Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My LO for Challenge #13

Credits: The BevMissi Kit by Me!!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Challenge 13 is optional

Posted at ADSR Blog:

We have received several questions about this, and although it was not originally planned to be optional, we have changed our position due to a couple of factors.

Prior to the race, we said that the race was 6 weeks long, and that there would be up to 12 challenges in this post. Based on this, and the fact that we had only 12 challenge galleries made ready in the gallery would lead a reasonable person to expect that the race would be six weeks long with 12 challenges. So Challenge 13, hosted by Natural Designs is optional.

We sincerely apologize for the confusion wrought by this additional challenge. We were looking to add an additional element of fun, along with a surprise to the end of the race, but we realize that some plans had been made around the original 6 week expectation.

The Grand Prize drawing will be held after the conclusion of the checkin process for Challenge 13. We expect that the Grand Prize drawing will be held sometime during the week of February 22. Good luck!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Challenge #13

Whaaa Whoooo, one more challenge!!! You can find it here.
It’s Friday the 13th and you are about to embark on your 13th challenge. You have entered…. (queue scary music) the ADSR Zone!

For this challenge, you will work together as a team to create a single two-page layout, with each of you creating one half. Because you are each completing your own half of a two-page layout, there is no need to swap files and otherwise transfer large documents (yay!)

For completing this challenge, NDISB will give you this mega kit, called Diversity. And because diversity is intersecting with Valentines Day in the ADSR Zone, your challenge is to create a two-page layout about the diversity of love.

You must collaborate on your two-page layout and it must coordinate. Both the overall design and color scheme/kit must coordinate. Since you’ve already accessed 10 challenge prizes, you should already have a variety of matching collab kits to choose from. But if you feel the need to step outside that, you can peruse plenty of freebies from our host sites:

Samplers at NDISB

FREE*bies at Anita Stergiou Designs

Samplers at Elemental Scraps

Free Gifts from Inspiration Lane

Free Products from KB and Friends

Freebies from Oscraps

Free Treats from Pixel Gypsy Designs

Here are your assignments. It doesn't matter which team member does which assignment, but just make sure you have one of each when you're finished. Also be sure to put your journaling and your supply list in your description when you post your layout.

Left Page:
Use exactly 3 papers
1 must be in a shape
Use exactly 3 photos
1 must be B & W
Use exactly 3 flowers
Use exactly 2 strings/ ribbons
Use exactly 2 staples
You may use other embellishments as needed, as long as they are not flowers, strings, ribbons, staples, papers or photos.

Journal at least 5 sentences (must include the word love).

Right Page:
Use at least 4 papers
1 must be a print, all others must be plain
Use exactly 2 photos
Crop 1 photo into a shape
Use exactly 3 staples
Use only 1 flower
Use only 1 string/ ribbon
Use exactly 1 frame
Use exactly 1 alpha

journal at least 5 sentences (must include the words heart and diverse, or diversity).

You may not use any other embellishments or items on your page.

When uploading your layout, please do not place any description or journaling in the description box prior to hitting the submit button. When the second page comes up, please cut and paste the challenge into the description box, and itemize each paper or element used, according to the challenge. Our weary volunteers are going to need eye exams after this, and I don't know that we can afford to pay for all of them! Thanks for all of your help and we hope that you have enjoyed Season 4 of the Amazing Digi Scrapping Race!

Both layouts are due by midnight EST, Sunday February 22. Yes, that’s right, you have 9 full days to get this in!

Thursday, February 12, 2009


On the ADSR Blog?
Well, this IS surprising!

We've made it this far into the race, and nobody (as near as my grey matter can recall) has commented on the fact that there are thirteen "Host Sites" blinkies on the right hand side of the blog.

Hmmmmm... what could this mean!?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Challenge #12 LO

Missi and I used IM to have our conversation! I just copy and pasted everything we said.

Challenge #12

Well, this is it girls!! Our final challenge! You can find it at We Are Storytellers.
ADSR: CHALLENGE 12 -- {we are} storytellers

Racers, welcome to {we are} storytellers! You are certainly on the home stretch now! Congratulations to all those that are participating. We are sure you've preserved many memories along the road.

This challenge is an INTERSECTION -- Players must collaborate on one project.

Pretend you and your team mate are sitting on a porch, sipping a cup of tea and chatting. You stumble upon the topic of storytelling, your eyes light up and you begin talking about why storytelling is so important to each of you.

Please create a layout that expresses what storytelling means to each of you. Why did you each choose this form (scrapbooking in general and/or digital specifically) to tell your stories? Why is storytelling important? How do you feel about storytelling (is it a creative outlet, way to express your words, document your family's experiences, etc.) Why are you a storyteller? (You don't have to answer all these questions, consider them food for thought and to give you an idea as to what we are looking for.)

Your story must include:

{we are} storytellers word-art provided (see below) -- you may alter the word-art if you would like.
At least 1/2 of the layout must be journaling, more the better
At least 5 elements/embellishements
No more than 2 pieces of paper
Only 2 small photos, 1 of each of you, placed in the bottom right hand area of your page. IF you have a photo of the two of you together, you may use it and only required to have 1 photo. The bottom line, we want to see your beautiful faces!

By now you know the procedure, but it's always good to post all the details anyway (want to eliminate as much confusion as possible, right!

When you are finished with this challenge, you must upload it to the NDISB gallery. It is not required, but we would love to see your stories and welcome you to upload to our gallery -- we are an open gallery, so please share!

You will need to post a link to the NDISB gallery in your team thread at NDISB.

We must be able to read your journaling. Please make sure you copy and add it to the description in your credits.

You must have your challenge story done and uploaded by Midnight, Sunday , Feb. 15. (Please see the upper left hand corner of the ADSR Blog for a countdown and official time clock!)

Everyone who finishes this challenge on time and posts in the ADSR gallery and forum on time, will receive a coupon good for a kit of your choice in our boutique. (value of coupon $5.49) (Your prize will be awarded at NDISB.)

The winning team will each receive a $20 gift card to the {we are} storytellers boutique. An additional team will each win a $10 gift card each.


Thanks for stopping by and please come back, we'd love to get to know you better! If you have a chance, please check out the great deals you'll find in our Page Turner Tuesday sale -- most everything in our shoppe is 25% off today!

Monday, February 9, 2009

My LO for Challenge #11

You know, I've always wondered what she really understands when I talk to her. I swear she knows exactly what I'm saying.