Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Livin La Vida Local

Sorry the pics are dark, I didn't want to wash out the details. But, hopefully you can see it okay! By the way, I totally lifted that title off a layout in one of the scrap mags! I was sitting at the bookstore one night this summer browsing mags and loved the title, so I snapped a pic with my camera on my phone. About a week ago, I was cleaning out my phone and ran across the pic. It was perfect, because over the last year I had taken a few pics at our local farmers market we go to each week and knew exactly how I wanted to scrap it!

This layout was kind of like putting together a puzzle. I just started cutting down photos to the highlight the part of the picture I liked, picked a center line and built out from there, then worked in a couple pieces of pattern paper.

Patterned Paper: "Carolyn Gavin" Paper Pack by K & Company
Cardstock: CTMH Sweet Leaf, Pansy Purple, Cocoa, Desert Sand, White
Believe it out not, that's all! No ribbon, buttons, or bling.
Easy Peasy!

Now for the die-cuts, this was super exciting! I found a cute solid pear on Lyrical Letters Cartridge (under Shift & the tall one) but I wanted it to show the seeds, like the pp. So, I found another image that was a framed pear with the seeds showing, cut it out, then used a circle punch to punch out a circle of brown and layered that underneath the part of the pear that I also circle punched out. Next, I decided I wanted some other veggies, but couldn't find what I wanted in the carts I have... so I made my own. Using my Gypsy, I unlocked the proportions to stretch the pear (above) into an eggplant (below). Not much of a difference, but just what I needed! This is the number one reason I love my Gypsy! I can take their stock images and make them into whatever I want :o) I am one happy girl!

I am sure some of you are thinking that Cricut Design Studio does the same thing, but I am a Mac user and it is not compatible. And I really like not having to take my beautiful new MacBook Pro to crops, where something might happen to my baby! LOL! This baby isn't even paid off yet! ;o) Oh, and I have also been making my own 11.5" die-cut papers that are all the rage right now, soooo cool!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Blinkie Patrol

Blinkie Patrol is going on over at www.CuttingAbove.blogspot.com

So, go check it out. Post their blinkie. Check out the site.

I have been loving all the cricut tutorials, more to come on that later!
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