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juliehclark
01-02-2008, 12:31 PM
Happy New Year Everyone!

I know you're all eager to start a new challenge! (Along with all those New Year's Resolutions, you know!:) )

This month, please welcome the lovely and talented Carena!!!!


Take it away!:)

mh51
01-02-2008, 02:00 PM
Yooooooouuuu Hoooooouuuuuuuuuuu Carena... where are you???

Carena
01-03-2008, 01:20 PM
Wow - what a wake up call this was - Sorry guys I didn't know about this - what a curved ball. :eek:

Give me a couple hours and I will have something for you. I promise - it will be good and worth the wait.

:eek: Now let me think :rolleyes:

Carena
01-03-2008, 03:00 PM
Hi Everyone

Now that I've recovered from the shock that I'm hosting this challenge - we can get started. Please accept my apology for starting late but as I've mentioned, I didn't know about this. LOL Anyway better late than never.

Well I have a love for heritage layouts and colours so for this month I've decided this will be our theme.

Requirements;
* As many layouts as you like - no limit - I want to see lots. LOL
* Heritage style layouts whether family or heritage objects
* Not necessary to be old - can be new but in heritage colours or style
* Use whatever kits and colours you like so long as it has a heritage feel to it. (remember to state who's kits and the name in details - always appreciated)

I have posted some layouts for ideas in my gallery using my latest kit Cherish which happens to be brand new to store today and in heritage colours.
Link for kit at store:
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/store/product.php?productid=1512&cat=0&page=1

Link to layouts in my gallery as examples:
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=5593

As you can see - heritage layouts but with modern photos. They don't have to be old if you don't have any.

To get you started here are some freebies in the same colours as my kit Cherish. I hope you enjoy these - layouts don't have to include these - only if you wish.

Anyone with question - don't be afraid to ask I'm very happy to help when I can.

PRIZE FOR JOINING IN - Mini kit from me. I will post a preview here in this thread as soon as I make it. :eek: Another thing to add to my to do list. :)

Oh- I'm excited about this challenge and hope to have heaps of people joining in the fun and we get lots, and lots of layouts. More freebies to come as soon as I get the chance. LOL ENJOY
Hugs from
Carena

Freebies - 2 flowers, bow, 2 papers (zipped file)

OnieRN
01-03-2008, 04:19 PM
What if we give away the templates for this challenge? I'm collecting ideas for a Geneology Book and any templates or freebies would be apprecated too! (((Hint Hint Hint)))

Carena
01-03-2008, 04:31 PM
Hi Onie

A template or two would be much appreciated by our members I'm sure. Like I've said this has been thrown on me unexpected and I wasn't prepared at all.
Keep an eye out everyone - I'll probably have more for you as time goes by. I just need to catch my breathe. LOL

Marion
01-03-2008, 06:29 PM
Woohoo I am number 1 to post!
Here is my layout and template. I just used the background papers and a mask. I hope you like!

pkdoll
01-03-2008, 07:48 PM
WOW! Marion you are so fast!! What a beautiful picture! Love your LO.

Carena
01-03-2008, 09:48 PM
Wow Marion - Fantastic

I just love that photo - absolutely awesome and yes you are fast. Whaaaooooo - now wheres page 2. LOL I don't want much do I. he he he.

Serious - an excellent page. Thanks for joining in the fun. Hope you get lots of use out of the freebies. :)

O2BNGdHope
01-03-2008, 11:06 PM
Here's one of my pages for the challenge. Cabinet cards were actually pictures on a very thick card stock that were typically displayed in, what else, a cabinet. They all had that extra 1/2 inch to display the name of the photographer or studio. Introduced in the 1860's, they were out of fashion by the 1920's. I am very lucky as I have several of these of my ancestors.

I got all of these freebies from CreativeVictorian.blogspot.com. They were from Netta's Autumn Visions kit with the exception of the brooch which is in her Regal Masque kit. I can't put the template here as the embellishments are hers and not mine. Sorry. Hope you like.

Carena
01-04-2008, 01:19 AM
Melanie - an exceptional page. Excellent and fabulous heritage photos. Thanks for joining the challenge and sharing this page with us. Love it. :)

Carena
01-04-2008, 04:33 AM
Here is a layout I've just finished. LOL 12.30am so I'm off to bed real soon.

I used the 2 papers, 1 flower & 1 bow from the freebies for the challenge. The rest has come from my Cherish Kit.
Photo - my aunty wedding picture.

sacannon
01-04-2008, 06:10 AM
Marion and Melanie, Great pages! and so quick. I will get around to this sooner or later. Have to run my mom around to doctor appointments today, and playing cards this evening so maybe later. Thanks for the great freebies Carena!

wolvsie35
01-04-2008, 07:35 AM
These are all so great...Love them, and I will have one here soon...Great challenge Cerena...:D

OnieRN
01-04-2008, 02:05 PM
Here's My Entry. Credits are posted in the Gallery

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/1463/Heritage-Challenge-000-Page-1.jpg

eye
01-04-2008, 03:58 PM
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=18861&cat=1463

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=18862&cat=1463

Made the first one last night before I seen the challenge:)

Marion
01-04-2008, 05:00 PM
Nice job Eye!

O2BNGdHope
01-04-2008, 07:02 PM
Great pages, Eye.

wolvsie35
01-04-2008, 07:15 PM
Everything made by me...This is of my dad and his parents~my grandparents..They are all very missed by me...
Free template below...((HUGS)) Loved this chellenge..Thanks..
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/mmc_CerenaChallenge-000-Page-1.jpg
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=18863&cat=500&ppuser=5259

OnieRN
01-04-2008, 07:17 PM
Here's My Entry. Credits are posted in the Gallery

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/1463/Heritage-Challenge-000-Page-1.jpg


Here's My Entry. Credits are posted in the Gallery

evee
01-04-2008, 07:49 PM
Will this one do?
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=18864&cat=500&ppuser=5010http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=18864&cat=500&ppuser=5010

evee
01-04-2008, 07:50 PM
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=18864&cat=500&ppuser=5010

evee
01-04-2008, 07:51 PM
Why can't I get my image to appear here? I've tried twice and it only comes up as a white box with a cross!

Carena
01-04-2008, 08:49 PM
Why can't I get my image to appear here? I've tried twice and it only comes up as a white box with a cross!


Hi Eve - is it in Jpeg format - click the paper clip symbol - select file and click upload. If this is what you've done - sorry I don't have any other answers.

By the way - clicked you link to look at your page. Wow I love it - what a fantastic photo to scrap. Excellent.
Thanks for joining in. :)

Great pages also by Marion, Melanie & Eve and Wolvsie - all of them excellent and all of you so quick. LOL. Heritage - a subject I really like and it's obvious by your pages a subject you all enjoy as well. Wonderful pages and looking forward to seeing more pages to come from our talented members.
Preview of mini kit to come - LOL I'd better get a more on.
Hugs

OnieRN
01-04-2008, 09:18 PM
Here is another posting for the challenge! As you can see, I love lace and ribbons!

Credits are listed in the Gallery!

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/Heritage-Challenge-001-Page-3.jpg

mh51
01-05-2008, 06:16 AM
Here's mine........
This is my Dad. I love this photo as you can almost see that his eyes were so blue (even in b&w)...

I've uploaded the template in case anyone wants it.
(I was afraid to omit 'pictures' in case it didn't upload other items in the LO...!!!) DO HOPE THIS WORKS...

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/1542/Heritage01.jpg

mh51
01-05-2008, 07:32 AM
This is my Paternal Grandmother & Dad's younger sister who's now 82yrs old.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/1542/Heritage02.jpg

O2BNGdHope
01-05-2008, 08:31 AM
Great job, Onie & Mary! Love these colors and I Love lace, too!!!!

mh51
01-05-2008, 09:35 AM
My Maternal Grandmother, her daughter, grand-daughter & great grand-daughter ~ ALL named JESSIE.

Now that great grand-daughter has children of her own & maybe even grandchildren I don't know about as we haven't been in touch for years.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/1542/Heritage03.jpg

OnieRN
01-05-2008, 09:40 AM
My Maternal Grandmother, her daughter, grand-daughter & great grand-daughter ~ ALL named JESSIE.

Now that great grand-daughter has children of her own & maybe even grandchildren I don't know about as we haven't been in touch for years.

WOW Mary, this is priceless! and the idea of 4 generations with the same is amazing! I love the layout!

O2BNGdHope
01-05-2008, 10:41 AM
This was a common occurance in the mid 1800's photos. If you look carefully at them you will see what looks like a double exposure somewhere in the shot. It happens because of the length of time the "film" had to be exposed to capture the photos. That's why so many people aren't smiling in the old photos. Because they've been sitting there for some time.

Brooch is by creative victorian. Shapes from Rosana.

CrystalInMinn
01-05-2008, 11:50 AM
Beautiful LO's Marion and Melanie! Great challenge Carena! Thanks for the freebies. Boy do I need to get busy. lol

Crystal

CrystalInMinn
01-05-2008, 12:01 PM
oops i posted my comment before i saw that there were more pages. I don't want to forget anyone so, great pages all!

eye
01-05-2008, 12:38 PM
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=18893&cat=1463

Made with Carenas mini kit.Thank you.

sacannon
01-05-2008, 03:49 PM
here is mine. Wow, I thought I had saved this here right after I loaded the layout, I must not have clicked the save button. Oh well, it is here now! My credits are in the gallery.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=18888&limit=recent

sacannon
01-05-2008, 03:50 PM
All of these heritage layouts are fabulous! Love all of them.

sacannon
01-05-2008, 04:11 PM
Hear are some Items I made and used in my layout. the paper I ended up using Fiona's mask on so you don't really see it.

eye
01-05-2008, 09:20 PM
oh these are beautiful Sue. Thanks alot and girls all the layouts are beautiful.

sacannon
01-05-2008, 09:23 PM
oops, looks like I mispelled. I typed "hear" instead of "here". oh well, I am sure no one noticed! LOL

pkdoll
01-05-2008, 10:10 PM
Thank you Sue--these are really great freebies!! Everyone has done so great on all their pages!! Love them all!

Carena
01-05-2008, 10:33 PM
Awesome - we are getting some fabulous heritage pages. More pages added by Mary, Melanie and Sue - Hope I haven't missed anyone. Not my intention.

I will be doing a freebie mini kit for those who join the challenge. I will message you I think with the link to download as soon as I get it done. I won't be posting the link here - it will only be for those who join the challenge and upload a page. More reason to get cracking on those pages and join in or you will miss out. Sorry guys - I'm going to make you work for it. LOL

Excellent pages, I've really enjoyed looking and commenting on them. Many thanks for sharing with us all.
Hugs
Carena

OnieRN
01-05-2008, 10:47 PM
I uploaded 2! Want to make sure you don't miss me when you send out your mini kit.......... <wink>

Now the rest of you better get to work! :D

Carena
01-06-2008, 01:13 AM
Onie - your post made me laugh. I'm sure not to miss you now. LOL

Well - I've just this minute completed the mini kit. I will message all that have posted a page so far in the next day or two. Please don't share the link with anyone - it is my gift to you personally for joining my challenge. If you have someone who wants the kit as well be sure to tell them and get them to enter a page and I will gladly send it to them.

I hope you all love the mini kit. I've made it suitable for your heritage layouts so once you get it I'd really appreciate if you would like to do a page with it and link it here and pop it into the gallery making sure to give credit. Thanks for supporting me in this my first challenge here. I hope I've done OK so far.
Many thanks
Carena

Preview attached - Mini Kit - my gift to you for joining the fun. (done at 8 inches and 200 dpi)

Carena
01-06-2008, 01:21 AM
http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee40/carena-cats/Carenas-Jan-Gift.jpg

Here is a bigger view.

eye
01-06-2008, 06:06 AM
Oh this is beautiful xo thank you.:)By the life of me I do not know how you guys get your pages in here.I just copy and paste the title as I do not know how to do it any other way.:)

O2BNGdHope
01-06-2008, 06:21 AM
Eye, that's me, too. I figured out how to put thumbnails into a thread but I have to upload it from my computer. Then I have to go to the gallery and upload it from my computer, again! I don't know how to link them from the gallery to a thread. Oh well, it's working this way.

sacannon
01-06-2008, 07:05 AM
Eye and Melanie, To copy the link I copy the URL from the top of my layout page, and past it in here using the "go advanced" below. There is a link icon you click on below the smiley. To bring the picture in, there are two links below your layout when you have it opened. Click on the first one and paste it here the same way, and your picture will come through full sized. Hope that helps.

mint
01-06-2008, 07:05 AM
Wow everyone is making such grate pages and Sue those are grate. Now that I am filling better I will have to see what I can make.

KPierce
01-06-2008, 07:17 AM
I don't know for sure if this will qualify or not. The poem was written by my grandma when she was 13 in 1913. She won an essay contest. The poem has her original writing with the typed words. I have added a picture of her and her "home". The rooster is a family memory from grandma. The rooster raised some abandoned baby ducks. I think all the items used were ScrapbookMax items <hope>. Do I need to upload differently to participate if it qualifies?

I am confused because I can not find where the challenge defines "heritage" colors etc. I don't know for sure how to upload/where. I am a newbie for sure but love this program and this forum.

Thanks everyone.

sacannon
01-06-2008, 07:35 AM
KPierce, This is sort of a anything goes challenge as long as it is heritage. You can use any kits. Color doesn't matter. You did great. Love your layout. You can do as many as you like and load them to the regular gallery and copy here like you did this one or put a link to the gallery to view, either way is fine.

OnieRN
01-06-2008, 08:44 AM
I don't know for sure if this will qualify or not. The poem was written by my grandma when she was 13 in 1913. She won an essay contest. The poem has her original writing with the typed words. I have added a picture of her and her "home". The rooster is a family memory from grandma. The rooster raised some abandoned baby ducks. I think all the items used were ScrapbookMax items <hope>. Do I need to upload differently to participate if it qualifies?

I am confused because I can not find where the challenge defines "heritage" colors etc. I don't know for sure how to upload/where. I am a newbie for sure but love this program and this forum.

Thanks everyone.


WOW, this is priceless! You have a true treasure that goes back almost 100 years. Your layout is great! keep up the good work and welcome to the SBM forum. You will find lifetime friends.

mh51
01-06-2008, 09:46 AM
Oh this is beautiful xo thank you.:)By the life of me I do not know how you guys get your pages in here.I just copy and paste the title as I do not know how to do it any other way.:)

OK....
After uploading your LO to the Gallery...
Click on it to enlarge...
Directly underneath you'll see...
UBBCode:
Click on.... Copy to Clipboard...
then
when you're in the post you just paste there & hey presto...

Does this make sense...???

Marion
01-06-2008, 11:19 AM
to get your layouts to show up full size in here, push this button (see below) then come back to your post and hit "ctrl" and "V"

Hope that helps.

O2BNGdHope
01-06-2008, 11:29 AM
Thanks ladies and thanks Marion for the picture. I'll try that next time.

mh51
01-06-2008, 12:32 PM
to get your layouts to show up full size in here, push this button (see below) then come back to your post and hit "ctrl" and "V"

Hope that helps.

Looks like we answered about the same time Marion BUT yours was so much better. Well done.

eye
01-06-2008, 04:11 PM
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=18893&cat=500&ppuser=2010&sl=e


Still do not know how to do this Sue.

eye
01-06-2008, 04:17 PM
<img src="http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/1463/My-Scrapbook54-000-Page-1.jpg" />

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/1463/My-Scrapbook54-000-Page-1.jpg

<img src="http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/1463/My-Scrapbook54-000-Page-1.jpg" />

eye
01-06-2008, 04:18 PM
Thank you Sue.I tried about four times and now I have it done. Ignore the picture as you all had seen it anyways.I was just testing.xoxo

sacannon
01-06-2008, 04:21 PM
They both worked Eye, Congrats!!!

eye
01-06-2008, 04:22 PM
I don't know for sure if this will qualify or not. The poem was written by my grandma when she was 13 in 1913. She won an essay contest. The poem has her original writing with the typed words. I have added a picture of her and her "home". The rooster is a family memory from grandma. The rooster raised some abandoned baby ducks. I think all the items used were ScrapbookMax items <hope>. Do I need to upload differently to participate if it qualifies?

I am confused because I can not find where the challenge defines "heritage" colors etc. I don't know for sure how to upload/where. I am a newbie for sure but love this program and this forum.

Thanks everyone.

This is so beautiful.Wow what a nice memory.

eye
01-06-2008, 04:26 PM
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=9323&cat=500&ppuser=2010&sl=e

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/1463/Heritage-4-000-Page-1.jpg

<img src="http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/1463/Heritage-4-000-Page-1.jpg" />

I made this all from Mary Anns Stuff and is one of my favorites.

sacannon
01-06-2008, 07:02 PM
Yes, I loved that tree when it first came out. Great job Eye!

O2BNGdHope
01-06-2008, 07:14 PM
Love, love, LOVE this. What a great job, eye....now I gotta go look at mary ann's stuff again...gotta get that tree!

omajo
01-06-2008, 10:20 PM
Ooh, all beautiful LO's !! Love it........

KPierce
01-07-2008, 06:00 AM
Scanned in our invitation as background and then wedding picture with a few embellishments. I did not think to write down at the time who to give credit too. I will look it up later, sorry. How long can I use newbie as an excuse?:o

Oops typo, it was 33 years ago...almost 34 years.

makeyesup
01-07-2008, 06:19 AM
This challenge has such wonderful layouts posted to it and we are only 7 days into the challenge. Great job all.
Here's 2 that I did with the latest kit from my CT designer.

Once again links aren't working for me, so I'll just post the thumbprints.

O2BNGdHope
01-07-2008, 06:29 AM
KPierce, you're layout is beautiful. Love the colors you chose. Makeyesup, love yours, too. Where did you say you got that kit?

sacannon
01-07-2008, 07:30 AM
Scanned in our invitation as background and then wedding picture with a few embellishments. I did not think to write down at the time who to give credit too. I will look it up later, sorry. How long can I use newbie as an excuse?:o

Oops typo, it was 33 years ago...almost 34 years.


Awesome layout!

sacannon
01-07-2008, 07:32 AM
This challenge has such wonderful layouts posted to it and we are only 7 days into the challenge. Great job all.
Here's 2 that I did with the latest kit from my CT designer.

Once again links aren't working for me, so I'll just post the thumbprints.

For a while copying the URL link didn't work for me either. I don't know why, but all of a sudden it started working again. Your pages are wonderful!

womanw/anedge
01-07-2008, 08:55 AM
Ok here's my challenge page...was from the Manilla Memories from sbm..This was one of the last pictures that was taken of my dad before his cancer came back and he got really sick..not real fancy but turned out pretty well for the new girl..LOL.

O2BNGdHope
01-07-2008, 09:09 AM
VERY good for the new girl!!! LOL! Great job!

mswizard
01-07-2008, 02:15 PM
How long can I use newbie as an excuse?:o

Till ya get yelled at lol!
BTW...my 4 year old son Ian thinks you are "cute" LOL outta the mouths of babes!!!

Carena
01-07-2008, 06:13 PM
I've compilled the list for the first people to get the bonus gift from me to you for joining my challenge. If you get the time, I'd love to see what you can make of the freebie. ;)

11 people so far with some doing more than one page. Excellent. I'm glad you're all enjoying the challenge. Keep them coming if you like. Remember no limit on pages - do as many as you would like. Don't forget to tell your friends about the challenge and give them a wee nuge if they need it. LOL.

I will be personal message the link for the gift. Please if you wouldn't mind leaving a quick comment in the field - then I will know who has received the gift. Much appreciated.
I hope you enjoy.
Kind regards
Carena

PS. I have taken my list from this forum so if you haven't posted a link here - your name won't be on my list. If you have done a page and not linked it here or previewed it here, please do so. Hopefully I haven't missed anyone. If you don't get the link in the next day or so, please message me so I can correct it. Many thanks.

Carena
01-07-2008, 06:31 PM
Sorry just suddenly thought. Anyone wanting their gift in Jpeg and PNG format - please message me and I can arrange it for you. Thanks

CrystalInMinn
01-07-2008, 06:45 PM
Happy New Year Everyone!

I know you're all eager to start a new challenge! (Along with all those New Year's Resolutions, you know!:) )

This month, please welcome the lovely and talented Carena!!!!


Take it away!:)

I want to do a layout too, I thought that this would run all month????? Am I wrong, if so nudge, nudge, I better get to it ;)

Crystal

Marion
01-07-2008, 07:07 PM
As far as I know it is all month, I think Carena is just trying to stay current with who did what. I am sure you can still submit pages.

knzus
01-07-2008, 07:18 PM
Yes, Designer's Challenges are month-long...the weekly challenges, well, they're weekly, LOL, and are *those other threads* that Fiona/Angelwithin does. (LOL! :p )

Carena's just trying to stay on top of everything.

Being a designer is somewhat challenging...so we hafta do what we can so you guys don't know how frazzled we can get. Heheheh :rolleyes: :D

Carena
01-07-2008, 08:15 PM
LOL - you guys are so funny. Yep - trying to stay on top of things - not so easy during school holidays.
Yes - the challenge runs all month but I guess you can say it's an early bird special. LOL
The sooner your pages are in the sooner you can receive my gift. I thought, well why wait to the end of the challenge and besides it may motivate anyone whom is hiding in the background and not saying anything. Hello, are you out there. Come on - join the fun and get the gift.

Besides that - I also wanted to give you plenty of time to scrap a page or two if you wish and add it here also.

Thanks everyone for your kind remarks and comments. This is not the end of the challenge - just the beginning. Keep them coming and get your friends involved.
Hugs to everyone

PS I will have to try and get another page or two done myself. :p

CrystalInMinn
01-07-2008, 08:29 PM
Phew! I was soooo worried there! and Carena your mini kit freebie is awesome! Can't wait to scrap something but I am "mentally blocked" right now. I'll have to dig into the photos for inspiration!

Carena
01-07-2008, 08:59 PM
Hope your mental block clears soon for you. I hate that when it happens to me. You can just sit looking at a blank screen and nothing comes to mind. Other times the ideas are fair popping and pages come one after another.
Plenty of time - it's early days yet. Looking forward to seeing your page.
Hugs
Carena

CrystalInMinn
01-07-2008, 11:51 PM
Phew. my mental block was short thankie very much :eek: i took a peek at my kit from Kimbob and the masking tape just stood up and grabbed me. hmmm I thought. what can i do with the two tapes stuck together but separate like that and paazow! I redid my LO of thinking. i had a comment on it to include the story in the jounalling and this just developed!

thinking (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=19006&cat=500&ppuser=6004)

KPierce
01-08-2008, 05:47 AM
WOW I can't wait until my scrapbook pages look more like this one. Love it.

I love to look at all the different layouts. Everyone is so talented at this.

What kit has the skeleton key? That would be perfect on some of my pages.

rosana brito
01-08-2008, 07:17 AM
Thank you very much Carena, adores its works!
Here it is here mine pge! this was aunt of my mother!

O2BNGdHope
01-08-2008, 07:24 AM
Nice layout, Ro. Very beautiful lady.

CrystalInMinn
01-08-2008, 10:22 AM
yes I like this one too. It came with Kim's kit, I know of three kits that have similar keys . :) more info later! also there is a heritage thread over at Digishoptalk in the chatter section as enable me Heritage kits. Tons of info there!

Carena
01-08-2008, 10:35 PM
Hi everyone. Hope you have all had a great day.

To:
Karen Pierce - got you message - I did send a private message with the link to you. Can't explain why you didn't get it. I've sent another message a few minutes ago. If you don't get this one - message me again and I'll make sure you get it. Hopefully things will go OK this time. Love you page. Well done.

To:
rosana brito
Excellent page. Tryed to send you a private message with the link for the freebie gift but you have private messages disabled and I can't sent it to you. I don't wish to post the link in public area as it is for challenge particapants only. Could you please message me so I can arrange something. I don't pass email address or anything like that so you will be quite safe. You can email me at carena.cats@yahoo.com.au or message me here. Whichever you prefer.
I leave it up to you. I wouldn't want you to miss out after doing such a lovely page.
Hugs Carena

Remember everyone - the challenge continues - ALL MONTH LONG - I just like to keep on top of things. January is a busy month I think in everyone's calendar but when you have kids on school holidays it makes it even busyier. To top things off - here in New Zealand - it's SUMMER TIME - lots of swimming, beach, berry picking (my favourite- Boysenberries) etc etc. Not a time to spend in front of the computer all day long although I do love my computer and scrapping.

Anyone not got my gift yet whom has added a page here prior to this reply - could you please message me so I can correct things. I don't think I've missed anyone but just in case. Don't be afraid - let me know. I'm very approachable and I don't bite. LOL MUCH. he he he.
Sorry about the humour.
Hugs
Carena :)

O2BNGdHope
01-09-2008, 03:34 AM
Here's my layout using Carena's gift. Thanks, Carena. It's beautiful. This is my parents at their 50th wedding anniversary. They were like newlyweds all my life. I don't remember EVER seeing them argue. Dad passed away 4 years later.

Now, if you want this kit, you gotta scrap a page. So what are you waiting for?

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/Scrapbook-Max-Challenges-003-Jan-08-gift.jpg

sacannon
01-09-2008, 06:56 AM
It's beautiful Melanie.

rosana brito
01-09-2008, 09:28 AM
Girls for these parts I used to paper them Freebie de Carena, challenge January!
They forgive me if I made something wrong okay!
Thanks for the patience that all has with me!

kisses

rosana brito
01-09-2008, 09:37 AM
Here it is here plus some!
I wait to be one in such a way approved of all!:D

makeyesup
01-09-2008, 10:04 AM
For a while copying the URL link didn't work for me either. I don't know why, but all of a sudden it started working again. Your pages are wonderful!

Thanks Sue, glad to hear it's not only me having this problem. It's sporadic on my end too.

Great job everyone on all the layouts, they are spectacular.

Thanks Rosana for all the goodies, very pretty and useful.

Carena
01-09-2008, 01:33 PM
Melanie your page moved me to tears. So special. Thank you.

Rosana - great embellishments - I don't mind you adding these here in the challenge area for our members to enjoy but in most cases designers kits and freebies are usually for personal use and generally are not for sharing unless you purchase commercial use products. I'm sure our members will enjoy them - you did a great job. Well done.

eye
01-09-2008, 04:29 PM
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=19038&nocache=1

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/1463/My-Scrapbook57-000-Page-1.jpg


I decided to use stuff from Carenas both kits,some from Sues and some from Rosana(JAN. CHALLENGE). Wow girls love your stuff and thanks for the freebies. xo

sacannon
01-09-2008, 04:36 PM
Great goodies Rosana, thank you! Eye it is gorgeous! What a special picture too.

Marion
01-09-2008, 04:47 PM
Thank you very much Carena, adores its works!
Here it is here mine pge! this was aunt of my mother!

Beautiful Rosana!

Carena
01-10-2008, 03:55 AM
Great page Eve - you have all been so busy. I'm yet to get another page done. LOL. Soon I hope.

rosana brito
01-10-2008, 07:22 AM
Sorry, Carena, I imagined that you I wanted some creation with its paper!
Sorry you vary times ok, not I repeat this delict!

Fort hug, i love ya

sacannon
01-10-2008, 07:24 AM
If I missed anyone, all your pages are beautiful, I did see them, but I think I missed commenting on some due to limited time on here lately.

Carena
01-10-2008, 01:57 PM
Sorry, Carena, I imagined that you I wanted some creation with its paper!
Sorry you vary times ok, not I repeat this delict!

Fort hug, i love ya

Hi Rosana

No problem Rosana. I know sometimes language can also be complicated and english is one of the hardest languages to understand. I can still struggle with it myself. My worst subject at school. LOL. Of course you can make whatever you like with designers stuff. It just can get complicated when you share with everyone else. Copyright is also very complicated and something we can all struggle with.

Still waiting on how to send your gift for joining the challenge. I would seriously love to get it to you somehow as your page was wonderful and you so deserve a reward. An awesome page. Let me know.
Hugs from
Carena

eye
01-10-2008, 02:49 PM
Hi Rosana

No problem Rosana. I know sometimes language can also be complicated and english is one of the hardest languages to understand. I can still struggle with it myself. My worst subject at school. LOL. Of course you can make whatever you like with designers stuff. It just can get complicated when you share with everyone else. Copyright is also very complicated and something we can all struggle with.

Still waiting on how to send your gift for joining the challenge. I would seriously love to get it to you somehow as your page was wonderful and you so deserve a reward. An awesome page. Let me know.
Hugs from
Carena

I will write to her and let her know.:)

rosana brito
01-10-2008, 03:17 PM
I will write to her and let her know.:)
Carena, I sent an email he will for you,
rtbrito@hotmail.com (rtbrito@hotmail.com). Send me it saw this adress ok

I anticipate my gratefulness!

kisses
thank you very much for understanding me!

omajo
01-10-2008, 05:58 PM
Wooow, all the layouts are so fantastic, georgeous,...........!! Love Carena's gift which Melanie-Hope used, I must hurry up and make time to join this challenge,....!!

pkdoll
01-10-2008, 08:38 PM
This is my entry for the January Challenge with Carena. I used Carena's kit which can be found here: http://www.scrapbookmax.com/store/product.php?productid=1512&cat=0&page=1


The Swirls (which I recolored) and the vintage floral overlay are from Kimb's grab bag this month which can be found on her blog.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/pjk-family-000-Page-1.jpg

Carena
01-10-2008, 09:13 PM
Messages:

pkdoll - great page and yes I'm a fan of KimB also and got the grab bag you mentioned. Excellent.

Eye - thanks for helping out. Sent Rosana the link for gift download. I know language can make things difficult at times. You help is very much appreciated. Thank you.

omajo - looking forward to seeing you page when you get the chance. Life can be extremely busy - worse during school holidays LOL. Plenty of time as we are only 1/3 way through the month. Once page is done I will send you the posting gift via private message.

Hugs
Carena

rosana brito
01-11-2008, 08:00 AM
Girls I am moved when coming across with as many pretty works,
I am in the certain place, girls of much success,
Congratulations all!
kisses

rosana brito
01-11-2008, 08:05 AM
thank you
For the chance!
I loved making these!

rosana brito
01-11-2008, 08:12 AM
I will write to her and let her know.:)
Eye and Carena, I am grateful for the affection and understanding,
Sorry , ok
I was stubborn always girl!
Hehehehe , all to make me happy very!

O2BNGdHope
01-11-2008, 08:12 AM
Nice pages, Rosana! I can't decide which is my favorite. Both are excellent! Great job!

sacannon
01-11-2008, 02:34 PM
Paula and Rosana Those are wonderful pages!

bluevelvet
01-11-2008, 03:58 PM
Here is one of my entries. Hope I can get some more done....I enjoy doing the heritage ones...

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=19166&cat=500&ppuser=5258

Carena
01-12-2008, 12:07 AM
Update: bluevelvet and CrystalInMinn both sent gift via private message a few minutes ago.
Crystal - My apologise for missing you out earlyier. Totally my mistake - very sorry about that. Thanks for the message - I needed a wee poke. LOL. Hope you both enjoy my gift.

Rosana - you are so sweet - loved the email you sent me. Adorable and WOW, WOW and more WOW - your latest pages - well what can I say but stunning. Excellent. Thanks for sharing with us. I think you have put the challenge up for everyone else - excellent standard - can everyone rise to the challenge. LOL Keep the pages coming.

omajo
01-12-2008, 05:32 PM
Oooh at last, here is my layout, with my parents picture in it !!

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/Jan-2008-001-Page-2.jpg

O2BNGdHope
01-12-2008, 05:40 PM
Love the hearts background!! Beautiful job.

rosana brito
01-12-2008, 06:40 PM
Hear are some Items I made and used in my layout. the paper I ended up using Fiona's mask on so you don't really see it.
ei, Sue, as to make a ribbon thus, he seems of fabric same!
I adored these! great job!
you teach to me?
thanks
kisses
ro

rosana brito
01-12-2008, 06:44 PM
OHH! when Omajo this quiet, I know that this preparing :Dsomething!
BRavooooooooooo! girl! i loved pge loved!:D
kisses

Carena
01-12-2008, 10:26 PM
To omajo
sorry don't have a first name. Just tryed to send the link for the challenge gift and you have your private message area turned off. Please contact me here via private message or email at carena.cats@yahoo.com.au so we can arrange something.
Many thanks - wonderful page. I see you're from Perth. I have an uncle living there and cousins up north. I also had 17 years in Brisbane so we are just about neighbours. LOL - looking forward to hearing from you.
Thanks for joining our little challenge group.
Cheers
Carena

omajo
01-13-2008, 12:55 AM
Here is another one !!

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/Jan-2008-003-Page-4.jpg

omajo
01-13-2008, 01:02 AM
Hi Carena, I will email you in a while, I'll put you in buddy list too, so that we can pm each other. I'm looking foward to have holiday in NZ, yes we are neihgbours here down under.
Thanks for the gift, I'm sure I will enjoy using it !!

eye
01-13-2008, 07:19 AM
Here is another one !!

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/Jan-2008-003-Page-4.jpg

Your layouts are stunning xo xo.Beautiful.

Marion
01-13-2008, 09:24 AM
Great layouts Omajo!

ellan
01-13-2008, 09:34 AM
The photos are of my beloved mutt who is a heroine with the Gas company after detecting a gas leak in a townhome complex. She is still going strong after 14 years. I converted the photos to black and white, although with a black and white dog in the middle of a Minnesota winter you wouldn't know unless you saw the original photos which have a really cool blue-green cast to them (which was totally accidental, but cool).

The snowflake and baseball are free from About2.com and the font used for "Jessa" is Phillippe and free from dafonts.com. Everything else, except the photos of course, are from different templates that came with SBM!

I'm brand new at this, attempting to show my layout here and attempting to follow instructions (thanks gals). Hope it works. :)

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/Heritage-000-Jessa.jpg

O2BNGdHope
01-13-2008, 09:49 AM
GREAT job! Very cool layout.

Marion
01-13-2008, 11:27 AM
It worked great! Love your layout. Good job!

womanw/anedge
01-13-2008, 12:30 PM
great layout and love the different angles of your photos..looks like you pups on watch still..keep up the great work...smiles you :)...Kristie

ellan
01-13-2008, 01:15 PM
Thanks for the kind words. This is truly an inspiring community. I feel like a little kid in a candy store.

angle
01-13-2008, 05:14 PM
Woo Hoo... I finally got one finished before the month was over.. LOL...
I made everything on the page... Tried to make the papers look like quilts... this is as close as I got.

This is my Grandmother... sure wish I wasn't so young and (*thought*)knew so much before she passed away... I have so many questions I would have asked today...

God Bless all of you
:)

Trish

womanw/anedge
01-13-2008, 06:39 PM
thanks for the gift angle...your page was beautiful!!

pkdoll
01-13-2008, 07:12 PM
Everyone your LO's are all sooo good.

Carena
01-14-2008, 03:18 AM
Wow - everyone has been busy with more great layouts.
Private messages and my gift sent to:
omajo, ellan and angle (Trish)

Still trying to keep abreast of everything and if I don't put a note to myself I may forget where I'm up to. LOL.

Well just a quick personal note - non scrapping - we are enjoying some wonderful weather here at the moment. Managed to grab a bit of time at the beach yesterday and Caitlyn enjoyed swimming lesson today - her first. She did well. Had a glorious 28 degrees - hot for us New Zealanders. Just must be the weather I think because I feel extra happy tonight. I only wish I could send a little warm weather down the lines into cyberspace to all of you that are in the middle of winter. A funny world of opposites we have. Well it's late and I really need to try catch up on some sleep so I'll say goodnight and happy scrapping.
Love
Carena

Carena
01-14-2008, 07:09 PM
Hi Paula

Just been over at KimB blog and seen your page you did there. Wow what a surprise that was. Awesome - my eyes nearly popped right out. Many thanks. :eek::)

ellan
01-14-2008, 07:17 PM
angle - creating paper to look like quilts, very creative!

wolvsie35
01-14-2008, 08:24 PM
Hi Paula

Just been over at KimB blog and seen your page you did there. Wow what a surprise that was. Awesome - my eyes nearly popped right out. Many thanks. :eek::)

I was going to say the same thing...It is a wonderful page Doll...

leafroberts
01-15-2008, 02:21 PM
I have pretty much been MIA this month, due to my husband's having surgery on his hand for arthritis. He is doing better painwise, but it is difficult to only be able to use one hand. He will have the pin for at least three more weeks. I have to be on top of things or he will try to use it and then complain of being in pain. Men! LOL

Anyway, I had to say thank you for the beautiful template. That is exactly how I feel about my grandparents and my grandmother's sister. My Great Aunt Minnie was 97 when she died. My daughter recorded some of the stories, but they left dozens of wonderful antique pictures without names or info. Some day I hope to make a scrapbook about that generation, and this will be a perfect introduction.

Thank you, Angle.
Leaf

fourfoxes
01-16-2008, 09:16 PM
I used Carena's Cherish kit to create this page with a photo of my grandparents wedding.

rosana brito
01-16-2008, 09:35 PM
:DShe would like to congratulate all the girls who had fixed its works here, its ideas are spectacular, I were made an impression with as much Pretty thing!
Really this place and the MAXIMUM! hehehehehe:D
I am in the certain place! I wise person!

Kisses
Thanks Julie and Carena, for the chance that in grants okay to them!

Carena
01-16-2008, 10:42 PM
Hi Debby (fourfoxes)

Your blinkie is so cool by the way. Love it.

Also thanks for joining the challenge. You did a great job on the challenge page. Beautiful photo to scrap. If you would like to, it would be really cool if you'd like to share your page with the rest of the scrapping community in the gallery main gallery and the made with scrapbook max kit area but only if you wish to. I hope you are enjoying the kit.

I have sent a personal message with my gift for joining the challenge. Any problems please feel free to message me. Only to glad to help where I can.
Regards
Carena

omajo
01-16-2008, 11:35 PM
A layout using Carena's gift, thank you Carena !. I really enjoy doing it with blending a few background papers

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/Jan-2008-005-Page-5.jpg

fourfoxes
01-17-2008, 10:45 AM
Hi Debby (fourfoxes)

Your blinkie is so cool by the way. Love it.

Also thanks for joining the challenge. You did a great job on the challenge page. Beautiful photo to scrap. If you would like to, it would be really cool if you'd like to share your page with the rest of the scrapping community in the gallery main gallery and the made with scrapbook max kit area but only if you wish to. I hope you are enjoying the kit.

I have sent a personal message with my gift for joining the challenge. Any problems please feel free to message me. Only to glad to help where I can.
Regards
Carena


I tried to download into the gallery but the file is too big so it won't let me. Sorry.

Carena
01-17-2008, 05:32 PM
Omajo - photos look like it's somewhere like Thailand, Bali or somewhere similar. What a great place to swim. Awesome.

Wow - over 1900 views in the challenge - wonderful and here we are only th 18th of the month. This is a wonderful response but surely there are more people to add their layouts. Please don't be shy. :o

Here is a layout using my New Kit in Store: Retro. Added today. I just loved the little pony and wagon.

Carena
01-18-2008, 04:07 AM
This is another kit I'm currently working on but it's not ready yet. Just trying out a page or two. This is my Dad - one of the few photos I have of him. Hope you like it - a more traditional heritage layout.

O2BNGdHope
01-18-2008, 07:13 AM
Ohh, Carena. Gonna have to get that one when it comes out. Love it!!!

TNLori
01-18-2008, 01:55 PM
Here we go, my contribution for the challenge. It's a picture of my mother as a little girl. The kit is Peach Boudoire from the Digital Scrapbook Place. I love the colors and how they work with Mom's picture.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2145/Mom-000-Bobbie-Jean.jpg

O2BNGdHope
01-18-2008, 02:00 PM
Oh, she was so pretty! Love these colors and like how you found that little space for the date! Great job.

Marion
01-18-2008, 03:44 PM
Wow, this is beautiful!

omajo
01-18-2008, 04:36 PM
Hi Carena, those photos are taken in one of the holiday resort in central Java, Indonesia. Our son's honeymoon a few years ago.
Love your your kit !!

eye
01-18-2008, 08:49 PM
Beautiful layouts girls.Love all this stuff.:)

Carena
01-18-2008, 11:01 PM
Hi Lori - great page. Reminds me of Shirley Temple. Very pretty wee girl. Fabulous. I've Personal messaged you the link for the gift. LOL - Still trying to keep onto things on a daily basis.

Please if anyone feels they have been forgot - a quick message to me can fix that. I don't think I missed anyone.

Haaahooo we have had so many wondeful pages and an excellent viewing response. Well done everyone. We are 2/3rds of the way thought the month. Plenty of time to add extra pages if you would like to.

Hugs
Carena

Carena
01-26-2008, 02:50 AM
Hi everyone - just wanted to share these layouts I've done in the last couple of days. It's from my new kit - All Male. It's a very large kit. Just haven't got it uploaded for the store yet.
It is what the title suggest - one for the men, no flouncy bows or floral papers or flowers. Hope you like.

sacannon
01-26-2008, 07:20 AM
These are beautiful Carena!

O2BNGdHope
01-26-2008, 07:52 AM
Love all of them. What a great kit! Can't wait to see it in the store.

Marion
01-26-2008, 09:25 PM
Looks like a wonderful kit!

pkdoll
01-26-2008, 10:06 PM
Carena this new kit is awesome!!! You have done an excellent job on this and I personally LOVE it! Oh and I am glad you liked the LO I put on Kimb blog!! You deserved the recognition.:) Love your stuff.

Carena
01-30-2008, 12:43 PM
Just would like to thank everyone whom participated in the challenge - I think we all had lots of fun and I know I had an awesome time hosting this challenge.
Thank you for helping me to make this challenge such a success.
Happy scrapping.

leafroberts
01-31-2008, 10:27 AM
Nothing like getting in at the last minute. My husband asked me to make a little book about his sister, so this is the first page. This is also the earliest picture I have of him as a child.

The background and embies are from Rhapsody by Misty Cato and the oval frame is from Mangels. The paper from Carena worked perfactly for the journaling mat.

Leaf

sacannon
01-31-2008, 11:14 AM
Beautiful page Leaf, the book is off to a great start.

sacannon
01-31-2008, 11:14 AM
Beautiful page Leaf, the book is off to a great start.

Kim5kids
01-31-2008, 12:15 PM
Another late one here. http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=20027&cat=775

Carena
01-31-2008, 01:21 PM
Wonderful last minute pages. Does anyone else have any to add. One thing about being in New Zealand it already is the 1st Feb here. We get the new day before anyone else does.

Happy scrapping people and didn't we have lots of fun.
Thanks so much for joining in.
Hugs from Carena