Friday, 2 August 2013

Loving the Retro Look...

Hi there,

I'm here today with my latest layout for Scrap Everything! I based the layout around those gorgeously retro We R Memory Keepers cardstock cards, available here. There is a real variety of them, some with plain colours, some with patterns and some with wonderful retro pictures and sayings.

Here's my layout:

The only thing as gorgeous as those cards is my nephew! He has a thing about playing with the balls on our pool table. The funny thing is, he can barely reach - he has to stand on tiptoes to play with them!

The paper on the outside halves is Webster's Pages Plum Tree. I simply cut a 12 x 12 sheet in half, rounded the corners and added some old lace. The trim at the top and bottom of the layout is a genuine 1960's ricrac from my stash that matched the papers perfectly. The strip at the bottom of the page is Prima Wishes and Dreams washi tape. Running a strip of it along here not only helped to balance the layout but helped to hold down the lace too. Still in that bottom corner, I added some more of the cardstock cards plus a camera chippie from Fabscraps. It comes in a set with chippie binoculars too. I sprayed it with white Dylusions and added a button in the middle.

Here's a close up:

For the title I used one of the larger cardstock cards, added a few embellies, and wrapped it all up in Maya Road twine.

Included in my kit was a bottle of Glue 'n Seal. As the name says, it's both a glue and a sealer. It comes in a bottle with a brush - I felt like I was back in kindergarten using the Clag! I liked the way it was slow drying as this is great when you're trying to place embellishments. It gives you a chance to moves things around a bit. I found the brush a bit big for small, fiddly items but it seemed to work well on the things I used it on. I will try it out on more items and get back to you.

I used two different styles or wording above some of the pics. I took appropriate words from the washi, adhered them to cardstock and cut out the shapes. I could have stuck them straight onto the card beneath but it would have shown the pattern beneath a bit and it's a bit tricky to cut sticky washi (try saying that three times quickly!)

For the other text, I used a fabulous set of mini stamps from Kaisercraft. I can see myself using these a lot. They'd be perfect for cards as well as layouts.

And just because he's so cute - here's Archie again!

Bye for now!



  1. Gorgeous! LOVING the photos, the colors and the buttons!!

  2. Love this look, it allows lots of photos to tell the story. The camera chippie and wooden heart button are just perfect :)

  3. Oh he is very cute Heather! Great lot of photos and wonderfully designed layout!!

  4. This is a fab LO....the retro, those cards, the rounded corners & most of all that inked up camera :):) rocking it again, Heather....hope u got plenty of peeps going to your workshops too:):)

  5. awesome pages, so love the cute photos too :)

  6. I love how the pictures tell the story and loving the retro look & your nephew is adorable

  7. Such cute photos Heather and a gorgeous page!! Love it!! ox

  8. Awww, this is such a gorgeous layout Heather! Your nephew is really cute. I like how the photos are telling the story. :)

  9. Very cool! Your nephew looks like a real sweetheart :).

  10. Your nephew is a doll! Great layout!

  11. Great double the design, super cute photos too!