Category Archives: Challenges

Use It All Challenge January 2020

Use It All challenge this month is hosted by Isa at Bellisae Designs.  I must admit I loved this one so much I also picked up her full kit by the same name.  If you want to participate in the challenge you’re only supposed to use the mini kit but as a CT member, I’m not eligible for prizes anyway, so I used some pieces from the full kit too.  The credits below the layout are linked to the challenge and also to the kit if you want to pick that up too!

Use It All Challenge

Fresh Start collection

Designer: Bellisae Designs

Template Challenge January 2020

Template challenges are fun.  You get a free template and you can use whichever kit you prefer.  The template this month was designed by Heartstrings Scrap Art and I love it!  I also love her most recent collection, Tapestry of Life.  You may remember I used this same kit on my last layout and it won Layout of the Week at Pickleberrypop!  Naturally, since I love both, I had to pair these two together and I really like the resulting layout.  Here is my layout. The challenge and kit are listed below the layout and they’re both linked to the store.


Template Challenge

Tapestry of Life Bundle

Designer: Heartstrings Scrap Art

Mystery Box Challenge December 2019

It’s the final Mystery Box for 2019 and it’s a hodgepodge of delightful goodies. This is one of my favorites challenges because you just never know what you’re going to get.  The designers contribute their portions without any idea what the other designers are contributing so it really is a mystery all the way around. If you’d like to give it a go you can get the Mystery Box here.

We’re already a week into December, so you’re at an advantage.  You can see a good sampling of what’s included by checking out the layouts that are already posted.  Here’s mine.

December Journaling Challenge at Pickleberrypop

I’d love to have you join me for the Journaling Challenge I’m hosting this month at Pickleberrypop.  The challenge is to journal about 5 of your favorite things about Christmas or Winter (your choice).  The twist is to use a combination of stamps, photos, & shapes, then add text, word strips, or word art to tell the story that the stamps/photos represent.

Here are a couple of examples I created.  My first layout is for Christmas.  I used photos or elements to create stamps of my favorite things.  Then I used word strips and a countdown theme to tell the story of our Christmas traditions.

Christmas Traditions by Cheryl Day Designs


The layout for winter using shapes combines two photos + 3 three “journal card” shapes with elements that depict snow, snowmen, and winter foliage.  I then used a combination of one word-strip and text to tell the story.

Winter Painting by Tiramisu Designs


I had a lot of fun with this challenge and hope you will too.

November Template Challenge at Pickleberrypop!

This month’s Template Challenge by Jasmin-Olya Designs is gorgeous!  If you like templates and freebies this is a twofer you won’t want to miss.  For my layout, I turned the template on its side.  Head over to the Challenge page and check out other great layouts using this template.

November 2019 Template Challenge

Designer: Jasmin-Olya Designs

Kit: Fragile Light

Designer:  Tiramisu Designs

UIA Challenge and New Releases October 1, 2019

In addition to the new releases for October 1st, I have a challenge to share with you.  I’m including the Use It All Challenge by Fayette Designs with the new releases post because the challenge mini kit is like an add on for her new kit released this week and they’re both super cute.  Well, you’ll see!  The credits below each layout link to the store or the challenge.

Bonus!! Everything is on sale!  Happy Digital Scrapbooking Day.

Kit: October Avenue Use It All Mini

Designer: Fayette Designs

Kit: October Avenue Bundle

Designer: Fayette Designs


Kit: Romantic Fall

Designer: DitaB Designs