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Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Day At The Zoo -- 12x12 Layout, Stork's Delivery Cricut Cartridge

My Creative Memories Stork's Delivery Cricut Cartridge arrived a few days ago, and I've been having soooooo much fun playing with it!!  Since it is a Baby-themed cartridge, I was super-excited to see that I could use it for LOTS of other things...  As a matter of fact, I haven't made anything baby-related yet!!  But don't worry...  Those projects are coming too!!  :)  If you'd like to see the fun Spring-themed easel card I made with this cartridge, you can find it HERE...  Now on to the layout!!
Over at Cooking With Cricut they are having a 'Double Take' challenge -- Participants need to use a minimum 2 pieces of cardstock (preferably different colors), 2 patterned papers (also preferably different patterns), and 2 embellishments...  I'm pretty sure I've got all that (and more) covered!!  :)  If you have a minute, take a moment to stop over there and see all the other creations too!!  :)
At More Than Favors this week, they are having a Zoo-themed challenge...  You can make anything as long as it's zoo-themed...  I'm thinking this covers that challenge too!!  YAY!!  I love it when things work out like that. :)  Please head over to More Than Favors to see all the other entries too...
I started by cutting out all of my favorite zoo animals...  The hippo (with his birdie friend), the lion, the elephant, the 'boy' monkey, the 'girl' monkey, and the zebra all at 4"...  The giraffe (my personal favorite) was cut at 6.5".
I found this cute sign board with the arrow hidden on the font feature...  I can see using this LOTS!!  But here, I thought it would be perfect to send a message of not feeding the animals -- And of course it'll point to a picture of the kiddos :)...
The title font is the Frogs & Snails Font (found on Stork's Delivery)...  Even though I'm not usually a fan of fonts that don't have shadows, this one is already a favorite of mine!!  It's a fun, fun font perfect for all those boy pages!!

My monkeys are hanging on 'vines' I made by twisting/curling a 1/4" strip of paper...  All of my paper is from the Creative Memories Primary Zoo Additions Kit...
All of my layers are distressed with chocolate ink...  My BFF Christi just gave me this amazing little sponge dauber that I can stick on the tip of my finger to make inking so much easier -- Boy-oh-boy, do I  L-O-V-E that thing!!
As this layout came together, I really wanted to make it look like the animals were visiting the zoo, so I added a tie to my giraffe (yes, I really tied it like a tie!!) and a bow to the zebra...  The-Boy-Child is home for Spring Break right now and he's been (obsessively) playing the theme to Zelda on his guitar ('Hey, mom, listen to this!  I figured it out by ear!')...  So somewhere in my stupor of hearing that tune over and over, I decided to name the zebra Zelda...  I did manage to avoid being in the room for the Dragon Ball-Z marathon, so the giraffe is still named George and the elephant is named Ellie...  We also have a chicken nugget named Harry, but that's a story for another day...  :)
If you would like to name the lion, the monkeys, or the hippo (and his birdie), they all remain nameless for the moment...  Your suggestions for names are appreciated in the 'comments' section below...  I love to read your comments, so please be sure to leave one so that I know you were here -- If you also have a blog, please be sure to leave a link, so I can visit you too!!

Until next time,


Jean said...

What a great layout. Love all of the animals. Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking with Cricut.

Madison said...

This is such a fun LO:) I dig the tie on the giraffe:) You must have had fun making this!! It all came together nicely. TFS and thanks for joining us this week at Cooking With Cricut:)
~Madison CWCDT

Melissa said...



Robin said...

Really cute layout. I'm a scrapper by heart so I love it when someone does a LO. I'm with you on the giraffe. He is my favorite too!
Great job.
Robin aka the cricut scrapper

Anita said...

Wow! What a great layout! Love all the detail! Thanks for hanging out with us this week at Cricut Cardz Challenge! Anita

Doris T. said...

What a GREAT layout Amy! Thanks for stopping by my blog on the hop yesterday - now I'm following you too:)

Tami B. said...

I love the do not feed the animals sign. The whole LO turned out really cute. How about Horatio Hippo, Madeline Monkey & Leopold the Lion?

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great lay-out! Love all the animals!

doverdi said...

This is just too, too cute! TFS!

Jen said...

Great LO, Amy! I love all of the little details -- so creative. How about Harry the Hippo, Max and Maude Monkey and Leopold the Lion? BTW, Zelda is a great name for a zebra! Thanks for doing a "double take" this week with us at Cooking With Cricut.

~ Jen, CWC Design Team

Cheryl said...

This is such a cute layout! I love all the animals. I really need to use my Cricut more often. I love what you do with it.

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! I hope you have a wonderful day.

Unknown said...

Well, the lion definitely has to be named Larry the Lion after my hubby's favorite talking toy when he was a child. The Monkey should be named May-May after my oldest daughter's nickname. She absolutely loves monkeys. Not sure what to name the other two. Love the layout!


Maria Elena said...

super cute LO congrats!
Thanks for playing this week at CWC
Have a great Monday ;-)
Maria Elena.- CWC DT

Melissa said...

Super cute layout ~ I love those animals! Thanks for playing along at Cooking with Cricut :)

Nicole said...

What a super cute layout. You did a fabulous job! Thanks for playing along this week at Cooking with Cricut!
~Nicole CWC DT

DIANA L. said...

Nice job on the layuot. I love the the dimension you gave the animals with the inking on the edges.The colors are great think I need a finger dauber

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Catherine said...

WOW! Your scrapbooking is just AMAZING! YGG! I love the layout here and especially the dlittery accents.

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Scrappin Melissa said...

This is an absolutely adorable LO! I'd call the Hippo Harry and his bird Larry! Or maybe Barry LOL! I just discovered your blog today. I look forward to checking it out more. Im going to add you to my favorites!

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