Hats are a great antidote to what's going on. It's really their purpose to put a happy face on a sad world. Stephen Jones
I am pleased to declare Hat Week officially open!
From now until Saturday 27th, we are focusing on HATS!! Whether you have heritage photos with relatives displaying extravagant masterpieces on their heads, or whether you grab your own baseball cap and snap a shot, let's have some fun with hats!!! Decide on your photo(s), then scrap a layout, upload it and post it in the Hat Week thread! Simple!
There are some additional challenges as well, should you wish to accept them:
1. Change your avatar to fit this week's theme. Let's see YOU in that favorite hat!
2. Share quotes and poems about hats in this thread. Go ahead - show us what you can find!
3. Enable us with kits!
I hope this will be a really fun week, and we can get to see each other in ways we never have before! Spread the news to your friends as well - I love the thought of people around the world all dressing up in their hats and taking photos! Or making layouts with vintage photos that remind us how fashion used to look - how did hats compare from one side of the world to the other? And for those who don't wear or own any hats...I've heard a good improvisation can be achieved with a tea towel!!
Oh, and there's a free download too.
Here is a list of our current challenges. Please do not hesitate to join us, even if you are not a paid member. We love everyone's company.
Photo Walk - October 6 & 7 (although this date is over, you can still participate by doing your walk at any time and sharing your photos).
Hat Week - Oct 21-27 let's make this FUN!!
Quote Challenge by LeeAwesome Your Light Word Art to download
Deck Out Your Desktop by TammyTemplate Available for download
Trading Card challenge by Nicole Don't forget to send the full size copy to Nicole ready for the end of this trading challenge
Follow the Formula challenge by Tammy
Tammy created and added this prize for doing her challenge. This was a popular challenge last month.
Color Challenge by BoBoBernie an easy challenge for you, with a participation prize as well!
Inner Reflections by Kiki Cole Designs
Nicole is offering this fabulous prize for participating in her challenge which encourages journaling.
Scrap your City by Chiara
Chiara has a challenge up at Hummie's World for the first time.
She started this chatter thread first where we can share what our city is famous for. Then she created this challenge for us to scrap about our city. Come join the fun! She indicates that there will be a prize.
THREADS OF INTEREST
Come chat with us about your fun places you visited as a child. Maybe you will scrap them and share?
SAMPLE VIDEO -- Putting a drop shadow on your its own layer in Photoshop Elements.
Forum thread - turning stripes into plaids.
Sneak peak layoutsof the next collab due in the store on November 1.
Fall, Thanksgiving, and Halloween title ideas. There are 1530 of them!
Photography Theme: Opposites posted October 17
Photography Theme: Apples posted October 10
NEW FOR PAID SUBSCRIBERS ($5.50 a month)
Making Photos Pop posted October 14This is a new.lesson in the photograhy class
Bold & Italic posted October 14- this is a new lesson in The Fun Extras class using keyboard shortcuts.
Photoshop Project Files posted October 14 - This is another new lesson in The Fun Extra's Class. Do you know what a .pse file is and how it can help your digital scrapbooking?
The Boomerang Store
The Boomerang Designers and I are excited to announce that our next Collab. kit will be coming soon! There's a thread in the forum for sneak peeks to give you a flavor of what's in the kit. As you may know, I'm expecting news of our first Grandchild any day now, and I really enjoyed using the kit to start recording our preparations for this happy event!
Kiki Cole's Listening Ears kit is in store - such a great kit for so many layouts!
Passport to Inspiration Book 4 is up!
It is on the homepage of the store and contains layouts made with products in our store. I am happy that these books are well received as inspiration. They get many views. Feel free to share it with your friends. You can get the embed code and put it in your own blog post or just send them the link.
You can even download the .pdf and put it on your tablet or phone for reading later.
Registration open! (Only $5.50 per month! -- we just want you to scrap and learn). You can enrol in the classes through November 7.
You can register in this thread.
First, however, you will need to be a subscriber. A "subscriber" has access to the "Subscriber Area" of the forum and upon payment of $5.50 per month, can access all of the classes and downloads immediately.
You can work through the videos on your own at any time, but to have us follow your progress, encourage you, and mark credits you must register for the class.
Click to read about: Course 1 (For those new to digital scrapbooking, this class teaches an introduction to the hobby and the basics of Photoshop Elements)
Click to read about:Filters (Each video lesson challenges you to use a different filter in a unique way in your layout)
Click to read about: Templates (currently 90 templates available for download)
Click to read about:Photography (Learn your camera and more; both point-and-shoot & DSLR)
Click to read about:Assorted Challenges (Just crazy! You never know what I'll have you doing!)
Click to read about: Prayer Journal (Put your prayers to paper by theme)
Click to read about:Speed Crop (Follow previous speed scrap instructions; we will have a few new dates too)
The guides on each of the above links describe the class. Be sure to click on the "set" links to see each lesson or challenge as well as previews of any downloads that might be with the lesson, such as the template class.
Once enrolled, you will receive an email on or about the first of August with details about the class. Classes begin the first of each month. Enrollment is open through the 7th of each month.
The designer lessons are open! However, it has changed somewhat, so please review the Designer Guide. The cost is separate from the Subscriber Area. In addition, I have discontinued (except for a few remaining from previously) the crediting of these lessons for a forum icon. You may view the Designer Lessons at any time and do them self-paced. You may choose to post and share in the threads or just lurk.
The Designer Mentoring, when opened, will require participation and be more structured.
Dates For Your Diary
21th-27th. Hat Week at Hummie's World.
October 27. Hummie will be Grandma any day now!
November 3. DSD - Digital Scrapbooking Day
November 7. Last day to register for November classes.
November -- new challenges and chats, including speed crop chats.
Until next time, have fun at Hummie's World!