View Full Version : 12 Days of Christmas PS - Day 1

12-11-2011, 04:42 AM
:((:((Welcome all to the 12 Days of Christmas PS!!!:((:((

Disclaimer: in case you're wondering (or worrying, LOL) - in this PS there won't be any maids, swans, pipers, lords, partridges, pear trees or similar involved. Also you will not be required to go a-milking, a-laying or a-swimming. You *are* required to do some a-leaping when you see all the gorgeous papers and elements I will give you in the next 12 days (you're welcome to have someone take your picture while you're a-leaping and post it here ;), but that's not a requirement, LOL)!

We will be playing with theStudio's December Mega "Reindeer Games" (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=315_317&products_id=9757):

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/store/images/dec2011_rg_preview.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=315_317&products_id=9757)

Here come the rules:

This progressive scrap will go on for 12 days. Each day I will give you a download link with some papers or elements you are required to use according to this day's instructions. Since this is the 12 Days of Christmas PS you will probably have guessed that there will be a lot of adding in the last days... so you might keep the resizing option in mind!!!

The first download is free, you will get the others via pm after completion of the day before. You can join in until Wednesday, but you have to complete the days to get the next download.

You can recolor and/or crop the pieces or change their opacity but you have to use them as specified in each day's instructions and once they're placed you are not allowed to move them. Make sure you save your layout in a .psd format so you are able to place new pieces below others if you should wish to do so.

On Dec 23rd I will post a poll to choose the winner who gets this month's Mega for free! There's also a participation prize for all of you who finish their layouts - you will get a coupon for 1 $ off this Mega.

I will host a QP exchange for those of you who'd like to gather a great matching QP album - if you plan to participate, please make sure you create your layout at 12 x 12 in, 300 dpi!

We will start nice and easy - here is your first download, 4 wonderful papers, created by Aimee aka Aimee Harrison Design Studios (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=13_243), Darlene aka Darlene H Designs (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=13_33), Christine aka Digilicious Designs (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=13_236) and Steph aka Scrappy Cocoa (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=13_182) (click image to download):

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/ProgScraps/Dec11/day1web.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/ProgScraps/Dec11/Dec%20PS%20Day%201.zip)

Instructions: Pick one paper as your background! (save the others for later)

If you have questions regarding the instructions, feel free to post them in this thread.

Upload your layout to the Christmas Progressive Gallery (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/g1354-12-days-of-christmas-progressive-scrap.html), then come back here and post the link to your layout so I can pm you on Monday with the download link for Day 2!

12-11-2011, 08:56 AM
Sounds like a fun progressive, Min!

12-11-2011, 09:17 AM
Ok, day 1 was simple enough! What's next?

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1354/DayOne-xmasProgss.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/12-days-of-christmas-progressive-scrap/p88501-day-one.html)

12-11-2011, 10:50 AM
Well, that was straightforward :). But I notice that you said "We will start nice and easy" - makes me wonder what tricks you have up your sleeve for later ;)

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1354/The-Studio-December-Progressive-Scrap-Day-1.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/12-days-of-christmas-progressive-scrap/p88502-progressive-scrap-day-1.html)

12-11-2011, 11:00 AM

12-11-2011, 11:14 AM
Here is my Day 1. I am happy to be back. Missed last month.

12-11-2011, 11:20 AM
Hmmm harder decision to make than I thought. I keep thinking 12 more days..hmmm..... and we have to use the other tree papers. hmmmmm...... he he

12-11-2011, 12:04 PM
This is the first time I join Progressive Challenge. Cross my fingers .... :)


12-11-2011, 12:48 PM
Pretty anti-climatic for the first day
Here's mine - lovely papers ladies

12-11-2011, 01:06 PM
Pretty anti-climatic for the first day

LOL - you can always do a "backwards" 12 days of Christmas PS, Barb ;)....Here are your directions for day 1:

Add 12 pieces of paper to your layout!!!:DD

(I dare you... and everybody else who's up for it...!!!)

12-11-2011, 01:26 PM
Seems I'm following the crowd here in my first paper choice! :)
<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1354/medium/Dec_PS_Day_1_web.jpg" />

12-11-2011, 02:24 PM
Here is my page for day 1 - what HAVE I gotten myself into <VBG>:

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1354/medium/Day-126.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/12-days-of-christmas-progressive-scrap/p88514-progressiveday-1.html)

12-11-2011, 03:17 PM
Min I don't know if I am gonna like this one. You are giving us 4 papers and we may only use one and you're saying we are starting nice and easy. That is not nice and not easy, hahahaha. Hope I made the right choice!

So here is my day one:

You can find it in the gallery here (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/12-days-of-christmas-progressive-scrap/p88516-ps-december-2011-day-1.html).

12-11-2011, 04:10 PM
OK, I'm off and running! So far, so good! LOL

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1354/thumbs/Day_127.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/12-days-of-christmas-progressive-scrap/p88517-december-progressive-scrapday-1.html)

12-11-2011, 04:14 PM
12 days?? Oooh, this is going to be challenging!! :)

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1354/L3_dec-progressive.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/12-days-of-christmas-progressive-scrap/p88519-lynetteday-1.html)

12-11-2011, 04:20 PM
I'm gonna give this a try, but I agree the 12 days alone is a major challenge LOL

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1354/Dec-ps-day-1-kopie.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/12-days-of-christmas-progressive-scrap/p88520-dec-ps-day-1.html)

One question though,
I don't have a clue to what a-leaping means????

12-11-2011, 04:48 PM
Here's Day 1, pretty easy, wonder what you have in store for us?
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1354/Day1_copy5.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/12-days-of-christmas-progressive-scrap/p88522-day1.html)

12-11-2011, 05:07 PM
LOL - you can always do a "backwards" 12 days of Christmas PS, Barb ;)....Here are your directions for day 1:

Add 12 pieces of paper to your layout!!!:DD

(I dare you... and everybody else who's up for it...!!!)

You only gave us 4 pieces of paper so I used those to come up with 12 papers on my layout. You should have know that I'd have to take you up on this challenge.
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1354/Backwards_day_1.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/12-days-of-christmas-progressive-scrap/p88524-backwards-day-1.html)

12-11-2011, 05:19 PM
Been too long since I've done one of these so I'm going to try. I'd take the backwards challenge but not sure I'll be able to complete all 12 days as is. Sure going to try!!!

<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1354/Day_1_for_posting.jpg" />

Thanks, Min, for hosting again!!!

12-11-2011, 05:23 PM

I am assuming that it is only the people interested in the QP exchange that need to do a 12x12 layout. I've never done this before and am concerned about my 8.5X11 sizing. Also, I'm the only one so far to pick this paper! Wonder if that was a mistake!

12-11-2011, 07:24 PM
Hi Min,
Here is a link to my Day 1, 12 Days of Christmas PS. This should be quite a challenge, here we all are starting off slow but what/when will be the "BIG BANG"???
Marilyn Nay


12-11-2011, 07:36 PM
Day 1 of Raindeer Games



12-11-2011, 08:17 PM
Let the games begin.

12-11-2011, 08:41 PM
Here is my day 1


12-11-2011, 10:34 PM
Here is my layout for day 1:

12-11-2011, 11:16 PM
If you see me leaping you had better take a picture. I also forgot to stop by today.

12-11-2011, 11:23 PM


12-12-2011, 12:39 AM
My Day 1....http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/12-days-of-christmas-progressive-scrap/p88544-progressive-scrap-day-1december2011-reindeer-games.html

12-12-2011, 01:12 AM
Here is mine:
<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1354/progressive_Dec2011-studio-.jpg" />

12-12-2011, 02:02 AM
My first Progressive scrap challenge at DSS- just love the Christmas theme.
<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1354/DSS_-Christmas-progscrap_1.jpg" />

12-12-2011, 03:58 AM
Looks like a fun challenge!
Here is mine: http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/12-days-of-christmas-progressive-scrap/p88549-day-1dec-11-ps.html

Becky Roy
12-12-2011, 07:05 AM
My very first progressive scrap ....


12-12-2011, 08:42 AM
OMG that 12 pager is too funny. Everyones doing better then me, i can't make my mind up

12-12-2011, 10:59 AM
<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1354/Dec11-Progressive.jpg" />

i am mostly asleep today and thankful for an easy start :)


12-12-2011, 12:16 PM
Here's mine, gee it looks very similar to a lot of others!
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1354/Day1_Progressive.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/12-days-of-christmas-progressive-scrap/p88571-day-1-pattyb.html)

12-12-2011, 01:02 PM
Day 2 instructions (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/forum/showthread.php?p=112829#post112829) have been posted and the download links are in your pm inboxes :)

Welcome to everybody who is new to the Progressive Scrap Challenge - if you have any questions about this, feel free to ask - either in the daily threads or via pm! :))

Tammy - I should have known you're up for the extra special challenge, LOL :((- great job with the 12 papers, can't wait to see your next days ;)

Jeanette - "a-leaping" is taken from the lyrics of the song "12 Days of Christmas" - a lot of the people and animals in this song are "a-doing" something .. it means leaping/jumping.

KAPOH - if you want to enter your 8.5 x 11 page in the QP swap, you're welcome to :)

12-12-2011, 02:15 PM
Here's my Day 1...lol! I hope I can add more papers later!

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1354/day137.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/12-days-of-christmas-progressive-scrap/p88578-day-1.html)

12-12-2011, 04:13 PM
link is in your inbox :)

12-12-2011, 04:41 PM
Here is my Day 1. Changed the Paper Hue.
<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1354/APC_Christmas_PROScrap1.jpg" />

12-12-2011, 05:36 PM
Wow, amazing layouts all! Like all the papers a lot! Here's my lovely white background. (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/progressive-scraps/p88601-wow-2c-amazing-layout-21.html)


12-12-2011, 06:26 PM
This looks to be an interesting progressive scrap. Here is my day 1.

12-12-2011, 11:03 PM
Here's my day 1! Gallery Link (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/12-days-of-christmas-progressive-scrap/p88634-12-days-of-christmas-progressive-scrap-day1.html)


12-13-2011, 12:54 AM
Here is day 2 of Raindeer Games



12-13-2011, 01:05 AM
here is my day one - hope I'm not too late to join in!
Gorgeous papers to choose from -
gallery link: http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/12-days-of-christmas-progressive-scrap/p88653-day-1-dec-ps.html

12-13-2011, 10:16 AM
sorry about the delay... links are in your pm inboxes :)

12-13-2011, 10:47 AM
I keep trying to upload my day one, but then it isn't there after it says it has processed image successfully!!

12-13-2011, 10:59 AM
no worries, Dinah - hope you'll have better luck tomorrow...

12-13-2011, 06:44 PM
On the first day of Christmas,
my download gave to me,
a paper plaid and pretty!


Day 1 (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/12-days-of-christmas-progressive-scrap/p88702-12-days-of-christmas-ps-day-1.html)

12-13-2011, 06:46 PM
I keep trying to upload my day one, but then it isn't there after it says it has processed image successfully!!

It was doing that to me too, but I remembered that one 300 dpi paper is over 150K and needed to be resized to upload, even with nothing on it yet!

Hope that helps!

12-13-2011, 08:55 PM
Wow day 3 already and I am just getting strated.I will have to play catchup.
Here is mine.

12-14-2011, 01:04 AM
On the first day of Christmas,
my download gave to me,
a paper plaid and pretty!

LOL! I hope you will keep that up.. ;)

Day 2 links have been sent!

12-14-2011, 05:06 PM
My life has been messy last week. I hope It gets better for next 12 days. Will be so sad if I missed this game. You know how much I love this game, Min. I try to take backward challenge. It's not about winning anymore, it's about survive... love it already <3

Here's my day 1

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1354/PSDesBackwards-1.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/12-days-of-christmas-progressive-scrap/p88771-psdesbakcwards-1.html)

12-14-2011, 05:23 PM
Good to see you, Lala :)

The link is in your inbox ...

12-15-2011, 10:14 AM
<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1354/Dec11-Reverse-Progressive.jpg" />

reverse day one--12 papers


12-15-2011, 10:14 AM
I need to play catch up here is my Day 1 (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/12-days-of-christmas-progressive-scrap/p88837-day-128.html)

12-15-2011, 10:50 AM
link has been sent :)