By the looks of it, you would think that I didn't do anything but create this week. Actually, thanks to my little craft corner, I can work on a project here and there for 5 minutes at a time.
I love this layout. I used cream cardstock and stamped two different flowers (Stampin' Up) along the bottom of the page with a soft rose inkpad. Using the same ink and a damp paper towel, I sponged the entire cardstock. Then, with Close to My Heart's Bamboo ink, I stamped a foliage stamp (not sure name of set, but it is clear). With my cricut, I cut "Blessings" from the Inspired Heart cartridge, the border and the pink swirly from the Cindy Loo cartridge. I pieced the border together with my cricut design studio. Oh. I also cut the tag from the George and Basic Shapes cartridge. The flower is from Dollar Tree. My large photo is 4x6 and the smaller ones are 2x2.
I finished this one today. Again, I LOVE IT! These are both typical Dari style. Basic cardstock, stamps and my own thing. This photo doesn't do it justice, so I had to take a couple more highlighting individual areas. I used the same cream cardstock for this background. Using CTMH's (Close to My Heart) Sunflower ink and a butterfly stamp from the same set as the foliage from the layout above, I stamped all over the cream cardstock. Then, using another flower from this same stamp set and Marvy Uchida Leplume II' Citrus yellow(#69), I filled in the empty spaces. Then, I rubbed the brush marker on the back of my acrylic block, and using a damp paper towel, wiped it off and smudged the eges of the cardstock. Next, I cut a green print ("Baby" from Provo Craft (I think)). I cut it down to 9x11 in, then tore the right edge. I have to give credit for the layout sketch to pagemaps.com. I printed all of the photos out wallet size, then I cropped three of them so they were square. The flower and sheer ribbon were Dollar Tree finds. Here's where details come into play:
Using my cricut design studio, I made a 7x 2.5 in. rectangle (George & Basic Shapes). Then, I added a flourish to the top of it (Cindy Loo), then I placed "christening" (Inspired Heart) 1.5 in. in the middle of it and welded them all together. I cut this from white cardstock and inked the edges with the sunflower ink. I set aside the cutout "christening" for future use. Next, I cut the same flourish from Cindy Loo out of a soft pink cardstock scrap and glued it onto the top of my title tag. Using Cindy Loo, I cut "emmas" out of white cardstock as well. I used one of the drops from the "e" as my apostrophe.
Using my design studio, I created a 4 in. circle (George), then added a flower border (Cindy Loo). I had to shrink this to fit inside the circle and then rotate it for the angle I wanted. I repeated the flower border 2 more times. Then I cut it out of white cardstock and inked it. Using the flowers cut out of this, I glued them next to "emma's", under the title tag, and in the top right corner of the green print. The center picture was also a wallet size. I just cropped it to fit the circle. I used a zig memory pen for the journaling. Lots of fun!!
AND... I finished another hat! This one is for my brother-in-law's girlfriend. I used Caron Simply soft red yarn. The pattern is my own design. Then, I created a flower. There is not another one like it. Don't ask me how I made it, because I didn't follow a pattern. I hot glued this flower onto an alligator clip so that it can be removed from the hat if desired. What a week! Oh. I also made a Winnie The Pooh cake for a friend's child, but alas, I didn't remember to take a picture of it before I gave it away.