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 – Desktop Challenge

Hi, all! Since this is the last challenge spotlight of the month, I’m going to dive right in with an easy one that comes with a freebie! This week I am spotlighting the desktop challenge hosted by Tracy of Trixie Scraps Designs! This is a great challenge to end the month with since it’s a quick one that starts with a freebie template and ends with you having a fun new desktop wallpaper for August! Check out the template Tracy created for us:

LOVE IT! Then again, I always love Tracy’s templates. :)  There are lots of layers here to play with and I love photo spots on desktops. Check out some inspiration from the gallery:

By Tamie

By ScrappyCoyote

By sarahm172

Love all of these wallpapers; great job, ladies! I wanted to pick three with different designers’ kits and color schemes so you can see how easily customizable this template is. I still need to get mine in, but anyone who knows me knows all my desktop wallpapers have a common theme… ;-)

HOKAY. July ends this week, ladies–eek! You’ve got through Wednesday to get any challenges completed and recorded in order to get a sweet reward come August! Make sure your post in the July 2013 Challenge Tracking Thread is updated and tallied up.

That’s it for this week…and this month! See you in August! :-)

Challenge Spotlight – Signature Challenge

Good morning, all! Hope your week is off to a great start; can you believe it’s now June?! It’s crazy to think that we’re already in the middle of the year, summer starting up…Christmas will be here before you know it! ;-)

This week I am spotlighting a super quick, super easy challenge: the signature challenge hosted by Rebecca of Twin Mom Scraps! Usually we just have a theme to follow, but Rebecca has created a way cool template for us to work with this month instead! Sometimes I lack creativity with my forum siggy, so I love this! Take a look:

Awesome; thanks for the fun siggy temp, Rebecca! :) I think the signature challenge is the first one most people do because it’s quick and fun. (Personally, I haven’t changed my sig since January…maybe this is the month to fix that!) Here’s some of the siggys the forum gals have come up with; they’re so bright and summery!

By emscraps

By momeee

By gethane

These are so awesome! Since the siggy area is somewhat small, this template is a great way to get your creative juices flowing here but still stay within the space–pretty great, right? :)

This is a new month, so you should run over to the June Challenge Points tracking thread and snag yourself a new spot to keep track of all your completed challenges! You know we have some sweet rewards for you at the end of the month, so don’t slack (like I usually do)! ;)

Y’all have a wonderful rest of your week–don’t forget to stop by the bake sale while all those full-size products are still just $1! See you next Tuesday. :)

Challenge Spotlight – Word Art Challenge

Good morning and happy Tuesday, all! Hope everyone had a great weekend and Mother’s Day. :) I’m a little delayed with my post this morning, so I’m going to jump right in! This week I am spotlighting the word art challenge hosted by Amy Peck of Unforgettable Moments! Amy has a perfect WA for your family photos, new and old; check it out:

If you look closely, you can Amy has put a little distressing on this word art, giving it a little more depth than traditional WAs give–so pretty! If you need some inspiration, check out these wonderful layouts already in the gallery:

By Kelly Andreza

By scrappy_mom

By californiateri

These are all so fabulous! I love the mix of new and old, bright and subtle. This word art is pretty versatile and can work for any family photo you need to scrap, so don’t miss out on this challenge! :)

Do you have your tally started in the May Challenge Points Tracking thread? If not, click here and get to tallying! Wondering what fabulous prizes await you for completing challenges? You can find out all about that here! Have a question about this or any of our challenges? The cookie jar is where you want to be. :)

Alright ladies, I’m off! Love and wishes for everyone to have a great week and I’ll see you back here next Tuesday! :D

Challenge Spotlight – Mini Kit Challenge

Before we start, I want to extend well thoughts and wishes of peace for those directly affected by the bombing at the Boston marathon yesterday. <3

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Hello and happy Tuesday to everyone; hope your week is starting out well as we begin the middle of April. :) Today I am going to be spotlighting a challenge with a freebie: the mini kit challenge hosted by Ivonne of Craft-tastrophic Designs! This is always a fun challenge because you get a freebie AND points towards an awesome reward come next month: win/win! Let’s see the cute mini Ivonne has for us this month:

Love the colors here, pretty and spring-y, but still earthy and warm. Thanks, Ivonne! The mini kit challenge always draws lots of participation and this month is no exception. Need some inspiration for your own creation? Take a look at these lovely layouts:

By lulutoo

By Lyndsfairne

By bekfek

WOW, these are all awesome. Not only are they pretty layouts, but they’re completely different styles and all had a unique take on the mini. I love how this small mini has been stretched and almost looks to be a full kit on these pages–very cool, ladies! :)

This is the middle of April, so we’re halfway through our challenges…already! Make sure you’re keeping track of all your completed challenges this month in the April Challenge Points Tracking thread so we can tally them up and get you a lovely little reward next month for playing along. If you have any questions, be sure to stop by the Cookie Jar and ask away–we’ll get back to you asap!

That’s it for this week, all. Hope the rest of your week is fabulous and peaceful…now get to scrapping! ;)

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! :)

Challenge Spotlight – Mini Kit Challenge

Good morning, scrappy ladies! Can you believe it’s already mid-March? Time really is flying by! It was just Christmas and now it’s Spring Break–crazy how time flies! This week I am spotlighting the mini kit challenge hosted by Rachel of Pretty in Green. The mini she’s created for us is perfect for slowing down time a bit and scrapping a life in the week. It’s called This Week and I am kind of loving the color palette; take a look:

I am really liking candy-colored, stripy kits lately and this mini is just right up my alley!  You know with an adorable mini like this, the layouts have been flying in. Here are a few of my favorites for inspiration…

By MSPeeler

By nagato

By evadraga

I could seriously post every single layout that’s been submitted because everyone is working this mini! :) I’m going to keep this short and sweet and remind you to post in the March Challenge Points Tracking Thread and start tallying your completed challenges so you can snag a sweet reward once the month is done! Even if you just snag this mini and create a layout with it, you are eligible for a reward–sweet deal! :D

If you have any questions about how this or any of our monthly challenges work, swing by the Cookie Jar and ask away! That’s about all I have for you this morning; hope y’all have a great day and a wonderful week! :)

Challenge Spotlight – Template Challenge #2

Hey out there in digiland, how is everyone this blustery and chilly Tuesday morning? We’re having a typical Texas weather week: 70 and sunny one day,  40 and wintery the next–no joke. Now that winter has made a comeback and it’s f-f-f-reezing outside, I’m staying in and scrapping! For this last week in February (whaaat?!), I am spotlighting another challenge with a freebie: the second template challenge hosted by Bekah of Bekah E Designs! She has come up with a simple but snazzy little template that I think you’ll Like. Take a look!

I like all the room for journaling and a nice big title! I usually gab a bunch here, but I want to get straight to the layouts completed by the ladies in the forum because they are simply outstanding this week!

By MSPeeler

By Kathryn

By sparkysgirl

Ok, where do I even start?! First, I wouldn’t even automatically assume these are all from the same template! While we can pluck out some similarities, they are all so unique and beautiful! I pretty much love everything Michelle does,  but that little picture peeking out the bottom corner is just plain adorable. Kathryn’s layout immediately struck my eye because of the glittery background that almost looks like a dimensional cut-out overlay. Lisa always does gorgeous cluster work and this page is no exception! Absolutely fabulous pages ladies, I love them all! :)

Don’t forget this is THE LAST WEEK of February and there’s only two more days left in the month after today! It’s a short one and all your challenge layouts need to be completed and tallied in the February Challenge Points Tracking thread by the end of the day on the 28th.  You can get yourself some nifty rewards to start March out with, so get those layouts in, girls!  If you need more info or have any questions about this or any of our monthly challenges, head over to the Cookie Jar and leave us a message. :)

That’s it for me for this week…and this month. Eek! See y’all in March! :)

Challenge Spotlight – Mini Kit Challenge

Good morning, gals! I am going to jump right in! This week I will be spotlighting the mini kit challenge hosted by Jennifer of Luv Ewe Designs!  Jennifer has created a lovely little mini for our challenge participants; take a look!

I just adore the coral-ish pinks and the minty green here, something a little different from all the hot pink and bright red we’ve been inundated with this month!  Of course with a freebie mini this cute, the layouts are pouring in. Take a look at a few of my favorite submissions so far for some inspiration…

By Juliemomof4

By verstej2

By wanda

All lovely layouts! I love the vintage, faded feel of Julie’s page, that cool torn paper block on Jeannie’s layout and the cool heart cutouts on Wanda’s creation! These are all seriously awesome layouts and I like how everyone was able to change up the mini so much it’s almost as versatile as a full-sized kit. Pretty neat!  :)

This is a short month so remember to get your challenges completed and tallied up in the February Challenge Points Tracking thread before the month is up.  There’s all kinds of great goodies waiting for you as rewards when you play along with us and keep track! :) As always, if you have any questions about this or any of our monthly challenges, you can head over to the Cookie Jar and ask away! We’ll get back to you asap.

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

Challenge Spotlight – Template Challenge #1

Hello ladies and happy Tuesday!  :)  Hope everyone’s week is off to a wonderful start; I am getting ready for my first test of the semester and I’m a little nervous; wish me luck! This week I am spotlighting a challenge with a freebie: the first template challenge hosted by Rebecca of Twin Mom Scraps!  Note: this challenge only runs through February 15, so make sure you snag it and post your submission before it goes away! Take a look at the template:

Really cute, Rebecca! I’m always a sucker for paper stacks, so you know I love this template! I’ve got big plans for this template…  ;)  Of course, the layouts are already pouring into the gallery and forum. If you need some inspiration  just take a look below for a few of my favorite submissions so far…

By boba80

By Rdjrneace

By missdamsel

Awesome layouts! If you notice, I also picked three pages where the template had been modified. Whether by adding a photo, taking one away or using as-is, this template is pretty versatile and I’m loving how everyone is using it for all different scrapping occasions. If you like these layouts as much as I do, drop by the gallery and leave them some love! :)

Now that you’re sufficiently inspired, run and go scrap! Again, the first template challenge is only through the 15th, so don’t delay in getting this one done and tallied in the February 2013 Challenge Points Tracking thread! The more challenges you complete this month, the bigger a reward you get; click here for all the rewards info. If you have  questions about this or any of the monthly challenges, head over to the Cookie Jar and ask away! We’ll get you an answer as soon as possible. :)

I’m off for now to go study some for my test and shouldn’t you be scrapping? ;) See y’all next week!