Sunday, August 1, 2010

Cool Challenges for a Hot Summer!!

We have a special treat for you! Our dear friend Kia, keeper of the "Nefarious Notebook", has cooked up some fun challenges for the dog days of August.  She will be our guest blogger every Monday in August!

The Flamingo Scraps crew met Kia online in 2004. We are all members at and became fast friends. Kia has been hosting swaps and challenges on for years and has quite a following there. In 2008, Kia decided it was time to meet some of her online friends and hosted the first annual Cropulation in her home state of Colorado. We all met in person in April 2008 and have gotten together every year since then to scrapbook and laugh and get into trouble and laugh and eat and laugh. The participants have changed slightly each year but Kia, Suzanne, Amanda and myself are the charter members.
Our Dear Friend Kia
 Kia hosts an annual challenge on called Scraptathlon. For you faithful Flamingo Scraps followers, you know that we just finished up the 8th season of Scraptathlon. Kia has graciously offered to keep the momentum going by challenging our blog and Facebook followers to four weekly challenges during August.

Here is the way Scraptathlon works: Kia names a song title that has inspired her. A challenge may have requirements for number of photos, colors, journaling word count, page orientation, subject matter, embellishment types, techniques, etc. Additionally, the challenges will have a requirement to use a certain item in your layout. So please read the rules for EACH challenge carefully and feel free to ask questions!

And during the challenge week, Flamingo Scraps will have run specials coordinating with your required item.  You do not have to purchase anything to participate in this challenge.

The challenges will be posted by 7:30am EDT on Mondays in August.  Your layout must be posted to our blog (using Mr. Linky) or to our Facebook page no later than Midnight EDT the following Sunday.  On Monday, we will randomly draw a winner from all the participants and they will receive a gift package from Flamingo Scraps!

Doesn't this sound like fun?  Ready for your first challenge?  Tune in tomorrow morning and be prepared to put on your thinking caps!  Kia's challenges definitely make you think.


  1. Love that "nefarious notebook" of hers! Can't wait to see what she has cooked up for your blog!

  2. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh I am LOVING this! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


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