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Weekend Challenge 12-26-15

26 December 2015 - 08:46 AM

:snow_laugh:  One of my favorite musical Christmas movies is Irving Berlin's White Christmas.   As the title song says:  "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas..." 

:snow_grin:  For today's challenge, I'm dreaming of white layouts.  Create a layout using WHITE as the primary color on the page.   You are welcome to add a few colored accents to the page, if you choose.  


:snow_cool:  When you finish your layout, post it to the Weekend Challenge Gallery for all of us to see. 


Weekend Challenge 12-12-15

12 December 2015 - 10:48 AM

One of my favorite childhood Christmas movies was the 1966 cartoon version of Dr. Suess' How The Grinch Stole Christmas.  By the end of the movie, we hear the following line: "Well, in Whoville they say, that the Grinch's small heart grew three sizes that day!"


For today's challenge, I want you to follow the Grinch's lead and repeat an embellishment in three different sizes on your layout! (For example, you could use small, medium, and large stars.)


When you are finished, please post your layout in the Weekend Challenge Gallery.  

Thursday Challenge 11-26-15

26 November 2015 - 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.