Amazing Digi Scrapping Race you recognize these two gals a rockn' and a rollin'?

We are Qadirah (QadirahDesigns) and Lajuana (scrapladyandmore) CT members at Deco-Pages. And we are Team Number 164 entered in the Amazing Digi Scrapping Race (ADSR). This is the 5th year for this fun event and the first time for either of us to participate. We travel from host site to host site the next 6 weeks receiving 2 challenges each week. There's deadlines and prizes with each challenge.

We are not alone in this race...Nelleke and Dawn are the Deco Darlings and Team you all can cheer both teams! Both Deco Teams are pumped and ready to get started. We will receive our first challenge February 7th

Monday, March 15, 2010

Challenge 12 - Create Card and Envelope

Welcome Racers! We are so happy to be a stop in the race this year. We wish each of you luck! Here is our challenge.... Download these templates and create your own card and matching envelope using any digital or traditional scrapbooking elements and papers you already have. We welcome you to post in our gallery as our members and guest love to browse for inspiration. **** this is not a hybrid, this is either digital or traditional or hybrid**** Just be creative and have fun. No printing required.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Challenge 11 - Humpty Dumpty

Welcome to Polka Dot Plum's ADSR Humpty Dumpty Challenge. The designers here at Polka Dot Plum created this plum gorgeous template, a really unique layout for you racers to use, and then our kids got a hold of it. Yes, 5 minutes away to answer the phone, and this is what was left of a beautiful layout. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to take this template and put it back together again. Now, how you do that will be entirely up to you and your partner. Each team must take these template parts and create 2 entirely different layouts(one from each of you). Each piece must be used at least once, and you are welcome to resize, recolor, transform, use as a clipping mask, but the basic shape must still be there. The grey "photo spots" do not necessarily need to hold the pictures. You may also add anything else you feel fits your artistic vision. These come as a layered PSD file and separate png files, so any program should be able to use it. We can't wait to see what you ADSR creative geniuses create for us! If you have any questions, we will be available anytime between 9am EST and 9pm EST. Please visit our ADSR Q & A section in our forum or email us at: customerservice AT polkadotplum DOT com

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Challenge 10

Inspiration Lane sponsor Challenge 10...we were to a joint LO showing our individual inspiration in life. Qadirah and I both choose Family as our inspiration. We both contributed various parts of this LO!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Callenge #9 is ready to go.

Hello, racers! Welcome to Oscraps! We're very excited to be the next stop on your journey.

Now, on to the challenge...

The first step of the challenge is to look at the color wheel. You and your partner must choose opposing colors on the wheel, so for example, if you pick blue, your partner must use orange. It should be the predominant color in the layout but it does not have to be the only color used. Please use THIS color wheel to make your selections. As long as you are using opposing colors, they do not have to be in the same band.

The second step is incorporate this quote in some way.
“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” - Mary Lou Cook
You can use any part of this quote as your inspiration. For example, you could make a layout about growing. You could make a layout about breaking the rules, etc. You can use any part of the quotes or words from the quote. The quote itself does NOT have to appear on your page.

The third step is to include the following:
You MUST include paint. This item is mandatory.

Then, pick 7 more from this list:
black and white photo
2 alphas
something metal
patterned paper
funky font

Please note that an item does NOT count for more than one category. So, for example, if you were to use a glitter swirl, it would either count for swirls OR glitter, NOT for both. You MUST have different pieces for each of your seven mandatory items. Also, if you decide not to use a black and white photo, that's fine, you can still use color photo(s) or no photo. You can use anything else that you want on your layout as long as you meet the mandatory requirements.

We will be available from 8 am to 8 pm EST to answer your questions. Questions can be posted in the forum here.

You must post your completed layout in the NDISB challenge gallery. We would also love to see the completed layouts in our own ADSR challenge gallery here.

All participants who complete layouts will receive the Oscraps collab of their choice.

Have fun and enjoy the challenge!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Challenge #8 - Someday

Special Note: This is a FAST FORWARD Challenge! The first team to complete this challenge will have the option of SKIPPING next week's challenge if they choose!

We've all said "someday...". Whether it's "someday, I'm going to get this filing cabinet cleared" or "someday, I'm going to find happiness" or anything in between. So, we want to see your "someday".

In order to allow as much creative license as possible, we have very few stipulations about what you need to use on your layout, but of course there are a few.

- Your layout must contain journaling. Whether you choose for it to be 1 line of journaling, or an entire page of journaling, is up to you.
- Somewhere in your journaling or title it must say "someday". If you want to make the title 'Someday', that's fine. If you would rather make your title something else completely and just mention 'someday' in the journaling, that works too. Even if you happen to have a 'someday' word art you want to use, that's fine as well! As long as we can see 'someday' on your page somewhere, it counts!
- We love elements here at Elemental Scraps, so of course we would love to see some on your page. At least 10 of them! But, use your creativity! If you want to use 10 pieces of ribbon and no other elements, that's fine! If you pick one button, 3 staples, 2 flowers, 3 ribbons and a frame, that works too. If in doubt, feel free to add more.
- I am currently obsessed with tone on tone papers. So, I'd like the background of your page to be a tone on tone patterned paper. If you don't have any tone on tone papers in your stash, you can use the one below. Otherwise, tone on tone paper you already have will work.

**Alphas with elements as part of their design, ie. a staple or a stitch, do not count toward the 10. Neither do the items in a pre-made cluster. If you add a flower that has a button and a stitch built into it, that is 1 item. If YOU build a flower with a button and stitch by adding all 3 items to the page, then it counts as 3. Only items that you physically add to the page count toward the 10 required elements. Pre-constructed items and clusters count as one item. If it's one .png file, it's one item. If it's 2 .png files, it's 2 items. And so on. Papers do not count toward the 10, even if it's a shaped paper mat. Journaling spots or frames made of paper, however, do. Remember, it's a minimum of 10, so if you are in doubt, you can always add more!**

**The journaling and title must be 2 separate items. A multi-word title can not be counted as journaling, and the journaling can not be considered the title.**

**We would prefer to see a photo, but if you're moved to do a journaling only layout with no photo, that's ok too! However you want to handle the photo situation is ok by us.**

**You do not have to use ES products on your layout - but of course we'd love it if you did!**

**Tone on tone paper means any paper with the background and the pattern being 2 shades of the same color. Dark purple base with light purple damask. Light blue base with dark blue dots. Kraft base with brown dots. And so on. See our example paper for a good idea of what we mean, and if it's still not clear, feel free to use ours.**

**Your background must be visible and clearly "the background". Obviously you can have stuff on top of it, so long as we can still see that it's the paper you used as the base for your layout. Feel free to layer stuff on top of it, just don't obscure it completely and you're good!**

**If you are using our paper for your base, you are free to recolor it to match your layout, provided it maintains it's tone on tone appearance and the pattern is still visible.**

That's it! We truly hope you put your own spin on this challenge and think of what "someday" means to you. It can be funny or serious, traditional or artsy, just be YOU! We can't wait to see what you create!

If you have any questions I haven't already covered, you can reply here and I'll try to answer as quickly as I can. I am usually around most of the day (EST) from 9am-10pm - but I do walk away from time to time to keep from sticking to the chair

Upload your layout to (link)the ADSR 5 gallery by midnight EST on Sunday. If you'd like to also upload here at ES to share with us (optional), you can upload them (here), as well!

Everyone who completes this challenge will receive this AWESOME collab from the ES designers! They totally outdid themselves this year.

Challenge#7 - Bucket List

ADSR Challenge 7 Welcome to Scrap Orchard! We are so excited to be participating in ADSR again! Last year was fabulous and we can only expect pure awesomeness for this year too!

If you raced last year, you might remember our challenge was thought provoking and a little on the tough side. This year when we started planning our challenge, we decided we wanted to step it up a notch! We've come up with a fabulous challenge and we think you will absolutely *love* it!

Without further ado, Scrap Orchard ADSR 5 Challenge 7:

The Bucket List
Scrap 50 Things you would like to do in your lifetime. (While a Bucket List is typically a list of 100 things you would like to do in your lifetime, we've cut the number down to 50, given that you are all under a serious time constraint. However, if you would like to list more than 50 things, you may!)

When making your list, please keep your items realistic, things you could actually do, achieve and cross-off your list. For instance, we would all love to win the Lottery, but we have no real control over or means to ensure we are the winner, so it's not a feasible goal. Your items can be small, outrageous, bizarre, modest.. just make sure you have at least 50 of them!

Once you have scrapped your list (we hope you cherish and start working on your list once the challenge is over), please upload your layout to the ADSR 5 Gallery and post a link in your team's thread so you can receive credit for completing the challenge. Psssst.. we would love to have you upload your layouts to our Gallery too, so we can see all your awesomeness! To make it easier on the fabulous ADSR checkers, please include a numbered list in your layout description!

All Racers who complete this challenge will receive their choice of one of our Mixed Fruit Megas for Free (does not include the March Mega).

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Challenge 6 - What a Challenge

Here it is...only one team member had to do this. Since Qadirah is packing for a move, I got elected to do this. Great challenge for me as this is my first cluster type LO!

Welcome to ADSR! Whoot, we at Scrappity-Doo-Dah are so excited to be your host.

For this challenge you have reached a ROADBLOCK. Huh? What does that mean you ask? Well, this means that only one of you may complete this challenge.

Are you ready for this challenge? It's easy-peasy, NOT!

Theme: Scrap Yourself!

1. Select 2 papers, solid/solid, solid/pattern, pattern/pattern.
2. Lay your first paper so that if covers the entire workspace.
3. Take the second paper insert it into your LO and decrease the size so that the paper is slightly smaller than the bottom layer.
4. Shadow the top layer.
5. Select a photo of you when you were younger and another one of you taken within the past year.
6. Photos should be 4 x 6. They can be vertical or horizontal. They can be color, sepia, or black/white.
7. Place the younger version of you in the top right quadrant of your layout.
8. Frame it.
9. Place the most recent photo of you in the lower right hand quadrant of your layout.
10. Frame it.
11. Select the following number of elements and cluster the areas around these photos.
Buttons - 4
Flowers - 4
Leaf//Leaves - 2
Heart shapes - 2
String / Twine - 2
Glitter/Bling - 2 (If you have glitter on a flower or other element, you can not count it towards your glitter/bling requirement)
Metals - 4 (this can be staples, keys, brads etc... it must be obvious)
Ribbon - 2
Flourishes - 2
12. Type up 10 words to describe yourself. They can be in any font, as long as its legible, and would prefer they be positives about you.
13. Tuck these words near your clustering -- they must be visible and not hidden by elements.
14. Insert the following Title, anywhere on your layout : This one is for me!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Challenge 5 - Yum Chocolate

Hi Everyone & Welcome to Pretty Scrappy! We are very happy to have you stop by us and we promise to not make this too difficult for you.

Pretty Scrappy Recipe Challenge
The requirements for this challenge are fairly simple. Follow the guidelines being as creative as possible using the recipe below. You can incorporate other items into your layout, but you must use at least 6 of the items listed. Since this is the month of Valentine's Day, your special challenge is to incorporate CHOCOLATE into your layout. So, 6 items in the recipe and chocolate!
* 1 ribbon * 1 tree
* 1 button * 1 staple
* 2 papers * 1 set of stitching
* 1 frame * 1 tag
* 1 flower * 1 alpha

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Here's Challenge 4

Our combined ATC card in a LO together!

Welcome to Digitals! We are proud to be hosting an intersection, so we are asking the teams to collaborate on a set of 4 Valentine's themed ATC cards.

ATC's 1 & 2. Since its the season of love, each racer will make one Artist Trading Card on the theme "The One I Love." Think of your spouse or significant other, children, God, pets, friends, etc.

ATC's 3 & 4. Then each racer will make one trading card honoring their ADSR teammate.

You must upload all 4 cards in ONE combined preview image to the ADSR forum at NDISB:
And we would love to see them here in our Digitals ATC gallery as well:

Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) are 3.5" x 2.5" mini-layouts. They can be horizontal or vertical orientation. They are meant to be light-hearted, humorous, and often have an altered look. They often have a partial picture and a small amount of text, the rest is decorative. Have fun with it!

There are no specific elements, journaling or photo requirements.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Challenge #3, Selective Colouring

Welcome to Scrappers Online. Some of you may have never visited us before. Yes, we have forums. And yes, we have a gallery. But really, what we are all about is learning. We ourselves are constantly trying to grow as scrappers, and would like to share that journey with others. We are trying to collect tutorials for all the different software packages out there, making us a central location for anyone who wants to learn about scrapping. And we're inclusive, we have forums for hybrid, paper and stamping too.
So I am sure it will come as no surprise to you then that learning is part of what our challenge is all about.

We would like you to do a layout that includes selective coloring. We have two tutorials here,
Selective Colouring in Photoshop, and Selective Coloring in Paint Shop Pro. Not that you are required to use these techniques, feel free to selectively colour any way you see fit. Our requirement is that your layout has a focal photo, and that photo has some selective colouring in it.
We would also like to see some journaling. Scrapbooking is about sharing experiences, and we'd like to hear a little about those experiences. So we ask that you include some journaling, at least 20 words worth. And no, captions, titles or dates don't count towards your 20 words. Let's have some fun with the journaling, playing with colour to highlight, or using tags or something to give selective emphasis to your journaling. Just put a selective focus on a couple of your journaling words in some way. Be creative!

Speaking of dates, we want to see them. Half a century from now, when I'm long gone, I'd like people be able to look at my layouts and know at least when stuff happened. We've already covered the "what" with journaling, let's tell the whole story! And not just typing the date somewhere on the page ... we know you all are closet date element hoarders out there, lets see some of those fun and funky elements! Show us when the event was, when you journaled, share a date or two with us!

All layouts must of course be posted at
NDISB challenge #3 gallery, but we ask that you also post a copy of your layout here in our ADSR 5 Gallery on our Challenge Wall.

Any questions regarding this challenge can be posted in this thread. We are generally available from 6 AM EST to 2 AM EST. We will try to monitor the threads at NDISB too, but our thread here will be the comprehensive list of answers to questions. Hopefully we've made this clear enough that there won't be too many questions!

Thank you so much for coming to visit us at Scrappers Online, and we hope you find this leg of the race to be a truly enjoyable learning experience. :-)

As a little check off list.. required parts are:

1. One focal photo with selective coloring

2. 20 or more words of journaling with possible highlights
3. At least one date element!

All Racers who complete this challenge will receive this fabulous mini kit created by friends of our site!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Challenge 2 - WOW! This is a "Challenge"!

Welcome to the Guild! We are so excited to be the second stop in this season's race! Here at the Guild our goal is to be a source of inspiration and learning in the digi-scrap world. To that end each month we offer an exclusive Guild kit as well as our monthly digital publication, The Artisan Notebook(tm). In February our focus has been a combination of celebrating Valentine's Day and thinking about, "The Games People Play." Our ADSR challenge combines these two ideas with the fact that this is the 5th season of ADSR. One of our regular features in the Artisan Notebook(tm) is called, "Recipe for Design." Our talented team of "Design Chefs" use a specific recipe to cook up some amazing layouts. Now, we are inviting you into the digi-scrap kitchen to use the following recipe to cook up your own unique layout:


Theme: 5 things I LOVE about....(choose a person, topic, idea, etc. Be Creative!)
Title: use a combination of 5 fonts and/or alphas (example: use 2 different fonts and 3 different alphas)
Photos: use 5 photos, one of the photos must have the number 5 in it!
Use 5 different elements of the same type (example: use 5 different flowers or 5 different buttons, etc.)

Season to taste: add ingredients from your digital pantry to make this layout your own!

Once you have completed your layout please upload it to the ADSR 5 Gallery and post a link in your team's thread so you can receive credit for completing the challenge. We would love to have you upload your layouts to our Gallery too, so we can see what you cooked up!

All Racers who complete this challenge will receive a choice of any one issue of the Artisan Notebook, any one Guild Encore kit as well as a set of Ready Made Pages (tm) created by Dee Bee Designs using the February Guild kit, "Games People Play."

Chllenge 1 LO - "My Partner Qadirah"

DH let me sleep in so I'm just now posting my how this turned out. This month's Deco Club Kit ~ Cherry Blossoms Love ~ was so perfect for the photo Qadirah sent me! Had the scraplift almost done...just needed a photo. Was thrilled when I received the photo and I learn something new about Qadirah...she's loves Asian art and some is on the wall behind her in the photo!

This has been a great working with Qadirah! ~Lajuana~


My first layout is up

Well it took some time to actually get the layout completed. Finding the right layout to scrap lift, getting the right colors and elements together and then having that great photo to pull it all together. I have finally finished it after tweaking and moving and deleting and re-arranging. Stressful, a little but what an amazing start to this amazing digital scrapbooking race. ~Qadirah~

Sunday, February 7, 2010

And the Race is ON!!!!! CHALLENGE 1

Qadirah and I have been getting to know each other over the past week getting all ready for the race...but we will be getting to know each other even more the next few days thanks to this First Challenge. It will be a real challenge for Qadirah as I don't have many photos of myself...sorry Qadirah! know what? I have a picture of my foot...I'll keep our followers in suspense....will tell you about it as we work on this fun challenge!


Welcome to Season 5 of the Amazing Digi Scrapping Race! We're excited to kick off the race at NDISB. To ease you back into the race, and to indoctrinate new racers, we've come up with a nice and easy challenge to get you started. Is that an oxymoron? Like jumbo shrimp? Easy challenge? In any case, we tried not to make it TOO challenging.

There are only three basic rules:

1) Your layout is about your partner. Introduce your partner to us. How you do this is entirely up to you. You can interview them, you can send them a questionnaire, you can use 5 words that best describe them, you can journal how you met for this race, or if you've been partners for years, you can make your page about a friendship that started with a crazy internet race and has since turned into so much more. The only rule is, the layout is about your partner and you need to tell us something about them.

2) You must include at least one photo of your partner. Large, small, color, b&w, of their face, back of their head, feet, whatever. But it must be a picture of your partner.

3) You must choose one layout from your partner's gallery and scraplift that as the page design for your layout. Only the placement of items is needed. You don't have to lift the colors, theme, etc. Just the overall placement of papers, elements, title and journaling.

Upload your completed layout to your NDISB gallery and link us to your partner's layout in whatever gallery you found it. I know we have at least one team where a wife coerced, I mean encouraged, her husband to participate. In this case, there may not be an existing gallery. In this case, please have your partner choose a layout from anyone's gallery that he or she really likes, as your design inspiration.

Friday, February 5, 2010

It's Almost Time for the Race to Begin!

Welcome to our AMAZING DIGI SCRAPPING RACE (ADSR) blog. If you need an eye-opener each morning...just come here...LOL!

I had fun working up this avatar and the blinkie that are our official Avatar and blinkie for the race. Qadirah has been cheering me on as I have been working on building us a blog today where you can follow us during this amazing scrapping race. Special thanks to Lori Staton for guiding me through setting up this blog!

You will notice we have separate pages for posting our Challenge Layouts. We will post here on the home page the Challenge requirements and then you can go to the respective pages to view each of our Layout for that Challenge.

Just click on the links above.

Avatar, Banner, and Blinkie Credits:
From The Deco Club Kit - Club Kit Turn the Music On
The deco figures and single musical notes are by Deb Ammerman
The music band is by Cornelia Designs (I recolored it lime green for this avatar)
Background has been swirled and turned black and white and made somewhat transparent.
It is by Michaele of Burkhart Scrapzone Designs
Wavy note line at the top is by Jen Hanson
The laptop (recolored) is by Lori Staton from the Club Kit-Working for a Living.
Thanks to all these ladies for the inspiration received from their contributions to the Club Kits!
Deco-Page has some awesome monthly here to go take a look!