May is a month filled with celebrations: Birthdays, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Graduation, National Scrapbooking Day. OK, I realize that most people don’t celebrate National Scrapbooking Day and honestly, I didn’t really do much to celebrate the day itself since it’s on a Saturday and I don’t tend to have time to scrap on Saturdays, but it’s still fun to celebrate! I’m thankful for opportunities to celebrate scrapbooking since it’s something I’m passionate about.
There were five different challenges that the layout I’m sharing today qualifies me for and two of them are celebration challenges and the layout is from my birthday so I think that’s something to celebrate!
It all began with a sketch. I know, it’s shocking. I’m glad you are sitting down ;-)! The first challenge is from PageMaps. This is one I could enter a bunch, but I will follow the rules and only enter once. I got to pick any PageMaps sketch from 2013 or 2014 to celebrate their 8th anniversary! I chose a double page from February 2013:
I loved all the room for journaling, the different background paper layers and the photo groupings. I also loved that the elements in the sketch were about nature because that’s the subject of my layout, too! Now I included 10 total pictures on my layout, but I think you can get the general feel of the sketch.
I used the Simple Stories Snap Life and Color Vibe papers and elements throughout my layout. This has really been a versatile collection for these vacation layouts. It includes lots of fun bingo cards, so I used the fun “awesome” bingo card on the left side for my Scrappin-n-chattin Yahoo! group challenge for May to use a bingo card.
For the other challenges, I’ll be entering the Stuck on U Die Cut Challenge – Tree (had fun using a die cut palm tree from Miss Kate’s Cuttables I adapted a coconut palm tree from her beach scene – I really liked all the layers on the trunk and the foliage.) And along with the tree I cut the title from a Simple Stories file in the Silhouette store as well as a bamboo background by Elizabeth Mayne that’s in the upper left corner.) I’d say this is Die Crazy so I’ll be entering my layout at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Moxie Fab World National Scrapbook Day: Scrapbooking Rocks Challenge was to scrap for fun and share – I pretty much always have fun when I scrap, so that was easy!
I think that about wraps up this blog post! Thanks so much for stopping by! I love to read your thoughts when you leave comments, so thanks for sharing! Have a great day!
RuthSupplies not already listed: Cardstock – The Paper Studio; corrugated shapes – Close to My Heart; pens – Sakura; cutting machine – Silhouette Cameo; Adhesive – American Crafts, Imaginesce, Xyron.
May 24, 2014 edited to add:
I was chosen a top 3 for the Stuck on U Die Cut Challenge – Tree! I’m so happy! I love my palm tree! Thanks Stuck on U Sketches!