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Studio4 Designworks
11-02-2012, 07:47 PM
Hi everyone, Darlene here of Studio4 Design•works (https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=13_392&zenid=83ec9abf50c7250ead3d973613cda300). For the November LESS IS MORE Challenge, I've created a little mini this month with a theme in mind. It's designed for you to do with it as you like. Next weekend, November 11th is what we call "Remembrance Day" here in Canada. In the States, they have "Veteran's/Memorial Day". It's to honour all the veterans - past, present and future that have helped protect us and our lands, for centuries. I'm sure all of us are connected in one way or another to someone like that. But it doesn't have to be taken that way of course, create a page about anything that is worth remembering to you.

I'm offering up a FREEBIE mini kit for you to work with called REMEMBERING. 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/?afarpxtjb5y8ite).

Here's a preview of the mini:


11-02-2012, 10:52 PM
What a great mini and the theme is perfection!!!

11-03-2012, 12:01 AM
Love the mini! Will be back with my layout.

11-03-2012, 11:25 AM
Beautiful mini and I have the perfect photo. Be back with LO soon. Thank you.

Studio4 Designworks
11-04-2012, 12:49 AM
Well - with all the fun stuff happening in The Studio today for NSD - I'm sure you're all sitting there unzipping all the gorgeousness you've purchased at SUPER SAVINGS today. For me - I'm so beat, even my dog knows he's not going for a walk tonight!

Challenges are obviously going to be on the backburner until it's all done - but thank you gals for the comments on the mini and can't wait to see what you come up with this month!

11-04-2012, 05:45 AM
will have a go at this one later- i did some shopping last night and was way too tired to do all the unzipping so there is that gorgeousness to drool over this morning- that flash sale was brilliant

11-04-2012, 04:16 PM

Studio4 Designworks
11-04-2012, 06:12 PM
Nancy - that is stunning! What a great tribute to your brother.

11-05-2012, 08:42 AM
Wow: I love the reds here, the way stand out. I look forward to this.

11-05-2012, 11:03 AM

11-05-2012, 09:32 PM
Here is mine:
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q244/Blessed2BeeAlive/Challenges/_Studio4RememberingLtColHenryPaulBrauner.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p111454-ltcolhenry-paul-brauner.html)

My dad: Lt. Col. Henry Paul Brauner died on my 10th birthday, just

before the war was over. All I could remember was we had everything

set up outside & that dad never came home. Then in the early evening

A blue vehicle drove up our driveway & Identified mom: Gloria Madline

Brauner, & then broke the news. My sister comforted mom that night, &

I comforted my mother for the rest of her life, for she had a hard time

dealing with her husbands death. My dad was only 36 yrs old @ the time,

& very much missed by us all, though we all dealt with it in different ways.

I didn't find out til later, that we had lots of people who were wearing

Dads MIA bracelet & praying for us all these many years.

11-06-2012, 02:01 PM
Layout by me. Photo by Rae Lynn who allows me to use her photos.


11-06-2012, 03:46 PM
Grrr okay I'll do another one with it..missed the must use everything lol

11-06-2012, 07:36 PM
Thanks for the fun challenge and fabulous mini-kit. Here's my LO:



Studio4 Designworks
11-07-2012, 12:42 AM
So fabulous everyone. I get goosebumps when I see all this gorgeousness. I'll be leaving you some love in the gallery.

Artbeary, I'm sorry you didn't see all the instructions for the challenge. It's kind of the reason for the challenge - stretch you to choose from a smaller set of papers and ellies, and to stretch you that you have to use everything in the kit. It can be as minute or as large as you want as far as placement.

11-07-2012, 05:11 PM
Rememberance for all the American and Canadian soldiers, killed here, in Normandy for our freedom...
Thanks for the challenge and for the beautiful mini!
Font: 1942 report
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/19441.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p111692-19441.html)

11-07-2012, 08:43 PM
Here is one by me of my Dad who passed away 12 years ago
it is HERE (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p111715-remembering-you-dearest-dad.html) in the gallery

11-07-2012, 11:26 PM
LOVED working with this mini ... and I even found an old photo of me visiting Santa ...

<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/remembering.jpg" /> (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p111727-remembering.html)

Studio4 Designworks
11-08-2012, 01:31 AM
I love peeking in here every day! Just lovely LOs ladies! Will leave some love in the gallery!

11-08-2012, 06:27 AM
Here's me and my granny, some 30 years ago... ;)
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/LIMC_nov12_In_Memoriam_600.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p111760-in-memoriam.html)
Image is linked

11-08-2012, 05:41 PM
Thank you for a gorgeous mini-kit Darlene! Here's my layout:

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/Less_Is_More_LQ.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p111838-jerry-gilmore-1962.html)

Studio4 Designworks
11-09-2012, 12:40 AM
Such a special LO of you and your grandmother Jakeline! Lovely LO. And beautiful LO you've created of your father Suzette - super memory page.

Left you both some love in the gallery.

Suzette - love your new siggy girl!

11-09-2012, 09:40 AM
Here is my layout... I come from a long line of military family members. I am also married to a Soldier. Currently I believe there are 11-12 in the service ( all branches- including Reserves and National Guard) right now on my side. My husband's brother is also in and currently overseas.

This is for all those that have had loved ones serve or are currently serving.....
Gallery Link (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p111949-never-forgottenthank-you-for-your-service.html)


11-09-2012, 12:29 PM
I played. (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p111962-lest-we-forget.html) It's challenging to get it all in, but I made it.


11-09-2012, 01:52 PM
Wonderful mini, love vintage looks :) HERE (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p111969-great-grandfather-william.html) is mine. TYVM for challenge :)

Also posted at DSA/DST/MSA, my facebook and will blog tonight :)

Elk Fan
11-09-2012, 03:49 PM
<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/Less-is-more-challenge-web.jpg" />

11-10-2012, 04:42 AM
At first: Thank you for that wonderful mini, itīs great! I love the colours and elements.
Because of your theme: Iīm thankful that Iīve no war remembrance, so I couldnīt do a page about it. So I use the kit to do a remembering journaling page for the photobook of my oldest daughter, and a twice (even using all papers and elements) for the other side in the book:

I explain the german text in gallery HERE (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p112058-rememberance.html)

And the second page:


Miss Pepper
11-10-2012, 08:39 PM
I just love this mini, gorgeous colors and grunge, thanks, Darlene, for mini and challenge. Here is mine....


Studio4 Designworks
11-11-2012, 08:03 PM
So stunning ladies! KPmelly - wowsers - 2 pages from the mini - totally awesome! The kit wasn't supposed to be tunneled for Remembrance Day, just a vehicle if you chose so, and it's up to anyone's interpretation as to what you want to do with it. And you've created 2 stunners!

11-17-2012, 01:52 PM
Hello Darlene,

I have created a simple LO using this kit, and thank you very much for that.

However, the photo of our children -taken some 35 years ago when they were Air Cadets - is 'somewhere' in a box or bag or??? Should I upload the page or just leave it?

Sorry, I should have been certain of having a photo before downloading the kit.


Studio4 Designworks
11-17-2012, 02:20 PM
That is totally up to you Margaret. This challenge in the end is basically for you. You can save it as a Quick Page, leaving the space open in the frame and then when you get your photo, you can place it when you're ready.

11-20-2012, 12:35 AM
Love the colors ....he is my LOhttp://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/Justin-and-Golith.jpg

Studio4 Designworks
11-20-2012, 11:11 PM
Great page Nandy - left you some love in the gallery. Thanks for playing along!

11-21-2012, 12:03 AM
Love this mini and the minute I saw it I knew what I was going to do. My sweet Bella, who inspite of being born with spina bifida and half blind, she hung tight until the end. Thank you!

Gallery (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p113019-my-sweet-bella.html)


11-22-2012, 11:58 AM
Sweet kit, love it, thanks.

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/SweetTasteOfSummer_1.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p113112-sweet-taste-of-summer.html)

11-25-2012, 11:08 AM
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/500/Nov_Less_is_More_Navy_Flyover_Studio4_Remembering. jpg

11-25-2012, 05:02 PM
Thank you for the beautiful mini Darlene. Remembering my childhood with a layout of my cousin, Steve.

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1457/DSS-November-2012-Less-Is-More-Challenge-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/studio-challenges/p113369-november-2012-less-is-more-challenge.html)

11-25-2012, 09:05 PM
Great mini. Thanks Darlene. Here's mine


Studio4 Designworks
11-26-2012, 11:43 AM
Love the variety and special memories you're all sharing - leaving some love in the gallery for you!

11-26-2012, 06:42 PM
Thanks for the lovely kit. Here is my layout using it.


11-28-2012, 08:15 AM
Here's mine:

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/Daniel_O_Shea_WWII_copy.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p113526-my-dad.html)

11-28-2012, 08:26 PM
Since several elements in this kit reminded me of memories about my Dad--such as he loved the color red, I choose to do my layout about him.

Studio4 Designworks
11-28-2012, 09:15 PM
Fabulous tribute pages to your war vet fathers ladies. I've left you some love in the gallery. Thanks for playing along this month!