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Monday Random Challenge 3-23-2015

23 March 2015 - 06:21 AM

This week for our Either/Or challenge let’s talk about templates and scraplifts.  We all need a bit of outside inspiration from time to time, and where better to find some than in our boutique and gallery.  With templates you get the bare bones to start a layout, it’s mostly about helping you with the general placement of photos, papers and embellishments.  Scraplifting refers to using another layout to inspire you.  It could be anything you like about the layout from photo placement to color combinations.  Often how a fellow scrapper uses the embellishments will inspire me, especially if it’s a unique cluster.

 

So, which do you prefer?  We will be using our fabulous designers Cheri Thielke, Laurel Lakey or Amanda Fraijo-Tobin for inspiration.  Make your layout using either a template from their boutique or scraplift a layout from their gallery (or boutique)- be sure you give credit if you do a scraplift. Once your layout is finished, upload your page to the Monday Layout Challenge Gallery.

 

Cheri Thielke:

Gallery          Boutique

 

Laurel Lakey

Gallery            Boutique

 

Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

Gallery        Boutique


Monday Random Challenge 3-16-2015

16 March 2015 - 08:17 AM

Today for our Either/Or challenge we are talking about using white space.  White space refers to the technique of concentrating your photos and embellishments in one general area of your layout, leaving the rest of your page unmarked.  It gives a clean aesthetic appeal to your layout that guide the eyes right to your focal point and lets it focus there.  Other scrappers like a nice full layout that draws the eye all over the page from corner to corner with lots of photos and embellishments.

 

So, which do you prefer?  Make a layout with either lots of white space and all of your photos and embellishments concentrated in one corner of your page or a more  embellished layout with photos, embellishments, word art etc. in three out of the four corners on your page. Once your layout is finished, upload your page to the Monday Layout Challenge Gallery.


Monday Random Challenge 3-9-2015

09 March 2015 - 06:09 AM

Today for our Either/Or challenge we are talking about color on our layouts.  Some people like to use lots of color making their layouts vibrant and energetic, while others prefer a more mellow monochromatic look. 

 

So, which do you prefer?  Choose either 4 different colors for an energetic bright layout, or 4 shades of the same color for a monochromatic look. Once your layout is finished, upload your page to the Monday Layout Challenge Gallery.


Monday Random Challenge 3-2-2015

02 March 2015 - 06:38 AM

This month for our Random Challenges we will be giving you two choices to get you started on a layout and you get to choose Either one Or the other, whichever one you prefer.

 

Today we are talking about Fonts and Alphas.  Fonts refer to the typeface you use while using the text tool in your program.  Alphas are the individual letters and numbers often included in collection and kits.  I think fonts are easier to use, however alphas can often make more of an impact on your layout as they are often more decorative.

 

So, which do you prefer? Choose either 3 different fonts or 3 different alphas to use on your layout.  Once your layout is finished, upload your page to the Monday Layout Challenge Gallery.


What's New For The Last Week Of February?

27 February 2015 - 07:18 AM

Looks like our designers were feeling artsy this week:

 

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Art Dolls 6301

 

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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Art Dolls 6301

 

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