Happy New Year everyone! I'm sure many of you are taking the day to reflect on the last year & prepare your resolutions for this one. No? That's OK 'cause I've got no resolutions either ... well other than to try & get all the challenges done each month which is a rather hefty goal but it can be done! So let's get started with the weekly challenges.
First up is the Word of the Week Challenge which runs from Sunday, January 1st to Saturday, January 7th. This week's word is Purpose. 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.
The Challenge of the Week which runs from Sunday, January 1st to Saturday, January 7th. This week Shel has given us two options for the challenge. You can create a layout of your 2012 resolutions or goals or create a layout about something you're looking forward to in the coming year. So many possibilities with this but since I don't have any resolutions I'll have to do a layout of the new puppy we'll be getting! 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 Amy of 3 Li'l Monsters Designs & will run from Monday, January 2nd to Sunday, January 8th. Even better, Amy 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!
To complete this challenge, you simply need to create a layout using any current kits that are for sale in Amy'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 Amy on your layout that would be fine. Hurry & get those layouts done to earn the participation prize!
Since Amy's challenge starts tomorrow, you've still got a few more hours to submit a layout for the current week's challenge hosted by Susan of IvoryKeys Digital Dreams & earn the participation prize!
We'll be having a speed scrap on Friday, January 6th at 7 PM PT / 8 PM MT / 9 PM CT / 10 PM ET that will be hosted by Sarah of Cabana Girl Designs. Come join Sarah & other forum members in the chat room or follow along in the speed scrap thread.
The other speed scrap is TBA so I'll update when it's scheduled!
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 January 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.