Saturday, October 16, 2021

S.I.T #488

 Just finished page 20 of the weekend.  Getting a bunch down at the fall retreat, but thought I would take a quick break to share this birthday layout inspired by Sketches in Thyme #488.

In place of the flowers I fussy cut pom pom clusters.

Trying to use up my Echo Park “Let’s Party” kit.
Still have a bit left.  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek. 

Friday, October 15, 2021

October 15th Scrap our stash

 Working on my 11th layout of the day and thought I’d give the October Scrap our stash mid month challenge. 

I’ve had this paper in my stash for awhile but picked up the coordinating stickers at the fall CM retreat.  Serendipitous for sure as it really pulls it all together.  I only had one photo instead of 4 but the base and placement echo the sketch.

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Fall retreat

 Fall retreat and first share in a while.  Life has been busy with cross country and school.  I’ve squeezed in a bit of scrappy here and there, but now that it’s fall retreat weekend I plan to get a bunch done. Starting with this beauty.

I’ll pop in with more soon.  Thanks for stopping by

Friday, August 13, 2021

S.I.T #480 OA Nominee

Hello I'm back with another scout layout using Sketches in Thyme #480
I used the base of the layout and altered it a bit to work with my theme and photo.
I've got to start with a little bragging on my son and myself

Eric was nominated to be an Arrowmen in the Order of the Arrow. It's a service organization within the BSA program.  Since his nomination and induction, he has gone on to lead other youth through the induction process even though he never had a traditional induction ceremony due to COVID.  Super proud of him.

Also pretty pleased with myself as well as I used a premade border on this layout.  My CM consultant had an open house at the end of July and I made the border at her make and take station.  I opted to use the cloud BMC instead of the flag banner border punch as I thought it was more versatile for my crafting and I used the B side of the United we stand paper pack for the same reason.  The original was much wider than what's on the layout but by deconstructing it to cut the banner down I was able to use the extras to build the layout.

Mixed and matched the embellishments to create the other elements in the layout.
The firework bursts/ star stickers are CM  in place of the 2.5x 3.75 element and the shield/ arrows are K and company in place of the circle element.  

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Thursday, August 5, 2021

Sketch N Scrap #230

 I'm taking advantage of my inability to sleep.  Up at 2 AM, let's scrap.
Still working my way through my son's scout photos using the August sketch at 
I rotated the sketch to fit my photo orientation as well as changed the title location.
Super proud of myself for using up some of my scraps too.  I had two bigger chunks of Amy Tan papers from some TSR kits.  They mixed together nicely with the CM rainbow scallop sticker and enamel shapes.  I don't know the source or manufacturer of the brads and food truck as those pieces I inherited.  
 finished the whole thing off with some black nuvo drops

love how the mixture of items makes for an interesting cluster.  So glad I skimmed through my kit leftover stash for this watermelon slice.  I figured even if Eric was sauteing onions any food item would work.  Totally in love with the swim goggles to keep his eyes from watering, so innovative

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

July Jump Start with the Scraproom

 I'm back with another boy scout layout using the July Jump Start sketch from the Scraproom

I rotated the sketch and merged the two patterned papers together instead of leaving a gap.
Instead of using a border, I journaled around the edges of the patterned paper block instead

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Friday, July 23, 2021

July Scarp our stash sketch challenge

 I finally am back into a creative groove.  I did try to keep the juices flowing on vacation by reading my blog feed daily and marking layouts and challenges I wanted to try when I got back into my craft space.  Now that I've got two weeks of summer school under control and summer track is over, I'm hoping to craft nightly.  Here's what I managed to knock out the past two days. I created this one using the July Scrap our stash sketch challenge.

I tried a couple different configurations with the banners and just didn't like having the tails facing each other.  I think it's because of my background patterned paper. I noticed that most of the DT at S.O.S used solid paper.  Could also be that my cuts are not symmetrical.  Anyway, I changed it up just a bit to work.  I choose to stagger the smaller green banners to play up the stars.  I fussy cut the stars from a scrap of patterned paper but only had two.  Hide the fact that the third didn't match by mounting a merit badge in the center of it.

I also got a quick single-page layout with an 8 x10 photo of my son and husband with a few of their troop mates at World Jamboree.  I have a whole album covering World but wanted a page in my son's road to Eagle Album so that all of the events and activities he does as a scout are in chronological order.  

and this one I whipped out last night.  I was inspired by Creative memories virtual crop sketch #2

I used CM winter woods
and rotated both sides of the sketch to accommodate the orientation of the photos. 
I didn't use the banners or other embellishments so that I could get the photo mat/ title card and journal box on the layout.  Journaling is to be done by my husband and son sometime soon.

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Sunday, July 18, 2021

Back in the swing of things

 I've been back from our trip to Colorado for almost a week and this is the first chance I've had to share the latest layout.  I started it just before our trip using a sketch from Rochelle Spears June Challenge

I flipped the sketch upside down and mirrored it to accommodate my photos

Still working away at my son's scout album.  Need to get back to cranking out one a night as he is in West Virginia with his troop at the Summit for Project Orion.

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