I finally got my card challenge posted at Sketches4you. The challenge is to use this great Pagemaps sketch and to use something "Old" and something "New" on your card.
I thought the theme of old and new worked into the New Year pretty well and I really just liked the simplicity of this sketch.
I took the sketch pretty literally. My "New" is the awesome paper that I got as a Christmas present from my bff, Denise. It is Graphic 45, Once Upon A Springtime Collection, Primrose Cottage #4500289. Isn't it super yummy paper??!! I really can't wait to use some of the other sheets.
My "Old" is the cream colored Label Embellie and the ribbon from my stash. I like how this card turned out. What do you think??
You should pop over and join in on my challenge if you have a chance. It will be going on until January 14th and there will be a RAK for the winner. There is a link on the sidebar on the right....
I also wanted to tell you about a challenge that my friend, Denise, has offered on her blog. It is called Project 2011, Scrap Your Stash. And the title tells it all. It is basically a challenge to help us start out the new year by using what we have in our stash and not buying more at the store. She is going to try to do it for 6 months but you can join it monthly or try for the full time. She will post your blogs on her blog so we can encourage each other along the way.
I have decided to give it a try. I know I will not last the full 6 month (never happen) but I am hoping to do at least one or two months. And even if I don't get that far I think it will make me more conscience of it and curtail some of my spending and encourage me to use all the great stuff I already have.
So why don't you go check out her blog and sign up yourselves. If you are like me, you are probably broke after the holidays anyway...what a better time to try to do something like this.
Sketches4you is getting ready to have Bling On 2011. It will start on January 10 (there might be a pre-challenge before then) and end on January 20th. There will be tons of challenges and prizes for the winners. You should definitely mark it on your scrappy calendars!!! I know I have a fun challenge to post and am personally getting excited to join in on all the other challenges!!
I also wanted to tell you about the January challenge at Scrap Our Stash. The challenge this month is to do a "New" project. You can scrap about something New, scrap New Years pictures, use new equipment and tell us about it etc. It is up to you to interpret how you want to make your "New" challenge project.
One of my resolutions that I am going to try to start doing is to make a card with the scraps left over after making a layout. I want to use them while they are still out on my scrap table. I challenge you to try to do this too. They don't have to be fancy cards but usually once my bits and pieces go in my paper scrap pile...they are hardly used again.
What do you think? Want to try it too??
Are you guys are all back in scrapping mode? Have you been rejuvenated by the New Year?? Any fun, new or interesting scrappy things you would like to share. I am looking for inspiration....