This is an invitation to all team members to post challenges for themselves and others to meet. Challenges may be added up until 9:00PM MDT Monday June 3rd.
A challenge can be to create something specific (say a card), use a particular element (like cork) or technique (like inking edges), style (say Clean and Simple), product (like Nuvo drops), or fall into a particular theme (like summer).
Please read all challenges above yours to reduce overlaps between them.
Please NUMBER your challenges.
Meeting a challenge earns one point unless you state otherwise in your challenge. Feel free to assign bonus points. (For example, you can give a point for using stars, and a bonus point if they are silver, or if there are more than 5 of them, or...)
June Challenge #2: GRADS &/or DADS: Create a card or a page for a graduation or for Fathers' Day.
June Challenge #3: brought to you by the letter S! Count a point if any of the elements on your project start with the letter S (could be a manufacturer, a product line, an item, a colour…) or if the letter S appears in your title or greeting. ***NOTE*** S is for Scraps! (and for Summer, and so much more...)
ETA. Yes, every separate star earns a point IF you added it as an embellishment. Starry pp can have a gazillion stars, but it only counts as ONE point per page...
#4 Rock Those Rectangles - Use rectangular photos OR a rectangular page size (8.5x11, 9x12, 6x12, 3x8, TN, etc.) cardmakers, any size rectangular card or rectangular design/embellishment on the front of a card will count.
#5 Be There Or Be Square - Use square photos OR a square page size (12x12, 8x8, 9x9, 6x6, etc.) cardmakers, any size square card or square design/embellishment on the front of a card will count.
#6 stay current - 1 pt for scrapping 2019 photos, 2pts if they are May or June 2019 photos
#7 summer is for vacations - scrap your own (or someone else's) vacation photos.
#8 Fathers Day - celebrate your dad (or grand-dad) or your children's dad by scrapping a photo of them. Bonus point if the layout is primarily about the dad (ie 1 pt for a photo of family activities that include dad but 2pts if you scrap a page about dad himself)
#9 use your dies, punches, or cut files. Bonus point for themed images.
#10 Doodle doodle doo! Doodle on your LO for 1 point. Doodle on multiple embellishments for an extra 5 points.
# 11 (OOPS This was supposed to be challenge 7, but it’s still good. ) BIRTHDAY DAY! June 7th is my birthday. Use items on your LO that use the letters JUNE (For example: Jute, umbrella, Nuvo drops and enamel dots) OR use the letters J U N E in your title. It doesn’t have to spell June, the letters can be in different words (For example: JUst i N Tim E) IF you do both add 5 points. If you actually use the word JUNE in the title, add an additional 5 points. 11 potential points!
#13 Birthstones: June has two birthstones - Pearl and Alexandrite. Take a point if you include elements or papers that are white or cream (for pearl) or a combination of blue/green or purple/red for Alexandrite. Bonus point if your birthday is in June, and bonus 5 points if your LO is about YOU!
#14 Zodiac: The two zodiac signs associated with June are Gemini (the Twins) and Cancer (The Crab). Include some kind of embellishment or photo or story that relates to either of these symbols on your card or layout. Bonus 5 points if your birthday is in June and you do a layout about your star sign and what it says about you.
The Donna Challenge: It was this time last year that our beloved pea, Donna, joined in the team challenges even though she was terminally ill with less time than anyone imagined. She managed to get a few points for organization by organizing photos to go on the layouts we sent her.
So for the challenge this month, organize photos for layouts, and choose papers and embellies/stickers to scrap them with, a mini page kit so to speak.
Each group of photos you organize into a page kit, take one point. You also get one point for each layout you do that you have wanted to get scrapped but have been putting it off.
#29: Hearts, Stars, Arrows EXTRAVAGANZA. 1 point for using any of the listed, bonus 5 points if you use 6 or more of any one or a combination of any of the three (6 hearts, 6 stars, 6 arrows, 3 hearts/3stars, 3 arrows/3 hearts, etc.)
#30: All my Favorite things: June 30th is my birthday so use ANY of the following for FIVE points, use more than 3 and give yourself TEN points! Complete the project ON June 30th and give yourself FIFTEEN points! Items I love: stars, teeny tiny bling, your own handwriting, wood/wood grain, anything to do with books/reading, faux stitching, the color blue, and something puffy
#31 Puffy Puff Puff. I love all things puff, to include enamel dots, stars, shapes, stickers, etc. 1 point for every 3 puffy things you use. #32: Photo Love: 1 point for a single photo page, 2 for two photos and 3 for more than that
#33: Sticker a polloza: Use any flat sticker for a point. 3 or more garners you a bonus point.
#34: Inspired by PEAS! Every month I am so inspired by what I see in the gallery and I'd love to see what you are inspired by, and encourage us to recognize each other. - For 5 POINTS, choose another pea's layout/card and be inspired by it, whether you lift it, use it as a mood board, make a sketch of it, whatever! But to claim your points you must start a THREAD in the "challenge board" called "INSPIRED BY...<peaname> and link to both their project and yours.
- Once you have started a thread this way, you are eligible for part two of this challenge as often as you like. For 10 points, chose someone elses "INSPIRED BY..." thread, and be inspired by one of those 2 layouts (original or new creation), and post your own layout in that thread.
#35 Class Counts - are you taking a scrapbook/card class online (like OLW, a sketch class, etc) that you need to work on? Finish up a lesson and make a project and we will count that here! +1 for every project completed. #36New Product Challenge Do you have new product that you want to use? Then this challenge is for you. For every new scrapbook item you use on a project, give yourself a point. #37 Besties Forever My best friend is moving to CO this month, and in her honor, I challenge you to scrapbook a photo of your best friend. Give yourself 2 points. #38 That one time Scrapbook an event that you've only done once. Give yourself 3 points when you're done. #39Send Love Make and send a card to someone you love. Claim two points.
#40 Chance challenge - close your eyes and grab a paper from your stash or scrap bin- use it on a project. Must be at least partly visible. If you know your stash by touch or you just want to switch it up, then maybe have someone else pick ONE for you. ( not a kit just one piece )
In honor of my recent return to scrapbooking and my getting out my cameo last month and setting it up permanently.
#41 Dust off those tools, use a tool you own but haven’t used in at least a year give yourself 1point. Bonus points: did it ‘spark joy’? Will you begin using it again? If yes give yourself another point each time you use it this month. If no give yourself 15 points if you sell, donate or throw it out before the end of the month. ( I’m looking at you eyelet setter )
#42 Other Crafts - This challenge is for sewing, knitting, or any other type of crafting, other than cards/layouts/PL. Are you working on school room decor, home decor, flower arrangements? This is the place to be. The points for this challenge are 1 hour of sew/craft time = 10 point Plus if you spend 1-3 hours on your project, take an extra 5 point for the finished item. If you spend 4-6 hours on your project, take an extra 10 points for the finished item. If you spend 7+ hours on your project, take an extra 15 points for the finished item. Give yourself an additional 2 point for working toward learning a new craft, new technique (can be scrapbook/card making related), etc. Motivation to learn new things is always good.
#43 Get Sketchy – Use any past sketchy Saturday or past Sketchtember sketch for inspiration. 1 point
#44 Happy Birthday – I have a month full of birthdays. 2 of my immediate family members and 6 of my extended. Create a card, layout, present or décor for birthdays and claim 5 points.
#45 Milestone Marker – Scrap those milestones. A 50th anniversary, 16th birthday, learning to drive, first lost tooth, whatever,
#46 Stash Busting Challenge: Use 6 or more papers for 1 point Use 6 completely different embellishments on your page for 1 point Use a banner on your project for 1 point Use a pocket card or journaling card for 1 point Make a cluster of at least 5 items for 1 point (mixed media can be a layer) If you do 2 of the above, give yourself an extra 2 points. If you do 3 of the above, give yourself an extra 3 points. If you do 4 of the above, give yourself an extra 4 points.
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#47 Oh Baby - Complete a baby inspired project. A card, a layout, a picture frame, a quilt - anything baby inspired.
#48 Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty - Do a layout about a pet. A cat, a rat, a hampster, a fish, a bird - doesn't matter we all love our pets.
#49 We all love them - comments that is. 2 points for every 5 comments you leave.
#50 Then and now - Do a layout that shows a person, place, thing as it was more than 10 years ago and what it is now. 5 bonus points if it's you!
#51 Page kits - Me? I can't resist them. Get one out and finish it. 2 points if you follow the kit directions exactly as written. 5 points if you use it as a base and change it up. And 2 points for showing us a picture of the kit before you start.
#54 Me time: Earn 2 points for a layout (or card? Could work...) of something you do for YOURSELF. Could be crafting or reading or spa days or what have you. If you have no such pictures then hey - make some you time! #55 Us time: Earn 2 points for a layout of you doing something with people you love. (Because most of us are taking the pics and never are IN the pics.) Date night, trips, activities with your kids, holidays; whatever will work so long as you're in at least one of the pictures. #56 Here comes the Bride: June is a huge wedding month! Take 2 points for each wedding page or card you make. (Bridal showers count, too!)
Ok one more from me since I got my new 8x6 landscape album & I’m so excited.
#59 Try a new to you size &/or format for your base. If you normally do 12x12 do 6x6 or 8x8 or TN or anything. If you normally use square base switch it up & do rectangle or any shape. If you normally do portrait then do landscape. You can do any base you haven’t done before. Each time you do it this month you get a point even if it’s the same new size, as long as it’s new to you on 6/1
Post by ComplicatedLady on Jun 1, 2019 22:38:32 GMT
#60 Water— since June is summer for some of us (which means beach and pool days) and winter for others, use something water themed or make a water-themed layout or card. I’m thinking beach, pool, kid’s water play...but it could also be ice or snow...or rain I suppose! Anything that is water related counts—this includes if overall theme is about water or a water related activity or if you use embellishments that have water on them or are made to look like water. 5 extra points if “water” or a form of water (“ice”, “snow”, “pool”, “beach”, “bath”, etc.) is one of the words in the title.
Post by ComplicatedLady on Jun 2, 2019 0:10:49 GMT
Here’s another (that maybe only applies to me.). I spent way too much in May and I need a daily reminder to not buy more stuff!
#61–USE IT UP—with last month being iNSD, many of us took advantage of sales and stocked up on all kinds of fun stuff. Now we have to use it! 1 point for every day that you don’t make a scrap/card/paper craft related purchase. This includes online and in-store/in-person purchases. Kits that you’ve already subscribed to don’t count, but signing up for a new subscription does! Necessities—things like adhesives—don’t count either.
#63 Flower Power: Use flowers or flower patterned paper for a point. Bonus point for each cluster of at least 3 flowers, bonus point if you use at least 3 different coloured flowers.
#64 Tie It Up: Take a point for each piece of ribbon, ric rac, string, twine, wool or rope that you use. You could earn some big points with this challenge if you do a border using lots of cut pieces of ribbon.
#65 Tequila Sunrise: Use the summery sunshine-y colours of a tequila sunrise - red / orange / yellow - on your card or layout.
#66 - June Birthdays! Mine is similar to #44 but not the exact same. My birthday was yesterday, June 1st and my favorite color is orange/coral/peach. Make two birthday cards using a shade of orange on them!