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Toiny
06-27-2011, 01:35 AM
Hi all!

Welcome back. I'm so excited you are here again, and I'm very excited to see your LO's this week. Behind-the-scenes we are getting ready for our Annual Christmas in July sale (last week of July only) and here in our Capture the Moment LO contest it is now winter. My favorite part of winter is Christmas, so this week our LO theme will be Christmas.

Note: If you do not celebrate Christmas, please pick another winter holiday. No worries!



For this LO:

Photo's must be black & white only.
Use at least 1 photo with a frame. More photo's are fine.
At least 5 papers, 1 must be an embossed paper.
Create a title with papers and/or elements. No plain lettering.
This time the journaling is up to you. With or without is allowed.
LO's must be posted in our Week 5: Christmas (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/g1265-week-5-3a-christmas.html) gallery by 12 midnight (EST) this Thursday, June 30.
Your kit this week is not just a kit but the whole bundle. Our thanks to you for hanging in there and putting your souls into your LO's. A big thank you to Christine, Digilicious Designs, for her stunning Fa La La Bundle (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_236&products_id=6394). Christine was also the creator of, the inspiration behind, the "Capture the Moment" focus.

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/store/images/large/digilicious_falalabundle_prev250_LRG.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_236&products_id=6394)


Coupons will be coming to your PM boxes shortly.

Smooches,

Toiny

donakat
06-27-2011, 04:11 AM
Wow, another wonderful kit to work with. You all have been so generous to us, and the challenges have been inspiring and thought-provoking. Thank you so much!

MemoryKeeper
06-27-2011, 05:55 AM
I love Christmas, and this kit has a perfect fun and fresh colors...can't wait! YIPPEE DOODLES!

Ayla1964
06-27-2011, 07:04 AM
What a wonderful kit to work with, and thanks again for your generosity!

ladyofthethorns
06-27-2011, 07:26 AM
Ditto to what Ayla, Jeanette and Dona said! Awesome kit and an awesome group of people here! Thank you!

cylynn
06-27-2011, 07:54 AM
looking forward to this assignment, I"m a bit partial to Christine, being on her CT team. But I haven't use this kit yet.

One question for the title, do you mean you want clusters on the title or we should create our won alpha using the elements and papers?

Lori11941
06-27-2011, 09:04 AM
Cylynn, as I interpret the instructions, your title can't contain any plain fonts. So you can type your title using the paper, or you can use elements to form letters, but you can't use a plain, solid colored font.

In the same vein, we can use regular font text for the journaling, right?

Lori11941
06-27-2011, 09:06 AM
I LOVE the colors in this kit. I'm always more inspired by "non-traditional" takes on Christmas colors than the standard holly green and berry red. Especially since I've been experiencing Christmas in Florida for the past 23 years.

trickletime
06-27-2011, 09:27 AM
templates? y/n? (i know i haven't actually used one yet, but if the option is there i like to consider it. i tend to just let the kit and photos take me where they want to, template or not. :) ) thanks.

Toiny
06-27-2011, 10:12 AM
Hi guys,

You do not need to create an Alpha, simply clipping a paper(s) to the Title will do... but you certainly may create an Alpha (or least for the letters you use). I just don't want plain, typed letters.

Regular font text is still fine for the journaling, if you choose to journal.

No on the templates. It didn't specifically say, so if you are already all done it won't disqualify you. However, in the final week of a LO contest I want to see you. :XX

Smooches,

T

donakat
06-27-2011, 11:52 PM
Question regarding the photos: Is it acceptable to have a little selective color within one of the photos or not?

Kathryn
06-28-2011, 12:41 PM
Congratulations to all that are in this round. This is a beautiful kit to work with. I'm a little jealous (but kindly so.) I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's beautiful LOs in the gallery.

jimmyrose
06-28-2011, 01:11 PM
This is a wonderful kit, thanks. I am thinking...thinking..thinking.

Toiny
06-28-2011, 01:11 PM
Dona, if you mean having it be a little sepia vs. straight b&w, sure. If you mean leaving portion in color (ie someone's pink hair) then no. That's a completely different technique.

Smooches,

Toiny

Question regarding the photos: Is it acceptable to have a little selective color within one of the photos or not?

donakat
06-28-2011, 02:33 PM
Posted my layout, can't believe I was first done!
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1265/thumbs/Christmas_Traditions2.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/g1265-week-5-3a-christmas.html)

cylynn
06-28-2011, 08:06 PM
I had to delete mine my husband made me rethink it and i can't look at it now be back later with it.

Lori11941
06-28-2011, 08:09 PM
Now that I've downloaded and unzipped the kit I have a quick question. Is it okay to use the included alpha for the title? I haven't gotten so far as to actually plan the title, so I'm just curious and am not married to it either way.

Thanks.

Lori11941
06-28-2011, 09:58 PM
Okay, so the alpha question ended up not mattering. I apparently wasn't ready to lighten the mood, lol. Here's my LO for the last challenge.

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1265/Christmas_Miracle.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/week-5-3a-christmas/p79244-christmas-miracle.html)

This has been a fantastic challenge and every layout I created for it has been meaningful. I've reached deeper into myself than I ever have before. Thank you Toiny and everyone else for such an amazing experience.

cylynn
06-28-2011, 10:12 PM
I"m back with a few minor changes and a page i'm happy with. This has been a great contest, I have enjoyed the challenges and the new friends. I had to start over on this page several times.

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1265/dssweek5web1.jpg

ladyofthethorns
06-28-2011, 10:36 PM
I was happy to work on this holiday layout with such an adorable kit and I'm really pleased with my end result. Thank you so much Christine and Toiny, this has all been great!

I'm taking tomorrow 'off' from my digi responsibilities as it is my son's birthday (he would be 21 if he had lived) and my DH and DS and I always spend the day together remembering him and seek out a place to get frozen yogurt in his memory (he loved frozen yogurt, especially the fruity flavored one). I hope to be back to leave comments for everyone else soon.

Good luck everyone!

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1265/CTM_Rnd5_MakeTheSeasonBright.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/week-5-3a-christmas/p79250-make-the-season-bright.html)

mrscarol_1
06-29-2011, 09:06 AM
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1265/Our-Christmas-Secret-000-Page-1.jpgHere is week 5 layout with my husband as Santa and my granddaughter. It was so strange that I happen to have picked the album of the year my granddaughter was born to scan into the computor. I was looking at her baby picture of when she was born and today we found out we are to be great grand parents. We are all excited. It's our first great grandchild. I am feeling really old. My daughter is feeling really old.
I just had to share this news.
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/week-5-3a-christmas/p79257-our-family-secret.html

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1265/Our-Christmas-Secret-000-Page-1.jpg

redplaid3
06-29-2011, 03:40 PM
The idea to use black and white pictures is perfect with this kit. The pictures look so stunning!

sparkysgirl
06-29-2011, 04:37 PM
Here is my challenge 5 layout!
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1265/2009_12_Dec_MerryWithYou3.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/week-5-3a-christmas/p79268-merry-with-you-21.html)

:DD Thanks for a super fun challenge! It has been so fun, and I'm gonna miss having it on my to-do list! :))

trickletime
06-29-2011, 04:52 PM
can i use just the alpha for my title? i used it alone one place, then clipped a paper to another set of text somewhere else. either place could serve as the title. just verifying i did it properly before i upload.
thanks.

Ayla1964
06-30-2011, 10:48 AM
Once again, I avoided being in the gallery because I wanted the layout to be me and me alone. My internet connection has been very spotty again (I will actually be glad to get home and get to my normal internet!), but here it is....my nonChristmas Christmas layout!
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1265/CaptureTheMoment_Week5_2011_06_30_the_cameras_day_ off_500x500.jpg
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/week-5-3a-christmas/p79310-the-camera-27s-day-off.html

jimmyrose
06-30-2011, 11:31 AM
Here is mine. Thanks to everyone that helped me get to this weeks LO. Thanks to the divine Miss Piggy for the challenge and Christine (Digilicious Designs) for the kit. Although I loved each part of this process, it was so much fun to scrap something lighter this week. My fantastic Tanner is leaving Monday for the Air Force, I just had to put him in here. Now I am off to Dallas to spend some time with him before he goes.

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1265/medium/Christmas_resized.jpg

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/week-5-3a-christmas/p79311-stockings.html

Journaling:

In 1975 I learned a new skill. I taught myself to crochet. That year for Christmas I made a stocking for each person in my family and each person in my husbands family. In my eyes they were just perfect and I was so proud of each and every one of them. The problem was that I did not know I needed to line them. Each year the stockings get stuffed with loving care. They hold everything from friut and nuts to shampoo and toothpaste with one very special gift tucked deep inside the toe. Each year they stretch a little more and each year it takes a little more to fill them. It is everyones favorite part of Christmas morning. When a new baby is born into the family, I always crochet a new stocking for the new arrival. I still don't put in a lining.

Toiny
06-30-2011, 11:56 AM
Sounds like you altered a font w/paper... fits the bill. Upload away!

Smooches,

T

can i use just the alpha for my title? i used it alone one place, then clipped a paper to another set of text somewhere else. either place could serve as the title. just verifying i did it properly before i upload.
thanks.

trickletime
06-30-2011, 01:56 PM
the title is the word 'luv' on the frame, made using the kit alpha. i hope this counts. the text on the tree journal element was made by clipping a paper to it. here's mine:
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/week-5-3a-christmas/p79316-lc-wk5-christmas-dss.html

thank-you so much to everyone at theStudio for having this awesome contest. it's been really fun and challenging, and helped me stretch myself when putting my layouts together. and, of course, the kits were all stunning. i hope there's another like it again at some point. thanks again to you all.

MemoryKeeper
06-30-2011, 06:38 PM
Love this fun, fa la la kit! It totally rocks! Here's my layout with my super husband (he totally ROCKS)!

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1265/medium/Magical_Mistletoe_Kisses.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/week-5-3a-christmas/p79317-magical-mistletoe-kisses.html)

Toiny
07-01-2011, 02:01 AM
These were fantastic! What a fun, light way to end the contest. You all did wonderfully. It really is sad that all good things must come to an end. The poll is going up in our Designer & Admin forum. Results will be posted here on Monday, July 4th.

Good luck to all of you!

Smooches,

T