I will release the old, embrace the new and grow a vision of hope. Shiv Adhikari
Goodness, the days seem to be passing so fast and there is so much going on now that it's the start of a new month! As usual we will have challenges galore to give you a digiscrapping workout, as well as new class sign-ups of course. The Boomerang Designers have been working hard to create a beautiful new Collab., Adorable Beginnings. We are excited to see what you create with it, and look forward to seeing the layouts appearing in the gallery and forum!
We also have Digital Scrapbooking Day to look forward to on 3rd November! There will be a special $1 bin in our Boomerang Store, and lots of fun in the forum with challenges, chats, prizes and warm fuzzies abounding! We hope you will join us!
DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING DAY
We have so much going on here at Hummie's World it is difficult to put it all into a newsletter, so please visit the blog post for more information, or one of the links below.
Facebook Hop Freebie
Chat: Topic: Selective Coloring (11 AM EST, 10 CST, 9 MST, 8 PST)
Speedscrap by Nicole (Sat 9 PM EST, 8 CST, 7 MST, 6 PST)
Bookmark Challenge by BoBoBernie
DSD Finds and enabling thread can be found in the forum. One of the best things about Hummie's World is that we support the digital scrapbooking community as a whole. Each year we have one of these threads so we can share other great finds in the community and sometimes participate in challenges at other sites together. So feel free to share your finds in this thread and let's a fun-filled day together!
And so, without further ado, here is our line up of challenges! Watch out for more to be posted through the month! They are linked below or you can visit this blog post to see all the graphics in one place.
'Photowalk - Nov 10 & 11
Speed Crop Nov 12 (9 PM EST, 8 CST, 7 MST, 6 PST)
Speed Crop Nov 24 (11 AM EST, 10 CST, 9 MST, 8 PST)
Follow the Formula Challenge by Tammy
Deck Out Your Desktop by Tammy
Scraplift Challenge by Nanscraps
Quote Challenge by Lee
BoBoBernie challenges you to scrap about 'new' in any way you like! A new job, a new purchase, a new way of thinking...take this literally or scrap yourself an inspirational page to encourage yourself - or others - in something new. It's completely up to you! Don't forget to upload to the gallery and then post a link in the challenge thread here so we can leave you some love. As usual, Bernie has a participation prize for you, made with elements from our Adorable Beginnings Collab.
'New' Challenge by BoBoBernie
THE BOOMERANG NEWS
We are pleased to announce two new members to the staff here at Hummie's World. You can read the complete blog post here.
Here is a blog post complete with layouts which we hope inspire you.
Adorable Beginnings Collab is now in the store! Our designers worked hard on this new baby themed kit, suitable for both boys and girls. Take a look!
Adorable Beginnings is a collab in honor of Hummie's first granddaughter. However, it was created so that it could be used for both boys and girls.
The sale of collabs support the cost of the site, so we appreciate your patronage.
BoBoBernie's Not Quite Hallowe'en Papers
BoBoBernie's Cloudy Overlays
Kiki Cole Designs
Nicole has a fantastic new collection in store called Remember The Sun. You can read more about her thoughts behind the kit, as well as see some wonderful pages made with it, on my blog, and also in the forum here - don't forget to post your layouts with this kit in the thread!
New Kit by Kiki Cole Designs: Remember the Sun
Lee Benkers Designs
Lee has some new Thankful journal cards currently in the $1 bin perfect to accent your layout.
Lee's Thank You Cards
NEW FOR SUBSCRIBERS
Walls posted November 1 is a new video for Course 2.
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!
Course 2 Take 2
The Fun Extras
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.
Threads of Interest
How to make your photos POP!
What is punchfork?
here is a video to help you maintain the uniformity of pages in such projects!
Scott Kelby Photography Tips and Tricks
Eva Kipler will be missed.
Great keyboard shortcuts for making text bold or italic!
Speaking of text, see how to highlight all your text ready for editing with one click!
And one cute easy way to duplicate a layer style! So clever!
Photography Theme: Right Outside My Window posted October 31
Photography Theme: Pumpkins posted October 24
Here are our picks from the pumpkin week:
Dates For Your Diary
THIS WEEKEND: Daylight savings switch in the U.S.
November 1. Hunger Awareness Month starts
November 1. National Men Make Dinner Day
November 3. DSD - Digital Scrapbooking Day
November 5. Guy Fawkes (also known as Bonfire Night)
November 7. Last day to register for November classes.
November 10 & 11 - Photowalk Weekend in the forum.
November 12. Speedcrop Chat
November 13. World Kindness Day
November 15. Pack Your Mom's Lunch Day
November 22. Thanksgiving
November 23. Black Friday
November 24. Speed Crop Chat
Until next time, have fun at Hummie's World!