January LOAW #1 Challenge

We're excited to feature these weekly challenges from the SC community! Below you'll find January's LOAW challenge #1. Post your project in the gallery and copy a link to the comments below. You can enter anytime in January! Check in each week as one of our members shares a new challenge with you.

We are looking for LOAW hosts for 2018! If you're interested in hosting the weekly challenges, please reach out using the Contact Us form!


Challenge #1

This week, our member Mel (username meldarcy) is challenging you to create a goal-inspired project. Be sure to follow Mel here at SC to see more of her work and keep up with her!

Happy New Year!! This time of year is always filled with resolutions, goal setting, dreams, and plans for the year ahead. In light of this, the first challenge for January 2018 is to create a project that is goal/dream inspired. It may be a layout or a dream board with your goals or resolutions for the year ahead, or it could be a layout reflecting the fulfillment of a goal you've achieved. It could just have a title that incorporates the theme of goals and dreams. Either way, get creative, get inspired, and share your projects below.

To inspire, I've done a scrapbook layout of the achievement of a previously held goal for me. This layout also acts as inspiration for me to get back out there and smash some more fitness and health goals.

Now it’s your turn to create a project based on this week's challenge! Share your new project for the challenge in the SC gallery, then link up your project in the comments of this post by January 31st. We will draw a winner to win a $10 gift card to the Studio Calico Shop!


Guidelines for LOAW participants: 

The LOAW (layout-a-week) challenge came about from members challenging and encouraging one another to use their kits. Because it began before SC offered card and Project Life® kits, the challenge was for layouts, hence LOAW. Since scrapbook, card and PL kits are a part of SC's subscriptions, those types of projects are now included in LOAW. That means you can submit a LO, card, PL spread, minibook, or art journal page to a LOAW challenge. 

If you have trouble interpreting the challenge for the type of crafter you are, ask the host (person posting the challenge) for suggestions. Sometimes ideas we come up with make perfect sense in our minds, but don't translate as easily as we expect to another type of paper crafting. 

Each person may submit one unique project per challenge, i.e. you cannot submit the same project for two LOAWs. It's okay to combine LOAW with another challenge, though, such as a sketch or technique challenge. 

The project you submit should be one that is created in response to the LOAW challenge, which means no posting of older projects no matter how perfectly they fit the challenge. Any project submitted to the challenge should be made in the month of the challenge. 

Deadline for submissions is the last day of the month. Once the month changes on the SC site, it's too late to post for a chance to win. (I wanted to make note of this because I am a procrastinator and I'm sure there are a few more like me out there doing everything at the last minute.) 

When submitting a project for LOAW, please include a picture of your project and a link to it in the SC gallery on the challenge thread. Also, if the challenge asks for additional information, e.g. explain your inspiration, please include that in your submission post. SC generously offers a $10 GC to one participant. It's actually a promotion code good for 30 days. The winner's name is pulled from all of the entries. So if you enter one challenge, you have one chance of winning; two entries, two chances; etc. Hope you take a chance and take on one or more of the LOAW challenges each month.

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20 comments

  1. CeliseMcL CeliseMcL says…
    01/05/2018

    I used my 2018 goals for my inside cover and first page of my January Travelers Notebook.
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/209310-twenty-eighteen

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    1. meldarcy (Gold Rewards Subscriber) meldarcy says…
      01/17/2018

      Love this Celise!! It's so bright and sunny!!

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  2. penny (Silver Rewards Subscriber) penny says…
    01/08/2018

    I finished off my 2017 reading challenge journal with a 4-page summary: https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/209356-reading-challenge-summary

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    1. meldarcy (Gold Rewards Subscriber) meldarcy says…
      01/17/2018

      Penny I love your layout!!

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  3. Kristi_ (Gold Rewards Subscriber) Kristi_ says…
    01/08/2018

    I'm hoping to do more crafting this year. Here is my project:
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/209367-coffee-craft-repeat-card

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    1. meldarcy (Gold Rewards Subscriber) meldarcy says…
      01/17/2018

      Love this!! Would be so great as wall art in my craft room!!

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  4. TerryB (Gold Rewards Subscriber) TerryB says…
    01/11/2018

    I put my scrappy goals for 2018 in my journal.
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/209413-goals-2018

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    1. meldarcy (Gold Rewards Subscriber) meldarcy says…
      01/17/2018

      Oh my goodness Terry, I think you just scrapped my goals for me... Love it!!

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  5. Memoriesbymanda Memoriesbymanda says…
    01/12/2018

    I basically scraplifted this layout as I liked it so much! Not sure if that makes it eligible for the Goals challenge but it does represent some goals for 2018 achieved: being more social and getting more craft time. (That's !5! Photos scrapped already this year #achieved)
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/209435-january-loaw-1

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    1. meldarcy (Gold Rewards Subscriber) meldarcy says…
      01/17/2018

      Oh my goodness!! You've just made my day, I've never (to my knowledge) other than once for a scraplift the person above you challenge, been scraplifted before!! I love your layout, totally earns an entry in my books!!

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  6. TerryB (Gold Rewards Subscriber) TerryB says…
    01/13/2018

    Since adding to my prayer journal was one of my goals for this year...
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/209445-peace

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    1. meldarcy (Gold Rewards Subscriber) meldarcy says…
      01/17/2018

      Beautiful Terry!!

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  7. terriblygreat terriblygreat says…
    01/14/2018

    An art journal page on my 2018 goal - create.
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/209482-2018-create

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  8. meldarcy (Gold Rewards Subscriber) meldarcy says…
    01/17/2018

    Just stunning!! Love this!!

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  9. tpgirl (Gold Rewards Subscriber) tpgirl says…
    01/20/2018

    This my goal/OLW page for 2018 with a rare selfie. I do not take great selfies but I decided to use this one anyways.
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/209610-2018-olw-encourage

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    1. meldarcy (Gold Rewards Subscriber) meldarcy says…
      01/26/2018

      I love this layout!! So bright!!

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  10. Brinkleyboy (Gold Rewards Subscriber) Brinkleyboy says…
    01/23/2018

    I created this layout in the Summit SB Workshop that highlights a lifelong dream of traveling to Italy. I finally realized it, even though I was 57 when I did it! It just proves it's never too late, and inspires me to get after it!
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/209694-you-ve-got-a-new-story-to-write

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    1. meldarcy (Gold Rewards Subscriber) meldarcy says…
      01/26/2018

      Love this!! Especially love the use of the workshop cut file from Kim!!

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  11. JaneD (Gold Rewards Subscriber) JaneD says…
    01/25/2018

    I chose to make a layout about one of my achievements last year. One thing I have Always had on my bucket list was to go skydiving even though part of me Always been afraid to do so, but last summer I DID IT!
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/209744-i-did-it

    Thanks for the challenge!

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    1. meldarcy (Gold Rewards Subscriber) meldarcy says…
      01/26/2018

      Beautiful Layout!! I'm loving these grid pages with the accents off the sides.

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