Saturday, October 31, 2020

1980 Building the back porch Scrapbook Pocket page Layouts

There are a lot of pictures in 1980.
I used stamps by Lawn Fawn Harold for name labels and Riley for 1980.
The stickers by Echo Park. It's a Christmas sticker sheet.
The die- cuts are made by my Cricut I inked the edges and put the bricks inside 
I used the negative of the bricks as a stencil in the upper left corner
I used red and green scraps of paper and some square brads

I used the Deep Red Stamps 

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Friday, October 30, 2020

Elisabeth's 50th birthday Card

I gave this to my friend Elisabeth for her 50th birthday
Gold is the traditional color for 50th wedding anniversaries. 
I used it as the anniversary of her birth.

I've said it before but I have to tell you, I love this gold spray by Ranger
It's called, Perfect Pearls Mists color-Sunflower Sparkle. It's not only beautiful, but it is also useful for the following reason, the gold mist sprays out a bold color that it really helps to cover up imperfections. Such as liquid adhesive that seeps out from under the die-cut and looks horrible.

The sentiment is a sticker from Close to My Heart

The die- cuts were cut using my Cricut. 
The frame is negative from something I cut.
The gold flourishes are leftovers from

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

1980 Easter Scrapbook Pocket Pages

This top part is short and sweet, rather to the point.
Whereas the bottom layout description is lengthy. You've been warned.

I used stamps by Lawn Fawn Harold's ABCs for name labels as usual 
I also used these Lawn Fawn stamps:
Violet's ABCs for the first card #1 and #5
Riley's ABCs for the word Easter
The arrow stamp is by Heidi Swapp. 
I would stamp the first time when the ink was its wettest on the outside
Then I'd huff on the stamp and stamp it again moving in toward the center
I think this technique is called generation stamping. 
Please correct me if I'm wrong.
These planner stamp sets are the perfect size for my pocket pages.

The diamonds, squares, and Ampere sign are stickers by Creative Memories
The gold number stickers, 1980, are by Stickabilities (7/8" Hand Drawn)
The cross sticker is by Recollections

I stamped the above on off-white cardstock and then onto a Lawn Fawn die cut
I lined the bricks up on the paper and the die cut
I was trying to give it a dimensional feel.
My list of Lawn Fawn stamps for this page include:
Of course Harold for the labeling people
The word Easter and the egg are from one of their planner stamp sets
The word birthday is from the Everything stamp set.
The 1980 number stamps are by Stampin Up

I used some square brads in a few cards.
I labeled some of the photos with labels from the computer. 
When there are more people, the stamped labels are too big to fit on the cards. 
Plus I don't have their names already stamped out in different colors on different colored cardstock like I do with the intermediate family. 
When I make one name label for a family member, I make a ton of them.
Honestly, the names are relatively short-Joe, Dan, Paul, Oma, and Opa. 
When I do a Mike label, I switch out the last two letters and do Mimi.
Steve and David are the longest names and sometimes I switch out letters for their names since they both have a v in their names.

Moving on, the green border stickers in the middle row and center bottom row are from Creative Memories
I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to stamp the word birthday on the sticker.
The arrow sticker is by Becky Higgins Project Life.

So here's my WTH rant.
The brick sticker in the corner is by Forever in Time 
I bought at Dollar Tree
This one little pile of bricks sticker is the only one that I could find in my stash.

I have a folder of just "Tools"
I have a Creative memories 3" thick binder of just "Boy Stickers" 
I have a binder with a folder of die-cuts for the male gender
I have a folder for Manly Monday, more masculine crap 
Plus I can't forget all of the other folders and binders that
I went through looking for some damn bricks!
And this one cheapy dollar store sticker is the only one I found.

Thank you for looking and listening to my silly rant.
I looked for and did not find a wheel barrel sticker
This causes me to get more creative in the coming pages.

I'm not sure if I've ever mentioned this but Opa was a bricklayer. 
Hence, the more than usual bricklaying projects in these photos.  

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Second Watermelon Card

Second watermelon card. I made the background when I made 
and I finally put it together.
The border is by Martha Stewart Side Note: I think this border is gone from my stash.
Because I use this border in a pocket page that I have to post. I get excited to finally use up my old stash.
The sentiment stamp by Close to my Heart was white heat embossed onto black cardstock 
The chipboard circle is unknown. I set a large glittery brad in the center. The two green die cuts on the are Spellbinders dies

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

1979 Christmas and 1980 Snowstorm Pocket pages

It's 1:35am and my head bobbled and I woke up to see WWWWWWWWWWW
on the screen. Why a W? Not sure.
I will say it's a good indication that I need to go to bed.

The patterned paper is by Echo Park
Spellbinders die cut in the center if the first card
The year is Cricut cut.
Lawn Fawn labeling alphabet Harold

On the second page, the four large 4x6 photo spots are patterned paper by Echo Park.
The 6x6 pad of paper came in handy
The bottom embellishments are from my Mom's stash
The word Dan on the left is a Quickutz die 
 The center square uses most of the 1980's stickers on a sticker sheet.

Thanks for looking
Have a great week.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Manly Monday Simple From all of Us Card

This is a simple masculine card 
I used that same striped Paper I used in this layout
The die cuts are by Spellbinders 
The sentiment stamp is from Lawn Fawn
I did ink the white die cut on top to match everything else.

Thanks for looking

Friday, October 23, 2020

Little Lamb Baby Card

A baby card for my stash. 
Brown circle  was made with Creative Memories Cutting System
The lamb is a sticker by Martha Stewart
The patterned paper is SOOOO old
It resembles a quilt. Perfect for a baby boy card.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Lawn Fawn Bicycle cards

This is a single layer card. Not my norm but the pair turned out cute.
I used an old stamp from Lawn Fawn. It is retired. 
The grass stamp is by Lawn Fawns Critters at the Park
The sun is a Unity Stamp Co.
The cloud stamp is by Imaginisce.
I colored in the bikes with Copic Markers.

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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

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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.