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 – 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 – 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 – Mini Kit Challenge

Good morning and happy Tuesday, all! Is everyone enjoying the unseasonably warm weather? I so am NOT! It’s December and I’ve got my A/C running here in Texas to counteract the 80 degree weather. I want my chilly air and snow flurries–wahh! Even though it’s warm out, my mind is still on snowmen, snowflakes, coats and mittens! Since we might not get winter again this year, I want to scrap some older pictures from back when Texas was included in winter. This week I’m spotlighting a challenge with a freebie that will help me do just that: the mini kit challenge hosted by Kathy Winters! I absolutely adore Kathy’s designs and this mini is no exception; take a look!

Cute, right?! I just love the doodly snowflake with the stitching! I’ve got to find a good photo to use this mini with for sure.  With a freebie this cute, you know the layouts are already rolling in the forum. Here’s some scrap inspiration…

By mom2triplets04

By Deanna

By True North Scraps

I love them all! You all captured the snowy fun of this mini and put it to great use. Now it’s your turn to snag the freebie while it lasts and scrap us up something pretty! Pop it in the gallery for some love and post it in the challenge thread so everyone can ooh and ahh over your creation. :)

Of course, you’ll also need to keep track of your completed challenges in the December Challenge Points Tracking thread if you want to snag a reward at the end of the month! Post your spot today and keep track all month long. :)

That’s it for today; y’all have a wonderful week and I’ll see you back next Tuesday! :)

Challenge Spotlight – Mini Kit Challenge

SO this will be a quick blog because I have a HUGE paper and presentation due tomorrow and I’m only halfway through the paper, noneway through the presentation–ACK! Hope all our US friends had a lovely, peaceful Thanksgiving and survived Black Friday! :D This week I am spotlighting another challenge with a freebie: the November mini kit challenge hosted by Lily of Pixelily Designs! Lily has made a beautiful, neutral -toned mini for us this month that is perfect for fall pictures, candid snapshots–anything! I really like the colors with a pop of brightness…check it out!

Absolutely love this–thanks for sharing it with us this month, Lily! The mini is called “Self Portrait” but it’s being used for way more than self portrait pics in the forum!  Lots of ladies have already got their submissions in so it’s hard to choose, but here are a few of my favorites for scrappy inspiration!

By sladd79054

By mamaape

By brenian4ever

These are all amazing layouts–seriously! I like how Lisa used this kit for something other than a self portrait; so cute and the simply journaling is perfect here. I love April’s use of white space of bring focus on the title below. And Bren–this is just awesome. Your pics are adorable (you look so happy!) and your clustering is great. Beautiful creations, ladies–you’ve definitely inspired me to put this pretty mini to work! :)

FYI this is the LAST WEEK to get your November challenges complete and tallied! If you haven’t been tracking them in the November Challenge Points Tracking thread–you need to get on that! All challenges are due on November 30th to go towards a fabulous prize from the GS shop. Even one completed challenge gets you something, so definitely join in now even if you haven’t done any yet! If you have any questions, stop by the Cookie Jar and we’ll get back to you ASAP!

Alright, time for me to get back to my paper–UGH! Wish me luck, hehe! Hope y’all have a wonderful week and I will see you in December! :D

Challenge Spotlight – Mini Kit Challenge

Hey, y’all! Hope October is off to a great start for everyone. Let’s jump right into today’s blog! Everyone loves a freebie, right? Well, today I’m spotlighting October’s mini kit challenge hosted by Jennifer of Luv Ewe Designs! This is a FREEBIE challenge, so let all your scrappin’ friends know they can come join us on the challenge fun and snag an awesome mini in the process! The mini Jennifer’s got for us this month is seriously adorable; take a look!

These colors are FABULOUS! The brown, beige and red all go so well together and very fell autumn…y. (Hehe.) I’ve simply got to scrap a cute picture of my niece with this mini! Here’s some inspiration for the forum:

By sladd79054

By hivart

By brenian4ever

Really beautiful pages, ladies. You all showed off the fun patterned papers so well! Love the flower clusters on all three layouts, as well. This is simply a wonderful little mini; thank you for your generosity, Jennifer! Remember, if you have any questions on this or any other challenge, you can drop it off at the Cookie Jar and we’ll get back to you. :)

Now, yes the mini is cuteness defined, but that little freebie isn’t all we’ve got for you! If you complete the mini challenge, post your creation (layout, hybrid–whatever you can dream up!) in the gallery and keep track, you can earn a really great reward depending on how many challenges you complete: one buffet item of your choosing, two buffet items of your choosing or the grand prize (cue the drum roll)…a $5 store gift certificate you can spend on any kit you want! PRETTY sweet deal, if you ask me! Just start your tally in the October Challenge Points Tracking thread and at the end of the month, we’ll tally your challenges up and send you a prize: woot! ^_^ If you haven’t joined us for our monthly challenges before…well, there’s no time like the present! :)

That’s it for this week, all. Make sure you’re getting your challenges done and posted in the gallery so we can ooh and ahh and leave your some love! Have a fantastic week; see y’all next Tuesday! :D