The Story Scrapbook Challenge

So the weather has been a topic on many people’s minds lately, be it the ridiculous amounts of snow and ice, or rain, or the horrendous summer, or natural disasters.  All over the world Mother Nature sure is showing her fury.  And it goes without saying that the weather plays a part in our family stories too.

Do you love being bunkered in with the family, or have you been trapped out in the weather?  Have you had instances of cabin fever where you just want to get out and about and can’t?  Have you had family holidays where the weather has been less than ideal and not what was promised on those glossy vacation catalogues!!??  Has the weather been responsible for putting out the power and turning it into a big adventure in the family home?  Do thunderstorms have an effect on you or your children, or does lightening thrill you?  Has the weather created a chain of events, either good or bad?  Have you lived through times where Mother Nature has shown her full force?  Are there seasons that just speak to you?

I think there could be a lot of jumping off points here when we delve into it, and the resultant story might not be one we ever thought of telling, but could end up being quite a page amongst our family memories.

The creative team have come into this challenge from all angles and I hope we inspire you with our pages.

Debi’s page shows a series of photographs that her daughter Shannon has taken of a river scene, showing quite a difference in three seasons. I can’t wait until she collects that fourth season.  What a great series of photographs.  And of course I can’t not mention Debi’s unique style of journal placement.  Love seeing what she comes up with.

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Supplies used by Debi:  Bridle Creek Element Pack,  Winter Ice Element Pack,  Wood Veneer Leaves No. 01,  Flairs: Spring Sentiments,  Brierly Solids (Katie Pertiet).  Springerly Paper Pack (Grunge Source).  Today You Brackets Brushes and Stamps (Ali Edwards).

Sarah’s page blew me away.  The typography is amazing, the photo perfect, but her story, that has taken this to a whole new level through the stratosphere.  Wow.

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Supplies used by Sarah:  SkiMento Paper Pack (Grunge Source).  Schmeared Blocks No. 02 Brushes and Stamps,  Pencil Line Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 01 (Katie Pertiet).

And finally my page, what can I say, all my stories end up coming back to this old girl of mine.   We have just had a record setting Summer in Australia with days on end of sticky hot temps.  And it’s been hard for my old girl.

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Supplies I’ve used:  Summer Rocks Brushes and Stamps (Ali Edwards).  January Worn Solids and Spots Paper Pack,  Hey Sunshine Kit (Lynn Grieveson).  Twisted Dots No. 01,  Striping Graphic Brushes and Stamps No. 01,  Flair Minis No. 01,  Stamped Blocks No. 34 Brushes and Stamps,  Watery Photo Masks No. 04,  Lens Flares: Colors No. 01 (Katie Pertiet).

The team at DD have generously provided a freebie to help you on your way, the link is good for the entire month of April.  I hope the goodies inspire you.  The rule of the challenge is to tell us a story about the weather, whichever way the story takes you

Post your pages in the Scrapbook Challenge Gallery  and don’t forget when you use ALL DD product on your challenge page you should post a link of your page in the April Challenge Participation thread so that it will count towards your savings in the rewards program.  Everyone’s a winner!

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3 Responses to The Story Scrapbook Challenge

  1. DeLisa says:

    It appears that the download link is invalid. Thanks for checking it out.

  2. flowersgal says:

    Love the “Story” challenges. I don’t always take the time to participate but enjoy seeing others layouts and getting ideas which I may later act on. And, of course, a little freebie is always good to spark the imagination.

  3. DeLisa says:

    The link worked, and thank you very much for the generous freebies! I’ve always enjoyed the different “Story” challenges … so many interesting tales to read! Agree about the extreme weather … I am afraid climate change is here to stay.

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