I did it! I actually created 31 pages in 31 days! I am so excited – and relieved – to have stuck with the Layout a Day challenge. I can’t recommend it highly enough, and I’ll be doing a wrap-up post on the experience early next week. For now, though, I’ll share the last few mini-kits and projects from the month of May.
The challenge was to scrap about sibling relationships. I chose patterned paper and a journaling card from Fancy Pants, stickers from My Mind’s Eye, die-cut doilies, and washi tape to complete this page about my sister teaching me to walk.
The prompt was to scrap about what you wish you knew then that you know now. I chose to finally create my “letter to my younger self” page. I picked background paper from My Mind’s Eye, and 6×8 patterned paper and stickers from Simple Stories, along with Thickers and a few woodgrain chipboard hearts.
The next challenge was to make a page about the magical things you believed in as a child. I’ve told the story over and over about my mom taking me to search for mayapples (and the fairies I was SURE lived underneath them), so it was finally time to scrap it. Background papers are from Echo Park and Authentique. Glitter Thickers and a metal-rimmed tag are really the only embellishments.
The prompt was to scrap your bedtime routine. My page is about my childhood fear of sleeping alone after I listened to “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” on a record I got from a cereal box. The background papers are from My Mind’s Eye and Amy Tangerine. The stickers and journal box are from Reminisce.
The challenge was to scrap about your favorite food from the past. I found a great My Mind’s Eye paper specifically for scrapping recipes in the stash I won at last month’s charity crop. I layered more My Mind’s Eye papers and stickers, a shipping tag, and flower stickers from Reminisce.
The next prompt was to scrap about a secret place. I tried to think of one, but kept coming up blank, so in the end I chose to scrap my favorite photo of me and my mom. The background paper is from Fancy Pants, with some Echo Park papers layered on. A few My Mind’s Eye brads, a metal-rimmed tag, and a layered sticker finish off the page.
And the final prompt for the month was to scrap about a dream vacation – one that you actually took, or one that you would love to take. I scrapped about a trim my family and I took to Galveston when I was little. I knew we had gone to some sort of sea animal park, but couldn’t remember the name of it. I googled and found pictures of the now-closed Sea-Arama marina that perfectly matched mine. We live in such a cool age! For this layout, I used patterned papers and a journal block from My Mind’s Eye and flair from Studio Calico.
Whew! What a month it was! After all that daily scrapping, I’m energized and re-inspired. I won’t hold myself to the expectation of a page a day, though. But for June, I am planning to play along with The S.W.A.T. Scrap Warriors Advanced Training blog. They host lots of fun challenges throughout the month, and I can’t wait to see what they’ve got planned for this one. I’d love to have you join me and share your stash projects. Be sure to link me up in the comments!