Challenge YOUrself Scrapbook Layout Challenge:

By | 05/07/2021

The Challenge YOUrself Scrapbook challenge for this month is about putting your best FACE forward!  You can interpret that in any way you want as long as your face is in the photo!

Challenge YOUrself May 2021


I chose to create a layout with the photos of the first homemade face mask that I made in March of 2020.  I’ve since improved my mask making skills and purchased some nicer fabric ones that are comfortable and adjustable.


Challenge YOUrself May 2021


I participated in the Crop & Create April 2021 Virtual Scrapbooking Retreat this past weekend.  I have almost completed all the projects!

I finished the layouts from the Summer Crush class taught by Virginia Nebel.  We used the Carta Bella Summer collection and it is simply gorgeous.  We created 7 layouts with the collection and I still have enough papers and ephemera leftover to create more with a few additions from my stash.

I created 6 of the layouts, but I used some of the leftover supplies to create my own layout #7.  I didn’t love the layout that Virginia had created with the leftovers and I was totally in love with this flower cart paper.

I pulled out a piece of deep rosey pink 12 x 12″ paper from my stash and selected 3 of the leftover papers to use for my layout.

The watercolor look of these designs is amazing!!  The paper has a wonderful texture as well!

Challenge YOUrself May 2021

I did a lot of fussy cutting on a 4th paper.  The florals were so amazing!  I created some of my own die cuts by doing a bunch of fussy cutting.

I added a few of the ephemera pieces that were left and a few of the stickers.  I used most of the rest of the enamel dots as well!

I also trimmed and modified several of the ephemera pieces.  One of the things all the instructors did was fussy cut papers to create their own die cuts and trimmed down parts of the cut apart papers and ephemera bits to work for the layout they were creating.

In the past, I never would have trimmed down an ephemera bit or a sticker, nor would I have fussy cut a beautiful piece of paper!

Now, I’m using my materials in new ways!


Challenge YOUrself May 2021

I had enough of the American Crafts “Follow” chipboard alphabet letters to create the title I wanted and I used the leftover numbers from the Vicki Boutin alpha set to add the year.

I really enjoyed making this layout with the leftover bits.  I also feel like this was an important page of my story for the last 15 months that I’ve wanted to document, if only for posterity!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed my project for today!

Be well!!


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