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Welcome to the Gift Giving Challenge!

With the holidays quickly approaching its time to get started on those special handcrafted treasures we've been thinking about making. The purpose of this challenge is to inspire you to create those gifts and get them ready for giving. Please review the challenge details and let's play! ~ Dawna

Challenge Details:
1. You may join this challenge at any time throughout the challenge period.
2. Every skill level is welcome, from novice to expert!
3. Your gift must be new and there is no limit to the number of gifts you can post for this challenge.
4. Your gift must be photographed, posted to your gallery and linked to this challenge.
5. Do your best to sprinkle some sugar throughout the galleries.
6. Please check in as often as you can to let us know how you’re progressing.
7. When posting, please allow embedding and generally state who you plan to give your gift to in the description (ie, friend, neighbor, mom, partner, charity).

Prize Drawing:
At the end of the month one winner will be chosen at random, from random.org, to receive a $10.00 SB Gift Certificate.

Prize Drawing Exclusions:
1. If you do not plan to gift your creation it is not eligible for the prize drawing.
2. Except for gift sets, individual cards and gift tags are not eligible for the prize drawing.
3. Except for shadow boxes or completed albums, layouts are not eligible the prize drawing.

I'm In:
1. Amie (aka savvy scrapper amie)
2. Kelly (aka KVRLVN)
3. Laura (aka LaurasAttic)
4. Susi (aka SusanneG)
5. Vivian (aka Vivian Lake)
6. Heidi (aka Seafire)
7. Victoria (aka vawn)
8. Lisa (aka Kaye222)
9. Linda (aka boricuapr)
10. Lisa (aka ArtsyLC)
11. Susan (aka nvmagpie)
12. Deb (akaGroovy Deborah)
13. Robin (aka RobandTim2)
14. Susanne (aka SuzanneG)
15. Susan (aka Nvmagpie)
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Prize Eligible Gift Submissions:
1. Trixie Treat Bag By Vivian Lake
2. Suzie's Apple By Vivian Lake
3. 15 minutes of christmas By SusanneG
4. Nancy's Mini Album By Seafire
5. Heart-Air Balloon Decor By Seafire
6.-8. Halloween Treat Coffins:) By RobandTim2
9. 2018 Hello card 1 By Nvmagpie
10. Altered Steampunk Lamp from spam can By LauralsAttic
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Gift Giving Ideas:
• Altered projects of any kind.
• Completed Albums (Any size and they may or may not include pictures)
• Home Decor Projects
• Table Center Pieces
• Decorated Frames or Candles
• Shadow Boxes (may include a layout)
• Mixed Media Art Projects
• Personal Diaries or Journals
• Inspirational Projects
• Family Tree Projects
• Desk or Wall Calendars
• Recipe Books or Files
• Jewelry or Other Storage Boxes
• Anything goes, so what do you want to create …???

Above all else…relax and have fun making your treasures!



Edited by Dawna.s Place on 10-18-18 06:54 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
savvy scrapper amie
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Oh yes! Thanks for posting this Holiday season! I have a couple gifts in the works!


 
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I'm in. I always make scrappy Christmas gifts for the Nurses I work with.

Kelly


 
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Count me in Dawna!


 
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I will try, I have some scrappy gifts on my plan and I hope to get at least one of them done in October. Is a box with cards for all occasions okay for this? Just in case I want to start with this one


 
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My son's school has a program where we pick a teacher or staff member and give them small gifts once a month.

So far mine have been handmade. I will post them here!!


 
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Working on some gifts for my sister. She is in hospice care requesting photo collages and such. I have been working on an album for her. I started it already but not done...so wont be entirely in October. also photo collages framed layouts I guess may not qualify but I may make and share if any interest.


last will look for other creative ideas to make her little treasures. welcome suggestions. she loves reading.


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Good Morning and a Welcome!

Amie, Kelly and Laura I'm familiar with your talent so I can't wait to see the treasures you're all going to make!

Susie absolutely a box of all occasion cards is perfect for this challenge! Can't wait to see them!

Vivian what a great way to include the teachers and staff in celebrating the holidays with a special handmade gift!
Have fun creating!

Heidi I'm so sorry to hear your sister is in hospice. Sharing photo framed collages and scrapbooks are perfect for this challenge. That's a lot of love and I wish you and your sister joy in sharing your handcrafted treasures!

Wishing you all a happy day! bbl...










 
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  • vawm on 10-03-18 07:40 AM
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I will join in. TBD who, what, etc!


 
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So happy to see you join Victoria! Yeah!!!


 
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I would live to make a gift for my dear scrappy friend. I could sure use some ideas? I've been in a bit of low mojo lately.


 
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Welcome Victoria and Lisa! You've come to the right place to get inspired. I added some gift giving ideas above. These should give you some idea's to mull over. Looking forward to seeing what you decide to create for your scrappy friend!



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I need to send someone a ty gift and decided to make something. Just can't say for what or who but its one of my dear scrappy friends here on scrapbook.com. Already started on it!!!!!


 
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Way to go Laura!!
One of mine will be a Boston mini album for parents. We took them in 2013 and my Mom still says it was the best vacation ever. Another one of mine will also be a secret for same reasons as Laura.


 
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I'm in. Co-worker is having a grandson!

Can't wait to see al the goodies!


 
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Welcome Linda! So happy to have you join in the fun! Baby gifts, oh let the drooling begin! lol

Laura thank you gifts are the best! Always so thoughtful and a surprise when you receive. Your dear friend is lucky to have you!

Amie your mom is going to be so excited to receive a mini album of your vacation together. Your a very thoughtful daughter. She's sure to treasure it always. Same goes for your dear scrappy friend.

I have a few gift to make too, three keep sake boxes for my grand kids. Over the past two years each of them have told me that they save all the handmade cards I make them. What? Seriously? Two are young men so that totally melted my heart! Beyond that I'm not sure yet.


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For my son's school "adoption program":

Trixie Treat Bag By Vivian Lake


 
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This was September's gift:

Suzie's Apple By Vivian Lake

Better photo although we can't see the cute worm:

Suzie's Apple (close up) By Vivian Lake


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Terrific projects Vivian!! She's a lucky girl to get spoiled by all your creative gifts!!


 
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  • savvy scrapper amie Said:
Terrific projects Vivian!! She's a lucky girl to get spoiled by all your creative gifts!!



Thank you! We are artists and love to share our work. It's a little frustrating that we are asked to remain anonymous until the end of school year. So I haven't even been able to see the staff member's reaction to getting these gifts. I can say the front desk does love them though. So, thank you for all the love!


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Vivian way to start us out with such adorable teacher gifts! She is going to love these!!! I updated the first page and looking forward to seeing more great gift ideas.


 
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I'm going to start a scrapbook for my son's girlfriend....not sure if it will be finished in October though, might be an ongoing kind of gift.


 
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Welcome Lisa! We have two Lisa's now, can we call you Lisa A. instead? Just and FYI I will run this challenge through Dec., so your completed album will be eligible for the prize drawing, but not the individual layouts. Any questions please ask. However, you are more than welcome to share your pages as you create.


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I am working on finishing up some albums for DGD, GGD and DS - but I won't be able to finish this month. I am thinking of making a card set for my sister (so she has some birthday cards on hand if needed).


 
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Welcome Susan! Wow you've got one ambitious creating season ahead. Can't wait to see your lovely gifts!!! Your welcome to share your individual layouts for inspiration and when you have your albums complete, please post a pic here and I'll add them to the prize entries. Have a happy day!


 
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You can call me Lisa C. or LC is what some of my friends call me.


 
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I’d love to play!
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Beautiful gifts Vivian! Some wonderful ideas brewing! I'm working on mine and almost done! Hope to ship out this week! Then onto the next project! Happy Saturday all!


 
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Good Morning,
Welcome Deb! Happy to have you join in the fun! I'll update the front page when I can get back on a pc.

Thanks LC!

Laura are you finishing up your scrappy friends gift? Can't wait to see what you did!

We had a great gathering last night. Today is my last day in OK. Heading home tomorrow. I miss my coffee and kitty! Lol


 
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Hellooooo, sweet ladies
I would Love to join
Just as soon as I have Carri's project (MM) mailed this week, I'm beginning on some gifts to share with my oldest son's~ DTA Halloween party

Great looking work gals!!!!!

Bbl....


 
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Welcome Robin! Can't wait to see what you do for your sons! I'll update the front page after I return home today. Have a happy day!


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JCI. Hello everyone! Happy Sunday!


 
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I made boxes like this several years ago as small gifts for family and friends. I made another one today. The second photo is from the old one, so you can see what will be in the box, when Christmas arrives. It is to early now to finish it.

15 minutes of christmas By SusanneG

15 minutes of christmas By SusanneG


 
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JCI!


 
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Welcome Suzanne! Love the treat box! So very sweet!!!
Vivian I'm right there with ya! lol
Hi Amie! Have you started on your gifts yet?
I just arrived home from vacation and have so much catch-up to do! Have a happy day everyone!


 
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Good Morning! I'm up and at it early, enjoying my coffee!


 
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No, Dawna, haven't found any scrappy time yet, this month!

Welcome home!!


 
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I got one made...
Nancy's Mini Album By Seafire

Visited my sister and gave it to her...she loves it!


 
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Heart-Air Balloon Decor By Seafire

This one I made to decorate for her book-signing party this Sunday and I'll give it to her after the party.


 
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Amie thank you, its always good to come home! No worries you've got plenty of time to post your gift, if you get to it this month. FYI, I'll run this challenge through December so plenty of time to play!

Heidi your sister is going to love both the mini and this sweet hot air heart balloon, very creative!!! I updated the first page, so good luck in the drawing!


 
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Here's some spocktacular treat boxes made by Robin for her three sons!

Halloween Treat Coffins:) By RobandTim2

Keep 'em coming!!!


 
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Thank you, sweet friend for bring over to this thread.
Had alot fun creating these for my son's best friends at his DT program.

Love the beautiful and creative projects ladies!!!!



 
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Went postal today with my gift! When she receives it, I will post.
Now off to work on DD's birthday something! She will be 36 Saturday. That makes me feel old!


 
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Hi sweet friends!

Not doing that great lately. Pain level is such that I can sorta deal with it, but for over a week now I am dealing with vertigo. Haven't had it for many years. It seemed to have tapered down and last night it started up again and I nearly fell. Never had it this bad that I actually become nauseous as my world spins. Love when the doctor says to come in to see him when I am holding onto walls to get to the bathroom! Deen spent the weekend with me...not sure who was taking care of whom!!!

That being said, this just might be what I need to get me out of my crafting funk. But, if not, I would love to just drop in to see the fabulous projects!



 
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Linny, I'm sorry to hear about your vertigo. I'll be praying for you, hope it passes quickly.
Hugs!

Laura, my oldest son turns 37, December 20th. I can identify with that...




 
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Your welcome Robin, happy to help. Our phones can do a lot but navigating these threads is a pain.

Yeah Laura! Can't wait to see what you made your scrappy friend! OMW my girls are going to be 44 this year! My youngest turns 29! Yep, those birthdays have a funny way of making us feel OLD!!! lol





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  • Linnny Said:
Hi sweet friends!

Not doing that great lately. Pain level is such that I can sorta deal with it, but for over a week now I am dealing with vertigo. Haven't had it for many years. It seemed to have tapered down and last night it started up again and I nearly fell. Never had it this bad that I actually become nauseous as my world spins. Love when the doctor says to come in to see him when I am holding onto walls to get to the bathroom! Deen spent the weekend with me...not sure who was taking care of whom!!!

That being said, this just might be what I need to get me out of my crafting funk. But, if not, I would love to just drop in to see the fabulous projects!





Linny we'd love to have you craft with us! I'm so sorry you have vertigo. That stuff is the pits! I've had a few bouts of it back in the days when I was flying. I think I went to the Dr.'s also, and if I'm recalling correctly, it didn't seem like there was much that they could do. I think I took dramamine for motion sickness and that was about it. It took about 10 days for it to just run its course and the dramamine helped a bit with the symptoms. Please be extra careful around the house, use those walls to steady yourself. Better yet, if you have access to a walker, that would be good too. We just don't want you falling or messing up your knees. Sending lots of love your way sweetness.


 
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Well, in addition to making some Halloween cards, I finished 6 cards to give my sister as a gift for Christmas. She doesn't drive anymore and finds it hard sometimes to get out to the store.

I made 4 birthday cards and 2 'hello' cards that she can use if she can't get to the store. Used all scraps. Made them flat so no extra postage.

2018 Hello card 1 By Nvmagpie 2018 Hello card 2 By Nvmagpie
2018 BD cards for gift 1 By Nvmagpie
2018 BD cards for gift 2 By Nvmagpie

Thanks Dawna for giving me the inspiration to make these!


 
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Your welcome Susan! Your sister will so appreciate this card set from you, thanks for playing and good luck in this months drawing!


 
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This is the gift I made for my friend Pam here at scrapbook.com as a ty gift! My die cut machine died and she was so gracious to send me a new one! Without that I could not have had my die cut swap!
Steampunk Lamp By LauralsAttic


 
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Beautiful Laura, how sweet of Pam! I updated the front page.


 
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Wow, Laura, it's absolutely beautiful and so creative my friend!!!!
How very kind of Pam!!! She is such a beautiful lady!

Love all the projects, ladies!!!!!


 
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Good Morning! I'm really loving all these wonderful gifts too! Were going to have some very happy recipients! Have a happy day! bbl...


 
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Good morning! Thought while I had some time I would take a closer look at all the beauties!


 
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Good Morning!

What's everyone working on next?


 
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  • Linnny Said:
Hi sweet friends!

Not doing that great lately. Pain level is such that I can sorta deal with it, but for over a week now I am dealing with vertigo. Haven't had it for many years. It seemed to have tapered down and last night it started up again and I nearly fell. Never had it this bad that I actually become nauseous as my world spins. Love when the doctor says to come in to see him when I am holding onto walls to get to the bathroom! Deen spent the weekend with me...not sure who was taking care of whom!!!

That being said, this just might be what I need to get me out of my crafting funk. But, if not, I would love to just drop in to see the fabulous projects!





Linny, 4 years ago I was hit by a car while on my bicycle. I am very fortunate to be here but did have severe vertigo and in bed for first 90 days. I was able to see a great neurology team at Emory and received excellent treatment. Part of it was going to their youtube channel and watching series of videos. I started off with 10 seconds at a time and built up to watching full video. 2 years later I was able to "walk the plank" on cruise and considered that my graduation. I did have a stress period last year and mild vertigo returned so I watched videos again. It kept me off all the horrible meds and totally unfunctional.
I hope this link helps:
https://www.google.com/search?safe=active&am p;source=hp...


 
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Good Morning,

Hi Linda, I'm so sorry to hear about your bicycle accident, what a scary time for you. So glad you recovered! Vertigo is the pits, I hope your video helps Linny! TFS!

What's everyone working on this week? Any holiday projects being started?


 
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I have started on the scrapbook I am making for my son's girlfriend and wanted to share the first few pages with you all. The scrapbook will be her Christmas present.

EAGLES By ArtsyLC

you've been served By ArtsyLC


 
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These are thank you cards I sent to interviewers last week, even though I didn't get the job. I cut sheets of adhesive linen, ran them through Sizzix to emboss and had a blast inking and stitching on the embellies.

Thank You 1 By Boricuapr

Thank You 2 By Boricuapr

Thank You 3 By Boricuapr

Thank You 4 By Boricuapr


 
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Good Morning!

Lisa and Linda thanks for sharing your layouts and cards! Lisa please share your completed album to enter the prize drawing! Linda if you make any card sets please post them for a chance to win our drawing!

Anyone else working on projects this week?


 
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