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  • #12063
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 1303
    • Superfan

    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.

    #12098
    Marlene Lingham
    Participant
    • 241
    • Enthusiast

    Hi, just to let you know I have registered for the Story Time Challenge, looking forward to it.

    #12195
    Wendy
    Participant
    • 22
    • Rookie

    Had some spare time today, so have done the first page of the challenge.

     

    #12196
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 1303
    • Superfan

    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?

    #12198
    Sue Thomas
    Participant
    • 441
    • Enthusiast

    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.

    #12199
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 1303
    • Superfan

    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.

    #12205
    Royanne Hewko
    Participant
    • 121
    • Junior

    Hello all, I am a bit late……. as I am now retired I think that comes natural.   I enjoyed the challenge

    #12206
    Cristina
    Participant
    • 1055
    • Superfan

    Lovely stories and layouts. Congrats everyone!

    #12208
    Royanne Hewko
    Participant
    • 121
    • Junior

    Challenge 2.   I love to tell the story how Ken proposed to me ……

    #12210
    Marlene Lingham
    Participant
    • 241
    • Enthusiast

    Here is my layout.

    #12211
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 1303
    • Superfan

    Cute story Marlene!

    #12212
    Sue Thomas
    Participant
    • 441
    • Enthusiast

    Story time day 2.

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by Sue Thomas.
    #12218
    Sue Thomas
    Participant
    • 441
    • Enthusiast

    Story time day 2. Hope I haven’t duplicated, as I had  a problem uploading the image.

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by Sue Thomas.
    #12220
    Donna Doyon
    • 1
    • Rookie

    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!

    #12221
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 1303
    • Superfan

    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. 🙂

    #12222
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 1303
    • Superfan

    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:

    • 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!
    #12224
    Royanne Hewko
    Participant
    • 121
    • Junior

    Challenge 3.  My mother spent hours wrapping Christmas presents.  She wrapped them perfectly with bows and lots of ribbons.

     

    #12237
    [email protected]
    Participant
    • 5
    • Rookie

    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.”

     

    Beth L.

     

    #12239
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 1303
    • Superfan

    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.

    #12240
    [email protected]
    Participant
    • 5
    • Rookie

    Cassel, I noticed that immediately and did do that……….  I hope it is fixed.    Beth

     

    #12241
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 1303
    • Superfan

    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.

     

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by Cassel.
    #12251
    Sue Thomas
    Participant
    • 441
    • Enthusiast

    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 4

    #12252
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 1303
    • Superfan

    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!

    #12265
    Sue Thomas
    Participant
    • 441
    • Enthusiast

    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.

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by Sue Thomas.
    #12268
    Wendy
    Participant
    • 22
    • Rookie

    Haven’t decided what I am doing for page 2 yet.

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by Wendy.
    #12271
    Wendy
    Participant
    • 22
    • Rookie

    Here are Days 3 & 4.

    Seem to have come in wrong way round!

     

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by Wendy.
    #12282
    Royanne Hewko
    Participant
    • 121
    • Junior

    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.

    #12290
    Royanne Hewko
    Participant
    • 121
    • Junior

    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.

    #12368
    Sue Thomas
    Participant
    • 441
    • Enthusiast

    Day 6.  It’s the last day tomorrow, time goes by to quickly when you are enjoying yourself.

    #12370
    Sue Thomas
    Participant
    • 441
    • Enthusiast

    Another challenge  draws to a close.  Thank you Cassel!

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