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March 4, 2013

March Blog Challenge!


With February being a shorter month, March almost always sneaks up on me, but this year it was even more so than usual.  The weather has turned warmer (it was 80+ degrees yesterday) so we're spending more and more time outside and with the doors and windows open.
It's kinda strange, but my scrapping slumps every year in January and February but almost always gets rejuvenated in March.  Perhaps it's that my life gets a taste of spring and so does my creativity.  Maybe it's that I feel so guilty about "slacking" for two months that I just start back up.  Whatever the reason, I'm always grateful when my mojo returns and I'm back in my digi-scrap groove!  Is your scrapping seasonal?  Do you have times of the year that are slower or more inspired?  
No matter if you're newly invigorated or still in the midst of winter doldrums, the March template is sure to get you scrapping.  When I first looked at it, I had several ideas of what I wanted to do.  Once I did some photo editing, I finally settled on a bright and fun spring-y page but can absolutely see me using this one again and again.  I can't wait to see what you all do with this one!

Here's a page from Tiff using the original template....
by Tiff
(credits unknown)

Our revisited version has less photo spots but more of the circular elements that really make it go.  I love all the depth we get from those added layers!  I know I usually show you the template here, but I thought I'd change it up and show you are inspiration first.  We have two pages this month:   one from Liz and one from me.

by Liz
(using Leaving On A Jet Plane by Laura Banasiak & Jenn Barrette)


by Kimberley
(using Moments & Memories {Spring} kit & bonus alphas by SuzyQ Scraps + Janda Everyday Casual font)

Now that you've seen what we did, here's the template:

Download Expired.

And finally, our winner from February!  
by Amy (amycoffeypt)

Thanks to everyone for playing along in February.  I'll be sending out participation prizes and well as the winning prize soon.  Here are the official rules for our monthly challenge:

The Blog Challenge Rules (and fine print!):  
  1. Use the featured template (above) to create a layout or hybrid project.  Feel free to modify the template but make certain we can still recognize it as a version of the original.  
  2. Upload your completed layout to the ScrapPin gallery at Scrap Orchard or a photo sharing site of your choice. (Please do not upload to a site that will require me to register in order to view the layout.  Use either a Scrap Orchard gallery or someplace such as Photobucket or TinyPic to host your layout)
  3. If uploading to the ScrapPin gallery at Scrap Orchard please include the following in addition to your other hashtags:  #swlblogmarch2013 (feel free to copy and past this hashtag)
  4. Come back to this blog post and leave a comment with a link to your completed layout BY March 30, 2013
  5. Winner of the $5 coupon will be chosen and announced the first Tuesday in April!  Non-winning participants will receive a participation prize so remember to leave us a way to reach you when you link your layouts!



33 comments:

AJ said...

Thank you so much! I love this template!

Jodi Watson said...

This template is divine! Loved using it :) Here is my link: http://www.digishoptalk.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=1744907&cat=500
My email is ( tghjlw @ gmail . com ) Just remove the spaces!

meagan43 said...

Thanks for the fun template. Hmm - what to do with it??

eveline said...

thank you for the template!

Donna Penn said...

Thanks for the template. Here's the link to my layout at SO
http://scraporchard.com/scrappin/pin/b673ed011cfb3c810010abed6f3a034b

Glynda said...

I really like this template. Look forward to creating with it. Good luck to all the entries

Sandy_in_MD said...

Thanks for the great template!

Amy C said...

Thanks for the new template! I'm so excited to have won money for your store. I have been jonesing for a few new templates!

Jud said...

Awesome template!

Celeste said...

Thanks for the great layout... Here is the link to my page.
http://scraporchard.com/gallery/data/1244/CL--Movie_Night.jpg

RoSoVo said...
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RoSoVo said...

I'm a newbie at digiscrap with templates, but I thought: why not enter? I know you have FB so I think loging in would not be a problem now.. And thanks for the lovely template!
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=344043662362954&set=a.339726172794703.61563.100002719692036&type=3&theater

Heide said...

Thanks for the great template and challenge. Now I even have a board at SO LOL http://scraporchard.com/scrappin/pin/47ba327b57be22b98eee0e5dc3e14711

Heide said...

Thank you for the template and the challenge! http://scraporchard.com/scrappin/pin/47ba327b57be22b98eee0e5dc3e14711

Christie said...

What a great template (and great pages with it!). Here's mine (on my new board at SO - that one took a while to figure out! :) )

http://scraporchard.com/scrappin/pin/e86698eadde4101913eaf1c8ea42c8ce

You can contact me at pisgah 13 at hotmail (remove spaces)

Brandy said...

Thanks for the template!! I love it!
Here's my link: http://scraporchard.com/scrappin/pin/dfdfab9941ac833a0c364aa2e608185e

Anita said...

Great template!! Thanks!! I just found your blog and decide to do the challenge, I don't know how I missed it before, I have a bunch of your templates... Here is my layout http://www.digishoptalk.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=1748085&cat=500

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful pages everyone!

Anita-glad you found my blog. :)

Anonymous said...

Hello Liz! Thank you for a challenge:) Hier is my page:
http://www.babyblog.ru/user/svetlanalange/3056526

Michelle said...

Perfect template for my pics. Thanks so much!
[url=http://scraporchard.com/scrappin/pin/fd7a2c9c29fd3962afc288c0d0e1aad4][img]http://scraporchard.com/scrappin/pics/t/13809.jpg[/img][/url]

Michelle said...

trying again to leave the correct link.
http://scraporchard.com/scrappin/pin/fd7a2c9c29fd3962afc288c0d0e1aad4

Nancy said...

Great template - thank you for your generousity!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU ;~} for such a great temp.from crystalnva

elitka said...

Thank you so much!
My page: http://www.digishoptalk.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=1749215&title=tutti-frutti&cat=500

Sam said...

Feb template, thank you! :)

bekfek said...

Thank you! It took me awhile to figure out how best to use it, but once I did, it all came together. Thank you SO much! Here's mine:
http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa473/Bekki_Fekete/032113swl.jpg

larkd said...

Love this template. My LO is here: http://scraporchard.com/scrappin/pin/24e6e6721e0a39950780dfb8f91e53ed

Meagan , Brian, Sydney and Jonas! said...

Thanks for the cool freebie! Here is mine! http://scraporchard.com/scrappin/pin/e2cc88bcc7302f28d93e2d31c511986b

spudgeon (spudgeon@yahoo.com) said...

I love the template, thanks! Here's mine:
[url=http://scraporchard.com/scrappin/pin/14d2bc475177e1dde633b4ca1972d53c][img]http://scraporchard.com/scrappin/pics/t/14869.jpg[/img][/url]

Chippi said...

Thanks for the template! I had the hardest time deciding what to use it for, but I finally got this page done, and I love it!!
http://scraporchard.com/scrappin/pin/a598e7d200bf02558d5534839884b7a3

Alyna said...

Here's one from me:
http://scraporchard.com/scrappin/pin/4e5916dda041e42d18d9cf266d56b62b
Thanks for the template and the challenge!

Elizabeth said...

I love coming and looking at everyone's pages!

mnJenL said...

I so love all of the photo spots!! Thanks for this freebie! Here is mine. :)

http://scraporchard.com/scrappin/pin/c6c2c003ac8a3e6e7c2c27d15afa4799

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