April 2009: Celebrate the Seasons with Nichol Magouirk

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Posted 4/5/2009 by Nichol Magouirk in General Scrappin'
 

Nichol Magouirk
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Posted: 4/5/2009 8:51:12 AM
Good morning scrappers!

I am absolutely thrilled to be sharing another month of Celebrate the Seasons with you.

On the 5th of each month I will be bringing you ideas for scrapbooking those season specific photos. Click HERE to see this month's layout, sketch, handout and video.

The challenge this month is to use a die cut on your layout (it can be pre-made or created with one of the many die cut machines available). I used the Silhouette, Revolution and Sizzix machines for my layout. If you are creating your layout digitally, I want to see your creative use of die cut digital elements.

Your layout can be one or two pages, you are not required to use the sketch and it can be traditional or digital or a combination of the two!

By participating you will earn a class badge and the badge will also include a tally of how many times you've participated in my class. At the end of each month, I will randomly pick one winner to receive a prize! And we all love 2Peas prizes, right?!!? So, let's earn some badges! And don't forget to check the challenge box when uploading your project to the gallery to be entered into the monthly drawing.

I can't wait to see the fun, creative layouts you create this month!




tryX2again
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Posted: 4/5/2009 12:58:20 PM
great video! looks great! can't wait to gather some pics for this month's layout! thanks nichol!


Kelly



Jossiah
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Posted: 4/5/2009 8:59:07 PM
I think I'm going to jump on board for this months challenge! I have some free time on my hands! Looks good!



nsmerkt
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Posted: 4/5/2009 11:28:14 PM
You mentioned that you printed out some of the photos as a collage. Did you use a version of photoshop or picassa? Something else? Where do you find your collage templates? New to trying it digitally and printing photos at home but am also struggling my way through the photoshop class and trying to figure it all out during the kids' nap time...any info from your perspective would be great. Thanks!



AussieSheree
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Posted: 4/5/2009 11:33:39 PM
yeah another month is here looking forward to completing this class page


SHEREE


Nichol Magouirk
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Posted: 4/6/2009 10:27:13 AM

You mentioned that you printed out some of the photos as a collage. Did you use a version of photoshop or picassa? Something else? Where do you find your collage templates?


I do all my photo editing in Photoshop (I use the CS4 version). I don't use collage templates, I just make my own background layer to the size I want and then resize my photos and drag and drop them in. If there is interest in seeing how I create photo collages I can work on a video or some sort of step-by-step tutorial.




sillymae
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Posted: 4/6/2009 2:31:41 PM
Thank you so much for this class! It is amazing. I love how you told us Digital Scrappers something we should incorporate in our layout. I tried to do that as much as possible. Check it out.


Amy's Birthday

Thanks Nichol



amycoffeypt
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Posted: 4/6/2009 11:16:33 PM
Can't believe I forgot to check this yesterday! Love this month's LO and appreciate you including us digiscrappers. Great inspiration once again! Thank you so much for the awesome class!


Been there, done that--have the layout!

nsmerkt
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Posted: 4/7/2009 11:06:19 AM
Would love to see a video on the photo collage whenever you get a chance. Thanks!



mrsski07
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Posted: 4/7/2009 2:20:36 PM
I love this month's theme! I didn't use the LO but I did use some spring pictures. I'll be done some more once I have pictures from easter. Here's my LO: Swing into Spring!


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Cindy Liebel
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Posted: 4/8/2009 7:58:07 AM
Nichol, i'm not a theme scrapper, but your class each month has really inspired me a lot to get pages likes these done. this is a layout i did for lss this week Easter memories at Nana's


SMOOCHES!!
Cindy
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Nichol Magouirk
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Posted: 4/8/2009 9:26:27 AM
I am loving seeing your Easter/Spring layouts!

btw, I am working on a video for how I collage my photos. I will post a link here once I get it finished up!



creative*moma
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Posted: 4/10/2009 1:58:34 PM
OMG! Just got back and I see this adorable page!
Can't wait to finish unpacking and dive in and play!
Thanks Nichol!



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Posted: 4/11/2009 5:55:00 PM
Loved the sketch for April...but I just did the one for Feb. I have to admitt that your style is alot different from mine. I like simple pages...and it was a ton of work to put this 2pg lo together.

But I am impressed with the end result. I usually take about 15-30 mins to put a page together and this took a lot longer.

February lo-Nick U


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2012 tally
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Posted: 4/15/2009 2:32:25 PM
This layout took me a bit of time but I like the results.

Patio Project

mjmarmo
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Posted: 4/21/2009 6:40:28 AM
I am so glad I found this challenge. I enjoyed watching your video. I completed a layout using the right side of your layout design.

Easter fun

I also went back and did a layout for March. Hope to catch up with the other months as well.

St,. Patty's Day


Jean


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Posted: 4/21/2009 10:49:02 AM
Around here Spring means Prom.


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Posted: 4/22/2009 10:29:11 AM
Got mine completed! I combined it with your Stamp Camp background stamping technique: Easter 2009
Thanks Nichol for awesome inspiration and techniques!



Carolyn
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tryX2again
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Posted: 4/22/2009 6:22:18 PM
not the greatest picture but here's my april LO! april was busy!


Kelly



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Posted: 4/23/2009 10:36:24 AM
It's been really busy for me but i'm working on my layout now... will have them post buy Friday Night the lastest....Maybe i can get in on the prizes.. MAYBE.. LOL....

Thansk for the challenge...


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Posted: 4/26/2009 10:03:12 PM
I combined mine with the Stamp Camp (use a background stamp) and Weekly Challenge (pop dot it). It's *mostly* completed. Thinking of swapping out the 2 top photos on the right page (hence no sewing yet -heehee), changing the "grass" pp so it's not busy. Also, thinking of adding "2gether" on the upper right in brown above the tree. What do you guys think? Oh! And I still need to add the journaling. lol

Well, here it is... 8 miles 2gether

Thanks for an awesome class, Nichol!

court813
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Posted: 4/27/2009 6:01:55 PM
Just wanted to see if altered items were okay for this challenge? If not I have no problem unchecking the challenge box. I hope to get a layout done this month too, but we'll see. Thanks for the great ideas!


Spring Wreath


Courtney

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Posted: 5/8/2009 3:23:24 PM
Hi Nichol,
Imagine my surprise when I found out I was the April Celebrate the Seasons winner at while checking out - I thought there was a mistake. Was sooooo happy - thanks!!! Loving the classes even more (if that's possible)!

Nichol Magouirk
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Posted: 5/11/2009 9:23:29 AM

Imagine my surprise when I found out I was the April Celebrate the Seasons winner at while checking out - I thought there was a mistake. Was sooooo happy - thanks!!! Loving the classes even more (if that's possible)!



Thank you! That made my day!


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