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Monday, March 14, 2011
Happy Monday!  I just spent the past few days up at Lake Tahoe, and wow, was it ever beautiful!!!  I want to thank Elizabeth from 217 Creations for doing such an amazing job as our Guest Designer on Friday - wasn't that mini album the most gorgeous thing you've ever seen?  Absolutely stunning!  Be sure to check it out if you haven't already!  Thanks, Elizabeth!!

This week's blog candy is the "Good Day Sunshine" paper pack by My Mind's Eye, and I'm also going to toss in a few Bo Bunny cardstock colors to coordinate with it.  This is the line of paper that I used to make the layout below.  I loved working with these papers as the colors were so unique and soft.  Now I want to go to the beach!!  To enter for the blog candy, follow this blog and leave a comment on this post.  You can also come back every day this week to post another comment for more chances.  Read the end of today's post to see winners for last week.


This layout is not going to be a kit, but I will list the sizes for you if you'd like to scraplift. See below.


All cuts are from the new Pack Your Bags cart. The suitcase is 2 1/2", turtles are 2" and 2 1/2", lobster is 2 1/4", lifesaver ring is 2 1/2", drink is 4", crab is 2", sandcastle is 3", and "Our Trip" is 2".


Mat Sizes are as follows...
Yellow: (1) 5 x 7, (2) 5 x 5
Dark Red: (1) 4 1/2 x 6 1/2, (2) 4 1/2 x 4 1/2
Patterned: (1) 4 1/4 x 6 1/4, (2) 4 1/4 x 4 1/4


All pieces were inked with either blue or dark brown chalk ink. I also used pop-dots and white gel pen. There's also faux stitching around photo mats, using a brown marker. Green ribbon is from Stampin' Up.


The background was pieced together with pages from the My Mind's Eye Good Day Sunshine paper pack. The journal box is also from the paper pack.


Check back tomorrow for a super cute project by Nana Susan!

Oh, you didn't think I'd forget about the blog candy winners for last week, did you?  Here they are.  Please email me at moniquegriffith@yahoo.com with your shipping address within 2 weeks so I can get your prize out to you.  Congrats!

Paisley cart:
Shelley said...

Absolutely love this layout!!!

Shelley
shelleymace21@gmail.com
http://carleys-closet.blogspot.com

Kit of choice:
Aman said...

I love your kits. The tuff girl one is my favorite. It's so unique!

135 comments:

Heather R... mousemomma said...

Hi Monique,
I love your layout! This cart is high on my list to purchase. Now I want it even more! I love the suitcase and the turtle!

Cindy said...

The paper and layout are perfect together. Love the paper choices on the lobster!

Megan said...

Love it! Makes me want to go on a much needed vacation. Awesome job as always!

meggiemeg at comcast dot net

bmwpcr25 said...

Another amazing layout. Love the paper and colors...
Thanks for sharing

Bmwpcr25@hotmail.com

marieke said...

lovely lay out..... it surely gives you the inspiration to pack the bags and go to summer time vactation fun!!! but i quess make the lay out will be the cheaper version....
thanks
hernandezmarieke@gmail.com

nancydianne said...

Love the layout and love the papers used. You always do such a great job. I haven't ordered from you yet, but I plan to! Nancy

Scattychick said...

This is a great LO and as I have no chance of going to a beach I think it may be a Finding Nemo movie afternoon with the kids after school :)

Sonjan said...

Beautiful layout. Love the colors and so ready for beach and sunshine. TFS!

Sondra
srader@fuse.net

blueskygirl said...

Love how your cuts always add to the design without being overwhelming. Great layout!

Cindylu2u said...

Awesome layout, all the details, gorgeous!!
Cindy
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

Lucy said...

Great layout! The papers are perfect for your theme. Thanks for sharing. Lucy

Trisha said...

This layout is so amazing, as are all of your layouts. I so need this paper pack. Thanks for the chance and I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Josie0602 said...

I love this layout! The colors are just fabulous!!

Just Don't Over Think It! said...

Love the layout! Your designs are awesome!

penny said...

This is awesome, gave me great ideas for my trip to Jamaica in 48 days!!! I just need the cartridge
Penny

moosecollector17 at yahoo dot com

Maureen Reiss said...

Really great LO!! Love all the details

Crafting Katie said...

What a cute layout! I just might have to scraplift, since I do have that cart. Thanks for the sizes! The paper is adorable!

Beverly said...

Awesome layout! I love your coordination of papers, and the images are all so cute! I guess I really need this cart!

Cathy said...

Great LO.. so much detail.

Kim said...

Hello Monique! Glad you are back! The Pack Your Bags layout is so cute! Your creativity is truly amazing and I really look forward to seeing what you create each day. This is one of the carts that is currently on my "want" list.

Melissa said...

Wow, you did a beautiful job on this layout, I just love all the details!

Angee said...

Fantastic as always!! Now I want this cart. Thanks for sharing the dimensions!

Angee
gavinlover_99@yahoo.com

Stacey said...

I just love all you layouts! Thanks for the inspiration!

Stacey
shalbgewachs at sbcglobal dot net

Tiffany said...

Super cute layout! It makes me think of summer. TFS

Tiffany
tiffanymarierice@yahoo.com
http://sparkledmemories.blogspot.com/

valerie said...

This layout is great! I'll have to add this cart to my wish list!

valerie 902 at gmail dot com

Maquel said...

so awesome of you to share!! Love your LO's!!! :)

mderosby at gmail dot com

Heather said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE this LO!! It's sooo cute!
ra6352 (at) gmail (Dot) com

Barb said...

Love the layout and the papers are awesome!!!! Another cartridge I will have to purchase. This layout will go well with our trip to Tybee Island last year.

IRW Dana said...

Just love the suitcase and turtle is just to cute. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win. papermemories4u @ yahoo . com

cgreer said...

ooh, love that layout and that paper also. they have some really nice papers. cgreer40@comcast.net

LesleyfromWI said...

Love this LO. The inking looks great and I love all the details!

Geri said...

All the detail you put into your elements always amazes me .. . great job!

Love to scrap Lyndra said...

I love your layout and I have to add that cart to my wish list. Thasnks for sharing.

dbjb1519 at yahoo dot com

Craftina said...

Fabulous layout! You always convince me of the cartridges i must have!!! Thanks!!

Scrappy said...

Love this layout!! The paper is pretty awesome too!!

Monica said...

I love this layout, perfect for my Mexico vacation pictures.
Monica mmapplegate@sbcglobal.net

Dee said...

love the little suitcase off of this cart. I travel a lot and that would be a great addition to my meager (ha!) cartridge collection.

Christy said...

Great layout...the lobster is so cute!!

Cricut Junkie said...

LOVE this LO and thanks for the chance to scraplift it, i think i will and make a LO using pictures of our trip to Marco Island FL last October! It will be PERFECT for it!
Thanks again
Denise

4kids4 said...

Wow...another wonderful layout! Love the softer colors on these papers...so pretty. I'm now craving Maine lobster!! TFS!

~Sharon C.

joni said...

Congrats to Shelley!!! This is a cute layout! Thanks so much for the sizing...I just got this cart and haven't had a chance to use it yet. I am learning so much from you!!! I love your kits too!
hugs,
joni

Emily said...

OMG! Amazing lo!!!

Rebecca said...

Love this layout. . . .I know I always comment on your color selections. . .they are always perfect! TFS

My name is Suzanne said...

I love you girlfriend!!! you are soooo generous cuz' you know you could have made money just off the instructions for this uber cool layout (really whipped it out just over the weekend, must be the scenery!) and yet you give it freely...

jan farnworth said...

love this layout very nicely done. your so talented.

Crystal said...

like it alot. i love scrapbook pages

Katherine said...

Great LO as usual Monique. The paper choice is perfect.

Grammy GG said...

Wonderful LO as always. Almost glad it isn't a kit--I've spent my allowance for this month. :-) So glad you had a great weekend with special friends. Grammy GG

Julia said...

The layout is wonderful for our beach trip and I love the paper!

juliayoder@hotmail.com

alwayscharlie said...

Adorable layout! I love the soft colors Thanks for another great kit!

Anonymous said...

I love the lo...as always! You do magic in your designing. I'm also a big fan of MME, so would love to win the candy...TFS!

Carol aka cyimbugbitten
bugbitten at hotmail dot com

Shelley said...

Love your layout, as always! I just bought this cart a couple of weeks ago, glad I did!

Cynthia B. said...

Awesome layout! Looks like a fun, fun cart!

JennyKozar said...

This layout is beautiful! Glad you had such a wonderful weekend and cannot wait to see you this weekend!
your pizza pal, Jenny

Nati Tristan said...

That layout is awesome!!! I want that cartridge now! It will be perfect for my cruise trip! LOL! My husband isn't going to be too happy today when I tell him I want a new cartridge!

CathyinMN said...

Such a fun layout! I wish I were close to a beach right now! TFS!

kay mcbride said...

sweet lo, i really like the lobster and the turtle. awesome job.

PurpleLadyBug said...

I love the little turtle on this layout! TFS

kperlic@hotmail.com

pennykitz said...

WOW What an amazing layout!!! You do such a great job on all of your projects!!! pennykitz@charter.net
http://pennykitz.blogspot.com/

jenniferquaintance said...

I just bought this cartridge and LOVE this layout - will definitely have to scraplift for my Cayman vacation photos.
jenniferquaintance at yahoo dot com

Luria said...

Love this LO and all of the colors go so well to gether.

Luria
riad2004@bellsouth.net

Lezlye said...

Love it as Usual Monique! SOunds like Y'all had a great time!
Those papers look so yummy. You have gotten me addicted to that Bo Bunny yardstick.. I just might need to come and get some from you!

Anonymous said...

love, love, love this layout!

Deb
debbie.brasel@hbfuller.com

littlen said...

great lo monique. tfs.

Lisa Ritchie said...

I love this!!! I know just where I'd use it too. Thanks for putting it on your blog.

mmolvig said...

Love your LO - as always you did such a great job! Have the cartridge, now all I need is the paper!

Michelle said...

Monique you always do such a nice job on your Layouts... I love this one I live in the mountians but, I also love the beach OBX to be exact.
The lobster and the turtle are my favorites.
TFS

Michelle

mpetrovich23@yahoo.com

http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com

ginnye said...

Yippee!! This layout reminds me that good ole summertime is not too far away. Love the colors and the cartridge. Gotta run out and get the cartridge ASAP!1

Angie's Paper Passion said...

Oh Monique, I love this LO! I bought this cart just to scrap my cruise photos! Thanks for sharing!

scrapstampcrazy said...

Great layout, love the die cuts made from patterned paper.

Coley said...

This would be so perfect for our latest trip to Hawaii!

silly_girl_823 said...

Such an adorable layout!! I love how the paper and the cuts fit so nicely!!

Amy V

silly_girl_823 at hotmail dot com

Tammy said...

My goodness you are just so talented with your layouts...You always make me want to own the owns you have.
smiles...Tammy

dgroovy said...

Wow!!! you did an awesome job on this. You are so talented. this looks like a great cartridge. I will be sure to look this one up. My hubby and I went on a 25th anniversary trip and this would be great for that !!!

craftymom205 said...

Love the layout.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

sleigh said...

Another great layout Monique! Glad you had a great weekend as well. Luv the paper choice and the turtle and lobster are my fav's :D

Jeanie said...

I love that paper, so many things to do with it. And the lay is wonderful.

Miss Dhilly said...

This layout is so cute, just got that cartridge last week. Thanks for the opportunity to scraplift it!

thedhillonz@hotmail.com

scubascrapper brandi said...

Monique, you have such a knack for coordinating papers! I wish I had your talent for that. I would love to win this paper pack because it is soooo different from what i would normally do. Thanks for the chance to win!

cardchick's world said...

I'm not a scrapper...but luv all your kits!!! luv your color combos and your designs are AMAZING!!!!!

Barb A. said...

Love the colors in the paper. Your layout is perfect with the paper. Would love to win this cartridge. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

scrapbooknut67114 at gmail dot com

jordanbev5 said...

Love this layout and love the Pack your bags cart! What a great combo you have matched in this layout!

Nana Jo said...

Great layout - glad you had a great weekend.
mmlmn @polarcomm.com

Donna said...

Congrats to the winners!

Elisabeth was wonderful, Monique. I hope she comes back again!

This new layout is fabulous! I love it!

Blessings, Donna
grandma4five

Patricia said...

OMG, I find myself logging in just to see what wonderful creation you have for the day, and you don't let me down, great stuff, and thanks for the giveaways.

pcrusberg said...

Monique, I think you have more talent in your little finger than I've got in my whole body. I LOVE that layout and the paper too. Living in San Diego I don't really need to go too far to have a day like that. Thanks for all the sizes etc.

Linda said...

Absolutely lovely!

Aman said...

I love your layout! I am so excited to scraplift your work!

Harriet said...

I love this layout, would have purchased it to use for our vacation which will be a trip to Hawaii to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. I have already ordered the cart so I am excited to get these measurements - now - can I do it without detailed instructions? Maybe something close.

Debbie said...

Your LO are amazing and so much detail, the thought and dedicated that you must do to accomplish these LO's -there just is not words. Thanks upnurse at aol dot com

xxsquigglesxx said...

I absolutely love this kit and your layout is so adorable!

xxsquigglesxx(at)gmail(dot)com

Fran said...

I love this layout. The details are really great. I agree the papers are unique colors but really fun. I love it. I hope I win!

Cathy Holt said...

I love, Love this layout! Makes me want to grab a drink and head for vacation! Such talent!

Aleda Haynes said...

Love your layout. Thanks for sharing.

Tennille said...

Really like this one I could use this one considering we will be traveling soon! Love it!!

roxyf said...

I love this paper line and your layout is so fun! Must get that cart!!

mimikat33 said...

Unique and soft is the perfect description for the colors on these papers, thank you for sharing.

Kat

NanetteMT said...

Cute page...there are so many little details that keep catching my eye! TFS!

Kate said...

What a fabulous layout! Your papers are just perfect. Congratulations to the winners, too!

Northwoodszoo said...

Too, too cute. I can almost feel the tropical breezes!

JenJackScrap said...

AHHHHHHH! This is SO stinkin' AWESOME! I love it! I have to hurry and get the Pack Your Bags cart, now!

surfnfroggie said...

Your layout is travelious, makes me wanna get to the beach! Your choice of the papers was spot on!
surfnfroggie@aol.com

AShu93 said...

Those are some of my favorite colors. I love how the layout looks!

Anonymous said...

Love the layout and the paper.
Thanks for sharing.
sekala45@roadrunner.com

Lee Family said...

So very cute! Love all the little details you do. The colors are perfect.
beth lee
bethlorr@hotmail.com

Karen said...

Your LO are awesome!!!! Love all your work!!!
Happy Crafting!!
Karen dkolopez@msn.com

Patricia said...

Hi Monique!
My friend Jackie suggested that I follow your blog now we are both hooked! I just love your cricut layouts they inspire me to really use my cricut much more!! I would love to have this kit! It is absolutely a perfect layout to start my mother and daughter album of our trip to Costa Rica ! LOVE LOVE LOVE the paper

Best Regards!
Patricia Miller
rosiedog98@hotmail.com

RachelTate said...

I love this layout! you are now an official enabler because now I have to get this cartridge. thanks again for a great idea.

wtate11@sbcglobal.net

Shauna said...

I love the layout. I would so love to purchase this cartridge. I think I will move it to the top of my list. Thanks for sharing!!

VA said...

WOW!! OK! This one is my fav (well, until another of your awesome layouts is posted--LOL)
I definitely have to get this cartridge!!

chocolaterep said...

What a great layout. Love the colors especially since they are MME - my favorite paper! Thank you for the chance to win some.

Shelley said...

Awesome, awesome layout! Love it! And absolutely love the turtles! :) Thanks so much for the cartridge win! Can't wait to get it!

Thanks again!

Shelley
http://carleys-closet.blogspot.com
shelleymace21@gmail.com

Mary Jean said...

I love your layout! Now if I could go somewhere!!

Kristie Maynard said...

What a great layout! Really love the color combo!
Congrats to the winners!

**Treefrog** said...

What a Cute layout (as always)! I just got this cart and can't wait to use it, what great ideas. And Love the papers, they're perfect for that cart, would love to win! Thanks!
Theresa
mccadesmom at gmail dot com

Dawn, RI said...

Awesome layout , I just ordered that cart. Will have to come back to your LO for more inspiration when I get the cart . I love all your kits , to bad this isnt a kit also. Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

DebC said...

This is my favorite one yet! I am in love with the pack your bags cart and my minds eye papers are awesome! Thanks for sharing!
dsc105@live.com

pamela.dixon said...

I love this layout also, and can't wait to see how I can incorporate it into spending time at the ocean. no cruise, but a beach house.

Pam Dixon

Charlene said...

Very pretty layout. The paper is so soothing and relaxing!
SouthernMrs
at verizon
dot net

kristyscraps said...

Very cute layout and beautiful papers!

JANLYNN said...

You make me want to go to the beach too. Love the suitcase and all the sea creatures are so lifelike.

JoAnn said...

I love your layout and the papers you used are just perfect. TFS
geojoburn at embarqmail dot com

Kristen Ann said...

Great layout! Lots of fun patterns & cool colors; has a nice retro feel to it. Thanks for all the detail too.

braunkristen@yahoo.com

Peg Toth said...

I love your layout. Thanks!

Vickie said...

Love this super cute LO and thanks for the cut sizes so that I can scraplift this LO since I just happen to be doing a trip scrapbook for a trip I took to CA and Disneyland in 2009 for a family reunion. TFS

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

Awesome layout Monique. I love the suitcase and the lobster

Scraprelief said...

Such a cute layout. Great job

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Gorgeous layout and the paper is to die for! Love it!

Hugs,
Saundra :)

Bobbi said...

What a gorgeous layout. TFS

Anonymous said...

I am so "scraplifting" this and not ashamed to say so! Very lovely LO.

Rose said...

Love this LO!!!That sand castle & lobster is so adorable.Your stay-N-play is so cute too!Thanks for sharing the details & sizes.

Elsie said...

This layout is perfect for my trip to Virginia Beach last summer. I love the row of houses at the bottom. So cute!

Carrie Zrodlowski said...

What a great layout.

moknowsall said...

looks like you sure had a rip-roaring time - yee - haa.... I wish they (PC) would have a crop like that in CA. oh well.... A lady can always dream...

Maureen

Anonymous said...

Awesome article.

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The Monique Griffith Design Team consists of 4 Cricut Designers: Monique, Wendy Lawrence, Susan Rees and Becca Rees. We specialize in making Cricut Project Kits that you can make on your own with your Cricut, learning more about your bug in the process. You just need your Cricut Expression, the required cartridge(s), and a few basic tools. The directions come with a Cricut Cut Chart that shows you line by line exactly what you'll need to cut on your machine, with all of the settings for each cut. There are also well-organized written instructions and color photographs. We pride ourselves on our detailed designs, and on teaching others how to most effectively design with the Cricut. Currently, we have have downloadable directions on sale for only $5, and there are over 50 projects to choose from.

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