January 31, 2017 at 11:36 pm #12063
First of all, come and say HI if once you register for this challenge.
We want to know who else will be there, on our side to challenge us.
Remember that it is NOT a contest. It is a friendly challenge to get you to do something you might not have thought of doing before.
Once the Challenge is started, on February 15th, you can post your pages, and your stories (if it is too small to read, you can always copy and paste the text, if you want).
Remember to resize your image to about 600 pixels before uploading it so it won’t slow down the site when we have lots of your masterpieces.February 4, 2017 at 11:35 pm #12098Marlene LinghamParticipant
Hi, just to let you know I have registered for the Story Time Challenge, looking forward to it.February 15, 2017 at 3:53 pm #12195
Had some spare time today, so have done the first page of the challenge.February 15, 2017 at 4:05 pm #12196
Wow, Wendy, that was fast! I like to read that you were named after a “famous” character. Interesting to see that you had photos and used them. Why not?February 15, 2017 at 7:52 pm #12198
I debated whether or not to add a photo or two. When I went to post my page I was relieved to see that some else decided to add some photos too. So that I won’t be the only one.February 15, 2017 at 8:21 pm #12199
Glad to already see some layouts. Yes, you can add photos if you want, or not. This challenge is made to be complete even if you don`t have photos, because not everyone has those photos to go with the stories. Also, you can always add a second page with photos and make it a double page! Everything is possible! Everything is allowed! it is YOUR story.February 16, 2017 at 12:38 pm #12205
Hello all, I am a bit late……. as I am now retired I think that comes natural. I enjoyed the challengeFebruary 16, 2017 at 3:03 pm #12206CristinaParticipant
Lovely stories and layouts. Congrats everyone!February 16, 2017 at 3:25 pm #12208
Challenge 2. I love to tell the story how Ken proposed to me ……February 16, 2017 at 5:08 pm #12210February 16, 2017 at 5:15 pm #12211
Cute story Marlene!February 16, 2017 at 6:22 pm #12212
Story time day 2.
February 16, 2017 at 6:41 pm #12218February 16, 2017 at 9:04 pm #12220Donna Doyon
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Life is getting in the way, but I will complete this challenge eventually. I never made/found the time to play around with PSP before the challenge started. I’m loving the daily themes!February 16, 2017 at 9:27 pm #12221
Donna, if you ever need help with the program itself, don’t hesitate to ask.
And in the mean time, you can also write down your stories on a piece of paper and later, add it to a scrapbook page. 🙂February 17, 2017 at 8:56 am #12222
WOW! i just got my own copy of Day 3, and reading my story, i realize that i have typos!
BONUS TIPS of the day:
February 17, 2017 at 6:31 pm #12224
- proofread your own text (or ask someone else to read it)
- keep a .pspimage version saved so you can go back and fix those typos!
Challenge 3. My mother spent hours wrapping Christmas presents. She wrapped them perfectly with bows and lots of ribbons.February 18, 2017 at 8:37 am #12237[email protected]Participant
Here is my celebration page…. which is about Christmas. I didn’t use PSP to make my actual page. I have SOOOOO many scrapbooking supplies I am on a mission to use them up. I did the “words” on my Word program. I do use PSP to work with my pictures and graphics. But not on this page. I do appreciate the challenges you are presenting. I have started page one but want to dig out a couple of pictures to use.
Here is what the page says, since I am pretty sure you won’t be able to read it on the actual page……
“Celebrations from my childhood usually involved birthdays or Christmas.
In that vein my strongest memories involve waiting impatiently for Christmas morning to arrive. One time I tried to go to bed really early so it would come sooner but I just lay there for hours. That was not a good idea. I do remember visiting Santa at the department store. And making lists using the Sears- Roebuck Wishbook.
Since we did not live near any of our extended family members, Christmas was just a small family thing. On Christmas Eve we would go to church and when we returned home we were allowed to open one of the wrapped gifts… and Mom usually suggested which one so it would be “something to do” to keep us occupied.
When I grew up and had a family of my own we continued this practice!!
Probably the most momentous Christmas gift I received was on Christmas Eve of 1965….. I opened a gift from my boyfriend …. It was a package of two coffee mugs to symbolize our first date… and nestled down inside the package was an engagement ring. I couldn’t speak for a several minutes and my family wanted to know what was wrong!! LOL. I might add that 51 years later we are still married.”
February 18, 2017 at 8:44 am #12239
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Beth, it looks like you copied from MS Words. Is that the case? It just keeps all the formating from Words which makes it impossible to read. Here is a trick: copy your Word text, paste it into Notepad (that will remove all the formatting and the odd looking code). Then, copy from Notepad, edit your post and paste it in here. Then, we’ll be able to read it all.February 18, 2017 at 8:52 am #12240[email protected]Participant
Cassel, I noticed that immediately and did do that………. I hope it is fixed. BethFebruary 18, 2017 at 8:57 am #12241
Yes Beth, it is fixed. I was checking because there are some members who can’t seem to post today because the system blocks them.
NOTICE: if you are being blocked from posting in the forum, please, drop me an email. I am checking things in the backend right now.
February 18, 2017 at 5:37 pm #12251
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My goodness I’m unearthing memories I had long forgot. Once resurfaced, they are as vivid in my mind, like it was last week. Enjoying the Challenge. Day 4February 18, 2017 at 5:48 pm #12252
Sue, that is exactly the goal of this challenge! Those stories are buried in your memory, and only YOU can bring them out, and what an amazing way to relive those moments than to put them down on papers!February 19, 2017 at 1:58 pm #12265
Although I could tell countless food stories, this one is close to the heart. For a change I created my own layout. I have time on my hands today as it’s pouring down with sleety rain, and there’s only so much house one can do! Great topic choice.
February 19, 2017 at 2:02 pm #12268
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Haven’t decided what I am doing for page 2 yet.
February 19, 2017 at 2:04 pm #12271February 19, 2017 at 5:29 pm #12282
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Challenge day 4. I had forgotten all about the fall, but I remembered it clearly as I wrote the story. My old grey mare lived until she was 30 years old. That is very old for a horse.February 19, 2017 at 11:03 pm #12290
Challenge day 5. I had lots of fun with this one. Bright and happy colors. Used your text wrapping script, drop shadow script, clip to it, merge group rename and open as a layer. These scripts are sure time savers.February 20, 2017 at 7:21 pm #12368
Day 6. It’s the last day tomorrow, time goes by to quickly when you are enjoying yourself.February 21, 2017 at 6:44 pm #12370
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