Good morning everyone!! Wow, a lot has happened since the last time I posted. Last Wednesday our farm flooded!!! Yep... We got 4.5 inches of rain over there and that was fine, but, about 5 miles north, one little town got 9 inches and another got 8 inches and so when you have all that runoff into the creek that runs along the back of our property, well, you know what happens... At the end of my post I have a few photos my husband took.... But for now I want to share with you a layout I made for the Corrugated/Crimped Layout Reveal over at Practical Scrappers!! I decided to scrap this cute photo my DD took of little Zach. Not for sure where it was, I think at his other Grandma's house. When I saw it, this old Steppenwolf song came to mind, so that's what I went with...
Here are a few close ups....
Here are a few lyrics.. Some Distressed Edges, frayed Burlap, and a Jillibean Soup Corrugated Letter.
Distressed Edges, Corrugated Cardboard, Jillibean Soup Corrugated Letters, Tag with some of the frayed Burlap stapled to it..
Distressed Edges, Jillibean Soup Corrugated Letters, Spellbinders Die Cut Frame, Stick on Letters..
Distressed Edges, Jillibean Soup Corrugated Letters, Corrugated Cardboard, Stick on Letters, and frayed Burlap..
A few challenges this layout will qualify for are...
Practical Scrappers ~ Corrugated/Crimped Layout
Lasting Memories ~ Trash Your Layout (I used part of a cardboard box, A piece of burlap and some cardstock scraps)
Cupcake Craft Challenge ~ Recycle (recycled part of a cardboard mailing box)
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge ~ Polka Dots
Papercraft Star ~ Rustic
List of scrappy things I used on this layout....
Close To My Heart Chocolate CS
Stampin' Up Sage Shadow CS
Bo Bunny ~ Gabrielle Dot
S E I ~ Alpine Frost
Stampin' Up More Mustard CS (used some of my scraps)
Cardboard (from a box)
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Jillibean Soup ~ Corrugated White Alphas
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Caramel Apple
Spellbinders Shapeabilities ~ Fancy Tags Two
The Paper Studio Sticker Letters
If you're needing ideas on different ways to use Corrugated/Crimped elements on your layout, please check out the inspiration over at Practical Scrappers. And while you're there check out the sidebar to see what's coming up. We would love for you to submit you work and be showcased along with the Design Team.
And now here are a few of those photos of our farm taken last Wednesday..
No, this is not a lake.. It's our bottom land...
Photo taken around 7:00 AM
Yep, this is the road... It was closed until Saturday... At this time you couldn't even see our cross fence.. it was totally under water...
We just bought the place last October, and Rick wanted to re-fence it.. Just not yet... But it totally layed the fences over.. The girls (cows) had to stay in the lot until we could get the fence back up.. But they were safe!! (Look at those 2 pecan trees.... I have a picture of them below after the water recedes)
It's hard to believe that the stock tank is under all that trash....
This is one of the fence lines.. They all pretty much looked like this...
Saturday, Rick and I along with our son, Levi, worked all day, and then Sunday, Rick and I worked our butts off so we could get the girls out of the lot. They are now in the upper pasture, the bottom one is way to boggy and we couldn't get in there to work.. Here is what the upper pasture looks like now...
This is the same fence line as shown above, but I'm looking down it, instead of up.. We didn't have to replace the fence, just put in more tee post.. We will replace it later on in the spring/summer... but for now it will keep the girls in...
Cross fence is up and the burn pile is the trash and debris we got out of it... Rick also found a dead wild pig caught in the fence.. We also found a snake and a salamander..
We were just thankful no one was hurt in the flood and we are going to definitely enjoy the benefit we get out of it next summer....
That's all I have to now!!
Have a great day!!