Category Archives: Challenges

I’m Hosting June’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge

I’m hosting June’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge at Pickleberrypop!  I hope you’ll join me this month for this challenge and all the other fun challenges offered at Pickleberrypop.

The challenge is simple.  Create a layout using one column, row, or diagonal group. Here’s a preview of the Tic Tac Toe board.  Be sure to tell me which group you chose.

Here’s my layout. I chose the diagonal top left to bottom right; 6+ different ocean elements, sand & bling with glitter & jewels.

Autumn Shore by Heartstrings Scrap Art
Font: Champagne & Limousines

How’s Your Signature?

How’s your siggy (signature)? Is it current?  When was the last time you updated it?  I hadn’t realized how old mine was until I decided to participate in this month’s Siggy Challenge at Pickleberrypop.  I was long overdue!  By the way, my old siggy was almost 2 years old.  Eek! How is that even possible?  Here’s my new one.  The colors in this kit make me smile 😉

Kit: Live Life Happy

Designer: Chunlin Design

Font: Master of Break


If your siggy is looking a little out of season or you just want something fresh, check out this month’s Siggy Challenge hosted by Beth.  You’ll be glad you did!  I think it’s fun to show a little of your personality in the forums and this is your chance.

Use It All Challenge at Pickleberrypop

The Use It All Challenge at Pickleberrypop this month is hosted by Vendula of Natali Designs. She’s provided a sweet little mini kit for you for free. All you have to do is create and post a layout using the mini kit. Here’s a preview of For You 2. You’ll find the challenge here.

And here’s the layout I created. I also wrote a little poem to go along with the layout. I was raised in a small coastal town on the Gulf of Mexico. I love the ocean & can recall all the senses associated with being near it. My poem speaks to some of the senses of the sea.

Photography Challenge for April 2020

This month’s photography challenge is a layout with a picture from a different point of view. Specifically, a photo looking up with a little word art or word bits added.  Check out all the layouts and complete rules Photography Challenge.  Here’s my layout.  The credits below the layout link to the store. I used a Berry Big Deal collection so you can save big bucks through Friday, April 24th on this collection.

Kit: Adventures

Designer: reginafalango

Sketch Challenge at Pickleberrypop

Sketches can be a great place to start a page design. March’s Sketch Challenge lets you choose from a variety of sketches to create a new layout. You don’t have to follow the sketch precisely but you must be close enough to identify the original sketch. I chose the following sketch.

Here is the layout I created from the sketch I chose. Credits and links are below the layout.

Rainbow Love Basics Papers

Rainbow Love Basics Elements

Designer: Jen Yurko
Font: Bebas Neue Regular

Title Font: Carolina Mountains

March Tic Tac Toe Challenge at Pickleberrypop

Welcome to March and a whole new lineup of wonderful challenges at Pickleberrypop! This month I’m hosting the Tic Tac Toe Challenge. I hope you’ll join me in the challenge and create a layout choosing a column, row, or diagonal for the card provided. Here’s my layout.

I chose the middle column using the color green, camera charm (wildcard), and 2+ papers. The kit I used is Captured by Natali Designs.

Head over to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge and add your layout made with your selections from the Tic Tac Toe card. I can hardly wait to see your creation!

While you’re there be sure to check out and participate in the other challenges for March.

Photography Challenge at Pickleberrypop

If you’ve known me for long you know I love challenges.  The layout I’m sharing today is for the Photography Challenge this month at Pickleberrypop.  The challenge is to use one photo that depicts something, or someone, you love about your life.  Then split that one photo into at least two pieces.  Finally, add at least one line of journaling about it.  Like many of you, my grandkids bring me the most joy in life and I cherish time spent with them.

For the challenge, I blurred most of the large family photo and blended it into the background.  Then I focused and framed each of the grandkids separately.

Find out all the challenge specifics here & check out other clever and creative ideas used by other scrappers.  Be sure to post and share your challenge layout too.  The kit I used is Always by TirAmisu Designs.