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Els AW
12-03-2012, 12:05 AM

The Theme for this month is Christmas Tree!
It can be the Tree stand alone, or people gathering around the Christmas tree.

Sign in now if you like to play along.

Saturday december 8 I will announce the partners.

(1) Your layout must be unique, and can only be used for this challenge.
(2) Your layout also counts as one entry towards the December Scrappin' 7 Challenge.
(3) Use of GDS products is strongly encouraged and greatly appreciated.
(4) Please post your layout in the Miscellaneaous Gallery HERE (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=517)
(5) Come back here and post what you created, and link it to the gallery, so we can all leave you some love!

All participators receive a bonus in a PM, first week of the next month.
This challenge runs through december 31.

Do you all know how to link your images back to the gallery? .. If not, have a look here (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/tutorials/GDS_Why_Go_Digital/LinkingAGalleryLayout/LinkingAGalleryLayout.html).
Also... here's (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/tutorials/GDS_Why_Go_Digital/KeywordsAndProductLinks/KeywordsAndProductLinks.html) how to assign keywords to your layouts to give the credit back to the designer.

These are the partners, now let's have fun!!

Bright Eyes - Bingomama1966
Sweetdreamer - Sparkles
2SparkleOn - Els

Bright Eyes
12-03-2012, 07:19 AM
I have several photos of Christmas trees so I'll play along. Thanks for hosting.

Els AW
12-03-2012, 07:41 AM
Thanks Kay, you are on the list ;-)

12-03-2012, 07:48 PM
I will play. Thank you :-)

12-03-2012, 09:26 PM
I'll give it a try.

Els AW
12-03-2012, 09:36 PM
Great Brooke and Sharon, you're on the list!

12-05-2012, 09:43 AM
Okay, I will do this again

Els AW
12-05-2012, 12:45 PM
That's nice, the more people, the more fun!

12-05-2012, 02:16 PM
Please count me in. Thanks!

Els AW
12-06-2012, 11:18 AM
Please count me in. Thanks!

You're in! ;-)

Els AW
12-08-2012, 06:26 AM
These are the partners, now let's have fun!!

Bright Eyes - Bingomama1966
Sweetdreamer - Sparkles
2SparkleOn - Els

Send your partner a PM with your e-mailadres, so we can send the photo of our Christmas Tree to each other!

Bright Eyes
12-08-2012, 06:40 AM
LOL as Brooke and I both hit the PM at the same time.... Got yours, Brooke. Will get my photo in the email to you ASAP. Thanks for lining up the partners, Els. Should be a fun swap.

12-08-2012, 06:45 AM
I guess we were both eager lmao.
I sent you mine. :-)
Thanks for hosting a great challenge.

Els AW
12-08-2012, 07:18 AM
Wow, that's fast!!
Very nice you're having fun with the challenge ;-)

12-08-2012, 07:41 PM
Thank you for such a great swap......

Kay I couldn't decide which photo to use so I used both on the same layout lol
I will be sending you the full-sized (3600x3600) layouts to your email in case you do want to print it.

I do hope that you like them:

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/data/517/medium/BrightEyes-lau-oldchristmas1-Small.jpg (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=114361&title=brighteyes-december&cat=517)

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/data/517/medium/BrightEyes-lau-oldchristmas2-Small.jpg (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=114362&title=brighteyes-december&cat=517)

Bright Eyes
12-08-2012, 08:06 PM
I promise.... Brooke and I aren't in a race. We both just love getting our pages done ASAP. :biggrin:

Love this photo Brooke sent me of her niece's hands reaching for the Christmas Tree Lights. So beautiful!!! The song lyrics to Let's Light Up the Christmas Tree seems so appropriate for the photo.

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/data/517/Let_s_Light_the_Christmas_Tree_copy.jpg?658 (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=114363&nocache=1)

Another page using Christmas Past - the Dec GDS collab kit. :love-smiley-011:

Thank you, Brooke, for the wonderful work you did with my photos. I didn't expect you to do two pages but love them both... :love-smiley-011:

12-08-2012, 09:31 PM
lmao...... you are so right. We have to do it when we are inspired and it looks like we both got hit with inspiration lol. Can I get a hallelujah... I was tired of the dry spell anyways lol.

I really couldn't choose which photo to use for the layout lol. So I was like its just as easy to do both as it is one lol. I really love that white Christmas tree but on the 2nd photo you were just smiling so big and looked so happy lol

Els AW
12-08-2012, 10:45 PM
Ladies, I think you both did a great job on this Swap challenge!
Thanks for joining me this month ;-)

Els AW
12-09-2012, 01:31 AM
I scrapped this lovely photo Tricia (2SparkleOn) sent me, using the december collab kit "Christmas Past"
Hope you like it Tricia!

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/data/517/2012-12-09-swap-challenge.jpg (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=114368&title=swap-challenge-decembe&cat=517)

image is linked

12-10-2012, 05:21 PM
Very lovely layout Els! Thank you. And all the other layouts so far are beautiful too.

12-12-2012, 12:54 PM
I can imagine you all enjoy this swap challenge.
The layouts are all beautiful!

12-16-2012, 07:33 AM
Els Aw sent a photo of a gorgeous tree, so I tried hard to make it shine. Here is her layout (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=114633&title=els-christmas-tree&cat=517).

Bright Eyes
12-16-2012, 07:36 AM
Wow, Tricia... that is a beautiful page! So elegant and the word art is inspired. It looks like a wonderful Christmas Card front. Great job on the swap.

Els, love the tree - it is so beautiful.

Els AW
12-16-2012, 07:43 AM
Thanks Tricia, I really love the way you displayed my Tree. Thanks for playing the Swap challenge this month!

And Kay: thanks for the compliment; I am always a little dissapointed because the tree will never show up the way I have in mind ;-)

12-28-2012, 10:07 AM
Here is the lo I did for my partner of her beautiful tree!!


Els AW
12-28-2012, 10:41 AM
Love the way you put the tree blended in front!
Thanks for playing the Swap challenge this month ;-)

We only have to wait for Sharon now! :wink:

12-31-2012, 01:53 PM
Annette was very patient with me. Thank you for such a beautiful layout, Annette!

Here is my layout...Yikes! (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=115050&title=a-heartwarming-moment&cat=517)


Bright Eyes
12-31-2012, 01:58 PM
Neat page for the photo swap. Fantastic clustering.

Els AW
12-31-2012, 10:35 PM
Thank you Sharon for playing the Swap Challenge this month!
You made a beautiful LO with the tree of your partner ;-)