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Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 04:17 PM
You betcha! Starting here in, ohhh, about 45 minutes! As we get closer to starting time, I will update this post right here with all the helpful info you may need to get started tonight.

And no, that does not include a complete list of instructions. :wink:

And here's that list!:

Starting at the top of the hour, I will post your first instruction, followed by 1 more instruction every ten minutes through the hour.

At the top of the second hour. I will post the 7th and final instruction and then you'll have 1 additional hour to finish and post your LOs.

(I will allow a 15 min. grace period for gallery posting purposes. The gallery may slow down when we were all trying to post at once!)

If we have any other technical difficulties, I might also allow a few extra minutes. I will let you know.

Please note that prizes will not be given out to entries posted after this time, although we would still love to see what you have come up with!!

You must post in your GDS member gallery AND link back here in the forum. If you do not post back here I will not know that you have participated and you will not be able to receive the prize. Maybe soon we'll have a Speed Scrap gallery for you to post in! ;)

Some important things to remember to make the Speed Scrap go a bit smoother:

- The instructions are all pretty self-explanatory, but remember that you can interpret them creatively. I may be an Army wife, but I'm no drill sergeant! Do the best you can on the instructions, but don't freak out over them. Be creative! You won't be disqualified!!

- You can use a template if you want.

- goDigitalScrapbooking products are NOT required, but of course, we love it when you use them!!

- I will re-cap all the instructions again each time I post a new instruction.

- For each instruction there must be a different element. You may not use the same element to fulfill requirements for 2 different instructions.

Please don't stress! Speed scraps are fun. Just take the instructions to mean what YOU think they mean and have fun!!!

PLEASE, PLEASE REMEMBER - post back here when you are done so I will know you are playing along!!

RN_Meow
12-05-2008, 04:29 PM
Hey, I am finally getting to one of your events! Try not to have a heartattack! JK

elenasworld
12-05-2008, 04:30 PM
so cool!
can't wait!

BJackson
12-05-2008, 04:31 PM
Is this where I should be to participate? This will be my first time ;)

RN_Meow
12-05-2008, 04:44 PM
Is this where I should be to participate? This will be my first time ;)
You are very much in the right spot and welcome. I was hooked after my first speed scrap they are addictive. Although what part of this little "hobbie" isn't, right!

Victoria32
12-05-2008, 04:48 PM
less than 15 minutes to go. I'm ready!

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 04:50 PM
Woo, good turnout already! Welcome to your first speed scrap Bjackson!

BJackson
12-05-2008, 04:53 PM
Thanks. I'm so excited!

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 04:57 PM
Oh and might I add I am totally excited that my computer's time is the same as what we have here at GDS, to the minute! So I suppose if I don't post on time, I can't blame it on my clock! Lol. But at least I won't be wondering if my clock is off. (Oh, and if you're wondering how I know that, at the very bottom of your GDS window, the time is there.)

bozena
12-05-2008, 05:00 PM
I'm here ready to start

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 05:01 PM
One minute left! Don't forget, press F5 to refresh the page, and save save save your layout as you go! Also, one more thing. If you go up to the top of this GDS window, in the second green bar there's a Quick Links thing. Click that, and when it drops down click on Edit Options. Somewhere in that list of things you can choose to have 40 posts display per page. That really helps when so many people are posting at a thing like this! :)

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 05:01 PM
Hey Bozena!

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 05:02 PM
Alrighty, here we go!

1. Choose one picture and only one. Be prepared to use this photo two times in your layout.

Chanin
12-05-2008, 05:02 PM
yay! I made it to my first speed scrap!!!

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 05:03 PM
Woohoo, hey Chanin!

HollyS
12-05-2008, 05:04 PM
Yaay, I'm here! So excited!!

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 05:06 PM
Yay Holly! Hi!

Victoria32
12-05-2008, 05:07 PM
Hi everybody. I've reset my options and have a photo selected.

Mom_of_5
12-05-2008, 05:08 PM
I'm here!

BJackson
12-05-2008, 05:08 PM
I have my pic! I just started scrapping in Oct, so I'm using an old favorite of my son when he was brand new.

noreimerreason
12-05-2008, 05:09 PM
Hooray, my first speed scrap. I am looking forward to the challenge Shannon. :)

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 05:10 PM
I have my pic! I just started scrapping in Oct, so I'm using an old favorite of my son when he was brand new.

Right on! Just in October, thanks for taking on the speed scrap! If you need anything all of us here can totally help you! :D

And HI MEL!

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 05:11 PM
Heya Amber, I'm so excited to have so many first-timers in here!

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 05:11 PM
1. Choose one picture and only one. Be prepared to use this photo two times in your layout.

2. Choose a patterned paper for your background.

elenasworld
12-05-2008, 05:12 PM
i am off to find a photo

Chanin
12-05-2008, 05:13 PM
finally found a picture....decisions, decisions....

RN_Meow
12-05-2008, 05:14 PM
found the pic now for the paper
Hi everyone!

elenasworld
12-05-2008, 05:15 PM
again -- me and computer issues, always during speed scraps
argghhh
looking for a paper now

phardy1945
12-05-2008, 05:17 PM
This is my first speed scrap as well. I used a picture made from some slides we only recently found, it's an old picture of me.

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 05:18 PM
again -- me and computer issues, always during speed scraps
argghhh
looking for a paper now

Ugh I so totally understand! I was working on something new and my desktop decided to stop cooperating! I'm on the laptop now, and am updating everything under the sun on my DT hoping that'll fix it, lol.

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 05:19 PM
This is my first speed scrap as well. I used a picture made from some slides we only recently found, it's an old picture of me.

Welcome! Old pictures are awesome, hope you have fun!

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 05:21 PM
1. Choose one picture and only one. Be prepared to use this photo two times in your layout.

2. Choose a patterned paper for your background.

Here's a little photography tip I'm sneaking into the speed scrap. When choosing a mat for you photo (that's the paper that goes immediately behind it) it's a good rule of thumb to use the color that is third most common in your photo. So look at your picture and see what color immediately jumps out at you. Then find the color that you notice next. And then find the color you notice after that. Now, here's instruction number 3: Mat your photo with a paper that is the third most common color in your photo.

elenasworld
12-05-2008, 05:23 PM
you are tricky
i have to think about this....

tweederbug
12-05-2008, 05:24 PM
Can the mat be a shape or do you want it just like a square/triangle?

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 05:27 PM
The mat can be any paper behind your photo, in any shape, tilted in any angle. The color is the only thing that "matters" in this step. :)

BJackson
12-05-2008, 05:28 PM
I love that tip! I often wonder what color I should use as a mat, and this will really help me. Thanks!

RN_Meow
12-05-2008, 05:29 PM
Shannon -
I did not know that! Funny thing I picked that color for the bg. LOL

Victoria32
12-05-2008, 05:30 PM
Okay so far.

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 05:31 PM
I love that tip! I often wonder what color I should use as a mat, and this will really help me. Thanks!

No problem! That's one of the things that's always helped me a lot too. I love sharing!

elenasworld
12-05-2008, 05:31 PM
i think i picked the wrong photo, but i am going with the 3rd color I notice

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 05:31 PM
1. Choose one picture and only one. Be prepared to use this photo two times in your layout.

2. Choose a patterned paper for your background.

3: Mat your photo with a paper that is the third most common color in your photo.

4. Here are some things I use all the time in nearly every layout: something red, a swirl, foliage of some sort, staples, stitches, and buttons. Pick three things from this list and use them however many times you want in your layout.

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 05:32 PM
i think i picked the wrong photo, but i am going with the 3rd color I notice

Well, after I'm done posting, you'll have another hour in which you can pick another picture, if you REALLY want to, lol.

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 05:41 PM
1. Choose one picture and only one. Be prepared to use this photo two times in your layout.

2. Choose a patterned paper for your background.

3: Mat your photo with a paper that is the third most common color in your photo.

4. Here are some things I use all the time in nearly every layout: something red, a swirl, foliage of some sort, staples, stitches, and buttons. Pick three things from this list and use them however many times you want in your layout.

5. Now's the time to use your photo again. Pick a part of the picture, and highlight it in some way, like on a tag, in a frame, on a journaling element, or just all by itself blended into the background. Here's an OLD layout of mine for inspiration, since I'm not good at using my words sometimes: :wink:

http://www.digitalcandy.ca/gallery/data/500/Made_in_the_Shades_Small.jpg

Please note that I did not make this layout for this speed scrap. Just to clarify. :wink:

RN_Meow
12-05-2008, 05:44 PM
everyone is so quiet.... so what did you do today

RN_Meow
12-05-2008, 05:45 PM
I went to babies r us and spent a small fortune.. but it was FUN!!

HollyS
12-05-2008, 05:46 PM
I went to babies r us and spent a small fortune.. but it was FUN!!

Oh but I bet you had fun!!! Nothing like baby shopping and nesting :)

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 05:47 PM
everyone is so quiet.... so what did you do today

Lol, yeah! It does seem a lot quieter than usual!

Babies R Us is so expensive, but I bet you got some great stuff! I got to mess around with my computer. Woohoo! Lol.

elenasworld
12-05-2008, 05:47 PM
do flowers or petals count as foliage?

BJackson
12-05-2008, 05:48 PM
This is so much fun! I'm all caught up other than the three things. I'm trying to find a place for the third.

elenasworld
12-05-2008, 05:49 PM
i spent 4 hours at the Burger King playland -- very long story -- and she still didn't fall asleep until about 15 minutes ago!

mariaferguson
12-05-2008, 05:49 PM
I went to work today, but didn't feel well all day. the fam has been sick and I've had to stay home from work all week because Elliott couldn't go to daycare sick. Now on the day I finally get to go back, I didn't feel well... :(

tweederbug
12-05-2008, 05:50 PM
I am sick and can barely talk .. the kids are being good. I went to a photoshoot that I had to cancel lastweek because the kids were sick. I went today since I was on Anitbiotics for 2 days. I have had an exciting day!

Victoria32
12-05-2008, 05:51 PM
We had lunch with my husband's aunt who had just celebrated her 90 th birthday and set up the CD player we gave her as a birthday gift.

phardy1945
12-05-2008, 05:52 PM
All of you ladies sound young and with young children. I must be the old lady in your midst.

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 05:52 PM
Oh my gosh so many people feeling icky! Hopefully we all have it now so we're healthy for Christmas!

And yeah Liz, flowers are foliage. :D

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 05:53 PM
1. Choose one picture and only one. Be prepared to use this photo two times in your layout.

2. Choose a patterned paper for your background.

3: Mat your photo with a paper that is the third most common color in your photo.

4. Here are some things I use all the time in nearly every layout: something red, a swirl, foliage of some sort, staples, stitches, and buttons. Pick three things from this list and use them however many times you want in your layout.

5. Now's the time to use your photo again. Pick a part of the picture, and highlight it in some way, like on a tag, in a frame, on a journaling element, or just all by itself blended into the background. Here's an OLD layout of mine for inspiration, since I'm not good at using my words sometimes ;)

6. Speaking of words, how about some word art? Sounds good to me! You can make it yourself with a couple fancy fonts, or you can use some that someone else made. We've got several designers here who make AWESOME word art! :wink:

noreimerreason
12-05-2008, 05:54 PM
I got to visit the dentist today. Woohoo! :eek1

Victoria32
12-05-2008, 05:54 PM
off to hunt for some word art to go with my photo

Chanin
12-05-2008, 05:56 PM
Sorry I'm so quiet! This is just wayyyy harder than I thought it would be! I'm not so good at LO's anyway...

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 05:56 PM
Yay Amber, talk about FUN!

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 06:00 PM
Sorry I'm so quiet! This is just wayyyy harder than I thought it would be! I'm not so good at LO's anyway...

It's okay! I find that SS's are hard to do, but I usually like my SS layouts better than the ones I have a ton of time to make!

RN_Meow
12-05-2008, 06:01 PM
Oh but I bet you had fun!!! Nothing like baby shopping and nesting :)
I left the nesting part to the cleaning lady who came today! THANK YOU DH!!!

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 06:03 PM
Okay here's the last of it! Remember to post your links in this thread to your layout in the gallery so we can all leave you lots of love and you can get credit. I've got a mini kit with a wintery theme for the participants, and a $5.00 coupon for one random person. I'll be posting the kit preview in here ASAP. Thanks to everyone that came!

1. Choose one picture and only one. Be prepared to use this photo two times in your layout.

2. Choose a patterned paper for your background.

3: Mat your photo with a paper that is the third most common color in your photo.

4. Here are some things I use all the time in nearly every layout: something red, a swirl, foliage of some sort, staples, stitches, and buttons. Pick three things from this list and use them however many times you want in your layout.

5. Now's the time to use your photo again. Pick a part of the picture, and highlight it in some way, like on a tag, in a frame, on a journaling element, or just all by itself blended into the background. Here's an OLD layout of mine for inspiration, since I'm not good at using my words sometimes ;)

6. Speaking of words, how about some word art? Sounds good to me! You can make it yourself with a couple fancy fonts, or you can use some that someone else made. We've got several designers here who make AWESOME word art! :wink:

7. Finish it! I'll be easy on you tonight and let you do pretty much whatever you want. Just do not add anything else from the list in step 4, do not add any more pictures, and do not add more than 2 more papers. Other than those things, do whatever you want! Lol. Remember that adding a date is a good idea. And so is journaling. But you don't have to. But most importantly, I hope you had fun!!

phardy1945
12-05-2008, 06:06 PM
Thank you, Shannon. Your tips have helped a lot. This was lots of fun after I got over stressing about it!

Pat H.

Chanin
12-05-2008, 06:07 PM
Thanks, Shannon! Off to finish!! This has been fun and challenging!

Victoria32
12-05-2008, 06:09 PM
Where do we post? Is there a Speed Scrap gallery?

RN_Meow
12-05-2008, 06:09 PM
Thanks Shannon great ss. I love the way its coming together! By the way did I mention my middle name is RANDOM!! LOL Just Kidding!

elenasworld
12-05-2008, 06:10 PM
i am still behind
is there one more to go Shannon

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 06:10 PM
Where do we post? Is there a Speed Scrap gallery?

You just post in the member gallery. That's why it's best for you to post the link here, so we know where it is. Hey Holly, cough cough, is there a Speed Scrap gallery being planned?

elenasworld
12-05-2008, 06:11 PM
okay!
got the last one
i think I can do this :)

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 06:11 PM
i am still behind
is there one more to go Shannon

Nope that's it! You've got about an hour, I know you can do it!

Victoria32
12-05-2008, 06:17 PM
Here is mine. I posted to the miscellaneous gallery, but can move it to my gallery.

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/data/500/Walking-In-The-Woods.jpgWalking In The Woods

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 06:17 PM
Thanks Shannon great ss. I love the way its coming together! By the way did I mention my middle name is RANDOM!! LOL Just Kidding!

HAHA you're funny!

Victoria32
12-05-2008, 06:18 PM
This was a lot of fun and I learned something new again. THanks so much for hosting the Speed Scrap!

purepixels
12-05-2008, 06:21 PM
Oh, I was looking forward to this but it took me til now to get my daughter to bed. I'm going to see if I can catch up!

BJackson
12-05-2008, 06:22 PM
Mine is finished and posted in the gallery

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=44572&ppuser=14731

Thanks for the great challenge

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 06:25 PM
Mine is finished and posted in the gallery

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=44572&ppuser=14731

Thanks for the great challenge

You are super fast, and that's a great layout, thanks for playing!

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 06:26 PM
Oh, I was looking forward to this but it took me til now to get my daughter to bed. I'm going to see if I can catch up!

Good luck, I have faith!

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 06:26 PM
This was a lot of fun and I learned something new again. THanks so much for hosting the Speed Scrap!

No problem, I love hosting!

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 06:34 PM
You know what, the mini kit is so not happening tonight, I'm so ready to toss my computer! Lol, I hope no one minds waiting a day, I will PM all of you with it tomorrow. :biggrin: Thanks again for playing, I can't wait to see what you're all creating!

phardy1945
12-05-2008, 06:36 PM
Here is the link to my layout for the speed scrap: http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=44574&ppuser=8011

RN_Meow
12-05-2008, 06:38 PM
Here is my Precious Girl (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=44575&ppuser=13137//url). Thanks again for hosting Shannon.

tweederbug
12-05-2008, 06:50 PM
Here is mine:
http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=44577&cat=all&limit=last14

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 06:52 PM
OMGosh Sheila that was the perfect picture, awesome!

noreimerreason
12-05-2008, 06:53 PM
Man, I don't think I am going to make it tonight. Things kept coming up, including a phone call from my MIL (which is okay because I have a good one :) and then I had to put a grouchy 3 year old to bed. Oh well.

Thanks for hosting Shannon! It was fun and I will try to make it to another one.

mariaferguson
12-05-2008, 06:56 PM
oh I am in love with mine! I only think I will take out the second copy of the picture because I'm not thrilled with it... but otherwise.... omgosh! :P

Here's the page:
http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/data/500/happychild_web.jpg (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=44578&ppuser=14369)

Thanks Shannon for the inspiration!

sparkles
12-05-2008, 06:57 PM
Here is my LO. I didn't think I would get to join in this one with a band concert tonight but I actually got one finished.

Best Friends (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=44579&ppuser=8401)

bozena
12-05-2008, 06:57 PM
Here is my layout:http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=44581&ppuser=11758

Chanin
12-05-2008, 06:58 PM
OK, made it!!! Here's mine. Not totally loving it, but it will do for my first speed scrap I guess!!
http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=44580&ppuser=15242
http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/data/500/ashlyncutemb.jpg

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 06:58 PM
Man, I don't think I am going to make it tonight. Things kept coming up, including a phone call from my MIL (which is okay because I have a good one :) and then I had to put a grouchy 3 year old to bed. Oh well.

Thanks for hosting Shannon! It was fun and I will try to make it to another one.

Aww bummer Amber! Thanks for at least trying! :)

elenasworld
12-05-2008, 06:59 PM
finally, I am done
I so got stuck on the word art and couldn't make it how I hoped to, but
here it is

heart and soul (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=44582&ppuser=2094)

Thanks Shannon for a great challenge!

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 06:59 PM
Chanin that is too cute! And you said you're not good at making layouts, coulda fooled me!

HollyS
12-05-2008, 07:00 PM
Ok I like where my layout is going but I've run out of time! Gonna finish it up though! Thanks Shannon for hosting this!

purepixels
12-05-2008, 07:02 PM
Almost made it!

Here's mine

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=14879

Stitching, swirl and foliage and the sun is wearing my hat and my husband's glasses.

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 07:05 PM
Ok I like where my layout is going but I've run out of time! Gonna finish it up though! Thanks Shannon for hosting this!

You guys have till 15 minutes after, with my grace period and all, so that's still 10 minutes or so. :)

Chanin
12-05-2008, 07:05 PM
Chanin that is too cute! And you said you're not good at making layouts, coulda fooled me!

Awwww! Thanks, you are too sweet! Thanks for hosting, this was really fun!! I'm off to bed now, my kiddos are still up (well, 3 of them) and it is past 11:00!!! Yikes!!! Time to go be Mommy and take care of business!!!lol Have a great weekend, everyone!

Silly Bean
12-05-2008, 07:09 PM
Hehe I know how that is Chanin, you too!

britnkaysmemaw2
12-05-2008, 09:00 PM
Awesome job ladies on all your lo's. Sorry I missed the speed scrap.

HollyS
12-06-2008, 04:53 AM
Ok, was about finished with my page and PSE hung up on me so I went to bed! Low and behold this morning..........it wasn't hung....WOOHOO!! So here's my finished page.

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=44590&ppuser=9

Thanks again Shannon for a great speed scrap and getting me to finally scrap a page!

Mom_of_5
12-06-2008, 05:10 AM
Wow! Some great pages! Sadly, I barely got started before dh 'ditched' me with the child that was still awake and uncooperative. Men!