Saturday, April 4

A new year 100 challenges

**WARNING** LONG post...but lots of ideas and worth the read IMO ;)

I had shared with several people my new years resolution of getting 100 layouts done. I decided to inspire me along the way, I'd make up a list of 100 challenges of things I don't do often on layouts or things I've always wanted to try. Well it's already 3 1/2 months into the year and I haven't accomplished a whole lot. So I decided to try to make myself accountable, I'd share my list with all of you! When I create layouts from the list in the future, I will share them too! If any of you would like to take on this challenge, I'd love to check them out. Drop me a line.

1. Use photo corners

2. Dry Emboss an embellishment

3. Dangle something from the title

4. Mix letters for the title
04-mix letters in a title
This is a digi page for my landscape digi album created on

5. Journal on a photo mat

6. Weave a fiber behind title

7. Use a photo for a template letters

8. Make a monochromatic layout

9. Chalk edges of a torn photo mat

10. Decorate one side of photo mat with eyelets

11. Dangle tags from photo mat

12. Cut graphics from a patterned paper to use as embellishment.
12-cut embellie from patterned paper
The bracket is cut from My Mind's Eye Just Dreamy 2 patterned paper.

13. Use a flower cluster

14. Do a vellum overlay over a photo

15. Find one item in your DHs toolbox to use as an embellishment

16. Use your favorite shirt as inspiration

17. Rubber stamp on the page

18. Hand write your journaling

19. Journal using a list
19-journal using a list
I decided to list the kids 10 favorite gifts from Christmas this year rather than do multiple layouts.

20. Journal two points of view for each picture or a he said/she said layout

21. Use pop dots

22. Make a shaker box
22-make a shaker box
I created this shaker box following my tutorial found HERE.

23. Use fabric

24. Use ribbon in a unique way
24-ribbon in a unique way
I looped the ribbon through the hole on each layer of prima and then tied it into a bow.

25. Use buttons

26. Mix 3 or more patterned papers

27. Use "wood"

28. Put your title down the side of the page

29. Journal under a "lift up" layer

30. Use journaling strips
30-journaling strips
I let the kids look at all the pics of our visit to Crayola Land and describe some of the action they got to do. I wrote each on a slip and then used the slips of paper as journaling confetti around the page.

31. Put title letters on individual tags

32. Use one word adjectives to describe the person in a picture

33. Write a letter to the person in the layout

34. Pick key words in your journaling to highlight with borders or larger font

35. Embellish your page with a paper doll

36. Dot the "i"s in your title with an embellishment

37. White as a background

38. Use something you got in a swap

39. Use the name of a TV Show for a title

40. Use the name of a song for a title

41. Use the word Love in the title
41-use 'LOVE' in a title
What more is there to love than a pouty face like that! This is a landscape digi from

42. Use the title only to explain your pictures - no journaling
42-Title only (no journaling)
I thought the title "My Monster...Not Too Scary" was pretty self explainatory. This is another digi from

43. Use crumpled paper on a layout

44. Use metallic paper somewhere in the layout

45. Use vellum on a layout

46. Use at least 3 shades of the SAME color on a layout

47. Use embossed paper
47-embossed paper
I used the Cuttlebug Divine Swirls embossing folder on the white cardstock.

48. Use diamond dust paper
48-diamond dust paper
The word 'brrr' is cut from lily white diamond dust paper with the Red Tag Sale Cuttlebug alpha die set.

49. Use mulberry paper

50. Scrap any celebration

51. Scrap a family tradition

52. Scrap an event that includes some sort of food
52-scrap about food
Another landscape digi from

53. Scrap a sports event or a game

54. Do a layout that includes toys in some way

55. Do an Animal layout (zoo, pets, could be Halloween, ??)

56. Do a Heritage layout

57. Do a WATER layout (beach, pool, pond, bathtub, rainstorm

58. Use a quote on a layout

59. Do a mosaic layout

60. Do a Totally Me layout
60-totally me layout
A 12x12 digi from all about MOI!

61. Do a vacation layout

62. Use a poem on a layout (extra point if you write the poem!)

63. Do a Holiday layout

64. Do paper tearing on a layout

65. Do a HOUSE AND HOME layout

66. Do a SCHOOL layout

67. Do a BEFORE and AFTER layout (diet, pregnancy, dirty to clean)

68. Make a page that moves - Pop-up or pull

69. Make a layout without pictures - must have journaling

70. Put memorabilia on a page (like coins, baby bracelet, tassel from

71. Use a journaling genie or a coluzzle (shape), etc to make a journaling shape

72. Sew or cross-stitch on a layout

73. Use glitter or a glitter pen on a layout

74. Use 5+ pics
74-5 pics
Another Christmas page from

75. Use Circles on a layout

76. Make and use a paper piecing

77. Use stars on a layout
77-use stars on a layout
My son's birthday seemed the perfect occassion for a layout with stars as the focus. Page done with

78. Use 10 or more eyelets

79. Do paper weaving

80. Do paper PIERCING on a page (with a needle or tool)

81. Use 20+brads on a layout
81-20 brads
There are exactly 20 little brown brads on the curve at the top right.

82. faux-stitch on a layout

83. Use a decorative punch
83-deco punch
The border to the right is cut with the Fiskar's Threading Water punch.

84. Use decorative scissors

85. Use black and white pictures on a layout

86. Use a 5x7 or larger picture on a layout

87. Crop a picture into a shape

88. Use a keepsake pocket

89. Use fibers

90. Use charms
Just below the pic is a ladybug charm tied to the page with a brown ribbon bow.

91. Scrap on an angle

92. Create a double page layout

93. Mat a photo multiple times
93-mat photo multiple times
The larger focal picture is matted twice in yellow and then red cardstock.

94. Use staples
94-use staples
The first time I used staples. I used green staples to attatch all four ribbon pieces.

95. Use chipboard
95-use chipboard
The flower is a chipboard piece from My Mind's Eye.

96. Focus on one photo

97. Create a timeline

98. Scrapbook from a sketch
98-use a sketch
The layout I created about my husband was based on the sketch to the right. I am not sure who to credit the sketch too, but if anyone knows, do share ;)

99. Scrapbook about friendship

100. Scraplift something


  1. Thanks for all the great ideas.

  2. What a great idea! I may just scraplift your idea... and your list!


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