Category Archives: Challenges

Mystery Box Challenge for March 2019

The Mystery Box Challenge has become one of my favorites. You never know what you’re going to get until you download it.  Since many designers contribute a portion to the kit it can contain a variety of styles.  While that can be challenging it also means you have an opportunity to step out of your comfort zone which is a great way to grow.  Remember, if you always stay in your comfort zone there is less chance to learn something new.

Here is the layout I created with this month’s mystery box. To create the circles at the bottom of the page I used a white paper with blue polka dots and applied a blend mode. It’s the same paper I used for the photo mat.

In case you’re wondering, the fonts used are Happy-Txt Abrasive and Boy-Carolina Mountains.

 

Are you up for a challenge?  Head on over and grab The Mystery Box Challenge kit. Then come back and tell me one or two things that challenged you.

February Use It All Challenge at Pickleberrypop

If you’ve been following me for a while you know I love challenges.  I also recommend them to others because they usually encourage you to get out of your comfort zone in some way.  It may be by asking you to create a layout with a kit or style that’s not your typical go-to colors or style.  This month’s Use It All challenge is provided by Alexis Design Studio.  Lexy’s kits are always beautiful and include flowers and lace with a feminine touch.  Here’s the layout I created using the mini kit she has provided.  Did I tell you I also love envelopes or pockets I can fill?

 


Check out the challenge here.  Isn’t amazing how many different looks can be achieved?

February Mystery Box Challenge

The Mystery Box Challenge at Pickleberrypop is always fun.  You never know what you’re going to get but it’s always filled with a bunch of gorgeous goodies.  Here is my layout for this month.

 

If you haven’t tried it before or just like a fun challenge click the image below and give it a go.

Creating an Outlined Title with a Woven Ribbon

Do you like weaving ribbon through titles or other elements?  I do.  It adds dimension to the layout and is a really nice touch.  This is the challenge I’ve set up for January at Pickleberrypop. I hope you’ll join me in creating a layout with an outlined title and ribbon weaved through.

Here’s the layout I created.  Head on over to do the challenge here.

 

Kit:  Christmas Blush by Sherwood Studio

Mystery Box Challenge at Pickleberrypop

Have you ever played along with the Mystery Box Challenge at Pickleberrypop?  You don’t know what’s included until you open it & look inside.  November’s Mystery Box is from Jumpstart Designs and there is a lot of cute things included.  I can’t tell you what because, well, that would spoil the surprise!  Here’s the layout I created of my super cute grandson.  This gives you a peak at a few papers and elements that you’ll get.

Just a heads up, the “J” in the title is not in the Mystery box but I did make it out of a tag that is included. So, I guess, that’s another hint of what you’ll find inside.  Click on the Mystery Box preview below to go to the challenge at Pickleberrypop.

Use It All Challenge October 2018

Use It All challenge is always one of my favorites.  I love the “Snap!” mini kit Heartstrings Art created for October.  If you’d like to participate and get this free mini kit head on over to the Use It All challenge and pick it up!  I’ll make it easy for you, click here. Here’s my layout.

 

Here’s the kit preview. Isn’t it cute?