Hey Sweet Shoppers!!!
Today I have an easy way for you to grab an extra point for your November Portfolio! All you have to do to grab that point is scrap a page about a holiday tradition that you share with your family or friends!
Here’s one I did recently. :)
Be sure to link your completed page in the tracker and let us know it’s for this bonus challenge!!!
Can’t wait to see your pages!!!
Hola, Sweet Shoppers! Lex here, and I’m so excited to bring you the first November Portfolio Bonus Challenge! For the longest time my desktop wallpaper was one I had made using my One Little Word, MOVE. I felt like changing it up some weeks ago, and a friend had recommended Smashing Magazine’s monthly roundup of various wallpapers
, many of which came with calendars. They are gorgeous and run a gamut of styles, from using vector graphics to gorgeous photography. I had so much fun going through them and now have a few I regularly change up when I feel like it. I found I have a weakness for wallpapers with inspiring quotes!
Your challenge–should you choose to accept it–is to use any one (or two, or more!) of these wallpapers as inspiration for a layout, or even your photo to be used in a layout. Link us up to the wallpaper/s that inspired you in your credits. This earns you one bonus point for your portfolio. Label your layout as “Blog Bonus Challenge #1″ in your November Portfolio
. Here’s the lowdown on our monthly portfolio challenges.
Now, I totally goofed and am still working on my own layout, but I’m so grateful a couple of Babes have come to my rescue with their own takes on this challenge. See how they RAWKED it!
Enjoy the inspiration, and Happy Scrapping!
Hey Sweet Shoppers Meg here to bring you a rundown on the fun games we have happening over in our special DSD forum. There’s bonus portfolio points up for grabs featuring old school SSD Challenges where there’s 2 secretly marked to win a $10 SSD GC!! There’s also some special contests run by individual designers and their CT. Lots of chances to win some prizes this weekend.
Make sure to check out the new releases in the shoppe. We worked hard to bring you a ton of gorgeous goodies for this special day.
Here’s the links to the bonus portfolio challenges if you wish to play along!!
I hope everybody has a great DSD..make sure to pick up some awesome buys in the shoppe and to scrap those memories this weekend Happy Scrapping!
Hey there Sweet Shoppers! I’m here today to offer you the chance to get an extra point for your October Portfolio. What’s more exciting than that?! I’m sure you’ve noticed that there’s an abundance of Halloween and Fall themed kits in the shoppe lately. Your task for this challenge is to take one of those kits and create a non-themed layout. Simple enough? Just grab a kit from the Fall and/or Halloween categories in the store, create your layout, upload it to the gallery, and update your tracking post in the October Portfolio Tracker thread.
Here are some great examples from a few of my fellow SugarBabes:
Lexi used Kristin’s All Hallow’s Eve and Jenn’s Background Noise: Halloween:
Heather used Traci’s Autumn Spice to create this layout:
Tronesia and Rebecca both used Kristin’s Pumpkin and Spice kit.
And, here’s one from me using Nicole’s Sweet As Apple Pie:
Can’t wait to see your beautiful non-themed layouts! Feel free to add a link to your layout in the comments on this post. Have a great day!
Oh, hi! Happy Tuesday everyone! Brook here with something special. I baked up a COOKIE for you… use this template to earn 1 easy-peasy extra point on your October Portfolio!
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All you have to do is download this cookie, create a page with it (here’s a link to my original), and update your tracker. Haven’t a clue what I’m referring to? Here’s the info on our monthly challenge portfolio, where you can earn points towards discounts in the Shoppe. And… to get your creative juices flowing I asked my fabulous fellow Babes to show us some examples with the cookie. They rocked it big time! Images are linked to their layouts in the gallery, so please feel free to click and leave them some lovin’!
I can’t wait to see the amazing pages you will create with this cookie! Please feel free to link up to your pages in the comments. Enjoy!!!
Happy Tuesday Sweet Shoppers! Lizzy here, bringing you another chance at a bonus portfolio challenge for this month. For this challenge, we’re doing a spin-a-lift of the amazing Lydia’s gallery. I’ve always been a fan of Lydia’s pages, her layering and clustering is always gorgeous, and who could resist those gorgeous kiddos faces? So take a look through her gallery and choose a layout to lift. Take the original layout and spin it 180 degrees (or 45 or 90 degrees!), or flip it, shrink or enlarge it, and make it your own. Make sure you link the layout to your September portfolio tracker.
Nikki E lifted Feeling Good:
And here’s Nikki’s:
Laura lifted Hold Tight:
And here’s Laura’s:
I lifted Sick Day:
And here’s mine:
Happy Tuesday Sweet Shoppers! It’s Erin with your final bonus challenge for the August Portfolio!
It’s one of my favorite challenges – Shrink-A-Template. For the directions all you need to do is take a template out of your template stash, shrink it down and decorate it with SSD goodies. Once your layout is complete, post it to your August portfolio tracker for 1 pt. Easy Peasy!
Here are some Babe examples:
by Lizzy using Set 128 by Cindy
Heather used I Love Me Some Nikki Templates by Darcy
by Laura using To En Vogue Templates #2 by Studio Basic
by Nikki using Circtangular by Nettio Designs
by Juli using Scrap Your Heart Out 5 Piece 1 by Janet
by Shannon using Set 123 by Cindy
and by me using Janet’s Scrap Your Heart Out 5 Piece 9
Now it’s your turn! Happy scrapping
Hello sweetshoppers! Kim here with a chance for you to earn an extra point for the August portfolio here at The Sweet Shoppe!
When I look at my daughter, it amazes me how much she has grown over the years. You know when you tell someone their child has gotten big and the parents say they haven’t noticed it because they see him or her every day? Well, that’s not the case here. I see my daughter every day and yet I can almost literally see her grow and change. And especially at this age (she’s 8) the changes are huge. She’s not a little kid anymore. She’s starting to get interested in music, technology, even make-up (help!). She can still act goofy, but she has developped some kind of seriousness that I’ve never seen before. She is showing responsibility and maturity. Not every day, thank goodness, she still plays in the dirt and climbs in trees, she still whines when she can’t have icecream and she still believes in magic. But she surprises me every day.
For this challenge I thought it would be fun to scrap a layout that shows how someone – or something – has changed over the years.
Here is my page:
Now and Then by Jenn Barrette
template from Sequentials 5 to 8: Set 1 by Cindy Schneider (modified)
fonts: It’s full of dots straight by Darcy Baldwin
And here a some from the Sugar Babes:
Making the Grade by Melissa Bennett
template from half pack 51 by Cindy Schneider
Everyday Storytelling: Spring by Kristin Cronin-Barrow and Jenn Barrette
And one by Rebecca:
Now and Then by Jenn Barrette
Now it’s your turn! Happy scrapping!
Hi Sweet Shoppers! It’s Tracy with another Bonus Challenge for July’s Portfolio!
Today we’re talking “Superlatives”…you know those titles that we all got in high school. For this challenge I want you to make a layout using these funny titles for your friends and family. But don’t feel confined to them, you could do a page about your online SSD friends, co-workers or mom’s group. Your layout must have at least (2) superlatives on it and must be posted by the end of the month in your tracker when the portfolio closes. I’d also love for you to link it here in the comments so I can see what you’ve created.
Here’s a list to get your mind thinking and a couple Babe layouts as examples…
Most Likely to Become a Billionaire
Next American Idol
Life of the Party
Most Likely to Throw a Chair on Jerry Springer
Most Likely to Brighten Your Day
Most Likely to Become President
Most Likely to Succeed
Most Likely to be on a Magazine Cover
here’s one from Brook:
and here’s my layout using Heather & Libby’s Amuse Me:
Hey Sweet Shoppers!
Bonus time! It’s Keely with an opportunity to earn an extra challenge point for this month’s portfolio. All you have to do is use your cookie, update the tracker and have fun.Download Here
Here’s how some of the Babes worked it: