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 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.

 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.

 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
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.


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.

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.
  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.
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.

 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
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!

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