Well, the Olympics are in full swing over in London but that’s not the only competition heating up this summer…
Over at Sweet Shoppe Designs today marks the start of our first ever Sweet Shoppe Summer Games…
…where during the next two weeks you’ll have a chance to show off your scrapbooking awesomeness in 6 different events with a chance to win up to $6000 in cash and prizes!
We have some pretty kick-ass challenges lined up for you including 4 individual events and 2 team events where you and a partner will work together to complete the challenge.
Even I got in on the scrapbooking action and whipped up this layout for the Boxing challenge which is one of two events starting today…
The great thing about the Sweet Shoppe Summer Games is you can compete in as many or as few of the events as you like. Choose your favorite event or compete in 5 of the 6 events for a chance to win the overall grand prize.
Speaking of prizes, the lovely Traci Reed was the prize master for this competition and let me tell you, she rocked the prizes. Not only are there amazing prize packages from some of the biggest names in scrapbooking but we’re also giving out cold hard cash to each of the winners.
Want to see the full list of prizes? Check out this thread.
Why I Love Scrapbooking Competitions
I can’t even tell you how excited I am about this competition. Seriously, I’m practically ready to burst into a happy dance of excitement over here because that’s how much I love scrapbooking competitions…and I’m not even eligible to win!
But here’s why I love scrapbooking competitions:
Because when you push yourself outside your creative comfort zone, that is when you find your scrapbooking awesomeness.
In order to learn and grow and find your own style as a creative artist, you have to stop doing what everyone else is doing.
And competitions are a great way to do just that.
Because not only do they force you to think outside the box in a creative way but they also push you to stand out from everyone else.
And it is in those moments, when you challenge yourself to do your absolute best, that you start to discover and embrace what makes you awesome and unique as a scrapbooker.
Of course competing for scrapbooking fame, glory and awesome prizes doesn’t hurt. But for me, the biggest benefit of scrapbooking competitions has always been what I’ve learned about myself.
I have no doubt that every competition I’ve entered has directly impacted my style today. And I can tell you, that when I look back over all the layouts I’ve created since I started scrapbooking, some of my most favorite layouts are ones I’ve done for competitions.
Because they are the truest representation of not only my style but of my evolution and growth as a digital scrapbooker. And that is really cool.
So if you’re thinking of entering the Sweet Shoppe Summer Games, I highly encourage you join in the fun!
Even if you don’t get a shiny medal at the end, I guarantee you will come away with some awesome layouts and a more solid understand of yourself. And that’s a prize money can’t buy.
Ready to join in the fun?
Just follow this link to go to our Sweet Shoppe Summer Games forum for all the details: