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11-01-2011, 06:07 PM
November 2011 :: Desktop Challenge

This month has been one filled with challenges already! Here in the great state of New York we started the month off with a bang.. a very rare Nor’Easter! (Officially it happened in October but we didn’t get power again until Tuesday)

As I sat in the freezing cold house with no electricity and no water I had an idea! It’s a pretty typical one, but sometimes we all need to be reminded what it is we are thankful for! It may be electricity.. our families.. our favorite novel or nail polish.. The sky is the limit here, ladies! So for this months challenge we will be making desktops that center around being thankful. It doesn’t *have* to be Thanksgiving themed. Just what you are thankful for.

This Month’s Sponsor & Freebie ::

We are so lucky to have Laura from Wishing Well Creations to sponsor us! Not only is she my internet wife.. but she happens to making rockin’ awesome kits! For my desktop background I used this beauty!

http://www.thedigichick.com/shop/images/D/WWC__Cornucopia-Kit_LRG.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/shop/Cornucopia-Kit.html)

And made this!

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6109/6311140993_2b7499670f.jpg (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6109/6311140993_2b7499670f_b.jpg)

Laura is being a sweetheart and running this special for the full month on her lovely kit!

Code :: DesktopNov11
Good for :: $2 off any order of $5 or more; valid 1x per customer; expires 11/30/2011; valid on anything in her shop (http://www.thedigichick.com/shop/Wishing-Well-Creations)

And don’t forget to grab this great freebie!!!

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6054/6311130259_6a9028a343_o.jpg (http://www.mediafire.com/?8a200477gb03wg5)

How to create a Desktop Background ::

The first thing you need to do is find out your screen resolution. To find this out just follow the directions below::

Windows 7 > Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Display > Screen Resolution

There it will say something like Resolution :: 1280x720 Mine is 1920x1080

Mac > System Preferences > Displays > Resolutions

There should be a list there of resolution sizes.

I learned a little trick. If you hit the PrtScn button on your keyboard then open up your image editing program (I use PS CS5) then go to File > New it will have the size right there. (be sure to switch the dpi to 300 since we use high res graphics) I make a new file then paste and of course it pastes my current desktop on there. I use dual-monitors so this is helpful for me. My resolution then would be 3840x1080.

So basically you can create a new layer and start with your own clean slate! Scap a desktop layout! It can be anything!

Here’s the fine print:

You must use at least 75% Digichick Goodies on your layout to qualify for points.

When you’ve finished your layout, come back to this post and leave a comment with a link to your layout. (Feel free to use our open gallery (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/) here at the Digichick if you need a place to upload your layout. We even have a spot just for challenge entries! (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=509))

You will earn 1 Point for participating in this challenge.

For more information about our Chickie Points System, please see this thread here (http://www.thedigichick.com/forums/showthread.php?34471-Chickie-Points-System%21).

The deadline for this challenge is November 30th.

11-04-2011, 07:47 PM
Thanks for hosting the desktop challenge...and thanks Laura for the discount coupon. I'm downlaoding my goodies now. I'll be back with my desktopper shortly.

11-04-2011, 07:57 PM
And I have lift-off for November! :D
Here is mine!

http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/509/Desktop-november_600.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=137755&title=desktop-november&cat=509)

11-04-2011, 08:29 PM
I've been needing to update my desktop - thanks for the freebie :)

11-04-2011, 11:15 PM
Yikes! Forgot it was November...I'd better get mine done or my mom will let me know she's looking at last month's pictures! :)

11-04-2011, 11:27 PM
Here is mine. :)

erica zane
11-05-2011, 12:55 AM
thanks for the motivation, i've been needing a new desktop...mine was still a generic windows one, lol! :)
http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/1385/sp-ss_treasmom.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=137805&title=desktop-challenge&cat=500)

11-05-2011, 04:18 AM
:thud:Wowwww, look at these beautiful desktops. How wonderful!

Please be sure to leave us a link to your pages here in this thread, that way we can just directly click over to the gallery and give you LUVS! :flirty:

11-05-2011, 05:52 AM
http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/509/11-11_Sol_web.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=137837&title=november-desktop&cat=509)

11-05-2011, 04:24 PM
These are all so great! I love how everyone's taken it in such different directions, and they're all turning out so wonderfully. Now I have some major guilt, here, b/c my desktop is in dire need of a makeover. I fear there is too much junk on mine (files, etc.) to be able to even see a nice scrappy desktop! LOL :lol:

11-06-2011, 08:24 AM
Here's mine - my greatest blessing & my November birthday boy :)

http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/509/wp.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=138033&title=november-wallpaper&cat=509)

11-06-2011, 10:57 AM
Soooo much pretty in this thread *gobbles it up*

11-06-2011, 03:44 PM
Here's my desktop for November!

http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/509/medium/desktop_november.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=138088&title=desktop-for-novemberchallenge&cat=509)

11-06-2011, 11:29 PM

I just started all of this today so if I get something wrong please let me know and please be patient with me. :) I made a desktop for this challenge of what I am thankful for. I am truly thankful for sooooo many things, but my children certainly fall at the top of the list. Enjoy:


11-08-2011, 05:23 PM
I love making new desktops each month but just now got around to it for November:

http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/509/Desktop-November-2011-TDC.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=138384&title=desktop-nov2011&cat=509)

And thanks for the freebie calendar dates! They helped a lot!

11-09-2011, 11:26 PM
I might have to try this! I never knew how it was done, thanks!!

11-10-2011, 09:29 AM
Loved this challenge thanks!

http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/509/Nov-11-1.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=138562&title=i-am-thankful-dt&cat=509)

11-12-2011, 05:47 PM
Thanks for the Desktop Freebie. I used Cornucopia Bundle by Wishing Well Creations from the Digichicks Store
http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/509/Helene_NovDesktop.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=138889&title=helene-novdesktop&cat=509)

11-15-2011, 01:54 PM
Used the Around the World site collab that I bought over DSD weekend.

http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/509/novemberdesktopsm.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=139129&title=desktop-challenge&cat=509)

11-19-2011, 11:13 AM
Arenīt celebrating Thanksgiving so made it a bit "American" in a Swedish way.

Iīm thankful Iīve got time and money.

Time with my family and friends and money to buy us things we need and want.


Used a great kit I bought with my coupon won at DSD. :wink: