Sunday, February 28, 2010

Winner announcement for the layout coupon:

February What Now rewards were:

Your rewards:

  • Each of the three colour schemes selected to be voted on gets the completed kit
  • Each of the two kit names chosen to be voted on gets the completed kit
  • One random drawn name for the element/background suggestion gets the completed kit
  • Everyone who places a Layout in the What Now? Gallery using ONLY your new kit goes into the random draw for a store coupon to the value of $3.99.
  • As a double whammy you get an extra bonus because your kit will feature as one of the EEE Challenges the following month and everyone that places a new layout in that challenge will also get the posting bonus, this may be an Add On to the kit or a totally new kit, for the EEE Challenge.

Number 4 reward:
These are the members that created a layout using the November What Now Kit – Rustic Shores, with the winner highlighted in blue: was used to determine the winner.

Sharon Lyn – lucky random draw winner

Congratulations Sharon Lyn you are February’s Rustic Shores coupon winner, please PM me with your full name and email address and I'll have the coupon sent to you. clip_image001

Don't forget there is another chance to win a posting bonus - number 5 in the list of rewards.

Friday, February 26, 2010

EEE Chat Reminder

EEE chat reminder – Friday February 26, DSP Chat room at 8pm EST.

Come and discuss your favourite topics, whatever they are at Erica's Everyday Events (EEE) chat and this Daisy Days Alpha Set will be given to those who actively participate in the chat session.  But don't worry, if you can't make the chat this will be in the store soon.

My Designer challenge is really simple to follow, every week I’ll choose one of my kits to feature and if you create a layout using the featured kit and post to Erica’s Everyday Events gallery by midnight on the due date (DSP Time), you’ll get a lovely free bonus just for posting – how easy is that!!

Current Challenge kit is Springtime Melody and runs from February 22 to February 28.

Where: DSP chat room
When: 8pm (EST) Next Chat Friday February 26

Be sure to check out all the great layouts at Erica's Everyday Events EEE Gallery
You'll find the Current Challenge information in the EEE Forum.

Chat freebie – Daisy Days Alpha Set

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

What Now Name Voting…

We have some awesome name suggestions this month!!! I'll never find choosing just two out of so many great names easy but I have whittled it down to two...these are:

Rustic Shores - submitted by chai
Tropical Rest - submitted by sammdc

...start voting now

Voting for this will close at midnight Wednesday February 17

Monday, February 15, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Erica’s Going Grunge Challenge Posting Bonus

Here is the posting bonus for Erica's Going Grunge Challenge for February - Pure Grunge 3 Overlays - I hope you have fun with them
A hint... our tutorial next month will be creating one of these type of grungy overlays from scratch.

If you haven't yet played along you still have until the end of the month to create your LO following the rules to receive this freebie.

Erica's Going Grunge Forum

Chat Reminder – Friday February 12

Were? DSP Chat Room

What Time? 8pm EST

When Friday February 12

Chat Freebie – Loves Special Moments

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

What Now Final Backgrounds…


Here are our final 4 backgrounds, I added, a heavily painted canvas in grungy multi colours and a stucco (sandstone) wall with paint splatters and grunge.
OK lets see those element suggestions...

Monday, February 8, 2010

EEE Challenge – February 8 to February 14

The kit to use for this weeks challenge is Loves Gift

The challenge runs from Monday February 8 to midnight Sunday February 14.

EEE Gallery
EEE Forum

What Now Background suggestions…

Here are the first two backgrounds using the fabulous colours submitted by Chai – to make your suggestions go to the What Now Forum.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Top 3 Name Voting …

…for the new Grunge Challenge.

the top three are:

Erica's Going Grunge
For the Love of Grunge
The Grunge Factor

Vote for you're all time favourite, deadline for this will be midnight February 7

Winning Colours for What Now February

Congratulation Chai your gorgeous Haiti colours will be our next kit.  Start making those background paper suggestions here.

Friday, February 5, 2010

New Grunge Challenge - February

Grunge Challenge February

Nominated products are: The Art In Me, More Art In Me or The Art In Me Value Collection. You can use either of the single kits or elements to create your layout.
Challenge Instructions:
Using the Tutorial as a guide, create your take on my example of a simple grungy layout using just background papers. Add any elements you want to complete how you want the final page to look. In the comment part of your upload, please tell us what blend modes you used if any, on your background papers.

Find out more and get your copy of the tutorial for this challenge.

NEW Grunge Challenge Information

Tell me how does this work? Go take a look…

What Now Colour Scheme Voting Deadline

WOW that Haiti colour scheme is just streaking ahead, be sure to make your vote count - deadline for voting is Midnight February 6th.

Name Vote for NEW Grunge Challenge

WOW 41 names to choose from - I've whittled it down to 17 for you to vote on and out of that 17 we'll take the top 3 and vote again to find the overall winner. Go here to vote. You can vote for more than one this time around but please choose a different name each time.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

What Now – Colour Scheme Voting Now On…

Ok my three choices are up - please go and vote for your favourite

What Now – colour suggestions deadline…

We have a great selection of colours so far but I'll give a deadline for any more of Midnight Wednesday February 3th... just a few more hours then I'll choose 3 for us to vote on

Sneak Peek at the New Lucky Dips

Ok! I thought I would give you a sneak peek at what the new lucky dips will be about

There is one style of design that I really love...GRUNGE!!!

I try and incorporate a bit of it into most of my kits, like grungy backgrounds, splatter or rusted elements and overlay sets etc. Grunge isn't necessarily dark and dirty but can be used to make something look aged even soft colours look good grunged up

The New Lucky Dips will run for approximately 3 to 4 weeks during any one month, it’s up to you how long you want to spend on the process, with the first part of the process learning a new skill (for those that don't already now how to grunge something up). The second part will be to create a layout incorporating what you've learnt. We may have a visual prompt to try and replicate, like we did in the last lucky dips with the magazine articles but not always.

I will provide more details soon as what kits we may to use and what type of bonus you’ll receive.

I think we need to rename this new challenge as Lucky Dips Doesn't seem as appropriate so I'm going to ask for submissions here as to what you think it should be I'll choose two or three for us to vote on.

What Name do you think we should call this new challenge?

Post your suggestions here…

Monday, February 1, 2010

EEE Challenge – February 1 to February 7

The kit to use for this weeks challenge is Watercolour Hearts
The challenge runs from Monday February 1 to midnight Sunday February 7.
EEE Gallery
EEE Forum
Posting Bonus preview – Watercolour Hearts 2
**Note** This bonus will also be in the store

New Kit in Store

Watercolour Hearts

Soft and romantic like a Monet painting or a meadow in springtime, the Watercolour Hearts Kit showcases the pastel colours of baby pinks, springtime greens and light mauves. With washed watercolours and slightly shabby papers this kit is packed with pretty and appealing elements that is sure to provide just the right creative spark you need. This beautiful kit is especially appealing for valentine layouts but works equally well for feminine, weddings, baby and everyday times.

What Now – New Challenge - February

Finally starting the new year with the first of What Now Challenge for 2010 so let me see those colour themes.  Let me see those special colours, be they a favourite dress, beautiful landscape or your kitchen.

Please keep these two links handy
What Now Gallery
What Now Rules