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I am a self-confessed Cricut Addict with the need for a 12X12 Step Program!! The only thing that takes first place over my Bug is my Granddaughter! If you enjoy the projects please become a follower and leave a comment I LOVE comments!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Found a Peanut Found a Peanut Found a Peanut Just Now

Do you remember that song as a kid? It conjoured up all these pictures of some poor soul finding a peanut eating and then getting sick! Poor fellow!. Not this peanut he is the cutest ever. Thanks goes to Pat P for showing me how to use the cuttlebug and the mesh folder to create a true peanut shape! The peanut was cut from Create a Critter and then I stamped the faces with Peachy Keen face stamps (the greatest ever) and then lay them in the mesh cuttlebug folder and ran in through the cuttlebug. Be sure that the face side is on the side that makes the embossing down in the paper. In other words make sure the dimples are down not up. I had to redo mine because they looked better that way in my opinion. This picture makes it look like the dimples are raised but its quite the opposite.

Nana and is was cut from the Cuttin Up cartridge and go really well with the font of the the Nuts about you piece that is cut also from the create a critter.

I went ahead and ran the word nuts and the circle around the U through the cuttlebug too so they look like the peanut as well.

The little elephant is also from Create a Critter he reminds me of dumbo!

I like the way it turned out! And never a truer word was spoken than the one here because I am truly nuts about Miss Olivia!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Nana's Sleeping Angel!

Took me virtually all weekend to get this just the way I wanted it to be... but I am quite pleased with the end result. The paper was some I had gotten of QVC before they went out of the scrapbooking business and I fell in love with it!. The angel wings and wing corner pieces came from the new Picturesque cartridge which is an absolute dream of a cart! The font is Lovely Floral which is one of the walmart lite carts and when you pick up the font you have to look closely to see what font is there but its a gorgeous font! So elegant! The paper I used to make the angel wings and corners is from the Shimmer paper pack from DCWV.

I layered one of the cuts on top of the other to make the textured wings and to give them depth. I started to ink them but was so happy with the results I bypassed the ink. They shimmer enough with just the paper.

This was a bit tricky.. I had to lay my picture down on the purple paper then add the corner pieces and trim them down so it turned out like this...

Someday I am going to be shot for using this picture of her in a scrapbook much less posting it out there for you to see too.... OH WELL the price a Nana pays for the cute shots! I hope you enjoy this layout. I am planning on putting in a 12x12 frame for my scrapbook room for awhile...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Gettin in the Halloween Spirit!

I was at a SWARM this weekend and one of the make n' takes was this Halloween layout.. I decided to embellish it up and add some of my cricut style to the layout along with Liv's first Halloween pictures. The cartridges I used was the Original Paper Dolls along with Black letter for the font. I think the Black letter turned out to be a fantastic font for Halloween. Can't wait for the new Halloween cart to get here because I love the fonts on it. Anyway here is my creation! I hope you enjoy
The pumpkin and the black glob (which is supposed to be a spider but obviously I don't know how to stamp with paint ) were stamped with foam stamps using black paint... Not one of my greatest mediums. I think personally the foam stamps are hard to work with and are too "squooshie" when you press them down..

I love this picture of Olivia looks like she is really in the Halloween spirit and screaming at that spider!

The mummy became part of my journaling tools I love that fellow I have used him several time

The cat and the bats were super easy to cut out, I did use my gypsy for all cuts and the cat was cut once in black then again in white to make the whites of his eyes.. I did use the hide contour and took all but the outside lines off him before I cut it out. The cat has what was left of my white pen to make the high lights
Thanks to Erica and Jill for making the the make in take! And of course all the credit goes to my gypsy and cricut for the rest of the layout! I hope you enjoy!