Monday, August 18, 2008
Kit: Jewel kit and Layered Edges No. 2 by AneczkaW - Anna Wierzbicka (altered element)
Font: Lauren Script
Journaling: We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature. - Edmund Burke
Friday, August 15, 2008
Kit: Color Challenge Kit August 2008 'Retro Summer' by Dana Conditt
Journaling: By all means use sometimes to be alone. Salute thyself; see what thy
soul doth wear. - George Herbert
Thursday, August 14, 2008
HAPPY PAPPYKit: Color Challenge Kit August 2008 'Retro Summer' by Dana Conditt
Journaling: Dad and I found this hat in a thrift shop in September 2006. Dad bought it for me and then decided to keep it. We've had a lot of fun taunting one another over this hat! That's MY hat, Dad!
Posted by Ice Princess Scrapz at 8:53 AM
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
DigitalArts Cafe DESIGN IT! Official Rules
Everyone is eligible to enter this contest, including DigitalArts Café team members, as long as you do not currently sell digital scrapbook products at any site.
The weekly contest:
Each week the contest participants will receive instructions as to what they will be creating for that leg of the contest. The participants will have from Monday until Friday to create a kit according to the specific guidelines. The contestants will upload their finished kit entry, in zip form, to a file sharing site of their choice by Friday, they will then post the link and a preview of their kit in the weekly DESIGN IT! forum thread.
On Saturday the poll will open for DAC forum members to submit one vote for the kit they like the best. The voting will take place for four days, the poll will be closed on Tuesday for that weeks challenge.
The contest will run from September 1st through October 8th.
Specific rules for kit creations:
Each kit must be a new, never before seen creation made solely by the participant.
Commercial use product TOU must be adhered to.
TOU must be included in kit.
Preview size will only be 450x450 72dpi.
Preview must include contestants name, name of kit, and DigitalArts Café DESIGN IT! written on it.
Files included in the kit must be named as follows – Contestantsname_Nameofkit_Nameofelement_numberofelement
Please, no spaces, and use underscore to separate.
Contestants must register in the DigitalArts Café forum.
Only forum members will be allowed access to downloads, and to the voting process.
Contestants must complete each weekly event to qualify for the prizes.
The contestant with the most overall votes at the end of the contest will be declared the winner.
Contestants may blog about their entry, but may not offer their entry for download on any other site except DigitalArts Café during the contest.
Contestants are allowed to vote once just as every other forum member is.
A few contestant specific rules will be emailed to each participant before the contest begins.
1st place – Guest design spot in the DigitalArts Café Boutique for 3 months, with the opportunity to be offered a permanent position as a designer in the Boutique. Six commercial use items from the Boutique.
2nd place – Four commercial use products from the Boutique. The possibility of uploading one monthly freebie to the Boutique’s freebies category for 3 months, providing there is an agreement with the store management at the end of the challenge on all 3 freebies, store management is free to choose which freebie from those kits made during the challenge. This can be great promotion opportunity.
3rd place – Four commercial use products from the Boutique. The possibility of uploading one freebie to the Boutique’s freebies category in October, providing there is an agreement with the store management at the end of the challenge on this freebie, store management is free to choose which freebie from those kits made during the challenge. This can be a great promotion opportunity.
We at DigitalArts Café fully intend to make this contest a fun, and friendly competition. If at any time a participant becomes disrespectful, nasty, threatening, or in any way sabotages the contest, they will be eliminated immediately from the contest.
Not following the rules of the contest will be grounds for elimination.
If you are interested in signing up for this contest please send an email by August 30th to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, forum name, and link to blog if you have one.
If you have any questions, please post them here
Good luck to all who enter!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Kit(s): Club Deco August 2008 "On the Boardwalk" kit: QP and embellishment by Deb Ammerman, flip-flops by RoseMade Designs
Font(s): LD Happy Sun
Journaling: Excerpt from "Summertime" by Indigo Girls - Summertime
And the living is easy
LINK TO KIT
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Photographs by Eric Seven
Kit(s): Club Deco August 2008 "On the Boardwalk:" Theta (background paper and umbrella), Alpha by RoseMade Designs, snail by Deb Ammerman, seashells by Lori Staton, starfish by Jennifer Rassi, sandcastle by Michaele Burkhart
Posted by Ice Princess Scrapz at 7:04 PM
Friday, August 8, 2008
Title: Grilled Shrimp with Corn and Black Bean Salad
Kit: Destiny by AneczkaW (some elements recolored), Magical Vol 2 by Aimee (sun), American Heart Bracket Album by RoseMade Designs
1 lb raw jumbo shrimp
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp each soy sauce and sesame oil
1/2 tsp pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
Corn and Black Bean Salad:
3 cobs corn
1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
1 sweet red pepper, diced
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup coriander leaves, chopped
3 tbsp vegetable oil
3 tbsp lime juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp pepper
1 head boston lettuce, separated
1. Peel off shrimp shells, leaving tails on; cut each shrimp lengthwise down back and gently pull out dark vein running down back. In bowl, combine oil, lime juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, pepper and garlic. Add shrimp; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
2. Corn and Black Bean Salad: Meanwhile, husk corn. Place on greased grill over medium-high heat. Close lid and cook, turning occasionally, until kernels are tender and grill-marked, about 15 minutes. Slice off kernels to make 1-1/2 cups; place in bowl. Add black beans, red pepper, onion and coriander.
3. In small bowl, whisk together oil, lime juice, salt, cumin and pepper. Pour over corn mixture; toss to coat.
4. Place shrimp on greased grill over medium-high heat. Close lid and cook, turning once, until shrimp are pink, about 6 minutes.
5. Divide lettuce leaves among plates. Top with salad, then grilled shrimp.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
From setting out the sap buckets, hauling them back to the storage tank, mixing the sap with water and running that through the filter system, stoking the fire in the cooker, and finally getting to sample the tasty maple syrup...