Sunday, August 9, 2020

A Plethora of Winners and a Guest Designer Call Out

I am so sorry!  I have been really lax in doing the top 3 for our challenges for a long time now!  We appreciate every one of you that continue to play along with us challenge after challenge even when we don't recognize you!  Some of you have been playing with us for years!

I promise that going forward we are getting back on track but if you happened to play along with us in any of the challenges from #390 - #401  I want you to grab the blog deserve it!  Wear it proudly on your blog and know that your entries and support for our challenges is welcomed and appreciated!

 THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED ENTRIES!  We can't do this blog without you. 
Going forward I promise that we will have the regular highlights after each challenge.....

I am also looking for some Guest Designers for our September to December challenges.  I would like to have about 4 or 5 so if you are interested, please email me at with the subject line Guest Designer UYS .

Tell me why you would like to be a guest designer and send me a link to your blog/instagram/FB or wherever you post your projects so I can have a look around.  Also let me know the term you would like 1 month (so 2 challenges) - 4 months (8 challenges)

  The DT call will go until AUGUST 21st and then I will announce the new guest designers the following week.

Monday, July 27, 2020

#402 - Word Prompt

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Hey there....we have a unique challenge for you this go round...its a word prompt....

We would love to see your projects that highlight whatever family fun means to you!  Maybe you took a trip or played a game or watched a movie us what that is for your household!

Here is what the DT created for you!

Don't forget to link up below...You have until August 8th to enter.

Cousins having fun in Toronto

The whole family was in this layout,even the cat!
Celebrating Dad's 80th birthday.

"Family Time"
4x8 Travelers Notebook page of my family

A little FAMILY FUN at the Zoo :)


I apologize for the grainy photo - my camera is acting up!
One of our family's favourite things is family photos! 
Every year we get them done - this was one of many from my pregnancy with our second.

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Monday, July 13, 2020

#401 Summer Fun

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Happy Summer!  Oh can you feel the heat and the bask in the sunshine!  We want to see your sunny summery project for this us your SUMMER FUN!

Here's how the Design Team celebrates the summertime!  Can't wait to see what you have!


Karrie - Canada Day July 1 is usually a big summer celebration. 
 This year is solitary in my scrap room!

 I found my daughter and her BFF floating around my pool with Starbucks in their hands.  I thought they were the perfect subject matter for a summer fun project!

Though this photo was not taken in the Summer, Shaved Ice is generally a
Summer-Time Treat (6x8 page):

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Monday, June 29, 2020

Free Week

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Hey everyone the Design Team has a free couple of weeks so we will be back again on the 13th of July with our next challenge!  Feel free to leave a link below with what you are working on!

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Monday, June 15, 2020

#400 It's a Girl Thing

Ok everyone! Here's the time to let the girls shine!  Our challenge for you is to create a project that highlight a girl or something that girls are into....girly projects!  This is a broad scope so have lots of fun with it!

OK Design them what you've got!


My 18 year old daughter, at 2 years old, and the story of her Dora blanket, which 
has been well used over the years.
I think we may even still have it somewhere!
I used girly colors: pink and purple

A story about clothes, my new CTPR sweatshirt, and I used lots
 of pink... can't get more girly than that!

Here's my girlie pink card.

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Monday, June 1, 2020

#399 Masculine or Father's Day - A Double Trouble Collaboration

** Our apologies to those that have tried to link up for the challenge and realized that there was a cap.  We've opened up some extra links so please feel free to back link your project as long as it falls within the perameters of the challenge dates. 

If you are having difficulty with the links please link your challenge in our comments section so that you can get your entry !!!!!

Again our heartfelt apologies!!! ****

Hey Everyone!  This week's challenge is a collaboration with the gals over at Double Trouble!

Our theme for you is Masculine or Father's Day and you can combine it with any of the challenges that Double Trouble has as well to enter both of our challenges!  They offer a great prize so definitely stop by and see ...just hit the link above and it will take you right to it!

Here is what the DT has for you!

A photo of my husband and our daughter on her 14th Birthday in 2016.
I didn't include that info on this spread because I already made a larger spread about it, w/ a photo that includes me.
This spread is just of my favorite photos of them.
Love the happiness that radiates from the photo!
::Mega Heart Eyes::
2 page TN Spread

I featured a picture of my husband and daughter at the Ohio State vs. Miami University college football game last Fall.  He is an OSU grad; she is a MU student.  A house divided, but they had a blast!


My husband doing what he loves most helping others
and I got that circle in from the tractor wheels :)

                                                            Heather R
This week's theme was the perfect motivation for me to finally scrap this photo of my oldest son.  It is a one of my most favorite photos of him.

My husband loves superhero so this will be his Father's Day card.

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Monday, May 18, 2020

#398 Patterns

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Are you ready for this week's challenge?  It's a fun one and totally unique to you!  Our challenge is to use PATTERNS on your project...It could be your paper, how you use your embellishments,  or a pattern in your paper or design.  It is pretty open to interpretation and this is how the DT has figured it out for them!

Our challenge runs from May 18th to May 30th.
Feel free to enter as many times as you wish, as long as you link back with each entry.


I love Patterned Papers and am trying to get through my stash of them without buying
more! As someone who has recently fallen in love w/ Pocket Pages, I have decided to use PPs, cut as cards, to to fit into my pockets. I also carried the same paper over to the top card and cut it in half-circle embellishments to pull more of the pattern into the page:

A good way to use up scraps of patterned paper on a card.

I rarely use patterned papers, so this week had me thinking,  I was able to incorporate patterned sticker paper into my planner spread for this week.  After it was complete, I really loved this layout.  I will have to incorporate patterns more often.

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Monday, May 4, 2020

#397 Flowers and/or Butterflies

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Happy Monday!  Ready for this challenge!  I keeping with all things spring, our challenge is to use flowers and/or butterflies on your projects.  You can use one or the other or a combination of both!  The choice is yours and we can't wait to see what you picked!  Check out what the DT has for you!

This challenge runs from May 4th until May 16th!


For this challenge I chose flowers.
I used a BG paper w/ flowers to highlight this photo of me and our Mini-Potbelly Pig,
Hamlet, cuddling (12x12 Traditional):


I couldn't decide so I did one of each. One card for my mom 
and one for my mother in law for Mother's Day.


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Monday, April 20, 2020

#396 Mood Board

Hey everyone!  Happy Monday, I hope that you are keeping calm and trying to get some creating in during these times!  I know our team is.

On that note, we have a fun mood board challenge for you!

Some great pastels, ovals, bunnies & eggs, flowers and pennants!  So many things to draw from.  We can't wait to see what you come up with!  Don't forget to link back to us....

The challenge will run from Monday April 20th until Saturday May 2nd.  Don't forget to link below!

Here's my card. I was inspired by the mason jar, flowers and kraft colour of the banner.


I was inspired by the circles on the hats and macroons plus the pastel yellow on the pennant.

Well, the Mood Board pretty much screamed "Easter" to me, and though we just had an Easter challenge, I just went w/ it anyway...

I found inspiration from the board by using the color palette.  I loved the muted versions of some of my favorite colors.  I used those colors to make a card to send to a friend during the shelter in place.


I was inspired by the purples, the banner, the ribbon on the hats and the overall Easter theme.

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Monday, April 6, 2020

#395 Easter

Happy Easter Month everyone!
That's our challenge for you this week....create a project that highlights EASTER .

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I don't celebrate Easter but this (6x12) Carrot Cake pocket page layout is pretty Easter-y
especially with the cute googly-eyed bunny sticker:

This was my son's first Easter, back in 2013.

Our 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt with our Grandkids in 2013

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