New Series: Reader Challenge

by | Feb 20, 2012 | Sponsors & Giveaways | 10 comments

Each month here at Simple Scrapper, we will host a new scrapbook challenge with tons of inspiration from our team to get you started!

Last week, we featured our team using thirteen different ways to tweak your templates. As a recap, here are the methods:

  1. Shrink it
  2. Add more photos
  3. Get rid of some photos
  4. Turn it on its head
  5. Spin it one way
  6. Tilt it
  7. Make a card
  8. Double it
  9. Cut it in half
  10. Make it another size
  11. Flip it
  12. Create something entirely different
  13. Stretch it out

Challenge Instructions

To participate in the challenge, choose a sketch or template from any designer (including our own) and twist it using one of the thirteen methods above. Upload your digital or paper layout to any public gallery and use the linky embedded in this post to officially enter the challenge.

Challenge Prize

One random challenge participant who enters by 9:59pm CST on Friday, February 24 will be selected to win a $15 print credit from Persnickety Prints.

Persnickety Prints is our choice for mail order printing. In case you don’t want to wait, Persnickety is having an excellent President’s Day sale. Get all 8×8 prints for just $0.79 with the code “honestabe”!


  1. Barbara

    My layout is #2, but I got an error message from the Linky folks saying that there MIGHT have been a problem, so I’m not entirely sure that it got linked correctly. If there is, I’d be happy to try again

    • Jennifer Wilson

      It’s fine Barbara. Thanks!

      • Barbara

        Thanks, Jennifer! I don’t want to do anything that might jeopardize my chance of winning that awesome PP prize. πŸ™‚

  2. easyeyes4you

    I don’t get it? What is the value if you do not show the template you start with? How would anyone know what you have tweaked?

    • Jennifer Wilson

      It’s on the honor system Liz. You can find lots of examples in our original post.

  3. easyeyes4you

    But wouldn’t it be much more illustrative to have both examples linked? I tweak and push and change templates all the time… have several I am working on at the moment…anyway if no ones sees what you started with, they really cannot appreciate what you have done…from the stand point of learning. So as I understand it they do not have to be published, can be taken right from my computer to the linky thing? and I assume one does not have to fill the first box with any kind of url? …and then just a thumbnail shows here? that’s it? Can I do more than one?

    • Jennifer Wilson

      The minimum requirement is an image of your page and your email address. One entry per person please.

  4. easyeyes4you

    Thanks…Will see what I can come up with…

  5. easyeyes4you

    Hey Jennifer…got it posted but just one comment…I DID have to upload it on line…it would not let me take it from my computer.. Said I had to have a URL in the top box and would not budge without one…

  6. Michelle Huegel

    Linked up my layout πŸ™‚ – thanks for the great template-tweaking tips, I love using templates and it’s a great reminder that templates aren’t a barrier to original expression – they are just a catalyst for my own creativity! I resized the photo and paper spots in the template I used to better fit with my square photo.



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