Friday, January 7, 2011

Challenge #11 - Sponsored by Candy Shoppe Designs

It's 2011 and this is our 11th challenge so far to date.  I'm hoping that this year we prosper in the name of all Nerds, Geeks and Dorks.
When we post our monthly challenges we hope that you are helping to spread the news about them (even if you aren't participating).  Get the word out, help bring in more traffic and we'll continue on. 

Here's a recap from our last challenge....

This is the collage photo we gave you for inspiration....

and here is the December challenge WINNER's creation.... 
SEVEN
It was a really hard choice choosing a WINNER because the other couple of entries were amazing as well. 
Check them out.... 
So, I went with the creation that I thought did the best job drawing inspiration from the collage inspiration photo.

*Prizes are awarded only when there are at least 5 challenge entries.  So make sure you spread the word and invite your nerdy friends over.

Onto our first challenge of the New Year....

Here is the JANUARY INSPIRATION PHOTO....
Take from it what you will (the colors, the patterns, the objects, etc.) and do what you do!

Remember, you do not need to create a collage yourself (that's old skool anyway)....just take inspiration from this one and create whatever it is you want.

To further inspire you, here are what the trusty Nerdy Girls created with this challenge in mind.... 
by the Victorious HeadMistress, Lynnette Davis

by Nerdy Girl, Leah L'orange

by Nerdy Girl, Alysse McDaniel

by Nerdy Girl, Ally Serrato

by Nerdy Girl, Megan Aaron

RULES (gotta have em')


There must be at least 5 challenge entries in order to win a prize. So, start spreading the news about this challenge. We want to see a competition!

Your creation must be linked up by Monday, January 31st for judging.

A voting poll will go up between 2/1/2011 and 2/6/2011. We invite everyone (even non participants) to come vote for their favorite January creation. A private voting party will be going on behind-the-scenes and the Nerdy Girls will be casting their votes too! On 2/7/2011 the January challenge winner (that the Nerdy Girls have decided upon) will be announced as the winner. If different from the public voters choice, the public voters choice will be given an Honorable Mention.
*International players welcomed but International winners must pay their own s&h.

Great News!  We are on the lookout for a few Nerdy Girls to fill our extra Design Team spots.  Interested?  Being a NERD for N.V.S. is SUPER easy!  I, the Headmistress, will give you the monthly inspiration collage early on and all you have to do is create something based off it every month.  That's all!  Inspire others to bring their nerdiness out of them and join our team of the nerdiest designers.  The term will end in June 2011.  To apply all you have to do is play along to our challenge this month (and possibly next).  Link your creation up as usual and then leave a comment with your blog address and let us know you also want to be evaluated as a DT Member.


24 comments:

allyson joy said...

love em ladies!!! great job nerds,,, can't wait to see what everybody else creates!!!!
{xoxo}

Hayley G said...

Love it, and what's not to love about the inspiration layouts. I'm so glad that it's a new year and I have the time to participate! Thanks for the great challenge.

Khristen said...

I saw the photo and I already have a vision in my mind, hope to post this later! Great inspiration, DT!

Khristen said...

Totally did this one, in *love* with it, can't wait until morning, so I can take a decent pic and get it posted here :)

Khristen said...

Alright, so I couldn't wait. I just *loved* it so much I had to get it on tonight, I'll update my blog when there is better lighting, but it still looks pretty decent I must say :) Hope you like it! (I could so go for being on the DT, too...just sayin...)

Jennifer said...

i am in the process of playing....will have something done in the next few days...hopefully....

Tracey said...

this is uber-inspiring! just trying to figure out what i want to do with it!!! so many possibilities!

MrsPolkaDot said...

LOVE all the LO. I'm so inspired that I can promise I have a post for you tomorrow! :)

Jennifer said...

posted thanks for the inspiration, mine is Admit one 2 my Heart.I had fun making it. I would love to be considered for the DT position, my blog is www.llifebescrappy.blogspot.com

thanks keep the challenges coming

MrsPolkaDot said...

My post is up. It´s nr 5. Yay...We made it! :)
Thanks for the inspiration you nerds! :)
(I would love to be one of the nerdy girls if you think I will fit your idea)

My blog is
www.mrsprickig.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

woops i see a mistake in my last email..you can check me out at www.lifebescrappy.blogspot.com

Alysse said...

yay!! We have five participants!!!

moody girl said...

oh, forgot to say that I want to be considered for the design team. My entry is slip on shoes above. Thanks. :)

Tanja said...

It would be very nice to be a member of the Nerd-team... I often heard that I'm just a NERD :)
Love scrapbooking, but not in a ordinary, classic style - just my own style.

Tanja

A'laEmmeli said...

I just LOVE this blog, I'm so glad I found it, thanks to my friend. I love the concept!! I just published my layout for the challenge and hopefully you consider me as one of your new DT-members. Keep up the good work and I'll be back soon! :D

My blog address is: http://emscreativeside.blogspot.com I just started to also write in english so please scroll down if you want to read the english version in my posts. :)

Sandy said...

Please delete thumbnail #9, as the link is wrong.

I'm interested in the DT.:)

jediflame said...

I just linked mine- love the collage this month!

I'd love to be considered for the DT if you don't mind having an unabashed scraplifter on board. :) It seems I'm always lifting or using sketches.

Moira said...

Loved this... would be love to be considered for the design team.

Thanks in advance.

antenucci said...

I just found this site and so played along with the challenge. Loved it, thanks! I did a 6x12 and so my thumbnail doesn't fit - is there a way to fix this?

dlwidder said...

I only recently found your site and love the concept! If you could please consider me for the DT, I'd be giddy. ;-)

I just added the scrapbook section to my blog a couple of weeks ago and still need to upload some of the layouts I did before adding that to the menu. Sorry my photos are sometimes blurry. I take them late at night when everyone is asleep, but will start taking them in daylight to get clear pics.

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Thanks for the opportunity to apply!

dlwidder said...

antenucci, not sure if there's an easier way, but you could try taking another pic and then when you crop the photo, leave it as a square instead of the shape of your lo (or work w/your original if you have it saved).

Pernilla R/nilla_r said...

I just recently found this fabulous challenge blog and I just LOVE it! I'm so glad I found it. It's a totally new concept and I'll be back many times. I've had a great time with the January collage and now I'll give it a try to be considered for one of the DT spots.

You can find my blog here:

http://nillar.wordpress.com/


Thank your for keeping up such a good job - we nerds love it!

/Pernilla

Tina said...

Hi, Great challenge! I'm so glad I found this site.
Please consider me for the DT position. My blog is www.scrapdiva-tina.blogspot.com

Marja/Miss Deerest said...

So..finally i made it, nr: 19. Love your blog and photos for every challenge. You girls got your own style ;)I´d love to play along and be a nerdy girl...welcome to pop by my blog:

http://missdeerest.blogspot.com

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