Member Design Challenge – Falling Softly Mini Freebie

Divine Digital offers a Design Challenge and I gave it try this month. Each participant is given a color palette and motivational ideas are given to assist with a theme for the kit. You can find more information about the challenge here. The first image below is the color palette. The second image is a preview of the kit I created. By clicking on the kit preview image, you will be able to download the kit.

This layout was created using the Falling Softly kit and the photo showcases the beautiful fall colors in western Pennsylvania.

 

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November 2012 – Mini Freebie

This month, I participated in the Design It: Color Challenge at Gotta Pixel. I enjoyed the challenge so much last month, I just had to try it again!! You can find the challenge here. A color palette was provided and the challenge was to create four papers and eight elements. Below is the color palette. My preview for the kit follows. You are welcome to download the mini kit by clicking on the preview image.

Below is a layout using the November Mini. The layout is of my beautiful daughter-in-law, Lynnette and granddaughter, Kimberly. They were enjoying a day at sea on their fun and fabulous cruise together.

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October 2012 – Mini Freebie

This month, I participated in the Design It: Color Challenge at Gotta Pixel. You can find the challenge here. A color palette was provided and the challenge was to create four papers and eight elements. Below is the color palette. My preview for the kit follows. You are welcome to download the mini kit by clicking on the preview image.

October 2012 Mini Freebie

Below is a layout using the October Mini. The layout is of my beautiful daughter-in-law, Lynnette. This is the most amazing young lady I have ever known and also a wonderful mother for my granddaughter!!

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Follow Your Art Challenge – July 2012

This month’s Follow Your Art Challenge at Digitals offers a wonderful grouping called Turning Point. The three designers: Angie Young, Aria, and Cilenia Curtis, all put together a delightful group of scrapping products. You can purchase the bundle or individual sets at their Digital’s store.

Follow Your Art Challenge

Following My Heart

The layout I created for the Follow Your Art Challenge is called, ‘Following My Heart’. For some time now, I have been trying to find ‘ME’. My turning point was making the discovery that the me that I was looking for was always there. Reaching deep inside of me, I found my true loves… Music and Art. At this point in my life, it is time to focus on my passions and be the ‘me’ that I was truly meant to be!! This layout visually expresses my discovery! My page is in the Follow Your Challenge Gallery and you can view it here!

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Turning Point Bundle by Angie Young, Aria, and Cilenia Curtis

The newest collection, called Turning Point has landed in the Digital’s store.  There are so many awesome and inspiring pieces to work with. You can find each of the designer’s contributions by following the links below:

Angie Young
Aria
Cilenia Curtis

I’ve created three layouts from the combined Turning Point Bundle:

Dreams

Dreams

This layout was a lot of fun. Once I figured out how I wanted to layout, my blocks, I was able to find just the right papers and/or elements in the Turning Point Bundle to fill up my page. I love the soft, almost dreamy way the layout looks. Dreams is in my gallery at Digitals.

 

 

 

Decision

Decision

I started working with the quote and remembered an old IStock photo that I had filed away. I changed the original question mark symbol from bright red to a color that matched the kit and then blended and textured it to achieve the look I wanted. This is a relatively simple layout, but I think it make a big statement. You can view Decision in my gallery at Digitals.

Direction

Direction

 

Direction was fun to create. I started using elements from the kits to create the border on the left side of the page and from there the page just took shape. I used a lot of blending to get the look just the way I wanted it. My Direction page is displayed in my gallery at Digitals.

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Nature Scraps by Aria

I had a great time working with Aria’s beautiful kit called Nature Scraps. Below are two of the layouts I created from this kit. You can purchase the kit from Aria’s Digitals store.

Ladybug Layout

For this layout I created the background paper by blending two papers in the kit. I extracted the dandelion from another paper and pasted it my layout as an element. The focus of the layout is the ladybug on a leaf which is an Istock photograph. I loved the little ladybug saying. Finally, I created a butterfly brush from one of the elements in Aria’s kit and applied in several layers at different sizes and opacity settings. I think the Font that I used is really cute with this layout. The font is by Lettering Delights and is called, Softly.

This layout was a lot of fun to create. I used a lot of paper and element blending to achieve this soft look. Everything in this layout is from Aria’s Nature Scraps kit. The font that I used is called, Things We Said.

 

 

 

 

 

This is an example of a very simple layout. I used one gorgeous paper from Aria’s kit and a beautiful photograph from the Scrap Professor. I blended the photo with the paper and used a mask to soften the photos edges.

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Evie’s RED Boots

Evie's Red Boots

When Evie’s mom posted these pictures on Facebook, I knew I had to make a layout. Evie is certainly stylin’ in her fabulous Red Boots. I created the papers and the alpha. I used a template for the foundation of the layout by JW_digiscraps and altered the stars. The cute date round is from That Girl. I posted this layout in my Digitals member gallery here.

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Transformation Bundle by Angie Young, Aria, and Cilenia Curtis

The brand new Transformation kits at Digitals are chocked full of fun and interesting elements and papers to work with. The color scheme is soft and romantic. Below are some of the layouts I created using pieces from each of the designer’s kits. You can find each of the designer’s Transformation kits by following these links:

Angie Young
Aria
Cilenia Curtis

I used a lot of blending of elements and papers to achieve the right look for this layout. I wanted to frame the picture of my Aunt Jean with her daughter using the details on the page as the frame. I used a lot of the beautiful elements from Angie Young’s kit. The layout is in my member gallery at Digitals and you can see it here.

 

 

A Time For...

I’ve always loved this piece of scripture and as soon as I saw this paper in Aria’s Transformation Kit, I knew I had to create this page. I like the way it turned out and love the beautiful colors in the butterflies. This layout is in my Digitals Member Gallery located here.

 

 

 

 

Evie's Miraculous Transformation

I wanted to do a special layout in honor of Evie. I found just the right frames and background paper in Cilenia’s kit. Aria’s stacked paper cluster gave me the perfect finishing touch for my layout. I posted this layout in my Digitals member gallery here.

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Dance With Nature by Angie Young

Angie Young’s new kit is called Dance With Nature. It has so many wonderful to scrap with items. There are papers, elements, tags, word art, frames, and borders. I have created two layouts from the kit to share with you.

Create Yourself Layout

I just loved working with the earth tone color palette in this kit. This layout come together pretty quickly once I knew the quote I wanted to use.

To see all the great pieces to this kit, visit Angie’s store. You can also see this layout at the Digitals gallery.

 

 

 

 

Art Is Layout

This was a totally fun layout to create. As I was layering and blending the elements and papers, I made up this quote.

To see all the great pieces to this kit, visit Angie’s store. You can also see this layout at the Digitals gallery.

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June happenings…

I’m taking a short break from designing to regroup, refine, and refocus my design efforts. Even though I’m breaking, I still find myself needing to digi-scrap. I’ve been having a great time participating in some of my favorite challenges and would love to share my layouts with you.

Recipe Card Challenge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Recipe Card Challenge at digitalscrapbookingstudio.com is my absolute favorite challenge. I have been participating in this monthly challenge since September 2010. Maurine Stettler hosts the challenge and creates a fabulous kit for us to use every month as we design our cards. When you join in the challenge, you not only get the kit, but are given a link to download all the recipe cards submitted for that month’s challenge. If you love recipes, you must check out this wonderful challenge. You can find the challenge here.

ATC Challenge

I discovered a challenge at digitalscrapbookingstudio.com that I have never tried before. It is called an ATC (Artist Trading Card). LouCee, the challenge hostess provided a cute kit to work with and great instructions. ATCs are tiny works of art measuring 2.5 x 3.5 inches. Since father’s day is approaching, I made my card in honor of my dad. Visit this link to see what the challenge is all about!

 

 

 

 

 

I found a great tutorial at Sweet Shoppe Designs called Painting with Paper. Heather authored the tutorial and it is a WOW kind of result. If you are interested in a really neat concept, check the tutorial out here. I don’t often purchase kits, but I could not resist buying the kit that Heather used to demonstrate her tutorial. The kit is called Butterflies are Free to Fly by Krystal Hartley and can be found in her Sweet Shoppe Designs store.

Sweet Shoppe Tutorial ChallengeThe challenge that I entered at Sweet Shoppe Designs was called the Tutorial Challenge. So based on the Painting with Paper tutorial, I created this image. You can find out more about the challenges available here.

 

 

 

 

And finally, I’ve been busy participating in three challenges at Digitals.

Digital Calendar Challenge

The calendar challenge at Digitals has always been a favorite of mine. Challenge hostess, Amanda Thorderson always supplies a fantastic kit to work with as you create your monthly calendar. There is also a posting bonus. Check out this great challenge here.

 

Digitals Designer's Element Challenge

The Designer Elements challenge at Digitals is always fun and interesting. Challenge Hostess Sarah B. provided a really sweet mini-kit to work with to complete this challenge. I found this picture of my grandniece to be the perfect photo subject for the challenge. Visit the Designer Elements challenge here.

 

 

Digitals Art Journaling ChallengeI tried a challenge for the first time this month. It is called the Art Journaling Challenge and is hosted by Cilenia Curtis. A wonderful kit was supplied by Cilenia. I’m just finding my way in digital art journaling, but I  love the way my layout turned out. You can find out more about this fascinating challenge here.

 

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