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Thursday Challenge 11-26-15

Yesterday, 11:00 AM

Happy Thanksgiving! 

Historically, this holiday has been a day of giving thanks for a good harvest and for the preceding year. Today, Thanksgiving is about gathering with family/friends, eating way too much food, maybe watching a parade or football game... oh, and also for expressing gratitude for all the blessings in your life. 


Today's challenge is a journaling challenge. On your layout, include a list that finishes this sentence: "I am thankful for.... " Please include at least three items. Be grateful for the big and small blessings in your life! 
(Photos are not necessary, so you could also do a journaling-only or art journaling page, if you prefer.)


When you finish your layout, post it to the Thursday Challenge Gallery.  Thank you for sharing your layouts and your talents with us!

Thursday Challenge 11-12-15

12 November 2015 - 08:55 AM

Creating a calendar doesn't have to be an intimidating task - just scrap at least one page a day. Before you know it, you'll have the entire year completed!  

To me, the key to quick calendar scrapping is to keep things simple. At the bare minimum, all you need is a background paper and one or two photos. Using one of the calendar templates from the Boutique will speed up the process even more! Just clip your paper and photo(s) to the template, and you'll be done in no time.   

My favorites are:
I like these particular templates because they are designed to fill the page and maximize the overall effect from just a few supplies. 

Your challenge is to take these tips and use them to create another page (or two) for your 2016 calendar. 

Share your completed calendar pages by posting them to the Thursday Challenge Gallery.

Dsd - Only In Digital Chat - 2Pm Et

07 November 2015 - 10:32 AM

Today we're celebrating Digital Scrapbook Day - so let's celebrate what we can do digitally! The paper scrappers are missing out on some cool techniques that can only be done in digi.

Come join Theresa (tiza126) in the chatroom at 2pm ET and we'll discuss techniques and give you lots of cool ideas!


Thanks for a great chat!   You came up with a great list of things we can do digitally:

  • Cheaper supplies
  • Blending
  • Blending modes
  • Multiple copies - easy to share
  • Reuse supplies over and over
  • Adjust opacity
  • No mess to clean up
  • Takes up less physical space
  • Brushes
  • Easy to make changes to page later
  • Alter photos
  • No wasting supplies
  • No fear in cutting photos
  • Grunge
  • Crop tool, clipping
  • Masks, edge treatments
  • Changing colors of embellishments
  • Scrap Simple - completely customizable
  • Not limited with store-bought products
  • Adding styles to the layout
  • Endless glitter without the endless mess
  • Depth on page - bevels, embellishment clusters, layers of papers
  • No lugging heavy boxes of supplies
  • Spot healing tool, straighten tool
  • Color picker tools


Your challenge is to use at least 3 of these on your layout.  Make sure to put in your page description which digital tips/techniques you included, and include "Only in Digital" in your title to make it easier for me to find.


Any layouts completed and posted to the Digital Scrapbook Day - 2015 - Gallery will be eligible to win an Embellishment Set!!  The deadline is 10pm (ET) tonight.

Tuesday Newsletter Challenge 10/27

27 October 2015 - 08:05 AM

This week, we are going to be putting the focus on our Halloween kits - since All Hallow's Eve is Saturday.  :dancingghost:   Lots of people think of Halloween as a kiddie holiday, but every year, more and more adults dress-up, throw parties, and celebrate Halloween.


So, today we are exploring the adult side of Halloween, and your goal is to create an elegant, sophisticated, or grown-up layout using Halloween products.


Our Halloween kits are perfect for Art Journaling, nighttime events, and more somber events.



So what can you do with Halloween products?



When you finish your layout, post it to the Newsletter Challenge gallery.

Tuesday Newsletter Challenge 10/13

13 October 2015 - 08:19 AM

Today's newsletter focused on another trend popping up in design and digital scrapbooking: the bold, graphic effect known as Geometric Color Blocking. The layout artists did a wonderful job showing us some examples of this new trend and giving us some tips on how to incorporate it into our layouts. 

Your challenge today is to use the tips from our layout artists to add a color-blocked effect into your own layout.

If this trend feels too intimidating or outside your comfort zone (like it does for me), consider using one of the following layout templates to get you started:



Please post your completed layouts in the Tuesday Newsletter Gallery