Thursday, August 9, 2018

Kirk Park with SID

Got another layout done.  This time with the 2 page August sketch from Stick it down

I added a couple extra photos on the right side and used flowers instead of cirles

Sunday, August 5, 2018

August Scraproom

I just got done watching the scrap room live featuring Freaky Fast Friday

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so with my Hardy Hodgepodge kit from Jan 2017 I created this 2 page layout

I tried a couple different configurations but landed on this one that I mirrored for the 2 page

Got another hike documented.  
This one is Sweet Creek near Mapleton, Oregon

I also used the same kit to finish it off and create a lead in layout for this hike
I used the monthly jump start sketch challenge 

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I kept the basic bones of the layout, but moved the circle over to the second page to give room for the ample journaling.

I also added a 3rd photo to the layout.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Spencer Butte Hike

I've been cruising through the hiking photos and getting closer to the end.  
For this 2 page layout I used the sketch from lets get sketchy

I stayed pretty close to the base of the sketch and altered a few of the photo sizes and mirrored the sketch for the second page.

I also stretched the tile across both pages.
The larger blue circle reminded me of a snow flake so I worked it into the layout as our hike was on New Years Day.  Cold but very sunny

The smaller circle I punched from a larger sticker that had birds on the top and bottom.  
I think the swirl pattern works for the icy feel I was going for.

Almost managed to polish off the last of Be Happy paper pack from CM, 
just a few photo mats and stickers to go.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Project recipe

back in June I went to my CM consultants open house.  I was enjoying some creative time at the make and take station when the kids called about the Chimney sweeep showing up to clean the wood stove and pipe.  Turns out he was supposed to do my father in laws house first and went to the wrong house.  Anyway I had to pack up and head home without finishing a single recipe.  Thankfully I was able to pull it back out during the 4th of July to finish it.  Now to print picture for it.
This one is made with the Star Spangled paper pack

This one is a mix of the new sun-kissed and older sunshine getaway.

I'll post them again when they have photos in them

more hiking

Got another hiking patrol layout done for the scrapbook update...

I created a similar page to the previous one by dragging an olive ink pad across gray paper.  I also used the same sticker set.  The map is a printable of the park trail system.  I outlined the trail we took and journal right on the map. 

Where has the summer gone

Where has the summer gone?  It’s been a busy time... I dropped two kids off at Ultimook running camp and have an up coming Girl Scout day camp, so my morning work schedule has freed up a little as I'm not currently teaching swim lessons.  Yeah me... Now to get the Hiking patol scrapbook updated before Danielle and I head to Mt Hood to help a Brownie troop with their Hiker badge so they can earn their Outdoor journey.  Danielle has planned out all the steps for them as she is working on her Leader in Action (LIA) award.

Step #1 ask an expert-  We going to share the patrol scrapbook and talk about the different hikes we've done
Step#2 Learn to follow trail signs- we will do an actual course at camp. We’ll also talk about leave no trace principles and how it ties into using and leaving trail signs.
Step #3 Ask an older Girl Scout about what to pack.  Danielle wil do a show and tell of her daypack and we will have a discussion and handout of the 10 essentials.
Step #4 Snack- walking Salad
Step #5 Play I spy- Danielle and I have created a trail bingo game that the girls can complete in pairs as we hike.

To get caught up I'm using this sketch from Sketches in Thyme, but rotated it to work with my pieced together panoramic photo of the cascaded range in the mid Willamette valley,

Saturday, March 17, 2018

New creations

The typical scenario  goes something like this.  
I want to scrap, the kids and husband are out playing pathfinder with friends. 
So I pull out some photos and maybe some paper too, but then I'll go throw a load of laundry in the wash and while I'm making a cup of tea to sip on as I scrap I start the dishes. 
 Before I know it the family is back and I have got nothing done other then housework.
 I'm finding that if I don't go to retreats or crops I don't create. 
 Lucky for me I had the opportunity to escape to
 the Salem 4H center for a scrap retreat this past weekend. 

I've simplified the way I pack and have been mostly taking just kits and extra embellishments

Here's what I got done and some of my inspiration:

These layouts were created using the
exclusive papers from croptoberfest

This one is older CM ( red, White and Blue) paper pack

I used this sketch from Throwback Thursday challenge at creative memories, but used a TSR kit

I'm happy to say that I polished off the last of my illustrated faith TSR kit this weekend
documenting the Ia's first Christmas.

I altered the March jumpstart sketch from TSR 

to be a 2 page spread with a few more photos and flipped it upside down

 I used Sweater weather kit because the blue paper looks like Ice cubes.
I also added the rhinestone border to make it feel more the ice encrusted branches from the photo above

Crate paper " Chasing dreams" 3/2017 kit

Echo Park "once upon a time" 5/2017 almost finished off this kit too.

 Crate Paper "Heart Day" 2/2017

 This next lay out uses the March Freaky fast formula

fancy pants joy parade 1/2017 

Echo Park "just be you" 2/2017. 
 I added a few buttons and enamel dots and alphas from my stash

Echo Park "I love winter" 1/2017
 using the Bee mine project recipe from Creative memories. 

And then one from a random kit I picked up from big lots years ago.

I hope to get back into a regular grove of creating, but how knows

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Creative memories online crop

I got to play along with Creative memories online crop this weekend in between the ballet of Girl Scout cookie booths.  Only got to enter 2 of the 6 challenges as  orchestrating the smooth transitions of cookies, money and booths is a bit time consuming.  So glad to be almost half way through the season and am going to escape to a scrap retreat in March.  So this might be it for a few weeks, but how knows.

Challenge #4


I used older Cm paper.  Forgot what it's called, but it's the one with the Hot air balloons (Dream?)

and Challenge #6

I used a year to remember 2 and solid cardstock from Croptoberfest

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Stick it down online crop

Last weekend Stick it down hosted an online crop.  I tried to play along but life had other ideas for the weekend.   Saturday 1/ 27 Danielle and I did a couple hours of service with another scout troop working on their Silver award.  Sunday was church and run club.   Good thing the deadline to submit layouts ran through the week and into this weekend.

I did manage to get BLIND Scrap challenge done on the day it came out.

 1 portrait and 1 landscape 6x4 photo.
2 Patterned papers(12x12)
2 cardstock (one is backing and won't be seen)
small embellishments
a large monogram letter.

Cut along the diagonals on both patterned papers making 2 large triangles.
Adhere to backing cardstock with the right angles on top left and bottom right corners.
Mat each photo with plain cardstock.
Cut a circle the size of a saucer from remaining cardstock.
Ink around this circle if desired then place in top left hand corner so that it goes over the edge.
 Trim off excess pieces.
Cut out monogram letter of your choice to fit in the middle of this circle.
Adhere monogram in centre of circle.
Take 3 pieces of ribbon about 5cm long and fold in half.
Staple or use a brad to adhere these to the corner of your photos.
Adhere photos to page.(portrait in the top right corner and landscape in the lower left hand corner, under the monogram circle.
Add journaling or title to the lower right hand corner.

I also got the double page sketch/ tic tac toe challenge done last Saturday too

I used the center row across with the sketch below

to create this fun Halloween layout

This Friday I managed to get in one more challenge with the Grab 5

Here is the list of supplies you need to include in your layout: a stencil, stamping, alpha stickers, sequins and this sketch.

I flipped and rotated the sketch as it didn't want to cover up all the cool stencil work.
  I also used a larger photo as it had to have the whole finger in the frame.
I made my own stencil and texture paste. Stamped element is the journaling lines on the arrow

The stencil work reminds me of the shape of the blade on the mandolin that cut Eric's finger and all the round dots look kind of like the texture of a band aid.  By far this is my favorite layout of the crop.  Wish I could have got more done, maybe next time 

Glad to be back to it.  Hopefully I'll be able to sneak in a few more layouts during the super bowl