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Ambowife Designs
09-28-2010, 11:39 PM
Well here we are at our final week for the Layout Artist's competition, I hope you have all had fun during this contest, I know Jeanette and I have loved hosting it :)
Though the votes have been really tough, you are all so great at digiscrapping

So for our FINALS, our 16 Contestants will be working with our September Mega Kit OLD SCHOOL, when you receive your coupon you can grab it from the store HERE (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_58&products_id=5559) The theme is - Heritage/vintage

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/store/bmz_cache/b/b91d379bc2fd5f2035c086eafe17126e.image.250x250.jpg

You should all know the rules by now but I will still pop them at the bottom of this thread for you to refer to.

This week ONLY the DESIGN TEAM and ADMIN will vote in our private forum. So you won't be biting your nails watching the poll. And you won't have to advertise or promote yourself. You can relax once you have posted your layout.

Create a SINGLE 12X12 LAYOUT using as much of the kit as you can to promote it as much as possible, whilst still keeping your page, including shadows and layers, BALANCED AND EYECATCHING.

By Shadows I mean they should be consistent, all in the same direction and relative to the distance off the page that particular element or paper is.

Your layout should be resized to 600 x 600 pixels before uploading to the gallery, otherwise your layout will get stuck in the queue.


In this round you must:


* post a link to the kit in your description and you must credit the designer and kit

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_58&products_id=5559

* mention any changes besides adding shadows. so if you added a bevel or glow or cropped anything you must say so in the description area when you post your page.
* Post your layout in the Week 5 Gallery (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=1155) and also the MEGA KITS gallery (September Mega - Old School) (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=1156) then post the (week 5 gallery) (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=1155) url link from the address bar here in this thread so that we know you have posted and can go leave you some love.
* If you have a legitimate problem getting your layout up on time, ie computer issue or internet connection problem or a studio upload based problem, let us know BEFORE THE DEADLINE BY PM MESSAGE and we may make an exception, otherwise all pages must be uploaded by the deadline.

Once you have uploaded your 'official' entry for the week you are not to edit it in any way once it's been uploaded to the gallery (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=1155).

You can do as many layouts as you wish but doing more than one layout will also mean any votes you get will be for the layout not for you as a contestant, so keep that in mind. More layouts may mean less votes for you in the poll in the long run.

POST DEADLINE : MIDNIGHT EST Sunday 3rd October September

POST YOUR LAYOUT IN THE LAYOUT ARTIST COMPETITION WEEK 5 GALLERY. (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=1155)

POLL FOR VOTING : will go up in a separate thread just after MIDNIGHT EST SUNDAY NIGHT IN THE PRIVATE AREA - YOU WON'T SEE IT

POLLING CLOSES : Midnight est on Tuesday 5th October

Results will be posted in the forum on Wednesday 6th October.
We have a shutterfly photobook voucher for the winner plus the top 3 will get a position on the Studio Store Creative Team.

Renee
09-29-2010, 12:44 AM
Good luck to all of you and have fun with this fabulous kit. Can't wait to see what you create!!

Barbwire
09-29-2010, 01:15 AM
I bet no one can use all the papers and elements on one layout this time. This kit is humungous and stupendous.
*off to brainstorm for a layout to play along with*

allergy_mom
09-29-2010, 03:57 AM
This is the best school kit EVER ---I am so excited! I am just hoping my LO turns out ok, 'cause my Mother in law is coming to visit us from US next week, so i've got a lot to get, um, ready? In addition to our homeschool - gonna be a busy week!!!

teddiebear_hugs
09-29-2010, 06:13 AM
First of all, you and Jeanette, have done an amazing job! Thank you so very, very much for all you both have done!

AMAZING kit! A totaly fantastic school kit!

Lots and lots of luck to all! This I am sure will be an even more heart pounding week. I am so looking forward to watching the gallery.

PamR
09-29-2010, 06:56 AM
Awesome kit! Thanks! Thanks also to everyone hosting this contest!! Goodluck again to all the contestants.

altimasport
09-29-2010, 07:02 AM
Thanks so much for hosting this contest. I have had a wonderful time. This is a fantastic kit and I can't wait to see what I can come up with. Good luck ladies!

tammara
09-29-2010, 07:12 AM
Well, Miss Designer Judges, I think it's time to pull out this one from last year again...
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/812/medium/A_Blatant_Example_of_Sucking_Up.jpg
...not that I would resort to bribery, or anything...

Becky Roy
09-29-2010, 07:25 AM
I appreciate even making it this far - and even if I don't win, I have 5 wonderful kits! When checking out, though, it kept putting Goodnight Sleepyhead as a free gift in my cart, despite my trying to delete it out. It is the free gift for spending more than $5, but it still didn't delete it out after using the coupon code. So we have 6 wonderful kits to play with forever????

kimberkatt
09-29-2010, 08:16 AM
Thanks for bringing that up, Becky! I noticed that, too, and was just about to ask Toiny/Tracy if that was supposed to happen?! ;) :DD

Tammara - that is just too funny!! I know Jeanette is swayed by sweets, but I'm not too sure about Tracy... she's a stickler for rules, you know!! ;) Oh, but Tracy is a big softie at heart :XX ... Jeanette is the one that carries the whip around with her!! :l

violethare
09-29-2010, 08:29 AM
I am very happy to have made it thru, it has been so much fun to see what everyone has done with the same kit and all the different interpretations. The store did the same with me, added the free kit for spending more than $5 and then still kept it there after I put the coupon in. Off to brainstorm about this last challenge LO!!!

tj7933
09-29-2010, 09:36 AM
I made it.. It is a miracle.. 1 year ago, i would never have made it past the first round!

This is an interesting challenge!! Can I scrap with the free kit instead... Just kidding... Off to brainstorm, probably will get my layout in at the last minute again!

TJ

Mitsybelle
09-29-2010, 03:02 PM
Did I hear *Chocolate* mentioned somewhere around here ..... :rolleyes: :w :XX

Ambowife Designs
09-29-2010, 05:19 PM
Well there's no way to tell zencart not to let you all have the free kit as far as I know so Yes I guess you all have 6 free kits out of this, and Tammara and Kim I am totally a chocoholic :) I just try to keep it quiet rofl :) My hips are a dead giveaway though LOL

Thank you ladies for the lovely comments :)

tj7933
09-29-2010, 08:16 PM
Can we use a premade action or style to age our photos?? Appropriately credited of course.

Ambowife Designs
09-30-2010, 12:04 AM
Of course you can do what ever you like to your photos Tammara, since they aren't part of the kit and you aren't using any other kit's elements or papers. Does that make sense?? :)

teddiebear_hugs
09-30-2010, 04:40 PM
What a HUGE kit! I so wanted to try to get as many of the elements in as I could. There is just no way, not even half.

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=66435&title=old-school&cat=all

Mitsybelle
09-30-2010, 05:01 PM
Woo Hoo!!!! and we're off with our first layout! :DD I was beginning to think no-one got the coupon code??? ha ha ha rofl :DD

Ambowife Designs
09-30-2010, 05:39 PM
Okay yes we know with a mega kit you can't use every piece in one layout, but it's as challenge getting as much as you can into it and still keeping it balanced I'll bet!!! Off to see the first layout, woo hoo, we're on the home straight!!

hareraisers2
09-30-2010, 07:08 PM
Here's mine, thanks for all the cute kits this month!!!
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=66438&title=school-days-copy-mediu&cat=all

PamR
09-30-2010, 08:22 PM
Wow, what a kit! I had a terrible time deciding which way to go. I actually made 2 layouts, but kept going back to the first one, so I decided that one must be the one. I had a total blast in this contest. And like someone else said, I already have my prize, these great kits! Everyone did outstanding!! Good luck, gals.


http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=66448&nocache=1

allergy_mom
10-01-2010, 04:58 AM
Ahhhh... just peeked in, I haven't even been able to start on mine yet, though I did take some pics w/a LO idea in mind, lol.... Aaauuuuuuugh!

Ambowife Designs
10-01-2010, 05:02 AM
hee hee you still have a few more days Kelly :) Can't wait to see what you all come up with!

ArtElf
10-01-2010, 06:57 PM
I bet no one can use all the papers and elements on one layout this time. This kit is humungous and stupendous.
*off to brainstorm for a layout to play along with*

*hihi*

I guess you're wrong. I managed to use all the papers and elements on the layout this time as well. It was a challenge to manage that, but I did. It got 197 layers on my LO this time. :-)

Here it is (the image is linked):

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1155/school4.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=66507&title=school&cat=1155)

tj7933
10-01-2010, 08:09 PM
I love you Laila!!! The layout rocks!!

Mitsybelle
10-01-2010, 11:01 PM
*hihi*

I guess you're wrong. I managed to use all the papers and elements on the layout this time as well. It was a challenge to manage that, but I did. It got 197 layers on my LO this time. :-)

Here it is (the image is linked):

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1155/school4.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=66507&title=school&cat=1155)

Wonderful, ahhhhh the beauty of resizing at it's best :DD

Min
10-02-2010, 12:45 AM
*hihi*

I guess you're wrong. I managed to use all the papers and elements on the layout this time as well. It was a challenge to manage that, but I did. It got 197 layers on my LO this time. :-)

Here it is (the image is linked):

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1155/school4.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=66507&title=school&cat=1155)


Oh, WOW - Laila you're amazing :)

kimberkatt
10-02-2010, 07:36 AM
Oh my goodness.... hey Tracy & Jeanette... can you say permanent preview maker?!?! LOL!!! :l

Fantastic job Laila, it's so wonderful, and it doesn't look crowded or messy or unorganized... it's perfect!!! Great job! :DD

*Dee*
10-02-2010, 08:20 AM
Laila....super job on using all of the kit!!!!

altimasport
10-02-2010, 09:18 AM
Ok here is my final Lo for this week. I had a fantastic time doing this competition and just tickled making this far. There are so many talented folks here it has truly been amazing!Good luck everyone!
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=66540&title=school-days-from-the-p&cat=1155

Barbwire
10-02-2010, 12:47 PM
I guess you proved me wrong. ROFLMBO
I really didn't expect anyone to manage that. Congratulations.


*hihi*

I guess you're wrong. I managed to use all the papers and elements on the layout this time as well. It was a challenge to manage that, but I did. It got 197 layers on my LO this time. :-)

Here it is (the image is linked):

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1155/school4.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=66507&title=school&cat=1155)

Barbwire
10-02-2010, 12:53 PM
I don't think I'm going to manage to make a layout to play along this time. Just too much going on here. My daughter and grandaughter are here for the weekend, my computer is acting up, and Tracy started to crack the whip again. :eek::( But I will find the time to come cheer for everyone. :)


(Just kidding about Tracy..she's a sweetie at heart. :XX)

Becky Roy
10-02-2010, 03:42 PM
Wow - this is my third try. I had such good ideas, but I couldn't get it to do what I wanted!

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1155/DSS-FINALS-OldSchool-upload.jpg

tinkerbell
10-02-2010, 03:53 PM
Ok Ladies Here is my final Layout I didn't use everything in the kit I tried my hardest to use what I could :) I hope you ladies like it. Thanks so much for allowing me to participate in this lovely competition. I am so pleased to be here You guys all Here ROCK AND ROCK some more. Hugs :)
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1155/JJ_School_Finals_Folder.jpg
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=66552&title=school-is-cool&cat=1155

tj7933
10-02-2010, 04:44 PM
Wow, I am so disappointed in myself.. I currently have 2 layouts on the go, I am actually working on them with the son in the photos.. But I cannot make up my mind, and really wish I was doing better.. And well.. Whine whine whine.. At least I have 1 more day!

allergy_mom
10-02-2010, 06:10 PM
(pant, pant, phew!)
ok, did mine in a big rush, sorry I didn't include much! I couldn't work on this all week til I got the kids to bed tonight, and I won't be home tomo, so I had to get it done in one short sitting - all the other ones took me FOREVER to do, so now this one seems very disappointing! I will definitely be revisiting this kit in the future, when I have more time...but now, it's midnight, and I've got to get to bed to get up early tomo! BTW, the gallery looks great, ladies - way to go! Cant believe someone got every piece in!!!

oh, yes, almost forgot --- here's the link, lol:
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=66598&title=p-e-&cat=1155

nigh-night!

Mitsybelle
10-02-2010, 07:09 PM
I don't think I'm going to manage to make a layout to play along this time. Just too much going on here. My daughter and grandaughter are here for the weekend, my computer is acting up, and Tracy started to crack the whip again. :eek::( But I will find the time to come cheer for everyone. :)


(Just kidding about Tracy..she's a sweetie at heart. :XX)

That's ok Barb, you've done an amazing job playing along all month :)

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm so that's where my whip went!!!! :eek::eek::eek:

Mitsybelle
10-02-2010, 07:10 PM
I'm loving the layouts I'm seeing in the Gallery already ladies, you are all so very talented :)

tj7933
10-02-2010, 09:58 PM
Ok, here is my layout.. Thanks for allowing me to participate and make it this far!!

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1155/FirstDay2.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=66607&title=first-day-of-preschool&cat=1155)

violethare
10-02-2010, 11:58 PM
Gosh, this week just got away from me, hopefully have time to finish later today. Great job so far everyeone!!!

wahoolady
10-03-2010, 12:12 AM
Wow - 197 layers. I think my computer would have died a slow, ugly death with all that!

Anyway, when I started looking at everything in this kit (there were almost too many choices!), I got a vintage feel from some pieces and then a more contemporary primary color feel from others. I tried to figure out a way to incorporate both into one layout and came up with the "old meets new" idea. The left side of the layout has more of the vintage colors and elements and the right has more of the primary. I tried to make it noticable but not too obvious. I know... I was really overthinking this......

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1155/studio_LO_week_5_old_meets_new_jeff_final_gallery. jpg

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=66611&title=old-meets-new&cat=1155

I've had a great time working with each of the kits we've been given. Thanks so much for all your time, energy and effort and letting me participate!

Ambowife Designs
10-03-2010, 05:47 AM
Super job this week so far ladies, I don't know what you are all worrying about, the pages all look fabulous to me!! :) At least now you can relax, it's all in the hands of the designers now LOL :)

Sorry Jeanette, was that your whip!!! hee hee!!

teddiebear_hugs
10-03-2010, 07:26 AM
I don't think I'm going to manage to make a layout to play along this time. Just too much going on here. My daughter and grandaughter are here for the weekend, my computer is acting up, and Tracy started to crack the whip again. :eek::( But I will find the time to come cheer for everyone. :)


(Just kidding about Tracy..she's a sweetie at heart. :XX)

Enjoy your company! I am sure your granddaughter is getting lots of spoils. ;) I hope nothing is serious with your computer. That just stinks.

teddiebear_hugs
10-03-2010, 07:32 AM
I'm loving the layouts I'm seeing in the Gallery already ladies, you are all so very talented :)

I so agree! Marvelous creations, everyone! I have so enjoyed checking out the gallery (at least) every morning, early afternoon, and evening. This has been such a wonderful opportunity. I had such a blast this month. I can not believe we have come to the end. I am so glad I do not have to vote this time. The voting is just so, so tough. This round, the hardest yet. I would want to vote everyone through.

SunshineTink
10-03-2010, 02:52 PM
This is a awesome kit! And been looking for a school kit for a while! I have had so much fun in this Competition! I think I finished this layout in record time!! Just shows ya how awesome the kit is!! Did scrap my first attempt but knew in a matter of 15min. that it wasn't going to work and go another route and it just clicked all together!!
Hats off to all you ladies that used all the elements!! I tried but just couldn't.
Thank all you ladies for making a wonderful kit, and thank everyone one for their awesome comments during the competition.
ok ok here is my layout and link!
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1155/medium/School_Days.jpg

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=66628&title=school-days-past&cat=1155

Barbwire
10-03-2010, 04:51 PM
Yippee. I found the time to create a layout after all.
Here it is:
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1155/My-First-Day-of-School.jpg
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=66638

pabby
10-03-2010, 06:17 PM
Here is mine. I enjoyed playing with this kit. This is my granddaughter's first day of first grade. All I could think of while I was doing this was the Veggie Tales song that the kids on the bus sang during the movie Jonah! The only problem was that these were the only words I could remember! lol
Just noticed a misspelling, must go correct.

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1155/medium/firstdayfirstgrade_Large_.jpg?6854 (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=66645&title=first-day-of-first-gra&cat=all)

rabbitrun
10-03-2010, 07:02 PM
To all of the designers who worked on this huge School Mega Kit. it is a wonderful kit and so much is so good its hard to show it all. Thank you for letting me play. I have enjoyed it. Looking at some already posted I feel very humble. This is a fantastic kit and hard to do it justice. Here is the link to my post.http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=66646&title=first-day-of-first-gra&cat=1156

Best wishes to all you are competing and thank you to all who worked to bring it about, especially Jeanette. Thank you for your patience!

Karen aka Rabbitrun
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1155/first_day_of_school_2_copy.jpg

SunshineTink
10-03-2010, 07:10 PM
Ugh! Got to make my self go to bed, why do I keep looking??? Lol So excited to see who makes it!! Been like this every time we did layouts drove my family crazy! So tickled to have made it this far!! You ladies helped me get my scrapbooking bug back!! LOL Know I am working on all kinds of pages and having fun and enjoying it!!
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!

Ambowife Designs
10-03-2010, 07:16 PM
Off to the gallery I go, what wonderful pages ladies :) It's going to be very tough for the Designers and team to vote!! :)

Ambowife Designs
10-03-2010, 07:37 PM
well that's great hun that you got your mojo back :)

we are only waiting on three more pages from Jacque@RestoredElegance and dweber and violethare,
3 hours and 20 minutes to post ladies :)

dweber
10-03-2010, 09:42 PM
Sorry for the delay....I was out of town this weekend. Here is my LO for this week. Thanks so much Tracy and Jeanette for hosting and all the designers who allowed us to use your kits for this competition. I don't envy all of you who have to make the choice. The gallery again this week if full of such wonder LOs. Everyone has done a fantastic job! Good luck to everyone and thanks so much for letting me be a part of this competition. Can't wait to see who the winners are!


http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=66649&title=star-student&cat=1155

Ambowife Designs
10-03-2010, 10:15 PM
Great job, Only 45 minutes to go, getting exciting now LOL ;)

Mitsybelle
10-03-2010, 10:56 PM
Oh my ... I can't believe we have almost finished! What a great contest this has been all the way through :DD Now you know the most difficult job is voting on the winners :(

You've all done a fantastic job :)

Ambowife Designs
10-03-2010, 11:00 PM
Okay time's up ladies, I'm off to post the poll, good luck everyone :)

violethare
10-03-2010, 11:02 PM
I don't have 12 on my clock 11:55, I just PM'd you -- computer has been locked up and am just now able to post to the gallery and write up my notes.

(was not able to see time on site -- just clock at home)

Ambowife Designs
10-03-2010, 11:03 PM
Just letting you all know I got a PM from Violethare so she will be posting her layout asap, we did say if you contacted us we'd make allowances for computer issues, so yeah, just being open about it! :)

violethare
10-03-2010, 11:23 PM
Whew, thankfully I caught Ambowife, my computer had froze up, but my layout is in now -- Schools End 2010 (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=66656&nocache=1), to find out the meaning behind the layout, please read the decription in the gallery.

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1155/jaden_s-last-day-web-version.jpg?5315

Duplicated green circle paper and on 1 layer just left the ABC,123 circles(deleted rest of paper) then adjusted opacity on other layer so the ABC,123 would stand out
Erased parts of scissors to "cut" paper and to have the crayon going thru one of the hadles
Erased part of the pencil so it looked like it was in the spiral of the notebook
Erased part of safety pin on tag to go thru the paper
Added white outside stroke to apple and schoolhouse placed on tag to make them look like stickers
Added outside stroke to corkboard
Owl had been duplicated w/multiply blend on top layer to make it bolder
Erased part of the crayone border so that is behind some objects
Erased link chain and jump ring from the words--school days, seperated them, deleted the "s' from days and used as word art in my title
duplicated the stars, erased the string loop on them, used satin and out glow to make look more like they were golden stickers on the paper

Jacque
10-03-2010, 11:37 PM
i was going to post this earlier and time got away which is all it has done lately. i did not complete the challenge and have had to drop out and i apologize for delaying anyone. some major things came up that have filled my schedule so that i would not be able to perform my duties if by some miracle i won (and i didn't think i'd get this far so i got worried LOL) also i have a major muscle tear in my shoulder and am on heavy duty meds which makes it worse.

again i'm sorry for not saying something sooner. good luck to all the talented ladies who have made it this far :)

thanks to all those who voted for me along the way and the wonderful people here at the studio who have worked their tales of for all of us. my hats off to u :)

Ambowife Designs
10-03-2010, 11:40 PM
No worries Jacque, just hope everything is okay hun, and that you take care of that shoulder too hun :) thanks for letting us know, It's daytime here in Aussieland so you weren't really delaying either of us :)

hugs
Tracy

Mitsybelle
10-03-2010, 11:51 PM
i was going to post this earlier and time got away which is all it has done lately. i did not complete the challenge and have had to drop out and i apologize for delaying anyone. some major things came up that have filled my schedule so that i would not be able to perform my duties if by some miracle i won (and i didn't think i'd get this far so i got worried LOL) also i have a major muscle tear in my shoulder and am on heavy duty meds which makes it worse.

again i'm sorry for not saying something sooner. good luck to all the talented ladies who have made it this far :)

thanks to all those who voted for me along the way and the wonderful people here at the studio who have worked their tales of for all of us. my hats off to u :)

Thank you for popping in and letting us know :) we really enjoyed seeing your work throughout the competition and I'm glad you enjoyed yourself, look after your shoulder and rest :)