Challenge Spotlight – Inspiration Challenge

Good morning, all! Hope this finds you well. :) This week I am spotlighting a fun little challenge I sometimes forget about but always end up loving: the inspiration challenge hosted this month by Isabel of Crisdam Designs! Here’s the inspiration image:

The goal is easy: use pennants/banners in your layout! Banners are so on trend right now for both digital scrapping and traditional paper crafting, so this is a cinch! I personally love banners and pennants; they are a great way  to add extra layers and depth without much effort! Check out these layouts to get your creative juices flowing…

By chigirl

By shmooangel

By Lisa

Whether you use one, two or even three banners, this is an easy way to create more visual interest in your layout! Do you use banners and pennants in your scraps? If not, now is the time to try…and get rewarded for it! ;-) Don’t forget, you’ll need to keep track of all your completed monthly challenges in order to snag that reward, so swing by the June Challenge Tracking Thread and start your tally. If you have any questions, you can leave them in the Cookie Jar and someone will get back to you asap. :)

That’s it for this week; have a great one and I’ll see you next Tuesday! :)

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! :D

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

Fresh Baked: Feb. 15, 2013

Happy Day after Valentine’s. Anyone else gorge themselves way too much on chocolate? I know that I did. I think that’s the point of Valentine’s Day. Right? Oh well if it’s not. It’s how we celebrate it.

I am loving looking at the love-filled layouts with this month’s buffet, Listen to Your Heart. I picked from the Buffet Challenge gallery this week, and if you’re wanting an “easy” challenge to do, this is definitely one for you!


Created by our own Spotlight Challenge host, Ambelleina. I have to giggle at the pictures. I love layouts that talk about why they love their significant other!

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Challenge Spotlight – Daily Download Challenge

Well, hello there! How is everyone this lovely Tuesday? Hopefully my northern friends are keeping warm and my fellow southerners…have y’all put the A/C on yet in this 70+ weather?  :D  The new semester is already in full swing for me and I think I’ll be even busier this go ’round–sheesh! I do plan on getting some scrapping in, though, and what better place to start than one of our fabulous monthly challenges!  ;)  This week I am spotlighting the daily download challenge hosted by the talented Isabel of Crisdam Designs!  Last month’s daily download kit was a wonderful wintery kit from Connie Prince, perfect for scrapping all your snowy photos! Yes, we Texans even had a white Christmas!  :D  Take a look at the kit:

If you missed downloading the kit last month, you can buy it right now in the store and still play along with this challenge. (And don’t miss out on this month’s, ladies!) All you have to do is scrap a page using the daily download kit–easy! Need inspiration? Check out some of the layouts already completed in the gallery…

By sparkysgirl

By sladd79054

By daisysmiles4you

Love all the beautiful, wintery layouts! It’s obvious my Texas white Christmas wasn’t very impressive after seeing these three layouts, but hey–they’ve definitely inspired me to scrap some of my little snow flurry pics! ;) Now it’s your turn to show us what you’ve got! Scrap a layout using last month’s daily download kit and post it in the challenge thread!

Everyone who completes at least ONE (just one!) monthly challenge gets a reward at the end of the month! You can win one buffet piece of your choice, two buffet pieces or a shiny $5 store gift certificate–woohoo! All you have to do is check out all the challenges (some have freebies–double win!), participate in them, post your layouts and tally your completed challenges in the February Challenge Points Tracking thread. Again–easy!

Alright ladies, I’m off to get some studying done. Y’all have a wonderful week and I’ll see everyone back here next Tuesday for another challenge spotlight! :)