Camp Lassen

Another layout completed and into the album! 

This two-pager is about Trevor's first overnight Cub Scout camp. It was harder for me to scrap than usual because I wasn't there. Steve and Trevor came home with tons of pictures and stories, so I knew what the highlights were for them and used those to make the layout.

A few things to note about this page:

  • The background started as plain khaki cardstock. I stamped all over both pages with a pine tree stamp and Versamark ink. Before it dried, I swiped brown and green chalks across it to bring out the images. It make a fun, grungy background that was perfect for a camping layout.
  • The strip of green that goes the length of the layout is from BasicGrey's Oh Baby! Boy line, circa 2006. I wouldn't ordinarily think to look in a baby collection for a camping layout, but the scrap was sitting out on my desk, so I decided to use it. 
  • The chipboard oars on the top left and the leaves on the bottom right started out black (they're from the Mr. Campy line by Cosmo Cricket). I "painted" them by dipping a finger directly into a bottle of yellowy cream paint, a second finger into green and a third finger in brown. I smeared all the colors onto the black chipboard and let them dry. Then I went back with a brown marker and added grain and shadowing to the oars and veins to the leaves. 

I really like how it all turned out.


  1. super cute layout
    totally love how you stamped the background paper! awesome

  2. Love love love this!! LOVING the photos and the oars!!!!!!!

  3. WOW! :) I love how you transform supplies so well! I also love how you made the journaling strips look worn with distress painted edges and torn bottoms. This one is awesome!! :)

  4. Fun! Love this layout and the stamped background in particular! ;)

  5. I love this multi-photo layout! The blocked design is perfect here. And I really like your special touches, like the title and the oars!


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