Thursday, August 9

Scrapbook Friday - Beautiful Sunshine

Scrapbook Friday - August 10, 2012 ~Outdoor Layouts~

Hello Crafty Blends.
I am exited to share my
fun Layout with you today.

For our DT projects today at
 My Cricut Craft Room,
 we were to create
a Scrapbook Layout with the theme
Dance or Outdoor.

I have a few pictures of my kids frolicking about the yard
around Memorial Day that I wanted
to get into a layout.   So I chose
do create the Outdoor Theme.

I couldn't find the pics in the short time I had looked, 
but I do have one last place in mind to check.
I will add them in as soon 
as they are found and then the layout 
will be 100% complete.
I initially had gotten out my Create-A-Critter cart
thinking I was going to do a
campy/woodsy/outdoor layout.
That was, until I thought about the pics I would be using.
 I started be creating three photo mats for the layout.
The background paper is a deep navy blue cs and the yellow is
Core'dinations Sunflower Yellow hues.

The pics of the kids frolicking about, includes a few where
they are smelling the flowers as well as
peeking through some patches of flowers, too.

The Echo Park - Playground papers and stickers
gave me a grand idea to create a "Yard Scene".
I used the fun aqua cs as my background, then cut the green cs
using my CM blade trimmer to create the grassy hill.
I adhered the green and the flower strip using 3D foam squares.
The border of flowers was cut from a sheet of cs (borders) in the same EP stack.
I inked the green cs lightly for added dimension to the hills.

I first cut layers of my sun from CAC cart at 2.75"
using Core'dinations Sunflower Yellow cs and a deep blue
cs from from left over from my photo mattes.
The top layer of the sun is Core Couture-Glitter (Yello).
For the sun,  I used a fun "shadow" technique
that I learned from watching
one of Erica's Craft Room
U-stream Episodes last month.
Here is the her channel for you to
consider stopping
over and subscribing.
You can learns tons of techniques
that make crafting more practical and fun.

The small medallion phrase in the bottom corner
was cut from Graphically Speaking
at 2.5" in two layers.
The aqua color matched the background fairly close
and I wanted to shadow the phrase
so that it would stand out more.
I used the same Core'dinations Glitter cs (Aqua)
again with the deep blue cs from my stash.
I then used a dauber with some Darice Deep Aqua ink
and daubed around the medallion for more contrast.

I used another fun technique I learned from
one of Erica's Ustream tutorials for the grass cuts.
When placing my Core'dinations CS (Produce Greens) scraps
on my Cricut mat, I flipped them over (with the backside exposed).
I then used the Flip feature on my Cricut when setting up all my grass cuts.

The grass cuts were created using the CAC cart again.  I cut
them from scraps of green cs in my stash at different sizes
between .75" and 1.25".
Before pulling my grass up from my Cricut mat, I used my Xyron
Cheetah 2 adhesive runner across the back sides of my cuts.
Wa-Lah...easy adhesive idea for small cuts.
Thanks Erica!!!

I then randomly
placed them about the page until I felt there were enough.

Flowers from stash
Ticket stamp from Unity Itty Bitty
"You're the Ticket"

Now, if you want to see more fantastic
layouts, be sure to stop over
My Cricut Craft Room
to check out
what all the other talented DT Members 
have in store for you!!!

Keep Crafting 


  1. Such a fun lay-out! Great details and paper!

  2. Ohhh Jessica! Your layout is just too stinkin' cute! I love how bright and "sunshiny" it is! I love the method you used on the sunshine and your little patches of grass here and there just set the page off perfectly! Great great job, as always!!
    MCCR DT sis

  3. What a cute and fun Layout. Love the colors and papers used.

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  4. Super cute LO!
    Miranda :)
    MCCR DT Sister

  5. This is sooo cute, Jess! Even cuter in real life!! Love the colors, design, and die cuts! :)


  6. This is so cute! so bright and full of shineshine. love it! Janet R.- MCCR-DT

  7. This is so beautiful, Jessica!! I love the row of flowers and the sparkly sun!! What a fun layout!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend my sweet blend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Hi Jess! I know I haven't been around. So I'm making my rounds today. Sound like a doctor right. LOL. Any way I love your layout. Very cute and fun. My favorite is the cute flowers. TFS AJ~

  9. Such a warm and cheerful layout! I always love looking at your scraptastic projects!

  10. I just wanted to stop by and thank you for entering my giveaway and posting it on your sidebar and FB...I appreciate it so much my sweet blend!! I hope you are having a wonderful, relaxing weekend :)

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  11. This looks so cheerful and fun!

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  13. love this layout!! so cute and summery!!!


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