Challenge Spotlight – Buffet Challenge

Welcome to July! Can you believe it’s already here? Seems like it was just the holiday season and now 2013 is half gone. I’ll be packing up summer clothes soon and I haven’t even put my coat away! 😉 This week I am highlighting one of my personal favorite challenges, the buffet challenge, hosted this month by Bekah of Bekah E Designs!

July’s buffet theme is…designer’s choice! Our designer had a palette to work off of with their imagination picking the theme for each of them! We’ve got a fishing kit, a graduation kit and more–don’t miss out on the buffet on sale now; take a look at some of the kits!

The colors have a nice masculine look while still being bright and summery. I’m liking the broad spectrum of themes here, too! For the buffet challenge, all you have to do is create a layout using some pieces from this month’s buffet–easy peasy! Take a look at some of the pages the ladies in the forum have already hammered out!

By Ambelleina

By sladd79054

By wtunison

Loving the colors even more after checking out some of the pages you ladies have come up with! I love that the kits can be used for really specific photos or just general ones with a certain theme. This is truly a versatile buffet you need to add to your stash! 😉

If you haven’t started your post in the July 2013 Challenge Tracking Thread, you should go save your place! You’ll definitely want to check out the rewards you can earn just by playing along with us this month. Get some scrapping done AND get rewarded for it–win win! 🙂

That’s it for me for this week. I’ll see y’all next Tuesday!

Challenge Spotlight – Word Art Challenge

Hey y’all! How is everyone’s week going? I am simply EXHAUSTED. This weekend just flew by with all the green festivities–so glad this week is my spring break because I am in dire need of letting my brain get some rest! I do plan on getting some scrapping done this week, too and what better place to start than with a challenge?! 🙂

This week I am spotlighting a fun little challenge that comes with a freebie: the word art challenge hosted by Bekah of Bekah E Designs! I really like the cute freebie WA Bekah has created for us to work with this month; take a look!

I love mixing script and block fonts when I do my own title work, the contrast is always so pretty and lends itself to all kinds of layouts, so you can safely assume I like this WA. 😉 I guess I’m not the only who likes it, because we’ve already got several pages posted in the forum using it! In need of some inspiration? Here you go…

By pamr

By ScrapinMama

By emscraps

I picked these three so you could see the different techniques that have been used with this one WA: layering in papers, flooding in colors and keeping it as-is! Of course, they’re all beautiful and coordinate perfectly!  Do you love versatile word art as much as I do? 😉 These layouts are gorgeous, ladies! Make sure you take a second to leave them some love in the gallery. 🙂

The month is coming to a close soon–just under two weeks and we’ll be in April…EEK! Don’t forget to get your challenges tallied up in the March Challenge Points Tracking thread. You’ll want to make sure you get credit for all your completed challenges so you can snag a nifty reward at the end of the month. 🙂

That’s it for me–see y’all next week! 🙂

Fresh Baked: New Designer

Good morning! I hope that your Monday won’t be too hectic. If it is, maybe this will bring a smile to your face!

We have a new designer joining the team! Bekah, of Bekah E Designs!

We asked, as always, for Bekah to tell us a little about herself, and this what she had to share:

I have been married to my teenage sweetheart for 19 years. We live in the Great Northwest with our 3 beautiful children.
I originally discovered digital scrapbooking through a Christian mom’s forum that I was a member of. Some of the mom’s in the forum would share these beautiful decorative pages with photos on them. (I later found out they called them, “layouts”). 😉 I thought these “layouts” were so amazing and started doing some research on the internet which led me to purchase my very first digital scrapbooking software.

I had found a new creative outlet and I was totally hooked! And so, in order to feed my new found obsession, I joined a few digital scrapbooking forums and immediately joined in on as many of the forum challenges as I could. I later started designing my own digital word art and offering freebies on my blog and at the end of 2008 was asked to join the design team of a new digital scrapbooking store that would soon be opening.

I am a self taught Photoshop junkie and have dabbled a bit in Illustrator as well. When I am not designing I enjoy, hand crafting my own paper and fabric flowers, crocheting, and spending quality time with my family.

I’m excited to see some of her other projects, and not just her scrap designs!!

Here are just a few of the items that she has in her store for you:

Such a variety in just those! There are many more available in the store, so make sure you check them out!