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April Photo Challenge: Spring

This April, we’re challenging all our readers to see their lives and the world around them with a creative eye. Follow our photo prompts every day. Upload your photos to Facebook (/scrapbooksetcmagazine) or Twitter (@scrapbooksetc) and tag us in your photo/post so we can see! Visit our blog every day for inspiration, great photo tips, and to see pics from our staff.

Today’s photo challenge is spring. It’s a great reminder to get outside, enjoy the weather, and document the season before summer comes. Spring could be represented in a variety of ways — flowers, nature, spring cleaning, spring break, or even taxes. Get creative and show off what spring means to you.

See the picture I took below for my spring challenge. I went to a baseball game with my dad — Brewers versus Cardinals. It was the opening weekend for baseball season, the weather was fantastic, and the fans were enthusiastic. It was a great time and I made sure to document it with pictures!

 

 

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April Photo Challenge: Fashion

This April, we’re challenging all our readers to see their lives and the world around them with a creative eye. Follow our photo prompts every day. Upload your photos to Facebook (/scrapbooksetcmagazine) or Twitter (@scrapbooksetc) and tag us in your photo/post so we can see! Visit our blog every day for inspiration, great photo tips, and to see pics from our staff.

Today’s photo challenge is fashion. Documenting what you’re wearing or how you look is a great way to show your personality and style on a scrapbook page. It can also say so much more — like the temperature, your activities for the day, and how you were feeling about yourself. One picture can say a whole lot!

See the picture I took below for my fashion challenge. After I did a load of laundry, I noticed that the clothes I laid to dry out were all the same color scheme. It shows the kind of colors I’m attracted to, the kind of styles I’m into, and the kind of job I have.

 

 

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April Photo Challenge: Series

This April, we’re challenging all our readers to see their lives and the world around them with a creative eye. Follow our photo prompts every day. Upload your photos to Facebook (/scrapbooksetcmagazine) or Twitter (@scrapbooksetc) and tag us in your photo/post so we can see! Visit our blog every day for inspiration, great photo tips, and to see pics from our staff.

Today’s photo challenge is series. Sometimes it’s fun to express an event through a series of similar pictures — such as a child blowing out their birthday candle or a dog running through the park. You can use photo editing software to piece the pictures together and print out for a simple way to add photo strip style accents to your page. Get directions for that here.

See the picture I took below for my series challenge. I was making a trip from Iowa to my parent’s house for the weekend. I took one picture out my car window every hour to show the lapse of time and the change in scenery. It’s a great representation of my trip.

 

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April Photo Challenge: Home

This April, we’re challenging all our readers to see their lives and the world around them with a creative eye. Follow our photo prompts every day. Upload your photos to Facebook (/scrapbooksetcmagazine) or Twitter (@scrapbooksetc) and tag us in your photo/post so we can see! Visit our blog every day for inspiration, great photo tips, and to see pics from our staff.

Today’s photo challenge is home. Here at Scrapbooks Etc., we see home as more of a feeling. This challenge will help you discover what home means to you  – the physical house, the city you live in, your family, a comforting object — and capture it in one shot.

See the picture I took below for my home challenge. This is the view from my apartment. It’s what attracted me to my apartment when I first saw it and I love sitting on my porch every night with a cup of tea and overlooking the city.

 

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April Photo Challenge: Dinner

This April, we’re challenging all our readers to see their lives and the world around them with a creative eye. Follow our photo prompts every day. Upload your photos to Facebook (/scrapbooksetcmagazine) or Twitter (@scrapbooksetc) and tag us in your photo/post so we can see! Visit our blog every day for inspiration, great photo tips, and to see pics from our staff.

Today’s photo challenge is dinner. Many of us only remember to document the big events in our life — the weddings, vacations, and birthdays. But what about all the other moments that make up our lives? The things we consider “ordinary” are perfect ways to document our true lives and selves. Something as small as what you made for dinner shows a lot about who you are.

See the picture I took below for my dinner challenge. I live alone, so my dinners are never anything impressive. Instead of highlighting a small dish of casserole, I took a picture of the oven while I was cooking. It’s a creative way to show what went into a meal.

 

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April Photo Challenge: Black and White

This April, we’re challenging all our readers to see their lives and the world around them with a creative eye. Follow our photo prompts every day. Upload your photos to Facebook (/scrapbooksetcmagazine) or Twitter (@scrapbooksetc) and tag us in your photo/post so we can see! Visit our blog every day for inspiration, great photo tips, and to see pics from our staff.

Today’s photo challenge is black and white. Many times we think we can’t use a photo, because the colors don’t match our layout or they are distracting to the overall look we’re trying to achieve. Shooting in black and white can solve these problems. Not only will the photo match any layout and color, but it adds an unexpected pop to your projects. If your camera doesn’t shoot in black and white, see our tips for using editing software to transform your pics here.

See the picture I took below for my black and white challenge. I just bought a new lamp that I love, but the color clashes with my neon yellow table. By turning my camera setting to black and white, I was able to take a beautiful shot of the lamp. By turning the lamp’s light on, I got nice contrast and shadow to the picture to give it dimension.

 

 

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April Photo Challenge: Card

This April, we’re challenging all our readers to see their lives and the world around them with a creative eye. Follow our photo prompts every day. Upload your photos to Facebook (/scrapbooksetcmagazine) or Twitter (@scrapbooksetc) and tag us in your photo/post so we can see! Visit our blog every day for inspiration, great photo tips, and to see pics from our staff.

Today’s photo challenge is a card you made. It’s sometimes easy to forget how much we craft. Making a quick card for a birthday or holiday sometimes gets overlooked as being creative, especially since we give them away. Taking pictures of the cards you make before you send them is a nice reminder of how hard you worked, the fun ideas you had, and is great inspiration for future projects.

See the picture I took below for my card challenge. It’s a nautical card perfect for a summer greeting. Get more nautical card ideas here.  This picture helps me remember what supplies I used and can also document the kind of a card maker I was into at this point in my life.

 

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April Photo Challenge: Color

This April, we’re challenging all our readers to see their lives and the world around them with a creative eye. Follow our photo prompts every day. Upload your photos to Facebook (/scrapbooksetcmagazine) or Twitter (@scrapbooksetc) and tag us in your photo/post so we can see! Visit our blog every day for inspiration, great photo tips, and to see pics from our staff.

Today’s photo challenge is color. It’s so easy to get into a rut using the same colors of cardstock or the same color of journaling marker. But there are thousands of colors and patterns out there to choose from. Noticing colors around you, whether they inspire a picture or not, is an easy way to take note of color combinations you love (or ones you hate!).

See the picture I took below for my color challenge. I was at a coffee shop doing some reading and noticed these colorful marbles for playing games. I dumped them on the table and they shimmered in the light, making a great picture. Not only is it a creative way to scrapbook my afternoon at a coffee shop, but it adds color to my normal kraft paper layouts.

 

 

 

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April Photo Challenge

 

At Scrapbooks Etc., we ‘re always looking for new ways to be creative –whether it’s what we’re scrapbooking, our home remodeling projects, our dinner plans, or even what we wear. This April, we’re challenging all our readers to see their lives and the world around them with a creative eye. Follow our photo prompts every day. Upload your photos to Facebook (/scrapbooksetcmagazine) or Twitter (@scrapbooksetc) and tag us in your photo/post so we can see! Visit our blog every day for inspiration, great photo tips, and to see pics from our staff.

 

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Exclusive Paper-Piecing Patterns

In the final round of the paper-piecing championship, the suitcase (see it here) overtook the butterfly (see it here) by a vote of 42 to 23. As a special gift for voting (and just because we love free patterns!!), we have two exclusive spring paper piecings from Vicki Boutin to share.

 

Download the pattern for this cute flower pot with Tulips!

Download the pattern for this fun kite with bows!

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