Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Let's Play - Layout

Last summer there were a few squirrels that decided to live in the trees in our neighborhood. I don't mind squirrels really, growing up in the country they were always around and I actually enjoy watching them. Last year was especially entertaining!

I kept telling everyone that the squirrels were playing chase with Lucy and everyone would laugh at me *okie wonders why folks always think she is crazy*. I would try to explain how they would almost let Lucy catch them then run up a tree, then they would come back down the tree just out of her reach and I swear they were talking to her in squirrelese *okie thinks she needs to write her own dictionary one of these days with all the made up words she uses*! Poor Lucy would run from one side of the yard to the other chasing the squirrels and never seemed to get tired of chasing them. She even got brave enough to go up the pool steps at one point, and believe me....Lucy does NOT like water! *okie thinks she needs to take pics of Lucy in the bath with her pitiful look and do a layout*. Luckily my daughter was over one afternoon and she got to witness the sight with her own eyes. She actually told me "Momma I thought you were crazy and lying...but those squirrels are teasing Lucy!". I WAS VINDICATED!!

Supplies Used:
Cricut Expression
Create A Critter cartridge
DCWV Farmer's Market
DCWV cardstock
D'Vine Swirls folder
Swiss Dots folder
Stampin Up Marker
Signo UM 153 gel pen
Colorbox Chalk Ink

I cut the title out of brown so I could have a shadow *okie figures everyone should know by now that she is addicted to shadows on cuts as much as she is addicted to inking....and organizing*. I put the word "play" through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder. On the squirrel I added a little stitching because he just looked plain without it. I also added a little white on the eyes to make them pop a little more.

The acorn looked like it needed a little something so I put the cap through the Cuttlebug using the D'Vine Swirls folder and then the base using the Swiss Dots folder. I am always amazed how a little embossing can really make things look so much more interesting.


  1. I love it and can totally relate. My dogs have a pet squirrel who picks on them daily. Evil little thing.
    I'd like to see the dictionary when it is complete please. LOL

  2. You are so inspiring me to get back to my Cricut and use my new Cameo - thanks for sharing a really cute LO! and I would have believed you 'cause the birds do the same thing to my cat!


  3. Yes, squirrels DO taunt dogs, they do it to our dogs, too! Your LO is so darling, Okie, I love that extra step of embossing your cuts. Makes all the difference!

  4. Adorable!!! And I really love the detail on the squirrel and especially the acorn:o)

  5. I have squirrels that tease my dog too. Love the embossing.

  6. love the layout