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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

January Sketch Challenge and December WINNERS!!!!

Hello, back on the blog with my second post for the day!
Welcome to my January Sketch Challenge!
Here is this month's sketch:
And....we gotta have
(to be entered into drawing):
• Your layout must be NEW as of January 1, 2014
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by
January 29th. 11:59 PM (PST) 
• You must include a LINK back to this challenge post when posting your layout on your blog or gallery.

Here is my layout inspired by the sketch:
And here is the prize you are playing for this month:
Echo park 12 x 12 Collection Pack

I combined my challenge with the following Scrappy Friends Challenges
Rochelle Spears 
I used row 1 diag and row 2 across
Kristi B's ~ Word Challenge (Happy)

*Kelly Holifield's ~ Color Combo Challenge

*Kelly has agreed to join the Scrappy Friends group to host a fourth challenge for you to participate in each month.   Kelly is an awesome lady and a very talented scrapper and I am sure you will be inspired by her challenges and reveals each month!

Combine my challenge and/or complete or combine two or more of the 
Scrappy Friends Challenges above, and you will be automatically entered into the 
Scrappy Friends Bonus Prize Drawing!
January's BONUS Prize:

And...now it is time to announce the WINNERS for DECEMBER!!  
With December being a busy month and all, I would like to thank all of you who found time to play along last month and  link up all your fabulous pages inspired by the December Sketch and/or the other Scrappy Friends Challenges!!!

Join me in giving a big shout out to 
she is the randomly drawn winner of my 
December Sketch Challenge

she is the winner of the 
December Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE


Angela be sure to comment below and then email me at:
with your mailing address and I will get your prize out to you. 
Please add GCC October Winner in the subject line. 

Charity be sure to comment below or on any of the other Scrappy Friends Blogs and then email your mailing address to: 
to claim your prize.
Please add December Bonus Winner in the subject line.

I am looking forward to all of your wonderful takes on this month's sketch challenge!
Thank you for stopping by!
Enjoy the New Year!!!

Also, entering this layout in the following challenges
Back Porch Memories ~ January Bingo Challenge
Sketches 4 All ~ Cheer Challenge
Southern Girls ~ Christmas Wishes Challenge

"Shh! Off Duty" Layout ~ Paper Secrets DT Reveal

Happy New Years Everyone!!!

Today Paper Secrets is revealing their first sketch for 2014 and they are changing things up a bit and adding a word to each sketch challenge.  
The word this month is PARTY and the challenge is to create a layout inspired by the sketch, and...add an item or items to your page that start with each of the letters in the given word.
I used this challenge to create a companion page to a layout I created in December and here is a list of the items I used for the challenge:
P - Polaroid 
(frames cut from patterned paper)
A - Alphas
R - Red
T~ Tag
Y - Yellow
Lawn Fawn ~" Peace, Joy Love" Collection
Studio Calico ~ Wood Veneers
AC Thickers & LilyBee Alphas
Recollections ~ Flair Button
Misc - Twine

And...here is the sketch by Kelly Holifield
Make sure you visit the Paper Secrets Blog for the full reveal on this sketch!   The design team has created some wonderful layouts inspired by this challenge!   You have until Jan 14th, to complete your layout and link up for a chance to enter into the prize drawing!

Also entering this layout in the following challenges:
Back Porch Memories ~ Recycle Challenge
(fussy cut name of collection from the bottom retail strip of my patterned paper
Peace Joy Love and embellished tag at the top of my layout)
Sketches 4 All ~ Let It Snow
(use white on you page)

Enjoy the rest of your day!!!