Memory Standouts August 31st, 2014

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It’s time for a fresh set of Memory Standouts!

Congratulations to all the scrappers who have their pages featured here! You are all in the running to be picked as August’s Memory Standouts. The winner will receive a nice prize.

This week, Rita  has picked 5 fabulous pages from the Mscraps gallery.
Don’t forget to visit her awesome shop and her designer gallery for inspiration.

Blue Flower Art Shop and Blue Flower Art Gallery.

1. Enjoy today by Soco.

I love, love , love the lattice cutout on this page. Also, note how the photo colour tone matches and complements the papers and elements. 

2. Back to school by mskinner.

The colours first attracted me to this layout but then looking closer, I noticed the background has blended papers. Well done with that technique!

3. Sweet little devil by TantaEni

This is just amazing! So simple, and yet it speaks so much. I just love the blending of the photo into the paper and the sweet little cluster to complement it.

4. On the beach by oudedame 17

I thoroughly enjoyed looking at this layout, it is full of energy and the kit matches well with the photo.

5.  Easy Living by barbaraj.

Have a look at that child’s cheeky little face in this layout ! Don’t you just love it? I love the bright colours and well done with cutting the photo to the shape of the string.

August Challenge Highlights #4

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Weekly Challenges

Welcome to Weekly Challenge #6 - August 21 through August 27 by JillW

This week’s challenge is about size. You will need to create a page featuring a LARGE TITLE. Easy peasy!

Layout by JillW.

Layout by barbaraj.

Please note : There will be no ‘normal’ weekly 7 and 8 challenges due to the Summer Party challenges.

Please pick two of the Summer Bash challenges (challenges NOT games) to complete your points if you are wishing to do all the challenges for August. 
Monthly Challenges:
One of my favorite products in digital scrapbooking are brushes & stamps! I love the look they give to a layout, that extra detail that will be the perfect touch to it, no matter what style you’re using… Clean and simple, art journaling, clustering… Brushes look great on any of them! That’s why my challenge for you this month will be to make a layout using brushes and/or stamps! Only one, or 20, or more… It’s up to you!

We have an amazing collection of brushes and stamps in the store, so I’m sure you’ll find exactly what you need! Check them out HERE.

Layout by Soco.
Layout by Franny.
For this challenge, you have got to scraplift a layout that I’ve chosen from our gallery. The layout does not have to be an exact copy, just let it inspire you and see what you end up with.

Here’s the layout that I have chosen:

Layout by patsyt.
Layout by aichaku.
Layout by JillW.

Memory Standouts August 24th, 2014

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It’s time for a fresh set of Memory Standouts!

Congratulations to all the scrappers who have their pages featured here! You are all in the running to be picked as August’s Memory Standouts. The winner will receive a nice prize.

This week, HeatherT  has picked 5 fabulous pages from the Mscraps gallery.
Don’t forget to visit her awesome shop and her designer gallery for inspiration.

Heather T Designs and Heather T Designs Gallery

And keep scrapping, because your page might be featured next week!

I really do love going through the galleries here at MScraps. There’s always a different way to look at the world, and that makes me so happy!

1. School Award by AussieKat

My first pick this week is by AussieKat, for her “School Award” layout. Love the background paper with all those terrific little pops of color, whether they’re paint splats or brads.

2. Beat the Heat by SianBB

I really enjoy the pocket pages, and it’s a lot of fun seeing photos of actual printouts! Here’s a hybrid project by SianBB, called “Beat the Heat.” Again, I’m attracted by those great colors–especially the blue of the water that makes a continuous thread throughout the pages, and that contrasts so well with the color pops she added.

3. Selfie by immaculeah

#Selfie, by immaculeah, is another sort of pocket gallery layout, but turned on the diagonal. I just really love all the little bits–so much to look at here.

4. My Boys by Rita (Blue Flower Designs)

Following through on the diagonal scheme is Rita’s layout, My Boys–about her two goats! Loved reading all the journaling and seeing the little clusters of goodies piled up around the photos.

5. Say hello to Summer by Ga_L

And finally, a page by Ga_L, Say hello to summer. This one I like because of its bright colors and clean-ish layout, as well as for the strong visual elements she uses that draw the viewer’s eye through the layout, including a great visual triangle.

The Summer Bash is coming

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It’s always summer somewhere right? And here at MScraps we’ll celebrating summer in a big way this year… a whole week of challenges, games, sales and a huge free collaboration kit.

Join us in the special Summer Event forum from 22 – 29 August and celebrate summer with us.

August Challenge Highlights #3.

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August 14 – 20; Weekly Challenge #4, by scrappycharmer.

Welcome to Weekly Challenge #4!

Hi everyone! Hope your summer was fantastic! If you are like me – you have already sent your little ones back to School. Mine went back yesterday! 10th and 8th grade – where does the time go! In celebration of Back to School – my challenge this week is to scrap a layout about Back to School. It can be that annual tradition of the first day of school photo, all about the fun back to school accessories, clothes, etc. Be creative with this challenge and have fun!

Layout by scrappycharmer.

Layout by mimisgirl.

Monthly Challenges.

Welcome to the August Template Challenge by mijo

Hello! Yvonne here to present you the August Template Challenge.
I’m proud to present you a great template by Studio Romy.
I wish you a lot of fun.

Here’s the Template that you will be working with this month:

Layout my mijo.

Layout by Stefanie.

August Inspiration Challenge by Romy

Sometimes, I think my head is going to burst because I try to remember all the beautiful things around me that make me think: “Oh, I can try that!!” And there are many things which inspire me!

I saw this image on the Anthropologie website. I love the collage-like design, with lots of brushes.

Inspiration image

Image by Romy

Layout by Margje.

Memory Standouts August 17th, 2014

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It’s time for a fresh set of Memory Standouts!

Congratulations to all the scrappers who have their pages featured here! You are all in the running to be picked as August’s Memory Standouts. The winner will receive a nice prize.

This week,  Grace  {from Hat of Bunny} has picked 5 fabulous pages from the Mscraps gallery.
Don’t forget to visit her awesome shop and her designer gallery for inspiration.

Hat of Bunny Shop and Hat of Bunny Gallery

1. Templates Lemon Soda.Part2 by Dukuu

It’s the colors that first caught my eyes, and then the gorgeous clustering. I love the little details that I keep finding on the page.

2. San Francisco by Janedee

The big gorgeous pictures really attract the eye, and I love the paint splatter too.

3. Two Sisters by Dady

Love the simple but great message! The washed-out look, the brushes, and the beautiful photo all come together in a great work of art.

4. Hot Chocolate by lkdavis

I really like the clean composition of the page, and the splatters around the frame that look like spilled chocolate!

5. Together Time by latz

Super sweet photo, and the clusters that center it on the page are gorgeous!

Guest Designer and August Summer Bash

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We are very happy to welcome the talented Mye de Leon as a guest designer to Mscraps this month. She is celebrating her guest spot with an incredible sale:

mye_mscrapsopening_zps8ec6a0bfShe has already filled up her shoppe with some beautiful products for your scrapping pleasure. Head on over and take advantage of this great sale!

Talking of celebrations, the team is hard at work behind the scenes getting everything ready for our August Summer Bash that will start on the 22nd of August. There will be games and challenges and the chance to collect this amazing collaborative kit from the Mscraps designers:

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Be sure to join us in the forum from the 22nd of August and help us celebrate summer!

Get ready for our August Summer Bash!

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Get your creative juices flowing for our August Summer Bash, starting on the 22nd. We have daily games and challenges ready to inspire you, amazing prizes and lots of like-minded scrappers to create and share with. Keep your eyes peeled over the next week to get sneak peaks at what you could win.

August Challenge Highlights #2.

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WEEKLY CHALLENGES:

August 7-13; Weekly Challenge #2 brought to you by Scrapmemories.

Chillin’ and Grillin’ Recipe Cards

The last weekly challenge I hosted was a recipe challenge and it was quite popular. It was recommended that I do another. If you missed it the last time here is your chance to join in on the fun.

Since it is the peak of summer, especially here in south Florida with temperatures soaring, let’s share recipes that involve foods geared for barbecues and picnics. Just the thought of turning on the oven makes me sweat LOL. The recipe cards can be for foods that you grill or chill (salads, cold soups, desserts, etc).

Here is a recipe card I made with a ready-made 4×6 templateWatermelon Salad

Recipe card by Scrapmemories.

recipe card by TanteEni.

August 11-17; Weekly Challenge #3 brought to you by twinsmomflor.

I hope you play with me. The challenge is easy and fun!!
Let’s use butterflies. I love them, they’re so magical and gorgeous. I am sure you have some good photos or amazing kits with beautiful butterflies.

Layout by twinsmomflor.

Layout by Lis.

MONTHLY CHALLENGES:

Welcome to the August Artsy Challenge by MissK

Hello Cecilia aka MissK here with the new monthly Artsy Challenge.
I don’t know about you but I love an artsy/art journaling page. I love playing with blending, mists, overlays and stamps.
There is no wrong way: have fun, create and surprise yourself :-)

This month I want you to use an inspiring word art to show who you are, what you like, who inspires you etc.
You can make one yourself or use one by our awesome talented designers.
Also this month’s page should be photo-less! However you can use whatever you like to make your page work.
So slap some brushwork on your page, use mists, blend papers together. The key this month is to have fun, think outside the box but also to let us know you a little better.

E.g I used a winter kit from Ninigoesdigi to show that everything is game for creating an artsy page. I feel happy and blessed so my page is bright and happy but If you are feeling sad or angry. Why not get it of your chest and scrap about it.

Layout by MissK.

Layout by Dady.

Welcome to the August Typography Challenge by heathert

This month we’re going to be playing with an art design principle that applies to typography as well: SCALE. You’re already familiar with examples of scale in typography from newspapers and web pages: headlines, bylines, and body text are all examples of variation in scale.

The concept of scale simply said is that changes in size will draw the attention. A large typeface will “shout”; a small typeface will “whisper.” Now obviously, if you’re in a huge crowd of sports fans, shouting won’t get you anywhere, because everybody is shouting. So you have to choose which aspects you are going to shout out. And sometimes, whispering will be equally attention-getting: everybody will lean closer so as to hear the secret! But you also have to be careful that the surrounding noise doesn’t just drown out the whisper–it’s best to contrast a whisper with silence (i.e., small fonts work really well in clean, minimalist layouts; a large font might be too overwhelming there.)

So, your task is to explore, typographically, some aspect of SCALE in your layout. Remember that scale can only be shown by contrast, but that the background you’re contrasting is really important in order to establish a baseline.

An example.

Stephen Doyle built this installation in the Grand Central train station in NYC in 1995, to draw attention to the 19th amendment. It’s easy to see why he chose the words he did to be in all caps:

Layout by heathert.

Layout by Margje.

Memory Standouts August 10th, 2014

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It’s time for a fresh set of Memory Standouts!

Breakingbrie’s Layout Family 

Won the July Memory Standouts.

Congratulations to her!

Please keep uploading your beautiful layouts to our gallery so that they can be featured here and you have a chance to win a gift certificate next month. Congratulations to all the scrappers who have their pages featured here! You are all in the running to be picked as August’s Memory Standout.

This week, Dunia Designs  has picked 5 fabulous pages from the Mscraps gallery.
Don’t forget to visit her awesome shop and her designer gallery for inspiration.

Dunia Designs Shop and Dunia Designs Gallery

1. One for the album by asali

I just love the neutral look of this page it’s absolutely amazing!

2. Extra Ordinary by ChantalS

This page is so precious, simply melts my heart

3. miss couette couette by brinic

I love the super cute pic and the layout here!

4. happy by kirstiegai

The layering here is so amazing!

5.  shine by luan 37

I love all the little small details about this page


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