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Challenge Announcements

We have a new daily download this week from A Little Giggle!  Each day for May 16-23, 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 23 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!

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

Here is a link to A Little Giggle Designs Gallery

You can find our May challenges HERE.

I hope you have fun with this challenge!

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We have a new daily download this week from Charly Renay Designs!  Each day for May 8-15, 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 15 HERE.

You can also get these great deals in her store:

DesignerSpotlight
You can find her store HERE.

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

For this challenge, just create a layout using any GDS product by Charly Renay 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 Charly’s gallery by midnight on May 16 and post a link to your layout in the challenge forum.  All participants will be entered to win a $10 coupon from Charly Renay Designs. The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on May 17!

Here is a link to Charly’s Gallery

You can find our May challenges HERE.

I hope you have fun with this challenge!

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

I got back from Taiwan last week and have spent almost every minute since in bed with flu! Horrible, horrible flu that has taken every bit of energy out of me. So I am looking forward to a new week full of energy and something new! The first thing I did was this month’s digi dish challenge because I simply had to do something fun:) This month I decided to make it all about the numbers so instead of just having to use the items on the list, try to use the number of each item as well! Hope you find it fun:)

Onto 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!

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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 the month.

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 MAY 2015 Color Challenge!

For this month the color challenge we thought of SPECIAL PEOPLE in your lives. You’ll have to use the palette below. 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 Roses that will be on sale $2.00 throughout the month.

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Here is a beautiful Inspiration layout by our Beloved Angel Cath!  We miss you girl!!!!!!

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Here’s the palette for this month:

COLOR CHALLENGE may 2015

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 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 June

(YOU MUST STATE IN YOUR FORUM THREAD WHAT KIT AND DESIGNER YOU USED TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE BONUS COUPON!!!)

Posting Bonus for May 2015:

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It’s part of our May posting bonus collab “Elegant & Sweet” which you can collect by participating in all the challenges.

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Hello Everyone, Tasanee here aka Arizona Girl , I am going to be co-hosting the Scraplift with Elsina.
It is my turn to pick a layout to scraplift. This was really hard. I wanted to find a unique layout that was not a template.

I decided we should all scraplift Shayna’s layout “Know what it is to be a Child

What stands out to you from her layout? What do you like best? What inspires you?
Look at this layout at take from it what inspires you, then make it your own! You can turn, twist, flip, invert… whatever it is to make it yours.

Can’t wait to see them!

The rules for the challenge –

(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 “Elegant and Sweet” posting bonus collab.
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*if you complete all of this month’s challenges you will collect the entire “Elegant & Sweet” Collab kit.GDS_Elegant&Sweet_kit

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Welcome to the May Commenting Challenge!  This is Andrea and I have the commenting challenge ready for you this month!

Your participation in this challenge counts for the Scrappin’ 7 challenge if you complete comments for all 10 of the prompts below.

For this challenge, 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. Comment on a layout for each prompt and 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 are the prompts for this month:

1. A vintage wedding LO
2. A LO using mostly the top half of the page
3. A LO using an abstract or unusual frame
4. A cluster on the top right hand corner with a butterfly, dragonfly or bird
5. A LO using at least two ribbons
6. A LO with border cluster placed on the bottom of the page
7. LO with journaling about an adventure or vacation
8. A LO that uses a book or bible element
9. A male LO without a ‘sporting’ or ‘car’ theme……no fish here
10. A LO that portrays an emotional feeling

The deadline for this challenge will be May 31 at midnight pacific US time.

Here is a preview of the bonus:

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It’s part of our May posting bonus collab “Elegant & Sweet”:
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I hope you have a lot of fun with this challenge! You can find all of the May challenges HERE.

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Hi Everyone! This is Andrea and I would like to welcome you all to the collab kit quick page exchange for the May 2015 Collab Kit “Retro Chic”. This challenge counts towards the Scrappin’ 7 Challenge!

gds_may15collab_collageTO 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 May. 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_retrochic_gdsqpex_qp01″. For example, my third quick page for the this exchange would be called “andrea_retrochic_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 May 31, 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 May posting bonus collab “Elegant & Sweet”:
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Hi!  Andrea here- Welcome to the March Spiritual Challenge!For this challenge, I have chosen the following verse for inspiration:
Luke 1:37
“For with God nothing shall be impossible.”
You can use which ever version of the bible you have for the verse. Different versions have slightly different wording for each verse.

I love that this verse reminds me that I don’t have to be perfect now and do everything now. I can keep working towards things. One day I will be able to accomplish things in my life that I can’t right now.

Here are the guidelines for this challenge:
(1) Create a layout based on the featured verse.
(2) Use of GDS products is strongly encouraged and greatly appreciated.
(3) Please post your layout in the Spiritual Challenges gallery HERE.
(4) Post the layout here in this thread and a link to it in the gallery so we can leave you some love.
(5) HAVE FUN!

This challenge will run through May 30 at midnight pacific US time.

Here is a preview of the bonus:

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It’s part of our May posting bonus collab “Elegant & Sweet”:
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I hope you have a lot of fun with this challenge! You can find all of the May challenges HERE.

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Welcome to the designer spotlight challenge for this week!

We have a new daily download this week from Designs by Veronica A.!  Each day for May 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 May 7 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 will also get our May collab kit
“Retro Chic” for FREE automatically!

For this challenge, just create a layout using any GDS product from Designs by Veronica A. 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 Veronica’s 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 Veronica. The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on once the challenge is over!

Here is a link to Veronica’s Gallery

You can find our May challenges HERE.

I hope you have fun with this challenge!

 

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Hi there!  Welcome to the May template challenge!  This challenge will run through May 31 at midnight pacific US time.
For the April template challenge, I’ve decided to give you another one of my new templates from my new Moments Bundle.  What you need to do for this challenge is download the free template and make a layout with it using any GDS product.  Your layout must be unique for this challenge and counts for the Scrappin’ 7 challenge!  Here is a preview of my new Moments Bundle:You can find the bundle HERE for only $8.00.
You can also choose the bundle as part of my bundle deal which I have extended through May 15:

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I have chosen the following template from the set to give you for free:

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Download here for FREE.

Here is a preview of the bonus:

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It’s part of our May posting bonus collab “Elegant & Sweet”:
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I hope you have a lot of fun with this challenge! You can find all of the May challenges HERE.

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