Monday, April 5, 2010

Golden Moment LO Challenges: Intro and First Challenge!!

**ETA: DL LINK UPDATED WITH .TIFF, .PSD, and .PNG FILES**
We are so excited to be starting an AWESOME new set of challenges with AWESOME prizes!! These challenges will all be hosted by my amazing Creative Team! Here's how it's going to work!

Challenges include:

Template Challenge: You will simply be given a free template to download. Your challenge is to create a layout using the template provided.

Color Challenge: You will be given a color swatch of at least 4 colors. Your challenge is to create a layout using JUST the colors provided.

Recipe Challenge: You will be given a list of "ingredients", aka items! Your challenge is to create a layout using ALL of the items listed.

**All layouts must be created using mostly GG Products**

Each layout is to be uploaded to it's appropriate category in the GG Gallery and you MUST link us up in the comments section of the Challenge Blog Post.

Sound fun? Good!! Here's the schedule!

Template Challenge: 5th - 14th
Color Challenge: 15th - 24th
Recipe Challenge: 25th - 4th

For each challenge 1 random winner will be chosen to win a $5 gift card. Complete ALL THREE challenges and you will be entered to win a $10 gift card! That means that you could win up to $15!!!

The winner of each challenge will be announced on the day the new challenge is released, and the "Grand Prize Winner" will be announced on the 5th of each month.

Ready to get started? Here's Sarah with your first Template Challenge!

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I'm so excited to be kicking off the new challenges with a fun template for you! Here's a look at the template, I hope you like it!


And here are a few examples from the team!

To download the template, just click here. Remember, you have until the 14th of the month to complete the challenge, upload your layout to the GG gallery and leave a comment linking us to your layout! The winner will be announced with the new challenge on the 15th! We can't wait to see what you create as you scrap the Golden Moments!

--Sarah



26 comments:

MommaPate said...

Oh man, I love this idea! The template is great, too bad I can't play. I use FotoFusion and since the template isn't a .collage or even separate jpgs I can't use it! :( Bummer! Maybe next time.

The Golden Girls said...

Could you use separate .pngs?

Sarah said...

If you can't use .pngs, you could just treat it like a sketch and create a layout based on it!

amber said...

I would love to download your template and play, however I can't seem to figure it out. I have downloaded others before, but it is bringing this file up as a .tiff. Am I doing something wrong? Please help :)

The Golden Girls said...

A .tiff is a layered file just like a .psd. If you use Photoshop or Photoshop Elements you should be able to open up the template like normal! :) Hope that helps, let me know if you have any more questions!

Melissa said...

I'm having trouble downloading the template. I've used tiff files before and I've downloaded from 4 shared before but when I try to download nothing saves to my computer. Whenever it downloads it just opens a window with a preview of the template. I downloaded something else from 4Shared just fine this afternoon. Is anyone else having this problem?

Sarah said...

Melissa, I'll zip it up and see if that helps!

MommaPate said...

Ooh, I sure can if it's pngs! :)

Dale and Shanell said...

I downloaded just fine. I can't wait to play. Am I correct that I finish the page, upload it to the gallery at GG then link it here in the comments? YAY!! My daughter said, that is so cute mom, you have to do that. I said, Oh, I am! Thanks Leslie and all your creative team~!

Melissa said...

Thank You so much for the template. I was able to download it! I'm excited for the new challenges.

MommaPate said...

GREAT! Thank you so much, I just downloaded the zip with the pngs so I can play! You all are awesome!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cooking category today [06 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on Apr. 06, 2010. Thanks again.

The Golden Girls said...

That's right Shanell! I'm glad you're all excited...we are too!

Dale and Shanell said...

Here is my page!! I loved this template! So fun!

http://ggdigitaldesigns.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=71&pos=0

Anna said...

Thanks for the great template.

I'm having trouble uploading to the GG gallery tonight but you can see my layout using GG's "Just for Mom Kit"

on my blog
http://annabrettj.blogspot.com/2010/04/too-cute-about-gifts.html

Thanks for the fun challenge!!!

Christina Spinella said...

Do we just upload it to the general member gallery or is there a special challenge gallery??

The Golden Girls said...

When you go to the upload page there should be 3 different challenge galleries, Template, Color, and Recipe. Upload to the designated one for each challenge. Does that help?

Anna said...

I got my layout uploaded to the gallery - You can see it here

http://ggdigitaldesigns.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=71&pos=0

MommaPate said...

Whew, I did it! It was actually harder than I thought because there were SOOO many layers when I had to rebuild the template. Oh well, it was fun! Thanks!

http://ggdigitaldesigns.com/gallery/albums/userpics/My_Paci_small.jpg

Jen said...

Thanks for the awesome template! I'm so excited for the challenges to come! Here's a link to my page!

http://ggdigitaldesigns.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-1105

Patricia said...

I had so much fun with this great template. I used Incredi-Boy - collab by GG Gigital Designs and Britt-ish Designs. I'm having difficulty registering to the gallery and uploading my layout. :( Hopefully, I can still participate in the challenge this way. Here's the link to my LO instead: http://scrapmatters.com/gallery3/originals/500/junior-firefighter.jpg

The Golden Girls said...

What username were you trying to register with Patricia? I have to manually activate gallery accounts (due to spamming problems) and I could have missed yours. Your SM link will be okay, but it's not working properly, I can't leave a comment, it's just showing the image... :)

Patricia said...

Sorry about that. I was trying to register with the name xfactor71. Thanks for the help. Let me try the link again just in case: http://scrapmatters.com/gallery3/showphoto.php/photo/98772

Reynolds said...

Loved the template!! It was perfect for what I needed it for. Thanks! :) Here's my link:

http://ggdigitaldesigns.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pos=0

Melissa said...

Thanks for a great template. Here's mine:
http://ggdigitaldesigns.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=lastcom&cat=0&pos=0