Wednesday, September 30, 2009

$1 Fairy Finds @ ESS

Just wanted to remind you really quick that Mel has a couple of cool alpha's in her store that are only $1 -

Both of these alphas are super versatile and, let's face it, you can never have too many alpha's in your stash! ;o) Pick one (or both!) up today!!

LOTD 9/30

Hey everyone! Yolanda here again with this weeks LOTD. First up, we have Grandpa's Hat by lynnirene -

Isn't that just the cutest?! She combined 2 of Mel's wonderful kits Somewhere Over and Tweedle Dee to whip up this adorable layout. I chose her page because the overall composition is beautiful, the colors she chose compliment her photos very well, her layering is wonderful, I really like the way she combined frames, no frames and photo masks AND the subject is just absolutely adorable! A well-deserved pick! Be sure to stop by and leave lynnirene some love on her winning LO here.

Next up is CT member Virginie's (VissyMac) layout called Color Me Happy 2 -

She used Mel's Color Me Happy kit to create this psychedelic layout. I love how the photo completely takes center-stage, the photo treatment, and the photo itself, along with her awesome title work. Stop in the gallery and leave Virginie some love here!

Remember, if you want your chance to be featured here, be sure to upload your layouts using A+Designs products in Mel's gallery at ESS!! Be sure to check back next week for even more beautiful creations :o) Happy scrapping!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Falling Again QP Freebie

Can you believe that the end of September is here already?  Fall is in the air in many places around the US and for many of us that means cooler temperature, Friday night football games, bonfires, and falling leaves.  Mel has a fantastic kit in her store called Falling Again that is just perfect for scrapping those fall memories.  When I saw the preview for the kit I knew I had some photos screaming to be scrapped.


My kids love to “help” rake leaves.  Of course after all that help they deserve to be allowed to jump into those newly raked piles.  I look forward to capturing that moment every year!  I know I’m going to be sad when they outgrow this stage of childhood.

I made this layout into a QP for all of you so you could have a head start on scraping some of those fall photos you have around.  I hope you enjoy it!

IK_Falling AgainQP


Be sure to tell Mel “Thanks!”  I know she would appreciate it!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Freebie Quickpage

Hi everyone, Christa, with your Friday Freebie. I used the kit Color Me Happy. The colors in this kit are so rich and varied making it a great choice for any season. It is 50% off right now. Click on the image below to purchase the entire kit.

Here is your Quick Page freebie. Enjoy and Happy Scrappin'! Click on the image to download it.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

LOTD 09/23

before i get down to business, i want to apologize for all lower-case lettering in this post.  my 4 month old son is sitting in my lap and i'm typing this one-handed.  i bet mel is wanting to beat me since she's a teacher and all...i'm sorry mel!! :o)  now, take a look at these layouts floating around the a+designs gallery!

easter, by kerryt -

i love the rich colors in the photos and how they match the colors of the winter's spring kit she used so perfectly, the way she layered her photos on top of each other to give them more depth. i think it's a beautiful page in its simplicity.

next up is my little brother, by ct member christa (darthchrista) -

i absolutely love the photo treatment she used for the combination of kits/colors she chose. christa used both simply perfect and berry pickin' for this lo and i think she did a fab job of picking and choosing elements. they just mesh so well together, don't you think? like kerry's layout, i think the way christa layered her photos looks wonderful and her shadow work is very nice!

these ladies both deserve some love for these beautiful pages, so be sure to stop in the gallery and tell both kerry and christa what a wonderful job they did!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Falling Again

Melissa here again with another quickpage freebie for you!

This week I used Mel's gorgeous kit Falling Again.

This is the QP you are getting.


Enjoy and happy scrapping!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

LOTD 09/16

I am so excited to be bringing you LOTD today. Check out these beauties I found floating around in the A+Designs gallery at ESS! First, I have Turning Two by Becca (By Becca), using Mel's Simply Perfect kit -

Where to start? I absolutely love the circular photos, the added circle elements, the scattered flowers and beads, the paper wave, her shadow work - oh it is just SUCH a gorgeous page! Stop in the gallery and leave Becca some love!

The next little lovely I found is by CT member Amy (starwarsgirl06) called Sleepy. Amy used Mel's Flower Child kit, available now at ESS.

Isn't it wonderful? I love her corner cluster, the scattered beads, the way she made a frame out of the bracelet, the way she stitched the flowers and peace signs to the ric rac, and of course, the sleepy photos of her daughter! Such a peaceful layout :o) Don't forget to leave Amy some love!

Be sure to check back next week for some more eye candy/inspiration! Happy scrapping :o)

Monday, September 14, 2009


Last week, Aimee showed you Mel's cute new kit Flower Child. This week I (Melissa) have another QP using it.

Here is what you are getting, enjoy!!


Thursday, September 10, 2009

New Kit and QP....Flower Child

Happy Friday.....Aimee here to tell you about Mel's new kit and bringing you a QP!

Mel's new kit is Flower Child and its so CUTE!! Get it HERE while its on sale!!!! Isn't that funky?

Here is the QP I made for you.....hope you like it! :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

LOTD 09.08

Check out the gorgeous eye candy I found in the ESS gallery! First, we have this striking layout by photocowgirl, using Simply Perfect by A+Designs, called Sweet...or not -

I love the beautiful black and white photos against that dark purple background, her blending is flawless and her clustering is gorgeous! Leave her some well-deserved love here.

Next up is this beautiful layout by A+ CT member, Olivia (LivyBug) called (and using the kit by the same name!) Color Me Happy -

Isn't it lovely? I adore the cluster, the repeated photo, the scattered elements and her use of white space. You can find this stunner in the gallery here - be sure to leave some love!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Free Wordart for Simply Perfect

Thanks to Jenn for this beautiful wordart that matches the kit Simply Perfect. Enjoy!

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Be sure to check out the full kit HERE on sale now!

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Free Quickpage!

Hey guys! I tried my hand at a QP using Mel's new kit, Simply Perfect. Now, this is my first time ever doing something like this, so please be nice *LOL* Here is what you will be getting -

Hope you like it! Download your little goodie here :o)

Friday, September 4, 2009

FREEBIE time!!

Hello all!! Aimee here to bring you a FREE QP! Mel doesn't have a new kit being released today so I chose to do the QP from her recent kit "Once Upon A Fairytale", a collab with Cindy Ritter. It's DARLING!!

Here is my LO that I turned into a QP:

Download HERE!! ENJOY! :)

(The alpha was taken from Mel's Color Me Happy Kit)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

LOTD 09.02

Hey all! Yolanda here, bringing you this week's Layout Of The Day. I chose theprincess16's amazing LO, Heart, that she created with *Romance Me* by A+Designs -

I absolutely love how she was able to incorporate like, a million different pictures into her LO, the heart background, her title work and the fab cluster in the corner. Definitely a standout in the gallery! Go leave her some well-deserved love here.

Next up, I want to showcase CT member Christy's (christypooh402) gorgeous layout So Simple, created with *Color Me Happy* by A+Designs -

First off, that photo is just so fun! I love all of the purple Christy used, the fun circle frame she created with the flowers and buttons and her layering is just wonderful! Awesome job, Christy! Head on over to the gallery and leave her some love here.

Congratulations ladies and thanks for producing those rockin' LO's - keep up the great work! Be sure you check back next week to see if your A+ layout has been chosen for LOTD ;o)