OK spending three hours in urgent care to get told I have strep again was not how I wanted to spend my Sunday morning. But now that I'm confined to the house for the rest of the day, I'll get cracking on all the weekly challenges!
First up is the Word of the Week Challenge which runs from Sunday, December 18 to Saturday, December 24. This week's word is Excitement. Oh my, so much to be excited about how does one choose?. 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.
Next is the Challenge of the Week which runs from Sunday, December 18 to Saturday, December 24. This week's we are challenged to scrap a holiday event. There are so many different events you could scrap for this but you do need to put a song title somewhere on your layout!. 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.
This week's Featured Designer Challenge is brought to you by Becky of B2N2 Scraps & will run from Monday, December 19 to Sunday, December 25. Here's some fun information about Becky & a preview of the participation prize you'll get if you post a layout by next Sunday night. Even better, Becky has put her whole store on sale for 45% 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!
To complete this challenge, you simply need to create a layout using any current kits that are for sale in Becky's store [retired kits will not count]. Please refrain from combining kits/parts from other designers for this challenge, but if you would like to use more than one kit by Becky on your layout that would be fine. Hurry & get those layouts done to earn the participation prize!
But of course there's more! Tonight there will be a designer chat with Becky at 5 PM PT / 6 PM MT / 7 PM CT / 8 PM in the chat room where you'll have a chance to learn more about Becky & pick up some great prizes. Becky will also be having a scavenger hunt, if you participate you'll be entered into a drawing for your choice of kit from her store!
Since Becky's challenge starts tomorrow, you've still got a few more hours to submit a layout for the current week's challenge hosted by Christie of Scrappin' Serenity & earn the participation prize!
Here are the Speed Scraps for this week! The week's first speed scrap will be Monday, December 19th at at 5:30 PM PT / 6:30 PM MT / 7:30 PM CT / 8:30 PM ET & will be hosted by Becky of B2N2 Scraps. Come join Becky & other forum members in the chat room or follow along in the speed scrap thread.
Our other speed scrap will be on Wednesday December 21st at 1 PM PT / 2 PM MT / 3 PM CT / 4 PM ET & will be hosted by Carissa of This Little Missy. Come join Carissa & 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 December 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.