Monday, May 12, 2014

Hello Layout

Hi you all this is from LOAD514-Day 10. The theme was Pastimes and the prompt was: Operator. Some of the things Lain mentioned to scrap about: experiences with our phone, relationship to the phone, when did you get your first cell phone, just to name a few.  Mine I guess could fall under experiences/relationship with our house phone growing up:
I used 2 challenges for my layout: The 1st one was seeing Surama's challenge on her blog about doing a challenge w/ 2's (2 of everything) for Sketch N Scrap's 2nd birthday. So here is the list:
2 pattern papers, 2 cardstocks, 2 PL cards, 2 adhesive borders, 2 photos, 2 washi tapes, 2 ribbons, 2 wood veneers, 2 rub-ons, 2 die-cuts, 2 stickers. What a fun challenge this was :)
The other challenge is a sketch which I used to make up the layout from StuckOnUSketches:

 I had fun with this sketch, I'm not much of a corner cluster and this sketch brought me out of that comfort zone and as I do more n more sketches I do more n more of newer techniques a win-win.
 So this cluster has the rub on from Fancy Pants Designs, washi tape and a veneer
 This cluster has another rub on, a ribbon that i found in my ribbon drawer (similar to what I was wearing in the photo), washi tape and a PL card for my journaling about my relationship with our house phone.
 The center housed everything else, the pattern paper, the ribbon, the cardstock, the borders, the die cuts, the photos (me with our very first cat in the house, a tabby for some reason I can't remember it's name) and the word stickers (See another part of Surana's challenge was to celebrate: Celebrating a fun memory from my youth) When I was working on this layout there was one photo that I wanted to use and knew that I had it, but couldn't find it in time for the layout so I improvised and doubled up on the picture. But this was the photo of our house phone:
Mabel our cat next to our phone, I can assume that she must have been playing with the cord for the picture to have been taken. As you can see that cord didn't go far so the landing on the steps was prime spot to sit and chat, now this was the layout that if the walls could talk :) It would have been fun to have the picture on the layout, but I do like the way the layout turned out with the double photo instead. Everything is from past and current counterfeit kits, I pulled in the ribbon, the word stickers and the Hello die cut. The phone die cut is a cameo cut from the Silhouette Store.
What kind of relationship did you have with your phone growing up?


  1. I loved the story of your page! In my house also had this phone's model, a long time ago, rs rssss. Great job. Thank you for participating in this challenge.

  2. Cool story! We had a cordless phone (with a big antennae you had to pull up) and I thought I was so cool when I got to go sit in a rocking chair in Mom and Dad's room (peace and quiet!) and talk to my friends.

  3. Wow, I am so loving this layout Tina and the story behind the layout! Oh yes, how I remember the rotary phone! I miss them, thought they were so cool and modern. lol I wasn't a phone "user" much and I'm still not, but love the memories of these old phones. Hugs

  4. What a fun page to make and awesome job on Surama's two challenge. I love it when a photo tells a story!. xx

  5. Wonderful story and great layout! Brought back fun childhood memories of those old time phones! I need to do a layout about it, they are truly antiques now lol! Thanks for joining our birthday bash at Sketch N Scrap!