As it's the first of the year there are new projects galore -- new goals, new plans, new energy -- and that includes right here at UKScrappers!

Every week in 2009, UKS will help you scrap like you mean it by setting a page challenge with ideas to inspire you to get creative. Whether you've been scrapping like mad and loving it lately or feeling a bit out of it and letting your papers gather dust, we hope you'll make 2009 the year that YOU will scrap like you mean it. Just check in here every Thursday for that week's info and make a page any time in that week. That means fifty-two layouts for your albums in 2009 without even trying! Plus you'll have the UKS community cheering you on.

Throughout the year we'll offer a range of challenges including page themes, sketches, techniques to try and brainstorming sessions. There will be a special section to the UKS gallery (link coming very soon) so you can identify your pages from this project and see what everyone else has made all in one spot. And from time to time we'll offer something special -- prize drawings, crop games and special guests just to start.

So we hope you'll join us and encourage your UKS friends and teammates to join in too, as we make 2009 a year of LOVING this scrapbooking thing that we all do! Ready for this week's challenge??!!

-- from Shimelle's original post.

Week One:


Sure, we could challenge you to scrap your resolutions this week but Scrap Like You Mean It is about having FUN, so we're going to start with something a bit more light-hearted! Your page can be any theme at all -- you just need to pull out the papers and embellishments in your stash that are YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR and get them on a layout!

Make your page any time this week and upload it to the gallery. (I'll come back and edit this post with the updated gallery info ASAP!) As a BONUS for week one, everyone who posts their favourite colour layout before midnight next Wednesday night will be entered into a prize drawing to win a pizza box prize package filled with scrapping goodies!

Week Two:

Week 2: Scrap with hearts or stars!

Your page can be any size, any subject, any colour, but we want to see what you can do with hearts or stars or both! Maybe one big heart or even a star shaped page...or dozens of tiny hearts or stars. Stamp them, punch them, draw them, paint them, find them in your patterned papers....whatever you fancy!

When you complete your page, please take a picture and upload it to the Scrap Like You Mean It gallery . Start your title with 'Week 2:' so we can see which pages go with which challenge, pretty please!

Week Three:

Week Three...

There's a prize this week! See this post for more info!

Check out the Scrap Like You Mean It gallery here!