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. :)
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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. 


  1. Hi, Lisa .. well, first, I am so glad that you are doing better! Woohoo for that! Love love love what you did with the foil. I have actually been wanting to try something like that but in a more girly pattern. But this was perfect for the truck photos! I think this sketch kind of screams for a page 2, so that will be perfect for the rest of your photos! Glad you are on the mend and hopefully back to do some fun stuff! Hugs!

  2. Love it... I always struggle with layouts for boys! I'm going to have to try the foil. Where did you find the brads?


  3. Fabulous boy page .. love your embossed foil technique .... terrific X:)

  4. What a fantastic "guy" layout!!! WOW he looks soooo young to be driving a big truck like that!! Love, love the embossed foil and the screw head brads are just perfect!!!! I do hope you're feeling 100% better soon!! Take care!! Hugs!!!

  5. Love the embossing, the brads, everything!

    He looks so small sitting in it too! Geez! They get old fast!

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  6. Fabulous layout, I love the foil! TFS

  7. HI Lisa I am just getting to my emails, and I am glad you are feeling much better and I am so sorry about the loses you have had.....This layout is awesome....Glad your back to scrappin! I looked on your blog to order more chipboard and it isn't showing up. Did you stop selling the chipboard? Contact me at

  8. Hi hun!
    This is such a fun project...I need those brads by the way! LOL!

    I know things have been crazy for sometime but let's hope this new year will be much, much more calm..even if it has'nt started that way. I will for sure keep you in my thoughts and hope only the best for you...okay, why am I talking like your moving away or something? LOL!!!!

    Ok, so love the foil embossed border...totally perfect of the page! And that's one awesome truck!!!!!

  9. I'm glad you're feeling better. Really fun layout! Who makes that embossing folder? And, I'm definitely going to need some of those brads, too! Great finds on your part; thanks so much for sharing them with us!


  10. I went out and found the brads at both a Hobby Lobby and at a Michael's. I did not find them at a different Michaels so it may be hit and miss. I was wondering how you did the diamond plate foil. I have paper like that, but don't know how you got the diamond plate design on the foil. Thanks.

  11. Thank you all for the comments!

    I just updated my post...look at the very bottom to find the answers to most of your questions. Hope this helps.

  12. I love your Lo. Great idea. I like to invited you to my blog for a custom made apron give away. Enter @

  13. Great layout! Love the foil technique and will definitely be on the lookout for some of those brads.

  14. That CB folder is one of my favourites! Your layout is fantastic!


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