Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Pre-retirement for Thickers

I do love my Thickers.  Even with the Cricut and now the Silhouette, I still love Thickers for titles.  Some packs have been nearly loved to death as there are few left.  Letters like A, E, R and T seem to be the first to go and I'm left with lots of Q's, X's and tons of numbers.  I hardly ever use the numbers.

So before moving some of the old sets out of my stash (so I can buy new ones, of course), I want to use up a few of these extra letters.

The title for this layout 'Playground' comes from the odd letters of 5 different sets.  These are not all American Crafts Thickers.  I use the name "Thickers" generically.  Some of these are chipboard stickers from other companies.  And the same idea could apply to stickers, too.

The grid page has 6 photos of my husband and his youngest daughter taking her children to the playground.  I didn't remember until I got nearly done that this was actually July 4.  I'm sure that is why she had her daughter dressed in a pretty red dress.  Still I have a lot of red on the page and many other cheerful colors from Mon Ami by BasicGrey.  One of the larger papers is from Carta Bella's Celebration collection which is a perfect match.

The background has some zig zag stitching to finish it off. The little wagon was cut on the Silhouette.  A couple of stickers and some wood hearts complete the page.

The photo of my husband with his granddaughter is a selfie.  Didn't he do a good job?  I thought for sure Amanda took it, but he did.  He said the little one got a bit heavy but he doesn't look like he minds carrying her :-)

Here is the process video:

And the sketch. If you like the sketches, all of 2013 sketches are in one PDF here.

I mentioned in the last newsletter update that August would be the month of Thickers.  I'm getting a bit of an early start.  More videos will be coming along with ways to work through the extras in my Thicker stash.  So if you have more Thickers or Stickers than you know what to do with, I hope you'll join in.


  1. Cute layout! I love how you used 6 photos. I need to use up some of my Thickers too.

  2. Such a sweet layout. Great selfie!!!
    Such a fun and creative way to use up some of those letter stickers :)

  3. Love that grid design! And such a fun way to use up leftover letters!

  4. Such a great way to use up Thickers and stickers, Lisa! Love how you fit the title together with your odds and ends!

  5. Good job for the hubby for the selfie! I love the pre-retirement blog title :) Great page!


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