Challenge YOUrself #93 - A Friend's Challenge

Welcome to Paper Crafting With Rebecca! I appreciate you taking time to pop in for this little visit. Today's blog entry is all about a scrapbook page I am putting up for consideration in a "Challenge YOUrself" challenge. This is #93 and it is titled "A Friends Challenge!" To learn more click on the link below:

I have some friends who are so very very dear to me, but when you ask me "who is your best friend" my husband is the first person who pops into my head! He has stuck with me through "thick and thin", listens to (and tries to fulfill) my dreams, has seen me at my best and my worst... but still stays by my side. We laugh together, cry together, and simply love spending time together! That is why I chose him as my "friend" to base this page on.

As for the layout of my page... I "scrap lifted" the layout from a page I saw by @donnaespiritu25 on Instagram. I love the colorful happiness that is her page so I couldn't resist playing with her layout for my page, too.

Please know that I am not selling anything. I am NOT sponsored by (nor an affiliate of) any of the products you see used on this scrapbook page. Any products I mention are for information purposes only.

Here are a few pictures and comments about my page as it all comes together:

First I got into my paper stash (the paper collection I
used was "Shake It Chic" by craftsmart)
and I die cut four each of the tags and circles.
My photos measure 1.25" x 2".

Then I carefully die cut a journaling card
from the same paper collection into a tag shape.

Next I "fussy cut" the "Hello Friend" from one of the
"cut apart" cards included in the collection.

I cut out two 12" strips of three different papers in
the collection. I used my scallop scissors to cut a
scalloped edge on one of the strips.

This cool piece of 12' x 12" paper was in the collection!

I glued the first strip 1" up from the bottom edge of the page.

Then I glued the second strip 1" from the edge of the page.

I then added the scalloped strips along the edge of the first strip.
As long as your first strip is straight the rest will go on easy.

Next, using foam tape, I added the third strip over the top
of the first two. Remember to not put foam tape where
the two strips cross.

Once my "frame" was completed I added the tags, touching 
each other as seen above. I placed the fourth tag so it is
overlapping the "frame" a little bit to make it feel anchored.

Once the pictures were on all that was left to do was add
my "Hello Friend" title and my journaling (along with a 
few embellishments... mostly from Dollar Tree... scattered around).

I am pleased with how this page turned out and it makes me smile when I realize I get to see my "best friend" every morning when I wake up! What a lucky lady I am .

Thank you for stopping in and reading my blog today. I appreciate you and I appreciate any comments you leave below for me!

Happy Paper Crafting!



  1. This is absolutely gorgeous, Rebecca! I love that you scrapped about your husband who is your best friend. Your design, colors, everything is perfect!! Thank you so much for joining us at Challenge YOUrself this month. We are all very happy that you did!

    1. Thank you! I just recently learned of these fun challenges... so I plan to participate in others as well! I am so inspired by the art of the design team!!

  2. Oh this is SO lovely! I adore that background page and your use of tags is great!
    Thanks for joining us at Challenge YOUrself!!!

    1. Thank you for stopping in and your kind words. I appreciate you doing that.

  3. I absolutely love your background paper and how you used your tags. Very creative. Thank you for joining in with us at Challenge YOUrself.

    1. Thank you Tracy. It was a fun challenge. Challenges like this help me to scrapbook things I may not have thought of before.

  4. Great take on the challenge! Thank you so much for joining us at Challenge YOUrself.

    1. Thanks Maya! It was a fun challenge to participate in. I really need to do more scrapbook challenges, I do so many pages but don't think about entering them.

  5. Ooo this is so lovely! I like how you used the tags behind the photos. Thanks for joining us at Challenge YOUrself!

  6. Fantastic background and love the tags! Thanks for playing along with us at Challenge YOUrself this month!

  7. So pretty! Love that tags. Very clever. Thank you for sharing with the Challenge YOUrself crew this month!


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