It was such a generous offer. Our California friends loaned us a car for our drive north so we didn't need to rent one. And not just any car! A convertible sports car! My husband loves small convertibles. He has owned a few before we got together. That was - hum - many years and many pounds ago. So we wondered - we, being everyone but him - how he would manage with such a small car. He had no doubts and easily folded himself into the tiny car. I used to drive a sports car and I have to admit my joints are a bit creakier getting in and out now. It was a fun vacation option!
For the pages, I did Nichol Majourik's challenge this month in her Scrapbook Stamping class. We are to stamp our own designer paper. I used Circles and Dots from Inkadinkado and colors that matched my photos. No hunting through my stash for just the right paper.
Since all my white stamping cardstock is 8 1/2 x 11 and I really needed to fill a 12" page, I cut the paper into three 3 1/2 x 8 1/2" strips and then cut one strip again to fill the page. The "seams" became pockets for some extra photos. Lots of machine stitching tied all this together - literally.
Other project notes:
- The embellishments were cut with the Cricut and the Accent Essentials cartridge. Some SU! brads I picked up on clearance filled in these 'wheel' looking embellishments.
- To finish the edge of the curved cardstock, I brushed on white acrylic paint.
- The letters are another dollar store find from Making Memories.
Ingredients: Not mentioned above are designer papers from My Mind's Eye Little Robots collection and October Afternoon Cherry Hill.
Baker's Twine from Papertrey Ink
LOVE your pages! What a great idea to cut your cardstock that way....I'll have to keep that in mind because I have a ton of 8 1/2 x 11 myself. I think you did a FAB job on making your own paper too! TFS!!!!ReplyDelete
What a fun idea for a page! Love the stamped pages, they look wonderful and the seam pockets are so smart. TFS!ReplyDelete
I love, love, love this layout.ReplyDelete
Not only is it a fun layout, and my hubby can so relate, teehee.
But you made your own background paper, wow. I would never have guessed.
This is the coolest layout! I also love to make my own BG paper so of course I love yours!! Great job!ReplyDelete
Great take on the challenge and I love that you took pictures of this! That would so be my husband, too, and he also would not be able to resist!ReplyDelete
I love this layout lisa-and the designer paper you made for it is beautiful-looks like hubby managed the sports car okReplyDelete