I have found some other challenge blogs so I am working to get caught up with them. Some I have to skip as I need to take specific pictures to go with the theme. But I have managed to do some. The first ones are from this site I have started from the most recent back. The current weeks challenge is what we are thankful for
This was done with a zany zinnia kit and features dreamstreet papers. The title speaks for itself... I am thankful for my boys (andrew in this one's) silliness.
The challenge before that was "The picture tells the story" It was to use a picture that pretty much explains/journals itself...
Again done with the zany zinnia kit which had one WeRMemory keepers paper. The title says it all with the picture -- "The picture tells the story of... LOVE"
The last challenge I did (at this time) from the story matters is "So you think you can ______" In this one I used the Zany zinnia kit again and did the opposite title that I used below. Of course the same picture but instead of follow for my little guy I used so you think you can lead for my big guy.
The next challenge site I used is one Lynette from the message forum on Personal Scrapper had on her blog. The challenge site is and for this one I started from the very beginning and tried to do the ones I could (meaning the ones I had applicable pictures for) I got several done so I feel pretty accomplished. I am finding challenges are really giving me a whole new boost on journaling and take on a picture I would never have thought of on my own. And it is a CHallenge to see if I can get or find a picture to fit the theme. It is way fun! lol
The first one is "You know all those great family events that seem to happen over and over or just any layout where it seems that all you can seem to say is "we had fun"." Here is my take...
The papers are from my stash that I made into my own kit of sorts and I can't think of who it is by but I had to have it because of the black flower paisley the one sheet had.
This next one is not complete as I need to do my letter but I was going to use a transparency and couldn't find them in the un-packing mess but now i think a cream colored paper will look nice. I will update once it is finished. The challenge was Letter to the past -- This journaling challenge should be a lot of fun - your final result will be a layout that provides insight into who you are now, but also who you were "back in the day."
This is about the only picture I have of Alex and I when he was newborn. I regret not getting mroe but I had horrible post parteum and self esteem issues. Anyway I am going to write him a letter about how I said I wanted one more baby before 30 and he was conceived around my 29th birthday etc. I am so glad I found this challenge because it is one of my favorites and I know I wouldn't have done it on my own. I am going to put the letter over the flower side.
The challenge for this week was to journal/make a page (either or both depending on what you have time for) documenting an object that has significant meaning to you and why I chose to do one of our family dog Fudge who is Aaron's most prized living possession. :D
Again Done with that same paper which I think is BoBunny but I am not 100% sure.
The next one I did the one challenge page but finished the pictures up I had for that year's Christmas. The challenge was "What makes up your Christmas." Which I put decorated tree and homemade cookies for santa.
These are all done with the christmas zany zinnia kit. Off hand I do not know which line. She had two different vendors paper in the kit. You can see the kit here
THe next challenge I did was to journal and do a page based on a random memory. This is about what we do as a family on Sunday mornings. I look at the sunday paper (LOVE THE ADS) or do homework and John watches football.
This page finished up the last of the black paisely paper kit.
This another one of my favorites. (though usually there are one or two I am not crazy about but with these challenges I ended up liking all.) The challenge is to use a quote to inspire your journaling. I found the quote on a sticker sheet and thought it worked perfect with the pictures.
This was done with stash papers and items. (gotta love using the stash :D )
The last one is another favorite. It is done with the zany zinnia kit again. The challenge was Scrap A Conversation and I had recently blogged of a conversation on my livejournal that i had with aaron that was very funny and cute. I thought it worked perfect and showed how quirky he can be.
After New years I am going to start saving so I can get my layouts into books. The box I have them in is getting over full. And I have room now to display them so no more excuses for procrastinating!! I just have to figure what kind of binders.