Guest Designer Contest

We love seeing what you all create with these sketches each month and we can't wait to see what you do with this one! Becky Fleck of creates an exclusive sketch just for us each month and we love her for it!
We'd like to see your layout include a title, photo(s) and journaling. Layouts will be judged by our design team on creativity and best overall design. The winning layout will earn a spot on our team for the month of March and this Guest Designer will get to work with one of our monthly kits.

Rules of our Guest Designer Contest:
  • One (1) layout entry per person.
  • Entry must use the sketch above and include a title, photo(s) and journaling.
  • Your layout must be NEWLY CREATED for this contest.
  • Deadline for entries is February 15th, midnight Eastern time (New York City time),and must be linked using Linky Tools in the original post. Find that post HERE
  •  We will announce our winner February 17th.
  • Due to increased international shipping times and our tight due dates, we are no longer able to accept international submissions for our Guest Designer contest, including Canadian entries. Canadian entries have been accepted in the past, but we've noticed kits aren't making it to the designer in time to complete the requirements by our due date. We will continue to monitor the international and Canadian shipping times and reverse this rule if it improves.
  • You must not have been a Guest Design Team Member at Back Porch Memories in the last six months. If it's been over that time period, feel free to enter again.

If you're chosen as a Guest Designer for Back Porch Memories:

  • You will be contacted by BPM via email, and you're required to accept the position within 24 hours of notification (preferably ASAP).
  • Your photo and bio will be featured in our newsletter and we will need these within a few days of your acceptance.
  • You will receive one of the March kits and will be required to complete at least 3 layouts and 1 project (altered piece, card set, etc.) with the kit. These must be uploaded to the March Design Team folder in our gallery by March 10th.
  • One of your layouts must be completed and emailed to us by February 28th so it may be included on our site as a "teaser."
  • Your assignments will include hosting a monthly challenge, using our monthly sketch to complete a layout for our newsletter and completing a newsletter article. The sketch assignment counts as one of your three required layouts. For the challenge, you can use any previously designed project you wish OR use your kit. If you use your kit, this page will also count towards your layout requirement.
  • We love getting to know you and so do our members. You'll participate in the forums by posting a minimum of 5 times a week. (This requirement is evolving to include our new communication formats, we are currently switching over from our message board format to our Blog/Facebook/Pinterest/Instagram/Twitter - please be prepared for involvement in any of these formats)
We can't wait to see what you do with this sketch! Good luck!


  1. Ah nuts!! Lost my chance... I live in Canada... would of love to GD!

  2. So sorry, Lynn, we have tried it in the past but many times our friends in Canada don't even receive their kits by the time the deadlines arrive :( We hope this changed in the future, we would love to have you!

  3. Darn CanadaPost lol! I was all set to try out too, until I read that bit. Unfortunate for us, but understandable.

  4. Saw this a little too late this time around! Hopefully, next time you have a GD spot, I'll catch it sooner! Looks like fun and I'd love to try!

  5. Looks like fun! Working on finishing my page now.