What do you do when you have a great story to tell, one that you want to preserve in a scrapbook, but don't really have any pictures to go along with it? I choose to create a scrapbook layout that will focus on the story, and use decorative items to create a beautiful page. That is what happened with this page. It is about my journey from Victoria to Houston to Dallas, which was quite a trip. Let's just say it involves a 8 passenger plane, a storm over Houston, and a lot of waiting around in airports. I only had two small pictures, and they weren't very good pictures at that. So, I did a lot of journaling, which you can't see in this picture, but you can see where I hid it below in the next set of images.
Cricut: Beep Beep, Craft Room Basics, & Simply Charmed
Paper: DCWV - The Playtime Stack
Ink: Tim Holtz Tea Die Distress Ink
Stamp: Peachy Keen Face Stamps
Cuttlebug: Darice Chevron Embossing Folder
Other: Spectrum Noir - EB5, TB6, & FS6; Blue gelly roll pen, Recollections yellow strip washi tape, & transparent sheet with journaling on computer.
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Scrappy Mom Stamps
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Blog Update: December 11, 2013
My Take Flight Layout was showcased on the Die Cuttin' Divas challenge site. This was a sketch challenge, that I don't normally participate in, but this one really inspired me :)
It's time for another challenge over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. This week the challenge is "Heat Wave," make a project, using at least one Cricut cut, and something that shows summer heat, such as sunglasses, flip flops, a cool treat, etc... Don't forget to run over and link up your project for the chance to win a great prize from one of our wonderful sponsors.
This week, I used the Simply Charmed, Groovy Times, and Best of 2012 (or Forever Young) cartridges to make this "Very Cool" card. I thought it would be cute to put some sunglasses on my little popsicle. Then I stamped the sentiment on the piece I cut using the Groovy Times cartridge. I used a navy gelly roll pen to add some faux stitching, then added some black rhinestones on the corners to balance the card.
It's challenge time again, over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog!!! This week the challenge is "Cool Treats," you create a yummy, cool, summer treat project. Hop on over to FCCB to link up your project. This weeks sponsor, CRI-Kits, was nice enough to let us use their product for our DT project. I have to say that I had never used a pen or marker in my Cricut before, but now I'm hooked. I love that I was able to draw my watermelon and title, and cut them out exactly. The biggest reason that I don't use many stamps is that I hate having to cut the out, this gave me the best of both worlds. I still got to color it in, but didn't have take all that time cutting all the little bity pieces out. It's wonderful!!!
For my Berry Sweet card, I drew and cut out the watermelon and title using the Cricut and the CRI-Kit black pen. Then I colored them in using my BIC markers (like I said, I don't stamp much, so I don't have any Copics). Then I used my Cuttlebug and the Spots and Dots folder to emboss the background paper, used some chevron washi tape to add a border and some pink cardstock to finish the background. I added the watermelon to the background then added the title using foam tape. I really like how it turned out and I learned a new technique that I am sure to use a lot more in the future.
It's time for another challenge on the Fantabulous Cricut blog!!! This week the theme is "Set the Scene," you create a project that shows a scene, and don't forget you have to use at least one Cricut cut. I wanted to create something soft and peaceful, so I made a beach scene using my decorating chalks and my Cricut.
I cut out the sand castle, bucket and shovel, and the little sand piles using my Create a Critter and Simply Charmed cartridges. Then I used a red and yellow glaze pen to add a little bit of shine and depth to the cuts. I wanted to create a peaceful feeling, so I created a beach with the water, and a setting sun using my decorating chalks. I really love using chalks. I tend to forgot about them, then use them a lot on a few projects before they get "lost" in my craft room again. To create the "printed on" look of the sentiment. I stamped "Thinking of You" on the card, using Versa Mark ink, before I used the chalk, then I ran a couple of light layers over the stamped image with the brown chalk. I love this technique as it always produces a clean and crisp image of your stamp. I finished the card off by putting everything together, using foam tape on the bucket and one of the plies of sand. I love the way the card turned out.
Cricut: Create a Critter and Simply Charmed
Paper: Recollections cardstock
Stamp: Stampabilities - Card Phrases
Ink: Versa Mark
Chalk: Decorating Chalks by Craf-t Products
Pen: Red and Yellow Glaze Pen
I needed some thank you cards, so I put some together real quick. These were pretty easy. I wanted a big die cut to be the focus of the project, so I cut the flower out using my Cricut - Simply Charmed cartridge. I knew that I wanted to use the zebra paper, which always looks good, so I made a black card with the zebra and some basic white on the front. I covered the seam using some black ribbon. I finished it off with a "Thank You" stamp and outlined the outside edge of the card and flower with my white gelly roll pen. I really love how it turned out.
Cricut: Simply Charmed
Paper: Recollections cardstock and The Paper Studio's Safari Untamed
Ribbon: Black simply grosgrain by Ffray
Punch (to make the inside circle of the flower): Creative Memories 1 1/4 in circle
Ink: Stampin Up - Regal Rose
Go Fish - Use Ribbon
Marks Finest Papers/Speedy TV - Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy - Anything Goes
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Here is another of my wonderful creations from the past couple of days. It is a cute birthday card. I cut the cupcake using Simply Charmed and embossed the second layer using my cuttlebug (you can't see it very well, but it's there). Then I put it all together and stamped "celebrate!" at the bottom.
Cricut: Simply Charmed
Cuttlebug: Stripes by the Paper Studio
Paper: Vibrant by Momenta and scraps from my scraps stash
Stamps: Cupcakes by TPC Studio
Ink: Stampin Up - Chocolate Chip
Pause Dream Enjoy - Anything Goes
Speedy TV Simply Salutations Challenge
Hiding in My Craft Room - Freestyle
My name is JoNeita Kelly and I have been crafting for at least the last 20 years. I live in Cedar Park, Texas with my son, Dallas. I love to craft and to continue to improve my photography and editing skills whenever I have free time. What I love most is telling our story using pictures, it is the most important gift I can leave my family.
Former Design Team Member for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog