Thursday, May 1, 2014

Welcome to Our First Challenge!!!!

It is finally here...our first challenge and I have soooooo much to share with you!!! Let's start off with our Sponsor for May...

I can't say enough about this great company!! They have THE BEST customer service, THE BEST scrapbook products available along with having THE BEST people working in their company. They really are some of the nicest I have come across in this business!!! Here is a little more about them and what they offer to their customers...

• thousands of papercrafting products
• family-owned local & online stores
• free monthly scrapbook e-magazine
• six popular layout & card kit clubs
• best-selling sketch books
• hundreds of downloadable sketches
• free shipping on orders of $75
• earn 10% back from every purchase to be used on a future order (see our customer loyalty page for details)

Scrapbook Generation is generously donating a $50 gift certificate to their store! The winner of this certificate will be randomly drawn (using from all of the participants from both of our May challenges!!! As if that isn't enough, they are also giving away a free e-book download of the winner's choice (excluding the giant SFS Bundle volumes 1-7) for this first challenge AND also the May 15th challenge!!!! Those winners will also be randomly drawn from all of the participants projects linked up in each challenge.

Please take a moment to visit Scrapbook Generation's website and Facebook page, thanking them for sponsoring Scrap & Play!

Thank you so much, Scrapbook Generation, for sponsoring Scrap & Play!!! We truly appreciate your support and generosity!!

Challenge #1

I did a blog post a couple of days ago asking for your guesses as to what you thought the first challenge would be and I wasn't surprised that the majority of you answered it correctly. Also, if you know me, you know that this just happens to be my favorite scrapbook challenge.

                             Scrap & Play Sketch / Challenge #1

Your challenge is to create a layout based on the above sketch. You are free to flip it or flop it but we must be able to see that you were inspired by the sketch on your finished page.

Since the Scrap & Play design team call is still going on through May 10th (please visit this post to read all of the call info), I asked some scrappy friends if they would guest design for me and I was honored that they all agreed!! If you click on their name, you can visit their personal blogs and see more of their amazing work.  Here is how the sketch inspired them...

                                          Kelly Holifield                         

                                         Brandi Matos

                                           Tammi Bennett

                                            Lisa Moen

                                          Tracy Rhodes

                                          Raechelle Bellus

                                          Wendi Robinson

                                         Rochelle Spears

Thank you ladies, for guest designing for Scrap & Play and sharing your beautiful creations!!! 

Now it is your turn! Link up your pages in the inlinkz tool on the right sidebar. The challenge ends on May 28th. I can't wait to see what you create with this sketch!!!!

Reminder: Scraps & Play is looking for some talented ladies to be on our design team! If you think you may be interested, please read all of the information about it on this post. The call ends May 10th.

- Tammi


  1. Great first challenge and reveal!

  2. Great challenge! I am definitely gonna try and make time for this!

  3. Fun first challenge and fab inspiration projects, adding this to my NSD projects this weekend! :)

  4. Nice sketch! And wonderful inspiration from the Guest Designers! :)

  5. Great sketch! Awesome reveal ladies!

  6. Wow, awesome sketch and what beautiful work you ladies have done! Best of luck with this new challenge site!

  7. wonderful reveal and love seeing all the takes on the sketch!!! what a great prize too!!

  8. So mabye it's time to try it out again!

  9. Beautiful reveal and great sketch.

  10. I love the sketch, the prize is amazing and each layout is fabulous! Thanks for the challenge and the inspiration!

  11. Fabulous reveal and great sketch! What an amazing prize! Congrats on your first challenge!

  12. Amazing layouts and a fantastic sponsor! Congrats on launch day! :-)

  13. Amazing reveal from all the Guest Designers! :) LOVED working with the sketch.

  14. Beautiful work, guest designers! Thanks for the opportunity to be a guest designer for this new site!

  15. Such a great first challenge! Beautiful creations from the guest designers too! Fabulous inspiration! Have fun creating everyone! :)

  16. Great pages - and a lovely sketch!

  17. First tine on the blog and have to say love the sketch, great challenge

  18. love the sketch and great inspiration! thank you to the sponsor for a fabulous prize!

  19. Loved this sketch and played along. Late on linking up! That happens to me a lot. Thanks for the inspiration.