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Hello and Happy September everyone. Its my, Tasanee aka Arizona Girl’s, turn this month to host this challenge.

This month the technique to include multiple photos on one page I want you practice is, using one big photo with smaller photos.

Here are a few of ways to do this:

The large background photo

Kit: Best Summer Ever Road Trip by Arizona Girl
template: Lift Me Up Vol1 by Arizona Girl

Large photo with blocked small photos

kit: a Modern Gal by Arizona Girl

Large photo with tucked small photos

Layout by: AnnB, kit: Down to Earth Aug GDS Customer Appreciation Collab

I hope that these gave you some ideas to inspire your pages. Hint: don’t feel like you have to use a mask or blend (totally can if you want to) and don’t get stuck into thinking you have to use every space on the page. Good luck!! Have Fun with it!! If you’re getting really stuck, check out the gallery for more ideas or try using a template that has the look you want to achieve.

Rules….

(1) Your layout must be unique, and can only be used for this challenge. Must contain *at least* two photos.

(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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It is a portion of the GDS September Posting Bonus Collab: Metamorphasis. You can collect the whole collab by completing all the challenges for the month of September.  GDS_Sept2015_Full

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Welcome to the September 2015 Digi Dish 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?
Let’s see what mixture we can come up with to “Prepare” this month!
Here is your Digi-Dish for September 2015
Main Ingredients:
A Frame
Word strips or word bits
A Swirl
At least 2 flowers
A ribbon or bow
Want more:
Make the above into a cluster
Optional:
Add a bug, insect or animal;
add anything else you need to make your layout feel complete
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 piece of this months Posting Bonus Metamorphosis Colab.
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Our part of the Colab has been provided by MarieH Designs. Thank You Marie! :)
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Here is a preview of my layout for the Challenge.
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You can collect all of the pieces by participating in this months challenges, speed scrap, and bingo!
Layouts Due September 30th midnight PST
Happy Scrapping!
Cathy
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Hi There!

My name is Bren of Brenian Designs and I am your hostess for the Quote Challenge this month.

In September it’s all about friendship.Here are your choices of quotes…

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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 “Metamorphosis”…

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Check out these great layouts designed by my awesome CT…

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We have a great new posting bonus for you this month!  It’s called “Metamorphasis” and you can collect all of the pieces by participating in our September challenges!

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Here are the places you can look to collect the pieces of this amazing new collab:

You can collect a piece of the gorgeous purple collab kit by participating in the following things:

1. *Be Inspired Challenge – 1 piece

2. *Collab Kit Challenge – 1 piece

3. *Commenting Challenge – 1 piece

4. *Font Challenge – 1 piece

5. *Mixology Challenge – 1 piece

6. *Multiphoto Challenge – 1 piece

7. *Progressive Scrap – 3 pieces

8. *Quick Page Exchange – 1 piece

9. *Quote Challenge – 1 piece

10. *Scraplift Challenge – 1 piece

11. *Spiritual Challenge – 1 piece

12. *Template Challenge – 1 piece

13. *Use it All Challenge – 1 piece

14. *Pocket Scrapbooking Challenge – 1 piece

15. *September Bingo – 1 piece

16. *September Speed Scrap with Tasanee (Arizona Girl) – 1 piece

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Hi Everyone! Welcome to the collab kit quick page exchange for the September 2015 Collab Kit “In the Attic”. This challenge counts towards the Scrappin’ 7 Challenge!
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TO GET THE KIT, JUST SPEND $15 IN THE STORE and add the collab kit to your cart before you check out, during the month of September. You will get it free automatically with a $15 purchase!

You can find out more about the kit HERE.

Here are the details for this exchange:

What the quick page exchange is all about:
Each participant will submit at least 1, 12×12 page using the current collab kit only. You may submit as many pages as you would like to the exchange. All participants will receive download links after the end of the exchange to download all of the quick pages that have been submitted by all participants. You could easily put in 1-3 pages and get back 10+ pages depending on how many participants we have!


How to create your pages:

* Pages should be created and saved at 12”x12” and 300 ppi in PNG format. Your photo areas should be transparent when you are done. PNG format will retain the transparency. If you need help with this, you can use my FREE Quick Page Photo cutting styles available HERE.


These styles are non destructive and instantly make a photo into a transparent area.
* If you are having trouble getting the transparent areas of the photo to work or look right, please ask for help. We have many community members here who are more than willing to help you!
*A word about shadows…please use them! You can google “digitalscrapbooking shadow tutorial”.


How to make previews for the gallery and where to put them:

*Please make a 600×600 preview for each of your quick pages and put the word “Preview” over the top of them so no one can steal them out of the gallery!
* Post your previews of your quick pages in the Quick Page Exchange gallery for everyone to see! This is not the same place as the general quick page exchange gallery.
*Take a look in the gallery if you have questions about this format.


How to name and upload your files:

*Please name your quick pages in the format “username_attic_gdsqpex_qp01?. For example, my third quick page for the this exchange would be called “andrea_attic_gdsqpex_qp03.png”. This will help me to keep all of the files organized and know who has participated so I can send you links to download.
* Upload your PNG pages to my drop box here: http://www.dropitto.me/andreagold The password is “ilovescrapbooking” with no quotation marks. This will send your page right to my computer! Please upload ONLY the PNG file with transparent photo places. Upload your quick pages one at a time, making sure to use the file naming procedure above. Please do not zip the files or upload zip files!
*Please only upload the actual PNG quick pages you created. Do not upload your previews. Put the previews in the gallery only.
*Submit your page or pages by the deadline! Anyone who doesn’t submit by this date will not get download links for the entire album. We will not be waiting for those who have not uploaded yet. I think that will help us to get the final page links out fast for everyone to download.

Deadline information:
* Once the exchange is over, I will zip up the submitted pages and send download links to all participants through a private message here at GDS. Please have your images posted and uploaded by then so I can get them out to everyone.
*I will plan on distributing the download links within a few days of the challenge ending.
*Remember, the deadline for submission this month is September 30, 2015 at MIDNIGHT PACIFIC.

Other information:
* Please post here that you uploaded so I can make sure it came through OK and that I got it.

Here is a preview of the bonus:

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It’s part of our September posting collab “Metamorphasis”:

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You can collect all of the pieces by participating in this month’s challenges! Let me know if you have any questions about this exchange.

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We have a new daily download this week from Marie H Designs!  Each day for September 1-7, you can collect a piece of her kit “Rise Above”! Check back each day for a new piece.  Here is a preview of the free kit:

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You can find the daily download HERE.

Don’t miss her 50% off sale and specials:

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You can find it all in her store HERE.

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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 can get our September collab kit “In the Attic” FREE also!

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You can find it HERE.

For this challenge, just create a layout using any GDS product by Marie H Designs. 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 Sept. 8 and post a link to your layout in the challenge forum.  All participants will be entered to win a $10 coupon from Marie H Designs. The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Sept. 9!

Here is a link to Marie’s Gallery

You can find our September challenges HERE.

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Welcome to the September Commenting Challenge!  I’m attempting to make the prompts for this month a little easier.  I would enjoy seeing your comments on that.  Here are the prompts for this month:

1.  A page with the color red in it.
2.  A page with a black and white photo.
3.  A page with butterflies somewhere on it.
4.  A page with either a food element or photo.
5.  A page with an animal.
6.  A page with a scenic photo.
7.  A page with a circle shaped photo.
8.  A page with three photos.
9.  A page with a baby photo.
10.  A page with a quote.

Your participation in this challenge counts for the Scrappin’ 7 challenge, if you complete comments for all 10 of the prompts below. All you need to do is go through the following prompts and find and comment on a different layout in the gallery for each prompt below. Link back here to make a list of the layouts you found. You can edit your first post here to keep your list current until you have all 10 (much like the Scrappin’ 7 Challenge.)

Here is the bonus you will get for participating:

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It’s part of our September Posting Collab “Metamorphasis”.  You can collect all of this month’s pieces by participating in our site activities:

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Hi Everyone, I am Vicki aka Dana’s Footprint Digital Design and I am taking over  for Maria  this month’s Colour Challenge.

The 1st of September was my Mother’s Birthday, we were not real close but I miss her not being with us just the same… So for this months challenge  I was thinking of cherished memories of our Mother’s and Grandmothers.

The inspirational kit this month is one of my all time favourite kits, Lavender Blue. I have put together a Bundle and you can get it at only $2 until the end of the month.

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For this Challenge you will need to use at least 3 of the colours.

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

(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.

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Here are a few inspirational page using Lavender Blue.

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Can’t wait to see your creations!

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We have a new daily download this week from Ginger’s Scraps N Pixels!  Each day for August 24-31, you can collect a piece of her kit “Final Days of Summer”! Check back each day for a new piece.  Here is a preview of the free kit:

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You can find the daily download HERE.

You can also get the bundle addon in her store:

You can find it all in her store HERE.

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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 can get our August collab kit “Down to Earth” FREE also!

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For this challenge, just create a layout using any GDS product by Ginger’s Scraps N Pixels. 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 Sept. 1 and post a link to your layout in the challenge forum.  All participants will be entered to win a $10 coupon from Ginger. The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Sept. 2!

Here is a link to Ginger’s Gallery

You can find our August challenges HERE.

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We have a new daily download this week from Andrea Gold!  Each day for August 17-23, you can collect a piece of her addon kit “Life is Beautiful”! Check back each day for a new piece.  Here is a preview of the free kit:

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You can find the daily download HERE.

You can also get the full bundle for only $6.00 right now!

OR, choose any FIVE bundles for only $20 through the end of August only!

You can find it all in her store HERE.

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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 can get our August collab kit “Down to Earth” FREE also!

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For this challenge, just create a layout using any GDS product by Andrea Gold. 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 August 24 and post a link to your layout in the challenge forum.  All participants will be entered to win a $10 coupon from Andrea. The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on August 25!

Here is a link to Andrea’s Gallery

You can find our August challenges HERE.

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