National Scrapbook Day 2015 Online Crop!

Happy National Scrapbook Day!

Technically, NSD is tomorrow, but the Online Crop starts now to accommodate busy schedules and all time zones. So welcome to you all!

With help from Research Randomizer, I have put together ten fun challenges for us. Play along with all ten, just one, or any number in between! To participate, create a new scrapbook layout, card, or other craft creation that meets the criteria of a challenge. Upload your project to a blog or online gallery, then link it to this post. Be sure to indicate which challenge it fits. I've promised a gift certificate for one lucky random participant, but I'm feeling generous and might just have some other surprises one (or more!) of you.

Challenge 1: Sketch and Polka Dots 

  • Create a project based on the sketch below. Use polka dots somewhere on the project.

 Challenge 2: Then-and-Now and Trees/Leaves

  • Create a Then-and-Now project that has at least two photos on it. The photos must show the same subject(s) from different time periods. Incorporate a tree or leaves into the project. Here are some Then-and-Now projects for inspiration. 

Challenge 3: Primary Colors and Stitching

  • Create a project that uses only primary colors (red, yellow and/or blue). You may also use neutrals (black, white and/or kraft). Incorporate stitching somewhere on the project.

Challenge 4: 5+ Photos and Bling

  • Create a project that uses at least five photos. Embellish the project with bling. Anything sparkly and shiny counts as bling.

Challenge 5: Stamping, Triangles and Speech Bubbles

  • Create a project using at least one stamped image, one or more triangles and a speech bubble. It is ok to combine these (such as stamped triangles).  

Challenge 6: Stripes, Chipboard, and Large Circle

  • Create a project that incorporates stripes, one or more chipboard pieces and at least one large circle. 

Challenge 7: Washi Tape and 3+ Stars, but No Patterned Paper

  • Create a project that has washi tape and three or more stars on it. You may not use any patterned paper (but it is ok to stamp or color cardstock to create your own patterned paper).

Challenge 8: A Number as a Title, Wood and Black/White Only

  • Create a project using a number as the title (for a layout) or sentiment (for a card). Incorporate wood in the project (wood shape, wood grain paper, etc). Do not use any colors other than black and white. The wood can stay its natural color. 

Challenge 9: Animal, Chevron and 2+ Hearts

  • Create a project that incorporates an animal somehow. You can use a photo of an animal, animal-print supplies, the word "Animal" in the title and/or an animal-themed embellishment. Include chevron and at least two hearts on the project.

Challenge 10: Use a Stencil, Exactly 1 Photo, and 2+ Punches

  • Create a project using a stencil, exactly one photo, and two or more punches. The punches must be different (as opposed to using one punch twice to produce two of the same item). 


  1. Awesome challenges!!!! I am hoping to join in for a few of them tomorrow and Sunday!!!!

  2. Do we have until Sunday to do these challenges?

    1. Yes. It's open until 5:00 pm Pacific tomorrow. You can see the countdown clock to the right of the "Add your link" button to eliminate guessing about time zones.

  3. Thanks for a fun day. I have my next layout sitting out on my table, ready to assemble for Sunday!

  4. i had some technical difficulties, but I think I got it! Thanks for hosting these challenges.

  5. So awesome that you did this! I am so far behind on reading/commenting... eek! Catching up now and looking forward to seeing all these great ideas!! :)


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