Friday, February 3, 2012

The alligator in this layout was made with the Twinkle Toes cartridge, cut at 4 inches. The crab and fish were from Smiley Cards, cut at about 1.5 inches. The fonts used were Jasmine and Pooh Font.
This layout was made after my granddaughters decided that the youngest one needed a haircut. I had to fight back the tears when I first saw her with the short haircut.
This layout was created using the lite cartridge, Twinkle Toes. At first I thought I would never use this cartridge because it is a dance cartridge, but I love to use it to represent happy little girls in my layouts.
In this layout I made the little girls at 4 inches. I used Cuttin' Up for the title, cut at 1.25 inches. The scissors are from Locker Talk, one cut at 2.5 inches and the other at 3 inches. The little scissors in the girls' hands were cut at .75 inches.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

This is my second Imagine layout. For this layout I used Kate's ABC for the images and Mr. Frosty for the patterns. I substituted dogs from Four Legged Friends for the cats in the images. The main images were cut at 4 inches.

First imagine layout

I'm sorry I haven't posted anything in quite a while. I got an Imagine for Christmas and have been busy playing with it. I have made tags to show the patterns and colors on each of the 10 cartridges I have. I've found that the actual colors on the cartridges are often very different from how they look in the booklet, so sample tags are very helpful.
The above layout is my first official Imagine layout. I used Twinkle Toes, Campin Critters and Playtime for the images. The patterns are from Imagine More. The large girl from Twinkle Toes is cut at 4 inches, the Bunny from Campin Critters was cut at 3 inches, the tree was cut at 9 inches and the girl in the tree, from Playtime was cut at 3 inches.Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


This layout is of my father-in-law and his parents from about 1921-1922. The close up shows a charm with my FIL's picture. The second page contains tags with basic information and memories my FIL had of his parents.  Background papers for this layout are from K & CO. and Penny Black. Accents are from K & CO. and various other sources.

This next layout is about my father-in-law's school days and some childhood memories. I had no pictures of my FIL for this layout, so I copied pictures of the school he attended and the neighborhood store/theatre from a centennial book to include. The papers used in this layout are from Paper Pizazz. Journalling was printed on transparency film and tucked into place.

This next layout is a family photo taken in front of the family car. For the left hand page I copied the photo (and reversed it) onto transparency film, then mounted it onto cursive printed paper. The next page contains the same photo printed in sepia.tones. For the bottom, I enlarged the photo, and cut each person out separately, then mounted each in a slide frame. These were antiqued with Distress Ink.  The tags were made from the Paper Pizazz Heritage Kit. The background was pieced together from K & CO. scraps. The antique car accent was made from the car on page 54 of the Heritage Cricut cartridge.

This layout shows my father-in-law when he was in his teens. The background was made from Vintage Basics, from Colorbok. The tag was made from pieces from K & CO..The second page contains memories of my FIL's youth.

This last layout is of my in-laws wedding day. The background paper is from K & CO.  The center is a 10" x 8" piece of printed paper. I scanned a sheet of music and printed it onto the printed paper. The picture used is 3 3/4" x 5 1/2" accented with corners by K & CO. I cut 1 1/4" scallopped accents for above and below the picture. The definitions of  "LOVE" and  "FOREVER" were added above and below for accents.  1" ivory pearled ribbon was added all across the top and bottom of the page, centered at 1".  3/4" ivory pearled ribbon was added down the left and right sides of the center area.

The second page is made in a similar fashion, but features the marriage license and four 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" photos. Thanks for looking. I'd love for you to follow my blog and leave a comment.


Here are some more heritage layouts from my husband's family. This first layout is of my husband's grandfather's second marriage.  The second page will contain a Family Group Sheet (K & CO.) where I will record all of the family information. The paper used in this layout is mostly from K & Co. A 10" x 10" vellum print mat was placed behind the 4 3/4" x8" photo, matted to 6 1/2" x 9". Antique buttons were added across the top, and a 2 1/2" wide gold ribbon was added underneath. "Family" was from K & Co..