Tuesday, October 20, 2020

1979 Blue Pocket Page Scrapbook layouts

Two very busy pages. Too busy in my opinion.

I used stamps by Lawn Fawn and aunt stamp by SNP
The stickers by Oriental Trading Co, Tim Holtz, and Not so Cute Stickers
The die- cuts in the center square are leftovers from a Cricut cut.
The date was cut out with my Cricut
There's a Project Life card in there
The border is by Sunborn
Rub Ons in the bottom right corner

Thanks for looking

Monday, October 19, 2020

Manly Monday Gamer birthday Card

I printed out a bunch of digital stamps years ago
I'm just now getting to coloring them. 
The gamer digital stamp is by Kenny K but they are no longer in business. 
Their images, like this one, are perfect for a boy card
I colored him in with Copic markers
The sentiment is by Stampin Up 
The patterned papers are by Making Memories and K and Co.

Thanks for looking
Here are some other cards using the same stamp.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Small Embossed Flower Bouquet cards

Simple card with Making Memories patterned paper and two chipboard exclamation points by Hiedi Swapp.
The dry embossed flowers are by Cuttlebug.
I inked them with distress ink
I'm not sure where the doily square die cut came from.

This second card...
I liked it better without the big bulky brad sentiment.
It was a soft card like the one above when it was just the embossed flowers
And then I went in and added 
This a metal embellishment that doesn’t match well
Oh well, moving on.
That is a small embossing folder is by Cuttlebug 
I lightly inked it with distress ink.

The die- cuts are by Design Objectives and Spellbinders.
The patterned paper is by Creative Memories-brown
 Making Memories-floral and
 Die Cuts with a view-green

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

1978 Cricut Wreath Scrapbook Layout

I love the way this layout turned out. I hope you do too.
I matted the pictures with brown cardstock. The pictures already had a white border.
I used ABC stamps by Lawn Fawn and Oriental Trading Co.
The wreath die cut was made with my Cricut. 
I also cut out 1978 with my Cricut.
 The orangish leaves use an old patterned paper from Provo Crafts. 
The “image” or texture of the paper is that of a carpet.
I inked the edges of the leaves.
The brick patterned paper on the Right is by Recollections 

Thanks for looking

I can't figure out how to find the name of the image set the wreath is from. Sorry.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Fall Rosette Sunflower Card

The card today is a redo. I received the rosette in a swap ad it had spooky Halloween decorations on it, 
Well I wouldn't have used it so I removed the spooky and added a sunflower sticker
The white embossed background is by Spellbinders
The yellow patterned paper is by Echo Park 
The border punch is by EK Success

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Fall 1978 Scrapbook Layout with the pictures By the Pond

Hi. Thanks for stopping by. 
My layout today is another one for the year1978. It was a big year.
The die- cuts are by Cricut where I used the following cartridges: 
Create a Critter for the pond
Home Decor for the branch and 
Dino Play for the rocks

The patterned paper is by Crate Papers
Letter stickers by Provo Craft called Alphabitties
They look like wood.

Thanks for looking.

I'm entering the challenges:


Feels like Fall
(cartridges are listed in the description.)

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Red and Black Graduation Cards

I believe these 2 are the last of the graduation cards.
I used a diploma stamp by Stampin Up
The sentiment is by sticker by Reminisce
The patterned paper is by The Paper Studio
The die- cuts are: Square from eBay, pennant by Lawn Fawn, and borders by Creative Memories.
The black border is not an easy scallop border. 
Here, I will try to explain.
The bottom layer is red Rick-Rack that I used liquid glue to adhere to. I am not a fan of liquid glue, for this reason, the glue seeped out and was visible.
I took an old Creative Memories wave border and adhered it on top of a rick rack to cover the glue. 
These borders came together to include the edges of the waves, see the next picture.
I adhered the edge border over the two layers to cover the waves and rick rack because they didn't match up completely and glue from the rick rack was still visible.

Simple easy card with cardstock and a printed sentiment.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

1978 Snow, Family and Friends scrapbook layouts

This layout is different for me because I used a lot of the same product line/collection called Everafter by Cosmo Cricket. 
Normally, I go thru my stash, make a huge mess, and match things up as I go. That works for me because I like to rediscover products. 

The base patterned paper on both layouts is by Crate Paper
First square:
I used 2 journal cards from the set, a date alphabet stamp by Stampin Up, and eyelets on each end.

The second square 
I used alphabet stamps by- Lawn Fawn called Harold
The black alphabet stickers on this layout are all by Tim Holtz 

Third square card 
It uses a journal card from the set
The letter stamps are from Oriental Trading Co
The fun kitchen die- cuts are by Cricut
Border stamp on top and bottom are by Inkadinkado

Next layout:
I was able to use a large amount of the borders from the set to frame the patterned paper (by Craft Paper)
I used a border in the center to separate the top and bottom 
The top half is the actual moving into their new house and the bottom photos show the surrounding areas of the new house plus 40 acres.

I used two journal cards for the set.
The one on the top and center  and the other is bottom right.

I used the Lawn Fawn alphabet- Harold on: Moving Day, the address in the center and Steve's name at the bottom
I used the Lawn Fawn, "Say Cheese, Too" for the word August and 1972 in the bottom right card.
Lawn Fawn's Riley alphabet stamps in the bottom right corner, "Honda 600"

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Monday, October 12, 2020

Manly Monday I Made My own background for these three cards

I made these backgrounds by scoring lines using the black “blade” on the Fiskars trimmer.
I used stamps by Tpc Studio inside the score lines. 

The sentiment is by Great Impressions. 
I love this stamp for sending to people I don’t know. 
Shows some of the other stamps that are on my wish list.

The second one uses an unknown dino stamp
The transparency is left over from 
The letters are by Tim Holtz. I have to get the punctuation from somewhere else before I send it out. 

Last is my green example.
I dry embossed a small embossing folder by Cuttlebug
I inked it with distress ink and layered it on top of two Spellbinders dies.

Here are the three together. I really liked the way that they turned out and think they are appropriate for a male. Sadly they will never know, nor care about the time I put into making these cards.

This is the stamp set. I used the second to the bottom stamp for all of my lines. 

Here's the scoring of the paper. I forgot to take a picture before I started so the stamping has already been started. 

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Sunday, October 11, 2020

1977 Blandford Nature Center Layout

The Groh family scrapbook layouts continue.

The die- cuts are by Cricut.
The George font with the stakes is perfect for this theme. 
For the green die, I cut a piece of cardstock to fit in the center of it
I did that so the letter stickers by Provo Craft would stand out more
The patterned paper is by Die Cuts with a View

The pocket page:
Die-cut numbers are Cricut cuts.
The labeling under many of the photos from the Cricut's draw feature.
Letter stamps at the bottom left are by Lawn Fawn. The numbers are stickers.

Patterned paper: Creative Memories in the bottom corner of this card. It has a vellum sticker inside, also by Creative memories and the polka dot paper by Papertrey Ink.
At first, I didn't like the diagonal date but now I love how it stands out.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Pink embossed butterflies with a pretty flower card

We need some pink in between all this blue layout stuff.!
I have to say, when I was looking at this card to write this blogpost I was clueless about the manufacturer for the leaves stamp on the tips of the die cut. 
But then, for whatever reason, I lifted my head and this stamp set was the first one on a peg.  Quite often stamp sets get moved around as I'm looking through them.

The leaves stamp comes from the Sincere Sentiments designed by SCDesign by Simonne Clay from the Cardmaker and Papercraft magazine. I bought it on Mercari with a bunch of other things to make my purchase worth the shipping cost. There are a lot of nice sentiments, see picture below.

Then, here's my next thing. The circle in the center is by Elle's Studio. I won these products years ago so I put them on my desk so I will see them and maybe use them. It worked because I used one here and on an upcoming card. 

The other details of the card are:
 The white and pink die cuts are by Design Objective Designs. 
The pink ink for the leaves is from Scrapbook.com. It's their own line of products called Umbrella. 
To finish up, the center circle is from a Jillibean Soup and the butterfly background embossing folder is by Gina Marie. I did put a little bit of distress ink on some of the butterflies

My craft room has a half wall (3'x6') and a wall (5'x5') with pegboard for my stamps. 
When people come into my craft room for the first time, they say it looks like a store. Also, they've no idea that the packages on the wall are stamps. Most people think of stamps as rubber on a woodblock.

Here's a picture of the stamp set

Elle's Studio Leftovers

Thanks so much for looking.

Friday, October 9, 2020

1976 Professional Family Pictures in Grey-Blue and Red

Check out the bottom for variations of 1976 photos
Label stamps by Lawn Fawn
Nov and 1976 cut out using my Cricut.
 The background paper is by Stampin Up
A scrap of patterned paper with Nov. on top is by Quickutz.

The following layouts are from other books that I made.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

1975 Outdoors and Christmas time Pocket page Scrapbook layout

More 1975
The first card: alphabet stamps on the journal box are by Stampin Up A sticker or two by Karen Foster

The center card, the words, "Outside in 1975", stamps are by Lawn Fawn on a The Girls Paperie die cut that I inked with distress ink
1975 was cut out using my Cricut
The scraps of patterned papers are by The Paper Loft 

The blue patterned paper used on 8 of the 9 cards is by Colorbok. (Bok not BoX)
I inked the edges with a brown chalk ink by Colorbox. (Box. Not BoK.)
Seriously. Did these two companies not know of each other when naming their company? SMH

There's not too much to talk about on this pocket page. 
The top right card is the only one with anything on it.
The date stickers are by Creative Memories
The title was cut out using my Cricut
The trees are stickers from my stash
The patterned papers are by Daisy D.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

1975 Up North Teal and Mint Gradient Layout and Pocket Page

I couldn't decide the colors of these pages. I found a few clocks that show the colors. I put them on my Pinterest Home Board
Is it teal or mint?

Anyway, 1975 Continues.
This is a 2-page layout with the layout below as the left side and the pocket page as the right side.

The leaf die cut is by Gina Marie
The alphabet numbers are by SEI
The patterned paper is unknown

The pocket page details:
Cricut writing on vellum for details. I'm so mad that I didn't mark down the font.
The die- cuts are by Cricut (Wall Decor and More)
The patterned paper is by The Perfect Scrapbook by Colorbok (Sage Plaid)
Date stickers by Dear Lizzy + American Crafts

I have to include another layout with some of the same photos.

Thanks for looking