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May 20, 2011

Scrapbook Layout & a Freebie

Hi, everyone! I've switched gears from making cards to working on my son's scrapbooks. When I first started paper crafting it all began with scrapping. It wasn't until a few years later that I ventured into the world of cards! I used to be a Stampin' Up demonstrator, and then I switched to Close to My Heart products. Now, though, I am simply a consumer......of both! lol! The papers on this layout are from Close to My Heart (CTMH). It is a paper pack called Passages. I made the star-tabbed mats, and those are your freebies for today. :0)
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These photos are of my son's JROTC Air Rifle Team from this year. The four-man team he was on qualified for the National Championships that were held at Camp Perry, Ohio in February. They shot in the Sporter Class. (I had posted about this previously, I think). I often have a hard time using more than two or three photos on a page - I like to SEE the photos - but for this layout, I did use several, as you can see. Please let me know what you think - I'd love some feedback on if there are two many, or if the "story" of our trip is told well enough?
The journaling was done in PSE, and the rifle cut-out is from the Cricut cartridge Stand and Salute. It's not the same kind of gun the kids shoot, but it gets the point across, I think! Lol! I will post the other two pages of this event in a separate post. :0) 
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Happy Crafting!  :)


  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [21 May 02:15am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. Thank you for the free mat files...I have photos and more photos of my son's days at boot Camp that I am wanting to scrap and I will use these...when I get the opportunity to scrap them...:-)

  3. Those are wonderful layouts Cheryl! Your sons team look like a fine group! Wonderful way to showcase these great pictures

  4. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on May. 22, 2011. Thanks again.


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