Many years ago, my sister (-in-law), Judy, Retired2stamp, invited me to a Stampin' Up Party. I was drawn to the 6X6 recipe card swap our local group was doing and had wanted to scrapbook too. I wasn't really interested in card making because I had witnessed my brother (in-law) Ed fold up a handmade card and put it in his pocket. I almost fainted and I didn't even make the card. But after a few parties, I was hooked and now make more cards than I had ever thought I would. My most recent passions are ATCs, tags & altered art. As you look through my blog I hope you can see how I've grown in my crafting ability!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Boating Vacation

Boy it's been awhile since I've posted any of my projects.  This is a layout I did for Splitcoaststampers's July Progressive Challenge "Summer Get-Together".  We are given different tasks each week & this photo was taken after the final task.. Also each week we post our layouts on SCS & receive comments from fellow SCS members.

Week 1 was to select a 2 page layout (I was inspired by a layout from Memoriesoncloverlane which I found on Pinterest), find our photos & 5 words,  I used The lake, Swimming, Boating, Camping with friends, Campfires.
Week 2's task was to add our "summer" photos to the 2 page layout we chose and start scrappin! We were to make a basic layout, without embellishments and use only papers and wording yet!  Keeping with our "summer" theme, use some colors of summer - yellow, orange, or tan. I used yellow card stock from Mosaic Moments which has markings to help you arrange your photos & makes blocking very easy.

Week 3 was to share our story with lots of journaling & words. I used the 5 words from Task 1 for all the things we did over the summer.  Because this is a summer get-together we needed to add a sun or at least a circle. I placed a sun under the journaling. The last task was to add some type of summer-y embellishment. I used water drops, noodles, a beach ball & flip flops

Week 4 was to try to add at least one of the things that someone had suggested in the comments on our page.  Some of the suggestions were to add a little crab or seashells, photo corners or blue matting, word strips on a few photos.  I added tiny shells & "Lake Glass" that I found at the lake under the flip flops, word strips on blue card stock on two photos. We were also to add one bracket, optional to use brads or buttons and any other finishing touches.  I used a brad bracket at the top of the journaling box.

These monthly challenges are always fun.  It's takes a month to do one layout but to document how they start out and end is so much fun!  Hope you have play along some time.

Lou Ann

Supplies used:

Mosaic Moments Sunflower Yellow 12x12 Grid Paper
Mosaic Moments - 12x12 Grid Paper

Paper Loft Island Sun Boat Accessory Sheet   
Paper Loft Island Sun Boat Accessory Sheet

Paper Loft Island Sun Vacation Accessory Sheet
Paper Loft Island Sun Vacation Accessory Sheet

Jolee - Nooldes, beach ball

The water drops, flip flops were things I had in my stash & unfortunately don't know the company.