Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Use your stash

Create a LO with the following items, and try and use as many older items as you can - nothing from cha 09! (feel free to combine items, ie cover a piece of chipboard in pp, distress it, add a stamp, a button and some glitter and there's one of each!)

Use at least:
5 pp
5 buttons
5 word stickers/stamps
5 pieces of chipboard
5 glittery or distressed places



Monday, March 30, 2009

If I were a rich girl...

I thought this was a super cute challenge that is posted at Dream Girls Challenge Blog. Make sure you stop by there and see the amazing LOs the dt came up with, and if I'm reading right there is an amazing kit prize up for grabs too!

Here's her challenge...

This challenge is inspired a little by St. Patricks Day. Pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, an Irish tale of leprechauns people symbolize the pot of gold as success. So with that in mind we came up with this challenge.
Prompt: Use title if I were a rich girl
Twists: Use some green on your layout & we want to see bling

Sunday, March 29, 2009

LO Recipe

Create a LO using at least, but not limited to the following:

1 pc cardstock
9x7" pp
4x3" pp
11x2" pp
1 tag
9 buttons
3 word title

And here's some examples to inspire you!



Saturday, March 28, 2009

One Word

Create a LO that uses the word... NEW
You can make it your title, or journal about it, stamp it, sticker it - any way you want, just get that word on your page somewhere!

And here's some examples from the dt





Friday, March 27, 2009

I dare you...

Well actually, NZ dare blog dares you! This site has some fun challenges and some beautiful LO inspiration too.
I love their challenge this time around - to use black and white as well as color photos on your LO. Check out their blog and I hope to see some awesome LOs for this one. (We may have to do this one here in the coming months so I can see what our awesome dt does with it.) I just think it looks so cool and is such a great way to highlight one photo in a group! Don't forget to link us up if you do the challenge - we want to see!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Number Challenge

Create a page using only, and all of the following...

1 word title
2 stickers/rubons
3 photos
4 hearts/stars
5 pp

And one example for you today from Cortney.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spring Theme

Here's a cute blog I found. At Mothers and Daughters Creations she posts weekly challenges on a range of subjects. This week is spring theme. She says to make it an altered item, but for our purposes a LO is fine too. Check out her blog to see what her dt came up with!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sketch Challenge

Create a LO using this sketch from pencil lines by Gigi Kennedy as your inspiration.

And a bit of inspiration from the dt!




Monday, March 23, 2009

Poker Challenge

Draw five cards from a deck (if you don't have one you can do it online here)
Then create your page based on the following...

For each heart use one photo (if no hearts use one photo anyway)
For each diamond use one piece of cardstock
For each club use one piece of patterned paper
For each spade use one word in your title (3 spades = 3 word title)

For each of the following cards use at least one of the associated item.
A - brads
1 - rhinestones
2 - ribbon
3 - button
4 - felt
5 - flower
6 - star
7 - eyelet
8 - transparency
9 - pin/charm
10 - die cut
J - stickles/glitter
Q - journal spot/strip
K - chipboard

Here's some gorgeous pages from the dt..

Angel - I had to use 1 pic, 2 pp, 2cs, felt, brads, transparency, flower and a die cut

Cortney - I had 1 piece cardstock, 4 pieces of pp, Brads, chipboard (x2), die cut, and stars

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Seussism Challenge

Who doesn't know and love Dr Seuss books? I love this challenge idea posted by Laura at Love Is In The Details (an amazing online Canadian scrappy store and forum)

Laura posted...
In honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday on March 2nd, my challenge to you this month is to create a layout using a quote or book title written by the one and only "Cat in the Hat".

Check it out here to see her example and others!

Saturday, March 21, 2009


Journal in note form.

Who: you and me
Where: somewhere fun
When: last summer

Your MO...
1. see it
2. crawl to it
3. grab it
4. chew it

You can do it however you want, those are just to give you the idea of what I mean - no full sentences.

And here's a couple of dt examples for you...





Friday, March 20, 2009

Rusty Pickle Sketch

A lot of manufacturers have blogs now and often they run contests where you can win some great goodies! Rusty Pickle is one of those that I like to check in on and right now they have a great sketch contest. In order to be entered for their contest you must use Rusty Pickle rubons, pp and 80% of your LO in total must be RP. You must also scrap about why you feel lucky and use the sketch. If you do all that before the 29th of march go here to enter your LO for a chance to win at Rusty Pickle. For our purposes I just want you to use the sketch. And post a link to your LO in a comment here for a chance to win and to have your LO posted on our monthly slideshow.

Without further ado... the sketch!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Supply List

Create a LO using all of, but not limited to the following...
felt, transparency, stamps

And some dt examples!




Wednesday, March 18, 2009


We all love sketches and there are so many great sites out there. This is one of my favs. Andrea at Blueprint Sketches always has beautiful sketches as well as cute scrappy projects and even great prizes! Here's this weeks blueprint sketch to inspire you!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Take your inspiration from this gorgeous LO from scrapbook.com by Pammy
You can lift the whole thing, the color combo, the design, subject, embellies, style... whatever you want, just get inspired!

And some inspiration from the design team!






Monday, March 16, 2009

Color Challenge

Spring is soon to be springing! Lets see some pretty springy greens, blues, pinks, oranges! You can have other colors in your LO as long as at least one of those colors is dominant.

And here's some examples from the DT.




Sunday, March 15, 2009

Good morning! Today I'm linking you up to an awesome sketch challenge site called Creative Scrappers. They have a new sketch every week and lots of inspiration from a wonderful DT. Here's this week's sketch!

We have a winner!

Thank you to everyone for your comments and suggestions - they are much appreciated!
Here is the number drawn by random.org

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-03-15 15:35:30 UTC

And so the winner is...

Eryn said...

I love it!!! I only wish I had more time to actually do the challenges!!! For some strange reasons, the kids have been a little crazy the past few weeks, making my small window of scrap time even smaller!!!

Keep up the great work!!!

Congrats Eryn!!! There'll be a little something in the mail for you in the morning!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

One Word

Create a LO that uses the word... LIFE
You can make it your title, journal about it, stamp it, sticker it - any way you want, just get that word on your page somewhere!

Here's what the a couple of the dt members came up with!



Friday, March 13, 2009

Number Challenge

This challenge is all about seeing how much you can cram on that page! Start at the top, and let's see how far down the list you can go!
(And you can combine categories, if you cut your photo in a circle it is 1 photo AND 1 circle, same for circle brads... pp with stars on it could be 7 stars AND 1 pp etc...)

1 cardstock
2 patterned papers
3 photos
4 word title
5 buttons
6 stickers/rubons
7 flowers/stars
8 gems
9 brads
10 circles

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Trends & Techniques

There are always new trends about and it's always fun to try different techniques, so I want you to use the current trend of cupcakes and the technique of embossing (dry or heat) on a LO. Use them however you want and add whatever else you want - I just want to see something cupcake and some embossing! Link us in a comment if you do the challenge so we can see your beautiful work!

And a few gorgeous examples from the DT!





Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Today I want to see you journal around something, around your pic, the edge of your lo, the embellies... whatever you want, but around something! Post a link in a comment so we can see your awesome creations!!

and some inspiration from the dt!




Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Amp It Up!!

This is a challenge posted weekly by Laura Fiore over at ACOT. It is all about using up your stash and to that end she posts a list of things that must be used on a LO. It's a great way to stretch yourself and use up some of that ever-growing stash at the same time!

"The first Amp It Up Challenge for March is to use 5 patterned papers and at least 20 circles...think outside the box here...have fun with it!
Remember, for each of the Amp It Up challenges you finish this month, your name goes into a drawing for a RAK at the end of the month!"

So let's see you amp it up people!!
And remember if you post a link to your LO in a comment on this post you will get an entry to win a prize here too!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Color Challenge

Make a page or project using greens and browns. You can have other colors in there too, but make sure green or brown is the dominant color!

And here are some examples from the DT!