October 2, 2013

October Template Challenge

OMGoodness!  How did it get to be October already???  I know I'm late with this post but somehow, despite it being written on two calendars and in my mobile reminders I simply missed that Tuesday and the first of October were one and the same.  (hanging head in shame)

Part of why I'm so upset with myself is that I really love this template and I want to share it with you.  The instant I saw it I was reminded of the first Scrapping with Liz templates I ever scrapped.  Those were the templates that made me fall in love with templates in general.  Before then I didn't use templates or even understand them.  I did know that my layout composition was frequently "off" - even to my inexperienced eye.  I guess what I'm trying to say is that I am so glad I found Liz's templates because I know they have made me a better scrapper and that I'm really happy to have this one that reminds of those early days.  Hundreds of layouts later, I know that even if I'm in a bit of a scrapping slump I can grab a template from this very blog or the store, scrap it and love the page I create - every. single. time.

Just for a change, I'm going to show the CT inspiration pages first and then the link for the challenge template after. Here we go.....

by Donna
using In The Backyard by Chelle's Creations & Scrap Orchard's 2013 Iron Scrapper In The Forest bundle

by Tracy
using Happy Haunters by Kristin Aagard & Ziggle Designs with select embellishments
from Kristin Aagard's Jeepers Creepers.  Font is Kimberly Geswein's Empire of Dirt

by Eleonora
by Kimberley
Owl Always Love You by Bella Gypsy & Lyndsay Riches with Janda Happy Day font.
Photos by Kathryn Smith of Marvelously Made Photography

I just love how different our layouts look by simply rotating or using a big background photo.  Without a doubt, this will be a template I use many times.  Now it's your turn!

Download Expired

One last bit of business, the September winner.  

Congratulations, Rachel!!!
Leave her some gallery love HERE

Happy Scrapping!
(aka greenmother)

And here are the official rules for our challenge:  
  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:  #swlblogoctober2013 (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 October 31, 2013
  5. Winner of the $5 coupon will be chosen and announced the first Tuesday in November!  Non-winning participants will receive a participation prize so remember to leave us a way to reach you when you link your layouts


Kimberly Goodman said...

I have a link to see my layout. If it doesn't work please visit the SWL Group and in the folder named Kimber Marie I have a layout called Beach.

Thank you!

HollyJ. said...

Thanks Liz!!!

Lorry said...

Thanks for another great template!

Scrappin Gramma said...

TY!!! great template I will def play with this one again

breizhfanfan said...

thanks a lot
bizzz from france

Carissa said...

I made mine a 2-pager. Thanks for the great template!

Michele said...

Enjoyed this template! Will definitely use it again. Here's a link to my layout in the ScrapPin Gallery:

Elizabeth said...

Just took a peek at your pages. I love what you are doing with this template!

Gaelle TOME said...

thank you very much for this template (and the others)

CindyB said...

Thank you for the's what I did with it :)

Berniek said...

I absolutely love this template!! It's very easy to use and the result is amazing! Thanks so much!
Here is my layout:

peni astiti said...

thank you for the template. You always have amazing templates and fun to make.

here is my layout:

missmelissao said...

Thanks for the pretty template Liz!


JaneAgain said...

Love the template! Thank you so much. :) Here's mine. Using Scrapping with Liz Template Revisited 16 and Candy Cane Christmas by SuzyQ Scraps - See more at:

Lukasmummy said...

such a cute template, somehow I missed all the instructions before *blushes* so here's my link :) -

Melissa said...

I have mine on the SWL Group. Let me know if that doesn't work! Melissa

Chippi said...

Sneaking this in right at the end, lol. Thanks for the awesome template, here's my layout:

bekfek said...

Whew! Got it done before the end of the month! Thanks so much for the template and for the inspiration ... love those sample pages. Here's mine:

Elizabeth said...

I just love looking at everyone's pages each month. They are so great!

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