Monday, December 1, 2008


Since August and the big announcement of becoming the 2008 Scrapbooker of the Year for Creating Keepsakes, I have been preparing my new column, traveling to CKC in Seattle, and doing lots of fun projects. The hard part has been that I haven't been able to talk too much about my new column or anything I have been doing for CK ...


Today I get to announce my new column being printed in the January 2009 Issue of Creating Keepsakes.

My column is Mandy's Challenge and will appear every month!

I provide fun and exciting challenges using the experiences I have had in scrapbooking for twenty years, and hope to inspire some creative projects for you. Each month, I will pose a challenge to a few different scrapbookers and show the results in my column.

In the upcoming new issue for January 2009, you’ll see my first challenge—creating a set of layouts and projects for under $5.

Be sure to check back on Wednesday for a giveaway, and Thursday where I will be the Guest for Happy Hour on the CK thread this Thursday Evening (and how about another give away?) I will give you definite times as I know them!

I am so excited to share my challenges with you, and hope in someway, I can inspire you, as well as the AWESOME scrapbookers that have taken the challenges as well!

Last but not least, Monday (December 8) I will have a new Challenge Group where you can post your results of taking my challenge!

Well, I am off to cleaning my house, putting up Christmas Decorations, and hoping Bryson is still sleeping!


Anonymous said...

Congrats on your column. Can't wait to see January's issue and check out your challange. I am always in need of inspiration in order to get into my scraproom.

Lovely picture.


Hope said...

Congrats on your new column! I hope this giveaway will include us Canadians! ;) Can't wait to see more and join in on the challenges!


Josie0602 said...

Can't wait to see you on CKMB tomorrow for HH!!


Bart and Kellie said...

Just found your blog today, I didn't even realize you were the SOY winner. Congrats on that and the column, I just enjoyed reading about your family (very cute little boy)and the projects you do. It's nice to have someone in similar situations to relate to...(except I'm in the Relief Society Presidency in Las Vegas, and soon to have three little boys under 4). Just thought I'd say hi - and I'll have to go check out your column in January!

Carola said...

I discover your blog today... can't wait to read about your challenges;)
Kisses from Rome (Italy)!

Linda E said...

I love this idea! I recently subscribed to CK and Jan will be the first issue I receive. Can't wait to read your column. Congratulations!!!

mary h. said...

How exciting! Can't wait to see the challenges.

Angela said...

Will this be open to Digital Scrappers too?

AmyInKy said...

Sounds like a great column. I love challenges!

Camille said...

Gorgeous pic!