Unlike the Monthly Sketch Challenge, which posts a sketch (and a bonus) a week, the sketches here are all posted at once on the front of the month. That gives you a little wiggle room with your photos and your planning process. In the past, there have been four sketches posted - one for each week of the month - but since we all know that we're addicts and in need of support therapy, I'm adding a fifth sketch wild card special. No need to thank me since I'm in the same therapy group.
**New Voting Rules**At the end of the cycle, when I have finished updating the front page after the due date, I will ask all players to PM me with their top 3 favorites for each of the maps. Random Dot Org will choose the winner from the top five vote getters.
**I think that the challenge of "going for the win" helps us all put our best work out there!**
Lots of inspiration! Lots of fun!
RULES: We need SOME rules for fair play.
All LO's must be new as of the first of the month and due by midnight (Scrapbook Dot Com Time) the last day of the month.
1. DIGI and Regular LO's are ok to submit.
2. Your post and gallery descriptions need to contain the Map # you used.
3. The sketches may be done in any order, at whatever pace you set for yourself. You do not have to do all five maps!
4. It is more blessed to give than to receive. You'll get back as much love as you give, so be generous with your comments in the galleries.
5. You can stack this challenge with others to multi-task your projects and use your sketch projects in other challenges.
6. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. Any one of us is happy to help out a scrapper in need.
7. A Word About Comments
I don't want to limit the number of players or exclude anyone who wants to play, but as you can tell from the list, this is a VERY popular forum and there is a certain realistic limit to how much time you can spend commenting on projects. Most members I've talked to here believe that it's better to get a genuine, heartfelt comment from someone who really wants to leave it as opposed to a "drive by" from someone who is only commenting because they feel like they have to. If you want to leave love, then by all means, you should do that. If you don't have time to do more than just drive by and wave, then we all understand that too. Jami Bishop, a wise woman in another forum says, "REAL LIFE IS MORE IMPORTANT." I'm stealing her words and adding them here."
Copyright Questions : The sketches are from PageMaps. They are part of the fair use act, and in general are for PERSONAL use only. It is not legal under copyright law for you to profit from the use of these sketches - in other words, you cannot legally use them to create a page that you then sell for personal profit. Play fair and use these sketches for your own personal pages and projects.
I am feeling better Tammy, started physio this week and have daily exercises to do. I am finding myself able to do more every day and have FINALLY learned not to push myself and ask for help (which is surprisingly very hard for me).
From January's thread:
okay all entries are in and the front page is updated!!!
please send me your top 3 votes for each map in the following format:
Map 1: #, #, #
Map 2: #, #, #
map 3: #, #, #
map 4: #, #, #
map 5: #, #, #
remember to send me the top three from every map as well as your own. When you vote, each of your entries receives an extra vote. Also when you vote, your name goes into a random.org draw for a RAK.
I will keep the votes open until February 5, at which the top vote from each map will go into random.org and then will determine a winner.
welcome aboard everyone sorry i havent' gotten to the front page yet. I went shopping yesterday and over did it a bit and by the time I got, my back was absolutely killing me (on the bright side i did find some amazing scrapbooking items). Will update this afternoon after a hottub
yes join at anytime, welcome aboard Henva and justowen
going into the city tomorrow to drop my mom off at my aunt's house so she can bring my mom to the airport Wednesday (it's three hours away and I am not confident I can sit as a driver for a 6 hour round trip - - so hubby is driving) so will update the front page tomorrow night or monday night (depending how i am feeling when we get home)
if i have missed you please let me know as it wasn't done on purpose
Tammy you are right, even as a passenger, 6 hours in a car was too much so sunday and monday i did a bunch of nothing. Tuesday was spent in physio and exercising. Wednesday I finally got back into the swing of things (solo) and made some memorial canvases and thursday and friday were spent relaxing. It is now the weekend (long weekend in alberta for family day) so i'm hoping to get some scrapping done
so sorry Becky - but learning one's limitations is good so you can continue to heal. It takes time which I know is frustrating. It is also Family Day weekend in Ontario so the grandgirlies will be finding out about coming to visit. Mom and Dad were keeping it as a surprise for them this weekend.
I missed the annual bonfire in the snow again this year - oh they took pics for me though.