Monday, January 7, 2013

Good Ole Grandma!

We are kickin' it old school this week at the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog. To ring in the new year, we are embracing the old, the classics, the stuff that maybe has been forgotten due to all the lovely new goodies headed our way.

Create something with an old favorite technique, share a project made with a favorite supply that has been around a long time, dive into your stash and get your scrap on, or craft something that looks truly old. However you take this challenge - we look forward to seeing what oldies but goodies you’re using and how.

And remember, when you link-up your project, you are entered to win the drawing for a $50 gift card to!
How am I embracing the old this week? By flipping through some of the many boxes of old family photos that I have been given! This polaroid of my late Grandma with her catch of the day caught my eye, so let's get it scrapped.

I have pulled a lovely selection of October Afternoon, Echo Park and Basic Grey...
I quite like the idea of some whimsical clouds layered over the more realistic sky in the October Afternoon paper. So, a bit of fussy cutting is in order:

I like that, but it needs a little oomph, yes?
 A bit of gold embossing to the rescue!
 Layering up the photo and placing some butterflies:
 And then those fussy cut clouds get added with some pop dots for extra dimension:
 Layering on some washi:
OK, now it's time to break in these new letter stamps from Graphic 45. Well, not new, but new to me. And now that I have used them, I seriously wonder how I ever scrapped without them!
 See? They are the perfect size!
 Outlined in white, with a little pen work:
 And there we have it!
That was fun! I have very few old polaroids and I was thrilled to get this one scrapped and to tell this sweet story.
I can't wait to see your interpretation of this week's theme. Be sure to link it up for your chance to win.

And, if you want to try your hand at something like the layout above, a complete supply list is below: (affiliate links used)


  1. i love what you did with the titles! so awesome

  2. Hi Ashli, lovely layout once again, really like the butterflies and your clouds combined with the natural wood elements. Great lettering too, love the white highlights. Enjoy your week. Tracy x x

  3. This is great Ashli! Love the background with the different clouds and the great outlining of the stamped letters.

  4. Your layout is really really cute. Your use of patterns and colors always amazes me. Love the clouds and the adorable butterflies. And it's amazing the different your washi tape makes. Very cool layout. <3 Candy

  5. Such a fun page. I love those clouds and the subject matter :-) Looks like Grandma was having a blast!

  6. (LOL) Ashli, wait until you see the page on my blog today!
    I used that Woodland Park line and my butterflies are horizontal rather than vertical.
    Great minds, right? :)
    But your sis gorgeous!! Love the gold rimmed clouds!!!

    1. sorry...that should say page, not sis. Have no idea why sis popped up for page!

  7. I love what you did with the clouds. Awesome page!

  8. Love it - just all the layers and doodles and I will have to try white ink around a black stamp it looks gorgeous :)

  9. Awesome layout! Love that butterfly line and the title, too!

  10. I love the stamped title for this Ashli...and just the actual title, itself!!! :) The butterfly border is so fun and loving the wood veneer arrows! Great use of the washi tape and I am a BIG fan of anything with cute clouds on it!!

  11. gorgeous layout, Ashli! Love the butterflies and the lovely clouds! Hugs, Sandra

  12. I love your clouds and the little dashes next to them. They look like they are in motion! So creative!!

  13. I hope your feeling better from the stuffy head... I love your sweet embossed clouds and the outlining of the letters.

  14. Fabulous! I really love the idea of the fussy cut clouds over the blue sky background. Another awesome layout! :)

  15. Beautiful layout, those letter stamps are nice and I really like the way you outlined them in white. Thanks for visiting my blog and the invite to the challenge!!

  16. I love how you outlined those letters in white!!! Super cool layout :)

  17. Great fussy cutting! It almost makes me want to pick up scissors and cut...almost ;)
    Another great LO - I love those stamps too!

  18. Fabulous layout - those butterflies are so cool and oh, oh, oh the G45 letter stamps!!
    Alison x

  19. Looks like Grandma had a grand adventure :)
    Love the new challenge at SSS!

  20. Gorgeous page, Ashli! I just love the way you put glitter on the edge of the clouds :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  21. Gorgeous! I adore this layout! Wish I could something like that.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...