Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Did you know that you can be notified when a new layout is posted into a specific gallery?
I highly recommend it if there is a particular designer you like (hint, hint).
It will give you inspiration and an opportunity to see the elements & papers in use.
I receive a new email whenever there is a new layout posted to A+ Designs gallery & when I opened this one up I loved it instantly.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

New Release- Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Mel has done it again- a sweet kit with so much potential-
Here is a Crazy Little Thing Called Love:

Available at Scrapbook Bytes and Gotta Pixel

Take a gander at the awesome talent from the CT Girls!

Here is a gift created by Kathy-
leave her some love!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Layout Inspiration

Good morning digiscrapping friends! Today I want to share a few inspiring layouts from A+ Designs galleries at Scrapbookbytes and GottaPixel. All of these layouts use the new kit Enchanted Forest by Duo-licious.

Baby Morgan by IntenseMagic catches my eye with so much layered in the center while still having some restful white space. The two edge swirls complete the layout perfectly, as our eyes like groupings of three things.

I love the blocking technique in Love by dkane, even more so with the added embellishments and title letters on each square. 

Garden by Angelclaud has wonderful sweet photos and a heartwarming story.  I like how all the elements are clustered along two sides and the photos tucked into that. And do you see the fabulous blending work?

Seeing these makes me want to go do some scrapbooking.  How about you?

Monday, February 20, 2012

New Duo-licious Enchanted Release

The Duo-licious girls have an awesome kit for you this month.  It is a bit different, but really neat.  This kit is available at Gotta Pixel and Scrapbookbytes

Here is what the awesome CT has done with the kit.  There are so many possibilities!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


This one caught my eye:

By CAScrappingGirl

Created with the new Never Let Me Go

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Challenge Tuesday: Template Turning

Do you like to use templates?  Have you ever considered turning a template, flipping it, or altering it? I have done all of that. Here is an example.

I used a template, the bottom right, from How Sweet It Is.
available at Gotta Pixel
Not only did I rotate the template, but I altered the title and paper pieces next to the title spot.
How Sweet It Is available at Gotta Pixel

Are you ready for a challenge? Create a layout with A+ Designs products, using a template you have altered in at least one way.  Link us up to your layout in the comments below for a chance at a little prize. Layouts due by Sunday, February 19.

Happy scrapping!

It's GAB time at SBB

It's time for the GAB at SBB!! This month, Mel has out done herself adding stacked papers and frames and splats!!!  This is awesome.  Remember, these individual parts are all priced at
$1.00 during GAB and then the kit goes to regular price, so you want to grab it now.

Here are stunning layouts from our great CT

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012

That Loving Feeling released at GP

Mel has a new kit for you.  "That Loving Feeling" is the GGI at Gotta Pixel.  Each part is only $1 for a limited time! Check out the beautfiul papers, elements and the worn papers.  (Those are my fav!)
Here are wonderful layouts from our talented CT

And your freebie frame from Elly Mae:

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Created by wtunison

This layout jumped out at me from the gallery - great job! Such a fun layout.

Created using This Kiss kit

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tutorial: Altering Papers with Gradient Tool

Here's a fun technique you can use to create new digital papers.

Open two papers and layer one on top of the other. It would be a good idea to rename your document using File>Save As at this point to make sure you don't copy over your original paper.

Click on the bottom layer in the Layers Palette to make it active, then click on the New Layer icon at the bottom of that palette, circled in red in the image below.

Now you will have an empty layer between your two papers.

Click on the Gradient Tool, fourth one up from the color chips, circled in the image below.

In the Gradient Tool Options Bar at the top of the workspace, click on the first down arrow to access the gradient choices. Choose the second one, titled "Foreground to Transparent." The square images indicate various types of gradients you can choose. I'm using the first, Linear Gradient. You can adjust the Opacity and experiment with a few other options too.

Making sure your blank layer is still the active (highlighted layer), click anywhere on your document, hold, and drag straight or at an angle. The length and angle you drag determine the appearance of your gradient. You can also drag multiple times.

Here is how my Layers Palette looks after I've drawn several gradients from points around the edge toward the focal point where I plan to place my photo. The color of your gradient will be that of your foreground color chip, but it isn't important because of the next step.

Now clip the top paper to the gradient layer. I use the keyboard shortcut: making sure the top paper is active, type Control/Command-G. A small arrow appears to the left of the top paper indicating it is clipped to the gradient layer below, and the effect is visible in my document.

Here is my finished layout using my new paper that blends two papers from A+ Designs' kit, Heaven Scent.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


I chose two this week:

Created by Angelclaud and was also nominated LOTD at Gottapixel for 1/31/12

Created by penkitten

Such beautiful layouts by very talented artists.
Both layouts were created using the newly released This Kiss kit.

Available at:

Images are linked - stop by and leave them some love!!!

And here is a freebie paper stack created with this kit:

Click HERE to download