Sunday, July 21, 2013

Winter Girl Scout Camp

As you know, I am part of the Summer Camp over at Scrappin Peeps! This challenge was hosted by my friend Janet. Her challenge was based off the Girl Scout Song "Make new friend, but keep the old. One is silver and the other's gold." This song immediately inspired me.

I was in Girl Scouts for many years. They had two troop houses within two hours of town. We went many times to this specific camp. Unfortunately I found out that the council did not manage their money well, and they had to sell this specific camp/land. But.....the good news is that a crafter bought it and turned it into a craft house. 

 This challenge entailed using a song somewhere on the page along with the colors silver and gold. My silver is in the mists and the middles of the snowflakes. I did all my jounrnalling in gold. My song was the girl scout song, which is around the edge of the right page. The journalling on the left page is everyone's names. Figured I should do that while I still know everyone's names.
 I cut some random snowflakes on my cricut and then used them as mask. I made the mistake of using a little glue to hold them down temporarily. They did not want to pull up with all the moisture (it was a hot muggy week here which equals a terribly damp basement-but all my normal paper is in tight bins). Which lead to the bling covering up some rips.

This particular event took place back in 2000, which makes me pretty young. I scanned the originals and had them reprinted the other night. I'm on the hunt for a good photo scanner. This particular camp was a winter camp. We did the obstacle course on the first day. Which was a good thing, because we had snow overnight. I remember the mom's having to get over a big log on the obstacle course, which was pretty funny. My mom was talking about how the entire eating/living areas were constantly covered with craft stuff from all us girls.

Girl Scout camp is one of my fondest memories of growing up. I loved crafts, I loved hiking, I loved campfires. Really I still enjoy all this today. It was fun going down memory lane with some old pictures this week.

Moving day is in less than two weeks. This is a current shot of my craft room/apartment storage/classroom storage. Its a mess!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome layout! I am the crafter who bought Camp Ishnala, now called Memory Lake Lodge. The lodge fills with quilters and scrapbookers during crafting season. My family enjoys it the rest of the year. Such a magical place.