Sweet Shoppe Designs has a monthly portfolio challenge, where they post about 35 prompts/challenges with a range of point values you can earn if you keep up with them. At the end of the month, your points are tallied and you can earn up to 40% off one shopping trip (if you complete at least 30 points worth of challenges). I was able to do it once, and my daughter did it one time as well. It takes a lot out of you to do that many layouts in a month, but it is worth it if you have any sort of a wish list at the shop. :D Anyway, my wish list has built up again, so I'm trying to get to the 30 point range this month. I only have six more days, so I'm not sure if I will make it or not. I'm at 13 points right now, but I've been working on a calendar that will be worth another 10. If I can eek out a few more layouts, I might be able to pull it off. *crossing fingers*
Do you participate in any challenges (digi or otherwise)??
I was able to work in today's prompt from Shimelle's Pretty Paper Party. I started looking at Lisa Truesdell's layout and was absolutely in love with it. I wanted to use that/Shimelle's sketch as inspiration, so I started finding patterned papers and then I scrolled through the Sweet Shoppe challenges and found one about scrapping a photo that is at least 10 years old. Perfect.
|Credits: Dani Mogstad- Birds of a Feather kit|
Jenn Barrette - Mysterious and Spooky papers
Jenn Barrette - Happy Tape
Traci Reed - Bad Sewing Machine - stitches
Zoe Pearn - Alphabet Soup Boy - arrow
Scraplift inspiration - Shimelle / Lisa Truesdell
Do you have any old old photos that you are dying to use in a layout? If so do you use them or scan them first and keep an original? Do you mix vintage photos with trendy scrapbooking supplies? So many things to think about with old photos. I really want to go back and find some old photos from when I was little and play around with those as well.
Anyway, that was my fun for the day. Now I'd better run and get some chores/errands done!