Monday, December 31, 2018

Saying Goodbye . . . and Hello!

Hi everyone!

As 2018 comes to a close,  we say goodbye to two longstanding design team members.  Their last day with Challenge YOUrself will be on January 5, 2019.



Cindy Alvarez has been with Challenge YOUrself since December 1, 2013! 

 Patricia Van Gelder has been with Challenge YOUrslef since June 1, 2016. 



Saying goodbye is never easy, especially to two such valued design team members.   Words are inadequate to express how much we appreciated the amazing work you displayed during your time on our design team.  Working with you both has been a joy.  

Best wishes for happiness and success in 2019 . . . and always!
From all of us at Challenge YOUrself.

And don't forget . . .

We have a new design team member starting January 7, 2019!  Her name is Maya Yang.  Just in case you missed our blog post in November, 
you can find out more about her here!



Welcome Maya!

We'll be back on January 5, 2019, with the winners for our current challenge. 
Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 30, 2018

I Like Big Buns . . . With Doreen!

Hi everyone. 

Today we are featuring our final layout of 2018!  And it's a beautiful one made for this month's challenge


This month is Anything Goes!  That means you can make your layout about anything you like, just include a photo with YOU in the frame!

And you still have plenty of time . . . you have until January 4, 2019 at 11:55 PM EST 
to link up your layouts here.

This week's featured layout is an amazing one made by Doreen:

We love her creativity, her play on words, and the beautiful photo of her.  Thank you so much, Doreen!
Don't forget to check out our challenge rules if you haven't already done so.

And remember, you have a random chance to win this fabulous prize:


We are looking forward to seeing what YOU create this month!
Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Tis the Season . . . with Giorgia!

Good Morning everyone. 

Today we are featuring a wonderful layout made for this month's challenge: 


This month is Anything Goes!  Your layout can be about anything you like, as long as there is a photo with YOU in the frame somewhere on your page.

And you still have plenty of time!  You have until January 4th, 2019, at 11:55 PM EST to link up your layouts here.


This week's featured layout is a beautiful one made by Giorgia:


We love the fun photo of her and the special way she scrapped it.  
Thank you, Giorgia!

Don't forget to check out our challenge rules if you haven't already done so.


And remember, you have a random chance to win this fabulous prize:


We can't wait to see what YOU create!

Monday, December 17, 2018

Picnic . . . with Karen!

Hi everyone. 

Today we are featuring a beautiful layout made for this month's challenge


This month is Anything Goes and the only requirement is to use a photo with YOU in the frame.  That's it.  Easy-peasy!!

You have until January 4th, 2019, at 11:55 PM EST to link up your layouts here.


This week's featured layout is a beautiful one made by Karen B:

We love the beautiful photo and the creative way Karen scrapped it. Thank you, so much for sharing your creativity, Karen!

Don't forget to check out our challenge rules if you haven't already done so.

And remember, you have a random chance to win this fabulous prize:

Enjoy the holiday season!  We are looking forward to seeing what YOU create!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Challenge YOUrself #60 . . . Anything Goes!

Hi everyone!
It's time for another challenge :) We know that December is a busy month so we decided to make this challenge an easy one:

That's right . . . this month, anything goes!  You can make your layout about anything that you like, just remember to include a photo with YOU on your page!

Here's what our talented Design Team members created:








Sherri



THIS MONTHS PRIZE:
Play along and link up a new layout below for a chance to win this 
FABULOUS prize:


We are looking forward to seeing what all of you create!  Happy Scrapping!




Thursday, December 6, 2018

Challenge YOUrself #59: Top 3 and Random Winner!

Hi everyone. 
It's the 6th of the month and time to announce the winners for 
Challenge YOUrself # 59!

First and foremost, we'd like to take a minute to thank all those who have joined
in on the fun :)


We LOVED all of your entries, and had such a difficult decision chosing just three.  We couldn't run this blog with out YOUr participation!  Thank you all so much ♥

Next, we'd like to announce the DT's Top 3 favorites:

12.  Christel

1.  Lisa-Marie

3.  Mary B.


Well done ladies!  Here is a button for your blog :)

And the random winner is:


Congrats Phillis!  You have two weeks to contact me at 
sjkfritch@rcn.com to claim your prize.

We will be back tomorrow with our next challenge :)
See you then!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Sipping . . . with Christel!

Hi everyone. 

Today we are featuring one more amazing layout made for this month's challenge

This month is all about using the three B's on your layout:  buttons, bling, and butterflies!  And as always, don't forget to include a photo with YOU in the frame.

You still have some time left to get your layouts in . . . you have until December 4, 2018, at 11:55 PM EST to link up your layouts here.

Please check out our challenge rules before linking up your page, if you 
haven't already done so.


So . . . without further introduction, this week's featured layout is a 
beautiful one made by Christel:

We love everything about her happy page!  Her cute title, fun colors, wonderful photo, and awesome design make for a gorgeous page.  Thank you Christel!

And remember, you have a random chance to win this fabulous prize:

We can't wait to see what YOU create!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Wonderful . . . with Mary!

Hi everyone! 
We are very sorry for the late featured layout post this week,  
due to the busy Thanksgiving holiday in the USA!

Today we are featuring an absolutely gorgeous layout 
made for this month's challenge

We want to see buttons, bling, and butterflies on your pages this month.As always, don't forget to include a photo with YOU in the frame.

You still have plenty of time to participate - you have until December 4th, 2018, at 11:55 PM EST to link up your creations here.

Please don't forget to check out our challenge rules if you haven't already done so.

Without further ado, this week's featured layout is a beautiful one made by Mary:

We love the photo of Mary, her amazing background, and the way she depicted time flying by so quickly.  Thank you, Mary!



And remember, you have a random chance to win this fabulous prize:


We are looking forward to seeing what YOU create!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

A New Design Team Member!

Good Morning everyone!

Challenge YOUrself has exciting news . . .  

Please welcome Maya Yang to our design team.  
She has joined our design team and will begin on January 7, 2019.  


Here's a little bit about Maya:

"Hello!  My name is Maya Yang.  My mandarin name is Chiao-Yu.  I'm a passionate scrapper, craft designer, blogger and traveler based in Taiwan, a subtropical island in Asia."

Maya is very excited to start on our design team.  You can learn more about her at her blog.  Please look for her work beginning in January.

Welcome to Challenge YOUrself, Maya!

Sunday, November 18, 2018

My Summer . . . with Caroline!

Good Morning everyone!  It's time to feature a page for this month's challenge:

This month, we would like to see buttons, bling, and butterflies on your layout!  
(It doesn't matter how many of each.)   
And of course, we need to see that photo with YOU in the frame!
Please take a moment to review our challenge rules.

You have until December 4, 2018, at 11:55 PM EST to link up your layouts here.

 Here is this week's featured page, made by Caroline:

We love the beautiful photos, especially the one of Caroline, and her gorgeous, whimsical design.  Thank you so much, Caroline!

You have a random chance to win this fabulous 12 x 12 Echo Park scrapbook kit:

We are looking forward to seeing what you create this month!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Live in the Now . . . with Lisa-Marie!

Hi everyone. 

I had a very busy weekend and missed our normal Sunday feature.  So today, Challenge YOUrself is featuring a beautiful layout made for this month's challenge


This month is all about creating a layout using buttons, bling and butterflies.  You can use as many or as little as you wish, as long as you use at least one of each on your page.  And as always, you need to include a photo with YOU in the frame!

You have until December 4th, at 11:55 PM EST to link up your layouts here.


This week's featured layout is a gorgeous one made by Lisa-Marie!

We love the photo of her with her daughter, and especially like the title!  What a beautiful take on this challenge.  Thank you, Lisa-Marie!

Please don't forget to check out our challenge rules before linking up your layout here.


And remember, you have a random chance to win this fabulous prize:
Yep, it's a 12 x 12 Echo Park scrapbook kit!  YAY!!!

We are looking forward to seeing what YOU create!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Challenge YOUrself # 59 . . . Buttons, Bling, and Butterflies!

Hi everyone!It's time for another challenge :) 
We cannot wait to show you what we have in store for you in November . . .

This month we want to see buttons, bling, and butterflies on your layout!  You can use as many or as little as you want, but we need to see at least 1 of each on your page. And as always, please remember to include a photo with YOU on your page!

Now on to the fun part - here's what our talented Design Team members created:














THIS MONTHS PRIZE:
Play along and link up a new layout below for a chance to win this 
FABULOUS 12 x 12 scrapbook kit by Echo Park:


We are looking forward to seeing what all of you create!  
Happy Scrapping!