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Our daily download for April 24-30 is from Andrea Gold!  Each day you will get a new piece of this kit.  (Note: The preview is of the full mini kit that can be collected over the download week or purchased. The full mini kit is not included in this product.  Check back each day and collect the entire kit. )

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You can also get all of her matching “Grow With Love” mixology packs for $1.20:

You can find it all in here store here.

If you spend $15 in her store, you can also get our May 2016 collab kit free also!

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You can find the collab kit here.

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Faith here – Have you seen this collab kit for May? I Vow to You is perfect for Spring Wedding pictures! I know we have several weddings on the agenda already for this summer, and I am looking forward to using this kit more and more! gds_may16collab_collage_prev

Here is my layout with this kit. This is our ring photo from our wedding day almost 24 years ago!

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Spend $15 in the GDS store and you will get this kit for free! You can find it here:

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&cPath=129&products_id=27831

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Faith here – Check out the beautiful kit Dana’s Footprint is offering for the Daily Download this week! It coordinates with this month’s Grow With Love mixology! Make sure you check back each day for all of the pieces (or purchase the kit for a great price in her store!)

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Here is my layout using the entire kit (remember this means getting the pieces each day!)

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Make sure you check out the great deals in her store right now – lots of things on sale PLUS if you spend $15 you will receive the new May Collab Kit!

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Go to HERE on the forum for the challenge.

This month I’m (Tasanee of Arizona Girl) challenging you to focus on mixing patterns. Some artists have a natural ability to mix patterned papers and some don’t innately know how. It is something we have to think about.

traditional combinations to mix and match: dots and stripes, flowers and dots, mix of monotonous/tone on tones, geometric and paisleys
This is a great article on mixing patterns in decorating, but many of the same concepts apply to scrapbooking.
http://www.howtodecorate.com/2015/03…ns-like-a-pro/

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Here are some YouTube video suggestions (most are paper scraping but the concepts can still be applied)- I am sorry some are long
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cvLWfBNp_E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn6RcV68KLU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2_YdwZMcCw

Hints:
*Use your photo for inspiration for color combinations
*Start with a pattern you want to use
*stick to one kit/collection
*Rule of three: One big, one small, one subtle
choose three different types of patterns
*DO use tone on tones and solids to mix in with the patterns to break them up, mat, and anchor the patterns.
*mix different paper textures, Most beginners think you need to keep all the paper textures the same to mix different patterns. But most of the time it will look more cohesive if you are using different textures.
*pay attention to the scales of your patterns. Best part of digital is we can change the pattern size/scale. Most of the time we don’t want all the patterns to all be big and bold.
*DO look and emulate mixing of patterns from layouts you see in the gallery that you like.
*DON’T think you have to make everything patterns

here are some examples of ways to mix patterns:
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okay okay I’ll stop there….just don’t be afraid of the patterns!

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By completing all the challenges you will collect all the portions of this awesome collab from the GDS designers.
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Here are the rules

(1) Your layout must be unique, and can only be used for this challenge.

(2) Your layout also counts as one entry towards the Scrappin’ 7 Challenge.

(3) Use of GDS products is strongly encouraged and greatly appreciated.

(4) Please post your layout in the Technique Challenge Gallery

(5) Post the layout here in this thread and a link to it in the gallery so we can leave you some love.

(6) HAVE FUN!

Do you all know how to link your images back to the gallery? .. If not, have a look HERE

Also… HERE‘s how to assign keywords to your layouts to give the credit back to the designer.

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Our daily download for April 24-30 is from Andrea Gold!  Each day you will get a new piece of this kit.  (Note: The preview is of the full mini kit that can be collected over the download week or purchased. The full mini kit is not included in this product.  Check back each day and collect the entire kit. )

DFDD_DD1.5.-GrowWithLove-Layout Sarah.kl

You can also get all of her matching “Grow With Love” mixology packs for $1.20:

You can find it all in here store here.

If you spend $15 in her store, you can also get our May 2016 collab kit free also!

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You can find the collab kit here.

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Make sure you check out the huge sale at Dana’s Footprint Digital Designs for her Spotlight week! Vicki always includes such a perfect mix of vibrant and soft colors. The elements are often vintage and fun! There are many great kits like this one:

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Katherine’s Kiss kit by Dana’s Footprint Digital Design

Katherine’s Kiss was originally created in memory of my dear friend Cath ( hivart).

After much thought I decided I would give it a make over and new name.

Katherine’s Kiss has 12 pattern papers, 8 soft shabby solid papers, and 55 beautiful elements.

Elements include: 3 paper dolls, 1 dress, 4 frames, 8 flowers, 2 button flowers, 2 charms, 1 daisy, 1 cane bag, 2 lace, 1 stitching, 1 hydrangea, 2 torn cards, 2 torn paper bits, 4 stamps, 1 flourish, 1 heart gem, 1 leaf, 3 foliage, 2 flairs, 2 ribbons, 3 bows, 2 tags, 1 rose, 1 lily, 1 cat, 1 leaf scatter, 1 butterfly, 1 feather, , 1 lace border.

The Daily Download this week coordinates with the new mixology. Make sure you check out her other pieces while you visit her store!

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Remember that the preview shows the pieces for the ENTIRE week! You must stop by each day to pick up the whole thing (although you can always purchase the pieces you missed!)

Have a great week!

Faith

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Hello, Sarah here again.

Life Basixx 2016 May Collection by Altered Amanda’s Studio
http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&cPath=29_334&products_id=27760
Life Basixx 2016 is a Series which allows you to record the memories and events of the new year. Monthly installments of this series will expand your collection to cover the full year’s memory making!

This is my layout

Thanks for looking.

Sarah

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Our May posting bonus collab is called “Brighter Day” and you can collect it by participating in our May challenges!

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You can find our challenges here.

Here is a list of the specific places you can get the pieces for this month:

  1. Pocket Scrapbooking Challenge (1 piece)
  2. Progressive Challenge (3 pieces)
  3. Commenting Challenge (1 piece)
  4. Spiritual Challenge (1 piece)
  5. Love Your Selfie Challenge (1 piece)
  6. Bingo (1 piece)
  7. Collab Kit Challenge (1 piece)
  8. Desktop/Calendar Challenge (1 piece)
  9. Color Challenge (1 piece)
  10. Scrap Your Stash Challenge (1 piece)
  11. Mixology Challenge (1 piece)
  12. Hybrid Challenge (1 piece)
  13. Speedscrap hosted by Marie H Designs (1 piece)
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