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Challenge #203 Bye Bye Birdie
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Bye Bye Birdie
Create a project with a bird on it.
To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.
Here is my project for the week:
I took these pictures of my son, Dallas, way back in November 2013, and I'm just getting around to scraping them. This was his 6 year photo shoot, and they were taken outside his elementary school. I love the fall look of the pictures, with all the trees and the fall colors, so I wanted a scrapbook page that would reflect that as well. I used a lot of different cartridges to make this layout, but it was worth the extra effort. I used Cindy Loo for the tree, Doodlecharms for the leaves, Home Decor for the bird, Opposites Attract for the "T" in Thankful, and Cursive 101 for the rest of the word. I didn't like the T, so found one that I liked better.
I used a Spectrum Noir marker to "edge" the leaves, Tim Hotz Tea Dye Distress Ink to ink the edges of the paper and the tree, colored in the bird using a red and orange Glaze pen, and then popped the bird up using some foam tape.
Way back in November 2013, I took these photos of my son, Dallas to document and celebrate him at 6 years old. We took them outside his elementary school, and I absolutely love how they turned out. He is such a mess, we had a lot of fun with these pictures. I hope you love them as much as I do.
This last picture is not very good, but I love it either way. It show his personality, and you can all see it, when I say we had a lot of fun. I LOVE my little monster!
Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!
Create a winter inspired project
For my project, I made a scrapbook page of my son's first school performance. It was a winter music performance with lots of Christmas carols, put on by the Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade. I love, love, love this page and how it turned out, even though the picture from my iPhone is not real great.
To make this page, I cut the music notes and staff, as well as the title using the Groovy Times and Type Candy cartridges. Next I found all the pattern papers I wanted to used, and inked all the edges using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then it was as easy as putting it all together. One of my new favorite things to use is the Lines2Journal stamp set from the Stamps of Life. It makes handwriting journaling so much easier and it looks a lot better.
The Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Design Team is taking a little break to spend the Holidays with our families. Each day, a new project, by a design team member will be posted on the blog. My project, my Christmas Jammies were posted on day 2. So head on over there for a new project each day, and some Christmas inspiration.
I haven't posted in a while, but I have had a great time with my family celebrating the holidays. I love spending time with my family, espically since we live 2 hours away and don't get to see them as often as we once did.
While I was doing some shopping, I came across this pair of pajama pants on the clearance rack. I thought they were really cute and since they had the small stripe of silver in them, that they would make a great iron-on project. I couldn't decide what to put on it, but after thinking about it for a while, I settled on my name. I have an unusual name, thanks to the creativity of my parents and grandparents. I'm told that my name was Amanda LeAnn up until the day I was born, and my dad said that I didn't look like an Amanda to him, so they began searching and thinking of a new name. I believe that it was my grandma Betty who came up with "JoNeita." It is a combination of both of my grandmother's names - Betty Jo and Boneita. That is why I spell it with a capital "N." Most people don't know, but my first name is Evelyn, which is also my mother's name, and was my great-grandmothers name as well. So, I am proud to say that I am named after my mother, both my grandmothers, and my great-grandmother, then my maiden name was Spicer, from my dad. When I got married, I didn't drop my maiden name, like most people do, I wanted to keep it. So, I just tacked Kelly on the end, and made Spicer kind of like a second middle name.
So, since there were two Evelyn's already, as I was growing up, I was always called JoNeita. My great-grandmother didn't pass away until I was in my 20's, she was just a few weeks from her 95th birthday, I hope I live that long. So, I had a different kind of name. One that most people can't spell, can't pronounce (It's Jo....Neita, with a J not a G), and that most people I meet are afraid of. I'll answer to almost any variation of the name, as I know it's hard. A lot of people call me Jo, which is fine too, and a lot easier to remember. Actually, many of the kids in our family have giving me a couple of great nicknames, because they can't say JoNeita. My cousin Alexis called me "Geita" until she was in middle school, and sometimes still does.
Anyway, the reason for all this, is that because I have a creative name, I never had personalized clothes and could never find anything with my name on it. It was cool when I was in middle school to have a notebook or keychain with your name on it, but of course, it was impossible to find one with my name on it. I could find things with the name Evelyn on it, but no one knew me by that name. At my high school graduation, a guy who I had been in school with since kindergarten, asked me "Your name is Evelyn?" I guess when they only hear it once a year, the first day of school, it is easy to forget.
So, I decided to put my name on this pair of pajama pants, and I love how it turned out. I used the Disney Mickey Font Cartridge and silver iron-on glitter vinyl. I cut the letters out, placed them, and ironed them on. It was super easy, and I love them.
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Now that we are into the 3rd, 6 weeks of Kindergarten, I finally got my "First Day of Kindergarten" layout finished. At least I'm not too far behind. I love how big his smile is and how proud he was to start school. (Oh, and I had to take a picture of his Lighting McQueen backpack too!)
I found this sketch somewhere, sorry I don't remember where, and knew that it would be perfect for this layout. I had also found these cute Stickabilities stickers on sale, so I bought two and layered them on top of each other to add some demotion and cute details. The layout was really easy, I just matted all the pictures using white cardstock, printed my journaling on a transparency, then glued it all together. I love how it turned out and it only took about 30 minutes to complete.
Paper: The Paper Studio - Little Boys and Their Toys Stack
Stickers: Kindergarten by Stick-a-bilities (The Paper Studio)
Everyone who knows me, knows that purple is my favorite color. So much, that way back, when I bought my first vehicle, that my only two desires was that it was a truck and that it was purple. I ended up buying a purple, 1995 Ford Ranger, which I loved and drove for years (until I traded it in for a "grown up" SUV". Anyway, when I found out that the challenge this week was to create a project using black and purple as the main colors, I got really excited. Don't forget to head on over to Fantabulous Cricut to link up your project, and don't forget you must use at least one Cricut cut.
I had found this wonderful rhinestone "BOO!" sticker at Michaels and knew that I had to use it. I cut the spider and web using my Cricut and my Happy Hauntings cartridge, then just put everything together and dressed it up using some purple and clear rhinestone stickers, the Boo sticker, and a white gelly roll pen (I think the white dots on the spider make her look really scary). I love how this layout turned out, now if Halloween will just get here, I can add the pictures and put it in my 2013 scrapbook.
My name is JoNeita Kelly and I have been crafting for at least the last 20 years. I live in Forney, Texas with my son, Dallas. I am a High School teacher and Cheerleading Coach. 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.
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