Welcome to the April Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Maz’s Blog , Inky Fingers you are in the right place. This is a circular hop, click through to the blog mentioned at the end of each post and you will find yourself back here. There’s a lot of inspiration and creativity shared in the cards, pages and projects created by 14 of my sister consultants using Typed Noted, Stamp of the Month (S1504). Enjoy!
My passion is scrapbook pages and this gorgeous stamp reminded my of typing classes at school. I don’t have photos of me at a typewriter and I couldn’t find anything I had actually typed at the time so my photos are ‘representative’ rather than actual. This page forms part of my “Book of Me” album. It’s a project I’ve been adding to for years. The first volume has the basics of my birth, family, early childhood and school but the second volume is filled with random pages like this. I like to think of them as snapshots of my past.
I love the freedom that comes with making random pages. It doesn’t matter that the events referred to are not in chronological order. The aim is to share insight into my experiences, my passions and the people who have influenced and shaped me. Something I hope my children and grandchildren will read and feel connected to in some way.
I had a lot of fun making this page and memories of typing class came flooding back. The OCD part of me LOVED speed & accuracy tests and the drills. I downloaded a font called Moms Typewriter to my computer. I found it on http://www.1001freefonts.com. Next I made up a full A4 page of typing drills like mum’s book used to teach. I printed this on to White Daisy cardstock and used it as my accent paper on the layout. I also typed my journaling in this font.
I stamped the typewriter 3 times onto White Daisy cardstock and once onto Lagoon cardstock. Each image was fussy cut as follows:
- Lagoon cut just outside the stamped image;
- White Daisy 1 – cut full image
- White Daisy 2 – cut typewriter but not paper
- White Daisy 3 – cut top section of typewriter only
Then I layered with Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060) before adding it to my layout. A few Aqua Dots (Z1853) finished the page off.
Typed Note (S1504) is only available during April, 2015. Full retail price is $27 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $5 when accompanied by a $75 order. Place your order with your CTMH Consultant.
I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you move on to Wendy’s Blog, Expressions of the Heart, to see what she has designed for you.