Kewl is a one-photo scrapbook page created using Crate Paper patterns.

Matt and I met a friend at the Fredericksburg Oktoberfest this year, and although I took lots of fun photos of our day there, I liked this one the best. Just two guys looking kewl.

Product/technique notes

The background paper I used is from KI Memories, and the rest of the patterns are from a Crate Paper Boys Rule 6×6 paper pad.

Everything still turns to gold: DT layout for Stuck?! Sketches

Everything still turns to gold is a one-photo scrapbook page designed using the November 15, 2015 sketch from Stuck Sketches.

Today Stuck?! Sketches launches our second challenge of the new month. The sketch is beautiful, and the prizes from 7 Dots Studio and Freckled Fawn are great. Why not play along with us?

Stuck Sketches November 15 2015 sketch

For this challenge we are partnering up with Scrap it with a Song, and they have chosen Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin as their inspiration song. You can find out all the details about how to play along with their challenge over on their blog.

I had another listen to Stairway to Heaven so that I could decide how to use its inspiration on a layout. And when I got to the line “Everything still turns to gold” it made me think of autumn leaves. So I pulled out this photo I took two years ago on a trip to see the fall colors up in Lost Maples State Natural Area in Texas. Isn’t that spider web glorious against the colors of the turning leaves?

Product/technique notes

The background paper on my layout is from American Crafts. I loved it for this page because it imitates the structure of a cobweb. The rest of the patterns are from a BasicGrey Indian Summer 6×6 pad. The die cuts are from Crate Paper, and the Feels like fall fabric sticker is from My Little Bicycle. The circle built of leaves is a cut file from the Silhouette store, and I designed and cut the title on the Silhouette as well.

Texas Book Festival

Texas Book Festival 2015 is a two-photo scrapbook page I created using papers from Crate Paper's Notes & Things and BasicGrey's Fiction collections.

Because I am participating in National Novel Writing Month for the first time this November, Matt and I attended the Texas Book Festival in downtown Austin. It was the 20th anniversary of the festival this October, and we spent a lovely day down at the Capitol among book lovers and enjoying beautiful weather.

Product/technique notes

I am participating in the ScraptoberFest challenges, and with this page I have created a layout combining all (4) challenges on one layout for a chance to win the BONUS prize! I created it using papers from Crate Paper’s Notes & Things and BasicGrey’s Fiction collections. The flair is from BasicGrey’s Aurora collection. The washi tapes are both from Studio G. The frame is from another Crate Paper collection. And I designed the title to look like the Texas Book Festival logo and cut it on my Silhouette.

Scraptoberfest challenges

My Scraps & More color challenge

Memory Nest sketch

Cub Scouts circus

Cub Scout circus is a two-photo scrapbook page using an October 2015 sketch from ScrapMuch?

My brother and I were in Cub/Boy Scouts and Brownies/Girl Scouts in the 1970s and learned so much by participating. These photos are from a circus that Phil’s Cub Scouts pack put on for their families in October 1975.

Go ahead, you can say it: That’s 40 years ago this month! You can remember things from that long ago? I know. I amaze myself, too.

Phil is the cute little clown in the photo on the right. So, that explains a lot.

Product/technique notes

I followed the October 9th ScrapMuch sketch below and used patterns from the Jillibean Soup Witches Brew 6×6 paper pad. I created the title on my Silhouette (using the Big Top font for the word “circus”) and folded some rosettes as embellishments (they seemed circus-y to me, too).
ScrapMuch 10 October 9 2015

I am also participating with this layout in the Scrap Our Stash Scraptoberfest challenge:
Scrap Our Stash Scraptoberfest challenge

Make mine a double

Make mine a double is a one-photo scrapbook layout based on a ScrapMuch? September sketch.

It doesn’t feel much like fall yet in Austin, Texas, so I have to get my cozy feelings from a mug of pumpkin spice tea spiked with pumpkin spice creamer. Here’s to the first taste of pumpkin flavor in the fall. Yum-tastic!

Product/technique notes

I followed this ScrapMuch? September 11 sketch and used papers from the 6×6 Amy Tangerine Ready Set Go pad.
ScrapMuch September 11 2015 sketch