Scrapbook Challenge YOUrself September Challenge

By | 09/08/2023

This month’s scrapbook Challenge YOUrself challenge is to create a page about what helps you find balance in your life.

Challenge YOUrself Scrapbook Challenge


I found it very challenging to keep a balance in my life while I was working and raising kids.  I don’t think I ever really mastered making enough time for me.  I used to get up before 5 AM every morning to exercise.  For many years I did step aerobics, then I switched to using a Nordic Track, and then I ran a couple of miles every morning for almost 10 years.  Now I walk and ride my bike every day.  I also do a bit of Yoga to maintain flexibility and balance as I get older.  I don’t want to be one of those women who sits in a chair all day and just gets too stiff to move and take care of myself.

One thing that I have always found that puts everything into perspective for me is to spend time with my family.  That is what my layout this month is about!

stamping imperfection traveler's notebook layout finding balance

I am using a Journals For Life traveler’s notebook with some of the kit pieces, along with some Studio Calico supplies and some scrapbook supplies I cut down to use in traveler’s notebook layouts.

I’ve been taking the Studio Calico Summer of Sketches classes for the last 2 or 3 summers and I really enjoy all the inspiration I get.  It’s nice to see how other people use sketches.  Plus I end up getting at least 60 traveler’s notebook layout sketches from the class by the end of summer!

Here I documented the mini golf game I played with my son and my husband the afternoon before the start of our daughter’s wedding celebrations.  She was busy with her college and high school girlfriends who planned a day of activities with her to celebrate before the wedding.  She ended up with jury duty and had to cancel the original plans they made for a bachelorette weekend a couple of months ago.

We all ended up have a relaxing day doing something fun with people we love and enjoy!  How better to find balance in life?

I used two photos from our day.  I made sure to take some selfies so that I ended up in some of the pictures I knew I would be scrapping this month.  Remember that this challenge requires YOU to be in a photo on your layout.

I pulled out some ephemera dies that I got in the two kits that I subscribe to for traveler’s notebooks.  I also had some old papers that I punched and cut apart to create my own die cuts for using in my travelers notebooks.  I pulled out a sketch that I thought would work and created a layout with the supplies in front of me.  I really like the circular element on the sketch that I had, so I included that in my layout.

I have also been making sure that I do some stamping in all my layouts.  It’s an element that I love when I see it in someone else’s layout.  Plus…using my stamps for scrapbooking makes me feel like I’m really getting my money’s worth out of the supplies that I spent my hard earned money on!

We would love to have you join us for the challenge this month!!

I hope you have a creative day!!


You can check out the Studio Calico Traveler’s Notebook Kit .  I have been subscribing to these kits for a couple of years and I love them.  I find it easy to sit down every day or two and document something that I’ve been doing or something that has recently happened.  I’m really enjoying this new aspect of scrapbooking!

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