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Username Post: **August Anything Goes Challenge**CLOSED!!!        (Topic#1510921)
Megan Ann
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August 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 August 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 August 10th

If you are playing for points/prizes please send me $8.00 via USPS no later than August 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
311 S LASALLE ST APT 3H
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 August 1st count towards your total points and layouts. This challenge ends on August 31st 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.

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 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 sb.com to list your challenges completed.) Please note that otherwise stated daily challenges are meant to be completed on a layout, not a card or 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.

***** 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!**


WHEN YOU SIGN UP, PLEASE POST YOUR LAYOUT GOAL FOR THE MONTH - YOU MAY CHANGE YOUR GOAL ANYTIME BEFORE SIGN-UPS CLOSE!


Edited by iheartaslan on 09-10-09 06:30 PM. Reason for edit: NEW INFORMATION!! PLEASE READ!!!


 
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~*~PLAYERS~*~
Money Received=

Megan (iheartaslan) 9/3 GOAL MET!!! 12614 pts 23 DCs
Robin (Robinbird79) 5/5 GOAL MET!!! 1973 points
Crystal (Crystal B.) 10/8 GOAL MET!!! 13679 30/31 DC

Laura (thirdgrade) 10/10 GOAL MET!!! 9,064 pts 24 DCs

Kate (kyttikate) 20/15 GOAL MET!!! 6318 pts 6 DCs
Angie (JayAndXansMom) 20/15 LOs GOAL MET!! 12,995 pts. 29 DCs
Renee (Renee Louise) 0/18 1206 pts
April (April C.) 32/20 lo's Goal Met, 15, 260 points 31 DC's

Sabrina (scrapinbabygal) 24/20 GOAL MET!!! 23291 pts 30 DCs

Julie (senora_x) 21/20 GOAL MET!!! 9507 pts 13 DCs
Paula (Faithscrapper) 15/25 9491 pts
Margy (Margy) 25/25 GOAL MET!!!!! 29057 pts 31 DC
Quay (Quay) 44/25 GOAL MET!!! 12,446 pts. 31 DCs
Marci (MommyMarci) 30/30 GOAL MET!!! 12,725 pts
Anne (MommaSaid) 35/30 LO's GOAL MET!!!!! 16,438 pts 29 DC

Karen (scrapriquez) 7/50 7036 points
Geri (scrapn2) 60/50 Goals met!!! 27,416 pts, 31 DCs
Anne (taeklund) 76/51 GOAL MET! 30,666 pts 26 DCs



~*~MOTIVATIONAL~*~
Crystie (Croppincrystie) 0/20
KingMemories 0/31
Melanie (2lilbugs) 0/10 signed off
Tracey (traceyjean) 0/20
Jen (jjfer) 0/15
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Elizabeth (ScrappyNewMom) 0/5


 
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~*~CHALLENGES~*~

~*~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.


8/1:There are 3 parts to today's challenge and you must complete all 3 to take any points. (1) Set up siggy, (2) Set up daily challenges blog, & (3) Change your avatar for 150 pts for all 3 parts.
8/2:Need some motivation to get this month started? I know I do! Use this pagemap to do a LO for +300 pts.
July 09 Pagemap-AGC
By Iheartaslan
8/3:Two options for getting today’s points. YOU CAN ONLY RECEIVE POINTS FOR ONE OR THE OTHER...AND if you took organization points for yesterday’s challenge you can’t use that again today!

1)Didn’t get your organizing done yesterday? Well, we want to start the month off all organized and ready to go, so if you have work to do in this area, get to it! Share a before and after shot (it doesn’t have to be perfect, I don’t want to overwhelm you, we just want to see significant IMPROVEMENT.) When you’ve shared your photos you’ve earned 100 points.

2)If you are already organized, good for you! Just share a picture showing your scrap space ready to go, if you didn't do this for yesterday's challenge, and redo your “MyPlace” in the scrapbook.com neighborhood instead! Make sure your “about you” info is up-to-date and choose a new background. 100 points for this as well.
8/4:Lift a layout that was shared on the July Anything Goes Challenge thread. Share both the original and your layout for 80 points. July AGC
8/5:Hump Day Wednesday so let’s go with an easy one. I want to see some paper tearing on a layout or card for 70 points!
8/6:Use a book title as a layout title. The layout doesn’t have to actually be related to the book in any way, just use the same title. 90 points.
8/7:Animals are everywhere in scrapbooking right now! I want to see a card or layout with any kind of animal in the paper or embellishments. Patterned paper, die-cut, sticker, rub-on, etc...anything goes as long as we can see it. 100 points.
8/8:Double the points for the journaling you do on ONE layout IF it is all handwritten! Calculate your journaling points based on the normal points listed at the beginning of the thread, and then double it up to a maximum of 300 additional points.
8/9: A day to relax and play! Go to the “games” forum here and play some games. Give yourself 10 points for each game you play up to a maximum of 100 points. You must tell us the name of the game you played to receive the points.
8/10: August is National Simplify Your Life Month. Create a clean and simple LO for 150 points.
8/11:Today is national Son and Daughter day. Do a LO about a son or daughter. Now since some people do not have children, this LO can be about anyone who is a son or daughter. 130 points.
8/12:In celebration of the meteor shower that is occuring, create a LO and use stars and any kind of bling on a LO for 150 points.
8/13:Handstitching is a favorite of mine. On one LO you can take double points for each hand stitch. BUT you can only take a 300 additional double points. For example, if you create a LO with 450 stitches. You get the 1 pt per hand stitch (as per the points list) at 450, but you can only take an additional 300 points. Any questions, just ask!
8/14:Today is National Creamsicle Day, yummy! Use the color orange on a LO for 150 points.
8/15:Do ya’ll know that month of August celebrates friends? I didn’t. For today’s challenge, let’s enlarge our friend list. For every new friend added to your list take 10 points. You can do this for up to 15 friends (i.e. you only get 150 total points). It doesn’t matter who added who, both people can take the points. Post the 15 new friends you added when taking points! This challenge doesn't have to be done today, but you have to complete it and take your points on ONE day. Meaning you can't add 2 friends today, 5 tomorrow, 7 in a week, etc....
8/16:In 1977, on this day, the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Pressley, died. To commemorate his impact on the world. Do a LO using something “Elvis-y.” Some examples would be: a title of one of his songs as a title on your LO, a LO about peanut butter/banana sandwiches, or a LO based on Elvis’s clothes (think white suit with lots of rhinestones). The interpretation is up to you, but explain to us how the LO is “Elvis-y.” 150 points
8/17:In honor of my birthday today make a birthday lo for 75 points take an additional 25 points if you make a card with the scraps!
8/18:I am all about recycling and recently I tried to start making the most off my scrapbook supplies. For todays challenge, reuse the package that your embellies or other supplies come in, in anyway on your lo. Don't just throw them away! + 120
8/19:I love lo's with trees on them! Create a lo with a handmade tree on it for 75 points. Twist! The tree must have 3 different types of paper on it.
8/20:Create a lo using number lace, if you don't have any on hand create your own! This is a great way to use up random numbers that come in with alphabet letters and numbers! +100
8/21:+125 points for being fantastic friends!!!
8/22:I copied this idea from another challenge here and thought it was a great idea.

Create a monochromatic lo using white and black to balance it out. Here is an example
Little Miss Sunshine (embellished Idol 3rd week challenge) By Scrappermarj
+150 If you completed this challenge you have to submit another lo to take the points here.
8/23:I know some kids have already been back to school for some time, but here is Cali this is the last day before school starts(aside from those that have started early)
Create a lo about school, whether this is you or your child or someone elses child. Have fun!!+150
8/24:
Each morning is started off with a good breakfast before school. I remember lots of days with cereal and was a happy camper with all my favorite cereals!

Pick one of your favorite cereals from when you were going to school and use either the name of the cereal or it's slogan as your title on a lo. There are lots of cereals out there can't wait to see what we come up with!
120pts
8/25:Take 120 points due to my absence and you ladies are so fab and patient!! You may also take the extra 10 for doing it today until 12noon PST on 8/26
8/26:How many of us have duplicates and sometimes 3/4/5 of the "same" picture. Find them in the ever so growing pile of pics and scrap them. Use two or more of the "same identical" picture on the lo. All the pics can be in color, one of them may be in bw, sepia, colored.... doesn't matter... as long as they are the same pose, face, objects surrounding the subject, so on. KWIM?? 125pts
8/27:Quilling. Create a lo using quilling technique. There is a free tuturial here on the site if anyone needs it that hasn't tried it before. 125pts
8/28:Crayons (24 colors)............ Create a LO using 24 colors from a box of crayons. You must list the colors in your "description" when uploading. All colors are to come from your embellishments/paper NOT pictures. Here is a link to help you with naming the colors crayon colors 300pts
8/29:Create a lo with "two different" handmade embellishments. 125pts
8/30:Create a lo using a bug OTHER than a butterfly. (bee, dragonfly, ladybug, etc.) 120 pts
8/31:Let's meet our goals! take +75 points for each LO uploaded today up to a total of 300 pts max. take +30 pts for every card uploaded today maximum total btwn LOs and cards is 300 pts. Take 50 pts for every altered item you complete and upload today-Maximum 300pts for cards, LOs and altered items.





Due by 8/31 midnight PST

Picture Challenges:

an ice cream sundae=+250pts

MONTHLY CHALLENGE8/1-8/31
This month it is all about home decor. I want you to make or alter something you can display in your home. Take a picture of your project before it is altered. Worth +100 pts for the before picture. If you take a picture of HOW you are altering your project take +50 pts. The picture of and the final altered project are worth +450 pts. The picture must be of the item displayed in your home!


Edited by iheartaslan on 08-31-09 04:06 AM. Reason for edit: Adding Challenges!


 
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HERE IS A BONUS POINTS OPPORTUNIY:
If you get your money in to me by the 5th of August take +300 pts,
if you get the money in to me by the 10th of August take +200 pts,
and if you get the money in to me by the 15th of August (the due date) take +100 pts!


~*~POINTS LIST~*~
LO, CARD, AND ALTERED PROJECT ITEM POINTS

1 POINT ITEMS
- PER photo corner, eyelet, button, staple, brad, paper clip, grommet, jewel, 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.)

5 POINTS PER EACH ITEM USED ON A LO OR CARD
(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 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 sb.com 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)

5 POINTS FOR USING THESE ITEMS/TECHNIQUES ON A LO OR CARD
(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
- for using a corner punch
- for using flourishes/swirls
- for using ghost shapes, ghost letters, or transparencies
- for using circles on your LO
- for using flowers on your LO
- for using felt, foam, fabric, vinyl, or metal items
- for having a journaling block OR journaling strips
- for using ink, stickles, paint, chalk, or embossing on your layout or card
- for doodling
- for making something 3D (like using pop dots or a 3D sticker or foam under paper)
- for using non-scrapbook items on your page (includes memorabilia other than pics)
- for using the following themes: school/college/trade school, etc.; summer; 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

10 POINT ITEMS:
- 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
- for using scraps
- for putting embellies or journaling on the photograph
- for scraplifting a member of sb.com (link the original page too, always possible even if it is just the link-that starts with http://-- cannot take points without link)

PICTURE POINTS ON YOUR LAYOUTS/PROJECTS/CARDS

5 POINTS:
- 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)

10 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 single page LO w/ 3+ pics OR double page LO w/ 7+ pics

JOURNALING POINTS

-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)

ADDITIONAL POINTS

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

5 POINTS:
- PER any NEW BLOG entry (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
- For using your stash until your next scrapbook purchase on LOs smaller than 8x8 or cards

10 POINTS
- For using your stash on each LO 8x8 or larger until your next supply shopping trip.

(No matter when you plan to use the new supplies, your first supply/tool purchase will prevent you from taking the stash points for the rest of the month. Gifts that YOU receive, that you did NOT purchase, do not affect your ability to take stash points.)


 
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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.


****Weeks will run from Monday to Sunday!****
August
1-2 iheartaslan
3-9 MommyMarci
10-16 Margy
17-23 kyttikate
24-30 scrapriquez
31 iheartaslan
THANKS KAREN, MARGY, MARCI, AND KATE FOR VOLUNTEERING TO COME UP WITH THE WEEKLY AND DAILY CHALLENGES!


 
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Here I am gettin ready for August!


 
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Megan I would like to do week 17-24 Thanks!


 
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I guess thats 17-23


 
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i'm in Megan!!

i will take week 3-9


 
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LO Goal 50


 
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  • Quay on 07-25-09 08:09 AM
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Hey! I'm in again...

LO goal is 25

And I'm off to paypal to send my money...


 
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  • Quay on 07-25-09 08:12 AM
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You should get the money today!! I love paypal...


 
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Hello. So glad your hosting Megan!!!

I will try for 20 again!


 
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  • kyttikate Said:
I guess thats 17-23


got you down for that week. do you have a LO goal in mind?


 
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Ok. I'm Here, And Vacation Got Pushed Back To Sept. Or Oct. So I Have August Free With No Traveling.. YaY!

I've Been Checkin' In & Out The Past Few Months Tryin' To Get A Feel For The New Rules So Please Bare With Me As I Ask 1 Million And 5 Questions This Month...

Starting With...


*Prize Category #5 Says And I Quote..

"Please note that otherwise stated daily challenges are meant to be completed on a layout, not a card or altered project."

But On The Daily Challenge Post It Says And Again I Quote..

"These can easily be incorporated into any card or LO."

See My Confusion? So Is It That The Daily Challenges Are Meant To Be On LO's Only Unless Specified Or Has It Changed To Where You Can Make Cards/LO's/Altereted Projects For All Daily Challenges?

Thanks For Your Patience With Me




 
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  • Margy on 07-25-09 09:34 AM
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Hey Megan, I'll do a week of challenges. I'm in for August, but I want to set my goal at 10 Layouts. School starts back up again


 
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Count me in for August! This will be my only challenge so I'll also move myself from motivational to actually playing!

And again with the forgetting my goal! For now I'll say fifteen then do the real count.

Bump that up to 50 please!


Edited by MommaSaid on 07-25-09 09:57 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Okay, here goes. New to the forum thing but have moved to an area with no fellow scrapbookers. Will do the challenge without the prizes to see how I do and if it can motivate me (I have been "shopping" and "surfing" instead of completing albums). Goal - 31 pages.


 
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I'm in again!

My goal will be 15 for August. I'll be busy with school starting back for my oldest son and both boys playing sports!!


 
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Here are my suggestions:

5 pts for using vellum
5 pts for using rounded corners

theme could be end of summer/summer, trying something new (i.e. a new scrapbook technique, a new restaurant, going to a new place)

Also, I would love for per paint and per challenge pts to stay
thanks




 
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What about points for using shaped papers?

Themes: Maybe school LOs since kids will be heading back to school??



 
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  • Quay on 07-25-09 04:18 PM
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Awwww My kids are all grown up! hehe Maybe pts for kids that still live at home!! hehehe


 
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  • JayAndXansMom Said:
What about points for using shaped papers?

Themes: Maybe school LOs since kids will be heading back to school??





My official kid is 2. If there is a school theme, could we include family? Like, say, my unofficial kid (aka DH) who's going back to school as well?


 
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ok, I have a month off from classes since I just took my first and it was a short orientation to online learning type class. So I am going to make August count. I am also off from teaching and my agency hours are pretty hard to get these days. With all this free time, I am gonna kick butt!!! Gosh how many do I want to say...I am gonna go with 20 because I take a while to do each one.
I'll snail mail the $$. I am so excited!!!!!!


 
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I'm in again and if you still need help with challenges I can do any week except the last because we leave for vacation on the 30th.

I'm going to be ambitious and say 30 layouts for August.

I can never think of point ideas, I'll be happy with whatever!

Heading over to paypal now!


 
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  • MommyMarci Said:
I'm in again and if you still need help with challenges I can do any week except the last because we leave for vacation on the 30th.

I'm going to be ambitious and say 30 layouts for August.

I can never think of point ideas, I'll be happy with whatever!

Heading over to paypal now!



i will trade my week with you. I will take the last week and you can have the first one, is okay?


 
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we have points for using paint, stickles, and chalk.......... what about ink? Does this fall into any of them?


 
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  • Quay on 07-25-09 07:29 PM
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I'd I like to see die cuts for 5 pts each again!!


 
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  • Quay Said:
I'd I like to see die cuts for 5 pts each again!!



i hope i was reading it right, i think the die cuts are 1 pt each and 5pts (once) for using them. I think....

but yes that would be great again. I know you deffinately would using that cricut!! LOL


 
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  • JayAndXansMom Said:
What about points for using shaped papers?

Themes: Maybe school LOs since kids will be heading back to school??





shaped papers? Do you mean like the doilies? scalloped papers and such?

Just asking, cause when I first read it I was thinking that would be diecuts? yes/no?


 
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When I was thinking school LOs, it was in regards to anyone. Your kids, grandkids, yourself, parents, nieces/nephews..anyone...



 
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What about points for using shaped papers?

Themes: Maybe school LOs since kids will be heading back to school??





shaped papers? Do you mean like the doilies? scalloped papers and such?

Just asking, cause when I first read it I was thinking that would be diecuts? yes/no?


I was thinking the pre-made shaped papers you can buy and any that you trace a pattern and cut out. I've never counted those as die cuts, do you??

Some examples of what I'm talking about are linked below.
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If you cut them on your Cricut, etc. then you could count them as die cuts and shaped papers, right??


 
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I'm in again and if you still need help with challenges I can do any week except the last because we leave for vacation on the 30th.

I'm going to be ambitious and say 30 layouts for August.

I can never think of point ideas, I'll be happy with whatever!

Heading over to paypal now!



i will trade my week with you. I will take the last week and you can have the first one, is okay?




That works for me Karen, if it works for you! And if it is okay with Megan. Thanks!


 
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  • Quay on 07-25-09 08:55 PM
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I'd I like to see die cuts for 5 pts each again!!



i hope i was reading it right, i think the die cuts are 1 pt each and 5pts (once) for using them. I think....

but yes that would be great again. I know you deffinately would using that cricut!! LOL



Heck ya... they use to be 5pts each...Why do you think I bought the cricut...for this challenge!!! hehehe


 
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  • Quay on 07-25-09 08:56 PM
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  • JayAndXansMom Said:
If you cut them on your Cricut, etc. then you could count them as die cuts and shaped papers, right??


I would think so!


 
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I'm in!! 25 LOs please

for points it would be nice to include with the paint per color for ink too.
polka dots would always be a vote for me
thanks for hostessing, Megan, it's a lot of work!


 
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I am in again, Megan. Goal is, yet again, only 5 LOs. I hate it that I struggle just to get 5 done a month when this time last year I was doing 15 a month!!


 
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im gonna try, never been part of a challenge, not sure i understand the whole points thing. gonna check out last months to see if that helps. goal for august is 20. thanks


 
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Crystie, your avi!! Is that what I think it is; a lovely collage of flowers set free?


 
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I'd I like to see die cuts for 5 pts each again!!



i hope i was reading it right, i think the die cuts are 1 pt each and 5pts (once) for using them. I think....

but yes that would be great again. I know you deffinately would using that cricut!! LOL



Heck ya... they use to be 5pts each...Why do you think I bought the cricut...for this challenge!!! hehehe



Excuse me Quay I think die cuts got taken off the 5 pt category because someone *cough* you got too carried away with them. just playing with you


A theme for school would be nice but what about me?? I have no one in school lol

Pts per stamp ink??? I was thinking about suggesting that too!!


 
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  • Quay Said:
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  • Quay Said:
I'd I like to see die cuts for 5 pts each again!!



i hope i was reading it right, i think the die cuts are 1 pt each and 5pts (once) for using them. I think....

but yes that would be great again. I know you deffinately would using that cricut!! LOL



Heck ya... they use to be 5pts each...Why do you think I bought the cricut...for this challenge!!! hehehe



Excuse me Quay I think die cuts got taken off the 5 pt category because someone *cough* you got too carried away with them. just playing with you


A theme for school would be nice but what about me?? I have no one in school lol

Pts per stamp ink??? I was thinking about suggesting that too!!




What if...

Maybe you could do a LO looking back on your school experiences?

Maybe one related to college loan payoff? It drives us all nuts so you could have fun with it.

Maybe you could do a LO looking ahead at what your son might learn in school; or what kind of dreams you have of his first days in school?


 
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i am in again! i my goal will be 10 this month. thanks megan for hosting again!


 
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  • Quay on 07-26-09 03:12 PM
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Hey Hey Sabrina...remember, you own a cricut too? hehe


 
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Hey Hey Sabrina...remember, you own a cricut too? hehe


yes yes but i didnt go S with it and make a zillion los and die cuts

we could always make a limit on the number of pts you can take for die cuts. like 100? idk. it was never a prob w-me cause if you put in the work you should get the pts.


 
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  • Quay on 07-26-09 07:03 PM
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  • Quay Said:
Hey Hey Sabrina...remember, you own a cricut too? hehe


yes yes but i didnt go S with it and make a zillion los and die cuts

we could always make a limit on the number of pts you can take for die cuts. like 100? idk. it was never a prob w-me cause if you put in the work you should get the pts.




I did go 's with it didn't I? hehe


 
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So glad to see familiar faces and some newbies too!! Welcome ladies you are going to have a blast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I like the school lo's idea, also how about points for felt... I have been interested in this for a while. I will think of some more.

LO goal will be 15 again


 
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Since I am going to go at this one officially, I was wondering about the weekly challenges. Just to be clear, if it's a weekly (photos and LO's), we only have that week to complete them?

Oh, and I also like adding vellum to the points list. I have tons!


 
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July has been pretty stressful, but I'm in for 20.


 
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mms


 
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what is the points list and where is it at?


 
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Megan will post the points list on the 1st when the challenge is officially opened. You can see the points list for the July AGC by looking at that thread though. The points list is on the 1st page. Hope that helps!


 
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I'm in again! I'm going to set my goal at 20 but that may be pushing it! I have to head back to work this month, have showers and b-day parties to attend, and many other things to keep me busy but I don't want to lose my momentum! So I will challenge myself!


 
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  • Quay on 07-27-09 12:49 PM
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So glad to see familiar faces and some newbies too!! Welcome ladies you are going to have a blast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I like the school lo's idea, also how about points for felt... I have been interested in this for a while. I will think of some more.

LO goal will be 15 again



their's already points for felt...unless you mean 5pts for each felt thing. oooo not a bad idea! hehe


 
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MEGAN

I had another suggestion.

Since BOTH 5 pts for chipboard shape and die cut shape were taken away maybe we could set a limit of 5 pts per up to 100pts for any combo of the two. Its just a thought.


 
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I like that idea Sabrina!

Quay i wasnt paying attention much, and I also dont have any felt yet.... maybe thats why i never noticed it was there!!!


 
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Hello Ladies!

Just Checked Out The List From Last Month(July).. Not As Many Changes As I Thought (I Have A Fear Of Change *LoL) Thought I'd Give My Input..

Suggestions:

Points For Using Scraps, Not Sure How Many Or How It Would Work But I Have 2 Drawers Full Of Scrap Paper And Really Need Some Motivation To Use It Instead Of Always Going For Those 12x12 Paper Packs, Ya Know What I Mean


 
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  • Quay on 07-27-09 07:09 PM
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I like that idea Sabrina!

Quay i wasnt paying attention much, and I also dont have any felt yet.... maybe thats why i never noticed it was there!!!



I still forget what is on the that particular list!


 
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  • Inspired.By.Love Said:
Hello Ladies!

Just Checked Out The List From Last Month(July).. Not As Many Changes As I Thought (I Have A Fear Of Change *LoL) Thought I'd Give My Input..

Suggestions:

Points For Using Scraps, Not Sure How Many Or How It Would Work But I Have 2 Drawers Full Of Scrap Paper And Really Need Some Motivation To Use It Instead Of Always Going For Those 12x12 Paper Packs, Ya Know What I Mean


Maybe it could be in the second list...just for using scraps we could get 5 points no matter how many scraps we used. hmmm Poor Megan, having to sift thru all the suggestions!

Megan--Hope we don't over whelm you...for me, whatever you decide works for me!


 
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  • Quay on 07-27-09 07:13 PM
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MEGAN

I had another suggestion.

Since BOTH 5 pts for chipboard shape and die cut shape were taken away maybe we could set a limit of 5 pts per up to 100pts for any combo of the two. Its just a thought.



Sounds like a good idea to me!


 
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I'll be thinking about all these sugestions!


 
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Good morning! Up too early again...10:40 AM and I've already had a nap, lol!


 
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Good morning all!


 
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  • Inspired.By.Love Said:
Hello Ladies!

Just Checked Out The List From Last Month(July).. Not As Many Changes As I Thought (I Have A Fear Of Change *LoL) Thought I'd Give My Input..

Suggestions:

Points For Using Scraps, Not Sure How Many Or How It Would Work But I Have 2 Drawers Full Of Scrap Paper And Really Need Some Motivation To Use It Instead Of Always Going For Those 12x12 Paper Packs, Ya Know What I Mean


I love that idea!


 
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yeah, yeah felt is good. Maybe wire too
I wanted to ask if anyone has bought or sold on Etsy? I am thinking of selling some embellies on there. I seem to like making them more than lo's some days. I just want to do it for fun. Anyone have any experiences to share? They have awesome stuff that I saw
Glad to see old faces here, and looking forward to getting to know those I don't know


 
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thanks for the points info, think i'm starting toget all this figured out, now to just get motivated....i have only challenged myself to 1/2 dozen challenges. at least that is better than swaps...spending no $$$ and using up my stash! glad i finally decided to check them out.....EXCITED!!!!!


 
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mms


 
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I'm in again for August Thanks so much for hostessing another month Megan! You rock!!!

Nothing jumps out at me as far as points suggestions. I just like playing, regardless, LOL!

I'm in for 10 LOs


 
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yeah, yeah felt is good. Maybe wire too
I wanted to ask if anyone has bought or sold on Etsy? I am thinking of selling some embellies on there. I seem to like making them more than lo's some days. I just want to do it for fun. Anyone have any experiences to share? They have awesome stuff that I saw
Glad to see old faces here, and looking forward to getting to know those I don't know



I've bought stuff on Etsy before- it's an easy process from the customer point of view. I think probably the hardest part is getting the word out about your Etsy store and getting people to visit it...


 
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mms


 
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I want to play again this month. Its the points that motivate me and I really need to get some scrapping done. So I'll really push myself and go for 50


 
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Heh! I LOVE that I can't get myself to accept it isn't August so I hang out here instead of the July thread!


 
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jci and mms


 
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jci and getting everyone new added! Good to see some old faces! Welcome back!


 
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Received payment from Geri, Marci, and Quay so far! Don't forget to take your 300 bonus points on August 1st!


 
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I'd love to join again. Sorry I kind of disappeared in July - things got really busy around here, but things should slow down in Aug. Plus I want to get a bunch of lo's done before going back to school in Sept and this challenge motivates me so much.

My goal will be 15.


 
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received payment from Julie, but I need your LO goal.

ANY LAST MINUTE POINTS LIST SUGGESTIONS???

I will be posting the pts list later tonight.


 
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Hi Megan!

I had a question. I have pictures that I consider "extras" that I know I am not going to scrapbook. So, I bought the two pg protectors listed below. If I "dress up" the pg protector w-pp, embellies and journaling can I count it as one LO or is it several small LO's?? Thanks for your help!!


 
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I'm in again! I'm going to set my goal at 20 but that may be pushing it! I have to head back to work this month, have showers and b-day parties to attend, and many other things to keep me busy but I don't want to lose my momentum! So I will challenge myself!



Here it is! My goal is 20!


 
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  • scrapinbabygal Said:
Hi Megan!

I had a question. I have pictures that I consider "extras" that I know I am not going to scrapbook. So, I bought the two pg protectors listed below. If I "dress up" the pg protector w-pp, embellies and journaling can I count it as one LO or is it several small LO's?? Thanks for your help!!


they would count as mini LOs based on the rules outlined on the 1st page and I will add that 3 4x6 LOs=1 LO towards your goal.


 
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  • senora_x Said:
I'm in again! I'm going to set my goal at 20 but that may be pushing it! I have to head back to work this month, have showers and b-day parties to attend, and many other things to keep me busy but I don't want to lose my momentum! So I will challenge myself!



Here it is! My goal is 20!


thanks! I had missed it, but have your goal on the front page now!


 
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jci


 
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Just sent my moola via PayPal, Megan.

300pts


Edited by Robinbird79 on 07-31-09 05:58 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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POINTS LIST IS UP FOR AUGUST!!!

Here is the link if you have not signed up:
August AGC Link


 
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Thanks for answering my questions!

Can you define "scraps"? Because pretty much every time I do a LO I use scraps since I dont reach for a brand new piece of cs. I used Julie's idea and color-coded zip lock bags for scraps. So, if I use those then that's "scraps"? Sorry to be a pain!


 
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megan - i payapled you this evening, let me know if you don't get it.

happy august girls! can't wait to get started!


 
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  • scrapinbabygal Said:
Thanks for answering my questions!

Can you define "scraps"? Because pretty much every time I do a LO I use scraps since I dont reach for a brand new piece of cs. I used Julie's idea and color-coded zip lock bags for scraps. So, if I use those then that's "scraps"? Sorry to be a pain!


Scraps are any leftover piece of paper or cs from a previous project.


 
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Awesome points List, and I cannot wait to get started! Megan can you change my LO goal to 25. I am loving that number, and getting a ton of scrapping done!


 
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Also, on the points list you now have

5 pts. for any blog entry....

Does that mean every time I put something in my blog (regardless of it being a new entry, or just an update to my daily challenges) I get 5 points?



 
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Good Saturday Morning!

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Also, on the points list you now have

5 pts. for any blog entry....

Does that mean every time I put something in my blog (regardless of it being a new entry, or just an update to my daily challenges) I get 5 points?




Any new blog entry, not updates.


 
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There are 3 parts to today's challenge and you must complete all 3 to take any points. (1) Set up siggy, (2) Set up daily challenges blog, & (3) Change your avatar for 150 pts for all 3 parts.


 
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morning


 
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I'm up unusually early and ready to start a new month! I freaked myself out last night watching too many episodes of CSI and then it didn't help matters that someone was shooting last night awful close to our house and when I heard it again at midnight I looked out the window and saw lights in the field across from our house. So I have been too scared to sleep and got up finally when dh went to work this morning at 6! Living in the country hunting is not uncommon but dh said they were shooting last night when he was out there at 8 or 9 last night! Nothing is in season right now either and it is a little too dark to be target practicing! Oh well, just means I get a jumpstart on my day!


 
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Okay, please tell me if I'm recording this incorrectly:

150 Points: Siggy/Daily Challenges Blog/Avi changed
10 Points: Updating my signature with points earned immediately following

Proof of Blog: http://www.scrapbook.com/blogs/376301/view/154 155.html


 
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I'm up unusually early and ready to start a new month! I freaked myself out last night watching too many episodes of CSI and then it didn't help matters that someone was shooting last night awful close to our house and when I heard it again at midnight I looked out the window and saw lights in the field across from our house. So I have been too scared to sleep and got up finally when dh went to work this morning at 6! Living in the country hunting is not uncommon but dh said they were shooting last night when he was out there at 8 or 9 last night! Nothing is in season right now either and it is a little too dark to be target practicing! Oh well, just means I get a jumpstart on my day!



Wow! That would freak me out and I live in one of the top ten "Most Dangerous Cities in America."


 
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