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Monday, April 18, 2011
First things first!  Since I didn't post yesterday, here's the winner of last week's blog candy - the Liquid Pearls and Stickles.  Please email me at moniquegriffith@yahoo.com with your shipping address.  Congrats!!

Just A Pac Rat said...
    "This layout is adorable! Thanks for sharing your great talent with us."

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Ok, now I have a little favor to ask of all of you.  Last week when I went for a follow-up appointment at the radiation office, I ran into somebody I know - Angela - a Cricut friend who has taken classes from me before.  Anyway, she and her husband were there with their 9 year old son, John Jr., who has a rare form of cancer called Rhabdomysarcoma.  It is in his skull and lungs.  I met him, and he is the sweetest little kid, and so handsome.   He has a LOT to go through, including a solid year of chemo, and he just had surgery to put in a feeding tube.  I asked Angela if we could do something for John, and she said he loves to get things in the mail, so if you're able, would you mind sending him a card?  It doesn't even have to be handmade if you don't have time to make one.  I'm going to be sending him one this week, and hope it gets to him in time for Easter.  HERE is his blog, and here's his name and address...

John Hoffman Jr.
5835 W. 2nd St.
Rio Linda, CA 95673

Thank you all so much!  And please feel free to spread the word.  I got so many cards when I was sick, and it really does lift the spirit to know that others are supporting you and praying for you!

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Alrighty, now on to today's project. I just spent most of Sunday making this. In fact, it's 2am and the Stickles are still wet. Hope you like it!


The paper and ribbon are from Bo Bunny. I used 6 cartridges on this, which is crazy. I usually just use 1 or 2 carts, but my vision required a variety this time. Below is a list of carts & sizes:


Mickey Font - Title. B balloon is 2 1/4". "irthday" is 1 1/4". M balloon is 2 3/4". "agic" is 1 1/2".
Tinkerbell & Friends - Tinkerbell is cut at 5 1/2". Pretty tricky to do at this size.
Disney Classics - Peter Pan is 8".
Simply Charmed - Birthday cake is 1 1/2".
Birthday Bash - Presents are 3 1/4".
Kate's ABCs - the scalloped square in the background is cut at 9 1/2".


All of the pieces are inked. Plus I added white dots, black dots, and Diamond Stickles.  There was quite a bit of layering on this layout, but I wanted to go all out and have some fun with it.  Plus I was so anxious to use my new Disney Classics cartridge!  This makes me want to take my little Emily to Disneyland for her birthday!


Be sure to leave a comment today for a chance to win blog candy - your choice of any available Cricut Project Kit OR 5 sets of directions!! And stop back tomorrow to see Nana Susan's beautiful altered canvas project.


One more cool announcement - our shopping cart is now LIVE!!!! Woohoooooo!!! Go check it out HERE. And soon, we will add another page that will show the retired projects that have directions available.

99 comments:

Rebecca said...

Geez Monique!!! Would you please make a boring LO just to make me feel better! LOL This is so stinking cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bumble Bear Crafts said...

Well, I am running to get the Disney cartridges now. Your layout has left me speechless. Like I commented on Facebook, "It is a dream." You are so talented.

blueskygirl said...

Love the Mickey ears! Great layout.

Ohhh Snap said...

Wonderful birthday layout! I think it would be great to go to Disneyland for Emily's birthday lol. Gotta put pictures in the layout, no? :D

Samantha Droskie said...

Beautiful layout, Monique!! You have such talent!!

Leonnie said...

Monique, you never cease to amaze me, your layouts are brilliant and this one is no exception. Guess I am going to have to get the Disney Cartridge now!!!!

Megan said...

Love it! Now all I need are the carts and a trip to Disney World! Fabulous job as always!

meggiemeg at comcast dot net

Sparksgal said...

OMG - Love this! You did an awesome job! Love all the details.

Josie0602 said...

Beautiful as always!! I would love to make one similar (because it would never be as cute as yours). Is this your entry for the E2 contest? It would be my number one pick to win!!

alwayscharlie said...

Loving the page this morning (but I always do so no surprise there)! Off to check out John's blog and the new shopping cart!

Amy Jo said...

This is a GREAT layout Monique. There is just so much to look at...I love it. Your work is
FAB-U-LOUS!

CathyinMN said...

Just love this layout! I was trying really hard not to get the Disney Classics cart, but now I have to have it. My son used to stand in the Peter Pan pose quite often when he was young and I used to always call him Peter Pan. I am planning on doing a layout with those photos and I need this cut. TFS!

Carrie K said...

Wow! You amaze me! This is awesome!

Luria said...

Well another great LO. I love all of the Disney cuts they are super cute. FS

Luria

-mandy said...

What a great layout! I always come to your blog for inspiration!
-Mandy
hull.mandy@yahoo.com

SweetSassyDiva said...

Wonderful I think I own all the carts except the Disney classics. Tfs!

Http://sweetsassydiva.com

pameladixon said...

I love Disney and just love this LO, but if it took you all day, it would take me a week:)

Steve and Sarah Schmidt said...

Love your project!! I have most of those cartridges so that would be fun to recreate!

Sarah
farmboy at bevcomm dot net

chandale_berry said...

As always your work is just wonderful!! You are so talented with all of your work. I can't wait until the next day to see what great layouts you have finished.

chandale_berry@yahoo.com

Craftina said...

Love it! Your layouts have challenged a friend and i to try and make "cricut only" layouts!! you are so inspiring!

dorig said...

Lovely, lovely layout! I always get inspired by your work! I need to get the Disney Classics cart now! You are SUCH an enabler!

Julie said...

Wow! I don't know what's harder to believe, where you find all of your creative or all of your energy to stay up until 2am working on thia LO. Fantastic!

Just Julie

everybodylovesaparty.blogspot.com

cherie said...

OMG you are amazing love the layout
Cherie

kristyscraps said...

Thanks for the info on the challenges facing such a young guy. We will be working on some boy cards this week! You are amazing and I love this layout and think I want to go to Disney for my birthday too!! :)
kristyscraps@sbcglobal.net

Nati Tristan said...

That is an adorable layout!

IRW Dana said...

You out did yourself this time. WOW is about all I can say. Thanks for sharing. papermemories4u @ yahoo .com

Suzanne said...

Your LO is absolutely amazing. I can't stop looking at it. It is a masterpiece.

Emily said...

Absolutely amazing as always :) You have the most beautiful projects!

Carol said...

OMG beautiful layout! This LO is perfect for my daughter's bday> TFS

TFS the address for John Jr. You are one fabulous lady!.

Kristie Maynard said...

What a wonderful layout! Love all the detail you put into all your layouts, just fabulous!
My thoughts and prayers are with your little friend and I will try to get a card out to him real soon.
TFS!

Wende said...

Great layout. Who doesn't love Tink. Thanks for the chance to win.
passionatelypaper@gmail.com

las chicas said...

Omgoodness! How did you find the energy to create this masterpiece after the late night crop? Genius, again!

Kim said...

I love this Disney layout! I wish I had just an ounce of your creativity! Would love to win the blog candy this week.

jan farnworth said...

love this very cute. would love to win your blog candy.

PurpleLadyBug said...

Your layouts are so detailed! I just love them :) TFS!

kperlic at hotmail dot com

Crystal said...

me and my daughter are sending out a card today.tfs your layout is the usual fantastic tfs

chocolaterep said...

This layout is absolutely incredible. Love everything about it, especially the colors! Just when I think you've outdone yourself, you turn around and do it AGAIN!!! Your creativity is amazing!

JenJackScrap said...

I looooooooove this Disney layout! So absolutely adorable!!!!

Leslie J. said...

You are truly talented! This is such a great LO!

sleigh said...

Luv the layout! Been to Disneyland, have many, many photos and I guess now I need the Disney cart to make layouts for all the photos, what to do next...lol! ;D

4kids4 said...

Wonderful layout!! GREAT details...and all those layers...yummy! TFS!

~Sharon C.

DonnaGravel said...

You are so insanely creative!! Thank you so much for sharing your creative projects!

graveld@yahoo.com

Sabina said...

Hello,
a great LO!
I send a card the next days.
Greets from Italy
Sabina

cowbelleru said...

Another super duper layout. Love that Bo Bunny paper.

Sparkly Scrap Girl said...

Amazing work!

gshrader said...

Such an adorable layout! Love it!!!

jcamp2020 said...

Just came back from WDW with all the grandkiddies..1200 pictures plus the PhotoPass CD.. going to be busy..(coming to the Crop, loaded with Disney stuff!!)

See you soon..Keep sharing your talent..Thanks,
Jeane

Anonymous said...

As usual, you knocked another one out of the park! Is this your PC entry? If so, I look forward to seeing it during the launch next week! I ordered through your new system this weekend and it worked great!

Kathy Brockman

silly_girl_823 said...

This layout is just AWESOME!!!!! It never fails, you always have such beautiful work!! You are such a talented person and I am so glad that you share your work with us!!

Amy V

silly_girl_823 at hotmail dot com

Gina said...

Monique, Love all of your projects! You inspire me to be a better scrapbooker.

littlen said...

i have a ton of disney pics to scrap, so i'm lovin' this lo. tfs.

RachelTate said...

Great layout! I think I'll go for my bday! Thanks.
wtate11@sbcglobal.net

Cynthia B. said...

Wonderful layout! I hope you got a good rest after finishing it up- it's fabulous!

Heather R... mousemomma said...

Oh Monique! I love this layout. It is truly magical!

Anonymous said...

This is a GREAT layout. I just LOVE it!
ottersL@pacbell.net

jane said...

Monique,
So sorry to hear about the little boy. I will send a card from Canada. As you may remember, I am a breast cancer survivor, and a BRCA1 gene mutation carrier. My mom passed away when I was 9 yrs old. When my brother was 15 he was diagnosed with rhabdo. In March that year the doctors told him that they would try to give him one more Christmas. Well they did and he has had many more since. He just turned 43.
I am praying for this little boy.

ReGina said...

I love it! It was well worth the time you took to make it!!! The Disney Classic Cart is on the top of my wish list!!!
THANKS FOR SHARING THIS!!!

Miss Dhilly said...

That is a fabulous layout, loved how you used all of those cartridges. Thanks for posting the info about John, will be sending "wishes" his way.

Vickie_M said...

So very beautiful. I am in awe of your talent.

Rita said...

Absolutely adorable!

Scrapper69 said...

Oh My Heck! This looks absolutely stunning as do ALL your creations!
WOW! Love It! :o)
Theresa

Kim said...

You are amazing . . . this layout is amazing. Once again, you've blown me away with your creativity. It's truly gorgeous! I'm so inspired by you :)

Also, I'll be sure to send young Mr. Hoffman a card this week, and say a prayer for him.

Kim
http://uscrap2.blogspot.com/

debpaint16 said...

Wow, another AWESOME LO!!! Your inspiration seems to be never ending!!! Makes you want to take a trip to Disney!!
debpaint16@aol.com

Lee Family said...

Very cute LO!
Thanks for sharing about young John. I just read their blog. What a tough time they have...I'll be sending a card in the next week or so. Hits close to home...my oldest son turns 9 next week.
beth lee
bethlorr@hotmail.com

Got2BCrafting said...

Your work is ALWAYS so amazing! This LO is simply gorgous!! In the last year, we have taken both our girls (one named Emily) to Disneyland for the birthdays... such wonderful memories for us all. Thanks for sharing your incredible talent with us all.
Lori

Donna said...

Great layout, congrats to the winner and thank you to Monique. You are always thinking of others Monique.

Blessings and best wishes for a wonderful and blessed Easter!
Donna
grandma4five

Nana Jo said...

This is so cute - another winner.
mmlmn at polarcomm dot com

Scrappy Cassie said...

Monique your LO is amazing!!!! There is so much detail and it is just darling.

Aman said...

Great layout! You are very talented! I will definitely scraplift you layout!

Patricia said...

I look forward to your email daily and you never disappoint, if you don't count that I could never make a layout like you! wink wink
thank you and a card is in the mail for your young friend. TFS

catagal@aol.com

Fran said...

I love this layout. I especially appreciate all of the detail work. Really special--a work of art!

ellen_mangione said...

I just love your work. Now that is what I call a layout! Not just a few pictures slapped on a page.

bskt4holly said...

STUNNING!!!!! I'm old and I want to go to Disney to scrap the Magic!

Northwoodszoo said...

Inspiration -- to get my own stickles, to use some of your layout ideas, and to follow your lead in showing your caring for others.... (although, not in that order!).

Dawn, RI said...

Great job on the Mickey LO. You do such beautiful work. I wish I had just a little bit of your talent. Thanks for sharing as I look foward to your daily post... Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

Just A Pac Rat said...

Wow, another great layout by you! You have an amazing talent and I love that you share it with all of us on your blog.

Can't believe I won something, I never win! Sending your my address now. Thanks!

Going to go make a card for the little boy and will spread the word on my blog too. You are so kind to mention him.

circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

surfnfroggie said...

Great LO, I just wish I had the Cartridge to I could scrap-lift it!
I also like your choice of papers.
surfnfroggie

mga said...

Absolutely Brilliant! I love it! You and your amazing talent to details...beautiful! God Bless you...

AShu93 said...

That is such a fabulous birthday layout! So fun & colorful.

jordanbev5 said...

Thanks for all of the directions because this is an AMAZING project!! Just gorgeous!!

zenderzoocrew said...

Love the layout, it's beautiful! Thanks for sharing! I will send a card to the little one! I will also include him in my prayers. Thanks for the inspiration!
Jenny
zenderzoo@blogspot.com

shutterbuggin said...

Such a stunning layout! You certainly set the bar high for the contest didn't you

Diana A said...

I so love all the details in your work, it truly shows how much you are enjoying the process.I love, love , love your layout awesome!! thank you for all the inspiration!

Diana A said...

I so love all the details in your work, it truly shows how much you are enjoying the process. I love, love , love your layout!! Awesome!! thank you for all the inspiration!

Kathleen said...

Wow, Monique! You sure have your Disney mojo going on lately, don't you? This is fabulous - wish I had all the cartridges so I could scraplift this for more pics from my son's upcoming Disney band competition trip. Everyone I've shown your fabulous Disney theme layout that you made especially for me has loved it. I've even recruited some blog followers for you because of it!! As always, Rock On, my friend, Rock On!!

Kathleen in NJ
kmurphy614@gmail.com

Di Denson said...

This is the cutest Disney layout. Thanks for the inspiration

Julia said...

WOW!! When I grow up I want to have talent like you :)

juliayoder@hotmail.com

Cynde said...

Very cute. Love the Mickey shaped balloons.

cyndepeterson@gmail.com
http://cyndepeterson.blogspot.com/

Sherrie K. said...

Fabulous job!! Very creative..thanks for sharing!! Great work like always!

Grammy GG said...

You just keep hitting them out of the ballpark!!:-) Love seeing your work--love how you did the Mickey ears--love it all!! Grammy GG

Anonymous said...

I love it, but you know that, don't you!? I'm so thankful that you share your talent w the rest of us! What a great excuse to take Emily to Disney...you've just got to have the perfect pics to put in there. ;o)

Carol aka cyimbugbitten
bugbitten at hotmail dot com

Denise said...

Great Layout....and as usual your work is AMAZING....

Denise
kricket5@verizon.net

Scrappin Melissa said...

very nice! love this

Beth said...

Fabulous layout! Great use of the Disney cart!

Vickie said...

WOW what a great LO. TFS. But could you share how you get these Disney characters to look so great????

livylou2907 said...

I love how you ink everything, and everything has an offset shadow. Just gorgeous!! One day I'll get there!
jarendubois@yahoo.com

Queenie said...

I love anything and everything Disney. This layout is just wonderful. You are so talented. I would love to have this layout but I don't have all the necessary cartridges. Guess I will have to go shopping.

Rickuqpp said...

Great layout! You are very talented! I will definitely scraplift you layout!

Freddy said...

Wonderful layout!! GREAT details...and all those layers...yummy! TFS! ~Sharon C.

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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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