Wednesday one of the CT’s browses through the gallery and picks a layout that snags their attention to feature here on the blog. We want to leave you lots of love and props for the wonderful creations you are making. Who knows you may even get a surprise from Mel.

So with that said, I went on the hunt today (well actually last night but that’s so you could be inspired today. I picked this layout by our own Livybug to share using Zesty Spice.

I love how she created her title and the bright fun colors of this kit make this a joy to look at.

Then this layout by Jenn using Sweet Dreams caught my attention too.

The clean lines and the precious cluster offset that adorable photo so well! It’s restful and sweet all in one!

I hope that these inspire you to try something new today and we look forward to seeing you share your creations too! Click on the images above to leave some well deserved love for Livybug and Jenn.

Susan aka IvoryKeys

Monday, December 28, 2009

Quickpage FREEbie!

Mel here bringing you today's freebie. I used the kit Come Boldly which will be added to my Scrapbook_bytes store soon! I hope everyone has a GREAT new year!

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Visit my SBB store here for some great Templistic pack added today!

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

FREEBIE posted to Newsletter Subscribers!

If you like this kit, then sign up for the newsletter and it's your FREE!

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

LOTD 12/23

Happy 2 days before Christmas, everyone! I'm back with a couple more beauties for your viewing pleasure ;o)

First is Grandma's Socks by darthchrista -

(Templistic: Kaboom & Fuzzy Socks by A+Designs)

I love the subject of this layout - it's adorable and what a wonderful memory to scrap about! You can feel the love in Christa's journaling and could there be a more perfect kit for this page?! I love all of the paper strips, how everything is sort of off-kilter, and those photos are just cute as can be! You did a wonderful job on this page, Christa - congrats!

Next is a layout by Talia (talwahfrench), called Joy -

(Christum - A+Designs)

First off, that photo just pulls at my heart strings! Everyone all together now....AWWWW!!! You can truly feel the joy and love in it - so sweet! I love the colors and simplicity of this layout with that fab paper wave on the left. This is definitely one to treasure, Talia :o) Thank you for sharing it with us! Please be sure you click through to the gallery to leave Christa & Talia some love on their fabulous pages!

Happy scrapping and happy holidays to you and yours!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

COUPONS????? What?

If you follow A+ Designs on Twitter and/or Facebook, you can get some COOL special coupons and gifts. Today's first coupon is awesome...check it out!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Monday Freebie Time!

Well, this will be my last Monday freebie post this year but don't worry, Aimee will have something for you next Monday and then it is a whole brand new year! I made you a quick page with the kit Tweedle Dee - it is a fun and whimsical kit with a bunch of great hand drawn nature elements. Check it out: Tweedle Dee

I did this layout for a challenge over at Scrapbook Bytes. It is a challenge called Scrapheap and it is sort of like a recipe challenge except the members suggest the different parts instead of just the host – pretty cool!

Here it is:

A  Designs Tweedle Dee - Page 001

And the quick page:

Tweedle Dee Quick Page

:: download here ::

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Christmas and I’ll see you in the new year!

50% off Sale and Speed Scrap Chat at SBB 8pm EST

Mel here bringing you news of a great sale and a fun time. Tonight I'll be hosting a speed scrap along wide Amy at SBB. Prizes and a good time are promised.

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday Freebie!

Hi, it's Olivia here, bringing you some freebies!

First, I have a beautiful WA using Je Vous Aime @ SBB.

And then another WA using Rosy Cheeks @ SBB.

And here they are!

Download here!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your freebie!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

LOTD 12/16

Hey everyone! Here are this week's LOTD -

Snow, by Talia (talwahfrench), using Christum , available at Scrapbook Bytes -

I love layouts that don't use photos and this one is just super gorgeous! I love the journaling because you can really feel the emotion behind it, the word art and the bit of bling are spectacular. Very well done! Congrats Talia!!

Next we have a layout by CT member Jan (IntenseMagic), called No More Clothes, also created with Christum -

First of all, I think the title of the page is adorable. My own kids are always less than thrilled with receiving clothes for Christmas, so this just makes me giggle. I think Jan did a wonderful job with her clustering and layering and I love the papers she chose for this layout. Great work, as always, Jan!!

Please be sure to click the images above and leave these ladies some well-deserved love! And check back next week to see who's fab layouts are featured - it could be one of yours! ;o) Happy scrapping!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

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For the 12 days Before CHrismtas I am sending a free kit plus coupons and other GREAT savings!

Monday, December 14, 2009

FREEBIE – Deck your blog

It’s looking a lot like Christmas everywhere you look.  Why not make your blog look festive too?  Mel let me make a blogwear set with her Christum kit to give away as a freebie to you, her fabulous fans.  I made this one more of a winter style so you can use it after the holidays have come and gone. 

Christumblogfreebie (600 x 600)

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Like what you see?  You can pick up this beautiful kit at her Scrapbook Bytes store.

I hope you enjoy this little gift and have a wonderful Christmas with your family!

Monday, December 7, 2009

It’s Monday freebie time again!

Okay, so it is a bit late but it is still technically Monday! This week I made a December desktop with Christum – it is a week into the month but if you are like me, November (or September in the case of my Mother-in-law) is still on your computer.

Here is the kit preview – isn’t it fabulous? You can get it now at Scrapbook Bytes – hurry too because it is currently on sale. Be sure to check out the rest of Mel's store while you are there because the grand opening sale is still on!

Christum PREVIEW

Here is the desktop I made. I did it for the Enchanted Studio Scraps desktop challenge using Amy from Starry Eyed Designs’ template.

1440 x 900 HH Desktop Christum

I also wanted to highlight the kit Whimsy because it is lovely! You can get it at Enchanted Studio Scraps and it is also on sale as are many of the other great kits in her store so check them out too!

Whimsy preview 600

Here is the layout I did with it and I made it into a quick page for you.

Whimsy #2 - Page 001

:: 1024 x 768 desktop ::
:: 1280 x 1024 desktop ::
:: 1440 x 900 desktop ::
:: Whimsy quick page ::

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

CT Quickpage Blog Train and SBB Grand Opening

Hop on board and help us celebrate the grand opening of A+ Designs store at SBB
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Now to start off this awesome QP train, Jenn has made the first for you.

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A+ Designs

Scrap for My Girls

Kerry's Scraps




Wednesday, December 2, 2009

LOTD 12/02

I have a couple of gorgeous layouts to showcase today, both by super-talented members of the A+Designs CT, and both using Mel's new Christum kit, available now at ESS for 60% off the regular price!

First up is a layout by Susan (IvoryKeys), called Winter Dreams -

Isn't it beautiful? I love that she created a winter page with this kit. The photo is just precious, her clustering and shadow work are phenomenal, the string of bling along the top is perfect - just an all-around lovely page.

Next is another lovely by Jenn (jenn33199), called Christmas is Here!

I love the way she layered her papers, the cluster frame and corner clusters and that fabulous word art she created. Definitely a page to get you in that Christmas state of mind :o) Wonderful work this week, ladies! Be sure you head to the gallery to leave Susan and Jenn some love on their pages :o) And if you would like a chance to have your layout featured on our blog, be sure you post the pages you create with A+Designs products to her gallery over at Enchanted Studio Scraps. You never know - I just might choose yours! Happy scrapping, everyone!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Happy Monday and Quickpage Freebie!

Good Morning and Happy Monday! :)

Mel has this goregous collab with Cindy Ritter, "Once Upon a Faiytale" available at ESS!

And just to nice, I have a FREE quickpage (12x12 AND 8x8) using the kit!

::DOWNLOAD HERE (4shared)::

Here's the layout that inspired the QP, "Do You Believe in Magic?"

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your freebie!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

LOTD 11/25

Hey everyone! Sorry I'm so late with this post. I've been having a heck of a time with my internet connection all day and am finally able to get online for more than 5 minutes without it freezing up on me. So lame!! So anyway, this week, both of the layouts I chose were made with Rosy Cheeks. First up is Snow Much Fun by aevans96 -

I love the overall composition of this page, the soft b&w photos with the colors of the kit, the paper strips, the shadows and title work with just the right amount of sparkle - it's perfect! Wonderful job on this :o)

Next is a page by CT member Kristy (scrapglass), called Snow Day -

What do I love about this layout? Let's start with the blocking - it looks awesome! Adorable photos, great word art, neat clustering, perfect paper choices. She really did an amazing job on this page. Great work, as usual, Kristy!! :o)

With Christmas coming up, are you on the lookout for a beautiful holiday kit? A+Designs has a BEAUTY for only $2.00 (60% off!!!) called Christum. Take a look at this!

Need to see it in action? Here's what I made with it -

I told you! A total steal for only $2.00 - pick it up at ESS today!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Monday - Freebie Quick Pages!!

It’s Monday again so I am here with some more quick pages! I chose an older kit Zoo-licious for the first one. Here is the preview – aren't the animals are cute? I love the zebra and the penguin the most. The colors are just perfect for zoo pictures too!

Here is the layout I made the quick page from.

:: download here ::

And the other is from the the newest kit Fuzzy Socks. Aren’t the colors the best?? I love the alpha too and the yummy fuzzy elements!

Here is the layout.

:: download here::

All my other freebie quick pages are still available so scroll down and pick them up! Also, make sure you are signed up for the newsletter for exclusive freebies and notice of the new releases!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Rosy Cheeks....CUTE!!

Have you seen Mel's new kit Rosy Cheeks?? It's a collab with Jeanette Bollinger! I love it....and it really gets me in the mood for Christmas! Go get it HERE! It's 50% off right now!

Here's what I did with it:

And of course, you get it too! :) Download HERE!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

LOTD 11/18

Good morning all!  This week, I have chosen 2 layouts featuring Mel's latest collab kit with Jeanette Bollinger, Rosy Cheeks.  Here is Winter, by fun2educate -

(leave some love here!)

This layout is so simple, yet beautiful!  I adore the perfectly blended winter scene photo and the way she has it peeking through the window frame with the bird perched on the ledge, the monochromatic color scheme with her title work and simple cluster are all the finishing touches this page needs!  Amazing job!

Next is a 2-page layout by Becky (beckyandjames) called Never Scare Mumma -

(leave some love here and here!)

I think she did a wonderful job of scrapping such a dramatic time in her life.  Her pictures speak a thousand words, and if you've ever had a child in the hospital before, you can absolutely relate to the worry and fear Becky was feeling.  Big hugs to you, mumma!

What I love about this layout are all of her paper strips, her use of multiple photos and 2-page format, and the way she used a winter kit to scrap about something other than winter!  Fabulous job, Becky!

To pick up Rosy Cheeks or any other A+Designs goodies, head over to Mel's store at ESS where almost EVERYTHING is marked down!  After you do that, be sure to post your gorgeous eye candy in the A+Designs gallery so I can feature it in our weekly LOTD spotlight :o)  Happy shopping and scrapping!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Hey, hey, it's Monday!

Hi everyone! It's Monday already and Mel's brand new kit is on the shelf! It's called Fuzzy Socks and it has some rich earthy colours with an injection of turquoise! You can grab it now at Mel's store at Enchanted Studio Scraps.

Monday also means it's freebie time! I've got a QP and a cluster frame for you today. QP is from Whimsy, I hope you like it.


:: Download Here ::

Next is the cluster frame from Java Beans -n- Blue Jeans.

Cluster Frame

:: Download Here ::

That's all from me today, don't forget to come back Wednesday for LOTD from Yolanda!