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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!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Cute as a Bug!

Obviously I am getting all cranked up with my scrapbooking... 4th layout of the year... This one was made because I was going to a crop this weekend that was in association with a Creative Memories Consultant. I was going to do a quick demo of Cricut and what you could do with the new Creative Memories cartridges. The Consultant said she really liked the Cheerful Seasons Cart so I decided to do a quick layout to take and show what all you can do with this cart. I did not get to go to the crop because of the snowy icy weather but I did finish the layout because I had started with it. Everything used here with the exception of the journal block and the background paper and brads were made with the Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons Cartridge. I hope you like it.

The alphabet is really cute and it cuts 4 different types of fonts. The A is just the uppercase of the basic font. The Cute is the Cheerful Font and the Bug is the Cheerful Shape Font which could really be counted as two fonts if you use the positive AND negative cuts. I made an attempt with the "bug" to match my lady bugs but wasn't happy with the result.

I love all the little bugs and snails and even the flowers on this cartridge. The grass is a partial cut from one of the images. I used my hide contour and hid the lawnmower and cut out just the grass.

I hunted through my paper to find paper that looked like sky. I never found anything that I was happy with so I decided to use a cloud stencil and some blue ink with a makeup sponge to make the background. You can't see it really well here but it turned out great!. I think Great Impressions is the maker of the cloud stencil.

The little birds on the cart are so cute~!. The branch is the base for the Summer Season tree on the cart. I just cut it and laid it sideways instead of straight up. made a great branch for my bluebird of happiness to perch.
I used glitter on the wings of the dragon fly. I just put some glue stick by Zig on the wings then sprinkled superfine glitter on them. After they dried I brushed the excess off but wish I had left it on heavy.
I cut a cloud from the Create A Critter cartridge and then used it as my journal block. It made sense since the whole layout was sky.
Let me know what you think of this one! Of course I gotta give credit to my gypsy who helps me make my layouts! I have gotten so used to working with her that I am not sure I could make a layout with it now!.

1 comment:

Scrappin Hard said...

This is way too cute! I love it! We are almost neigbors, some day we should go scrapbooking together. Esther