When I first heard that Scrappin’ Moms will launch an 8-week scrapping challenge, I thought long and hard about joining. That’s because it’s our Annual Brand Planning at work, and it would be the busiest time of the year. It usually lasts around 4-6 weeks, with the kick-off on the first week of August, and the deadliest schedule happening within the first 2-3 weeks. I was afraid I won’t be able to commit to the weekly layout submissions. And the thing with this Idol challenge, I can’t make a layout in advance because I have to know what the challenge for the week is. To make the long story short, I decided to join anyway. I thought it would be a welcome break for me from the busy work week. It would be my way of relaxing at the end of the week.
I was thrilled to know I made it through the elimination round. I’m happy to say I also made it through rounds 1 (Stuck on Cardstock) and 2 (What's your color?)! Yahoo!
This week, the challenge is called "Alter It" and the task is to alter a household item. Three non-scrapping materials should be used in the altered object and it should be used for a new purpose other than the original use of the item. This is one tough challenge for me since I haven't really altered anything.
I hope I make it to the next round! But it’s really tough since everyone is just amazing. The layouts are unbelievable. I guess that’s what I like about this challenge. Since I’m seeing what I am up against on a week to week basis, I really get pushed to do better and better, to the point that I have to go beyond my comfort zone. In any case, I am so enjoying this process. Despite the fact that it’s a competition and people get eliminated weekly, I can honestly say that I don’t get stressed out by this. I guess that’s because I see this challenge as 1) an opportunity for me to scrap – which already makes me very happy!; 2) a way for me to de-stress – so what’s the point of scrapping if it will add to my already stressful week?; 3) an opportunity for me to learn and grow as a scrapper – that’s the whole point!; and finally, 4) a means for my work to be featured side by side with some of the country’s best scrapping talents - who can ask for more?.