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Friday, May 20, 2011
2:01 AM | Posted by Lauren Brewer | | Edit Post
Happy Friday! It's Lauren here from Lauren's Creative! I am so thrilled that Monique and Wendy invited me to design a project for their blog today! They have both provided me with endless amounts of inspiration. I have only been scrapbooking for a little over a year and since finding Monique and Wendy's blogs - my scrapbook layouts have improved 110%. I could gush about them a little more, but I don't want to "fan-girl" them too much and freak them out. :)
For today's project they asked me to design a Breast Cancer Awareness themed project, and I immediately decided to come up with a layout with a "Race for the Cure" theme. I know many of you participate every year and I'm sure you have some beautiful pictures that you'd like to display in a special way!
If you prefer single page layouts, I think this page would make an adorable layout in and of itself. I would probably just add a journaling space in between the runners. I used the Pink Journey cartridge for the runners and the ribbon cuts, but even if you don't have that cartridge don't let that stop you from "scrap-lifting" this...there are similar runner silhouettes found on the Sports Mania cartridge. There are also similar ribbons on the Car Decals cartridge as well as Stand and Salute.
I really wanted the runners to look like they were carrying the banner, so to achieve that look - I simply attached a glue dot to the top of a toothpick, so the baker's twine wouldn't come unraveled. I then wrapped the baker's twine around the toothpick a few more times and knotted it off. To create the streamers, I just tied another length of baker's twine around the end. I then secured them to the runners' hands by attaching another glue dot.
The second page is pretty simple - I really wanted the pictures to be the focus. It is a little hard to tell, but the middle picture is actually attached using pop dots to give a little more dimension to the page.
Thank you so much again to Monique and Wendy for having me!
I hope that if you like this project, some of you might come visit me on my blog - Lauren's Creative. If you have any questions about this layout - please don't hesitate to email me. (My contact information is on my site.)
- (2) 12 x 12 kraft cardstock (Recollections Brand - Michaels)
- (2) Scalloped Squares sized at 11.50" from Accent Essentials
- Photo Mats: Finished mats will fit - (1) 4 x 6 and (3) 4 x 4 photos
- 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 (white), 4 3/8 x 6 3/8 (brown) 4 1/4 x 6 1/4 (pink stripe)
- (3) 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 (white), 4 3/8" x 4 3/8" (brown) 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 (pink stripe)
- "Banner" sized at 3.02" (or 10.50" fit to length) from Twinkle Toes
- "Race for the Cure" sized at 1.5" using "Real Dial Size" from Cherry Limeade (shadows welded using my Gypsy)
- (2) "Runners" sized at 6.00" from Pink Journey
- (10)"Butterflies" sized at 1.50" using "blackout" feature from Pink Journey
- (5) "Butterflies" sized at 1.50" using "shadow" feature from Pink Journey
- "live," "love," and "fight" sized at 1.50" from Kate's ABCs (shadows welded using my Gypsy)
- "Pink Ribbon Flourish" sized at 2.65" from Pink Journey
- Journaling Space - "Scalloped Card" sized at 3.92" from Pink Journey, I added "Ribbon" sized at 1.07" and also used the "hide contour" feature to hide the score marks for the card.
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
- Sakura Gelly Roll Pen - White
- Pink Gems - Michael's
- 3/8" Grosgrain Saddle Stitch Ribbon - Michael's
- Baker's Twine - Scrappy Moms Stamps
- (2) Toothpicks - you could also use lollipop sticks or wooden skewers
- Pop Dots
- Monique Griffith
- Rocklin, CA, United States
- 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.