Monday, October 4, 2010

I'm in Love with My Car

In our household, buying a car is a long, drawn-out process and usually involves at least one minor argument. Indecision reigns. But this time, the reward for all our trouble was well worth it, in my opinion. Our 2008 Mercury Mountaineer is fun to drive and has a few bells and whistles, like dual climate control, that feel positively luxurious. So naturally I had to make a layout. Photos and paper first:
 And the finished product.
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny Sophie
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Sprocket Gears


We got the Mountaineer, our son got Phil's 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis and Andrew's 1995 Neon (formerly ours, too) was donated to his church. Andrew learned to drive in that Neon, so it was a bit sad to see it go, like the end of an era. But it was time. Do you ever look at older photos, see a car you or your family once owned, and the memories come flooding back?

16 comments:

  1. Oh this is a fun layout that really pops. Love it.

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  2. love the layout, and I know what you mean about being sad to see cars go!

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  3. Congrats on the new car. I love all of you car embellies on the layout.

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  4. I love this paper and the embellishments are fantastic!!! Love the gears!

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  5. Great layout. I love all of the embellishments.

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  6. Great layout! Love all the little embellishments. Have fun driving your new ride :)

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  7. Congratulations on the new car! Great layout!

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  8. Love the papers you chose for this layout! I was definitely sad to see my Honda go when I sold it after 9 years, but I think when it's finally time to retire our current Expedition (2003 & 150,000 miles) I will really miss it. We purchased it our first year of marriage and have so many fun memories!

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  9. Really like your new wheels-I'll probably be looking for some pretty soon. Love the Tim Holtz embellies. Thanks for that tip about The studio Challenges for the house/home- having trouble finding it. So I thought I'd check out your side bar to see if you had it there. I'll let you know if I find it or not Thanks.

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  10. I found it- thanks I will be looking forward to their monthly challenges also.

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  11. oh ok that nice.. i love this layour -

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  12. Hi, what a fun layout. I did one of my car too. I do have some fond memories of an old mustang I use to have. wish i had pictures of that. =) I love the embellies on this.

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  13. I love all the embellishments you used. They work perfectly.

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  15. I love how you used the sketch! I love all the metal embellishments you used. So perfect for this layout. Thanks for playing with us at Sassy 'Lil Sketches :)

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