How About A Challenge?

I’m headed to the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Hampton this weekend to meet up with one of my closest friends I’ve met through scrapbooking.  Nicole Harper  lives in another state and we only have met in person a handful of times…but for 5+ years now we’ve emailed, texted, IM’ed, and I always smile when I see her name pop up on my screen!  So to say I’m excited to hang out with for the weekend is an understatement!  I cannot wait!

So, maybe it’s nostalgia for friends met through this “hobby” or this page that I created recently for Bright Ideas…but I’ve been recently thinking about and remembering my scrapbooking story.  Here’s a peek at my page. (I can’t share the whole thing since it was for a class, but this will give you the gist of it!)

journaling bradsI’ve shared my “bio” on design team pages and that sort of thing.  But I realized that I’ve never actually documented my scrapbooking story in my own scrapbook!  How I got started… when…the online aspect of it…the teams I’ve been on… conventions I’ve gone to…friends I’ve made through it… how I fit it into my life…etc, etc etc.  It’s a big part of my life and I’m glad that I finally created a layout to document that!

So, here’s my challenge to you:  create a layout that documents your scrapbooking in some way.  You might tell your “journey” in scrapbooking – how you got started, what you love about it, your accomplishments.  You might include the opinions of others on your project… ever ask your kids what they think of your scrapbooks?!  (I think mine would have some pretty funny responses!)  You could document any goals you have for yourself in this hobby…would you like to be on a design team one day?  Open a store?  Teach classes?  Attend CHA?  You could share how it fits into your daily life, how it’s changed your view on everyday perhaps.  Whatever you decide to focus on, just do it!  Tell your story.  🙂

I would love to hear if you take on this challenge!  Link your page up here on this post by next Friday, March 8th.  I’ll pick a winner to receive some vintage Studio Calico stamps as a little treat.  I’d also love to share a couple of your pages here if you wouldn’t mind!  What do you think?  Are you game? 🙂

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10 thoughts on “How About A Challenge?

  1. carolyncarter1965 March 1, 2013 at 2:20 pm Reply

    This sounds like a great idea! I’ve never thought to scrapbook the “Why” I scrapbook. Interesting.

  2. carolyncarter1965 March 1, 2013 at 9:39 pm Reply

    OK, I’m game! Here is my link to my Scrapbooking LO. http://quiltindiva-sewsimplequilts.blogspot.com/2013/03/i-scrapbook.html

    • nicolesamuels March 3, 2013 at 5:18 pm Reply

      Thanks for playing along, Carolyn! I love your paint splatters..how cool that you did them digitally!

  3. rosalie March 3, 2013 at 6:37 pm Reply

    very cool challenge, thanks nicole 🙂 here is mine…

    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/82992-i-scrap-nicolesamuels-scrap-story-challenge

  4. Brenna March 3, 2013 at 10:40 pm Reply

    Love this challenge Nicole! Here is mine:

    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/83012-i-love-to-scrap

  5. Kimber-Leigh March 4, 2013 at 9:48 am Reply

    love this idea nic! hope to have some time to work on it this week!

  6. Stephanie Bryan March 4, 2013 at 5:09 pm Reply

    Oh sweet Nicole! Oh how I miss the Bright Ideas class! I looked forward to checking out the challenge every morning!!! I love the idea of the “scrap your journey” challenge!! Can’t wait to get started!!!

  7. Cristina March 7, 2013 at 5:30 pm Reply

    Here’s another one that misses the class! 😉 Thank you so much for the inspiration – I just went along and conveyed my love for this hobby in this page, and I love how it turned out!
    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/83327-this-hobby-makes-me-happy

  8. Stephanie Bryan March 9, 2013 at 3:40 pm Reply

    Nicole, Nicole!! I’m a day late but really wanted to share my layout. Since my journey all started with PL I created a PL style layout! Thanks so much for yet another amazing challenge!! Please keep them coming! http://static.studiocalico.com/system/gallery_pictures/images/000/148/466/original/image.jpg

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