Friday, September 3, 2010

A Special Day Layout

Hello all! Here's a non-traditional first day of school layout that I created to add to the Cricut message board LID challenge which can be found HERE. I chose to use these papers because they coordinate with the colors coming from the photograph. The patterned paper, smile brad, and rub ons are from Creative Imaginations Renae's House line and go PERFECTLY with my photo!  The glittery purple cardstock is Coredinations.

The title was created using the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge and welding an  A from the Holiday Cakes cartridge.  I cut the whole thing out first in a shimmery white paper, ran it through my Sizzix purse using a Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder, and then inked the edges using lilac chalk ink.  I cut out the word special separately and added the white gel pen stitching.

The white rick rack is from Michael's dollar bins and the rub on, as stated previously is from the coordinating page kit by Creative Imaginations.  The journaling is computer generated.

The flower embellishment I created on my very own and I just LOVE how it turned out!  I cut the three flower layers from the Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge and inked each layer.  I secured each layer with a pop dot and the center is a large brad that came with this page kit.  After assembling my flower, I added the tiny purple rhinestones to the petals.  The green vine is from Cindy Loo which I cut from green shimmery paper and added some gel pen stitching.

I didn't have butterfly gems to match my papers, so I made my own.  I used clear butterfly embellies (from Michael's dollar bin...gotta love it!) and colored them with a Bic permanent marker to match! 

Thanks for checking out my page!  Have a great day!!!


  1. absolutely beautiful! TFS! DS went to 1st grade this year! ugh!

  2. This is quite an adorable layout. I really like how you stitched on the title. What a nice touch.

  3. The journaling on all of your pages is amazing! Journaling creates the most difficulty for me because my handwriting is awful! What word processing software do you use?

  4. Michele, I just use Microsoft Word to type up my journaling, but any program will do. I first print it onto a plain sheet of paper, and then I line up the shape with the journaling, secure it with some repositional adhesive, and run it through the printer again. Works like a charm :)

  5. You make some of the most beautiful layouts ever! TFS!


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