Thursday, January 14, 2021

TSR jumpstart

 Greetings,  I have another Boy Scout layout to share with you based on the January Jumpstart over at The scrap room

I rotated the sketch to work for my photos.

 The bottom two photos actually were one photo but I wanted to eliminate the blank space between the leaders shoulders since I already had so much blank floor in the main photo.  No good way to crop it without losing the presents and that’s the whole point of the layout.  Title placement changed a little along with the journal area but the underlying bones are still there.

Done with my quick layout for the night.  I’m getting a bunch done thanks to the scrap challenge my consultant from CM sent out.

Light color for 15-30 minutes of sorting, journaling, cropping or creating anything related to scrapbooking. Dark colors is over 30 minutes.  So far I’ve been in my scrap space every day this year.  Almost skipped tonight but trying to create a habit so need to keep at it.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Camp Baker with CM virtual crop sketch

Got another layout done using the sketch from challenge #6

This time I didn't use any Cm products just the sketch.  I'm working my way through the K & Company Boy Scout paper pad and embellishments.  I also used sequins from Speigelmom scraps " Into the Woods"

Going to call it a night as I have to go put the goats to bed and pack up the nativity as the cat thinks the manger is her new bed.

Till next time


Creative memories January 2021

 I'm creating along with Creative memories January virtual crop challenge #1


I used some really old CM papers.  I'm not sure the name of them as they were from back when CM did 8x8 paper packs.  I really like how it turned out and had fun fussy cutting the leaves for my embellishment cluster.

Only the alphas are not CM

Friday, January 8, 2021

2021 January sketch take 2

I think I have a new favorite sketch this year. 

Fall Creek is based on Creative Scrapbooker magazine January 2021 sketch.  I used K and company Boy Scout paper with SpiegelMom scraps “Enchanted Forest” embellishments (paper word clouds, cork chevrons and wooden trees along with sequins “into the woods”.  I have had the love worn expressions (fabric pieces) so long that the web address no longer exists.  The giant  heart brad has also been in my stash forever.  Love how well it all goes together.

This next 2 page spread is one of the more simple ones that I have done in a while.  

I left a lot of room for journaling as this camp out has a story that needs to be recorded.  The boys planned a multi night multi camp outing but it rained so hard that everyone and everything was soaked the first night so they stayed put in one campground and ventured out for a day hike when the storm lightened up.  Thus the long title.

Second page just photos.  No cropping 


Wednesday, January 6, 2021

OTC Scout Awards

 Got another layout done for my son’s scout album.  Oregon Trail Council end of year awards banquet.  Both my Husband and son received awards.  Went with the old standard layout and kept it super simple with just a few pops of red paper.  Quick and easy layout during my training call for Girl Scouts.

Paper is from k and company Boy Scout paper pad
Letters are from creative memories 

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Memorial Day 2018


No sketch, no challenge just creating.  Actually I’m establishing a new habit of spending at least 15 minutes a day scrapping.  So far 5 days in a row and another layout to show for it.  This one documenting Memorial Day service at Pioneer cemetery with troop 182.  I used photo play “Red, white and blue”

January 2021

 I used the sketch from creative scrapbook magazine as my starting point but changed the orientation and add large 1/2 circles to tone down the business of the background paper and to have a spot for journaling.

I also changed up the photo size and number 

Hope you are having a great New Year so far.  I’m on a creative roll as my CM consultant has challenged us to do something scrappy related each day.  Minimum of 15 minutes 

Monday, December 28, 2020

Last layout of photos from 2019


Yes, I've finally finished my 2019 album.  
I scrap mostly chronologically and keep my pages in chronological order too.
So I can now say I'm officially done with 2019 with this last fall layout.

I'm trying to force myself to work without a sketch and see what I can come up with on my own.   I'm also on a buying freeze after a Creative memories splurge for the 12 days of Christmas.  My consultant Linda had some great deals during her personal sale that she bundled with CM promo, so I got a lot of product without spending a fortune.

My scrappy goal for the New Year is to work my way through my stash and not buy anything but adhesive.  I might make an exception for mixed media supplies as I have just started dabbling in paints and inks from shimmerz paints and have my eye on a kit at spiegelmom scraps
This layout was made using Echo park "family and Autumn" papers and embellishments.
I love how the two lines have similar color schemes that work so well together and really compliment my photos. 
Simply adorable.  I'm totally into owls.

Great dimension from the chipboard animals

This next layout is for my son's scout album.
The photos are from a "wild west" themed blue and gold awards banquet for cub scouts
not the greatest quality pictures as the ceremony was in the cafeteria with the lights dimmed

Almost used up the last of my CM Red, White and Blue paper pack.  
Had to create my own embellishments as there weren't any in the pack that weren't forth of July oriented.  Punched stars, old gemstone brads and sequence

Now to get my husband to do the Journaling.  I started my son's scout albums back in 2014, so he's got some work to do.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Closing in on the end of 2019

As we get ready to close out 2020...
I'm ever so close to having my 2019 album finished.

I've jumped around a little as I had the opportunity to take a few online classes

This one is a first for me as I tried a new technique of triangle paper folding to make the wreath

 I used festive plaid, merry little Christmas paper, and embellishments 
along with dollies and gold cardstock from my stash
the snowflake on the bottom is a recycled gift tag that works in nicely with the addition of a gemstone

This next one is another online class using a quilt patch design.
I thought about aligning the red and blue striped squares but didn't like how it looked

I used CM North Pole magic and rhinestones from my stash

For this two page spread, I used Scrap our stash challenge

I didn't play along with all the rules though as I used all of my 2019 holiday photos prior to this layout

Simple Stories "Crafty Girl"

This last one was actually the first layout of the day.
I finally opened up my clear gesso to try my hand at mixed media
White acrylic paint, shimmerz spray, and paint from my October order.
I love how the layout turned out even though I'm not a fan of the paper kit.
So I shared what was left with my little friend Aurora. 

 She didn't waste any time getting crafty too.

Birthday paper embellishments mixed with so Disney paper I gave her