Good morning! We are excited to bring you our very first challenge! Your challenge for this week is (drumroll please)…..create a layout that tells us 10 things about you! Our design team thought this would be a fun way to kick things off because we will all get to know each other a little better. For inspiration, here are two layouts from our challenge hosts, Kate and Stephanie, below:
Kate "10 Things Did Today"
1. Forgot to put water in my coffee maker before turning it on. 2. Rescued my coffee maker from a melt down and enjoyed my cup of Pumpkin Spice coffee 3. Straightened my hair with my Chi iron 4. Took the bus to work...I get to pass the White House every day 5. Worked from 8:45-6 6. Ran (okay, mostly walked) on the treadmill 7. Made couscous marinara for dinner 8. Checked my personal e-mail, my work e-mail, and Two Peas..twice 9. Called my boyfriend 10. Dreamed up layout ideas as I drifted off to sleep
Stephanie "10 Things"
If that doesn't get your creative juices flowing, here are a few more layouts from our design team:
Steph Beck "10 Things I <3"
Shannon "On the Verge of 25"
Rachel Hawkins "10 Places...."
We will have more of our design team’s layouts posted tomorrow and Saturday, so be sure to check back! The winner of this challenge will be posted here on Friday, February 19. Don’t forget one of our challenge winners for this month will win our gorgeous prize package!
Get your project in by 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, February 17 for your chance to win.
We also have a mini prize give away just for this challenge. Kate will send someone a package of the handmade embellishments she used on her LO, customized with your initials if you'd like. Just leave a comment here by 11:59 pm EST on Saturday.
Prize Details You may submit as many layouts (or cards) as you want by the challenge deadline and will get one chance at the prize for each entry. Your project must meet the criteria posted by the challenge hosts to be eligible to win.
To submit your layout, add the direct URL for your layout to Simply Linked. He’ll be at the bottom of each challenge post. You can link to your uploaded project in a gallery like Two Peas in a Bucket, a photobucket account, or a post on another blog. Just make sure the URL takes us directly to your project and not just your blog homepage or whole gallery. The challenge winner will be chosen by a random number generator.
Every challenge winner will get a special “Challenge Winner” blinkie to use in their signatures on messages boards or blog posts. We will pool all the challenge entries and do a prize drawing with the random number generator at the end of the month.
We may also occasionally have smaller prizes for mini-giveaways, so keep checking back! If you have questions about any of this or have a problem using the blog, e-mail us at email@example.com
The Handmade Love challenge blog was an idea thought up by members of the Young Scrappers group at Two Peas. Each design team member is a Young Scrapper. We wanted to create a place where young scrapbookers could bring inspiration to crafters of all ages. We hope that you will join in our challenges!
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