May Story Starter Challenge

by | Storytelling Ideas | 12 comments

For the past four years I’ve been releasing new storytelling prompts to members every month. This year, we’re celebrating each month’s theme with a Story Starter™ Challenge. You’re invited to create a layout and submit it for a chance to win a 3-month Simple Scrapper membership pass.


How to Participate + Win

Step 1 (optional) – Download this free story discover tool to brainstorm story ideas and make a plan for your layout.

Step 2 – Create a new layout, pocket page spread, or mini album related to this month’s theme: Leisure Time

Step 3 – Submit a photo of your completed work in the comments below by 11:59pm on the 30th of this month.

This post will be updated on the 1st of next month announcing the winner of a 3-month Simple Scrapper membership pass. The winner will also be contacted directly with instructions on starting her membership.

Three Ideas from the Creative Team

Each of these layouts from our creative team uses a sketch or layered template from the membership along with one of this month’s twelve new Story Starters.

You can get instant access to a library of more than 400 Story Starter™ prompts when you become a member at Simple Scrapper.

This layout from Kelly Sroka tells the story of one of her family’s favorite things to do together – play a game!


This layout from Lisa Corbin-Polak tells the story of the different ways she spends her free time.


This layout from Melanie Ritchie tells the story of how some music transports her back in time to when she was passionate about music.


Now it’s your turn! Upload your layout by 5/30/15.

Congratulations to our May Story Starter Challenge winner – Dawn Farias! We will contact you soon with instructions!

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  1. Lauren M

    When I have some free time, nothing relaxes me more than sitting down with a book and a beverage! I love the quote “I spend half the time thinking it is too late for a coffee, and the other half thinking it is too early for wine”.

    • Amy Melniczenko

      This is fantastic, Lauren! LOVE it!

  2. Susan A

    During the warmer months gardening is one of my favorite leisure time activities.

  3. Dawn Farias

    This is my first hybrid page. 🙂 It’s a lift of Jennifer’s Deep in the Heart page. Thank you for the challenge, chance to win, and the inspiration.

    • Amy Melniczenko

      Wow! This is fantastic! Thanks for joining in!

  4. Sara Belgrove

    The leisure time prompt made me think of these photos from a scooter ride with the kids last year. Nothing inspired me when I looked at the pics, but the prompt got me thinking. Thanks for the inspiration. Sketch inspiration came from Amanda Redicliffe.

    • Amy Melniczenko

      Great photos and I love the color scheme you chose!

  5. Cathy Holiday

    My layout for Leisure Time

    • Amy Melniczenko

      This is so CLEVER! Love it!

  6. Tina Smedegaard

    The Photo is unfortunately rather dark, but it shows my son and a new friend, he just had met, having a ride on a tractor.

  7. Tina Smedegaard

    Now with Photo!
    The Photo is unfortunately rather dark, but it shows my son and a new friend, he just had met, having a ride on a tractor.

    • Amy Melniczenko

      So cute! Love the washi tape!



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