September Story Starter Challenge

Amy Melniczenko

September 7, 2015

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: What I’m Reading

Step 3 – Submit a photo of your completed work in the comments below by 11:59 pm 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 Jan Sowder tells the story of the books she’s been reading over the summer.


This layout from Amy Melniczenko tells the story of her new favorite book and why she loves it so much.


This layout from Michelle Ritchie tells the story of her family’s love of books and reading.


Now it’s your turn! Upload your layout by 9/30/15.

Congratulations to our September Story Starter Challenge winner – Lisa Savage! We will contact you soon with instructions!

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  1. Kelly Jean

    Such awesome examples. Definitely think I want to try this for the first time this month!

  2. Lauren

    Here is a page I created of my son dressed up as his favourite Storybook character, Puss in Boots. He loved this outfit so much that he wanted to wear it all the time! Puss in Boots is still one of our favourite books to read together.

    • Amy Melniczenko

      This is so cute! I love what you did here! He is so adorable! Thanks for playing along!

  3. Lisa Savage

    First time doing a Story Starter Challenge

    Main Credits: Background Paper: Pixel Gypsy (iRead), Big Book: Cathy K Designs (I Love Reading), Word Art: Pixellilly Designs (Bookworm). Credits for other word art, etc. can be given if anyone wants them.

    • Amy Melniczenko

      So glad you joined in, Lisa! I love what you’ve done with this! Looking at your layout, it appears that we like some of the same books! 🙂


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