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Thursday, January 1, 2015

January 2015 Sketch and Scrappy Friends Challenges!!!

May every day of the new year 
glow with good cheer and happiness
for you and your family
Have a Blessed 2015!!!

With the new year, comes new challenges!!!! 
Here is the sketch for my January challenge:
And...Here are the RULES for this challenge:
Create a layout inspired by the sketch and...
• Your layout must be NEW as of January 1, 2015
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by
January 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) 
• You must include a LINK back to this challenge post when posting your layout on your blog or gallery.
No Digital Layouts

Here is a look at the layout I created inspired by the sketch and the other 
Scrappy Friends Challenges:
Rochelle's Tic Tac Toe Challenge
Row 3 Down:
DieCut (Ticket, 6 cents diecut , Orange/white Journaling diecut)
3+ Patterned Papers,
Gold Color (Star Paperclip)
Kelly's Color Challenge
I used all (5) colors

Here is the prize you are playing for this month:

Combine any two or all three of the Scrappy Friends Challenges below:
AND... you will be automatically entered into our
January BONUS Prize Drawing.
Here is this month's BONUS Prize:
$20 gift certificate to shop at 
The Memory Nest

It's now time to announce the December WINNERS!!!!
Thank you so much to all of you who played along last month! 
Fantastic inspiration and awesome takes on the sketch as well as the other
Scrappy Friends Challenges

The randomly drawn WINNER of my 
December Sketch Challenge is....

#8 ~ Sherri P


is the winner of the December Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE

Sherri be sure to comment below and then email me at:
with your mailing address and I will get your prize out to you. 
Please add GCC December Winner in the subject line.

Janine be sure to comment below or on any of the other Scrappy Friends Blogs then 
email us at:
to claim your gift card.
Please add December Bonus Winner in the subject line.

My layout was further inspired by the January Stash Challenge @
Scrap Our Stash
Here how I complete the elements of the challenges:
T ~ Twine, Ticket, Thickers ~ Travel Girl Collection (OA)
W- Wood Veeners 
I ~ Ink (Pen used to outline patterned paper)
N ~ Notebook Punch
E ~ Ephemera 

Thank you for stopping by today to check out the Janaury Scrappy Friends Challenges!
I am looking forward to see all of this month's entries inspired by the sketch.
And if you need to get your scrap on...check out the Stash Challenge at
Scrap Our Stash!!!

Enjoy the rest of your day!


  1. Great sketch. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for making the first day of the new year fun by finding out I was your Dec winner. Wahoo!

    1. Thank you Sherri! I hope you get a chance to play along with the January Challenges! Congrats on your win and your gift card has been ordered so keep and eye out for it via your email Happy New Year!

  2. Terrific sketch! Thank you for the prize, Brenda!

    1. Thank you Janine! Hope to see you link up your take on this sketch before the deadline! Congrats and thank you for playing along last month! Your gift card has been ordered and should reach you soon via email! Happy New Year!

  3. Cool sketch! Thanks for the motivation!

    1. Thank you Wendy! Glad you like the sketch and were inspired by it to create a page!

  4. Replies
    1. Thank you Leah! Glad you were able to play along this month!

  5. Fantastic sketch this month Brenda. My favorite so far. Hope you had happy holidays and the new year is very good to you.

    1. Thank you Snazzyjj!!! Glad you like the sketch and I hope you get a chance to create something wonderful inspired the sketch and link it up! Have a blessed 2015!

  6. Brenda your layout is just gorgeous! Love this sketch, have everything laid out and hoping to scrap this weekend! What line did you use for this layout, I really like it!

    1. Thank you Lisa for the sweet comment! I used the Travel Girl Collection by October Afternoon. I'm looking forward to seeing what you create with this sketch!!!! Happy New Year!

  7. I loved this sketch, and so happy with the result. Thank you!!

    1. Thank you Janine and so happy to have you play along this month!

  8. great sketch, so much fun to create with, mine is now linked :)

  9. Glad you like the sketch Rebecca and thank you for playing along this month!