Premier Top Pick—March 2014

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Welcome to our Premier Top Picks announcement for March 2014. I’m excited to share with you the Top Picks from our March 2014 Premier Gallery, but first let’s take a look at the kit and videos that inspired the beautiful scrapbook pages.

Featured Premier Kit—March 2014

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Outside the Square
Outside the Square Video Tutorial
by Susie Roberts

Are you bored with square and rectangular photos? Here’s a new way to think outside the square when cropping your photos to create a three-picture storyboard.

Credits: Crisscross Cruise Blues by Susie Roberts, Dad’s Day by Digilicious Designs, Botanist Exclusive by Katie Pertiet, Wonderland Plastic Title Video by Jen White (Layer Style), Hobo STD and Rochester (fonts)


Cupcake Template
Cupcake Template Video Tutorial
by Christina Rambo

Build a layered cupcake template that can be used over and over for endless varieties of this tasty treat.

Credits: Sweet Comforts by Shabby Miss Jenn, Lobster and Adobe Caslon Pro (fonts)


The Earlybird Effect
The Earlybird Effect Video Tutorial

by Jen White

You don’t have to miss out on the Instagram craze! It’s easy to mimic Instagram’s Earlybird filter with a pile of adjustment layers and a little know-how.

Credits: Our Holiday by Shabby Miss Jenn, DJB Annalise 2011, Gloucester MT Extra Condensed, HaloHandletter (fonts)


Pretty Powerful Paper
Pretty Powerful Paper Video Tutorial
by Barb Brookbank

Design a multipurpose template for background paper that can be used as a clipping mask, or with a hue/saturation adjustment for a faux gradient effect.

Credits: Per Diem by One Little Bird, Texture Road (font)

March 2014 Premier Top Pick

Our March 2014 Premier gallery was filled with humor and love! Animals, especially our pets, have a knack for providing both those gifts by the bucketload.

Many of you were inspired by the video tutorials, and it was also lovely to see some of the techniques learned in Linda’s Custom Shadow Mastery 1 and 2 classes woven into your pages as well.

Our March 2014 Top Pick layout, simply titled, Robin, by barb7 is a beautiful example of this.

Using the cropping technique from Susie’s “Outside the Square” video tutorial, barb7 has designed an elegant page that shows off the photos, taken with her iPhone, to their best advantage.

The titles and journaling complement the style of the page perfectly. Congratulations, barb7!


[ See barb7’s page in the gallery. ]

Page Credits
Photos by barb7 (iPhone), Outside the Square Video Tutorial by Susie Roberts, Custom Shadow Mastery Folded Paper Tutorial by Linda Sattgast, Colbie Solids and Just Linens by MMartin, Overlay Freebie from Digital Scrapper, Marker and MyHand by Brandy Murry, BirdInFlight by CVD, CK True Type and Becky (fonts)

More Great Pages
Congratulations to our other talented digi scrappers featured below (in alphabetical order). Click on each of the thumbnails to see the gallery pages for these great layouts and images.

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8 Responses

  1. Nanci25
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    These LO’s are just fantastic; and so inspirational! It’s a good thing scraplifting is legal!Thanks to all of you for sharing your talents!

  2. Cheryl M
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    Congratulations Barb and to all the other picks too. Well deserved!

  3. Barb
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    Congratulations, Barb! and to all the other picks!

  4. Dede3
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    Beautiful job, Barb! i love your great shots from your Iphone!

  5. Barb
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    Thank you so much for this very unexpected and humbling honor! You should have seen me this morning when I found out I got the Top Pick for March. I was jumping around in my pj’s and bathrobe with joy and disbelief. It certainly made my day! Heck, I’ll be riding on this for quite awhile.

    I was very nervous posting for the first time to the gallery amongst so many talented people, I wasn’t even sure anyone would give my layouts a second look, let alone give me such wonderful comments. That alone was a wonderful gift.

    Congratulations to all the people that were picked out this month, I am honored to be recognized along side you. Your layouts are beautiful.

    Anyone out there that is nervous about posting, please join in, you never know what will happen, you could get Pick of the Month!

    Thank you again for the honor!


  6. Diane
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    All very inspiring. Congratulations!!!

  7. Floridagranny
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    Congratulations to all of you featured as Top Picks! Your layouts are terrific!

  8. donnal
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    Congratulations Barb. I love your take on the Outside the Square and the Custom Shadow class and your use of the journal paper. Wonderful!

    Congrats, too, to all of you ladies who were featured on this Top Pick. All are unique and beautiful layouts.

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