I've done the Scrappy Friends challenge for a few months now. I love that it combines so many elements to mix and match. Each friend offers up one challenge and you get bonus entries for combining into one layout. Let's just say that I really, really enjoy the challenge of squeezing all the elements into one look!
Brenda - Sketch Challenge - yep
Rochelle Spears ~ Color Combo - as soon as I saw the colors I knew I wanted to use MME Lime Twist
Kerys Sharrock ~ Quote Challenge -use sentences from some Subway/Word Art.
Kristi B ~ Stash Challenge - mustaches, pennants, and dry embossing - check, check, check
I didn't really know how I wanted to go about using Kerys' word art, so I started by just using one as the title. I had that decided before I laid out the page. Then I was trying to figure out how in the world I'd get mustaches into it, naturally adding one to the title seemed fun. Then as I adhered it in place I had this idea to sketch on a bunch of 'staches and add some of the other sentences from the word art that describe Rylan or that I'd like for him. I like that doing so supplied a "boyish" and playful aspect to a "girl" colored page (what can I say, the colors matched my Christmas tree so well that I just had to use these pics!).