It's not only a new month, it's a new year. Start it off in a fun and productive way by getting some of the pictures in your to-do pile scrapped. As always, the scrapbook challenge community has some awesome challenges for us this month to inspire us!

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Challenge: Try something new this month. Use something new you received over the holidays, use an unused stamp from an older stamp set you’ve had in your stash a while, try a new technique, etc.

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 Use the artwork as inspiration to create any form of paper crafted project.

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.

Creative Embellishments

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Challenge: Photo inspiration, with a twist to use glitter.

Combinations: Allowed

CSI: Major Case File
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Challenge: Photo inspiration.

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

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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
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Challenge: Word play
12/31 - Happy
1/7 - Love
1/14 - Dream
1/21 - Adventure
Entries allowed: One per challenge (four total, each entry counts as another chance to win)
Deadline: January 27

Let's Get Sketchy

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Sketch 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

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Challenge: Create a mixed media project celebrating the "new" whether it's new things happening in life, new crafty goodies you just got or new techniques/materials.

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

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Challenge: Mood Board

Deadline: January 19th

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Challenge: Must use the word inspiration and color combination.

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

Off The Rails

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Challenge: All about babies.

Entries: Two
Combinations: As many as you like.

Scrap Our Stash

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Challenge: Golden globe challenge. Create a winter themed layout OR use the word winter in your title AND.... you must add either white ink/paint splashes, snow or white sequins to you layout.

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

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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.

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

Scrapping Outback

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

Sketches in Thyme

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Challenge: Sketch challenge

Combinations: Yes.
NoteAnyone can enter, however you must be a follower and complete both sketches to be eligible to win the prize. Check back on the 15th for the second sketch challenge.

Stick it Down

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 One and two page sketch challenges

Combinations: Encouraged

Stuck?! Sketches

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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

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Challenge: Use white with...Bayou Blue.

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 a lot to keep us busy this month. Go get creating!


  1. Hi Zae, just discovered your site and I love it. A challenge you might want to include is Quick Quotes monthly.They encourage layouts, but also accept other projects. Here is the link

  2. LOVE THIS!! Thanks for putting all the challenges in one place/post! You can also include the monthly challenge from the Challenge YOUrself Blog if you would like too!

    1. Of course, Sherri! I love the Challenge YOUrself challenges (having played many times!). I've been TRYING to get back in here and update as challenges are released through the month, when my mini man gives me more than two seconds to breathe! I usually do a mid-month challenge round up, but July got away from me! Hopefully August will be less of a whirlwind :)


Thanks for all your kind comments!