Challenge 1 was to use white as the background for a project. I've been using lots of white cardstock lately so this challenge was very appealing to me. My topic was inspired by this layout that Jill Sprott shared on her blog earlier this summer.
The second challenge was to be inspired by gift wrap. I scrounged around the house and found this paper:
When I started this layout, I really wasn't sure where I was going with it as far as the subject went. I thought it would be travel related because of the kit's theme and when I found a cute little chipboard house in my red embellishment box, I'd found the inspiration for my journaling.
The squares each have journey or travel motifs, while the title and journaling match the chipboard and talk about coming home.
I took a photo of a photo of the two of us in our high school yearbook and paired it with a photo of some of the cards and letters we regularly exchange.
A little envelope rub-on, compass, and "hello" die cut all reinforce the topic of our long distance friendship.
I really enjoyed taking on these challenges this month. If you're looking for a way to stretch your creativity this month, take a look at the CKC blog and give one of them a try!