December Inspiration Challenge

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  1. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe She's OUR sunshine!

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    Welcome to the December Inspiration Challenge. Can you believe we made it to the end of 2020?! As this year winds down, I feel there's been so much I want to say at times and at other times I just feel downright speechless. For those of you that sometimes find yourself speechless when making layouts, this challenge is for you! (Don't worry journalers and storytellers - you can still journal your heart out if you want to!)

    Take a look at this Inspiration Layout by Timi Biro titled, Unconditional Love, found on Pinterest.

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    Although this page has a bit of journaling - what stands out most is the clustering of Words of Affection stamped all around the photo.

    Your challenge is to create a cluster with at least 8 different words or sentiments
    • you can use 8 different stamps from your kits
    • you can create your own words with 8 different fonts
    • or feel free to mix and match stamps with your own words made with fonts

    Everything else on the page is up to you. You can add photos or no photos, journal or let the words & sentiments speak for you. Just make sure your Sentiment Cluster is prominent on the page.

    Here are a few other pages with this idea for additional inspiration:

    by lescrapananat found on Pinterest
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    by Elena at Studio Calico
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    Here is my page with a stamped cluster of sentiments made by our talented Lilypad Designers (full credits in gallery). Most kits have some stamped words in them but did you know there's a store category under Elements just for Stamps of all kinds (seasonal, travel, affirmations, the list goes on and on ... ) that you can find here: Stamps.

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    Have fun and I can’t wait to see your Sentiment Clusters!

    As always, please remember the monthly challenge rules: Your page must contain at least 75% Lilypad product. Your page should be posted to the Lilypad Gallery and then linked to the December Challenge Layouts thread so it can be tracked, and to this thread.

    The Lilypad uses a percent system for our challenges; the number of challenges you participate in determines the store discount you will receive at the end of the month:

    2 challenges = 10% off
    4 challenges = 20% off
    6 challenges = 30% off

    If you complete 7 challenges, you will receive a coupon for 30% off, plus you will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate from the Lilypad! The first seven challenges will be posted on the first of the month; the eighth challenge is the BYOC challenge, which is posted on BYOC release day. Each page counts for one challenge (you cannot use one layout for multiple challenges).
     
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    Trish Well-Known Member

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  4. mcurtt

    mcurtt give me all the paleo brownies

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    Here's one from me, Jenn. I used either stamps, brushes or fonts. :-)

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  6. flowersgal

    flowersgal I have big ears and wide arms

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    @jenn mccabe - Do the 8 stamps have to be from DIFFERENT kits or can there be several from one kit? Are words on word strips okay?
     
  7. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe She's OUR sunshine!

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    you can use one kit if you want.
    for the fonts - they should be varied - i just didn't want people typing 8 words in the same font bc that would not be in the spirit of the challenge. it would just look like journaling or typing.

    i didn't intend for it to be word strips - but if it makes you happy to do a cluster of word strips instead of stamps - go for it! :)
     
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  8. bjc

    bjc Trophy Wife

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    this was fun and different than my usual pages. thanks for the challenge
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  9. Janisn

    Janisn Well-Known Member

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    this was such fun finding word art that can be made into a somewhat sensible thought(s)
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  10. flowersgal

    flowersgal I have big ears and wide arms

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    Being a "wordy" lady myself, this was a fun challenge. I used 8 stamps + some word strips and a flair with words on it.

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  11. Eyeore

    Eyeore Think it over, think it under

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  12. ashleywb

    ashleywb Sand in my toes

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    Great challenge, Jenn! I'm hoping I can make time to play along.
     
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  13. chigirl

    chigirl Candy Corn junkie

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    fun challenge!!!!!
     
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  14. RJMJ

    RJMJ Picked like a bright red apple right off the tree!

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    I'm No Stranger To Adding Large WA To My Layouts!...But Finding The Right WA That Is Not Strips...Hmmm!...Now That's A Bit Of A Problem...So Ultimately In The End...I Ended Up Creating 5 Of My Own WA's...Each One Created With A Different Font!...& The Other 3 Were In The Kits I Will List Below...My Layout Is All About The Love! Of TEA!...Spot Of Tea? Anyone?...LOL!...This Lady In My Layout Is A Serious Tea Connoisseur!...No One Bother Her When She Is Enjoying Her Tea!...LOL!...Hey! Whatever It Takes To Get A Little Me Time!...A Little Quiet Time! & A Little Happy Time Too!...

    *For My Time For Tea Layout-I Used:

    *This Day Is Mine-Rachel Jefferies
    *In My Quiet Place-Little Butterfly Wings
    *Togetherness-Pink Reptile Designs

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    nfenchak Where is my personal shopper?

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    JenEm CT - Sara Gleason

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    Thanks for hosting such a fun challenge, Jenn. Mine :)

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  18. Nemla

    Nemla Stretching my skill set

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    I loved this, will definitely use text as a mat an other time. Thank you for the challenge
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  19. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe She's OUR sunshine!

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    thank you , can't wait to see your page!
     
  20. CaroB71

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    This was a great challenge - it forced me to dig into my stash and use word art and stamps that I wouldn't normally use!
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