Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Field Trip 2 Blackbird Pond scrapbook pages (CQC126)

Well, hello, hello! I hope you had a lovely weekend. :) I did, on Saturday I scrapped these pages for this week's ColourQ challenge. Then, I got a call from a dear friend inviting me to meet her at Archivers to scrapbook. I got 12 more pages done! Whooohooo! 

I was thrilled to get some pages done. Especially, since I spent much of Friday sorting, dating, and organizing the 600 photos for the crop I'm going to in May. It took hours, in part because I was so behind in printing. I normally print around 200 at a time, but hadn't printed anything but a few 5x7s from 2011. So, these were ALL my 2011 pics. While sorting, I realized that loads of my photos had doubles, and I didn't order doubles? At the end of sorting, I **had** to make sure I hadn't actually paid for this huge stack of extra photos, so I counted the stack of the sorted singles I was sure I had ordered. Nope, I only paid for my 627 pictures, however, I guess Walgreens made an error, and ended up giving me an additional 420 photos for free? It was crazy! So, grandmas and grandpas will be getting packages in the mail, soon! ;) Anyway, to me, this is the prettiest photo of the whole post, the photos I already had printed and organized, plus the 600 I sorted, arranged by date and labeled, the life of a traditional scrapper, I tell you! ;)
Well, I'm betting you stopped by because you were actually interested in seeing something for this week's ColourQ challenge? Here's the pretty palette:
My first inclination was to pull out pumpkin patch photos.... but it's springtime (well, sort of... with over 20" of snow in Denver this February, it doesn't FEEL much like Spring, but I think we are getting there!) and then I pulled out the first batch of pics from the old box... This was one of those events I really didn't know what to do with. These were the oldest photos that I need to scrap, and the reason for that was that I just wasn't sure... should I do a school page, it was a Field trip... A nature page? These colors ended up being the perfect jumping off point for these. This was a Field Trip I took with Collin's class when he was in the 1st grade, it was a trip to a nearby pond to look for crawdads, and observe the animals in this phase of their development. The photos weren't that great, so you can see I did a whole lot of journaling. 
I thought the bird punch would be a great way to "set the scene" (yeah, I still use Theater lingo every now and again, what of it?) ;) for this page... I cut the branch from woodgrain paper on my Cricut (Home Decor cartridge), and made birdie a little "nest" from some green baker's twine and a scrap of ribbon.

As I was trying to combine two themes outdoor/school, I pulled stickers, bits and pieces from a variety of places in my stash. I used the notebook looking border punch, and a few school chipboard pieces I found in the proper colors. I tried to combine the school theme and nature theme in the colors where possible. Here's an embellishment I made from a nature sticker, a vellum sticker with an education quote, and a book sticker:
As with many of my pages, much of the style came in on the title blocks:
In the end, I was really tickled with the way things turned out. Particularly since these photos were such a question mark to me for so long. I'm going to write up as complete a supply list as possible; but there are so many bits and pieces on this page, I know that I'm not sure of the manufacturer of everything, but I'll do my best! Will try to snap a few pics of some of the pages I finished at Archivers this weekend. Hope you can came play with us at ColourQ this week! :) 

xoxox, Noelle

supply list: banner stickers: MME; letter stickers: scrapworks; bird punch/solid cardstock/striped DSP/orange ribbon/polka dot circle sticker: SU!; plaid paper: K&Company; school chipboard: Crate Paper; border punch: EK Success; nature stickers/woodgrain paper: American Crafts; 2 sticker/scalloped circle sticker: October Afternoon; book and notepaper stickers: Sticko; bakers twine: Jillibean Soup; orange/white "bobby pin:" making memories

DUST IT OFF!: SOOOO many old stickers and goodies on this page! The papers are all old, too. Just kept digging through my stash to find "just the perfect" thing, so glad so many of them were old! :)


Annette said...

your page layouts are always so so fun...

Lynn said...

The picture organization makes me happy too! There's something about organizing that makes me feel like I got something done! And 12 layouts...AWESOME! This is such a sweet layout. Love the bird's nest.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous spread Noelle. Love how you used the colors. The little bird and nest are awesome. Wow! Lots of photos to scrap! Hope you will have doing it.

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Love your awesome pages, Noelle! Fabulous job as always!

Marybeth said...

Sounds like you did a lot of photos on Sat. Wow. Love you double page layout! The bird on the branch is very sweet on this page.

Tracey McNeely said...

Noelle I love this two page spread. I am going to CASE it because if is so perfect for an outdoor field trip.

Mynnette said...

What an amazing layout--love the close up of the birdie with the twine AND ribbon!!! FABULOUS! :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Noelle, your pages are once again sooooo beautiful! Perfect use of the colors...hugs ~S~