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Challenge Announcements

Welcome to the designer spotlight challenge for this week! This is a challenge to go along with our daily download!

The spotlighted designer for this week is Aneta from SweetMade, and she has a new kit called “Pretty Flirt” for you to collect!

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You can find a new part of “Pretty Flirt” each day from October 17 through October 24 HERE.

For this challenge, all you need to do is create a layout using any scrap kit by SweetMade. Your layout must be unique to this challenge and can be used to fulfill the Scrappin’ 7 Challenge requirements. You can even use pieces from the free kit for this week!

Please upload your layout to SweetMade’s gallery here at GDS by midnight on October 24. Here is a link to her gallery:

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=1282

On October 25th, one random participant of this challenge will win a $10 coupon to SweetMade’s shop!

Let’s see some layouts!!

Can’t wait to see what you all can do!

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Brrrrrr!! I don’t know about anyone else…but Fall has officially arrived in Northern NY!!! Its ok though…it’s beautiful this time of year but sure has gotten cold!!!

Ok so we have been doing this Progressive Art Journal Challenge for quite a few months now so I think that everyone has the basics down!! So this month I am going to toss a bit of a challenge for you!!!

So I know that many people love to scrap with templates..and I have had many people ask me “Are there any Art Journal Templates out there?” The answer is well yes and no. Since art journaling is personal and you want to work with how you FEEL when creating a page, technically you don’t want to just plop papers in and clip them to template elements.  Sooooo…how are we going to do this?

 

Week 1: I am going to be sending you out on an expedition! In search of things for your page!!!

Step 1 :  First things first. You need to first pick a template that you want to use. One with more layers the better!!!

While you can use any TEMPLATE for this challenge (**reminder, I always forget this part…80% of GDS product por favor!**) if you are stumped and just not sure what to pick I have to recommend a couple of really great new templates for you!!!

Jill from Created by Jill Scraps has these great new BLENDIT layered templates  that make turning your papers of any kit into a great art journal background!!! Right now she has the two bundles on sale 20% OFF. I am on Jill’s CT (have been for eons!) and have used these templates and I have to admit they are kinda brilliant! (but don’t tell her I said so!! :-) )

She also has some TUTS on her BLOG that show you exactly how to use these little buggers!!!

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** These are just a couple of suggestions! You can use any template you want!

 

Step 2: You need to pick the kit that you want to use! You can use ANYTHING…previous stash builders, your favorite scrap kit. If you don’t know what you want to use and would like to try something new I have a coupon for you!!! I did not create any stash builders this month so if you would like to work with one of my kits here is a coupon.

Coupon Code: 2chmd_50_octpaj

Expires: Oct 31, 2014

Good for one use per customer

Min purchase is  $2.50

Good on any purchase in my store (no max amount so if there are some things that you have been wanting then stock up!!!) The only exclusions are my two brand new kits Morning Mist and Autumn Art both of which are 30% off and BUNDLES which are already 40% OFF Everything else is fair game!

 

Step 3: I want you to use AT LEAST THREE Papers in this page. You can certainly use more (for the blendit templates you will use more) But it has to be a min of 3.

I am going to use one of my new kits Autumn Art which is more traditional scrap than art journal (*gasp!* I know me with traditional scrap??  LOL)  but I want to demonstrate that you can do it with any kit!

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I want you to find the kit that you are going to use, and pick out your papers. I plan on using many papers so above is the preview for my papers. If you are only picking a couple of papers (depending on how many your template requires) make a little mini preview of the papers you plan on using to show us. (Make sure you credit the designer please!!) and then show us which template you will be using as well.  (You can also use MULTIPLE kits…doesn’t have to be just one kit..you can certainly mix and match!)

I am going to use Created by Jill Scraps Blendit Layered Template # 4 

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Step 4:  Lets make your background!! Load up your template, and hide all the photo and elements parts.  Leave just the paper parts for now!  Ok..first thing I want you to do is put in your first paper as a background. Now for your second paper, we don’t want to “stack” or just “layer” like  we do in scrap. I want you to find a a stamp, brush, or shape that you love. You can pick something right out of the kit you are using or another one. Use what feels good to you. Create a layer and stamp on that layer, hide the “paper” layer of the template as the stamp or shape, clip your paper to it..whatever is your new “paper”  Now because there is a lot of paint use in art journal mixed media you can add a paint texture overlay and clip it and use your blending modes. I am a huge fan of “multiply” when I use that it makes it cling to the texture but you usually have to duplicate and put a second layer over it and use the soft light to take away the muddiness and then play with the opacity on the multiply layer to get the right effect you are looking for!  For the next paper do the same…play with your blending modes don’t be afraid to experiment.  I use Multiply, Pin Light and Hard like all the time….and it is VERY seldom that I only do ONE layer of blending mode…sometimes I will duplicate four or five times and play around to get the effect I am looking for!!!  ***make sure you save your page so you can edit it as well!***

Step 5:  I know I am giving you TONS this week to do!! So sorry!! LOL.  When you are done…post the preview of the original template (plus credits) your little paper preview (plus credits) and your started page here and in our gallery!

Coming in the future: If you want to scope around, you will be needing at least THREE different fonts for this project!

Ok there it is…get too it!! Happy Creating!

XOXOXOXOX

Christina

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Do you love challenges? Well, then we have a challenge for you! This week, Blue Butterfly Designs is our Spotlight Designer and we are having a Designer Spotlight Challenge…simply design a layout using any of Blue Butterfly Designs’ kits and you will be eligible to win a $10 Gift Certificate to her store. Winner will be announced on October 9th. She is also having a big sale 35% off until Oct 7th. Her kit, Trick or Treat is the Daily Download this month! So check out the challenge and her store today!

You can find the challenge in the forum here…

http://bit.ly/10mzJQZ

You can find Blue Butterfly Designs’ store here…

http://bit.ly/YUHe0h

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Welcome to the October Digi Dish Challenge. Are you ready to do some digiscrap baking?

I can’t believe it’s already been a month since school has started! Time really flies!

For this challenge, you should create a layout using at least the ingredients listed on the recipe. You can then add your own ingredients to make the layout your own! There is also a “Want More?” ingredient and an “optional” ingredient to add a little more to the recipe. They are both optional but are fun:) So, what are we waiting for?

Here is the recipe!

October Digidish Challenge

 

Additional info:

(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 Digi Dish Challenge 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!

Since we all love prizes, there will be a participation prize for this challenge. The prize for this challenge will be a mini kit by Maria Designs. Woot!

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This challenge runs until the last day of October.

I can’t wait to see your fabulous layouts!

Dodie (aka A Little Giggle Designs) and Maria (Maria Designs)
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Psst…

Need help linking your images back to the gallery? CLICK HERE!
Need help assigning keywords to give credit to the designers? CLICK HERE!

Enjoy and if you have any questions, ask away! 

Dodie
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Welcome to the October Mixology Challenge. I am Vicki of Dana’s Footprint Digital Design & I will be your host this month.
This month’s Mixology is BOY’S WORLD, your challenge? Create a layout using ANY part of BOY’S WORLD  you can mix them up or just use your favourite designer’s part. Post your finished layout in the Mixology Gallery, then link it back here. Just for joining in you will get another piece of  BOY’S WORLD created by me (Dana’s Footprint Digital Design).

Here are just some of the gorgeous BOY’S WORLD parts from our GDS design team. They are on sale for just $1.20 a pack till the 5th October!!

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Here is this month Posting Bonus..

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I can’t wait to see what you create!!

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Welcome to the September Color Challenge!

For this months color challenge we thought it would be wonderful to have Family Ties be our Theme.

We thought it would be nice to create a page featuring your family ties, something about your childhood…..stories, photos, or of your ancestors and their photos with stories of their childhood. BUT….we want to see a Black/White or Sepia toned photo included!

If it is present, you can convert a color photo to B/W and using tints make them sepia tones!

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

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Here’s the palette for this month:

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

COLOR CHALLENGE

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 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 Also receive a $2.00 Coupon to be used in my store, til the end of November.

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OCTOBER 2014 PROGRESSIVE Scrap Challenge

Welcome to the October Progressive Challenge. I am Vicki of  Dana’s Footprint Digital Design I will be your host this month .

My co host’s are Ginger of  Ginger’s Scraps N Pixels & Darlene of Studio4Designworks

So let’s get to the task at hand and have some fun! The object of the Progressive is to complete one page over the course of three weeks by following instructions given in tasks posted each week. A progressive scrap is a *slow* speed scrap and I know lots of you like speed scraps, but may not have the time. So here’s how it will work.

On the first of each month, Prompt 1 will be posted, consisting of instructions for starting a scrapbook page that will then be built upon through additional instructions every 3 days.

The idea is to work along with the challenge as the tasks are being announced, each task to be completed & posted prior to starting on the next prompt. (Once you post a prompt’s results, you’re finished. Don’t change your work for that particular prompt.)

At the end of the third week, you should have a completed page!

It’s fine to start late or catch up if you miss a prompt. Just be sure to complete & post each task before you look at or start the next one. It’s more fun that way!

I will be giving you a download that consists of either papers or ellies to work with on each prompt. By the end of the Challenge, you will have a great little kit that was created by myself – Vicki of Dana of Dana’s Footprint Designs, Darlene of Studio4 Designworks & Ginger of Ginger’s Scraps ’N Pixels.

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So to recap – here’s the order:

1. On the first day of the month we will post Prompt 1. Then, there will be a post every three days with a new prompt.

2. Add only the items listed in the prompt given. You may add/alter shadows at any time.

3. Once you’ve posted your layout for that particular prompt, it is done and you may not go back and change it. You may only build on the previous prompt layout following the new step for the next prompt.

4. We will post the prompts sequentially in the thread. If you have missed a prompt, it’s fine to start late or catch up. Just be sure to complete & post each task before you look at or start the next one.

5. Post your layouts no later than midnight (EST) of the day before the next step is due – this will be every three days.

6. Post your layouts in the *Progressive Challenge* gallery.

7. Link your layout back to this forum thread so we can have a look at your creations and leave you some love!

8. In lieu of a posting bonus, by the end of the challenge, you will have yourselves a nice little kit.

9. This challenge counts towards the Scrapping 7 Challenge!

Here is the kit you will have by the time you are done. It coordinates with the lovely collab the designers have created this month along with Posting Bonuses for other challenges. You will have a lovely HUGE kit when you are done if you participate in all of the challenges!

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OKAY – HERE WE GO!

PROMPT 1.

Zip one has six papers in it. Choose one as you background, then cut a shape or square for your next paper and leave about 1/2 “ of the bottom paper showing, then cut another one of the same shape and leave about 1/4” of the shape under it showing.

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/gds_bonuses/progressive_chal/filename.zip

Post your first prompt in the GALLERY and then back here so we can all see and enjoy what we’re all doing! Please leave some love on each others layouts as it always nice to see some comments.

Have your layout posted for Prompt 1 by Thursday, October 4th, 4pm CST.

PROMPT 2.

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Hi!  Tricia of Seoul 2 Soul Scraps here with this month’s Font Challenge.

It is fall here in the U.S. and for me that means pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin!  I love pumpkin candles, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin lattes.  During a search for pumpkin latte recipes, I stumbled across this font.  Someone had used it to write “Pumpkin Lattte” on their website. It is so unique, I thought it would be fun to use it for this month’s challenge.

The font is called Admiration Pains by Jonathan Harris. You can download it for free (personal use only) from DaFont by clicking HERE or on the image below.

Everyone who participates this month will receive this beautiful fall participation prize by April of LyllahRaven Designs.

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The rules for this challenge are as follows:

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

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

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

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

(5) Post your layout in this month’s Font Challenge Thread and link to your layout in the gallery so we can leave you some love.

(6) HAVE FUN!!!

Layouts are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on 10/31/14 to qualify for the prize.

 

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Welcome to the September Digi Dish Challenge. Are you ready to do some digiscrap baking?

School has started and life is busy, busy, busy! But I hope you will still have time to join in this month’s challenge!

For this challenge, you should create a layout using at least the ingredients listed on the recipe. You can then add your own ingredients to make the layout your own! There is also a “Want More?” ingredient and an “optional” ingredient to add a little more to the recipe. They are both optional but are fun:) So, what are we waiting for?

Here is the recipe!

September 2014 Digidish Challenge

Additional info:

(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 Digi Dish Challenge 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!

Since we all love prizes, there will be a participation prize for this challenge. The prize for this challenge will be a mini kit by Maria Designs. Woot!

 

 

This challenge runs until the last day of September.

I can’t wait to see your fabulous layouts!

Dodie (aka A Little Giggle Designs) and Maria (Maria Designs)
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Psst…

Need help linking your images back to the gallery? CLICK HERE!
Need help assigning keywords to give credit to the designers? CLICK HERE!

Enjoy and if you have any questions, ask away! 

Dodie
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Progressive Art Journal Sept

 

Wow!! I’m BAACCCK!!! :-)  I can’t believe how much I missed doing this challenge!!  Taking August off was good for me though I seemed to have gotten my mojo back and I have soooo many new things coming out this month its CRAZY!  First of all, I have SEVEN brand new Stash Builders (#35-41) that will be released at the same time this challenge goes LIVE!! Of course you all always get the first one FREE…you can download below and I have a coupon for 50% OFF the rest!! I just know you will all love them, I am totally in love with them and then after I saw the things my CT made with them, I fell in love all over again!!!!

Check out the new Stash Builders:

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This is your FREE Stash Builder (#35) DOWNLOAD HERE!

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Ok and here is the Coupon for 50% OFF these Stash Builders ONLY! (Can NOT be used on the BUNDLE)

Coupon Code: 2chmd_50%SB_SeptPAJ

Expires: September 5-September 30

Good for TWO uses per customer. (I do it that way in case you forgot something!!)

They can be found in MY STORE

So this month with the challenge we are going to take it nice and easy!! Just ease ourselves back into it!!!! Ok so here we go!!

Week 1:

Step 1: The “theme” is kind of going to a summers end and what it means to you. So look for a great quote, saying or make something up about how the end of summer makes you feel!!

Step 2: Pick your paper and a few background accents…NOT your main one yet!! lets wait on that!!!  Arrange them on your paper. Remember you can move them later on!!

Step 3: Upload to our Mixed Media Art Journal Gallery then post here so we can check out what you are up too!!!

Happy Creating!

 

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