Ok, we’re back to the 1988 scrapbook. Here’s a page I made using some random pics of my goofy husband and naughty cat. 🙂
The door hinges are grungeboard from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Plain Elements set and painted with the Pitch Black Paint Dabber. The large mat and the flourishes were embossed with the dots from the Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Dots And Flowers. Most everything on this layout was inked with Vintage Photo Distress ink. (What can I say? It goes with everything!) The dots on the mat were inked with Broken China Distress ink.
I LOVE my Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes Bigz Die. The flourishes are great embellishments that work in most any type of layout. They add a decorative element without being too fancy or girly.
The transparancy around the lower middle photo is by Colorbok, “Transparency Frames, Natural.” The date and the numbers on the photos are from one of my favorite clear stamp sets, Autumn Leaves’ Clear Stamp – Messy Dates. It’s one of those products I wasn’t too sure about when I bought it, but I’ve found it gets used a LOT.
The “Hanging Out At” is the Sizzix Script alphabet, and the “Home” is also grungeboard, from the Grungeboard Alphas pack. Both were painted with Pitch Black Paint Dabber and then covered with Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. Rock Candy Distress paint is another great product to add some shine and interest without being too glittery or glitzy. I use it so much, I need to order another bottle soon! The key is from Jo-Ann’s.
Most of the papers are from a set by MemoryStor. This was in a 12″x12″ paper pack with tote at Costco. At $20 for 300 double sided sheets (less than 7 cents a sheet,) plus the tote, it seemed financially irresponsible NOT to buy it, lol. (Not too long ago, I sold the tote on Craigslist for $7. That brings the price down to less than 4.5 cents each, whoo-hoo!)
And here’s the journaling:
(The parenthetical comment in #1 is tongue-in-cheek, since it’s being written 23 years later, and now I do, indeed, have a whole room for my sewing & crafts. What a blessing!)
1. This little area is Sandy’s sewing corner. (She hopes someday to have a whole room of her own.) Once the baby comes, the cradle will have to go in this space.
2. Gary & Moses relaxing together. (Well, maybe Moses isn’t quite so relaxed.) For some reason, this was the only time we had a fire in the fireplace.
3. Moses drying off after a shower. Moses was a naughty kitty who liked to knock over the trash can and play with the contents. The squirt bottle never seemed to phase him, so we tried showers. Those didn’t seem to phase him much either.
4. Gary, Moses and Vern the fern. This fern was a gift, and we really, really tried to keep it alive. Sadly, it eventually succumbed to Sandy’s brown thumb.