I don't keep up too well, especially this time of year! Hopefully mom won't be checking out the blog, because I wanted to give my friends a "work in progress" peek! I've been hard at work all day today, and only have a week to go before I"ve gotta be done with both of these calendars! YIKES!!!
I just have to give a quick shout out to one of my new favorite blogs...http://monkeydoodlecricut.blogspot.com/ I noticed on my Everyday Cricut that I was really liking some of the layouts, and I just figured out they all belong to the SAME person! Monique Griffith! I did a little "scraplifting" ~a term she used on her blog that I just LOVED :)~and have loved the way my pages have been turning out!!! Thanks Monique :)
I have been having a BLAST scrapping our vacation to Florida! I guess it helps that I love the subjects of the pictures so much!! Most all cuts came from the "Life's A Beach" cartridge, with a few others snuck in here and there.
Its been a while... I worked like crazy this week putting together some signs for the booths at our church's 4th of July outreach. 12 signs... I learned during the process to LOVE my gypsy finally! I was still highly favoring my DS for my cricut projects up until this week :) I needed so many different images and it was awesome to be able to not have to worry about hooking up all the different cartridges I combined. I also designed most of the layouts while sitting at gymnastics for hours on end! I can't begin to list all the cartridges I used, but it was a lot of Create A Critter and Paper Dolls for Everyday! I think the new update may have helped a lot. The Gypsy seemed easier to manuever. I'm still not sure about the photo app (what exactly is it for?) and although the contour feature was enhanced, I want to be able to crop some images a lot more than what it would let me! All in all, I can finally give my YOU NEED THIS recommendation to the Gypsy, yay!!
I had a great birthday this year :) My BFF bought me a clip it up base unit and top tier... I was dying for one! Then, hubby bought me another base unit and 2 swinging wall arms. They are SO COOL!!! I am an organizer freak, I admit it! Then, mom bought me 3 new cricut carts (Heritage, Forever Young, and Create a Critter) and then I got a couple gift cards and some money that I used to buy 2 more carts... Just because cards and Once upon a princess! (I REALLY wanted the Elegant Cakes, but our Michaels just refuses to put them out! grrrrr) THEN, with my cricut rewards, I ordered a couple I love my cricut items, and the Stamping solutions cartridge. I just love crafty birthdays!! :)
My 2 page Easter layout. I kinda copied a layout from Melanie over at Everyday Cricut http://www.cricutholiday.com/2010/04/easter-bunny-layout-with-doodlebug.html, I just loved the colors and layout she used! I mixed it up a little bit to add more pictures (because I'm all about the pictures!) I used SU lovely lilac cardstock, and added layers of Nana's Kids stack, mixed with SU taken with teal. Then, I cut the bunnies at 2" from the Everyday Paperdolls cartridge on Shimmery White paper by SU. I love the way it turned out. So thankful for great inspiration! :)
So, I uploaded all the pictures from the 9x9 scrapbook I'm putting together for Kadin's teacher, Mrs. Wilson. But, each post only took 1 picture. :( I'll have to learn how to put more than 1 in each post. Anyway, Kadin's class (dubbed the excellent eight) does so much fun stuff, and Mrs. Wilson is always having them create cute projects for us parents, so I decided she would love a small memoir of this class :) We will give it to her this Friday. Hope she loves it :)