January LOAW #2 Challenge

We're excited to feature these weekly challenges from the SC community! Below you'll find January's LOAW challenge #2. You can find challenge #1 here! 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 #2

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

A new year brings new hopes, aspirations, and inspiration for how we plan to document our life for the coming year. One of the things I find I struggle with early in the year is finishing off the last year. It's so exciting to move on and be "current'" and the previous year often sits almost finished until Easter.

My challenge to you this week is to finish off an unfinished project. It might be a layout from last year, a December Daily® page, a Project Life® spread that is waiting to be completed. Get that project done and "in the books" and share your project below.

To inspire, here is my week 52 spread for my 2017 Project Life® album. Done and dusted.

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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7 comments

  1. TerryB (Silver Rewards Subscriber) TerryB says…
    01/10/2018

    Oh boy do I have a few projects that need to be completed!

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    1. penny (Silver Rewards Subscriber) penny says…
      01/10/2018

      I was thinking the same thing, "Just one?"
      Great challenge, Mel!

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    2. tpgirl (Silver Rewards Subscriber) tpgirl says…
      01/10/2018

      How about 2013? 2014? Needless to say I have a few also!

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  2. TerryB (Silver Rewards Subscriber) TerryB says…
    01/11/2018

    I started doing a monthly rundown in my journal in June. I wanted to make sure I finished out the year, so this was a great challenge to get it done!
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/209409-nov-dec-2017

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  3. jenwong (Pink Rewards Subscriber) jenwong says…
    01/11/2018

    I have so many unfinished projects, and am trying to work on a few PL spreads from last year that weren't finished and just sitting on my desk. I just finished one of them:
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/209394-pl-2017-week-36

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  4. CeliseMcL (Gold Rewards Subscriber) CeliseMcL says…
    01/12/2018

    I am not one to leave a project unfinished, however I did this mixed media project in a class last year with intentions to use it somehow. I took an old drawing I had done 5 years ago out of its frame and gave this project a home.
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/209427-starfish

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  5. CristinaC CristinaC says…
    01/13/2018
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