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  • #25459
    Cassel
    Keymaster
      • 2522
      • Superfan

      Our newest challenge will soon start. Are you in?

      Who will be your “loved one” that will be featured in your Love story pages?

      The official registration will open on February 2nd and the challenge itself will start on February 10th, so there is plenty of time for you to find your photos and invite friends to join.

      And this challenge will be FREE for everyone, so spread the word.

      Did you find this thread before the registration page? Here it is.

      #25501
      Arlien
      Participant
        • 8
        • Rookie

        What a wonderful challenge! I’m so looking forward to it, can’t wait to see what everyone makes. Carole, I love the way you teach, also reminding us of the power of PSP and jogging our memories of tools we haven’t use for a long time. Thank you! Hugs, Arlien from Idaho

        #25502
        Alicia Garbelman
        Participant
          • 53
          • Junior

          I’m really looking forward to learning more about masks! Even though I’ll be travelling during this challenge, I’ll have access to email, so I can follow along. I may not make many posts because of limited internet access, but it should be a great challenge.

          ~Alicia

          #25506
          Marie-Claire
          Participant
            • 367
            • Enthusiast

            Hi everybody, I am very curious what I am going to learn this time !

            Marie-Claire

            #25509
            Sheila Hogg
            Participant
              • 468
              • Enthusiast

              I shall be participating too, just hope I can keep up with everyone..

               

              Sheila

              #25548
              Art Kuiper
              Participant
                • 47
                • Rookie

                Hi fellow scrapbookers,

                I find these camps a good way to learn to better use Paintshop Pro and to make images more attractive. I got some wonderful ideas from the participants at the  bootcamp in January.

                I’m not really a scrap booking person but I do make a lot of digital slideshows, so I tend to use a 16 by 9 background layout so it fits better on a TV or projector. When you see that my contributions are not square, you will know why. Does anyone use that format?

                Art

                 

                #25558
                AngelStarr57
                Participant
                  • 25
                  • Rookie

                  Hi everyone!

                  Looking forward to learning about masks this time, hope I can keep up! I love the way Carole teaches also, and I LOVE the fact if I don’t get something right away I can watch it over again and take it step by step <3

                  See you all tomorrow

                  Teresa

                  #25562
                  Bonnie Ballentine
                  Participant
                    • 1643
                    • Superfan

                    Hi, everyone Looking forward to another great challenge. Thank you, Carole!

                    #25565
                    Vicki
                    Participant
                      • 42
                      • Rookie

                      Looking forward to this challenge.
                      Last one was the first I have done had enjoyed it so back again.

                      #25570
                      Annie Tobin
                      Participant
                        • 2938
                        • Superfan

                        This time I hope to be right on the ball! Bootcamp started when I was off to a retreat and I ended up starting nearly two weeks later but it was still fun and inspirational and, I finished within a few days, yay!

                        #25587
                        Sharon Cope Carriere
                        Participant
                          • 51
                          • Junior

                          Hi Cassel, I am excited to start this new challenge. I love learning new things and enhancing my knowledge. I am looking forward to the next 7 days.

                           

                          #25589
                          Sue Thomas
                          Participant
                            • 1598
                            • Superfan

                            I did the Love Story Challenge last year.  I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I did learn a lot.  I registered again this year.  I no longer need to refer to the tutorials, as I use, and create masks all the time in my projects.   My love for everything in nature is  immeasurable. At every opportunity  I take to the outdoors with my camera. Even when the temps  here have been colder  than in Siberia.  Saskatoon broke all records for being cold  for 112 years. -43c with wind chills  of 52 below.  Saskatchewan, Canada, was the coldest place on this planet on the  day I took these two photos.  Robins usually migrate south, but  a few do stay.  I don’t think this chap will hang around next autumn, I’m sure he’ll  migrate to warmer climes. I hope the newbies will enjoy and learn from the Love story challenge as much as I did last year.

                            #25591
                            Deb Jordan
                            Participant
                              • 3
                              • Rookie

                              Hi everyone. Not real sure how everything works here. Do you resize to a smaller size that 3500×3500 to post work on this forum? I have a couple of pieces that I have been working on. Not sure if this is where to post our work or another section of the forums.

                              #25592
                              Cassel
                              Keymaster
                                • 2522
                                • Superfan

                                Yes Deb, in order to post in the forum, you are asked to resize a copy to 600×600 (or about). Make sure you save a COPY in that size and not your original!

                                #25594
                                Dee347
                                Participant
                                  • 36
                                  • Rookie

                                  Not much time to work on this today, but I did do a page for day 1.

                                  Thanks Cassel, I redid the page making the photo larger.

                                  #25595
                                  Cassel
                                  Keymaster
                                    • 2522
                                    • Superfan

                                    @Dee, is your photo just the size of the frame? Ideally, you will want the photo to be larger and extend past the frame. At least, that is how those specific masks tend to work.

                                    #25597
                                    Art Kuiper
                                    Participant
                                      • 47
                                      • Rookie

                                      This challenge is great as I learn more. It also reminded me to get a gift for my wife for Valentine’s day.  Learning to use a template was interesting. It would be interesting to learn how to make a template.

                                      #25600
                                      Deb Jordan
                                      Participant
                                        • 3
                                        • Rookie

                                        Of course we all fall in love with our grandchildren. This is the youngest of 14. Everything I used in this was made by me.

                                        #25620
                                        Teri Cleaveland
                                        Participant
                                          • 81
                                          • Junior

                                          I did  this one this afternoon. It’s amazing to me that I needed to use the instructions so often even though I is PSP a LOT and I have since 2009! I am enjoying going back over these skills to hone up a bit.

                                          I used every from the files that Carole had us download. The one I chose was the Escale Amoureuse Alinamaria.

                                          Tucker is my 2nd great grand child.

                                          #25621
                                          Barbara Hall
                                          Participant
                                            • 99
                                            • Junior

                                            Hi–I have so much to learn, but I love digital scrapbooking. I don’t have to go to the store to buy albums, papers and embellishments (or stop working on a project when I run out of something because stores are closed), I don’t need extra space in my house to store everything and, best of all, there’s no mess to clean up when I’m finished!

                                            The first thing I learned today was that psd files will open in PaintShopPro.  That’s good to know.  I was also able to follow the directions to make a mask.  I really don’t understand layers all that well so, while I was able to make the mask, the whole process seems kind of magical to me. I know how to open and delete layers, and rotate and flip objects and that’s about it.

                                            For this project, I flipped the mask layer and moved it to the bottom left.  I also deleted some layers:  both small picture openings, the word art, and the flower doodle.  I don’t know how to add or change papers when using a template, so I used the color changer tool to make the background a soft blue. The heart balloons (Janet Scott) and heart scatter Sheila Reid) are from PixelScrapper.com (I changed the color of the balloons).  The One Stroke Script LET script got some depth with the bevel style in the layer properties.

                                            #25623
                                            Barbara Hall
                                            Participant
                                              • 99
                                              • Junior

                                              Can I post a comment to a particular participant, and if so, how do I do that?

                                              #25624
                                              Cassel
                                              Keymaster
                                                • 2522
                                                • Superfan

                                                @Barbara, we don’t have direct comment functionalities, but you can do like I did, and put @ and the person’s name. Typically, people will subscribe to the thread and will get a notification whenever someone else posts so they might see that and realize it is for them.

                                                #25628
                                                redradar
                                                Participant
                                                  • 68
                                                  • Junior

                                                  Sue, I love your deer and robin page.  I’ve always been intimidated by masks, and hope this challenge helps me get over that.  I probably will have to follow the instructions a few more times before it becomes second nature for me like it is for you.

                                                  Dee, like you I at first resized my photo to fit inside the frame exactly but after studying Carole’s example page I eventually expanded it somewhat to take more advantage of the mask.  I didn’t make my photo fill the mask full-size though, as I couldn’t get both people composed inside the frame the way I wanted to.

                                                   

                                                  #25637
                                                  Alicia Garbelman
                                                  Participant
                                                    • 53
                                                    • Junior

                                                    As Barbara said, I don’t fully grasp the concept of masks yet, but I can follow step-by-step directions. I removed the flower doodle and replaced it with a wire heart from Pixel Scrapper (by Jessica Dunn), and added scattered pearls (by Sheila Reid, also at Pixel Scrapper). I layered a dried flower paper and a solid color selected from the flowers on the cake (at a reduced transparency). I do have a title as well, but I’ve hidden that layer in the version I’m posting here, just for the sake of privacy.

                                                    This is the third Challenge I’ve followed since last fall, and I am learning something new every day. Thank you, Carole, for creating this learning format; it fits my learning style perfectly.

                                                    #25638
                                                    Annie Tobin
                                                    Participant
                                                      • 2938
                                                      • Superfan

                                                      A beautiful page Sue and like yourself, I love nature. Enjoy that cold my friend, the temperature and humidity is soaring here in Australia. <3

                                                      #25640
                                                      Annie Tobin
                                                      Participant
                                                        • 2938
                                                        • Superfan

                                                        Lovely work to all who have participated so far, Scrapbook Campers are sure on the ball, 🙂  The photo I used was by Priscilla du Preez from Unsplash (I’m a bit addicted to their site currently).  The element was made from Cassel’s Ribbon Tag Flower script … love Cassel’s scripts.  Thanks for takin a peek.

                                                        #25642
                                                        Susan Inak
                                                        Participant
                                                          • 46
                                                          • Rookie

                                                          I really like looking at everyone’s work. So Beautiful. Here is mine.

                                                          #25652
                                                          Barbara Hall
                                                          Participant
                                                            • 99
                                                            • Junior

                                                            @Sue: Your photograph of the deer is lovely. I love photographing wildlife too.  I mostly photograph birds, though I will take pictures of any wildlife that I see . . . nutria, alligators, turtles. . . but I can’t imagine doing it in subzero temperatures.  How do you keep your fingers flexible enough to push the shutter button? (I live in southern Louisiana and our “winter” has been so mild that I’ve only worn a heavy coat once or twice so far this year, and my fingers feel numb just thinking about going outside in that kind of cold!)

                                                            Barbara

                                                             

                                                             

                                                            #25654
                                                            Vicki
                                                            Participant
                                                              • 42
                                                              • Rookie

                                                              Well Day 1 done………interesting way to make a mask.
                                                              I used the main background but added one of the papers in the kit as an overlay.
                                                              Used the heart line embellishment in the kit also.
                                                              I stuck to the colours for the theme for our wedding.
                                                              I still get emotional thinking about our wedding day.

                                                              #25658
                                                              Cristina
                                                              Participant
                                                                • 1558
                                                                • Superfan

                                                                Hi Everyone,

                                                                I have also registered for this challenge but haven’t started yet… All layouts posted here are lovely and very creative… They really inspire us…  And it is nice to have the explanations of how they were made. Great work!

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