Saturday, March 27, 2010

EGGstra Special!

I don't know about you but sometimes you just need a little Easter cuteness to make you smile. This layout came together easily. I found a great Egg on the Designers Calendar cartridge added a simple curvy border and a "Make Me Smile" bunny. This layout is truly "Eggstra Special".

The Font for the title is Called Crazy Harold. It welded very nicely but for some reason wouldn't shadow, I've had that happen with a few True Type fonts. So instead I added extra detail with a white gel pen.

The Eggs are Bo Bunny dotted pattern paper, except the purple one it's Coordinations Cardstock. I forget what the patten paper brand was, sorry. It was the inspiration for all the color choices. I also inked all the egg edges along with the grass curves.

Ahh the little bunny. He's made from Bazzill Swirls cardstock and pink Bo Bunny dotted paper. All his edges were inked for dimension. I also pop dotted his hands. His blue egg matches the title color and was given definition with a white gel pen. The paper piecing pattern is from "My Scrapchick" and cut with my Cricut using the SCAL program.

This fun Easter layout will hold 6 photos. And was an absolute blast to create. I hope it inspires you to create a little "Eggstra Special" layout of your own.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Disney Magic- one layout 2 ways.

So sometimes when you host a crop you know you'll never get anything done for yourself so you go prepared to help others. That is what I did on Saturday. I helped my friend Kelly scrap for her daughters so she could scrap for her son. I took some Disney photos she had of the girls and did one layout twice. Each child has their own book so we needed to do a layout for each. My plan one sketch 2 layouts.

The oldest girl loves Ariel so I used the Dreams Come True Cricut cartridge and made a 7" Ariel. She's beautiful! I needed a title= Mickey ears with the word Disney. Perfect for both. We actually had the similar photos for both girls so that made it even easier.

The younger girl loves Cinderella. A 6 inch Cinderella fit the bill here. Used the the Happily Ever After cartridge for her . Changed the colors up to fit the photos and quick second layout. Notice the tags hanging out the top right photo mat, hidden journaling. Yeah!

I love how the titles turned out. 4 inch Mickey ears with a 2 3/4 inch title and shadow. The ears and "Disney" are on the Mickey Font cartridge.

Very satisfying to do fun girly layouts for a friend.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Beautiful Blogger Award!

I received this award from a wonderful crafter over on the Cricut Message Board. His name is Craftin' Curt and you should take a moment to check out his blog. He posted his first layout on the Cricut MB a couple weeks ago, I commented on what a wonderful job he had done. The next thing I know, he's won this award and listed me as one of his favorite new blogs to visit. Shocked and honored. So "Thank You" Curt.

Here's the rules:

1) Add a link and note of thanks to the person giving the award

2) Pass the award on to 15 bloggers whose blogs you have recently discovered that you love

3) Share 7 things about yourself

So here's my list of 15 new blogs that I've found and love to visit:

1. Darlene The Paper Landscaper

2. Sassy Lil' Sketches

3. CCEE Stampers

4. Stuck on You Sketches

5. Kristina Creatively Counting My Blessings

6. Sandy Creative Moments with Sandy

7. Paula Paper Possibilities

8. Jamie Bits of Paper

9. Angie Feathers in My Nest

10. Ingunn Feasts on Scraps

11. Leah Beeing Creative and Feeling Cherry

12. Sammi Sammibug's Scrapshack

13. Tricia Little Scraps of Heaven Designs

14. Brenda Bren's Designs

15. Nanne Nanne's Creations

Go ahead and take some time to visit each of their sites. It's well worth it. I'm honored that Curt chose me and I'm passing the award along to all of these talented bloggers. A couple of the sites are inspirational with challenges but still full of talented crafters.

And finally 7 things about myself:

1. I work best under a tight deadline.
2. I LOVE Basic Gray paper.
3. I'm a firm beleaver in she who dies with the most paper wins.
4. I love tryng new techniques.
5. I never scrap in chronilogical order, whatever strikes my fances is what I scrap.
6. Can't live without my Cricut. (I own many cartridges but SCAL is my new favorite)
7. When I need a break I pack the camper and head south. It's almost Easter and that means the Beach at Gulf Shores Alabama.

Thanks for stopping by. And I'll try to post again soon.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Wild Card Thursday.

I've been working with the Wild Card cartridge and here's what I've created. I found a card size guide over on the Cricut MB. It was done by a wonderful Cricuteer out of Georgia known as Mamma C, you can find the thread here.

When working on the cards I used only elements from that card page. So all the pieces for Card #1 can be found on pg 32 of the handbook. The cards are numbered so card 1 is on page 32 and so forth. It makes keeping track of the cards much easier.

Card #1 on page 32 of the handbook.

Card #2 pg 33

Card #3 pg 34

Card #4 pg 35

Card #5 pg 36

Card #7 pg 38

I skipped #6 because the envelope turned out too big so I need to remake it. I want you to double check any card on the list that says "Size adjustment". I followed the sizes listed, and used my Design Studio program and the envelope is 2 inches too big. So I'll go back and re-cut it the same size as the card. I have a few more done, just need the photos, so I'll post some more tomorrow along with a layout.

Get this cartridge out and play with it. It's great for layouts too.