Thursday, March 31, 2011

April Desktop Freebie!

Hi all...Cindy here! :) I'm back with your April desktop...Hope you like it!

I used the Denim Bundle, a Duo-licious Collab from A+ Designs and Danimoy Designs available in the Duo-licious Store at ScrapBookBytes... enjoy!

Download Here

~ Cindy

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Organization, Files and Productivity

I have been working on converting and importing my digital supplies into Lightroom. Using the system described on DigiScrap 101. This system of key-wording and organizing could also be applied to Picasa, understanding that some of the keywords may not "stick" if you are tagging/key-wording PNG files.

I also added in a bit that I heard on the Paperclipping Digi Show, that scrapping can go faster if you have a "To Be Scrapped" file. So I took a twist on that and created collections in Lightroom with pictures, templates, papers and elements. Well, I haven't added all the papers, elements and templates yet, but I have pictures grouped into how I want to scrap them, so I can pick a bundle, look for a template, pick a kit and scrap!

Here is one of the first pages using my new system:

I used Echoes of Love:
not a traditional Christmas kit, the colors are beautiful for the pictures of Santa.

I have only imported 10 or so designers into my Lightroom catalog and I am now where near close to key-wording all of those. I do love that I can batch keyword items as I import them, so all my supplies are key-worded with the designer name and kit names. I am finding that it is easier to pick out what I want to scrap, and I am hoping to focus more on the stories that I want to get scrapped, while using the beautiful supplies that I have. How are your supplies organized? Do you have a system that works for you, or are you looking for a system?

Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday Freebie

I decided to make a cluster frame from the Denims & Daisies collab by Mel and Dani. I received my first LOTD and LOTW with my page created with it. A great kit for both girls and boys!
Here's what the frame looks like
You can grab it at 4shared. Have a wonderful weekend!
--Amy Jo

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A freebie using Busy Bee

As you know Mel recently released Busy Bee at Gotta Pixel. I hope you had a chance to pick it up. You can get it Gotta Pixel

Here is a freebie I created from this great kit:

You can download this from  I hope you like this and would love it if you would leave a comment!! Thanks

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Gallery Favorites

I saw that we haven't highlighted gallery standouts in a while, so I thought I'd show you a few of my favorites. They are all linked to the galleries, so go leave them some love!
First up is CindyB and her awesome blending in this football layout:

She used Demin Blues:
linked to store
Next is Kimberly Morris with Spring:
Kimberly Morris

She used Busy Bee:
(make sure to check out the elements and the alpha too)
linked to store
and last up is LauraMarie:
Fresh Beginnings has coordinating elements and artistic smears, make sure to pick them up too.
linked to store
I played around tonight with Echoes of Love:
linked to store
here is what I came up with-

 I still feel like it needs some journaling, but I love the limey green with the soft color of the cake.

No freebie this week, I found a bunch of strawberries at the store today, so I have to get them put in the freezer. I'll work on one next week. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Nothing but (a) Sweet (quickpage)

Summer should be here soon, and Mel has so many kits to scrap those photos. 

Here is Nothing But Sweet, I was scrapping with some ladies from my church this weekend and together we whipped up this little QP for you. I also have it saved as a stacked paper, without the hole for the photo, if you'd like that, just drop me a line and I'll get it to you. (This is for those of you that would prefer to scrap in Picasa, it doesn't support the transparency of PNG files.)

We had fun putting this together, and then I just had to use one of my girls for the photo, because the colors match their suits! 

Here is the QuickPage: 

Click image to download

Looking forward to summer-

Saturday, March 12, 2011

New Release-Busy Bee at Gotta Pixel

Here it is...Mel's latest kit and perfect for Spring, Easter and just about anything!!! It is called Busy Bee.   So head on over to Gotta Pixel for the March Gotta Grab it Event and pick up this great kit and more!!   Here is a look at the kit:

For a closer look, here are the!!!

The elements are wonderful

Don't forget there is a coordinating alpha.

Of course, our talented CT has some wonderful layouts for you!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday Freebie

Hello everyone! Hope you're all doing well and looking forward to the weekend. We have our local St. Patty's Day parade tomorrow which my daughter is in. I created a freebie with Echoes of Love, a kit exclusive to Gotta Pixel. 
Here's a preview of the kit, linked to the store

Here's your freebie, a personal use cluster frame. Hope you like it!

You can grab it HERE.
Have a great weekend
--Amy Jo

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Two New Duo-Licious Products and Something to WOW! At

Have you heard? Mel and Dani have teamed up again to make not just one but two wonderful kits. Here are they are!

These you can find at Mel's (A+ Designs) and Dani's (danimoy Designs) store in

This week, the LOTWs were made from Denim and Daisies. Here are the scrappers' fantastic pages:

by MLee

by amyjo

by MLee

I know! I feel like my jaw drops everytime I look at these pages. Wonderful, aren't they? You can leave the scrappers some love if you want to by clicking on their layouts.

I hope these pages somehow gave you some inspiration on your next layout.

Happy scrapping!

'Til next time! :)

Noemi D.

Friday, March 4, 2011

One More Punch Drunk Love Freebie

Duo-licious is becoming one of my favorites, I love scrapping with these collabs because the quality is top notch and there are so many elements to cluster and play with.

If you haven't pick up Punch Drunk Love, run and snag it!
Scrapbook Bytes
Gotta Pixel
Here is a reminder of the page I created:

Here is a link for the paper stack I created:

Image is linked

Have a great week.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Echoes of Love and a freebie

Hi everyone...time for another freebie.. Echoes of Love is a gorgeous kit.  It comes with a great alphabet, 2 artistic smears along with the elements and papers.    It is available at Gotta Pixel and you can purchase additional artistic smears with it as well, which are my favs.  Artistic smears add so much to a layout very quickly and easily

you can download the freebie at