This week is my first official layout submission being part of the official Scrapsketch DT! I was super excited when Stephanie allowed me to be on her team and I still am. It is definitely a bright spot in my days right now! This is also my submission for the Creative Twist DT this week! I decided to combine the two challenges, a sketch and a classical movie inspiration, for this layout of my son and his friend when they marched in the local Western Days parade recently.
The sketch is #160 over at Scrapsketch and for the classical movie inspiration Christina asked us to use, I chose The Sound of Music. Since the school mascot is a bronco, the name of the jr. high band is The Thundering Herd, hence the name of the layout! They are a really awesome band, and I am not just saying that because I am a biased mom! LOL! They really are a tremendously talented group of young kids who always place at the top when they go to contests and even went to Tri-State last year! I am so proud of them! The adorably goofy boy next to my son is his BFF that he has know for years. He is such a good kid and has been taller than me for about a year now!
The cardstock for this project is DCWV and the patterned paper is by Karen Foster and The Paper Studio. Just random papers I bought a long time ago and knew someday I would use them! I used my Cricut and both George and Mini Monograms to cut the title and arrow. The music notes are some die cuts by CTMH a friend gave me. The foam photo corners are by AC and I inked everything, even the photos, with Stamp Craft black ink. The little flower I made myself from a gift bag I got from a local music store. They always put your purchases in these cool little bags and I saved this one to cut up and use on projects. I used George to cut the circles, then I just crumpled them, inked them and used a Making Memories brad covered in black Stickles to hold it all together. I just love these types of flowers! Fun & easy to make too!
Well, I hope you like my layout and that you take a moment to visit both Scrapsketch and Creative Twist! There are so many fabulous DT members that create such beautiful work for both sites! It will be so well worth your time. Plus, they both have great blog candy! Every time you leave a comment on Scrapsketch, you are entered to win a monthly prize that is awesome! And, Christina is giving a gift card away at the end of the month to all those who participate in the weekly challenges! Fun, fun, fun!
And now for an update....I am so blessed to have such amazing crafty friends and am so thankful to each and every one of you who has kept my family in your thoughts and prayers! I am so grateful and thank God for all of you! We are still going through some difficulties, but we crossed one bridge by the grace of God. We still have a couple more "big" bridges to tackle but I know that with our faith it will be okay. God always delivers and takes care of us and He has seen us through some tough stuff the past week. I am just thankful for my faith and strength it gives me. God is so amazing and I would not know what to do without Him in my life! Right now we are just taking it one day at a time and letting go and letting God. If you would still continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers though for the next few weeks, we would so appreciate it! I love y'all and y'all are the best!
I would also like to give a shout out to Joyce who is part of the circle journal group I am in at Gauche Alchemy. She is such a sweetie and I received some rockin' little scrap goodies from her that just made my day! It was exactly what I needed, when I needed it the most. Isn't it cool how things work out that way?
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