Hello Spring!

This picture of Hartly at Easter and her 2nd birthday says “Hello Spring!” to me.

The green grass and blooming dogwoods are sure signs of warmer weather, so I decided this would be a great start for the Cricut Circle NSD Use Your Scraps Challenge.

Our Spring themed layout had to be made totally of scraps, have three image cuts and incorporate the Cuttlebug as well. Yikes!

My layout~

I fell in love with Scrap2010’s Enjoy layout posted over at the Studio Calico Member Gallery. She used her Silhouette to cut a heart filled circle background. So, I decided that I had to make my own!

In CCR I used circles of various sizes from the Cricut Craftroom Basic digital cartridge and filled them with butterflies from Sophie.

I backed some of the butterflies with colorful Bella Blvd scraps and others with vellum. A couple of the vellum circles were run through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder. Those are my favorite!

A closeup of my title and circles~

I used Gypsy Font to make my “hello” and added it to the Bella Blvd Alpha letters.

Scrap2010’s layout can be found here~ http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/60509-enjoy
I used~
Bella Blvd Baby Girl Pretty in Pink, Sunshine & Happiness Popsicle Kisses, Sunny Side Up, Sophisticates Sprinkles & Lace Ice, Spring Flings & Easter Things A Tisket A Tasket papers
(All were scraps from my i love you layout.)
Bella Blvd Baby Girl Alpha & Bits
Kraft cardstock, pink cardstock, Martha Stewart sequins

Letter Envy Giftbag

It’s National Scrapbooking Day!! And for me that means Weekend!! Yippee!!

If you can’t tell by my over use of exclaimation marks, I’m a little excited.

The Cricut Circle Blog is having a big celebration this year. Right NOW they are having a timed challenge using Letter Envy Font.

So, I’ve changed the baby, given her the remote and goldfish and am working like a mad woman!

Sorry, if you’re getting this before I’ve finished the entire post. But, I’m running out of time. I’ll be back.

Whew! I got it posted in time, but you should have seen me turning off every wifi device in the house. My internet kept going out on me. I think I’m sweating! Yuck!

Here is my project~

I decided to use the Elise Imagine Cartridge to print a pattern directly on a white gift bag. I was a bit worried that it might not dry well, but it worked perfectly.

I then used Letter Envy Font to cut my favorite crest at 4″ after flood filling it with a different pattern. I also flood filled several layers of the letter E to use as a tag.

I found the most delicate butterfly from Sophie. Flood filled and cut at 3.5 and 3″. I pop dotted the layers as well.

I think it turned out rather pretty and serene even if it was created in an utter panic!

Now I’ve got to go replace all my Christian parenting books Hartly has pulled from the shelves. I hope some thing good rubs off on us both!

I’m Fishin for a Valentine Rosette Card

I purchased Kraft Valentine’s Sacks at Hobby Lobby just because they were SO cute! Even though it’s after Valentine’s Day I just had to open them up.

I used Ribbons and Rosettes to make 6 of the 2″ heart strips¬†and CM punches for the center hearts.
I used Sophie for the shaped card base cut at 5.75″ after I hid the bird features. The circle features were made to fit and the top was embossed with the Swiss Dots folder.

The sentiment is a rub on from American Crafts mini marks.

Now I’m ready for next year!¬† Right?