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SnickerdoodleDesigns 07-01-2012 04:58 PM

July 2012 - Surprise Me! -Border Challenge
Sometimes when I create a layout, I want the photograph to be the only thing on the page, except perhaps for a date and/or very little text. Yet at the same time, I want some added interest. I have found that borders really come in handy when I find myself in this spot!

Last month we did a Border Challenge! I was absolutely over-the-moon with excitement to see how many of you participated and what amazing variety we saw! I'm going to take a risk and repeat the challenge again this month... with a slight twist......

My challenge to you this month is to create a layout where you use one photograph to tell your story...and to create a border to coordinate with your page. You may use any kit you like, and you may also use templates if you desire.

The twist? This month there will be a few requirements:

1. Use 3 different papers... somehow.. anyway.
2. One element that you choose to use in your border must be duplicated at least 3 times in your border design.
3. You must use stitching somewhere on your border.
4. You must use one piece of greenery.

That's it for this month. Easy, peasy, right?

Please post your layout HERE in the Surprise Me! Challenge Gallery by the last day of July. Then come back and post your layout here in this thread so we can see, with a quick glance, the amazing work you have done!

What do you earn by participating? Well, theStudio offers a 10% discount on ALL of your purchases for the following month. So, if you participate this month and get a layout posted (AND post a link here in this forum), you will receive 10% off of every purchase made next month! No coupons are required. The discount will automatically be applied to your purchase. How easy is that? And YES, this is on top of any sales prices too.

One other thing....if you are interested in seeing the Border Challenge as a regular monthly challenge, would you make a note of that in your post?.. yes, or no.. either way, I'd like to know. Thank you so much!

I am getting ready to leave for vacation early in the morning, and I haven't had a chance to complete my contribution. If I get my packing done, I'll be back and get it up before we leave at o-dark-thirty in the morning. ;) If not, then I'll see you here when we get home!

I can't wait to see what you come up with!

makeyesup 07-02-2012 09:26 AM

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Sounds good, keep up the idea to do this challenge.

tbcarter2002 07-02-2012 07:58 PM

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I love this challenge and would love to see it every month. Here is my layout for this challenge using Butterflies and Bluejeans by Just So Scrappy.

SnickerdoodleDesigns 07-02-2012 11:36 PM

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Thank you for your votes! Love your Layout, Terri. Great way to complete te requirements. And what a darling photo! Thank you for being the first to post.

Tonisha 07-03-2012 09:19 AM

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Here's mine. Please keep this challenge going. So much fun.


Digi-Scrap 07-03-2012 02:07 PM

July 2012 - Surprise Me! -Border Challenge_Here Is Mine!!

jodyt 07-08-2012 06:00 AM

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I am in for this challenge. I used Snickerdoodle Designs - Flower Lane (love this kit).


ceefl0wer 07-08-2012 03:07 PM

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I am up for this one, i would be interested in a border challenge each month with something specific to do for it
like the sound of using stitching will see what I can come up with- is it okay if I use things from more than one kit, the one i want to use doesnt have stitching in it

SnickerdoodleDesigns 07-08-2012 05:39 PM

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Hi there! I am still on vacation, but the hotel we are in today has great Internet so I just had to jump on here to see what you all have done!
Love your gorgeous flower photo, Tonisha. You did a marvelous job of matching the photo colors with your border colors!
The double-border, Cyndi, is unique and a great idea! Love it!
Jody, your clustering is amazing, as always, and I love the background treatment as well!
And, Claire, it is OK to use multiple kits!
Thank you all for participating!

jodyt 07-08-2012 06:37 PM

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I forgot to say .. I think a border challenge each month would be a great idea.. I guess it would eventually run out of ways to work. But could be great for a fair amount of time.

ceefl0wer 07-09-2012 12:52 PM

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this is what I came up with

PattyB 07-09-2012 02:13 PM

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Thanks so much for the challenge! I love the idea of having a border challenge every month, a good way to learn and try new things! Here's my layout

SnickerdoodleDesigns 07-10-2012 08:01 AM

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Claire and Patty - thank you for joining in and for your interest in having this challenge every month. I love the sea photo you used, Clair, and the beautiful border with all of the sea elements. Patty, I really like the 2 papers you have stitched together, and the flower/ribbon cluster is so feminine!

As Jody said, perhaps after a while it will play itself out, but for now, I think it is really fun to see all of the different border designs.

NancyP 07-10-2012 10:06 AM

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Hay, FINALLY home from vacation and ready to join in the fun with this challenge!! Just let me get unpacked first! :o) What a great challenge and what beautiful layouts you all have created !!

SnickerdoodleDesigns 07-10-2012 08:26 PM

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I just got home last night too, Nancy! Should we race to see who can post here first? :)

cylynn 07-11-2012 01:32 PM

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I liked this challenge, its kind of like a recipe challenge but more freedom.

Jan Merkley 07-12-2012 02:34 AM

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Here is my layout. I like the border challenge. I hope you keep it going.



OsDesign 07-12-2012 05:28 AM

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Here you can find my entry
It was a great challenge. Thanks.

Bright Eyes 07-12-2012 06:40 AM

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Thought I had this posted here last night. Think I did a preview of the post and forgot to save it! Here it is:


My darling great-grand helping her grandmom load the dishwasher. :DD

I cut the red paper triangles and the gold swirl shapes. And made my own stitching.

Yes, I do like the Border Challenge - would love to see it continue for awhile.

Family Comes First 07-12-2012 10:34 AM

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I am loving everyone's layouts!! I am new here at the studio but I love this challenge and will be back :)

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