Obsessed with Scrapbooking, asked me to be on her Design Team. This is my first project for her DT and we were asked to use the Creative Memories Traveler cartridge. When I received this cartridge I immediately fell in love with it and knew what my first project would be! My friend Chelle had brought her two nieces and her baby girl over to swim this summer. Makaylah had never been in the pool so I was a bit concerned about how she would like it. I did not need to worry! That baby girl got in that floatie and immediately started kicking her legs like she was an ol pro at being in the water!
- Cricut Expression
- Creative Memories Cricut Traveler Cartridge
- Patterned paper - Bo Bunny
- Various cardstock
- Heat set gems and pearls
-Decorative Accents aka Skittles
-Viva Decor Pearl Pen
- Glistening Snow Writer
- Mounting foam
- Cat Eye Chalk Ink
Design Studio was used to weld the shadow layer together for the title. I cut it in green and then cut the top layer in yellow "bling" cardstock. I added a few 3mm heat set gems to a few of the letters to make the title stand out a little more.
I so love the font on the Traveler cartridge! It reminds me a bit of magic marker and is a good chunky font, which is hard to find sometimes.
You might need to click the picture and make it bigger to see more detail. Nothing ever looks as good in a picture as it does in person!
The curl wave was cut out of 3 different shades of cardstock, using the darkest blue for the shadow layer, light blue for the base layer and medium blue for the top swirly layer. I did ink along the light blue layer a little for added dimension. I added some Glistening Snow Writer thinking I could make it look a little like seafoam. That didn't work out quite like I wanted it to but I still like the look it gave the wave. I also liked the wave popped up and over part of the picture. It really made the wave stand out more. I think as crafters were are sometimes afraid to cover up part of a picture but we really need to get over that since it can really make an element stand out!
I did double shadow layer cuts on the two fish and pop dotted in between them. I added some 2mm heat set gems to the yellow and pink fish along the top and bottom fins and then dotted with the Viva Decor Pearl Pen for the eye. For the larger Purple and Orange fish I added a heat set pearl for the eye and then dotted along the fins with the Viva Decor Pearl Pen. My daughter actually suggested using the Decorative Accents, aka Skittles, as bubbles coming out of the fishes mouths.
If you would like to order the Creative Memories Traveler Cartridge you can order it from Joy at her CREATIVE MEMORIES WEBSITE.
What a great layout!! I love how you welded the just the shadows of the letters together!ReplyDelete
Really nice layout. The water looks fabulous, I love the bright colors, - and the accent gems really set every off nicely. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
cute layout! May have to check out this cart :)ReplyDelete
What a fantastic layout! You put so much detail into each of the cuts!! WOW! And your write up was great - telling how you embellished each die cut! Thank you so much for guest designing!! Hugs! JoyReplyDelete
Beautiful LO! Your attention is detail is wonderful. Love the addition of the skittles as air bubbles. Your DD has a great suggestion.ReplyDelete
Really cute LO, thank you for sharing the details.ReplyDelete
Great layout. The kiddos are adorable. Love all the papers and colors you used. Oooooh, the bling is perfect too.ReplyDelete
Super cute LO--I love that cartridge, I'm glad I picked it up and can't wait to make more LO's with it. great job!!!ReplyDelete
What a fun layout Okie! LOve the cuts... And the pictures are adorable! :O)ReplyDelete
I love this LO Okie. I really liked the sun and also the pictures. You always do such a good job on your LO's. This one is so inspiring. God bless you, SmoochieReplyDelete
Oh man I love this lo Okie! I love the die cuts, great cart by the way, and I love all the colors in this lo! The pics are priceless, that sure is a cutie pie and so glad that she liked the pool! I guess another cart to add to my wish list. lolReplyDelete
What a great layout! Love it. I like how you brought the wave over the picture; you're right, sometimes it's okay to cover the pix up a bit. Super job!-Pat N. Love that sun too and its shadow!ReplyDelete
What a great layout. Very nice! Love that sun and its shadow. ANd the wave is great coming up over the picture a bit! Super job!--Pat N.ReplyDelete
This is great! I love the double shadow layers, they really make a difference. The pictures are wonderful too.ReplyDelete
Love this LO! You have explained everything so well. Love those little fish. Great LO!ReplyDelete
Great page! A future Ester Williams.ReplyDelete
What a fun page. Good directions so I can adapt some of the elements. Thanks.ReplyDelete
As usual you make an amazing page! I love all the little details. I want to scrapbook now, you got me all excited!ReplyDelete
Love this layout and the colours! Such a fun summer one. You gave me some good ideas :-)ReplyDelete
Very nice layout Okie!!ReplyDelete
Where did you get the skittles as you called them that you used for bubbles? Love the whole page, great job!ReplyDelete
I love it!ReplyDelete
So glad we are on Joy's DT together. Hugs, Christina
Very pretty.. DT Worthy! I love CM cartridges.ReplyDelete
I am so amazed at how creative people are!ReplyDelete