July Scrapbooking Challenge Round Up List

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 to be eligible for prizes.

Deadlines: Challenges are due before the end of the month unless noted with a RED deadline date. Be sure to check the timezone of the challenge host.

Allowable Formats: All challenges here allow for 12x12 traditional layouts, but any of these challenges welcome alternate forms of artwork like cards and art journal pages.

Combination RulesUnless otherwise noted, you can combine these challenges with others, but again, read the rules of each host site.

Have fun creating! 

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Please see individual posts for any specific rules and deadlines.

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. 

5 Ingredients + Yours

1. Yellow
2. Button(s)
3. A 'smile' of any type
4. Circle(s)
5. Border

Not To Be Squared Challenge

Use triangles, hexagons, circles, stars, etc. as your background in your layout. Avoid using squares or rectangles. Stretch those creative muscles!

Two-Page Sketch Challenge

Crazy 4 Color Challenge

Hoarders Challenge

Pull out the things you haven't touched since you bought them, or something you got but were afraid to try, or haven't used in a long time - or forgot you had.

Twist: Shapes! Bust out those scrap papers and make some shapes for your LO. (Totally open to your interpretation here!)

Summer Project

Card or layout.

Inspired By a Word Challenge

TWIST for June is to use chipboard letters.

Use 3 or more wooden embellishments. 
Optional Twist: Use WOODEN STARS on your layout (in Honor of the 4th of July)

Find their rules here.

Challenge: There is a change of format this month. Create a traditional or digital scrapbook layout, art journal page, or mixed media canvas using the three criteria: 
ONE Sketch
TWO Words (Happy & Time)
THREE Colors: Pale pink, silver, light blue

Combinations: Must be created exclusively for 1-2-3 Challenge Blog.

Find their rules on the post page.

 Mood board

Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge

Find their rules here.

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

Find their rules here.

 Use the artwork as inspiration to create any form of paper crafted project. Criteria: use PEN on your layout.

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: Coming soon.
Entries: Unlimited
Combinations: Up to two

Find their rules here.

Challenge: Color challenge & ALSO use journaling of some kind anywhere on your layout!

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

Counterfeit Kit Challenge

Find their rules here

Challenge: The challenge is to draw inspiration from the "real kit" to create your own "counterfeit kit" using just the supplies you already own.

Note: Check back on July 12th for Challenge #1 and July 18th for Challenge #2.

Creative Embellishments

Find their rules on post page.
Challenge: Image inspiration

Combinations: Allowed

CSI: Major Case File

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.

Hiding in My Craft Room

Find their rules here.

Challenge:  Color challenge

Entries allowed: 3 per week
Combinations: Yes
Deadline: One week from start of challenge
Note: Check back each Saturday for a new challenge.
Week 1: Color Challenge
Week 2: Super Scraps Saturday (use up some of those SCRAPS)
Week 3: Surprise Me!
Week 4: Any Holiday (Catch up on past holidays or get a jumpstart on a holidays coming up)
Week 5: Freestyle! This week you can enter with ANY creation!


Find their rules here.
Challenge: Roses Three Ways (rose stamp, stencil, photo of a rose...
a rose flair, washi tape with a rose pattern and a rose flower embellishment using any medium you like and any combination you like or any embellishment you like.. but there must be roses used Three DIFFERENT WAYS on your creation)

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: 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.

**Coming Sunday, July 2nd
Week One Challenge:
Week Two Challenge:
Week Three Challenge:
Week Four Challenge:
Entries allowed: One per challenge (four total, each entry counts as another chance to win)

Let's Get Sketchy

Find their rules here.

Sketch & Mood Board Challenge 

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: Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #38
"Altered Embellishments" - See what you can do with stuff from your stash to make them fresh and new! Just alter any of your embellishments and let us know how you did it.

Entries: Up to 5 times
Combinations: No more than 4 others.
Note: You must comment on at least 3 design team member's blogs.

Mixed Media Place

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

Deadline: July 19th

Find their rules here.
Challenge: Word & Creative Challenge
Word Inspiration - EXPLORE
Creative Challenge - ARROWS

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

Off The Rails

Find their rules here.
Challenge: Mood board (As an added challenge - your project should also feature feathers)

Entries: Two
Combinations: As many as you like.

Quick Quotes

Find their rules on the post page.
Challenge: Coming the 1st Friday of the month
Entries: One

Rochelle Spears

Find rules on the post page.

Challenge: Color challenge 
BONUS CHALLENGE: Combine this July's Color Challenge with
GrandDiva's (Brenda) July Rewind Sketch Challenge for a chance to win the bonus prize.
Deadline: July 29th

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 mid month challenge.

Scrap the Boys

Find their rules here.
Challenge: Sketch challenge

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

Scrapbook Fantasies

Find rules on respective post pages.

Challenge: Hexagons

Combinations: One sketch challenge (unless SF challenge is a sketch)
Deadline: July 23

Find their rules here.

Challenge: Create a SUMMER themed layout, card, canvas, mini album, mixed media, or off the page creations.

Deadline: July 6th
Entries allowed: Up to four (4)
Note: Check back every other Friday for a new challenge.

Scrapping Outback

Find their rules on the post page.

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

Stick it Down

Find their rules here.

 One & Two page sketch challenge

Combinations: Encouraged

Stuck?! Sketches

Find their rules here.

Sketch Challenge

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

White...With One

Find their rules here.

Challenge: White with ONE (lavender lane). Create a layout using 85% white and this month's color. 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.

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 plenty of inspiration to keep us busy this month, so get inspired and get creating!


  1. WOW! The colors in some of these challenges are gorgeous! A lot of work went into this post! You go Girl!

  2. This challenge listing is fantastic Carrie. Such a kind and thoughtful idea. Will be using soon. Thanks so much. Blessings & Huggies!!!!

  3. Thank you so much for this list. Wow a lot of work. This is great for crafters and challenge site! I have found several challenge I plan to enter. (FYI: I think Anne's Craft Cupboard is for Aussies and NZ residents only? - check their facebook).

  4. Wow, Carrie - I never knew so many challenge sites existed. I'm going to check some of them out. I could always use a push to get me out of my scrapbooking comfort zone. Thank you for posting these. ☺


Thanks for all your kind comments!