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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Digi Swappin' 4 comments  
   

swappin' done CT style!

So you have all been GREAT about participating in the monthly Digi Swapping hosted by our very own Amanda {aka mkcdaisy}….so the digi CT decided it would be fun to “swap” with each other…so here is what your ACOT Digi CT as whipped up for you this week!

 

LO by janello and photos from MamaK321

 

so Janell offered up to do some beach photos for Kristi before anyone else had alreay been assigned a partner! and what an

AWESOME job she did on these, don't 'cha think?

 

LO by davsar {May digi guest CT} and pictures from FairyMouseMom 

 

Sarah did a GREAT job on these photos of Egle's DD and her best friend! What better way to celebrate girlfriends

than with a little pink and green polks dot!

 

LO by nun69 and photos from davsar{May Digi Guest CT}

 

I LOVED doing this page for Sarah and this was the PERFECT kit for the pictures of

her son and his "faithful" radio flyer!

 

LO by Keling and photos by bamablue

 

 

Sarah did a WONDERFUL job of these pictures of Glenda's beautiful DD's outside and just

being silly!

 

LO's by FairyMouseMom and photos from janello

Sharpest Shooter in the Midwest

 

 Target Practice

 

I LOVE these LO's that Egle did of Janell's boys outside playing with water guns! And she

used the PERFECT template with the circles that, to me, mimics bubbles!

 

LO by MamaK321and photos from Keling

 

Kristi did an AWESOME job on this beautiful sleeping baby picture of Sara's son! Of coarse Kristi

doesn't get to work with boy pictures very often and did a great job with all the blues!

 

LO by bamablue photos from nun69

 

OK...so of coarse I am partial to this lo {pahahahahaha} and I love how Glenda "captured" Peyton's thought's

by her journaling she added to the page!

p.s. I LOVE IT!

 

products used in this reveal:

Beachy Keen KitAlpha Stones - BrightsSun-drenched Element Pack

Diagram Sampler Set2Brighton Scrap KitHope Springs Eternal Page Kit by Amy Bleser and Heather Roselli

Kids @ Play Paper PackKids @ Play Element PackBasic Black Elements Pack

Finger Paint AlphaPenelopeDoodle Alpha

Metal Shop CollectionStickleters :: Alphabet EnsembleLayered Sketch Template #14

Blessed With BlueSweet Little Bows by MissHuniBuniDiagram Sampler Set2

Cherry Bits 1 - Revitalized by Designs by ShelleBe Bare Epoxy Alpha SetMoroccan Ocean Sunset Paper Pack

 

 

 


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Friday, May 23, 2008

Digital Pre-Made Albums Reveal 7 comments  
   

See what YOU can do with them!!!

Seeing how the digi scrapbooking designers have been putting out "albums" ACOT's Digital CT Members thought it would be a good idea to showcase them here for our reveal this week.  One of the main reasons we wanted to do this is to show you what else you can do with these pre-made / pre-designed pages!!!   You do not have to purchase them JUST to be used with the chipboard albums (for which they were designed).  Take a look to see how versatile they really are!
 


Goof Ball by davsar (Sarah), Digital Guest CT Member

    

Sarah says, "This was fun creating a layout with Melissa Wilson's Kitchen Curtains Badge Album.  The bright colors really played well with Brennan's goofiness!  I simply scaled the pages down and used them as frames. Then I added a few doodles to the pages and background. Pre-made cuteness!"

I would have to agree with Sarah!


Spring 2008 (left and right sides) by FairyMouseMom (Egle)

            

"Here I used two pre-made bracket pages and, instead of just printing them out to adhere to their specifically-created-for bracket albums, I copied them onto a 12x12 page and created a layout using them!  The products used here are by two digi / digital designers:  Victoria Greenlees and Amy Teets."


AbbyLou Who by nun69 (Angie)

    

Angie says, "This is another versatile way to use bracket album pages:  downsize them and add to a bigger layout and / or use one of the solid layouts included as a journaling template for your bigger sized layout."


Bubbles and Smiles by janello (Janell)

    

Janell says, "This was so fun to create using Victoria's (Greenlees') bracket album.  (It is) just like a quick page.  I added a few elements and, poof, it was done as simple as that.  I really like the bright colors in this album (as they are) perfect for Spring and Summer layouts!


My Little Son Flower by Keling (Sara)

    

Sara says, " I had never thought of using some of these mini album kits for the boards on my own pages, so this was great!  ....and I accented this layout with other embellishments."


Moments Together by MamaK321 (Kristianne)

    

Kristi says, "Using quick pages as part of a layout is a great way to stretch the use of your quick pages and also helps the scrapping go a little quicker!  I used a super cute circle quick page to fill a 12x12 layout, adding just a scalloped mat and inked background paper. So easy!"


To Tell Teacher by Mommybruno (Cassandra)

    

Cassandra says, "This LO was a lot of fun to put together. I used two pages from the Rainy Day Brag Book - for my photo and my journaling.  It was easy to coordinate them with the Rainy Day kit, and it looks like I did a bunch more work than I actually did!  I never thought of using pre-made album pages this way, but it does add a fun and easy element!


Mommy's Heart by Mommybruno (Cassandra)

    

Cassandra says, "This page came together very quickly, thanks to the heart-shaped album page by Amy Bleser!  All I had to do was pop in my picture, add a background paper, and two more hearts from the album.  Voila!  A quick but beautiful page in no time!  (This is) just another example of how album pages don't need to just be for albums alone - they are great page elements as well!"


1955 Buick by m1218p (Marci)

    

Marci says, "Our challenge this week was to use a quick page or album page. Actually I did this with one of my own bracket album pages the other day and thought I was brilliant or weird and wasn't sure which. So glad to see I was not weird. I enlarged a page from Chirpi's Mum's the Word Bracket Album to 8 x 8. I plopped it onto a background paper from the Mum's the Word kit, added a few embellishments (2 more flowers and the ribbon), a title, and some journaling. Voila'! A page in about 15 minutes. I may get all these photos from the classic car show scrapped yet!"


Birthday Boy by bamablue (Glenda)

Here are 4 of the 8 bracket album pages that Glenda made.  She took the pre-made pages and added them to 6x6 pages so that she could print out square-sized layouts and make them into a mini album for the birthday boy!  How cute are these?


Hopefully, we were able to showcase for you the variety of looks that one could get by using a pre-made album page....used either as such or added to a background paper with more embellishing on top of it.  Let us see what you can create with these yourselves...and add your layouts in A Cherry On Top's gallery.

 


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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

CT Spotlight Vol. 25 13 comments  
   

Welcome to the CT Spotlight, a monthly feature in which the Creative Team will put the spotlight on superior layouts that have caught our eye in the gallery.  We'll show you the layouts, tell you who made them and why we love them.  The first CT member quoted is the one who chose the layout for the Spotlight.

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Special Moment by -Shannon-

katarria says:  I love how classy this is!  The scalloped paper and journaling style are perfect and the entire layout came together so well!

Laura Fiore says:  Shannon's Special Moments is utterly beautiful! The photo is just stunning, and the delicate romantic details make for a perfect page!

Mommybruno says:  This LO has such an elegant look! A lot of that is due to that gorgeous picture! But the curved edges and script font all work together to make this a perfect wedding LO!

Beth-W says:  This LO is so elegant and beautiful!  Love the traditional products mixed with the gorgeous photo!

MamaK321 says:  Stunning! I love that she framed the photo with a bracket mat and how the red and cream contrast brings out the colors of her hair and dress so well. The journaling along the edge of the photo is a nice touch as well.

suslvgeo says:  I love how the photo is edited with such a soft feel. Love the triple layered notepad with the journaling. All around GORGEOUS page!

janello says:  This layout is so dreamy and lovely, I adore how the background color plays on the colors in the dress. 

nun69 says:  Love how the photo takes center stage in Shannon's LO!

4peasinourpod says:  The picture totally rocks, and the design compliments it so well!  The journaling to frame the picture is a wonderful touch.

FairyMouseMom says:  I love how the colors and elements Shannon used on her layout work wonderfully with her beautiful picture!!!

bluejeans7 says:  WOW!!  That photo has such a soft feel to it.  I love the colors and how she "copied" the flowers from the dress for the perfect embellishment!


 

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Night Night by Jeanie

bamablue says:  I love, love, love this photo and the colors Jeanie chose compliment it so well.  The clustering and word art is perfect and the simplicity of the layout keeps the focus on the photo where it belongs!

Laura Fiore says:  Night Night is just about the sweetest layout I've seen! Jeannie used an adorable embellishments cluster that goes great with her photo!

Mommybruno says:  Adorable!! I love how she clustered the all the page elements, and the colors are just perfect!

Beth-W says:  Love the use of white space and how all of the elements are clustered together so perfectly.

MamaK321 says:  This layout is Fab! I love how the photo and elements carry the viewer in one direction across the page, the uneven brackets and mix of monochromatic patterns really make it pop!

katarria says:  Great colors and I love the clustered embellishments and title! 

suslvgeo says:  Love the clustering group and the stardust trailing out if it is fantastic!

janello says:  Beautiful contrasts in the colors and such an adorable cluster with that cute picture!

nun69 says:  This is just totally adorable and I love the cluster of elements!

4peasinourpod says:  I love the clustering and the white space.  It is perfect for the subject!

FairyMouseMom says:  I love how Jeanie clustered her elements all near her picture and left the rest as "white space."

 

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cutie by Marilou64 

bluejeans7 says:  What a cutie!!  I love that photo and all the papers and colors highlight it so well!  Awesome design too!

Laura Fiore says:  Marilou has an amazing style...I don't think she's done a single layout that doesn't just pop out of the gallery! This one is no exception...the fun slant, the boyish colors, the great embellishments just make for a playful page!

Mommybruno says:  This is such a cute layout! I love the paper strips and journaling strips, and the tilted elements really add the right touch of fun!

Beth-W says:  Adorable photo and fun design! 

MamaK321 says:  This layout is full of spunk and movement with the various circles and stars leading the eye across the page. Great design!

katarria says:  I like how everything is angled in this layout and the doodles on the buttons are a great touch!

suslvgeo says:  What an absolutely fantastic boy page. Love all the shape elements and the strip journaling.

janello says:   I love all the buttons and eyelets and stars, perfect title for this because that is what you say when you see him, for sure he's a CUTIE!

bamablue says:  Buttons and circles and stars, OH MY!  What a cute layout with just the perfect embellies!

nun69 says:  Love the stars, buttons, circles and paper stripes...they all work so well together in the composition of the LO!

4peasinourpod says:  omg...look at the doll!  I love how well embellished this is, yet it doesn't look busy, and the picture just SHINES!

FairyMouseMom says:  I love the bright colors used here...and how the picture and patterned papers were laid down at an angle.
 

 

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You and Me by wallychick

MamaK321 says:  This simple design with the bold colors and funky pattern-filled white space really caught my eye! I love how she centered the red block to draw the eye right to the middle of the page and the sweet photo. She used the new Cherry Bits Collection too, I give bonus points for that ;) LOL!

Laura Fiore says:  Wallygirl's You and Me layout is very cool for a few reasons...the color combo is fab, that background paper looks like fireworks, which to me adds a sparkle of romance, and the simplicity of the design really draws your eye to their great photo!

Mommybruno says:  What a cute couple! I really like the layered title, and the doodled words!

Beth-W says:  love the simple design and colors she used because they keep the focus on the photo.

katarria says:  The overall design here keeps my eye on the photo and I like how the scalloped paper frames the photo, title, and journaled words.

suslvgeo says:  LOVE that background paper and the red mat really makes it pop. Also love the circled words in the title.

janello says:  Love the journaling doodles and the crisp feel to this layout with the contrasting colors, all comes together masterfully!

bamablue says:  I love simple and this layout is simply lovely!

nun69 says:  The bold colors look great witht he B&W photo!

4peasinourpod says:  I LOVE the title work here!

FairyMouseMom says:  I like the use of a B&W photo here and how the blue matting underneath it just makes it "pop."

 

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Kaysie 08 by mrschez

nun69 says:  I LOVE the mix of a B&W photo with the smaller color photo and the colors are just great!

Laura Fiore says:  This layout by Mrschez is completely stunning...that photo, the gorgeous girl, and the rich elements, combined with a perfect title all add up to STUNNING!

Mommybruno says:  This whole LO has such a nice feel, from the colors to the mix of b/w and color photos! The wings are a great touch!

Beth-W says:  I love how she used a black and white photo and a colored photo.  The title is great and I like the grungeboard wings accent.

MamaK321 says:  Fantastic photos and quote used here! I really like how her photos, title and elements all overlap.

katarria says:  The photos are gorgeous on this layout and I really like how the title is laid out!

suslvgeo says:  This is an all around completly FANTASTIC layout! Truly I love everything about it!

janello says:  What a gorgeous layout. I love the mix of color and black and white.  What an overall stunning layout.

bamablue says:  What a pretty page!  I love the use of the striking b&w photo, which just pops off this muted layout.

4peasinourpod says:  This is the perfect example of how amazing a layout can be when you have a beautiful picture and a few well chosen embellishments.  Everything in this layout works together perfectly!

FairyMouseMom says:  I love the use of both B&W and color photos on this layout.  Love the colors used in the paper and embellilshments / elements.


 

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We Love These Boys by ElsieB

suslvgeo says: I just absolutely LOVE the colors on this. And the design is great!

Laura Fiore says:  ElsieB's We Love these Boys is bright, and fun, and sweet all at the same time! The row of hearts is perfect!

Mommybruno says:  That is such a cute photo, and I love all the hearts she got on this LO! The touches of yellow are nice, and I think they give this page a bit more of a masculine feel.

Beth-W says:  I adore this photo and the products she used were perfect to compliment it.

MamaK321 says:  this layout is perfect in every way! It has great balance and the coordinating hearts frame the handsome photo wonderfully.

katarria says:  Such a sweet photo and that row of hearts is perfect!

janello says:  What handsome men they are and I love all the repeated uses of hearts on this layout!

bamablue says:  I love the use of these atypical colors for this masculine layout.

nun69 says:   I LOVE the color combo here and her mix of different size and color hearts!

4peasinourpod says:  I have always been an Elsie fan, and this layout is so true to her style.  I love the different hearts and the flourishes, and it still feels masculine.

FairyMouseMom says:  I love the different shaped hearts used here with the different patterned papers.  What a neat way for Elsie to showcase her "boys."

bluejeans7 says:  I trully love everything about this layout!  Such a great photo to start with and then the colors and embellishments work together so well!


 

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The Best of Times by scrapsakes

4peasinourpod says:  I just love Grace's style.  She put products together here that I never would have thought of using, and it works PERFECTLY.  The splashes of purple/pink and the fall color palette is gorgeous!

Laura Fiore says:  Grace's use of the KI Lace over a matching background is just amazing...I love the way she never forgets the  details on her layouts!

Mommybruno says:  I love the color scheme on this LO, and the flower clusters!

 Beth-W says:  The use of the brown lace CS on a brown CS was absolutely genius.  I love the photo and how she used the fun colors and flowers with this page.  It's overall page design is perfect as is every LO of Grace's.

MamaK321 says:  There is so much to look at and enjoy about this layout, you can go over it three times and still find beautifully detailed designs that you haven't yet seen!

katarria says:  The monochromatic layering of the KI lace cardstock looks awesome and I like all of the different types of flowers Grace used here!

suslvgeo says:  The layering on this is incredible. The overlapped flowers and scallops really add great detail to this awesome page!

janello says:  I love the combination of patterned papers and the cluster of flowers!  So fun.

bamablue says:  The funky flower cluster really puts this layout over the top.  Very nice!

nun69 says:  Love how Grace was able to pull of the color combo of orange, purple and pink against that dark background!

bluejeans7 says:  The colors of this layout give off such a warm feeling, perfect for the subject matter!


 

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* Techie Girl * by pne123

Mommybruno says:  Love this LO by pne123. The colors are so vibrant and the elements she used work well with the theme of the page. Plus, her daughter is so dang cute!

Laura Fiore says:  This layout by Pne123 is fun and beautiful at the same time! I love how she went for it with the high tech embellishments to flesh out her theme.

Beth-W says:   I love the bright, fun colors with her black and white photo.  What a cutie!  I love all of the accents she added to the page!

katarria says:  Loving the techie embellishments - how cute!!

suslvgeo says:  What an adorable photo! LOVE the cord wrapped around the photo is priceless.

bamablue says:  The sweet b&w photo really pops on this colorful page.

janello says:  This is a classic example where less is more!  Love the simple words and arrows that draw your eye to the center and focal picture!

nun69 says:  Erica's LO is so so cute! I LOVE the USB cord that wraps the frame!

4peasinourpod says:  This layout amazes me.  It is a cute title, and as you look at it more and more, you see all the touches that make it perfect.  I love the "the girl" and "the gadget". Great layout!

FairyMouseMom says:  I love how Erica used a B&W photo here along with bright colored papers.  Neat alpha, too!

bluejeans7 says:  That photo is so cute!  The cord wrapped around the photo is the perfect touch!

 

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Favorites from 07 by AmyTeets

Laura Fiore says:  I LOVE this one by Amy Teets.  The small cluster of photos and the fun way she cut out the flowers really make for an eye catching layout!

Mommybruno says:  Love how she cut out and rolled the flowers on here to add dimension! This is such a fun way to show off some fun, random pics!

Beth-W says:  I love the colors, fun free-style design and the products she used.  I love all of the flowers and dimension they add to the page.

MamaK321 says:  I love how she grouped the photos together and also roughed up her paper flowers for a very boyish feel.by pne123: Fab layout! I love how the bright colors *pop* and the very realistic page accents are too cool.

katarria says:  The dimension on the flowers is a great touch in this layout and I think the cluster of photos is a cool idea!!

suslvgeo says:  Love the grouped smaller pictures and the way she curled the flowers and arranged everything is wonderful.

janello says:  I love the way Amy combines her elements and space.  If I tried to use all the elements she did , it would look all jumbled, but she has a great eye for composition.

bamablue says:  Amy has such a unique style-I love the mini-multi photos that still leave the sense of white space.  And the funky flowers are so much fun!

 nun69 says:  Love the fact that she cut the flowers and circles out, curled them a little bit and added a button to the center!

4peasinourpod says:  Great cut outs and LOVE the colors!

bluejeans7 says:  What a great layout!  I love the colors and the great mix of embellishments!

 

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Park Fun by traciinreno

n7zuq says:  The colors on this layout really popped out. I love the ribbon/bow on the main photo, the bright flower and swirlly journaling. The whole layout gives the feel of a fun, playful day. Simply beautiful.

Laura Fiore says:  Park Fun is just gorgeous! I love the white background and the way she framed all of the photos! The butterflies and doodly journaling definitely lend a fun feel to this!

Mommybruno says:  Love the bright colors on this, and that photo strip with the fun words on it! Such a playful LO, and I lover her daughter's big blue bow!

Beth-W says:  The photos are absolutely gorgeous!  I love the neutral background with the additional of small amounts of color.  I also liked all of the accents and the journaling along the path.

MamaK321 says:  Great composition, I love the white space and how the layout flows!

katarria says:  Absolutely stunning!  The photos are perfect, colors are eye-catching, and I like all of the different embellishments too!

suslvgeo says:  Love the circular calendar at the top and the colors are just so pretty!

janello says:  The journaling on the butterfly's path is adorable. I also love the bright colors and the cute little elements and the date tag!

bamablue says:  I love the colors and the flutterby journaling on this sweet layout.

nun69 says:  The colors are so bright and cherry and a super fun LO overall!

4peasinourpod says:  The colors are so awesome, and I adore the journaling!  The ribbon embellies justmake her bow stand out.  This is fantastic!

FairyMouseMom says:  Great focal photo and then smaller photos being displayed.  Love the path of the journaling as it matches another swirl on this layout!


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Monday, May 19, 2008

Dating 4 comments

May is May is prom season, Date Your Mate Month and Biographer's Month.   Aww the memories we have of dating.  Remember your first ever date? Your first prom?   The night you met your husband? Well some members of the ACOT Digital CT want to share some o...

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Friday, May 16, 2008

The Move 40 comments

Orders have resumed shipping and are being processed in order by date placed. Orders will not ship Monday, May 26 due to Memorial Day. We appreciate your patience.

5/23: We're rockin' and rollin'! We'll be getting a record number of orders shipped today. A...

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Cloud 9 Design Reveal 6 comments

featuring the Scrumptious Summery Sunrise Smoothy line

Woo Hoo Summer is almost here and Cloud Nine has come out with an amazing line, with colors sure to get you in the Summer mood. The textures and colors in this line, are incredible and oh so beautiful. Below, Miranda, Pam and Sus all had the Sunri...

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Stamping Inks for Scrapbookers

If you’d like to explore using acrylic and rubber stamps  for embellishing your scrapbook pages, it’s important to understand how to select the right ink for your projects. Just by changing the type of ink you use, you can create several different looks with the ...
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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Crop-wear!

Creating your own T-shirt and totebag transfers

Sometimes, you just can't find the right thing to wear! Now, you can create your own crafty crop wear from the comfort of your own home!

We have instructions for both digital and non-digital scrappers, so there is nothing to fear. Just rea...

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Parties Plus! Digital Hybrid Project

Create Your Own Party Supplies

With these simple instructions and download links, you can create any number of designed party accessories, including an invitation, a name tent-card, a party bag and a thank-you card.

Designer Julie Mead also put together...

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Rubber Stamp Scrapbook Ideas

Rubber stamps can add a wealth of embellishment possibilities to your scrapbooking projects. These trendy stamps are available from popular manufacturers such as Inque Boutique

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Friday, May 9, 2008

Flowers, Moms, and More... 5 comments

digital scrapbooking by our Creative Team

The month of May generally brings bright colored flowers and days to celebrate women.  With Mother's day right around the corner, the Digital Creative Team took some time to highlight the beautiful floral designs found here at ACOT and some paid tribute to...

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Faces of ACOT 6 comments

getting to know your ACOT Creative Teams

You no doubt see most of these ladies every day, posting on the message board and uploading fabulous layouts in the gallery. They do more than just scrap layouts to show off the newest products, these ladies are the ones behind the scenes of every ACOT crop ensuring ...

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Hybrid Bracket Album Class 4 comments

from NSD Crop 2008

 If this is your first time using a digital product with your traditional scrapbooking  -OR-  if you are ready to step away from the computer and use your digital products to create a hybrid scrapbooking project, then this class is for you!  I will wal...

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Monday, May 5, 2008

Luxe Designs Creative Team Reveal 5 comments

This week, members of the creative team were busy creating with the new Simply Luxe Collection from Luxe Designs! These timeless designs and classic colors feature 10 items in  6 core colors – classic black, tiffany turquoise, cobalt blue, engine red, island gree...

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Monday, May 5, 2008

Cluster Connection 3 comments

{all about clustering on your LO!}

CLUSTER CONNECTION {by Angie aka nun69}

{if you have any stamping or inking or distressing to do to any of your embellishments,...

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