Friday, October 29, 2010

Pom-Pom Pumpkins & Scrapbooking Freebies

We finished up our fall sales last weekend. And our troop was about to put over $500 in the bank. I'm so proud of my girls. Our troop meeting this week was a simple one. Since we started the hat/scarf sets last time, we needed to finish this week -- which is good since the weather here in South Dakota has been cold, windy and wet. I decided that the scarves are really a lot of cutting and not a lot of hands on work for the girls, so I asked my co-leader to take the moms and dads into our work room and make finish the scarves while I read Chapter 5 of Welcome to the Daisy Garden to the girls. I loved how the flowers each represent a color of the daisy petals we learned last year! After our reading lesson we started working on our pom-pom pumpkins. I found the idea and directions at You can find the directions on that site.
Pom-Pom Pumpkin
The only thing we changed on the pom-pom pumpkins was that we used green and brown pipe cleaners to tie off the bundle, using the ends to create a stem and curl of vine. I thought the difference in color from the orange yarn would make it easier to keep the girls from accidentally cutting the wrong piece of yarn.

I'd also like to offer a free digital scrapbooking set to anyone who would like it. I tried to encompass all the levels of Girl Scouts with this set: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador and Leader. There are bridging embellishments, word art, and Girl Scout awards among other things. The last items to be finished was the "recycled" alpha. I tried to make something that looks like a craft project I might actually make with my girls. I think this alpha really looks like something a Daisy troop could make. Let me know what you think. If you make any layouts, send me a copy and I'll post it if you want.
Girl Scouts Preview
Please go to my other blog to find the download link.

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