I thought it would be fun to do a Month of Challenges edition of Scrapbook Saturday today. I’m about half-way through the Month of Challenges at The Lilypad. I’m not sure if I will finish all of the challenges before the end of the month, but I will complete them all.
As of this afternoon, I have completed fourteen of the challenges.
The Month of Challenges at The Lilypad is my favorite scrapbook project of the year! I love being pushed to try new techniques and I also love the practice of scrapbooking (almost) every day.
For these, I’ll share the layout title, the layout, a brief description of the challenge it is for, and the products I used.
Here we go!
Challenge: Blind Scrap (Random)
- Start with ONE solid background paper.
- Add ONE patterned paper that is smaller than your background paper (you should still be able to see the solid background).
- Add ONE frame. This can be a single opening frame, or multiple opening frame. But it must be one frame.
- Place your photo(s) inside your frame.
- Add a journal card somewhere on your page.
- Add ONE piece of word art. You may NOT include additional journaling. Let your photo tell the story
- Add 6 elements to your page. These can be duplicated, or they can be 6 different elements. But you must have 6 (and only 6) elements visible. Since we have already added word art, you may NOT add additional word art (including word strips) as one of your 6 elements.
- Add the date.
So Happy Together
Challenge: Create a layout using this sketch
Product credits: Storyteller January 2018 Collection – Just Jaimee
Challenge: Mood Board (Inspiration)
We had to create a mood board and use it as inspiration for a layout. Here is the mood board I created:
Product Credits: Storyteller January 2018 Collection – Just Jaimee
Joy in the Ordinary
Challenge: Change Your View (Photography) Challenge
We were challenged to scrap a layout using a photo taken from a unique point of view or nontraditional angle.
Challenge: People-less Page
We were required to scrapbook a page without any people in it.
Product Credits: Brand New Year Alphas – Pink Reptile Designs
Brand New Year Elements – Pink Reptile Designs
Brand New Year Papers – Pink Reptile Designs
Brand New Year Templates – Pink Reptile Designs
Snow Day Fun Day
Challenge: Dispersion Technique
This was probably the most challenging technique I’ve conquered! I started a layout using a different photo and it just wasn’t working for me, so I trashed it before heading to bed. I dreamed of the perfect photo (the one in this layout) to use and how to accomplish the technique. I was so excited and happy when this layout was finally completed!!
Product Credits: Winter Song Mini Kit – Forever Joy Designs
Challenge: Collage – Large Number of Photos
In this challenge we had to create a layout using a minimum of 20 photos. That was so hard for this girl that is usually a one photo scrapper! I used photos from the girls’ first Christmas.
I Tried New Things
Challenge: Bingo Challenge
We had to create a layout choosing one line from this Bingo card:
I used the fourth line across: washi tape, something glittery, doily/lace, handwritten font and stitches.
Dear Future Me
This challenge was to scrap a page giving advice to your future self with a 150 minimum word requirement.
Product Credits: Carpe Diem – Little Butterfly Wings & Studio Basic
You Have My Heart
Challenge: Clean and Simple (Style Challenge)
This was my favorite challenge because it’s my favorite way to scrap!
Ready Set Go
Challenge: On This Day (Journaling Challenge)
This challenge was to pick a significant date and scrap about it, with a journaling requirement of 150 words. I chose to scrap the day we returned to the United States from Germany.
There Were Three
Challenge: Throwback Photo (Photography Challenge)
For this challenge we had to scrap a photo(s) at least five years old. I scrapped a photo of EA, MC and Will before Jenny was born, when there were only three and our family wasn’t quite complete yet.
Challenge: Filled Template
We had to scrap a layout using this filled template by Fiddle Dee Dee Designs:
Product Credits: Mister Man – Bella Gypsy
Challenge: Document Your Day
We had to scrap a page documenting a day in our life. I chose to use the photos I took for #onedayhh that I participated in on Instagram on November 9 of this year. It was great to finally do something with those photos!
Product Credits: Mamarazzi – Forever Joy Designs
Whew!! That’s it for today…I’m hoping to have more layout to share with you next week from the Month of Challenges.