Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Guilt Trip Photos

Wow, it's been over a month since I've added anything to the blog! I feel SO guilty! Probably like yours, our family has had a very busy July with little downtime for creating or blogging. We've been to a huge 4th of July celebration, a family reunion, blueberry picking, and a day at Chuck E. Cheese's (due to a weather-related zoo cancellation!). We also had a week of evening Bible School, and we got to drive the youngest to Speech once a week and hang around waiting for him.

So, to get over this guilt trip I've been on about not blogging, I treated myself to some scrapbook time over the last several days so I would have some new things to share here. I'm STILL scrapping our trip to Disney from last January, so that's what I've been working on. I almost have our adults-only day at Epcot finished finally, and here are the results of the last few layouts I've finished.

Here we have beautiful Germany, land of my ancestors! I used the Cricut Blackletter cartridge for the title. CS is from Close To My Heart, and patterned papers are from Daisy D's and Bo-Bunny. Crocheted flowers and all brads are also CTMH; paper flowers are Prima & unknown.

Up next is wonderful Italy! All papers are Heidi Grace from Fiskars (Wild Daisy Road). The title was cut using the Cricut Calligraphy Collection cartridge, Matrimony font. Scalloped border punch, swirly stamping wheel, and sparkly brads all from Stampin' Up!, and all other brads from Close To My Heart.

Lovely Japan! This LO uses REALLY OLD papers from Close To My Heart. So old, I don't even remember the name, and the images were punch outs instead of stickers. Also uses Circle Window Charms, and Edge Anchors from CTMH. The cute little Japanese girl is a clear stamp from Hero Arts, the ribbon is unknown, and the title is cut with the Cricut cartridge Caligraphy Collection, Inspiration Blackout font.

Finally, mysterious Morocco. You may notice this LO design looks familiar. I unintentionally used the same design as Germany, but they are far enough from each other in the album that I don't think most people would notice! CS is from Close To My Heart. The 2 patterned papers are from Basic Grey's Boxer line, as are the chipboard accents. Uses brads from CTMH, and the Believe upper & lower stamp sets from CTMH for the title. Notice my little arch I made? I used Cricut Design Studio to stretch an image from the Fabulous Finds cartridge so it mimics an architectural arch, and positioned the design and paper so it only cut into the bottom edge of my piece. (I was really pleased with how well this idea turned out!) I used Bamboo ink from CTMH for distressing and shadow effects for the archway.

Well, that's it for now. Hopefully, it won't be another month until I post again! School starts soon, and I finally have 2 of my 3 gone all day. Little man Drew will go to Preschool 3 mornings a week. We've yet to hear about Speech Therapy sessions from the school district; hopefully that can be scheduled the other two days so he's not completely overwhelmed with school!


  1. Lori, your layouts turned out gorgeous.. Thanks for sharing.

    Wishing you abundant blessings,

  2. WOW! Gorgeous layouts..and I really love the arch you made...it is perfect for that page!


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