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

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

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

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