Archive for January, 2007

Challenge #4 – Why You Scrapbook (#18)

Monday, January 29th, 2007

Hey Everyone!

We loved the pages from last week. What a fun challenge it was! I am definitely planning on getting it done even though I didn’t take part last week. I just want to take a moment to say thank you to everyone for understanding my absence last week. And a really big thank you to Heather for the ((hugs)) and prayers for me and my family.

We are slowly getting things back on track and I am trying so hard to find my lost mojo :-) So please don’t mind my page this week – LOL!! Definitely not my best work, but I got it done :-)

Now Heather’s on the other hand – well it just rocks! Love what she did for this weeks challenge!

So on to this week’s challenge…let’s get our journaling on! Tell us why you scrapbook….or how long you’ve scrapbooked…or what your favorite products are. As long as you journal about scrapbooking in some way, it’s all good!!

Can’t wait to see your pages!!




Challenge #3–Instructions (#17)

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

This challenge is from our guest challenger Mary Kay Seckinger.
Journal as a list of instructions. As in, “How to Climb a Tree According to
Johnny” and the topic is up to you!

We are totally enjoying all of your pages! I hope that you are having as much fun as we are.

Here are pages from Mary Kay and Heather. Please keep Steph in your thoughts this week. She has had a really hard week and will join us when things settle down. ((hugs)) to Steph.



Challenge #2 – Journaling Strips (#16)

Monday, January 15th, 2007


We loved seeing all the layouts from last week. You girls did some awesome pages and we loved reading about your resolutions for the upcoming year. It was so great to see all of our regular participants and some new faces too!

Now on to week two of our 12 week challenge:

We don’t want to see any journaling blocks on those pages! All of your journaling has to be in strips. They can be short strips, long strips, skinny strips or fat strips. And topic is your choice.

Can’t wait to see what everyone does!



2007 Challenge #1–Resolutions (#15)

Monday, January 8th, 2007

Resolutions/Intentions/Self Improvements for the New
Year. Whatever you call them, write them down. It is proven that you are more likely to complete these
tasks if you have them written down. Get them down in one layout, or do it up
mini-book style. Have fun and I look forward to seeing your pages!!

(Sorry about the bad picture of my LO this week…my scanner died. :-( )



A New Year and a New Challenge!

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

Hello fellow journalers! We hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season and new year celebration and are ready to jump back into the challenges with us! We have a new challenge for you this year. Call it “a challenge within a challenge” if you will. Here it goes…

This challenge will be a 12 week challenge. We will give you all 12 challenges up front and you will have 12 weeks to complete them. We will also post one of the challenges each week so that you have a place to post your pages when you are done. At the end of the 12 weeks, if you have done all 12 challenges, we will send you a nice RAK of goodies! We appreciate that sticking with us for 12 weeks is a big commitment and we want to reward you. I hope that you will take the challenge and have some fun with us on this journey. Now for the challenges!!!

1. Challenge Posted on Jan 8: From Heather -

Resolutions/Intentions/Self Improvements for the New Year. Write them down. It

is proven that you are more likely to complete these tasks if you have them

written down. Get them down in one layout, or do it up mini-book style.

2. Challenge Posted on Jan 15: From Steph – Journal about

whatever topic you choose, but you have to put your journaling into strips

instead of a block.

3. Challenge Posted on Jan 22: This challenge is from guest challenger Mary Kay

Seckinger. Journal as a list of instructions. As in, “How to Climb a Tree

According to Johnny” and the topic is up to you!

4. Challenge Posted on Jan 29: From Steph – Journal about scrapbooking (why you do

it, how long you have been doing it, favorite manufacturer’s, etc…)

5. Challenge Posted on Feb. 5: From Heather – Journal about something that makes you

cry. It could be a happy cry or a sad cry, but the journaling should be about

something that moves you to tears.

6. Challenge Posted on Feb. 12: This challenge is from guest challenger Linda Harrison. Journal in three places on your

page. I know it sounds weird at first, but it is something I have wanted to

start doing a little bit…to break up the ONE journaling block that I ALWAYS

do and journal more over the page. For example, you can do three of those

journaling spots and stick them in a line or over the page, can do two hidden

tags of journaling with one summary block exposed, etc.

7. Challenge Posted on Feb. 19: This challenge is from guest challenger Emily Pitts.

Journal by using only a list of verbs. Get out that dictionary and thesaurus!

8. Challenge Posted on Feb. 26: From Steph – Topic is your choice, but you have to

hide your journaling. Be creative and do a page about something you may not

want the world to see. After all, no one will be able to see the words you


9. Challenge Posted on March 5: From Heather – Ok. NOW journal about something that

makes you laugh uncontrollably! Something that makes you burst into giggles and

threatens to make you snort with hysterical laughter. I’m hoping that I can get

through this one myself. heehee!

10. Challenge Posted on March 12: From Steph – Use a favorite song to inspire your

page. It can determine the theme or you can use the lyrics as your journaling.

If possible, try and make the title of your song, the title of your layout.

11. Challenge Posted on March 19: This challenge is from guest challenger Vivian

Masket. Write your journaling as a pro/con list. Anything you want to write


12. Challenge Posted on March 26: From Steph – Use handwriting instead of your

computer to journal. If you are a digi scrapper, then use a handwriting font.

After our last challenge posted on March 26th, we’ll give you all a week to finish up any loose ends. All of your pages must be posted by April 2nd to be eligible for the RAK. Also, please make brand new layouts for our challenge. That is what this challenge is for…to push you, to challenge you to create something new. We don’t mind if you combine this challenge with another challenge, just make sure that the layout you post was inspired by the challenges above.

Thanks again for visiting our challenge blog! We hope to see more of you and your work over the next 12 weeks!