Monday, May 7, 2012

A "Challenging" Weekend

     Well it wasn't a challenging weekend in the real sense of the word but I did get several scrapbooking challenges completed! Saturday was National Scrapbook Day. When I woke up, I was really expecting breakfast in bed or some sort of celebration to mark this momentous day. Shockingly, no one even wished me a Happy National Scrapbook Day. What a let down. Then...I went online. To say that the scrapbook community celebrated this event to its fullest is an understatement. There were contests, giveaways, sketches and so much inspiration! It was a fun day, though hard to keep up with all of the excitement. Fortunately, I did find time to complete all four challenges for Scrapbook Steals and one for Imaginisce too !

     For the first layout for Scrapbook Steals, we were asked to create a layout with a "Sassy Springtime" theme. It had to include flowers, pink, etc. Fortunately, this challenge also worked perfectly with the challenge over at Imaginisce that I was planning on doing which required flowers, pink & bling! So it is also my submission for the Imaginisce May Monthly Challenge.  I used the "Enchanted" collection for this layout of my twin nieces on their first birthday. It couldn't have been more perfect! 

     The other three challenge projects for Scrapbook Steals are below. I've also posted them on their Facebook page so I won't go into a lot of detail here. My exception is the first one below. I used a My Little Shoebox sketch for the layout. The Scrapbook Steals challenge was to use a photo of yourself as child. I found this beauty of myself as a 9th grader. It was quite interesting to recall what I was thinking about then and what mattered to me compared to what I feel now. I probably could have journaled on the whole 12x12 sheet about that one! I liked the idea of using travel themed paper because it has really been a journey to get to where I am now. And, I am so happy to be here! 

A challenge to use stitching and an inspiration piece. 

A layout based on the sketch by the fabulously crafty and lovely Misty Buck. My first of many Disney layouts that will be showing up around here! Her sketch was so fun. I loved it! 

Thank you so much for taking a look today. Have a wonderful day! 
Scrap Happy~Melissa


  1. Busy, busy lady. I really wish I could get them all done. Your pages/projects sure inspire1!

  2. Wow! You were busy! I love your "journey" page so much!

  3. GORGEOUS EVERYTHING!!! I may have to scraplift your Imaginese Enchanted page at some point too!!! Great use of those border strips! And so ridiculously darling!

  4. I love how are your challenges turned out. They are so awesome and I love the bag!

  5. Really a "challenging" weekend.
    I can resist everything except beats headphones

  6. Great layouts! Oh my, the princess is adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at Imaginisce! xoxo Heather

  7. Very cute projects! Thanks for playing with us! XOXO

  8. What a cute layout --- great job and congrats on winning the monthly Imaginisce blog (that is where I found this).