Sunday, October 28, 2012

Best Ever

We went to a distant couin's funeral home viewing with my FIL and his girlfriend. On the way home we stopped at a diner in Lexington called Speedy's.  It was 10 minutes until they closesd, and they still let us order.  We were grateful, for we were starving.  They had the best BBQ sandwich I have ever had with home made potato chips.  I could not believe how good the food was in this hole in the wall off track restaurant was.  When done, I went outside and could not get back in for they had locked the doors.  I snapped this shot of everyone elase sitting the table from outside and loved the picture.
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I used kraft cardstock as the base and layered printed papers from the original Echo Park This and That collection, found at Jessica Sprague.com.  I cut the title frotm my Cricut Imagine.  The other embellishments were printed and hand cut from the same collection or from scraps I had in my, now overflowing, scrap bin.  I hand made the buttons using the Artiste cartridge and Close to My Heart stamp set that I picked up at the Charlotte CKS convention this past Summer. I had an old mop that had fallen apart, that I use as string to put into buttons.  It works great,  To add texture, I ran a strip of paper through my crimper, by Fiskars, for the upper border, then added lace to the sides to create the feel of curtains, to align with the window view of the photo.  I wanted a vintage look feel to go along with this old fashioned diner.
 

2 comments:

Tammy E. said...

This little hole in the wall restaurant is about 10-15 minutes from my house. I agree that they have great BBQ. So glad you found it and enjoyed it. Your layout and picture are great! Very vintage looking.

Holly Hudspeth said...

LOL....I live about 5 minutes from two just like this one, but their food is not nearly as good. I live about 40 minutes away from there. Do you know if any local scraps?