Some Rad Teen Style | A Scrapbook Layout

Last week when I started this layout I mentioned that I didn’t really have a plan for it. I liked the monocromatic tones I started with in the aqua shades, but ended up added in a contrasting color with the wood grain thickers and the wood veneer arrows. I knew the story I wanted to tell about about the photo (Debbie – I’m sure you remember this!) and the arrows were the perfect way to do it.

The large border punch separates the top and bottom of the layout and gave me a place for the photo to rest. Instead of adding a second piece of cardstock or pattern paper to create the inner frame, I hand stitched a border in the contrasting color. I layered up some circles and vellum scallop circles to create embellishments and added word flags and pins to complement each one. A few gems at each cluster helps to draw the eye.

Featured Supplies: Martha Stewart Daisy Fan and Doily Lace punches, AC Sketchbook thickers, Prima Jewels.

I used a journaling stamp from My Mind’s Eye to create the little journaling spots. I didn’t set out to compare and contrast exactly, but it feels like I did that a little bit. You gotta love the big 80’s hair and the white Keds. This was so me at the time (sorry that the photo has some serious shadows going on!). I no longer wear the skirts or roll up my sleeves, but I still travel and lug a camera around!

I’m not sure this layout turned out exactly how I pictured it in my head, but I kept reminding myself that this is the layout that had no plan… Do you prefer to start with inspiration (a sketch or some kind of starting point of some kind) or do you just go for it?

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. LOL – I had both! Keds and huge hair 🙂
    love the arrows towards your journaling.
    And your heart embellishment clusters!

  2. I always rolled up my tshirt sleeves!!! Haha! Great picture 🙂 I usually start out with some kind of plan, now whether or not I end up where I intended is a different story!

  3. I love it!!
    I also love the size of the “film” camera. I remember that weekend well 🙂

  4. I love your color scheme! And being a strong visual person, I have a hard time just winging it without something to get the inspiration flowing.

  5. I love this layout! The colors are nice, i like the woodgrain too.

  6. I had an outfit just like this. 🙂 Ah yes, the 80s hair. LOL! Love the woodgrain and aqua against the white background.

  7. oh, i LOVE this!! This has to be a favorite 🙂

  8. Another great layout. Love the photo, you look so hip 😉
    I usually just wing it when making a layout…but as you know I don’t have any on my blog, because I don’t seem to scrapbook but only once a year.
    So I am going to follow some sketches in the new year and hopefully that will inspire me to scrapbook more.

  9. Fun – you captured the teen mood – nicely done.

  10. Tammy, love this !


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