Challenge Spotlight – Mix It Up Challenge

Happy Tuesday scrappers!! This week we’re shining the GS Spotlight on the Mix It Up Challenge hosted by the lovely Marina of Magical Scraps Galore. This is what she wants from you:

This month I want to see some form of WATER in your layouts: it can be rain, ocean, a swimming pool, underwater pictures, baby’s bath time … use your imagination!

Let’s see some of the great layouts that have been posted so far:

Aren’t they fabulous?

Remember, completing 10 challenges in August gets you this beautiful collab:

Have a great evening.

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Challenge Spotlight – Desktop Challenge

Happy Tuesday everyone. Hard to believe we’re almost halfway through August. Today we’re spotlighting the Desktop Challenge. Connie Prince has provided this awesome template to use:

 

Let’s see some of the fabulous layouts that have been posted so far:

Remember, with 10 completed challenges, you get this collab as a reward!!

Have a great evening!!

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Challenge Spotlight – Template Challenge

Today we’re spotlighting the 1st Template Challenge. This month it’s being hosted by the lovely Dagi of Dagi’s Temp-tations. She has uploaded this fun template for us to use.

Let’s see what some of our wonderful scrappers have come up with:

Aren’t these all just lovely?

Remember, ten challenges completed gets you this fabulous full kit:

Make sure to share your challenges on our FB Group Page as well. We love to see what our members are up to.

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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.

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Challenge Spotlight – Recipe Challenge

Hi everyone. Today’s spotlight is on the Recipe Challenge hosted this month by Sandy of Key Lime Digi Design.

This is the “recipe” she handed out:

1 piece of ephemera, (milk cap, playing card, seed packet, postcard, map, etc)
2 ribbons, lace, string or other trim
3 papers of any type
3 flowers (or stars)
2 buttons
1 something wooden

And the following is some of what have been submitted. I love this challenge and how it shows so many ways people can go with the same instructions.

These are just awesome. Remember, with 10 completed challenges, you will get this full collab:

And one more thing before I go…it’s time for SCRAPPING SURVIVOR. Have you signed up yet? You know you want to. Sign ups are open through July 19.

 

Have a great week!!

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Challenge Spotlight – Color Challenge

This week I thought I would focus on the the Color Challenge hosted by Magical Scraps Galore. Since it’s July, she challenged us to use lots of red, white, and blue and there have been some great layouts posted so far. Some patriotic (for the US 4th of July), some summery, and some just using the colors. Let’s see a sampling of what’s been posted:

Pippin

 

msbrad

kpmelly

boba80

craftytam

and BriannasScrapper

Remember when you do 10 challenges, you get this awesome collab kit:

Happy Scrapping!!

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Challenge Spotlight – Desktop Challenge

Good morning, gorgeous ladies! I’m here to talk about a fun and easy monthly challenge…with a freebie! One of my favorite challenges, today I’m spotlighting the desktop challenge hosted by Chere of Chere Kaye Designs! Here’s the awesome desktop template Chere has made for us this month:

Love it! Thanks for the fun template, Chere! This is a fun and easy way to spruce up your computer desktop every month AND earn points towards our fabulous rewards for completed challenges. :) Take a look at some of the desktops the ladies in the forum have already completed:

By tiggernjen

By saskias

By lainey

These are all so rad! Make sure you swing by the gallery and leave these ladies some love on these very cool desktops. :)

I don’t know where October went, but we’re already wrapping up the month–what?! I can’t believe we’re in the holiday home stretch already. If you haven’t started your post in the October 2013 Tracking Thread, well…you should get on that. 😉 Seriously, don’t miss out on snagging a reward come next month just in time to start scrapping all your holiday pics!

That’s it for this week, y’all. I’ll see everyone back here next week! :)

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!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ywJ9eEKIH8

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 – Brush Challenge

Howdy, scrappy ladies! Hope y’all are having a great week; how is it that it’s nearly the middle of August already? Wasn’t July just starting, now we’re getting ready for back to school? Sheesh! Now, I will be the first to admit I’m not a big fan of brushes, but this week I am spotlighting the brush challenge hosted by Wendy of Wendy Tunison Designs because the brushes Wendy chose for us to work with are just so darn cute! I’m also not a big doodly gal, but these are just awesome; take a look:

These are a little retro, a little modern and a lot rad!  I’m a sucker for anything with a globe, so I loved these right away. If you’re like me and not a big brush user, take a look at some of the layouts the ladies in the forum have created for inspiration. They definitely got me wanting to use these asap!

By Lisa

By Victoria32

By pamr

Loving these pages, ladies! These brushes are the perfect mod accent that don’t overtake the kit or distract from the layout itself! Gorgeous! Now it’s your turn. If you’re not big into doodles or brushes, I think this is the perfect opportunity to challenge yourself with a…challenge! 😉

If you haven’t started keeping track of all your completed challenges for August, there’s no time like the present! Head over to the August 2013 Tracking Thread and start your post so you can get yourself a sweet little reward at the end of the month. :) Questions about this or any of our monthly challenges? Drop your query in the cookie jar and someone will get back to you as soon as possible–don’t be shy! :)

That’s it for today’s blog! Y’all have a wonderfully scrappy week! :)