Wednesday, June 27, 2012

soccer uk summer camp

the last three days have been FILLED with layouts from UK summer soccer camp--my kids LOVED it--don't worry tomorrow will NOT have another layout about camp! :)  I had left overs from the Let Freedom Ring kit from Scrapbook Circle and decided they would be a FUN addition to my layout :

cameo cuts:  the title, the arrows were actually left over from my daughter's layout,  The star came from the center of the label.
cricut cut: brown tag cut from my cricut LONG ago but sitting on the desk.

The fun parts I want to get to are the fact that I embossed!  See the little stars at the very top?  yep! (they came from the $1 bin from Michaels) The other bit that is embossed is the snap shot--I then punched it out with one of my circle punches.  I'm TOTALLY digging the embossed makes everything look more crisp.
Other "old" stuff on the page? the sticker under camp, and the letter stickers, the border sticker along the top underneath the title...see using up the stash is GOOD! :)
Do you see the washi tape?  The red strip next to the "main" picture--instead of ripping it I just cut it straight across with my scissors--seriously LOVE that stuff!

We are in the process of helping my son earn a merit badge for Boy Scouts.  Part of his merit badge is to do a major project with his family.  He decided that he would help his sister paint her room, she was excited and so was I!  I'm the painter--I'm a self proclaimed perfectionist when it comes to painting in this house.  8 years ago when we bought it we washed primed and painted EVERYTHING including ceilings.  The people before us smoked and I can't handle the smell.  So we had to use Kilz (oil based) to lock in the odor after we washed the walls and ceilings.  I should say my hubby did MOST of the Kilz and all of the ceilings while I did the color.  I just couldn't stand it if anyone else painted,  I just did it myself--it took us from November until January.  It was QUITE the job and I really haven't touched a paint brush since then.  I was BURNT out, although I did go through last month to do touch ups on scratches and nail pops.  I tell you I was excited because the hardest part about painting is the washing and taping of the walls.  That being said, my kids are working as a team and getting it done--yipee! :)  I did take some before pictures, I'll probably take some more.  The room is currently purple, when we are done it will be a turquoise color--it's real pretty.  One thing that will be tough is that now we have carpet that we like, when I painted the first time I was flinging paint EVERYWHERE because we re-carpeted...we made our list.  I remember my favorite tools for success, so the room should be ALL painted by the end of the week.  Should be awesome for my almost freshmen...

That being said I'm off to check progress--thanks for the visit today!

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Ashley Horton said...

I am loving the soccer pages Diana!! The stars look great on this one! Love how you used different ones, with the strips down the side, the wood veneer stars, and the embossed stars!!

Rebecca said...

LOve all the stars!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love your lo!!! LOVING the photos and all the stars!!! And YAY for getting the room almost done!!!

Hilary Kanwischer said...

What a pretty layout!! ;)

Jamie Harder said...

Great sports page Diana!!! Be sure to post photos of the newly painted room!!!