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It is time for the final round of our fantabulous, amazing, wonderful Round Robin starring none other than our own Carin Grobe Design!

It’s time for our final week with the beautifully adorable Smitten:

Round Robin Smitten

A kiss on the cheek, cupcake in hand, the feeling of LOVE is oh so grand!  Cupid has landed, strawberries and chocolate too, we’ll snuggle and hug and say “I Love You”.  I’m Smitten, I’m giggly, my heart flutters about, my love for you is true; of that have No Doubt!

Smitten is fun and filled with all things love.  Love that makes your heart go pitter patter when the phone rings, love that takes your breath away, love that makes you gush and smile.  Packed with hearts, flowers, shapes, styles and even a pair of love birds and kissing bears.

Created with love by Carin Grobe Design and Just So Scrappy

Please ask questions in the Round Robin FAQs, I will update that post with answers.

A Round Robin is One Month, One Designer, Four Collabs.

How do you come in, and more importantly, how can you save extra?
Answer: Create a LO!

The LO rules are simple:

What are the discounts:

The best news? These discounts are stackable. That means if you participate in all four Social Media venues, your final discount code will be an additional 40% on the next Round Robin Collab. How much you save is up to you!

I will PM coupons good off the next COLLECTION each week on Wednesdays. The coupons are good for one week only. The final week coupon will be for the featured Round Robin Designers personal use store.

Please post your layout in our Round Robin gallery, your pinterest, facebook & google+.

Carin Grobe Design and her partner this week: Just So Scrappy  have designed the perfect collection for the upcoming Valentine’s day and for anyone who has ever had their heart filled with love! Check out Smitten:

Round Robin Smitten

Round Robin Smitten
Round Robin Smitten
Round Robin Smitten

Save extra with the entire Smitten Bundle:

Round Robin Smitten
For a limited time get the Smitten Add On Mini FREE! Just click to download & enjoy.
Round Robin Smitten

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I hope you are all enjoying summer as much as I do. The sun is shining, the temperature is lovely and I spent a lot of time out doors with my family and dog. Now all I need is a beautiful kit to scrap all these sunny memories and Sunny Days by Just So Scrappy is absolutely perfect! The kit is filled with lots and lots of amazing summer elements, like flowers, suns, bees and butterflies and so much more. All this in beautiful summer colors so your pages get that special summer feel. Sunny Days by Just So Scrappy is the summer kit you must have!!

Ik hoop dat jullie ook allemaal genieten van de zomer. De zon schijnt, de temperatuur is goed en ik ben veel buiten met mijn familie en de hond. Het enige wat ik nu nog nodig heb is een mooie kit om al deze zonnige herinneringen te scrappen en Sunny Days van Just So Scrappy is helemaal perfect! De kit is gevuld met een heleboel prachtige zomer elementen, zoals bloemen, zonnen, bijen en vlinders en nog veel meer. Allemaal in heerlijke zomerkleuren, zodat al je layouts dat echte zomerse gevoel krijgen. Sunny Days van Just So Scrappy is de zomer kit die je echt moet hebben!


Besides the kit there are some beautiful extras, just take a look below or in Just So Scrappy’s store here

Naast de kit zijn er een aantal prachtige extra’s, kijk maar eens hieronder of in de winkel van Just So Scrappy hier


Of course there is a great deal for you if you plan to buy this all. When you add the Sunny Days Digital Scrabook Collection to your chart you will save over 30%!

Natuurlijk is er een geweldige aanbieding voor jullie als je alles wilt kopen. Als je de Sunny Days Digital Scrabook Collection in je winkelmandje doet krijg je een korting van meer dan 30%!


I’ve created a quickpage for you with this fabulous kit. I hope you like it! Please enjoy!!

Ik heb een quickpage voor jullie gemaakt met deze prachtige kit. Ik hoop dat je het leuk vindt, veel plezier ermee!



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Designers frequently create amazing clusters either as freebies, or as a make-my-life easy add on product.  Lately I’ve found that most of these clusters are pre-shadowed and I can just do a happy dance & slap them on my page.  Sometimes, though, they are not preshadowed.  Sometimes I am okay with that.  Shadowing can be very individual, and very dependent on your background.  However, shadowing a cluster can be difficult.  Especially one with ribbons, frames and a background splash or stamp all-included.

Today I created an unshadowed cluster  from some of  my favorite new releases: Tis The Season Clusters from Just So Scrappy, {I Am} Thankful: Messy Stamps from Two Moose Designs and On The Go – Frames from Laitha’s Designs.  I love getting something totally new by mixing up my stash!

My cluster looks pretty good:


But my cluster needs a little bit of a shadow.  First, I want to add a little pop-off-the-page magic to the ribbon element.  I change my Layer Style settings until it looks good to me.

My settings:

Blend Mode: Multiply
Opacity: 41%
Angle: 120 degrees
Distance: 22 px
Spread: 0%
Size: 16 px


Obviously this works for my ribbon, but not my whole frame cluster.  There is an easy fix for this!  Move your mouse to you Layer Palette and select your cluster layer (here Layer 1).  Right click on the teeny-tiny drop down arrow next to the fx on your layer.  Then scroll down to Create Layer and click:


Your drop shadow is now on it’s very own layer.  We can change things up now!  Be sure you are on the Layer 1’s Drop Shadow layer before moving back to your active canvas.


While on Layer 1’s Drop Shadow layer, select your erase & set it the way you like. I like mine fairly large, and with a soft edge to prevent harsh edges on my shadows.  Erase most of Layer 1’s Drop Shadow, keeping only the bits shadowing the ribbons.


Already your cluster looks much better, but the frame needs a little pizzaz too, especially around the inner borders.  You don’t want it flat & blending in with your photo.  Again add a drop shadow in your Layer Effects palette.  This time I went softer, and I stayed closer to the frame:

My settings:

Blend Mode: Multiply
Opacity: 63%
Angle: 120 degrees
Distance: 0 px
Spread: 0%
Size: 24 px


This worked great for my frame but not for my already-shadowed ribbon or stamped background.  Again move your mouse to your Layer Palette and select your cluster layer (here Layer 1).  Right click on the teeny-tine drop down arrow next to the fx on your layer.  Then scroll down to Create Layer and click.  You will now have two Layer 1’s Drop Shadow layers:


Again erase the shadow parts you will not need.  Be sure you are on the correct Layer 1’s Drop Shadow layer in your Layer Palette before erasing.  I erased all shadow away from under my stamp, and under my already-shadowed ribbons.



Now I love my cluster! It’s ready for my page.  I still have both shadow layers turned on so I can increase, or decrease, the opacity of my shadow layers dependent on my background paper.


You can download both the original cluster, and the final shadowed cluster by clicking the final image. Or click HERE!

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Happy Holidays by Vero The French Touch

by tammy 19 December 2013
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Our little ones are all waiting for Santa, peeking under the tree and out the window, as we are busy preparing for this wondrous event.  Each year we take lots of photos so we can remember those happy moments later in the year.  With this kit, Happy Holidays by Vero The French Touch, you’ll be […]

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Jack O Lantern by Just So Scrappy

by tammy 24 October 2013
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Just So Scrappy is back with a fantabulously adorable Halloween collection called Jack O Lantern!  Katie’s collections are what collections should be; everything I could wish for… and then some! This collection has all the things you need to scrap those ooey gooey pictures of your kids making faces as they clean out their pumpkins.  All […]

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Let Freedom Ring by Just So Scrappy

by tammy 20 June 2013
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Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.  Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, other ceremonies, and lots of photographs.  With Just […]

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Coordinated Collection: Summer

by Toiny Westberry 31 May 2013
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Every couple of months the entire Studio Design Team bands together and creates one, big, huge, stunning collection.  This month I think they’ve outdone themselves.  I’m in complete, total drool with the entire Coordinated Collection: Summer. Each piece is on sale for only $1.00 each until June 14.  This is so you can build your […]

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Fiesta Kit by Just So Scrappy

by tammy 2 May 2013
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Are you going to have a Cinco De Mayo party?  Cinco de Mayo can be a great time to gather family and friends to celebrate. It is also a good time to get photos and make some scrapbooking pages to save the memories. Use Fiesta by Just So Scrappy for scrapping those celebrations and festive […]

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Let it Snow by Just So Scrappy

by tammy 10 January 2013
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When the winter weather strikes and the fun begins add a little sparkle and whimsy to your scrapbooking layouts with Let it Snow by Just So Scrappy. And if that’s not enough you can pick and choose many different extras or just grab the Big Bundle and have it all and today it’s DOTD and […]

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Boughs of Holly by Just So Scrappy

by tammy 13 December 2012
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“Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la, la la la la…”  I’m singing as I do layouts with Just So Scrappy’s new kit called Boughs of Holly.  I’m just loving the wonderful rich colors that she chose for this kit. It’s bundled too so you can have all the wonderful […]

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