05 May 2012

I challenge you!!!!!

Entries are now CLOSED! I will draw first thing in the morning GOOD LUCK!
Happy (intern) National Scrapbook Day!!!! I am so happy you are joining us today at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge NSD CHALLENGE blog hop.  We have LOTS AND LOTS of awesome challenges (and some prizes!) going on! You should have arrived here from our awesome Guest Designer this month: Leslie. I am sure her challenge was awesome! After you leave me you will be going to JEMMA!  But for now you are mine LOL!

I often have a block on how to make my backgrounds more interesting. Don't get me wrong I love my strips/blocks/circles/squares; but sometimes I want something different, beyond the basics. So that is where my challenge came from. We are calling it BACKGROUND: BEYOND THE BASICS.   So here is the deal, you are to make your background with anything you have in your stash but you may NOT use circles, squares, rectangles, strips, or blocks. Now what is left you may be thinking? How about other shapes like hearts, stars, hexagons, or a bold pattern like chevrons? Do you stamp your background to essentially make your own patterned paper? That would qualify. How about lots of misting/inking/shadowing? Yep that would work too. Or tags? The sky is the limit as long as you do NOT use circles, squares, rectangles, strips, or blocks. So where will your imagination take you?

Make sure to do the following: link it on the NSD post on CKCB AND direct link it here in the comments.  I will count all comments submitted before MONDAY MAY 7th at 7PM EASTERN TIME.   I will use random.org to choose a winner to win a TEN DOLLAR GIFT CODE TO TWOPEASINABUCKET.COM! You can enter as many times as you like but they must be made this weekend  to qualify for various entries. I can't wait to see what you make!!!!!!

In case you get lost below is the line up for this week! Come back tomorrow for KIT REVEAL DAY!!!!

Guest Designer: Leslie http://lcsmithsaved-outofthemire.blogspot.com/ Favorites Challenge
Crystal http://crystalscraftycreations.blogspot.com/   Background: Beyond the Basics
Jemma http://just-jimjams.blogspot.com/ Left Over Alpha Challenge
Julie Ann http://julieannshahin2.blogspot.com/ 7 layouts in 3 hours
Lisa http://lisahausmann.blogspot.com/ Color Challenge
Milissa http://millermall.blogspot.com/ Texture Trio: Embossing/Stitching Distressing Challenge
Rebecca http://howiburb.blogspot.com/ Loose Ends Challenge
Bethany http://inspiredscrapper-bethany.blogspot.com/ Paper only challenge! (Paper and glue)


  1. Great challenge Crystal - have a great scrappy weekend!

  2. Mmmm backgrounds. Interesting! Will have to see what I can come up with here. Happy NSD!

  3. I am inspired! May try to combine them ALL in one layout! Scrap on!

  4. That's right kit reveal time... This the me off today... And you challenge yike

  5. Wonderful challenge, Crystal! I once have made my own dp using glimmer mists and distress inks, and even made a tutorial about it, and once I misted a cs through a large piece of lace...
    Does the background should be full? i.e. all the around the paper, or could I make it partly?
    Have a wonderufl scrappy weekend!

  6. I have done a page it is on my blog http://craftycreation.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/i-have-been-joining-in-national-day-of.html
    this was great fun to do thank you Crystal

  7. Ack-that's a TOUGH challenge! I like EASY challenges! lol I am trying to use up the scraps from my April kits, so I will have to think about this one a bit! I am really a strips and squares kinda girl. :)

  8. Oooh, I just got a new hexagon template I've been wanting to use that would be great for this! Wonderful challenge!

  9. Great challenge Crystal, thanks. Ilove messing about like this- don't do it nearly often enough.http://crazylife-hilary.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/national-scrapbooking-day.html

  10. Thank you for challenging me again Crystal! Heres what I made http://jbearshome.blogspot.com/2012/05/crystals-nsb-challenge.html

  11. Here's my take on the challenge! http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/60800-girl-s-night-in

  12. Great challenge - I often just opt for using patterned paper as my base, but have been rethinking that lately to use more cardstock and then dressing it up.

  13. Entries are now CLOSED! I will draw first thing in the morning GOOD LUCK!


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