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Studio4 Designworks
05-02-2013, 08:51 PM
Hi everyone, Darlene here of Studio4 Design•works. It's that time again! Time for the May 2013 "Less Is More Challenge! I'm slowly getting back into the swing of things again and really hoped to get this posted on the first - but a day late and "a dollar short" as they say! Getting ready for iNSD is keeping me hopping - who's ready for that? I hope you've been saving your nickels - there's lots of great sales in the store this first weekend of May!

For this month's challenge, I've created a little mini - again with a little bit of a theme of "Spring". As I mentioned last month, Spring truly my favourite time of the year. Here in the "burbs" of Vancouver, we've had such great weather the last few days and heading into the weekend, that I can hardly wait to get in my garden and to also sitting on my deck and enjoying the view!

I'm offering up a FREEBIE mini kit for you to work with called SPRING VIEW. 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 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/?x63weiboqsb79py).

Here's what you get to work with this month.

http://i898.photobucket.com/albums/ac186/avalon4_photos/Studio4%20Designworks%20Kit%20Previews/Studio4SpringView_600_zpsf4c068e4.jpg (http://s898.photobucket.com/user/avalon4_photos/media/Studio4%20Designworks%20Kit%20Previews/Studio4SpringView_600_zpsf4c068e4.jpg.html)

05-02-2013, 08:59 PM
This is such a pretty little mini Darlene. THANK YOU!

05-03-2013, 07:32 AM
Beautiful mini! Thanks, Darlene!

05-03-2013, 10:17 AM
How cute!!! Thank so much!!

ADBDesign {anita_d}
05-03-2013, 11:06 AM
Delightful mini Darlene!

05-03-2013, 04:15 PM
What a lovely mini! So bright and colorful. Looking forward to creating something with it. :)

Elk Fan
05-05-2013, 10:25 PM
This is such a cute mini. Hopefully now that INSD is over, I can get started on the challenges. I have been too busy downloading a ton of new stuff for the last few days. INSD has been great and thanks to everyone who shared their talents with us.

05-06-2013, 01:52 AM
Gorgeous mini kit:((:D
<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/webUntitled-1.jpg" />

05-06-2013, 02:26 AM
You ROCK Darlene!!

05-06-2013, 08:26 AM
Thank you for this beautiful kit! When I saw the girl in the kit, I knew it was perfect to use for my granddaughter's photo.
The green paper is on the right side with opacity lowered. I made the frame from the pink paper.

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/Miranda-SPRING-VIEW-by-Stud.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p126383-may-less-is-more-chal.html)

05-06-2013, 09:27 AM
Wonderful mini Darlene!

05-07-2013, 08:46 AM
Thank you Darlene for this gorgeous mini! I just love the soft pastel colors!

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1457/DSS-May-2013-Less-Is-More-Challenge-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/studio-challenges/p126424-may-2013-less-is-more-challenge.html)

05-07-2013, 12:45 PM
I love this mini! Decided to use the picture of my stepdaughter at her senior prom.
Here's my LO:

05-07-2013, 05:02 PM
Darling mini Darlene. Thanks so much!


http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/Sweet23.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p126467-sweet.html)

Studio4 Designworks
05-07-2013, 05:56 PM
You guys - I just had a look in the gallery and I'm so VERY IMPRESSED! You're working your magic once again. Beautiful pages gals . . . keep them coming!

05-07-2013, 09:54 PM
LOVE, LOVE your mini --- plus I LOVE spring ... photos of some blooms from my yard ...

<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/spring_celebration.jpg" /> (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p126475-spring-celebration.html)

Studio4 Designworks
05-07-2013, 11:38 PM
Jill -- that's stunning! Love your vine work around your frames.

05-09-2013, 05:41 PM
Awesome pages from everyone!
Loved the mini, Darlene. Thank you for it and a fun challenge :)
Gallery Link (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p126605-follow-your-heart.html)

Studio4 Designworks
05-09-2013, 05:46 PM
Pat - you've added such creative flavour to your page - love it. Left you some love in the gallery!

05-09-2013, 09:52 PM
What a darling little mini-kit Darlene. Thank you so much!
Here's Mine (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/MayLessismorechallengeDSS4W.jpg)

Here's a second submission for this challenge.You'll need to look carefully for all the elements in this challenge in THIS LAYOUT (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/medium/cactusflower_4E.jpg). The darling figure is sans top, face and head,but you'll find her skirt, legs and feet under the cluster in the lower left. The lime-slice is disguised too, can you find it? Some of the papers have blend mode changes, and the bird, and flourish and one paper are slightly recolored to pick up the peach color of the incredible flower. Enjoy!

05-10-2013, 03:52 PM
Hi Darlene!
Thanks so much for the beautiful mini! :XX
here's my page with it:
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/roses.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p126646-roses.html)

Thanks for hosting!

Studio4 Designworks
05-11-2013, 06:50 PM
Cath - that is so, so pretty. What gorgeous flowers and boy do they go with the mini!

Elk Fan
05-12-2013, 12:22 AM

Studio4 Designworks
05-12-2013, 01:45 AM
Wow Sherry - what an awesome display of curvy clipped papers. Such a unique look to the page the way you've layered it all. Super creative!

05-12-2013, 09:57 AM
Lovely kit Darlene, thank you.
Here`s my link:

05-13-2013, 10:53 AM
Beautiful mini! (scatter of dots is the third paper)

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/spring-view-web.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p126843-garden-delight.html)

05-13-2013, 02:29 PM
I could have sworn I already uploaded this!! Guess my age is starting to show. :)

Here's my Spring is in the Air (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p126872-spring-is-in-the-air.html) in the gallery.

Here's the page.

05-13-2013, 02:31 PM
Thanks again for this awesome mini, it was wonderful to work there with! Here is my page:

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/sts_summerdayz4_1_kpmelly.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p126873-nature-model.html)

05-13-2013, 04:26 PM
What lovely Spring pictures to go with this kit. Everyone's layouts are just beautiful.

Here's mine:


05-14-2013, 01:38 PM
Thank you for the lovely mini, Darlene. Here's my layout using everything:

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/ILovetheEarth.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/member-galleries/p126742-i-love-the-earth.html)

05-14-2013, 04:19 PM
Hi Darlene, thank you for the lovely mini and for a fun challenge.
Here is my LO.



05-14-2013, 06:55 PM
Here's mine - I used one of the papers as an overlay on the background

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/thumbs/2013-05_LessIsMore_WS.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p127009-spring.html)

05-14-2013, 10:14 PM
So cute this addon, I loved it! Here my layout:

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

05-15-2013, 01:29 AM
What a beautiful mini.... thank you

05-16-2013, 04:04 AM
Thanks for the lovely kit and great challenge, here is my page.

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/Star1.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p127169-star.html)

05-16-2013, 11:06 AM
Thanks for this wonderful mini! here is my gallery link (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p127202-spring-view.html)


05-17-2013, 07:51 AM
Sensational mini kit!! Thank you so much

here is my LO


gallery link (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p127297-less-is-more-may.html)


05-18-2013, 05:49 AM
Here (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p127381-may-less-is-more-chal.html) is my page, also saved it as a QP ;)
Thank you for the Mini Kit, this was fun!

Bright Eyes
05-18-2013, 11:49 AM
This was the perfect mini kit to use with a photo of my great-granddaughter [3 yrs old] washing dishes. She thinks it is "FUN"... :DD

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/Big_Girl_Now.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p127403-i-27m-a-big-girl-now.html)

Thanks for the cute mini and the fun challenge.

05-18-2013, 01:25 PM
Love spring and this mini is perfect!

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/medium/Less_is_More130516_Spring-001.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p127407-less-is-more130516-spring-001.html)

Alyce Anne
05-21-2013, 01:45 AM
Here's my page. I thought of these pictures as soon as I saw the pink heels on the girl in the kit.
There have been some gorgeous layouts and pictures posted so far!http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/medium/cheyenne-and-pink-heels-adj.jpg

05-21-2013, 01:52 AM
Great page Alyce

A question do you live in Australia, because that looks so much like a place i hve been too in Mackay Qld?

Alyce Anne
05-21-2013, 02:11 AM
No, but I have always wanted to visit. These were taken at Sloan's Crossing Pond in Mammoth Cave National Park in south central Kentucky. It's a beautiful area. Luckily, it's only a few miles from my house, so I spend a lot of time there.

05-22-2013, 01:13 AM
Thanks for the great mini kit, beautiful colors.

05-22-2013, 05:40 AM
Here is my layout.. Thanks for the mini.

All the bits are there.

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1389/Kate-D-2.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p127719-kate-d.html)

05-28-2013, 03:08 PM
Great mini kit. Thanks so much.


Studio4 Designworks
05-28-2013, 08:32 PM
I am totally losing my brain! I could have sworn I put a post in here last night! I even remember what I said - I must be losing it!

I must apologize for not commenting here in the thread this month. I was on a week's holidays with 2 of my brothers and their wives and then when I came home, I checked my emails (almost 500) and after picking myself up off the floor, turned the computer off for the evening. The next day - a big fat Question mark appeared and that was the end of my Mac! I had most of my stuff backed up on 2 EHDs, but there was a lot of stuff on my desktop I hadn't moved before I left on my holiday. Needless to say, it was not recoverable, so I bought a new Mac. Now I'm really going to have to get scrapping these next few months!

I spent a while in the gallery last night making comments on all the fabulous LOs there! Holy Cow, I must say, this is by far the best month for fabulous LOs that I've seen since starting this challenge! I am totally blown away. Such creativity and such beauty - and wonderful pictures you've surrounded the mini with! I'm totally impressed - and it really made my evening! You gals have really rocked it this month!

05-29-2013, 09:59 AM
Here's one more at the last minute. The mini was lovely and fun to play with. Thank you.


Miss Pepper
05-29-2013, 01:50 PM
Thank you, Darlene, for this beautiful mini kit and challenge. Here is mine. (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/-91less-is-more-92-challenge-gallery/p128110-annie.html)

Studio4 Designworks
05-29-2013, 07:30 PM
Donna - that is a stunning page! I saw it in the gallery and left you a juicy comment!

Studio4 Designworks
05-29-2013, 07:31 PM
Miss Pepper - I just love what you did with your photo! It's fabulous - let's show everyone.