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Weekly Newsletter Challenge 2-1-16

01 February 2016 - 11:05 AM

For this week's Newsletter Challenge we would like you to create a layout with one or more photos blended into your background paper.


You may use any method you would like. If you need some help, here are links to two tutorials which explain different blending methods:

Blend Your Photos Into Your Background Using the Gradient Tool

What Are Blending Modes?


Please be sure to upload your completed pages to the Weekly Newsletter Challenge gallery and post a link in this thread. Feel free to explain what blending method you used and what you enjoy about blending photos.Have fun and I’ll be looking forward to seeing your great layouts!

Thursday Challenge 12-24-15 Musical Christmas Movies

24 December 2015 - 02:00 AM

♪  ♪ ♫ You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you why... ♫ ♫ ♪


This week we are drawing inspiration from musical Christmas movies. Today’s challenge will be to create a layout and someplace on your page include lyrics from a Christmas musical.  If you need specific lyrics from a movie, you can Google the song or movie title to help you find the lyrics.

Post your completed pages in the Thursday Challenge gallery and remember to post a link in this thread.





Thursday Challenge 12-10-15

10 December 2015 - 02:35 AM

Today’s challenge is all about journaling. Create a layout inspired by a favorite childhood Christmas comedy or children’s movie, and in your journaling, explain what it is about the movie that makes it a favorite. This could be colors, characters, story line, or maybe a scene or something else that triggers happy memories. Be sure to have fun with it! Upload your page to the Thursday Challenge Gallery and post a link in this thread.

I'll be looking forward to reading about your childhood favorites! :xmastree:

Tuesday Newsletter Challenge 11-24-15

24 November 2015 - 03:19 AM

With Thanksgiving just two days away, this week’s challenge will be to create a hybrid craft item suitable for use at a Thanksgiving dinner table. Perhaps a centerpiece, name place cards, or some other decorative item which could be used at a place setting or on the table. Here are some great product ideas that you could use in creating your hybrid craft items:


Thanksgiving Savings Selection

Fall Flourish Embellishment Mini

Alluring Autumn Clusters Embellishment Mini

Autumn Splendor Embellishments Mini: Clusters

Autumn Joy Clusters Embellishment Mini



Also, you'll want to see today's newsletter for some wonderful inspiration and products that are on sale!




Be sure to take some photos to upload or include them in a layout and upload to the Newsletter Challenge Gallery. I hope you have fun with this challenge, and I can't wait to see your creations. Happy Thanksgiving!

Newsletter Challenge 11-10-15

10 November 2015 - 07:45 AM

This week’s Tuesday Newsletter Challenge is to create a calendar page of some kind. With time flying as fast as it does, now is the best time to get started on those calendars for next year. Whether you are creating a calendar for yourself, as a gift, or both, you should get started!


As a bonus, calendars are on sale now for two days only. There are lots of fun calendar templates, brushes, and Pocket Life calendar cards available, so be sure not to miss out on them.


Remember to upload your finished pages to our Newsletter Challenge Gallery and post a link in this thread.


I’m using Syndee’s ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: 4x6 Calendar Blends to create a gift calendar for my daughter with some of her favorite photos. I love the 4x6-inch size (great for portability and space saving), and I love that these templates are editable so they can be used year after year. You can see the first page of my calendar here: 4x6 Gift Calendar