Friday, November 7, 2008

Challenge # 1

I hope everyone is ready for some new challenges this month. I am really excited to have another month long contest. I think I will post a big week long challenge blitz again at the end of the month. Check back daily of some time limited chances to win. I may even post a bonus RAK like I did last month.

We all have our comfort zone and generally stick it on a regular basis. It is where we tend to use the same type of products, the same style and the same techniques. We know what it will produce. SOMETIMES... it's fun to step outside of the box and create something you wouldn't normally do. If you are a 12x12 scrapper.... you can scrap an 8x11, 8x8, 6x6 or and 6x12. If you are always creating linear pages where everything is always straight and even, try turning a few elements on it's side. If you like everything crisp and clean, grunge, ink and tear. If you tend to use three colors all the time, then switch to colors you don't use or the opposite colors on a color wheel.

For me.... I did a round layout. I love trying to make everything fit in a circle. I used a great sketch from Ally that was posted on her SO Sketchy Blog. If you haven't done a circle layout before.... give it a go!! You can also find some great sketches at PageMaps. Click on the round maps.

If you look at a circle layout and wonder what the heck to do with it.... I know alot of people (myself included) who place it on a piece of coordinating cardstock and put it in an album.

So... my challenge to you is to step outside of your comfort zone and try something new. It could be a round layout, like me. It could be a different size layout, use a new style or a new technique.

Please email your creations to me at: and put Thynner Blog Challenge in the subject line so it doesn't get lost in my emails. You will receive a ballot for every challenge you complete!!
**Due date: December 1st at midnight EST**

I'll post a picture of what you're playing for this month..... tomorrow. Look out... I have another great selection for you.

Happy Scrapping!



  1. Gorgeous page Tara. And this is always a challenge for me as my scrappin style (in my opinion) is all over the place. I like to try different things, some things stick and I use again, others don't! I have done a couple circle layouts in the past so maybe I will try to do another one. Thanks for the challenge!;)

  2. wow..gorgeous lo it!

  3. I love this layout!!! Awesome!

  4. Great layout. Gorgeous girlies too!

  5. Fabulous layout Tara and I love this challenge! I've been wanting to do a 6X12, so maybe I can do it for your challenge!

  6. love the layout...great challenge

  7. Gorgeous page T! I finally got my Slide program to work and you are now entered in to the October contest. Miss you babe!

  8. Love your layout Tara!!!!! I was stuck for an idea for what to do until this week's WeScrap Fresh Faces challenge. So I used paint --- never really done much with paint before so I was a little nervous. It was fun though. It is posted over at WeScrap in the gallery as you know.

    Thanks for the challenge Tara!!!!!