NSD Countdown/Living Room: A Pinterest Challenge for Scrapbookers

Greetings, scrapbookers! This week we’re celebrating the week leading up to National Scrapbooking Day 2012 (Saturday, May 5) with the theme “scrapbooking around the house.” Each day we’ll have challenges, classes, videos, and prizes GALORE on both the Creating Keepsakes and Club CK blogs. On Saturday we’ll continue the festivities in both places, and we’ve also teamed up with Big Picture Classes to bring you a FREE 12-hour Creative Crop (sign up to reserve your spot).

As we scrapbook around the house, today we’re visiting the LIVING ROOM. Let’s see how Autumn Baldwin approaches it.

Hi everyone! I’m excited to be here this week helping you gear up for National Scrapbooking Day! We’ll be scrapbooking around the house this week, and we’re starting in the living room. I turned to Pinterest for some living room inspiration. Try searching “living room” on Pinterest, like I did, and get ready to be amazed by the gorgeous photos of living rooms you’ll find.

As I scrolled through my search results, I realized some living rooms were really standing out to me because of the color combinations used in the furnishings, walls, and accents. So I picked my five favorite living rooms, and created color palettes to go along with them.

The first living room I noticed was this one because it has a really cool modern art vibe. I had no idea black walls could look so incredible in a living room, and I love the pops of color in the pillows.

This color palette would work great for all sorts of layouts about kids and their many creations:

I loved the warm, masculine tones in this next living room (which comes straight from the set of The Adjustment Bureau).

I can see myself using this color palette on a layout about my husband:

Up third is this cool, calm living room with really cool wood accents. I would love to sit and relax with a good book in this room.

This color palette makes me think of all things nature:

Next, I noticed this beautiful room decorated almost entirely in gorgeous neutral tones. I’d love a room like this, but I’m not sure it could survive my children!

Here’s the color palette for it:

I decided I needed a really colorful palette for my last one, so I searched “colorful living room” and this is the first one that showed up. I just love the bright colors mixed together in the wall art and pillows. So much fun!

And here’s the bright, happy color palette I made from this room:

Your challenge for today is to use one of the color palettes inspired by these living rooms (as well as other elements from the living rooms if you choose) to create a scrapbook page.

I wanted to work with pictures from our family’s recent trip to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, so I chose color palette #3. The cool blue and greens worked really well with the red rocks in my photos, and the dark brown was the perfect color for journaling. I used just a hint of the lighter brown in the date, and I made sure to preserve some white space (that’s actually white!) to keep the photo-heavy layout from feeling overcrowded.

Delicate Arch by Autumn Baldwin.

I’d love to see what you come up with! If you’re interested in seeing a step-by-step look at how I created another layout with photos from the same family trip, hop on over to my blog.

Autumn Baldwin, CK Dream Team member

Autumn Baldwin





You can win a Clipa handbag hanger (MSRP $39.99). The Nicole Crystal Clipa has a gold finish and is set with six large Swarovski crystals, so you can hang your handbag or scrap tote in style! We’ll randomly pick one challenge participant to win.

If you’d like to participate in the challenge, here’s what to do:

  1. Create a layout based on the challenge above.
  2. Upload a photograph or scan of your layout to the Club CK idea gallery. (how to upload to the gallery)
  3. Leave a comment below with the URL link to your layout in the Club CK gallery; for example, your comment could look like this: “Thanks for the great challenge! Here’s my project: http://clubcreatingkeepsakes.com/media/p/31086.aspx.”

Note: Previously created layouts are not eligible; images and comments must be posted on or after April 30, 2012, to be eligible.

Your images and comments must be posted before 9:00 am MDT on Monday, May 7, 2012, to be considered for the contest.

Congratulations to our winner! To claim your prize, watch for an email in your inbox.
Love the inspiration! Here’s mine…based on colors in #1.

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8 Responses to NSD Countdown/Living Room: A Pinterest Challenge for Scrapbookers

  1. Stephanie DiSabato says:

    question: Is the second paragraph’s date incorrect? This was posted 4/30. Do we have until 5/7?

    Note: Previously created layouts are not eligible; images and comments must be posted on or after April 30, 2012, to be eligible.

    Your images and comments must be posted before 9:00 am MDT on Monday, April 30, 2012, to be considered for the contest.

  2. creatingkeepsakes says:

    Our apologies. We’ve updated the post to reflect the correct due date, which is Monday, May 7.

  3. Smitha says:

    I made two layouts with the color schemes! Super fun! Thanks for the inspiration Autumn :)


  4. Stephanie DiSabato says:

    Here’s my layout: http://clubcreatingkeepsakes.com/media/p/914563.aspx using color palette #3 (nature).

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  6. SandyP says:

    Here’s mine… it’s based on #3.


  7. musesmom says:

    Love the inspiration! Here’s mine…based on colors in #1.

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