Challenges


Mint Chick Megan Whitney here with a confession: I’ve been failing at memory-keeping lately and seeing friends dedicate themselves to NaNoWriMo has inspired me to do my own form of writing: journaling on my scrapbook pages.

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We’ve been making lots of memories, but my documentation hasn’t been great. I get busy and fall behind. I’ve got lots of stories to tell but they aren’t making it on to the page. With the holiday’s coming I’d like to create a book or two for the grandparents so I’m motivated to crack the whip and get started. Are you in the same blank paged boat?

Join me for #NaScrapBoMo (National Scrapbook Month?) I know, a stretch at best!

My goals are: Scrap one page a day, or at least spend 30 minutes on memory keeping (writing down all of the little stories to go along with my pictures).

Let’s do it together and keep one another on track. Hop on over to the Get Minty Facebook Community Group and join us in this fun self-challenge. Post what your goals are and share your pages. Let’s encourage each other to catch up on our memory keeping.

Here’s my first layout of the month:
Credit: Funkin’ Pumpkin + Scary Stuff
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I missed a day of #NaScrapBoMo yesterday because I was in charge of a huge church activity and the teacher for the photography class canceled last minute, so I had to throw one together. The good news is that it got me really inspired for how to go about taking pictures this holiday season. It ended up being fabulous and running far smoother than I ever could have imagined because I was working with some great people. So now I can focus on scrapbooking and putting together the projects I want to finish for Christmas!

Credit: Hello Summer + Hello Weekend
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Loving the combo of these two kits. For this one I used text from an email I sent my Mother-in-Law. Two birds
Credit: Hello Summer + Hello Weekend
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Last one so far…
Credit: Funkin’ Pumpkin
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Who wants to join me? Head over to the Get Minty Facebook Community Group and join us.

We’ll do it together. Don’t forget to share your goals and your pages. The stories are really what it’s all about right?

Happy Scrapping,

Megan

WINNING! Time to catch up on some important business. 

Every month we run a few fun challenges on the website and it’s time announce the winners for some of our most recent contests so congratulations to the following scrappers. You’ve won a $5 gift card to Peppermint Creative. Way to go ladies. Great job on these stunning pages and thank you for sharing your work with all of us.

‘Pimp my Page’ Template Challenge – April
CONGRATULATIONS to: luan37

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Gallery Posting Prize – April
CONGRATULATIONS to: Aemilius

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Wait a sec. I want to win too!
Is that what you were thinking?
Good news. You can. 

Join the us every month for the Pimp My Page Challenge. Download the free template, dress it up using mostly Peppermint Creative products and post your creation in the gallery and in the challenge forum OR in our Facebook Community Group before the last day of that month for your chance to win.

Get started here by downloading this FREE TEMPLATE brand new for our May challenge. Jazz it up any way you like. Add layers, take some away, rotate the entire template on it’s side. Anything goes! Just toss in your favourite mix of Peppermint Creative products and get to it. I can’t wait to see what you create with this cute template.

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Not into templates? Don’t dig organized challenges? That’s cool. You can post ANY page or project you create using Peppermint Creative products either in the gallery OR in our Facebook Community Group. Just sign up and upload your page to the main gallery or post it right there on our community group wall. Every month one lucky poster is awarded a $5 gift card just for posting. Yes, you too can be the proud recipient of the esteemed Gallery Posting Prize.

Honest to goodness. It could be you.

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Head on over the gallery and get posting. Note that you must sign up for the gallery/forum in order to post. Unfortunately you cannot login using your store account. However it’s just a quick sign up. 

And that’s the excitement for today!

’Til next time, keep scrapping and have fun doing it.

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Join this month’s Pimp My Page Template Challenge! We’re doubling the prize from $5 to $10 in celebration of the 70th round of the PMP Challenge. Yes, SEVENTY. Can you believe it?

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Download the free template and pimp it out using mostly Peppermint Creative products and post your creation by the end of the month for your chance to win a $10 gift card! 

If you’ve never played along before now is the time! Just share your page by the last day of the month either in our website gallery OR to our Facebook Group to enter. Just add your layout to this album. If you are not yet a member of our Facebook Group just click the link above and click JOIN. Once you upload your page, if you comment on your own page it will then appear on the group’s wall and we can all leave you some love.

This month’s template is based on this layout I made last month. I got bunch of requests to turn it into a template so that’s what I did.

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Boy have you guys blown me away with this one. Check out just a few of the amazing pages already submitted for this month’s challenge:

Getaway | StephanieA
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My Favorite | CherryLimeade
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6 Weeks | LeaB
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Lesson Learned | iffybean
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My Guys | melibear1924674_10202227249817398_1994653951_n

PMP 50 | DeAunaF
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Smile | MeganH
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love | KirstieGai
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What do you say, are you ready to get started? Download the free template and get to it! I can’t wait to see what you create.

Well don’t just sit there…scrap something!

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I scrapped! This month’s PMP Challenge Template was calling my name. I have been dying to scrap with it all month and finally had a chance this afternoon because I am a big fat procrastinator who left re-ordering her contact lenses until she was already wearing the VERY LAST pair which was a very bad idea. So now I am contact lens-less and since I can’t workout wearing glasses (I just can’t) and I literally can’t see a thing without my glasses, I had a little extra time this afternoon to get this done.

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This page is a tale of how I outwitted a pair of very determined but not so clever Mourning Doves who decided the mint plant in my balcony planter box was the ideal spot to build a nest. One morning they just appeared. One sat it’s big bird butt right in the middle my plant while the other went out looking for twigs. They compiled an impressive heap of twiggery in just one night but I didn’t want bird babies living on my balcony so when they left, I tossed the twigs and fluffed up my flattened plant.

By the next morning they’d returned and set up shop again. I tossed the twigs again and fluffed up my flattened plant. Undeterred, by the next morning they were back again with a new heap. I tossed and fluffed. They returned. Toss, fluff. Return. You get the picture. It was clear the birds were poised to persevere. I had no choice. I would have to outsmart them.

I swapped the planter box with the mint for an empty one four boxes down. I didn’t think it would work, after all birds are supposed to have some kind of crazy internal GPS system. How else do they get to Florida for the winter? The chances of moving the planter down 12 inches probably wouldn’t bamboozle them but it was worth a shot. As an act of bird kindness I placed all the twigs they had gathered into the empty planter so they could take them to build a new nest. I waited with anticipation.

They returned the next day right to the spot where the nest should have been. They looked down into the empty planter, looked directly at one another in confusion, down into the empty planter again and flew off never to return again.

FOILED!

Game. Set. Match.

And now that I’ve shared it’s your turn. The month is coming to a close and there’s just one week left to enter this month’s Pimp My Page Template Challenge for a chance to win a $5 gift card to the store.

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Download the free template. Jazz it up any way you like. Add layers, take some away, rotate the entire template on it’s side. Anything goes! Just toss in your favourite mix of Peppermint Creative products and get to it.

If you’ve never played along before c’mon and give it a shot! Just upload your page by the last day of the month either in our website gallery OR to our Facebook Group to enter. Just add your layout to this album. If you are not yet a member of our Facebook Group just click the link above and click JOIN. Once you upload your page, if you comment on your own page it will then appear on the group’s wall and we can all leave you some love.

Check out some of the fab pages the Mint team has already created with this month’s template:

Page by: Stacey
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Page by: Cherry Limeade
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Page by: LeeAndra
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Page by: iffybean
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Page by: Kirstie
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Page by: Keela
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What do you say, are you ready to get started? Download the free template and get to it! I can’t wait to see what you create.

Well don’t just sit there…scrap something!

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Two amazing scrappers have just won a $5 gift card to the store.

How’d they do it? By scrapping and posting.

Yep, it really is that easy and you could win too!

Congrats to:
luan37 – Pimp My Page Template Challenge Winner (December)

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rjcjme – Gallery Posting Prize (December)

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Fantastic pages ladies! They are both wonderful. Thanks so much for using Peppermint Creative products to document your memories and for sharing your amazing pages with all of us.

Now that it’s the start of a new month you’ve got 2 new chances to win just by scrapping and sharing.

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Join us this month for the January Pimp My Page Challenge. Download the free template.  Jazz it up any way you like. Add layers, take some away, rotate the entire template on it’s side. Anything goes! Just toss in your favourite mix of Peppermint Creative products and get to it.

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If you’ve never played along with us before – it’s EASY and everyone is welcome. Post your page by the last day of the month either in the forum/gallery OR in our new Facebook Group to enter –  just add your layout to the Pimp My Page January Album if you are entering on Facebook.

Here’s the page I did using this month’s template. Still FROSTY here in Toronto. -17 today WITHOUT the wind chill. Yikes. For my page I pulled out the big snowflakes and a paper layer here and there to go a little more minimalistic. Don’t hesitate to change it up to suit your page or your taste. The templates are meant to jumpstart your creative process and be a guide not a rule.

Frosty | by: MissMint

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If you get stuck or have any questions just shoot me an email or comment on this post. One lucky scrapper will be crowned the winner and she will get a $5 gift card to the Peppermint Creative store so don’t just sit there – come play along.

Template Newbie? Here’s a tutorial showing how to digital scrapbook templates in PS/PSE

Templates not your thing? That’s ok, you can also win just by sharing any Minty pages in the gallery or in our Facebook Group.

BONUS! More ways to win.

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I love (LOVE) to see the amazing pages you create using Peppermint Creative products so don’t be shy! Stay warm and toasty if you’re getting hit by this freeze-a-thon and have a wonderful day.

Happy scrapping!

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It’s not too late to jump into the December Pimp My Page Challenge.

Download the free template. Jazz it up any way you like. Add layers, take some away, rotate the entire template on it’s side. Anything goes! Just toss in your favourite mix of Peppermint Creative products and get to it.

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If you’ve never played along with us before – it’s EASY!  Give it a try. Be sure to post your page by the last day of the month either in the gallery OR in our new Facebook Group. Just add your layout to the Pimp My Page December Album.

If you get stuck just shoot me an email. One lucky scrapper will be crowned the winner and she will get a $5 gift card to the Peppermint Creative store so don’t just sit there – come play along. I’m floored by the amazing pages I’ve seen so far! I just LOVE see how many different pages can be made using the same template. It’s fun to see! Check them out below for your Mint-spiration and then post your own!

Page by: luan37

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Page by: Stacey

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Page by: ksbella

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Page by: KirstieGai

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Page by: Trace

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Happy Scrapping!

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