Monday, June 13, 2022

Triangles at Use Your Stuff

 Welcome to a new challenge with Use Your Stuff- Triangles.  You can cut your own triangle as a featured design element or highlight a triangle patterned paper or even create triangular embellishments it's up to you.  

I went with cutting a large triangle as a design element on my layout of the troop's gift exchange party.

I kept it pretty simple with one focal photo that I created by aligning two 4x6 to get a 5X7 panoramic shot of the troop members and tree during the annual gift exchange.  The title was cut on my circut in an attempt to match the font style of the numbers.  I didn't have enough letters available in sticker form to make it work, plus I got to go larger to fill in some space. Added in two tags That are layered together) from the CM collection, I was using as well as a piece of epoxy flair to finish it all off.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look.  I hope you join us over at Use Your Stuff

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Anything goes

Hello, I'm posting a couple hours early for the Use Your Stuff challenge,
so that I can play along with Scrap our stash

Welcome to the last challenge for May at Use Your Stuff. 
 This time it's "anything goes".  I'm still working my way through 2021 scout photos.  

I have one small brown butterfly hiding the bottom caption of the decorative medallion. 
Great way to use up some items from my stash.  

Make sure to join us at Use Your Stuff


Monday, May 16, 2022

Touch of Gold

Use Your Stuff wants you to incorporate just a bit of gold in your projects...maybe some glitter or glitter paper, what about some foil or gold paint?  Perhaps you have some gold thickers or brads laying around.  Pop that gold on your project and show us!

My son's troop went to an adventure escape room for one of their meetings which was lost temple-themed.  Perfect for breaking out some gold
For my layout, I backed the photos on gold paper and added gold chunky glitter to the embellishment clusters.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to check out the other DT work at Use Your Stuff


Thursday, May 12, 2022

May Scrap our stash

 This May at scrap our stash the challenge is twofold.  Use the sketch and stamp/ mixed media.

For this layout, I started off with cutting large chevrons from a sheet of patterned paper that I thought would complement the photo but I didn't like how it came out so I used the negative to smear my ink pad across to make the chevrons.  Not really a stamp- more of a technique, so I splattered it all with shimmerz "Taupe of the mornin' " and  "Granny Gray".  Also did a couple of clusters of black Nuvo drops and red enamel dots to get in a little more texture.

 The layout is close to the original sketch but I rotated the sketch and added a circle with a rub-on as we;; as added a a title across the bottom

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Inspired by Cinema


  I'm late getting this post up for you.  We have a looming construction deadline here on the farm, so I spent the entire weekend building a new fence to house the goats.  Without further ado, this week's challenge is to be inspired by the cinema.  It could be a favorite movie, soundtrack, a role that a favorite actor played.  Maybe it was a movie night with you and the family...Whatever it is, incorporate it into your project and share it with us at Use Your Stuff.

  I chose "Into the Wild" as my movie as I'm still working on my son's scout album and the movie title fits the photos of the troop's campout and boating adventures.  I'm also playing along with Sketches in Thymes #515 but doing it doubled for a two-page spread as well as Lasting memories- wedding inspired “something old”

I pieced together the last of my EP “Boys Rule” from 2014”(Definitely some of my older stash) and mixed it with the last another line with similar colors.  I know it’s we are memory keepers but not the actual collection since there was so little of it left.  Feels good to use up scraps.

The left side of the spread is close to the sketch design minus a few layers as I didn’t have much in the way of large pieces of paper.  Hid some of the piecing with the tag and stickers 

Flipped the sketch for the right side of the spread and replaced one of the ring elements with a large circular sticker

Thanks for stopping by and remember to share your cinema inspire creations with us at Use Your Stuff 

Saturday, April 23, 2022



  Oops!  I thought I got this posted last week when the Use Your Stuff Spring/Easter challenge went live but apparently not.  I'm still working my way through Boy Scout photos and have these two from the troop's spring camp out at Weyerhaeuser woods. The boys worked on their pioneering skills with the lashed shelter. 

I used lots of bright spring colors and flowers from my Vickie Boutin TSR kit.  Still have some ephemera to use up but the pape is all but gone.  Time to mix it in with another VB kit.

Sorry for the delay and thanks for stopping by

Scrap a sketch Season bonus

Scrap a sketch has posted a sketch every Fri, Sat, and Sunday of April with a different Season as the theme. There are also two bonus sketches so far and I used Bonus sketch #2 for this layout of the troop serving pancakes and treats at the classic car show.  I used Fancy Pant's " A cherry on top" kit because it has a 1950's vibe that goes with some of the cars featured at the show.  I fussy cut a cut apart card for the embellishment cluster on the left.  popped it up on foam for some added dimension and threw in some enamel dots to finish it all off.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my layout



Super quick layout featuring the troop's trip to the North fork of the Siuslaw River.
Used some more CM sunshine getaway.  Almost have the paper stack used up.  I'm just about halfway done with the 2021 scout album.  Not sure what I'll work on next.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peak


Thursday, April 14, 2022

Scrap a sketch #6 summer

I'm glad that I'm finally able to play along with the 4 seasons April Challenge at Scrap a sketch.
I'm still working on my son's scout album and have documented three of his hundreds of photos for this layout.  I plan to create a pocket page book for his summer camp adventure, but wanted to have at least a page in his Road to Eagle  albums.  

It still needs to get the boys to do the journaling, but other than that it's done


Crop update

I didn't  get as much done as I had hoped. I figured that I could crank out a layout an hour,  so target goal was 12 pages.  Well, by the time I got settled in and crafting it was closer to 10 am,  One less hour and I also didn't factor in lunch so I'm happy with the six  pages I did complete.  I'm only sharing a three of them here as I still need to finish the title work on the last two page spread.  

These next two  pages slowed me down a bit:
This one I had to wait for my background to dry as I used Shimmerz spritz and Vibez.  Most of which got covered by the final photo arrangement.  Do you ever start with one idea and by the time you finish it's a completely different product?  Totally happened with this one.  

This next one is based on the April four seasons sketch, however I didn't go with a summer theme as the photos are of my son's attempt to design a game for the merit badge he was working on.  He still needs to revisit the requirements to finish it up.

I spent a bit of time hand stitching the border on this one but love the added texture

This last one was a quick and easy layout to put together.  I love that the title lent itself to pulling pink elements into the layout.  Who said that there are gender rules to scrapping boys?  I was also able to pull a few embellishments from my stash which I'm trying to do more of.  If the color works why not.

Thanks for stopping to take a peak 
I'll be back soon with more from the crop.