Fresh Baked: April 10, 2015

April is here. That means changes in the weather from one extreme to the other. Rain in one area. Snow in another. Basically, Mother Nature is saying stay home, cuddle up inside, and scrapbook. The designers are here to help you with that! They have released some wonderful kits this week, as well as some gorgeous templates! You’ll find something, for sure, that you just can’t do without!

Before I show you the goodies, I have to share some layouts using our new Buffet and this month’s Monthly Mix is called “Dream Big


Created by CindyB. I love the angle of the picture, and the use of the mask on it!


Created by Colleen. I love how PERFECTLY the kit matches the pictures. Also, I love that she scraps older pictures!


Created by MamaCake. I love the layers and the cluster work is just wonderful!

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DD: Apr 10


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Sneak Peek’s April 9, 2015

Happy Thursday! Are you ready for the weekend? Do you hope to get lots of scrapping done? Our Designers have some great goodies releasing tomorrow that is sure to inspire some amazing pages!

Our new template designers Dear Friends Designs has two new template packs:

Craftastrophic has a new template pack:

Blue Heart Scraps has a beautiful new kit:

Little Rad Trio has a great bundle:

with new template from Craftastrophic Designs

with new template from Craftastrophic Designs

Connie Prince has a template bundle:

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 Cornelia Designs has two template packs releasing:

Look at this pretty kit from Oh La La Scraps 

Magical Scraps Galore has a fun kit:

Seatrout Scraps has a new template bundle:

Have a great weekend!

DD: Apr 09


The link for this download is no longer available.

Remember, the download is kept up for 5 days, and then it is taken down. If you miss pieces, the kit will be available for purchase on the first day of the following month.

DD: Apr 08


The link for this download is no longer available.

Remember, the download is kept up for 5 days, and then it is taken down. If you miss pieces, the kit will be available for purchase on the first day of the following month.

Challenge Spotlight April 7, 2015

Happy April! Did everyone enjoy finding eggs and the Spring weather? It’s a brand new month filled with awesome challenges! Make sure you get 10 done so you can get this awesome collab:

One challenge I always love is the Buffet Challenge! There’s always a lot of great inspiration and all you have to do is use a kit or kits from the Buffet to make your LO!

Take a look at some of these awesome LO’s!

I hope these fabulous layouts have given you some inspiration to create your own awesome layout for the challenge!

DD: Apr 07


The link for this download is no longer available.

Remember, the download is kept up for 5 days, and then it is taken down. If you miss pieces, the kit will be available for purchase on the first day of the following month.

Creative Style | Triangles

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Good Monday morning scrappers! Today we are going to talk about another creative style of digital scrapbooking. Something I, personally, wouldn’t have really thought about using. Triangles! To me, when I think of how I am going to cut my paper or photo, my brain goes to circle, square, or rectangle. Original, right?! That is why I am the scrapper and not the designer. Never would I have thought of cutting a photo or paper into a triangle.

That being said, I kept seeing triangles pop up more in designs and layouts in the gallery. They looked so cool! That different cut of photo/paper, really made those layouts jump out of the gallery. So, I am going to show you some great examples that I found in the galleries and then some products to help you get started on your layouts with triangles. Here are some of the layouts that grabbed my attention in the galleries.

Sunny Days ahead by DigitalMcScrapper

This is the 1st layout that grabbed my attention. Look at all those triangles!! Such a great way to show off some lovely papers in the kit she chose. Not to mention it is a great backdrop for those adorable photos!

Sunny Days by lhansen148

Another beautiful example of lots of triangles for a backdrop. Really making the layout pop and showcasing the great papers! I really like how she used minimal elements and the photo and paper really stands out.

Arches by weaselwatchr

Your triangles do not have to be the focal point of your layout either. They can be just the right touches to add to it. This is a great example of that. These stitched triangles really add to the southwest feel of the layout. They go along great with the geometric shapes on the paper as well.

 

Be-You-tiful by Chili

Here is one for you white space scrappers. Just two elements and a word art. The triangles really draw your eyes to that adorable photo! Not to mention the white background really makes the triangles pop!

So, you can use triangles as a big part of your layout, complimentary additions to your layout, or to draw your eyes to something important on your layout. Don’t limit yourself to that though. If you never thought about using triangles in your scrapping, now is the time! Don’t know where to start? Below are some great products I found in the store to get those layouts started!

Geometric Templates No.1 by Clever Monkey Graphics

Shape Up: To The Point 3 by Dagi’s Temp-Tations

Tri-Umphant by Cornelia Designs

Kaleidoscope by Dagi’s Temp-Tations

Fairy Tale by Cornelia Designs

 

We would love to see your layouts with triangles! Make sure to upload those layouts to the gallery and come back and link us up! Now, go get your scrapping on…triangle style!

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DD: Apr 06


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Remember, the download is kept up for 5 days, and then it is taken down. If you miss pieces, the kit will be available for purchase on the first day of the following month.

April Featured Designer – Part 1 – Designs by Connie Prince

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Happy Easter everyone! This month we have an awesome two-some feature. Designs by Connie Prince and Trixie Scraps Designs. First up, we’re going to chat with Connie. Let’s see how she answered our fun questions.

What is your favorite “go-to” color palette?

Anything primary, bold, & bright!

What is your favorite treat to have close while designing?

Coffee

Do you have job outside of designing? If so, what do you do (if you don’t mind sharing)?

I homeschool my son who is 17 and in 11th grade.

What is the current ringtone on your phone?

Mario Brothers music

If you were deserted on an island (with all water/food provided), what three things would you want to have with you?

My family (including the dogs), endless supply of books to read, and my phone.

If you could spend the day with anyone (living or dead) who would it be and why?

Definitely my mom. She passed away in 2011 and I miss talking to her very much.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

I would love to visit Ireland and Australia!

What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?

My favorite song of the moment is Kelly Clarkson’s “Heartbeat Song”, it pumps me up!

What would you sing at Karaoke night?

Let’s see the last time I did karaoke I sang (very badly) Friends In Low Places.

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

Incredibly silly.

What is one thing you will never do again?

Eat squid, yucko!

What’s your favorite movie?

This is always a hard one for me because I love so many, but Gone With The Wind is my all time favorite, I think.

Do you love or hate roller coasters?

Love them!

Do you believe there is intelligent life in outer space?

I think in some distant universe there probably is.

What was the last thing you ate?

Oatmeal with fruit.

If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

Hot Pink!

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Cruelty of any kind.

Pirates or Ninjas?

Ninjas, hands down!

Country or City?

Suburbs lol.

Morning or Night?

Morning

Indoors or Outdoors?

Indoors

Chocolate or Vanilla?

Chocolate

Cats or Dogs?

Dogs

Thanks for playing along Connie.

Make sure to check out Connie’s GS Store, Facebook page and Blog. Also her store is on sale:

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Did you know that our Featured Designers design together as North Meets South Studios? Connie and Tracy hava collaborated again for April’s Daily Download.

Make sure you are coming to the blog each day to pick up the pieces.

I’ll be back soon with Part 2 of our Featured Designer post. Until then….

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