But I've got another reason to add why I love these challenges so much . . . they can really help when your creativity is low. A sketch is the perfect solution when you feel like you've gone to your "go to" designs to death, and a colour challenge is a great help when you can't see past the fact that your daughter is wearing (yet again!!!) pink, and you don't want your page to mimic the Barbie isle at Kmart.
This month, I've come across not just a sketch AND a colour challenge, but a chance to participate in 4 challenges AT ONCE!!! If you're visiting from any of the sites involved in Scraptoberfest, you know about this already, but if not, here's all the challenges:
The Memory Nest has this sketch:
My Scraps and More has this colour palette:
And finally, Challenge YOUrself asks us to "include yourself in the photo".
The option is to do any or all of these challenges individually, but I took the combined option of all 4!
Here it is . . .
I decided to scrap the final photo from the morning separately, as I had a story I wanted to document but didn't have a specific photo to go with it . . .
. . . about how I worked my childcare magic on my niece that weekend, who's always been really shy with us. To the amusement of all my family, she now loves her "Uncle Julie".
I'm still working with my September Counterfeit Kit, and both pages use those "Best of" Crate Paper papers, which makes me very happy!
Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to let me know you've stopped by. I'd love to hear what your favourite type of challenge is!