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Username Post: ~*~January~*~Anything Goes Challenge***Sign Ups Open til 1/10/10!        (Topic#1523389)
Megan Ann
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Megan Ann

JANUARY 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 JANUARY'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 JANUARY 10th.

If you are playing for points/prizes please send me $8.00 via USPS no later than JANUARY 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
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 JANUARY 1st count towards your total points and layouts. This challenge ends on JANUARY 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. Going forward all daily/weekly/monthly pics, LOs and point details must be posted to the thread by the deadline which is Sunday 12 midnight PST.

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 - 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...

4 – 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.) Daily challenges are meant to be completed on a layout, a card, or an altered project. There will be few day specific challenges but generally you will be able to complete those challenges at your own pace and you may combine several of them on a same layout, card, or altered project.

5 – 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 one name.

***** 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 (6x12, 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!

When you post your cards, LOs, or altered projects please post all points details inculding any daily, weekly, or monthly challenges you are counting them for.


 
Megan Ann
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Joined: 01-26-08
Megan Ann
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~*~PLAYERS~*~

Money Received=

MelissaW 25/15 GOAL MET!!!20593 pts 29DCs
JMorales 58/20 GOAL MET!!! 21157 pts 31 DCs
northernmemories 28/15 GOAL MET!!! 14980 pts 31DCs
Inspired.By.Love 8/6 GOAL MET!!! 14185 Pts 31 DC's
iheartaslan 7.5/4 GOAL MET!!! 10565 pts 22DCs
pookie09 34/20 GOAL MET!!! 9859 pts
JayAndXansMom 10/10 LOs GOAL MET!!! 3454 pts 6DCs
2lilbugs 7/6 GOAL MET!!! 4514pts 15DCs
scrapriquez 23/20 GOAL MET!!! 14466pts 27 DC's

AmandaTina 21/20 GOAL MET!!! 11,916 pts 24DC's
jadecook 24/20 GOAL MET!!! 12877 pts 26DCs
senora_x 18/15 GOAL MET!!!9481 pts 21DCs
B2Hearts 21/15 GOAL MET!!! 6855 pts 9 DCs
scrappitymom 23/15 GOAL MET!!! 11865pts 19dc
sgrcookie 13/10 GOAL MET!!! 5,368 pts 16 DCs

kayla-upsidedown 0/25
scrappitymom 0/15
Quay 0/10
Mrs.Coder 6/20 4,286 pts
jjfer 0/10
carnese 0/10
princessvespa3 0/20
Margy 0/40
MommyMarci 0/12
cschissell 0/15


TOTAL MONEY: $192.00



~*~MOTIVATIONAL~*~
MommaSaid
yadee87
jamariel 0/10
Ms.Schweit
Ladybeth
Canadiancandy
SwtTxT
Iffy
scrapinbabygal 0/20
KCScrapDiva 0/20
ammielou 0/25
00elly00 0/15
ScrappyNewMom 0/10



Edited by iheartaslan on 02-05-10 02:58 PM. Reason for edit: Adding totals! PM me yours!


 
Megan Ann
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Megan Ann
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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.

1/1: Let's start off the year with an easy one: Set up your signature line and daily challenges blog for +110 pts.

1/2:For today, tell me what you did on New Year's DAY (yesterday) in a 75 word blog (please use your sb.com blog if at all possible so everyone can comment on it) for +100 pts. Use that blog as journaling on a LO about what you did for the 1st day of the New Year for an additional +50 pts. So you can just do the blog for +100 pts OR you can do the blog and use it as journaling on the LO (but you still have to post it as a blog) for +150 pts total.

1/3: Go to www.pagemaps.com and pick out a sketch to create a LO with. Once you have created that LO and posted it here with the sketch you used take +225 pts.

1/4:My favorite challenge! Change your avatar for 50 pts. Use your new picture on a LO for 100 extra points!

1/5: Today is National bird day. Use a bird on a LO for 80 pts.

1/6: Use something new on your layout or card. It doesn't have to be something new you bought, it can also be anything in your life that is new. (or in someone else's life) so do a LO about a baby, or a new house, new changes you've made for 2010. Or do a card welcoming a new baby. This challenge covers pretty much anything! 80 pts

-edit- Also for the daily, the LO doesn't have to be "about" something new it can just have something new on it. Like put a rattle, a scale ("new" you) or something like that. I really hope this makes sense! I'm confusing myself!

1/7:Use something music related on your LO. (music notes, song title, lyrics etc) 80 pts

1/8:Since we have a few birthdays this month, do a LO or a card that is birthday themed! 100 pts

1/9:I see some people are lacking inspiration!!! Pick a page map from here and lift one sketch. If you post this in the next 24 hours (3 a.m. central time) then take 250 pts. If you do it any time after that, take 100 pts. Now get moving

1/10:Use fruit on your LO. 150 pts

1/11:Use clear stamps on your LO for +75 pts.

1/12: Use your favorite type of embellie on your LO (flowers, buttons, chipboard shapes, etc.) tell us what your fav embellie you used is and why for +85 pts. (please post why to the thread, and not in your description so we can all appreciate it even if we are derelicts who never leave comments.)

1/13: USE YOUR FAVORITE COLOR ON AT LEAST 50% of YOUR LO FOR 100 PTS.

1/14: SCRAPLIFT A LO BY YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST ON SB.COM FOR 300 PTS. MAKE SURE TO TELL US WHO IT IS AND WHY YOU LIKE THE PERSON. IF YOU WANT TO SCRAPLIFT A CARD TAKE 100 PTS INSTEAD.

1/15: USE 2 TYPE OF DISTRESSING ON YOUR LO FOR 95 PTS.

1/16: Use this sketch to create a LO for +150 pts!
August 08 RoundMap by Pagemaps By Iheartaslan

1/17: USE STICHING ON YOUR LO FOR 75 PTS.

1/18: Today we are going to honor Martin Luther King with our daily challenge.
So today scrap “your dream”. He gave a speech called “I have a Dream.” You can scrap a page to honor him or anyone you admire. The page could be about his dream maybe it is a picture of two children of differing races interacting together. Or you can interpret scrap your dream to mean ANYTHING: dream vacation, wedding, future plans, or even someone sleeping. This is worth 300 points.

1/19:
we are going to play a game of guess who. I’m going to ask a small list of questions. Copy and paste these questions into a PM , and send the PM with your answers to me. Do not answer any that you feel maybe too revealing because I will combine the answers you provide to create a guess who game that we will play later this week. AGAIN do not give your answers in the thread send them privately to me. I will use these answers to create the guessing game so revealing your answers will give everyone else an advantage. Answer only the ones you feel comfortable sharing. After you have PMed me give yourself 50 points. For an added 100 points create a layout about yourself OR use a picture of yourself in a layout to answer one of these questions.

Here's the questions:


1. How did you parents pick out your name?

2. If you could change your name what would you want as a name or if your parents considered other names what were they?

3. Name one interesting childhood memory.

4. Who was your first childhood crush?

5. How old were you when you kissed for the first time? And what was the person’s name?

6. When you graduated from high school what was your favorite song?

7. When your extended family gather together name one childhood memory they commonly share about you?

8. Name all the member of your family including pets?

9. How did you discover you were pregnant?

10. While pregnant did you have any weird cravings?

11. What sports have you played?

12. Currently what sports do you play?

13. What sports do you enjoy cheering for?

14. What is your favorite food?

15. What is your favorite drink?

16. What is your favorite restaurant?

17. Share one favorite memory of one of your children?

18. Describe a family tradition.

19. Describe the “wildest” thing you can remember doing and are willing to share?

20. Do you have a tattoo? If so of what and where?

21. Describe an interesting thing you own. Think about your jewelry or any collectibles you own.

22. Tell one funny thing about your child or pet.

23. Tell one funny thing about your significant other or parent

24. If you have a pet what is the one unique story of how you acquired this pet.

25. What do you collect and maybe why.

26. List three other facts about yourself.

1/20: Name the Layout Challenge. Make a layout without a title but leave a spot to place the title later. This is worth 100 points. When you post it here let us know it’s for today’s daily and it needs a name.

To earn added points suggest names for any layout posted for today’s challenge. You can get 5 points (MAXIMUM 25 points) for suggesting a name to each layout. You CAN suggest multiple names for a layout; it is 5 points per LAYOUT you help name.

Suggest on 5 or more layouts= 25 points
Suggest on 4 layouts= 20 points
Suggest on 3 layouts= 15 points
Suggest on 2 layouts= 10 points
Suggest on 1 layout= 5 points

To earn an added 25 points add a title to the page and repost the layout to show it off. You have free will so you DO NOT have to take a title suggested!

I created this page for a similiar game/challenge:

Flamingo Girls By Ms.Schwiet

This is the final layout with the title suggested by Karen AKA scrapriguez
Pink Passion By Ms.Schwiet


I would earn 100 for the first post and an added 25 points for the second post plus points for the guess up to 5.

1/21: to honor National Hugging Day give a hug worth 50 points. For an added 100 points, scrap a hugging layout or someone or something you love.

1/22: pagemap or sketch day...create a layout using a pagemap or sketch 100 points

1/23: in honor of national handwriting day...journal on your page in your own handwriting 85 points

1/24:
SUNDAY DAILY Finish the guessing game. Using your answers, I created 25 statements. What you must do is guess who is who for each statement. For most statements you will need to just make guesses; however, you may know your fellow scrappers well enough to answer these questions. I encourage you to check out their galleries, profiles, and blogs for any clues.

Reply to the thread with your guesses, just for trying to answer all questions you will earn 100 points. I used each person twice if that helps you pick who is who.

For an added 50 points scrap friendship since the idea is about building our friendship here....or ....scrap about the event expressed in the game and see if anyone catches it!!!

Here's the game:
2lilbugs,
AmandaTina,
iheartaslan,
Inspired.By.Love,
jadecook,
JMorales,
MelissaW,
Mrs. Coder,
northernmemories,
pookie09,
scrapinbabygal,
scrappitymom,
ScrappyNewMom,
scrapriguez,
senora_x,
sgrcookie,

DON'T REVEAL YOURSELF!!! EITHER FOR THE ONES THAT ARE YOU LIE OR SKIP YOUR NAME SO OTHERS CAN TRY AND GUESS!! IT'S FUN WHEN YOU HAVE SOMEONE DANCING ON TABLES THAT WAS NOT THE DANCING ON TABLES GIRL

She said , she said…Guess who said what.

Many of you have interesting stories behind how you got your names. Some of these name-guess-who’s may be easy to guess with a little research.

1. Whose mom saw her name in a family cemetery when she was a child & thought it was a pretty name combination?

2. Whose mom was a big Gone With the Wind fan, so that is how she got her name?

3. Whose name should have been Jeremy, but she didn’t come out with the right parts?

4. Whose name came from a character that Brook Shields played?

5. Who was suppose to have the name Cricket?

6. Who would change her name to Allene?

Now let’s talk about childhood memories.

7. Which ornery little girl amongst us helped her aunt put a dead fish in her uncle’s bed?

8. Which one of us admitted maybe she was a bad girl one year because of a Christmas gift she got: One Christmas I had the biggest present under the tree and the suspense was killing me! I was so excited only to open it Christmas day to discover it was a snow shovel. I still don’t know what my parents were thinking that year cause normally we got awesome gifts. Maybe I was a bad little girl that year!

9. Which one of us is reminded of this childhood memory: one day when we were riding on the church bus and I was walking to my seat, the bus took off before I got to my seat and I sorta fell forward. When I did, I fell into this boy and they teased me all the time saying that we were kissing, when we got home from church that day they told mom I was kissing a boy and to this day I hear about it!

10. Which of us was a picky little eater when we were a child and admit that: When I was a kid we had a china cabinet in the dining room. When we had vegetables that I didn't like I would hide them under the cabinet after everybody left the table. My dad found the pile when it started to smell. My brother and sister have never let me live that down.


So with these stories it is no wonder that we have some wild tales (and some sweet stories about our own kids.

11. DISCLAIMER: This story may sound a little “dirty” at first, but read through and you’ll hear the surprise:
my son came home from the hospital just before Christmas, he wouldn't keep his pajamas on, and we lived in a drafty old farm house. (He was just over 2yrs at the time.) I told him I would take him back to the hospital if he didn't, so he put his PJ pants back on. He was smacking his private area and I asked him if he needed changing, he said no he was smackin’ his monkey. I turned all shades of red with a house full of people for the holidays, and went after him thinking where in god’s name did he hear this from. Come to find out, he had his stuffy (monkey) under his pants and there he was smacking his monkey!

12. Now who amongst us retells the story when her son met his baby sister – he put out his arms and said “my baby!” HE was so happy.

13. Everyone has SEEN the child that scores the goal in the wrong goal during a soccer game. Which person among us is the mom to this child?? Pookie09

14. Speaking of sports which of us the current sports she plays are only on the Wii?

15. Some of us found love early. Who was known as kissy girl in the 1st grade and would pull boys into the bushes and kiss them?

16. Who admits their first child hood crush was on Tony Thornhill in first grade, and that they got married on the playground!?

17. Who had a childhood crush on Nick Carter from Backstreet Boy?

18. Significant others are full of surprises and one us admit ours when he threw up in my college roommate’s shoes?

19. Who has the significant other that puts their cash in a certain order?

20. Which of us has a significant other that microwaves their ice cream?

21. One of have a significant other that calls fishing water therapy. Who?

22. Who said: I passed out before taking a shower the first time and took a pregnancy test to prove my coworker wrong about being pregnant.

In those BC days(before child days) many of us had a wild side. Guess whose wild side each of these are.

23. Who admits to drinking a little and dancing on tables?

24. Who admits to doing "donuts" in the parking lot of my high school and as an unrelated side note she ironically admits she hit the school’s portable building with my mom's car when I was a senior in high school? (I wonder if it was in those wild days of doing donuts?)

25. In an unrelated note who was hit by a car walking home from school?

26. Who says she used to have a tattoo, but paid to have them removed?

27. On the other hand who plans on getting a tattoo of a hummingbird for her Granny, probably on her right stomach/hip?


28. Who has the pet that sniffes her bottom when she passes gas ?

29. Which one of might eat spaghetti and mayonnaise sandwiches?

30. Who stated these three facts about herself: I have a new house, an old vehicle and a great job?

31. Which one of us loves and collects love antique China?

32. When asked about what she collects who said: I don't really collect anything except memories because they're important?

1/25:1/25 daily - today is opposite day so use a color on your LO you usually stray away from for 110 pts. If you choose to do this on a card take 85 pts.

1/26: today is spouse day. So to honor this day make a card for your spouse. If you do not have a spouse then make a card for someone you care about. Mother, friend, sister, etc. For 85 points.

1/27: today is punch the clock day (whatever that means), I see it as an opportunity to use punches as a daily So heres the deal:
use 1 punch +100pts
use 2 punches +110 pts
use 3 punches +120 pts
use 4 punches +130 pts
use 5 punches +140 pts
6 or more punches +150 pts
They have to be different punches, cannot use a circle punch, the same size, 6 times for 150 points for example. But they can be border punch or a shape punch, any kind of punch!

1/28: I know everyone is excited about starting the 14 days of sketches. I hope to fill the void just a little with todays daily. Use this sketch sketch By Jadecook in a LO for 300 pts! I hope this can help get everyone though until Feb.1 ha ha

1/29:1/29 daily - today is free thinkers day. But I see it as Thickers day! We all love thickers! Use Thicker, letters or shapes, on a LO or card for +115 points!

1/30:1/30 daily - I have noticed a lot of people using owls on their LO's /cards. It is like the new big thing so have an owl, or hoot, or who on your LO for 150 pts. Use on a card for 85 points.

1/31: since it is the last day of the month and I am posting this a little late, tell us what you did this weekend. You can post it up here or on your blog. Whichever works for you. For 75 points.





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

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

Weekly Challenges

Weekly challenge for week of Jan 25. - Jan 31.
Do a LO about all the things you are. Mother, daughter, sister, student, wife, also can do things like: personal chef (if you are the cook in the fam), taxi driver (if you drive your kids around everywhere lol), financial advisor (if you are the one that deals with the finances), you can get real creative with this. When I was planning my ds b-day party I thought I could add party planner to the long list of things I already am lol. Complete this LO for 300 points

photo challenge:
I know everyone else isn't having the same weather as I am, but we are having beautiful spring like weather and that has inspired me. So here is what I came up with
1. flower
2. sunset
3. tree
4. your front yard
each photo is worth 60 pts for a total of 240




~*~MONTHLY CHALLENGE~*~
1/1/2010-1/31/2010

Scrappers are always making pages about their family, holidays, and momentous occasions. We meticuously record the past for future generations. But who is that person scrapping? Who is behind the pages embellished with flowers and bling? For the monthly challenge, you must create 4 LOs based on 4 of the 75 following topics for +600 pts.

1)your favorite color and where you find it in the world
2)now and then
3)quotes, sayings, thoughts, poems
4)what makes you happy?/favorite things
5)your favorite book
6)your clothing/personal style
7)how you spend your day usually
8)A-Z about you (a letter for each adjective describing you)
9)what would you do if you won a million dollars?
10)your collections
11)the things you want to do before you die
12)one song that describes your life and why
13)why do you scrapbook
14)what are you afraid of?/fears and phobias
15)what animal best represents you and why
16)what color best represents you and why
17)5 things you use every day/5 things you can't live without
18)favorite day of the week and why
19)your talents
20)the sights you see while taking a walk/run
21)how you've changed since you were a kid (what's different? what's the same?)
22)showcase your team spirit for a favorite sports team
23)how do you take your coffee, eggs, steak, etc.
24)what your day at school/work is like
25)where do you see yourself in 5, 10, 20 years
26)your hero(s)
27)your circle of friends
28)each letter of your name is an adjective describing you
29)what are you obsessed with?
30)words you and your friends use a lot or have made up
31)sitting at home with your significant other, watching a movie and enjoying popcorn
32)your house (the rooms, the outside, etc)
33)a weekly ritual you do
34)what language(s) do you speak?
35)the decades you have lived in and what they were like (what did you dress like? etc)
36)a lesson/the lessons you have learned so far in life
37)neat items in your jewelry box
38)what do you enjoy doing when you're alone?
39)your nicknames, what they mean, and who calls you by them
40)your goals
41)your car and how you make it look unique
42)cool/unique items of clothing in your closet
43)bad habbits you want to get rid of
44)your best friend and why you love him/her
45)you and your siblings
46)write your love story
47)how you feel about nature
48)your beliefs (religious, political, etc)
49)your tatoos/piercings
50)your favorite scents (and where you find them)
51)favorite celebrities and what you like about them
52)a funny joke/inside joke
53)pet peeves
54)what you do/did on a rainy day
55)your physical features and which parent/grandparent you got each feaure from
56)a shopping trip/what you love to shop for
57)your favorite nick-nacks
58)best thing about being the age you are
59)preparing/cooking a meal
60)self portrait (take pictures of various body parts- feet, hands, etc- and describe why they are unique)
61)your zodiac sign
62)things that bring you luck (trinkets, numbers, etc)
63)highlight events that happen in each month
64)the view outside your window
65)a magic trick you or your friend knows
66)your political party/thoughts on the election
67)an award you won
68)your neighbors
69)your heritage
70)your family members and what each of them is currently involved with/doing in their lives
71)a few examples of you wearing a color that you usually wear
72)your favorite childhood toy/what is it that comforts you now?
73)the little things that cheer you up/make you smile when you are sad
74)your quarks/personality (how do other people see you? then contrast with how you see yourself)
75)where you live (how long have you lived there? if you grew up there, what was it like? how has it changed? what's it like compared to other places? what do other people think about it? etc)

Bonus Points:
-Do a 5th LO on one of the 75 topics for +100 pts.
-Have more than 200 journaling words on 1 LO for +55 pts.
-Create one LO with no pictures for +65 pts.
-Use a quote on one of your your LOs for +45 pts.


Edited by iheartaslan on 01-31-10 06:05 PM. Reason for edit: Adding Challenges!


 
Megan Ann
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HERE IS A BONUS POINTS OPPORTUNIY:
If you get your money in by the 5th of January take +300 pts,
if you get the money in to me by the 10th of January take +200 pts,
and if you get the money in to me by the 15th of January (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, pearl, metal clips, etc.
- PER letter/number used in title only (stamped, sticker, chipboard, rub-on, die cut, etc.)
- PER hand stitch

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 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)
- PER type/kind of ribbon or fiber or embroidery floss/thread used
- PER type of bling
- 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 or glimmer mist 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 stickles or paint
- for using a punch
- for using ghost shapes, ghost letters, transparencies, or vellum
- for non-scrapbook items used on your page (includes memorabilia other than pics)
- for using felt or fabric
- for using metal items (EXcluding brads and eyelets)
- for having journaling strips
- for doodling
- for using the following themes: New Year, New You; Goals; Animals (must be the THEME, not just have an animal on it); Friends
- 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 (6x12, 8.5x11, 12x12) layout (MUST have a link in this forum)
- PER layout with no pictures
- PER layout about yourself
- PER altered item created
- PER mask used
- for using quilling
- for using scraps
- for putting embellies or journaling on the photograph
- for scraplifting a member of sb.com 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)

PICTURE & JOURNALING 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 OR sepia toned picture

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

JOURNALING POINTS
-1 point PER word of journaling (not pre-printed embellies) up to 200 points
-25 points for every 50 words over 200 (E.g. Total of 300 words would equal 250 points)
-10 points for using handwritten journaling on your page (or 20 pts for 50+ words or 50 points for 100+ words)

ADDITIONAL POINTS

2 POINTS:
- 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

5 POINTS:
- 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 up to 3 times per day


Edited by iheartaslan on 12-31-09 06:23 PM. Reason for edit: Added the 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 350 pts.
2.The daily challenges can only be worth 150 pts with one exception per week up to 300 pts. So 6 days of 150 points or less and one challenge up to 300 points.
3.The daily challenges should generally be something that can be incorporated into ANY LO. Not a challenge that you must make a LO for that you wouldn't have made otherwise. But it CAN require you to make a whole LO for one challenge per week.
4.Picture challenges can only be worth up to 250 pts total added up for all pictures. There should not be more than 6 pictures for the weekly photo challenge.
5. You MUST post the challenge by 10 AM EST (which is 7AM PST) OR post the challenge the night before, preferably after 9PM your time.


****Weeks will run from Monday to Sunday!****
January
1-3 iheartaslan
4-10 -Jenn-
11-17 pookie09 & iheartaslan
18-24 Ms. Schweit
25-31 jadecook


 
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Wow, Megan! you were reading my mind! I was just thinking that I wished you would put the Jan AGC up so I have people to talk to!! haha!! You are awesome! I am in!!!

I can do a week of challenges if you need someone!


 
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Missed You Jenn Jenn!


 
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Great to have you back Jenn! I'd love for you to do a week of challenges. Is there any week you would prefer?


 
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Awwh thanks Andrea!! I haven't really talked to you in a while! I missed you too!!

Megan, I would prefer not the last week, my 21st birthday is the 25, and I plan on getting pretty drunk all week lol! Any other week is fine with me!


 
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sign me up and put me 20 LO- will send you the money on first of week of Jan..


 
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Oh yea!! I want to do 25 LO's this month


 
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Megan- forgot to ask yu.. can you help me out with Daily challenge or weekly challenge.. also i need partner to help me out with pt till i aware with these pts... let me know ...


 
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First thing I thought of when I saw signs up was Jenn. I wonder if she knows signs up are up. And then I saw she was the first one here lol. I am in. I want to say 15 LO's. but it is so early to say. I will let you know if it chances


 
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I am in, but motivational this month. We may be moving in February if the Army will give us orders. Its an overseas move to Germany, so I will have lots to do before the movers come.


 
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I'm in again. I'll try for 20 LO's


 
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  • jadecook Said:
First thing I thought of when I saw signs up was Jenn. I wonder if she knows signs up are up. And then I saw she was the first one here lol. I am in. I want to say 15 LO's. but it is so early to say. I will let you know if it chances



hehe I told you i've been checking the challenges area about every half hour when i'm not doing anything haha!! I'm desperate to start new challenges so I can get into gear with scrapbooking again!!


 
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i'm in! put me down for 20 please!

i will do a week of challenges unless a newbie wants to try it


 
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oh no Tina! When will you find out if you have orders? We might be getting some to leave this summer.


 
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I'm in! I think I will just set my goal at 10! I took the Library of Memories Class with stacy julian last year but was too overwhelmed to get much done. Luckily she opens it back up to alumni and we can take the class again for free! So with that starting soon I have alot of organization ahead of me! I've never fully integrated her system but that's my new years resolution!


 
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  • jadecook Said:
oh no Tina! When will you find out if you have orders? We might be getting some to leave this summer.



We hope soon. Our report date is suppose to be Feb.10th. Without orders we cannot ship a car or send hold baggage ahead of us. If they keep dragging thier feet hubby will have to go without us and I will be left here to deal with the movers myself. Cross your fingers for us that we have orders by Monday.


 
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I'm back I think I will try for 20 and again just motivational and if you need someone to run a week I would be happy to if it's one of the early weeks since i'm off of week.

ACU on love to pg 34 updated on 1/6

My blog: http://www.scrapbook.com/blogs/187619/view/159 835.html

110 daily 1/1 updated blog and siggy
10 daily done that day
5 new blog
70 - 30 comments x2 1/2
5 update siggy
5 get organized blog
100 points 1/2 daily: For today, tell me what you did on New Year's DAY (yesterday) So you can just do the blog for +100 pts
195
10 daily completed day of 1/2
5 for updating siggy
86 points for 43 times 2 comments AM 1/3
5 update siggy
120 this weeks pics at this blog address: http://www.scrapbook.com/myplace/index.php?mod=blogs
DO I GET ANOTHER 5 POINTS FOR STARTING THIS BLOG?
70 - 35 comments x2 PM
491
2 for picture loaded of all the handmade embellies I did today
74 37 comments x2 am 1/5
5 update siggy
40 - 20 comments 1/6
5 update siggy
38 - 19 comments x2
5 update siggy
248 Here's my blog with the pictures
http://www.scrapbook.com/blogs/187619/view/160 247.html
908
5 new blog
10 5 comments times 2
514 total for bundle of joy
274 total- Proud- to be American
5 update siggy
16 comments 1/11
14 comments 1/12
5 update siggy
1751
56 points 28 comments x2
338 total all star 1/17
494 total bundle pg 2 1/17
350 Scrap your obsession FF pg 1 1/17
5 New blog http://www.scrapbook.com/blogs/187619/view/160 639.html
for
225 all 3 weekly pics
3224
476 total for FF pg 2 1/18
5- For cleaning up your scrap area after you completed the posted layout 1/18
255 total untitled x-mas
5 update siggy 1/18
3965
50 gave the hug
10 done today
50 for 25 comments 1/20 & 1/21
5 update
4080
963 Gateway layout
250 dream pics
5 update
58 29 comments 1/22 and 1/23




5356 total last update 1/24

8/20 layouts completed updated 1/24

11/31 dailys updated 1/24


Edited by Ms.Schwiet on 01-24-10 04:52 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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how do you have a report date without orders? Tina


 
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  • Margy on 12-23-09 06:10 PM
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I'm in again, put me down for another 15 and I am going to pray that school doesn't get too crazy!


 
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Please sign me up again!

I'll take a couple of days to decide on my goal and whether to play for points or motivational.


 
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  • senora_x Said:
I'm in! I think I will just set my goal at 10! I took the Library of Memories Class with stacy julian last year but was too overwhelmed to get much done. Luckily she opens it back up to alumni and we can take the class again for free! So with that starting soon I have alot of organization ahead of me! I've never fully integrated her system but that's my new years resolution!



Hi Julie! I searched this class and it looks fabulous BUT it mentioned having years of photos to sort through. I dont have that many to sort through, unless you count the 4 vacations from my childhood (which is like 500 pics). Yet it may be impossible to find time to scrap those. So is it worth it? Feel free to PM me if you want Thanks


 
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  • scrapinbabygal Said:
  • senora_x Said:
I'm in! I think I will just set my goal at 10! I took the Library of Memories Class with stacy julian last year but was too overwhelmed to get much done. Luckily she opens it back up to alumni and we can take the class again for free! So with that starting soon I have alot of organization ahead of me! I've never fully integrated her system but that's my new years resolution!



Hi Julie! I searched this class and it looks fabulous BUT it mentioned having years of photos to sort through. I dont have that many to sort through, unless you count the 4 vacations from my childhood (which is like 500 pics). Yet it may be impossible to find time to scrap those. So is it worth it? Feel free to PM me if you want Thanks



I would like some more information on this too! I googled it, but can't really find much on it


 
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I really want to do this challenge, but have never done anything like this. Do you mind if I ask questions along the way?

Jessica


 
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Jessica- everyone here is so so nice!! Megan will pair you up with a buddy so you can talk with your buddy and she will answer all of your questions, and will check your points for your first few projects!! This challenge is awesome and very addicting! You will make a lot of great friends here


I hope everyone has a great christmas!!! My dad is on his way over to spend x-mas eve with me and my brother, then my mom will be over in the morning to open gifts and eat!! So excited!


 
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Ok, I am excited to do this. My goal is 10.

p.s. thanks Jenn!


 
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  • JMorales Said:
Ok, I am excited to do this. My goal is 10.

p.s. thanks Jenn!




No problem


 
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  • -Jenn- Said:
  • scrapinbabygal Said:
  • senora_x Said:
I'm in! I think I will just set my goal at 10! I took the Library of Memories Class with stacy julian last year but was too overwhelmed to get much done. Luckily she opens it back up to alumni and we can take the class again for free! So with that starting soon I have alot of organization ahead of me! I've never fully integrated her system but that's my new years resolution!



Hi Julie! I searched this class and it looks fabulous BUT it mentioned having years of photos to sort through. I dont have that many to sort through, unless you count the 4 vacations from my childhood (which is like 500 pics). Yet it may be impossible to find time to scrap those. So is it worth it? Feel free to PM me if you want Thanks



I would like some more information on this too! I googled it, but can't really find much on it



Her class is based on the book Photo Freedom. She states in her book, "When you have a master plan for sorting, storing, and tracking all of the photos, memorabilia, and stories that are meaningful to you , you can keep your energy focused on preserving memories." She has three essential components to her Library of Memories system, the foundation of her guilt-free approach. Her essentials are: three-ring binders that allow you store years' worth of printed photos in chronological order; four category drawers to help you find photos of specific people, places, and things; and finally the library albums that will house the completed layouts.

Sabrina, actually not having many photos would be even better because you would have time to fully implement her system. Her biggest thing is that you have to have a system to regulary print your pics and put them in regular photo albums. Why? Because she said you have to be able to see your pics and flip through them to be inspired. She is against Chronological scrapping and promotes the idea of scrapping what inspires you and making connections between photos both old and new. With her system you shouldn't feel behind or guilty for not having every picture scrapped.

It is a kind of expensive class but she walks you through each step, gives you lots of time to complete each task and lets you take the class free the 2nd year! Feel free to pm me if you have questions!


 
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OH, just thought I'd mention too that if you can't afford her class all the basics are in the book so you could do it on your own with the book! the class is great though cause there are message boards for asking questions and a gallery to post your progress. She even assigns a few scrappy projects along the way!


 
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WOW this challenge sounds really really complicated.. So you are setting your goals at 10 20 or 30. you mean that the number of layouts per month you have to do??? Holy smokes how does anyone get 30 done in a month!! thats unbelievable kudos to you!!! I think I'll just watch from the side lines.. being only in challenges this last month.. I don't think I'm ready for the BIG league! but Your awesome to host such a BIG Undertaking!!!


 
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  • senora_x Said:
  • -Jenn- Said:
  • scrapinbabygal Said:
  • senora_x Said:
I'm in! I think I will just set my goal at 10! I took the Library of Memories Class with stacy julian last year but was too overwhelmed to get much done. Luckily she opens it back up to alumni and we can take the class again for free! So with that starting soon I have alot of organization ahead of me! I've never fully integrated her system but that's my new years resolution!



Hi Julie! I searched this class and it looks fabulous BUT it mentioned having years of photos to sort through. I dont have that many to sort through, unless you count the 4 vacations from my childhood (which is like 500 pics). Yet it may be impossible to find time to scrap those. So is it worth it? Feel free to PM me if you want Thanks



I would like some more information on this too! I googled it, but can't really find much on it



Her class is based on the book Photo Freedom. She states in her book, "When you have a master plan for sorting, storing, and tracking all of the photos, memorabilia, and stories that are meaningful to you , you can keep your energy focused on preserving memories." She has three essential components to her Library of Memories system, the foundation of her guilt-free approach. Her essentials are: three-ring binders that allow you store years' worth of printed photos in chronological order; four category drawers to help you find photos of specific people, places, and things; and finally the library albums that will house the completed layouts.

Sabrina, actually not having many photos would be even better because you would have time to fully implement her system. Her biggest thing is that you have to have a system to regulary print your pics and put them in regular photo albums. Why? Because she said you have to be able to see your pics and flip through them to be inspired. She is against Chronological scrapping and promotes the idea of scrapping what inspires you and making connections between photos both old and new. With her system you shouldn't feel behind or guilty for not having every picture scrapped.

It is a kind of expensive class but she walks you through each step, gives you lots of time to complete each task and lets you take the class free the 2nd year! Feel free to pm me if you have questions!




I like everything except the non chronological order. I have 2 "sets" of scrapbooking I do, I do pre high school, and post high school. Both sets are done in chronological order. Could I do the program and not be in chronological order??


 
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  • Canadiancandy Said:
WOW this challenge sounds really really complicated.. So you are setting your goals at 10 20 or 30. you mean that the number of layouts per month you have to do??? Holy smokes how does anyone get 30 done in a month!! thats unbelievable kudos to you!!! I think I'll just watch from the side lines.. being only in challenges this last month.. I don't think I'm ready for the BIG league! but Your awesome to host such a BIG Undertaking!!!




I did 75 one month, and I think quay has done 100!!! You can do as many LO's in one month as you want, how much you want to participate is up to you! Trust me, you will be joining this challenge after a few days of being on the sidelines


 
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Thanks Julie!!

And Canadiancandy believe Jenn -- this challenge is very addicting and inspires to scrap the LOs you have always been putting off! After a few days you will want to join!


 
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Jessica, welcome! glad to have you. feel free to ask questions along the way. All the lovely ladies will help you along the way. If anyone volunteers to be a buddy I need 2 buddies for newbies. If no one volunteers, we will just have to do our best to all be everyone's buddy to help them along. Because I cannot be a partner this month because of going back to school.

Hey Canadiancandy! you are in the vlb challenge for December right? I thought I saw you over there. This is a challenge that can seem a bit complicated at the beginning when you first start, so we have what we call "Motivational" players. Those are scrappers that want to play along and be inspired by everyone's work and the monthly, weekly, and daily challenges, but do not want to play for prizes and do not have to pay to play. So feel free to jump in and play as a motivational player! If you leave your LOs on the thread, you will get some love even if you don't want to count points. But trust me the points are addictive! Hope you come join us

Hope everyone is having a Happy Christmas! Or if you don't celebrate Christmas, happy Friday!


 
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I can be a buddy if need be, I would prefer not to since I wasn't here last month, but I don't want someone to be so confused!! So if no one else wants to do it, then I would be happy to jump in


 
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Hey ladies... this is sooo funny! you gotta go check this out!!

go to neighbors at the top of your screen and search for iheartjenn and read what Matt's bio says lol!! he cracks me up sometimes lol


 
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hi ladies the last time I did this was in March but I would love to play again I will do 10 layouts for my goal. Now Im off to get organized


 
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  • northernmemories Said:
hi ladies the last time I did this was in March but I would love to play again I will do 10 layouts for my goal. Now Im off to get organized



hey! probably dont remember me but i remember you! glad to see you back Melissa!


 
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im gonna fav this one.. i just havce no idea how it works! any one wanna break it down dummy style for me?


 
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Yippy you made!!! It seems very hard but everyone around here is friendly and willing to help. First thing you have to make two decisions. One how many layouts do you plan to make this month; you must set your scrap goal. Two you have to decide if you will play for prizes and send money in to do so OR you must decide if you will just play motivational.

I'm very new at this Dec was my first time playing, so I realy a lot on everyone else


 
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Jenn, I am still storing my albums chronologically too so YES you can still do the system. However she gets you to look at the big picture and she breaks her pages into 4 albums and uses 4 different colors. She has a places we go, people we love, things we do, and all about us. Then of course she has multiple volumes for each album. Then you can start making connections and for me it helped me find a place to put some of my pages that didn't have homes. She also has section dividers within each album. For example the all about us has a section for each person and then a section for layouts about the family as a whole. The places we go has sections for home, close to home, and far away. Its pretty cool and all explained in the book. In the class people share pics of their albums, how they label them and their divider layouts they have made.


 
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I'm in! I'm thinking 12 layouts for my goal.

Megan, I'm not sure if you were still wanting to offer new people the chance to do the weekly challenges but if you need me, I'm available! Mid month would be best for me as I'm *hoping* to have a new grandbaby early in the month and then I have a birthday party to plan for *my* baby at the end.

Off to paypal you!


 
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I'm thinking I'm going to give this a try again. It's been a while since I did it but January should be a good month since there isn't much going on work-wise.

I'll paypal you my money now!


 
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acu now! nice to see new people!


 
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hi Sabrina! And hi to all the other ladies I know and love on this challenge! I am spending the day trying to transfer all the stuff from my sad dying mac to my new pc. I think my mac knows because she is making it so hard!


 
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just sent my paypal


 
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In response to northernmemories

I'd like in this month!


 
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I forgot to post my goal! I would like to make 15 LOs this month, I think.


 
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Hello, I am very new to scrapbooking and have never done a challenge. I am sure I will need lots of help to understand everything. I would like in if it is still possible. I will mail money. I think I will start out with 10 or less layouts. Could someone explain how it works?
Many thanks,
Beth


 
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i'll do it again for 20 lo's and I will keep better track this time


 
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jci


 
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jci


 
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ok, so this sounds like a LOT of fun & I am DEF in need of some inspiration to get back to scrappin', so I'll give this a try. I was actually invited to this challenge by a friend who recommended I check it out & since I'm new to it I'd like to just play for motivation this month and see how you ladies do the points and if its not too difficult I might try for points another month.

Also I do have one question. Does our LO goal have to be a specfic # of LO's or could I say I want to complete 10-15 LO's this month and have that be my goal?

Thanks! : ]


 
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I think you have to have a certain number. glad you are joining us


 
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SO HAPPY TO SEE SO MANY NEW FACES!!!

gotta go my baby is screaming like a mad man!

but hello to Melissa W, Jamie and Beth!! You will LOVE it here


 
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jci/acu- it's great to see new face.. hello to new face.. you will love it.. beware it is very ADDICTIED. some in the way this challenge is way Fun...


 
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Sabrina, I used to do AGC way back when... maybe a year ago or more. I loved it back then, too!


 
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Glad To See You In The Threads Again Melissa!


 
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just mms


 
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Well Melissa W I am so glad you came back!!


 
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I love how Marci always uses smilie faces.


 
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'Allo! 'Allo! I are here; but tentatively motivational. I REALLY miss the socializing. I'm still a competitive so-n-so and this is the best option I've got.


 
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  • CASBa on 12-28-09 11:38 AM
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I would like to give this challenge a try if there is still room. I guess I will sign up for 15 LOs for January.


 
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Anybody looking for another challenge, I'm hosting one. The link is in my siggy line!


 
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  • CASBa on 12-28-09 11:44 AM
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I sent my $ via paypal.


 
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Hey Cassie!!

So glad to see you here!!


 
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  • CASBa on 12-28-09 01:00 PM
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Thanks Sabrina. I gotta admit that seeing all your LOs for this challenge got me interested.


 
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YAY!!! Good to see all of our regular players and a bunch of new faces! A few of you are asking how this works, it really isn't as complicated as it seems...Once you get the hang of it! there is a bit of a learning curve. It is a little hard to explain. But I will post a points list by Jan 1st--I may try to post it early so if you have any questions you can ask before the challenge officially starts.

First tip, print out the points list. It will be so much easier to track your points for each LO. If you are playing for prizes, most importantly you must meet your LO goal and then the points are what it is mostly about. But there is also a random drawing of all who meet their goal and winner of the most daily challenges completed. but 3/5 categories are based on points.

Tip #2, many people will start a Word document or a spreadsheet to keep track of their points throughout the month. Each LO counts for points, as well as the challenges, comments, and blogs. So everytime someone posts points they will go into their document or spreadsheet and write out their points (which you have to post to take them) and update the total. The document or spreadsheet are helpful so that you will never type all of your points out in a post and then lose them all!

Then 3rd tip, keep a running total of your points in your sb.com signature. If you decide to do that (which everyone has done so far) you get +5 pts for every time you update it up to 3 times a day.

Tip #4, the most LOs doesn't necessarily meant the highest points and if you are wanting to compete in a number of LOs limited category--10 or less and 11-25--you have to set your goal at the highest number to the lowest number, so 1-10 or 11-25 and not go over the top number, 10 or 25. So the LOs that incorporate what is on the points list get more points.

Tip #5--comments add a bunch of points so share the love. There is ABSOLUTELY no required commenting on this thread. It just moves too quickly to require it, but every month we have a few ladies who keep up. You get +2 pts per comment you leave on a LO, sb.com "my place", or a blog. That includes LOs you may have to comment on for other challenges as well. Any comment that is tracked on your activity stream counts.

Tip #6--pay by the deadline, the earlier the better. the earlier you pay the more bonus points you get. So by paying by the 5th of the month you can start out with 300 bonus pts! (That's a bunch of points!)


If you want to be ahead of the curve I suggest you check out the December AGC thread. You can see what the challenges are like--daily, weekly, weekly photo, and monthly. You will also see how the ladies keep track of their points and the great relationships we develop! I would just pick a spot in the middle to the end of the thread b/c the beginning (except for the first page which has the points list and the challenges) is just sign ups and chit chat waiting for the month to begin. Here is the link to December:
December Anything Goes Challenge

Also, call out to the regular ladies!!! If you have any tips for the newer players, feel free to share your wisdom!


 
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In response to Megan Ann

I don't know if you call me a regular, this will be my third month, but I can help out with any questions any newbie might have


 
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Megan
I read over your tips and it says updating pts can only be taken 3 times per day. So that means its changing right?

Also last month we talked about doing a big change to the pts list and also not winning two mths in a row (per category?) Are we still thinking of doing that? I am completely ok with that although my DH may not be


 
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My only other suggestions are

+1 pt per punched item (am i bugging you since i keep asking )
themes: happiness, winter
take out ghost shapes, bling shapes

hope you dont mind


 
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MISS KITTY By Mom2jenco

Check out my mom's first LO!! I bought her a digital scrapbook program for her birthday! go comment! she loves getting comments!


 
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  • IFFY on 12-28-09 05:27 PM
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  • iheartaslan Said:
~*~PLAYERS~*~

Money Received=

iheartaslan
-Jenn- 0/25
cschissell 0/15
MelissaW 0/15
AmandaTina 0/20
jadecook 0/15
scrapinbabygal 0/20
MommyMarci 0/12
senora_x 0/10
B2Hearts
carnese 0/10
princessvespa3 0/20
Margy 0/15
JMorales 0/10
northernmemories 0/10


TOTAL MONEY: $48.00



~*~MOTIVATIONAL~*~
MommaSaid
yadee87
jamariel
Ms.Schweit
Ladybeth
Canadiancandy
SwtTxT
Iffy







 
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In response to IFFY

I am so glad you decided to play Tiffany!!


 
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In response to Megan Ann

Megan,

I went ahead and signed up with paypal and sent you the fee that way. It was so easy I can't believe I haven't done it sooner.

Beth Carnes


 
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Money sent via paypal!


 
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  • Quay on 12-28-09 08:46 PM
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Ok Megan, I am back...and ready to beat the pants off anyone and everyone!!! hehehe j/k I am just glad to have the time again to play for real!

And Anne...do you watch allo allo on PBS? Just wondering!!

Jenn...I think we need to give Sabrina a run for her money! eh?

My goal is 20 LO's this time! And I am off to paypal you!


 
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  • Quay on 12-28-09 09:04 PM
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pay pal'd Megan! After a lot of messing around!! Geeeeeez louise, I think I have a virus or something in my computer. Every time I try to log in to ebay or paypal...the very next page is a fake page asking me for all my personal info. Like mothers maiden name and my social. I have already let ebay know about this phoney page. And when I have to login to paypal I have to go to paypal.ca to get in!

My SIL is coming tomorrow to look over my computer. Hopefully he can find out what is wrong with my poor old computer.

Ok just thought all of you needed an update on my evening. lol I hope this fulfills that emptiness inside!!! buhahahaha



 
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Sorry can't so this one


 
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  • scrapinbabygal Said:
My only other suggestions are

+1 pt per punched item (am i bugging you since i keep asking )
themes: happiness, winter
take out ghost shapes, bling shapes

hope you dont mind



I agree about the punch! I love punches and I wish I got more points for them. thanks megan


 
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I am with you Quay. Taking Sabrina down lol. I hope I can. I am still at my moms scrapping on a tiny patio table with not all my supplies. And have DS b-day in Jan and going back to Tx. So I hope I can find time to scrap.


 
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hehe I would love some competition bring it on!!

but i am thinking of starting to sell some of my cards and making some other things for Etsy so you may see less of me. well thats what my DH wants me to do- focus on my "dream" of selling on Etsy and give up challenges. but we will see


 
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  • Quay Said:
Ok Megan, I am back...and ready to beat the pants off anyone and everyone!!! hehehe j/k I am just glad to have the time again to play for real!

And Anne...do you watch allo allo on PBS? Just wondering!!

Jenn...I think we need to give Sabrina a run for her money! eh?

My goal is 20 LO's this time! And I am off to paypal you!



I wish I could scrap like crazy!! but I've decided to work on quality not quantity this year... I am making goals to try new things every month and use all of my tools and venture out to new places! eep! scary! lol but I will give anyone in the 11-25 LO category a run for there money! lol Plus I have at least 10 cards to make in January, with valentines day and birthdays, and thank you cards! it's going to be a buzy month not including my layouts!


 
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i have so many questions.. yikes!

where do i find the "points list" and since im playing for modivation shall i make a goal, keep points, and play along too?

i think im in for 12 LO's. yikes.. thats at least 3 per week... ummm ok lets go just 10.


Edited by yadee87 on 12-28-09 09:48 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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jci. going to bed, nite


 
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In response to yadee87

i'm w/you Darlene, think I'll set my goal @ 10 since I am playing to hopefully find some inspiration this month, lol!


 
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Can't wait to see that points list!


 
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In response to IFFY

  • IFFY Said:
  • iheartaslan Said:
~*~PLAYERS~*~

Money Received=

iheartaslan
-Jenn- 0/25
cschissell 0/15
MelissaW 0/15
AmandaTina 0/20
jadecook 0/15
scrapinbabygal 0/20
MommyMarci 0/12
senora_x 0/10
B2Hearts
carnese 0/10
princessvespa3 0/20
Margy 0/15
JMorales 0/10
northernmemories 0/10


TOTAL MONEY: $48.00



~*~MOTIVATIONAL~*~
MommaSaid
yadee87
jamariel
Ms.Schweit
Ladybeth
Canadiancandy
SwtTxT
Iffy








i did put down i want to do 20 layout and real player...


 
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  • yadee87 Said:
i have so many questions.. yikes!

where do i find the "points list" and since im playing for modivation shall i make a goal, keep points, and play along too?

i think im in for 12 LO's. yikes.. thats at least 3 per week... ummm ok lets go just 10.


go look on first page and you see the point or ask sabrina .. she knows alot about point list


 
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  • Quay Said:
pay pal'd Megan! After a lot of messing around!! Geeeeeez louise, I think I have a virus or something in my computer. Every time I try to log in to ebay or paypal...the very next page is a fake page asking me for all my personal info. Like mothers maiden name and my social. I have already let ebay know about this phoney page. And when I have to login to paypal I have to go to paypal.ca to get in!

My SIL is coming tomorrow to look over my computer. Hopefully he can find out what is wrong with my poor old computer.

Ok just thought all of you needed an update on my evening. lol I hope this fulfills that emptiness inside!!! buhahahaha



miss you terribly..


 
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  • -Jenn- Said:
MISS KITTY By Mom2jenco

Check out my mom's first LO!! I bought her a digital scrapbook program for her birthday! go comment! she loves getting comments!


left luv comments


 
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I want to try this! Motivational only. I'm a newbie, so could I get someone to coach me along? My goal is 15 LO's for January.


 
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I am in for 20! I want to give others a chance to do the weeklies, but if you don't have anyone I can be a backup one of the first 2 weeks. Usually we don't have that problem though. I am gonna rock this month! If my laptop returns that is.


 
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This is exciting!!! I can't believe how much chatter has already occurred and the point list and the month hasn't even started!!!

Darlene to get an idea of the point list you can always check out last monthes to kinda see what will be expected and the type of daily challenges. I usually use the link on the left hand side that says RECENT HOT TOPICS. This challenge moves so fast with added pages you'll see Dec ATG over there.


 
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Hey girls

Glad to see lots of returning players and new faces. I can't wait to get started!!!

I'm in for 6 LOs and I'll paypal you Megan.

If you need someone to do a week of challenges, I'll take a week Just let me know.


 
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jci


 
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