Scraps of Darkness September Sketch by craftyspinkles.
Together layout. This is my version of the Sept SOD Sketch. The photo is of my grandparents on their wedding day. They were married by the Justice of the Peace and the other two people in the photo were their best friends and witnesses. I used the gorgeous rose paper for the background and made my own roses with the kit cardstock colors. I'll be entering this layout in the Heritage Challenge over at scrapbook.com.
Reinvention layout. I love this steampunk lady so I just had to cut her out of her paper and add her to this layout. These are photos of just a few of my many hair styles when I was in cosmetology school. I had every color imaginable in my hair, short hair, extensions, and the list goes on! The scissors with wings at the top right are a pin that I wore while at school with wings that are jewelry pieces colored with Espresso Alcohol Ink. (Love that blue cardstock!)
Take Flight layout. This is probably my favorite so far! This is my son on his first day of school. I chose to create this layout to mark his flight into his educational journey. He's handled school so well and I am so proud of him. I used masks from Tim Holtz and Tattered Angels, and Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap and Brushed Corduroy for the background and Broken China for the clouds. I made the balloon and clouds by hand and added twine and stickles.
Women Make Up the Family layout. This is a layout I created to record my belief that women are what make a family; they hold the family together and make it strong. This is me with my husband's side of the family, including his mother, aunts, cousins, and late grandfather. I used my Cricut Expression to cut out the gears and inked them with Tea Dye Distress Ink. I used some of the gear parts and stick pin from the kit and made the ribbon roses.
Teenage Dream layout. This layout is for the Leftover Layouts Challenge at scrapbook.com where you can only use scraps even for your background. The layout uses scraps from the layouts I created. I am also going to enter it into the Book of Me challenge at scrapbook.com with the topic being what you wanted to be when you grew up. My dream was to be rich and successful and have many material possessions. But as I grew up I realized that those things didn't measure success. The title was inspired by the song Teenage Dream by Katy Perry since I'll also be entering the layout in the Lyrics challenge at sb.com.