Saturday, May 24, 2014

HIMCR - Let's Hear it For the Boy #150

HIMCR #150 - Let's Hear it for the Boy!

This can be anything for or about a Boy or big boy AKA a man! :)

The sponsor this week is 2 Cute Ink!

The giveaway is 2 Digital Images

I decided to make this project a tribute to my Dad. Almost all of the papers are from a Round Robin session I took at The Great Lakes Mega Meet a few years ago, based on this sketch from:  The Paper Loft

The papers are double sided, there is a fishing theme on the flip side and listed under their Fishing category on their website. I also added a few of my own touches.
It was already partially assembled the Round Robin sessions go FAST, I think it was 5 classes in 2 ½ hours so we were only able to do a small portion of the projects.  

Cricut Country Life cartridge.
Banners kit from:
Colored pencils
Wooden beads (I think I got them at the Dollar Store, they have been in my stash for a long time)
Floss (also from my stash, I had 3 colors that went well with the papers, I braided them together then strung the wooden beads onto the floss tying a knot in between every bead)
Wooden sticks
Tim Holtz Aged Mahogany Distress Stain
Gold Stickles
Semi-Precious Stones – Aventurine (also part of my stash for several years)
Melissa Frances Buttons
Foam Squares

After a few failed attempts at getting my frames straight, I decided the best way to make them was to stain them, let dry then glue directly to the pictures, I trimmed the excess after the glue dried and then stained the ends.
Ink edges of all of your papers and cuts. I printed the journaling with my printer using, Ad Executive font and attached to a layer of dark brown paper then adhered to the light brown paper.
The, “Gone but still with me” base didn’t come out as planned, I tried to use eyelets with floss strung through but I couldn’t string it the way I wanted so I mounted it on foam squares, added the gold stickles and the stones.
Print digi, color with pencils, fussy cut out and add to layout.
"Daddy" cut with Country Life @ .8"


  1. Great job! I love the Paper Loft! I think I took this same class a few years ago but I really like all that you added! I never thought of adding stones! I have tons! Great inspiration! thanks!

    1. Thank you Alicia. This was from the 2012 Mega Meet, I knew it was going to be my last one going in so I went all out and included the Round Robin, it was well worth the $50.00. We moved from Michigan to Arizona that July. Weather is great here.

  2. I LOVE your layout. What a nice way to share your photos.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,


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