View Full Version : Inspiration Challenge~December 2008

12-01-2008, 12:18 PM
Hi Everyone! Welcome to the SAS-Y Inspiration Challenge for December 2008!

The theme this month is:


for participation in this challenge you will recieve this posting bonus:


After the craziness of this past month one thing I'm joyful about is the prospect of finally finishing the water line this weekend!! (YAYY!!) That got me thinking about the word 'Joy' we see it alot around the holidays. Sometimes its hard for me to keep joyful during the holidays with all the hustle and bustle of getting gifts made, bought, wrapped, all the cooking cleaning, cards etc. etc. (you know the drill :-) This is a personal challenge for me this season to maybe not push myself as hard as I have in years past and really enjoy the season and focus on being truly joyful for all the many blessings that I have in my life and to invest more time and energy in creating joy for those I love by spending more time with my husband, daughter and friends and not quite so much time on the gifts, decorating, cooking, etc. this season.

I challenge you this month to share some joy by sharing a layout with a family member or friend showcasing one of the following sayings or just focusing on the word JOY itself showcasing it somewhere in your layout.

Some suggestions might be kids playing in the snow, opening gifts, pictures of loved ones laughing or smiling. You might even think of making a personalized artwork piece for a christmas gift and framing it for someone on your list!

Here are the selections to choose from:


“Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.”
-Melba Colgrove

“Joy is not in things; it is in us”
-Richard Wagner

“There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.”
-Kahlil Gibran

“A joy shared is a joy doubled”

“Joy is increased by spreading it to others”
- Robert Murray McCheyne

“Joy delights in Joy”
-William Shakespeare

The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes. Psalm 19:8

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23

12-01-2008, 01:12 PM
Does it have to be Holiday related??

12-01-2008, 04:04 PM
and Nope, it can be any layout that has either one of the following quotes or simply the word JOY used as the theme :-) I can't wait to see what you come up with! :-)

12-01-2008, 07:22 PM
Oh Boy another Great PB this month will have to be full of Many Memory Pages inspired by SAS Challenges

12-01-2008, 08:40 PM
Thanks Diana! :-) I can't wait to see another one of your gorgeous layouts! :-)

12-02-2008, 03:04 PM
This one was easy for me. I "cut out" this photo taken 23 years ago; and they are still our bundles of joy right along with our other 3 children! And Thanks, AneczkaW, for the awesome "White Christmas" kit I used for this layout!
Here's mine:
Bundles of JOY (http://www.stoneaccentsstudioforum.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=28769)

12-03-2008, 01:13 PM
Here's my entry:


Jan Merkley
12-05-2008, 02:32 AM
Here is my layout for the December SAS-y Inspiration Challenge:


Thank you for looking!

12-08-2008, 10:25 PM
JOY is Grand Children


12-09-2008, 04:02 PM
My layout for the December challenge can be found here:


Thanks for looking.

12-11-2008, 12:03 AM
Thanks for the challenge! Here's my Dec. layout:


12-11-2008, 09:43 AM
My inspiration was "Joy delights in joy"

My sister-in-law is called Joy, and the joy on her face when she got off the plane from China with her adoptive daughter in her arms was a joy to behold. How much more joy can one wish for?


12-11-2008, 02:54 PM
here is my LO http://www.stoneaccentsstudioforum.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=29233&ppuser=717

12-12-2008, 08:19 PM
My LO http://www.stoneaccentsstudioforum.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=29320&limit=recent

Happy Holidays !

Jean Ann
12-19-2008, 04:50 PM
Here's my link for this month.


12-22-2008, 08:12 PM
My Daughter had my copy her camera disk yestarday and I found these cute Pictures that go perfect with Joy :D

Aleene Decorate (http://www.stoneaccentsstudioforum.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=29859)

12-22-2008, 08:58 PM
Oh Boy Oh Boy What a Great PB
Thanks So Much

12-28-2008, 01:46 PM
Beautiful PB - For this and the Font Challenge, I did a two pager, with a Joy quote in Bearer Fond font:

JOY shared is (http://www.stoneaccentsstudioforum.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=30024)

JOY doubled (http://www.stoneaccentsstudioforum.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=30021&ppuser=1053)


12-28-2008, 08:39 PM
Here is my layout - Joy in Family and Friends (http://www.stoneaccentsstudioforum.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=30044&limit=recent)

12-29-2008, 06:34 AM
Joy to the World! (http://www.stoneaccentsstudioforum.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=30063)

12-29-2008, 12:20 PM
Here is my layout for this challenge. I focused on the joy of family and friends at the holidays. I was going for simple and elegant here but I'm not sure that I did it quite right. Here is my layout:



12-29-2008, 05:03 PM
This is a Christmas themed LO using photos that my father took of me when I was a child. This is probably the most happiest of my childhood memories; joy is certainly the word that best discribes what I was feeling when these photos were taken. It seemed to me to be the perfect LO to use for this challenge.

Holiday Joy - Memories of Yesterday (http://www.stoneaccentsstudioforum.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=30081)

Thanks for the great challenge Sherah... and your PB is gorgeous, thanks for that too!

12-31-2008, 02:18 AM
Here is my lo:

http://www.stoneaccentsstudioforum.com/gallery/data/516/thumbs/Joy_Shared_s.JPG (http://www.stoneaccentsstudioforum.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=30161)
Joy Shared (http://www.stoneaccentsstudioforum.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=30161)

12-31-2008, 08:17 AM
Here is my Inspiration Challenge LO!


Happy New Year!