Monday, September 10, 2012

A Few Things I "Threw" Together

Life has been pretty hectic this past year so I haven't had much time to "design" the things I want for my scrapbooks.  I'm so far behind I don't think I'll ever catch up.  Thank goodness for a couple of crops which have forced me to put a little something together or I wouldn't have anything at all to show for all my collecting of all things Cricut....
Luckily for me I happened upon a website where an extremely talented designer was selling kits and/or instructions for making the most fabulous layouts!!!  I chose to purchase the pdf's with all the directions for making the layouts. Below are 4 of her layouts that I completed.  I thought the directions were a great bargain at $10 each, but due to changes in her life she has discontinued the kits and is only selling the instructions, they are now priced at $5 each....Her instructions are clear and easy to follow.  These do take a little time because they are so detailed, but, as you can see, they are well worth it. (Disclaimer - I am only a VERY satisfied customer, I am not associated with her in any way)
If you are interested in looking around her site check out the Monique Griffith Designs link in the right column under My Favorite Things.
This is my Layout for this year's Christmas Photo's.  I used Christmas Wish for the Imagine to print out all the background papers for this layout.
My family is into antique cars, I needed a layout for when my son's Merc was entered in the car show at MIS.  Although my hubby was bored with the "sitting and waiting" that happens at these events, it was worth it so they could take the car out onto the track and cruise.  I couldn't find the papers I wanted for this so I created the diamond background and the teal border in the Cricut Craft Room.  I'm not really sure which cartridges I used to print out the bottom background. 


My daughter loved to play the flute and make our dog Naboo howl.  I wanted to capture this memory and this layout was a perfect fit.  The ticket is blank right now, when my daughter comes home I'll have her journal what she remembers about this and add it.  I just couldn't picture this with any other color schemes so I hunted down the papers that Monique used on ebay so I could get the exact layout as pictured.  I figured the cost of the design saved made up for the extra I paid for these papers....

I'll put my grandson's school picture and class picture for this year on this layout....I used Kristen Swains tutorial from the Cricut Circle Blog for creating the texture on the leaves, they were a pain, but really made this layout complete.  Now this paper was alot harder to come by, but my persistence payed off and I was able to snag a package somewhere online....I hope I can find another layout to use the rest of the papers on or this one will have costs me almost $50 to

Well, that's it for today, thanks for looking.


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