Saturday, June 25, 2016

Wanderlust . . . with Vija!

Good Morning everyone!  Welcome to the Challenge YOUrself blog!  We are so happy that you stopped by to visit us today.  

There is still LOTS of time to participate in this month's challenge - you have until July 4, 2016!!

We want to share an amazing layout with you by Vija!  She has a brand new blog, but she is definitely not new to scrapbooking!  Here is her gorgeous page:
We love the photo with HER in it, and especially like the way she used rectangles, triangles, and arrows to create her creative layout.

And don't forget, if you link up your layout before July 4th, you have a chance to win this prize:

Please read the challenge rules before linking up your layout!
And most importantly, use a photo with YOU in it!
Have fun and happy scrapping!!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Reading . . . with Laura!

Good Morning everyone. Happy Father's Day! ♥ 
 Would you like some inspiration for this month's geometric shape challenge?  
Yes, I knew you would . . .  
Here is Laura's wonderful layout:
 We loved the way she used squares to bring our eye right to her beautiful photo!  Thank you, Laura, for participating in this month's challenge! ♥ 

There is still plenty of time left to join in on the fun . . . you have until July 4th!!
And don't forget, you have a chance to win this fabulous prize:

Check out our current challenge here!
Please read the challenge rules prior to linking up your project!
We can't wait to see what YOU create!
♥ ♥ 

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Featuring Tracy, Jessie, and Kate!

Hi everyone!

Our current challenge is going strong:
You have until July 4th to participate!

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Today I would like to feature layouts made by our three of our 
talented design team members:

and Kate:

Aren't their layouts wonderful and creative?   They are absolutely GORGEOUS!

I am featuring them today not only because their layouts are beautiful, but because, sadly, they will be stepping down at the end of this month.  We will surely miss them and their inspiration, and wish them all the best in their future endeavors!!! (I hope they continue to create many layouts with THEIR photo in them!!! )

Thank you so much for everything, Tracy, Jessie, and Kate!  
Thanks from the bottom of my heart!  ♥  Please keep in touch!

And for the rest of you getting ready to enter out current challenge, please take a peek at our Challenge Rules before linking up.  
And don't forget to include YOU in your layout!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Challenge YOUrself #30 . . . Using Geometric Shapes and Patterns!

Hi everyone!

We are back to our regular schedule this month and that means 
it's time for a new challenge. 

This month's challenge is all about using geometric shapes and patterns on your layout.  You can use them in any way that you like as long as you include a photo with YOU on your page!

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Let's see what our Design Team members have created:











As you can see, they used all kinds of geometric shapes including triangles, circles, squares, and hexagons on their creative pages!

♥ ♥ 

Play along and link up a new layout below for a chance to win this:

**Please read the challenge rules before linking up**

Don't forget the most important part about this challenge site:  
Include a photo with YOU in it on your page!!

Good Luck and have fun with geometric shapes and patterns!

Friday, June 3, 2016

CY# 29 Top 3 and Random Winner!

Hi everyone!

We are all excited about the great turnout for last month's combined challenge with 
Scrap It With a Song

We'd like to take a minute to thank SIWAS and all those who have joined in on the fun :)

It was a difficult decision, but the DT has voted and here are their top 3 favorites:

12. Monia

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

Our random prize winner:

27. Marci

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

We will be back on June 7th with our next challenge!  
Our "regular" schedule will be in place again:)
If you play along and link up, YOU may be featured on our Blog and Facebook Page and you have a chance to win a great prize!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Introducing . . . the new Design Team members:

Hi everyone!  We would like to introduce you to our brand new design team members today.  We look forward to them starting in July.

As promised, here are they are,so that you you can get to know them better :)     

Say hello to Carmen . . .
Hello! My name is Carmen, I was born in Brazil and live in Panama with my husband Alfredo. We have a married son who lives in Massachusetts with his wife and a newborn baby Elliot, our first grandchildren. I have been scrapbooking for about 9 years, and I'm completely addicted to it. About my style I can say that it's mostly clean, graphic and bright but I also love to try new techniques, love challenges and sketches! Ah! And I love comments about my work! :)

Come meet Maria . . .

I'm Maria Cecilia Hernandez, Chilean, I have 40 years, I am a mother of young twins Diego and Martina which are my constant inspiration, I live in the countryside away from the hectic city. I am by profession a Clinical Psychologist, love psychology as much as Scrap .. On February 2014, I met the art of scrapping at a woman's fair, and I fell in love with it. The clean & simple style represents me the most. It connects me to the part of me that is a little repressed, it lets me see myself as a creative and talented woman who can express herself freely. On the other hand, I love both my family and my life I want to keep these memories, documenting my personal life and that of my children. I would like us not to forget the importance of them in my life. I have eternal gratitude for my life, my family, love, and freedom. "I love my life just as it is"

Here's Patricia . . .

I started scrapbooking 8 years ago. I never was an arts & crafts person . . . as a kindergarten teacher, I used to be creative, but being in school management it sort of went away. With scrapbooking and stamping cards, etc, I really found a way to work with color & emotion, in stead of rules & regulations.  I love paper, lace, buttons (!), and a lot of embellishments. A little mixed media to add layers, but not to much. I think the picture(s) should always be the center of the layout.I have a big volume of albums, and really love to look a all the pictures.It is so much fun to be on the team of Challenge YOUrself, wishing the new team and the followers the best.

Please meet Rachel . . .
Hello my name is Rachel Lowe and I am from beautiful Perth, Western Australia. I am married with four great kids. My crafting background is painting and quilting. However, once I discovered scrapbooking I was hooked. I would describe my style as classic/contemporary. I am a lover of clean lines, negative space, embellishment clustering and sewing. I also love using my Silhouette Cameo. I am a keen photographer and believe the ‘photo' is everything on a layout.  I am thrilled to be a a part of Challenge YOUrself DT team and I love the concept of being ‘in’ the photos, something us scrappers are often not good at.

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I hope you get a chance to check out their blogs!  We are looking forward to working with them starting July 1st!!

Please check back tomorrow, because our current challenge winners will be announced then.  And don't forget, our new challenge will be revelaed on June 7th

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Design Team Announcement!

Hi everyone!

First of all, I would like to say THANK YOU to all of you who sent an application and 

showed interest in the Challenge YOUrself Design Team. 
 I was blown away by all of the talent that was displayed by the applicants. ♥  
It was a very difficult task !!  (and I was so happy that so many were interested.)  

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

I am thankful for our returning Design Team members:

And sadly, at the end of this month, we have to say goodbye to three talented, long-standing members: 


Thank you ladies SO MUCH for your amazing and tireless contribution to the team and for all your wonderful inspiration!  We will surely miss you!  Please remember to keep in touch!!!

♥ ♥ 

Tomorrow I will introduce the new Design Team Members 
so you can get to know them a little better. 

**And a reminder:  our current challenge winners will be revealed on June 3rd!  And  . . . our next challenge will begin on June 7th. We will be back to our "usual" schedule this month! 

As always, if you play along and link up, YOU may be featured on our Blog and Facebook Page and you have a chance to win a fabulous prize.  YAY!

Have a great week everyone!
Hugs,  Sharon  ♥