Saturday, July 23, 2011

Ingredient Challenge- Brag Book Freebie

The fun is still going strong! Today I have an Ingredient Challenge for you- Remember: everyone that completes the challenge and posts the links here will be in the running for a $5 Gift Certificate to Mel's Store! If you complete all the challenges, you will be entered into a second chance drawing to win a $5 GC.

I ran through a lot of different options for your challenge today, I took inspiration from the CT team and thought a challenge incorporating the number 37 would be fun! So, you will have 37 items on your page when we are done!

5 Paper layers-(Stack 'Em)

5 Flowers

5 Buttons

5 Ribbons/RicRac/Paper Strips

5 lines Journaling- (this may be just name, dates, places or more than that, just keep it to 5 lines)

2 Leaves or Foilage bits

2 Staples

1 String or Wire

1 Stitching Element

1 Tag

1 Smear

1 Frame

1 Photo (if your frame has more than one opening, go ahead and fill the openings with your photos, we'll call it your photo grouping. It still only counts as one that way, right?)

1 Title

1 Element of your choice  (Mel's kits have butterflies, topiaries, clouds, bows and so much more pick your favorite!)

Don't forget that you can tuck some of the items between your paper layers. You are also allowed to duplicate the following items- flowers, buttons, ribbons/ricrac.

Thanks for playing today- here is your freebie- A 4x6 Brag Book made using Busy Bee
Click Image to Download

Don't forget to link up your entries for the challenge in the comments to be entered to win a $5 Gift Card!! 

All Entries are due by 11:59 pm July 28th. 

Post your layouts in Mel's Gallery at Scrapbook Bytes or Gotta Pixel and leave a comment here with the links.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Birthday Bash ~ Greeting Card Challenge

Birthday Bash ~ Greeting Card Challenge

Hi everyone! Cindy here with another challenge and freebie!

The challenge...
Create a greeting card using any of A+ Design's products. Upload your card to Mel's gallery at Scrapbook Bytes or Gotta Pixel. Don't forget to leave a comment here and link us up to your card. If you do before 11:59pm on July 28th Mel will randomly draw one lucky winner to receive a $5 GC to her store. If you participate in all the challenges, your name will be entered in a separate drawing for a GC from Mel.

The card can be for any occasion, and doesn't need to use the wordart that I've created for you...just have fun! Can't wait to see your creations!

Here is my card using Mel's Punch Drunk Love Kit.


Here is the wordart freebie!

Download HERE

Happy Scrappin!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Birthday Bash - Cluster Challenge

Today I bring you the Cluster Challenge. I love clustering and my layouts always feel incomplete without it.

The challenge is pretty simple. Create a layout with cluster using any of Mel's kits. You can mix and match different kits if you want to. Upload your layout to A+ Designs' gallery and Scrapbook Byte or Gotta Pixel. Leave a comment in this thread with the link to your layout before 11:59pm on July 28th. Mel will randomly draw a lucky winner to one $5 GC to her shop. If you participate in all the challenges your name will be added to a separate drawing for a gift card from Mel.

The cluster could be small, medium, or big and you can have only 1 cluster or several clusters. Here are examples of layouts with cluster.

Big Cluster
This is very obviously one big cluster.

Layout created by me with The Beautiful Life.

Medium Cluster

Layout created by me with Essence. 

Small Cluster
The cluster consists of just 3 flowers and 2 leaves.

Layout created by Sharon Bertolino using Awakening and Revitalize.

Freebie of the Day

I made one of the cluster layout sample into a quickpage freebie for you all. Click on the image preview to download.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Hope you all will join me for a fun speed scrap at Scrapbook-bytes at 1pm EST. Good conversation and fun for everyone!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Let's CELEBRATE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have you been enjoying the challenges and fun on my blog? Lots of freebies and things to be won!
On the day of my birthday, July 19th, there's going to be a BIRTHDAY BASH on my blog. During this celebration you can get some more free stuff by joining me at Scrapbook-bytes on July 19 at 1pm for a fun SPEED SCRAP and then again at Gotta Pixel at 9pm for another exciting SPEED SCRAP!

Don't forget the big 50% off Sale at both stores too!!!

Birthday Bash- Ingredients Challenge

Sorry for this being so late. This is my first time using blogger and I guess I didn't figure out the scheduling. Without further ado let's get this challenge started....

Happy Monday everyone! Kristin here to continue the party and offer you another challenge. Today's challenge is an ingredients challenge. I'll list the things for the layout and you put it all together to create a layout. No more than listed and no less. It's that easy!


3 papers

1 frame

2 staples

2 ribbons

3 leafs/foliage

8 flowers

1 bow

3 fillers

1 smear

1 date

title/journaling optional

Here is my layout for a little inspiration using Mel's kit "Country Shab".

So go through your stash and find a kit by Mel that you've never used or one that you just love and scrap away. Once you finished your layout upload to Mel's gallery at Gotta Pixel or Scrapbook Bytes. Be sure sure to come back a leave a comment with a link to your layout. All challenge layouts are due at 11:59 pm July 28th. At the end of the birthday bash one lucky winner will be chosen from each challenge and a $5 RAK for any of Mel's products will be given. If you participate in all challenges your name will be added to a seperate drawing for a gift card from Mel. Good luck and get those challenges done :)

Of course, everyone is a winner this month on the blog, because there will be a freebie everyday!! Today I have a clustered frame using Flamboyant. You can pick the kit up at Gotta Pixel or Scrapbook Bytes.

Here is the link to download

Be sure to come back tomorrow and wish Mel a very Happy Birthday! Plus she has a day filled with various activities. You don't want to miss out!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Birthday Bash - Treasure Hunt

The Birthday Bash Continues... Are you ready for another challenge?

By now you have already seen a couple of the challenges and no doubt grabbed a few of the generous freebies offered here on the blog.Well let me just tell you that the fun has only begun. There is still plenty that is going to be happening right here on the blog, so be sure to stop back by over the next few days so you don't miss out on any of the fun!

Now it is my turn to share a fun game with you. So how about a little treasure hunt? All you have to do is search through Mel's stores at Scrapbook Bytes and Gotta Pixel to find the kits that are shown in the image below. If you participate you could win a little treasure of your own!  Please don't leave your answers here in the comment thread. Instead email them to me at tristareeATgmailDOTcom (You will have to edit the AT and DOT in the email address when submitting your answers).

All challenge entries are due at 11:59pm EST on July 28th. Don't delay. Email your answers today. Thanks in advance for playing along. Don't forget to grab your freebie before you shove off to the store to dig for treasure.

Click here or on the image to download.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Birthday Bash Celebration-contests and freebies!!

     July is a super month for A+ Designs.  Mel is having a birthday, so she is throwing a party..for you!! She is also celebrating her return to Scrapbook Bytes.  Yippee!!  You don't want to miss a thing.  Starting today through July 27, we are having a party every day on the blog. There will be freebies and challenges  everyday, so you don't want to miss it!! Today I am here to host a challenge.  I have chosen a layout for you to scraplift.  Here is the my layout using Mel's kit "Just Breathe"

     All you have to do is create a layout based on mine using any of Mel's kits.  You can mix and match if you like.  Upload the layout to Mel's gallery at Scrapbook Bytes or Gotta Pixel.  Make sure you leave a comment here with the link.  A winner will be chosen on the 27th.  The winner gets a $5 RAK for any of Mel's products!!! Woo hoo

     Of course, everyone is a winner this month on the blog, because there will be a freebie everyday!!  Today, I have a stacked page for you from one of Mel's latest kits- Feeling the Good Vibrations, which is the GAB at SBB.

Here is the link to download

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Destination Unknown Freebie

I recently picked up Destination Unknown- by Duo-Licious (A+ Designs and Dani Moy Designs). 

on sale right now for $3.00!!

I was instantly drawn to the variety of papers. The elements are amazing, but I love good patterned paper. I wanted to use a few of the papers form the kit, and in my quest to fill out my card stash, I made this fun little card:

~Download Expired~

Your download will be a JPG image that includes an envelope and the card. If you would like just the card front in a slightly larger size (a4), send me a message at pinklimecreations (at) gmail (dot) com.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sales, Bash, and FREEbie!

A WEEK of Sales, FREEBIES, and the start of a PARTY!

Prepare for a super long newlsetter, great savings, and a freebie too!

This week at Gotta PixelGotta Get It, Hot Pixel Tuesday, and some great inspiration!

$1 each through 12 midnight Tuesday 12th!

you can find

And for Hot Pixel Tuesday, pick up an extra goodie for a low cost!

$1.50 today only!

Be sure and check out Scrapbook-bytes Grab A Byte this week! I have four packs for you in this pick and choose collab for just $1 each!

July is the month to keep your eyes open on the A+ Designs Blog! I'm turning 37 and we are going to celebrate starting July 15th through the 27th. Everyday there'll be challenges and freebies on my blog. On the day of my birthday, July 19th, there's going to be a BIRTHDAY BASH on my blog. During this celebration you can get some more free stuff by joining me at Gotta Pixel on July 19 at 8pm for a fun SPEED SCRAP and then again at Scrapbook-bytes at 8pm for another exciting SPEED SCRAP!

FREEBIE template


Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday Freebie!

Well it’s Friday again and I have another freebie for you. Since it is July (how the heck did that happen??) I made a desktop for you. I’m fairly bad about changing my desktop so I need to keep joining in Gotta Pixel’s Rock Your Desktop challenge. I used Forever Loved and made a 1440 x 900 desktop.


And here it is:


Thanks and enjoy your weekend. Have a great Fourth of July too – for those of us who celebrate it!