The first week in the new year brought us some fabulous challenges and introduced a new menu category! Here's a quick review:
In our first DT Alumni Day, Nordica offered us the challenge of dry embossing those paper scraps and highlighting them with ink. She turned hers into accents for this adorable card:
In her Blue Plate Special Challenge debut on Wednesday, Jenny gave us a great tutorial on using those Primas and other small flowers to make beautiful blooms. Here's one of her completed projects using the flowers she created:
On Thursday, Barb challenged us to embellish clips for use in our various projects. Here are the ones she created with felt and stickers:
Cassy showed us a cool stamp piecing technique on Friday to add fun and interest to our stamped motifs. Here's her adorable layout:
Saturday brought us a great two page sketch from Creating Keepsakes magazine, presented by Jo. She showed us an example of how the sketch can help us get lots of photos into one layout:
On Sunday, Tamara challenged us to draw inspiration from nature photos for our projects. This is one of the layouts she created to show us how it's done:
And Cassy offered us our first tasty hors d'ouevres with her Spicy Trio. She challenged us to choose one product and use it three different ways on a project, the way she used her flowers to create three separate accents on this card:
Remember, you have all month to work on any or all of these challenges. If you complete at least 15 of the Blue Plate Special challenges (post them in the gallery and in the challenge thread) by the deadline, then your name will be entered into the drawing to win a fabulous prize pack -- go here to see for yourself!
And happy scrappin'!!!