Tell a Story about A Challenging Aspect of Your Life | Get It Scrapped


Life isn’t always all rainbows and unicorns, and while happy stories are usually easier to record, every once in a while you need to tell the harder stories. Our Creative Team shares their own stories of life’s challenges here.


Terry Billman says, “This page is about my husband’s dream golfing vacation in 2011. The photo of rain gushing off the roof pretty sums up the kind of weather we had on the entire trip. In additional to weather problems, we also have car problems. One large photo left me with a large area for journaling about the catastrophic story of our camping trip.”

Tell a Story about A Challenging Aspect of Your Life | Terry Billman| Get It Scrapped

This is Catastrophe by Terry Billman|Supplies: One Little Bird: Equinox, Halycon; Anita Designs: A Bucket Full of Memories


Karen Poirier-Brode says, “My recent knee replacement was the most significant surgery I’ve had in my life and definitely presented a challenging time. Making the page was a challenge, too, because I’m not far out from surgery and still dealing with pain and medications and fatigue.”

“I had a lot of photos from the hospital and home for telling this story. I used a template from the newest Scrapbook Coach Class (“Loving the Double Wide”) in the Get It Scrapped membership.”

Tell a Story about A Challenging Aspect of Your Life | Karen Poirier-Brode | Get It Scrapped

I Trained for This by Karen Poirier-Brode | Supplies: papers and elements: Traci Martin Designs Missing You, Mommyish All A Flutter button, Amanda Yi The Darndest Things alpha, fonts: Pastiche Brush Regular, Avenir LT 45 Book Italic, template: GIS Template Scrapbook Coach 19 Double Wide lesson 3


Devra Hunt says, “This photo is the end result of all the planning it takes for our family to go on vacation since my son is severely autistic. The extra effort makes it possible for these moments to happen.  We were all able enjoy the incredible beauty of the Grand Canyon.”

Tell a Story about A Challenging Aspect of Your Life | Devra Hunt | Get It Scrapped

Journey by Devra Hunt | Supplies: CS-Bazzill, PP, stickers, die cuts, brads-Simple Stories, wood piece-Heidi Swapp, Ink-VersaMagic, Pen & Adhesive-EK Success


Stefanie Semple says, “The whole in-law side of the family got together in December last year and I really battled, feeling like the odd one out and being generally grumpy and unhappy.”

“I used photos of the family and the place we stayed in to set the scene.With splatters and a rain cloud I contrasted the happy colours of the cloud and the striped paper with the depressing doodle, splatters and dark paper layered beneath, to emulate their happy family contrasted with my feelings. I was in a particularly bad place in December and took very few photos, and have scrapped very little of our time together. I made the journaling difficult to read as while I got my feelings out there, I wouldn’t necessarily want everyone to read them.”

Tell a Story about A Challenging Aspect of Your Life | Stefanie Semple| Get It Scrapped

Family Time by Stefanie Semple. Amanda Yi Designs and Lauren Grier: Be a Voice; Katie Pertiet: Layered book template v1.


Celeste Smith says, “We’ve had a lot of family drama this year. My solution was to walk away.”

“I feel like the journaling card sums up how I feel about the whole drama. I took a pensive, sad selfie with my phone to show that it took a lot of thought to come to this place.”

Tell a Story about A Challenging Aspect of Your Life | Celeste Smith | Get It Scrapped

giving up by Celeste Smith | Supplies: Lauren Grier: Worth It kit; Font: Trixie Plain.