This is my second month as GDT at the Scrap Room. There is a wonderful mix of papers in their September FOTM kit – more pages and cards to follow
Today I’m up on the ScrapRoom’s blog with a page I created using the August sketch and FOTM Summertime kit
Every year when we visit my family in Ireland we walk down to Murlough Bay – a beautiful long stretch of sandy beach, with maybe two or three dog walkers enjoying the sea air. There are not too many swimming friendly days in Ireland – cool temperatures and even cooler water temperatures, although the kids usually make it in. Imagine our surprise when last year we discovered a new lifeguard station – closed of course – maybe they’re expecting hordes of swimmers !! So when I saw all the lifeguard diecuts I knew I had to scrap this photo.
On Friday Nathan and Lauren went to the rock gym together to get their belay certification. . They took turns; one climbing (and practising falling) while the other held the rope . It was interesting watching them as they put their faith in each other . Nathan totally trusted Lauren and fell heavily and quickly,. On the other hand it took Lauren some time to trust that Nathan wouldn’t let her fall and she always checked to see if Nathan was ready to catch her. By the end of the evening they were climbing all over confidently.
Here’s a page inspired by the August Boys Rule sketch turned sideways. I really love this shade of orange and debated over using the orange as background with the woodgrain inset but decided to save some of the orange for another page.
Every year when we visit my parents in Ireland, the first thing the kids do is head off to the park just down the road from my parent’s house. They still love the swings and seesaws and this giant disc swing. This page is inspired by the July sketch at My Creative Sketches
For his birthday , Nathan wanted no cake, just icecream – Ben and Jerry’s – his favorite
Almost didn’t post this page but since I spent the time to create it I will share. I wanted to play around with watercolors – other peoples pages look so cool with watercolor but I really just have a difficult time with softer pastels. I created some water color circles and highlighted some of the words on the page, then colored the Heidi Swapp banner. For this page I actually mixed some stronger colors with pastels and it ended up looking a little weird. Oh well. I think watercolors really need B&W pics. I may go back and recolor everything with stronger markers.
Here is the Laura’s fun sketch from Stuck Sketches
In Ireland one of the traditional icecreams is a “99” – vanilla icecream in a cone with a Cadbury’s flake stuck inside – yum!!
From the Cadbury website: An Ice Cream served in a cone with a Flake 99 is the UK’s favourite ice cream. In the days of the monarchy in Italy the King had an elite guard consisting of 99 soldiers. Subsequently anything really special or first class was known as “99”. When Cadbury launched its small Flake for ice creams in 1930, the UK ice cream industry was dominated by ex-pat Italians. So, to appeal to Italians we called our superb Flake a “99”.
This page was inspired by the Scrappy Friends August challenges
Brenda Ragsdale’s wonderful sketch
Rochelle’s tictactoe – I used the middle column: something that flies (butterfly), camera and 4+ patterned papers
and Kelly’s word challenge – I used vacation
It also fits the theme for Scrap Our Stash August 1st challenge
I used P – polka dots/pink , A – arrow/acetate title, P – Pink Paislee/pop dots, E – enamel dots/ephemera, R – rubon letters
I used some papers remaining from the August the Scrap Room Flavor of the Month kit