Alright my scrapping peeps, you have roughly 38 hours to finish all of the September Challenges, after Friday night we'll be getting a whole new set of challenges for October. Let's get cracking with the few remaining challenges left to talk about!
I don't know about everyone else but sometimes I find myself using the same font over & over again. Not that it's a bad thing but it's always good to try new stuff & if you participate in the Font Challenge, you'll get a chance to play with a font that you might never have seen otherwise. I'm sure this is a hard one for the hosting designer to pick as there are so many free fonts to choose from. This month Jodi of Jensen Motley Crew Design has chosen the font Stampede to use in your layout, head over to the challenge thread to download the font & start scrapping. This challenge will earn you 5 points & if you use 90% or more of any current STS products you'll earn an extra 5 points! On the left we have Circus Fun by Heather of HD Creations using her kit Three Ring Circus; on the right is Concert by Scrappinmama using Rock On by Scraps N' Pieces.
Sometimes it's hard to find just the right thing to put on your layout but the Quote Challenge can give you a good jump start. Each month will feature a great, inspirational or just a really silly quote to use in your layout. The September quote is Live, Laugh, Love & you'll need to use the whole quote in your layout. Completing this challenge will earn you 10 points & if you use 90% or more of any current STS products you'll earn an extra 5 points! I love these layouts as the ladies have used very creative ways to incorporate the quote, on the left is Bungee Jump by Kim using Amusement Park Fun by Scraps by Andrea; on the right is Live Laugh Love by Jennifer & she used the kit Serenity kit Growing Pains Scrapped.
If you're ever stumped for ideas, one great way to get inspiration is to take a peek in the gallery & that's where the inspiration for the Scraplift Challenge comes each month. Each month you need to use the layout posted as your inspiration for your layout; for the September challenge, Andrea of Scraps by Andrea has chosen a layout by Filandstef, check it out in the challenge thread! Completing this challenge will result in 10 points earned & if you use 90% or more of any current STS products you'll earn an extra 5 points! On the left is Horsing Around by Karen made with Down on the Farm by Scraps by Andrea; on the right is Scrambling Down by Misty using her kit Exploration.
The last of our monthly challenges is the Twitter Challenge & it is very short owing to the medium used. Naturally, I'm not going to post it here, you're going to have to go to the Stuff to Scrap Twitter page [check around September 7th] to find your directions [ain't I evil?]! Once you've got your layout done, post it in the September Twitter Challenge thread & you'll earn 5 points with an additional 5 points if you use 90% or more of any current STS products. Both these fabulous layouts by Katherine & Nita used the kit Space Cadets by AmyDane Designs.
This week's Word of the Week Challenge running until Saturday, October 1 & the word for this week is September. Post your layouts in this week's WOW thread by Saturday night to earn your points. Remember that to earn the bonus points, you need to complete each week's challenge, you can find the WOW rules & point tracking thread right here. On the left is Marcus by Katherine using the kit Wild Horses by Jensen Motley Crew Designs; on the right is Andrea's beautiful layout using the Scraps N' Pieces kit Pass, Set, Kill.
For the Challenge of the Week Challenge running until Saturday, October 1, you'll need to make a layout using your Birthday Magic Numbers challenge, see the thread for instructions. Post your layouts in this week's COW thread by Saturday night to earn your points. Remember that to earn the bonus points, you need to complete each week's challenge, you can find the COW rules & point tracking thread right here. On the left is Believe by Kimberly using Faith Hope and Love by Scrappin' Serenity; on the right is Me Too by Kim using Lemon Meringue by Scraps By Andrea [coming October 2nd!].
This week's Featured Designer Challenge is brought to you Hannah of Scrapteam2008 & will run until Sunday, October 2. You'll get a great participation prize if you post a layout in the thread by Sunday night. Even better, Hannah has put her whole store on sale for 50% off until Sunday so if you don't have any of her fabulous kits yet, now you've got a great excuse to pick one up! Here's Halloween Pirates by Neverlnd16 using Walk the Plank.
Don't forget there's one more speed scrap this month on Friday, September 30th at 7 PM PST / 8 PM MST / 9 PM CST / 10 PM EST & will be hosted by Christie of Scrappin' Serenity. Come join Christie & other forum members in the chat room or follow along in the forum. The participation prize will be a super cute add-on for one of her upcoming kits, Potions & Spells.
The Fine Print: You'll earn points on almost all of the challenges & when you reach 500 points, you'll receive a $5.00 gift card to the Stuff to Scrap store to purchase anything that catches your fancy. Points roll over from month to month & do not expire! Please remember that to earn any extra bonus points, you must state in your challenge post that you've used 90% or more current STS products or you will not earn the bonus points. There is no double dipping with challenges, i.e. you cannot use a layout made for a speed scrap for one of the monthly challenges or use one layout for two challenges. The only exception is a double page layout where each side is for a different challenge. You are most welcome to make a post in the September Challenge Round-up thread to keep track of all the challenges & points you've earned. As always, the layouts featured in this post are linked to the gallery for easy love leaving.