I decided since I did name this blog "Obsessed with Scrapbooking" that I should show some scrapbooking layouts now and then (LOL!). I made this fun retro masculine layout using the Close to My Heart Cruisin' Workshop on the Go. I loved this paper the first time I saw it because it is so distinctive and fun! Also, it is great to use for those boy/men layouts - it's so hard to find paper for boys over the age of 5.
I whipped out my Cricut Nifty Fifties cartridge for the main elements on the page. I am particularly fond of gas pumps, as I used to be a construction manager for Mobil Oil and I did a lot of gasoline remodels where we put in new pumps and canopies. This retro pump is so fun! Wondering how I got it to cut those teeny tiny letters that say "gas"? Here's a great trick: Set your blade at 4, pressure at 3, and speed at 1. Then, multicut it two times. Works like a charm!
What better than a Route 66 emblem? I love the funky background shapes on the images on Nifty Fifties. Above, you can also see the stamp "Every Mile a Memory" from the Close to My Heart Workshop on the Go kit. I thought it was a fun addition to the journaling box.
These bottle caps are included in the Cruisin' Workshop on the Go Kit - there were a total of 8 included. I smashed them down with a regular hammer since I couldn't find the rubber mallet (which is the real way to do it...). I am impatient sometimes and rush to finish.
The layout was designed using a sketch from Alison Davis, from Scrapbook Generations. She has a whole series of sketch books that I highly recommend. You can find them HERE.
Now, here's the bad news:
The Close to My Heart Cruisin' Workshop on the Go kit looks like it is already sold out (OH NO!) and the Cruisin' paper packs and embellishments are retiring at the end of the month. What does that mean? You can't get them after July 31. ACK! So, if you are wanting one, you can order HERE, from my BFF Melanie's Close to My Heart website.
Also, below is a list she compiled of everything that is retiring from Close to My Heart and will no longer be available after July 31. Below that is a link to her website where you can purchase these items.
Cruisin’ Complements Foil Images X7154C
Elemental Paper Pack X7141B
Elemental Complements Dimensional Elements X7141C
Footloose Paper Pack X7151B
Footloose Complements Dimensional Elements X7151C
Lucy Paper Pack X7149B
Lucy Complements Glittery Rub-Ons X7149C
Roxie Paper Pack X7140B
Roxie My Stickease Assortment X7140C
Sonoma Paper Pack X7143B
Sonoma My Stickease Assortment X7143C
Superhero Paper Pack X7152B
Superhero Complements Rub-Ons X7152C
Typeset Paper Pack X7139B
Typeset Complements Canvas Shapes X7139C
Workshops on the Go:
WOTG Florentine Kit
WOTG Footloose Kit
WOTG Lucy Kit
WOTG Pemberley Kit
WOTG Stella Kit
WOTG Superhero Kit
WOTG Victory Kit
Papers/Inks/Reinkers:(Cardstock, inkpads, and reinkers are all included.)
White Daisy 6-pack X5900
Clear Cards 4-1/2”
Quick Pic Album-Dark Cranberry Z1405
Quick Pic Album-Outdoor Denim Z1404
Snapease Album System 12x12 Z4110
Bitty Brads Metal Assortment Z1368
Bitty Buds Assorment Z1690
Bottle Caps Z1691
Canvas Badge Buttons Z1397
Clear Sparkles Z1104
Color Ready Irresistibles- Lots of Dots Z1261
Comic Badge Buttons Z1688
Dimensional Elements-Ornaments Z1337
Heirloom Assorment Z1635
Mini-Medley Accents-Honey Z1488
Mini-Medley Accents-Pacifica Z1698
Mini-Medley Accents-Sunset Z1338
Photo Hangers Z1403
Ribbon-Designer Pink Collection Z1384
Ribbon-Sw. Lf. Stitched Grosgrain (bulk) Z1383
Seaside Wooden Shapes Z1693 (sold out)
My Creations Products:
My Creations All Sorts Mini Album Z1224
My Creations Cube Z1152
My Creations Mix & Mingle Album Z1334
Distressing Kit Z1299 (sold out)
Dotto Dots Dispenser 1766
Dotto Dots Dispenser-Refill 1767
Double Scrubber Z1163
Euro Personal Paper Trimmer Z338
Euro Replacement Blades Z339
Euro Replacement Blade/Scoring Z340
Microfiber Cloth Z1006
My Legacy Writer Black Pen Set 4275
Melanie's Shop - Click on icon below
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