Username Post: ~*~April~*~Darker Side Challenge~*~        (Topic#1573251)
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Hello, Darksiders!

I love all the creativity and artistry I see here at scrapbook.com by all of its members and I was a member of this site for some time before I noticed that there wasn’t too much of the darker side of scrapping represented here. And by darker side I mean the use of darker colors, subjects including Goth, Punk, and Emo, or styles like steampunk and distress. I love the Darker Side and want to see more of it!

So therein lays the challenge: Create layouts , cards, tags, altered art, etc... that are out of your comfort zones. Come on over to the dark side!

In celebration of Earth Day this month, this month's topic will be Earthy. This can be a project about the Earth, dirt, recycling; can include "earthy" colors such as browns, greens, and blues.

You can interpret the challenge any which way you like but remember to keep it dark! Let your imagination and your dark side loose! Have fun! I can’t wait to see what you all will come up with!

Rules for this challenge:

1. Some simple rules:
2. Please post your projects between April 1 and April 30, 2012.
3. In the beginning of the next month, I will choose a winner randomly either by using a random number generator or the old tried and true names in a hat method.
4. Everyone is welcome to join this challenge at any time
5. Post as many projects as you like for this challenge. Each one will count as an entry. Entries must be submitted before midnight of the last day of the month.
6. If you receive love, please return love
7. You must participate regularly (at least five posts throughout the month) to be entered in drawing
8. If you’ve won the previous month, you can only share your pages this month. You are eligible to win again the following month.

Linking Layouts to the thread:

1. Go to the layout in your gallery.
2. Go to the Share section on the left-hand side and click on ‘Share Anywhere'.
3. Click on 'IMG code' button.
4. Copy and paste the code which starts [url...] into the forum thread.

Allowing Public Embedding:

1. Go to the layout in your gallery.
2. Click on 'Edit Image' tab at the top on the left side of the layout.
3. Scroll down to the bottom left side.
4. Check the box that says, ‘Allow Public Embedding’.

The winner of the challenge will receive a lovely RAK from me!

Projects for entry:


1. The Train I Almost Missed By GentlewoodFarms
2. Mudding By Pam In TX
3. Earth Fairy By Rabbit51-Beth
4. Mother Earth By MrsAnnieS
5. Yum By Nkramer06
6. bloom and grow By Erin Reed - Ekr1432
7. hello moon By Speppers1


 
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Count me in, although I have no clue what I'm going to do.


 
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Thinking about it. Not sure I'll have time. But if I make something I'll post it


 
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Count me in. I love a good challenge and this intrigues me.


 
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well this month should be easy......


 
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Another one to think on. I'm not having a lot of luck finding topics this month!

I'm going to have to dig ...

bwhahahahahaha. Dig. Get it? Earth?


 
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LOL!!!!!!


 
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Lol, Pat!

Welcome, everyone!! Glad to have you all here!


 
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Woo Hoo...almost done with my mini!!!! That means I can move on to other things! Woo Hoo!


 
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Good Morning Chickies!!!!

Earthy...mmmmm...sounds like the possibilities are endless!!! Great idea Celina!!!!

Pat...you crack me up!!!

Have a great day everyone!!!


 
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I'm adding this to my favorites with the hope I can get something done this month!


 
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Definately count me in.......love these challenges!


 
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An idea to use with keeping with the recycling theme is to use soda/beer cans as metal accents on your page. You can use your punches and embossing folders with them.

This is a card I did a couple years back
Beer can card By Pam In TX


Edited by Pam in TX on 04-04-12 05:55 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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I've used them to create butterflies on a few pages. They work great - and the added bonus is that it sharpens your punches and diecuts when you cut the metal.

You just gotta be careful of the shards!


 
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i'd like to join again.


 
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Good morning, everyone!

Great idea, Pam! and a great card!


 
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This is a puzzler for me....I have a few ideas but all the pics are on the down computer & ext hard drive.....If I lucky I still have a layout around with the pics so I can take a pic to print them off...but can I make it dark is the question....


 
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Yep...you can make it dark Snow Dog...I'm sure you can!

Great card! What a neat idea about the cans! Nothing is safe anymore is it?


 
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I actually started mine last night! Now to figure out how to embellish it without ruining what I already have done...


 
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Snowdog, I know you can make it dark!

Becky, you're right, nothing is safe anymore.

Annie, good for you!


 
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Have the picture now have to come up with a plan.


 
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Beth, finding the photo is half the battle! Lol. Can't wait to see what you come up with!


 
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Hi, ladies,

The winner for March's Darker Side Challenge is...

My Sweet Girl Mayhem By SnowDog

Snowdog, please pm me your address so I can mail out a RAK!


 
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Congrats Snowdog!


 
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I'm working on a plan ... I may be able to pull it off.

I will have to see if my idea works. I have to go dig in my stash for some paper. I hope I have the one I think I do. ... if not, I'm going to need a new plan.

I hate plan.


 
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Happy Easter


 
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Oh I managed to DO this one! Oh oh oh oh OH!

And it even turned out good!

The Train I Almost Missed


 
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hi darksiders!!!!

Woo Hoo...was organizing my photos...and I found perfect pics! Now to pull papers and get it done before I have to start on 2 more minis that I've been comissioned to do!

Can't wait to see what everyone has in the works. Love your LO Pat...what a story!


 
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Congrats Snowdog.........that was a great layout.

The Train layout is so good and love the story behind it.


 
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Pat, what a wonderful LO! Oh my gosh, it's beautiful!!!

Hiya, ladies!


 
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jci


 
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Thanks, C. I had fun doing it.

I just got lucky with pictures this month, I think.


 
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Morning! Jci and acu!


 
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JCI.......going to be working on all my challenges ths weeknd.


 
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Hey darksiders! Hope everyone is having a fun week!

Getting started on those minis...I thought I had until May something...I only have until April 28th to get 2 of them done...have 3 of the grandkids starting tomorrow through Monday and my dh is going to start doing the demolition to my bathroom this weekend too...with the remodel to begin next weekend! Woo Hoo. I really just want to take the time and squeeze a simple LO for this challenge in here! Think I can?


 
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Becky you'll come up with something!


 
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12 hour crop this weekend again.......so working on challenges.......something different!


 
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Just dropping in! I am so struggling with the new mini I am working on....can you believe it is just after Easter....and I couldn't find any cute bunny embellies anywhere!!! The paper I am using is a Debbie Mumm with bunnies! Guess I'll have to try and design a floppy bunny myself! Grrr.

On a darkerside note....I got to thinking these have to be out the door and to her by the 28th...so that means I will have some time! Woo Hoo!!!! Have the pics on my desk just waiting!


 
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Wow, Becky two minis! That's great and I know they will be beautiful!

Hello, everyone!!


 
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Got my layout done with the earth challenge in mind and will be posting it tomorrow.


 
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Just popping in!


 
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jci, life is busy, I'm not complaining, I'm hoping to find time to scrap this weekend.


 
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This is my submission for this month along with the Earth theme.

Mudding By Pam In TX


 
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I'm Jci and acu! Finished mine last night, just hoping for a sunny afternoon so I can photograph and hopefully post!


 
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Just sharing this as an example of recycling.

School Days By Pam In TX

The silver that the title is on is a piece of mini blind(that my cats broke) embossed with silver embossing powder. His name was punched with Sizzix from a Dr Pepper can.


 
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Pam, those are fantastic layouts!!!

Hello, everybody!


 
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Morning girls.........lovely weather here in NY! Have major spring fever!!!


 
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I agree, its a beautiful spring day here in PA


 
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Hey Chickies!!!! Well I'm a new campground owner!!! It's offical and have made the move! Now to start unloading boxes!! YIKES!!! Will it evefr end! LOL!!! Keeping ya gals in my thoughts,, hope all is well with everyone. Hopefully I'll hvae a achedule in about a week....key word...hopefully!!! Well anywho....just poppin in to say HI!!!


 
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That was our dream to own a campground, now we will just retire with a trailer. Where is the campground?


 
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Still waiting for that sunny day! But if today stays clear I should be good to go evening get home from work!


 
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Not a sunny day here but I don't really mind since Texas gets more than its fair share of sunny days. Lol


 
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  • Rabbit51-Beth Said:
That was our dream to own a campground, now we will just retire with a trailer. Where is the campground?




We are located in N.Stratford, NH.


 
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We may have to plan a trip to NH in the future. When we got married our goal was to camp in every state, we did 24 so far, got sidetracked for a while, we tent camp after all these years, still love it. When you get settled send website or name of your new venture!


 
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So working on my entry, making a shadowbox hope it works out!!!!


 
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Earth Fairy By Rabbit51-Beth

Took the picture slighly from the side so you could see the depth of the shadowbox. This was alot of fun to do!!!!


 
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Beth, that shadowbox is gorgeous!


 
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Neat ideas for this earthy challenge -- I haven't thought yet what to do for this one.


 
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I finally had a less cloudy and dry day to photograph! Very appropriate seeing as it is Earth day! Ok for about 15 more minutes...but here it is!

Mother Earth By MrsAnnieS


 
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Definately Beth!!! I will send you some info...I have to update the website, just started a FB page too. Hardly anything on the FB page, raining here...Need to get out and take some GOOD pics,,,I have some here in my gallery...but wanted more,,,didn't feel most were up to par. Need pics for the website too.

Loving your shadowbox...way cool!!!


 
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Wow, Annie! Gorgeous creation!!!


 
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Beth and Annie....awesome creations for this month!

Woo Hoo...mini's are done and in the mail should arrive to thier new home by Wed!!!! So Now let's see if I can squeeze this Lo in on Wed or Thurs. after the contractors leave. Doing a happy dance here!


 
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Good morning, am acu!


 
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stopping in to say hello.


 
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Loving the creativity on this site........just finished a layout for another challenge and realized I did all the wrong colors.......GEEZ!!!!
Back to the drawing board!


 
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Woo Hoo! Getting ready to go to my room and start my LO! Let's see what happens here!

LOL Beth....I hate it when that happens.


 
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Hi all!


 
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Yum By Nkramer06


 
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Nicolle, awesome page! Love the brick pattern!

Hello, everyone! Hope everyone has great plans for the weekend!

I sadly will be moving all my scrapbooking stuff out of my ex-scraproom into the garage. My eldest daughter moved back in and I reluctantly gave her room back I'm going to miss my space


 
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Oh dear. That sucks. You gonna have to go outside to the garage to scrap now? Don't you live in like ... South TEXAS?

That's gonna be a little warm come June or so.

:-( Sorry, C.


 
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Yes, Pat, I live in TX. It's already hot, I can't imagine what it will be like in July. Maybe I can convince my hubby to put in some a/c or something. Lol.


 
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ACU


 
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Celina I think if you can't have your room you should at least get a good a/c unit out there-it seems only fair!


 
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here is one for me - earthy is the kids in the wildflowers

bloom and grow By Erin Reed - Ekr1432


 
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Hi there! Wonderful layouts are rolling in!

Celina...that stinks about losing your room, but our kids always come first even if they are adults.

Well I was so excited and all I got done was the papers pulled! Maybe tomorrow?


 
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ACU


 
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Hi! Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Celina you won my blog contest! Woo Hoo!


 
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my entry:

hello moon By Speppers1


 
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checking in. acu


 
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Hi, everyone! Today is the last day of the month. Make sure I have your entry on the first page. I'll have a new challenge up tomorrow night.


 
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Hi gals!! still here just so dang busy.... getting ready for the camping season...there's the unpacking the moving furniture, taking reservations, mailing corrospondence, marketing, webiste which I'm starting from scratch and then theres then business end, then landscaping and cleaning and and and....LOL!!! I'm loving it and having a great time. Only downside is I haven't been able to fit in my scrappin in yet!!! BUT I WILL! I'll be hanging about...till I can get my fingers all gluey...soon!

Best to all, see you in May!


 
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Have fun on your new venture, jojo!


 
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Ladies, here is the link to May's challenge:

http://www.scrapbook.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/15744...


 
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all these layout are so great!!


 
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BTW thanks for hosting every month celina!!


 
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yes, thank you Celina for hosting such a fun challenge!!! Over and out...To May!!!!


 
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Signing off to May!


 
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You are welcome! I enjoy hosting and seeing what everyone comes up with! Now if I could just scrap for my own challenges...Lol. Soon I'll find the time!


 
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Absolutely love your two challenges! Great layouts ladies! Really gets my crazy mind thinking creatively!!!!Going to May now had nothing to do last night, need a new project!



 
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According to random.org, April's winner is:

Yum By Nkramer06

Nkramer06, please pm me your address so I can get your RAK out to you.


 
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signing off... see you in May


 
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grats!! see you in may!!


 
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