Project Newsletter Makeover Challenge – Island Paradise

Welcome to the Makeover Monday challenge. Every Monday, as part of our project ideas newsletter we’re going to make over one of our own older cards, showing you how easy it is to use existing designs (your own OR someone else’s) as inspiration. This week Tracy has designed this “Island Paradise” card. This card features the Tropical Travelogue Collection by Graphic 45.

Your challenge – as with our previous Makeover Monday Challenges – is to use our piece as inspiration and make it into a card, scrapbook page, or other project. You can use the layout, the colors, an element you like…it can look like our piece, or nothing at all like our piece. We want to see where YOU take this. This challenge is strictly a “work from your stash” challenge.

As a newsletter subscriber you will have received a link to a private web page, from which you can watch the video tutorial. If you didn’t receive the video tutorial link then please be sure to email us at In order to ensure you don’t miss any more of our Makeover Monday Challenge video tutorials, please be sure you sign up for our FREE email newsletter from the top right sidebar of this blog. Please note that the video tutorial will be available for general viewing for one week only – and then will be moved into our library for our members only

Every Monday, here on the blog, we’re going to post the original picture, and the made over picture. You will have ONE week to upload your challenge piece.

Instead of a weekly prize though, we’re going to award a prize monthly. So for each week you participate and each project you submit – you will get one entry into our monthly draw. On the first Monday each month – we will announce one challenge winner, who will receive one of our grab bags featuring over $30 of paper crafting products. Our next draw will take place on Monday, May 7th, 2012.

Our inspiration piece, shown below, is an archived project from the Andrea Walford blog.

Here are the details on how you can participate in the Makeover Monday Challenge:

A new Makeover Monday Challenge video tutorial will be emailed out to newsletter subscribers every Monday (so make sure you are signed up). Then, here on the blog, we will post a picture of our inspiration piece and made-over project along with an Inlinkz button for you to enter your project. Here are the details:

  • Work from your own stash to create a project based on the inspiration project provided – you can use any products you would like, and make any type of project you like – card, scrapbook page, album, 3D item etc.
  • Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).
  • Click on our inLinkz button below to add a link to your project for our challenge
  • You will have until 7am, Monday, April 16th to add your link to the list to be eligible to win. And you can enter as many times as you like.
  • One randomly selected winner will be chosen from ALL the entries on Monday, May 7th.
  • For each project you submit, your name will be entered into our monthly draw. The winner will be announced on Monday, May 7th.

Good luck to everyone and we look forward to seeing your projects!

Now, before I go, it’s time to announce the winner of the March Makeover Monday Challenge….

But before I do, I want to thank everyone who participated, and encourage you to keep it up – it’s a fun way to develop your creative skills, and as our winner is randomly drawn – everyone has a chance to be a winner…

So…Rosa…you are this month’s winner.  You can see Rosa’s card below, and visit her blog HERE.

Rosa, please email us at to claim your prize.  Be sure to put “Makeover Monday Winner” in the subject line, and in the body of the email please include your shipping address, email and phone number.

You can check out all the March entries by visiting the Makeover Monday posts:

March 26

March 19

March 12

March 7

February 27


9 replies on “Project Newsletter Makeover Challenge – Island Paradise”

  1. Beautiful cards – amazing how differently two people can develop totally different ideas from the same starting point.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous. That background paper is one of the prettiest I’ve ever seen. It’s always fun to see what one person sees in another’s work that inspires them to go a different way. Both are beautiful.

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