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  1. We did it!  We made it half way through 2020!  It's been rough, but hopefully the last half will be smoother.  To take your mind off of things for a while, here are your July monthly challenges.  You have all month to create them!  Post your layouts in the Monthly Challenge Gallery, then come back to this thread and leave links to your layouts so we can all admire them.  Remember too, the monthly layouts count for the Challenge Chase, so be sure to post links to your layouts in the July Challenge Chase thread to count toward earning the monthly coupon to the SG Shop.  

    Here are your July Monthly Challenges:

    1: Exercise:  Because we've all had a harder time getting out and about this year, exercise is more important than ever.  Create a layout based on a physical activity or exercise that you enjoy, such as walking, gardening, yoga, etc.

    2:  Mixed up patterns!  Scrap a layout mixing stripes and polka dots.  You can do this in many different ways, using papers, embellishments, masks, brushes, even your photos.

    3:  Tutorial:  Create a layout utilizing one of the many tutorials posted on the SG Blog HERE.  When you post the link to your layout in this thread, let us know which tutorial you used!  Make sure it's one that you haven't done before, so that you learn something new.

    4:  Mood board:  Yay, I love mood boards!  I chose a summery board this time, from Pinterest.  Create a layout inspired by the mood board below - anything can be your inspiration, from the color palette to one specific object in a photo, or a shape... anything!


  2. This is the last challenge of Sale-a-Bration 2020, so make it count!  Your challenge today is a photo challenge:  Take a photo (or photos) of something or someone from a lower or higher angle, then create a layout using those photos.  The sky’s the limit - literally! 😃   Once your layout is complete, post it in the Sale-A-Bration Challenge Gallery, then come back here to leave a link to your layout so that we can all admire it.

    Remember, if you complete even one Sale-a-Bration Challenge layout, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a prize!  The prizes are as follows:

    Complete all 5 challenges, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $40 gift certificate to the SG Shop

    Complete 3 challenges, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $20 gift certificate to the SG Shop

    Complete 1 challenge, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $5 gift certificate to the SG Shop

    All layouts MUST be posted by Midnight EST on July 2nd to be eligible (you have some time to complete all of them!)

  3. I Have and I Want!  This is an easy, fun game to play and you might just win a collection that you’d like to own.  Simply post two images: the first, of a kit that you already have and tell us what your favorite part of the collection is and why. The second image is of a collection or other item in the SG store that you want, and tell us what you like about it.

    You may post as many times as you like, up until midnight EST Tuesday June 30th.  However, you may not post twice in a row – wait until at least one other person posts before you post again, or your post won’t count.  One lucky person will win something from their posted “want” list (via random draw), to be announced Wednesday July 1st.

    Have fun!  Here is an example post:

    I Have Designs by Helly's Winter Twilight Collection; I love how sparkly this kit is, and the color palette of the deep blues, the white snow, and coral pink.  Very peaceful!


    I want:  Chere Kaye's Weeds & Wildflowers Collection.  Again, I just love the color palette, it's so bright and cheerful!  This collection is feminine, fun, and energetic, perfect to scrap layouts of my two girls.


  4. Hello, welcome to Scrap Girls!  You sound way more organized than I ever will hope to be - but I do have a bullet journal that I try to keep up with.  I haven't been very good at that even, since the pandemic began.  You'd think I'd be better at it, given I have less going on now!

  5. Why do you scrapbook?  To document this crazy life?  For the creative outlet?  It's a deceptively simple question, with potentially numerous answers.  This week, through your layout, tell us why YOU scrapbook.  If you've been scrapping for a while, your reasons may have changed over the years - tell us all of them!  This might be a great opportunity for an art journal page if you enjoy art journaling, or a nice tidy list page if you enjoy lists.  With or without photos, tell us why you scrap.  Once you are finished with your layout, upload it to the Weekly Newsletter Challenge Gallery, then come back to this page and leave a link to your layout so that we can all admire it!

  6. I don't know the answer for sure, but I'm going to guess that yes, it's OK (?)  I think a lot of us spend most of our time here on the SG forum and gallery, and so we don't post much elsewhere.  I've started posting to my FB, Instagram, and Twitter recently, though, with hashtags - I'm trying to learn how to navigate all of this social media, so I'm interested in the final answer to your question, too.

    @angleigh @April Showers

  7. Hi Rae!  The challenge layouts don’t have to be 100% SG products - just “mostly” SG products, and when you list your materials used when posting a layout, you can link to SG products in the store, but not to any products or designers outside of SG.  And yes, retired SG products are just fine, even from designers who are no longer at SG, if the products were bought through SG to begin with. I use retired products a LOT, including retired products from retired designers, or designers who were guests at SG or who are no longer here. After 10+ years of being with SG, I’d be frustrated not being able to use so much of my stash - and it would be so hard to keep track of what products/designers were retired. 

    I hope this answer wasn’t too convoluted!  Glad you’re enjoying the challenges. I find the challenges are how I get most of my layouts done!

  8. Today’s challenge is a color challenge, and YOU get to pick one color to use as your main color! But there’s a twist:  Both your layout AND your photo(s) must predominantly contain the color you’ve chosen.  You may use different shades of your chosen color.  See what you can come up with for this challenge – stretch your skills!  Once you’ve created your layout, post it in the Weekly Newsletter Challenge Gallery, then come back to this thread and post a link to your layout so that we can all admire it and leave some love!

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