The Scrap Happy LOAD challenge prompt for today was about family in the military or to use stripes on the layout.
While I’ve had a significant number of family members serve in the military, including my dad, I don’t actually have any pictures of them in uniform. I’ve only ever actually seen one photo of my father in uniform.
I decided that I would create a layout of my son in his Boy Scout uniform the day he was off to Boy Scout camp. We were at the ferry where he would got on the boat to go to Connecticut. It was a summer ritual that he go for the week with his troop.
I always cried after he got on the ferry. I blubbered all the way across the parking lot! He was always as happy and excited as could be! He actually won the troop spirit award the year this picture was taken.
Everything I’ve used on this page except the orange cardstock and the enamel dots is from Vicki Boutin’s Let’s Wander collection. I’ve been hoarding it for just the right project and this one seemed perfect!
The background is one of her pre-made mixed media backgrounds on 6 x 8″ foundations paper. I love these backgrounds to help create a page fast.
I also love the amount of ephemera she has that all coordinates together. I found just the right frame in the package that fit this picture perfectly and made it look like a polaroid. I added some fun pieces that were perfect for his camping adventure as well!
I had never purchased pre-made die cuts and ephemera before I purchase this set in February. I always make my own.
I have so many stamps and dies that it seemed like a no brainer to make my own decorations for my pages. I have discovered that it also nice to have some ready to go goodies that all coordinate to make a page in minutes.
I actually cut that ship die cut in half so it fit on the page without overwhelming it. Of course I saved the other half for another layout!
I love that there are titles, tags, labels, journaling boxes, sentiment strips and lots of other pieces to choose from!
This was a very fun collection and I’m happy that I have some travel pictures that still need to be scrapped from years past. 2020 has certainly not been a year of travel, although it has been quite a journey so far! (Is it over yet??!!)
I also have a quick share from the layout that I created yesterday. The story prompt was to create a layout for a big event in our family.
I created a quick page to highlight my husband and his 100,000 YouTube Subscriber award from YouTube.
I did a quick spritz with some Altenew ink sprays in Ocean Waves and Antique Gold. I kept it clean and simple by framing the photo in a nice bright blue, then orange card stock. I layered those on top of 3 pieces of Vicki Boutin’s 6 x 8″ Let’s Wander patterned paper that came in the September Simon Says Stamp Kit. Those kits always include 12 sheets of fantastic patterned paper and I was delighted to see these in the kit!
I added a thicker title and some puffy stars, some sentient strips, a tag for journaling that I created out of cardstock and some tag dies, and some 49th & Market ephemera that I love. There are also some gold arrows and hearts from my stash that are YEARS old!
I have one big event that I am going to scrapbook sometime this week and that is my daughter’s dissertation and her celebration after it was done marking her first meal as Dr. Katherine Skinner! I’m going to be using Vicki Boutin’s latest Storyteller collection and I’m just a little apprehensive about cutting into that new paper and creating layouts for such a momentous event. You know how it is!! Those new 12 x 12″ sheets are hard to cut into and those big, special moments need to be preserved in just the right way!
I hope you are well and I’m delighted that you stopped by today! I’m off to watch some TV with my husband. Tomorrow is our 35th Anniversary!!
Now there is a momentous occasion!
Enjoy your day!