Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Eugenia - my new 'old friend'

UPDATE .... Yippee, I made Top 3 Pick at Lets Scrap Sketches with this layout!

Let's Scrap Sketches challenge 4-15-15 is to use this sketch...


I could not resist scrapbooking the latest addition to my family (well, at the moment just little old me) - Eugenia - my new little "old" girl. I fell in love with her when I saw her in January 2015, standing on the pavement outside the owner's home. He said he still needed to do quite a few repairs on 'him' before he sold 'him'. My ears pricked up, I asked the price, and on the way home I made up my mind I wanted to buy 'him' before he sold it to someone else.

Yes, him', because the owner had named the VW Beetle "Eugene" - typical of a male of course. BUT, typical of me as I am a woman, I wanted a female version of the car, so renamed HER "Eugenia". The owner was thrilled that I kept the original name, but with a slight twist to it, and of course a gender change!

Born in 1969, Eugenia had a makeover in 2015, restored to her original colour of Battleship Grey, and most of the body parts are still original, even the radio which works beautifully. The engine is new and while it says 1500 on the back, I now actually sport a 1600hp engine! Power under her hood!

I adopted Eugenia in March 2015, and she is now rightfully all mine. Love her to bits. But of course, with a creative streak running in me I just had to decorate her a little. Her name and all the butterflies, were cut with my Cricut and MTC out of "Jac" (an adhesive vinyl/plastic sheeting I purchased as a local signwriter), and with my sister's advice ringing in my ears of how to get it onto the car, I managed to create a unique design, exclusive to Granny Margy!

The scrapbook page was decorated with the same name and butterflies that are on her body, but cut out of white cardstock and glittered up a little. Believe me, if I could have put bling on Eugenia I would have done it LOL, but the scapbook page will do nicely thanks.

So, let me introduce you to Eugenia ....

Believe it or not, a day before I started this page layout, my grandson (3 years old) spotted a set of stickers with Granny's Beetle on it - the exact same colour, just a newer model!
So now that you have been properly introduced to Eugenia, if you are ever in my neighbourhood and want to take a drive into the past, pop in, and I'll take you for a drive.

I am entering this layout into the current Let's Scrap Sketches challenge 4-15-15.