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  1. TASK 1: Choose 1 photo and alter the color in some way

    TASK 2: Layer and/or blend any 3 papers for your background

    TASK 3: Choose Your Words (two-part task):  A: Create a title using two alphas, two fonts, or one font and one alpha.  B: Find a spot on your layout for journaling and tell The Who, what, when, where, and why of it.

    TASK 4:  Add 7 unique embellishments (unique = 7 embellishments that are different from each other, so for example you could use 4 different flowers, two different buttons, and one ribbon).  You may copy any of the 7 embellishments as many times as you need to, if you want to make clusters or need more bling.

    TASK 5: In addition to the 7 unique embellishments you added in task 4, add one or more of the following to your layout:  Camera, coffee cup, heart, arrow, bird, candle.

    TASK 6:  For a final bit of bling, use a brush and/or style somewhere on your layout.  Make sure it's visible!  (If you aren't able to use an abr file in your program, just find a png of a brush and add that to your layout, then recolor or use a style on it as needed.)

    Come join me (Mikelle) in the chat room at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time for our last chat of the day - a wild and wacky speed scrap!  Throughout our hour together, I will give you six surprise tasks to perform, and by the end of the hour you will have a completed layout. To be a true speed scrap, we would want your layout posted within an hour after the chat ends, but if you're not an adrenaline junkie, have no fear!  You'll have until 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, May 3rd, to post your layout in order to be eligible for prizes (see prize information below).

    I'll of course have a gorgeous freebie for you to download if you attend the chat, but if you can't make it I will post the challenge tasks here after our chat ends, so that you can still complete a layout and be eligible for prizes.  Hope to see you all there!

    Post your completed layouts in the iNSD Scrapbook Day 2021 Gallery.

    iNSD Prizes:
    *Anyone who finishes a layout for all 6 iNSD Chats by 11:59 p.m. EDT, Monday, May 3rd will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing for a $40 ScrapGirls Shop Gift Certificate! Layouts must be posted in the interNational Scrapbook Day 2021 Gallery.

    **There are more prizes for any participant who qualifies:

    • Complete 2 iNSD Challenge layouts, and you'll receive a $2 Gift Certificate!
    • Complete 4 iNSD Challenge layouts, and you'll receive a $5 Gift Certificate!
    • Complete all 6 challenge layouts and you'll receive a $10 Gift Certificate!


    • When posting your iNSD layouts, please indicate in the description or title, which challenge your layout is for. If I can't tell which challenge your layout completes, I can't give you credit. :) 
    • If you miss a chat, you can still qualify for prizes! The specific challenge will be added to each chat's forum post. Just post your layouts in the interNational Scrapbook Day 2021 Gallery before the deadline.
  2. I am currently on a short overnight trip in Leavenworth, WA.  If you've never been here, it's a quaint little town in Bavarian style, full of great German restaurants and little shops. It tends to be a big Christmas destination around here, as they go all out for the Christmas decorations.  This is the first trip we've taken anywhere in over a year, since the pandemic began.

    Our challenge this weekend is to scrap landmark or destination photos.  Examples include the Alamo in San Antonio, TX, or Stonehenge in England, or a Shinto shrine in Kyoto, Japan.  If you haven't traveled outside of your own town much, pick an interesting landmark or location where you live.  Your layout doesn't necessarily have to be about the landmark or location; the photos can be of people you were with while visiting the place you chose, or can focus on a specific event or funny story that happened while you were there.  Just make sure to include the location somewhere on your layout so we can travel with you!
    When you have completed your layout, upload it to the Weekend Wildcard Challenge Gallery, then come back to this thread to leave a link to your layout so that we can all admire it!
  3. 8 hours ago, Celestine said:

    Here is Dog Hotel. I have a lot of favorites, but I have our dog Chief on my mind since he had a thorough checkup with the veterinarian yesterday. She diagnosed him with a brain tumor in October and told us he might not make it to Christmas. Here is it late March and he is doing very, very well. A small part of me was holding out hope that she had misdiagnosed him, but there is definitely something pressing on his optical nerve and affecting his hind legs. So, I'll continue to love him and spoil him while we can and pray that he continues happy, relatively healthy and without pain for months and months to come. This photo was taken only about seven weeks before he had a seizure and was diagnosed. I want to give a special thanks to  @Mikelle for picking another LO of Chief - it meant a lot to me.

    I am inspired by Moving the Mayflower by @Boatlady. I pinned her layout to my "Absolute Favs" Pinterest board months and months ago because it is a mastery of blending. Plus it has a stunning photo with very interesting journaling. 

    Aaawww, I love the layout you picked out as one of your favorites, too!  Chief looks like such a sweet dog.  I hope he continues to do OK.

  4. It's hard to pick one of your own layouts objectively... so many of my own are "favorites" of mine, not because I think I scrapped them well, but because of the subjects and personal journaling.  Here is one that catches my eye as I browse through my gallery:  Heritage Crop

    And then it's hard to pick a favorite of someone else's - because there are so many talented scrappers here!  I'll choose this one by Celestine:  Comfy Bed of Fallen Leaves

  5. I recently celebrated my 50th birthday, and of course I endured good-natured teasing from my children (who are 12 and 14).  It got me thinking about how much life often changes within a decade, and in my head I marked out where I was and what I was doing at each of my decade birthdays.  For our challenge this week, I would like to create a layout based on our mile-marker birthdays:  Picture going back in time and dropping into your own life at each decade birthday, and document the where and when of each.

    There are a number of different ways you can accomplish this layout.  Ideally I'd love to see a photo of you in your surroundings around the time of each of these mile-marker birthdays, with short journaling for each photo about the where and what, or you could create more of an art journaling layout (if you're short on photos for these mile markers in your life), or a combination of the two.  If you're really stuck (or maybe you don't want to reveal what decade of life you're in, lol), then pick one of your decade birthdays and scrap a layout about it - but try to include journaling reflecting on where you were in your life at that time, and what you were doing.

    One last thought, you don't have to be strictly right on the decade... for example, your 21st birthday is more likely to have been a big celebration than your 20th (at least in the States), so documenting your 21st works just fine.  Or, choose representative photos from when you were 20, 30, 40, etc, instead of strictly your birthday photos.  Once you've completed your layout, upload it to the Weekend Wildcard Challenge Gallery, then come back to this thread to leave a link to your layout so that we can all admire it!

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