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03-31-2008, 02:30 PM
Welcome to the Gallery Spotlight Challenge for March! This month's challenge runs from April 1st - 30th, so there's plenty of time to participate. Newbies and seasoned scrappers are all welcome to join in the fun!

This time around we're spotlighting the beautiful gallery of kimbytx (http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=1460). Her gallery has almost 50 beautiful layouts to gain inspiration from to scraplift for this challenge. Even though she's a member of my personal CT, I didn't choose her gallery this month for that reason. Kim is an expert with photo extractions and photo enhancements, which is one of the main reasons why I adore all of her layouts. Good luck choosing just one!

The idea of a "scraplift" is not to make an exact copy of someone else's layout, but to simply use it to gain inspiration from. Please browse kimbytx's (http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=1460) gallery and choose one (or more!) layout to scraplift. It could be as simple as using the same color scheme, kit, or theme - or as detailed as matching the placement of all of the elements in the layout. The main thing to remember is to have fun with it! Take a moment to leave Kim some comments while you're browsing her gallery.

Please post your layouts in the Gallery Spotlight Challenge Gallery (http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=552) , and post your link back here, too, so we can all leave you some love, too! Please remember to credit kimbytx's original layout when you post your layout by placing a link to her layout that you scraplifted in your credits. Got questions? Please don't hesitate to ask!

Here's what you get just for participating!

03-31-2008, 08:30 PM
I am so honored to be spotlighted! How Fun! Can't wait to see what you come up with! Thanks for choosing me, Jenn.....

Ambowife Designs
04-01-2008, 02:38 AM
Here's my layout for the challenge
Ayers Rock (http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=11162)
My Scraplift of Kimbytx's Layout "America" (http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=9476&ppuser=1460)for the Gallery Spotlight Challenge
thanks for the fun challenge!!

04-01-2008, 12:19 PM
I loved this challenge. It really made me think about designs in a whole new way! Thank you so much for the idea and Kim all of your layouts are beautiful!
Here is mine. I hope you like it!
I used your spunky girl layout as my inspiration.

04-01-2008, 03:27 PM
WOW Amanda...that is just amazing! great extraction...I love the mosaic tile look! here expressions is priceless too!

04-01-2008, 04:23 PM
Congratulations, Kim! Hmmmm...how will I decide...I like so many of your LOs!

04-02-2008, 02:06 PM
I loved this challenge. It really made me think about designs in a whole new way! Thank you so much for the idea and Kim all of your layouts are beautiful!
Here is mine. I hope you like it!
I used your spunky girl layout as my inspiration.

Gorgeous layout!! Her adorable facial expression makes me chuckle.... too cute! I too love the mosaic you created in the background, and this whole layout is so fun & playful. Beautiful job with the scraplift!

I'll be sending out the link for the participation bonus on Friday. Thanks so much for participating! :)

04-03-2008, 06:54 PM
Ok Here is what I lifted :)

& here is mine

04-05-2008, 03:42 PM
I lifted the beautiful LO "then and now"

This is my LO!


Jan Merkley
04-05-2008, 08:18 PM
Here is my layout for the April Spotlight Challenge.


I scraplifted this layout by Kim:


04-06-2008, 12:29 AM
Okay, here's mine finally... Great gallery Kim, I LOVE your creativity!

Scraplifted this one... (http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=10121&ppuser=1460)

I changed it just a little but the idea is the same...
Here's mine... (http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=11531&ppuser=1666)


04-06-2008, 02:38 AM
I borrowed kimbytx's idea below for my layout. This was a really difficult one because there were so many great lo's to choose from!


04-06-2008, 02:39 AM
It's very late and my brain is not functioning very well!!! The link is to MY layout that I based on kimbytx's. Duh!!!

04-06-2008, 07:36 PM
Here's my layout for April's challenge:
A Day at the Zoo (http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=11588&limit=recent)

I scraplifted kimbytx's
A Day at the Park (http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=10911&ppuser=1460&sl=k)

04-06-2008, 09:34 PM
Great job on all these ladies! It is so much fun to have my work scraplifted and to see how creative you all are!

04-10-2008, 01:40 AM
Kim has a great gallery, it was hard to choose.

I picked this one

and here is my lift


04-10-2008, 12:23 PM
kimbytx has mostly LOs of her children which made me feel that I should do one with mine but I'm still scanning all my heritage photos, lol, haven't gotten to my children yet so, I used a family photo I had "kicking around".

I chose kimbytx's LO by the name of "My Girl Mackenzie: one year old (http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=10121&ppuser=1460)" for my inspiration. I liked the femininity of it and the artsy feel. I didn't have any sisters, only brothers, and I didn't have any daughters, only sons, so "my world" is not very feminine, lol. I think that the true challenge of this for me was in trying to keep the masculinity of my family from overpowering the LO - I hope the swirls did the trick. ;)

A Family Portrait (http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=11823)

Thanks for looking,
(aka Rose)

04-10-2008, 01:00 PM
I was inspired by "A Day At The Park" (http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=10911&ppuser=1460) when I created "Happy New Year 2" (http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=11827)

04-10-2008, 03:59 PM
Yay more great ones! Good job ladies!

04-11-2008, 09:14 AM
I scraplifted kimbytx's "Lovely" (http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=11781) layout. It is amazing.

Here is my version. Not as special but I tried. Beautiful (http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=11873&nocache=1)

04-11-2008, 01:32 PM
Great job on the scraplifting ladies!! I have been out of town this whole week, so just checking in now. Please don't think I've forgotten about you! :) Will leave comments for all of the newest entries in the gallery tonight, and will be sending out the posting bonuses, too! I'm so excited to see so many people participating! :)

04-13-2008, 02:10 PM
Kim is definitely the Queen of extractions and OOB LO's! She certainly has a lot of them! I chose Butterfly to scraplift.
This was my first try at OOB! Be kind! LOL!
Feeding Lorakeets (http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=12002)

04-13-2008, 09:46 PM
I used to make signatures so I did alot of exractions and out of frame things...so it just carries over into my scrapping...I am always looking for something to cut out...lol...

04-14-2008, 06:31 PM
I'm sending out the participation bonuses right now to everyone who's participated so far, so be on the lookout! :) Please remember to download these by April 30th, as then the link will be disabled.

Beautiful scraplifts, ladies!! Keep 'em coming... still 2 weeks left to play! :) :)

04-17-2008, 07:25 PM
Here's mine:

I scraplifted this LO from Kim:

04-21-2008, 10:46 AM
Here is my layout...

Here is the one I scraplifted...

04-22-2008, 12:21 PM
Here (http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=12448&limit=recent) is the link to my Layout..
I lifted it from this Beautiful page Here (http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=6077&ppuser=1460).

04-25-2008, 03:51 PM
Here's my entry. Looking forward to next month.


04-28-2008, 11:43 AM
What a fantastic gallery kimbytx! I'm amazed and awed at your superb extractions! Wish I could do as well!

I did try, however, and came up with Equipment (http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=12798).

It is (very loosely - lol!) lifted from Say Cheese (http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=8127&ppuser=1460).

04-28-2008, 04:51 PM
Stoplight Challenge for April
Used Spunky Girl from Kimbytx Gallery.

Here is my layout.

04-29-2008, 12:48 AM
Here is mine
SPRING (http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=12813)

And my inspiration for my page using circle photos was Kenzie Smile (http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=7164&ppuser=1460)

04-29-2008, 05:55 PM
http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=12830&limit=recent here's mine, hugs jeanne.

04-30-2008, 12:31 PM

04-30-2008, 12:35 PM
This is the layout I scraped from: http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/editphoto.php?phoedit=12868

05-01-2008, 08:19 AM
April's spotlight challenge is officially over. Thank you so much to everyone who participated!! I'll be sending out the link to the participation bonus this afternoon to everyone who hasn't received it yet. Great scraplifting ladies!! and big thanks to Kim for providing such a beautiful LO gallery for inspiration! :)

05-01-2008, 11:58 AM
I've just sent out all of the posting bonuses - with the exception of jld2007. Please get in touch with me, as it said you'd opted not to receive private messages, so I couldn't send the link to you. thanks again, ladies!!