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Studio4 Designworks
02-04-2013, 03:24 AM
Hi everyone, Darlene here of Studio4 Design•works. It's time for another "Less Is More Challenge!

For the February LESS IS MORE Challenge, I've created a little mini with the theme of Love, being February 14th is Valentine's Day. I've created something a little different - kind of a "doodle" theme. I like to stretch your imagination! So it's not your "traditional" love themed mini.

I'm offering up a FREEBIE mini kit for you to work with called FUNKY LOVE. 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, or clip to shapes that come native to your program. Be creative! And most important - have FUN!

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

Download the mini kit HERE (https://www.dropbox.com/s/z7guv2wt9x3uufw/Studio4%20Funky%20Love.zip).

Here is a preview of the mini kit. Thanks for playing along!

(Once again, my Photobucket is now working. I'm getting so frustrated with it, so for now, I'll just be attaching the image until I can get a better preview for you.)

Have fun!

02-05-2013, 02:25 AM
This really is a funky mini Darlene! Thanks for sharing. Will see what I can come up with! :w

02-05-2013, 05:42 AM
Such a CUTE mini kit!

02-09-2013, 03:50 PM
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/DS_Feb_LessIsMore_SaS.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p119067-snap.html)

02-09-2013, 09:16 PM
Thank you I amlooking forward to this challange.

02-10-2013, 03:31 PM
Thanks for the lovely mini!
Here's my page:
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/love_is_in_the_air1.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p119134-love-is-in-the-air1.html)

Thak you so much for hosting this challenge!

Studio4 Designworks
02-10-2013, 03:58 PM
Saskias and Cathy - just saw your great pages in the gallery! Well done both of you. Such great pages - real standouts!
Thanks for playing along!

Elk Fan
02-11-2013, 12:29 AM

02-11-2013, 07:49 AM
Beautiful mini Darlene! Great pages ladies! Brigit

Studio4 Designworks
02-11-2013, 01:30 PM
Sherry - what a lovely page you've created. I love the touch that you added the torn edges to the papers - looks great! Well done and thanks for playing along.

Brigit - thanks for your kind words - and these ladies always rock this challenge! I always look forward to their creations!

02-11-2013, 06:54 PM
The kit is too cute, I couldn't NOT play with it!!

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/medium/valentine3.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p119273-our-first-married-valentine.html)

Studio4 Designworks
02-11-2013, 07:34 PM
That's a great memory page Nani - looks like all the elements are there for a wonderful romantic Valentine's day. Great pics and lovely LO!

02-12-2013, 07:54 PM
haha...I'm thinking I'm pretty clever right now. :) I came across these pics from a few years ago and the challenge name just hit me. How true it is that organizing a space really means, "Less is More"?!?! AND this has nothing to do with Valentine's. However, I love these spaces.

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/medium/LessIsMore.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p119409-less-is-morefeb-2013.html)

and...these spaces...are still in good shape. Organizing the drawers like we did has worked perfectly. The nightstand gets a regular cleaning (dang horizontal space!).

02-12-2013, 08:41 PM
HERE (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p119422-alita-and-glenn.html) is mine, thanks for the fabulous mini and wonderful challenge


Studio4 Designworks
02-12-2013, 10:12 PM
Jenni and Tamie - such great LOs you've created. I just saw them in the gallery and left you some love there! Thanks for participating in the challenge this month!

02-13-2013, 05:27 AM
Darlene, AS ALWAYS, you come up with the BESTEST kits to work with!!! I had much fun!I did also use the template challenge. I hope that's cool! It really helped out!
Thanks for the freebie! YOU ROCK!!!
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/thumbs/LessIsMoreFeb2013-Recovered.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p119458-feb2013-lessismore.html)
Feb2013 LessIsMore (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p119458-feb2013-lessismore.html)

Studio4 Designworks
02-13-2013, 01:06 PM
Worked out great Dinah - killing 2 birds with one stone! Left you some love in the gallery.

02-13-2013, 03:27 PM
Thank you for hosting Darlene, and for the pretty mini.


02-14-2013, 05:33 AM
Here's mine:

02-14-2013, 08:44 AM
This was a fun little kit to work with and definitely a challenge trying to fit all the pieces in :)) So, here's what I came up with

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/medium/Two_Favorite_Little_Men_copy.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p119609-two-favorite-little-men.html)

02-14-2013, 10:41 AM
Wow! That's a lot of stuff on one page.....loved it!!


Studio4 Designworks
02-14-2013, 11:29 AM
Yes Margie - it's meant to be a bit of a challenge. Stretching your imagination and creativity, but your pulled it off fabulously! Darling photo of the 3 of you! Left you some love in the gallery!

Studio4 Designworks
02-14-2013, 11:31 AM
Nandy - I love what you did with the mini. So many cool things you've done like adding the red heart to the stringed heart ellie. Well done - left you some love in the gallery. Thanks for participating in the challenge.

02-15-2013, 07:57 PM
Gallery Link (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p119807-february-2013-less-is-more-challenge.html)Thanks for the wonderful mini!


02-15-2013, 08:10 PM
Hope this is ok...

02-15-2013, 08:27 PM
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/medium/Less_is_More_Feb_2013-001.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p119823-laura-and-rich-engaged.html)

02-15-2013, 09:02 PM
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p119824-romantic-hearts.htmlThank you Darlene for the great material to work with! I am still learning how to combine shapes and papers. I am interested in learning how to modify colors of existing elements if anyone has any good links to tutorials on that. Wow, the creativity of everyone here! Imagine that we all had the same elements and created such different layouts :) I am really enjoying this site/ forum and look forward to learning and improving this year. I spent about 5 hours trying to figure out CTRL + Alt+ G to get the shape of the red paper...learning is time consuming sometimes. Have a great weekend everyone/http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p119824-romantic-hearts.html


02-16-2013, 08:35 AM
Here is mine:
<a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=174&u=13728784" target="_blank" ><img src="http://i73.servimg.com/u/f73/13/72/87/84/studio10.jpg" border="0" alt="Image hébergée par servimg.com" /></a>

Bright Eyes
02-16-2013, 05:52 PM
Really fun and funky kit. Had fun deciding which photo to use for this challenge. Love the photos of my great-granddaughter when she is napping.

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/Love_Her_Nap_Time.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p119941-love-her-nap-time.html)

02-16-2013, 07:54 PM
Normally I should be in bed now (it´s 2 a.m. here8D), but I have a next challenge page ready:

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/februar7.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p119978-familytime.html)

02-17-2013, 08:48 AM
<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/My_wedding.jpg" />

02-17-2013, 08:50 AM

02-17-2013, 09:08 PM
This is my son Jayson and his girlfriend Marissa....
This was their 1st Valentine's Day together and it was so cute :) He totally spoiled her! ( with mom's help of course lol)
My Link (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p120144-jayson26amp-3b-marissa.html)

02-18-2013, 06:45 AM

02-18-2013, 12:37 PM
Here's my layout!

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/2012_12_25_ring.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p120196-christmas-gift.html)

Studio4 Designworks
02-18-2013, 02:49 PM
RaeLynn - what a great Mom to help out her son with with a great Valentine's Day for his girlfriend. Hopefully he remembers for the future and that you've taught him well! Great pics and thanks for playing along!

Studio4 Designworks
02-18-2013, 02:50 PM
Pammy - looks like one lucky girl Christmas morning! What a gorgeous ring - and LO. I love the blended photo behind - just to show us the happy couple! Great job with the mini.

02-20-2013, 05:46 PM
Thanks for the kit and the fun challenge. This is a picture of my brother-in-law's family.


Studio4 Designworks
02-21-2013, 11:31 AM
Babette - great LO. The way you placed the ellies flowing down the side gives me the impression of a growing family - which you've portrayed with that lovely family photo. Super nice job!

02-22-2013, 11:20 PM
I had so much fun with this kit! Thank you!
Thanks for looking and offering your constructive critique.

Studio4 Designworks
02-23-2013, 01:56 PM
You are more than welcome. I just love that photo! What a hoot! The doodle arrow pointing to the middle guy with the sour look on his face is such a great touch. Lovely LO and thanks for playing along!

Studio4 Designworks
03-03-2013, 02:06 AM
Thanks to all of you who played along with the challenge this month! There were some really wonderful LOs created and I loved seeing them all!

Don't forget about next month's challenge - it's posted in the Challenges Forum now!

03-08-2013, 04:57 AM
I thought it would be rude of me if I received a mini and didn't at least post what I made with it, for the challenge. I am late, sorry about that :)
Thank you for the mini Darlene