Scrapbook Layout Challenge YOUrself: Celebrate Love

By | 02/07/2021

I am thinking that I should have title this blog post “What I did wrong on the layout”.  I’ll be telling you what I would have changed!

The theme for this month’s Challenge YOUrself Scrapbook Challenge is: Celebrate Love.

Celebrate Love Scrapbook Challenge


The new Hip Kit Club kit for January arrived on Friday.  It’s fun changing things up and getting a scrapbook kit instead of a card kit.  I will always love making cards, but I’m really happy to be scrapbooking again.  That is what started me on my papercrafting journey!  I got side tracked with card making!

The theme this month is to Celebrate Love and I decided to scrap some photos of my daughter and I from New York City.  She gave me tickets to see Matilda on Broadway for a couple days after Christmas.  The best part of the gift was the fact that she was also gifting me with her time.  This was the gift of a day for us to take a train ride to the city where we could spend the day, see the tree in Rockefeller Center, have a meal or two, and see a great Broadway show!

I love being gifted experiences.  I also love being gifted experiences in which the gift giver is giving me an experience that we will share together.  That’s love!Celebrate Love Scrapbook Challenge


I am not in love with this layout.  It’s too busy.  I felt like the papers in this kit were all either very busy or peachy pink.  I loved this star pattern and really wanted to build my page on top of it.

In hindsight, I wish I had flipped the star paper and the peach base.  I think I might have liked this layout better if I had added the photos and ephemera to a plain base.  I did add a plain navy on top of it, but I’m wishing that I made that bigger or used a lighter color there.

The pretty ephemera gets lost on that busy paper.  The amazing thing is that I loved the papers and the ephemera in the kit.  I just wish some of the B sides of the paper had been smaller patterns in a bigger variety of colors.

Alas…live and learn!

As I use the rest of the kit, I will be more careful to have more “white space” with the plain paper so your eyes have a place to rest.  That’s what this page really needs!

Thank you for stopping by!  I would love any tips or advice that you have that you think might have improved the layout

Have a wonderful day!

2 thoughts on “Scrapbook Layout Challenge YOUrself: Celebrate Love

  1. elisa

    super pretty page , all flowers and details so cute
    hugs and happy San Valentín day´s 🙂


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