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jannylynn
03-28-2010, 04:20 PM
I have about 9890189 alphas. (ok, not that many) And yet it seems like none of them are what I'm looking for.

So please show me your favorite alphas and how you used them on your layouts. :)

:clap

mommy22girls
03-28-2010, 05:20 PM
I am an alpha addict too and that is the hardest thing for me to put on a page. Here are some of my favs:

http://www.sweetshoppedesigns.com/sweetshoppe/images/cache/6c65c044a1eb61106918c8d94617385e.jpg (http://www.sweetshoppedesigns.com/sweetshoppe/product.php?productid=18339&cat=0&page=1)

http://www.sweetshoppedesigns.com/sweetshoppe/images/cache/5af1cd1e081ed5aca0bfa7b63837d453.jpg (http://www.sweetshoppedesigns.com/sweetshoppe/product.php?productid=17692&cat=0&page=1)

http://www.littledreamerdesigns.com/newshoppe/images/P/CD_MixedBagAlpha.jpg (http://www.littledreamerdesigns.com/newshoppe/product.php?productid=1478&cat=7&page=4)

http://www.littledreamerdesigns.com/newshoppe/images/P/CD_FreeSpirit-Preview.jpg (http://www.littledreamerdesigns.com/newshoppe/product.php?productid=1111&cat=7&page=6)

And here are some LOs with them:

http://scrapmatters.com/gallery3/originals/500/32d-betcha.jpg

http://scrapmatters.com/gallery3/originals/1463/bunny-love1.jpg

KajunKJ
03-28-2010, 05:21 PM
I love the alpha in Vintage Euphoria (http://mylifeandscrap.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59&products_id=1930) by Bubblescrap Designs and Rebecca_psp. Bubblescrap Designs made the alpha and I use it lots and lots!
http://mylifeandscrap.com/shop/bmz_cache/8/89dc28392ac9bfa64fbf3157b7895c42.image.400x396.jpg

http://www.mylifeandscrap.com/gallery/data/529/Friends_031410b.jpg

misfitinmn
03-28-2010, 06:45 PM
I am a huge fan of customizable alphas...like these 2:

http://www.sweetshoppedesigns.com/sweetshoppe/images/cache/82a92b870543bb9f6c0ff0183f8164a2.jpg (http://www.sweetshoppedesigns.com/sweetshoppe/product.php?productid=17728&cat=0&page=2)
which I used in this layout, for example (I clipped a paper onto the alpha so it matched better:
http://www.sweetshoppecommunity.com/gallery/data/500/loves-to-read.jpg


And this one:
http://www.sweetshoppedesigns.com/sweetshoppe/images/cache/8e5cf7fdf01e3eedb8134938d64aae0a.jpg (http://www.sweetshoppedesigns.com/sweetshoppe/product.php?productid=17562&cat=0&page=11)
http://www.digishoptalk.com/gallery/data/500/cake-smash.jpg

I'm lusting after this one, but don't have it yet:

http://scrapmatters.com/shop/images/cache/8a4a1820c97915c2bacd501c91c3d09d.jpg (http://scrapmatters.com/shop/product.php?productid=2085&cat=3&page=5)

Boop Designs
03-29-2010, 04:04 AM
You don't need to look through "9890189 alphas", all you need is to use my Alpha Creator... the possibilities are endless.......

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_xt2bMVc3930/SStFvFAcf8I/AAAAAAAAAvs/PUhDhfRDIlU/s320/bd_alpha-creator_p600.jpg (http://boopdesigns.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=4)
How many times have you wanted to create an Alpha for your kits only to put it off or didn’t do it at all because of all the time it takes to create them? Well, I have created a solution for your dilemma. An ACTION that creates Alpha’s for you!!! This wonderful action has 4 different actions in it. It lets you create Caps, lower case, numbers and symbols. Choose any font you desire, then YOU decide what layer styles you want to apply. Just think of it…. Crank out alpha after alpha with any color, gradient, pattern or styles options that you need with a press of a button!!!! This action may cost you a little more that some of the famous bows out there BUT, it will pay for itself with the first kit you sell. Why spend $3 to $4 dollars on just 1 set of alphas when you can make hundreds even THOUSANDS of your own? You will use this action over and over and over again ALL year round!!! Then, after your done designing your new alpha, this super time saver SAVES all the layers as individual PNG files. With a few simple clicks you will create your alpha and have them packaged up ready to zip and sell..... You can’t get more streamlined that this.

eryn
03-29-2010, 04:42 AM
I thought this was going to be hard but as soon as I looked in my alpha folder these 2 popped out at me! I love this alpha by Jacque Larsen and have used it a few times now!

http://www.the-lilypad.com/store/images/P/jlarsen-fairytalealpha-ap_LRG.jpg (http://www.the-lilypad.com/store/product.php?productid=772&cat=0&page=1)
http://www.the-lilypad.com/store/images/P/jlarsen_fairytalenumbers-ep_LRG.jpg (http://www.the-lilypad.com/store/product.php?productid=823&cat=0&page=1)

http://www.digishoptalk.com/gallery/data/500/Small_Packages2.jpg (http://www.digishoptalk.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=927176&title=small-packages&cat=all)

And Doodley Doo alpha also by Jacque Larsen! I love colouring this one!

http://www.the-lilypad.com/store/images/P/VW_DoodleyDoo.jpg (http://www.the-lilypad.com/store/product.php?productid=2855&cat=0&page=1)

http://www.digishoptalk.com/gallery/data/500/Mostly_Sweet.jpg (http://www.digishoptalk.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=930110&title=mostly-sweet&cat=all)

mlpieters
03-29-2010, 06:48 AM
i luvr me some alphas. go to? eek! it's hard to narrow down to one -

but i think i've used this alpha tons

http://www.the-lilypad.com/store/images/P/kwiniecki_felpha_preview.jpg (http://www.the-lilypad.com/store/product.php?productid=1080&cat=9&page=14)

Keela
03-29-2010, 07:19 AM
My all time favorite alpha is:

http://www.the-lilypad.com/store/images/P/jlarsen_talltype-ap_LRG.jpg (http://www.the-lilypad.com/store/product.php?productid=1697&cat=0&page=1)

Used here:

http://www.digishoptalk.com/gallery/data/500/1_21_2010_CareerDay_500.jpg (http://www.digishoptalk.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=923423&title=career-day&cat=all)

Shades of Bliss
03-29-2010, 07:25 AM
Right now this is my favorite go to:
http://www.the-lilypad.com/store/images/P/lili_bwpaintedalpha_preview.jpg (http://www.the-lilypad.com/store/product.php?productid=2833&cat=9&page=2)

Here it is in the Black:
http://www.digishoptalk.com/gallery/data/500/On-the-Hunt3.jpg

and here it is in the white:
http://www.digishoptalk.com/gallery/data/500/Shine_-Shine.jpg

jannylynn
03-29-2010, 07:30 AM
oh wow! These are fantastic! I have the Darcy alphas and love them!

It's a good thing my birthday is on Thursday. I'm gonna be doing some spending. :D

Show me more! LOL!

monsu
03-29-2010, 07:51 AM
I am more of a font-girl myself, but I can see myself using this Outlined Alpha (http://www.the-lilypad.com/store/product.php?productid=3033&cat=0&page=1)by Sahlin Studio over and over! It's bold, very versatile and so easy to recolor!!!
It's currently for sale in her guest store at the Lilypad, but from next month on you can buy it at ScrapMatters (http://scrapmatters.com/shop/home.php)!

http://www.the-lilypad.com/store/images/P/folder-123.jpg (http://www.the-lilypad.com/store/product.php?productid=3033&cat=0&page=1)

Here's a page I did using that alpha:

http://scrapmatters.com/gallery3/originals/1097/Always_in_my_heart_web.jpg (http://scrapmatters.com/gallery3/showphoto.php/photo/95842)

scrapitsassy
03-29-2010, 08:07 AM
http://scrapitsassy.com/shop/images/mc_tagalpha_preview.jpg (http://scrapitsassy.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=16&products_id=8282)http://scrapitsassy.com/shop/images/graphicsbypokadot_animalFur_Alphas_preview.jpg (http://scrapitsassy.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=16&products_id=6429)http://scrapitsassy.com/shop/images/sis%20full%20alpha%20preview.jpg (http://scrapitsassy.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=16&products_id=2538)http://scrapitsassy.com/shop/images/STG_Steel_Work_Prev.jpg (http://scrapitsassy.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=16&products_id=8872)

Secret City Treasures
03-29-2010, 08:19 AM
here are some different type alphas you might like. :)

http://www.secretcity-treasures.com/store/images/DigitalArtsBySteph_waxpregbl.jpg (http://www.secretcity-treasures.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_18&products_id=98)http://www.secretcity-treasures.com/store/images/graphicsbypokadot_strawberryAlpha_Preview.jpg (http://www.secretcity-treasures.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_18&products_id=14)http://www.secretcity-treasures.com/store/images/DigitalArtsBySteph_previewgbl1.jpg (http://www.secretcity-treasures.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_18&products_id=89)

thirtytinytoes
03-29-2010, 09:07 AM
I LOVE this alpha!

http://www.the-lilypad.com/store/images/P/Lili_MYOA1_preview.jpg (http://www.the-lilypad.com/store/product.php?productid=2326&cat=9&page=6)

and this one
http://www.the-lilypad.com/store/images/P/Lili_CutItOut_preview.jpg (http://www.the-lilypad.com/store/product.php?productid=2324&cat=0&page=4)

my layout
http://www.the-lilypad.com/gallery/data/514/tlpirkakcrf-copy.jpg (http://www.the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=11622&ppuser=150)

1girl1boy
03-29-2010, 09:48 AM
i'm an alpha lover so i dig on several that have already been mentioned.

http://www.the-lilypad.com/store/images/P/bluesngreens.jpg (http://www.the-lilypad.com/store/product.php?productid=1654&cat=9&bestseller)

http://www.the-lilypad.com/store/images/P/kwiniecki_handdrawn_alpha_preview.jpg (http://www.the-lilypad.com/store/product.php?productid=1148&cat=0&page=11)

Mi Monteiro
03-29-2010, 11:40 AM
Ruby Add-On I Love this...


Memory Scraps :: --> Brand New 29/03 :: Ruby Add-On (http://www.mscraps.com/shop/product.php?productid=334&cat=31&page=1)http://www.mscraps.com/shop/images/P/lauraskathi_ruby_addon600.jpg

http://www.mscraps.com/shop/images/D/laughrubyRE-02.jpg

http://www.mscraps.com/shop/images/D/you-01.jpg

DoodleLT (Trivette's Designs)
03-29-2010, 02:48 PM
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c81/DoodleLT/lauraskathi/lauraskathi_pinkngreen600.jpg (http://www.mscraps.com/shop/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=18&sort=&sort_direction=0&page=2)



http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c81/DoodleLT/lauraskathi/lauraskathi_ruby_freebie600.jpg (http://www.mscraps.com/shop/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=18&sort=&sort_direction=0&page=1)

DoodleLT (Trivette's Designs)
03-29-2010, 02:57 PM
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c81/DoodleLT/Gypsy%20Couture/Gypsy_GlitterStampedAlpha_600-1.jpg (http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/product.php?productid=27475&cat=0&page=2)





http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c81/DoodleLT/Gypsy%20Couture/Gypsy_PaintGlopAlpha_600-1.jpg (http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/product.php?productid=27479&cat=0&page=3)






http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c81/DoodleLT/Gypsy%20Couture/Gypsy_RagamuffinAlpha_600.jpg (http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/product.php?productid=27339&cat=0&page=4)




http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c81/DoodleLT/Gypsy%20Couture/Gypsy_TypekeyAlpha_600.jpg (http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/product.php?productid=27356&cat=0&page=4)





http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c81/DoodleLT/Gypsy%20Couture/Gypsy_WordyAlpha_600-211.jpg (http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=89&catid=&sort=dateadded&sort_direction=1&page=5)

mlpieters
03-30-2010, 05:47 AM
sigh. always love these threads.

and thanks for the free ones! those rock!

day
03-30-2010, 08:55 AM
I love making alphas! It's one of my favorite parts of designing <3

I also just loaded a few into my store and they're on sale for $1!

My favorite of all time is the Tiny Alpha - they are so usable/reusable!
http://divinedigital.com/boutique/images/D/day_tinyalpha_preview.jpg (http://www.divinedigital.com/boutique/product.php?productid=17633&cat=0&page=1)

and here's a LO I used them on
http://www.digishoptalk.com/gallery/data/5867/a_house_is_a_house.jpg
(http://www.digishoptalk.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=830293&title=a-house-is-a-house-for&cat=all)

Here's a couple of my other favorite alphas...

http://divinedigital.com/boutique/images/D/day_stitchedpaperalpha_preview.jpg
(http://www.divinedigital.com/boutique/product.php?productid=17634&cat=0&page=1)

http://divinedigital.com/boutique/images/D/day_scribblyalpha_preview.jpg
(http://www.divinedigital.com/boutique/product.php?productid=17632&cat=0&page=1)

http://divinedigital.com/boutique/images/D/day_cozysweateralpha_preview.jpg
(http://www.divinedigital.com/boutique/product.php?productid=17635&cat=0&page=1)

NBK
03-30-2010, 04:11 PM
i have some in my Shop and here is an overview of them...
and just i have a Sale, 30% off all.
Image is linked
http://i42.tinypic.com/1zywvwj.jpg (http://www.nbk-shoppe.de/alphas-c-32.html)

DeannaJ
03-30-2010, 04:23 PM
I've used this kit's alphabet several times!! It is so cute--it can be used for boy's or for girls layouts!! :)
http://store.gingerscraps.net/images/P/dbs_denimcutie_prev.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/2zr407k.jpg

It can be found here:
GingerScraps :: Kits :: Denim Cutie (http://store.gingerscraps.net/Denim-Cutie.html)

Correen
03-30-2010, 05:27 PM
I almost wish I were showing someone else's alpha, so it didn't seem like I was promoting myself...but I have to admit, I use this alpha of mine A LOT!

http://www.scrapdish.com/store/images/product/t_1850.jpg (http://www.scrapdish.com/store/product.php?productid=1850&cat=0&page=1)