Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Recycle It @ Scrapbook Challenges

Hello again! I am back with another project to share with you today. If you are looking for my Sketch N Scrap reveal, please scroll down or go here.

Today on the Scrapbook Challenges blog we have our July Recycle It Challenge.

Pick one of the mood boards and make a vacation layout. That's it - easy as can be! Just look at those fun colors in the mood boards! Each one just screams summertime!

We very rarely go on big family vacations. Shane does really well for a couple of days at the most, but that is about it, so we take a lot of day trips. This year for my birthday we took the family to Silver Dollar City for the day. 

It's always a gamble on how Shane will react to the crowds and the whole waiting in line for the rides thing, but once we got through the admission gates and he realized where we were, he was great! It was Season Pass Holders Appreciation Days, so as season pass holders we were able to get into the park an hour before everyone else. We were able to go on quite a few rides before it got insanely busy. But even then Shane did not mind waiting in line - in close quarters - for over an hour - for his favorite - The Lost River! We were so proud of him for being patient, and it is quite an accomplishment for him. He even told us on one of the rides "No Way!" when it was his turn to get on - which was a relief for me because it looked scary!

This was Ada's first time to an amusement park, and she was still too short to ride most of the rides, and even the ones she could ride she was a little nervous on. She and I spent most of the time spectating and taking pictures. She was a good sport through it all - even though it was so hot! She never once got cranky!

For my layout I chose the July 2016 mood board, and I dug out these papers from my stack for my 100 Patterned Paper Challenge. I also used a sketch from Scrapbook Generation's newest sketch book - The Whole Picture.

That poor striped sheet has seen better days, but there is a lot of good paper still left on it! I used the entire sheet of red, about a third of the blue. The orange piece was a scrap and it is just about all gone now. There is still over half of the yellow, green, and striped piece left, but I already have ideas for them on another layout! So happy to be working my way through this stack!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!


  1. A fantastic double! Loving the colours!

  2. Wonderful work with the Mood Board and yay for using your stash!! Thanks so much for your comments, Lori! Appreciate that! :)

  3. I just love how you incorporate several photos per LO. (With a family this size, I need to do that too!) :) I am enjoying your progress reports of getting thru the papers... such a super fun challenge. I also enjoy your blog posts where you talk about how your family works through autism issues.(Same here about vacations! We do "staycations!") Shane sounds so much like Noah that it makes me smile. :) Imagine him waiting that long for his fave ride!! Awesome- WTG Shane!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work. It was a great incorporation of the mood board's "direction."