Saturday, August 4, 2012

Layout Challenge - Grandma

It took me three days to finish my layout for this weeks challenge in the Old Cricut Commumity Facebook group. It seems like such a simple layout and it is. There isn't a lot of embellishing, no fancy stitching, just one photo, so why did it take that long? I kept asking myself that when I got it done and I think it was because since this was one of the last pictures I took of my Grandma I wanted to be special, just like she was!

This is the sketch I posted for the group to use for the week and we have had a few members post their version of the sketch, all of which are really great. Someone used a Cheery Lynn Designs die for the flourish. The flourish had leaves on it and was gorgeous. I resisted doing a search for the thing because I was afraid I would get myself in trouble for even looking!

I am hoping we have a few more submissions since the deadline isn't until tonight. Of course the members can always do it later and then go back in and post, the deadline is just a bit of a motivator.

Supplies Used:
Cricut Letter Envy Cart
Crate Paper Patterned Paper
Basic Grey Chipboard
Prima flowers
Pearl Brads
Webster's Pages Flower embellishment
Colorbox Chalk Ink
Stampin Up Marker
Ribbon Scrap

I finally got to use my Cricut Letter Envy cartridge! I loved it when I saw the examples but just haven't used it yet. I will actually be using it again for this next week's challenge. I think I like the font because it is thicker than most but still has a little elegance about it with the curls and slight curves of the letters.

I did use Cricut markers to outline the cuts due to inking letters is so dang time consuming and difficult.

I used colors to go with what was in the picture and luckily the paper pack I chose had enough other colors to not make this seem like a 4th of July project since there was a lot of red and blue in it. The little rose embellishment is from Webster's Pages. I was sitting here thinking of what else the layout needed and glanced up and looked at my pegboard and this was just hanging around waiting to be used.

I am off to have a cup of coffee and work on my layout for this next week's challenge. I posted the sketches early since my sister is coming today and I didn't want to forget to post them tomorrow.


  1. I really like this one. It's not too fussy, which is what I like!

    What do you call the blue and white stems you used behind the flower in the lower left corner? They're a perfect addition under the other embellishments.

  2. I really like this layout I have
    not had inspiration to do my grandmothers and this is going to make a great page. Thanks


  3. You did your grandma proud!!!! Your layout is so very pretty!!!!
    Thank you for caring and sharing :)
    mhalford6 @aol. com

  4. Your layout came out great. Love the sketch. Is this a group where you can add me? I would really be interested in joining. :)

    Linda Therrien

  5. love your layout! your grandma is soo beautiful! i think i will make one for my grandmas photo

  6. Your layout is so beautiful & so is your grandma in that photo.... She would be so proud of this gorgeous layout you did for her....