View Full Version : Week 4: The Grand Finale!

04-22-2011, 02:13 AM
WOW! You guys rocked those Alpha's. I'm so excited to see them all. Alpha's can be the centerpiece of a kit. Excellent work.

If you did not finish, you may put it up late, though you will not qualify for prizes this week or for the grand prize. If you did not participate last week, or any weeks, you may still join in this week!

Note: You must use the same palette & theme every week. The theme is "Wedding".

Most Important Note: To qualify for the Grand Prize of a Wacom Bamboo you must participate in all 4 weeks.

Are you ready?

Week 4: The Grand Finale!

Your assignment for Week 4:

Use your palette (or pick one if this is your first week joining us)
You do not have to share the palette on your preview. But you may.
Use the theme: Wedding
1 additional product using products from your Wedding Kit to date. This can be (but not limited to):

Cluster set
QP or BB set
Glitter set
WordArt set
Template set
Stacked papers

Due date: Thursday April 28 at midnight (EST)
Preview any way you like, full kit, full bundle, just the Grand Finale.
You must post your preview in the Week 4: Spring Fling Design Contest (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/g1246-week-4-3a-spring-fling-design-contest.html) gallery
Preview size is standard 600X600 @72dpi
You must provide download links (4shared, boxnet, rapidshare, etc.).
You may blog, blog, blog!
Voting is done exclusively by the Admin & Design Team at theStudio
That's it! This is for fun, we are not QC'ing you. Still, do remember to include a TOU with your zip files. Do remember to credit the CU artists who helped you design your products.

Remember the palette (your choice) and theme: Wedding (my choice) are for the duration of this contest.

Have F-U-N! :XX



Ambowife Designs
04-22-2011, 02:21 AM
OH can't wait to see what you all do this week ladies ;) how fun!! I'm off to play along LOL

04-22-2011, 06:13 AM
Too many ideas -- must focus! Off to work!

04-22-2011, 06:58 AM
Yay, here we go!! It was very hard to vote on the alphas, so pretty and well done!

04-22-2011, 09:55 AM
So we only pick one out of your list...is that right?

04-22-2011, 09:57 AM
Ooooh... This DOES sound challenging! I have been using glitter all along so of course my First inclination is to give all y'alls the glitter pngs and styles... However, I haven't done any Word Arts in a looooooong time and have some ideas jumping around... What to do, what to do??? Then again I haven't made a template in a long time, or a quick page... Hmmmmmm... Once I am past the Holiday Weekend I guess I will try and figure it out.

Thanks so much for this F-U-N Contest! I have definitely felt myself being streeeeeeeeetcheeeeeed ;):((

04-22-2011, 10:55 AM
Yep. Just pick one out of the list. This is your chance to really focus on your strength!



So we only pick one out of your list...is that right?

04-22-2011, 11:47 AM
Such a great job on all the alphas designers. Hard to pick which to use in a Layout. Thank you you all for sharing and good luck to all in the finale!!! ;)

04-22-2011, 12:30 PM
OK, I'm working on some wordart. Hopefully it won't take me the whole week to do this, like it has the other 3 weeks, lol

04-22-2011, 04:24 PM
Ok a few questions to help me narrow it down to one thing.... how many QP's, Templates, or Word Art do you consider a set? And just incase someone else is wondering... what about the clusters as well (I know they are out because that is my worst strength...even worse than alphas)


Ambowife Designs
04-22-2011, 05:31 PM
I'd say 4 is the minimum on a quickpage set, cluster set, template set and brag book set. That's how it seems in the store to me anyway LOL. So you can of course do more like an album - a front page, a back page and 8 inner quickpages. But 4 is enough :)
hope that helps some hun.

04-22-2011, 07:42 PM
Thanks Tracy much appreciated!

04-23-2011, 02:21 AM
Oooooo, goodie!! I thought the alpha's were all STUNNING, can't wait to see what everyone does this week!!

04-23-2011, 10:46 AM
How about stacked papers? I suppose it doesn't matter, since I'm only playing along anyway, I love stacking the papers and adding the ellies in between.

04-23-2011, 12:01 PM
Stacked papers would be a great Grand Finale! Yep. Go for it.



04-23-2011, 05:19 PM
Here is my final week. 2 Frameclusters and 2 quickpages!


Thanks for hosting this contest. It was so much fun!

04-23-2011, 09:53 PM
Here is my Grand Finale!




04-24-2011, 03:26 AM
Oh wow! Gorgeous ladies. Just stunning. What a wonderful little Easter surprise.



04-24-2011, 06:23 AM
Here's mine, I did some wordart...lovely extras so far!!

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1246/dfd_wtr_wa-extras-prevLRG.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/week-4-3a-spring-fling-design-contest/p76280-with-this-ring-wordart-extra.html)

04-24-2011, 07:55 AM
Here's mine (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/week-4-3a-spring-fling-design-contest/p76282-celtic-dreams-3a-quick-page-set.html):
<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1246/funwithdigisrap_qp_preview.jpg" />

Can I say thank you for a great contest, having never designed before, it's given me a real sense of achivement.

04-24-2011, 08:42 AM
Wow everyone is so fast this round. Unfortunately between the DH visit and severe weather knocking the power out, I haven't had a chance to work on anything. Hopefully it will clear up for me to work on it.

sahm scrapper
04-24-2011, 10:33 AM
From what I read on the instructions, we were supposed to do one of the items mentioned. Is it ok to do more than one pack? Also, if we just do one pack will we get penalized by the judges because we didn't do as much?

04-24-2011, 10:46 AM
The contest is just for fun, so I'm not sticking to the rules big time.

It does say pick one. If you do more than one, then you are most likely hurting yourself since that would be two ways for us to split our votes.

Anyone who has done more than one is advised to withdraw one of the products before Thursday night.



From what I read on the instructions, we were supposed to do one of the items mentioned. Is it ok to do more than one pack? Also, if we just do one pack will we get penalized by the judges because we didn't do as much?

04-24-2011, 10:26 PM
Here are my coordinating quick pages.



At first, I really couldn't decide which set to do and I was thinking of doing 4 different extras, but that didn't work with the rules. So, There will be an extras set with a journal, embellished frame and word art at The Chronicles of Nani this week! :)

It's been a fun contest, especially the two weeks I joined in for me! Don't forget to read the TOU to get the original kit for free too!

Ambowife Designs
04-25-2011, 12:19 AM
wow excellent submissions ladies, it's gonna be another impossible vote for us this week, I can already tell :) good luck all!

04-25-2011, 01:18 AM
Well done, ladies! All looks beautiful so far!

04-25-2011, 06:19 AM
Well, I guess I misread the post...so I did a set of cluster frames, a set of quick pages, and a set of word art...o well, it was fun and so far lots of people have downloaded it...lol
SO I am going to pick my Cluster Frame Set as my entry...
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1246/DigitalGatorDesigns_foreverN1dayclusters_previewWE B.jpg

I will wait til THursday to take the others down so that anyone who wants them will get a chance...lol

04-25-2011, 07:54 AM
Amazing job ladies!!

Mine is done. I have stacked papers here: http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/studio-designers-play-along-week-4/p76297-summer-wedding-stacked-papers.html


04-25-2011, 08:54 PM
Gorgeous, Stephanne!

I did a style pack: http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/studio-designers-play-along-week-4/p76338-vintage-wedding-style-pack.html


04-25-2011, 09:26 PM
WOW ladies your grande finales are GRAND indeed! Amazing work - you are all so talented:) Thanks for sharing all your creations, what awesome kits we have collected. a big THANK YOU:)

04-25-2011, 09:53 PM
You are all doing such a great job designers, I'm so glad I'm not the judge, GOOD LUCK to you all in the finale. ;)

04-26-2011, 05:26 AM
Stacked papers were mentioned, and Toiny said it was ok to do them, but technically they are not on the list. Maybe I should pull these and do another one that is on the list?

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1246/JanetB_HopesnDreams_stackedPreview.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/week-4-3a-spring-fling-design-contest/p76337-hopes-and-dreams-stacked-papers.html)

04-26-2011, 07:08 AM
Here is my entry:


04-26-2011, 07:58 AM
Janet those are gorgeous! I'm updating my list... I really meant to use that as suggestions for an additional product as your Grand Finale.

I'm just LOVING all these.



04-26-2011, 09:07 AM
I am so not sure if I will be able to complete this round as we have had another round of horrible storms come through and knock the power out. This time it was bad enough to close the schools. I only have Internet CIA my phone so if I could have some prayers it would be greatly appreciated.

04-26-2011, 09:29 AM

I have fingers & toes crossed for you! I'm actually looking at pushing the deadline by 1 day. I have the opportunity to go visit my Oma and I wouldn't be back till very late on Friday night...



I am so not sure if I will be able to complete this round as we have had another round of horrible storms come through and knock the power out. This time it was bad enough to close the schools. I only have Internet CIA my phone so if I could have some prayers it would be greatly appreciated.

04-26-2011, 10:08 AM
Everything looks so great! I wouldn't want to be voting for sure! :)

Just wanted to let everyone know that the last extra piece for My Blue Heaven is available at my blog, The Chronicles of Nani (http://chroniclesofnani.blogspot.com).

Now back to school - last week of this semester!

04-26-2011, 11:23 AM
What a fun time I have had this month. Toiny, thanks for the contest and giving us a glimpse of what it is like to be a designer. Hats off to all you ladies that do this for sales. Here is my final entry for this challenge:<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1246/medium/pbh_springfling_wordart_preview_a.jpg" />http://

04-26-2011, 11:26 AM
Ooooh, wordart! Love these!!

04-26-2011, 01:08 PM
You are more than welcome Babette! I love your wordart, what a wonderful addition to your kit.

Big smooches,


04-26-2011, 01:46 PM
Here is mine and uploading to shared site as l type.

Had loads of fun with this contest.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/229066_2016284404401_1162580463_32471039_7871480_n .jpg

Gallery Link (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/week-4-3a-spring-fling-design-contest/p76369-autumn-wedding-qp-27s-and-wordart.html)

04-26-2011, 01:50 PM
Oh wow! So many gorgeous contributions. Great job everyone!! :)

04-26-2011, 04:06 PM
I just added my entry for the Final Week of Spring Fling to the gallery.


I have enjoyed participating in this challenge all four weeks. I really got the chance to push myself and see what my imagination could come up with!

Thanks Toiny and the entire Admin. Team :DD

04-26-2011, 09:29 PM
I did 5 quickpages - in the gallery HERE (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/week-4-3a-spring-fling-design-contest/p76381-design-contest-week-45-quickpages.html)

Ambowife Designs
04-27-2011, 04:29 AM
I am loving all the submissions for round 4 and I am a little sad this is ending, there is so much talent in the gallery from you all!! well done everyone :)

04-27-2011, 09:46 AM
I've loved this contest, it's shown me I can actually design (if I put my mind to it) and I'm missing the rush now.

04-27-2011, 05:44 PM
Alrighty.... I got mine done without any extentions but with all those fingers and toes crossed (Thanks Toiny) I got it done.

Thanks for this wonderful opportunity and all your hard work for these past 4 weeks... it has been so much fun (and stress... good though).

You can find my Word Art Finale here (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/week-4-3a-spring-fling-design-contest/p76431-playing-for-keeps-word-art.html)

04-27-2011, 07:52 PM
Posted my week 4 entry - brag book pages. I've never done those before. Only put "50" on 2 pages so they can be used for other events, or flipped horizontally. This has been great fun!!!

<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1246/Preview_BB.jpg" />

04-27-2011, 10:53 PM
I have not forgotten about the competition. It's taken me a while to get inspired this round, but now that I have an idea of what I"m doing, I'm excited!! And it's not anything on the list, dum dum dum....... are you all waiting on pins and needles? :D

Here it is! Thank you cards!!!
Download it from my gallery (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/imafishtank/p76447-thank-you-cards.html)!

04-28-2011, 05:13 AM
Whoooooeeeeee! Everybody has such fab extras!!!Here is the set of clusters I made for the kit (in case you didn't notice, I entitled my kit "I Take Thee.") When you go to the gallery, be sure to read the "description" as there is an added SURPRISE. Hope you all had lovely Easters--hugs, kern

<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1246/kern_clusters-web.jpg" /> (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/week-4-3a-spring-fling-design-contest/p76454-i-take-theeclusters.html)

04-28-2011, 08:43 AM
WOW! You ladies rocked out this contest! I'm sad I had to miss the last two weeks, my computer died and I only just got it back yesterday... you all did an amazing job with this challenge, I can't wait to get into the gallery and browse around! :DD

04-28-2011, 02:58 PM
Here is my entry for Week 4. I did a bundle with QP's and clusters.
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1246/jsn_studioweek4_clusterbund.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/week-4-3a-spring-fling-design-contest/p76481-endless-love-cluster-and-qp-set.html)

04-28-2011, 04:00 PM
I moved my word art and quick pages to my own gallery so they wont be included in the judging...hopefully that helps, and allows anyone that still wants it to grab it before I move it off my server...lol
Hugs and Thanks for the great fun Toiny!
All the ladies involved did a FABULOUS job! Love all the goodies!

04-28-2011, 05:39 PM
:((Hi ladies!
I have a gift to you all, it's not much thing, but...it's from my heart::XX

"My Choice" Elements Add-on (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/week-4-3a-spring-fling-design-contest/p76485-my-choiceelements-add-on.html)



"My Choice" Album (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/week-4-3a-spring-fling-design-contest/p76486-my-choicealbum.html)



04-28-2011, 08:15 PM
Oh my word..... I'm blown away with all the gorgeousness of this week. its been a great contest. Well done everyone and good luck in the final stages.

Here's my little contribution for the final week. Available on my blog (http://www.boolanddesigns.com) (be sure to scroll down to wednesdays post lol)

Gallery (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/studio-designers-play-along-week-4/p76490-spring-fling-qp-week-4.html)

Ambowife Designs
04-28-2011, 11:47 PM
Okay posting is now closed ladies, thank you so much for all the wonderful creativity and talent you all showed this month. I'm sure as soon as Toiny gets home she'll let you know the results of the poll. I'm off to post it now :) good luck to one and all, you all did amazing designs every week!! :)

04-29-2011, 06:26 AM
Is it over already....tell me its not so! I am going to miss all this fun. Good luck to everyone. Thank you all again for making this fun,supportive, and a great learning experience.

04-29-2011, 08:21 AM
I have really enjoyed it, too. Thanks to all who participated.

04-29-2011, 08:27 AM
Even though I missed the last two weeks, this was really, really fun!! Best of luck to all of you who completed all four weeks and are in the running for that Bamboo!! :DD

04-29-2011, 10:23 PM
Been a fun 4 wks. Thanks for all the work from the ladies here. Everyones week 4 entry look great. I am sure it has been tough voting every week. :) Thank you for this fun contest!

04-30-2011, 05:04 AM
I just want to say "thank you!" for hosting this contest for the last month! It's been a lot of fun, and I've enjoyed seeing everyone's work each week. I'm actually going to miss finding my assignment on Friday mornings! Thank you to each person who left a comment, they were lovely and so encouraging! Thanks again!