Friday, January 21, 2011

SOUS - My First Truck

First I want to say Thank You to all of you for the many emails and comments left on my blog.  I appreciate all your well wishes and concerns.  I am on the mend and feeling better and will be back to scrapping more...Soon! :)  Thank you!!

This was a really fun layout to do.  I love the look of the aluminum foil border embossed with the tread plate embossing folder...perfect for a male layout.  I really like how deep of an embossed image you get with the foil.  I did put 3 layers of foil together to give a little more sturdiness.

I just happen to have the perfect "manly" brads to set everything off.  Base Camp Cricut cartridge was used for the font.  I plan to add a second page to this and show better pics of his truck.  He looks sooooo small standing next to it. :)
Check out all the fabulous layouts Here at Stuck On U Sketches

Thanks to all for the wonderful comments.  

I found the brads at Hobby Lobby and it was just posted that some Michael's have them too.

The diamond tread plate is a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

The foil is just regular Reynold's aluminum foil...tear a a good size sheet and fold it several times to add layers for sturdiness.  I folded mine three times...then run through embossing machine.  Of course you have to keep moving your embossing folder down and running back through the machine until your entire strip of foil is embossed. 

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Update and Bedford Falls

WOW...that's about all I can say as I feel like such a stranger to my blog and creating projects.  Life got really crazy this fall and my family suffered many losses.  It got to the point that attending a funeral service was almost as regular as church on Sunday.  Sometimes you just don't understand life, but God does get you through.

Once life began to get back to normal I started getting sick and have been battling severe ear infection and dizziness for weeks.  It makes it hard to function much less think about getting creative.   I am once again on medication, but just can't seem to kick it.  If not way better by Monday I will be calling the doctor again.

On a lighter note...Bedford Falls...Kathy and I are STILL planning to do Bedford  Falls...Yea! : )  However, it turned out to be a much larger project than either one of us expected.  Rather than rushing through it and throwing it together...we both decided it would be better to wait and do it right.  So what better time to do a Christmas project if not at Christmas...July...Yes, Christmas in July!!  This will give us plenty of time to do it right and give all of you plenty of time to recreate it for next Christmas.  See you in July! ;) 

In the meantime... A Big Thank You to all of you that continue to stop by and support my blog even when it's slow!  I hope to feel  better soon so I can get back to creating and having fun.