Monday, July 16, 2012

Cadette Bridging (Jillibean Soup Neopolitan Bean Bisque)


In Girl Scouts, when you move up to the next level it's called "bridging". Alexa and her troop bridged from Girl Scouts to Cadettes last month. To make it even more symbolic, the troop held the event at a local park that actually has a wooden bridge for the girls to cross over, before meeting their leader, receiving their new sash, and sharing the Girl Scout promise. Alexa's not sure yet whether she'll continue with scouts in 6th grade. It all depends on her work load and after school activities but she's really enjoyed the friends she's made and all of the wonderful activities they've done.

Were you ever a scout? What is your fondest memory? I think my scouting years were fraught with tears. LOL! As a Brownie, I missed a field trip to an amusement park because I had pneumonia. I remember standing at the dining room window, watching the cars pull out of our driveway, with tears running down my face. I also went to Girl Scout camp for a couple of weeks and even though I was with friends, I was downright homesick the entire time. Every letter I wrote home contained a plea for my parents to please come get me. LOL!
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20 comments:

  1. hi Lisa~this looks fabulous!!!! loving the back ground paper you used and the sewed on letters for the title!!!!

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  2. super job lisa!i agree with connie i love the stitching through the letters. I have not tried that technique yet! always great!!

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  3. Awwwwwwwwwww -- your Brownie years sound sad!! :( I was a Brownie and a Girl Scout!! My biggest memory was that I was top cookie seller one year and got a badge and recognition for that!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your lo!! LOVING the photo, the colors and love love love love love love the way you did the 'cad ette' on 2 different little flags! That's AWESOME!!!!!

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  4. Adorable. Love the text background and the fun layers and flags all over the layout. :)

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  5. I was a brownie and briefly a girl scout. I love the page. Its very fun and funky!

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  6. Lovely layout, really love all the colours.

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  7. Beautiful page! The papers and elements all work so well to highlight the colors in your photo! Very fun! I LOVED being a scout (but pretty much kept it a secret from high school friends). My best memory was attending a hike in Canada with scouts and guides from all over. We packed everything on our backs, cooked our meals over open fires, slept outside (found an abandoned railroad car one rainy night), and washed in freezing cold streams (with leeches)!

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  8. This is awesome! I was a brownie. Love it!

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  9. This is awesome!! I was a brownie.

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  10. Great page, Lisa!
    It brings back lots of fun memories.
    I was actually in scouts until I was a sophomore in high school!

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  11. Your layout is divine, love the colors. I was a Brownie, but I don't remember much of it. I do, however, remember crying my eyes out at church camp because I was so homesick. Camp is not for the faint of heart!

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  12. This is a great layout-I love the color scheme and the way you incorporated her troop number. :) I loved Girl Scouts, sadly my sons have no desire to be in Scouts. I wish I had photos from that time period in my life-your daughter will treasure this someday!

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  13. Terrific layout. Love all the layering. The colors just pop.

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  14. I didn't survive long in the scouting movement :) Beautiful page I love the grey background which makes all the colours really pop :)

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  15. What a great photo and love the way you scrapped it!

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  16. Love how you spread the word 'cadette' across two flags. Wonderful detail!

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  17. Great pic and sweet page. I love the way you did cadette on the flags.

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