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Freestyle Challenge Come play with Min of Deli Scraps by Min as you discover the inner artist within the digi-scrapper that is uniquely you; create with freedom, create with style! Be sure to share your LO's by posting them in the Freestyle Challenge Gallery

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Old 01-04-2008, 11:42 PM
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Default January Freestyle Challenge ~ Welcome!

Welcome to a few ‘firsts’ ~
~ The first monthly Freestyle Challenge at SAS;
~ My first time hosting a challenge here;
~ First month of 2008, when the four new SAS-Ladies, store designers, are making their debut, yours truly included.

Let's jump right in then, shall we?
What is Freestyle and how do you do that in a digital scrapping environment?

The art of Freestyling on a layout really sounds simple, but can be full of personal challenges to your usual layout style. Many pages are made by grabbing a sketch, template or quick-page, which is fine for people who have many photos, scrap by themes, etc., but with Freestyle Scrapping, you have none of the above.

What you do have is a blank canvas, minimal resources, a few photos, and your imagination. May I also add your dreams, heart’s desires and unique mode of expression that is yours alone? Because Freestyle Scrapping also invites you to demonstrate the emotions behind that photo, or that element, or that paper colour. Perhaps something happened yesterday that inspires you in an unpredictable way? Serendipity, spontaneity, deep soul-searching... all these and more can bring you inspiring moments for Freestyling a layout.

There's not much more to it than that. We will also look at specific elements of making a page, such as using white space, etc., so it will be a learning experience, too. If you are looking for a Challenge to improve or implement your own unique style to your layouts, a place to create with flourishes, doodles, journaling, art, anything that specifically says ‘you’ ~ then this is your new Challenge home!

For our first theme, we’ll look at something everyone has but rarely scraps about: your INITIALS. Whether you have two, or twelve, the initials in your name can be scrapped very artistically, or they can be used to make a stunning statement on a page.

I would ask that you keep the following three points in mind while you create the Freestyle Challenge layout for this month:
1) Scrap a page with your initials, but use them as flourishes in very creative ways
2) The layout has to be about yourself and you alone
3) and Use only colours you absolutely love

As a posting bonus, here is my Wish Upon A Star contribution. You can visit and participate in the other SAS challenges to collect yourself a mega kit on this theme.

Please post your layout links in this forum to receive your posting bonus, and so we can leave it some love.
And, lastly:
4) If you make your layout using one or more of the SAS designers’ kits found here in the Boutique, I will send you an ADD-ON bonus + the regular posting bonus! That means that other designers’ kits are welcome, but only the layouts with SAS Ladies’ kits will receive the ADD-ON.
Have Fun and come back soon to post your layouts!

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Old 01-05-2008, 12:14 AM
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sounds really interesting! I'll have to do some thinking on this one.. I love the posting bonus! especially your cool glittery overlays!
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Old 01-05-2008, 01:47 AM
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Hi Kyda ~
Thanks ~ and glad to have you aboard...
PS: I can't resist glitter when I create something - it's my weakness.
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Stella this is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!! Off to put my thinking cap on.....
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Okay, I took a stab at this challenge. I don't know if it can be considered really creative, but it's all I could come up with tonight.

http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/ga...8&limit=recent
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For this challenge I made a LO using Spirit of Amryllis but it is not for sale in the boutique .So even if the kit is by a SASy designer do I have to make another layout with a kit sold in the boutique to get the additional bonus?? Or maybe change parts of LO to include a kit from the boutique??



addendum: I just went ahead and made another LO with a kit from the boutique.I do want that addon bonus
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Old 01-06-2008, 04:53 AM
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Default Aldercreek & Joba2 ~

Thanks for that - left you some love!

Joba2 ~ You were fine with just Spirit of Amaryllis, but making another is great too! You got it!!
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Old 01-06-2008, 11:56 AM
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well, you did say to get creative... this is kinda funky creative... hehe

http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/ga...4&limit=recent

I did use one element from a kit actually in the store but all elements are from SAS-y designers...
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Okie Dokie.Here is the LO using Spirits of Amaryllis

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Thanks, Ladies ~ These are SO lovely!!! Expect a little PM from me in just a couple of days whilst I get myself organised, ok? Thanks for your patience, too!!

And, by the way, Keep 'em coming ~ I love to see your 'free soul' layouts!
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Old 01-09-2008, 08:36 PM
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Default New ADDOn just about...

to have its last tweaking bits done, and I shall be sending that off to all the participants who have posted layouts so far.
Sorry it took so long, but I had a few layouts of my own to do for the Newsletter.
Expect a PM soon, Ladies!
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:39 PM
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Default Your NEW AddOn Posting Freebie!

And here it is ~ finally!




New AddOn to Wish Upon A Star by Stellarific Creations:
6 Papers
1 Starry Night Overlay
3 Textured Frames (6"X6")
2 Textured Stars
& 2 Wavy Metallic Ribbons
(Drop shadows only for preview)

*** Only available subject to these conditions: your participation in my Freestyle Challenge, AND your layouts need to be created with SAS Designers' items. You'll get my Posting Bonus monthly freebie for this Challenge regardless of the items in your layout, so come on, Participate! I love to see your layouts.
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This is made using Booland designs Lilac Smiles.
http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/ga...php?photo=6087

Me through the years, 1969, 1984, and late 1990's.

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This was a fun challenge...I used a JenLin Designs kit, Forget Me-Nots for this LO. Here is my LO =========>
http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/ga...1&limit=recent
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Here's mine using Terrell's Tracy's Love kit.

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Thanks for sharing, Kayre ~ love those colours!
How do you pronounce your name? I don't think I've ever seen a name spelled like that - I think it's so cool!
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Left you some lovin' ~ wow, what a beautiful dress! I'm a sucker for any Dear Diary post/journaling - yours is some special entry, though, isn't it? So cool!!!


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Here is mine - this was so much fun to do, thanks for the great challenge! I used the SAS Welcome Kit for this layout - an absolutely gorgeous kit!

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I can play, too so I just did... My Initials .
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:37 PM
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Very creative layout! Thanks for participating and you are very welcome. Sending you a pm right away...
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