Paper Wishes® Contest: National Scrapbooking Day 2016 Sketch Challenge!!!

Hello Paper Wishers! It’s that time of year again—Saturday, May 7th is National Scrapbooking Day, and we’re ready to celebrate! Now all we need is you!

Perhaps you scrap daily, or maybe it’s been a little while since you made a page. Either way, here’s a fantastic excuse to grab a favorite photo (or two or three…) and have some fun creating a page all about you. Your family. Your life.

Read below to find out all the details! Then, just post an image of your page here on the blog, or on our National Scrapbooking Day Challenge Facebook Event! There aren’t too many rules. We mostly just want you to have a great time creating something you love! The winner will be announced on Tuesday, May 10th so get scrappin’! Post any questions you might have here or on Facebook and I’ll get the answers!


“Scrappy” Holidays!


Michelle Gustafson

Paper Wishes Blog


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36 responses to “Paper Wishes® Contest: National Scrapbooking Day 2016 Sketch Challenge!!!”

  1. Diane Lynne C says:

    I’m excited about this contest…..but my son is graduating college this Saturday. Hooray! What is the latest date that entries need to be posted?

    • Michelle Gustafson says:

      Hi Diane Lynne! We are accepting entries through midnight on Monday night! And congratulations to your son—such a wonderful achievement! 🙂

  2. Linda Holt says:

    Can we work on 8×8 or 6×6 pages? Many of us have smaller gift or project life albums we are working on. Thanks

  3. Annette Siverson Romanoff says:

    I would so love to play along, but I am not sure I will have the “time” to do so, so I may play along! How is that? Annette

    • Michelle Gustafson says:

      That would be great, Annette! Hopefully you do get some time to make a page. You could try creating a smaller page, maybe 8″x8″? Thanks for commenting! 🙂

  4. Annette Siverson Romanoff says:

    And I see that I have until Midnight on Monday, is that correct? Annette

  5. Rhonda Swetlishoff says:

    Good Morning Michelle & Paper Wishes team. I see that the rules state to please use only Paper Wishes products, may we use products that we purchased from Paper Wishes but not necessarily manufactured by Paper Wishes?

    • Michelle Gustafson says:

      Hi Rhonda! Yes, you nailed it. Anything you purchased through Paper Wishes is fair game. It doesn’t necessarily have to be Hot Off The Press product (although that would be lovely too, haha). So hopefully this will give everyone lots of fun options! Thanks for asking! 😀

  6. Angie says:

    I don’t use facebook, where can I participate?

    • Michelle Gustafson says:

      Hi Angie! You can post your scrapbook page right here on the blog! 🙂 You have until midnight Monday night (tonight). Thanks!

  7. Angela Guthrie says:

    I don’t use Facebook or other social media, how can I participate in this event?

    • Michelle Gustafson says:

      Hi Angie! You can post your scrapbook page right here on the blog! 🙂 You have until midnight Monday night (tonight). Thanks!

  8. Daria Sikorski says:

    Okay, I will be brave and be the first to post. Here is my page!
    Products used:
    1. Artful Watercolor PP
    2. Gold Specialty Paper
    3. Vellum Magic Set
    4. Lacy Border cutting dies
    5. Flower Frenzy stamps and cutting dies
    6. Butterfly stamps and cutting dies
    7. Pair of Swirls cutting dies
    8. 4 Seasons Tree cutting dies
    9. Tonic Simplicity Verso Intrica Die – Dotty Lace Circle
    10. Perfect Pearls
    11. Brass and Pink Jewel Dazzles
    12. Serenity Dazzles
    13. Black Staz-on ink
    14. Black fine line marker

  9. Suzy S says:

    Here’s my entry. The background is one of the Personal Shopper Scrapbooking Kit papers, and the text strip is from the Color Me Double Dipped pack, as is the title tag. The banner strips are Maya Road Glitter Tapes in silver and citrine. I matted the photo in Flat Metallic Gold specialty paper. Finally, I used Nuvo Glitter Drops in Copper Penny, Silver and White. I hope you like it!

  10. Karen Hale says:

    Here is my interpretation of this wonderful sketch. I used these HOTP/Paper
    Wishes supplies: Wildflower papers, Wildflower tag, Wildflower 3D paper tole, Ranger Dusty Concord Distress Ink, Viney Swirl cutting die, Purple crepe ribbon, 4″ doily, Artsy ABC’s stamps, Green & Purple Circle Dazzles and 1/4″ foam squares.
    Thanks for hosting this challenge for National Scrapbook Day!

  11. Heather Beckett says:

    Here is my entry for the gift certificate
    I used-
    HOTP White Truffle papers -5 patterns
    HOTP White Truffle Die cuts
    HOTP White Truffle 3D Papier Tole
    PW foam tabs
    PW Distress Ink- Black Soot
    PW Ribbon from Nonnas Garden ribbon set.

  12. Penny Douphinett says:

    Here is my entry for the contest. I definitely took some liberties with the sketch!
    Supplies used:
    Steampunk papers – old and new set
    Steampunk copper Dazzles
    Steampunk Stamp set
    8 Circles and Scallops Cutting Dies
    Copper Metallic embossing powder
    Dazzle Transfer Sheet
    Corner Chomper
    Thanks for having the contest!

  13. Linda Holt says:

    Here is my page. My father passed away in March 2016, and I am trying to capture some thoughts for myself and my kids, as we remember him. My page is 12×12.

    Supplies: Bohemian Dreams Scrapbooking Paper, Paper Tole and Dazzles (backed with vellum and colored with Spectrum Noir markers); Black Lacey Flower Dazzles (backed with PW Red Swirls patterned paper); Gold Natures Touch dazzles (backed with an exclusive PS Scrapbooking patterned paper); Gold Mirror Sheet; Dark Words patterned paper from Mystic Garden PP; Flowers Color Me colored with Tim Holtz distress ink minis and Soectrum Noir Sparkle marker. Blue Teal web ribbon from PW.
    Title and journaling computer printed onto vellum, journaling cut with decorative edge scissors bought on your site long ago. Mat edges are inked with Dark Brown Color Box chalk ink bought on your site. Easy Circles template used.

    • Michelle Gustafson says:

      Thank you for your entry, Linda! So sorry for your loss—what a very special page to celebrate your dad!

  14. Linda Holt says:

    I have a collage I made to show some of the detail up close.

  15. Judy says:

    I decided to go digital with my layout.
    Here’s what I used:
    Nonna’s Garden & Merry Bright Digital Scrapbooking Collection
    Beauty & Blossoms Digital Stamps & Cutting Files
    23 Blooms & Leaves Downloadable Cutting File

  16. Judy says:

    Another digital layout. The serendipity paper pack looks like it was made for this picture.
    Supply list:
    Serendipity digital paper collection
    Beauty & Blossoms Digital Stamps & Cutting Files
    Nonna’s Garden & Merry Bright Digital Scrapbooking Collection

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