Scraptastic Design Team – Lovebug and Stinky

So, I posted this layout a week ago and just got around to uploading the process video. (It’s been a crazy month!) This is probably one of the best layouts I’ve made in a long time. There are just some photos that are worth more than words. And these photos certainly fall into that category.

Lovebug and Stinky – my big brother Love (yes, his name is Love) and me…Stinky!

Long story…:)!

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You may be wondering how I inherited the childhood nickname Stinky. It’s a very long embarrassing story that is best told by my relatives. And believe me…they still give me a hard time and the incident that gave me this nickname will forever live on in our family history. I cannot escape it!

My brother on the other hand, well…the origins of his nickname are less embarrassing. As a young boy, he didn’t really like his name. That is until the “ladies” dubbed him Lovebug…oh imagine the narcissism that ensued! He has been Lovebug ever since!

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These photos were taken while we waited for my mother to have surgery. Of course we were getting on her nerves with our antics, as usual. It is not often that we get to play around like this. You know how it goes…you become adults with separate lives. It’s hard to connect sometimes. We are trying to do better.

Since we are so far apart in age, fifteen years to be exact, we didn’t exactly grow up together. He enlisted in the Air Force when I was just a toddler. I would get so excited when he came home for a visit. To me, his travels around the world were magical! As a military fireman, he has seen the worst. We are so proud of him! The “old man” retired a couple of years ago…we are thankful for his service.

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I am trying to scrapbook more about our relationship…which is evolving. We need each other more and more, especially as our mother begins to age. Believe it or not, we don’t have many pictures together…which is sad. I am bound and determined to change that. One photo and one layout at a time. I adore my older brother and I want our memories to last a lifetime!

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Layout Ingredients:

  • Background Paper – Scraptastic Exclusive
  • Flare – Scraptastic Exclusive
  • Arcylic Shapes – Scraptastic Exclusive
  • Font: Fitzgerald Glitter Form Letters by Thickers
  • Ampersand (Gold tip) – C’est La Vie by Pink Paislee
  • Heart Stamp – Scraptastic Exclusive Stamp Set – Gale Song
  • Washi Tape – Scraptastic Exclusive
  • Puffy Shapes – C’est La Vie by Pink Paislee
  • Velum Letters – Scraptastic Exclusive
  • Fringe Heart – Maggie Holmes by Crate Paper
  • Mist – Black Velet by Heidi Swapp

And here’s the process video! Enjoy!

3 thoughts on “Scraptastic Design Team – Lovebug and Stinky

  1. Janice says:

    What a beautiful, and funny, story! Your scrapbook layouts inspire me so much. Please tell your brother thank you for his service to our country. I know you are proud of him. My son has been in the military for 8+ years. Hugs!!

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