Scout Camp Fun!

So you might think this post is going to be about my boys’ fun at Scout Camp – but – no, this is about the fun I had while my boys’ were at Scout Camp!  This adventure started in 2013 when I attended my youngest son’s last Cub Scout Day Camp.  I was hit with the realization that next year – Dad would be taking him to the WEBELOS overnighter… then inspiration struck!!!  As a first year Boy Scout in 2016, Dad would also be taking him (and big brother) to a week of Scout Camp.  I was going to have 7 days at home BY MY SELF!!!

I had plans for spending hours in my craft room!  I could catch up on scrapbook layouts, pull everything out of my closet – sort, purge & rearrange, I could sleep late, eat whenever I wanted…. the list grew & grew!

Well – the day finally arrived – all 3 boys (yes, I count my husband as a boy!) headed out for Newfork Boy Scout Camp.  Where would I start?!


So the first thing I did was go shopping – not what I had planned, really – but my boys aren’t patient when I want to peruse the likes of Tuesday Mornings or TJ Maxx!  I did’t waste much time there – but found some curtains for the living room & a shelf for my craft room.  Next it was home to play in said craft room.  I started by finishing up my convention artwork.  We received a kit for 64 cards – 32 of each design in 2 different colors.  I wanted to use these for my open house – so I finished off 2 of each design to use as samples.

Enchantment Cards from the CTMH Home Office

Then I moved on to a layout I hadn’t finished – this used watercolors & a stencil to create the ‘Beautiful’ title (and it came out quite beautifully, I might add!) along with the Adventure Fundamentals paper and some cardstock to round it out.IMG_0020

I had to have some fun things to give away during my open house – so I made some Popcorn Holders (from the retired CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge) and candy boxes (the candy box idea came from my fab CTMH Mama – Sheri Rottler – they’re made with the ribbon packaging!)

Next I designed an anniversary card for my Mom and used it for my prototype for 17 additional card swap cards.  I also cut out a 14 page layout from the Adventure Fundamentals pack and started putting it together (didn’t quite get that finished).

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For my personal scrapbooking – I did a re-boot on my plan.  I had been working on a few things out of order so I took a little time to figure out what I still needed to work on.  I also got the park strip weeded and overhauled the pantry – it was so nice to be able to pull everything out and put it back in slowly as I had time & felt like working on it rather than trying to hurry through the job before it was time for dinner!


I rounded out the week with a mani, pedi, chiropractor appointment & massage – just in time for a fantastic New Product Reveal Open House on Saturday.  The timing was perfect – as the last of my friends were leaving the Open House – my boys came charging in!  We had a fun (read that LOUD) homecoming!

I’m so glad they’re home – I realized last week that I would not function well without my family – my meals were grab & go from the frig so I could keep moving to get the next thing done.  I wouldn’t have gone to work if I didn’t really have to & I stayed up way too late most days!  It’s a good thing they’re back to keep me straight!

How would you spend a week at home by yourself?



2 thoughts on “Scout Camp Fun!

  1. Renee Torres August 6, 2016 / 4:55 pm

    That sounds like a fabulous week but I bet you were happy to see your family! My husband and I are headed to Mexico on a cruise for our 20th anniversary in November. The day after we get back I’m headed to the largest scrapbook retreat in Arkansas. It’s my first time there and I can’t wait!


    • Gerri Baker August 7, 2016 / 7:04 am

      Yes, Renee, it was so good to see my family again. Congratulations on your 20 year anniversary – what an awesome way to celebrate! Have a blast at the scrapbook retreat, it sounds so fun!

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