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So make this your go-to place for inspiration, ideas and anything digital scrapbook-related.
THIS BLOG IS PEPPERED WITH FREEBIES!!!
I've just put some new Desktop templates in the Kreative Design Studio over at Design Bundles. That's our new home. You'll love it over there! They've got amazing designs at awesome prices. An awesome community and great customer service and then some. It's truly impressive!
Fabulous goodies from Sweet Shoppe and a great page from Jenni.
A great page from Dorian and a sweet kit from Studio4.
You guessed it! More awesome from Jenni and JoCee at Sweet Shoppe.
Lisa whipped up this page with goodies from Alexis Design Studio and Key Lime Digi Design.
Oh, yeah gorgeous! Caro and lovelies from Sweet Shoppe.
Evelynn is playing with awesome from Sweet Shoppe, too.
Gorgeous page from Felicity and goodies from GingerScraps.
A lot of fabulous from Fallen Angel and Sweet Shoppe.
Did you check out all of the different ways my ladies scrapped the binding on their pages? Simply clip in a coordinating paper if you like. I'd totally go for a silver style and or a bevel, puffy or thicker style for extra dimension and an even more realistic effect.
Join us in our scrap-a-licious group and grab ALL 10 FREE TEMPLATES!
Next up, we're switching gears and creeping down Spooky Street. I've got a huge collection of fabulous Halloween goodies in Design Bundles, now. My latest addition are these fabulous templates. Seriously, if you just add texture and your photos, your pages will be great, right?!
My entire shop is 50% off for the weekend. So you can get everything you see here today for a fantastic price. Whoo hoo!
More awesome from the Sweet Shoppe and Hilary!
I'd like to take this opportunity to explain a bit about Plus membership at Design Bundles without sounding too salesy. Yuck! But so many people are asking and it is something totally new. So I think it's worth the explanation.
I've got a regular shop at Design Bundles where you can just go in and buy something as you would at any digital shop. I'm also working for Design Bundles as a Plus Designer. Plus is a part of Design Bundles, too. It's the "membership" part. You've got Bronze Gold and Silver memberships with the cheapest membership being only 7.99.
I'd encourage you to pop over there and read all of the fine details, but wow! You can get amazing deals, services and even software usage with the Gold membership that can be amazingly useful and a totally awesome deal.
Here's another free kit you can find in Design Bundles that I designed.
Basically, you get credits according to the membership you have. With the basic membership, you get 10 credits. Most items in Plus are 1 credit. For now, mine are all one credit, too. So let's say, you've got the basic plan with 10 credits and I'm putting in about a dozen products weekly. You can get 10 of my products (or any designer's products) for just 7.99! That's pretty insane. Even for a cheapo like myself!
It only gets better from there. You get credits for liking things, participating in the community and all kinds of VIP services. We've got monthly $1 Deals. If you miss out on them, depending on your membership, you get extra time to buy and even other special opportunities for other awesome deals. It's totally worth it if you buy a lot of digital products. AND you can get out when ya want. You are in no way trapped. Also, if you don't use all of your credits, (as if) you can move them over to the next month. Pretty cool, right?
Back to our regularly scheduled program. Hehehe.... Here are some things I've been designing for Plus that might interest you. It isn't everything!
Since I'm new to Plus, I'm testing the water on the styles people like there. You'll see what I mean as we progress. When I first started scrapping I loved designs like this, Baby Girl Collection. I had little boys then. So that might have something to do with it.
This collection boasts mini kits 1, 2 and 3 that have papers, element clusters and word art that makes your scrapbooking incredibly expeditious! You can scrap a mini album in a very short time. I've also made quick pages and got to thinking. Sure they are great when you are short of time. They're awesome when you really don't know "how" to scrapbook, too. Another great aspect is when you want to give someone an album or mini and you're not sure that the receiver would really appreciate an album that you worked hours on end for, right?! Been there. Done that!
My Halloween goodies are doing very well in Plus so far. Whoo hoo! The papers posted here are my best seller so far. Thanks so much if you are a part of the success. If you noticed, all of these fantastic Halloween scrapbooking goodies coordinate with the free kit I designed for Design Bundles. Whoo-hoo! That means you can scrap for hours and you can definitely scrap an entire album when you use our quick pages 1,2, 3, and 4, which are not even shown here but are also doing well in Plus.
They feature some seriously cute witchy animals and a haunted house. They might be worth a look-see.
Below, you'll see the Haunted House quick pages, Haunted House papers, fabulous extra paper pack, templates from the regular shop and that free kit.
Here are a few fun Halloween page layouts to inspire you.
Here's a coordinating freebie for you. If you love it, get more coordinating goodies from Plus.
Next up are products that might interest designers and scrappers that love to customize. For Plus, I can only use items from Plus and things that I totally make myself. Shoo! So, I have to get in there and do a lot of raw designing. I figured, if I can't find it in Plus then maybe others designers need it as well. So when I design something unique, I put it in the shop for other designers.
These paint splatters are super versatile. You can erase parts ya don't want or need. You can totally clip in any paper over them and just go nuts making them yours. I've started a line of design papers, too. Dots, hearts, stars, scalloped, starbursts and much more to come.
Plaids are always in style and they are perfect for the holidays. Since I needed a bunch for the papers I'm designing, I put together all of my plaid papers so far in this huge bundle. It's on sale for 50% off, too. The plaids are very versatile and texture rich.
To keep things a little shorter, I've got another preview of the paper packs I've put in Plus. Which one do you like best? I think those Basic Blacks will take you very far in your designs and scrapbook pages. I'm totally digging the retro vibe in the Dots Delight papers and I just go gah gah over Christmas. I was asked to make Christmas papers and specifically, glittery Christmas papers. The country, vintage rose papers aren't too shabby either. I needed a touch of spring in my life at that point. Hehehe...
Another collection I've spent a lot of time on is Pumpkin Spice Latte. OH, boy! The colors are just so awesome. Warm and cozy like your favorite wooly socks, a cup of coffee and cool like the fresh air outside this time of year. I've got 3 paper packs, specialty papers, quick pages 1-6, clusters, word art, stickers, elements...Just type in" Pumpkin Spice Latte" in the search and check it all out. This is just some of the collection.
Here's a coordinating goody I gave to subscribers. It pays to get our newsletter. If you love it, head over to Plus and grab more wonderful fall scrapbooking elements. Don't miss out on the next freebie for newsletter recipients.
If you are here for the blog train, here is your free template. It'll go super with our Pumpkin Spice Latte Collection. Enjoy the free template!
Theresa used our free Halloween kit and the plaids for her page. Wonder-fall!
Switching gears just a bit for you scrap-a-holics. Hehehe...This is my page inspiration with collections and collaborations from Clever Monkey Graphics. You can find her amazing products at Sweet Shoppe.
September Story from Clever Monkey Graphics
Pie Season From Clever Monkey Graphics and WendyP
Heebie Jeebies from Clever Monkey Graphics and Erica Zane
Hike Into Autumn from Clever Monkey Graphics and Blagovesta
If you made it this far, THANKS! That is totally awesome! I hope you could enjoy all of the page inspiration and the free stuff. If ya just loved what ya saw, join us in our scrap-a-licious group, all of our wonderful social spots which you can find up top in the sidebar and consider joining our newsletter.
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