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My featured Merit Badge Awardee of the Week is … Mary Jo Boyd!!!

Mary Jo Boyd (Quiltsister413, #5559) has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching & Crafting for earning a Beginner Level Scrapbooking Merit Badge!

“For the beginner level, I needed to make a scrapbook commemorating a special event for a friend. I am NOT a scrapbooker, so this is really a challenge for me. I was really inspired by the article in the Sister Issue that Joy from Farmgirl Inspirations posted. I decided to make a farmgirl scrapbook for me and my daughter for Christmas.

So I not only made the two scrapbooks, I also started a farmgirl chapter (The Faithful Farm Girls) and now have 10 members! Hello! Who would have thought. But I did have a great time making the scrapbooks and Joy’s instructions helped so much! Thank you, Sister!!

Finished binders(1)

I gathered all my supplies and started cutting. I tried to use the fancy scrapbook scissors, but was having trouble keeping my lines straight. As a quilter, I am much more skilled in using a rotary cutter, so I switched out my regular blade for a scalloped blade and using my ruler and rotary cutter, cut all my pieces in record time! Farmgirl savvy!

I glued everything together and gathered all the inserts so I had places for every section. I can store my badge certificates, recipes, ideas, etc. A functional scrapbook … now that’s what I am talking about!

Our first farmgirl meeting was cancelled twice in January due to weather, but when we meet this month, I am going to demonstrate how to make the scrapbooks and even purchased the binders for each of the girls. Another member donated lots of scrapbooking supplies, so we should have a great time, and each of the girls will be on their way to earning their first badge as well!”

  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Mary Jo, this project is terrific! You did such a good job and your Farmgirl meeting is going to be such fun putting memories together. I especially love the idea of a functional scrapbook for keeping important Farmgirl paperwork. Great idea!! I wish I was going to be at your meeting.

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