Challenge #32

Posted by The Design Experiment on 10:33 PM
It's that time again!

Can you think back to five years ago? What was your life like then? Who were you as a person? Do you think that person from five years ago would recognize who you are now? That's what this week's challenge is all about!

Sometimes it's hard to live in the now. To be aware and thankful of all the wonderful things around us right now. The days fly by so fast and memories seem to fade just as quickly.

So our challenge is to write a letter to your future self to be opened in 5 years.

This letter could be a reminder of all the wonderful things that you have in the here and now, a list of things you would like to have, or where you think you will be in 5 years from now. Just make it real, make it heartfelt, just make it you.


Our Super talented Guest Designer this week is Jenn Olson!

A Bit About Jenn:

Jenn Olson lives in Moses Lake, Washington, a little dot in
the middle of the state.
She has been married to Eric for
nearly 14 years and has three children, Ella (11),
Evynn (8), and Seth (5). She started scrapping in1997
and has continued in many shapes and forms since then,
ending up with a love of paper and digital combined.

Jenn stays home with her children, and owns her own
photography business. She was a Creating Keepsakes
Hall of Fame winner in 2006 and has been published in
Creating Keepsakes, Simple Scrapbooks, and several
online digital publications.
Thank you so much for being our guest this week Jenn!
We are in love with your

Letter to Me
By Jenn Olson


So many moments are happening every day. Open this
letter in 5 years and let me know.

Dear Me
By Divian

Journaling Snippet:

life has a way of changing us. it has a certain way of sometimes
making us
forget what is most important in life. although life
may be hard at
times and seem unfair, just remember, dear
self, to always hold your
head up high and love like there is
no tomorrow. the ability to love
is most remarkable and the
one thing that no matter what cannot be taken from you.

Do Not Open 'Til 2013
By Emily

Emily Says:

This ended up being so completely therapeutic for me. I sat down
at my desk to write
this letter while everyone was out of the house.
Just me and my thoughts. As the
thoughts poured onto the paper,
it was a huge release. I also included letters to my
husband and
children just in case, God Forbid, I'm not here in 2013.

Dear Dena
By Dena

Journaling Excerpt:

Well girl, if luck and God have been on your side, you should be
ripe old age of 35. Turning 30 was hard enough for you, so
hopefully 35
has been much kinder. As a 30 year old, you have
had your ups and
downs. You have struggled to find your place
in your own world. I hope
by now that you have accomplished
at least several of those goals that
you set for yourself 5 years ago.

I want to remind you that life is precious. That your family is
precious and to never take them for granted. I also wonder if
you have
decided to add a member to the family as well.
Something that you have
flip flopped back and forth with for
years now. I guess only time will

My Future
By Amy

Looking Forward 2 A New Me
By Sasha


I look forward to the years I can look back and say I took that step in motivating myself towards a new me, I chose Weight Watchers I look forward to the years I can look back at this LO and this Picture and think …Who was that girl, oh yah she was my past.

As you know, we are being sponsored monthly be the
Scrap N' Art Magazine! They are
sponsoring us here at The Design X every month! We
will be
giving away a VERY GENEROUS prize pack each
month for those of you who
have played along!

Here's how it works:

There will be approx. 4 challenges a month. All YOU have
to do is play along with at
least one challenge during
the month to be eligible for the Prize Pack!

Hint: The more challenges you play along with, the better
shot you have
of winning!

At the end of the month we will put your name in a hat

(one time for each challenge participated in during the
month) Ex: if
you do two challenges, your name will go in
the hat two times. Make
sense? Still with me?!

So! You wanna see what you are playing for this month?!

Here is the October Prize Pack from Scrap N' Art!

Contents: (Some Items Not Pictured)

A huge kit of 12x12 papers and embellishments from Piggy Tales
A 12x12 paper pack from Luxe

A pack of Black Magic color-core cardstock from Core'dination
Hide & Seek album from Piggy tales

Blackboard ring album from Cosmo Cricket

Breast Cancer Awareness adhesive variety pack from 3L

Swirls doodle template from Crafter's Workshop

5th Avenue embellishment set from Making Memories

Rub On Tool from Basic Grey
Home & Family rub-ons by K&Co

Pack of white foam Thickers

You know the drill!

Once you have completed your layout, please leave us a comment
in this post
with a link to your layout by Sunday, 7PM PST, to be
eligible for the October Prize Pack!
We can't wait to see YOUR takes
on the challenge! We hope that if
you've never joined us for a
challenge here at The Design Experiment,
that you are inspired to
do so today!

Here are the people eligible from Challenge #3o & #31 for the
October Prize Pack!

Haberdawoman (Ch# 30, 31)
(Ch# 30,31) Darlene D(Ch#30)
Glenda T. (Ch# 30)
Jen ( Ch#30, 31)
Benga (Ch# 30)
Julie O (Ch# 30, 31)

charity.sorrells (Ch# 3o)
Heather (Ch# 31)

andrewsbnr(Ch# 31)

If you participated in Challenge #30 or #31 and don't see your
name here, please let us know!!!


WOW ladies yall make it do what it do every week. LOVE IT.

Alright ladies let's see what you guys have to say..


So i stopped being lazy and found some MOJO laying around.

My page can be found here


I know it's been a while, but hopefully my mojo won't take another vacay.

Awesome challenge and lovely takes girls! Just found this cool challenge blog. Thanks to Dena.

I LOVE everyones layouts! I was really inspired by each and every one.

You guys always such unique challenges, love it and love everyone's take on this! Here is mine:



Glenda your layouts always rock! For some reason I cant post love on your layout at SIS. So I wanted to tell ya here, it is fantastic. Raw and honest and very emotional. I love it!

this challenge immediately inspired me. i'm a new mom so now is the perfect time for such a page... here it is :
thank you for the idea !

Hands down one of the greatest challenge I have done. I love the fact that it was all about journaling for myself. Here is my take on the challenge.


Please keep them coming, this is great!

My layout is here:
Thanks again for another great week of inspiration!

Great layouts and what a great subject to do a layout about.


WOW love all the LO's Mine can be found on my Blog!!! Check it out..

Here is mine, late, but I really wanted to get it done!