Third grade portraits

Third grade portraits is a scrapbook page based on a ScrapMuch? September sketch.

I contemplated titling this page “Disco school portraits.” I mean, get a load of those collars! And my brother’s leisure suit. And my pin-curled hair. There’s an awful lot going on here, so I’ll just leave you to your open-mouthed staring.


Product/technique notes

I followed this September 25th ScrapMuch? sketch, and I used patterned papers from the American Crafts Nightfall collection, die cuts from Maggie Holmes and a piece of flair from Studio Calico. The alphabet across the top is a Silhouette cut file.
ScrapMuch September 25 2015 sketch

Note: I’m submitting this to the Paper Issues “How ‘Bout Them Apples” link party.

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

Note: I’m submitting this to the Paper Issues “How ‘Bout Them Apples” link party.

So very Kerry

So very Kerry is a scrapbook layout  based on the My Scraps and More September sketch.

I met my friend Kerry on my first day of grad school at Ohio University in January 1993. Then she was an important part of our wedding in 1997. In these September 11, 2000 photos, Matt and I had flown up to visit Kerry for a long weekend in Wisconsin, where she was teaching at Marquette University. We had a wonderful time touring the area, eating out and catching up.

Product/technique notes

I followed this My Scraps & More sketch and used patterned papers from the 6×6 DCWV Latte stack and 3D stickers from Little Yellow Bicycle. I added a little hand stitching, too, like I do.
My Scraps & More sketch #113 September 2015

Life is beautiful: DT layout for Stuck?! Sketches

Life is beautiful is a two-photo scrapbook page based on the September 15, 2015 sketch at Stuck?! Sketches.

Get a load of Stuck?! Sketches’ September 15th sketch challenge. Grab this sketch and play along for some wonderful prizes.

Stuck?! Sketches September 15, 2015

On the morning of my mom’s knee replacement surgery this August, the three of us (Mom and brother, Phil) did a little impromptu photo shoot before heading to the hospital. I just wanted to use these photos to reflect for a moment on how precious and beautiful life is.

Product/technique notes

The patterned papers are from the Pink Paislee Pen Pals collection, and the 3×4 cards are from We R Memory Keepers. I hand-stitched the circles and added washi tape across the bottom.

10th grade begins

10th grade begins is a scrapbook page that features a 1982 of me and my brother on the first day of 10th grade and uses papers from the My Mind's Eye Market Street collection.

High school is such a big deal. It’s a huge transition for all of us. Everything about it is new–the bus route, the building, the teachers, the classes. It’s nerve wracking and exciting and the beginning of the next big thing.

My bro and I started 10th grade at Willoughby South High School on August 31, 1982. We look ready for anything, don’t we? 😉

Product/technique notes

I followed this Let’s Get Sketchy color combo and sketch for this page and supplies from the My Mind’s Eye Market Street 6×6 paper pad:
Let's Get Sketchy August 2015 sketch

Let's Get Sketchy color challenge