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CariCreates
09-03-2011, 12:45 AM
Now that summer has given way to September, I am hoping you all will be joining me for my twice-monthly Scrap'n'Chats! I'm kicking things off tonight with some great fun!

http://lh5.ggpht.com/-LSdInq1Q3N0/Tlwt9wWp8qI/AAAAAAAACgU/wmRSWuZNmQA/CariCruse_GS_Promo-SpeedScr_thumb%25255B3%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800

Join me in the GingerScraps chatroom at 6pm PT/9pm ET for some scrapping and giggles. I've got some simple steps planned for tonight, and I am giving you until tomorrow morning to post and link your layouts - now how great is that?? :D

I also have a fun participation prize for all who post & link a qualifying layout by the deadline. All who join me tonight and have a layout posted by Saturday morning (7amPacific/10amEastern), will receive my Squiggles.Lines.Dots (http://store.gingerscraps.net/Squiggles.Lines.Dots-the-mini-by-Cari-Cruse.html) mini kit as a prize!!

http://store.gingerscraps.net/images/P/CariCruse_SLD-mini_Preview-01.jpg (http://store.gingerscraps.net/Squiggles.Lines.Dots-the-mini-by-Cari-Cruse.html)

I look forward to seeing you in just a little while here! I will also update this post with our steps as we go, although tonight is so simple there might not be much need for that! :)

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We are in the chatroom, and here is where we are starting:
Tonight we are using a SKETCH for our challenge layouts. How many of you have created layouts directly from a sketch?
This is simply an outline of a layout to inspire you and help you create a great page!

1. Here is my scrap sketch for tonight:
http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn287/CariCreates/Sketches%20by%20Cari/scrapsketch-001_ccruse.jpg

2. With the sketch for your reference, select 3 papers to layer and 3-6 photos to use.

3. Select the embellishments you will be layering under the edge of the overlapped papers: flowers and leaves or stars or circles or whatever you like! Layer them up good and thick! :)

4. Add your photos to the left side and add some frames or mats and lots of other embellies.

5. Add some stitching or other decorative edges to the papers.

6. Add your title/journaling/quote on the right and embellish it. Voila!

jenevang
09-03-2011, 12:55 AM
So cute! Almost time :)... gotta get some kids in bed. NOW. hehe

Lisa
09-03-2011, 12:56 AM
Yippee, 4 minutes til speed scrap time!

kandiced
09-03-2011, 12:56 AM
Oh...I think I can make this! I haven't done a SS in awhile.

Retiredlady
09-03-2011, 01:08 AM
Hi! Will the scrap info be posted here. I cannot get the chat room to work on my computer. Must be a firewall problem. Thanks

kandiced
09-03-2011, 01:09 AM
Oh...a sketch, I guess it's kind of like a scrap lift! Never done this before! I also can't seem to get into the chat room today..;(!

Get 2 Scrappin'
09-03-2011, 01:12 AM
Hi! Will the scrap info be posted here. I cannot get the chat room to work on my computer. Must be a firewall problem. Thanks

Yes! The first post will be updated with the steps.

Be sure to try the chat link in the top right corner. It seems to work better than the one in the header picture. :)

jenevang
09-03-2011, 01:19 AM
Sorry, I can't get in the chat room either... it says it's for Members Only, LOL. *eek*
p.s. I'm signed in everywhere possible.
hmmm...

CariCreates
09-03-2011, 01:21 AM
Jen, that seems to be a problem with the CHAT link in the header - just won't work. Use the old chatroom link in the upper right of the forum. :)

Retiredlady
09-03-2011, 01:41 AM
OK what do I do now? the only instruction I see is the sketch and choose 3 papers and pics. What am I not doing here?

CariCreates
09-03-2011, 02:18 AM
Sorry, dear, tho I am glad you made it into the chatroom to get the rest of these earlier! All steps are now posted. :)

Be sure to post your layouts here by tomorrow morning, everyone - 7a PT/10a ET - and link them up so everyone can leave ya all some sugar in the gallery! :D

kandiced
09-03-2011, 04:51 AM
Hi Cari, thanks for a great challenge! I followed the sketch mostly...lol!

http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/data/680/Let_s-fly-a-kit.jpg (http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/showphoto.php?photo=39366&title=let-27s-fly-a-kite-21&cat=all)

100% Ginger Scraps product!

jbdolfin
09-03-2011, 05:10 AM
Here's mine - 100% GS!
http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/data/500/WOB-50-shirt-small.jpg (http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/showphoto.php?photo=39369&title=wob-shirt&cat=500)

Retiredlady
09-03-2011, 05:14 AM
Here's mine (I hope) It also is 100% Ginger Snapshttp://gallery.gingerscraps.net/showphoto.php?photo=39372&title=bouncer&cat=668
http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/showphoto.php?photo=39372&title=bouncer&cat=668

jenevang
09-03-2011, 02:39 PM
WOW... so sorry (and frustrated). I made the ultimate Rookie mistake and didn't save my file as I went along. Worked on this LO for about 3-4 hours (on and off of course). Got to the journaling... after the shadows and PSE crashed. Lost the whole thing. Used 3 kits, 6 pics and made my own template from the sketch. And I really liked the way it looked.

UGGG... :36_11_7:

Sorry for the vent, but I knew you guys would understand. Deep breaths...

kandiced
09-03-2011, 02:56 PM
WOW... so sorry (and frustrated). I made the ultimate Rookie mistake and didn't save my file as I went along. Worked on this LO for about 3-4 hours (on and off of course). Got to the journaling... after the shadows and PSE crashed. Lost the whole thing. Used 3 kits, 6 pics and made my own template from the sketch. And I really liked the way it looked.

OMG! I am so sorry! I use PSE 8 and I have had this happen to me too! Especially when I go and click on the Text box. I feel your frustration.

jenevang
09-03-2011, 10:01 PM
Terribly late, but I decided to re-do the stupid thing, LOL

http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/data/680/atthebeach_jenevang_web.jpg (http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/showphoto.php?photo=39411&title=at-the-beach&cat=all)

CariCreates
09-04-2011, 01:52 AM
Oh Jen, that is dreadful! And yes, there is something about it crashing when you do something with the text tool sometimes (even in PSE9). I hate that. BUT I am sooooo glad you went ahead and finished it! You get a gold star for determination young lady! ;)

I've barely been out of the kitchen today - my son & his wife were passing thru on their way to take a group of college kids on a weekend campout, & I decided I needed to bake a whole bunch of chocolate chip cookies for them, then I realized they absolutely *needed* several bags of homemade caramel corn.... so that's where I've been all day! :D Now I'm off to leave some sugar in the gallery for you all and then I'll send out your participation prize coupons! Thanks so much girls - I had a ton of fun with you all last night.

CariCreates
09-04-2011, 03:07 AM
Oh, and I have to say, you girls so totally RAWKED this scrap - your takes on the sketch are so totally fantastic! I definitely plan to use sketches in more of my scrap'n'chats! :O

CariCreates
09-04-2011, 03:15 AM
Golly gee willakers.... I just realized I never shared my own layout with you all! My my, o where has my wee little brain gone?? lol!
(This layout is also the one I used as an example for my Color Challenge this month! ;) )
http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/data/668/LO_LL_HG_Letters_CariDCruse.jpg
http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/showphoto.php?photo=39258&title=god-27s-scrapbook&cat=all