Monday, January 1, 2018

January 1 2018 Challenge Reveal

Hello and Happy New Year!! It's time for our very first challenge of 2018! We are super excited to share it with you! As always, we have two fabulous sponsors supporting this challenge.

A big thank you goes out to ScrapMatts, for sponsoring this challenge, they are offering two large pieces of chipboard to one lucky participant!

ScrapMatts is a place to learn, share ideas and view some great design concepts, while offering Australian Made, Laser Cut Chipboard, original shapes and designs, made to compliment your scrapbooking pages or your card making projects.

AND thank you to SpiegelMom Scraps, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering the three new for January sequin releases and 3 yards of each of the in stock May Arts burlap string to a second lucky participant!

Hi everyone! I'm Jody Spiegelhoff, the proud owner of SpiegelMom Scrap (SMS). I live in Wisconsin, USA with my busy and crazy blended family. I’ve been crafting since childhood, and began stamping and scrapbooking in 2002. Creating has always been my quiet time and firmly believe that taking a little time each day to be creative is so important and good for our souls. I started SMS officially in 2010 and have loved growing my business ever since. I totally love creating unique sequin mixes which are inspired by a variety of things around me; nature, new scrapbook collections, artwork, my daughters and more. You can find SMS on Instagram @Spiegelmom_Scraps, on Facebook, YouTube and the website We'd love for you to stop by and check us out! The Sparklers Design Team and I love to read your sweet comments.

ALSO, We want to show you how much we appreciate that you play along with us and share your designs and talent with us so we will be choosing one scrapbooker from each challenge to guest with us at a later date! For example, our chosen scrapbooker from our January 1st challenge will guest for our March 1st challenge!

Now let's get started with the challenge, here is your sketch....

As always we have a guest designer joining us. Please help us welcome Cindy Fortin to our challenge!!

I will let Cindy tell you a bit about herself....

"Hi! My name is Cindy Fortin, also known as Violette in the scrapbooking world, and I’m a French Canadian living in the Greater Montreal area with my husband and our 2 daughters. 

I fell into scrapbooking in 2006. Since the very beginning, my favorite subjects to scrap are our habits and everyday moments. My style is often described as colorful and dynamic, just like my intense and passionate personality! I especially like to use stamps, ink, watercolor, flairs and sequins on my layouts. I also tend to put a lot of layers on my pages (that’s what happen when you’ve hoarded so much scrapbooking stuff that you don’t care anymore whether you see it or not in the end LOL. 

In addition to scrapbooking, I have a strong interest for photography, reading... and pretty shoes!

You can follow my crafty journey here:


Here is Cindy's super gorgeous wintery layout based on our sketch.

Thank you for joining us Cindy!

Now lets have a look at our incredible DT reveals (in alphabetical order!)!  Actually, I thought I may have stumped them with this sketch, but they knocked it out of the park!


Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by January 29th at midnight EST to be in the running for one of our prizes! All prizes will be drawn randomly using to pick a number.

Thank you for visiting, we cannot wait to see what you create!


  1. Great sketch and I love all the ways the team has interpreted it!

  2. Wow, the DT layouts are fabulous!

  3. Great way to start the new year with another great sketch. Awesome inspiration too with the DT layouts.

  4. All done

  5. Fabulous layouts, wow!!! What an amazing DT! 😊

  6. I just came across this and all I can say is WOW to the inspiration!~

  7. Laura, I love this layout! Can I get permission to view your blog?

    1. I am so sorry, I have had a security issue with my blog and am working to fix it. It is not just you, but everyone. xo