November Story Starter Challenge

by | Storytelling Ideas | 6 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: On the Table

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 Jamie Leija tells the story of her first Thanksgiving away from home.


This layout from Kimberly Kalil tells the story of when she and her husband did the Whole30 challenge. 


This layout from Sara Case Strickland  tells the story of her daughter’s love of lobster.


Now it’s your turn! Upload your layout by 11/30/15.

Congratulations to our November Story Starter Challenge winner – Valerie! We will contact you soon with instructions!

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  1. Valerie

    Here’s my page about a picnic we made last summer:

    • Amy Melniczenko

      I’m so glad you played along … I love your clean design & the photos are great!

  2. Lisa

    Here’s my page.

    • Amy Melniczenko

      Lisa – I am also an addict … of Diet Pepsi. So, I completely and utterly get your layout! 🙂 Thanks so much for playing along!

  3. Joan K

    I knew when I saw this story starter that I would have to scrap a layout about one of our family gatherings which always seem to center around food. This one is from the day after Thanksgiving – we all thought we were still full from Thanksgiving, but yet we all brought a lot of food and ate it!

    • Amy Melniczenko

      This is fantastic, Joan! So glad you joined in!


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