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Welcome to the FEBRUARY 2015 Color Challenge!

For this month the color challenge we thought of LOVE (not necessarily Valentine). You’ll have to use the palette below. We thought it would be nice to create a page letting us all know about your loved ones.

Our inspirational kit for this month’s challenge is WITH LOVE that will be on sale $2.00 throughout the month, after being the Daily Download for the week of 1st -7th February.

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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 link it to the gallery, so we can all leave you some love!

(6) HAVE FUN!

(7) Please state in your Forum post what kit/designer you used for the challenge!

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 August.

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Posting Bonus for February 2015:

Hope you have fun and enjoy this challenge.

 

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Welcome to the February Mixology Challenge. I am Vicki of Dana’s Footprint Digital Design & I will be your host this month.
This month’s Mixology Open themed, so all parts are unique, your challenge? Create a layout using ANY part of January/February Mixology  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  the January Mixology,  created by Dana’s Footprint Digital Design, Abandoned Spring.

Your layout must be unique for this challenge and cannot be used for any other challenges here at GDS.

Your layout will count towards the Scrappin’ 7 Challenge.

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 Here are just some of the gorgeous January/February Mixology parts from our GDS design team. They are on sale for just $1.20 a pack till the 7th February!!

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Welcome to the designer spotlight challenge for this week! This is Andrea.  

We have a new daily download for the week of Feb. 1-7 by Maria Designs called “With Love”!

You can collect all of the pieces of the kit this week.

Here is a preview:
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You can collect the pieces each day in her store through Feb. 7 for free HERE.
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She has a great collection of store bundle deals for you this week:

BUY MY KITS  Buy MY BUNDLES - 15  Buy MY BUNDLES - 10

Buy MY BUNDLES - 8  Buy MY BUNDLES - 5

Buy MY CUTIES store  BUY OUR STORE

For this challenge, just create a layout using any GDS product by Maria 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 Maria’s gallery by midnight on Feb. 7 and post here with a link to your page. All participants will be entered to win a $10 coupon from Maria Designs. The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Mar. 1!

Here is a link to Maria Designs Gallery:

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=1275

I can’t wait to see what fun layouts you will make for this!

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The spotlighted designer for this week is A Fish Design / Lily Ann ! For this week, she has a new kit called “Molly’s Monkeys” for you to collect this week!

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You can find a new part each day through 31.1.2015:

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=27

For this challenge, all you need to do is create a layout using any GDS scrapkit by A Fish Designs ! 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 the Designer Spotlight gallery here at GDS by Midnight on 31.1.2015 ! Here is a link to her gallery: http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=1442

You can also copy to the Designers Gallery if you like:
http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=1396

One random participant of this challenge will win a $10 coupon to A Fish Designs shop! The winner will be awarded on 1.2.2015!

Let’s see some layouts!!

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Join us in the forum “Chat Full” for an evening of fun.  First there is a Speed Scrap and than there is a game of Bingo.

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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 ­­­­Crescent Moon Designs, and she has a new kit called Enchanted Forest for you to collect this week!
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You can find a new part of Crescent Moon Designs each day from January 16 through January 23.

For this challenge, all you need to do is create a layout using any GDS scrap kit by Crescent Moon Designs. 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 Crescent Moon Designs’ gallery here at GDS by Midnight on January 23. Here is a link to her gallery:

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=1379
On January 24th, one random participant of this challenge will win a $10 coupon to Crescent Moon Designs’ shop!

Let’s see some layouts!!

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

The spotlighted designer for this week is Sweet Made/Aneta! For this week, she has a new kit called “Family Dinner” for you to collect this week!

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You can find a new part each day through January 15:
http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com…index&cPath=27

For this challenge, all you need to do is create a layout using any GDS scrapkit by Sweet Made! 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 the Designer Spotlight gallery here at GDS by Midnight on January 15!
You can also copy to the Designers Gallery if you like: Sweet Made Gallery

One random participant of this challenge will win a $10 coupon to Sweet Made’s shop! The winner will be awarded on January 16!

Let’s see some layouts!!

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Hello everyone, Vicki of Dana’s Footprint Digital Design  here, I will be your host this month. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year break… I know I did, a very relaxing time out at the beach, but it is back to the grind stone now!!

We decided to try something a little different last month. You will not be seeing the preview of the kit to start with. Surprise again! It will be like waiting for that present you’ve had your eye on under the tree, but have to wait until Christmas morning! So it should prove to be a little bit more of a challenge, and we’re really looking forward to seeing what you come up with and your response. We’ll review it at the end of the month after reading your comments and see if we’ll carry on doing it this way.

The other contributors and hosts you know well if you’ve been a participant of past Progressives, Darlene of Studio4 Designworks & Ginger of Ginger of Gingers Scraps N Pixels
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 and Vicki of Dana of Dana’s Footprint Designs & 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 HERE.
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!
PROMPT 1 – MONDAY, 5th January.

PROMPT 1

1. Zip 1 has 9 papers in it. Choose one background paper, then cut 3 to five strips of papers from the rest and place them somewhere around one of the top corners. Then cut another 3-5 strips and place them somewhere around one of the bottom corners.. stacked on each other.

Download

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/gds_bonuses/progressive_chal/dfGSS4Prompt1.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, January 9th, 4pm CST and I will have Prompt 2 ready to go later that evening.

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Happy New Year everyone! Tasanee here, aka Arizona Girl.

This month’s Multiple Photo Challenge is go work on Clusters. Not only does your photo have to have 2 or more photos to qualify for this month’s challenge but you need 2 or more clusters (a cluster: two ore more elements grouped together).

Here are a few of examples of multiple clusters on a single page:


layout by angeldevildog using kit “Overalls” by Arizona Girl with Template “Cut Me Out Vol 1″

Layout by Brenian Designs using kit “Magic and Joy” by Studio4Designworks and template “Cut Me Up Vol 2” by Arizona Girl.

Layout by mkgilbo using kit “Shabby Chic Christmas” by Arizona Girl and template “Doodle Frames Templates” by LissyKay Designs

Notice how all three of these layout have at least 2 distinct clusters.

When I started out scrapping I looked at a lot of layouts for inspiration on how to cluster. What I found that worked best for me was to start with one flower, one leaf, and at least a third element that did one of three things:
1- Sat behind sort of matted behind the flower and leaf
2- Extended out and up/over away from the flower and leaf
3- Swirled or circles moving away from flower/leaf adding interest.
Play with your clusters and see what helps/works for you.

Rules for the Multiple Photo challenge:
(1) You must use at LEAST 2 photos on your page and your layout must be unique, it*can only be used for this challenge. And for this month have at least 2 Clusters
(2) Your layout also counts as one entry towards the Scrappin’7 Challenge.
(3) Use of GDS products is strongly encouraged and greatly appreciated, but make sure you give credit.
(4) Please post your layout in the Multi-Photo Gallery HERE
(5) Come back to the Multiple photo thread  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!

Everyone who participates will receive this mini kit to coordinate with the other posting bonuses for this month. If you participate in all the challenges you will have a full kit at when the month is over.

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

I had a lovely Christmas! It rained all day and was wet, but it was still wonderful. I hope you had a great Christmas, too. If not, no worries! I’m sure this year will bring a few good memories:)

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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