Texas Book Festival

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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

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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


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Jake-o-lantern is a one-photo scrapbook page that uses My Mind's Eye products.

I was snapping a few photos of our boy, Jake, while he lounged in front of the pumpkin. Then he yawned. He’ll forever be our Jake-o-lantern now. I wish I could carve our pumpkin to look like him!

Product/technique notes

I followed Paper Issues’ October Sketchy Saturday sketch and used products from the My Mind’s Eye Mischievous collection. The title letters are a Little Yellow Bicycle chipboard alpha. You can’t tell in the photo, but they are flocked with cobwebs, which look really great in person.
Paper Issues October Sketchy Saturday

I’m also entering this in the ScrapMuch? October color challenge.
ScrapMuch October Color Challenge

Fall, my favorite: DT layout for Stuck?! Sketches

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This one-photo scrapbook page uses products from the We R Memory Keepers Autumn Splendor collection.

Today Stuck?! Sketches launches a new challenge. Why not play along with us using our October 15th sketch for some wonderful prizes from Lindy’s Stamp Gang and Scrapmatts?

Stuck?! Sketches October 15 2015 sketch challenge

Matt and I dogsat Spenser for Mom and Dad one autumn 1999 weekend while they took a little antiquing trip. I couldn’t resist taking a photo of my two guys with the changing leaves in the background.

Product/technique notes

Most of the patterned papers are from the We R Memory Keepers Autumn Splendor collection. The pumpkin die cuts behind the title are from the Silhouette store, and I designed the title to cut on the Silhouette as well.

Glued to the tube

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Glued to the tube is a one-photo scrapbook page using BasicGrey's Highline collection.

This 1978 photo, which captures a very ordinary moment in a child’s life, makes me extraordinarily happy. It reminds me how fortunate I am to have this lifelong friendship with my brother. Love you, Philly!

Product/technique notes

I followed My Scraps & More sketch #115 and used the BasicGrey Highline collection. I painted the title with watercolors and scanned it to create the Silhouette cut file.
My Scraps and More sketch 115