Friday, September 30, 2011


Hello! It's not too late to take advantage of my fabulous sale today ... and to inspire you even further, here's a FREEBIE layered paper by CT member, Jessica:

You can pick up the whole kit for 50% off, along with everything else in the A+Designs store at Gotta Pixel and Scrap-Book-Bytes!

50% off today only!!!

Don't miss it.  Today only, everything in A+ Designs store is 50% off!!  That 's right.  The percent off will show up in the design cart, so what are you waiting for? Click on the store icons to go to Mel's Store!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A little more Bahama Mama Love

I love the variety of the beautiful layouts i have seen with this fun kit. 

Don't be afraid to use a kit for other than its intended theme, this is a great way to get more bang for your buck and make your pages truly unique!

Here is another freebie for you made from Bahama Mama: a Paper Stax

Click image to download

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


This layout by wtunison really stood out to me in the gallery & I chose it for LOTW.
Stop by and tell her what you like about her layout, I know it's always great to hear what people love about your layout.

I love the composition of the layout, it really draws the eye from bottom to top. The colors are amazing together and the clustering is so simple yet elegant.
Great job!
Click here to leave her some love!

This layout was completed using the new kit Simply Irresistible:

Grab this kit here:

Don't forget to post your layouts in A+ Designs gallery, we would love to see your work.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tuesday's Challenge

Happy Tuesday to you all! This week I have been taking a trip down Memory Lane going through some of my much older scrapbooks - my PAPER pages. Those were the days. Lots of embellishments, very bulky pages and memories of ink stains, paint everywhere and paper scraps all over the floor. Good times - LOL!  No, really. They were. I never miss all of the clean up and mess of paper scrapping but one thing I do miss is all of the creativity. It seems there are times now that I rely too much on our fabulous designers and less on my own imagination. When I would paper scrap I would pull out my shape templates and manipulate my paper into various shapes - scalloped squares, triangles, bracket mats. All of these gave visual interest to the page. These shapes didn't have to come "pre-made" with the paper kits, we made them.

Soooooo... for this week's challenge I want you to pull out your version of a "shape template." Perhaps you have some in your stash, maybe you want to use your shape tool on Photoshop - however you choose to make a shape, let's add some variety to those pages. The ONLY rule is that you cannot use a PLAIN square, circle or rectangle. If you use these shapes they must be embellished in some way - scalloped, for example.

You have until Monday, OCT 10, at midnight, EDT to get these completed and uploaded into a gallery with a link back here on this post. There will be a $5 gift certificate to Mel's store for some lucky participant! FUN!

Here is an example of a page that I created using an embellished triangle, scalloped rectangle and a bracketed mat behind my photograph. I've used Mel's newest kit, Simply Irresistible, which is now on sale at Gotta Pixel and Scrapbook-Bytes.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

New kit..a freebie...and a bundle

Mel has a new kit out!!  Simply Irresistible has 10 patterned papers 4 solid 1 alpha - upper and lower 2 artistic smears 1 berry branch 1 birdhouse 1 bling 1 bling clip 1 branch filler 1 clip 1 weed 1 flair 4 flowers 1 flower trio 1 lace frame 1 decorative frame 1 rectangle frame 1 key 2 branches 1 flower resin 1 curled ribbon 4 ribbons 2 rickrac 1 staple 1 string 1 stitch 1 stitch frame and it is only $3 at Gotta Pixel.

Here is a freebie from Sharon

Now for the awesome bundle....

You can grab this at Gotta Pixel

You get:
Sweet American Pie Full Kit
Country Shab Kit
Country Shab Smears
Country Shab Templates
You Light Up My Life Full kit
Princess Rock Smears
Echoes of Love Full kit
Princess of Rock Templates
She's All That Worn Papers
Purely Perfect Worn Papers
Got A Feeling Smears
Got a Feeling Full kit
Fresh Start Full kit
Echoes of Love Smears
Echoes of Love Alpha
She's All That Smears             
16 products for only $10


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Bahama Mama sweet layouts

Throwback Thursday-
not too far back... this fun kit was released in July. Duo-licious has delivered again!

A few of the beautiful layouts created using this kit:

Want to see more layouts?? Click here.

Now a freebie from Bahama Mama: a simple frame cluster
Click image to Download

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lovely Layouts for this Week

CT M'Lee here for this week's Lovely Layouts for the Week. I don't know about you, but I have a very difficult time with the concept of "layout of the day/week." I like everyone's pages, not just because they are all so pretty but because they are, each in their own way, a work of art, someone's creation and a piece of themselves. I find it hard, therefore, to say this one is better than that one or that page deserves to be recognized over the other one. Yes, some may be more elaborate than others but then there those who use family photos vs stock photos or some who prefer more journaling over those who do not. Which page, then, is more beautiful? Who am I  to say?

In light of that, I would like to share with you a few pages that highlight some of Mel's beautiful kits from this week. ALL of the pages that were made were beautiful, these are just a few examples:

Cindy B took the gorgeous autumn kit, It's in the Air, and used it for something completely different - a stunning vintage page. Her use of the artistic smears adds a perfect and unique touch for this heritage page.

A perfectly blended background highlights this scrapfabulous page by Wendy. She used Mel's "Shine on You" and further enhanced the page with clusters and layers in each corner.

I hope you enjoyed these highlights. If you see a page using A+ Designs' kits that you would like to see featured, please drop me a note at mlee.hybridgal at gmail .com   I look forward to seeing the pages you find inspiring.

Shine on me

Hi everyone!!!
More wonderful freebies from the A+ Design team!! Yeah!!!

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Monday, September 19, 2011

A new kit from Duo-licious- Shine on me

The awesome "duo" of Duo-licious are at it again.  Obviously some flooding can't keep Dani away from designing and we are glad of it!!!  While Dani is cleaning up after all the flooding in the northeast, her team and ours has been working on some great layouts for you!

From Amy Jo

From Sharon

By M'Lee
by Wendy

Here is the border I used in the layout- my sister

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Sneak Peek from Duo-licious (A+ Designs and Danimoy designs)

That's right.  A+ and Danimoy have done it again and this kit is awesome.  Head on over to scrapbookbytes on Monday.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Do you love my designs and want to get some kits for FREE?

I'm looking for some girls to add to my BLOG team!


GGI on Sale through Tuesday 12am Midnight at Gotta Pixel!

Check out what my AWESOME CT did with this LO!

And check out GAB at Scrapbook-bytes!

And check out what my CT did with this beauty!


Check out my blog for Challenges and FREEbies!


Gotta Pixel Crockpot Challenge at GP

Greeting Card Challenge at SBB

Be sure to sure to check this fun challenge out;)

Don't forget to check out my A+ Designs blog.

My Creative Team post almost daily and they're alw
ays giving something away!