Monday, November 22, 2021

Design Team Announcement!

 Hi everyone!

We are pleased to introduce you to the  

Challenge YOUrself 2022 Design Team:

But first, we were very sad to say goodbye to a longstanding, talented, and wonderful design team member:

Sadly, Taru Jehkonen passed away on May 13, 2021.  We cannot begin to say how much we miss and will continue to miss her.  If you did not see it, you can see our blog post or the Facebook page that was started in her memory.  
You will always be in our hearts, Taru.

Secondly, we are excited to have three new design team members joining us:

Please welcome Nancy :

My name is Nancy and I am an accountant by day and scrapbooker/crafter by night. I was lured into the wonderful world of scrapbooking back in 2001 by Creative Memories. I had scrapbooked for about 3 years but had stopped when my kids were born. Now that the kids are older, and I have more time for myself, it’s time to pick up scrapbooking again! I jumped back in at the end of 2020 by joining challenges, which was new to me, but it kept me motivated. So much has changed with scrapbooking , I have so much to learn and try, but I am ready!!!

Please welcome Mandy:


I'm a German girl from Dresden, and I would say my biggest passion is my love for papercraft projects & colours! I love to try different materials & techniques… For me scrapbooking is not only memory-keeping; it's my time. To fussy cut, glue, and collect all the bits and pieces is just a relaxing process. And it was also a therapeutic one in the last years. Scrapbooking for me is like a journey and surprising myself. I like it if the colours are bright and the items have a fresh look. For this, I would currently describe my style mostly as clean, layered & full of colours loving to discover new things, new techniques, new styles.

And last but not least, please welcome Kristina:

Hi! I am Kristina, my nickname is Laru. I love doing art especially with photos. My children inspired me to create beautiful memory albums, not only for photos, but moreover to preserve their paintings and little things in their childhood. You can find me on social media under “LaurCraft” at my blog, FB, IG, and sometimes Pinterest accounts!


And thirdly, we are delighted to welcome back our existing members:




 Sharon (that's me!)

WOW!  I cannot wait to work with this team!

We are all looking forward to inspiring you with more challenges next year!

Also, just in case you are looking,  November's challenge is running until December 4th!!

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Mom . . . with Phillis!

 Hi everyone! Today we are featuring another layout made for this month's challenge:

The theme for November is to use stamps on your project. You can use as many or as few as you like.  Just remember to include a photo with you in the frame!

  This week, our featured layout is a beautiful one made by Phillis


We love the wonderful photos of her and especially like the way she used her stamps to create a colorful and gorgeous background! Thank you so much, Phillis!

Now it's your turn!  You still have lots of time to participate in this month's challenge . . . you have until December 4th at 11:59 PM EST to link up your pages hereOR you can or you can visit our Facebook page . . . @ScrapChallengeYourself . . .  and enter by uploading a photo of your layout by commenting on the challenge photo.
 The most important thing to remember about our challenges is to include a photo with YOU in the frame somewhere on your page!

And you can check out our Challenge Rules if you haven't already done so.

Remember, you have a random chance to win this amazing scrapbook kit:

We cannot wait to see what you create!