Sunday, October 12, 2008


I haven't scrapped in over a week and decided I needed motivation. Checked out a few challenge blogs and found a couple I haven't tried before. Made notes, packed my rolling scrap case and off to my cousin's house I went. Below are the two layouts I did for the challenges.

This layout, Be You, was for the eyelet challege on Scrap Your Crap. You had to use at least fifteen eyelets. I could have used thousands and I still would have had plenty of eyelets left to last me another fifty years or 1200 layouts, whichever came first. friend, Liz - a.k.a Karen, is a Crazy Crap Scrapper for Scrap Your Crap. You need to check out her blog, especially her Ew to New projects. She is crazy creative. Crazy I say. Oh and she designs blogs, blinkies and banners for blogs, so if you need one check out her blog and email her. Cool.
This layout, Good Humor, was titled that because I wanted ice cream at the time. Well, also because Jake cracks me up endlessly. The layout was done for The Dares color challenge. Use one color and stick to it. So I did and had no trouble doing so. The less thinking I have to do, the better.
I would highly recommend trying out a challege site, if you are ever stuck and need a nudge. Why not try? There are a ton of challenge sites out there, but here are a few to get you started:
I would love if you would share any challenge sites you have checked out and liked. I need all the help I can get!


dawn said...

I love me a good challenge! Thanks for the list. I have tried a few of them and have really enjoyed them. I really need to try the scrap your crap. God knows I have a endless amount of crap in my scrap area. :-)

Greta Adams said...

i am feeling ya on the eyelets... after i was finished with mine i took the rest and threw them in the garbage and got rid of my eyelet setter too... I AM DONE WITH THOSE THINGS!!!

i love how you did the eyelets and isn't k-liz amazing... i heart that girl!!


Jenn said...

Denise, your layouts are awesome! I must check out those sites and get involved with some challenge blogs! Thanks for the push!

Helsbells said...

Love what you've done with the eyelets. A really good idea - I have a whole ton of them and have only ever used one on a layout! This has inspired me to have a go and use some more often :)

Ally said...

Love those layouts Denise! LOOOVE how you used the eyelets! I think I may need to try a couple of those challenges myself.

This isn't a challenge site per se, but I do love PageMaps for sketches. They post new ones monthly and Becky Fleck's designs are just dynamic!

mommy2alex said...

Love those layouts, simply beautiful!!
I'm putting that list into my faves, need all of the kick in the scrappy pants I can get!

Elisa said...

Great LOs, great use of eyelets (don't have many of them but as for brads...) and the love the second one too. Great photo!

I parked at the Journaler's junction at the moment.

I have finished one challenge and have two cooking. Must finish and take photos tomorrow.

Rita said...

Great LOs!! Love your list of challenge sites! I'm hoping to have time to join in a always helps me get started on a LO.

NancyJones said...

lovin ya pages! I can feel ya on the eyelets girl I got a billion them thangs I need to do one of those challenges i guess rofl

Cath said...

Oooh, love the challenge sites. I love what you did with the eyelets!

Erin said...

Love that eyelet page! Challenge sites are always a good thing...I love one little word and scrapjacked too.

paloma1815 said...

Nicoda, thanks to mention Method Playground! I'm there: ji, ji, ji! paloma1815

:: gingerkitty :: said...

Love the challenge list

Greta said...

Dude! You've been whipping out some awesome layouts! The one with the eyelets is probably one of my favorites of yours. It is so my style - love the simplicity, the photo, and the whole design is stunning. And to use eyelets - bonus points!