20 Minute Scrapbook Page Challenge

Scrapbook Sketch Challenge

I’ve been given the above sketch and 20 minutes to make a scrapbook page.  Now to be quite honest with you, I hardly ever make single page scrapbook layouts, so I’m going to push myself a little further, I want to make a 2-page layout in the 20 minutes.  I have to admit, I’m going to be pushing it and it’s going to have to be kept simple, but here we go.

Begin scrapbooking!

I grabbed up two sheets of Kraft (soon to be renamed as Crumb Cake) cardstock, the Itty Bitty Backgrounds stamp set (retiring), Close to Cocoa craft ink and of course my pictures.

Pictures to scrapbook

Here are the pictures I plan to use.  These pictures were taken Bayside at Bethany Beach last year.

Scrapbook pages in progress

I had a 8″x10″ picture that I decided to cut in half and use as the horizontal strip across the page.  Being as my pages are 12″ wide and picture is only 10″ wide I had to use a little ingenuity but nobody will ever know when they see the finished project.  I have mounted the water pictures on Not Quite Navy cardstock.

Itty Bitty Backgrounds

Before putting the strips of picture across the pages I stamped the bottom of each page with the Itty Bitty Backgrounds stamp set in my Close to Cocoa craft ink.


Whew!  Believe it or not I finished early!  I considered trying to add a little something extra but then thought better of it knowing I’d end up going overtime just from sitting there thinking about what else I could add.  Needless to say, moving at the pace I was going, I didn’t have much time to take pictures along the way.

Right page

Here’s the right hand page of the layout.  This is the page most in line with the sketch I was given.

Left Page

And here’s the left hand page.  I used the Go Go Boots Big Shot dies to cut out the title for these pages.  I kept it nice and simple considering my time restraints!

Finished Scrapbook Layout

Here are the pages together.  What do you think?  Like I said, it’s a very simple but I was pretty impressed with myself getting that much accomplished in 16 minutes!

Thanks for stopping by!  I look forward to what next Fridays challenge holds!


  1. Very nice! Great job with the sketch. Time is always a challenge but I love your page and the subject is special too!

  2. Great idea for the water – it just makes the whole project. Wonderful job and in great time too!

  3. holly cow you are speedy I am so impressed with this
    man oh man I could take lessons from you
    how totally incredible to do this in 16 min!
    now I know why you belong on this team!
    way to go!

  4. Great page, Becky. I like what you did with the water pictures as background. Now that you beat the time, you can always go back and embellish some more. Lil T thinks I should learn to do my projects like that. I think I am hopelessly addicted to detail, though.

  5. Way to go Becky, awesome pages and in 16 minutes – you really rocked this challenge. I also love the water picture, what a great idea

  6. BECKY! YOU GENIUS! WOW the water looks so REAL! You did a FAB job. 16 minutes, bah humbug. YOU ROCK!

  7. Wow, you did a fantastic job! I love the way you used the water as a page element. Really besutiful!

  8. Mitzi Luttrull

    You are awesome, Becky to get all that done in 16 min. You were smokin’! My favorite pic is the one of the dad holding sons’ hands. Too precious.

  9. I LOVE the water photo as your horizontal element Becky. Lovely photos too!

  10. Awesome job Becky!! Love the way you used the water photo!
    Lesley 🙂

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