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  • #47994
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 1328
    • Superfan

     

     

     

     

     

     

    First of all, come and say HI once you register for this challenge.

    We want to know who else will be there, on our side to challenge us.

    Every page we will be making, will be different, based on each others’ photos, stories, and preferences but we can all get inspired by everyone’s projects.

    Once the Challenge is started, on October 19th, you can post your pages in here.

    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.

    Now, let’s get ready and stay … up-to-date!

    (if you missed the registration link or if you found this thread before I announce it, HERE it is)

    #48006
    Cristina
    Participant
    • 1067
    • Superfan

    I’ve registered! 🙂 I have participated in the previous Up-to-Date challenges, and it was always fun.

    #48007
    Sue Thomas
    Participant
    • 506
    • Enthusiast

    I’ve also participated before, and enjoyed them very much.  I have  registered.  Now to sort out photos to use before hand.

    #48009
    Bonnie Ballentine
    Participant
    • 684
    • Enthusiast

    I’m registered. Looking forward to some PSP time…haven’t had much lately…

    #48022
    Corrie Kinkel
    Participant
    • 119
    • Junior

    I’ve registered also, this one is a first for me! Since I have discovered digital scrapbooking and joint the Campus in March I participated in all these challenges and I’m looking forward to it.

    #48069
    Minka
    Participant
    • 121
    • Junior

    Hello all you gals up above ^^^^ I, too, have registered and have never done this one before so will be fun to see what the pro’s do. They are always fun anyway. The contributions are always so diverse. 🙂 Sue, what do we look for in photo’s … is there a clue we should know beforehand? LOL We’ll figure it out, I guess.

    #48083
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 1328
    • Superfan

    Minka, you just have to find photos that you would want to showcase in a gift. Each page will display between 2 and 4 photos, so if you find some sets of photos that you can use together, it is great. If you want, you CAN look for 4 photos that will represent each month of a year, but you don’t have to.

    #48084
    sandra jones
    Participant
    • 50
    • Junior

    Hi everyone,  Looking forward to this challenge also.  It seems I have lost my mojo and need something to help bring it back and this might just be it.

    #48127
    James DURRANT
    Participant
    • 38
    • Rookie

    I have registered for this challenge.  I have spent some time looking through my photos to find a selection to use for each month on a calendar. I will now look for some thicker paper to use in my printer as my normal 80grm paper is so floppy.

    #48163
    Linda J Walker
    Participant
    • 11
    • Rookie

    I have not participated before. Anxious to start, but worried about keeping up! Life can get busy, and there are interuptions…just had one of those this past week! And golly, it has interupted me (and not in a good way)!  🙁

    Linda

    #48168
    Shirley
    Participant
    • 164
    • Junior

    Hello all. I have registered and enjoy all Carole’s challenges.  As usual I haven’t sorted my photos, until I know what the theme of the challenge will be, but I think I will theme the months by using photos of of family who have birthdays for the month I am working.  Maybe garden and pets on the off months, not that there will be many blank months. My issue is that I may not be able to keep up as last month I took on a big challenge of making a 24 page scrapbook of my elder daughter for her 60th birthday next month.  I am on page 18, what a massive job.

    Shirley

    #48174
    Alicia Garbelman
    Participant
    • 48
    • Rookie

    Hi, everyone. I completed an earlier Up-To-Date challenge, and it introduced a new way of learning for me. I have participated in several other challenges since then, because this process works well. It’s great to be able to watch the lessons as many times as I need, to use the Forum for questions and advice, and to share everyone’s creativity. Looking forward to 2021, after the craziness that is 2020, so focusing on next year’s calendar will be a jot.

    #48176
    Marie-Claire
    Participant
    • 46
    • Rookie

    Hi everyone. I have registered for this challenge, and just finished day 1.
    I have placed the photos in the placeholders for the January and February pages. Now wait until tomorrow.

    Marie-Claire

    #48177
    Ann Seeber
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    • 93
    • Junior

    Hi everyone. I’ve never done a calendar before so this will be something new and different for me. I have a ton of photos of my now 4+ month-old great-grand in California that I didn’t know what to do with so I think this will use up quite a few.

    Carole/Cassel: Will we be posting our work in here as we go along?

    =^..^=

    #48178
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 1328
    • Superfan

    If you want to post as you go, it is ok as we can see the changes from one lesson to the next but it is not a requirement like in other challenges since even the first page will still be tweaked every lesson you get.

    Remember to resize the page if you want to post in the forum 🙂

    #48184
    Gerry Landreth
    Participant
    • 46
    • Rookie

    Hello! Carole’s challenges always push me to learn new skills and fellow participants always push me to expand my creativity. The two don’t always work at the same time or move in the same direction, but I always enjoy trying.

    #48188
    Ann Seeber
    Participant
    • 93
    • Junior

    After a lot of fiddling with photos I am satisfied so far with these from my grandson’s wedding. I traveled from NY to Colorado to be with them. It was awesome! As you can see, the bride arrived by raft.

    #48191
    Sue Thomas
    Participant
    • 506
    • Enthusiast

    As you can see I’ve done this before.  I used to  use Vista Print, not any more, I  get great pleasure in  creating my own calendars. I round the edges, or use a  corner punch.  For the background paper I took colours from the photos,  blur, radial blur, twirl, and  a few other tools, including opacity.  One hint I’d  like to  give to you, especially newbies,  go lighter with your papers, as  they will always print darker than what you see on the  screen.   These are photos my daughter took.  This calendar is  going to be for her and  Tom.  They live in Haverfordwest, Wales.

    #48194
    Sue Thomas
    Participant
    • 506
    • Enthusiast

    I have already created  and printed 3 complete different  calendars.  4 copies of each.  Here are two examples .

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    #48197
    Sue Thomas
    Participant
    • 506
    • Enthusiast

    Native  Canadian  mammals.

    #48199
    Sue Thomas
    Participant
    • 506
    • Enthusiast

    Farm equipment calendar, old and new.

    #48202
    Sue Thomas
    Participant
    • 506
    • Enthusiast

    My daughter riding one of her point to pointers.   She is a very  talented horsewoman, and can  turn out a horse immaculately, she can even get a grey horse to shine.  I miss that life I once had.

    #48205
    Linda J Walker
    Participant
    • 11
    • Rookie

    I am going to use photos taken the previous year in that month. In January and February, it is mostly birds and critters on the deck.

    I assume we will add a background at some point, as we move thru the week.

    Linda

    #48206
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 1328
    • Superfan

    Cristina and Sue, I hope you will enjoy the different layouts this time around.

    Bonnie, the first parts don’t need to much creativity so getting started with the tasks of putting photos might start your mojo.

    Corrie, I am glad that you discovered digital scrapbooking. And now, you can plan a Christmas present with those skills.

    James, once you print the calendar, I hope you will show us a picture of it hanging on a wall, or somewhere like that.

    Linda, unlike other challenges, you don’t need (or are expected) to complete a page per day. In fact, it is only to complete a TASK per day since you are likely to go back to the previous months to apply those same tasks. But it should not be a grueling exercise (and you still have time until the end of the year!). And yes, the background will come in a future lesson. This challenge is “one layer at the time” instead of “one page at the time” 🙂

    Shirley, making 24 pages of scrapbook can be a challenge until you use some shortcuts. Hopefully, you will still find some time for this one.

    Alicia, I am glad that this format suits you and you are learning well with it. That is my goal all along.

    Marie-Claire, that first day was not too hard I hope?

    Gerry, let’s try to align your skill and creativity together!

    Ann, that is a great start and I look forward to see more of those beautiful photos.

    Sue, I hope those calendar examples will encourage the participants by seeing how simple yet elegant a calendar can be in this challenge.

    #48207
    Sue Thomas
    Participant
    • 506
    • Enthusiast

    Carole.   I am enjoying the different layouts, thank you.  I did debate whether or not to post finished pages, but I agree with you, I’m sure they will inspire, and  encourage some to see how simple it is to create a page. I’m looking forward to seeing completed pages by participants.

    #48208
    MoniqueN.
    Participant
    • 37
    • Rookie

    Latecomer here! 😉 I’m getting busy with the Basic scrap course and now the up to date challenge, I have far too much hobbies 😉

    Love the lay-outs I’ve seen so far 🙂

    #48209
    Cristina
    Participant
    • 1067
    • Superfan

    Carole, I am already enjoying the new templates, and I am sure I will have fun as I did with all the other challenges I’ve participated in. 🙂

    #48210
    Cristina
    Participant
    • 1067
    • Superfan

    Sue, Ann, and Linda, beautiful layouts and photos!

    I haven’t selected the photos I will use yet… Not sure which theme I will choose.

    #48211
    Sue Thomas
    Participant
    • 506
    • Enthusiast

    How are you Cristina?  weren’t  you having some problem with your eyes?  Anyway, I hope you are well, and look forward to seeing your pages.  Take care, my friend.

    #48213
    Sue Thomas
    Participant
    • 506
    • Enthusiast

    Here is the month of March.  I will leave until I have finished all 12 months, before I write comments, on where and when the photos were taken.   I used an adjustment layer to lighten the  date boxes.  As for the text I will write it under the photos, and above  the word notes.  I used one photos instead of  three.

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