View Full Version : July 2008 - My SAS-y Self Challenge

06-29-2008, 09:40 PM
Wow, June was super busy and seemed to fly by. We're already about to begin July and before we know it, summer will be over. We need a new challenge!

Every American knows that July 4 is our country's Independence Day, so in honor of that, this month's challenge is to create a layout about YOUR country. I know we have lots of people world-wide on this site, and it will be fun to see all the different layouts.

The challenge will run from July 1-31. Please use a kit from the SAS-y store (or any freebie by an SAS designer) to create your layout, post to the My SAS-y Self gallery (http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=596), and come back to this forum to post a link to the gallery so we can all ooh-and-aah over what you made!

This month's posting bonus kit is called "Sunset at Sea." You're going to love the color combination in this kit - I know I do! Here's my contribution and the posting bonus for this challenge:


I made a layout for this challenge using Sweet Liberty (http://stoneaccentsstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_33&products_id=532):


Let's see YOUR layouts. You can post to the gallery anytime between now and the end of July. Have fun with it!

07-03-2008, 04:25 PM
*Think think think* Must come up with something... Must have that ship in a bottle...

07-07-2008, 03:55 PM
Here is my country layout:



07-10-2008, 07:30 PM
Darlene, i have completed a lay-out for this category, but i surely cannot find the upload link to put it in the gallery! HELP! Please email me and let me know how to find the up-load link, and i really don't know how to find the links when i post to a gallery, so please tell me how i find the that link so i can post it here. i don't post LOs to galleries very often, but i really, really, really love the posting bonus, so i've completed a LO, but i need help getting it posted. Thanks!

07-11-2008, 08:57 AM
i really don't know how to find the links when i post to a gallery, so please tell me how i find the that link so i can post it here.

If you look at Darlene's post (the first one where she describes the challenge and shows the PB) you'll see she says to "post to the My SAS-y Self gallery". The words 'My SAS-y Self gallery' are linked to the gallery, all you have to do is click on it.

i have completed a lay-out for this category, but i surely cannot find the upload link to put it in the gallery!

Once you are in the correct gallery, if you look a bit under your user name, on the right, you will see the words 'Upload Photos' (as shown in the sample image below). Just click on those words and fill in the information for the various fields. Be sure that your LO is not any wider or longer than 600 pixels though or it may cause errors in uploading.


If you have any further questions, just ask.

07-11-2008, 07:34 PM
Ok...i finally found the upload button and got my LO uploaded! Here's the link: http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=596

i usually scrap in 8.5x11, so that is the size for this LO that will eventually go in my family scrapbook.

Thanks for the help in getting it uploaded!

07-13-2008, 10:08 AM
This is page one of a two-page layout:http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=18005&ppuser=1395

Here's page two:http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=18557&limit=recent

07-14-2008, 08:32 PM
Here's my LO: http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=18109

Jan Merkley
07-16-2008, 01:18 AM
Here is my layout for the SAS-y Self Challenge. Thanks for looking.


07-18-2008, 10:28 AM
This was fun.
I didn't use a lot of extras as the flag covered the backgroung the the Bull is actually a whiskey ad logo. Here (http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=18367&limit=recent)

07-19-2008, 08:40 AM
I have dual citizenship since my Dad is foreign-born and wasnít a naturalized citizen yet when I was born. For this challenge, I figured there will probably be multiple layouts for the American part of me, but likely not for the tiny republic of my Fatherís birth!

This page will be the first in the heritage books Iím doing for my brother and cousins (hopefully for Christmas)

"First Generation Americans" (http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=18413&ppuser=2088)

07-20-2008, 02:09 AM
First, THANK YOU to Rose for helping jayleigh getting her LO posted to the gallery. I've been without wi-fi access for several weeks (on vacation) and it's so nice to see other SAS people helping each other out. Thanks for the help, Rose.

I've PM'd everyone who posted a LO so far for this month's challenge. I've been really impressed with all the pages - great work!

07-20-2008, 11:30 PM
Heres Mine A 2 pager



07-21-2008, 10:00 PM
Here's mine - http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=18610&limit=recent

07-22-2008, 01:29 PM
Here is my LO, it about a very small part of my country

07-23-2008, 10:18 PM
Here is the link to my LO, now back to read how to complete the rest of the challenge! Great LO's ladies!

You can find it in the gallery here,


07-24-2008, 09:55 AM
I just returned from my fabulous vacation out west, so had plenty of photos to choose from - and had a really hard time making up my mind, lol! Thanks for a fun challenge!

Here's my entry: http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=18758

07-24-2008, 12:54 PM
Great work - I'm seeing some very creative interpretations of this challenge in the gallery!

07-25-2008, 11:10 PM
Love that PB! Gotta have it! So here's my LO: I Love My Country (http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=18856)

07-27-2008, 11:34 PM
That was fun, here's my layout:


07-31-2008, 12:12 AM
Well, it's not the world's greatest layout (or my best) by any means but the evening was awesome and the sentiment is true. Hope you at least like the thought. Here it is. (http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=19153&limit=recent) Thanks.:rolleyes:

07-31-2008, 07:06 PM
WooHoo, think this is the last one for the monthly challenges & the Sunset at Sea kit. I have done 12 challenges & hope that was all & I didn't miss any. I have really came out of my comfort zone but really wanted the Sunset at Sea kit. I have really been amazed at all the wonderful comments I have received. You all are awesome! Elaine Here is my LO:


08-01-2008, 10:45 AM
Great job on this challenge, everyone! It's August 1 and that means this topic is officially closed. Everyone who participated should have received their posting bonus links.

Don't forget to check out the new challenge for August (http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/forum/showthread.php?p=19562#post19562)!