Sunday, May 15, 2022

This Makes Me Smile . . . with Barb!

 Hi everyone! It's time for a feature!!

And today we are featuring a layout made for CY#101: 
We'd like you to complete the sentence "I love  . . ."  this month.

*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 Barb!
We love Barb's amazing design and the touching photo of the two of them.  And we especially like Barb's hand-written journaling.  Thank you, Barb!

Now it's your turn!  You have lots of time to submit your layouts for this challenge.  You have until  June 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.

Here's our Challenge Rules.


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

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

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Challenge YOUrself #101 . . . I LOVE . . .

Hi everyone!

It's that time again . . . time for a new challenge.  YAY!  But first, thank you all for making our 100th challenge a big success!!
And we are very excited about Challenge YOUrself #101:
 The theme for this month's challenge is to complete the sentance:  I Love . . .
We want to hear about anything that you love!  And 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, etc, on the link tool below  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 you can check out our easy-to-follow Challenge Rules.


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 
amazing Pink Fresh 12 x 12 scrapbooking kit:
 

We cannot wait to see what you create this month.
 
 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Friday, May 6, 2022

Challenge YOUrself #100 . . . Top 3 and Random Winners!

Hi everyone.  It's the 6th of MAY and time to announce the winners for 

Challenge YOUrself #100!


But first, we'd like to take a minute to thank all those who joined
in on the fun last month :)


We want you to know that we absolutely LOVED all of your entries!!  
We enjoyed seeing all of your gorgeous pages made for our 100th challenge celebration.  We couldn't run this blog with out YOU!  
Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts! ♥

Next, we'd like to announce the DT's Top 3 favorites:
 
1st Place:
 
 
2nd Place:

3rd Place:


Honorable mention:
(We had to mention the beautiful entry with the next amount of votes because it was so close and it's our 100th challenge!)


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

  Finally, we'll pick the TWO random winners via True Random Number Generator . . .
 
The 1st random prize winner is:
 


 
And the 2nd random prize winner is: 
 

 

 


Congrats Susan and Heidi!  Your layouts are beautiful!!
 
You have 2 weeks to email me at
sjkfritch@rcn.com to claim your prize.  The first one to e-mail me will get to pick which scrapbook kit they like best - the dog or the cat!!!


 


Thank you all once again for playing along with our 
100th challenge! 
 
 
 We will be back tomorrow with our next challenge.





Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Celebrate . . . with Design Team Member Cathy!

Hi everyone!  It's May 4th and our 100th challenge comes to an end at 11:59 PM EST today.  The Challenge Winners will be announced on May 6th!

 And last, but DEFINITELY not least, we are featuring one more amazing layout made by our talented design team member, Cathy Lu. Cathy has been a wonderful part of our design team since January, 2021. 

Here is a little about Cathy:
 
Hi, my name is Cathy and I live in Keelung City of Taiwan, with my husband and 21 year old daughter. I started crafting when my daughter got interested in making cards. When I found out about scrapbooking 6 years ago, it quickly became my new passion! I always want to spend more time scrapbooking. I think it is the perfect way to save memories from my daily life. I am so happy to be a part Challenge YOUrself - I  always like to challenge myself in crafting, especially by making sure I am on the pages!
 
 
And here is the beautiful layout Cathy made for our 100th challenge:

Isn't it amazing?  Thank you so much, Cathy!  We absolutely love your gorgeous page and are extremely happy that you have been a part of our team for the past 2 years! 
 
 

Now it's YOUR turn!  To participate in our 100th challenge, you can enter 2 ways:

You can upload your layouts using Pinterest, Instagram, Scrapbook.com, etc, on the link tool here  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!

You have until the end of today (at 11:59 PM EST) to get your layouts in!! 

 And don't forget, we have TWO giveaways this month!
 
We cannot wait to see what YOU create for our 100th challenge! ★

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Home Sweet Home . . . with Design Team Member Maya!

 Hi everyone!  Today we are featuring a beautiful layout made by one of our design team members.  Her name is Maya Yang and she has been a wonderful member of the Challenge YOUrself design team since January of 2019!


Here's a little about Maya:

Hello!  My name is Maya Yang.  My mandarin name is Chiao-Yu.  I'm a passionate scrapper, craft designer, blogger and traveler.  I live in the United States, but originally came from Taiwan, a subtropical island in Asia.  I love everything about art and have enjoyed painting and crafting since I was a little kid.  My scrapbooking journey started in 2013 when I visited my boyfriend's (who is now my husband) home in the United States.  His mom showed me her scrapbook collections and I was amazed by them.  Immediately my crafting soul was inspired and I wanted to learn everything about scrapbooking.  Since my scrapbooking journey started, I have made layouts, cards, albums, altered art, mixed media canvases, etc.  My inspiration comes from my daily life, experiences of travel, beautiful natural elements, and encouraging/motivating words.  Below is a quote that I really love about crafting. 

"In Crafting, there are no mistakes, just unique creations." 
 
  I enjoy sharing my projects with you and hope you get inspired by them.
 

 
 And here is the layout Maya created for our 100th challenge:
Thank you so much, Maya, for creating such a beautiful page for our 100th challenge.  And sending a big thank-you for being an amazing part of our design team for the past 3 years.
 
 

Now it's YOUR turn!  To participate in our 100th challenge, you can enter 2 ways:

You can upload your layouts using Pinterest, Instagram, Scrapbook.com, etc, on the link tool here  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 you have until tomorrow, May 4th at 11:59 PM EST to get your layouts in!! 

 Don't forget, we have TWO giveaways and one more featured design team member so check back!
 
We cannot wait to see what YOU create for our 100th challenge! ★