Sunday, December 1, 2019

Confessions of a binge scrapper...

Confessions of a binge scrapper...

So here go the confessions:
  1. I'm a chronological scrapper and I just finished the last of 2018 photos
  2. I tried to pre pair photos and papers in mini kits so when I have time I can scrap like a mad women
  3. I don't have time to scrap, but I found an awesome quote/ reminder when I was going through photos to print. "You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it- Charles Buxton"
  4. 2019 photos are ready to pick up, so I can build mini kits for the next retreat.  
  5. I have to save a date away from home to make real progress.  We all know the lure of housework when scrapping at home or the time-suck of Facebook and Pinterest.
So there you have it my confessions


I really struggled with the layout of this one as I was trying to use some of the floral stickers from this CM paper pack.  Ended up flipping the base card stock and redoing the whole thing.   

I love the bright colors of Jillibean soup Rainbow Roux and paired it with the current sketch over at Scrap our stash.  The cartoon inspiration is kind of there with the smurf blue and rainbow colors, but I didn't follow the holiday theme or use gold and a bow. Got to take inspiration when it strikes as I've been floundering when it comes to original layouts.



Christmas 2018

I'm starting out December by breaking into my new Christmas collection from Creative Memories
using Festive Plaid and Merry Little Christmas designer papers along with ML embellishments




Saturday, November 30, 2019

TSR Nov Jump Start

Okay so it's the last day of November and I'm just getting around to doing the monthly 
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I used the base rectangles similar to the sketch but opted for fussy cut flower bunch instead of the circle and I made banners with the branding strips in place of the arrow. 
 Also went with two photos from my Girl Scout small craft ( canoe/ kayak) weekend.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Jessica's permit

Watch out Oregon I have another permitted driver.  Granted she hasn't been driving since she fractured and dislocated her ankle in July, but she's out of her boot and cleared to start again


Using up some older paper and broke out the embroidery floss too. 
the layout is based on a sketch I have hoarded in my idea book for a while and have no idea who created it.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Girl Scout leader scrapbook night

I'm getting prepared for an evening of scrapbooking with my fellow Girl Scout leaders.  Our service unit has a storage shed filled with all sorts of crafting goodies, games and outdoor gear.  I was able to find some cast off scrapbook supplies to put together a Christmas colored kit and a Fall colored sketched based kit for the ladies to work on.

 The kit is based on cuts from the July Freaky Fast challenge at The Scrap Room


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and here's a sampling of the different papers used to create the kits along with some gemstones that will be available as well as the red glitter shapes below


For the second kit, I've gone with scrap our stash sketch




Threw this together as a sample of what the finished product could look like

all of this except for the bottle of flowers and the narrow green floral are from the SU supplies


So make sure to RSVP on the Facebook invite


CM virtual crop #2

I only managed to get 2 of the 6 sketches of the crop done but that's better than nothing

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I deviated from the sketch a bit by using larger photos and one less

I love that I was able to mix and match collections to create this layout I used 2018 NSD paper, mix and match yellow and embellishments from Croptoberfest



Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Creative memories Virtual crop#1




Yeah, I got to play so more in my craft room.  I managed to get another layout squeezed in before heading out for a Girl Scout train the trainer training.

Here's the sketch I used
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I didn't use CM product so I wasn't eligible for the prize but I do like how it turned out.


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Leader in Action- using National Scrapbook Day Project recipe

I just finished the National Scrapbook Day Project recipe from this past May. It has been sitting blank waiting for photos until this past weekend.  I thought the colors and outdoorsy feel went well with the photos of my daughter leading a troop from Oregon City through the Brownie Hiker badge so they could complete their outdoor journey and Danielle could earn her Leader in action award as part of her program aide award.  The Girls hiked around the Salmon stream watch at Wildwood recreation site.  Along the hike, Danielle taught leave no trace principles, knot tying, trail signs, 10 essentials and played outdoor bingo



Monday, October 28, 2019

JO- Road trip

No sketch to follow.  Just throw this one together.  I like that I preplanned papers and photos prior to going to Croptoberfest that way I could limit the amount of stuff I drag to the crop and it saves time at the crop since I'm not hunting for paper in my stash.  Did add and mix a few leftover embellishments from different kits to come up with the finishing touches, but it all looks great together.