Here it is, July 10, and time for another SCRAPBOOK CHALLENGE! I’m Debbie Raymond, Adornit editor and ‘challenge promoter.’ Guess what! We’re halfway through our “10 in 2010” Scrapbook Challenge. Hard to believe, huh? If you’ve followed along with our challenges so far, you should have completed FIVE layouts - a great accomplishment! If you start TODAY, and participate in the rest of the challenges, you’ll end the year with five completed layouts – and you’ll be glad you did! (We’re ending in November.)
Don't forget that each month I create a custom, inexpensive CHALLENGE KIT that you can order to get your scrapping finished even faster! You can read about it at the end of this post.
I love this quote! If you read it carefully you’ll realize that it can apply to anyone in any stage of life. Heaven can be one of many favorite things - the sand on a beach, the grass in a park, or little children underfoot in our scrapbooking rooms.
To me, July is a month of favorites, so your scrapbook challenge is to celebrate your favorite things or activities. The title of the July challenge is “Summer Favorites.”
The challenge requirements are:
strips of paper used as ribbon
Here's my first layout with the challenge requirements. This cute sheet of paper "Lovefest Flowers" is designed with all the flowers on it - no cutting and gluing. All I had to do is add my photos. The stripes across the center and next to the photos look like ribbon, but are really pieces of the coordinating striped paper. (Remember the challenge includes using paper as ribbon - it's easy with stripes.) I love Adornit stuff!
Just remember that to be entered into the monthly prize drawing, you WILL have to use the three required elements. And you’ll have to post your layout somewhere so we can see it! If you come back to this post and link to the Mr. Linky gadget at the bottom, we’ll be able to find your layout. OR, you can post your layout on our Facebook fan page (instructions at the end of this post).
And here's my second layout (above). Notice the challenge requirements: buttons, strips of paper used as ribbon, and handwritten journaling (a real challenge for me because I hate my handwriting). That's it -create a layout with those three elements, take a quick photo, post somewhere - then let me know where. Easy!
BONUS LAYOUT AND ONE MORE CHALLENGE!
Finally, I just had to share this layout, made by my little granddaughter, six-year-old Bailee. She and her sister Brookelyn were at my house over the 4th, and we scrapped together. They loved it! If you have kids - or any beginning scrapper, I CHALLENGE (!) you to let them join you in an afternoon of scrapping. Yes, it's kind of stressful, but the results are precious.
Above is the July Challenge Kit that you can order right now for only $10.50 plus shipping. A color page sketch of my layouts pictured will be included so you can create a quick layout without even thinking!