Styling is a two-photo scrapbook page using papers from My Mind's Eye

While I was staying with Mom to help out after her knee-replacement surgery this summer, I washed and styled her hair (in a different way than she usually does it). She seemed to enjoy being pampered, and we really liked how her ‘do turned out.

Another little life moment captured.

Product/technique notes

I was inspired by the Paper Camellia November sketch and the Paper Issues mood board below. I used patterned papers from My Mind’s Eye Paper Cottage Collection and frames from We R Memory Keepers Indian Summer collection. It might be hard to tell in the photo, but I adhered gold sequins to the center of every doily in the patterned paper.
Paper Camellia November 2015 sketch

PI Color Casts mood board for crop

I’d like to be out to sea: DT layout for Stuck?! Sketches

I'd like to be out to sea is a two-photo scrapbook page based on the Beatles' song Octopus' Garden.

Happy November! Today Stuck?! Sketches launches our first challenge of the new month. Why not play along with us using our November 1st sketch for some wonderful prizes?

Stuck Sketches November 1 2015 sketch

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

I took a lot of inspiration from the song challenge on this page. My photos are from a Caribbean cruise we took in 2005. The products are water- and beach-themed. And my title is a variation on the first line of the song, which goes “I’d like to be under the sea, in an octopus’ garden in the shade.” This was fun!

Product/technique notes

The background paper on my layout is from Crate Paper’s The Pier collection, and the rest of the patterns and stickers are from Echo Park’s Walking on Sunshine collection.

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

Bonnie & Clyde: DT layout for Stuck?! Sketches

Bonnie & Clyde is a scrapbook page based on the Stuck?! Sketches October 1, 2015 sketch.

Get a load of this Stuck?! Sketches October 1st sketch challenge. Grab the sketch and play along for some wonderful prizes from Heartfelt Creations and Scrapbook & Cards Today.

Stuck?! Sketches October 1, 2015 sketch

When we were growing up we didn’t have pets, but we were very lucky that our neighbors on either side of us had them. Clyde belonged to the Hinkles, who lived to our left. He was an indoor-outdoor tabby cat, and he didn’t seem to like people much when he and I got a little older. But when we were both at the tender age you see here (he looks like a kitten to me in this 1968 photo), it seems we got along famously.

Product/technique notes

The patterned papers are from the Doodlebug Designs Happy Harvest collection, the journaling cards are from Little Yellow Bicycle and the glitter cat-themed stickers are from The Paper Studio. I hand-stitched the circles and designed and cut the title on the Silhouette.