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ADBDesign {anita_d}
10-03-2012, 07:07 PM
Conversation Starter Card Challenge Gallery (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/g1419-conversation-starter-cards.html)

This is a new challenge I started last month that is patterned after Maurine's (Let Me Scrapbook) wonderful recipe card challenge/exchange.

Conversation Starter Cards are an aid to prompt dinner table conversation and to encourage children (and adults) to enjoy special family time. The cards can be managed many different ways; one person can pick a card and everyone answers the same question or everyone can pick a different card. You may choose cards at the beginning of a meal or at dessert. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comhttp://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/forum/ /><o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></P><P><FONT color=#111111><FONT face=
Answers in our family run the gamut from silly to sentimental (with sappy, sincere, serious and studied in between) . For us it allows multiple generations to participate, and we always learn something, though often not what we might expect. The only ground rules are respect each other and never ask question that can be answered yes or no (the idea is conversation LOL).<o:p></o:p>

The theme for our second month is HALLOWEEN or SWEETS. Make your questions relate in some manner to that theme. We will do different themes each month. <o:p></o:p>

Here are some example questions to get you thinking:<o:p></o:p>
What is your favorite food treat? has it always been your favorite?<o:p></o:p>
What costume have you worn that got the most reaction from those around you and why?<o:p></o:p>

1. I have made a free starter kit to begin this challenge. Your card(s) should be made with this kit to ensure all cards with the same theme “coordinate” with each other. Feel free to use additional CU items to enhance your cards (for example, brushes, actions, shapes, etc.). Starting in November the starter kit will be free to those who participate in the prior months challenge and create at least one card.

2. Create your original card at 4" wide X 3" tall (1200 and 900 pixels) and save it as a 300 ppi jpeg, quality between 8 to 10. These are the print-quality cards that will be shared with all participants. You will also need to resize your card at 72 ppi to post in the gallery.

WHEN FINISHED with your card(s), do the following 3 things:

1. E-mail your print-quality, 300 ppi conversation card(s) to Diane@birrellphoto.com so it can be included in the download file at the end of the month. Do not share your print-quality card on your blogs or through any other means without my prior approval. Recipe card participants also share blank copies of the cards, so if you're willing to send me both [I](with and without the words), that would be great!

2. Upload a picture of your 72 ppi card to the Conversation Card Challenge Gallery (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/g1419-conversation-starter-cards.html). Please upload only your actual conversation card ~ not the blank cards. You may also post a copy of your 72 ppi (web version) on your blog if you’d like, and then include a link to the forum in case others are interested and want to participate.

3. Post a link to your gallery image here in this forum thread no later than October 30.

At the end of the month, all participants will receive a link to download all the cards created that month. Start those conversations!!<o:p></o:p>
LINK (http://www.birrellphoto.com/ADBDesigns/ADB_ConvCards_1012.zip)to free starter kit.<o:p></o:p>
http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy189/anita_d_b/ADBDesigns_ConvCards_0912_600-1.jpg (http://www.birrellphoto.com/ADBDesigns/ADB_ConvCards_1012.zip)

shadowsmom
10-04-2012, 12:01 PM
I didn't do this last month because I have no children in my home, but I think this would be fun for my great-grandchildren and their families around their dinner tables, so now I am in. Thank you so much for this idea.

ADBDesign {anita_d}
10-04-2012, 03:42 PM
Oh yes Judy, a set of these make a nice gift to families indeed! A decorate the jar of box you put them in too. HUGS!!

tamie
10-04-2012, 06:41 PM
Going to tinker with this tonight, Thanks Anita

altimasport
10-04-2012, 07:23 PM
OH boy!!! I'll be back with a card and a question soon:)

scrapper10
10-05-2012, 01:19 AM
This sounds like an interesting idea - I'll see what I can do :)

-esha-
10-05-2012, 09:09 AM
I decided to do the card right now before I forget the question *lol*

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1419/Sweets-1.jpg

Edit: Here's the link http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/conversation-starter-cards/p108314-childhood-sweets.html

kpmelly
10-05-2012, 10:13 AM
Okay, I hope Ive understand everything right: mail with printversion is send, and here is the card in lower size

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1419/600sweetscard_kpmelly.jpg
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/conversation-starter-cards/p108316-sweets-question.html

Have a nice day,
Melly

yabby
10-05-2012, 03:42 PM
Oh the standards are already so high with these cards as the beginning one...I'll be trying to get good questions and make a few cards this month since I have 5 boys to help me think of them.
Thank you for keeping this challenge going!

tamie
10-05-2012, 06:44 PM
Here is mine, thanks Anita for the wonderful challenge!!
Also it's in the mail, lol
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1419/ConvCard_Oct_Tamie_preview.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/conversation-starter-cards/p108380-convcard-oct.html)

ADBDesign {anita_d}
10-06-2012, 09:55 AM
great work ladies!! off to the gallery and leave some love!

KAPOH
10-06-2012, 11:21 AM
I didn't really understand this when I read the challenge (I thought it might be more clear the first time it was presented, but couldn't find anything in last month's challenges) but, after seeing the cards, I "get" it now and think this is a neat idea!

gigiscraps
10-06-2012, 07:23 PM
Here is my conversation card for October.
Gallery Link (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/conversation-starter-cards/p108494-conversation-cardoctober-2012.html)

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1419/gigiscraps_CCC-10-12_WEB.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/conversation-starter-cards/p108494-conversation-cardoctober-2012.html)

PattyB
10-07-2012, 03:58 AM
Wow, these are great so far! Thanks for the mini Diane, and I'll be back with mine :)

scrapPamela
10-07-2012, 01:15 PM
Here is my card. Thanks for the great mini kit. It was fun to work with and let me deal with putting some colors together than I wouldn't have picked, but liked in the end.

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1419/Sweet_Treat_web.jpg

88Mwife
10-10-2012, 08:56 AM
Here is my Gallery Link (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/conversation-starter-cards/p108754-favorite-halloween-costume.html)


Here is my card....
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1419/medium/88Mwife_Oct12ConvoCard72DPIWorded.jpg

hivart
10-10-2012, 03:06 PM
here's mine! hope I did it right!
font: ghouly caps.
thanks for the cute mini and for the challenge!!
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1419/medium/halloween_card_.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/conversation-starter-cards/p108799-halloween-card-.html)

ADBDesign {anita_d}
10-10-2012, 04:04 PM
great work so far.....off to the gallery to leave some love!

scrapper10
10-11-2012, 01:28 AM
Great cards every one :((

Thanks for the great mini Anita :XX (<3 the cat!)

Here's mine ~ Sugar 'n Sweet ~ http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/conversation-starter-cards/p108847-sugar27n-sweet.html

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1419/Sugar-_n-Sweet.jpg

momto7
10-13-2012, 02:36 PM
Great challenge. Here is my card.
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1419/Halloween-Song-preview.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/conversation-starter-cards/p109080-halloween-song.html)

yabby
10-14-2012, 08:14 PM
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1419/where_treat.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/conversation-starter-cards/p109225-conversation-october-which-house.html)http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1419/icky_food.jpg
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/conversation-starter-cards/p109224-conversation-october-icky.html
This turned out to be harder to think of questions for than I originally thought. But it was still fun

ADBDesign {anita_d}
10-15-2012, 10:30 AM
what fun questions we are getting! Off to leave some love in gallery!

redplaid3
10-23-2012, 04:52 PM
These are all so fun! Here's mine with the little spider asking the questions (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/conversation-starter-cards/p110288-costume-spider.html).

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1419/spider-conversation-card-we.jpg

shadowsmom
10-25-2012, 03:19 PM
Here is mine
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1419/Tell_us_a_story.jpg

ADBDesign {anita_d}
10-25-2012, 07:48 PM
more great cards!!!

altimasport
10-29-2012, 02:49 PM
Here is mine:)
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1419/Octoberconcersationcard.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/conversation-starter-cards/p110804-october.html)

jtnolley
10-30-2012, 08:55 PM
Here is my card....
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1419/Conversation_Cards-003_Web.jpg

jtnolley
10-30-2012, 09:03 PM
Here is my card...
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1419/Conversation_Cards-003_Web.jpg