There are some things you learn best in calm and some in storm. Willa Cather
With the end of the summer holidays and the start of a new school year, there always seems to come a feeling of looking forward with a little excitement and hope, as well as a backward glance at what has been. Of course, there will be good and bad in life, and it's easyto think of the bad as being just that and nothing else. Yet when I look back on such things, it's always possible to find something good that has come from them. Even small things, little blessings, that make a difference to our lives. We can learn from all our life experiences, whether good, bad or indifferent. Maybe that in itself is a lesson!
Which brings me to the exciting announcement of our new Boomerang Store Designers' Collab.! Called Little Did I Know, it's a beautiful kit in shades of blue and white, and I am thrilled to be seeing lots of pages popping up in galleries using it already. It's perfect for all kinds of layouts, and we had a fun time making it for you! Whatever you're learning this September, do take a look at this gorgeous kit, and we'd love to see your pages with it in our gallery and forum!
Hummie's World Happenings
These happenings are available to anyone, even those without a paid subscription. I love your company and do hope you take time out of your busy day to join us in the forum.
Well! What can I say?! September seems to be inspiring us at Hummie's World! We have no fewer that SEVEN new challenges for you! There are free downloads and participation prizes galore! Come and join in the fun - we love to see your pages!
First up, we have a new and exciting challenge from Nicole - the Little Did I Know Challenge! A fun idea, and the more people who take part, the bigger the gift at the end of the month! There's even a free template to download! Here's a little idea of what's involved!
Tammy has a great template for her September Deck Out Your Desktop Challenge! Have a play and see how many ways you can be inspired to create a new desktop!
Lee's September Quote Challenge is all about memories, and there is a beautiful download for you from Lee!
Next up, Jen has a gorgeous template for you to use for her September Template Challenge. There's also a fun participation prize - a sweet little note card, complete with washi tape, made with goodies from Jen's next kit!
Nicole has a beautiful cluster made from elements of the Little Did I Know Collab. as the participation prize for her September Inner Reflections Challenge. Nicole encourages us to think about our everyday miracles this month, and her writing in the challenge thread is very inspiring!
Tammy's September Follow the Formula Challenge is great fun, and she has made a beautiful participation prize for you using the Little Did I Know Collab. kit!
And finally, Bernie has a September Change Challenge for you. Her participation prize is a grunge overlay, which you can see put to good use on her example page in the challenge thread!
What's New for Subscribers
News for Subscribers! Subscriptions are $5.50 per month. You can read more about how to subscribe here. For the one price, you have access to hundreds of videos and downloads, as well as all classes, whether enrolled or not.
...here it is . . . a new Quick Tip about selection tools!
The Filter class has a new lesson on using the Conte Crayon filter.
This is a list of links to resources and free videos around Hummie's World. I love teaching and sharing.
Come join us in adding your marker to the new Member Map. You can always find it by the tap on the blue bar at the top of the forum. With the recent hurricane disasters, I think this is a fabulous idea so we can see if any members are affected by natural disasters or just to find other digital scrapbookers who live near us. You do not need to put an exact location, just a city.
Printing Resources - The best places to print on the internet is always changing it seems. Please come and share your printing experiences with others in this thread. I want to begin encouraging the use of the resource area of the forum more often and hope to do some more thread starters soon. The best way to learn from each other is for everyone to share. I want to learn from you!
I blogged about a great site for quotes that I discovered - Goodreads! It has quotes that I don't find at other places - well worth a visit!
Have a browse though the 'Archives' section of my Resource Round Up Blog Post. There's a really interesting post on how to make a post it note in Photoshop - including the bend as the note curls away from thing it's stuck to!
Also from the Archives in that post there is a link to a cool tutorial site by @chemc with a tut on layers that I love!
These people have recently completed a class set at Hummie's World. Congratulations on your achievement! We love awarding those icons! To join us in congratulating these folks as the icons are awarded, watch this thread in the "welcome" area of the forum. Please remember that the majority of these accomplishments include 20 lessons. Wow! That is a lot of work!
Themed Thursday Challenge
The Boomerang News
Of course our big news is the release of our new Collab. kit - Little Did I Know! The thinking behind the kit is things we know now that we may not have known then. In shades of blue and white, this is such a versatile kit, and I know we enjoyed designing it for you! Lots of layouts have been made already, and I posted many on my blog for you to see them all together! Here is the kit and just a couple of layouts to whet your appetite!
Also, I am having a Designer Call!
Photography Theme Pics
The latest photography theme is.....rust! Lots of scope here - we'd love to see your photos! Don't forget to post them in the gallery as well as the thread so we can leave you some love! Here's one from Tammy to get the ball rolling.
Looking forward to seeing your photos!
There are many links in the challenges with free downloads, so please visit those threads as listed above.
In addition, I had hoped to have a blog hop ready by this newsletter, but it is almost ready to go, so watch for it.
Passport To Inspiration - Volume 3
NEW! Member Map!
Photography and Light
Twitter Round Up
Car Buff Magazine
Teens and Long Hair!
For My Grandchildren
Mark Your Calendar:
September 7 - End of Enrollment for September Classes
September 9 - Grandparents Day
September 10 - Scrap and Chat Friday
September 11 - 9/11
September 17 - Scrap and Chat Friday
September 18 - International Day of Peace
September 21- World Gratitude Day
September 22 - Native American Day
September 24 - Scrap and Chat Friday
September 24 - Jim Henson's Birthday (created the Muppets!)
September 28 - Family Health and Fitness Day
October 1 - Scrap and Chat Friday
October 8 - Scrap and Chat Friday