Thursday, March 3, 2011

Blast from the Past - Eating From A Spoon - layout

I use to post Motivation Challenges on the Cricut message board so some of us could stop talkin about scrappin and start doin some scrappin! This layout was one of my favorites, not only because of the great cuts from Printing Press that looked like blocks but because I love these pictures of my daughter!

Originally posted February 25th, 2009

I wasn't crazy about this sketch but I guess that is why it is called a challenge! LOL I think sometimes I look at the sketches to literal and have problems seeing outside the box HA HA HA okay maybe I am the only one who thought that was funny.......*okie looks to see if anyone else is one is...okie composes herself and continues*

Here is my LO for the challenge. I chose to use 3 pictures for the LO instead of just the two shown. So I was able to think outside the box on this one. These are pictures of my daughters first spoon feeding. I knew the date and such because when I had it in the dreaded magnetic album I had written down the date and what it I was scrappin when scrappin wasn't cool! HA HA HA OKAY YOU GOTTA ADMIT THAT WAS KINDA FUNNY!! WHAT?? You don't remember Barbara Mandrel's song "I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool"?? *okie knows she is showing her age now* But in my defense I was just a young child when that song was out....well okay...maybe a young teenager. Oh yes...I was talking about the LO wasn't I!

- Title is done with Wild Card and Printing Press
- Corners are done with Storybook
- Pattern paper is K & Company, a pack...can't remember the name right off hand
- Solid cardstock is just scraps so they are a little bit of everything

- Brads in the center of the flowers K & Company, other brads are Spare Parts
- Journaling is with Stampin Up Close to Cocoa
- Inking is Cat Eye Chalk ink Chestnut Roan and Creamy Brown
- Flowers are some that someone sent me...I don't know kind they are
- double sided adhesive foam to pop the pictures

I was going to put a baby from New Arrival on the LO but I put the paper on the mat in the wrong postion so the top of the head got cut off...and to be honest...I would rather not have the top of a baby's head chopped off on one of my LOs and I was too lazy to try and cut it again.


We are at sea today and heading to Half Moon Cay. We will be having Cricut classes today and I think I am suppose to learn about my Gypsy. I was hoping the dang thing would jump overboard but with my luck someone would throw it a life preserver and save it! OH YA'LL HUSH NOW! I am only kidding *okie knows she isn't kidding but doesn't want to offend the Gypsy lovers out least not too much*. I had to make sure I packed some reading glasses so I can see that dang little screen!


  1. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one thinking the Gypsy isn't the greatest thing in the world. I don't cut without Design Studio and really learned to use my Cricut with CDS but I just can't get into the Gypsy. I'm not a technophobe. I don't know what the problem is. If you come up with an answer, I'd love to hear.

    Have a great time. (I know you'll read this after you are done with the trip but I'm hoping it is wonderful).

  2. what a neat sketch! very cute layout too!!

  3. I have NEVER used my Printing Press cart...and I have had it 3 years! Now I have an example of how cute it is and will have to figure out a layout to use it on!!
    Thanks for the inspiration. Hope you are having a wonderful time on the cruise and that you will share everything you did ( well, everything scrappy-related!)
    -Waving from Arkansas!