|What Gets Me Up in the Morning|
I completed this layout for a challenge at Sugar Hill's Digital Scrapbook Community. Its called the Sweet Nothings Challenge because you have to create a layout without photos. This month's challenge was to create a layout that answered the question, "What gets you up in the morning?".
This layout was inspired by Lynette Penacho who was the Treat of the Month this month over at the Sweet Shop. The Sweet Shop is another great online community for digital scrapbookers. Lynette uses a lot of blocking in her layouts. They are fabulous and really inspired me to try a new style. You can see some of her layouts on her "get to know you" page. Just scroll down.
I made this layout with a number of kits at Sugar Hill. Miss Tiina and Victoria Feemster respectfully. Here are some previews of the kits.
|Pitter Patter by Victoria Feemster|
|Artsy Fresh by Miss Tiina|
|Doodleville by Miss Tiina|
|Play Park by Miss Tiina|
|Friends til the End by Victoria Feemster|
|So Into You by Victoria Feemster|
|Javalicious by Nicole Young Designs at Digi Scrapbook Place|
I had a lot of fun doing this layout. I have never scrapped a page without photos. And usually I am scrapping about the kids or an event, not myself. So it really was fun! Scrap challenges are a great way to shake up the lay outs you are creating. They can give you new ideas, color schemes, and techniques just to name a few ideas that might challenge you to expand your layouts.
Another reason I enjoy challenges is that a lot of the scrap communities give you the opportunity to earn free kits and other digi scrap elements by completing their challenges.. For instance, DigiDesign Resort asks you to complete 6 challenges in the month, making you eligible for their huge collaboration kit that is revealed at the beginning of each month. Sugar Hill, on the other hand, gives you points towards each challenges you do. When you earn so many points you get a gift certificate to their store.
If you are new to digi scrapping, doing challenges can help you enter into these communities, where there are some wonderful people hanging out. Not a bad way to spend your time while scrapping.