This is My Story Weekly Creative Challenge
My 2021 Weekly Creative Challenge is called ‘This is My Story’ and I’m hosting this challenge in both my Close to My Heart Customer Group and in my Close to My Heart Team Group. Every Monday morning, I post a ‘story starter prompt’ and challenge everyone (including myself) to use the prompt and tell their stories. The challenge is to use the story along with at least one photo to illustrate the story and create a scrapbook layout. They can use any size and format of scrapbook that they would like to! The challenge is going great and I LOVE seeing everyone’s layouts but I especially enjoy reading the stories and learning so much about everyone. If you’re not in my customer group on Facebook, I’d love for you to join us!
52 Stories in 2021
I am really enjoying getting my own stories told and putting my album together! Since we have 52 weeks in a year, I should have 52 layouts with meaningful stories about my life by the end of the year. I am so excited about creating this album and believe it will be the most important album that I will create. I truly believe that it’s important for us to record the stories about us and own lives. If you are like me, you have scrapbooked vacations, birthdays, children, graduations, babies and so on and those are all important, too, but I believe the ‘This is My Story’ Album is the one that our children and families are going to want to read when we’re gone.
Our first challenge this year was to create a Title Page for our ‘This is My Story’ Album. I thought I would share my Title Page with you today and encourage you to jump in and join the challenge! Start by creating a Title Page of your own for your ‘This is My Story’ Album!
Here is my Title Page:
I used Blue Belle Cardstock for my base page. Blue Belle is our Color of the Year and I just love it! It’s a beautiful shade of blue and goes with just about anything! I used patterned papers from two different kits that are still available right now – Happiness Lives Here and Lovely. Each of these Paper Collections have Blue Belle in the patterns and I love that they mix so well together! The stickers from the Happiness Lives Here Paper Collection were perfect to embellish my Title Page. I also found an old, retired Close to My Heart Complement pack that had the black glitter word ‘Story’ and the Black Glitter Hearts in it. I was SO excited to find the word ‘Story’ in my stash! It really helped bring this layout together.
I finished off the layouts with some splatters with my Toffee Shimmer Brush and some Blue Belle Glitter Gems. You can see them in this close-up photo. I used a Black Journaling Pen to write my name and the date on the sticker file tab. It’s always good to have samples of your own handwriting in your scrapbook albums, as your handwriting is an important part of your personality.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my ‘This is My Story’ Title Page and that you’ll join our Weekly Creative Challenge!
I’d love to see your pages and read your stories, too!