Saturday, March 19, 2016

Pedal To The Metal

Well it's after midnight : ) and still plugging away at blogging :) Now this layout truly was inspired by Whimsical Musings and Challenge #203 This challenge they were picking up a trend that was highlighted by Sherrie over at our Whimsical Facebook group page. We had chatted about this article quite a bit over at the FB page and I was not surprised when I seen it pop up for the challenge.
A few weeks ago, she linked to this article "The Edgy Trend You'll See Everywhere This Year" which forecasts that eyelets or grommets are going to be hot news in the fashion world this season.

Eyelets were the challenge. 
 My husband and his younger boys :) talk about going back in time to scrap some pictures :) This got me some points over at Calvinball :) So for me to figure out how to create the layout well:
First I figured out what I was scrapping and I knew I was doing it in a Monochromatic layout to cover a couple of challenges in a facebook group Our Happy Scrappin' Place and over at SNC yahoo group. Then I went to google for help on some inspiration for the eyelets and I came across this old post from Shimelle: here and I followed along with her video and created this layout. I love to be inspired in so many different places :)
 I was surprised at the amount of the story I wanted to tell about these pictures. I told what Dave told me when I had asked him about the pictures and a little bit about my story with him and the tractor.
 I thought this paper and that writing was perfect for the title for the layout :) Love when it's that easy :)
My 2 clusters on this layout :) yep even got some clustering advice from Shimelle :) Lots of stickers, die cuts and some new CTMH triangle enamels went onto this layout. it was a fun way to use that cassette tape cut too, like a subtitle to the layout. The circle I used a dinner plate and a pencil to mark the points that I wanted. When I found out how many green eyelets I had, I changed up the points so they were a bit further apart and then I still needed something so I came across some brads that were almost the same color and used those :) Yep, there is reasons not to purge your scrapbook stuff, sometimes the trends come back around :) Have a great day today and I may be back later on today.


  1. Wow, this is an awesome layout Tina! I love the papers you used as well as the embellishments! I had no idea that eyelets and grommets were coming back in style. Good to know though as I have a lot of them. lol Love the picture too my friend! Hugs, Brenda

  2. Fabulous layout!! LOVE the pictures!!