Friday, August 7, 2009

It's YOUR BIRTHDAY... a scrappy challenge!

Hi everyone, welcome back to the AllyScraps blog! Design Team member Debbie Gaydos posted this awesome fun BIRTHDAY challenge over on the AllyScraps Message board. I had a lot of fun doing the challenge, and I was sure you would too... so here it is. I hope that you'll give it a try!

What's that? Your birthday isn't for another seven months? THAT'S OK! Because YOUR birthday is going to be the basis of this challenge! NO, your page doesn't have to have a birthday theme at all. Debbie wants you to look up the DAY of your NEXT BIRTHDAY. Now, you will use the DATE, MONTH and DAY or your birthday to determine the requirements of YOUR challenge!

1. If your birthday is on an odd date, use an odd number of photos. If your birthday is on an even date, use an even number of photos.

2. If your birthday is in:
January or July– use WHITE or BLUE as a main color
February or August – use STITCHING
March or September – use GREEN or BROWN as a main color
April or October – use at least one large (6" or bigger) circle element
May or November– use NO CARDSTOCK
June or December - use patterned paper from at least 3 different manufacturers

3. If your birthday falls on a:
Monday – use buttons
Tuesday – use ribbon
Wednesday – use a journaling card
Thursday – use brads
Friday – use chipboard letters
Saturday – use a punch
Sunday – use something sheer/transparent

So, for example, Debbie's next birthday is on THURSDAY APRIL 1, so her page will have an odd number of photos, use at least one large circle element, and use brads. See how easy?? Be sure to tell us when you link your page when your birthday is and what your rules were!

My next birthday is Tuesday, February 23rd, so I used one photo, stitching and ribbon. I loved this challenge because it wasn't very limiting, and it got my ideas flowing right away. Here is my page... thanks for the challenge Debbie.

I made my layout with products from My Little Shoebox... and a little birdie told me that BRAND new My Little Shoebox products just got put up into the store! Here's a link, since I'm sure you will want to take a look! My Little Shoebox

You can play along too, just complete a layout and post it in the challenge gallery by Monday 8/17 at midnight Eastern time... you will be entered in our monthly challenge drawing to win a $10 AllyScraps gift certificate. Good luck and have fun!

Now on to the fun part... the PRIZES! Thanks so much to everyone who posted a comment on our blog this week... we loved getting over 40 comments! And, because there were SO many comments, we are going to give away 2 PRIZES! Hurray. You love Pink Paislee? I do too... and we have 2 sets of BRAND NEW Pink Paislee paper, right from CHA to give away! I put everyone's name into a hat who participated... and drew out these 2 winners. If you are a winner, please e-mail your full name and address to and we will get your prize right out!

The winner of the CUPID'S ARROW set by Pink Paislee is Gloria Williams!
The winner of the AMBER ROAD set by Pink Paislee is Charlottemd!

Big congrats girls!! What? You're sad that you didn't win? Well, you have another chance. TWO chances actually!

See this cool blinkie that our DT member Chris Hertel made for us?? Just put it on your blog... and if you do, and we spot it, you might win a prize.... PLUS, if you leave a comment on this post with the day and date of your next birthday (in honor of our birthday challenge)by next Thursday, August 13 at midnight... then you will have another chance to win. I'm thinking some brand new American Crafts! Check back on Friday, 8/13 for the winner!

Wow, that was a LONG blog post... thanks for joining us at AllyScraps, hope to see you again soon!


Cathy said...

Dana, very cute layout! Im loveing the Maya Road bird

BabyBokChoy said...

ADorable layout and very clever challenge!!!!! I want to give it a go!

~jean~ said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this challenge. Cant wait to get started on it!! CTMH just came out with some large cirlce chipboard shape...Thinking these are going to be perfect for this challenge! Tuesday, April
27th. Now for the ribbon....

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's an awesome challenge. Beautiful LO Dana!!

Mrsqueenvee/mrs-flopsybunny said...

Ive used your Blog Blinkie. I will get around to making this LO very soon.

Tiffany Moyer said...

Thanks for giving us ANOTHER chance to win! My birthday is November 2nd and that will be on a (ugh!) Monday...I DESPISE Mondays!!!!

Anonymous said...

Loving all your LO's. What a great giveaway!
Michelle M.

Colleen said...

Great layout and love the challenge! Congrats to the winner and you'll find your blinkie on my blog!! :o)

My next birthday is Friday, May 7th! Might have to plan something since it's on a Friday and it's a big one - 40!

connie said...

Congrats to the winners! What a great challenge. Since I love green and brown it should not be that hard for me. My next birthday is Sunday, March 28th.