The Turtle Soup challenge was an inspirational quote challenge. I used the actual quote on my page.
For the My Scraps & More challenge you could only use patterned paper, including embellies and the title, on your layout. At least you could use cardstock for your background. I had such a hard time keeping myself from pulling out all my embellies. I don't think I've ever done this kind of challenge before but it was fun!