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Weekly Newsletter Challenge 9/13

12 September 2016 - 08:46 PM

When I'm stumped for an idea, scrappers block, mojo gone, I turn to a template to get the creative juices flowing again.


Today I challenge you to find 2 templates and combine them in some way. You can use parts of each template to make the template your own.


Here are a few links to templates in the boutique:
http://store.scrapgi...-Celebrate.html- Melissa Benfro

http://store.scrapgi...o-Series-2.html- Marlene Peacock

http://store.scrapgi...reestyle-2.html- Angie Briggs


Remember to post your layout in the Tuesday Newsletter Gallery and a link here in this thread.


Here is my layout.

Newsletter Challenge August 16th

15 August 2016 - 04:42 PM

Everyone loves to do a slow scrap, so I thought we could speed it up and do a FAST slow scrap. Meaning I will give you all the hints at once, and you create your layout for today's challenge. There have been a few purple collections added to the boutique in the past month, so I thought we should start with a purple paper: 


1. Use a purple paper for your background.
2. Add a circle - can be a button, frame, or any round shape.
3. Add one photo and clip it to a clipping mask.
4. Add a cluster using 5 different flowers, 2 different ribbons, an arrow, and a journaling tag. (You may duplicate any of these items).
5. Using grunge brushes and add some paint splatters or grunge to your page.
6. Add your title, using an Alpha, and add the journaling to your journal tag.
7. Add drop shadows and anything else you need to complete your page.


Post your layout in the Tuesday challenge gallery, and remember to post the link to your layout in this thread. Have fun, and I'm excited to see your layouts.


Here are links to 2 new 'purple' collections:
Laura's Amethyst collection - value pack
Jopke's Forevermore: papers - http://store.scrapgi...per-Biggie.html
forevermore Embellishments:
Forevermore Alpha: http://store.scrapgi...more-Alpha.html


And HERE is my layout.

Newsletter Challenge 08/01/16

01 August 2016 - 10:41 AM

YIKES August already! EEP. 


It’s been a while since we had an art journal challenge, so I thought it would be a great challenge to do today. Using the following prompts create an art journal page about Summer time. If you are mid-winter, think of what you are looking forward to in the Summer time.


1. The Beach: The sand, the waves, the lake/ocean…what do you love/hate about the beach?

2. Your Perfect Summer Day: What would you do on your perfect summertime day?

3. Ice Cream: What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?

4. Summer Colors: What colors do you think of when you think “summertime”?

5. Favorite Ways to Cool Down: What do you do when the weather is too hot to do anything?

6. Summer Gratitude List: What things are you most thankful for in the summertime?


Post your layout in the Weekly Newsletter Gallery and remember to add the link to this thread.



HERE is my layout - my gratitude list includes Flip Flops, cool water green grass, and blue skies.

Weekend Challenge 6/25/16

24 June 2016 - 04:18 PM

For this weekend's challenge let's create a layout using a complementary color scheme. I love working with color, and having the color wheel sure helps choosing complimentary colors.


Because it's Summer I'd like you to choose a warm color - like red, yellow, or orange, and then choose the complementary color to go with the color you chose. (I'm attaching a simple color wheel to help you.)


A complimentary color is the one opposite another color on the Color wheel. Using complementary colors creates contrast on the page. Typically one color acts as the dominant shade and the other as an accent. Neutrals work well with a complementary scheme as they provide a place for the eye to rest.


Please remember to post your layout in the Weekend Challenge Gallery and a link to your layout in this thread.


I'll be back to post my layout.


May 31st Newsletter Challenge

31 May 2016 - 04:29 PM

I'm so sorry to be late - I am moving and today was the last day to move the last of my stuff.... my computer is still in it's box, I'm so forgetful!


Blending is one of my favorite things to do in digital scrapbooking. It adds interest and texture, with an artsy feel to my layouts.

I challenge you use one of the following SS blending techniques papers to make your background, and then blend a photo on top of that background.


Here are some templates as an example. There are tons of blending templates in our boutique:

http://store.scrapgirls.com/ScrapSimple-Embellishment-Templates-Blending-Ma…- Jan Ransley

Background Blenders- Brandy Murray

http://store.scrapgi...es-Art-Mix.html- Syndee Nuckles

Angie Briggs

Photo blending masks:
http://store.scrapgirls.com/Scrapsimple-Embellishment-Templates-The-One-Mas…- Jopke Designs

http://store.scrapgirls.com/ScrapSimple-Embellishment-Templates-Out-of-Boun…- Jennifer Ziegler


Happy blending - and be sure to post your layout in the Newsletter Challenge Gallery, and a link to that layout here in this thread.


HERE is my layout: Life's little moments