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  • #65542
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 2503
    • 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 make 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 18th, 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)

    #65587
    Cristina
    Participant
    • 1558
    • Superfan

    Hi Everyone!

    I am in!  Like all the other challenges, I get so much inspiration from the participants… I always give one to my mother-in-law, so I try to find photos of places she has been with us. But with the restrictions, this has been more difficult the last two years… If I don’t find it, there is always Unsplash, Pixabay, and others. 🙂

    #65591
    Ann Seeber
    Participant
    • 1329
    • Superfan

    I am in, too! I did this challenge last year and sent it to my family in Mendocino, Northern California. I heard my granddaughter-in-law’s mother has it on her wall in Colorado! Boy, that calendar travelled! I haven’t settled on a topic yet, though it looks like my granddaughter’s wedding this past June generated a lot of photos, so that’s probably my best bet. The wedding colors were navy blue and silver. The famous wedding Flower Bros have already been featured in one of my layouts but there’s lots more where that came from. Here are Tyler and Maverick dancing down the aisle.. 😉

    #65600
    Corrie Kinkel
    Participant
    • 1042
    • Superfan

    Hi,

    I’m glad to be in too! This time round I won’t show flowers, I have done that last year on  more then one challenge. I was hoping that there would come a calender for 2022, so I have been taking photos of my village this year with a calender in mind. And 1 photo per page will suit me and my photos fine! I’m curious to all the pages that will be produced!

    #65614
    Anita Wyatt
    Participant
    • 174
    • Junior

    I am in also and looking forward to create a calendar. I will probably use my felines for pictures, just have to find some in a large size as my PSP X9 does not have that new resize tool option.

    #65619
    Minka
    Participant
    • 335
    • Enthusiast

    The last go round this was a fun project … and I am sure it will be this time, too!  Looking forward to seeing all of you and your work!  Now that we “kind of know” what we are doing … might be fun to step outside the box.

    #65620
    Anonymous
    • 335
    • Enthusiast

    Hi, I’ve never made a digital calendar so I want to try if I can make it  🙂

    #65625
    Bonnie Ballentine
    Participant
    • 1628
    • Superfan

    I registered. I actually managed to complete the last calendar challenge I entered. Hope to do so this time too!

    Thank you, Carole!

    #66026
    James Durrant
    Participant
    • 141
    • Junior

    Hi all . I have registered for the workshop and hope that I can complete it this time. Looking for some photos in my files to use.

    #66123
    Jackie Savukinas
    Participant
    • 6
    • Rookie

    Hi Fellow PSP enthusiasts,  I’m Jackie.  I love to watch and listen to Cassel.  I participated last year and I’m excited to do it again.  I also want to make a planner calendar so I hope I can figure out how to do that from Cassels tutorials.  See you soon.

     

    #66125
    Linda J Walker
    Participant
    • 142
    • Junior

    I registered last year. But life got in the way and I was not able to complete it. So I registered again, and maybe this year will be better. I don’t know what photos I will be using…..so maybe I am behind before it even begins! HA!

    #66126
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 2503
    • Superfan

    Welcome everyone.

    You will notice that the instructions will NOT allow you to finish pages in the first couple of days, so DO NOT post your pages until near the end of the week. I know that some participants are veterans and know how to use templates way before they go through the tutorials, but I would not want to discourage newcomers who might be puzzled if they see complete pages while the tutorials are not available.

    If you want to post something, post the UNFINISHED pages, pertaining to the tutorial in question.

    #66129
    Susan Ewart
    Participant
    • 742
    • Enthusiast

    I am like Pirkko,  also having never made a Calendar (of any kind) before.  I hope I’m able to do it too.  Picked out some old flower photo’s (my current work is mostly abstracts so might not suit a calendar).

    #66133
    Ann Seeber
    Participant
    • 1329
    • Superfan

    I did the first lesson and here’s my January with a photo of my granddaughter Anna. This will be her Christmas gift. Last year I did one for her brother and his wife and new baby, Magic, so this year it’s Anna’s turn. Can anyone guess the theme?
    Still to come, background and something to the left of the date box.

    Edit: I flood filled the background with white and then I also edited the mask.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by Ann Seeber.
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    #66135
    MoniqueN.
    Participant
    • 366
    • Enthusiast

    Castles or Scotland, Anne? 🙂

    #66136
    MoniqueN.
    Participant
    • 366
    • Enthusiast

    Hi all, I participated last year, but broke my arm when it was ready to print, so couldn’t do anything with it (printng I mean)

    So this year new try, really looking forward to see everyone’s projects 🙂

    I don’t know yet what/which photo’s I will use. We’ve been to the Open lucht museum in Arnhem the other week and I made a lot of pictures of mills, so maybe I will use those 🙂

     

    Have fun everyone! 🙂

     

    #66137
    Ann Seeber
    Participant
    • 1329
    • Superfan

    Monique: England, not Scotland. Close but not quite.. 😉

    #66142
    Susan Ewart
    Participant
    • 742
    • Enthusiast

    Here is my January work-in-progress (WIP).  Most of my photo’s are portrait orientation so I’ll have to do some creative cropping.  it will get me out of the box for sure.

    #66143
    Marie-Claire
    Participant
    • 349
    • Enthusiast

    Hi everybody, I am in too ! 😀

    #66145
    Anita Wyatt
    Participant
    • 174
    • Junior

    Here is my January 2022 Calendar page so far. I could not resist of turning the snow-man into a snow-cat. I found the Alpine Winter picture and the snowman on line a few years ago when I did a google search on winter images. I added the “I love Snow” to the snowman sign and used what I learned during scrapbook campus about drop shadows, duplicating vector layers and converting to raster layers, to be able to use 3D effects and inner bevel on text. YTou might have to click on the calendar to see the larger picture.

    #66147
    Henry Schellenberg
    Participant
    • 49
    • Rookie

    Hi, I’m Henry, I’m not new, just a slow learner. I have taken a few scrapbooking courses and last year I tried to make a Calendar for 2021 on my own but did not get it done. So I will try again this year. Haven’t picked pics yet.

    #66148
    Corrie Kinkel
    Participant
    • 1042
    • Superfan

    This is my January page. I’m planning to make 3 different calendars this time, because the one from last year was a big succes; it made wonderful gifts. So calendar 1 will be with photos from my village which I took this year. Calendar 2 will be a birthday calendar, that means no datebox only straight lines with the numbers 1 – 31, on which the names can be written.I had a request for such a calendar. And calendar 3 has flower photos and will be in German for the mother-in-law of my daughter who loves flowers. She has cut out the photos from this year’s calendar after the month was over  and used them in some projects of her own.

    I hope I have time enough to complete all three and I will show once in a while (not every day) one of the three in progress. Wish me luck and lots of free time which this week is already a problem. We have choosen and ordered new furniture and after a waiting period of 5 month it will be delivered tomorrow! The next day we have the 50th wedding anniversary of very dear friends and after that there are more appointments. But in the end it will hopefully work out fine.

    #66154
    Minka
    Participant
    • 335
    • Enthusiast

    I think my calendar will be sights you might see on Florida beaches. 🙂

    #66156
    Daphne Bowyer
    Participant
    • 19
    • Rookie

    Hi everyone ;

    I have not participated much as Carole will know but I love her calendars but the last one’s I did were about 3 or 4 years ago  and so I hope to be able to finish this lot as I do so enjoy using my Pomeranian photo’s that I have taken over many years and love having them up on display for the year in print.

    I do hope to get to know some of you and I will enjoy seeing all your work

    Daphne

    #66159
    Gerry Landreth
    Participant
    • 173
    • Junior

    I have the same problem as Susan. Most of my photos are either in portrait mode.

    In this case, I used the new Background Removal feature in PSP 2022. This extraction is clean which is not always the case. I still resort to https://remove.bg for detailed photos.

    After sizing the extraction, I added a similar background to the original.

    #66168
    Linda J Walker
    Participant
    • 142
    • Junior

    I think I will use some of my flower photos.

    Day 1, in progress.

    #66169
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 2503
    • Superfan

    Ann, we will all travel with you!

    Susan, creative cropping can often give a totally new outlook on photos. And with PSP2021 and 2022, you can even enlarge photos that might be otherwise, too small.

    Anita, it would be fun if you end up combining a photo with a cute clipart on each page. That would be an interesting style!

    Henry, I moved your post to this thread so it will be together with everyone else, and get more views. This is a fairly simple project so hopefully, you will be able to complete it.

    Corrie, you will have your work cut out for you with three calendars! Good thing it will be easy to do

    Minka, I have never been to Florida, so I’ll travel through you.

    Daphnee, looking forward to your pages.

    Gerry, with PSP2022, you should be able to enlarge your photos enough and then focus on some area of the photos, like you did here.

    Linda J., flowers will brighten our colder days.

    #66170
    Anonymous
    • 335
    • Enthusiast

    Can I participate in this challenge even though I have not purchased the Calendar making course; should I make my own template for layout… my budget is very tight

    #66183
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 2503
    • Superfan

    Pirkko, this challenge is totally free, so yes, you can participate. The “paid” one was available for a 2021 calendar, for anyone who wanted to make it after the challenge was over. So you don’t have to purchase it, at all!

    #66184
    Anonymous
    • 335
    • Enthusiast

    wonderfull 🙂

     

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