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f you have any questions regarding THIS month's Passport challenges, please post them here.

We have a wonderful team and community here at SSD....
so someone is sure to get back to you ASAP with answers to anything and everything related to our Passport Challenge System!

Here is a list of this month's challenge prompts for easy reference:

#1. One Little Word : Choose your favorite from the following -- Environment / Conservation / Grow / Breathe

#2. Product : Spring!
Scrap with ANY product in the Shop By Season > Spring section in the shoppe

#3. Featured : Wendy or Kelly
Our featured designer articles have been expanded since we started our alphabet inspired series, and are showcased on the blog each time a new designer goes into the spotlight. Your challenge is to use any solo product from one of our featured designers this month PLUS discover something from either Wendy or Kelly's interviews this month to use as inspiration for a layout, be sure to tell us what inspired you in your gallery comments!

The following are a few ideas on how you may glean inspiration from a FD interview... Using this interview with Meg [featured in December] ... You might be inspired by the red and white cookie jars in her kitchen to scrap a red & white layout. Maybe you'd like to include the quote she shared “The Best Thing About Memories Is Making Them” on your page, maybe you were inspired by the letter “G” to scrap your own OLW starting with the letter G... or perhaps you might simply want to lift one of the layouts created by the Babes to show off the FD freebie. It’s totally up to YOU to decide how you'd want to be loosely inspired by one of our FD blog posts.

#4. Inspired By : Iceland
Few places on earth celebrate and engulf you in nature the way Iceland does. Use InspiredByIceland.com to inspire your next page.

#5. List : Bullet Points
Include a bullet point list somewhere on your next layout!

#6. Leaving Love :
Leave love on 15 layouts in the gallery and then post the link to each in your tracker thread.
Create your own place marker by using your favorite layout you've left love for during the month to "hold" that spot on your card ♥
Right click on a page in the gallery and save... follow by resizing this saved image to 97 X 97 before adding it to your Passport tracker image.

#7. Photography : Outdoor Selfie
Get out there in nature and capture yourself in a photo! Blue skies, flowers and grass all make fantastic selfie backdrops, so snap something pretty & scrap it!

#8. Quote : Use the following quote on your page.
“The Earth Laughs in Flowers” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

#9. Seasonal : National Gardening Day
To celebrate National Gardening Day on April 14th, photograph and scrap your garden, yard, balcony, houseplants or anything you feel represents your little piece of nature.

#10. Typography : Use a Floral or Wooden Alphabet
You can use any wood style alpha from the shop... and any alphabet can be dressed up with little flower / leaf elements to give it a "floral" feel.





#11. Wild Card : Scrap anything you'd like for this challenge ♥

#12. Composition : Repetition
Nature repeats itself again and again, in slightly new and exciting ways from blades of grass to grains of sand to flowers in a meadow. Use repetition in your next layout, making subtle changes from one element or photo to the next! See the following examples for ideas...

Tronesia uses the same photo in both of her layouts cropping and zooming them differently each time she uses it.



Reba uses the same photo over and over again with a different filter on each photo.


Kendall uses Go Go Go repeatedly shrinking it each time.


I've used the circle heart, corrugated hearts, tiny yellow flowers repeatedly, but have changed them slightly each time by shrinking & rotating them.


#13. Journal : Nature n. the innate or essential qualities or character of a person or animal.
Using this definition of the word nature, journal about the nature of yourself or a person close to you.

#14. Currently : Playing..
This can be interpreted broadly Music, Audio Books, Games [Board, Cards, Electronic], Outdoor Antics... Be creative and have fun!

#15. Color : Scrap with this month’s color swatch.
It should be obvious that the page you've created was inspired by the colors featured in the swatch image posted below.
** You don’t necessarily have to use all of the colors shown [use 2, or 3, or all 5] **


#16. Rewind / Flashback : TOTM - Kellie Turner
Way back in 2009 Kellie Turner aka joelsgirl was our Treat of the Month, and her layouts and scrap style from 10 years ago have withstood the test of time!
Check out her 2009 feature, and put a 2019 spin on a scraplift of one of her featured pages!

#17. Scrap Stash : Garden Mix
Use greenery, branches and flowers from at least THREE kits you already own to add some nature to your next page!

#18. Scraplift :
On the first Sunday of each month, Sugarbabe Kim E. will host an inspiring Scraplift Challenge on the SSD Blog.
You have the entire month to play along and complete your page.

To keep in mind while you're scrapping...
These prompts are written and created with fairly broad themes/concepts in mind and I think that personal interpretation is key. You can certainly approach a prompt literally, or I encourage you to think about it in a different way ... take a creative approach on ways to apply prompts so that they'll work for you and your family.
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Old 04-01-2019, 10:24 AM
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OMG! That old SSD website had me all nostalgic!! I made my very first account at ssd, lurking a lot, never posted and then lost my pw and never retrieved it but wow, everytime I visit the site I can't help but say 'aww' because of all the cuteness!
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OMG! That old SSD website had me all nostalgic!! I made my very first account at ssd, lurking a lot, never posted and then lost my pw and never retrieved it but wow, everytime I visit the site I can't help but say 'aww' because of all the cuteness!
That's when I first found SSD too! Although it took me several more years before I was brave enough to register in the forums Whenever I think of SSD, that old web design is the first that comes to mind ♥
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I think it's safe to say this is probably going to be my MOST LOVED month of challenges!!!! You all know I love being outdoors, love taking nature photos and work a lot with the colors in nature (I'm always drawn to greenery and flowers). So.....just saying.....I am just giddy about getting started with the challenges this month.

It's going to be fun!
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Any suggestions for kits for the color challenge? I searched my stash, but I don't really have anything in that color palette.
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Any suggestions for kits for the color challenge? I searched my stash, but I don't really have anything in that color palette.
This is just based on my stash, and might not be spot on, but if you dig deep, I'm sure you can find something that fits!!

2 colors:



3 colors:



4 colors:



5 colors:

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I hadn't really keyed in on the yellow and green - my focus was on the pinks/purples. I think I do have some choices in those colors in my stash.
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was there ever a "chatty scrapper" rewarded in the past months for the Passport challenges? I don't remember seeing that.
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was there ever a "chatty scrapper" rewarded in the past months for the Passport challenges? I don't remember seeing that.
I checked and it seems that our higher ups forgot to pick the Chatty Scrappers for both months. I'll send them an email to let them know. Thanks for pointing it out, Lea!
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I checked and it seems that our higher ups forgot to pick the Chatty Scrappers for both months. I'll send them an email to let them know. Thanks for pointing it out, Lea!
aaahh you're welcome!
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For the typography/alpha challenge, can the alpha be part of a kit in the shoppe or does it have to be a stand-alone item?
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For the typography/alpha challenge, can the alpha be part of a kit in the shoppe or does it have to be a stand-alone item?
It can absolutely be from a kit ♥
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When I click on Kellie's layouts it redirects me to a page infected with a malware. I don't know if it's just me but be careful out there.

Can I just go to her gallery and pick an older layout that has a date of 2009?
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I'm having trouble, too....
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The gallery links to 12 layouts of Kellie's 2009 blog feature:
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3. https://www.sweetshoppecommunity.com...-place&cat=500
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5. https://www.sweetshoppecommunity.com...erhood&cat=500
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9. https://www.sweetshoppecommunity.com...ration&cat=500
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11. https://www.sweetshoppecommunity.com...t-boys&cat=500
12. https://www.sweetshoppecommunity.com...issing&cat=500

The blank ones are the ones which are not in our SSD gallery. So, for safety reason, how about just scraplift one from those that are available as I listed there? Or if you insist on lifting the one which is not listed, you can just take the general placement/composition of the small screenshot and make it your own, that is also acceptable.
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I am so giddy that you guys are flashing back to my moment in the spotlight. {blush} So it's probably unnecessary, but I uploaded those images to flickr that aren't in the SSD gallery (most of them are because I didn't save it to my Members Gallery & lost them when Dani left).






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Thank you for doing that, Kellie!
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Yay!! Thank you Sherly and Kellie! I just needed to see them bigger so it's perfect!
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You're awesome Kellie! Thanks for doing that!

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Thanks so much for the links and larger previews Sherly and Kellie!

When do the sweet rewards from March come out? I remember last month I had just bought a bunch of stuff when the reward came.... I have a lot in my cart and if it's next week I think I'll wait a few days...
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When will the featured designer change for this month? The challenge for #3 says it is Wendy or Kelly but I only see Blagovesta on the blog. Am I going mad?
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When will the featured designer change for this month? The challenge for #3 says it is Wendy or Kelly but I only see Blagovesta on the blog. Am I going mad?
Wendy's feature is coming up this weekend, Kim. So no, you're not mad
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13. Journal about someone's nature

I think you're posting this at the wrong place, Lea.
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I think you're posting this at the wrong place, Lea.
lol yes indeed!! Sorry!
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Wendy's feature is coming up this weekend, Kim. So no, you're not mad
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with the outdoor selfie - does it have to be an actual selfie where you're holding the camera yourself or can it just be a photo of me outdoors taken by someone else (or does it even have to be me - can it be someone else outside)
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with the outdoor selfie - does it have to be an actual selfie where you're holding the camera yourself or can it just be a photo of me outdoors taken by someone else (or does it even have to be me - can it be someone else outside)
It can be taken by yourself or someone else. It can be a group selfie, but it should include you
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It can be taken by yourself or someone else. It can be a group selfie, but it should include you
Thank you - that's much easier - I don't take those selfies where you hold the camera yourself, i took a few when the kids were playing snapchat but i've already scrapped those lol
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#13. Journal : Nature n. the innate or essential qualities or character of a person or animal.
Using this definition of the word nature, journal about the nature of yourself or a person close to you.
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What does this mean?

#13. Journal : Nature n. the innate or essential qualities or character of a person or animal.
Using this definition of the word nature, journal about the nature of yourself or a person close to you.
It's to scrap and journal about your or someone else's nature. As an example, I scrapped about my son's nature as a spring of joy here;
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It's to scrap and journal about your or someone else's nature. As an example, I scrapped about my son's nature as a spring of joy here;
Is nature a reference to a quality?
Like this person is kind, compassionate, caring, etc?

I've gone through the portal layouts and I see people just journaling about their loved ones, but the word "nature" is what I'm stuck on.
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Is nature a reference to a quality?
Like this person is kind, compassionate, caring, etc?

I've gone through the portal layouts and I see people just journaling about their loved ones, but the word "nature" is what I'm stuck on.
Yes.

From the dictionary:
a) the basic or inherent features, character, or qualities of something.
b) the innate or essential qualities or character of a person
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Yes.

From the dictionary:
a) the basic or inherent features, character, or qualities of something.
b) the innate or essential qualities or character of a person
Yup, going to the dictionary would have been a whole lot easier instead of me complicating it!! Sorry I didn't think about doing that first. Thank you all for helping me understand that prompt!
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