Challenge Spotlight – Buffet Challenge

Happy October!! Today we’re spotlighting the Buffet Challenge. So many great kits and they all mix and match, leaving unending possibilities. Let’s see some of the great layouts already posted.

Aren’t all of these lovely? They are all linked to the gallery so please, go click and leave some love!

Remember if you complete 10 challenges you get this great collaboration. 10 Challenges is about 1 challenge every 3 days.

Have a great week!!

Challenge Spotlight – Buffet Challenge

Hey y’all. Time for this week’s Challenge Spotlight. This week we’re focusing on the Buffet Challenge. I don’t know about you, but I simply love this month’s buffet colors. Let’s see what our fabulous members have shared with us this month.

So many awesome layouts. It was hard to choose which ones to share. Make sure to check out the forum and see all the great layouts.

And make sure to check the blog tomorrow to see what our Survivor contestants are up to.



April Buffet Sneak Peeks

Can you believe its time for the April Buffet? This year is flying. Make sure to stop by the Sneak Peek section and see what is to come.

First is this from Mandy King:

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Next are some beautiful layouts with Pixelily Design‘s collection:

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How about this awesome peek from Little Rad Trio:


Aprilisa Designs has designed this awesome offering:

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This awesomeness from CathyK Designs:

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And finally, this from Seatrout Scraps:

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Make sure you check out all the offerings in the Buffet on April 1st.


Fresh Baked: December 01, 2013

HAPPY DECEMBER!! We’re at the last few newsletters for 2013! The year is nearly over! That doesn’t mean the fun is going to end! Whether you’re doing December Daily, a layout a day, or what, you’ll find this month full of kits perfect for whatever you’re doing!

This month, there’s no official theme to the buffet. There’s a unifying color palette, and the kits play together beautifully. Enjoy the December 2013 {Designer’s Choice} buffet series this month!

We have NEW Buffet options!! You asked for it, and we listened! The GS Buffet will now included FULL size kits!! In addition to the mix and match packs, you can now also find full size kits in the buffet section. The price point has been adjusted accordingly. Everything in the Buffet will always be $4.00 and under. Every month the new Buffet items will all be 50% off (from the 1-5th of the month). That means Full kits for $2 and a ton of mix and match packs all for $1!! You will not want to miss this!

The designers all had their own take on what the colors and theme said to them! I love the variety!

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Challenge Spotlight – Buffet Challenge

Good morning everyone! It’s been quite some time since I blogged about our fabulous monthly challenges; I’ve been positively swamped with school and life, but I miss letting y’all know about the challenges and prizes and funfunfun! I think it’s time to get back on the horse, don’t you? :)

This week I will be spotlighting the buffet challenge hosted by Monica of ViolaMoni Designs! This month’s buffet theme was designer’s choice with a lovely fall-inspired palette to tie it all together. Here’s a fun YouTube video created to show off all the awesome buffet pieces!

Love it! If you haven’t grabbed any buffet pieces, head over to the store and get yourself a little treat. 😉 The only requirement for the buffet challenge is to use pieces from the buffet–any designer, in any way! The designers have created full kits, alphas, extras, templates and more for you, so you got lots to choose from! Check out some of the submissions we’ve got so far…

By altimasport

By Lisa

By mamaape

By melissavt

Ok yes yes, I cheated and picked four layouts to highlight this time instead of three–I couldn’t help it!  The designers made so many different themes this month, I had to show some off. We’ve got wine, gargoyles, pretty positivity and of course, Halloween! I love uniquely themed kits to scrap specific life moments and this month’s buffet has several! :)

We’re already a week into the month, so if you haven’t started your post in the October 2013 Tracking Thread, now is the time to get the ball rolling! As always, all completed challenges earn you points towards a fabulous reward at the end of the month, so scrap scrap scrap!

That’s it for today; see y’all next week! :)

Challenge Spotlight – Buffet Challenge

Howdy, ladies! How is your week going? This is my last week of freedom before school starts back up–eek–so I’m trying to get a bunch of scrapping in before I have to start hitting the books again! This week I am spotlighting a challenge I just completed this weekend, the buffet challenge hosted by Rachel of Harmonystar Designs! August’s buffet was designer’s choice with an awesome palette; there is seriously a ton included in the buffet, but here is just a little peek at some of the pieces:

So pretty, right? I have to say, when I first saw the palette, I was SO excited and the kits our designers came up with are just gorgeous!  The buffet challenge has quickly become one of my favorites and the forum ladies have knocked it out of the park this month! Take a look for inspiration:

By Roknbear

By Heidi1472

By lab130

LOVE these pages! Make sure you take a moment to leave these ladies some love in the gallery because these layouts are fabulous. I picked pages that use different designers’ buffet pieces so you can really see the variety here. If your style is vintage, modern, bright, subtle–there’s something in this month’s buffet for you! Make sure you swing by the store and check out all the buffet goodies. :)

There’s just over a week left in the month, so now is crunch time to get your challenges completed and tallied up for a sweet reward come next month! If you haven’t started your count in the August 2013 Tracking Thread, there’s still time! I plan on getting at least 2 or 3 more challenges done so I can get some free buffet pieces next month–nothing beats free 😉

Okie dokes, that’s it for this week, everyone! Y’all have a super great week and I’ll see you back here next Tuesday! ^_^

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 – Buffet Challenge

Hello and happy May! Is everyone still recovering from iNSD? It’s finals for me so I didn’t get to do a whole heck of a lot of scrapping, but I hit up some chats, got to know some rad ladies (some might have gotten to know me more than they wanted!) and bought awesome new scrappy stuff! If you picked up this month’s buffet pieces while they were on sale, you’re all prepared for this week’s challenge spotlight: the buffet challenge hosted by Rachel of Pretty in Green! If you haven’t seen this month’s buffet yet…what are you waiting for?! Hop over to the store and check it out…

Spring has pretty much sprung at this point (except for that random cold front last week!) and it’s about that time to have pictures of pretty flowers blooming, the kiddos running around in the grass and just being out in the fun! This buffet is perfect for all your fun spring photos.

Just a week into May, the forum ladies are already flooding the gallery with gorgeous layouts using this month’s buffet. The color palette is rather unique and perfect for any occasion  Need some scrapping inspiration? Check out these layouts…

By sgroenke

By megvill

By Lisa

Loving these layouts already! The grey in this buffet is a lovely neutral and goes so well with the bright reddish orange and muted yellow and green. These three pages all have a great energy and capture the colors of this buffet so beautifully!  Wonderful layouts, ladies. :)

We’re already a week into May (what?!) so if you haven’t staked your spot out in the May Challenge Tracking Thread, you might want to mosey on over and do that! 😉 There are some cool rewards to be had if you play along with our challenges and tally up your points at the end of the month!

Ok, I’m off to get some studying in for finals this week. If anyone else is in the thick of finals–the best of luck to you! :) Everyone else have a wonderful week and I’ll see y’all back here next Tuesday for another challenge spotlight!

Challenge Spotlight – Buffet Challenge

Hello, beautiful scrapping ladies. :) I hope this blog finds you well and at the start of a great week! My spring break is over and sadly, I didn’t enough of a break to do much scrapping! If you find yourself in the same boat, now’s your last reminder to wrap up this month’s challenges! All completed challenges are due for credit on the 31st, so make sure you get those last-minute scraps done. Here’s an easy one that I always like, the buffet challenge hosted this month by Isabel of Crisdam Designs. This month’s buffet, Lucky Me, is chock full of bright greens, pretty rainbows, shamrocks and more! Definitely one of my favorites! Here are just a few of the lovely pieces our designers created this month:

Love those vibrant colors for the upcoming spring season and holidays!  I can see it used for those St. Paddy’s pictures, maybe some sunny Easter memories or any day you’re feeling especially lucky. :) There are lots of layouts for inspiration in the gallery; here are some challenge layouts I especially liked…

By Juliemomof4

By Heidi1472

By jbdolfin

It was really hard just picking three layouts to highlight here this week. :) Love, love, LOVE! These are all just fabulous! Julie’s page has an extra creative use of that rainbow ellie, I really like Heidi’s polka dot background and hey–Jerusha’s green beer layout? Priceless. Super awesome job, gals!

Another gentle reminder that this is the last week in March, so make sure your completed challenge are tracked in the March Challenge Points Tracking thread. You’ll definitely want a reward come next month, right? Well, then get those challenges in! 😀

Ok, time for me to get back to work. Y’all have a great day; see you in April! :)

Challenge Spotlight – Buffet Challenge

Hey there and good morning, all! Hope everyone’s week is off to a fabulous start! This week I am spotlighting an easy challenge that should get you scrapping: the buffet challenge hosted by Rachel of Harmony Star! This month’s buffet is called Hopes and Dreams and it evokes thoughts of a new year, a fresh start and looking forward. I simply love the palette and all the unique packs the designer came up with for the buffet. Here are a few of my favorite pieces:

All such gorgeous work and I love how each designer had a different take! This buffet should make for some fun, creative and of course, beautiful layouts. Here’s some inspiration from the ladies who are participating in this challenge!

By Lisa

By justpennys

By nickala27

I had to stop myself at my usual 3 layout highlights because they’re all so pretty! You really must head over to the forum and see for yourself because everyone done a great job with this buffet challenge!

Now you should go make the gallery even awesomer! 😉 Scrap a page using this month’s buffet, post it and start earning points towards a reward! You’ll need to snag yourself a post in the January Challenge Points Tracking thread and keep track of your completed challenges throughout the month so we can reward you after January 31st.  If you have any questions about any of the challenges, drop by the Cookie Jar and ask away! :)

That’s it for this Tuesday; have a fantastic week and see y’all here next week! :)