Sunday, October 30, 2011

Girl Scout Power

Yeah!  Another post that wasn't two or more week apart from the last one.  Let's see if I can keep this up!!! 

This fall has been pretty light on Girl Scout activities...but stay tuned, we have a bunch of good stuff coming up!  In September, our troop participated in the BLM National Public Lands Day event.  We had 15 people and they were going to put us all on a fairly easy project, but I didn't get us signed in fast enough and it got booked...HRUMPH!  By the time we got signed in, the only thing left was a project that had three big arms, signifying it took alot of brute strength.  Well, they had our 8 -10 year old girls do it and we did just fine.  In fact, we did better than fine.  The guy organizing it didn't think we'd finish and we finished in time to where we had to go help another group with their project.  YEAH, BROWNIE POWER!

Below is the layout with a few pictures from the project (based on another great sketch from the Double Take class at Big Picture Classes).  They had us spread out a special compound of dirt and rock over a trail.  Then we grabbed water from the nearby creek and poured it over the trail.  Later the BLM worker would bring a big machine to pound it all flat and make it strong.  The trail is used often by bikers, so it gets ruts.  The goal was to pack it down and make it usable again.  Woo Hoo!  The girls had fun, got some exercise, and we did a great thing for the community!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Aaaah...I forgot to post more stuff...

Man...I'm just not completely into the swing of things when it comes to posting on the blog again, I'm sorry!  I have several fun things I could have posted and totally dropped the ball.

So this is another layout from the crop TWO WEEKS AGO.  And it's also from the Double Take class I took from Big Picture Classes.  Sorry for the slight glare...we had been getting alot of rain, so I needed to use the flash.  When I saw the sketch for this layout I knew I wanted to scrap pictures that showed motion.  These are pictures from the 2011 AK State Fair.  They had hoola hoops just laying around at this one part of the park.  When Erica saw them, she ran over to them and started hoola-ing (hmmm, not sure how to say what she was doing...but you probably get the point).  You can't really tell from these pictures, but she was doing it for a long time.  I'm glad I finally took out the camera to take these.  Almost as soon as I started taking them she must have gotten tired because the hoop just started going down and down and down...
I have to say that I'm excited by this layout, too.  I took another class at Big Picture Classes earlier this year called Embrace Imperfection (I posted the final product several weeks ago).  Prior to that class, I never would've used all the various pinks on this page...they don't "match."  The class actually got me to get over that (somewhat).

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Yeah, more scrappin'

Wow, I can't believe how long it's been since I blogged.  I feel like I'm back into my old routine (and not the *real* old one where I posted regularly).  OK, I have some good news (at least good for me).  I'm gonna be doing crops on a regular basis again.  YEAH!!!  I went to a crop last night and the gals hosting want me to help.  Soooo, the third Sat of every month I'll have some me time and will be able to get more scrapping (and more blogging) done.

Last night was a blast.  I thought it was only going to be from 9-6 and it ended up being 9-11.  Woo Hoo!!!  It's been so long since I blogged that I'm not sure I mentioned the class I signed up for on Big Picture Classes...Double Take.  It's a class with two awesome instructors who walk through their scrapping process for double page layouts.  I have done so few lately that I decided to sign up.  I got four 2-page layouts done yesterday.  No, that doesn't sound like much, but for me it was pretty good.  I was going to get one more page done, but I got tired so I just chatted for the last hour or so.

Anyway...this layout is one I've been wanting to scrap since I took the pictures.  These are the pictures of Erica in the cage with the cute little birds.  It was her favorite part of the fair...well, that and climbing the rock wall, eating ice cream, riding the rides with Mom, and...well, I guess she liked it all. I guess this was MY favorite part.  Just look at how much fun she was having...I love that!
And these are Basic Gray papers from the kit I made last March.  Yes, I *still* have extra embellishments and papers.  That was an awesome kit!