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Studio4 Designworks
10-05-2012, 01:03 AM
Hi everyone, Darlene here of Studio4 Design•works (https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=13_392&zenid=1f2317d306c45d21b77f3e9e74793151). Can you believe it's Autumn now here in the Northern Hemisphere? And for those of you down south, I bet the blooms are "a-happening now!" I hope everyone had tons of fun in September with all that was going on here at the Studio. So fun and such great designs, layouts and gifts offered up! Wow - it was like Christmas! It kept us all pretty darn busy that's for sure.

Now for the October LESS IS MORE challenge I've got a mini kit that verges on the theme of Autumn, but with a little twist.

I'm offering up a FREEBIE mini kit for you to work with called OCTOBER EVE. 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/?04ih8baycus8u9g).

Here's a preview of the mini:


10-05-2012, 01:17 AM
Thanks so much Darlene - I'll be back :)

10-05-2012, 06:30 AM
Love the kit, Darlene! Thanks so much. Off to play!!

10-05-2012, 06:32 AM
Beautiful mini :) Thank you hun, I'll be back with my LO!

10-05-2012, 07:40 AM
Gorgeous mini. This has become one of my favorite challenges. and I thank you for hosting it.

10-05-2012, 10:17 AM
Great kit and I would like to play with here, but I´ve a little question: you wrothe "nothing" more: so it has to be photoless, or do you mean no other scrapkits-/elements?

Studio4 Designworks
10-05-2012, 10:23 AM
Great kit and I would like to play with here, but I´ve a little question: you wrothe "nothing" more: so it has to be photoless, or do you mean no other scrapkits-/elements?

Yes, please add as many photos as you like. What I mean by nothing more is elements or papers from your own stash or other kits you have purchased. This is an exercise to make you create a page using a small amount of ellies and papers. You can duplicate things clone elements, re-colour, and feel free to use any of the styles, shapes or brushes that come initially stock with the program you are using. I hope that clears it up for you.

Studio4 Designworks
10-05-2012, 10:24 AM
Brenda - thank you so much for the kind words. It's had a great response so far and I hope to keep it going as long as there's interest!

Bright Eyes
10-05-2012, 11:22 AM
This is always a fun challenge. Darling kit...

10-05-2012, 12:50 PM
Here's mine. Thanks for the pretty kit. I loved working with it. Darlene, if you have any questions as to where a paper or element might be, just ask. A lot of things are hard to detect----but it was fun and challenging!!!!


10-05-2012, 01:31 PM
oh wow this will be fun, I can't wait to get started. Thanks for the mini kit.

10-05-2012, 04:54 PM
Really like the color combo. I'll give it a go...still new at this!

10-05-2012, 05:15 PM
Okay, here is my entry:
<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/medium/2012_MeetMeInStLouis-copy1.jpg" /> (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p108374-meet-me-in-stlouis.html)

10-05-2012, 08:51 PM
Here is mine (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p108392-wilard-orchard.html)


Thanks for the wonderful challenge :)

Studio4 Designworks
10-05-2012, 11:42 PM
Really like the color combo. I'll give it a go...still new at this!

So glad you're giving it a go. We all start somewhere don't we? I'm sure before long you'll be addicted - and don't forget we have our Tutorial section too if you feel you might like to learn something new!

10-06-2012, 12:26 AM
Thanks for the beautiful mini. Fun challenge - here's mine:



10-06-2012, 01:36 AM
Great mini ... can't wait to get started!!!

10-06-2012, 07:39 PM
Thank you so much for this really nice little kit.

Here is my LO

<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/medium/Less_is_More_121006-001.jpg" />

10-06-2012, 07:42 PM
Very nice and what a lot of fun packed into this day.

10-07-2012, 06:56 AM
Thank you for the mini - this was fun. My photos were taken on "October Eve"...[9/30/12]
Moon Over Madeira Beach
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/October-eve-moonsetlgfd_biggerpicture_Template-1-copy.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p108547-moon-over-madeira-beach.html)

Bright Eyes
10-07-2012, 05:43 PM
Oh... loved this kit. Reminded me of the Studio Designer challenges that just finished. Quite a challent in how to show off the beautiful papers and still use everything in the kit. I change my photo from color to black and white to fit the color theme of the layout.

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/Studio4_October_Eve_-_brighteyes01.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p108602-dark-of-the-moon.html)

10-07-2012, 06:16 PM
Thanks for the challenge. Everything is there. I blended 3 papers into the background.


Studio4 Designworks
10-07-2012, 07:00 PM
Wowzers - I love all the takes and interpretations I'm seeing! Fabulous everyone!

10-07-2012, 09:27 PM
Thanks for the gorgeous mini! Here is mine:
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/boo-web.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p108632-boo-21.html)

10-08-2012, 04:54 AM
Love the kit's colors! Will be back with my layout.

10-09-2012, 03:14 PM
Thank you for the mini and for hosting Darlene.

Harvest Moon (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/studio-challenges/p108691-october-2012-less-is-more-challenge.html)


10-09-2012, 08:28 PM
What a CUTE kit!!!! Perfect for my silly humor ... what better than to showcase my little witch who prefers her walker to her broom ...

<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/witch_shawn.jpg" /> (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p108706-witchy-shawn.html)

10-09-2012, 09:45 PM
HERE (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p108711-last-choir-performance.html) is my layout and I did use all the papers and elements.. *LOL* Nope it's not Halloweenish like everyone elses but it will make an awesome page in my son's Graduation Album. Hope you all like it.

10-10-2012, 06:10 AM
thanks for the beautiful mini and for the challenge!
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/witch2.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p108740-witch2.html)

10-10-2012, 08:05 AM
Here is mine - Happy Halloween


Posted here:

10-10-2012, 09:00 AM
Gorgeous mini, thank you!

Gallery (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p108756-i-could-fall-in-love.html)


10-10-2012, 03:14 PM
When I saw the kit, I knew I had to use it. I really wanted to make something spooky, but when I came across the picture of my girls, I knew I had to use it...it was the sunset. :)
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/medium/halloween3.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p108802-halloween.html)
I used all the pieces and actually thought there were a few too many. I blended two pages into one and like the way the worked together. THANKS for the fun mini and challenge.

Elk Fan
10-10-2012, 08:52 PM
I'm a little behind this month but I love this challenge. I'll get mine posted in a day or two. Thanks for the mini, I love it.

Studio4 Designworks
10-10-2012, 11:30 PM
You have lots of time Elk Fan - no worries. Left a lot of love in the gallery tonight - well done ladies - you're making my heart sing!

Elk Fan
10-11-2012, 04:35 PM
I almost hated to enter mine this time because there are some really cute ones posted.

10-13-2012, 12:44 PM
Loved your freebie, lots of really great elements and papers! Thanks! Here's my layout link in the gallery (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p109069-studio4designworks-octobereve.html).


10-13-2012, 01:22 PM
Your challenge layouts are absolut great, and loving the mini, I did my page too:


Studio4 Designworks
10-13-2012, 03:25 PM
Pam - I just love that photo. Look at that face - it brings a huge smile to my face.

I've left love in the gallery for both you and kpmelly - thanks for participating!

10-13-2012, 05:04 PM
Thanks for the mini....

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/challenge-Studio.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p109092-halloween-scare.html)

Studio4 Designworks
10-13-2012, 10:09 PM
LOL - what a cute title to go with that photo Norma! Super lovely page. The composition is wonderful and I love that your enlarged the ellies - looks beautiful!

10-13-2012, 11:51 PM
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/Fall-on-Lake-Murray.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p109121-fall-on-lake-murray.html)

10-15-2012, 02:13 AM
this is mine
thanks for the lovely kit

10-16-2012, 04:16 PM
Thanks for this beautiful mini.
I blended some of the papers and stuff. But it is all there.
My page
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/Less-is-More1.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p109441-ashley.html)

Studio4 Designworks
10-16-2012, 08:08 PM
Brenda - are those pics of you? You are a gorgeous girl! Lovely LO and I really like how you've connected the two photos with the leaf scatter. Well done and thanks for playing along!

10-17-2012, 05:28 AM
Here is mine:
<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/Tread-Softly---web.jpg" />

Earth Hour in March, Southern Hemisphere probably does have a similar ambiance to October in the Northern Hemisphere. I never thought about that before

All elements and papers are there - whole design is very blended with altered opacity on most elements.

10-17-2012, 10:27 AM
Thank you Darlene. No that is my gorgeous daughter. She is much prettier than me. lol.

10-17-2012, 03:33 PM
Here is one by me..

in the gallery HERE (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/member-galleries/p109604-meow-21.html)

10-17-2012, 11:47 PM
Here's my layout:


Thanks again for the beautiful mini! :)

10-22-2012, 04:45 AM
I'm sure you're sick of my weddingsphotos by now, but here's one more... ;) it just suited the mini so well and it is our anniversary on Thursday. :)
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/LIMC_oct_12_love_you_to_the_moon_and_back_6001.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/member-galleries/p110137-love-you-to-the-moon-and-back.html)

10-22-2012, 05:48 AM
Joining in for this month. Lovely minikit. Many thanks.


Faith A
10-23-2012, 01:36 PM
I thought I had already posted here, it seems not, so here is my entry.


10-23-2012, 06:39 PM

10-23-2012, 10:45 PM

Ok, so I still need to do the journaling on this pg, but I was afraid if I waited any longer to post it I'd end up forgetting :-)

Pic's are of me & my husband from a halloween dance I dragged him to last year. :-)

10-23-2012, 11:18 PM
Here's mine. Thank you for the mini

Studio4 Designworks
10-23-2012, 11:37 PM
Wowzers - I was just in the gallery an hour ago and there's even more now! I'm super amazed at what you all are creating this month. They are so fun to look at and you are all doing such a fabulous job! Thank you all, what a joy!

10-24-2012, 12:07 AM
Thank you for such a fun mini to work with. A photo from 2011 Halloween. There really is a very pretty girl under the ugly witch makeup and costumn, but that is what she wanted and her Aunt obliged. They had a blast.

10-29-2012, 01:22 AM
Here is mine:
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q244/Blessed2BeeAlive/Challenges/_Studio4OctEve.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p110755-kiss-the-star.html)

10-30-2012, 06:46 PM
Here's mine! Got this done late anyway, then didn't think I would get it up in time, as my internet just came back after being off for a little over 24 hours (due to being in the path of Hurricane Sandy), but I made it!

Thanks for the cute addon kit, too!


Studio4 Designworks
10-30-2012, 09:36 PM
That is so darling Diane! Thank goodness you are safe. There is not rush or deadline on this challenge when there's stuff like "Sandy" happening. Love you LO and thanks for playing along.

10-31-2012, 04:14 PM
I decided to have a go at this challenge and combine it with the template challenge this month.

<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/medium/Hattie_by_Vicki_Ward.jpg" />

10-31-2012, 10:33 PM
Great kit to work with - great colours too :XX

Here's mine ~ Riverside Walk ~ http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p110977-riverside-walk.html


Sorry that it's a bit late :'(