Wednesday, July 27, 2011


I joined a summer scrapping workshop at the site Plant Your Story, Plant Your Story: Staycation, on a whim back at the end of June. With  a huge set of templates, prompts to inspire and motivate, and a fun kit to work with I decided I would give it a try. It’s been fun. The prompts have helped me figure out some ways to fill the emptier days for the kids this month. So now I’m trying to get it scrapped. I had a coupon for a free 8x8 album that came with an electronics purchase earlier this summer and I was hoping to be be able to use it for having this album printed but it has to be used by the end of the week and I don’t think I will be making that deadline. Oh well.

Agnes Biro: basics stitches sampler
Chelle's Creations at scraporchard: Fireworks (fireworks and sparklers, July daily blog giveaway)
Sahlin Studio at TLP: Country Fair Picnic Papers
Valori Wibbens at TLP: Summer Stories elements
Kate Hadfield at TLP: Summer Staycation and Stars n Stripes Alpha
Anna Forrest Designs at Pickleberry Pop: PSE Create Shadow Layer action

Prompt 1- picture that says 'summer'Summer2011-1flipflops journaling: One of the first signs of summer in our house is the appearance of the multiple pairs of flip-flops. Once school lets out and the weather heats up, the socks and shoes are delegated to the back of the closet where the flip-flops resided during the winter months. Even though I’m sure that we have more than enough pairs between the 5 ladies of the house, we always manage to find another pair that we have to own. Sparkly stones and glittery plastic were the new additions to the lineup this year. ~July 17, 2011
Jenn Barrett at SSD: Stay-cation
Christina Renee: Sassy Lace (retired)
Crystal Livesay: Grow with Love Staycation template
Kate Hadfield: Summer Staycation
Amy hutchinson at After5Designs: Scruffy Stitches

Prompt 2- A moment of a day. I stretched this prompt just a bit, as I decided to focus on the hours of the week that we spend at dance classes.
journaling: Summer dance classes are an opportunity to polish skills from last year and get a head start on new ones. The schedule is still pretty intense with classes 4 evenings and one morning a week, but at least we have had weekends free this year.
Sarah Gleason: Grow with Love Staycation template 1
Lorilei Murphy at scrapbookgraphics: Glee (background), Up, Imprints- Dance
Flergs at scrapbookgraphics: Robotrix with Charlize Creations (solid papers), Metallicalpha Collection
Kim Jensen at scrapdish: Shameless Glass Alpha (braces)
Michelle Godin : File It Under Glitzy (sticker tab)
Traci Reed at SSD: 10080 Minutes: Date Tools
font: Century Gothic

Prompt 3- ReadingSummer2011-3library journaling: It’s a weekly activity year-round in our house, visiting the library. During the summer though it’s easier to find time for all of the kids to go. They have fun completing the summer reading program and earning prizes for enjoying books.
Sahlin Studio at TLP: Country Fair Picnic Papers and Elements
Valorie Wibbens at TLP: Summer Stories elements, Fancy Schmancy Frames, Love Letters
Jenn Barrett at SSD: Stay-cation
Misty Cato: Rainbow Week (blog freebie)
font: FO weathered lowfat, Typewriter

Prompt 4 - moviesSummer2011-4Giselle journaling: We went to see the ballet Giselle, live from Russia at Tinseltown. Yep, live from Russia and in 3D too. It was amazing. The music was beautiful, and of course so was the dancing. The ballerinas and danseurs were so graceful, and when they leaped they looked like they were floating.
BCD at
Movie Weekend, Sweet Ladybug (stitching)
Sara Gleason: Grow with Love Staycation template
font: Fontdiner Loungy

prompt 8 – get wet Summer2011-8pool journaling: We don’t get to go swimming very often for a variety of reasons. We found out that they had finally added a family rate to their prices at Wilson Ranch and so we took an afternoon to go swimming. It had been 8 years since we had been to this fun pool, so it was like new to the kids. The afternoon spent splashing in the water and relaxing in the sun reminded me of the many summer days I spent as a kid at our town’s community pool at Reaney park.
Crystal Livesay: Leslie's Jumpers
Oscraps designers: trOpical
Valorie Wibbens at TLP: Summer Stories elements (summer word strip)
Kate Hadfield: Summer Staycation (water splash)
Traci Reed at SSD: 10080 Minutes: Date Tools
fonts: Chromosome Heavy

Prompt 15 – Treasure Hunt. OK, this one I stretched more than a bit as I really had no interest in planning out and setting up a treasure hunt for the kids. Instead I decided to scrap about the day 7-11 and how a post I saw from a friend on Facebook about free slurpee day at 7-Elevens sent us on a trip to the convenience store down the street to find our own free icy treat that day.
Summer2011-15Slurpee  journaling: It started with a Facebook post from a friend- it was 7-11 day and they were giving away 7.11 ounce slurpees in celebration of their birthday. We stopped at the 7-Eleven down the street on our way to the library. They had 6 different flavors and everyone chose a different one.  Free Slurpees make us all smile!
Crystal Livesay: Grow with Love Staycation template 4
Sahlin Studio at TLP: Country Fair Picnic Papers and elements
Jenn Barrett at SSD: Stay-cation
Amy hutchinson at After5Designs: Scruffy Stitches
Traci Reed at SSD: 10080 Minutes: Date Tools
Kim Jensen at scrapdish: Rubdown- Eclectic, Pink Lemonade Alpha
Pineapple Plantation Designs: sunburst paper overlay
font: Century Gothic

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Blogger Kim Jensen said...

Such fun pages, Melinda! Love all the color and detail! Looks like it's been a busy summer!!

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