First Practice | National Scrapbook Day 10k

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Today I'm participating in Big Picture Classes National Scrapbook Day 10k.

They've got a goal to have 10,000 scrapbook layouts posted on Instagram today. Love that.

Here’s how to join the fun:


  • Register for our National Scrapbook Day “10k” for FREE here.

  • Log in to our private online classroom on Saturday, May 3, every hour from 9:00am PT to 6:00pm PT for a new quick-scrapbooking tip from one of our 10 amazing instructors.

  • Follow @bigpictureclasses on Instagram to keep up with the fun and be eligible for our sponsored prize giveaways.

  • Create as many pages as you can on National Scrapbook Day and post them to Instagram, using @bigpictureclasses tag and #NSD10k hashtag. Every full layout image you post (no close-ups or detail shots) is an entry into our random prize drawings.

  • If you don't have a smartphone or Instagram account, you can upload layout images to the classroom gallery instead for some alternate prizes.

  • Deadline for uploading layouts is Monday, May 5 at 11:00pm PT. Prize winners will be announced in the classroom and on our Instagram feed on Tuesday, May 6.


PLEASE NOTE | Your Instagram account must be set to public, at least for the duration of this event, in order for your posted layouts to be eligible for our prize giveaways. (We won't be able to see them otherwise.)

In addition Studio Calico has a fun kit available today. Here's a peek at that kit:

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Here's a look at the layout I created for this event using the Sugar Rush kit from Studio Calico:

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TIME SAVING TIPS



  1. Stick with one, 4x6 photo.

  2. Use number-based list journaling to help you tell the story.

  3. Include a grid to hold your content.

  4. Don't forget the date! One too many times I have looked back and forgotten to add the date and it always bums me out.


And one more: COPY YOURSELF.

Do you have a layout you've made before that you love? There are no police out there that are going to come after you if you use the same technique, idea, sketch/foundation, products, etc. again and again.

Here's another layout I created using the Sugar Rush kit from Studio Calico: Sweet Anna Girl


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8 thoughts

  1. michelle t

    2014-05-03 06:04:09 -0500

    I so love this! Thanks for sharing this. I love the repetition "love this with all my heart" with the arrows. I also appreciate seeing an example of grids. Very sweet journaling. Aren't they so sweet at this age? And they just so want to play. Michelle t

    * edited 08/08/14 04:56PM
  2. Christina

    2014-05-03 07:24:15 -0500

    I love this layout! Do you know if the Big Picture videos will be posted over the weekend as I live in Australia and its already 11pm and I don't think I can stay awake!!

    * edited 08/08/14 04:56PM
  3. Cathy L.

    2014-05-03 10:02:39 -0500

    I love this! I've made layouts for the same theme and used several photos, but I think one photo has much more impact.

    * edited 08/08/14 04:56PM
  4. Darla

    2014-05-03 10:47:38 -0500

    Oh boy, Oh boy, Oh boy Awesome layout adorable photo capturing such eager learners. Love the use of arrows and quotes - very cool. Sweet page. I'm anxious to see how you make the sports pages you do look unique; sports pictures start looking like they are from the same event even if they are not. When the children are wearing uniforms and playing on similar looking fields. Can't wait to see more.

    * edited 08/08/14 04:56PM
  5. Nadine

    2014-05-03 21:22:59 -0500

    Darn it, I missed the celebrations today as I had to take my girls zip lining and then to AAU basketball games. Oh well, hopefully I can catch some video or blog comments somewhere!

    * edited 08/08/14 04:56PM
  6. Jen

    2014-05-04 17:10:14 -0500

    Ali - I LOVE this layout! I didn't see your video at BPC yesterday, but as soon as I watched it today I knew I needed to adapt your layout as a winter-themed page! I had the perfect photo in mind and once I got to it it only took me about 30 mins! Thanks for sharing your lovely layout! I adore how it perfectly balances the photos plus the words and still left me a little space to be extra creative (I added a few heat embossed glitter snow flakes to the edges of my page).

    * edited 08/08/14 04:56PM
  7. Debbie

    2014-05-05 11:05:34 -0500

    Love it!! Maybe a set of soccer stamps will hit the new products idea list. Hint Hint. My daughter started soccer at Anna's age and she loves it. Its her favorite sport! Love the arrows and the hearts with your hand written sentiments.

    * edited 08/08/14 04:56PM
  8. Mallory

    2014-05-05 19:54:11 -0500

    Ali, is that true about the public setting? But even if it's private, as long as you hashtag, I thought other people were still able to see it.

    * edited 08/08/14 04:56PM
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