Thursday, 16 October 2014

OCTOBER BLOG CHALLENGE

We are a day late with our regular blog challenge this month, but that is only because we wanted to keep all the Designiversary fun and games on the same day, to make it easier to remember. We hope you are playing along with us!

Before we get into the details of the new challenge, it is time to find out who won September's Art Inspiration challenge.  Loved seeing how everyone was inspired by the collage. Check all entries  along with the team pages out here in the September challenge album.


Mr. Random spun the wheel and the pointer landed on:


Congratulations on winning the 10 dollar coupon Lorry!!! You have a PM on your TLP account.
All other participants also received their 25% discount coupons via their Lilypad gallery accounts. Please make sure you check your messages everyone!

Here's Lorry's super cute page:




Welcome to the October Blog Challenge! For this month's challenge we are keeping with the party theme. Your page simply needs to be about a celebration of some kind. You can scrap a page about a traditional party such as a birthday, or show us a celebration of some kind ... a family reunion, an anniversary, a Halloween party you threw or attended, maybe even a celebration where you treated yourself because you worked hard to accomplish something. Anything is fair game. Show us how you party!

BONUS: If you use one of the B&W conversion techniques shared in this Tutorial [link to Tutorial blog post] on a photo on your page, you get an extra entry into the draw for this month's challenge. Please tell us which technique you used in the comments along with the link to your page!

To help get you into that party spirit, I created a Party Mini Kit for you as a gift.Just click on the preview to download.

- LINK EXPIRED -
http://bit.ly/ZsJQmf

And ...  the Pink Ladies also created some gorgeous Celebration themed Journal Cards for you as well!

grab part 1 here
and part 2 here

I hope you enjoy the freebies! Here are some fun sample pages from the Pink Ladies to get the creative juices flowing!




Anne created this super creative page by using those adorable crochet hearts and flowers in a unique way! She also used a B&W image with her fave Totally Rad actions for a quick B&W conversion!

Ellen made this darling page with what might just be the cutest cupcake photo I have ever seen. Love all the color on her page over the white background and the shadows are outstanding!

Emma created this stunning page. Love the way she uses a series of photos to tell her story and the focal photo blended into the background is so great! What an adorable title too!




Make sure you use at least 75% of Pink Reptile Design products on your page. And remember, you get an extra entry if you use one of the B&W conversion tips from the October 14th Tutorial shared here on the blog, (you must tell us which one you used). Once completed, just upload your page to one or all of your galleries and post a link to your layout in the comments section of this post before November 15.

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This time you will find the Pink Lady Designiversary cards also under the Free Gift Tab at the Pink Reptile FB



ONE random winner will receive a 10 dollar coupon to my store but really everyone is a winner as all other participants receive a 25% discount coupon to my TLP store, so all the more reason to join in on the fun, right?!

Wishing you tons of fun and Happy Scrappin'!

31 comments:

  1. thank you so much for sharing & congratulations!!/happy anniversary :)

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    1. you're welcome about the sharing and thanks so much for the well wishes Meg! <3

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  2. Very cute!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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    1. Thanks for teh sweet comment Mary!

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  3. congrat Lorry !!! this layout is just so precious!!
    Thanks you mirjam for this amazing freebies.... and you know what??? it's arrived at the perfect moment ! This week end we celebrate the 2nd birthday of my daugther with our familly (in fact she was born in september bu it's really hard to organize a meeting with our two familly ...) !!! so i will have toooonnnnns of picture of birthday after this week end lol

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    1. How cool Hélène! I am so happy to hear my freebie comes at just the right time! And a belated congratulations to your precious daughter! I hope I will get to see your pages!

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  4. love the mini, thanks so much, here's the link to my page at TLP

    [url=http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=166239&title=party-time&cat=844][img]http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/data/844/1018-prd-party.jpg[/img][/url]

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  5. Thank you so much for the cute kit!

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    1. I am glad you like it! Thanks Pam!

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  6. Thank you very much!
    Marina

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    1. You're very welcome Marina! Thanks for the comment!

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  7. Luv this kit & CUUUTE cards....lol.... THANK YOU ;) for this awesome kit......

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    1. Thanks Crystal for the sweet comment! So glad you like them!

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  8. Perfect kit for my daughter's 18th - thanks Mirjam - oh and I used Jenn's b&w conversion tips - never really knew how to use the gradient map before - need to practice that one lots I think...

    http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=167203&title=pink-reptile-designs-october-challenge&cat=844

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    1. Awesome page Karen and I think you did a great with the gradient maps! Super cool page!

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  9. thank you so much Mirjam for this mini kit and your pink ladies are awesome, the journaling cards are fabulous !!!!
    it's time for birthdays, lol. my son, Maximilien, has 2 years yesterday so your mini is perfect for this.
    here's my page :
    http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=167220&title=make-a-wish&cat=844

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  10. oops... I forgot to say that I tried to used Jenn's method for the B/W photo

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    1. Awesome to hear you gave Jenn's gradient a try! The photo AND your page are perfect! Thanks so much Gaëlle!

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  11. Thanks for the wonderful freebies!!
    Here is my page: http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=167302&title=5-years&cat=844

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    1. And thank YOU for the awesome page! Love, love, love it Birgit!

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  12. thank you for wonderful freebies and great inspiration and challenge and great tutorials. i used anne's for my bw conversion. loved learning all the diff ways to convert

    here is my layout

    http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/data/500/2014-10-26-alice-birthday-cake-_600web.jpg

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  13. better link to mine

    http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=167433&title=happy-90th-alice&cat=500

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    1. You are very welcome for the inspiration Bobbie and I am happy to read that you love the tuts. Thanks so much for coming over to play again! As always I LOVE your page!

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  14. just for fun this month, this is my entry for the challenge
    http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=167648&title=happy-birthday-meline&cat=844

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    1. and what a fabulous page Hélène! Love it!

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  15. Thank you so much!

    There is no link to the B/W tutorial, btw. It says to link in parentheses, but there's no link. I found it via "Tutorials" in the sidebar dropdown, though. I used a gradient map but lowered the opacity because I didn't want a total B/W, just a subdued look.
    http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=169390&title=hooray&cat=844

    And congrats! I wish I had been able to do more with the celebrations but it was a crazy month for me. At least I can still do these. :)

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    1. Thanks for the well wishes and your beautiful challenge entry! I fixed the link to the tutorial a big thank you for bringing that to my attention too! You ROCK Lorry!

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  16. This mini kit was perfect for scrapping this little one's latest b'day. He turned 5 too ! :)
    I used Jenn's b&w conversion in combination with levels (I seem to feel more comfortable with those compared to curves) and some masking and blurring on the background.

    http://dogginosplace.blogspot.be/2014/11/pink-reptile-designs-october-blog.html

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    1. Love, love, love your page Katja!

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  17. CHALLENGE IS CLOSED! Will be back with the new one and a winner very soon!

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