Monday, December 02, 2013

December Challenge: Joy

Hello once again fellow crafters!  Kay here introducing the very last challenge for the year 2013!  Wow...where did this year go?  A blink of an eye and we're smack dab in the beginning of the Holiday season.  

We have a two-part challenge this month.  This time of year is to reflect on the past & to look forward on what is yet to come.  It's a season for being thankful, to surround yourself with loved ones & to enjoy the simple pleasures life has to offer.  Many call this the 'most joyous time of year'.  

With this in mind the December challenge is simply: Joy.  What brings you Joy?  What always puts a smile on your face?  Joy can be interpreted in many ways.  Think about what person, place, activity, pet, hobby or simple pleasure gives you joy.  This can be anything--that first warm cup of morning coffee, reading your favorite book, your family, your dog cuddling up next to you!  Think outside of the box.

The second part of this challenge is that you must include journaling.  Your journaling must be at least 3 sentences or more.  Jotting down places & dates do not count.  I want you to document your thoughts & explain why the subject you chose to scrap brings you joy.

Here's the challenge board to bring you some inspiration.

Here's my interpretation of the challenge.  Of course my family is my number one joy--but I wanted to share a personal simple pleasure that also brings a big smile to my face.

If there's one activity that gives me personal self joy it is Zumba! I absolutely love it. It's my escape--a way to release stress--my escape from the everyday hectic life. I simply 'dance' all my troubles away!

Yes that's me in my Zumba pants. You'll recognize them because they have colorful tassels attached to the seat of the pants! So when you're shaking--those tassels add a bit more flair to your dance moves!

Here are some more close ups...

All papers used are by UHK Gallery - Hot & Cold collection.

Remember, part of the challenge is to include journaling.  Be creative on how you include your story.  I included my thoughts in this scroll.  I just printed out my journaling on a piece of paper, cut it out & rolled it into this scroll.  You can store journaling behind your page, in a little journaling booklet or if you like my idea--try storing your journaling in the form of a scroll.

Here's my scroll opened so you can see part of my journaling.

Now it's your turn!  Looking forward to seeing all of your creations.  Enjoy!

Main Prize:

Liquitex Paint Marker Set

Choice of 3 13arts Chipboard/Stencil Designs

Random Prize:

The Random Winner will receive a Hot & Cold paper pack from UHK.



Liquitex offers the widest spectrum of vibrant intense acrylic paints, acrylic mediums and art supplies that enable you to bring your creative vision to life. The possibilities to expand your creativity are endless with their innovative toolbox. Liquitex was the first water-based acrylic paint created in 1955 and since then has partnered with artists to ensure that they continually evolve and innovate – resulting in a long history of acrylic innovation. Today, Liquitex offers the largest array of vibrant acrylic paints, mediums and tools to enable acrylic artists to continually explore their art and take it to new and unprecedented boundaries. Their innovative drive, creative passion and intense desire to share the joys of artistic expression through unparalleled education and community outreach programs, has ensured that Liquitex will continue to be a strong partner in helping artists explore their art for decades to come.

13arts is a Polish scrapbooking paper and artistic media manufacturer.

A Polish paper company producing beautiful scrapbook and crafting papers.
A special thanks to UHK Gallery for sponsoring the Design Team this month!

Please note that if the winner(s) of this challenge are international they will be responsible for shipping costs.
Make sure you follow our CHALLENGE RULES.
Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations this month!


  1. Stunning page and great challenge Kay! I love the bright colors against the dark brown background and your creative journaling. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  2. great project and so yummy prizes!

  3. I love the scroll idea! I don't always want to share my journaling with the public but don't like writing on the back of the page-this is perfect!

  4. Oh I love it. Use to do zumba myself. Will share my project tomorrow hope the add link will be working :-)

  5. Definitely playing along with this one :)


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