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.

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.

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

Taking requests

Taking requests is a one-photo scrapbook page.

This is just a sweet photo of my three-year-old baby brother strumming his toy guitar (like a violin) in his pajamas in September 1971. Pretty cute, huh?

Product/technique notes

I followed this sketch from Boys Rule. The background paper is from Echo Park’s Walking on Sunshine collection, and the other patterns are from BasicGrey, Crate Paper and We R Memory Keepers.
Boys Rule August 2015 sketch

The boys of summer

The boys of summer is a scrapbook page made with Echo Park's Walking on Sunshine collection.

My brother and I started college at the same time and lived in freshmen dorms that were situated next to each other, so we had a lot of friends in common. Rich lived in Phil’s dorm, and we both quickly became friends with him because he was smart, loyal and lots of fun.

As we were wrapping up our first year and packing to go home for the summer Phil invited Rich to come up to Willoughby for a visit; this photo is from that July 1986 visit.

Product/technique notes

I followed this Boys Rule sketch and used products from the Echo Park Walking on Sunshine collection for this page. I had a lot of fun with the hand stitching on this one, too.
Boys Rule July 15, 2015 sketch