Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Daddy & Me - layout

I have been so busy getting ready for my cruise *okie starts to mentally go over her packing list and shakes her head and figures...if it's packed it's going and if it isn't then it's staying* that I haven't had much time to craft. I think in the last two weeks I have done two layouts. *okie almost faints at the lack of crafting time*

This is a layout of my daughter and her father. She was 3 when the picture was taken. It was actually his picture but he let me borrow it and scan it so I could make a layout for my daughter to have.

Supplies Used:
Cricut Expressions
Cricut Cindy Loo cartridge
Little Yellow Bicycle Pattern Paper
Cardstock - various
Making Memories Metal Tag Rim
3/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Spareparts Brads
Cat Eye Chalk Ink

A lot of people don't like the Making Memories metal tag rims but I still love them! Matter of fact a friend from the Cricut messageboard, Angela aka TiffysMom, sent me a bunch because she said she doesn't use them anymore.

How I used it here is how I usually like to use them. I think they are great to make little picture charms. Sometimes I do just a face or an interesting point of a picture. For this particular layout I thought a tiny version of the picture was the best.

I didn't have a template to cut the picture so I just used a ballpoint pen to trace around the outside of the rim and then cut inside the pen line a little. I did have to trim a little at a time to get what I needed but it was worth the effort.

I wanted the cartridge Cindy Loo for the cute little deer that was on it *okie knows her true green blooded Cricut lover friends will understand wanting a cart for just one cut* but once I saw the font I knew it was a MUST GET CART!

The one thing is that the font doesn't have a shadow but you guys know the routine, cut a base layer then offset it to get a shadow effect *okie knows she is addicted to layering in paper crafting*.

I will be posting another layout for tomorrow and after that since I will be reposting some of my old posts that some of you guys might not have seen. I likely won't be able to publish comments until I get back but I will read them when I get home.


  1. I hope you have an absolutely fantastic time on the cruise. I'm sure you will laugh a lot and enjoy yourself and maybe even learn a little.

  2. adorable layout! Have a great time on cruise. Want to hear all about it when you get back!

    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Cindy :)

  3. Very cute LO Shirley.


  4. What a beautiful LO, I enjoy scrappin' pictures of my DD with her father! Thanks for the inspiration. Enjoy your cruise.

  5. Hard to believe that only a few minutes ago she was that little, isn't it?

    Now, go have fun on the cruise and make some more memories of your "little" girl to scrap when you get home! lol!

  6. Very cute layout. I've been thinking about the cruise and wondering if they have any tickets left (at discount) lol! Have a great time and have lots of fun. Hope to see some pictures when you return! -- Pat N.

  7. This is a BEAUTIFUL Layout Okie.... I hope you have a safe, fun, wonderful experience on your trip! Cruises are a lot of fun and I know you will just enjoy it! Have a great time and like I said before... Once you are on the ship the stress will go away.... Have a Great time my friend! :o)

  8. Have a wonderful time on the cruise, Okie!! Such a cute layout! I love the title you picked.

  9. I think I need that cart for that cute font with the tear drop thingys...have a super time on the cricut boat!

  10. Great layout. Ilike that font, cute. have a great time on your cruse. cant waite to hear about it and see pics.

  11. Love the LO!
    Giving you an award:)

  12. I'm lovin this LO and and thanks for the info on this cart that I haven't used yet. I hope you are enjoying your cruise as much as I enjoyed my Bahamas cruise last week.

  13. Beautiful LO,and this font works well with it. Enjoy your cruise.

  14. Awwwww how cool! Love it and I have this cart too. Love the font on it!

  15. This is really pretty! I like the paper & colors you used. And I still like those metal tags too.

  16. A layout that will always be special for you daughter. Lovely colors. Love the lettering. Spotlight s the picture so well.