Reader Challenge: From the Files June 2010

File Names:
AnnaBVDesigns – abv_suar_doodleframe2
Elise’s Pieces – ehansen_ParadisePunch_Paper4
Jenn Barrette Designs – jbarrette_feetinthesand_p13
Kristin Aagard – KAagard_NightOwl__Paper3
Karah Fredricks – kfredricks_thumb_blue_button
KsharonK Designs – kskd_butterflybreeze_alpha
FizzyPop – lreiber_TDD_sidekick1 *optional

Here at The Daily Digi, we love to inspire our readers to stretch their scrapping skills. Each time we reveal a sponsor’s kit, we show you how WE scrapped with it so you can use that inspiration in your own scrapbooking. We also regularly cover themes and ideas like Scrapping Theme Parks, Using Quick Pages, and give you Embellishment Tips and Tricks. We do all of this so we can share the joy of digi scrapping with you and give you a springboard to jump into your own pages.

Each month we do a special challenge called “From the Files” where we pick one specific item from each of the kits featured in the current month’s DIGI FILES. This is by far the most challenging scrap assignment for me (Katie) each month, but I’m always amazed at how much I learn from doing this! It is a real challenge to see what you can do with a very limited supply list. I know if you try this challenge, you will learn something new, and grow your skills. I hope you will join us for the challenge this month! (See details at the end of the post for more information)

Here’s what our team did with this challenge:


Layout by Katie. Fontologie Haphazard font.

I added a back layer to the template so I could use the yellow paper as a border. I recolored the brown paper (using a hue adjustment) to match the blue in the patterned paper. I rearranged a few of the blocks and made the main photo block larger. I used the number from the alpha as part of my title art.

Layout by Jenn. Font: Pea Stacy Doodle and Pupcat

I started out with the template, kept moving things around, and basically only kept a few of the small paper blocks because I wanted the photo to cover the majority of the canvas. Since the sky of the photograph was almost white, I used the yellow paper in the background (changing the color), to add a little more texture. The color of the brown paper was changed to salmon to repeat the color of the little fish in the patterned paper.


Layout by Karen. Fonts are all by Fontologie: Chubby Times, Giggles, and Printing Primer

I used the template pretty much as is, replacing some paper pieces with tiny photos. I also recolored Kristin’s paper and Karah’s buttons to go with the colors in the photos.


We’d love to see what you can do with this challenge! Be sure to leave a link to your layout or project in the comments section of THIS post to be eligible for the gift card drawing. Don’t forget that you can also link to our flickr group if you want to upload your page there. Deadline for entries is 10 P.M. EST on Saturday June 19, 2010. Winners will be announced on Sunday morning. (June 20)