Thursday, July 19, 2012

Route 66 Layout with Nifty Fifties

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.





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32 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tip on cutting little letters!! Cute LO, I'm in the "Motor City" area, so anything car related is great!

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  2. I just love this...thanks for the great ideas.

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  3. Nicely done!!! Thank you for the cutting tip.

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  4. My comments appear to be lost.
    Nicely done layout!!!!
    Thank you for the cutting tip.

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  5. Great layout. Thanks for the tip on cutting the tiny letters. Would love to see more layouts.

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  6. Super layout. I was having problems with another cartridge in cutting out tiny letters so am going to try your tip! Thanks so much.

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  7. Oh MY what a fantastic LO takes me back for sure I am a 50's girl and always will be!! I lived GREASE!!
    Thanks for the awesome ideas and tips

    OOOOOH I have a warm fuzzy feeling after seeing your LO I know it'll stay w/me all day and then some.

    YOU ROCKED it 2day girl!!!

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  8. great layout. Love the paper. Will have to order some as we do travel a lot - that would be perfect. TFS

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  9. Good one! What memories! When I moved from Calif. to Missouri, we traveled Rte. 66....mostly because that was the only choice. Whoops, really showing my age! LOL

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  10. thanks for posting a layout - i just love your layouts.... i have the nifty fifties cart too but don't use it too often - but have lots of pics that would work with it. just need lots of time. thanks for the hint on cutting the little letters - i will try it.
    maureen

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  11. This is a really cute layout, Joy! And I never thought to slow the speed down to 1 to cut tiny little letters. I don't have this particular cartridge, but do have one that has itsy bitsy letters, too, and I'll have to try this tip with it!

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  12. Great layout! Thanks for the helpful tip.

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  13. Nice layout!Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Wish this had been available about 6 years ago when we made the whole trip on 66!!

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  15. this is adorable and thanks for the cutting tip
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  16. Great layout!!! Just love it!!!

    Carol

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  17. Such a fun layout! I am a layout enthusiast my self and this is gorgeous, love all of the fun details. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  18. I love your layout! I am a Sketch Support junkie and I just knew that's where you got the sketch! Great job!

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  19. This is GREAT!!! Being military I've had a chance to live right off of route 66!! This give some awesome ideas!!! TFS!!

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  20. I love the new carts...am crazy about fonts and possible Halloween decorations.

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  21. I just LOVE the Nifty Fifties cart! What a great layout!

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  22. I love the cartridge you are giving away. I have wanted it so much. I love the new Fontopia. it will snazzy up the font, plus you could use that Fpnt as the main design on a card. I agree about the new Halloween cartridge. It makes you think of the Adams family. I love the new cuttlebug embossing folders too. Oh, Your card is fabulous! Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwina.brown@live.com

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  23. Love the layout. I have a a few photos from last summer on Route 66 that it would be perfect for.

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  24. So cute! I have that cartridge but haven't used it, now I need to!!
    Teresa
    rdrepublican@windstream.net

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  25. Momof4inArlingtonJuly 21, 2012 at 8:50 AM

    Fantastic layout!!! Incidentally, Megan at AboveRubiesStudio, uses the Cuttlebug to crush bottle caps. This might be easier for crushing multiples. Unless you really need to vent some frustration!

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  26. I have been following you for a little over two years.
    So enjoy the inspiration, ideas, and coupons :-)

    ~skimberly from ohio

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