Sunday, April 21, 2013

Inspired by a quote

This weeks challenge at lasting memories is inspired by a quote. 

I'm not one to use quote that often so I really struggled with this one.  Fortunately I have been trying to get the girls in our troop to be more involved in the planning of meetings, so as I was flipping through the hand book to make a copy for the upcoming meeting I stumbled onto this quote.

" Here are ideas
for your mind
new projects
for your hands
new adventures
for your souls"
Cadette Girl scout handbook 1963

After I landed on the quote the rest of the layout came easy as I used Creative scrapper vol 2 sketch book, you can also find it at Creative scrappers as it's this months challenge sketch.

I rotated the sketch to work for my photos. Yes photos.  I know the sketch only uses one but I added an extra in place of the circle element.  I really like that I got an action shoot of my daughter finishing up a bit of the lashing on  the table structure.

For this layout I started with selecting a card stock color to pull my daughter from the photo.  Thought about going with pink, but she's really not a girly kind of girl so I went with the teal blue of her bandanna.  The second color choice was easy because I knew I wanted it to be brown to play off all of the poles in the lashed structure.  For the final color choice for the supporting elements/ embellishment I pulled the peachy color from the background paper.

 I also broke into my stash for my  star punches.  I'm trying to dip into my stuff to use it more often. 
 As much as I love my cricut I find I'm using it less as I dive into my stash. 
Of course I had to dress up the stars with a little hand drawn lines around the edges

I think I might have to get a sew easy paper piercer.  I made a template with my friends using the straight line.  Love how easy it is to use.  Totally want one

Hope that you'll join in this weeks challenge at lasting memories


  1. such a stunning layout..I love how the blue just pops off the page...and I love the stitching!

  2. What a TERRIFIC job you did with the sketch! Love the blue colors.

  3. This is awsome Haven! Love the stitching. Great take on the sketch.
    Tanti :)

  4. awesome LO! Love the pops of blue. I love the stitching around the main photo and adding the lines to the stars. I always forget that photos don't always have to be square. I will have to try using circle photos sometimes. Thanks for the reminder.
    ClaireR -LMDT

  5. Love love love the circle elements to your layout! The quote is perfect! Fabby job.....
    Kim xXx