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June – Mixed Media Cafe:

Thinking Outside the Box while Painting Inside the lines!

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This month I have a Digital Challenge for you!

FIRST, I want to let you know that the dates of this challenge have changed. We are NOW going to run from the 1st of the month to the 30th, regardless.

I hope that makes things easier for you!

How many of you use Styles?? Paper styles, paint, pattern styles; I even have some paint marker styles! They are kind of like a mixed media palette for us digital Creatives!
It is fun to use them. But have you ever done something outside the box with styles?
Here’s the challenge for you!
Create something painted with styles.
Could be a flower, a rainbow, a star, anything BUT a paper/background.

Here are two items I made with this technique:
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This coffee cup I drew freehand- it is really
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fun to play around with this.   A few highlight strokes and a bit of burning tool and it was done!

Upload your creation  to the gallery (MMC) and bring it here so we can “oooo” – and
“ahhhh!”
A random generator will pick one lucky person to get a $3.00 coupon for my shoppe.
This will be done on June 30. :)


If you don’t know how this works, I have posted a video demonstration/tutorial in the
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Hello again. Tasanee here aka Arizona Girl. It is my turn this month to host the Scraplift challenge and Elsina will be back next month.

For this month I wanted to find a page that had more than one photo, I was hoping to find a page with 3 or 4 but when I found this page
from Sarahm172, I decided to go with it. I love the layering, more than one photo, and that it still have white space. What stands out to you? What inspires you? Run with that inspiration! Your layout should be inspired by hers, not it doesn’t have to be a copy of her page.

 

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 Scraplift Challenge Gallery HERE
(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.

Everyone who participates in this challenge will receive this portion of the “Graceful” posting bonus collab.
If you complete all challenges (and extras like speed scraps) you will end up with the fabulous collab below.
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Hi There!
My name is Bren of Brenian Designs and I am your hostess for the Quote Challenge this month. June is a month to celebrate Dads and Grandfathers everywhere. So, this month’s Quote Challenge has the theme of Dads. Here are your choices of quotes…

Any Man can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a Dad…

He didn’t tell me how to live, he lived and let me watch him do it…

Dad, you’re someone to look up to no matter how tall I’ve grown…

The only thing better than having you as a Dad is my children having you as their Grandpa…

The best Dads get promoted to Grandpas…

The Rules:
* Your layout must be unique, and can only be used for this challenge.
* Your layout also counts as one entry towards the Scrappin’ 7 Challenge.
* Use of GDS products is strongly encouraged and greatly appreciated.
* Please post your layout in the Quote Challenge Gallery
* Come back here and post what you created, and link it to the gallery, so we can all leave you some love!
*Most of all…HAVE FUN!

Everyone that participates will receive my piece of June’s posting bonus called “Graceful”…

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Check out these great layouts designed by my CT…

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It’s Monday! That means it’s time for another sneak peek of goodies to come on Friday. Life in Pictures 3 is a set of  4 templates are perfect for scrapping those special moments in life. Each template is 12×12 and 300dpi. Each set includes: PSD,PNG,TIFF and Page Files. Drop shadows are on preview only. Templates are CU and S4H use. Life in Pictures 3 will be $1.50 from June 5-12!

Here is your chance to win them before you can buy them…simply leave me a comment here and I will choose a random winner on Friday!

Make sure you stop by my store and check out the great sale I am having! All my designs are 30% off for the month of June!

http://bit.ly/BrenianDesignsGDS

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Welcome to the JUNE 2015 Color Challenge!

This is a special month for us.  It will be 1 year without Cath around.  Amaizingly one year later she still is the number one TOP POSTER in the Gallery ( hivart 1926).

Also Amelia’s very special nephew passed away 2 months before turning 40, leaving an 8 year old daughter and a 4 months pregnant widow.

So we thought we could do a TRIBUTE TO ALL OUR ANGELS, all those that are up high watching and caring for us, or our angels here on earth!

We thought it would be nice to create a page sharing your feelings about the special people in your lives, parents and grandparents, friends, husbands (not valentine), siblings, a teacher, etc etc etc.

Our inspirational kit for this month’s challenge is BOUQUET DES ANGES that will be on sale $2.00 throughout the month.

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Inspiration layout made by our Angel Cath:

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An Inspiration layout by our own designer – Maria!

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Here’s the palette for this month:

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Your challenge is to choose at least 5 of the 7 colors and create a layout.

Your page can either be made with the selected kit or any supplies within the palette colors.

(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 encouraged and greatly appreciated.

(4) Please post your layout in the Color Challenge Gallery HERE .

(5) Come back here and post what you created, and tell us what kit and designer you used Please!!!!! , and link it to the gallery, so we can all leave you some love!

(6) HAVE FUN!

Everyone who participates will receive a bonus at the end of the month,

BUT if you use ONLY Maria Designs products you will receive a $2.00 Coupon to be used in my store, til the end of July.

June 2015 Posting Bonus Collab Kit – Graceful

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Maria’s part of the Posting Bonus for JUNE 2015:

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Hope you have fun and enjoy this challenge.

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Hi there, its me Marcie from Designs by Marcie hosting the Multiphoto challenge this month.  Well I think summer has arrive in my neck of the woods, and I’m so excited.  I have already gotten my decks stained except one.  We are going to try something different with that one this year.  We got a paint that is really thick and textured.  Hopefully there will not be any slipping getting out of the pool and no splinters.  We shall see how it works.  I’ve also gotten my garden started and did a bunch of pruning.  The mulch is done for my flowers beds too.  It has been a very  busy month for me which is why I was not here much.  :(  School let’s out next week for us too.  The kids are so excited!  Maybe as they are swimming, I’ll take my computer outside and scrap a bit too!  Hmmmm I’m liking that idea!

For this challenge, I’m requiring you to make a layout using at least 4 photos. It can be more, but not less than 4.  For the twist this month, instead of having square or rectangular photos, let’s make them in a circle.  Its up to you to add a frame or not, but the photo shapes must be in a circle.  And do not forget your journaling so that we all know what it was about!

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 Multiphoto Gallery HERE

(5) Come back here and post what you created, and link it to the gallery, so we can all 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. Let’s see how creative you are and have fun! At the end of the month, everyone will get this participation prize.

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We have a new daily download this week from Studio4 Designworks!  Each day for June 1-7, you can collect a part of the kit. Check back each day for a new piece.  Here is a preview of the free kit:

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You can find a new part each day through June 7 HERE.

You can also get these great deals in her store:

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You can find her store HERE.

We also have a “Designer Spotlight Challenge” where you can
win a $10 coupon to her store! 
You can find the challenge HERE.

If you spend $15 in her store, you will also get our June collab kit
“Boys of Our Lives” for FREE automatically!

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We have a new daily download this week from Studio4 Designworks!  Each day for June 1-7, you can collect a part of the kit. Check back each day for a new piece.  Here is a preview of the free kit:

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You can find a new part each day through June 7 HERE.

You can also get these great deals in her store:

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You can find her store HERE.

We also have a “Designer Spotlight Challenge” where you can
win a $10 coupon to her store! 
You can find the challenge HERE.

If you spend $15 in her store, you will also get our June collab kit
“Boys of Our Lives” for FREE automatically!

For this challenge, just create a layout using any GDS product by Studio4 Designworks. Your layout must be unique for this challenge and counts towards the Scrappin’ 7  Challenge. You can use pieces of the free daily download if you want.

Upload your layout to her gallery by midnight on June 1 and post a link to your layout in the challenge forum.  All participants will be entered to win a $10 coupon from Studio4. The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on June 9!

Here is a link to Studio 4’s Gallery

You can find our June challenges HERE.

I hope you have fun with this challenge!

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We have a new daily download this week from PattyB Scraps!  Each day for May 24-31, you can collect a part of the kit. Check back each day for a new piece.  Here is a preview of the free kit:

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You can find a new part each day through May 24 HERE.

You can also get these great deals in her store:

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You can find her store HERE.

We also have a “Designer Spotlight Challenge” where you can
win a $10 coupon to her store! 
You can find the challenge HERE.

If you spend $15 in her store, you will also get our May collab kit
“Retro Chic” for FREE automatically!

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Hello Everyone,

Robin here.  The May Mixology collection is certainly a beautiful one! I picked up Ginger’s Scraps N Pixel’s contributions to the collection and have a layout I’d like to share.  First, though, take a peek at some previews

And here’s my layout I made with it

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Thanks for looking!

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