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Hello and Happy September everyone. Its my, Tasanee aka Arizona Girl’s, turn this month to host this challenge.

This month the technique to include multiple photos on one page I want you practice is, using one big photo with smaller photos.

Here are a few of ways to do this:

The large background photo

Kit: Best Summer Ever Road Trip by Arizona Girl
template: Lift Me Up Vol1 by Arizona Girl

Large photo with blocked small photos

kit: a Modern Gal by Arizona Girl

Large photo with tucked small photos

Layout by: AnnB, kit: Down to Earth Aug GDS Customer Appreciation Collab

I hope that these gave you some ideas to inspire your pages. Hint: don’t feel like you have to use a mask or blend (totally can if you want to) and don’t get stuck into thinking you have to use every space on the page. Good luck!! Have Fun with it!! If you’re getting really stuck, check out the gallery for more ideas or try using a template that has the look you want to achieve.


(1) Your layout must be unique, and can only be used for this challenge. Must contain *at least* two photos.

(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 Multiphoto 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!


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! At the end of the month, everyone will get this participation prize.

It is a portion of the GDS September Posting Bonus Collab: Metamorphasis. You can collect the whole collab by completing all the challenges for the month of September.  GDS_Sept2015_Full


Just a few more days to enter the Designer Spotlight Challenge for December 24 – 31.


Create a layout with any GDS Paty Greif product, post in her gallery and then link it up in the challenge forum thread here by the end of the day December 31, 2014.  One random winner will be drawn and the winner gets $10 to her store.

You can even use her daily download.



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 Paty Greif!

For this week, she has a new kit called “True Love Was Born” for you to collect this week!


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You can find a new part each day through December 31 :

For this challenge, all you need to do is create a layout using any GDS scrapkit by Paty Grief!

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 December 31!

You can also copy to the Designers Gallery if you like:

Paty Greif Gallery:

One random participant of this challenge will win a $10 coupon to Paty Greif shop!

The winner will be awarded on Jan 1 (since it is a holiday, it may be a few more days)!

Let’s see some layouts!!


Welcome to the SEPTEMBER Progressive Challenge. Darlene here, of Studio4 Designworks, and I will be your host this month. I hope the Summer has been fantastic for you all and for those with young ones, it’s time too pack them off to school. That should mean you have more time to scrap! And I know I have to apologize as I ran out of time and didn’t get mine completed last month. I’m hoping to find time today before I have to get back to work tomorrow. August was a crazy month for me, and I just found out I’m going to be a Grandma – so lots of excitement in my family right now!

The other contributors and hosts you know well if you’ve been a participant of past Progressives, Ginger of Ginger of Gingers Scraps N Pixels & Vicki of Dana’s Footprint Digital Design.

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.

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!

Here is the kit you will have by the time you are done – AUTUMN LOVE. It coordinates with the lovely collab the designers have created this month along with Posting Bonuses for other challenges. You will have a lovely HUGE kit when you are done if you participate in all of the challenges!

PROMPT 1 – MONDAY, September 1st

Zip one has seven papers in it. Choose one as your background. Next I want you to create a cluster of papers. It must be 3 or 4 papers, all reduced down in size, or create rectangular or square shapes and clip your papers to it. They should vary in size. They must be stacked, one on top of the other, angled in any direction as you like. This will act as the main focal point of your page, so place it strategically. Then, I want you to duplicate those same 3 papers, reduce it down to a small sized group and place it in any one of the 4 corners of your page.

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, September 4th, 4pm CST.