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Username Post: ~*~SEPTEMBER~*~ Anything Goes Challenge! Rockin' Out!!!        (Topic#1513617)
Megan Ann
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September is on the way! Time for sign ups!

Are you ready for an exciting month of challenges that will spark your creativity and make you to step outside your comfort zone by challenging you to try variety of techniques? You may even complete that project you always wanted to finish. If so, welcome to September Anything Goes Challenge!

As usual, we will enjoy daily challenges, weekly challenges, weekly photo challenges and a monthly challenge.

SIGN-UPS will be open until September 10th

If you are playing for points/prizes please send me $8.00 via USPS no later than September 15th. If you don't want to count points, you can always play motivational (but you won't be eligible for the prizes).

Please mail to:
Megan A. Walker
DURHAM, NC 27705-3606

Alternately you can pay via PayPal by sending money to
[email protected]
If you select this method, you will have to pay $8.55 to cover PayPal fees but that’s not that bad considering a stamp would cost you $0.44

Only pages that are NEWLY completed and uploaded on or after September 1st count towards your total points and layouts. This challenge ends on September 30th at 11:59 PM PST. All LOs, cards, pics, or other projects to be counted for points or towards your LO goal must be uploaded to your gallery AND linked to this thread with your point details. Going forward all pics, LOs and point details must be posted to the thread by the deadline which is Sunday 12 midnight PST.

PRIZES: Gift certificates to!

**Prize Categories**
(prize amounts will be based upon the number of players)

1 - Most points overall - no matter what your goal was or how many layouts you complete, if you have the most points at the end of the month, then you win this category...

2 - Most points 10 or less layouts - if you set your goal for 10 or less layouts and complete 10 or less layouts for the month, then you are eligible for this category - if you complete more than 10 LOs then congrats to you, but that moves you to the other categories...

3 - Random drawing of everyone who meets their goal - very simple, meet your goal and I will put all names into a hat at the end of the month and draw

4 – Most points 11-25 LOs. If you set your goal for 11-25 layouts and complete your goal of 11-25 layouts for the month, then you are eligible for this category - if you complete more than 25 LOs then congrats to you, but that moves you to the other categories...

5 –Most daily challenges completed - I will post a new challenge everyday and if you do them, keep track of how many you complete, then you will be eligible for a prize at the end of the month. If there is a tie, then there will be a drawing. (To be eligible for this category, please start a blog at to list your challenges completed.) Daily challenges are meant to be completed on a layout, a card, or an altered project. There will be few day specific challenges but generally you will be able to complete those challenges at your own pace and you may combine several of them on a same layout, card, or altered project.

***** You will only be eligible for prizes having met your LO goal. You can only win in one category.*****

Layouts are counted towards your goal in the following manner:

*8x8 or above (8.5x11, 12x12) = 1 layout (2 pagers count as 2 layouts)
*2 6x6 = 1 layout
*3 4x6=1 layout
*4 mini layouts (3x3, 4x4 etc.)= 1 layout
*Cards do not count toward your layout goal, but you can count points for them*

Altered items and other projects can be counted as "layouts" based on the amount of work in them. If you aren't sure how many to count, just ask!

**A note for people who'd like to play for prizes, but not keep track of points; as long as you link/post your layouts to the thread, you can still be eligible for categories 3 & 5 of prizes!**


Megan Ann
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money received=

April C. 6/4 2662 pts GOAL MET!!! 4 DCs
Robinbird79 0/5 790 points
Margy 12/5 12396 points GOAL MET!!! 19 DCs
2lilbugs 10/7 5574 pts GOAL MET!!!
senora_x 10/10 8035 pts GOAL MET!!!
Ladybeth 15/10 7334 pts GOAL MET!!!
SwtTxt 10/10 7379 pts GOAL MET!!! 22 DCs
iheartaslan 17.5/11 20205 pts GOAL MET!!! 25 DCs
scrapn2 20/11 16459 pts GOAL MET!!! 30 DCs
MommiMarci 12/12 6439 pts GOAL MET!!! 17 DCs
BubbleDragon 0/12
kyttikate 12/12 GOAL MET!!!
JayAndXansMom 16/15 9917 pts GOAL MET!!! 30 DCs
MommaSaid 16/15 12897 pts GOAL MET!!! 30 DCs
Noelle311 0/15
ncyankee 0/20

scrapinbabygal 25/21 22000 pts GOAL MET!!! 28 DCs
Quay 80/35 23180 pts GOAL MET!!! 28 DCs
Crystal B. 0/
scrapriquez 0/


Faithscrapper 0/15
Pookie09 0/5 or 0/7
thirdgrade 0/10

Edited by iheartaslan on 10-04-09 11:42 AM. Reason for edit: Adding totals! PM me yours!

Megan Ann
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~*~Daily Challenges~*~
Each day a new challenge will be posted. These challenges can be done at your own pace unless specified in the challange. These can easily be incorporated into any card or LO. You can take +10 pts for completing the challenge on the same day it was posted.

9/1:Set up your siggy and daily challenges blog for +100 pts. If you upload a LO on this 1st day of September take +50 pts.
9/2:Use flock/flocking on your LO, CARD, OR ALTERED PROJECT whether it be flocked paper or stickers or loose flock glued down. Whatever, just some kind of the flock texture on your LO, card, or altered project for +150 pts.
9/3:Change your avatar! +135 pts
9/4: Double points for handstitching up to +150 pts.
9/5:Use this pagemap to make a page:

June 07 Pagemap
By Mrs. Tristan
for +300 pts.

9/6:Get double points for journaling up to +150 pts.
9/7:Use at least 3 punches +120
9/8:Been seeing this challenge around lately so lets give it a try- Use NO patterned paper on a LO +125
9/9:Nines. In honor of 9/9/09 do something with nines. Be creative!!!
(think like 9 brads....) +150
9/10:9/10 Stamp at least two images, cut them out and color them in +100pts
9/11:Use your name or a family member's name to determine what your supplies are going to be on a LO. +300
Here are some rules though:
---->If you name has the same letter twice you dont have to repeat that letter
---->The name has to be at least 5 letters (If yours is less than that use 1 or 2 letters from your middle name or last name) Just make sure to have at least 5
---->Lastly you have to state the name or letters

J- jewels
O- oval shape
H- word "happy" in the title
N- a number represented in the LO
9/12:Use at least three types of bling +125

9/13:Try pleating ribbon +115 (just in case someone has never done it here is a LO from my gallery)
Blake's cover page By Scrapinbabygal
9/14:I'm gonna start out with an easy one. Go to the Superstore and find 5 items that you would love to have. Link them here to the thread for all of us to drool over. +100 pts
9/15:Purple is my favorite color so do a LO and use the color purple on 50% of the LO. +120 pts.
9/16:Make a border using buttons. The buttons can be any type-paper, plastic, chipboard, stamped, etc. as long as you make some kind of border with them. +125 pts. Here is an example:

What's Wrong with This Picture? By Lstory
9/17:Use 2 of these embellishements/technique s on your LO. You can add anything else to the LO that you want too..just make sure you use two of the items listed below as well!

-paper clips
-Popsicle stick
-foam stamps
-heat embossing
-bottle caps
-ghost/clear letters or shapes
-shaped brads (hearts, stars, etc. NO cirlce or square brads allowed)
ENJOY! +300
9/18:Take +150 points just because you all are FABULOUS ladies!! Hope you all have a great day!
9/19:Today is my oldest son's 8th birthday. In honor of his birthday, do something with 8's on your LO..8 pp, 8 flowers, 8 punches..8 of any of the same kind of item. No the 8 flowers don't have to be the same..just as long as you have 8 flowers. +88 pts
9/20:Today's challenge has two parts. The first part is to tell someone in your life that you love them. Life is too short and we need to make sure that the people we love know that. So tell someone you love them and then tell us who you told. The second part is to post here why you scrapbook. Do you do it for the artistic release, to preserve memories or just because it's fun. Whatever your reason..tell us about it. +150 pts
9/21:Take +2 pts per comment today and tomorrow (9/21 and 9/22).
9/22:I don't know about you guys, but my card stash is getting really low. Take 30 points for each card you upload at one time. (max. of 5 for a max. total of 150 points)
9/23:I love to go back through the LOs that I have marked as favs, inspiring, etc. Link four of your mosted loved here to insprire the rest of us for 125 points.
9/24:Get those pens out and do some doodling for 100 pts.
9/25:My 23rd Birthday!I feel like celebrating something today... so with that in mind, do a LO featuring some kind of celebration (holiday, birthday, promotion, baby's milestones, etc.). 150 points
9/26:Use at least three different types (not different colors) of ribbon or fiber on a LO. (ex. yarn, ribbon, rik rak, eyelash fibers, embroidery floss). 100 points
9/27:use at least four patterned papers on a LO for 200 pts.
9/28:Add some spice to your LO. Use any color you can find in your spice rack. +100
9/29:Should you choose to accept it, your mission is to sully forth and promote the October AGC. Provide a link on another challenge thread that you already participate in. Create a post in the General forum spouting your love for the AGC and why others would love it just as much. I'd prefer that it's a format that any of us could see easily. +150 pts
9/30:*I think it's safe to say that this has been a hectic month for all of us. By a show of hands, how many of us wonder exactly where September went in such a hurry? Take a moment today and reflect back on the month. Share your favorite memory of September, 2009.
*Take three deep breaths and repeat after me, "Ooooohm, Henny Penny Ooooooohm!" +150 pts

~*~Weekly Challenge and Photo Challenge~*~
These challenges MUST be posted WITH POINTS DETAILS by midnight PST Sunday to take points for the weekly challenges.

NEW RULE: If you take a pic of your computer screen because you do not have the item asked for in the weekly photo challenge you will only get half points for the picture of your computer screen. So if the challenge was originally worth 100 pts, you would get 50 pts; worth 50 pts, you would get 25 pts; etc.


So, I challenge myself and all of you to create a LO about someone or something that you feel makes you a better person for 300 pts.

If you're inclined to do meet a photo challenge this week, let's celebrate wedded bliss! My parents celebrated their 37th anniversary this month so I want you to take pics of:

something old +50
something new +50
something borrowed +50
something blue +50

What inspires you? A catchy title? A special quote? A new technique? Perhaps you’ve admired the hand made embellie or color combination used on a LO. Your challenge this month is to make an IDEA BANK.
It can be a Notebook, rolodex, recipe or index card file box, etc. The requirement is that it must be expandable so you can add to it. Cards can be ATC,index or Bookmark size or album size pages. You must have a minimum of 10 cards/pages and something to contain them. 350 pts. Additional cards are worth 50 pts each for the next 10 cards. Ex.-If you made 20 cards you would have 350+500 for 850 pts.

*Bonus- Use the technique,quote, embellie etc on a LO for 150 pts. Bonus pts can only be taken after the Idea Bank is completed.

Edited by iheartaslan on 09-30-09 03:42 AM. Reason for edit: Adding Challenges!

Megan Ann
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If you get your money in to me by the 5th of September take +300 pts,
if you get the money in to me by the 10th of September take +200 pts,
and if you get the money in to me by the 15th of September (the due date) take +100 pts!


- PER photo corner, eyelet, button, staple, brad, paper clip, grommet, jewel, pearl, metal clips, etc.
- PER sticker used (flat or 3D)
- PER letter/number used in title only (stamped, sticker, chipboard, rub-on, die cut, etc.)
- PER hand stitch
- PER die-cut item (shape, letter, number, etc.)

(example: if you use three different pattern papers take 15 points)
- PER cardstock/pattern paper used
- PER scripture, recipe, quote or poem (includes song lyrics)
- PER card or swap item made (full points for first, 5 pts for each identical one)
- PER stamped image (not including letters or numbers)
- PER layout 6x6 or smaller (MUST have a link in this forum)
- PER type/kind of ribbon or fiber used
- PER 3D flower
- PER type of bling
- PER bling shape
- PER color of stickles or paint used
- PER hand-cut embellie (that you cut out w/ scissors)
- PER rub on shape or word(border, frame, flower,“love” etc. NOT individual letters or numbers)
- PER challenge on that your LO was created for (must tell what challenge(s) it was created for)
- PER color of ink used
- PER type of distressing (inking, tearing, etc...any type)
- PER non-scrapbook item used on your page (includes memorabilia other than pics)

(only take 5 points once for each item you use, no matter how many times you use it)
- for using chipboard shapes or letters/numbers
- for using die cut shapes or letters/numbers
- for using a border punch
- for using flourishes/swirls
- for using ghost shapes, ghost letters, transparencies, or vellum
- for using scallops on your LO
- for using handmade embellishments
- for using felt or fabric
- for using foam or vinyl
- for using metal items
- for having a journaling block OR journaling strips
- for using ink, stickles, or paint
- for using chalk or embossing on your layout or card
- for doodling
- for using the following themes: family; fall; YOU
- for having hidden pics or journaling—to take these points, you must include a close up of the hidden items in your gallery and link to this thread

- PER 8x8 or larger (8.5x11, 12x12) layout (MUST have a link in this forum)
- PER layout with no pictures
- PER layout about yourself
- PER mini-album created (may still take points per page)
- PER altered item created
- PER hand quilled item (not quilled stickers!)
- for machine sewing
- for using scraps
- for putting embellies or journaling on the photograph
- for scraplifting a member of or using a pagemap/sketch (link the original page too, always possible even if it is just the link-that starts with http://-- cannot take points without link)


- PER picture (4 pics = 20 pts.)
- PER person or animal in each pic
- PER picture over 5 years old OR less than two months old
- PER black & white, sepia toned, or colored picture (ex. a pic made blue or purple)

- PER picture that YOU are in
- PER picture with NO people or animals in it
- PER photo larger than 4x6 OR 3x3 (2x3, 2x2, etc.) or smaller
- for single page LO w/ 3+ pics OR double page LO w/ 7+ pics


-1 point PER word of journaling (not pre-printed embellies) up to 400 points
-25 points for every 50 words over 400 (E.g. Total of 500 words would equal 450 points)
-10 points for using handwritten journaling on your page (or 20 pts for 50+ words or 50 points for 100+ words)


- PER comment you post in a gallery/blog/my place
- PER new photo taken by you, posted to gallery and linked to this thread

- PER any new BLOG entry (NO POINTS FOR UPDATING A BLOG) (MUST have a link to this forum)
- For cleaning up your scrap area after you completed the posted layout
- For updating your siggy-points & layouts info IMMEDIATELY after posting points

Megan Ann
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Challenge Volunteers! These are the new rules for people who want to volunteer to do a week of challenges.
1.The weekly challenge cannot be worth more than 350 pts.
2.The daily challenges can only be worth 150 pts with one exception per week up to 300 pts. So 6 days of 150 points or less and one challenge up to 300 points.
3.The daily challenges should generally be something that can be incorporated into ANY LO. Not a challenge that you must make a LO for that you wouldn't have made otherwise. But it CAN require you to make a whole LO for one challenge per week.
4.Picture challenges can only be worth up to 250 pts total added up for all pictures. There should not be more than 6 pictures for the weekly photo challenge.
5. You MUST post the challenge by 10 AM EST (which is 7AM PST) OR post the challenge the night before, preferably after 9PM your time.

****Weeks will run from Monday to Sunday!****
1-6 iheartaslan
7-13 scrapinbabygal
14-20 JayAndXansMom
21-27 Crystal B.
28-30 MamaSaid
Monthly: scrapn2
Thanks to Sabrina, Angie, Crystal, and Anne for volunteering to come up with our weekly challenges!

Thanks to Geri for coming up with the monthly challenge!

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  • Quay on 08-24-09 09:09 AM
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I'm in and my goal is 35 LO's... Great job Megan!! I like the way your always on top of things! Thanks for taking care of all us! hehehe

And I just sent my money to ya!

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I'm in!

I'll do a week of challenges! Give me the 14-20 please! Thanks!

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My goal will be 15 again!

Megan Ann
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gotcha added gals!

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yayyy!!! another month already :)can't wait to get started...

I'm in and my goal wll be 7. 10 seems to be a hard number to get to for me lately.

Thanks Megan for hostessing again. You do a wonderful job

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Woohoo! Count me in for another month! My goal will be 15 this time.

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Hey Megan!!!

I am in for 21!!

Could I do a week of challenges, please??

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Me please and set my goal at 5 for now.

Megan Ann
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  • scrapinbabygal Said:
Hey Megan!!!

I am in for 21!!

Could I do a week of challenges, please??

got you set up for the week of the 7-13 for challenges. is that good for you?

Crystal B.
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I'm in...I would love to do a week of challenges as well

Will be back w/ points suggestions and a goal.

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  • iheartaslan Said:
  • scrapinbabygal Said:
Hey Megan!!!

I am in for 21!!

Could I do a week of challenges, please??

got you set up for the week of the 7-13 for challenges. is that good for you?

Sounds great!!!

Oh suggestions:
Using leaves
Pts for vellum
Theme family, fall

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This looks fun, but how do I set up a blog????

Crystal B.
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  • SwtTxT Said:
This looks fun, but how do I set up a blog????

Tina, at the top of the page, there are some tabs and one of them says "blogs" if you hover over it, you should be able to go down and click "add new entry"

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I'm in again! my goal will only be 10 though as I'm busy with back to school!

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I'm in! My goal will be 15.

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