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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Pinewood Derby fun!

Hello there!  Do you have any scouts in your family?  I have 4 children and both of my boys were Cub Scouts!  I was our local chapter's Cub Scout Pack leader for several years.  I also have 2 girls that were honorary scouts! They participated right along with our boys and it was really a family affair! We did all sorts of fun things! One of those things was the Pine Wood Derby race!  Every year we would set up the giant track and all make our cars and spend the whole day racing those little wooden guys!   These pages are from my youngest son's first Derby.  He was a Tiger Cub at the time!

 I went with the traditional Cub Scout colors for my color theme.  I included a checkered flag pattern on both sides of my layout and then embossed what looked to me like tire tracks on the yellow panels!   I stamped the page background with some yellow plus signs to fill in some of the white space.  I included blue and yellow stars and made a checkered flag banner to run along the top of the pages! I sewed them in place using my sewing machine.

I used my Cricut to create the car, flags and PineWood Derby embellishments. I made a couple of start and finish flags for the sides using an alphabet die cut set that I have. 

Here is a closeup of the Derby embellishment.  Lots of layers and lots of fiddly little bits, but so worth it! 

Close up of the flags and the car!  My son's car was blue and orange, so this was perfect!

The starting flag..."Racer's staaaaaart your engines!!"

The Finish flag!!  I glued the letters in place and distressed the edges of the flags. Then I sponged the edges to grungy them up a bit.

Here are the checkered flag banners that I made.  I used a triangle punch and then sewed them all in place.

Here are both pages together!  I left lines and a space along the bottom to add my journaling. This kid was the cutest little Tiger Cub ever!  It brings back so many fun memories to scrap these pages!  This sweet Tiger Cub is all grown up now and raising a little tiger of his own!  This is good stuff!  Have you done any scrapping lately?  

If you are looking for some extra inspiration I would love to have you join my new FaceBook group! Come on by and check us out! There are games and challenges and lots of fun sharing!

Ok, I have a bazillion things to do today, but wanted to share these pages with you! Hope to see you back here soonest!   Big hug and happy scrapping!


1 comment:

  1. These are fabulous, what a great idea, thank you for the inspiration