Thursday, November 17, 2011

Challenge Me

Anyone else getting freaked out about hosting Thanksgiving? I've got a plan for what to serve & when to serve it but it's that whole cooking thing that's freaking me out. So I head to the forum & do challenges to calm myself down, here's some of the fun stuff going on this month!

Since many of us are on Facebook, naturally there is a Facebook Challenge to complete. But I'm going to make you do a little work for this challenge; you'll have to go to the Stuff to Scrap Facebook Page & look for a post around November1 for the instructions. Post your layouts in the November Facebook Challenge thread to earn your points. This challenge will net you 5 points & if you use 90% or more of any current STS products you'll earn an extra 5 points. Here's B is for Brothers by Kimberly27 using Tailgate Party by In the Small Things & a template from the Peek-a-boo Template Pack by Queen Wild Scraps.


A good way to flex those designer muscles is the Color Challenge where a color palette is posted for everyone to play with. Your first option is to make a mini kit to share with the other forum members; the kit needs to remain free for the entire month for members to grab, after which you can sell it or expand it. You'll earn 10 points if you go this route. If you like making quick pages, you can do so with any of the minis provided in the thread & then post it to share with everyone. This option will net you 5 points. Please post download links for kits & quick pages in the thread; do not direct people to your blog for the download.

The last option is to make a layout that uses colors that match the palette, you can use any of the mini kits provided or use any kit that features the colors. This last option will earn you 5 points. Head over to the November Color Challenge thread to see the palette & get creating! On the left is a mini kit by ptktj that you can pick up in the thread; on the right is Crazy Cale by beljed using Be Thankful by Digi-Designs by Nicole.


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 Everybody's Free (to Wear Sunscreen) by Baz Luhrman; head over to the November 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 Dance by Dennise using Bohemian Rhapsody by Amy Dane Designs; on the right is Sewage by Deanna using Just Moved by This Little Missy.


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 November, Carissa has chosen Clementine Sketch. Head over to the November 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 Scarily Cute by Hazel using Kooky Spookies by The Scrappy Kat; on the right is Bake Me A Cake. by Kmshep01 using Breakfast in Bed by 3 Li'l Monsters Designs.


A great way to see how layouts can turn out so different from the same set of instructions is the Recipe Challenge. Every has such a unique take on the recipe given, it's really quite neat to see the finished layouts. This month's recipe comes from Jodi & you have a choice between three different recipes. You can do either a pie, cake, or cookie recipe; you'll have to head over to the November Recipe Challenge thread to get the specific recipes. Remember that you need to include all the recipe elements, post your finished layout in the November Recipe Challenge thread. For completing the challenge you'll earn 10 points for this challenge & if you use 90% or more of any current STS products you'll earn an extra 5 points! On the left is Playing in the Leaves by megvill using Harvest of Memories by Shel Belle Scraps; on the right is Seaside by BriannasScrapper using Serenity by Designs by Snowlady.


The Word of the Week Challenge runs until Saturday, November 19 & this week's word is Pace/Places. 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 Splash Pad by mjkohley using Pool Party by Just So Scrappy; on the right is Favorite Place by Neverlnd16 using Where Dreams Come Tru by Scraps n' Pieces.


The Challenge of the Week is running until Saturday, November 19. This week we are challenged to contrast something. 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 One Boy: Two Faces by mamatx using The Boy by Scrappin' Serenity; on the right is Contrast Classes by Neverlnd16 using Rain or Shine by Scrappin' Serenity.


This week's Featured Designer Challenge is brought to you Britt of Getting' Scrappy with Britt runs until Sunday, November 20th. Britt has put her whole store on sale for 50% off until Sunday so if you don't have any of her fabulous products yet, now you've got a great excuse to pick one up! On the left is Green Witch by Neverlnd16 using Little Spring Flowers; on the right is Change by beljed using Change.


There will be a speed scrap today, November 17, at 1 PM PT / 2 PM MT / 3 PM CT / 4 PM ET & will be hosted by Christin of Lovely Creations. Come join Christin & other forum members in the chat room or follow along in the speed scrap thread.


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 November 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.

1 comment:

Maria's Craft said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cooking category today [18 Nov 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria