February Inspiration Challenge

Discussion in 'February 2020 Challenges' started by Justagirl, Jan 29, 2020.

  1. Justagirl

    Justagirl Courageously dancing in the rain

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    Hi Everyone,

    Hope you enjoyed MOC 8, how good was it? I managed to finish all the challenges, I’ll admit it was harder this year for some reason I couldn’t find my groove, but I did learn some new techniques so that was awesome and now we have a whole new set of challenges ready for you. This month I am hosting the Inspiration challenge which is all about X’s & O’s (hugs and kisses), because... wellllll I think we all need a few of those after a hectic month of challenges, hehe

    Did you know the first mention in literature of 3 X’s for kisses at the bottom of a letter was in 1901 and is a term used to express, sincerity, faith, love or good friendship.

    Even as little as a hundred and fifty years ago, not many people could read or write. The "X" at the bottom of a document took the place of a signature. They would kiss the "X" as a crucifix or bible was kissed to emphasize the importance of the mark. It was this practice that lead to the "X" representing a kiss. O is an American thing and represents the arms wrapping around someone.


    So lets make the X & the O the main feature or element in our page, how you do this is entirely up to you so long as it stands out.

    CHALLENGE CRITERIA:
    • Create a page/project that showcases the letter ‘X’ and an ‘O’.
    • Make them stand out as one of the main features of your design.
    I created a page about the ongoing connection my son has with his bear, even after almost 9 years my son still shares his pillow with Brian. I think thats a faithful, loving and sincere friendship. You can see I have a big X&O front and centre I also added an X&O repeat border.

    For further inspiration I have put together a PINTEREST ALBUM of pages featuring the X&O in different and creative ways!

    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 February 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).

    I can't wait to see your X & O pages!
     
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  2. Thuria

    Thuria Well-Known Member

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    What a great challenge! I love the way to position your X and O, and the alphabet is beautiful!
     
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  3. Justagirl

    Justagirl Courageously dancing in the rain

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    Thank you lovely. Ooh yeah if you haven’t already got any of Valorie's A BIT WORN products do yourself a favour they are so handy and I have used them over and over for years now. The alphabet is fun for sure but admittedly I’ve only used this one a couple of times. I vow right here to go for it more this year hehe
     
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  4. cinna

    cinna The Force is ALWAYS with me ...

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    Oh I love this one!
     
  5. bjc

    bjc Trophy Wife

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    when i saw the beautiful layout example i remembered i had that template in my stash and had never used it . so i was inspired to do so and by that layout

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    AJK I plead the 5th ...

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    thank you for the wonderful Challenge- I had so much fun!
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  12. Trish

    Trish Well-Known Member

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    @Justagirl here is my layout. Thank you for the inspiration.
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  13. SharLamb

    SharLamb I should have been a Supreme

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    Jan I'm sorry, I can't. I'm busy doing nothing!

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    Here is mine.

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    Electra Junk collector or treasure seeker? You decide

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    Great challenge, thank you!
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    here's mine
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  18. gduncan

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    Thank you for the fun challenge and for the interesting origin of the use of X's and O's for Kisses and Hugs! I'd never heard that!

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  19. umyesh

    umyesh Swooning for warm bread & butter

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    Fun challenge!
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  20. Thuria

    Thuria Well-Known Member

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    Thanks again for this challenge
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