Challenge Spotlight September 3rd

Welcome to a new month! That means a fresh set of challenges and a brand new challenge reward! Look at the new kit you will receive when you complete 10 challenges:

Don’t forget to start you tracking thread to update when you complete a challenge layout!

The first of the month always means a brand new buffet too! I am always eager to see what the fabulous designers come up with every month and I love seeing what people make with the kits. The best way to show off your LO is to submit it to the Buffet Challenge! This challenge is a great one to complete first especially since all Buffet kits are 50% off until September 5th!

Lets take a look at some of the submissions. Each image is linked to the gallery if you would like to leave the layouts some love!

Always Be My Baby

Senior Pictures

Big Man. Giant Trees

06-14 Silly Tanner

There are always way too many good ones to showcase so go and browse the thread to see all the awesomeness!

Challenge Spotlight August 26th

Happy last Tuesday of August! There’s only 5 more days to get those challenge layouts done for August’s collab! And today’s challenge I am spotlighting is the Template Challenge! There’s two a month! This template challenge was posted on the 16th and is hosted by Melissa of Lissykay Designs! Not only do you get a free template to play with, it counts towards your 10 challenges! Melissa made an awesome template for you to grab and create a fabulous layout with!

Everyone can put their own spin on the template, I love that even though everyone uses the same template to start, the results are so different and unique! Let’s take a look at a few of the submissions so far!

Busch-Gardens-Beauty-webLissaMac shifted the ribbon and the frame to the side, opening up more white space.

Beach Baby

Natalie C moved the ribbon down, switched out the circle for a square photo and then added another photo to the background!


teamkobza blew up the circle and photo to really highlight the photo.

What kind of spin can you put on this great template?? Remember to post your layout to the template thread and track the number of challenge layouts here so it can be counted towards your total!

Challenge Spotlight August 19th

Today’s spotlight challenge is my favorite challenge, the Mix it Up Challenge! I know I usually spotlight this challenge every month but it is for good reason! No Mix it Up challenges are ever the same and I really love this months challenge! Rachel from Seatrout Scraps is the host and she has challenged us to make a layout using three different Gingerscraps Designers in a Layout! This can be a template from one, papers from another and the elements from a third or any combination! I normally only use a kit and a template so it was nice to throw in more from other kits!

This is my LO: I used Little Rad Trio, Aprilisa Designs and Pixelily Designs kits for my page:

First Night

Take a look at some of the other members layouts for this awesome challenge!

Big Floppy Hat

Tummy Time

My Cooking

Baby Shower August 2014

Each layout is linked to the gallery so please go and leave them some love!!! Completing this challenge and 9 other challenges will earn you this awesome collab! Be sure to track your LOs!

Challenge Spotlight August 5th

Happy August! My how the time has flied! Summer is almost over and school is about to start here in the states (well not for me since my son only 2). It’s also a new month so that means new challenges and a brand new collab!

There is also a BRAND NEW challenge! This challenge is brought to you by Kathryn Estry and it’s called the Pop Quiz Challenge! It’s today’s Challenge Spotlight! This is technically a two part challenge. First you answer the questions in the thread and then after you receive a PM from Kathryn detailing the instructions for your page based on your answers, post your completed LO back in the thread! Quite a few ladies have participated so far and here are a few layouts:

Shopping the MOA

Kleine avonturier


Everyone has a different challenge based on their answers which makes this challenge pretty unique! Remember to record your completed challenge in the tracking thread! You definitely don’t want to miss out on the awesome collab!

Challenge Spotlight July 29th

There’s 3 days left to get the challenges done to receive this awesome collab kit. On Friday, there will be a new kit and new challenges!

This week’s spotlight is on my favorite challenge- the Mix it Up Challenge. I love this challenge because it’s never the same! This month, Jennifer of Little Rad Trio challenged us to take one of our very first digital scrapbooking attempts and re-make it! For this challenge you have to post the original layout and the new product. This may be embarrassing since no one wants to show off the very first layouts when you were just getting the hang of everything but this really shows how much you have grown! And you have a few more days to go! Get those challenges done!

Here is my submission to the challenge:

And here are a few others! The redone layout is linked to the gallery so please leave the ladies some love!


The Old:

The New:

The Old:


The New:


The Old:

The New:

Look how much everyone has grown! Sometimes it’s fun to go through our old layouts just to see what techniques we have picked up. It’s nice to see how much you have progressed!

Challenge Spotlight July 15th

Happy Tuesday! There are 16 days left to complete 10 challenges for an awesome collab kit! One challenge, the Scraplift Challenge is a great one to complete! This challenge is hosted by Inspired Designs this month. She provided this layout for you to put your own personal spin on!

Now you could scraplift the colors, the theme, the two photos, clusters, etc. The great thing about this challenge is it is your personal spin. So far look at the layouts that have been submitted:

Nancy made this LO where she used two photos but added more of the paper layering under the photo instead of on the sides.

4th Parade

Lisa provided her take, there’s two photos, layering of the background paper but the framing is on the second photo and they are not the same shape.

This layout by another Lisa has two photos but one is in black and white and one is in color. There’s layering but it goes down to the bottom of the page and that’s where she decided to journal. All these layouts were inspired by the first one but they are all so unique and different!

Remember once you have completed and uploaded your LO to the gallery and to the challenge thread, make sure you record your entry in the July Tracking Thread. With 10 challenges done, you will receive this very lovely collab after the 5th of next month.

Have a great week!

Challenge Spotlight July 1st

It’s the first of the month which means a whole new month of challenges! And a brand new challenge reward! Completing 10 challenges gets you this awesome kit! But I have a challenge for you! I challenge you to work on a challenge you don’t normally do or you have never done before. I plan to take on the Scraplift Challenge. It’s not normally on the 10 I do per month. But since it is the first of the month, the Buffet Challenge is always full of great layouts!

I love the buffet colors this month! Even though to most American’s the buffet screams patriotism, the great designers had great ideas for the color that went beyond Independence day. This is a great challenge to complete! Especially if you bought multiple kits like I did!

I hope you have a great week and a great holiday weekend!

Challenge Spotlight June 17th

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone is beating the heat! This week’s spotlight is the Mix It Up challenge hosted by Sherry Ferguson and she has a great take on this challenge! This month is to do a then and now layout, highlighting how someone or something has changed over the years! There are so many possibilities, from babies growing into toddlers, first and last days of school, how you have changed over the years, anniversaries, pets, etc! Look at some of the layouts already posted:


Before and After

4th Grade: First and Last Day

Then & Now

What can you create for this great challenge? There’s a great challenge reward this month for completing 10 challenges! There’s plenty of time left to complete 10 challenges for this awesome reward!

Challenge Spotlight June 10th 2014

Happy Tuesday! How is the weather treating eveyone? It is bright and sunny down in Florida. I will be sad to leave it this weekend. I have been at the beach three days in a row and have tons of pictures I am itching to scrap! I am hoping to get some more challenge layouts done to get the awesome challenge reward! This week’s spotlight is the Mini Kit Challenge! Who doesn’t love getting a free kit to scrap with! This month’s Mini Kit Challenge is sponsored by Ponytails Designs! Just look at the kit you can grab to make a page with for the challenge!

You can grab this great kit in the Mini Kit challenge thread. So not only do you get a kit, you make a layout with the kit and you have one more challenge completed! Make sure you record every challenge you do in the Cookie Jar Thread! Look at some of the great pages that have been posted so far!


Palos Verde CA


eSurprise Box

Each Layout is linked so please go and leave some love for these awesome Layouts!

Challenge Spotlight June 3rd

Happy Tuesday! Its the first of the month! That means a brand new month of challenges and a new Challenge Reward!

I am so in love with the Buffet colors this month! So this week’s spotlight is the Buffet Challenge! Grab a kit from the buffet and make a Layout! Easy as that! Make sure to set up a tracking post to keep track of your LO’s you do each month. (image is linked to June tracking thread)


Each image is linked so feel free to leave some love for these awesome layouts! Have a great rest of the week!