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.

Our own dear boy

Our own dear boy is a one-photo scrapbook page using papers from the BasicGrey Hipster collection.

We lost our wonderful Toby to cancer in June 2014, and I have been wanting to do a tribute page about him ever since. But it’s difficult to scrap some pages until you’re ready. So I waited.

I was recently shuffling through some photos that I had printed to scrap, and when I came across this one of Toby before he was sick I wanted to scrap it. So Toby finally has his tribute page.

He was such a loving, gentle good friend. We miss him every day.

Product/technique notes

I used papers from the BasicGrey Hipster collection and diecuts and other embellishments from Crate Paper, Jillibean Soup, K&Co and The Paper Studio.

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

Glued to the tube

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

Time to recharge

Time to recharge is a one-photo scrapbook layout using products from BasicGrey, Heidi Swapp, Pebbles and Pink Paislee.

Not all of us are good at recognizing when we need to recharge our batteries. But Chloe does. Today why not follow her lead and take a little time for you? :-)

Product/technique notes

I found some heavy inspiration from this September Paper Issues mood board: the position of the cat (and no, I didn’t set up this shot; it’s a photo I’ve had printed for at least a year!), the colors, the camera and the handwritten word. I used products from BasicGrey, Heidi Swapp, Pebbles and Pink Paislee. And I designed and cut the title (with plug) on my Silhouette.
Paper Issues September mood board