May Challenge Round Up List

Greetings scrappy friends!

It's May, though someone hasn't informed the weather keeper here in Minnesota...we had freezing rain last night! Get out of here, winter. You're not wanted. Anyway, to turn the negative in a positive, the bad weather means there is more time to cozy up in the scrap room and create something fun with this month's challenges.

This month hosts National Scrapbook Day on the first Saturday of the month, which this year is May 6th. That means there are some extra-special scrapbooking challenges this month! is has a host of special challenges this month, and be sure to scroll down and check out the challenge at Scrap Our Stash, where they will release a new challenge every day this week!

  • Rules: I've included links to each challenge site's rules page, so be sure to check there for further information. I strive to post the most up-to-date information, but challenge site information supersedes all information listed here. Read the rules of each host site carefully if you want to be eligible for prizes.
  • Deadlines: Challenges are due before the end of the month unless noted with a RED deadline date. If you are cutting it close, be sure to check the timezone of the challenge host!
  • Allowable Formats: All challenges here allow for 12x12 traditional layouts. Check challenge site rules for more information. Many of these challenges welcome alternate forms of artwork.
  • Combination RulesUnless otherwise noted, you can combine these challenges with others (but again, read the rules of each host site carefully if you want to be eligible for prizes.

Have fun creating! 

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You can win $10 to the store just for uploading and linking 3 products from the store (which can be paper, flowers, scissors, glue-anything!) in the Share and Win Challenge.

Visit for list of this month's challenges here.

Find their rules here.
Note:  Prizes requiring postage are only available for Australian residents. International entries are encouraged for the monthly International Guest Design Team spot.
Challenge: Teal, Family, Stenciling

Find their rules on the post page.

Color Challenge: Black and white.
Find their rules here.

Challenge: Create a scrapbook layout, card, or art journal about a pet or a toy.
Combinations: As many as you wish.

Find their rules here.

the artwork as inspiration and use flowers to create any form of paper crafted project or digital layout.
Entries: You may enter more than once in any month as long as each item is with a different creation.
Combinations: Combine with a sketch challenge only.

Colorful Creations

Find their rules here.

Challenge: Your challenge is to think throwback. Something that suddenly reminds you of something in the past this could be in the form of throwback papers you have, embellishments, tools, throwback themed papers, colors, photos, memorabilia ANYTHING that will help you express any of your favorite past times. 

Note: Check back the 15th for the mid-month challenge.

Counterfeit Kit Challenge

Find their rules here

Challenge: Create a personalized kit using items already in your stash of supplies, based on the Gossamer Blue inspiration kit. Then come back on the 12th & 18th for the challenges that will use your counterfeit kit!

Creative Embellishments

Find their rules on post page.
Challenge: Inspiration image. Choose an element from the image to inspire your layout.
Combinations: Allowed.
Notes: We would love to see you use a Creative Embellishments product on your projects but it isn’t required to play along. However, everyone that does will get an extra chance at winning.

Creative Scrappers

Challenge: Sketch challenge

CSI: Major Case File
Find their rules here.

Challenge: Using the case file use all five colors, three clues, and one piece of testimony, along with the composite sketch.
Entries allowed: Unlimited!
Note: Check the CSI site on the 15th for the "Minor" case file challenge.

Lasting Memories

lasting memories scrapbooking layout challenges
View their rules here.

Week One Challenge (April 30th): Use small embellishments to create BIG number(s) or letter(s) on you layout.

Week Two Challenge (May 7th): Use bakers twine to create a BIG shape on your layout.

Week Three Challenge (
May 14th): Use strips of paper (or washi tape) in a big way on your layout.

Week Four Challenge (
May 21st): Use lots of small photos to create one BIG shape on your layout.

Entries allowed: One per challenge (four total, each entry counts as another chance to win)

Deadline: May 26th

Let's Get Sketchy

Find their rules here.

Sketch Challenge 
Entries allowed: One per per challenge
Combination rules: No other sketch challenges
Note: Check back on the 15th for the mid-month challenge.

Mixed Media Monthly

Find their rules here.
Challenge: Create a project using stamps.
Entries: Up to 5 times
Combinations: No more than 4 others.
  1. You must use our challenge graphic in your challenge post.
  2. You must comment on at least 3 design team member's blogs. 
  3. Your post must link back to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge post 
  4. Add a link to your direct post

Mixed Media Place

Find their rules on the post page.
Challenge: Mood board inspiration; be inspired by theme, shape, pattern, color, quote or anything that inspires you
Deadline: May 19th

More Than Words

Find their rules here.
Challenge: Must use the word inspiration and color combination.
Combinations: No more than 2 other challenges. More than that will not be eligible for prizes.

Find their rules on the sketch post page.

Sketch Challenge
Entries allowed: As many times as you like.
Deadline: May 14th

Off The Rails

Find their rules here.
Challenge: Mood Board + use FEATHERS
Entries: Two
Combinations: As many as you like.

Scrap Our Stash

Find their rules here.
Tic Tac Toe Challenge: Create a layout and you must use all three items from any horizontal, vertical or diagonal row. 
Deadline: May 29th
Combination rules: With any challenge other than another SOS challenge.
Note: Check back on the 15th for the second monthly challenge.

In honor of National Scrapbooking Day, Scrap Our Stash is holding a special event! You have until May 13th to complete any or all of these challenges. Each challenge you complete will count as an entry, so you have seven chances to win.
Deadline: May 13th

Scrap the Boys

Find their rules here.
Challenge: Create a layout using a boy photo inspired by the challenge 
Combination rules: No combinations allowed. Must be exclusive to StB.
Prizes: Australian residents only eligible for sponsored prizes. International entry winners will be offered a GDT spot.

Scrap the Girls

Find their rules here.

Challenge: The lady featured must be a Mother of some sort. It can be your mum, step-mum, adoptive mum, your husbands mum, your friend, your cousins friends sister or even you.  You can be an actual mum to a human child, a mum to a fur baby, a reptile baby or any other baby you have. No boys allowed!
Deadline: 29th
Entries allowed: Unlimited
Combination rules: Combine with no more than one.

Scrapbook Fantasies

Find rules on respective post pages.

Challenge: Use circles
Combinations: One sketch challenge (unless SF challenge is a sketch)
Deadline: May 28th

Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges

Find their rules here.

Challenge: Anything goes for National Scrapbooking Day! Create a layout, card, canvas, mini album, mixed media, or off the page creations.
Deadline: May 11th
Entries allowed: Up to four (4)
Note: Check back every other Friday for a new challenge.

Scrapping Outback

Find their rules on the post page.

Challenge: White with a Twist Challenge: Create a layout using WHITE and all the colours highlighted in the inspiration image, and include chipboard as well.
Combinations: No other judged challenges that award prizes. Inspiration challenges are fine. 

light pink
light blue
soft green

Stick it Down

Find their rules here.

 Sketch challenges - One page & Two Page

Stuck?! Sketches

Find their rules here.

Challenge: Sketch Challenge
Combination rules: Non-sketch related challenges, such as a colour challenges
Deadline: May 29th
Note: Check back on the 15th for sketch challenge #2

The Studio Challenges

Find their rules here.

Challenge: Quote Challenge: Use whatever quote you wish on your layout.
Deadline: May 7th
Note: Challenges are released every other Sunday, so check back on May 14th.

White...With One

Find their rules here.

Challenge: Create a layout using 85% white and this DEEP BLACK
Combinations: With a sketch challenge only.
Prize: Australian / New Zealand entries are only eligible for the main monthly sponsored prizes. There is a separate prize for International entries.

Are you up to the challenge? There's a lot to keep us busy this month. Go get creating!

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