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April Showers

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Free Mini Class: Create a Mother's Day Card 5:00 p.m. ET

07 May 2016 - 08:40 AM

 
5:00 p.m. (ET) – Free Mini Class: Create a Mother's Day Card
If you're new to digital card making or simply want ideas for easy ways to create a Mother's Day card (or any greeting card) using your digital scrapbook supplies, join April (April Showers) in the Scrap Girls Chat Room. We'll walk you through the basics and share some of our favorite card making tips.
 
We have a special freebie that I'll give you the link to in the chat!
 
Every layout you complete for our challenges today and post in the interNational Scrapbook Day 2016 Gallery will count as one entry into our prize drawing. Also, those who complete all 7 challenge layouts today will earn entries into another drawing.
 
Here are my sample cards
 
Here are a few blog tutorials on cards-
 
 
 

ScrapSimple Challenge 11:00 a.m. ET

07 May 2016 - 08:34 AM

11:00 a.m. (ET) – ScrapSimple Challenge
Do you love to use our ScrapSimple template products in your layouts? Do you want to use them, but wonder how to color them? Join me, April Showers, in the chat room and we'll go over some tips and tricks for using the different types of ScrapSimple templates.
 
We have a special layered paper template freebie that I'll give you the link to in the chat!
 
Every layout you complete for our challenges today and post in the interNational Scrapbook Day 2016 Gallery will count as one entry into our prize drawing. Also, those who complete all 7 challenge layouts today will earn entries into another drawing!
 
Your challenge is to use the free paper template we handed out in the chat or any other ScrapSimple template (paper or embellishment) on your page. If you don't use the freebie, just let me know what product you used.
Post your pages in the gallery linked above. If you put a link in this thread, I'll be sure not to miss it.
 
 
Someone asked about scaling styles. Here is a tutorial on the blog - Adjusting the Pattern Size of Styles in Photoshop Elements

interNational Scrapbook Day - 2016

01 May 2016 - 07:41 PM

Chat Schedule

Saturday, 7 May 2016

 

We have a different freebie that we’ll be giving out exclusively to participants at each of our chats. Attend all 7 chats and you’ll have a whole free kit!

We’ll have two prize drawings:

One prize drawing from those who finish all 7 layouts by midnight Sunday, May 8th

One prize drawing where every finished layout you post to our Gallery counts as an entry!

 

9:00 a.m. (ET) – Weekend Wildcard Challenge & Chat

Happy iNSD! For today’s Weekend Wildcard challenge we’re going to mix and match our supplies to create some awesome works of art. Your subject matter, theme, colors, and number of photos will be your choice, but I’ll have a twist for you. Join Theresa (teecee) for a fun chat where I’ll provide all the information you’ll need to create your pages.

 

11:00 a.m. (ET) – ScrapSimple Challenge
Do you love to use our ScrapSimple template products in your layouts? Do you want to use them, but wonder how to color them? Join April (April Showers) in the chat room and we'll give you some tips and tricks for using the different types of ScrapSimple templates.
 
1:00 p.m. (ET) – Scraplift Challenge
We've all had creative block, or at least I have!! Do you have trouble finding layout inspiration? Join Conda (SodScrap) for an inspirational Scraplift challenge that is sure to have you creating a memorable layout in no time!
 
3:00 p.m. (ET) – Wort Art Challenge
I don't know about you, but I love how versatile word art can be. Join Valerie (ValerieT) in the chat room for tips on some uses of word art. I will even have a little challenge for you.
 
5:00 p.m. (ET) – Free Mini Class: Create a Mother's Day Card
If you're new to digital card making or simply want ideas for easy ways to create a Mother's Day card (or any greeting card) using your digital scrapbook supplies, join April (April Showers) in the Scrap Girls Chat Room. We'll walk you through the basics and share some of our favorite card making tips.
 
7:00 p.m. (ET) – Photography Challenge

Learning how to take great photos is about more than just understanding how your camera works. We challenge you to take one photo a day for a week. Bring them with you to the iNSD Photography Challenge Chat with Andrea (alsoarty) and learn when to crop, zoom or make changes to ONE of your photo’s taken that week.


9:00 p.m. (ET) –  Journaling Challenge
Journaling adds a personal touch to your scrapbook pages. Do you have trouble figuring out what to write or how to write it? Join Melanie (mbc72) in the chat room where we'll share some of our favorite creative journaling ideas.

May Challenge Chase

01 May 2016 - 10:25 AM

May Challenge Chase

Complete a Challenge a week to earn a special discount in our store!

challenge-chase-blinkie.gif

Do you love a Challenge? Or should we say lots of Challenges? Then you should join our monthly Challenge Chase. To participate, just complete at least one Challenge per week for one month, and submit a layout for our Monthly #Hashtag challenge. Every month you complete The Chase, you will be rewarded with a one-time coupon for 25% off that you can use in our store the next month.

 

Here is all the info you need to know to join our Challenge Chase:

  • Sign-up in this thread so you can be added to the Challenge Chase Tracking Sheet. Prizes will be awarded from the tracking sheet, so make sure you sign up! The tracking sheet is located in the 2nd post of this thread and will be updated at least twice a week.
  • Post at least one challenge layout in each calendar week of the month.

Week 1 – May 1-8

Week 2 – May 8-15

Week 3 – May 15-22

Week 4 – May 22-31

  • Each week, you may choose to participate in either the Weekly Newsletter Challenge (posted on Tuesdays) or the Weekend Wildcard Challenge (posted on Saturdays). It doesn’t matter if you pick the Weekly or Weekend Challenge (or switch back and forth) as long as you post at least one challenge layout in each calendar week of the month. Partial weeks of less than three days don’t count as a full week.
  • Submit a layout for our Monthly #Hashtag Challenge. Your #Hashtag Challenge layout can be posted at any time during the month but does not count toward one of the weekly challenges. When posting on social media, be sure the visibility settings are public or we won't be able to find them!
  • You can add the #sgdigimom to any layout that fits the theme; however, the same layout can't get credit for two spots on the chart.
  • The Mayl #Hashtag Challenge uses the tag #sgdigimomTeam members also need to use the #scrapgirls hashtag. While it isn't required for all members, we'd love it if you all used both tags in your social media layout posts.
  • Post the links to your qualifying layouts in this Challenge Chase thread so we know you’ve met the challenge!
  • It is okay to post the previous week's challenge the following week for credit. I will use the post date on the layout (not the specific challenge) to determine which week the challenge applies to.

 

While only one layout is required for the challenge, the tracking sheet has spots for both challenges (three for the final week in May). Feel free to post another link if you finish both! We'd love to see how many of you are doing them all.

 

For those who meet our Challenge Chase each month, coupons for 25% off our store will be sent out the first week of the following month and must be used in that month.

 

 

We even have this Challenge Chase Blinkie for you to sport in your signature!

challenge-chase-blinkie.gif

 

http://storeimages.scrapgirls.com/store_images/Scrap_Girls/challenge-chase-blinkie.gif


April Challenge Chase

02 April 2016 - 03:53 PM

April Challenge Chase

Complete a Challenge a week to earn a special discount in our store!

challenge-chase-blinkie.gif

Do you love a Challenge? Or should we say lots of Challenges? Then you should join our monthly Challenge Chase. To participate, just complete at least one Challenge per week for one month, and submit a layout for our Monthly #Hashtag challenge. Every month you complete The Chase, you will be rewarded with a one-time coupon for 25% off that you can use in our store the next month.

 

Here is all the info you need to know to join our Challenge Chase:

  • Sign-up in this thread so you can be added to the Challenge Chase Tracking Sheet. Prizes will be awarded from the tracking sheet, so make sure you sign up! The tracking sheet is located in the 2nd post of this thread and will be updated at least twice a week.
  • Post at least one challenge layout in each calendar week of the month.

Week 1 – April 1-10

Week 2 – April 10-17

Week 3 – April 17- 24

Week 4 – April 24–30

 

  • Each week, you may choose to participate in either the Weekly Newsletter Challenge (posted on Tuesdays) or the Weekend Wildcard Challenge (posted on Saturdays). It doesn’t matter if you pick the Weekly or Weekend Challenge (or switch back and forth) as long as you post at least one challenge layout in each calendar week of the month. Partial weeks of less than three days don’t count as a full week.
  • Submit a layout for our Monthly #Hashtag Challenge. Your #Hashtag Challenge layout can be posted at any time during the month but does not count toward one of the weekly challenges. When posting on social media, be sure the visibility settings are public or we won't be able to find them!
  • You can add the #sgdigiearth to any layout that fits the earth day theme; however, the same layout can't get credit for two spots on the chart.
  • The April #Hashtag Challenge uses the tag #sgdigiearthTeam members also need to use the #scrapgirls hashtag. While it isn't required for all members, we'd love it if you all used both tags in your social media layout posts.
  • Post the links to your qualifying layouts in this Challenge Chase thread so we know you’ve met the challenge!
  • It is okay to post the previous week's challenge the following week for credit. I will use the post date on the layout (not the specific challenge) to determine which week the challenge applies to.

 

While only one layout is required for the challenge, the tracking sheet has spots for both challenges. Feel free to post another link if you finish both! We'd love to see how many of you are doing them all.

 

For those who meet our Challenge Chase each month, coupons for 25% off our store will be sent out the first week of the following month and must be used in that month.

 

 

We even have this Challenge Chase Blinkie for you to sport in your signature!

challenge-chase-blinkie.gif

 

http://storeimages.scrapgirls.com/store_images/Scrap_Girls/challenge-chase-blinkie.gif