January LOAW #3 Challenge

We're excited to feature these weekly challenges from the SC community! Below you'll find January's LOAW challenge #3. You can find challenge #1 here and challenge #2 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 #3

This week, our member Mel (username meldarcy) is challenging you to revisit an older kit you have in your stash. Be sure to follow Mel here at SC to see more of her work and keep up with her!

Goodness me, it's more than halfway through January already! Can you believe it? I'm getting excited because my January Kits are due to arrive this week!! I love getting new kits, but honestly, find that life so easily gets in the way of my creative time so I rarely use the whole kit before the next one arrives. This week, I'm challenging us all to go back and revisit an older kit or item that we have in our stash. Because every layout complete is a step closer to those kits being used up and I figure that getting product off my desk and onto my album is a way of cleaning up my craft room really.

So dig through that stash and get creating!! Share your creations below. :)

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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17 comments

  1. CristinaC CristinaC says…
    01/17/2018

    I made a card using The Underground card kit!
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/209534-good-luck-card

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    1. meldarcy (Gold Rewards Subscriber) meldarcy says…
      01/19/2018

      Love your card!!

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  2. penny (Silver Rewards Subscriber) penny says…
    01/18/2018

    I made a card with the Roman Holiday scrapbook kit and Funny Face add-on. I wish I had another set or two of these. I make lots of birthday cards!
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/209542-53rd-birthday

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    1. meldarcy (Gold Rewards Subscriber) meldarcy says…
      01/19/2018

      Such a fun card Penny!!

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  3. Kristi_ (Gold Rewards Subscriber) Kristi_ says…
    01/18/2018

    I made some thank you cards using the Cirque card kit:
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/209548-cirque-thank-you-cards

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    1. meldarcy (Gold Rewards Subscriber) meldarcy says…
      01/19/2018

      Love these cards!

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  4. Shannon_Yates (Pink Rewards Subscriber) Shannon_Yates says…
    01/23/2018

    Thanks for the fun challenge @meldarcy. I love looking back at some of my older kits and Roman Holiday was one of my fav's; I still had a few items to use up. https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/209699-loaw-3-use-an-older-kit

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    1. meldarcy (Gold Rewards Subscriber) meldarcy says…
      01/23/2018

      I love it!! I struggled so much with those pencils that I gave them away!! I did love Roman Holiday though!! You've done a great job!!

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    2. Shannon_Yates (Pink Rewards Subscriber) Shannon_Yates says…
      01/24/2018

      Thanks so much for your comments!! Those pencils sat on my desk for a long while before the light bulb shone light on how to use them!

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  5. b_manies b_manies says…
    01/25/2018

    I used the old card kit, Fairground. Which I have used more for scrapbooking than cards I think haha :)

    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/209749-beginning-ballet

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

      Love this layout!!

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  6. JaneD (Gold Rewards Subscriber) JaneD says…
    01/26/2018

    Using up the last few cards from some old kits (Far Far Away, Galileo and Savannah) from 2015 and 2016. I have also used my last chipboard hearts from the Far Far Away PL kit, my very first SC kit.
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/209776-mr-mrs

    Thanks for the challenge!

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

      This is just beautiful!!!

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  7. TerryB (Gold Rewards Subscriber) TerryB says…
    01/27/2018

    I dug way back into my stash for these. Remember Scenic Route? I've been hoarding this paper for almost 10 years!
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/209812-love-cards

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    1. meldarcy (Gold Rewards Subscriber) meldarcy says…
      01/31/2018

      Such fun cards!!

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  8. tpgirl (Gold Rewards Subscriber) tpgirl says…
    01/28/2018

    I used paper scraps from Been and Gone Scrapbook kit to make a pocket page. I used this older scrapbook kit with December's Stamp Sub and I loved how it turned out.
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/209834-jan-2018-loaw-3-ripley-s-pocket-page

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  9. meldarcy (Gold Rewards Subscriber) meldarcy says…
    01/31/2018

    Awesome effort! Thanks for playing along :)

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