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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

12x12 Two-Page Easter Layout -- Pooh and Friends Cricut Cartridge



For those of you that follow along on my weekly crafting escapades, you may remember that I had glitch after glitch after glitch last week when it came to my M.A.G. Challenge By The Page entry, Don't Stop Dreamin'!...  So I vowed to make sure that my project was finished early this week -- I didn't want a repeat of last week, after all!!  Well, by the time you get to read this, everything will be back up and running, but for now...  Here I sit, waiting for my camera battery to charge so that I can take some pictures. {sigh}.  At least it's not tomorrow when I'm doing this, right?  LOL...

Have you checked out M.A.G. Challenge By The Page yet?  The real challenge of their challenges is that they choose ONE page from ONE cartridge handbook, and you can ONLY cut images from that ONE page for your project -- You can use any other non-Cricut embellishments, but after cutting ONLY the images from that page, you must step away from the Cricut!!  Every week that I am able to participate (if you don't have the cartridge of the week, there can't be a substitute, since it is a very specific challenge), I am really challenged to step away from the Cricut...  But this week, it didn't take me long to figure out what I wanted to do...  This week Challenge #16 was to use page 43 from the Cricut Cartridge Pooh and Friends...
For the details of my layout...
Now, deciding to use Rabbit for my layout was easy -- Of COURSE I was gonna use Rabbit (cut at 7")!!  But I pondered about what other cuts from this page I might be able to use...  I decided to use the basket from the Icon Feature (cut at 4"), but added a little twist and weave to it so that it would look more like an Easter basket...
The next part of my layout was indeed the most time consuming...  But I really needed the therapy, so it's all good  (you DO scrapbook for therapy too, right?)...  I started by cutting a whole bunch (like, 29, or something) of very small oval shapes with my Creative Memories Custom Cutting System (as I have stepped away from the Cricut to take it old-school now!)...  I then cut some wavy strips with my Rotary Trimmer and punched some circles and little flowers with my SU! Punch Pack punches to decorate my little ovals and turn them into some snazzy-lookin' eggs!!  Of course, after spending tedious hours creating those little embellishments, they needed some opalescent stickles for the final touch!!
My journaling box/egg was created using a larger oval from the CCS and more strips and punches...
My background paper (and paper used for decorating the eggs) is from the Creative Memories Delight Power Palette (soon to be discontinued)...  Cardstock colors used are Honeydew, Pink Lemonade, Butter, and Mediterranean...  If you do not currently have a CM Consultant, and would like to order any of the items I've used, you can order order online and have it direct shipped (anywhere in the US) by clicking and shopping HERE...
Everything (and I do mean everything) was inked with chocolate ink and my favorite little finger sponge dauber that my BFF Christi gave me (Can ya tell that I really, really, really love that thing!!  I can even ink and watch tv now!!)...  A few of the eggs have dimensionals behind them to pop em up, but I tried to stay away from the fun foam after my 'A Day At The Zoo' layout from the other day (ugh, that was a lot of fun foam that really didn't show up in the pictures!!)...
I heard a rumor that the Creative Sisters Monday Challenge #3 was to Think Spring!, so I'm planning to enter this layout there as well...  If you haven't been over to visit them yet, I hope you get the chance to do so today...  Linda and Patti-Lynn (the Creative Sisters) co-host a new challenge every other week -- This gives you a little extra time to plan out your project and enter it for a chance to win their awesome prize package!!  Be sure to stop on over there soon...
I am thoroughly enjoying the sunshine streaming in my window today...  It's still pretty chilly out there, but The-Toby-Dog and I heard lots and lots of birds singing on our morning trip outside...  Is it possible that the woodpecker was back out there too???  I hope the signs of spring are making an appearance wherever you are too -- If not, click on one of the pictures above, and pretend you are in the field of Easter eggs with Rabbit...

Remember, my Cricut Cartridge Giveaway (for Stork's Delivery) is open until March 28th!!  Be sure to click here and enter to WIN!!  :) 

Until next time, may your eggs be fresh and your days be hoppy!!  :)

19 comments:

Melissa said...

Super duper cute!!!!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

Wow! A lot of work went into that! It's just adorable...thanks for sharing!

Lisa
prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

Jovan said...

So super cute! I love this LO!

Billie's Scrappetique said...

Just stumbled upon your blog today. Love, love this layout!!! I think I need to become a follower! :o)

SusanHanna said...

Your layers (on the rabbit) are so smooth and sharp!! The whole layout is cute... but those sharp layers are really impressive!!

Melissa said...

Wow, wow, you did an amazing job with the challenge, those eggs are just gorgeous!!! I just love everything about your layout, great job!

Thanks so much for joining M.A.G. Challenge by the Page!

Adrian said...

OMG! Super LO! It was worth cutting the 29 eggs!

Amber said...

That looks like a fun challenge and you did a great job with it! I love the CM cutters! I often use them on pictures so I can fit a bunch on one page! It looks like your piecing and sponging took a lot of time but it was well worth it! The finished product is wonderful! TFS and good luck with the challenge!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Absolutely adorable!

I was just thinking the other day of how I can use that cartridge for something, thanks to your great idea, I will make an Easter Layout! A little different then yours, as I will get the eggs and basket cut from Doodlecharms and I Scrapbook 8 1/2 x 11 layouts, so thinking only a 4" bunny. HMMM!!!

Thank you, Thank you for the great idea, it is really cute!

circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

Billie's Scrappetique said...

Amy, can you email me?
billiesscrappetique@gmail.com

Thanks!!

Tami B. said...

I don't know what else to say except "FABULOUS"!

4kids4 said...

Oh, this makes me SO glad I bought Pooh & Friends when it was on clearance at Michael's!! It has some great spring and Easter cuts. Your layout is fabulous...all the little details (so tedious!) certainly paid off!

~Sharon C.

cricutalltime said...

love your layout.wow you did a fantastic job with the colors and eggs.thanks for playing along with us at M.A.G.

Patti Ross said...

I absolutely LOVE this layout! I may have to blog lift it. :) So bright and full of spring!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Sisters Monday Challenge!!!

Patti Ross
www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com

sleeplesswonder said...

Love the LO it's super cute. TFS. And thanks for going to Cricut for Beginners, that would be so cool if we won. :)
Hugs,
Melissa D
mkds312@hotmail.com
www.sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

Your layout is gorgeuos .... love it... and just using those cuts from the page is a huge challenge..

Great job and thanks for playing with us at MAG...

IVette-GD

girlia said...

Amy your work is just amazing! I can only say AMAZING. Rabbit is adorable and the basket weaving -whew girl-you showed out! Awesome and Amazing Talent. Thanks for displaying it on MAG

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super sweet! Love all the inking, it really makes everything pop!

Rhonda Emery said...

amy thank you for the comments I would love for you to email me at semery@classicnet.net I am having a blog hop and would love for your to join in. hugs

 
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