Carol’s Crafty Corner

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Scrapping With Michele

Well, as you are aware, I haven't posted anything in several days. I am at Aymee's for a short visit. We traveled to Palmyra (close to Hershey, PA) on Friday, and I finally got to meet my friend Michele in person. She is a very sweet, cordial lady with an equally hospitable family. I really learned a lot of neat tips from this great scrapper.

While there, I finished 2 layouts and 2 cards.

This layout is the most simple one I have ever completed. I completed it for Beth's "Use Your Stash" challenge at TS. For this challenge, I was to use materials from my stash (materials I have had stashed aside). The following were cut using the Cricut machine:
Printing Press cart - the Title (priceless) & the ring (around the photo)
Storybook cart - the corner branch
Home Accents cart - the inticate butterfly
I also stitched around the edge of this layout. I am really liking the sewing on scrapbooking projects!

This is a close-up of the title, photo, and butterfly.

This layout is for LauraJean's "Scrap It Large" Challenge at TS which was to scrap a 5x7 photo. I really like this sketch. The "lollipop" flowers are so much fun to make! This is also the first time I have used lace to create flowers. This eyelet trim has tiny beads attached on the flowers. It is also the first time I have tried to make box pleats. It wasn't difficult, but it did take me a little time to do. However, I think it was well worth it! The phrase, "Beach Bum" was cut using the Life's a Beach Cricut cart. I also used a small zigzag stitch around the edges to frame the layout.

This pic shows the layering.

Michele and I made 2 cards together which are almost identical. This is the fastest card making I have ever done. It is a lot easier when someone is doing the cutting and gathering materials. Hahahahaha - Thanks Michele!

The inspiration for this card came from that adorable ribbon. Don't you just love it! We cut the watermelon using the Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge. We used the distressed stripes Cuttlebug folder to add texture to the rind. Then, we added some distressing ink to the rind to further add accent and detail. We used Aymee's ribbon folding technique on the wired watermelon ribbon.

Next, we both fell in love with the idea for this "cheery" cherry card. We both have been wanting to make a cherry card for quite some time now. So, when we saw this ribbon we knew it was time. This cherry was cut using the new Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge. It has the cutest fonts along with phrases and images.

Thanks for looking a have a great day!



Southernbelle said...

Fabulous work Mom! Love those layouts! I also adore those cards! They are so darn cute!!!!! I'm so glad you had fun at Michele's! She is such a sweetie!!!

michele said...

I am so glad I finally go to meet and spend time with you. WE had so much fun together on Friday. The day and evening sure went by so fast. You are welcome anytime!
I love your scrapping style! You do fantastic work.

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