This layout is of my great grandfather - kind of a small capsule of what I know of his life. I know his life was so much richer and fuller, but these are just a few of the things that I know about him! This was for a challenge on Studio Calico in which we could use no patterned paper or premade embellishments and it had to focus only on the picture and the journaling. I found out after I made it that we were not supposed to use stamps either - which I think is really silly as the original rules said nothing of the kind and the person who made up the rules used stamps on her layout - she traced around them - but oh well. This is one of my most favorite layouts I've ever done. I used my vintage typewriter for the journaling, I stamped the frame and misted the kraft cardstock. I used some alphabet stamps for "good long" in the title on cardstock and cut them out. I made pencil marks on the side for journaling as I was going to actually handwrite it all, but I had so much to write I didn't think it would fit unless I typed it out - plus I think the typewriter looks more vintagey! This layout is of Michael and Danielle at a Girl Scout father-daughter sockhop! They were so cute! I made Danielle's skirt for her and Michael is wearing my old high school band sweater! I worked one of the stalls that night and I had roller skates on - but alas no pics of me! I used a scrapkit that I got while I was at the San Antonio retreat this summer. They had made it up with some premade pages for us to copy that I never did. I added the thickers for the title and that cool button for the flower middle that I've had forever! TFL!