Saturday, April 11, 2009
Lucky for me, granny is a pretty amazing artist! She can free hand just about any thing that I throw at her! So, I emailed her a link to the layout I was lifting along with size and color guidelines. A day or two later, opened my mailbox to find this adorable little guy and perched him atop my layout just where I had envisioned! Awesome!
Or so, I thought! In the mean time, I started noticing other adorable scrapbook layouts using owls and came across one that used... H-E-L-L-O a Quickutz Revolution OWL! Duh, I didn't even think to see if QK made a die in the exact size and cuteness of this one! What's worse, is that I was telling my scrappin buddies at the crop on Friday about my goof, and one of the girls chimes in "oh, I have that owl!" Of course! So, if you love my layout or more importantly my owl... go buy the owl die-cut and save yourself some time! Too Funny!
On a different note, I took my layout to the crop on Friday to finish up the title and journaling, and was able to use my friend's Cricut... a first for me! It was alot of fun. My favorite thing about using it, was that after I programed in my title, I could go work on something else while it cut all by itself! And, after it was all done and I realized I wanted the words on the right to be a hair smaller, I just had to reload the paper and dial down the size! Easy Peasy! I did have to hand touch the center of the L, E, and Y... but all in all a nice cut!
K & Co "Berry Sweet" Paper Pad and "Words and Icons" Adhesive Chipboard
Cricut Machine and Cursive 101 cartridge.
CTMH: Watermelon, Bubblegum, Clover Meadow, Cocoa, and Chocolate CS
CTMH Desert Sand Ink
Background is very old CTMH Heavenly Blue B&T
CTMH Sweet Leaf RicRac
Okay, this is one of those layouts that looks all wonky in photos... the layout really does match in real life :o) I promise! Anywhoo, I loved the Rusty Pickle Pirate Princess paper for this layout, pair that with the Die Cuts that match and it was sooo easy.
I used the Quickutz Nesting Heart on the right side over the file-folder and the Merry & Bright font for the title, all with Black and Bubblegum Pink Cardstock. I also used a few ribbons from my stash, the CTMH Dimensional Elements flourishes from the Fresh Shapes set, and some retired CTMH Bubblegum Buttons.
On an exciting side note: I just got an email that Accucut gave me little shout-out on their blog for a layout I posted as an entry into their Spring Design Challenge, here's how you can enter too:
You have until this Friday, April 17 to submit a photo of a spring project you are working on. All who enter will have a chance to win the new Dragonfly #2 die! Here are the details again:
Post a photo on your blog or website and give us the link by posting a comment here. Be sure to provide a way we can contact you. Or, if you don't have a blog, simply email a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you send an e-mail, use the subject line "Think Spring" and include a photo of the project (less than 150k please!). Make sure to include the item numbers of the die(s) used.
You must use at least one AccuCut die (steel-rule).
Be creative! Use any shapes or colors that shout "spring." From flowers, birds and bugs to Easter bunnies and eggs, the possibilities are endless.