Write On Challenge & Latest Challenge Winner!

Happy hump day friends! Before I get to the new challenge for today, let’s take a look at the winning layout from the last 1-2-3 Challenge. Congratulations to Melissa, who wins any kit of her choice from my shoppe!

Melissa, to claim your prize, browse thru the kits HERE and then send me an email (sherrie [at] pixelgypsydesigns [dot] com) letting me know which kit you’d like!

Now on to our next challenge! It’s a Write On Challenge, which means there is some journaling involved, but have no fear. Even those of you who aren’t so hip to lots of journaling on your pages are going to find this one easy-peasy!

I myself am not a prolific journaler. Every once in a while I’ll include a short paragraph, but I’m not a scrapper who gets into lengthy writing on her pages. One way I really like to incorporate text that has meaning to me on a page is via lists. They’re virtually painless to write and they do a great job of providing the snapshot of info on the subject of the layout.

For this Write On Challenge, I want you to create a favorites list of some kind. In my layout, I documented my son’s list of favorites for this month (because you know it changes often!). You can follow my lead, or you can create a favorites of the year list, favorites of all time, favorite foods, favorite music, favorite…anything! The sky is the limit on how you choose to form and focus your list—it just has to be there. There are also no rules on how many items you have to include on your list. Be as short or lengthy as you please. :)

Prize: One winner will receive their choice of any one element pack from my shoppe.

Deadline: Please link me up to your layout challenge layout in the comments of this post no later than Tuesday, May 4th.

I can’t wait to see your list!

Spring Cleaning Layout

I got to busy scrapping with the new Spring Cleaning kit from Dysfunctional Design (that’s my girl Ami) yesterday. It’s not often that I do a layout without any photos, but I’m quite happy with how this one turned out:

Here’s the fab kit I used for it (it’s 20% off today—woot!)

What’s rather ironic about this layout is that it seems that I’ve been doing a LOT of cleaning over the past month. With the office re-decorating, we had to empty the room and that meant sorting and cleaning through one of the most oft-used rooms in the house (let me tell you, 4 years worth of stuff piles up while you’re not looking). I’m trying really hard to get better about my organizational systems so I can have a fairly neat house without a ton of effort. Madison’s even getting on the bandwagon, purging some of the toys that she never plays with in order to help her keep better order of the ones she does play with. I was very proud of how much she removed from her room yesterday. If she’s anything like I was when I was a kid, it was hard to pick and choose which to keep and which were going to go.

The weather is gorgeous here today. You know it’s getting to be summery weather when I have to literally push the dog outside. :p  He’s already starting to blow his coat, so it shouldn’t be quite *this* miserable for him too much longer. He has a lot of winter fur to get rid of. He should really stop being lazy about that task. ;)

Anyhoo….hope everyone is having such a beautiful, sunshiny day!

Cool Digi Stuff & More!

Happy Monday all! This weekend was the wrap up of spring break in our corner of the world and I know Nicholas and I are happy to have our routine back. Madison wasn’t ready to go back to school, but she perked up last night when I pointed out how close summer vacation really is now. She’s such an easy kid to cheer up—we just have to help her re-frame her perspective once in a while. ;)

I know I haven’t been too regular on posting Cool Digi Stuff the past Mondays, but with the {near} completion of our office, the kidlets’ return to school and my improved health I’m ready to get back at it. In fact, today I’m pointing you toward some freebies that are going to keep on giving for a while! (Does that make up for a less than stellar posting record?)

In case you’re not aware, Little Dreamer Designs is running their apprentice program again and it just started. That means for the coming weeks you’re going to have the opportunity to download the great freebies these designers create as they move through the competition. The Round 1 freebies can be found HERE. Don’t wait around to download though, because I believe they’re available only for a limited time. Then keep checking back HERE for subsequent freebies from future rounds as the competition tightens!

It’s time for another Pixel Peek from me too! I have a new kit hitting my shoppe on Wednesday—here’s a little peek:

Oh, and hey—don’t forget about the 1-2-3 Challenge going on right now here on my blog. You still have until next Tuesday to whip up an awesome layout for yourself following the challenge rules and I’ll be picking a winner who will receive a free kit of their choice from my shoppe. Check it out if you haven’t already!

Until next time…happy scrapping!

1-2-3 Challenge!

I’m back with your challenge for the next two weeks, and this one is a 1-2-3 Challenge. That means I’ll be giving you 3 steps to follow when creating your layout. You’re not restricted to only the three steps (meaning you can add more to your layout), but you must include the steps to be eligible to win the prize.

Challenge Steps:

  1. Use a stitched border on your page.
  2. Use a combination of 1 alpha and 1 font for your page title.
  3. Use a stamp of some sort on your page.

Here is my layout example (click for full-sized image):

Prize: One winner will receive a kit of their choosing from my shoppe.

Deadline: Link me up to your completed layout in the comment section of this post no later than Tuesday, April 20th in order to be eligible for the prize.

I look forward to seeing your layouts!

Twist-a-Lift Winner

I’m running behind on the new challenge for this week. I will have that posted for you tomorrow…but in the meantime I can announce the winner of the Twist-a-Lift challenge. :)

Congratulations to RealRach, who is our winner and gets her pick of a product from ListGirlDesigns.com!

(click for full-sized view)

Rach, please send me an email at sherrie[at]pixelgypsydesigns[dot]com about your prize! Thanks for playing along, and a huge thank you to Christine (List Girl Designs) for sponsoring the challenge!!

I’ll be back tomorrow with a new challenge. Thanks for bearing with me. :) My office still isn’t quite back together again yet, but at least I’m back at my computer. ;)