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**Sims 3 - Build-n-Share Challenge #194 **The Hawthorne Project** Due 09/30**

BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 1,992 Member
edited September 1 in Builders
Welcome!

The Build-n-Share challenges will be posted on posted on the first of each month and generally run for until the end of that month. Results will be posted one week after all entries have been submitted. If you are interested in previous challenges, the archive thread can be found here.


For those new to the challenge, you may want to read the information in the second post to see more information about Build-n-Share.

Addict & Company


Challenge #194 - The Hawthorne Project

“You can do this, you can do this.” You mutter under your breath as you walk up the steps to the mansion in front of you.  Ringing the bell, you wonder what will await you inside.

The door opens and a girl in an olde timey maids outfit stands in front of you.

“Uhm, I’m here to see Ms Hawthorne.” You manage to stammer.

The girl’s demeanour seems to soften slightly, you guess she’s seen many a person awestruck by the great house and it’s occupant, she opens the door further and ushers you into the foyer.  

“The Missus is expecting you.” She says in a Southern drawl.

You follow her up one side of a two sided grand staircase, and down a wide corridor, as she nears what you assume to be The Missus’ room, she slows her pace and looks at you quizzically.

“Now, you best do right by her, you hear?”  She speaks so softly, that you have to wonder if you imagined it, but she looks at you expectantly, so you nod.

Three succinct knocks on the closed door, and you hear The Missus say, “Enter.” The voice sounds strong and full of life.

The maid opens the door and stands to one side, and you are quite taken aback by the sight in front of you.

An elderly lady, and she is most definitely a lady, is sitting up in a sleigh style bed, she is attached to an array of medical equipment, and you hear the beeps from the heart rate monitor. But her frame is slight, and you wonder if the breeze from the open windows is likely to just blow her away.  

“Ah, thank you so much for agreeing to the home visit, as you can see, it would have been difficult for me to come to your office.”

“Of course.” You say, thinking that this is a slight understatement.

“I understand that you wish to make a bequest to the community.  But I am unsure as to how I fit in.” You start.  Ms Hawthorne gestures to the seat by her bed and you sit obediently.

“That is correct, this community has been the rock on which I have weathered many a storm, both publicly, professionally and personally.  I merely want to give something back, and I believe that you are exactly the right person for the job.”

She coughs, and the spasms that follow rack her frail body make you want to wince, but Ms Hawthorne keeps her composure, so you don’t allow the sadness and compassion you feel towards her show.  She seems to approve and when she regains her breath she adds;

“I don’t know how much you know about my history, probably only what you remember from your grandmother’s stories of a giddy young girl who only ever wished to be famous. I remember your great grandmother, such a principled woman.  She always used to cross the street whenever she saw me, to the opposite side of course. She couldn’t bear the thought of my loose morals rubbing off on your grandmother.  Your great grandmother would have beaten poor Annmarie senseless had she known that we were great friends.”

She coughs again and gestures to a jug of water just out of her reach. You stand, pour a glass of water into a cut glass tumbler and hand it to her.  She keeps your hand on the tumbler to steady it as she sips.

When she finishes, she gestures once more to the chair and you settle back, finding yourself being drawn into the story she tells you of the teenage pregnancy and child born out of wedlock, which back in the early 1920’s was a cardinal sin.  She talks about your grandmother fondly and then goes on to regale you with tales of Starlight Shores in it’s heyday, her experiences trying to make it big and her rise to fame as the Heroine in Gone With The Sims.

Another coughing fit ensues and you pass her her tumbler, ensuring to keep hold of it this time and steady it for her as she drinks.

“And now, the reason for your visit. I wish to commission a number of homes. Homes for souls who are less fortunate than myself, I often find myself wondering what would have become of me, had things not turned out the way they have. So, I wish to home Simlandia’s unfortunates. You will have free reign over all the design details but I do have to set a budget for the homes. Every six months, you will be sent the details of the person or persons who are to benefit from the Hawthorne Legacy and your task is to make them somewhere that they can call home. A base from which they can improve their lives. I must insist that you include a number of items in each home to help them improve their lot in life. A computer, a garden, a chess table, an easel, at least one musical instrument and a piece of fitness equipment and a fully stocked bookcase.”

You note the must haves on your tablet and are about to ask about budget when Ms Hawthorne resumes speaking.

“Each legacy will have the same amount of simoleons for you to build their home, single legacies will have less than couples, who will in turn have less than families. A dwelling for a single Sim should cost no more than $30,000.  A dwelling for a two Sims, whether a single parent with one child, or a couple, should cost no more than $35,000. A dwelling for three Sims should cost no more than $40,000. A home for four or more Sims should cost no more than $45,000.”

You type like mad, trying to get all the details committed to your tablet’s memory.  

“I am not much longer for this world, I have but one regret, that I never told your Grandmother how I felt about her. Of course, it would have ruined her life as well as mine, had I been honest with her. But I feel that with your help, I can at least try and bridge the gap between our two families.”

Ms Hawthorne reaches for the bell on her bedside table and the tinkle brings the maid back to the room.

“Please show our guest out.”

Looking at you, she continues, “The Hawthorne Legacy administration will be in touch shortly with details of your first legacy client.  Do take care of yourself, won’t you?” She asks with real emotion. In fact, if you are not mistaken, you think you see a tear trickle down her cheek.  She brushes it away as the maid closes the door softly behind her.

You can’t help but ruminate on the task that has just been dropped on you as you make your way slowly and carefully back to the office.  Rose is seated at her desk as you enter the reception area, and you check that there is nothing new that has come in while you were out, you smile and make small talk when your phone pings, notifying you of an incoming email.  You glance down at it and smile as you see that it is from the Hawthorne Legacy.

“Thank you for accepting the commission from the wonderful Ms Hawthorne, please find below the details of your first legacy client.  

Hi, my name is Randy Davies. My wife Jacqueline and I applied to the Hawthorne Legacy after our home was destroyed by a flash flood.  We lost everything.  We have been staying with relatives with our son Hamish and daughter Piper, and when we heard that we would be the ‘test case’ for the new project, we were thrilled.  They said that I should let you know a bit about ourselves. I am a painter, I paint portraits mainly, but I haven’t had a commission in what feels like forever.  My wife stay is a stay at home Mom looking after our children, she is pitching in around my sister in laws place at the moment, you know, cooking and cleaning for room and board, while I work as a mailroom technician.  Hamish is 14, he is being amazing about the situation, but it’s very crowded her and I can tell he longs for his own space, he’s such a perfectionist that the jumble that we are living in at present is really hard on him. Piper is 6, she is such a little firecracker, always on the go. She’s more than happy being surrounded by people, so sociable and outgoing.  Well, that’s my little family in a nutshell. We are really looking forward to having a place of our own again. Thank you for taking us on!

Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We look forward to working with you now and in the future.”

Brief:
A 3 or 4 bedroom home, you have free reign on how the house is built, landscaped, laid out etc.
Must include:  a computer, a vegetable garden, a chess table, an easel, at least one musical instrument, at least one piece of fitness equipment and a bookcase.
The budget must not exceed $45,000.

Sim Challenge:
Create the Davies’, you have been given some information use it to choose their aspirations and traits.



Deadline: Saturday, September 30th, 2017, Midnight EST



OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM #194 - The Hawthorne Project

NAME: your forum id

LINK TO LOT:

LINK TO MEDIA: your entry will be judged on your pictures

OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: if you entered the optional challenge, include a link here

LEVEL: beginner, intermediate, or advanced

LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST:

LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: tell us about your build, include any details and rationale that might not be obvious from your pictures

CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: "yes" if you'd like suggestions for improvement, "no" if you'd like only positive feedback

CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED:
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 1,992 Member
    edited August 2
    Welcome to the Build-n-Share Weekly Challenge!

    The Build-n-Share challenges will be posted on the first of every month and run for one month. Results will be posted approximately one week after all entries have been submitted in the Winner's Circle thread.

    Judges and Keepers of the Thread

    Your current host is Kittkat7147

    Your official judges are Lebanna, FaithofKaela, _Princess_Natasha_, ISHTARJMD, ArikaB and Masajo.

    FaithofKaela is the official organizational guru collecting entrants' names, levels, links, and results!

    Judges will post their results in the winner's circle thread: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/279926/build-n-share-winners-circle-find-out-results-and-discuss-the-entries-here/p1

    And you can keep up to date on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/buildnshare
    Or with our new Twitter feed: @buildnshare

    Look for results typically a week after the deadline.

    Big thanks to our judges and helpers!


    The benefits
    First place will be awarded at all levels. If there are at least eight entries in a category, up to four places will also be announced. Challenges also create an opportunity for community on the forum site. We get to know one another’s names, share news, builds, and positive words. This is a chance to get your name out there, and hopefully make a few friends along the way.

    What makes this challenge different from all the other ones I've seen?
    We have been hosting this weekly challenge since the first week the game was released. We have many levels of builders in our community and welcome them all. This group is truly a product of all its great members!

    Within the first few challenges, our group was recognized by the gurus that be, who have helped the weekly challenges gain even more popularity be stickying both Build-n-Share threads. Since then, we have had at least one featured creation almost every week, and our list of featured members continues to grow.

    With 4 successful collaborative neighborhoods (Gnomelandia, Summer of Love, NYC, and Sanshi Sumei) completed, Build-n-Share hopes to bring more creative challenges and new neighborhood ideas to the community with the help of our dedicated participants who willingly contribute and help each week to make sure each challenge runs smoothly.

    The rules
    All entries must be original work. Any competitor who submits another builder’s work will be disqualified and banned from any future Build-n-Share challenge. These competitors will also be removed from the Builders' Boulevard related websites if they have chosen to join (membership to the site and the Yahoo! group are not required to enter a Build-n-Share challenge).

    Playing your lot to purposefully allow depreciation, i.e. to allow you to buy more stuff for the budget, is not allowed, you can of course play test your lot, but please make a note of the cost of the lot prior to testing and state this as your lot price. Also using 'low value/high quality' CC is a no no.

    By entering, you agree to allow your lot to be nominated for Builders' Boulevard's Lot of the Month feature if chosen by the judges. You do not have be a member of Builders' Boulevard to participate in the challenge.

    Please announce your official lot posting using the entry form below. Make sure to leave the "Official Entry" label big. If you need to reformat it, you can do this by highlighting the desired text and then selecting "Big" in the font box above. This will help us see the entries in a sea of posts with no pics to guide us.

    Entries must be submitted by the deadline, midnight Wednesday evening (eastern time, USA).

    Your media should include a variety of screenshots to best showcase your entry. Please include at least one clear shot of the main floorplan of the build. If your build has multiple floors, please take a screenshot of each floor.

    A description of the three major level categories

    Beginner--I have a little experience, but I'm still figuring a lot of things out. I would not call myself an official "builder" at this point.

    Intermediate--I have been building for awhile. I know the basics and maybe a little more. I enjoy building, but it is not my primary focus with the game.

    Advanced--I know the Sims, and the Sims knows me. My name is familiar to a lot of veteran players, and I've competed in and won some building challenges and maybe even been recognized in a community showcase or two. I know most of the cheats AND I know how to use them.


    Screenshots: Tips and Tricks

    Since judging will be based on screenshots, we figured this would be a good time to go over some tips and tricks in taking good screenshots to help showcase your lovely builds.

    1) Camera Man Mode - This is a must in taking good shots! You will have to be in live mode to do this, but just hit "TAB" to enter this mode. Once you are in this mode, you can use the mouse to freely control the angles and use "W, A, S, D" buttons to move forward, backwards, and side to side. "Z" zooms in, "X" zooms out. "Q" moves up and "E" moves down. "C" to capture the shot.

    2) Find the perfect angle - With photography, it is all about finding the right angle. Spend some time in camera man mode to find the perfect angle. Get down to a sim's point of view to take the best shots of rooms.

    3) Walls up - Most people play with walls cut away, but when you are taking pictures of your lot, try to keep your walls up to make your shots look more realistic.

    4) No grids - Unless you need to show the grid for a specific purpose, make sure no build/buy grid is visible when you take your pictures. You can avoid this by taking pictures in live mode or by hitting the terrain paint button in build mode.

    5) More is better—Weird, huh? But in this case, we want to make sure judges have enough shots to fairly judge your lot. Be sure to show off each room with at least one picture. Also, please include an overhead shot of the floorplan for each level.

    Ok, those are the basics! If you want to further your simatography skills, we highly recommend you visit http://simatography.webs.com for more tips and tricks and to see some excellent shots taken by professional simatographers!

    Please try to keep this thread as photo free as possible and either create a story, a slide show, a separate thread, or use the stickied photo thread to post shots of your lots!

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 1,992 Member
    edited December 2013
    Archive of Results


    Challenge # 1 – Building Firm and Representative

    Challenge # 2 - A starter for Cody Klepto

    Challenge # 3 - Frank and Sammy Padre

    Challenge # 4 - GNOMELANDIA! A Neighborhood Project

    Challenge # 5 - UNCLE SAM

    Challenge # 6 - The Sharp Family

    Challenge # 7 - The Biscuits

    Challenge # 8 - Summer of Love - A Neighborhood Project

    Challenge # 9 - The Calientes!

    Challenge # 10 - The Sloppy Bachelor

    Challenge # 11 - Back to School!

    Challenge # 12 - Home for the Homeless

    Challenge # 13 - Autumn Winters

    Challenge # 14 - Ralphie's Girls

    Challenge # 15 - The Refugees' Aqua Wonderland

    Challenge # 16 - Winterhaven Remodel

    Challenge # 17 - "Preparations..."

    Challenge # 18 - New York City Family Sign Ups!!

    Challenge # 19 - New York City Lot Sign Ups

    Challenge # 20 - Fall Designer Showdown

    Challenge # 21 & 22 - WANTED...One haunted town--TEAM CHALLENGE

    Challenge # 23 & 24 - Home Away From Home

    Challenge # 25 & 26 – Choose your own adventure!!!! In honor of the WA release

    Challenge # 27 - The Sloppy Adventurer (Yes, he's baaaack!)

    Challenge # 28 - Grandmother's House

    Challenge # 29 & 30 - A Venue for Simlebreties

    Challenge # 31 & 32 - Two builds!!! Rags-to-riches

    Challenge # 33 - The Rebel Princess

    Challenge # 34 - Community celebrates HEROES

    Challenge # 35 - Winter Designer Showdown

    Challenge # 36 - Valentine's Arts & Crafts!

    Challenge # 37 - New Look for the Lunar New Year

    Challenge # 38 & 39 - Olympic village

    Challenge # 40 - My Backyard Wedding

    Challenge # 41 - Ms. Lucky's Daycare Center

    Challenge # 42 - Heated Ambitions

    Challenge # 43 - Mr. McGregor's Farm

    Challenge # 44 - Downsized!

    Challenge # 45 -City Girl

    Challenge # 46 - City Boy

    Challenge # 47 & 48 - April Showers and May Flower

    Challenge # 49 - Spring Designer Showdown!

    Challenge # 50 - Spookerific!

    Challenge # 51,52 & 53 - Summer Camp!

    Challenge # 54 - All according to plan

    Challenge # 55 - Fisherman's Cove

    Challenge # 56 - National Pride

    Challenge # 57 - The White Box Challenge

    Challenge # 58 - Sharma’s Old Spa

    Challenge # 59 - Love Shack

    Challenge # 60 & # 61 - Introducing... Sim Libs!

    Challenge # 62 & # 63 - Summer Designer Showdown!

    Challenge # 64 & # 65 - He's a little bit country, she's a little bit rock-and-roll

    Challenge # 66 & # 67 - Sets, Take One! Action!

    Challenge # 68 & # 69 - I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore...

    Challenge # 70 & # 71 - Halloween Showcase!

    Challenge # 72 & 73 - Creatures of the Night

    Challenge # 74 & 75 - Neighborhood Project...Sanshi Suimei

    Challenge # 76 & 77 - Fall Designer Showdown!

    Challenge # 78 & 79 - The Biscuits Return!

    Challenge # 80 & 81 - Happily Ever After

    New Year's Break - Build-n-Share Celebrates the New Year!

    Challenge # 82 & 83 - The Perfect Plan

    Challenge # 84 & 85 - It's a boy!

    Challenge # 86 & 87 - Happy Valentine's Day!

    Challenge # 88 & 89 - The Lion and the Lamb

    Challenge # 90 & 91 - Spring Cleaning

    Challenge # 92 & 93 - Spring Break 2011!

    Challenge # 94 & 95 - Eggstravaganza

    Challenge # 96 & 97 - Cinco de Mayo

    Challenge # 98 & 99 - The Foxglove Starter

    Challenge #100 & 101 - Centennial Vale Community

    Challenge #102-103 - Generations!

    Challenge #104-105 - The 1776 Diner

    Challenge #106-107 - Summer Designer Showdown!

    Challenge #108-109 - Back to Basics

    Challenge #110-111 - Wedding Venue

    Challenge #112-113 - Back to School Bridgeport Style

    Challenge #114-115 - Bar None

    Challenge #116-117 - Let's Start Again

    Challenge #118-119 - Modern Townhouses

    Challenge #120-121 - Fall is in the Air!

    Challenge #122-123 - Rose Cottage

    Challenge #124-125 - Branch Library

    Challenge #126-127 - Hetty's Heir

    Challenge #128-130 - A Home For The Holidays

    Challenge #131-132 • Going Greene

    Challenge #133-134 • Having A Mid-Life Crisis

    Challenge #135-136 • Valentino's Love Nest

    Challenge #137-138 • Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

    Challenge #139-140 • Mending Fences

    Challenge #141-142 • A Cottage in the Woods

    Challenge #143-144 • Icy Hot

    Challenge #145-146 • The Simovitch Struggle

    Challenge #147-148 • Spring Designer Showdown

    Challenge #149-150 • Ranch Dressing

    Challenge #151-152 • The Great Escape

    Challenge #153-154 • Central Park Redux

    Challenge #155-156 • Florian's Fitness Center

    Challenge #157-158 • Fallout Shelter

    Challenge #159-160 • Big Budget Craftsman

    Challenge #161-162 • Welcome Mr. Principle

    Challenge #163-164 • Let's Get Supernatural!

    Challenge #165-166 • Two Modern Guys

    Challenge #167-168 • Beach Blanket Bingo

    Challenge #169-170 • Free Will On High

    Challenge #171-172 • Spooktacular

    Challenge #173-174 • Transform it Fabulous

    Challenge #175-177 • Fall Designer Showdown

    Challenge #178-179 • Christmas Around The World

    Challenge #180-181 • The Gift

    Challenge #182-183 • The Cupcake Queen

    Challenge #184-185 • The McLaren's Misfortune

    Challenge #186-187 • Moonlight Falls Retreat

    Challenge #188-189 • 10x10 Eco-Chic

    Challenge #190-191 • Du Trieux Pied a Terre

    Challenge #192-193 • University Roomies

    Challenge #194-195 • Spring Designer Showdown

    Challenge #196-197 • Jitters - A Community Lot

    Challenge #198-200 • Bi-Centennial Blitz

    Challenge #201-202 • The White Box Challenge II

    Challenge #203-204 • All According to Plan III

    Challenge #205-206 • Candy Crush Cottage

    Challenge #207-208 • Catch The Radical Wave

    Challenge #209-210 • The Pet Shop Boys

    Challenge #211-212 • The Lonely Gentleman

    Challenge #213-214 • Dreaming of the Farm

    Challenge #215-216 • One To Grow On

    Challenge #217-218 • One Woman's Treasure

    Challenge #219-220 • A Most Unusual Client

    Challenge #221-222 • A Tiny Slice of Utopia

    Challenge #223-224 • Best Laid Plans

    Challenge #225-226 • Jingle Bells
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 1,992 Member
    edited May 2011
    A few tips for starters
    Here are just a few tips to get you started. If you know a few more and are willing to give them up to the competition , feel free to post below with more info!

    Walls:
    Are expensive. Use alternatives whenever possible.

    Open layouts work nicely for starters. Just use natural transitioning and create "areas" instead (ie. the kitchen opens onto the living room, instead of being its own little room.)

    Simple foundation basements are nice because they are made out of foundation, which is cheaper, and they add a whole lot of room to your house. If you leave them bare with brick walls, they cost even less. (I would at least cover the floor, though.) Attics can be good for the same reason. If you use a pointy roof and the house is big enough, there is some area under the highest point of the roof that's usable. All it costs to utilize this space is a set of the cheapest stairs and some inexpensive flooring.

    Diagonal walls can be a little awkward, but because they can go from corner to corner and are wider than regular walls, you get a "room" out of one wall.

    Foundation:
    Whether you are going to use a basement or not, hollow out the middle of your foundation floors. You really only need foundation around the outer edge of your home so your walls aren't floating in outerspace. When you use ctrl with the foundation tool, it erases foundation. If the area is still closed in with walls and a border of foundation, you usually are left with a floating floor. If the tile grid "disappears," start from the outside and work your way in. Each new row of floor will add the grid for the row after it. Soon, the whole room is covered.

    Deleting the foundation has a second advantage: you can create little sunk-in areas with a set of stairs. Kind of a fun design twist that's cheap.

    Columns:
    Also expensive. You know that carport? Instead of columns, you might consider using a two-level patio foundation (the one with the wood slats). Build the patio foundation. Then, on top of that one, hit shift and drag another patio foundation. They stack and become taller. High enough for that carport roof.

    You also don't "need" all the columns. If you're trying to get flooring above a column, use the column, add the floor, and then delete the column. Voila! Floating tiles. I wouldn't have a massive floating object with no columns, but a few less than you need helps pinch pennies when you're talking starter.

    Wall coverings:
    This is something I've figured out in Sims 3. I probably shouldn't tell you if you haven't done it yet...find the cheapest wall with no built-in pattern you can find (I use Flat Wall in the paint section). Click on it with the create-a-style tool. Go to your brick or whatever other more expensive pattern you want and select it. Your brick wall now costs about $3 less per panel then if you just did it the normal way.

    Floorplan:
    Always go small. More walls=more money. They're expensive, and you have to cover them. Make it big enough that the sim can move around. But if they outgrow the house, they can always add on later. This is probably the biggest money-saver for starters.

    Windows:
    Check window prices carefully. Some of the double windows will be cheaper than using two of the smaller ones. It's usually not by much, but if you're doing a whole wall of them, it can add up.

    Build and build again:
    The cool thing about starters is you can build them pretty quickly. I usually find the more I build consecutively, the more I can get in and for less money.
  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 1,992 Member
    edited June 2015
    Reserved for the new challenge winners.

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  • KittKat7147KittKat7147 Posts: 1,912 Member
    edited May 2011
    Hi all! This will be our temporary thread for Build-n-Share until Addict is back. I hope you'll join this starter challenge in honor of the master of all starters... Addict! Let me know if you have any questions about the challenge. I'll have the "helpful links" section updated ASAP.

    Kat :-)
  • AnjubeeAnjubee Posts: 1,935 Member
    edited May 2011
    Big congrats to Addict on her new baby!

    Hi guys! Hope everyone in the Build-n-Share community is doing well. I know I haven't been around in ages, but I am so glad to see we are still going. I needed a long break from all the responsibilities. Thank you to everyone who is picking up the slack. :)

    I am so excited to see we are approaching the 100th challenge! I can't wait to see what it is going to be.

    Let me know if there is anything I can do to help out while Addict is busy.

    Cheers and happy simming! <3
  • ScoiattoloScoiattolo Posts: 932
    edited May 2011
    bump
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  • mgolden27mgolden27 Posts: 369
    edited May 2011
    Can't wait to start. I never got the chance to finish my build for the last one. We had way too much going on with plays, volleyball tournaments, and field trips. :)
  • JoubertCGJoubertCG Posts: 106
    edited May 2011
    Hopefully will be jumping back in on this build.

    Congrats Addict!
  • KittKat7147KittKat7147 Posts: 1,912 Member
    edited May 2011
    Great, mgolden & Joubert :D Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
  • KittKat7147KittKat7147 Posts: 1,912 Member
    edited May 2011
    Anjubee wrote:
    Big congrats to Addict on her new baby!

    Hi guys! Hope everyone in the Build-n-Share community is doing well. I know I haven't been around in ages, but I am so glad to see we are still going. I needed a long break from all the responsibilities. Thank you to everyone who is picking up the slack. :)

    I am so excited to see we are approaching the 100th challenge! I can't wait to see what it is going to be.

    Let me know if there is anything I can do to help out while Addict is busy.

    Cheers and happy simming! <3

    Hey Anju :) Haven't seen you around is so long! I'll send you a message on BB.
  • AnonymousMistAnonymousMist Posts: 133 New Member
    edited May 2011
    OFFICIAL ENTRY
    #98-99 The Foxglove Starter

    NAME: anonymousMist

    LINK TO LOT: http://www.mediafire.com/?briy85b9amyopad

    LINK TO MEDIA: Album: http://s1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee369/Anonymous_Mist/Build-N-Share/Foxgllove Starter/
    Page: http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/0/373878.page#5291937

    LEVEL: Intermediate

    LOT SIZE ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20x30 $16,430 (approx)

    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: Starter for Ms. Foxglove (http://www.mediafire.com/?kam1w7nuyuve746). 1 bed 1 bath, 1 study for her to advance in her chosen career, a living/dining/kitchen room.
    Exterior & Interior French Country inspired. I just love their use of bricks and stones in their construction. Garden outback is a French twist on the English garden so I hope you all like it ^_^ (It would have been better but I was running out of simoleons lol)

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please. This is my real attempt at a semi-classy starter home and the amount of corners I cut was ridiculous, and I would love to improve. thanks

    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: No Custom Content...I believe.


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  • KittKat7147KittKat7147 Posts: 1,912 Member
    edited May 2011
    Yay - first entry :) Leaving you a virtual rec, AM!
  • KittKat7147KittKat7147 Posts: 1,912 Member
    edited May 2011
    mgolden27 wrote:
    Can't wait to start. I never got the chance to finish my build for the last one. We had way too much going on with plays, volleyball tournaments, and field trips. :)

    Hey there! Do you have a different username on BB? I was trying to message you there, but I don't see mgolden27.
  • AnonymousMistAnonymousMist Posts: 133 New Member
    edited May 2011
    Yay - first entry :) Leaving you a virtual rec, AM!

    Yay! Thanks Kitt. Was kinda hard, i built like 4 different houses but always ran over the limit >.>

    I have one that I think I'll complete anyway, its just too cute >.<
  • mgolden27mgolden27 Posts: 369
    edited May 2011
    mgolden27 wrote:
    Can't wait to start. I never got the chance to finish my build for the last one. We had way too much going on with plays, volleyball tournaments, and field trips. :)

    Hey there! Do you have a different username on BB? I was trying to message you there, but I don't see mgolden27.

    Yeah, I do. Lol, don't know why I ever put that as my user name here. Oops, it's milynn on BB though. :D
  • Gallifrey103Gallifrey103 Posts: 18
    edited May 2011
    I can't find the 'entry form' from the second post. Where is it? :?:
  • ScoiattoloScoiattolo Posts: 932
    edited May 2011
    I can't find the 'entry form' from the second post. Where is it? :?:

    Here is the form to use:

    OFFICIAL ENTRY (It helps to include the particular challenge, too!)

    NAME: (your TS3 name)

    LINK TO LOT: (link to where your lot can be found/downloaded. This can be on the Exchange or some other uploading site like mediafire. It is also not strictly necessary to link to your lot. The judging is based on your media only.)

    LINK TO MEDIA:http: (link to the pictures/slides you've taken of your lot. Be sure your pictures show everything you want the judges to see. Too many pictures are better than not enough. Try for some close ups as well as distance shots. Simmers post their slideshows on many different sites including the Exchange and Photobucket.)

    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: (Sometimes there is an optional challenge besides the creation of the main lot. If you've entered the optional challenge, post your links to media and optional item here.)

    LEVEL: (beginner, intermediate or advanced)

    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST:

    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS:

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITISIM:

    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED:
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  • KittKat7147KittKat7147 Posts: 1,912 Member
    edited May 2011
    Scoiattolo wrote:
    I can't find the 'entry form' from the second post. Where is it? :?:

    Here is the form to use:

    Thanks Scoiattolo! The first post is updated with the entry form now.
  • Alicat84Alicat84 Posts: 65
    edited May 2011
    This looks interesting! I've never played before. Can I ask is the house expected to be fully furnished with that budget?
  • kelly_jdwkelly_jdw Posts: 4
    edited May 2011
    OFFICIAL ENTRY

    (NAME: (kelly_jdw)

    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=4104587

    LINK TO MEDIA:http: http://www.thesims3.com/myMedia.html?action=default&persona=kelly_jdw

    LEVEL: beginner

    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20*30 Cost is exactly $16,500

    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: This is a small starter house as asked for. It contains a smaller living space with loveseat and TV, a Kitchen just big enough to do everything you need in with a little elbow room, a bathroom that is actually very nice compared to the price of the house, and a bedroom perfect for a single sim. Out back is a beautiful garden as well as a sitting swing. The front contains some landscaping as well.

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Sure why not. Anything to make my houses both for these projects and on my own time better.
  • ScoiattoloScoiattolo Posts: 932
    edited May 2011
    Alicat84 wrote:
    This looks interesting! I've never played before. Can I ask is the house expected to be fully furnished with that budget?

    Yes, it is expected to be furnished—how fully you can do it is part of the challenge! Some people use CC in order to come in under budget, but you don't have to. Hope you give it a try!
  • Sherio88Sherio88 Posts: 1,236 New Member
    edited May 2011
    Saw this on facebook, and thought I'd give it a try cuz I've never built a starter house before... fully furnished! Its HARD!

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    OFFICIAL ENTRY: Build-n-Share 98/99 - The Foxglove Starter

    NAME: Sherio88

    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=4104599

    LINK TO MEDIA:
    http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/610/665/008/00/screenshot_original.jpg
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    http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/608/665/008/00/screenshot_original.jpg
    -
    http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/607/665/008/00/screenshot_original.jpg
    -
    http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/602/665/008/00/screenshot_original.jpg
    -
    http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/603/665/008/00/screenshot_original.jpg
    http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/606/665/008/00/screenshot_original.jpg
    -
    http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/605/665/008/00/screenshot_original.jpg
    -
    http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/600/665/008/00/screenshot_original.jpg
    -
    http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/601/665/008/00/screenshot_original.jpg
    -
    http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/598/665/008/00/screenshot_original.jpg
    -http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/729/665/008/00/screenshot_original.jpg



    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE:

    LEVEL: Beginner-Intermediate

    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20x30, 178 Savannah lane (Twinbrook) 16,492

    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS:

    Daisybloom Cottage:
    Looking for a quaint country home to start off with? Give Daisybloom Cottage a try. The calming color scheme and layout give this starter home both a unique and familiar feel.

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Sure have at it lol.

    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: All EA content

    **edit Forgot to add a screen of the bathroom. It's now on the list of media
  • ScoiattoloScoiattolo Posts: 932
    edited May 2011
    kelly_jdw wrote:
    OFFICIAL ENTRY

    (NAME: (kelly_jdw)

    LINK TO MEDIA:http: http://www.thesims3.com/myMedia.html?action=default&persona=kelly_jdw

    You've linked to your Media page in your studio, but that isn't what is required in this challenge! Take some screenshots of your house (make sure to do both inside and outside) and assemble them into a slideshow. You can either use Create-a-Story on the TS3 website and then link to your story on the Exchange or use one of the other photo storing sites like Photobucket. Be sure to take screenshots from all angles so that everything you want the judges to see is in your media presentation. And overhead shots showing the layout of your house is always appreciated by the judges too! Remember, the judging is done from you screenshots—not from downloading the lot itself. Thanks, and good luck with the challenge!
  • KittKat7147KittKat7147 Posts: 1,912 Member
    edited May 2011
    Alicat84 wrote:
    This looks interesting! I've never played before. Can I ask is the house expected to be fully furnished with that budget?

    And check the two tutorials that are linked in the 1st post on page 1. Addict has some fantastic tips for stretching your dollar :)
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