August Mid-Month Scrapbooking Challenge List

August 2017 monthly scrapbooking challenge round up list

August is flying by! Soon the kids will be back in school and we'll be scrapping our autumn layouts. But until then, let's enjoy the last weeks of summer's challenges :)
  • Rules: I've included links to each challenge site's rules page, so be sure to check there for further information. I strive to post the most up-to-date information, but challenge site information supersedes all information listed here. Read the rules of each host site carefully if you want to be eligible for prizes.
  • Allowable Formats: All challenges here allow for 12x12 traditional layouts. Check challenge site rules for more information. Many of these challenges welcome alternate forms of artwork.
  • Combination RulesUnless otherwise noted, you can combine these challenges with others (but again, read the rules of each host site carefully if you want to be eligible for prizes).

Have fun creating! 







    Find their rules here.

    Challenge: Use a die-cut on your page.  Any die cut machine will do! And of course, include a photo with YOU in the frame! 


    Entries: You may enter TWICE per month. (Any entries after the second entry will not be eligible for a prize.)
    Combinations: Yes
    Deadline: 4th of next month



    Colorful Creations

    Find their rules here.

    Challenge: Fussy cutting: add hand cut embellishments and additions to your next project.


    Deadline: Last day of the month
    Find their rules here.


    Challenge:
     Use the case file to create your layout. 




    Entries: Unlimited
    Deadline: Last day of the month




    Inspiration Challenge: Mood board


    Lasting Memories

    Find their rules here.


    Challenge:
    7/30 - On The Farm
    8/06 - In The House
    8/13 - At The Zoo
    8/20 - In The Sea 
    Entries: One per challenge (four total)
    Deadline: August 26th

    Let's Get Sketchy


    Find their rules here.


    Challenge: Create a layout using the sketch and mood board below, along with a female subject of your layout! 



    Entries allowed: One per per challenge
    Combination rules: No other sketch challenges

    Scrap Our Stash

    Find their rules here.

    Challenge: Sketch + a Word


    Combination rules: With any challenge other than another SOS challenge.

    Find their rules here.

    Challenge: Sketch Challenge




    Combinations: Up to three other non-sketch related challenges, such as a colour challenges
    Deadline: 29th

    The Studios Challenges

    Find their rules on their sidebar.

    Challenge:
     Tic tac toe





    Words and Paintery

    Find their rules here.

    Challenge:
     


    Deadline: September 15th

    So many beautiful creations done by the design teams for these sites. Go check them out, and then create your own!

    Lake City Sisters

    Nautical boat and seashells scrapbook layout page in turquoise blue on wood grain background with mixed media elements, cheesecloth, prills microbeads, jute rope twine, seed beads, and pearls

    Hi scrapbookers! Today I'm sharing a layout I created with Studio Light's Summer Feelings kit for the Cherish the Memory design team. If you remember, I was working with the Creative With Chalk kit {PINK!}, and I loved that line. This line was perfect for my sophomore projects--it didn't disappoint with all the beautiful goodies! 

    Nautical boat and seashells scrapbook layout page in turquoise blue on wood grain background with mixed media elements, cheesecloth, prills microbeads, jute rope twine, seed beads, and pearls

    The sea and summer inspired theme is perfect for the dog days of summer: the colors are cool and refreshing and perfect after the pink binge :)

    Nautical boat and seashells scrapbook layout page in turquoise blue on wood grain background with mixed media elements, cheesecloth, prills microbeads, jute rope twine, seed beads, and pearls


    Nautical boat and seashells scrapbook layout page in turquoise blue on wood grain background with mixed media elements, cheesecloth, prills microbeads, jute rope twine, seed beads, and pearls

    Maybe my very favorite element: this gorgeous turquoise starfish! LOVE!

    Nautical boat and seashells scrapbook layout page in turquoise blue on wood grain background with mixed media elements, cheesecloth, prills microbeads, jute rope twine, seed beads, and pearls

    I had a hard time flipping to the B-side of the beautiful Seashells and Gems paper, but I'm a sucker for wood grain and boards and I had to use this one; it made the perfect background for some mixed media: dyed cheesecloth, paint and glitter.




    So Special

    Blue and red scrapbook layout with flowers, die cuts, seed beads, stitching, and ric rac

    Hello scrappy friends! I'm in today to share my layout for the tic-tac-toe challenge for the Scrap Our Stash design team.

    The tic-tac-toe challenge is one of my absolute favorite challenges! Here's this month's challenge board:


    THE CHALLENGE:
    Create a layout and you must use all three items from any horizontal, vertical or diagonal row from your stash!

    I used the middle horizontal row: the color blue, polaroid, and hexagon shape.

    Blue and red scrapbook layout with flowers, die cuts, seed beads, stitching, and ric rac


    The photo is one of my favorites of my sister and I with our "Little Grammy." (In all fairness, my sister and I are 5'11" and 5'9" respectively, but she was still teeny tiny!) Don't let her small stature fool you, though: she had a HUGE heart! My mom (who was her daughter-in-law) refers to her as a saint. I am sure God has granted her special sparkly, ethereal, iridescent angel wings, at the very least!

    Blue and red scrapbook layout with flowers, die cuts, seed beads, stitching, and ric rac

    Blue and red scrapbook layout with flowers, die cuts, seed beads, stitching, and ric rac

    Blue and red scrapbook layout with flowers, die cuts, seed beads, stitching, and ric rac

    Blue and red scrapbook layout with flowers, die cuts, seed beads, stitching, and ric rac

    Blue and red scrapbook layout with flowers, die cuts, seed beads, stitching, and ric rac



    If you haven't played along yet, I invite you to come on over and join the fun: the tic-tac-toe challenge on the first of the month, and the sketch with a twist challenge starting on the 15th of the month.

    When posting your layout, be sure to include in your write up which row you used to be considered for the random prize drawing.

    Click HERE for SOS Challenge Guidelines
    Entries are due on the 29th, 11:59 PM (PST)

    Prize winners are selected by random.org and the TOP 3 are selected by the Design Team. One of the TOP 3 winners will be offered a Guest Designer position.

    Be sure to check back the Scrap Our Stash blog on the 15th for the Sketch With a Twist challenge, and on the 18th when I will release my inspiration layout for that challenge :)

    August Scrapbooking Challenge List

    August 2017 Scrapbooking challenge round up list


    It's August: the last month of summer here in the US, and it's flying past so quickly I'm late on getting this posted! Hopefully you guys have better time management skills than I did this month, so you can get in on these challenge and win some fabulous prizes and have fun creating! I hope you're all enjoying your summer and all the wonderful things it entails: flip-flops, popsicles, and sunshine!

    • Rules: I've included links to each challenge site's rules page, so be sure to check there for further information. I strive to post the most up-to-date information, but challenge site information supersedes all information listed here. Read the rules of each host site carefully if you want to be eligible for prizes.
    • Deadlines: Challenges are due before the end of the month unless noted with a RED deadline date. If you are cutting it close, be sure to check the timezone of the challenge host!
    • Allowable Formats: All challenges here allow for 12x12 traditional layouts. Check challenge site rules for more information. Many of these challenges welcome alternate forms of artwork.
    • Combination RulesUnless otherwise noted, you can combine these challenges with others (but again, read the rules of each host site carefully if you want to be eligible for prizes.

    Have fun creating! 



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    Share and Win Challenge: Enter to win $10 to the Scrapbook.com store by uploading ANY layout you've completed recently to your gallery and link at least 3 products (paper, kit, embellishment, tools, adhesive, etc.). A winner is selected daily. 



    Find their rules here.

    Challenge: Create a traditional or digital scrapbook layout, art journal page, or mixed media canvas using the three criteria.




    Combinations: Must be created exclusively for 1-2-3 Challenge Blog.
    Note:  Prizes requiring postage are only available for Australian residents. International entries are encouraged for the monthly International Guest Design Team spot.


    Find their rules on the post page.

    Challenge:
     Sketch challenge





    Challenge: Create a layout, art journal, painting, card, mixed media, or off-the-page work using circles!
    Combinations: As many as you wish.

    Find their rules here.

    Challenge:
     Use the artwork as inspiration to create any form of paper crafted project using the colors black, white, and ONE other.




    Entries: You may enter more than once in any month as long as each item is with a different creation.
    Combinations: Combine with a sketch challenge only.

    Find their rules here.

    Challenge: White plus one



    Note: Check back the 15th for the mid-month challenge.


    Creative Embellishments

    Find their rules on post page.
    Challenge: The challenge is to be inspired by 1 element from the photo below. Please let us know what you were inspired by. The twist is  to use hashtags on your project.



    Combinations: Allowed

    CSI: Major Case File #235

    http://csichallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/03/major-case-file-no-225-deadline-march.html
    Find their rules here.

    Challenge: Using the case file use all five colors, three clues, and one piece of testimony, along with the composite sketch.



    Entries allowed: Unlimited!
    Note: Check the CSI site on the 15th for the "Minor" case file challenge.

    Kraft+

    Find their rules here.
    Challenge: ALL projects must have a Kraft background.  (this can include Kraft patterned paper) The Kraft must be the hero of your background, not simply patterned paper mounted on Kraft. Let the Kraft shine!



    Combinations:  You could use branches and leaves on your creation.
    Use a tree on your creation OR better yet, create  about a particular special tree in your life and tell us its story. All entries must be created exclusively for the Kraft+ challenge only and not combined with any other challenges.

    Lasting Memories

    lasting memories scrapbooking layout challenges
    View their rules here.

    Challenge: All About Animals

    7/30 - On The Farm

    8/06 - In The House

    8/13 - At The Zoo

    8/20 - In The Sea

    Entries allowed: One per challenge (four total, each entry counts as another chance to win)

    Let's Get Sketchy

    Find their rules here.


    Challenge: 
    Sketch & Moodboard featuring a male





    Entries allowed: One per per challenge
    Combination rules: No other sketch challenges
    Note: Check back on the 15th for the mid-month challenge.


    Mixed Media Monthly

    Find their rules here.
    Challenge: Photo inspiration



    Entries: Up to 5 times
    Combinations: No more than 4 others.
    Instructions
    1. You must use our challenge graphic in your challenge post.
    2. You must comment on at least 3 design team member's blogs. 
    3. Your post must link back to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge post 
    4. Add a link to your direct post

    Mixed Media Place

    Find their rules on the post page.
    Challenge: Mood board



    Deadline: August 20th

    Find their rules here.
    Challenge: 
    Word Inspiration - HARMONY
    Creative Challenge - SONG LYRICS



    Combinations: No more than 2 other challenges. More than that will not be eligible for prizes.

    Off The Rails

    Find their rules here.
    Challenge: Use RED on your project.



    Entries: Two
    Combinations: As many as you like.

    Scrap Our Stash

    Find their rules here.

    Challenge: Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge



    Deadline: 29th
    Combination rules: With any challenge other than another SOS challenge.
    Note: Check back on the 15th for the second monthly challenge.

    Scrap the Boys

    Find their rules here.
    Challenge: Create a layout using a 5x7 photo or larger of your men


    Combination rules: No combinations allowed. Must be exclusive to StB.
    Prizes: Australian residents only eligible for sponsored prizes. International entry winners will be offered a GDT spot.

    Find their rules here.

    Challenge: Mood board



    Deadline: 29th
    Entries allowed: Unlimited
    Combination rules: Combine with no more than one.

    Scrapping Outback

    Find their rules on the post page.

    Challenge: White with a gray and yellow tones.



    Combinations: No other judged challenges that award prizes. Inspiration challenges are fine. 

    Stick it Down

    Find their rules here.

    Challenge:
     Sketch challenges- one and two page






    Combinations: Encouraged

    Stuck?! Sketches

    Find their rules here.

    Challenge: Sketch Challenge



    Combination rules: Up to three other non-sketch related challenges, such as a colour challenges
    Deadline: 
    Note: Check back on the 15th for sketch challenge #2


    White...With One

    Find their rules here.

    Challenge: Create a layout using 85% white and this month's color: silver light. You can use black (or dark brown) as an accent colour on your layout but it must not be the dominant colour on your layout, unless it is the specified colour for that month.


    Optional sketch twist:



    Combinations: With a sketch challenge only.
    Prize: Australian / New Zealand entries are only eligible for the main monthly sponsored prizes. There is a separate prize for International entries. 


    Are you up to the challenge? There's a lot to keep us busy this month. Go get creating!