Monday, 7 July 2014

laying it out | template challenge and freebie

I am hosting the template challenge at Pixels and Company this month, and yes, you guessed it! With a template challenge comes a template! Come on over and play along, why don't you? The challenge is up for the month of July.

This is the template freebie that I made:
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And here is the sample layout I made with the template:
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(Credits: Four Ws by Happy Box, Life 365 The Papers by Karla Dudley)

Friday, 2 May 2014

laying it out | insd celebration challenges

You guys, you have to come over and play along in the games and challenges in the forum at Pixels and Co.

I have taken two so far, and I kind of love the results!
The first challenge I took was the "What colour are you?" challenge hosted by Janell Nugent. By answering a few questions on an online questionare, you get a colour and the challenge is to scrap a page using just that colour. I got aqua!

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(Supplies: Bermuda Triangle iNSD bloghop freebie by Pixels and Co Designers, Simply Adore You by Gennifer Bursett, Limeade Spiked Solids by Karla Dudley, Neutral Stock Papers by Audacious Designs)

The second challenge I took was the "Challenge me this" challenge hosted by Gennifer Bursett. The person who posts after you in the thread gets to give you the challenge. I was challenged by Maribel to scrap a layout with a bold pattern background.
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(Supplies: Far And Away Elements Pack, Julep Paper Pack, Anchored Elements Pack by Gennifer Bursett, A Lifetime Elements by Karla Dudley, This Year 2014 Chevron Papers by Scotty Girl Designs, Kate & Co Collab, Dream Newsletter Freebie Collab, Bermuda Triangle iNSD Bloghop Collab by Pixels and Co Designers)

Fun, isn't it? Come on over and join in, why don't you?

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

laying it out | hello silly - 3-way challenge

This week I am hosting a super fun 3-way challenge at Pixels & Company! You don't know what a 3-way challenge is? Well, let me tell you!

Together with two other creative team members at P&Co, I have been challenged to create a layout with the Sup? Kit by Karla Dudley, and now we're challenging you to do the same.

You have another two days to go to participate, so if you haven't yet, hop on over and give it a whirl! Right here!

This is my layout:
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(Supplies: Sup? Kit, Sup? Add-on Pack 2 by Karla Dudley)

Monday, 3 February 2014

laying it out | challenge layouts

I've been spending some time this weekend trying to keep up with all the 1st birthday bash challenges at Pixels and Co. There are so many great challenges to take part in, and it is a lovely chance to get some scrapping done.

Designer Mye De Leon is hosting a Inspired by Paper Challenge and has provided a beautiful template to work with. This is my take on the challenge.

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(Supplies: Julep Kit by Gennifer Bursett, Neutral Stock: Papers by Audacious Designs, Inspired By Paper Birthday Template Freebie by Mye De Leon)

Fellow creative team member Rachel Alles is hosting a template challenge and the template she is providing is amazing. This is my take on the challenge.

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(Supplies: Tweedy Kit, Type Cast Alphas by Mommyish, Birthday Template Challenge Freebie by Rachel Alles)

There are new challenges coming up every day this week until February 9th, so come on over and join us in the fun. I'm hoping to cram a few more in this week!

I also want to share this layout that I created when designer Gennifer Bursett released her Julep Kit and expressed hope that someone in the creative team used the "I'd rather be your shot of whiskey than everyone else's cup of tea" card. I knew right away that I wanted to use the wedding photo of my friend Karri to her husband in 2012. They had a beautiful wedding at a bourbon distillery that I would have loved to attend. Unfortunately I was not able to. Knowing Karri, though, I felt the saying fit perfectly.

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(Supplies: Julep Kit, Elemental: Wood Dots, Elemental: Frames V.1, Scarlet Letter | Elements, Bubbly | Papers by Gennifer Bursett, Favorite moments {templates} by Anita Designs)

Have a great week everyone!

Thursday, 7 February 2013

digi challenge | photo editing

I am hosting this month's digital scrapbooking challenge in the forum at It's all about photo editing and I offer a freebie for participating. So don't miss out, come on over and join in on the fun! You have all month to finish your layout, but why wait?

Here's a preview of the freebie I created for the challenge:

See you there!

Monday, 21 May 2012

7 days in may | come join in!

The first challenge of 7 Days in May has been posted! Come on over to to join in! Also, to claim your freebie for today!
7Days Be Positive
(Click on the image to go directly to the challenge)

And of course, there will be a new challenge every day for the rest of the week (including, of course, a freebie). Whee!

Sunday, 20 May 2012

7 Days in May 2012

It's here again peeps! It's time again for for our annual week of fabulousness; 7 Days in May!

Join Liv Esteban, Nancie Rowe-Janitz, and myself in the yearly tradition of a week full of fun! We're starting tomorrow and then going strong all through the week until Sunday with a new challenge (and a freebie!) everyday! It will be a blast! Do make sure to stop by!

Saturday, 31 March 2012

photography | april challenge

Thanks to the ever wonderful Pinterest I came across this blogpost at Paper Coterie about a daily photochallenge for April. I've done a monthly photo challenge before, in November, and I want to remember that I said it would be a cool thing to do it every month that has 30 days. So yeah, I'm totally doing this one! Anyone up for joining me?

Friday, 24 February 2012

challenging you

Did you know that there is a challenge every week in the forum at My friend Liv and I have been hosting the challenges for years, and this year we have invited the wonderful ladies of the creative team to join us. This week Meg Stocks is our host with a fabulous challenge!

Come on over and join in the fun!

Friday, 16 September 2011

freebie | spraground challenge

Do you usually play along with our weekly challenges over at This week I am hosting and there is a treat at the end of the challenge in the form of a freebie template. Yay!

Here's what it looks like:

If you want to join in the fun, then just click HERE!

Monday, 18 July 2011

Where I go all mushy

Did you know that there is a weekly challenge at My lovely friends Liv Esteban and Kari Holt and I try our best to bring you fresh and fun digi- and hybrid challenges every week. This week is my turn to host, and we're taking cue from Oprah!

I decided to join in the fun this week. That is something I rarely do. Not because I don't want to - I do! I just really never seem to find the time to sit down and scrap anymore. Sad but true.

But yeah, I created this little layout. All lovey and dovey about my husband. Straight to the point. Short and sweet. But very true.

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Supplies: Shine Template, Meet & Greet Paper Pack, Meet & Greet Elements Pack, Moments Paper Pack all by In the Making Design, 4ever Bloghop Mini Kit by admin team, Mellow Mess Brushes by Jason Gaylor, Karabine, Rockwell, Capistrano fonts
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Friday, 1 July 2011

Weekly Spraground challenges are back!

I'm geeked out at the fact that our regularly scheduled weekly Spraground challenges are back in full swing from this week. After a hiatus for the month of June we've recharged our batteries and are ready to give you a challenge every week. Heck yes!

This week I am your designated driver and the challenge is a scraplift challenge. The liftee is the amazing creative team member Cathy Pascual.

Come on over and join the fun!

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Join the fun and get a freebie - 7 Days in May

Ok, just so you know, if you haven't popped over to join in the fun of the 7 Days in May challenges at yet then you are really missing out. The forum and gallery is hopping with creativity! Of course, it's not too late to join. Come on over! You will get a freebie! Today is a template freebie from moi!

Go on, you know you want to! ;)

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

7 Days in May is roaring - join and get a freebie

Are you keeping up with the 7 Days in May challenges that started on Monday? So far we've had two fabulous challenges courtesy of Liv Esteban and today's challenge, which I put up, is live right now! Come on over and join us in the fun over at the foum at Do it today though, because the freebie that is included will go down tomorrow to make room for tomorrow's challenge freebie (also by me).

Here's a sneak peek of today's freebie:

Monday, 23 May 2011

7 Days in May - starting today

Today is the start of the 3rd annual 7 Days in May challenge week. For seven days starting today we will be posting a challenge in the forums at Each day we will also include a freebie. So stop by and join us, why don't you?

See you there!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Mark your calendars, folks!

Guys, don't forget about the 7 Days in May Challenges Week that kicks off on Monday! It will be a blast, and we've got great challenges and freebies lined up for you. Mark your calendars, folks!

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

7 Days in May - the return of a favourite

Don't miss the third annual 7 Days in May challenges week over at!
My fellow co-hosts, Liv Esteban (of LivEdesigns) and Kari Holt (of iKari), and I will give you a new challenge every day for a whole week and each challenge features a fab freebie. Come on and join the fun!

Friday, 17 December 2010

A challenge with a freebie!

I've got a challenge up at the forum at today that is inspired by the awesome new Nikon campaign. If you want to participate just hop on over here and see what it's all about. There's a freebie to pick up as well so you don't want to miss it!

Here's what the freebie looks like, just as a teaser.

Also, do go to the campaign website to see the awesome photos!

Happy weekend everyone!

Friday, 3 December 2010

Spraground challenge and a new layout

This week is my turn to host the Spraground challenge (Liv Esteban and I share the "burden" with our girl Kari Holt and the occasional guest host). With Christmas on my brain I had to make the challenge about just that. If you're up for it, come on over and join us!

I created a layout for the challenge:

Apart from the stitches, which are by Anna Aspnes, it's all my designs but you can see full credits here.