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High Noon Crop

26 November 2014 - 12:56 AM

Join me, April Showers, each Wednesday at 9 am Pacific, 10 am Mountain, 11 am Central and Noon Eastern Time for the High Noon Crop. These crops are designed to allow you to work on your own photos and themes simply giving participants a one hour goal and a fun, new challenge each week.

On November 26th we'll do a gratitude challenge. Create a layout using art, photos and/or journaling to document something you are thankful for. It could be a particular item, person or even a list. It is up to you!

Create your layout and upload it to the special High Noon Crop and Challenge Gallery. You'll be amazed what you can get done in just one hour, but there is no High Noon Sheriff timing you! Hope you can take some time away from your holiday preparations and join us in the chat room!

 

I'll be baking pies after the chat.

And here is a layout I did a few years ago just in case I don't get one posted in a timely manner. ;) 

Grateful 4 You It was even published in Scrapbooking Memories.

 

 


Heritage Crop

20 November 2014 - 01:53 AM

Heritage Crop - 8 p.m. (ET)

 

 

 

Do you have boxes of heritage photos just waiting to be restored and scrapped? Are there family stories just waiting for you to write down and preserve? Then this is the crop for you!
Join April (April Showers) at 8 PM ET for the Heritage Crop and Challenge. We'll help you get motivated to scrap those heritage photos and record your family stories for future generations to enjoy. Join us in the chat room for tips, ideas and a special challenge.

 

Our challenge this week is to focus on pets or animals. You can simply use a heritage photo that has an animal in it.

If you don't have photos, just tell the story about a pet or animal. I am always surprised at how many of my old heritage photos have animals in them.

 

Post your layouts in the Heritage Crop Gallery.

 

My page for this week: Baby Goats

And a few other heritage pages with animals...

Gentle Heart

Beach Day -look, they took their dog to the beach!

So Sweet - My Aunt Kathy is holding a kitten

Children at Play - Bunnies in the pen behind the kids...

Douglas Family - While there is a fake dog, it looks like the twins in front have pets on their laps.

DelAnne & Dinky - My favorite of my mom...

 

Gosh, it is my brother's birthday... :bdayparty: I should have scrapped a photo of him! Too bad I worked ahead on this one. There is a brother in my layout, but not the birthday boy.


High Noon Crop

18 November 2014 - 11:50 PM

Join me, April Showers, each Wednesday at 9 am Pacific, 10 am Mountain, 11 am Central and Noon Eastern Time for the High Noon Crop. These crops are designed to allow you to work on your own photos and themes simply giving participants a one hour goal and a fun, new challenge each week.

On November  19th we'll be doing a Brush Challenge! Try to use at least two brushes in your layout. New to using brushes? We will have some fun ideas and tips in the chat.

Create your layout and upload it to the special High Noon Crop and Challenge Gallery. You'll be amazed what you can get done in just one hour, but there is no High Noon Sheriff timing you! Hope to see you in the chat room!

 

Here are some brush work ebooks and tutorials:

Boutique Ebooks:

Mastering Brushes for Photoshop Elements

Mastering Brushes for Photoshop

 

Tutorials:

Basic Tips For Using Digital Brushes

Rotating Brushes in Photoshop

Blending with the Brush Tool

Using the Gradient Tool to Add Color to Brushes

Decorating Fonts Using Brushes

Using Brushes and the Color Dynamic Preset to Color Templates

Creating Soft Fluffy Clouds with Templates & Brushes

 

Digital Scrapper Free Class

Shortcuts to Better Brush Work

 

And color a related tutorial - How to Create Color Swatches from Photos


Thursday Blog-Inspired Challenge 13 November

13 November 2014 - 01:08 PM

For this week's Blog-inspired challenge, we have a sketch challenge!

You can find the blog post and example layouts here: Sketch Tuesday - November 2014

Post your layouts in the SG Blog Challenge Layouts Gallery.

Can't wait to see what you do with the sketch!

 

Angie-LO-Sketch.jpg


High Noon Crop

12 November 2014 - 12:01 AM

Join me, April Showers, each Wednesday at 9 am Pacific, 10 am Mountain, 11 am Central and Noon Eastern Time for the High Noon Crop. These crops are designed to allow you to work on your own photos and themes simply giving participants a one hour goal and a fun, new challenge each week.

On November 12th we’ll do a White Space Challenge! Create a layout using white space. This "negative” or blank space guides the eye to the important areas of your page. Remember, it certainly doesn't have to be the color white!

Create your layout and upload it to the special High Noon Crop and Challenge Gallery. You'll be amazed what you can get done in just one hour, but there is no High Noon Sheriff timing you! Hope to see you in the chat room!