Tagged: Love Story
February 2, 2019 at 8:05 pm #25459
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.February 4, 2019 at 10:43 pm #25501ArlienParticipant
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 IdahoFebruary 4, 2019 at 11:15 pm #25502Alicia GarbelmanParticipant
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.
~AliciaFebruary 5, 2019 at 5:10 pm #25506Marie-ClaireParticipant
Hi everybody, I am very curious what I am going to learn this time !
Marie-ClaireFebruary 5, 2019 at 8:05 pm #25509Sheila HoggParticipant
I shall be participating too, just hope I can keep up with everyone..
SheilaFebruary 9, 2019 at 12:21 pm #25548Art KuiperParticipant
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?
ArtFebruary 9, 2019 at 4:24 pm #25558AngelStarr57Participant
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
TeresaFebruary 9, 2019 at 5:41 pm #25562Bonnie BallentineParticipant
Hi, everyone Looking forward to another great challenge. Thank you, Carole!February 9, 2019 at 6:19 pm #25565VickiParticipant
Looking forward to this challenge.
Last one was the first I have done had enjoyed it so back again.February 9, 2019 at 7:06 pm #25570
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!February 10, 2019 at 12:20 pm #25587Sharon Cope CarriereParticipant
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.February 10, 2019 at 2:01 pm #25589Sue ThomasParticipant
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.February 10, 2019 at 2:07 pm #25591Deb JordanParticipant
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.February 10, 2019 at 2:09 pm #25592
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!February 10, 2019 at 2:25 pm #25594Dee347Participant
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.February 10, 2019 at 2:40 pm #25595
@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.February 10, 2019 at 3:01 pm #25597Art KuiperParticipant
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.February 10, 2019 at 4:13 pm #25600Deb JordanParticipant
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.February 10, 2019 at 8:00 pm #25620Teri CleavelandParticipant
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.February 10, 2019 at 8:25 pm #25621
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.February 10, 2019 at 8:38 pm #25623
Can I post a comment to a particular participant, and if so, how do I do that?February 10, 2019 at 8:40 pm #25624
@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.February 10, 2019 at 8:58 pm #25628redradarParticipant
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.February 10, 2019 at 9:46 pm #25637Alicia GarbelmanParticipant
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.February 10, 2019 at 10:20 pm #25638
A beautiful page Sue and like yourself, I love nature. Enjoy that cold my friend, the temperature and humidity is soaring here in Australia. <3February 10, 2019 at 10:30 pm #25640
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.February 10, 2019 at 11:01 pm #25642Susan Inak
I really like looking at everyone’s work. So Beautiful. Here is mine.February 11, 2019 at 4:20 am #25652
@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!)
BarbaraFebruary 11, 2019 at 4:39 am #25654VickiParticipant
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.February 11, 2019 at 5:26 am #25658CristinaParticipant
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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