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Acryle  is a very pretty script font, quite curvy and bouncy.   Nice it has upper and lower case! It is labelled For Personal Use only, so fine for your layouts and mini-books or for card sentiments, not OK, for example, for wedding invitations or cards you will sell. 
 
 

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UKS 2014 Summer Scrapbooking Challenge

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Although the posting of new challenges has finished, he challenges will be open until the official end of summer  30th September 2014 for you to complete.

These challenges are just for fun but you will be able to collect additional points for you team if you take part in points-collecting. details of the point for each challenge and hoe to claim them will be in the UKS SSC forum.  Watch for it! If you don’t want to claim Team points then please join in for your own enjoyment and we hope to still see your finished layouts in the gallery.

Please feel free to share your work on Instagram using the hashtag #uks2014summerscrapbookingchallenge.
Essential Links

I am adding this list of links, which will remain on the Home Page for quick access. The classes and challenges should be available in the linked forum by 10 AM on the Monday they are scheduled to appear.

TEAM Challenge (weekly) can be found in the House and Team forum each Monday here

SNAP: 2014 (BACK TO WEEKLY)  and can be found in the Photography forum here .  

  • Week One 
  1.  monthly HOUSE challenge  
  2. Blog Bits (monthly - Week One) will appear on the Home Page (Click here to see the archive )
 
PLEASE NOTE!  Team PL will always run a month behind - so the entry for JANUARY photos will appear in February.   

I've added a link to the ARCHIVE for each Home Page item - that way, if you want to go back and look at the past posts for any section you can easily do so!


Team Project Life (August downloads)

Lovely Bingo cards from Sarah this month!

 

 

Team Project Life (July edition)

Here is the blurb for your JULY layouts.  Niki says:

This month we're looking at:

Weeks 27-30

  • including something sad into your spreads
  • using typography
  • using tags

 There are two videos available to compliment the PDF for Week 28 & Week 29

 

 

Simple Recipes (August 2014)
Leo has one of my favourite combos for the August Simple Recipes - Red and Turquoise!
 
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Check out and ownload the worksheet PDF in the SR forum here
BlogBits (August 2014)

Here is the round-up of inspiring blog posts from July 2014!

P1170190%232Layouts: Starting with sketches and challenges, Be sure to pop to the Summer Scrapbooking Challenge forum. PLENTY of time to finish as you have until the end of September! And Mini-owner has her August sketch up and ready to inspire here . If you missed it, you can still find the challenges from the ATDML Cyber crop here and although hard to pick one to highlight, I really like the Hyde Park Corner layout here . And did you see SJ Crafts Start to Finish challenge? Start here .

I enjoy reading Sian's posts  bout her layouts as much as I like looking at them. And Tracie (for Sarah's Cards, now Hey Little Magpie !) has a nice post, revisiting old favourites, with a few layouts, all so cute. And love kazzy1's layout  (left). I always like quilt-inspired layouts and this  one by Kirsteen is sweet as can be.

 

Cards: Nice variation  on the box cards at Wear craft. Like.  Back to the ATDML Cyber crop for Twisted Cards  - so cute, and instructions are in the PDF for you. Love the trees stamp Dan99 used on his card here . Pretty card  by soojay for Scrapology (see more cards  with the stamp line on the main blog).

What a simple sketch  for week 31 of the 52 card challenge, but oh my how it can  look so different.  See the simple one right, but pop to MystikNat's post here  to see her holiday version. And I guess I just can't avoid more Christmas related posts so will mention the Beat the Christmas Rush linky  at MiniOwners, if you are already deep into your Christmas card making...

 

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Other projects: Fab lampshade  from efemera. While there, check out her wreaths ! (left) I was intrigued by the suggestion from misteejay of using loom bracelets  to hold mini-books closed.  I think this  is the thread she refers to in the post.

 

 

 

   

 

 

Tutorials, notable posts and Downloads: Having played with Thermomorph and had a blast, I was interested to see another "real world" application for it.  See how JimJams repaired her Big Bite  with a teaspoon of pellets.

Louise has some new printables  - start at the top and browse back till you see one you've seen before! How fab are Alexa's typewriter cards? Grab them here .

Icon Works

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Icon Works  is a font full of plain outline icons.  It SAYS there is an SVG version but I can't get it to open - I'll be interested if you can.  The little images are fine for printing and will cut with machines that let you cut fonts.  Nothing earth shaking but cute, simple and usable.
 
 
 
HOUSE Challenge (August 2014)

The AUGUST House Challenge is set by the Green Buttons:

August challenge

Recipe

 

  • Take one large photo (5x7 or larger)
  •  Add 4 patterned papers 
  • And some tags / journal cards
  • Add a  pinch of green
  •  And a sprinkle of buttons or beads to finish 

 

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