Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop September 2018 Theme Masculine, Layout created by Design Team Member Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Welcome to the September Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop. I am part of a talented ground of designers that have a passion for Scrapbooking using Stampin’ Up! products. This month’s theme is Masculine! If you’d like to participate in our monthly challenge and hop, you can join in the fun via our Scrapbooking Global – Stampin’ Up! Facebook Group!

Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop September 2018 Masculine Theme
Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop September 2018 Theme Masculine, Layout created by Design Team Member Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Start with a piece of 12x12 Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper.
  2. Stamp various background images in Gray Granite Ink, keeping to the left and right edges.  I used stamps from the Gallery Grunge, Artisan Texture,  Winter Woods, and Touches of Texture Stamp Sets.
  3. Cut three 6″ strips and three 4″ strips of 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim.  Shred the ends and adhere to the back of the photos (PHOTO SIZES:  Right 3 1/2″ Square, Left 2 1/4″ Square).
  4. Place Chicken Wire Elements, white side up, behind the photos and snip to size.  Adhere to the page with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Stamp the page title in Gray Granite onto Glossy White Cardstock using the Lined Alphabet Stamp Set.  Crop with the Big Shot and coordinating dies.  Snip remaining pieces to create individual letters. Adhere with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Stamp additional title, in Gray Granite, using the Pick a Pennant Stamp Set.
Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop September 2018 Theme Masculine, Layout created by Design Team Member Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop September 2018 Theme Masculine, Layout created by Design Team Member Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

As you can tell, I love, love, love (did I say love?) texture stamps. They add so much to a creation with very little effort.  Pair it with the Chicken Wire Elements (sorry, they were so popular they are currently set to not-orderable status until more product comes in) and you have a recipe for a great artistic creation!

The 3/16″ Braided Linen Thread is currently my favorite embellishment in the ribbon category.  You can leave it beautifully braided or you can separate for an artistic flair.  I sincerely hope it hangs around for a while as it will get its fair share of use in my craft room.

Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop September 2018 Theme Masculine, Layout created by Design Team Member Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop September 2018 Theme Masculine, Layout created by Design Team Member Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

My dad was big into horses for most of his life.  Sparky, shown in the photo, was HIS first horse and they were the best of friends, circa 1964. When I was in the 3rd grade, we moved out to the country and got our first pony named Mud. Our family of horses grew from there as well as my father’s skills with caring for them.  He attended the Oklahoma School of Horseshoeing and became a sought-after farrier to the residents in and around our small town.

My father is who I inherited my artistic talents from.  He loved blacksmithing, woodworking and leather making.  His life was cut short and he left this world at the young age of 59.  I will forever be grateful for the time I had with him.  I have his farrier record book that has both his writing and mine in one place…I spent a summer helping him and it will be a summer that is forever held dear to my heart.

Creating pages showcasing him brings both joy and sorrow.  Sorrow for knowing I will never get to hug him again and joy knowing that he is at peace in heaven and I will always have my memories.

Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop September 2018 Theme Masculine, Layout created by Design Team Member Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Now, let’s see what the rest of the Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop has in store for you!  Follow the links below for more Masculine Themed Inspiration.

11 Comments

  1. Vicky W

    Fantastic page Stesha. Bet it brought back lots of memories creating this page. TFS

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  2. Sharon Dalton

    Awww my heart breaks for you Stesha <3 Far too young to loose your Dad, my husband's dad died at 57yrs… It is very tough for him…My Dad is still with me and I value every moment with him-even the ones that annoy me.
    Such a lovely monochromatic layout, precious photos of your Dad.
    My Dad is a horse lover too!!!
    Cheers Shaz

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  3. Jane Harrah

    Such a cute tribute. I lost my mom young and my dad in 1995. Rough, but a wonderful memory.

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  4. Karen Pearmain

    What a beautiful layout. That dsp is amazing, love pale woodgrain effects. I was so touched by the story behind these photos, precious memories indeed. Thank you for sharing with us. Karen x

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  5. Lisa Henderson

    What a gorgeous layout and a beautiful memory!

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  6. Danielle

    Absolutely amazing lo, Stesha. Love the monochromatic look. It’s just a wonderful way to preserve your memories.

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  7. jenna Watkins

    Beautiful page Stesha

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  8. Rebecca-Jo Unwin

    Amazing layout Stesha, loving the black and grey colour. TFS

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    • Stesha Bloodhart

      Thank you, Rebecca! I tried to keep it simple as I tend to love to add details. 🙂

      Reply
  9. Libby Dyson

    Amazing layout. Thanks for the tutorial as well

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    • Stesha Bloodhart

      Thank you, Libby!

      Reply

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