I recently received an email from Creating Keepsakes magazine telling me about a new club they had launched called CK Club. I looked around and decided I wanted to join. I think the cost was somewhere around $30 for a year's membership. In it you get access to all kinds of forums, blogs, contests, and galleries, as well as past issues of Creating Keepsakes. Another perk is you get their special eddition magazine called Tips and Tricks sent to you 4 times a year and a welcome package filled with goodies. I have yet to receive my package but hopefully it's got some cool stuff in it.
So on Friday night they had a contest called the 1-hour design challenge. I thought it would be fun to take part so when I got home I gathered everything up and waited for the challenge details to be posted. Basically they give you a sketch and you have 1 hour to complete it. Boy was it ever tough - I barely made it in time! The only drawback to the contest is the huge mess I made in my scrapbook room - it looked like a tornado had blown through! Unfortunately I did not win the prize pack but I really had a lot of fun doing and am thinking I might do this upcomming Friday's 1-hour design challenge too. If you are interested here's a picture of the layout I completed. Sorry about the poor photo quality but it was taken at night.