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Studio4 Designworks
09-03-2012, 10:50 PM
Hi everyone, Darlene here of Studio4 Design•works. I'm hoping you all enjoyed the long weekend and for those of you with kids I'm sure most of them are back in school next week. And so the routine changes! I thought I'd wait a few days to post this challenge - with the long weekend, the Birthday Bash here and Designer and Layout contests I figured everyone was already off to a running start this month. So for September, I have another mini for you for the LESS IS MORE challenge.

I'm offering up a FREEBIE mini kit for you to work with called LEAVING THE NEST. The premise of this challenge is to download this kit and create a LO using ALL of the elements and papers of the kit, leaving nothing out. Feel free to use your imagination and clip papers, recolour elements or papers. You can add journaling text or a title, but nothing more. You can duplicate items and use them over again. Be creative!

Post your LO here in the "Less is More (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/g1389--91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery.html)" gallery and then link your LO back here in this thread.

Download the mini kit HERE (http://www.mediafire.com/?ox5fdap7dvc7ajr).

Here's a preview of the mini:


09-03-2012, 10:59 PM
Oh how cute Darlene. Count me in!

09-04-2012, 12:47 AM
How adorable!!!! Love it!

09-04-2012, 02:26 AM
Really going to try and do this one Darlene!

09-04-2012, 07:38 AM

09-04-2012, 10:51 AM
Oh this is adorable! I love the printed paper! Thank you.

09-04-2012, 11:19 AM
Fun kit to work with. I kinda got silly with it.


09-04-2012, 08:47 PM
LOVE these colors!!! Thank you ...

Jan Merkley
09-05-2012, 12:00 AM
Here is mine.

<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/medium/PACKING-FOR-COLLEGE.jpg" />


Priya Kumar
09-05-2012, 09:00 AM
Can't wait to do a LO!. Beautiful kit!. Thank you!

09-05-2012, 04:55 PM
Here's my layout ...

<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/I-love-you5.jpg" /> (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p105178-i-love-you-21-21-21.html)

Studio4 Designworks
09-05-2012, 10:11 PM
Just perused the gallery again and left you all some love in there! Once again, it blows me away how so many LOs can be done so differently with a tiny little mini. Way to be creative everyone!

Remember, just because it's called leaving the nest, it can be taken in many ways, so don't let the name of the mini stop you. It can be leaving a job, leaving sleeping in a crib and advancing to a bed, moving out of your parents house, or starting your first day of school and leaving your parents for a few hours! Stretch your imagination and just do whatever the heck enters your mind!

Loving it all so far!

09-06-2012, 04:38 AM
Here is mine.

Miss Pepper
09-06-2012, 03:22 PM
Thankyou, Darlene, for the great mini kit and challenge.Mine is here...


Studio4 Designworks
09-06-2012, 11:51 PM
Loved your photo in the Gallery Miss Pepper. Beautiful photo and lovely sentiment to your DGD!

09-07-2012, 09:36 PM
Here is my gallery link (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p105398-less-is-more-challenge.html)! Love this kit, beautiful colors and elements.


Priya Kumar
09-08-2012, 06:15 AM
Beautiful Mini. Here is my page!


Priya Kumar
09-08-2012, 06:33 AM
Oops, was clueless about how to link my page!. Now found it. Beautiful kit. Loved doing this page!


09-08-2012, 09:23 AM
Here is mine

Priya Kumar
09-08-2012, 12:02 PM
I posted a reply linking my page. Got a message that my post will appear after approval. Now I see that someone else has posted after me and their post appears. Can anyone help?.

Priya Kumar
09-08-2012, 12:04 PM
Ok trying again to link my page


Priya Kumar
09-09-2012, 08:51 AM
My page with this beautiful kit


Priya Kumar
09-09-2012, 08:52 AM
<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/medium/Love32.jpg" />

09-09-2012, 11:23 AM
Everyone has such awesome layouts for this challenge.. I just hope I can think of a cool one too. *LOL* Thank you so much for the mini kit. Going to get busy on this today.. ;-)

Studio4 Designworks
09-09-2012, 01:44 PM
Just had another look in the gallery and I'm loving what I'm seeing. I love all your interpretations, such a great variety in the gallery! Well done everyone!

09-09-2012, 02:27 PM
I Love You Mostest (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p105537-i-love-you-mostest.html)

Beautiful mini Darlene! Thanks for sharing with us!


09-10-2012, 06:59 AM
With This Ring (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p105626-with-this-ring.html)is my take on Leaving The Nest


09-11-2012, 01:54 PM
Thank you for a wonderful challenge. Here is mine (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p105841-mr-and-mrs-.html)

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/Trica_and_John_preview.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p105841-mr-and-mrs-.html)

Studio4 Designworks
09-11-2012, 09:40 PM
That is so lovely Tamie. I love how you connected the flowers and frame with the cloud and your wedding date in it. Great page!

Studio4 Designworks
09-11-2012, 09:42 PM
Priya - I'm glad that got all sorted out. It may have been that a "newbie" joining the studio has to make a minimum amount of posts (could be 10) before things will appear. Looks like you're happening now! Yeah! Commented on your great page in the gallery.

09-11-2012, 11:14 PM
Here's mine

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/DSS_LessIsMore_2012-09.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p105913-i-love-you.html)

09-12-2012, 02:39 PM
this is pretty cool... I think i will try this

09-13-2012, 03:05 PM
here's mine!
thanks a lot for thr lovely mini and for the challenge!
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/gaspard_3.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p106124-gaspard-3.html)

09-14-2012, 06:22 AM
Thanks for the beautiful mini Darlene, I'll be back :)

09-14-2012, 07:42 AM
Thanks for the fun challenge, and the mini! Here's mine
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/LessisMoreChall1.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p106202-less-is-more-challenge-sept2012.html)

09-14-2012, 11:16 AM
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/medium/I-_Heart_-You1.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p106240-i-heart-you-21.html)

09-14-2012, 05:29 PM
pretty kit, thanks for the mini, Step Up (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p106287-step-up.html)


09-14-2012, 10:18 PM
This was a fun challenge. Thanks for the mini!



Studio4 Designworks
09-15-2012, 01:04 AM
Keep them coming ladies! I'm loving what I'm seeing. Such great creativity, clipping papers and cloning things - well done!

09-17-2012, 03:32 AM
This kit is so cute! Thanks! Kristine

09-17-2012, 09:14 AM
Here is mine, great mini kit!:

http://i47.tinypic.com/33ylw1c.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p106577-my-hero.html)

Studio4 Designworks
09-17-2012, 10:34 AM
Ella - that is simply stunning! Love the way you fit your journaling in and by colouring it green, it ties in so well with the mini. Lovely LO and thanks for playing along!

09-17-2012, 12:17 PM
Thank you Darlene :DD

09-17-2012, 02:08 PM
Such a cute mini-kit Darlene! Here's what I did:

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/September_Studio_Less_Is_More_LQ.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p106604-september-less-is-more.html)

09-17-2012, 05:01 PM
link to my lo : http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p106628-love44.html

09-17-2012, 09:12 PM
Adorable!! Thanks for the starter and the challenge :)

Family Comes First
09-19-2012, 08:51 AM
Wow! Such pretty layouts everyone!! Love the mini Darlene I will have to stop back from home later tonight and download it!!

09-19-2012, 06:13 PM
Here is my Lo. What a cute mini kit. I love it

09-22-2012, 08:35 PM
Gorgeous kit Darlene, thank you so much. There are so many beautiful pages in the gallery.
My page is the day my daughter became a mother.
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/I-heart-you.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p107129-i-heart-you.html)

09-25-2012, 03:49 PM
Here is my layout:


09-26-2012, 03:10 PM
I finally was able to finish a Less Is More Challenge!!! Thanks for the kit!!
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/thumbs/stud4chalDSS9_12.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p107431-less-is-more-hayden.html)
Less is More Hayden (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p107431-less-is-more-hayden.html)

Studio4 Designworks
09-26-2012, 10:23 PM
Dinah - you are most welcome! That's such a fun LO. The photos are so very cute and the titling you added beside it is super. I love that you staggered it, just like your flowing photos. Love what you did with the challenge!

09-28-2012, 03:39 PM
Here is mine:

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q244/Blessed2BeeAlive/Challenges/Studio4LeavingTheNestLO.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p107636-2-shall-become-126amp-3b-leave-their-father26amp-3b-mother.html)

I masked & layered the clouded blue page with the patterned page. I took a frame of mine & layered it with the red paper & colored it orange to make the sun. I added a chiseled edge to make the red paper background stand out as a frame. I painted the grass hill, in which the tree stands on. I believe the rest of the elements on the page are pretty obvious to those who are observant.

Studio4 Designworks
09-29-2012, 12:36 AM
Saw your LO in the gallery Cyndi - you put a great effort into your page and it shows. Thanks for playing along in the challenge!

09-29-2012, 12:38 AM
Here is mine. Thanks for a cute mini:)
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/useitall.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p107675-useitall.html)

09-29-2012, 07:34 PM
Thank you for the cute mini kit, Darlene! Here's my layout:
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/2012_9_Sep_TheGivingTree.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p107737-the-giving-tree.html)

09-29-2012, 11:21 PM
Here's mine, Darlene......thanks for the lovely minikit!



09-30-2012, 11:33 AM
Jumping in here at the very last minute to participate. I chose to feature my son's wedding photos since he was my last to "leave the nest". I used everything and only recolored one element. Thanks it was fun using the mini.


09-30-2012, 02:13 PM
Here's mine:
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/Aly_ILoveU.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p107808-i-love-u.html)