View Full Version : *CLOSED* 12x12 Quickpage Exchange- Guga's Brother by Dani Alencar

Dani Alencar
01-25-2009, 11:01 AM
Hi there

Are you ready for another QP Exchange? It's my first time and I'm so excited! We are gonna use Guga's Brother Kit.

It's 40% off today only!

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/images/medium/_dani/dalen_kit_gugasbrother_MED.jpg (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&cPath=29_102&products_id=3288)

Not only do you get every submitted quick page for your album, you also get these great pages created by me!!


You also get this add-on I speacially created to the exchange.



* Each participant will submit at least 1 quick page but not more than 2 using this kit only (but you may include any commercial use supplies as well).
* Sign-ups are requested for this so that we know who is working on pages. Post here to say you are planning on participating.
* Layouts should be created and saved at 12" x 12" and 300ppi starting with a transparent background.
* If you are familiar with creating a quick page in a transparent .png file, please submit it in that format.
* If you are not, we have a couple of tutorials to help you in this area: Paint Shop Pro (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1399) & Photoshop (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1385)
* If you are unable to create a .png file, please design your quick page by creating your layout and using a white or black area (whichever is of most contrast to your layout) for the photo placements. Save your layout as a flattened .jpg file at full resolution (unless you are submitting a png file already). Please share this file and then post in this thread that you need help poking the holes for the pictures and I will help do those for you.
* Please name your files as follows to help me track these easier. YourForumName_KitName_QP.png so as an example, mine would be danialencar_gugasbrother_qp.png.
* Save a preview of your quick page at 600x600 and upload it to the Quick Page Exchange Gallery (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=570) for all the oooohs and ahhhs!
* I will need the .png or .jpg file at the full 12x12 size for each quickpage you submit. Please do not upload the preview to the QP folder below.
* ***NEW***: In an effort to get you the albums much quicker after the exchange is over, we're implementing a new way for us to share the files.
- please upload JUST THE FULL PNG FILE to Gugas Brother QP Exchange Folder (http://www.4shared.com/dir/12105159/22a80467/gdsexchange.html)
- toward the bottom of the screen you will see an "Upload Files" small window. Click the browse button inside there and navigate to your PNG file and choose that to upload.
* Your computer will then upload the file so it may take a minute or two. After the upload is completed, you will not see anything in this folder even to tell you it was successful but I'll let you know if there's a problem.
* Please post here that you uploaded so I can make sure it came through OK.
* Once the exchange is over, I will figure out who hasn't uploaded or has a problem with their files and when all is good will make it so that you can see all the files that everyone uploads and then you can download them!
* The submission deadline for this round is end of the day on Sunday, February 8th.
* The deadline to upload your zip is Tuesday, February 10th.

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- Dani Alencar - uploaded
- briarwoodpups - uploaded
- kcsimpson99 - uploaded
- pennysan - uploaded
- hajimechan - :bigeyes:
- sagedw - uploaded
- nancyrwa - uploaded
- annebolyard - uploaded
- tinkerbell63 -:bigeyes:
- scrappinali - uploaded

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We have 12 beautiful and fun QPs to play with. Thanks so much for your participation girls!


01-25-2009, 01:04 PM
I don't have any little boys, but I still see lots of ways to have fun with this kit. I just picked up the kit and will be checking out ways to "make it mine." :)

Dani Alencar
01-25-2009, 06:29 PM
Hi Jayne... I'm glad you liked... a lot of people used this kit to make beach and fun pages too... Can't wait to see your creations...

01-25-2009, 07:30 PM
Just picked up the kit for the QP exchange. I really love the bright colors. I also have no boys, but this kit will be a refreshing change from all the pinks and purples I am usually drawn to. Can't wait to start. The add-on bonus looks great too! Thanks.

Dani Alencar
01-26-2009, 06:02 AM
I'm so happy you like girls... I'll edit the first post to have our list of signed scrappers.

Today the sale in all my products ended but I couldn't just do that, right? Let's play and have fun! I have a sale on the Guga's Brother Kit.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a36/danisw/GDS/dalen_gds_banner.jpg (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&cPath=29_102&products_id=3288)

01-26-2009, 08:51 AM
I had this QP in progress and thought it worked out well for the font challenge. But it seemed a bit plain. So then I found the stitching in the kit and added that. I am not uploading it yet because I might do a little blending before I finalize it, if I find what I'm looking for. Working it over here.... Finding commercial use stuff is more difficult than I thought!



01-26-2009, 03:29 PM
Just to let you know, there doesn't appear to be an alpha in the kit that was downloaded. Just papers and elements folders. Thanks!

Dani Alencar
01-26-2009, 04:03 PM
Yes Jayne... I'm talking to the store admins about that.

01-26-2009, 08:45 PM
I don't know how you guys do it. Sometimes it seems to flow and other times, I can't seem to "get there from here." Dana's doggie in the add-on inspired me. I wanted to find some commercial use pug clipart and make a page that would have a pug in it which is why i went heavy on the neutral colors. Not being able to find what I was searching for with a commercial use license, i began wondering if i could just blend one of my own photos in. But they weren't high enough resolution, at least the ones on this system that I found to be "worthy." So here is a version that was not what I intended, but does have a pug on it. I guess I'd need to know at some point if the folks would be interested more in the version with the dog or without the dog as a quick page. since it's my dog and my photo, i can write up some sort of permission rights if you need it. http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=47634&limit=recent

So then i found a higher resolution of another photo and blended it into the background like i wanted (overcame another hurdle - blending - woohoo!!), but the page turned out to be just a page about my dog, not something that would be generic enough for a quick page of any sort that I can see.

Back to the drawing board...


01-26-2009, 09:43 PM
You cracked me up with your last post. Not making fun, but you echoed some of the things I feel when I am trying to find exactly what I want and can't find it. I was laughing so hard, 'cause you sound just like me. Whatever you choose to do, it will be great!! Good luck. I haven't even started on mine yet. BTW, doggies rule!!

Dani Alencar
01-26-2009, 09:57 PM
Hey girls, don't be so hard on yourself... :wink:

Jayne, don't you like the first one you created? I like it very much!

01-26-2009, 11:46 PM
Count me in!!

Dani Alencar
01-27-2009, 06:48 AM
Yeah, Penny!!

Updated the first post.

01-27-2009, 09:28 AM
Just to let you know, there doesn't appear to be an alpha in the kit that was downloaded. Just papers and elements folders. Thanks!

Hi There Jayne,

Just wanted to let you know that I've sent out an email with a link to download the alpha zip to everyone who purchased the Guga's Brother page kit that should have, but did not include the alpha.

Please check your email :wink: And very sorry for the inconvenience!

01-27-2009, 11:25 AM
No problem - I got the link and downloaded the alpha at lunch. I'll unzip it after work :)

Dani - I love the original page, but ... well.... I just wanted a dog in it :) I am leaning toward leaving the dog off for the quick page. After all, folks can add the dog from your add-on later if they want. And anyone who wants a pug to add can just message me and I'll send her on over!! :) I'm going to play with turning it into a sketch, too, to see if it looks more clip-arty. Stretching and growing over here. Used the opportunity to challenge myself a bit extra. Next QP will be all provided/included elements so I don't have to think so hard - lol.


Dani Alencar
01-27-2009, 04:50 PM
hehehe Jayne... this is the greatest thing in scrapping... we can always challenge ourselves... right?

Debra... these are so great news! Thanks.

01-28-2009, 09:14 AM

How long will this run for? I just found the thread today. I would love to join in, but I'm not sure if I can finish it up until next week.

Oh, and I think Dog's Rule too!!!!!

Fran :)

Dani Alencar
01-28-2009, 04:56 PM
Hi Fran... join us! :biggrin:

* The submission deadline for this round is end of the day on Sunday, February 8th.
* The deadline to upload your zip is Tuesday, February 10th.

01-29-2009, 09:36 AM
I'm a newbie. Cant I join?

Dani Alencar
01-29-2009, 09:41 AM
I'm a newbie. Cant I join?

Sure you can! Come in...
I updated the first post.

Can't wait to see what you come up with girls.

01-29-2009, 12:01 PM

Dani Alencar
01-29-2009, 04:59 PM

Love your page!

Updated the first post and added your name.

02-02-2009, 07:39 PM
I am just putting the finishing touches on a couple of quick pages and I will upload them tomorrow.

Dani Alencar
02-03-2009, 06:28 AM
I am just putting the finishing touches on a couple of quick pages and I will upload them tomorrow.

Can't wait to see it!

Updated the first post and added your name.

02-03-2009, 02:19 PM

Mine uploaded :-)


Dani Alencar
02-03-2009, 02:44 PM

Mine uploaded :-)


Thanks Anne, updated the first post and added your name.

Girls, please upload a preview of your pages in the gallery so we can see what you are creating.

02-03-2009, 05:54 PM
Here are my two quick pages:

The second one is definitely meant for a boy with all the blue!

02-04-2009, 04:15 PM
Ok - finally got off my duff and finished the pages and loaded them. I have the pug graphic, if anyone wants it :) They are uploading now.
page 1
page 2

02-04-2009, 09:34 PM
I have my 1st QP in gallery, but still need to upload...will do tomorrow. Am working on an idea for a second QP. Goodnight:)


02-05-2009, 08:22 PM
No boys but I see how this kit could be fun and used a ton of ways...signing up.

02-06-2009, 12:09 AM
I have my 1st QP in gallery, but still need to upload...will do tomorrow. Am working on an idea for a second QP. Goodnight:)

Got 1st QP uploaded to 4shared (I think.) Let me know if didn't work. I will try to do another page. Thanks.

02-06-2009, 03:29 PM
OK, here are my 2 pages, and they should be uploaded to 4shared. Let me know if problems. Thanks.



02-08-2009, 06:53 PM
Here (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=48557&cat=570) is my page for the exchange.

Dani Alencar
02-10-2009, 05:06 AM
Girls... our album is gonna be so cute!! Loving all pages!

Updated the first post... remember today is deadline to upload your pages ok?

Dani Alencar
02-12-2009, 07:06 PM
Hey girls... I just checked all the beautiful quick pages you created and love them! All are great, I just fixed little details and now I'm uploading the zips to make it easier for you to download. Since it's done I'll PM you to download your whole albums and bonus. I had a great time and loved our exchange :dancing: Hope to have another exchange soon! :love-smiley-011:

Hey... take a look at the first post to see a preview of the album!

Dani Alencar
02-16-2009, 06:45 AM
Just PMed all of you! Hope you like everything. Thanks for playing.

02-16-2009, 06:47 PM
Thanks Dani, for hosting the QP exchange. I loved working with Guga's Brother kit, and the Add-on is so cute!! Thanks to you and the other ladies for the great pages!! :wink: