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Where the Wild Things Are

Welcome to my stop on the Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge Blog Hop! Today I’m utilizing elements from some of Club Scrap®’s digital kits to create a few “mash up” scrapbook layouts of our Thanksgiving adventure at Red Dirt!

I loved going to Red Dirt when I was growing up. I have such fond memories of those Sunday afternoons with a bucket of Popeyes chicken, all the fixings and an ice cold coke. We’d run around the hills like heathens while mom and dad napped on a blanket at the picnic site. I always like to have a “fun” day with my nieces and nephews when they come for the holidays.  This year, I decided to turn them loose at Red Dirt. The weather was gorgeous and chilly enough for a sweatshirt. I packed hotdogs, ingredients for s’mores and hot chocolate to cook over the campfire. No toys, no electronics…except for the car ride!

We started out at the Kisatchie Bayou Complex. The creek was the perfect place to explore!

Club Scrap® Adirondacks, Oopsie Daisy, National Parks and Trees digital kit elements. Layout sketch from the London Calling monthly layout card.

They all “oooohed” and “ahhhhed” over the cliff looking down into the creek and when we climbed down they all thought it was so beautiful. Haylan and Kyle found a rope swing hanging from a tree on the bank. They ended up with damp shoes, but I was impressed with their rope swinging skills! That water was cold!

Club Scrap® digital elements from Get the Picture, National Parks, Adirondacks, and Trees. Layout sketch from the Reunion monthly layout card.

Millie entertained herself drawing in the sand with Ellie. They drew a hopscotch court but spent most of the time looking for rocks to use as markers.


Jake took these two crazies on an adventure that their moms probably wouldn’t approve of, but that’s what makes it fun!

Club Scrap® Comfort Zone, National Parks, Adirondacks, Oopsie Daisy and Trees digital kit elements. Layout sketch from the London Calling monthly layout card.

We hiked the Longleaf Vista Nature Trail and they hung out on the butte for a while admiring the sunset. Kyle found a bunch of half burned emergency candles and stuffed them in his pockets. I balked when he wanted to bring them with us, but we actually used them later when the sun went down!


That’s a good lookin’ crew!


Jake said we had to have one with Aunt Wendy too!


These are last three pics on my camera before I hyperextended my knee. I climbed down the side of the butte to snap these and stepped in a hole. Thankfully I had my walking sticks. If only I had used them. Yay me…


The kids ran back to the campsite to tell Chris what happened while Jake helped me limp back. Deep down they are really worried about me.

Uncle Chris let Kyle chop firewood with a machete and start the fire while Aunt Wendy cringed a little bit. You gotta learn sometime, right?


The kids had a blast burning their marshmallows for s’mores and drinking hot cocoa by the fire.


They had the full nature experience! We even had a doe run across the road in front of us when we were leaving the park! Lots of screaming ensued with excited comments of seeing eyes in the woods, until they all passed out in the back seat. Oh, and I made the mistake of telling Kyle a ghost story on the way home and scared him, even though he begged me to tell it. Well, he begged me! I sure do love those kiddos!

This month’s challenge is to utilize items from at least three past Club Scrap® collections. The kits I used today will be listed in the supplies list below. If you happened to miss out on some of Club Scrap’s paper kits, you should really check out all the corresponding digital kits! All you need is your computer and a software program that works with layers, JPG and PNG file types. Club Scrap®  recommends Adobe’s Photoshop Elements (tutorials are geared to this program) and GIMP (a free alternative program). Click here for a quick video tutorial on using GIMP with Club Scrap’s QDDLs. I won’t lie to you, there is a bit of a learning curve when using digital scrapbooking kits. But once you’ve mastered the basics, learning new techniques is easy AND you can print your projects and use the kit elements over and over. If you can do it with paper, you can do it with these digital scrapbooking kits! Click here to receive a free mini digital kit download and try it out for yourself! Be sure to check out what the rest of the artist team has created by beginning the hop on the Club Scrap blog!

Do more of what makes you happy!

Wendy Signature with CS artist team


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Page Layout Sketches



Club Scrap Adirondacks Digital Kit


Club Scrap National Parks Digital Kit


Club Scrap Comfort Zone Digital Kit


Club Scrap Get the Picture Digital Kit


Club Scrap Oopsie Daisy Digital Kit


Club Scrap Trees Digital Kit



23 thoughts on “Where the Wild Things Are

  1. Wendy – what an amazing day – the kids will remember it forever!!. To top it off, you have those wonderful pictures, videos and layouts to remind you of every wonderful moment. Loved the layouts and the storyboard!!

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    1. Thank you! It’s crazy how they all complement each other. I had fun perusing my digital files. There are so many kits I forget about. I need a file with a collage photo of each kit so I can scroll through without having to open each digi file. Eh, I’ll do it one day when I’m bored!


  2. Wendy, these are just amazing!! All of it- the trip, the photos, the layouts! It reminds me of some hikes we have taken in Kentucky and Tennessee. I might have missed it in the story, but what state is this? Well done!! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks so much Lori! This is in Louisiana. It’s not all swamps and alligators here! The area is part of Kisatchie National Forest, one of my favorite hiking spots. My cousins live in Tennessee and they hike and camp out often. The Smokies are gorgeous!


  3. What an incredible set of scrapbook pages, Wendy. Pictures paint a thousand words, and these kids will be “hearing” a beautiful recitation when they look back at this experience in years to come.

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  4. Oh my, what a wonderful adventure! Thank you for sharing it with us. Your pages are phenominal. I need to learn how to digi scrap. Question – do you add a cd or other media storage so the videos are included?

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    1. Thank you so much! I store my files on an external memory drive. I keep the digital pages in the same file with the original photos and videos. If I print the pages for an album, I’ll make a pocket for a CD with everything on it to add to the inside cover. Flash drives are so much easier though! I hope that answered your question!


  5. Who said use 3 kits?! You nearly used all. Wow, what wonderful memories in video and pages. Love the digital pages, I wish I could do the lettering like you (pls come over and teach me)!!
    What a wonderful and intrerresting post this is.

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    1. Thank you Hetty! Yes, I ended up using six different kits! I really like blogging a story so I can put all the extra pictures and video in one place. I can email you instructions how to do the lettering. It’s so easy!


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