Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Fall!

Well, I tried to make a video for this one, but apparently it was not to be! I attempted to film the whole layout and then realized the darn video camera wasn't turned on! Who knew there had to be a red light? I do now!! LOL

So, in order to spare myself any frustration (and further embarrassment! LOL), I decided this time to just take pictures and do another video soon. I may still take a short video of the squirrel. It's popped up using a new product called Wobbles (to be released in January!). The company that makes this offered some free samples, and I was lucky enough to be able to get some to test them out. And can I just say...they are FANTASTIC and SOO much fun!!! I love them already and can see myself using them often in my cards and layouts!

Okay, on to today's project. For this cute fall layout, I used paper from one of my most favorite companies. - Imaginisce!! I love the texture on their papers as well as their awesome designs!!

I'm sorry the pictures aren't the best, but as you probably have figured out by now, I'm not much of a photographer. I hope you'll like it anyway though.

The entire layout:


Close up of Page 1:

Close up page 2:

RECIPE

Patterned Paper by Imaginisce's "Apple Cider"collection (Autumn Splendor, Fall in Love, Cinnamon Sticks)
Bazzill Cardstock
EK Success border punches - "Open Scallop" & "Dotted Wave"
Create A Critter cartridge- Squirrel - 3 1/2" (trace, then cut out and pop up nose). Add to layout using Action Wobble.
Thanksgiving cartridge - pumpkins (3) @2 3/4" and (3) @ 1"
(stems cut by hand (3) 3/4" x 1 1/2" and (3) @ 1/8" x 1 1/2"...then trim to your liking).
Leaves - 1 1/4" (also Thanksgiving cartridge).
Mats
Page 1: Polka Dot ("Fall in Love) paper - 5 x 7"
Borders on each side of mat ("Cinnamon Sticks" paper): punch then cut at 1 1/4 x 5 and 1 3/4 x 5.
Page2 - Burgundy cardstock (outer mats) 4 x 6"
Inner mats ("Cinnamon Sticks" paper) 3 3/4 x 5 3/4"
Borders on Mats : Burgundy (punch then cut) 1 1/4 x 4
dotted paper ("Fall in Love") 1 x 4 "
Borders
Page 1
Top: 1 3/4 x 12 (then punch) --then add strip from "Autumn Splendor" paper
Bottom border: "Cinnamon Sticks" paper 2x 12". Add 1/4 x 12" strip of burgundy to upper portion.
Page 2
Bottom border
Brown- punch then cut at 2 1/4 x 12". Then add strip from "Autumn Splendor" paper.
I think that pretty much covers it. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask. You can reach me anytime at cricutcuteness@yahoo.com .
Since I planned on doing the Tuesday toppers today but did not get around to it, look for those soon too!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!
-Shelley

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Christmas Cards

I've been working the last couple of days on some Christmas cards. Each year, our local scrapbook store holds what is called a Christmas Card Round-About. There are six instructors and ten participants. Each instructor comes up with two card samples. Then, each participant goes from table to table and makes the cards the instructors have on display. So, by the end of the two hour class, each participant goes home with twelve different Christmas cards. It's always alot of fun and the two hours goes by super duper fast!!
So, I thought I'd share with you my two card offerings for this event. I hope you like them. This year I decided to go with a gift theme.

I mentioned to you awhile back about card "toppers". I will soon be explaining this in a bit more detail for those who are not familiar with cardmaking. But for for the first card, the "topper" part is the gift itself.


For the second card, I added just one red crystal in the center of my bow...just for a little extra pizzaz! :o)
**Sorry...because this is for an upcoming class, I cannot give specific details at this time.**

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