Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Lessons from Grandpa

My husband's father treasured the time he had with his grandchildren. Here is a shot of him teaching Joseph to golf at the tender age of four. He went to be with the Lord in 2000, but left a legacy of love and devotion to his family.

One of the Spa Challenges at Scrap-Friendzy is to scrap a man/men in your life. The blue in our son's shirt represents blue for boys. If you are looking for some fun challenges to spark your scrapping creativity, come check out the 19 fabulous challenges that have been posted by the Scrap-Friendzy DT this month. Each completed layout puts your name in the hat for a fabulous prize each month.

I used the Bo Bunny Sketch for their challenge. For the Scrapbook Sister's Challenge # 4 ~ men, my subject is our son and my father-in-law together, and my interpretation on the ScrapFIT "School's Out" challenge was the title "Lessons" from Grandpa. 

Here is my page:

Based on this wonderful Bo Bunny Sketch:

Here is a close-up of the layered circles. I had some extra time on my hands at the UKC dog show last week, so I picked up some bamboo crochet thread to create these lace flowers that I layered on the Bo Bunny paper circles, and attached with Timepiece brads. The lace flowers were dyed with distress ink to coordinate with the paper.

~ When cutting lace, place a dab of Glossy Accents on the line where you will be cutting and rub in. This will keep the edge from fraying. 
~ To dye my bright white lace flowers, I rubbed distress ink on my craft mat, spritzed with some water, then rubbed the flowers through the misted ink. I let them air dry and pressed lightly so they would lay nicely.
~ When layering I cut out the middle of the pages, so the nearly black paper sheet that is the base is actually only a 1 inch frame. I used the scrap to create the largest circle on my layered embellishments and for the outer circle around the title. I still have a nice piece left for my stash. The main title circle is cut from the center of the Timepiece Dot paper.
~ To create the stitching line, I pierced holes in the paper every eighth of an inch using my craft ruler as a guide. I then went back and drew a white line between each hole using a white Jelly Roll pen. You may need to go over the lines a couple times to get a nice white line.

Products used for this layout:
Bo Bunny paper:
Timepiece Dot
Gabrielle Dot
Mama-razzi Film
Mama-razzi Stripe
Beautiful Life Leaf
Double Dot Licorice
Timepiece brads
Timepiece trinkets
Distress inks ~ Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Black Soot, Corduroy, Pumice Stone
VersaMagic Chalk Ink ~ Midnight Black
Hand crafted (by me) lace flowers ~ crocheted from bamboo crochet thread
Lace from my stash
White Jelly Roll Pen 

Circle Punches
Fiskar Circle Cutter
EK Success Braid Edger Punch
Piercing Tool
Tim Holtz Distress Tool
Cutterbee Scissors

Thanks for stopping by. I enjoy reading your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. This is a great layout and tells a wonderful story :)

  2. I Love this page! The antique look to the flowers and the vintage feel are really awesome:)

  3. Gorgeous layout and a very touching post!

  4. Beautiful layout, great memories for years to come. :) Hugs, Lori m

  5. I can't believe you made the flowers yourself, they are fabulous!!!! Great LO and thanks for the tips!!!!

  6. Wonderful layout with lots of great details, and that photo is so precious!!!!

  7. Gorgeous layout! I really love the photo and the story. Great tips too! Thanks for leaving the kind words on my blog. It really meant a lot to read them. Hugs.

  8. Fabulous all the detail and what a wonderful photo to treasure.

  9. photos like this are timeless. so glad that you have it and what a wonderful page you have created!! love the embellies!!

  10. I love all your trims, the colors, the clock charm in the center of the flower and of course the subject. Have a good week!

  11. Tracey, this is beautiful!!! Love the Vintage feel of this lo, and the crocheted flowers are amazing!! What a wonderful memory you have captured here!!! Your work is beautiful!!! Hugs!!!

  12. Oh my this is a BEAUTIFUL layout!AMAZING job with all the fantastic details!!:)

  13. This is so pretty!! Those flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us at ScrapFIT!

  14. Wow...I don't think there are enough compliments. You amaze me as always. Outstanding layouts!


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