Thursday, February 4, 2010

Cuttlebug Challenge - Love You Sweetheart

Hey everyone! It is time for the Cuttlebug Challenge project! Don't forget to visit Cuttlebug Challenge and check out the projects from my fellow designers. Also make sure you leave a comment so you can be entered to win the prize this month, which is...Designer's Calendar Cricut Cartridge!

For the project our challenge was to use hearts from at least 3 different cartridges and I thought I would go with a two page layout. I really loved the words that I found in Lyrical Letters "Love You" "Sweetheart" when I was searching for hearts and made that the basis of my layout.

A friend of mine was nice enough to send me some pictures that I could use with this layout, of course she does get the layout now that it is finished!

The patterned paper is K & Company from the Masion paper pack. The pink is Coredinations White Wash and the black is Coredinations Black Magic. I used Stardream Mica for the hearts to add a little subtle bling. Since the paper is a bit vintage looking I used the tan lens on my photo program to tone down the color of the pictures.

The cartridges I used were
Swirly heart - Hannah Montana
Double heart - Wedding
Winged heart - Hello Kitty
Scallop border - Plantin Schoolbook
Title - Lyrical Letters

I used several different Cuttlebug folders also. I used Victoria on the Black Magic paper, Swiss Dots on the swirly heart and Script on the winged heart.

Here are close up pictures of the hearts. When cutting the hearts I did use the multi-cut of 2 since the Mica is thicker than regular cardstock. It cut the swirls perfectly using this setting. To split the double heart I simple adhered it to the send page and the cut along the edge of the page. I layed the pages next to each other to line it up and put the other half on the first page.

Here you can see the details a little better on other parts of the layout. I added flat back pearls to the scallop border and a few to the words on the title. The ribbon is a metallic sheer light lavendar and I tied a small heart charm on the ribbon on the second page. I used a paper piercer to make the faux stitching on the photo mats.



  1. Okie I just love, love, love your stuff!! This is gorgeous!!


  2. Absolutely LOVE this layout! Your attention to even the smallest of details is spectacular. I am also drooling over that Black Magic paper. I have some lighter colors of Coordinations cardstock--but not the Black Magic. Of course, now I want some.

    Truly a special layout. xox A.

  3. Okie, your layout is awesome! Shari (cricutrookie)

  4. You are doing a lot more Layouts and thats great! I do enjoy and learn from your creativity.

  5. Okie,

    This layout is just beautiful. You have such an eye for detail. I love the color combo that you put together. Simply gorgeous!


  6. I love this LO Shirley, but you already know that. Seriously, your work is always just so, if you know what I mean. Your color coordination and paper combos always blow me away. Keep the LOs coming.


  7. What a beautiful layout! I just love all the different elements you used in this layout, they all have blended together to make a very elegant project!

  8. Absolutely love it. Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. Very nice layout. Mine are never as detailed. TFS

  10. Almost nothing better than pink and black .... well except for red and black! Love it!

    Kathy Wyatt

  11. Okie ... I totally love this LO ... the papers, the colors, the embellishments .... it is STUNNING!