Thursday, October 13, 2011

Challenge Me

OK, everyone should be getting lots of challenges done by now ... right? Heehee, if you haven't had a chance to take a look at all the great challenges going on, here's a few more with some great layouts to get you scrapping.

Everyone loves getting a free kit & for the Use It or Lose It Challenge our designers offer a new mini kit for each month for the challenge. The catch? You need to use everything in the mini kit on your layout! It's always so much fun to see how different all the layouts turn out using the same item. This month, Becky of SAHM Scrapper has provided us with the mini kit, Refreshed; if you'd like to pick up the full kit in the store, it's 50% for the whole month & you can also use anything from the full kit in your layout. But you must use everything included in the mini kit for your layout to count. Head over to October's Use It or Lose It Challenge thread to pick up the free mini & post your layout. You'll earn 10 points for completing this challenge. On the left we have Moments To Remember by Kladle & on the right is Nicholas by Angeldevildog.


Ever had a song that you just couldn't get out of your head? It happens to our designers all the time so the Song Lyric Challenge was created. Each month a new song is posted & then you'll need to use some or even all of the lyrics in your layout. This month's song is Five Little Pumpkins which my boys are obsessed with, we actually have two copies of the book! Head over to the October Song Lyric Challenge thread for all the lyrics & start scrapping. This challenge will net you 10 points & if you use 90% or more of any current STS products you'll earn an extra 5 points! On the left is What A Scare by Love2learn using Witchy Poo by Jensen Motley Crew Designs & one of the (B)Lock and Load templates by Queen Wild Scraps; on the right is The Patch by Sheri using Carving Pumpkins by Scraps N' Pieces.


Find yourself using the same font over & over & over? It's not a bad thing but it's always good to try out some new fonts & if you participate in the Font Challenge, you'll get a chance to play with a font that you might never have seen otherwise. This is a hard challenge for the designers as there are so many great free fonts to chose from; for October, Shel of Shel Belle Scraps has chosen Lily Paige. Head over to the October Font Challenge to download the font & get started. 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 is Disneyland 2010 by Kortni using Where Dreams Come True by Scraps N' Pieces & one of the (B)Lock and Load templates by Queen Wild Scraps; on the right is Close Up by Ellay using her new kit Spiffed Up.


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 from each month. This month, the layout to scraplift is Happy Landon by Dana of AmyDane Designs. Go check out the layout & then post your scraplift in the October Scraplift 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 Paris by Gyurguik using Autumn Road by Designs by Snowlady & JMC Designs; on the right is Lunch Date by APoyer using September Sophistication by CutieFruity.


The Word of the Week Challenge is running until Saturday, October 15. This week's word is Unusual; make sure to 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 KatherineWoodin using Going Buggy by Seal Scraps; on the left is Centerpiece Turkey by LilyAnn using Wonderful Fall by Lovely Creations.


This week's Challenge of the Week, which runs until Saturday, October 15, is to talk about our siblings! But what if you don't have siblings? That's OK, you can talk about what it's like to be an only child or if you have a friend or other family member who is like a sibling to you. 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 right is Brothers by KatherineWoodin using Classic Beauty by Just So Scrappy; on the left is Family by QueenWild using Autumn Splendour by Scraps By Andrea [coming November 1!].


This week's Featured Designer Challenge is brought to you Carissa of This Little Missy & runs through Sunday, October 16. You'll get a cute participation prize you'll get if you post a layout in the thread by next Sunday night. Even better, Carissa has put her whole store on sale for 40% 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! On the left we have Berti's New Boyfriend by JJ using Ghosts & Goblins; on the right is Wildflowers by Michele using Plum Perfect.


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. The use of quick pages for challenge layouts are not allowed, all layouts must be made from scratch or with a template. You are most welcome to make a post in the October Challenge Round-up thread to keep track of all the challenges & points you've earned. As always, any layouts featured in this post are linked to the gallery for easy love leaving.

5 comments:

Sheri said...

Thanks for choosing my layout again Stephanie!

Lahni (queen.wild) said...

Thanks for featuring my layout!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [13 Oct 09:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Ellay said...

Thanks Stephanie! Great post!! :)

kladle said...

Thanks for featuring my layout! How fun!