The “Mother” of All Scrapbook Challenges


It’s no secret that I love creating cards and I often take part in various creative challenges to boost my stash of salutations, but last week I stumbled upon a couple of sites that offer monthly scrapbook challenges that look like a whole lot of fun. And let’s face it, I really need to crop more if I ever hope to make a dent in all my memories stored out there on Shutterfly.

may 2017 challenges-1So this weekend I decided to take a stab at the Scrap Our Stash May Sketch Challenge, because not only is it a sketch challenge but also a creative brain teaser. They provide visual inspiration but I had to incorporate elements for each letter of the word “MOTHER” from my stash of scrapbooking supplies, which proved a bit more difficult than I had originally thought. Regardless, I did it! And I had a lot of fun raiding my supplies and figuring it all out for this one-page layout for 2011.

I used Signature’s Family collection for most of my paper choices, but the black/brown paper came from Prima’s Engraver collection. To fulfill the acrostic portion of this challenge I added the following items from my scrapbooking stash:

M:  I spritzed green Glimmer Mist on the background.

O:  I placed an ornamental brad that says “Oh Boy” at the top right.

T:  I used two photos, twine and a tab (I got this one covered).

H:  There is a small metal heart at the bottom left of the layout. It started out shiny white, but I sanded it a bit to take off the shine and reveal the silver around the edges.

E: This one was tough for me, but luckily my son’s name starts with an “E” and he is in both pictures. Is that cheating?

R:  The word “precious” is a white rub-on that I didn’t even know I owned. See, this scrap your stash thing is already working out for me.

If you’re looking for a little creative cropping motivation, I suggest you join me at Scrap Our Stash and give one of their challenges a go. They also have a Tic Tac Toe challenge that looks like a lot of fun.

17 thoughts on “The “Mother” of All Scrapbook Challenges

  1. Love your page and sweet photos. They really made my day. Thanks for joining us at Scrap Our Stash!

  2. I just love the look on bubs face in the second photo ? Great layout and thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash – hope to see you again!

    1. Thanks, Asa. I really enjoyed digging through my stash for this layout, but I will have to do some serious cleaning before I can crop my next layout. Goodness, what a mess I made!

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