Saturday, June 30, 2012

Every 2nd Counts - Deepest Sympathy

I was searching Pintrest for a simple sympathy card and I found this beautiful card created by Debby Hughes from Lime Doodle.  You can click on the picture of her card below to take you to her blog post to learn more about her supplies.

I was so in love with the bird on the limb and I searched all my 80+ Cricut cartridges and just couldn't find that perfect bird to re-create this look.  I ended up using MTC to do a pixel trace of the image in order to make my own SVG file to get he look I wanted.  The image is not as detailed as the original, but I still liked the way it turned out.  Below is the completed card.  I hope you like it too.

Card Base - Kraft | Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Sentiment - Hero Arts Everyday Sayings (outside) | Hero Arts With Sympathy (inside)
Image -SVG made off of card image using MTC pixel trace program
Ink - Stazon Timber Brown
Corner Punch - We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper 
Equipment/Software - Black Cat Cougar 24"Make-the-Cut

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Page 2 Page - Bad Influence

Emma at My Creative Time had another challenge.  This one was specifically a scrapbook layout challenge.  I thought it might help me get another page done in my daughter's scrapbook album!!  So far this makes 4 page inserts!!

Check out My Creative Time for challenge details.  Here is a copy of the layout we were challenged to use.

I did add a third picture at the bottom since I was planning to use my title to bridge the photo sections.

Here is the page I made.  I hope you like it.

Layout - Layout measures 12" x 12"
Diecut Images -
Rock Princess - Bad Influence title lettering (cut to length at 5.75")
Storybook - Shorty/Holes layer Marquee for background image from page 66 (cut at 11.5") 
Equipment/Software - ProvoCraft's Cricut Expression

Monday, June 11, 2012

Page 2 Page - Enjoy Life's Little Moments

So here's another attempt for a scrapbook page.  My little one is not quite 2 yet and she is keeping me pretty busy.  I try to take photos each month to capture her growth.  So now I am covered up in photos but no scrapbook pages to tell the stories.  I was so happy when I stumbled across this color challenge over at My Creative Time with Emma that also challenged participants to use their older Cricut cartridges.  I thought this was a perfect opportunity to get 1 page knocked out.

Here is the page I made:
I snapped this cute picture of my daughter giving her Daddy a kiss on Mother's Day.  She was 20 months at the time which is why you see a "20" up at the top of the page.  I got that tip for Nichol Magourik!  I am planning to do a second page using some other photos from this day and I will add my journaling to that side.

Layout - Layout measures 12" x 12"
Diecut Images -
Graphically Speaking - All word phrases (cut to length 6")
Storybook - Marquee background image (cut at 9.5 then split apart to set on either side of page) 
 Equipment/Software - ProvoCraft's Cricut Expression