Weekly Warm Up: Creative Challenges

10/26/2009 at 4:00 am | Posted in weekly warm up | 3 Comments
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JM Halloween 06Happy Halloween week! Whether you’re planning to dress up (as I did here as part of the Paper Crafts pirate crew in 2006), dress your kids up, haul yourself or your kids to haunted houses or parties, hand out candy to trick-or-treaters or nothing much at all, I hope you have a fun week in the spirit of this exciting holiday.

Halloween being upon us isn’t the only reason we’re excited here at Creating Keepsakes. We’ve also got a CK book release upon us: The exciting 52 More Scrapbooking Challenges by the fabulously talented Elizabeth Kartchner. This follow up to our popular 52 Scrapbooking Challenges book if full of inspiring new ways to stretch your creative scrapbooking muscles.

52 More Scrapbooking Challenges

In the book’s sneak peek on our website, one of the challenges is to use a specific time for your next layout’s title. Elizabeth used her daughter’s favorite time of day for her title, the time her dad comes home from work.  Why not take up the challenge and create a layout with a specific time as part (or all) of your title? Try scrapbooking the exact time that you:

*met your best friend or future spouse

*graduated from school or finished your thesis

*watched someone you love accomplish a goal or win an award

*took the stage as part of a production or concert

*realized you were going to be a parent for the first time

*heard someone famous, whose work meant a great deal to you, had passed away (JFK, Elvis, Michael Jackson, etc.)

*gave birth to your child or finalized the adoption

*made a decision to change your appearance or your life in some way

*witnessed an historic occasion, such as seeing the first space shuttle launch or an Olympic athlete or team beat the odds to win the gold

*first entrusted your child with a babysitter or teacher

*won the lottery

OK, so maybe you haven’t experienced that last one yet (I know I haven’t). These are just some ideas to get you started. Since scrapbooking is about capturing those moments that make up our life stories, why not take up the challenge and tell one moment of your story with the time it began?

Which time will you scrapbook? Leave a comment and let us know. When you’re finished, send us a link to your posted page as part of the CK & Me Challenge. Your page could be highlighted here on our blog or in a future issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.

Happy Halloween week!

~Jennafer Martin, Editor-in-Chief



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  1. Oh delicious sneak peek!!! Can’t wait to see the whole book 🙂
    Cool challenge too!

  2. I want to do one on winning the lottery–how do I get them to cooperate?? 🙂

  3. The book sounds great. I think I will put it on my Christmas wish list.

    As for the challenge, I will scrap a LO using the time my daughter was born as the title.

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