Friday, August 26, 2022

Grandparent's Day

  Our new challenge over at Cut It Up is Grandparent's Day.  Seems the perfect time to create in my "Ancestry Book" for this challenge!  This page is about my father's favorite, my paternal great grandfather.  

Grandpa Oliver was an engineer and quite talented in drawing and art.  I have his sketch books from his engineering classes and love looking at them!  I can only imagine his fascination with gears and instruments.  My dad adored this man and although I never knew Grandpa Oliver, I know he must have been a very wonderful man!   

Check out the video below for all the details on this layout and tutorial!

Material List:

Copy of Photo and an Old Book from Library Sale
Pen from MHK Write Stuff Digital Stamp (Retired)
Digital Paper: Digital Delights Steampunk Digi Paper (Retired)
Paper from Colorbok Wild Rose Collection
Liquitex Gesso White
Tim Holtz idea-ology Collage Paper Typeset
Tim Holtz Ink Ground Espresso
TCW Stencil Mini Time for Love
CTMH Universal Backgrounds Stamp (Retired)
Blick Paints: Pearl White and Beige
Adhesives: Fabri Tac, Double Score Tape
Print and Cut using Offset feature
Cricut Access: Jar from Laundry Time; Gear Silhouettes;
Gear Border from Paper Lace
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Maker

This book page is off to the following challenges:   
A Place to Start:  "By the Book"  Book themed projects
Creative Artiste:  AG Mixed Media
Taylormade Cards4U:  AG optional theme Transportation
Shopping Our Stash:  Back to Books
Paper Minutes:  Die Cuts
Inkspirational:  Rotate (Gears spin)
Crafty Calendar:  AG

When you visit the Cut It Up blog, have fun viewing the DT projects and check out the rules and prize info.  Then be sure to share your project with us ~ don't forget the die cut to have a chance to win a prize from our amazing sponsors. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.    


  1. Beautifully composed! Nice project!
    Thanks for hanging out on our front porch at 613 Avenue Create !
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
    A Place to Start , Challenge Blog
    613 Avenue Create , Challenge Blog

  2. Beautiful page! I love the grunge feel to it; perfect for the engineer theme!

  3. Wonderful design. How lucky you are to have your great grandfather’s sketch books. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
    Liz xx

  4. A wonderful page and a super tribute. A great background full of gentle colour and detail. The layered panels create a lovely sense of dimension.
    Thank you for joining in with our August challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

  5. Gorgeous page. A beautiful background that contrast with the black and white of the other images. Great job building all the layers and adding those decorations that are perfect for the engineer theme. Thanks for joining us at A Place To Start. Hugs, María.

  6. What an awesome tribute to a fascinating man.
    Very happy to see this in our mailbox at 613 Avenue Create.

    Please come back again!

    The best of luck with your entry.

    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  7. How amazing that you have his inspiring sketchbooks ... so very glad you joined our Back to the Books Challenge at Shopping Our Stash.

  8. What a cool book you are creating!! I love all the detail you gave this page!! Way to go shopping your stash!! Fantastic take on our "back to books" challenge over at SOS...thank for playing along with us!!

  9. Such a good idea to collect information about people before it is lost. You've made a beautiful page. Thanks for Shopping your Stash with us this time.

  10. What a great way to honor your father and great-grandfather. Love the layout and the way you made the theme of "back to books" work for this project. Thank you for joining us for this challenge at Shopping Our Stash and look forward to seeing you again soon!
    Anna, Design Team

  11. I love this! What a fabulous idea. It turned out so wonderful. This would fit perfectly with our new challenge at Crafting Happiness Challenges this week! We've started a new thing this week that we will continue with all of our challenges... We will have a Card theme and a Not a Card theme. You choose which one (or both) you want to use. The card theme will change weekly, but the not a card theme will always be anything goes. I'd love you to come link this up!! Hugs! :) Janis

  12. Loving the ultra personal nature of this project- a handsome man and a super layout! Thanks for joining our hallenge at INKspirational.

  13. What a lovely page , the images and embellishments seem so right. Thanks for joining in at Inkspirational.

  14. What a fabulous page!! Love the pretty photo, fabulous layout and all the details in the background.!!! I really love your page!!
    Have a great day,