Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sticky Pretties

I was so excited to see that this month's Counterfeit Kit Challenge prize sponsor is Momenta.  I haven't yet tried Momenta's Design Your Own stickers, but I'm always up for a unique new sticker, so I'm sure I'll try them.

Earlier this summer we went to my 20-year high school reunion and stayed at my dad's house. On our last day of the trip, my dad asked me to go through my old room and decide what to keep and what could be donated/thrown away. Much to my dad's dismay, I came home with just one small box of treasures, the rest designated for greener pastures of his choosing.

While going through all the college books, dolls, old clothes and collected papers, I came across the best treasure, something I thought was long gone: my sticker book!

Did you collect stickers?

Apparently I really liked holographic and puffy stickers.
 Did you have a sticker store? I used to scrape together whatever change I could find and couldn't wait to get to the mall to go to the sticker store. It was just rows and rows of stickers on rolls -- holographic, puffy, scratch-and-sniff. I loved it all!

Rainbows were big. Rainbows and unicorns on the same sticker - that's sticker gold!  I'm resisting the urge to open the facing page to see if any of the smells are still trapped in there.
 I believe this album to be my only remaining prehistoric evidence of scrapbooking. I used to collect stationary paper, too, but I'm sure I used it all in writing to far-away pen pals. For those of you that might be less prehistoric than me, a "pen pal" was someone you exchanged handwritten letters (and maybe some stickers as a bonus) with through the USPS. There were no Skypes, no chat features, no instant messangers, so it took time to develop a good pen pal.  I doubt many 10 year olds with fascinations for rainbows and unicorns know what a pen pal is anymore.

People always told me, be careful what you do, don't go around breakin young girls' hearts.....
 As for my sticker book, it made the cut to take up space in my keepsake box. I might take some better pictures and eventually throw it away, but for now I'll enjoy the memories from the real thing.

Here's the page I made for the occasion, using items from my October Kit. 

I scraplifted a layout but I can't find where it came from.  I had it pinned on Pinterest as a project titled "Totally Happy" on the Jillibean Soup blog, but I can't find the original layout on the blog.  So, if you recognize it, just know I tried to give some credit :).

I made my own foam letters for the title and counterfeited the glittered Thickers from the inspiration kit.  I found that the best way to glitter the foam was to run it through my Xyron X, go around each letter to help release it from the edges and then pour the glitter over the adhesive side.  Just remember to put the adhesive on the right side of the letter.

I  added some purple Stickles to some plain stickers to make them a little prettier.  I don't know that I've ever had an occassion to use purple on a layout, so I had to take advantage of it.

I used a few of my homemade pearls, too. I'll show how I made them later this week.

Stay sticky, my friends.
Thanks for looking!


  1. I love that you've rediscovered your old sticker album - I still get excited about a new sticker sheet! Love how your glittered letters turned out too

  2. What an amazing find - how lovely that your dad still had all your stuff. My parents kept moving once I'd left home and my room was reduced to a couple of boxes in their attic!!
    Love your glittery letters.

  3. I had a sticker book like that. Scratch and sniffs were my favorite. The book is long gone, but I love remembering it. Great lo, and I love your glitter letters.

  4. Totally cool. Brings back alot of memories.

  5. I never had a sticker album like that but I did have a few stickers here and there. You did a great job with the layout to show your old love for stickers. glinda

  6. I had a sticker album too! Lol, i totally forgot about my sticker collection-I loved the scratch and sniffs, too!!

  7. WOW! Now that really brought back some memories. I had a sticker album, too. I even had some of the same ones you do. I wish I still had mine. I loved the scratch n sniffs and puffy stickers. We also had a sticker shop but ours wasn't in the mall. First it was near the Civic Center not too far from where I lived or went to school so it was convenient whenever I had some extra money. All those rolls of stickers!!!! Then they moved to a strip mall the next city over and was no longer easy to get to. By the time I had a driver's license and my own car (16), it was closed. Jutenhoops will always hold a special place in my heart.

  8. This is seriously the BEST blog post I've ever seen. What a great scrap topic. I had a huge sticker collection (which I think is hidden at my parents house) and I collected stationary too. This brings back so many memories. Those MJ stickers are too cool. If I can find mine, I'll do a post this month.

  9. Oh my kids loved stickers for a long long time. And now I have the urge to pull out my Stickles too. Nice job on your layout - capturing the memory so well.

  10. I collected stamps. This is a GREAT idea for a LO! Great page

  11. I love this! I collected stickers and I still have my sticker books! Yes plural! I have 6 books! You know the scratch and sniff ones you've got there - well I have all of those ones!!! I really loved them - and they do still smell! LOL! :D My kids love looking through my albums so I'm glad I kept them. They are classic! :D

  12. Great idea and I love the sticker album and pages. Your comment 'I don't think I've ever had call to use purple' made me smile, purple was one of my dd's favourite colours so I have a lot of it in my albums :)

    Great use of the googly eyes and paint to make such fun items.