View Full Version : Swap Challenge January

Els AW
01-09-2013, 04:38 AM

The Theme for this month is Winter!
It can be anything: a photo of people or animals in the snow, your house with snow, wintersport or whatever creative thing you can come up with ;-)
This photo you will send to your partner, who will make a LO with it.
Sign in now if you like to play along.

Wednesday January 16 I will announce the partners, so you have to sign in before this day!

(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 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 who showed the LO with the photo of her partner, receive a bonus in a PM, first week of the next month.
This challenge runs through January 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.

2SparkleOn - jakrn
Bright Eyes - michellemomof3
kdk929 - Ingrid1963

01-09-2013, 05:25 AM
I would like to do this challenge!

Els AW
01-09-2013, 05:36 AM
Thank you, nice to have you in!
I will put your name in the first post. :wink:

01-09-2013, 08:27 AM
I would like to do this also.

Els AW
01-09-2013, 08:39 AM
I would like to do this also.

You are in Michelle! :wink:

01-09-2013, 09:43 AM
I'll give it a try this month! :)

Els AW
01-09-2013, 09:55 AM
Great! I'll put you on the list!

01-09-2013, 10:01 AM
I would like to give it a try too!

Els AW
01-09-2013, 10:13 AM
That's nice! The more people, the more fun!
I will put you on the list.

01-09-2013, 10:55 AM
Count me in too!

Els AW
01-09-2013, 11:12 AM
Glad to see you all like to play along!
I will put you on the list ;-)

01-09-2013, 12:26 PM
I'd like to try this. :balloons:

Els AW
01-09-2013, 12:31 PM
That's fine, you are on the list!

01-09-2013, 06:12 PM
Please count me in again this month. This is such a fun challenge.

Bright Eyes
01-09-2013, 06:59 PM
Add my name, too... :gogo:

Els AW
01-09-2013, 10:11 PM
I will! Thanks for joining the Swap challenge again!

01-10-2013, 07:30 AM
Put me on the list

Els AW
01-10-2013, 07:54 AM
You are on Nan!

Els AW
01-14-2013, 05:31 AM
Anyone else?
Tomorrow I will announce the partners, so if you like to play along:
let me know today! :wink:

Els AW
01-16-2013, 12:52 AM
Here is your Partner!

2SparkleOn - jakrn
Bright Eyes - michellemomof3
kdk929 - Ingrid1963

Make sure to send a photo to your partner within a week!
(PM your partner for her e-mailadress)
If you didn't reveive a PM of photo at that time, ask for it :wink:
So there is time enough to make a LO with it.

Have fun swapping and scrapping!

Bright Eyes
01-16-2013, 02:04 PM
It is so much fun to play photos from MichelleMomof3

She sent me these photos of her sons playing in the snow. She wasn't sure what they were building... but looks like they had lots of fun doing it. :wink:

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/data/517/Bill_and_Nate_copy.jpg (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=115610&title=jan-swap-challenge-b&cat=517)

Used Winter's Choice - Jan 2012 GDS Collab for the page.

Els AW
01-16-2013, 10:32 PM
Your LO really shows the Snowfun of this winterphotos!
Thanks for playing the Swap Challenge Kay ;-)

Els AW
01-16-2013, 11:32 PM
My partner for this month Saskia sent me this photo of her lovely daughter.
Hope they both like my LO made with it :wink:

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/data/517/2013-01-17-swap-challenge.jpg (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=115614&title=january-swap-challenge&cat=517)

image is linked to the gallery

01-17-2013, 01:18 AM
I LOVE it Els, thank you very much for this great LO!

01-17-2013, 04:31 AM
http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/data/517/GDS_January_Swap.jpg (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=115619&title=snowman&cat=517)

Here's mine, made for Els.

Els AW
01-17-2013, 04:57 AM
I love it how you made the photo black/white! It suits the colors of this kit very well!
Thanks for beeing my partner in this month's Swap Challenge ;-)

01-17-2013, 11:43 AM
All beautiful layouts and so quick too!

01-18-2013, 04:59 PM
Here is my layout for Ingrid!

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/data/517/2013-01_Winterachtig.jpg (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=115688&title=winter-at-rhoonse-grie&cat=517)

Els AW
01-18-2013, 09:34 PM
What a beautiful LO with this great photo!
Love to see you used a Dutch title ;-)
Thanks for playing the Swap Challenge this month!

01-19-2013, 01:07 AM
Thank you Kim for this beautiful layout. I love it!!!

The Dutch title "Winterachtig" fits this photo perfectly.
I love the kits and the font you have used for this layout.

I hope to show my layout for you soon.

To be continued :wink:

01-19-2013, 05:41 AM
I am so glad it was correct. I was worried that Google translated in wrong :)

01-20-2013, 03:35 PM
Here is a layout I did for 2SparkleOn . I used Cosy Holidays kit by Scrap' Angie



Els AW
01-20-2013, 11:33 PM
I think it is a lovely LO!
Thanks for playing the Swap Challenge this month ;-)

01-21-2013, 06:21 AM
That is gorgeous Joyce! My mom and niece are going to love it! :biggrin: Thank you.

01-21-2013, 12:48 PM
Here is the layout I made for Kim (kdk929).
I placed it in the gallery (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=115797&title=jack-having-fun-in-the&cat=517)


The Wordart (Let it snow) and the cluster are from the Winter Formal Cluster and Word Art Daily Download by Keystone Scraps.

The two snowmen are from one of my photos.

Els AW
01-21-2013, 12:52 PM
Great LO with those lovely snowmen!
Thanks for playing the Swap Challenge this month ;-)

01-22-2013, 12:41 PM
No snow pics, no problem.

Made a snow globe using a tutorial at Hummie's World. Enlarged the photo and did watercolor/blends effect and lowered opacity.


Els AW
01-22-2013, 01:11 PM
Love your snow-globe and the twist you gave the photo to make it fit the Theme "Winter"!
Thanks for playing the Swap Challenge Nan!;-)

Els AW
01-27-2013, 08:50 AM
Still a few days to go until the end of the month!
I didn't see a LO yet from:


Did you get a photo from your partner?

01-27-2013, 09:19 AM
I did receive my layout from diharper. She must not know to post it here.

Bright Eyes
01-27-2013, 06:33 PM
I sent my photo to Michellemomof3 as soon as I got her email and her photo. Hope she is able to make the dealine.

01-27-2013, 07:31 PM
Here is Joyce's lovely photos in a layout: (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=115971&title=winter-s-beauty&cat=517)

Els AW
01-27-2013, 10:45 PM
It sure are beautiful photos! And you made a great LO with them!
Thanks for playing the Swap Challenge this month Tricia ;-)

Els AW
01-27-2013, 10:47 PM
I sent my photo to Michellemomof3 as soon as I got her email and her photo. Hope she is able to make the dealine.

I do hope so!
Still a few days to go :wink:

01-28-2013, 03:01 PM
I enjoyed your challenge. Here's the link to my LO:



Thank you for hosting, :biggrin:

Els AW
01-28-2013, 11:08 PM
What a lovely LO you made with the winter photos of your partner!
Thanks for playing the Swap challenge this month ;-)

01-29-2013, 08:43 AM
Here is the page I made for Bright Eyes:

Els AW
01-29-2013, 09:21 AM
What a lovely page Michelle!
Thank you for playing the Swap Challenge this month!

Bright Eyes
01-29-2013, 06:05 PM
Michelle, thanks so much for the lovely LO using my photo. :roses:

Els AW
02-01-2013, 08:44 AM