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New Series: Reader Challenge

Each month here at Simple Scrapper, we will host a new scrapbook challenge with tons of inspiration from our team to get you started!

Last week, we featured our team using thirteen different ways to tweak your templates. As a recap, here are the methods:

  1. Shrink it
  2. Add more photos
  3. Get rid of some photos
  4. Turn it on its head
  5. Spin it one way
  6. Tilt it
  7. Make a card
  8. Double it
  9. Cut it in half
  10. Make it another size
  11. Flip it
  12. Create something entirely different
  13. Stretch it out

Challenge Instructions

To participate in the challenge, choose a sketch or template from any designer (including our own) and twist it using one of the thirteen methods above. Upload your digital or paper layout to any public gallery and use the linky embedded in this post to officially enter the challenge.

Challenge Prize

One random challenge participant who enters by 9:59pm CST on Friday, February 24 will be selected to win a $15 print credit from Persnickety Prints.

Persnickety Prints is our choice for mail order printing. In case you don’t want to wait, Persnickety is having an excellent President’s Day sale. Get all 8×8 prints for just $0.79 with the code “honestabe”!

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11 Responses to New Series: Reader Challenge

  1. Barbara February 21, 2012 at 11:12 am #

    My layout is #2, but I got an error message from the Linky folks saying that there MIGHT have been a problem, so I’m not entirely sure that it got linked correctly. If there is, I’d be happy to try again

    • Jennifer Wilson February 21, 2012 at 11:22 am #

      It’s fine Barbara. Thanks!

      • Barbara February 23, 2012 at 11:05 am #

        Thanks, Jennifer! I don’t want to do anything that might jeopardize my chance of winning that awesome PP prize. 🙂

  2. easyeyes4you February 21, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    I don’t get it? What is the value if you do not show the template you start with? How would anyone know what you have tweaked?

    • Jennifer Wilson February 21, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

      It’s on the honor system Liz. You can find lots of examples in our original post.

  3. easyeyes4you February 21, 2012 at 5:02 pm #

    But wouldn’t it be much more illustrative to have both examples linked? I tweak and push and change templates all the time… have several I am working on at the moment…anyway if no ones sees what you started with, they really cannot appreciate what you have done…from the stand point of learning. So as I understand it they do not have to be published, can be taken right from my computer to the linky thing? and I assume one does not have to fill the first box with any kind of url? …and then just a thumbnail shows here? that’s it? Can I do more than one?

    • Jennifer Wilson February 21, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

      The minimum requirement is an image of your page and your email address. One entry per person please.

  4. easyeyes4you February 21, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    Thanks…Will see what I can come up with…

  5. easyeyes4you February 23, 2012 at 4:12 am #

    Hey Jennifer…got it posted but just one comment…I DID have to upload it on line…it would not let me take it from my computer.. Said I had to have a URL in the top box and would not budge without one…

  6. Michelle Huegel February 23, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    Linked up my layout 🙂 – thanks for the great template-tweaking tips, I love using templates and it’s a great reminder that templates aren’t a barrier to original expression – they are just a catalyst for my own creativity! I resized the photo and paper spots in the template I used to better fit with my square photo.


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