THE ART OF GIVING: Thanks for stopping by and getting involved in this great opportunity. In starting off the new year, Christine and I decided to put together a challenge blog that would not only provide you with inspiration and free goodies, but to also let you know about the many ways we can "PAY IT FORWARD" to others in our simple and GIGANTIC ways. We hope that in combining both inspiration and giving to others, we can all make this world a better place, one layout, card, and gesture at a time. Thank you for taking this journey with us.

Time for a new Challenge and Welcome to our New Guest Design team!  

Friday, April 2, 2010

The big news is Here!!! Woohoo People!!!! Thanks for the great were all holding out I see and you made our job so tough ya know! ugh!  I tell you it wasn't easy!  There are just so many talented friends out there!  Oh my goodness.

So..Illyse and I gabbed a lot..talked a bit..cried, ate chocolate, I waved my hands in the air a bit, we wished that we could take all of you, and then we settled back down and rejoined reality. Although..we did shake it it up just a bit and if you are wondering how, I am going to tell you right now. We didn't choose 2 girls like we said we would. We chose 3.  But not like you are thinking....
We chose 2 Challenge Designers to work along side us and then we decided to mix it up a bit and have a new kind of a feature on our blog in between challenges.  Yep..we are going to have our own Tutorial Crafty Teacher kinda of a gal on here. We just need to come up with a cute name for her.  She will give Step by step "Crafty How to's" on the blog.  Won't that be fun!  Yay!


DRUMROLL PLEASE..............................................................

(Crafty How to gal)
 Congrats gals..we love ya and are so happy to have you as a part of our team.  Our new gals will be formally introduced during our next challenge On April 16th.  As of right on their names and check our their blogs to see why they are so fabulous!

Thanks to all of you who gave us a try we love you for being a part of our team because without you, we wouldn't be here either. So please stick around.  And why don't you join us for our new challenge. Here it is.....

April is Autism Awareness month.  Autism has touched my life.  My son, Adam, has Asperger's syndrome, which is a high functioning form of Autism. Every year we walk for Autism Speaks and raise $ and awareness for the cause. This year I explained to him a bit more about his autism and how it made him so special. The symbol of Autism is a puzzle piece, the catch phrase is..."find the missing piece". The reason behind this is because there is still so much more to be learned about autism and not much is known about what causes autism. 
Your challenge this month is to make a  Layout, card, altered item or whatever you may desire.... and include PUZZLE PIECES IN IT .  The other part of your challeng is to simply add to your blog, read about it and learn.  Maybe you will want to join a walk or contribute to one.  Here is our walk page if you want to join our team, "WE CAN".  You can even be a "virtual walker"!

Here are our Layout samples:

Christine's Layout:

Illyse's Layout

Now all you have to do is make your lovely creation and link it to us in your post.  Please mention it on your blog along with autism speaks for another shot in a random draw for a winner.  Here is the fun prize!
This challenge starts today and will End on April 14th!  A winner will be announced on April 15th!!! Good luck and let's get the word out and


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10 comments: to “ Time for a new Challenge and Welcome to our New Guest Design team!

  • TxScrapAddict
    April 2, 2010 at 10:39 AM  

    This is a great new challenge! Although our family is not touched by Autism directly, we have many friends whose families are. I'm proud to be part of the new team. I look forward to working with everyone!! Vicki Flinchum

  • Cheryl Kosakura
    April 2, 2010 at 7:49 PM  

    Congrats to the new DT girls Julie and Vicki, I'm so happy for you!

  • Julie Tucker-Wolek
    April 2, 2010 at 8:10 PM  

    eeeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkk!!! i am soooooooo excited about this post!!!!! first...i am soooooo happy to be guesting here and double eeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkk!!! I love love love love love love love love love that lo U made of adam holding the frame i made....what a handsome boy...and the lo's U both made are JUST GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  • illyse
    April 3, 2010 at 11:09 PM  

    Congratulations to the new team!!! Vicki, Cher and Julie, you are all so talented and I really look forward to working with you!!! YEA!!! Welcome to Scrap it Forward!! I can't wait to see all the amazing things you create!!!

  • Sara
    April 7, 2010 at 9:17 AM  

    what an awesome challenge! i have been posting things for autism awareness as well-i am an at home aba behavior therapist (p/t on wknds) and think your challenge is just fabulous!

    i just posted a shout out of your challenge on my blog and hope to have my layout posted for ya later tonight!

    happy scrapppin'!


  • Tanya
    April 8, 2010 at 10:02 PM  

    My oldest son has Asperger's too! I love this challenge & have an idea for a project...

  • Leah the Orange
    April 9, 2010 at 8:43 AM  

    AWESOME, Christine! so excited about this, and your team is ROCKING! i have posted a huge thingy on my blog, and a card for the challenge. here's the link! :)

  • Susan
    April 11, 2010 at 12:58 PM  

    Here is my link. I am posting the autism link on my blog! THANK YOU for all you do for this cause!

  • fairyrocks
    April 14, 2010 at 6:27 AM  

    Wonderful inspiration,
    Love the pay it forward movement
    Congrats to the new team!!

  • KarenB
    April 15, 2010 at 3:55 AM  

    Here's mine:


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