Monday, May 17, 2021

In Memory of Taru Jehkonen


  We just learned that Taru passed away suddenly a few days ago.

It was shocking and very sad news. 

Taru was a talented, longstanding design team member for Challenge YOUrself.  She became part of the Challenge YOUrself design team in June of 2015.  

Here is her design team announcement from 2015:

Taru contributed many beautiful projects to our design team over the years. She won first place with this amazing page just before becoming a member of our design team:


 And here are more of Taru's amazing pages:







 

With two of Taru's most recent contributions to our design team:



Thank you for everything, Taru.  We will miss you.

Sunday, May 16, 2021

You've Got This . . . by Christel!

 Hi everyone. 

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

This month we would like you to "put your best face forward!" You can interpret the theme in many ways, for example, you can create a layout with a photo of you wearing a quarantine mask, showing off your mask fashion collection, show us your best side, show us what you like most about YOU, etc.

*Most importantly, please remember is to include a photo with YOU in the frame somewhere on your page!*

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

We love the way Christel spotlighted her freckles on this page with a photo taken in the 90's!  Thank you Christel!


Now it's your turn!  You have some time to submit your layouts for this challenge.  You have until  4th at 11:55 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 here.

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:
It's an Echo Park 12 x 12 scrapbooking kit!

We are looking forward to seeing what YOU create this month.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Challenge YOUrself #89 . . . Put Your Best Face Forward!

 Hi everyone!  Welcome May!  Challenge YOUrself #89 opens today:

This month we would like you to "put your best face forward!" You can interpret the theme in many ways, for example, you can create a layout with a photo of you wearing a quarantine mask, showing off your mask fashion collection, show us your best side, show us what you like most about YOU, etc.

**Please remember to include a photo with YOU on your layout.** 

**Also, if you don't have a blog, you can upload your layouts using Pinterest, Instagram, Scrapbook.com, Flickr, Facebook, etc, using the link tool below. OR you can or you can visit our Facebook page and enter by uploading a photo of your layout by commenting on the challenge photo.  
Either way will work!
 
And if you haven't already done so, check out our easy-to-follow Challenge Rules.


To give you some inspiration, here's what our 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 Echo Park scrapbooking kit:

We cannot wait to see what you create this month.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Challenge YOUrself #88 . . . Top 3 and Random Winner!

Hi everyone!  

It's time to announce the winners for Challenge YOUrself #88! 
 
But first, we'd like to thank all of those who joined in on the fun last month:

 We couldn't run this blog with out YOUR participation and want to thank you all so much! ♥ We want you to know that we LOVED all of your entries this month - they were all creative, inspiring and beautiful. THANK YOU!

Next, we'd like to announce the top 3 favorites as voted on by the design team:
1st Place:

2nd Place:

3rd Place:
 
 
Well done ladies!  Here is a button for your blog :)

And the random winner is:
 
 6.  Krystle T.


Congratulations, Krystle!  
You have 2 weeks to contact me at
sjkfritch@rcn.com to claim your prize.

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

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Happy Birthday . . with Barb!

 Hi Everyone!

Today we are featuring another beautiful layout made by one of our participants
for April's challenge:
This month, we would like you to pick one letter and use it in various ways on your layout.  For example, if you chose the letter P, you can use PAINT, PEARLS, PATTERNED PAPER, etc, and a use word that begins with P in your title.   
 
This week's featured layout is by Barb:

 
We love the way Barb made a 2-page about her milestone birthday!  We especially like the photos of her celebrating at her birthday dinner!  Thanks so much, Barb!

Now it's your turn!  There is still some time to submit your layouts for this challenge.  You have until  May 4th at 11:55 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 here.


Don't forget to check out our Challenge Rules if you haven't already done so.
 
And you have a random chance to win this fabulous prize, too:
We are looking forward to seeing what YOU create!