View Full Version : May 6 SS with Melinda

05-04-2011, 02:31 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!!


05-04-2011, 10:47 PM
Sounds like fun, Melinda! Will definitely try to be here! :)

05-04-2011, 11:14 PM
Here is a little peek at the participation prize.

05-04-2011, 11:33 PM
Bummer, I'll be at work. :( I hope you have an awesome SS!

05-05-2011, 12:23 AM
Working as well, but this looks like fun! For those who can... great way to kick off a big weekend! WOOT!

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

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

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

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

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

05-06-2011, 06:33 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

05-06-2011, 06:37 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

05-06-2011, 06:45 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.

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

05-06-2011, 07:04 PM
I keep adding directions up above, let me know if you have any questions

05-06-2011, 07:31 PM
Here is mine, I hope you all had fun
Here is the link to the SS gallery - 100% GS

05-06-2011, 07:39 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....

05-06-2011, 07:40 PM
Ohhhh Melinda!!!! Love it. How fun : ) Thank you so much for hosting : )

05-06-2011, 07:43 PM
Oh wow, that looks really neat. Love the cut out frame.

05-06-2011, 07:43 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)

05-06-2011, 07:43 PM
Here is mine! Easter (http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/showphoto.php?photo=32191&title=easter-2011&cat=680)

05-06-2011, 07:45 PM
So we have extra time to complete this one?

05-06-2011, 07:46 PM
I'm loving these, they are turning out so great

05-06-2011, 07:46 PM
Yes, until 8:00 p.m. MST

05-06-2011, 07:50 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!

05-06-2011, 07:52 PM
can't wait to see what you come up with.

05-06-2011, 07:57 PM
Here is mine!


05-06-2011, 08:00 PM
Yay, off to leave you all some love in the gallery

05-06-2011, 08:07 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!!

05-06-2011, 08:10 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!

05-06-2011, 08:15 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.

05-06-2011, 08:56 PM
I need directions for posting my LO please...it is waaaay huge. :o

05-06-2011, 09:20 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

05-06-2011, 09:23 PM
Wish the SS could be in the evening. My days are way too busy...

05-06-2011, 09:28 PM
There is another one this evening with Cari

05-06-2011, 09:46 PM

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

05-06-2011, 09:52 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)

05-06-2011, 10:47 PM
I was confused by "blocking", wasn't quite sure what was meant...
100% GS product.

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

05-06-2011, 11:12 PM
I was late to the speed scrap because I was out having this joyful morning and taking photos.

Here's mine:



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

05-06-2011, 11:18 PM
They are beautiful - EhKho I think your blocking is great. I love seeing everyone's interpretation.

05-06-2011, 11:23 PM
Thank you Melinda :)

05-07-2011, 11:56 AM
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 :)

05-07-2011, 11:59 AM
all the layouts look Fantastic!! btw :)

05-07-2011, 02:05 PM
I'm so sorry, I thought they were since they are listed under the challenges. My bad.