Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Fool's Day!

Happy April 1!  I'm so excited to be the Guest Designer over at Heart 2 Heart this month -- at least I don't think it's an April Fool's joke -- maybe I better check that out for sure!  Anyway, let's go on the premise it's not a joke for now!!

The Scrapbook Layout Challenge this month is Laugh Me Up April!  How appropriate is that for today?  We are to share our funniest memory of all time!  Remember, it needs to be 12 X 12 layout(s) with at least one photo.  This month you must include Baker's Twine in the layout.  That's not hard to do!  There are so many uses for twine and it comes in so many great colors!

My son and his best buddy were always doing 4-H activities that involved skits, costumes, horses, scripts, scenery, props, ,,,,,,, and of course - road trips!  It seems these guys would be against all odds of winning all these contests, so we parents would say, "Sure guys, go for it!"  Then, by golly, they'd win and move on to the next level!  After showing horses, dogs, taking them off to camp, and hanging out for 7 years, we had all gotten to be great friends.  So, we were all excited and amazed when they won the Indiana State 4-H Horse and Pony Team Demo Contest as Freshmen!  

Road Trip!  We were off to KY for the Eastern Nationals for the guys to present down there.  The layout represents such a fun weekend for us.  The skit they did was full of puns and humor as well as safety information about saddling horses.  We had this horse made out of a barrel as well as all the other items they needed for the demo including:  step, 2 saddles, pads, bridles, stands, helmets, stand for helmets and bridles, wagon to pull the horse, one poster, a fence for set design, grooming tools, resource materials, etc.  Therefore, we loaded up the 2-horse bumper pull trailer to head down.  The trip went smoothly, hotel was fine, meetings went well, everything great until we needed to unload the trailer for the actual demo.  

We pull in front of the Expo Center, get out of the truck and start to unpack when a woman comes running over telling us we can't unload horses there!  I told her we weren't unloading a horse and she asked if we had a horse in that trailer.  I jokingly said, "Not a live one!"  That's when she got excited telling us we couldn't unload a dead horse.  I couldn't seem to get her to understand what sort of horse we were off-loading!  She went for security and we unloaded quickly while she was yelling!  Who knew a horse made from a barrel could get us into so much trouble!  

Now this horse has a name, Magnum, and has been to many different exhibits, demos, and festivals!  You can see him with the arrow pointing to him!  I used the Baker's Twine to represent a sort of make-shift halter for that elusive equine!  haha
I used Skylark Paper accented with Sweet Leaf, Smoothie, and Honey CS's.  

Cartridges:  CTMH Artbooking, Art Philosophy, and Artiste.  

Inks:  Chocolate, Archival Black, Twilight, Barn Red, and Slate.

Embellishments and Such:  Baker's Twine, Durable Triangle Studs, Gold Polka Dot Washi Tape, Mini Medley Black (retired), Licorice Opaque Gems (retired), Liquid Glass, and ATG.

CTMH Stamp Sets:  Capture The Date, Take Note, You Are My Happy, & Love Life.

The story was computer generated using "Casual" font in brown.  

Thanks for stopping by to check out my Laugh it up April layout!  I can't wait to see your funniest memory over at Heart 2 Heart!


  1. It's no joke! We're thrilled to have you at H2H's April guest designer! Your LO is terrific too. (Both my girls are involved in 4-H so I can really relate.) Thanks for joining us at H2H all month long.

    1. Thanks, Haley! I loved 4-H as a kid and double loved it as a parent! I really think I had more fun as a 4-H parent than I did as a kid!