Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick or Treat (Mostly Treats)

I'm back with a couple more freebies from Harvesting Hope. I made a layout featuring my Grandma- I love the warm and vintage feel that the kit gave my layout-

I used one of Mel's templates for my layout- you can't go wrong with any of her wonderful templates.

I know I've said before, but I think it bears repeating, the quality of the papers and elements are always top notch- I scrap with other designers products from time to time, and there are times when I have to clean up jagged edges, or there are odd pixels that need to be deleted. I have never had to do that with kits from A+ Designs! Do you know how much time that saves me? I also love that each kit has unique elements, not just re-colored items that I've seen before. 

Here are your treats for today:

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Have a great week!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Look what I found!

I was looking through the store at Gotta Pixel the other day & look what I found:

What a great kit for all your ghouls & goblins or in my case a turtle & Simba.... I can't wait to create some costume layouts with this kit.
But, for now I did get a few minutes to create these 2 freebie frames for you.

Click on the image above or HERE to download.

Pick up this awesome Halloween kit at

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Harvesting Hope Tag Cluster

Have you checked out Harvesting Hope?
I had a chance to create with this beautiful kit, I'll show you what I created a little later, but first I wanted to let you know what's included in your purchase.

FREE with purchase - worn papers

10 papers
4 alphas
1 glitter acorn
1 felt squirrel
1 bling
1 bow
1 button
1 corn
6 flowers
1 flower vine
3 frames
1 heart wire
4 leaves
1 locket frame
1 ornamental wire
2 ribbons
1 rickrac
1 rose bud
2 stitches
1 string
1 swirl
1 vine

It's  alot! and the variety gives so much to work with to create beautiful pages.

Have you seen this beautiful page? I love how the worn paper circle is used as a foundation for the cluster. Can you see the repetition of the elements? And how the layout forms a nice visual triangle? If you wants to try your hand at clustering, this is a wonderful layout to lift.

by Mlee- Layout linked to Gallery
Click on her layout to go leave her some love!

I created a couple of freebies for you, the first you'll get today, and come back on Halloween for a couple more treats!

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See you on Monday- have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Thursday Freebie!

My favorite part about thursday is how close it is to the weekend!  I love weekends!  So to celebrate the upcoming weekend, I have a freebie for you!

Download HERE

I made this little cluster freebie for you, using Harvesting Hope.  This is one of my favorite kits this fall! It has been fabulous to work with and so versatile!

Here is a preview of this beautiful kit:

You can pick up this kit at either ScrapbookBytes or GottaPixel


This week's layout jumped out at me because of the pumpkin pictures.
It is my favorite time of year - FALL, I just wish it lasted longer before the cold sets in.
I keep telling myself that I need to get out & take some pictures of all the changing colors and of the interesting decorated yards.

Layout created by scrapglass71

Not only did I see the pumpkins, but on closer examination I saw lots that I liked. I loved the way she framed the circular photo with that glitter frame - perfect. I love the clustered with the string in the background of all the photos.
What a great layout to remember a cherished time.
Click on the image above to leave her some love.

This layout was created with the Harvesting Hope kit.

Have a great day!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Happy Monday!

Well, you might not say that right now....
Maybe this will make it better.
I have 2 freebies for you today.
The first was also in the newsletter that arrived in my email box over the weekend. If you aren't signed up yet, you don't know what you could be missing.....

First here is a freebie by EllyMae with the Serenity kit:

Click on the image above or HERE to download.

And next is a freebie created by EllyMae with Harvesting Hope kit:

Click on the image above or HERE to download.

Check out these kits & all the other great products at A+ Designs stores:
Hope that makes your Monday a little better!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A little more Fall

Remember how versatile I said that Fall Festival was? I had some time to make a fun little card for you.
Click image to go to the store

The papers I chose both had white backgrounds and I wanted to make the colors a little more subtle, so here is what I did:

Paper 6 Blend Mode Multiply opacity and fill 100%
new layer filled with b09f67 Mode Multiply opacity 43% and fill 100%
Paper 6 Blend Mode Normal opacity and fill 100%
Clip all three layers to the wavy paper

Paper 11 Blend Mode Multiply opacity and fill 100%
New background layer- fill with c4d8db  Blend Mode Normal opacity and fill 100%

And now here is the card for you:
the download has the card and coordinating envelope on a letter sized sheet.
I left the tag blank so you can add your own sentiment.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

LOTW & a freebie

This layout really popped out at me from the galleries:

Designed by scrappyt
What beautiful layering & clustering.
Click on the layout above to leave her some love.

This layout was completed using the Serenity kit:

And here is a freebie for you created by me:

Click on the preview above or HERE to download.

I hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Love those Layers!

Two weeks ago, I did a scrapping tip about adding layers and depth to your layout. I thought it would be fun, today, to scour the galleries at Gotta Pixel and ScrapbookBytes and showcase layouts that do this!  Here is what I found  (images are linked, so feel free to leave some love!):


I would love to see your layouts with layering!  Link them in a comment here and I will come and leave ya some love!  Have a great day and Scrap more!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

What are your Fall Plans?

What are your Fall Plans? County Fairs? Raking leaves? Apple picking? A little football? You can scrap all that and more with this fun little kit. I love the rich reds and the muted blue together.  I'm looking forward to using the papers for some halloween layouts, a little shabby elegance for my "spooky" pages!

click here to pick up Fall Festival

I made a little photo cluster for you today. Have fun!!

Click image to download
When you pick up the kit, the row of tickets is all connected. If you'd like to make it seem torn, use your lasso tool,  making sure your line is jagged like the tickets have been torn. I like to create a new layer via cut, then move the ticket to where you'd like it. Then you can merge the two layers or apply your shadow to each individually.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


I love this layout by Angelclaud!

Maybe it's my love for animals or the bold, rich colors I'm not sure, but I just love this layout.
It was created with the new GAB kit called Harvesting Hope.
Right now you can purchase the pieces for only $1 each. Check them out below!

Harvesting Hope Papers

These are only 2 parts that are available, there is also and Alpha, Artistic Smears and Worn Papers. Check it all out here.

Stop in and pick up this great kit today!

Monday, October 10, 2011

New Release--GAB at ScrapBook Bytes

Ramona here to share with you Mel's new gorgeous kit for the October Grab A Byte and SBB!  I LOVED working with this kit!  It has so many fabulous pieces to it and it makes it so fun to cluster with!  And wait until you see some of the amazing layouts by the team!  Wow!  Tons of inspiration!!  Each piece is linked, so click now and grab these quick!!

And here is some inspiration for you!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

New Release- Just Wanna have fun

Wow- what a week.  First the GGI at GP and now another new kit!!!! Woo Hoo.  Just Wanna Have fun is the perfect girly, girls night out or anytime kit.  It is available at Gotta Pixel and Scrapbook Bytes! 

Check out what our CT did!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

New Release- the GGI at Gotta Pixel

Mel has a new release today!!  It is the GGI at Gotta Pixel-Serenity.  I just love these colors and the wide variety of layouts the CT team created!  Remember, for a limited time, each pack (elements, paper, artistic smears and alphabet) are only $1 each.  So head on over to GP and grab them!!  Each pack is linked to the product.

Here are the wonderful layouts from our CT