Friday, January 10, 2020

TN Time With Lisa & Lori - January Challenge

Hello, hello! Happy Friday! I hope you have had a good week. We are all settling back into the routine around here and it's not been so bad.

It's time for a new TN Time With Lisa and Lori challenge! A new year, a new challenge, a new notebook...I am so excited to be continuing with this challenge this year. I love working in my TN and these challenges keep me excited to do so.

If you're not familiar with our challenge, here's how it works - this is a monthly challenge that starts on the 10th of each month and ends on the 9th of the following month at midnight CST. If you complete my random challenge for the month - link your TN, bullet journal, or planner spread below. If you combine my challenge with Lisa's sketch challenge - link up here and on Lisa's blog  - My Creative Endeavors - and you will have two chances to win a prize. You can find the full list of rules here.

Now for the January challenge:
(January 10th - February 9th)

For my first challenge of the new year, I want you to use something old (at least a year old) and something new on your layout

Here is the sketch that Lisa has created for us:

Here is my layout:

For my TN spread, I flipped the sketch to make it work with my photos. For my challenge, the "something new" that I used is a new-to-me paper collection - Echo Park's Go See Explore, the navy paper, and the stickers all came from this collection, and I used new photos! I had already planned on using some photos for Ada's bucket list TN but when I took these this week I wanted to go with them instead. 

For the "something old" part of the challenge - I used scraps from old Echo Park collections, alphas that have been hanging out for years, and my circle and tab punches. 

It was so pretty on Tuesday. I mean when you're talking 60 degrees and sunshine in early January around here, well, you take advantage of it. Shane and I took Willie for a walk and stopped at the creek. There was just enough water for Shane to throw some rocks in it for a while, and that always makes him happy! I love spending time at the creek. It is always so quiet and peaceful and I feel like I step into another world when I walk down the creek bank. 

Here are a couple of close-ups:

When I got this collection in a warehouse box sale a few months ago, I didn't know if I would ever be able to use any of it. Most of the paper's "B" sides were usable, like this navy paper, but the majority of the stickers are ones that I won't be able to use since we don't have the opportunity to travel. I did pick out the ones that would work for an adventure and used those on my spread. 

I hope you find some time to play along with us this month.  I would love to see your take on our challenges! Link up below by February 9th for your chance to win this:

Coming Soon!

A big thank you to Sandi and Becca for playing along with us last month. We did not have the required 3 participants in December, so no prize drawing for last month. Hopefully this month!

Be sure to stop by Lisa's blog to see her take on the challenges!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! Have a great day!

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  1. Lori: (1) No mention of December's challenge. Were there not enough participants to receive a prize? and (2) This layout is great and works just as well reversed. The darker blue-gray tones and greens fit well with your recent woodsy snapshots.

  2. Hi, Becca - sorry I forgot to mention that we didn't have enough entries for a drawing in December. Hopefully this month!