I have been so busy getting ready for my cruise *okie starts to mentally go over her packing list and shakes her head and figures...if it's packed it's going and if it isn't then it's staying* that I haven't had much time to craft. I think in the last two weeks I have done two layouts. *okie almost faints at the lack of crafting time*
This is a layout of my daughter and her father. She was 3 when the picture was taken. It was actually his picture but he let me borrow it and scan it so I could make a layout for my daughter to have.
Cricut Cindy Loo cartridge
Little Yellow Bicycle Pattern Paper
Cardstock - various
Making Memories Metal Tag Rim
3/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Cat Eye Chalk Ink
A lot of people don't like the Making Memories metal tag rims but I still love them! Matter of fact a friend from the Cricut messageboard, Angela aka TiffysMom, sent me a bunch because she said she doesn't use them anymore.
How I used it here is how I usually like to use them. I think they are great to make little picture charms. Sometimes I do just a face or an interesting point of a picture. For this particular layout I thought a tiny version of the picture was the best.
I didn't have a template to cut the picture so I just used a ballpoint pen to trace around the outside of the rim and then cut inside the pen line a little. I did have to trim a little at a time to get what I needed but it was worth the effort.
I wanted the cartridge Cindy Loo for the cute little deer that was on it *okie knows her true green blooded Cricut lover friends will understand wanting a cart for just one cut* but once I saw the font I knew it was a MUST GET CART!
The one thing is that the font doesn't have a shadow but you guys know the routine, cut a base layer then offset it to get a shadow effect *okie knows she is addicted to layering in paper crafting*.
I will be posting another layout for tomorrow and after that since I will be reposting some of my old posts that some of you guys might not have seen. I likely won't be able to publish comments until I get back but I will read them when I get home.