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A Sneak Peek at Friday’s New Releases

This week has gone by super fast it seems and here we are already taking a sneak peek at what is ahead this weekend from our designers.

and if that is not enough of a peek for you here are some of our CT layouts using these new kits:

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Lovely Layout of the Week (April Week #3)

Congrats to Marieke (Romajo) for this great layout that won Layout of the Week from last week!!

now the layouts up for vote this week….Please be sure to vote for one your favorites here!!

online poll by Opinion Stage

Easter Weekend New Releases!

Happy Easter!

Join us this weekend for lots of sales and great new releases, just in time for Easter and Spring!

New Releases!

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Inspirations!

New Sneak Peeks

This week we have a lot of new releases coming this week. All of which are great for the Spring season. Which are your favorites you’ll have to have?

Lovely Layout of the Week (April Week #2)

Welcome to another fabulous week of layouts from our members of With Love Studio. If you haven’t been posting your layouts in our gallery just take a look at these and start now so you can to be eligible to WIN our monthly collab if your layout is chosen for the month! Our March voting just finished up and here we have our WINNER of the April XOXO Collab……….

Congrats to our March Layout of the Month winner Kaytea with this great layout:

And, please congratulate our layout of the week winner (April Week #1) Murmer for this great layout last week:

Now onto this week’s nominees. We have a lot of them so good luck to everyone!

online poll by Opinion Stage

April 2014 WLS Featured Designer: FranB Designs!

Who’s that in the spotlight?  FranB Designs!  Woot woot!  From the first moment that I stepped into the forum of With Love Studios Fran has been a welcoming force and one of my top 5 favorite designers.  Her designs are full of life and fun (much like Fran herself!).  I’m honored to get to pull the spotlight her way this month!

april_featureddesignerTell us a little about yourself. Where are you from, where do you live, do you have another career? Any other exciting info or dark secrets you’d like to share?

I was born and raised in Chicago. I eventually met my husband (online), who lived in Central Indiana, so we live about an hour north of Indy. I am a stay home mom now, but before my son was born, I worked in a hospital doing intake assessments in behavioral health. Basically, when you see ER/doctor shows on tv and they call for a psych eval, I was that person.

What is your background in designing? How did you start?

I started by offering freebies on my blog. I then participated in a few designer contests and that sparked the desire to continue designing. Before With Love Studio opened, another designer told me they were looking for designers and so I applied. I was chosen to join the design team, so my first time selling is when WLS opened back in November 2011!

What is your newest (or featured) kit?

My featured kit is May Flowers. When I decided to do the April Daily Download as well, I knew I had to coordinate the kits. I ended up creating April Showers for the DD, and of course, after April Showers comes May Flowers. I was going to make an Easter kit called Bunny Powers, but I thought that was taking things too far. I kept thinking it would have to be a bunny superhero kit and ya, that was a little odd!

April Showers is full of fun rainy day elements: puddles, boots, umbrellas and it’s in a bold color palette instead of the typical rainy day color palettes! May Flowers is full of…. you guessed it… flowers! Lots of flowers of all different shades and styles. Plus other pretty elements and papers. Perfect for spring time pages, but generic enough to be scrapped with many types of photos.  And since we’ve had the winter that never ends here in Indiana, there is a journal card that reminds you to “Think Spring!”

And if that wasn’t enough goodness, I also have a brand new spring themed freebie on my blog, NL and Facebook all of April, with the 4th portion to be in the 4/9 WLS newsletter called In the Garden. It has wonderful gardening themed elements and lots of fruits and veggies for when you plant your garden this spring!

What is your favorite thing to do besides scrapbooking or designing?

I love to play computer games and card games and board games… I have a bit of a competitive streak! I love to sing, when no one is home, I will turn up the volume and sing my little heart out! I am in my church’s choir and it makes me happy! I love to read, and I do a lot of it. I read a lot of Young Adult fiction as I find the adult books to have too much “stuff” I don’t want to read about. I am on Good Reads and post there a lot and it helps me find new books to read!

Tell us what your perfect birthday would be like!

Well, I’m not quite sure but it would certainly contain a lot of cupcakes!

Got any hints for us on what we’ll see from you in the future?

I have so much on my to-do design list, sometimes it is hard to figure out what to do. I do want to get back to creating more Disney-themed kits, as I have so many Disney World pics to scrap! I do have some kit plans for NSD in May that I hope everyone will love, and they are Disney-themed but still generic enough for everyone with kids. And no, it’s not princesses! ;) I have only boys on my team here at home, so they are on the boy-ish side!

How much will your store be on sale for during your featured month?

40%

Fran’s featured kit, May Flowers, is too cute for words!  Let me show you instead!

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I just adore the little creatures and flowers in this kit and that alpha is so chic and fun! Crystal had a chance to make a couple of layouts with May Flowers that will show you how it can be used for girls and boys both.

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As you read above, Fran is also hosting the April Daily Download in the forum.  Each day another part of her April Showers kit will be put up HERE.  Missed a day?  No worries. Go back and pick up the pieces you’ve missed! Be sure to tell FranB how much you appreciate each part.  Our designers work hard and it makes their day to hear how much our fans love them too!

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There is also a challenge with the Daily Download that I’m sure you won’t want to miss!  Check out the details HERE!

Could things get any better with FranB this month?  Well of course!  Fran has even more goodies on her blog, in her newsletter, and on her Facebook page! 

FranB Designs Blog | FranB Designs Facebook Page


If all that isn’t enough, I have one more surprise from FranB Designs.  Fran has graciously made this adorable cluster frame using her kit, Bunny Hop that will release April 25th!  So you are getting a sneak peek through this freebie!  Enjoy and take time to visit Fran’s store and gallery for more savings and inspiration this month!FranB_bunnyhop_prevcluster

 

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~ Susan ~

Spring Cleaning is here along with New Releases!!

Have you started your Spring Cleaning yet? Spring is officially here and at With Love Studio we’ve been cleaning up our shop and retiring kits and having fun challenges to inspire you to do your own Spring Cleaning. Check it all out in our forums.

Kits On Sale & Retiring!!

New Releases!

Sneak Peeks & Spring Cleaning is Coming

This week we have a lot going on. Friday not only will be new releases, but also the start of our Spring Cleaning Events going on this weekend.You will not want to miss this event. We will have many kits on sale and retiring along with challenges and prizes. Be sure to check back Friday for all the details!

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Now for our sneak peeks of our new releases coming this Friday…

 

Lovely Layout of the Week & Month–VOTE NOW!!!

WOW! March was a busy month for new layouts in our gallery. The Rainbow Challenges last month were a BIG hit and created so much new inspiration in our galleries. If you haven’t peeked lately you should visit and leave some love on your favorite layouts by our members. With so many to choose from it was so hard to narrow it down each week, but after weeks of nominating and voting we have for you our March Lovely Layouts {please vote for your favorite here}!

online poll by Opinion Stage

And since March is now over we have brand new layouts for you starting our April Lovely Layouts. This week we have 5 to choose from. Vote for you favorite here and the winner will go on to compete in the April Lovely Layouts at the beginning of May. And remember you can nominate your favorite layouts to be featured in our weekly votes in our forum in the With Love Standouts section!

online poll by Opinion Stage

Desert Bloom: April 2014 XOXO Collab

Have you seen the April 2014 XOXO Collab by our talented designers?  When I saw the name I immediately thought of desert sunsets and beauty and then when I saw the kit I was blown away.  It captures the beauty of the desert that goes way beyond the sunrise or sunset.  April’s beginning fell a day late for me to post about the collab at the beginning of last week but you still have today to pick up Desert Bloom for 35% off.

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Here is a closer look at the kit.  However, the preview only scratches the surface of what’s in the kit. There are 65 papers and over 150 elements waiting to become part of your scrapping stash and create beautiful layouts!

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The With Love Studio Creative team made a few layouts to show you the versatility of this collection.  It can be used for much more than scrapping about the desert!47-0318-02Wdeath_valley_DesertBloomnewmexico

I really like the way Crystal used the patterned paper to create the rays behind the scalloped mats in that bottom layout.  I look forward to seeing even more layouts from all of you this month using the collab as well!

Actually, I took a quick peek into the forum in the Challenge area and discovered that a few of you have already joined in this month’s Collab Challenge.  Whoo hoo!!  For those of you who aren’t familiar with our challenges you should check them out in the forum.  You can earn points toward a Gift Certificate to be used in the WLS store just for posting your layout (linking it up of course so we can leave some well deserved love) and following each challenge’s directions.  For the Collab Challenge all you have to do is make a layout using the April XOXO Collab and then post/link it up in the gallery and challenge thread.  Easy!

Here are a couple of the layouts that have been posted in the challenge this month that caught my eye.

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Beautiful layouts Marilyn and Helen! Thank you for sharing them with us!


I sincerely hope that each of you check out Desert Bloom today.  Before you head off I have a small gift for you.  I hope you can use it as you scrap your memories this month.  Just click on the preview to begin your download.

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~Susan~