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Username Post: ~*~NOVEMBER 2011~*~Anything Goes Challenge!!!!**Sign Up til 11/10/11**        (Topic#1566177)
Megan Ann
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NOVEMBER 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 NOVEMBER's 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 NOVEMBER 10th.

If you are playing for points/prizes please send me $8.00 via USPS no later than NOVEMBER 15th. If you don't want to pay, 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

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 if you meet your goal and if you have the most points at the end of the month, then you are the winner in this category.

2. Most Points 10 or Fewer Layouts: If you set your goal at 10 or fewer layouts and you meet your goal BUT do not exceed 10 layouts for the month then you are eligible for this category. If you complete more than 10 LOs then that moves you to other prize categories.

3. Random Drawing of All who Complete the Monthly Challenge: Complete the monthly challenge as well as meeting your monthly LO goal and you will be entered into a random drawing for this prize!

4. Most Daily Challenges Completed: A new daily challenge will be posted everyday. If you complete the highest number of daily challenges and keep track of how many you complete in a blog on during the month, then you will be eligible for a prize in this category. If there is a tie, then there will be a drawing using Daily challenges are usually 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 the daily challenges at your own pace and you may combine several of them on the same project. (PLEASE NOTE: To be eligible for this category, please start a blog at to list your challenges completed.)

5. Random Drawing of Everyone Who Meets Their Monthly Layout Goal: Meet your monthly layout goal and there will be a drawing done on of everyone who met their goal but did not win in another category.

***** You will only be eligible for prizes having met your monthly layout goal. Each paying player may only win in ONE category.*****

Layouts are counted towards your goal in the following manner:
*8x8 or above including 6x12, 8.5x11, 12x12=1 layout (2 pagers count as 2 layouts)
*2 6x6 = 1 layout
*3 4x6 or 5x5=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 you put into them. If you aren't sure how many layouts a project is “worth”, 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, 4, and 5 of prizes!**


Important Rules:
~Only pages that are NEWLY completed and uploaded on or after NOVEMBER 1st count towards your total points and layouts.
~This challenge ends on NOVEMBER 30th, 2011 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.
~All weekly challenge pics, LOs/projects, etc. AND POINT DETAILS must be posted to the thread by the deadline for weekly challenges which is Sunday 11:59 PM PST. (That is the Sunday of the week the challenges were posted for. Weeks run from MONDAY (Day 1) to SUNDAY (Day 7).
~Most daily challenges do NOT have to be complete the day the challenge is posted, unless the challenge says it is for that day only. However, you get +10 bonus points for completing a daily challenge the day it was posted.
~To take the bonus +10 pts for completing a daily challenge the day it was posted you must have the daily complete, uploaded to your gallery, and posted to the thread WITH POINTS DETAILS by 11:59 PM PST that day.
~When you post your cards, LOs, or altered projects please post all points details including any daily, weekly, or monthly challenges you are counting them for on this thread. Please try not to post projects then come back later to post the points details. If you do not post points details by a deadline for special points, you cannot take special points even if the project was completed in time. Special points are points such as points for a weekly challenge or the points for completing a daily challenge the same day it is posted, bonus points offered for another reason.

Note on embedding:

1. Go to the layout in your gallery.
2. Click on 'Edit Image' tab under the layout.
3. Scroll down to the bottom left side.
4. Check the box that says, ‘Allow Public Embedding’.

1. Go to the layout in your gallery.
2. Click on 'Link/Embed Image' link in the 'Share & Link' box to the left of the layout.
3. Click on 'IMG code' button.
4. Copy and paste the code which starts [url...] into the forum thread.

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Megan Ann 10.5/4 MET GOAL!!! 13,989 pts 24 DCs
MorningGloryScrapper 0/10
B2Hearts 10/10 MET GOAL!!! 5816 pts 8 DCs
amancuso 0/20
jadecook 6/4 MET GOAL!!! 5439 pts 25 DCs
dkscrapper 0/6
*njr007 37/20 MET GOAL!!! 21429 pts 23 DCs
senora_x 0/20
AshleyLadd 0/9
*DaNel Hicks 36/16 MET GOAL!!! 21,158 pts 29DCs

*Completed Monthly

Ms. Schwiet 0/6
laurink 16/20 8905 pts 26 DCs
LyndaMarie 0/12
2lilbugs 0/5
NewSnow0518 0/5

Edited by Megan Ann on 12-07-11 07:55 PM. Reason for edit: adding totals! announcing winners!!!

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BONUS POINTS: YOU MAY TAKE +10 pts for completing the daily challenge by 11:59 pm (PST) on the same day/date that it was posted for! (SO the 11/2 challenge needs to be completed by 11:59 pm on 11/2 to take the +10 bonus points.)

Daily 11/1: Set up your 2 blogs (daily tracking blog & monthly goals blog) and your signature line to track your points for +125 pts. (You make take the +10 bonus pts for completing the same day on 11/2.)

Daily 11/2: Use ABC today. That means something that starts with an A, something that starts with a B, and something with a C - Ex: A-Alphas, B-Buttons, C-Cardstock or A-Accents, B-Blue, C-Camping. Use the ABC and post what you're using for each letter for 300pts.

Daily 11/3: Use a non-scrapbooking item on your page today, it could be a bottle cap, a paperclip, a post-it note, whatever you find around the house. +150pts

Daily 11/4: Use ripped or torn paper on your layout today for 100pts! For a bonus 50pts, also use a piece of paper that is NOT meant for scrapbooking, a page from a book, a piece of a receipt, an old printout, a page from a magazine. (It doesn't have to be the one you've ripped, but just on the layout somewhere). Total max is 150pts

Daily 11/5: Use the title, "The Colours Of..." as your title on a page today. It could be "The Colours of Love", "The Colours of Fun" "The Colours of Our Home" etc etc etc. 150pts.

Daily 11/6: Use fall colours as your primary colour scheme today on your LO - oranges, browns, yellows, rust colours, etc. 150pts.

11/7: Let’s celebrate daylight savings time! I love getting an extra hour of sleep over the weekend. Use a clock on your page for 125 points, 75 for a card!

11/8: Use a number on your page for 150 points, 75 for a card!

11/9: Use your favorite color on your project for 125 points. Your project should be at least 50% this color!

11/10: Leave some love! Take an EXTRA point for each piece of love that you leave, up to a 100 points.

11/11 - Its the end of the world....ok maybe not. Lets do a unique challenge though just in case! Scrap about the end of something, it can be anything...the end of a road, a time in your life, the end of the year. 300 points!

11/12: Scraplift someone from your favorites gallery for 150 points! Card or layout!

11/13 Here's an easy one. Add 5 new people to your friends list for 150 points.

11/14 Yesterday I bowled in my first tournament. Today you should scrapbook about you, or someone else, doing something new +115 pts

11/15Use something that moves (open to interpretation but whatever it is should actually move in some way) on a page +100 pts

11/16Find a feather and let your LO fly!! (translation- use a feather on your LO) +75 for a card 125 for a LO.

11/17 Its that time of year where you see "wish trees" in stores, and (at least in my area) the newspaper publishes lists of people who need/want help giving their kids a nice Christmas. Today- do something nice for someone. You don't have to spend money, you don't even have to tell us details. Just . . . do something nice. +100 pts.

11/18 If you were born on an odd numbered day- use an odd number of embellishments on your LO. If you were born on an even numbered day- use an even number of embellishments. +130

11/19 Use a title inspired by your favorite book +100 Share that book, and why you love it, with us for an additional +25

11/20 Use up some orphaned embellies. Find a package that only has one or two buttons, brads, flowers, stickers, letters, whatever left- and use them up. +75 for a card and +100 for a LO

11/21: I wanted to start off the week with a fun daily. Use to pick a number from 1 to 4 for each category. +300 pts

1. use 1 photo
2. use 2 photos
3. use 3 photos
4. use 4 photos

1. use 1 word title
2. use 2 word title
3. use 3 word title
4. use 4+ word title

1. use 5 embellies (buttons, brads, flowers)
2. use 10 embellies
3. use 15 embellies
4. use 16+ embellies

1. use brown and orange
2. use blue and green
3. use pink and grey
4. use red and black

you can use other supplies as well

11/22: use a tie or knot with ribbon or fiber or whatever on your LO for 150 pts on a card for 100 pts.

11/23: use a thought bubble on your LO for 150 pts! And here are some images of thought bubbles in case anyone is confused! les&hl=...

11/24: have a happy thanksgiving. +150 pts!

11/25: today is "black friday" so use black as your your background color for 125 pts!

11/26 daily - make an handmade embellies for +150 pts

11/27 daily - today is Sunday funday. So get a little scrapbooking in today for 150 pts

Daily 11/28: Use a black and white or sepia-toned photo on your LO today! +150pts

Daily 11/29: It's almost the end of the month and time to get ready for December! Do some clean-up and reorganizing with your photos and supplies today! +100pts Take an extra 50pts if you post a picture of your reorganized area!

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~*~Weekly Challenge and Photo Challenge~*~
These challenges MUST be posted WITH POINTS DETAILS by 11:59 PM PST Sunday to take points for the weekly challenges.

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.

Weekly challenge: This week is family week. Do a LO about your family. Must showcase a group pic of your family. +300. If you use fall colors take an additional +75 points!

Weekly photos:
+50 pts each for a total of 250 pts

Week 11/14 to 11/20
Photo Challenge
This week's photo challenge is all about history (what else could you expect from a History Grad student ehe?)
1) something at least 100 years old
2)something cool or historic in your town
3)something that was passed down in your family (or in someone elses if you need to) from at least 1 previous generation
4) a tree (metaphore for a . . . Family tree he he he)
5) A child (cause they are the future!)

Weekly Challenge- Do some research. Find a LO you did not long after you started scrapping. Post that LO here. Tell us a little about it and why you started scrapping in the first place. Scraplift yourself and show how much you've grown in a new LO. +300 Make the new LO about you as a scrapper for an extra +75

Week 11/7 - 11/13

Weekly Challenge: Find a new tutorial that you have never used before and post it here for 100 points. Use the tutorial on a project for 200 points. If you use it on two projects take an extra 100 points, for a total of 400 points.

Photos: Take 5 pictures of your home for 50 pts each. They can be of anything that represents your home.

Weekly Challenge 11/1-11/6:

Read the photo challenge first, because the weekly challenge is to make a layout using the same theme, of "Why do you do what you do?". Create a layout using one of your weekly pictures, or just create a layout that follows this theme and make the title your answer. 400pts. Ask me if you have any questions ladies!

Weekly Photo Challenge 11/1-11/6:

This week I was inspired by this new photo project going on globally called "wdydwyd" (Why Do You Do What You Do?). It's an online gallery of photos of people with their written answer to the question, "Why do you do what you do?".

Check out the website here, and be sure to browse more than just the first few photos.

This week's photo challenge is to take 2 photos that follow this theme. Ask you husband, partner, best friend, child, "why do you do what you do?" and take a photo of them holding their answer.
Each photo is worth 125pts for a total of 250pts.

Edited by AnythingGoesChallenge on 11-25-11 11:15 AM. Reason for edit: adding challenges!!

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~*~November's Monthly Challenge~*~

Since we're reaching the end of the year, this month's challenge is a "Review" challenge. For the monthly challenge, create pages that review the months and main events of your year of 2011!

For each page, you need to incorporate photos & events that took place in that month. The idea is to create a tiny time capsule for each of the individual months of the year.

Each single page LO that you create is worth 200pts (plus all the points you can take from the points list), and if you do a two-page layout for the month, take 300pts. So that means if you get super crazy and do all 11 months in single page LOs, it's 2200pts. And if you do double page LOs, you could get 3300pts! If you complete ALL 11 "review" pages, then you will also take an additional bonus of 500pts.


Things you need to have on your page:
-to have at least 3 photos from the month
-to document at least 3 events that took place during the month
-The month as part of your title "A Look at January", "January in Pictures" etc etc
-There must be journaling of some type, even if it's only a few words
-You must include the dates of the different events or pictures

Have fun and happy scrapping!! Ask Laurin if you have any questions :).

Edited by AnythingGoesChallenge on 11-25-11 11:16 AM. Reason for edit: adding challenges!!

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Take +300 bonus points if you pay by NOVEMBER 5th,
take +200 points if you pay by NOVEMBER 10th,
take +100 pts if you pay by NOVEMBER 15th, the deadline!


- PER letter/number used in title only (stamped, sticker, chipboard, rub-on, die cut, etc.)
- PER photo corner, button, staple, brad, paper clip, jewel, pearl, or metal clips.
- PER sticker used (flat or 3D, NOT alphas in title)
- PER hand stitch

(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 type/kind of ribbon or fiber or embroidery floss/thread used
- PER rub on shape or word (border, frame, flower,“love” etc. NOT individual letters or numbers)
- PER stamped image or word on your project
- PER color of glimmer mist, paint, or ink used
- PER hand-cut embellie (that you cut out w/ scissors)
PER unique texture on your LO (velvet, spackle, bubble wrap, smooth metal, embossing, foam, flocked, felt, fabric, foil, vinyl, etc.--MUST list each texture you are taking points for)
- PER chipboard/grungeboard/car dboard shape used (not cardstock!)
- PER card or swap item made (full points for first, 10 pts for each identical one)
- PER layout 6x6 or smaller (MUST have a link in this forum)

(only take 5 points once for each item you use, no matter how many times you use it)
- for using glossy accents or crackle accents or other epoxy/enamel accents
- for using Stickles (or glitter glue OR loose glitter)
- for using bling
- for using die cut shapes (not letters/numbers!)
- for using an old book or magazine page as one of your papers
- for handwriting your title
- for doodling on your page
- for having multiple fonts or colors in TITLE
- for using a punch
- for having a journaling block OR journaling strips
- for using metal items (excluding brads, regular staples, and eyelets)
- for creating a LO for another challenge on or on another blog/website (MUST tell what challenge it is for AND if it is not an challenge you MUST post the website link to the challenge!)
- 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 (journaling that is just written on the back of the LO does not count as hidden)

- PER 8x8 or larger (6x12, 8.5x11, 12x12) layout (MUST have a link in this forum)
- PER handmade CHARM or PIN (like the ones made with beads)
- PER transparency, acrylic shape, overlay, or any CLEAR item used on your project
- for using bottlecaps
- for using embossing (wet or dry)
- for using 5+ shape stickers on your LO (“shape” meaning any stickers except letter stickers)
- for making your LO a shape that is not a square or a rectangle (ex. heart or circle)
- for using five or more patterned papers (solid cardstock does not count as patterned paper)
- for using memorabilia besides pictures
- for using one or more of the following themes: Thanksgiving, Winter, or Thankfulness
- for using paper scraps
- 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)

- for using your OWN design that is NOT based on someone else’s design or sketch
- PER layout with no pictures
- PER altered item created
- for water distressing in this style:
- for REPURPOSING or RECYCLING product packaging to use on your project
- for masking or stitching your title
- for making a shaker box--Here is a tutorial: sons/step...

50 POINTS (yes, you read that correctly!):
- for creating your own SKETCH (you DO NOT need to create a LO with it), posting it in your gallery and linking it to this thread
- for creating a written OR photo OR video tutorial for scrapbooking and posting it on your blog ( blog or other, like blogspot or typepad) and sharing the link on this thread


- PER picture (4 pics = 20 pts.)
- PER person or animal in each pic
- PER picture over 5 years old OR picture taken during September 2011 or later
- round the corners of your picture (with a punch or with scissors)

- 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
- for having an embellie or journaling on or overlapping the picture
- for using a digi effect on a picture (B&W, colored, cartoon, etc.)
- for mosaic cutting your photograph--examples: 2888843/-...

By The Beach By Helen Croft

Snorkeling By Tena E.


-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 your gallery, and linked to this thread
- PER quote posted that you find inspirational, encouraging, or just plain funny (give credit to author if possible!)

- 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 (Max. 4 times per day!)

- for doing a THOROUGH cleaning of your scrap area when it is messy! YOU MUST POST A BEFORE AND AFTER pic to take the points! (MAX # of times you can take these points per month: 10)
- for completing a goal on you list of “Goals For the Month of November” list made during the month (MAX # of goals you can take points for per month: 15!)

Edited by Megan Ann on 11-01-11 07:00 PM. Reason for edit: added points list!!!!

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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 400 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 SHOULD 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 Megan Ann
2-6 laurink
7-13 amancuso
14-20 MorningGloryScrapper
21-27 jadecook
28-30 laurink

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I'm in again. For 10 this month. :-)

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Book marked but I may not be able to play this month

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I'm in.

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I want to try this, motivational only. Before I decide on a LO goal I have a question: Do digital LOs count, or paper only? I need the motivation in both!

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I am in again but just motivational as my parents and my kids are coming to stay with me for a couple of weeks over Thanksgiving :)I go for 15 layouts again .

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I'm in but not sure my goals yet..

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I am addicted to this challenge now. 20 lo for next month and motivational again. Thanks for hosting!

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Lyn, any layouts, cards projects, etc count! Can be digital or paper!

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I didn't get to scrap much at all in october! So I'm hoping to do better in November! so put me down for 20!

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I'll play again. November and December mean tons of overtime for me so please put me down for 9 LOs this month.


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Ok I am determined to meet an awesome goal this month! Sign me up for 20 for points Megan!

Oh and I can do challenges as always.

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I am in again Last month was so hectic, I had so many plans and so many last min things. I did end up making my goal, but I will keep it low and say 4 LO's this month! I am hoping this month is going to be calmer but I have a lot of things planned on the weekends. But I can't wait to get started!!!

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After figuring out what all I have to do this month I am going to put down for 4 layouts a week or 16 layouts this month.

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