Wednesday, April 1, 2009


In my best horror film impersonation.
Honestly though-I can't watch horror flicks!
Can't STAND the suspense!!

Suspense... is OVER!
We're back with a whole new format!!

I (Penny) can't and SHOULDN'T be the "creator of all challenges" any more!!

But really, I loved creating the last months challenges... but once we got behind, we were BEHIND!

This month, is officially my last for several months to come-beCAUSE, each of The Story Matters Authors will create a challenge, and it will launch on the 1st!! THEN on the 15th of the month-they will present a technique, tip... or tell ya a story! But regardless, you will get to hear from each one!
Each challenge will be DUE from submitters on the 25th of each month... SO that we can announce a WINNER on the 1st!!

There will be TWO winners each month-one that is drawn, and ONE that is the most creative amongst submissions... meaning (you might ask) TELLING YOUR STORY is important, so is being creative with your supplies... trying something different... or just taking our breath away in some of many ways! :)
EACH submission will be presented in our monthly slide show!
AND I am back to hunting for sponsors for each challenge so we have PRIZES consistently again!

Scrapbooking is good again, when there are PRIZES! :)

OK girls... if you have ANY questions, comment! I'll try to answer all!
ALSO, I am casually looking for new Authors for out DT-so drop me an email ( if you are interested! But be willing to write/type something! I want The Story Matters to be about telling your story as MUCH as possible! (Even I get lazy there sometimes!!)

Without further delay...

"What did you want to be when you grew up" OR "What DO you you want to be" OR you can submit a layout about your child regarding this subject!

That's it!
But don't you remember finding out about some UBER cool career when you were a kid and thinking, I can do THAT?? I did!

Before I present our Guest Designer, I would like to introduce Megan Klauer! She is UBER (love that word) talented, and I have had the privileged of meeting her in person, and let me tell you, she is VERY sweet too! And FUNNY! And a talented scrapper and photographer!

So round of applause for Megan!! {cheering} :)

AND we have a SUPERSTAR designer this month as our Guest Designer!! The SUPER talented SUPER popular, SUPER star (well, jet's just say she's SUPER!) Cindy Tobey!
I am pretty sure there isn't a scrapbooking publication she HASN'T been in, and rightfully so! She is wonderfully talented!
I can't imagine you have not seen Cindy's work! It's everywhere! She is a Hall of Fame winner, and just plain NICE! (And patient too, I might add! {wink})
Check out her blog and be linked to her galleries! SUCH inspiration!!

SO... from our designers:
Cindy (GD):
Journaling: Chase~ As I took this picture of you playin' "doctor" I found myself wondering what you will grow up to be. Whatever it may be, I hope you remember to dream big baby!

Theresa: {Which, I have to sadly announce is stepping down. :( She WILL be missed!)

OK ladies!! We'll see ya on the 15th!
REMEMBER! Add yourself as a follower, and you could WIN!
(Doin' something special on my blog too!)

And get those layouts to us by the 25th! PLENTY of time! :)



ckmom78 said...

Congrats Megan!!! Coll challenge!!

PattiM said...

Congratulations, The Story Matters.... Welcome back! Congratulations, Megan! I wanted to be a nurse when I was little. But as I got older, I wanted to be a lawyer then a judge. Good thing I didn't become a lawyer, I'm terrible at arguments... LOL


(Pattie's passion)

I Scrap So all Moments Are Remembered!

{Susan...Seriously.} said...

thanks for the inspo. i completed my layout for this challenge last night. you can check it on my blog.

Ailei- Adeline said...

I am so glad you gals are back again! This is my take on this challenge. Thanks for looking.

Christine said...

This was so much fun to scrap!

Here's my take on it:

mica said...

Welcome back!! Here is my entry.

erna said...

hi hi.. here's my take on the challenge:

Lori said...

I'm FINALLY back on the wagon!!!

Here is my take on this one:

Ginger's Camo Page said...

What a great challenge - and congrats to Megan!!
Here is my take on the layout for the challenge:

Leanne said...

great challenge - thanks for the inspo - here's my take

Marilyn said...

It took me a while to start it, but I finally finished it! You can see my layout on my blog,

It is good to see everyone back, and I look forward to the new changes!!

Jessica said...

My first time trying a challenge here. I had a great time doing this one. Thanks for the challenge!