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waterlily_mc
05-04-2011, 03:31 PM
This is my first SS ever, so I'm really excited. Hope you can join me in the chat-room on Fri, but I will be posting the steps here are well. I will show you the participation prize a little bit later.

It's going to be so much fun!!

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i272/glamrockingirl/ss2adcopy-1.jpg

scrappingirl
05-04-2011, 11:47 PM
Sounds like fun, Melinda! Will definitely try to be here! :)

waterlily_mc
05-05-2011, 12:14 AM
Here is a little peek at the participation prize.

Lisa
05-05-2011, 12:33 AM
Bummer, I'll be at work. :( I hope you have an awesome SS!

jenevang
05-05-2011, 01:23 AM
Working as well, but this looks like fun! For those who can... great way to kick off a big weekend! WOOT!

cfalbro
05-06-2011, 07:11 PM
I'm in! It's been AGES since I've done a Speed Scrap. I LOVE them : )

scrapjrlgcp
05-06-2011, 07:15 PM
I am hoping to be here if I can find something to entertain my daughter while I sneak away to scrap :)

waterlily_mc
05-06-2011, 07:16 PM
Yay, we will start in just a bit.

MamaCake
05-06-2011, 07:26 PM
Is the speed scrap right here?? Where is the chat room?!

MamaCake
05-06-2011, 07:31 PM
I found it!!!!!!!!!!!!

waterlily_mc
05-06-2011, 07:33 PM
Yes, you can do the SS here, or in the Chat room which ever works, here is the first direction, and I will be posting them all right here as well as the chat room.

1. choose a background paper (solid or patterned) and then stack that with a solid paper on top in the center.

2. I have really been enjoying blocking. All the layouts that I see with blocking appeal to me. Blocking is just several square pieces of paper, that are lined up evenly. They can be different sizes or the same size. For simplicity sake lets do ours all the same size. I'm going to make 6 square blocks at 3.5 x 3in, Feel free to make your square any size you want to. Line up your 6 squares in 2 rows either horizontal or vertical on your layout. Use lots of different patterned papers for your blocking.

3. Now for choosing the pictures. Put at least 4 pictures in a row, so it looks like a photo strip. Mat them all on one strip of paper. Your pictures can go horizontally or vertically, it is your choice. The size is also your choice, mine are 2.75 x 2.25in. Offset/rotate your photo strip a little bit, and place it somewhere on top of your paper blocking.

Optional: Duplicate your pictures and mat, and offset it just a little bit more behind your first photo strip.

4.Use lots of stitches to hold down your block paper squares from step 2. I put all my stitches behind the photo strip, but on top of the blocking.

5. Add at least 10 elements (not counting the stitches)

6. Put a nice big bold title on your layout, and your journaling on a mat. It would be fun if your title, or part of your title could go vertical instead of horizontal. Not a must though, because I know you make your title to fit your layout, not the other way around.

7. Add shadows, final touches and anything else your layout needs in order for you to love it. Post it here and in the SS Gallery under challenges. And don’t forget to leave some love to the other layouts! Thank you for joining me. I had a blast!

You have until 8:00 p.m. MST to finish then I will send you out a participation prize and a coupon to Pretty in Green's store

waterlily_mc
05-06-2011, 07:37 PM
Everyone must be in the Chat room, if you can't get in, feel free to post here in the forum, I will bounce back and forth

kandiced
05-06-2011, 07:45 PM
Thanks....I don't know what is up with my computer but the chat rooms always make my system crash! It's to bad because I never get to chat.

waterlily_mc
05-06-2011, 07:49 PM
Oh I'll chat with you here

waterlily_mc
05-06-2011, 08:04 PM
I keep adding directions up above, let me know if you have any questions

waterlily_mc
05-06-2011, 08:31 PM
Here is mine, I hope you all had fun
http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/showphoto.php?photo=32185&title=monkey&cat=680
Here is the link to the SS gallery - 100% GS

jbdolfin
05-06-2011, 08:39 PM
I didn't do the directions right with all the blocking - hope it's okay....
Kit is one of mine - lol
http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/data/500/TOY-luncheon-broward-small.jpg (http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/showphoto.php?photo=32180&title=toy-luncheon&cat=500)
Image is linked....

cfalbro
05-06-2011, 08:40 PM
Ohhhh Melinda!!!! Love it. How fun : ) Thank you so much for hosting : )

waterlily_mc
05-06-2011, 08:43 PM
Oh wow, that looks really neat. Love the cut out frame.

cfalbro
05-06-2011, 08:43 PM
Here's mine:
http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/data/500/071-05-11-KeepOut.jpg (http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/showphoto.php?photo=32189&title=071-05-11-keepout&cat=all)

jjckgarrett
05-06-2011, 08:43 PM
Here is mine! Easter (http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/showphoto.php?photo=32191&title=easter-2011&cat=680)
http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/data/680/SS-5-6-11-Waterlily.jpg

greenbug2004
05-06-2011, 08:45 PM
So we have extra time to complete this one?

waterlily_mc
05-06-2011, 08:46 PM
I'm loving these, they are turning out so great

waterlily_mc
05-06-2011, 08:46 PM
Yes, until 8:00 p.m. MST

greenbug2004
05-06-2011, 08:50 PM
Good! This sounds like a fun layout and I am running short on time to complete a layout right now. Thank you so much!

waterlily_mc
05-06-2011, 08:52 PM
can't wait to see what you come up with.

nab8521
05-06-2011, 08:57 PM
Here is mine!
http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/showphoto.php?photo=32196&title=crunch-21&cat=680http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/data/680/Crunch_Thumb.jpg

http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/showphoto.php?photo=32196&title=crunch-21&cat=680

waterlily_mc
05-06-2011, 09:00 PM
Yay, off to leave you all some love in the gallery

scrappingirl
05-06-2011, 09:07 PM
Wow! Looks like some fun directions. I will have to get a lo done and posted before the deadline! Thanks for the extra time, Melinda!!

kandiced
05-06-2011, 09:10 PM
I don't usually use blocks of paper, but this turned out really nice. Everyone LO's look great! Thanks for the SS it was fun!

http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/data/680/SS-may6-waiting-for-spring.jpg (http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/showphoto.php?photo=32200&title=waiting-for-spring&cat=680)

Image is linked to the Gallery and credits are there too!

waterlily_mc
05-06-2011, 09:15 PM
Make sure you guys put on here if you used GS products or not, so you can get the right amount of points for the cookie jar :) This weekend is double points, so it is really worth it.

MamaCake
05-06-2011, 09:56 PM
I need directions for posting my LO please...it is waaaay huge. :o

waterlily_mc
05-06-2011, 10:20 PM
These are directions for a one pager, so if you have a two pager (but I'm guessing no) let me know.

Always save your PSD FIRST. Then, go to Image>Resize Image> change the ppi box from 300 to 72 first then above that spot change the dimensions from whatever it says to 600 px square. In the drop down menu at the bottom select bicubic sharper and click okay......then under File>Save for web and devices when the menu comes up make sure you have jpg selected and then change the slider down to something like 60....it should make the size under the photo to the left be something UNDER 150k click okay and save this file. This is the one you will upload to galleries and the forum.

Let me know if you need more help

Atusia
05-06-2011, 10:23 PM
Wish the SS could be in the evening. My days are way too busy...

waterlily_mc
05-06-2011, 10:28 PM
There is another one this evening with Cari

MamaCake
05-06-2011, 10:46 PM
http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m584/gfoxy43/4-eastercookie-copy.jpg

Thank you for the directions Melinda - I never would of got it!

scrappingirl
05-06-2011, 10:52 PM
Here is mine. Thanks for the fun directions, Melinda. Not sure how I feel about the title, but I guess it is okay for now! Image linked. No GS this time.

http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/data/500/Shoshone-Falls.jpg (http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/showphoto.php?photo=32217&title=shoshone-falls&cat=all)

EhKho
05-06-2011, 11:47 PM
I was confused by "blocking", wasn't quite sure what was meant...
100% GS product.
http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/data/680/gs_iNSDSS1.jpg
http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/showphoto.php?photo=32226

Great layouts everyone...just about to go leave some love in the gallery :)

Angela
05-07-2011, 12:12 AM
I was late to the speed scrap because I was out having this joyful morning and taking photos.

Here's mine:

http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/data/680/mcspeedscrap_web.jpg

http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/showphoto.php?photo=32234&title=joyful-morn&cat=all

I told you I liked clustering. I didn't really count, but I think I've got more than 10 elements.

waterlily_mc
05-07-2011, 12:18 AM
They are beautiful - EhKho I think your blocking is great. I love seeing everyone's interpretation.

EhKho
05-07-2011, 12:23 AM
Thank you Melinda :)

prettyingreen
05-07-2011, 12:56 PM
Make sure you guys put on here if you used GS products or not, so you can get the right amount of points for the cookie jar :) This weekend is double points, so it is really worth it.

i just want to pop on here, if any one will see, Speed Scraps are NOT part of the Cookie Jar Points drawing, Speed Scrappers get prizes. sorry for the confusion :( but please feel free to play in any of the other challengs and earn the points :)

prettyingreen
05-07-2011, 12:59 PM
all the layouts look Fantastic!! btw :)

waterlily_mc
05-07-2011, 03:05 PM
I'm so sorry, I thought they were since they are listed under the challenges. My bad.