Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Simple Challenge

Hi everyone! Another new month and another new challenge. Confucious said that

"Life is simple but we insist on making it complicated."

The word "Simple" carries a myriad of meanings to different people. Here are a couple of examples of some simple quotes:

"Women have simple tastes. They get pleasure out of the conversation of children in arms and men in love."
By : H. L. Mencken

"The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life."

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

"To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter... to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring - these are some of the rewards of the simple life."

By: John Burroughs

Hence, we would like to find out what is your interpretation of the word "Simple" on a 12 by 12 layout. Please send your submissions in via our email - or through our comments section by Saturday, 31st October, 2009 (Malaysian Time). Any entries received later than this time would not be considered and please note that the layout sent should solely be submitted for the Scrap-it-Lah challenge and not for any other challenges.

We leave you with the beautiful creations of the DTs this month. Here they are in no particular order.

Michelle's take:

Michelle made a layout on one of the simple pleasures which her family enjoys which is cycling. Nothing beats having the carefree feeling of cycling and having wind in your hair - its simple yet very pleasurable.

Mazlina's Take:
A child's sleep - most important - plain and simple. Sleep is so under-rated yet its very important to a child's healthy growth. Maz also stresses that a kid's life is simple and worry-free.

Nilla's take:
A beautiful orchid - thats just what took Nilla's breath away when she scrapped this. Oh - such simple beauty.

Jessy's Take:
Jessy scrapped about her hubby whom she loves dearly for his simple and easy disposition.

Here is the RAK that you stand to win this month. Just remember to Scrap-It-Lah!

We are pleased to announce the winner of the September SIL Challenge is:


Congratulations Sookie, please contact us at to claim your prize.


  1. That sounds like a great challenge. I have to try this one. And that RAK looks really yummie...

  2. Great layouts and challenge.
    Yes indeed, simple could means a lot to many people, even being simple is not easy at times.

  3. That was a great layout Sookie! Congrats!

  4. Congrats Sookie.
    Neat LO's ladies for the 'simple' challenge :-) I will put my thinking cap on ;-)

  5. Wow, wow, Wow! Thank you so much for picking my lo!

  6. Fantastic challenge for this month!! I'm going to try this one out.

    BTW, congrats Sookie!! Your LO is simply beautiful!!!

  7. Olá amiga!
    Passei para rever seu cantinho que é tudo de bom... lindo, criativo e alegre.
    Parabéns pelo seu trabalho!
    Uma ótima semana!
    Beijinhos carinhosos.
    Itabira - Brasil

  8. Ok, here's my take:

  9. I did a layout using the "simple" as the inspiration for my two boys enjoying some simple fun of color sand.

  10. congrats sookie! :)

    my layout for this month. enjoyed doing it.


  11. Hi!
    I hope it's not too late to submit my LO for this month's challenge.
    Actually I've emailed it, but it hasn't been updated yet on SIL blog.
    Don't want to miss out on my first challenge. Hehehe..

    So, this is my take for Simple.

  12. Thanks Jilly or Fazzy. This is the first we have received of your submission. We normally update the layouts on the day they are submitted unless time does not permit us to do so. Thank you for your submission and it has been updated onto the slide.

  13. Very nice - easy to follow, simple, and working. Thanks for the knowledge!
    More templates easy to download