Monday, December 22, 2014

Happy Holidays

Hello everyone!   Just popping in to wish you all a very Happy Holiday!

Our current challenge is still running into the New Year, so you will have plenty of time to play along with out tradition challenge :)

Here's a peak at the wonderful entries so far.

Thanks for visiting us!

Happy Holidays  
  The CY Team

Saturday, December 13, 2014

A Winter Tradition with Sandy

Happy Saturday scrappy friends!

It's a great time of year full of family, friends, and traditions.  Don't forget to snap some pictures and include YOU in those memories ;)

Traditions are great all through the year.  Sandy shared her winter tradition with this layout.

Thanks for sharing Sandy!  Please grab your feature badge on the side bar!

Will you be scrapping your tradition?  Share it with us in our current challenge!

Remember to include YOU in the layout.

Have a great weekend :)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Challenge #13: Traditions

Hello everyone!
It's already that time again.  Welcome old and new participants to Challenge YOUrself!  We've got a full year of challenges under our belt and we are ready for more.  We hope you will find the time to play along with us in this busy time of year ☺

Now let's begin!

Challenge YOUrself #13: Traditions
What are some of your traditions for the upcoming holiday season?  Do you have an old tradition that you continued from childhood or did you start your own?  Tell us about it.  

{PS:  Challenge does not have to be "holiday themed".  It can be any tradition through the year.}

Remember to include YOU in the photo :)


Now onto our amazing design team.
They really knocked this out of the park!
{Click on their name to visit their blog}

The prize for this challenge is a $ 15 E-Gift card from Peachy Cheap

{This Gift Card is an Email with an
electronic gift card code that can be used
for the recipient to purchase any product 
available on Peachy Cheap}

All you have to do for a chance to win is play along and link up :)

*** Remember to include YOU in the photo ***

Saturday, December 6, 2014

CY #12 Top 3 & Winner

Hello everyone!

Can you believe it has been a full year of Challenge YOUrself challenges?

A big thank you to all those who participated in our last challenge.
We hope you continue to do so :)

Our Design Team have submitted their votes!
Here are the DT Top 3 favorites:

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

The prize winner is:

Congrats Karri!   You have one week to contact me at to claim your prize.

We will be back tomorrow with another challenge with our NEW design team!

See YOU tomorrow ;)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

A Reminder ☺

There is still time to play along in our current sketch challenge!

Here's a peak at all the wonderful entries so far.  So much talent!

Challenge YOUrself #12: Sketch Time
{As usual, include YOU in the photo}
Challenge is open until December 4th!
☺ We can't wait to see what you create ☺

Friday, November 28, 2014

New DT Member: Introducing Sherri

I am a wife and mother of 2 adult sons, and 2 young Portuguese Water Dogs. All of them are my favorite subjects!  We love to travel and Disney Cruising and Disney Parks are our favorite way to vacation. I love meeting people, and enjoy photographing our journeys. I started scrapping late in my children's lives, ( about 10 years ago,) and I know I will never get "caught up." I'm okay with that, as I like to scrap what I "feel like" scrapping, and love lots of layers, textures and "stuff" on my pages.

I work full time in the corporate world and Scrapbooking helps me to relax from a busy day,  and get creative.  It has helped me to meet so many people that I now call my true friends.  I enjoy inspiring others to think outside the box and encourage them just try a new technique or product. I believe there is no right or wrong, no good or bad - everyone has their own personal "art" inside them.

{Click HERE for our current challenge}

Thursday, November 27, 2014

New DT Member: Introducing Kate

I'm Kate Blue from Maryland- wife, mother of two amazing kids, sister, daughter and friend who juggles way too much and who never thought of herself as crafty/artsy until she was introduced to scrapbooking.  I wished I had gotten addicted to paper crafting when I was in high school!  I've been (mostly) a layout scrapper for about 8 years but also love doing simple altered art pieces and painted canvases.  I'm not sure if I have a particular style but  I do know that patterned papers, enamel dots and all things silver & gold are my must haves.  I believe it's important to be in the pictures NO MATTER WHAT and I know that in the future, my children will thank me for it!

{Click HERE for our current challenge}

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

New DT Member: Introducing Jess

Hello everyone! My name is Jess, and I am so excited to be part of the Challenge YOUrself design team! I live in Lincolnshire, England with my partner Ian. 5yrs ago we hiked Mount Snowdon for Ian's 30th birthday and wanted a way of documenting the occasion, and so started scrapping after watching a craft show with my mum. Since then I have started albums documenting our everyday life, holidays, pets and most recently my beautiful niece Boo.  I love that my photos and memories are documented for people to see rather than being stored on my phone or kept hidden in a box never to be seen by anyone. I can't wait to see the photos and memories you all have to share with us! 

{Click HERE for our current challenge}

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

New DT Member: Introducing France

I'm a loving mom of two teenage boys, and blessed to have been with my husband for the last 18 years.   I'm french Canadian, originally from New-Brunswick and living in the Montreal area since 1993. My day job is Marketing in the Medical Diagnostic market, but If I had to win the lottery, I would love to craft all day long.

 My friend introduced me to scrapbooking 14 years ago and it's been a passion for me ever since. I need to create, it is the time I give myself to get away from Life, reduce my stress and just relax.  Over the last few years, I have participated in a few Design teams and I have enjoyed the process since I feel that it has 'given me challenges that have forced me to get out of my comfort zone at times. In doing this, I have to say, that I don't have a specific style of crafting, I've tried almost everything. In the last year, I've developed an addiction to Mixed-Media, it has influenced a change in my scrapbooking style from a more classic to more freestyle type of pages. I also teach Mixed-Media techniques via an Art Journal class once a month in one of our local craft stores. 

I am excited about joining the Scrap Challenge yourself team and look forward to getting to know many of you through your work and your blogs.

{Click HERE for our current challenge}

Monday, November 24, 2014

New DT Member: Introducing Aurélie

I originally hail from Cheticamp, a beautiful Acadian village right on the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, NS. Studying in Moncton, I quickly fell in love with NB and have been a permanent resident since 2005. I now reside in Dieppe with my husband, Mathieu, our six-year old son, Louis-Olivier, our one-year old daughter, Éloïse, and our cat, Caillou. Since 2007, I am a public servant by day and a full-fledged scrapper by night. Scrapbooking has become an integral part of my life. I try doing something scrapbook-related every day, may it be working on a layout, browsing through online galleries or reading scrapbook magazines. Published in a few editions of Canadian Scrapbooker and most recently in France's own Histoires de Pages, my style has been known to be called "rustic", which is fine by me as it enables me to relish in fattening things up with layers, dimension, tearing and texture. Other than scrapbooking, I have rekindled a romance with reading through a monthly book club I joined at work in February 2012. I also tutor, teach voice classes and sing most weekends at a few church services around the area.

{Click HERE for our current challenge}

Saturday, November 22, 2014

New Design Team Announcement

Hi everyone!

At the beginning of next month it will be time to say goodbye to some of our current design team members and welcome some new talent to the team.  I would like to say thank you to all of you who sent in an application and showed interest in the Challenge YOUrself Team.

Here are the NEW members joining the Challenge YOUrself Design Team in December!

Please give them a warm welcome:

Our returning ladies are:

And we say goodbye to Caroli SchulzKerri Bruce  LesleyG and to Shawna Saucier.

Thank you ladies for your contribution to the team and for all your wonderful inspiration!  

We will surely miss you!

Starting next week, I will be introducing each of the new Design Team Members so you can get to know them a little better :)

Don't forget to check out our current challenge that is still going on until December 4th!  Play along and link up and YOU may be featured on our Blog and Facebook Page!  And, there is a fabulous prize to be won.

Have a great weekend :)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

A Reminder with DT member Kerry

Will you be playing along?

{Don't forget to include YOU in the photo}

Don't be shy to make your own interpretation of the sketch, as Kerry did in her Happy Mail layout.  Check out the close ups on her blog!   

In case you missed it, here's a look at this month's prize.

You must play along for a chance to win :)

Have a great week!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Last Chance.....

Last chance to get your application in :)

The Design Team call closes Friday November 14th at 11:59pm ET

You can find all the details HERE.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Challenge #12: Sketch Time

Good morning scrappers!

It's time for another sketch here at Challenge YOUrself!
There is not a theme this month ~ just the sketch :)  So feel free to incorporate it with any other challenges, as long as you follow their rules too.  But remember YOU must be in the photo!

Challenge YOUrself #12: Sketch Time
{Don't forget to include YOU in the photo}

Here is our awesome design team inspiration:

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Before we talk PRIZE, I just want to remind you that the Design Team Call is still open until November 14th.  So hurry up and get those apps in ;)

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Here is what you will be playing for this month:

This month's prize:  {an assortment of new goodies}  Maya Road scallop basic album, Robin's Nest rub-ons, Spellbinders nestaboard, Tim Holts button pack, Making Memories binder clips, Crate Paper brads & buttons, Zva Creative self adhesive pearls, Pebbles chips.

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Please make sure you that you read the challenge rules HERE.  The goal of this challenge blog is to challenge YOU to include yourself in your photos and layouts.  Don't be shy to include anyone else in the photo, but as long as YOU are in there somewhere.  YOU are part of the memory too :)   Those that do not follow these guidelines will have their layouts removed from the link up.  Thank you for your understanding.

Happy Scrapping :)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

CY #11 Top 3 & Winner

Hello everyone :)

Wow!  What a great month of Positive Affirmations!
We'd like to take a minute to thank all those who have played along with us!  We've noticed many new faces and several familiar ones too.  Nice to have you all hang out with us ;)

We'd also like to take some time to thank Paper Issues, our sponsor for this challenge.  I know the winner of this swag bag will love their prize!  I sure love mine!

Now, it's time to announce the winners.  

Our Design Team have submitted their votes!

Here are the DT Top 3 favorites:

15. Terhi Koskinen

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

And the winner of the Paper Issues' SWAG BAG is: 

3. Kate Blue

Congrats Kate!
You have one week to contact me at to claim your prize.

Thanks again everyone for playing along! 

We will be back tomorrow with our next challenge :)