View Full Version : Brag Book Exchange-OMAAT's Bloom

03-20-2009, 08:15 PM
Time for another fun brag book exchange with my new fun springy kit Bloom.

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/images/medium/_alisha/omaat_bloom_MED.jpg (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=3809)

And it's 25% off for the exchange!! Click on the image to go to the store!

Plus I've created a fun alpha that is included with your purchase!


With this exchange, you will receive all of the quick pages submitted by participants PLUS these created by me:



* Each participant will submit at least 1, 4X6 brag book page but not more than 3 using this kit only (but you may include any commercial use supplies as well). Please put all of your pages on 1 preview page to upload to the gallery to prevent any non-participants from using these pages.
* Sign-ups are requested for this so that we know who is working on pages. Post here to say you are planning on participating.
* Layouts should be created and saved at 4" x 6" and 300ppi starting with a transparent background. Your photo areas should be transparent when you are done.
* If you are not familiar with the process of creating a quick page, we have a couple of tutorials to help you in this area: Paint Shop Pro (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1399) & Photoshop (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1385)
* If you are unable to create a .png file, please design your quick page by creating your layout and using a white or black area (whichever is of most contrast to your layout) for the photo placements. Save your layout as a flattened .jpg file at full resolution (unless you are submitting a png file already). Please share this file and then post in this thread that you need help poking the holes for the pictures and I will help do those for you.
* Please name your files as follows to help me track these easier. YourForumName_KitName_bb1.png so as an example, mine would be onememory_bloom_bb1.png.
* Post your preview of your bb pages all on one layout at 600x600 and upload it to the Brag Book Exchange Gallery (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=704) for everyone to see!
* I will need the .png or .jpg file at the full 4X6 size for each brag book page you submit. Please do not upload the preview to the QP folder below...just the png quick page files.

****NEW***: In an effort to get you the albums much quicker after the exchange is over, we're implementing a new way for us to share the files.
* Please upload JUST THE FULL PNG FILES to Bloom BB Exchange Folder (http://www.4shared.com/dir/13842485/715430ef/Bloom_BB_Exchange.html)
* Toward the bottom of the screen you will see an "Upload Files" small window. Click the browse button inside there and navigate to your PNG files and choose that to upload.
* Your computer will then upload the file so it may take a minute or two. After the upload is completed, you will not see anything in this folder or even see anything to tell you it was successful but I'll let you know if there's a problem.
* Please post here that you uploaded so I can make sure it came through OK.
* Once the exchange is over, I will figure out who hasn't uploaded or has a problem with their files and when all is good will make it so that you can see all the files that everyone uploads and then you can download them!
* The submission deadline for this round is end of the day on Saturday, April 4. Please have your images posted and uploaded by then so I can get them out to everyone.

I have an adorable naked chipboard 4X6 album with a matching Bloom qp cover that will go to one random participant! All you have to do is submit a page and you will be entered to win the random drawing for the album!


I'm super excited for this exchange!! I hope you all have a great time!! If you have any questions email me (mailto: designer@onememoryatatime.com) or PM me anytime!!

Every couple days I'll post here who has uploaded in case you wonder if yours did or not ;)

An_G83 X 3
Amberlee16 X 2
briarwoodpups X 2
carsmom53 X 1
christellevandyk X 2
ckbmommy X 2
elenasworld X 2
emeraldsong X 2
kim hansen X 3
lazyscrapper X 2
lgameau X 3
lillasara X 3
mcook1966 X 3
nancyrwa X 3
okekeca X 3
purepixel X 2
RN Meow X 2
rumkimom X 3
sagedw X 2
scrappintwins X 2
tweederbug X 1
uinthas X 1
weekendr X 3

03-21-2009, 07:23 AM
This is really a fun kit! The colors are great!
I had to jump in this one quick lol.
Here (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=51983) are my pages.

The chipboard album is a fantastic idea Alisha! I love it! Good luck to everyone!

03-21-2009, 04:16 PM
Oh wow! Cute kit...and you added a great random prize Alisha!

03-21-2009, 06:38 PM
I'm in love with this kit and will be excited to have a whole bunch of little quick pages to use for all the little girls in my life!!

Off to work on my pages

03-21-2009, 06:52 PM
Wow! So cool! I just love it - and I have never seen any "naked" albums like this -- what a super bonus to some lucky scrapper! Wonderful kit and such fun bright colors. It doesn't feel like spring here yet, but the cheery kit is sure to brighten up my pages.

03-21-2009, 09:36 PM
Here are two from me ...


Bloom where you are planted (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=52030)

ETA: I uploaded my two png files. Just to make sure I have this right, I was NOT supposed to upload the preview, right?

03-21-2009, 10:15 PM
This looks like fun. Just got the kit. The naked chipboard album is great too. Is it the one with the photo pages inside, I did one for DH last father's day. a little book he could take on his trips. Great size

03-22-2009, 02:45 AM
I'm in! This kit looks great!

03-22-2009, 08:32 AM
I'm in ..here is the link to the preview http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=52147
I am uploading to 4 share now. KayC

03-22-2009, 01:42 PM
these are going to be so wonderful, especially for Spring.. I can't wait to see what everyone creates!

03-22-2009, 03:40 PM
I am going to try to do this. I have never made a quick page before and so, please feel free to offer suggestions.


03-22-2009, 08:38 PM
Laura, you'll do great!! If you have any questions, just holler! ;)

Kim Hansen
03-23-2009, 05:50 AM
I'm purchasing the kit now and want to get started.

03-23-2009, 09:30 AM
Melanie, you uploaded perfect!! Thank you-cute pages!
Erica, it does have the protectors inside so you can just load them in.
KayC,they are in there perfect
I'm so excited to see the other pages you all are creating!

03-23-2009, 09:30 AM
Kim, it's so good to have you join us!! Welcome to GDS!!

03-23-2009, 09:49 AM
I love this kit, I'll definitely have to give this challenge a try.

03-23-2009, 12:57 PM
Here is the link to my three brag book pages: preview (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=52198).
Beautiful kit Alisha!
I am uploading as I write, so please tell me if there are problems.

03-23-2009, 01:01 PM
This is such a cute kit! I love the colors! I just uploaded my page to 4shared & here is a link to the image in the gallery: http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=52194&ppuser=10673

03-24-2009, 12:18 PM
Here are my pages:
Loved working with this kit! Thanks for creating it, Alisha!

Kim Hansen
03-24-2009, 03:26 PM
Kim, it's so good to have you join us!! Welcome to GDS!!

Thanks, I'm excited to be here too. It might take me a little while to adjust to this forum format--I'm not too good with computers.

Kim Hansen
03-24-2009, 06:17 PM
Here's mine: http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=52277

I'm so excited about getting all of these cute layouts. THANKS.

Alisha, I've uploaded all three--let me know if you didn't get them. Thanks again.

03-24-2009, 06:35 PM
Okay, here is my attempt.
Now, the next steps are?

I used PSE6 and when I tried to save it as a flattened image it made the blank spot white -- I merged the visable items for making the preview page. So what am I doing wrong?

I know I can save as a PNG - I think . .



03-24-2009, 08:38 PM
OOH!!! I am in! this is an awesome kit. I love the bb & QP exchanges because it gives me a chance to scrap enventhough my pic collection is limited... and it gives me an excuse to buy ALL these wonderful kits!

03-24-2009, 08:39 PM
Okay, here is my attempt.
Now, the next steps are?

I used PSE6 and when I tried to save it as a flattened image it made the blank spot white -- I merged the visable items for making the preview page. So what am I doing wrong?

I know I can save as a PNG - I think . .


don't flatten, merge down. then save as .png

03-24-2009, 08:44 PM
Laura, you don't even have to merge down. Once you have created the photo spots and there is transparency showing (little grey and white boxes where the hole is) you can just save as a PNG file. It will merge it all for you when you do. Then when the Interlaced option comes up, choose None.
Then you can follow the link in the top post and upload each one to the ftp file and I'll update when they are confirmed.

03-25-2009, 09:27 AM
I uploaded my 2 pages Alisha!

03-25-2009, 09:44 AM
I just picked up the kit last night. Hopefully I'll be able to participate in time.

03-25-2009, 09:54 AM
I am going to try and get a couple pages created right now while the laundry is finishing. Thanks so much!

Ok I finished, here are my previews.

03-25-2009, 11:58 AM
Ok, I tried uploading the zip file with the 2 pages I created in it....but I can't tell if it took it? Could you let me know, we are going out of town tomorrow and I want to be sure I get these in. Thanks so much.

03-25-2009, 01:22 PM
Oh my - have to go and buy that fab kit - Im totally IN

03-25-2009, 06:08 PM
Okay, I uploaded my files today - saved as png -- what does that mean anyway?


03-25-2009, 09:23 PM
PNG basically means that it flattens yet preserves transparency. Does that help Laura?

03-25-2009, 09:28 PM
Ladies, these look awesome!! Keep them coming!

03-26-2009, 04:20 PM
Here (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=52406) are mine:


03-27-2009, 04:42 AM
Here'a mine. Love the kit and all the pages so far. I loaded them to 4shared so hope they took

03-27-2009, 04:48 AM
Ok I just realized I saved the files as PSD not PNG. I just changed it and uploaded the PNG files. You will have to delete the PSD files. SORRY!!!

03-27-2009, 07:04 AM
OK, I've finished my pages, uploaded them to 4shared and posted my preview to the gallery.

I obviously have an obsession...It wasn't enough to make the pages, I had to embellish my preview too :twitcy:

03-27-2009, 07:17 AM
I love this kit! Count me in too!

03-27-2009, 02:35 PM
Here are my two pages (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=52470)! Thanks cant wait to see the rest! :wink:

03-29-2009, 07:03 AM
I posted my preview to the forum and will upload my png files momentarily. Great kit. I had a lot of fun with the colors.

03-30-2009, 06:40 AM
I love this kit and all your wonderful pages! I have never made any quickpages before, but now I have to try... Count me in too!

03-30-2009, 07:00 AM
I am so excited for all of these! They are adorable!!!

We already have over 40 PAGES!!! YEAH!!!!

03-30-2009, 08:19 AM
I think I did it... :) Quite simple pages, but that is how I use to scrap.


The pages are hopefully uploaded ok?!

03-30-2009, 08:31 AM
lillasara, I think they are great!! And looks like they uploaded fine!! YEAH! Up to 43 now!!!

03-30-2009, 10:20 AM
lillasara, I think they are great!! And looks like they uploaded fine!! YEAH! Up to 43 now!!!

Thanks a lot! I really enjoyed working with the kit!!!

03-30-2009, 01:39 PM
I am not sure if I signed up properly
I hope I am in time

Here are my pages. I just finished uploading to 4shared

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/data/704/thumbs/bloom_elenasworld_bbexchnage.jpg (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=52764)

03-31-2009, 09:17 AM
I have one page loaded up to the server and hope to finish the other one tonight. I have a jpg, but forgot to make it a preview, so will redo that tonight, too.


03-31-2009, 10:33 AM
Here are my 3 pages and now i am on my way to upload them.....

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/forum/../photopost/data/704/thumbs/FWTS_BloomBBE_web.jpg (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/forum/../photopost/showphoto.php?photo=52828)

03-31-2009, 02:57 PM
ok - both pages are uploaded!


04-01-2009, 06:45 AM
Briarwood, I only received bb page 2. Please upload your other one too.

With Briarwood's pages we just hit 50!!!!!

YAHOO!!! :party1:

04-01-2009, 01:39 PM

Can't wait to put some pictures in them!!

04-01-2009, 08:41 PM
I love this kit!! Here is my BB page.


I have uploaded to the folder. Please let me know if there is a problem.

04-02-2009, 04:26 AM
Uploading page 1!!


04-03-2009, 07:19 PM
Here (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=53133) is a preview of my pages. I just love the colors in this kit.

04-03-2009, 10:04 PM
Ladies, these pages are just to die for!!! AND there are 55 to choose from!!! WOW! I just can't thank you enough for participating in this Brag Book Exchange.
If anyone else wants to participate, you have until tonight to submit your pages! We would love to have them included.

04-04-2009, 07:07 PM
I'll get these out to you all ASAP! YEAH!

04-05-2009, 01:55 PM
The link has been sent and the GRAND TOTAL OF PAGES WAS.......drumroll.......drumroll..........
And the winner of the brag book, by random generator of all the pages in alphabetical order, is.....

Thank you all again for participating!! You're gonna love these pages!

04-05-2009, 02:04 PM

I am so excited to see all the awesome pages!
This was so much fun!

Thanks Alisha for hosting the exchange!

04-05-2009, 02:15 PM
I just downloaded ALL the pages. Thankyou to all the girls that made these wonderful pages! They are terrific. Thanks Alisha for hosting this wonderful exchange!!!!

04-05-2009, 02:32 PM

Yay! I'm so excited - I just downloaded the pages, I could make a few gift albums without using duplicate pages. Great pages everyone!!

Thanks again Alisha for this fabulous kit and exchange!

04-05-2009, 05:44 PM
These pages are great! This was a fun challenge and a great kit!