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Username Post: August Anything Goes Challenge        (Topic#1589715)
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"ALL NEW ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE"

I will be managing the challenge this month for Quay. She will be back shortly!

August is almost here! Time for sign ups!

Ok... I know some people have been intimated by this challenge but shut the front door----this challenge has been revised and updated!! KEEP READING.....

Not only will you meet new people here you'll get your motivation amp'd up you'll become a creative rock star to all your scrap cronies!! Seriously!!!

Your creativity will grow beyond your wildest dreams... ya and you will leap out of your comfort zone like their is no tomorrow!! Playing with us on the monthly challenge will not only be fun, it will be a place where you can talk about your woes and your toes...make close bonds with ladies who have the same and not so same ideals! And we all need more friends right? Say yes!!

Now before you run off, take some time and read thru' this post and ask me some questions, if you have any questions...or your overwhelmed beyond belief, ask me to help you catch your breath! We have made some BIG changes and we think it is a lot easier to follow than before!

SO pull up your BIG GIRL PANTIES and jump in with us die hard players and join the ranks of the obsessed!!

We will have daily challenges, weekly challenges, weekly photo challenges and a monthly challenge. All to keep you motivated and working hard to actually get those pics onto paper and into an album! We are willing to hold your hands thru the rough bumps. So ask...PLEASE!!!!!!

SIGN-UPS will be open until August 7th

If you are playing for points/prizes please send me $8.00 via USPS no later than July 7th. If you don't want to pay, you can always play motivational (but you won't be eligible for the prizes).

Please mail to:
Quay Sadler
2021 We. 2175 N.
Lehi, UT 84043

Alternately you can pay via PayPal by sending money to AnythingGoesChallenge@gma il.com (why their is a space in gmail is beyond me...so don't put one there. hehe)
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 $0.45

PRIZES: Gift certificates to sb.com!

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

4. Winner for completing the most dailies. If there is a tie, a random drawing will be done on random.org for the winner of this 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 8.5x11, 12x12=1 layout (2 pagers count as 2 layouts)
*3 4x6 or 5x5=1 layout
*4 mini layouts (3x3, 4x4 etc.)= 1 layout
*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!

**Cards do not count toward your layout goal, but you can count points for them.**


WHEN YOU SIGN UP, PLEASE POST YOUR LAYOUT GOAL FOR THE MONTH! YOU MAY CHANGE YOUR GOAL ANYTIME BEFORE SIGN-UPS CLOSE on the 7th of the month!

~~~Only pages that are NEWLY completed and uploaded on or before August 31 count towards your total points and layouts.

~~~This challenge ends on August 31, 2013 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. Full 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.

"Volunteer Help With Dailies"
Week 1: 1-4 Norma
Week 2: 5-11 Karen
Week 3 :12-18 Julie
Week 4: 19-25 Teresa
Week 5: 26-31 Anne

Note on embedding:

ALLOWING PUBLIC 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’.

LINKING LAYOUTS TO THE THREAD:
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.

Players:
Norma (njr007) 8 layouts
Karen (SplendidMoments) 10 layouts
Teresa (Teresakay) 10 layouts
BJ (BJ Scrapsalot) 10 layouts
Julie (Julie101) 60 layouts
Marty (ScrappingTraveler) 10 layouts
Julie (senora_x) 10 layouts
Linda (boricuapr) 15 layouts

Motivational-
Anne (taeklund)
Beverly (B2Hearts)
Lyn (justLyn)
Quay



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~Points List~
August 2013


(print this out so when you want to add up your points you have it right next to your LO)


BONUS POINTS!!!!
take +400 bonus points if you pay by Aug 1st,
take +300 points if you pay by Aug 5th,
take +200 points if you pay by Aug 7th, the deadline!

5 POINT ITEMS
- 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 item.
- PER sticker used (rub on, flat or 3D, NOT alphas in title)
- PER hand stitch
- PER comment you post in a gallery/blog/my place
- PER new photo taken by you, posted to your sb.com gallery, and linked to this thread
- for updating your siggy-points & layouts info IMMEDIATELY after posting points
- for cleaning up your scrap area after you completed the posted layout

10 POINTS PER EACH ITEM USED ON A PROJECT
(example: if you use three different pattern papers take 30 points)
- PER cardstock/pattern paper used
- PER type/kind of ribbon, trim, twine, fiber or embroidery floss/thread used
- PER stamped image or word on your project
- PER color of glitter mist, chalk, stickles, paint, or ink used
- PER hand-cut embellie (that you cut out w/ scissors)
- PER any kind of die-cut shape (includes chipboard die-cut)
- PER flower (the whole flower not counting each layer)
- PER type of distressing (inking, sanding, crumpling paper, etc.)
- PER card or swap item made (full points for first, 20 pts for each identical one)
- PER punch used
- PER each color of washi tape
- PER each foam piece ~new~
- PER each felt piece ~new~
- PER each tulle piece ~new~
- PER each acetate piece ~new~
- PER item used that is over 1 years old! (Includes the picture(s) if PRINTED over 1 years, not just taken over 1 years ago!) USE UP THOSE OLD SUPPLIES!!!

75 POINTS FOR USING THESE ITEMS/TECHNIQUES ON A PROJECT
PER- creating a LO for another challenge on sb.com or on another blog/website (MUST tell what challenge it is for AND if it is not an sb.com challenge you MUST post the website link to the challenge!)
PER- chipboard/grungeboard/car dboard (not cardstock)
PER- using a quote or song lyrics
PER- having journaling on your LO

50 POINT ITEMS:
- PER 8x8 or larger (8.5x11, 12x12) or 8x8 or smaller layout's (MUST have a link in this forum)
- PER HANDMADE (by YOU, not machine made) flower on your project
- handmade frame
- for doodling on your page
- for making your LO a shape that is not a square or a rectangle (ex. heart or circle) OR a LO that has a border that is not a straight edge (ex. scalloped border or rick rack border or border and corner punches ie: Martha Stewart punches)
- for using memorabilia besides pictures
- PER wet or dry embossed image
- for using one or more of the following themes: Back to School, Heritage
- 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)
- paper piecing ~new~
- tags ~new~
- banner ~new~

75 POINT ITEMS:
- for using your OWN design that is NOT based on someone else design or sketch to create an altered project or layout (take ONLY +25 pts if it is a card or swap item you designed yourself)
- PER layout (not card or altered project) with at least 60% negative space
- pages with no pics ~new~
- 12x12 overlays ~new~
- masking or stenciling ~new~

PICTURE POINTS ON YOUR LAYOUTS/PROJECTS/CARDS
10 POINTS:
- PER picture (4 pics = 40 pts.)
- PER person or animal in each pic
- PER picture cut in the shape of a circle
- PER picture over 2 years old OR +20 pts PER pic over 5 years old
- PER black & white vintage photo
- PER picture taken during March 2013 or later
- for rounding your corners on your picture

20 POINTS:
- 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 project/page w/ 3+ pics
- for having the title, an embellishment, or journaling on or overlapping the picture

JOURNALING POINTS
- 5 point PER word of journaling (not pre-printed embellies)
- 50 points for using handwritten journaling on your page (or 75 pts for 50+ words or 100 points for 100+ words)

ADDITIONAL POINTS
100 POINTS:
- 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!
- machine sewing,
- for altered item/home decor item created,
- for scraplifting
- new technique for you, that you used, (must explain what technique you used)


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Monthly Challenge:

Tag You're It!
Tags can be used to adorn a page, a card, a gift, or even used in place of a card. This months challenge is to make tags for your layouts for this month or for the coming months. Each tag must be embellished AT LEAST 3 TIMES-that includes gems, flowers, charms, any kind of distressing, embossing, ribbon/twine/tulle/trim, rub-ons, glimmermist, stickles, glitter, stamping, inking, punching and diecuts. Let’s try making a tag a day for the month of August.
Tags are worth 100 point each
Make as least 10 tags get a 500 point bonus
Make at least 20 tags get a 1000 point bonus
Make 31 tags (one per day) get a 2000 point bonus
Maximum amount of points available 5100 points


 
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~Weekly Challenges~

Week 1: August 1-4
This is National Simplify Your Life Week. So let's make a layout without all the fuss, something clean and simple-and do it in 1 hour or less. So grab your supplies, your pictures and set the timer for 1 hour. Finish your layout before the timer goes off and get 600 points. Take off 100 points for each additional 10 minutes it takes to finish your layout.
So
60 minutes or less 600 points
61-80 minutes 500 points
81-100 minutes 400
101-120 minutes 300 points
200 points for any layout over 121 minutes

Week 2: August 5-11
Weekly:
Use this sketch: 250 points
Page Maps #24 Sketch 2 By GentlewoodFarms
Page Maps #24 Sketch 2 By GentlewoodFarms

Bonuses:
Create your own background - 75points
Create your own Tag - 75points
Hidden journaling - 50 points
Make a stencil/mask and use on the page for a major bonus of 200-points. (must show picture of your home made stencil/mask)

Week 3: August 12-18
Weekly Challenge: Take your name can be first last or even a nick name and use tho letter for items on your layout so eg mine is Julie

J- Journaling
U- Unicorn
L- Letters
I- Ink
E- Eyelets

You can use anything else on your layout but must have something from each letter of your name

500 Points cause its a tough one

Week 4: August 19-25
Do a layout , project or card using the colors red black and white do some form of stamping, masking, stenciling on project. +300

Week 5 August 26-31
I love scrapping with a friend! Sometimes I do it in person and other times it is just virtual. This week I challenge you to scrapbook with a friend for 200 pts. Inspire each other by doing the same layout. That can be the same sketch or the same pictures, it is your choice. Post both layouts for an additional 250 pts. And if you scrapbook with a member of this challenge, take an extra 50 points for each member. In other words if I scrap with BJ I get 50 pts but if I scrap with Karen and BJ I get 100 and so on!




Weekly photos

Week 1: August 1-4
Step outside and take 5 photos of 5 RANDOM things just outside your home, apartment, yard..... 50 points each

Week 2: August 5-11
Weekly Photos:
something pleasing
something intriguing
something bold
something classic

each 50 points

Week 3: August 12-18
Day in your life....
Take 5 photos of your daily life 50 Points each photo take extra 300 Points if you scrap them can be a layout or even smash book style

Week 4: August 19-25
Daily pics +50 each
something in motion
stripes
lucky number
breakfast
matched pair of something
you

Week 5 August 26-31
Feel free to interpret these however you like. I am excited to see what people come up.
50 pts Life
50 pts Faith
50 pts Hatred
50 pts Love
50 pts Hope



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~Daily Challenges~

8/1 Set up your signature for +100

8/2 Scraplift someone in this challenge
300 layout
150 card or tag

8/3 Today is National Mustard Day. Use at least 50% yellow on your layout 200 points, 100 points for a card and you can get points for BOTH

8/4 Today is Friendship Day. Scrap a page about friends 300 points.

8/5 Stitching:
Hand stitch 150 points
Machine stitching 100
Faux stitch 75 points
Include all three on LO bonus 100

8/6 Up to 2 photos, 3 different brads, 4 different papers, 5 "types" of bling (this includes mist, stickles, shiny paper, pearls, gems, etc).
Last ingredient is yours (must tell what it is).
300 points

8/7 Pick any two of these techniques and apply them to LO 200 points (Please post which two you selected):
Color blocking, Creative lettering, Mosaics, Pockets, Shadow boxes, or Wire

8/8 Alter your picture(s) in some way. 200 pts
(ie: distress the edges, ink it up [changing the color of the photo other than printing it in another tone. Use real ink pads, dye, etc.], add paint, write on it/them, sew on it/them, etc.)
Something other than adding a photo corner, a sticker, or flowers, or the basics.
Please share the technique used, love to hear about techniques!!

8/9 Use the scrap by color tool here on sb.com.
Tell us which colors the tool chose for you "and" which color scheme it chooses for you.
Be sure to use those colors.
225 LO

8/10 August is a sure sign of back to school shopping and a nearing of summer being over.
Take a break and do some window shopping for yourself and link 8 (because it's the 8th month) scrap goodies to this thread that you would like to add to your supplies. I love to window shop, and love to see what everyone else uses and/or/wants/needs in their stash.
150 pts.

8/11 Recycle something and use in on a project. Be creative with the recycled item.
200pts

8/12
Sketch By Julie101
200 points

8/13 Use more then one photo 100 Points

8/14 Challenge Bling, flowers and Chipboard want to see all 3 things on layout 200 Points

8/15 so take a easy 100 Points

8/16 Doodling I want to see doodle 200 Points

8/17 Daily Take a jingle for a telly ad you know those ones department stores used to promote their business and use it on a layout either in journaling or on a title. 300 Points

Don't for get to share the jingle with us if you can find a video with the jingle you used take a extra 100 Points

8/18 Daily Lovely sunny day here today so I want to see a layout out in the Sun maybe a day at the beach, catching some rays in the sun, or even a family day out anything outside in the sun 300 Points

8/19
Do a layout or project about something you love to do +200 ...if you use pics +100

8-20 Today is National Radio day...do a layout,card or project with the title a song title or lyrics in your journaling . +250

8-21 Pick a layout in your favorites and scraplift it for +200 a card +100 a project +300 and if you do all three you can take points for all three.

8-22 Do a layout, card or project with your favorite colors. +100 bonus points use eyelets on you project for +10 for each

8-23 Today is National Hug your boss day Do a layout about your job +200 bonus points if you journal about your job or about your boss +200

8-24 daily
Scrap some old pic today the older the better - +100 for 2 year old pics +200 for 3-5 year old pics and anything older than 5 years +300

8-25
sorry I forgot the the daily before church...Take +200 points for me forgetting

August 26
200 pts Redo an old layout! You can redo the same pictures with a new design or you can reuse the same design sketch with new pictures. Be sure to post your original as well!

8/27 Sorry this is late! Today's challenge is to do a multi picture layout for 200 pts. Your layout must have at least 4 pictures on one page. For each additional picture you can add an extra 25 pts.

8/28
Today's challenge is to journal! Record the story behind those photos so that you can share your memories with everyone! Double your journaling points today! Double points for handwritten journaling too ! After you are gone, handwriting brings a special comfort to those left behind!

8/29 Go to the superstore and find three products that you love! Give them a review. Tell us here which products you reviewed and why you loved them. If you do not own anything in the superstore and are using up old products, GOOD FOR YOU!!!! Add three items to your wishlist and tell us about why you like them. Each product is worth 50 pts. You can only get up to 150 pts for this challenge.

8/30 FOR TODAY AND ONLY TODAY finish up a challenge layout and double the points for the whole layout. If you have been on top of it and have all your challenges done, do one of the dailies here!!!!

8/31 Today is the first Nebraska football game!!! woohoo! Go Big Red! In honor of my home state and favorite team, use red on your layout for 150 points! Also any N on your page, whether it be in journaling or title or embellishments is worth 5 points a piece!!!!


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Count me in for 10 please, will paypal later


 
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Count me in for 10 right now will send Money Friday I may change my layout amount just depends on how motivated I can get by the end of the cutoff date...lol


 
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You can do it Teresa!! Mojo, mojo, mojo !
Hope the chant helps ya! LOL


 
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me me me again!!! I will stick to my goal of 5, otherwise I would stress over it.


 
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Me please i'm in for 60 yep that's right am hoping the new stack of kits coming this week and fresh lot of photos I might achieve something


 
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I have just paid


 
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Sent monies


 
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Wow Julie.. that is some motivation!!! I dont think I have finished 60 in the past 4 years! LOL

Gotta say I looked at the monthly challenge and thought you were nuts, then I was thinking and think I came up with a fun idea to possibly pull it off. Thanks!!


 
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  • BJscrapsalot Said:
Wow Julie.. that is some motivation!!! I dont think I have finished 60 in the past 4 years! LOL

Gotta say I looked at the monthly challenge and thought you were nuts, then I was thinking and think I came up with a fun idea to possibly pull it off. Thanks!!




Not that bad only 2 layouts a day or a double layout easy as I hope almost hit 100 layouts this year but would love to reach 200 by the end of the year


 
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Love the monthly challenge


 
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Added Karen, Teresa, BJ and New Julie


 
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  • julie101 Said:


Love the monthly challenge




Glad you like it. I was in a tag swap last month and they were really fun to make. I may try to get an early start on my Christmas tags


 
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Love the monthly challenge.......... gonna make me step way outta my box and try something new. I was never a tag maker.... for some reason I'm phobic to it! The ticks start... first my eyes start twitching, then my neck, then my arms, then my hands and before long I am standing up and sitting down! LOL.... a little dramatic huh?!? But it's true. I really look like I have teretts syndrome (sp sorry). LOL

Off to scrapadoodle some before I have to cook dinner. It's all prepped just have to start cooking when gets closer to hubby getting home.

BBL


 
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Yikes Julie!! Hope you meet your goal! Plus I wanna see all this new stash you have and will be using! Inquiring eyes wanna see! LOL


 
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  • SplendidMoments Said:
Yikes Julie!! Hope you meet your goal! Plus I wanna see all this new stash you have and will be using! Inquiring eyes wanna see! LOL




Arrrgggghhhhh I'm still waiting for my stash driving me mad cause I live so far out of town the couriers wont come out here and so it has to go to hubby's work and well he only comes home on weekends as of yesterday it hadn't turned up due to the weight and how many boxes it might take a little longer gosh I hope it comes by the time hubby leaves work on Friday


 
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