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Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Greetings on a lovely Thursday!  How is everyone doing this week?  I'm having kind of a mellow week, and taking some time to catch up on life a bit.  Ya know - all of that silly, non-scrappin' stuff that is supposed to be important - like paying bills, running errands, getting my hair cut, doctor appointments, etc.  It's time to get that nonsense out of the way so I can play with my new toy that just arrived today.... my E2!!!! Woohoo!!


Okie dokie, so you probably guessed where this is headed.  Yup, I'm pulling from the archives today.  You may not have even seen this before (or have you?).  I designed this about 3 years ago for a class when I taught at our local scrap store.  It was one of my favorite projects at the time.  I just LOVED the paper, and kept wanting to eat it.  All in favor of scratch 'n' sniff paper, raise your hand!  This layout used the Doodlecharms cartridge - an oldie, but goodie!  You can click on the photos to see them larger.  And don't forget to leave a comment today for another chance to win the personalized Gypsy Tote!!


Summer Blast Layout:  Doodlecharms shapes within the squares are all cut at 2".  The flower behind the title is 4 1/2".  Colored squares are 3x3, and are textured with the Cuttlebug. I used the Divine Swirls and Swiss Dots embossing folders. White frames behind squares are 3 ¼ x 3 ¼. Assemble squares, then punch a hole through the top and bottom for those on page 1, and through the sides for those on page 2. Then weave ribbon through the holes. Layers of photo mat on Page 1 – sizes are as follows: Outer white mat is 6 ½ x 7 ¼, Bright Green mat is 6 ¼ x 7, Fruity mat is 5 ¾ x 6, Gold mat is 4 x 4, intended to hold picture that is 3 ½ x 3 ½. Page 2 mat sizes are as follows: Outer white mat is 6 ¾ x 11 ¼, Bright Green mat is 6 ½ x 11, Fruity mat is 6 x 10, Gold mat is 4 ¼ x 6 ¼, intended to hold picture that is 3 ¾ x 5 ¾. You may also opt to add a journal box to the portion of the Fruity mat on this Page 2. A tag journal box is always adorable. You'll also use (4) Green patterned border strips, which measure 1 ½ x 12, and (4) Pink border strips behind those, which meausre 2 x 12. Summer Blast title was created with the Design Studio Software, using the Cuttin' Up font.


Dragonfly card:  Dragonfly and tag are from Doodlecharms. The dragonfly was cut at 2", and the circle tag layers were cut at 4". White card base is 5x7. Pink Bling background is 4 ¾ x 6 ¾. Green Floral Glitter background is 4 ½ x 6 ½. After you cut all of the pieces for the dragonfly, glue the Pink Bling body on top of the Green Floral dragonfly, and then glue this Green Floral dragonfly onto the Peachy Bling shadow, but only use one strip of adhesive under the body – don't glue down those wings! Now adhere the yellow circle tag onto the white circle tag, lining up the tops with the holes in them. Attach dragonfly at an angle, and then lift his little green wings up to give him some dimension. Put green and pink ribbon together, fold it, and loop it through from back to front. The word “shine” was cut using the Cricut Design Studio Software, with the Cursive 101 cartridge. If you lose the dot for the “i”, you can always use a fun rhinestone for even more bling.

Thanks for stopping by today.  And be sure to check in tomorrow, as we will have another very talented Guest Designer sharing a project with you.

63 comments:

cowbelleru said...

This is a very fun layout. The colors are bright and cheery.

cowbelleru@sbcglobal.net

Kate said...

This is fabulous! Doodlecharms is one of my all-time favourite cartridges. It's wonderful to see a layout completed with so many cuts from it!

alwayscharlie said...

I don't have Doodlecharms - but my friend does and I borrow it all the time!! I think today's layout is adorable!

smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

Faye J said...

Archives or not, we always welcome your work. You never let us down! Love the "summer" color selection/design.

My Serendipity said...

Very yummy layout! the colors are bright and summery! I love Doodlecharms..it's nice to see something from an old fave :)

kim said...

I love the fact that you went back to show this, its a Great layout. I too just got my E2 and I'm looking forward to playing with it.
Thanks for sharing.

Kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

gm said...

I am a fan of Doodle charms always have been and always will! I have never seen the scratch and sniff paper that is really cool! Love the page!

Jeanie said...

Nice layouts,and the paper is wonderful.

Anonymous said...

What a fun layout! It's fun to see how Emily has grown over these few years...if only we could slow it down a little. The pics are adorable...don't blink! TFS!

Carol aka cyimbugbitten
bugbitten at hotmail dot com

Kelly Massman said...

Too cute!

Elsie said...

Both projects are fantastic! I love the textures of the squares on the layout. They add so much dimension. The glitter in the card is great and the colors of both projects are just wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

Charlene said...

Oh, this is so cute! Doodlcharms is really one of my all time go to cartridges for all kinds of fun shapes. TFS!
SouthernMrs
at verizon dot net

Anonymous said...

Fun summery layout,
KarenR
Scrappyaunt2004@Yahoo.com

Janie said...

Very cute.

Kimberly's Creative Blogspace said...

Cute. You can tell it is from the archive because it is missing your trademark inking. Thanks

-mandy said...

What awesome projects! Love all the paper you used! Doodlecharms is such a great cartridge! Thanks for sharing!
-Mandy
hull.mandy@yahoo.com

silly_girl_823 said...

Such a fun layout, and it looks simple to make which is always good to have a few fast layouts every now and then!!

Amy V

silly_girl_823 At hotmail DOT com

cgreer said...

i love anything with dragonflies!

debs4you said...

super fun layout!

sleigh said...

What a fun and cheerful layout, and doodlecharms being an oldie, is still a fav of carts on the list. When I'm not sure which one to use, it usually ends up with Stretch Your Imagination or Doodlecharms, gotta like that!

mam said...

I was one of the fortunate ones to take the class for this LO and card. I've been a fan of Monique since she was teaching at a local store!!! That was back with the baby cricut...still think it's a fun LO. Thanks Monique!!!!!!!!

Melissa said...

lol....love the scratch and sniff scrapping paper idea! I'm a paper whore...I'd buy it!

I don't recall ever seeing this layout so it's new to me and thanks for sharing!

Brenda said...

What an adorable lo! I just love all the cuts from Doodlecharms, such a versital cart! DD is just to cute!

chandale_berry said...

Cute, cute layout and card. Thanks for sharing.

chandale_berry@yahoo.com

Kathleen Sawyer said...

I love Doodlecharms -- it was my very first Cart after GB. Ad what a cute oldie but goodie - first time poster -- long time looker and prayer! LOVE your stuff!
sawkat66@yahoo.com

Shelley said...

Very cute layout! Love the colors! And catching up on life is always good! Take time for yourself and take a deep breath! :) Have a great rest of the week!

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

JenJackScrap said...

SUPER DUPER CUTE, Monique! So "Summery". Love all the bright colors and the darling little pumpkin that's featured in the photos.

CathyinMN said...

Love the bright colors and simple cuts on the layout. It's so summery! I really like all of the sparkle on the dragonfly card. TFS!

Luv my grandkids said...

As always love your layouts. I had not seen it before since I've been following your blog for about 3. Months. I adore the Gypsy bag and would luv it. This is the second blog that I've seen one for a give away. Thanks, Pam

Teresa said...

I took that class with you! I too loved that paper!

surfnfroggie said...

I must get this cartridge because I keep seeing some wonderful projects done with it! No I haven't seen this layout before, but I really like it. It has such a wonderful summer feel to it and the colors are great!
surfnfroggie

Meshell said...

Love the summer "vibe" of this layout. I'm so ready for sunshine, watermelon, etc.... Have a great week, and get some rest!

IRW Dana said...

This is one of those layouts that doesn't go out of style! I'm with you Monique, scratch and sniff this paper, it's just to yummy.
papermemories4u @ yahoo .com

Kim said...

Colorful and bright. It reminds me that summer is on the way. I love Doodlecharms - it's and oldie but a goodie! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I love the old stuff, I actually won some paper from you, and now I can do this layout. How cool is that!

Travel Bug said...

Cute, cute, cute! Great job.

blueskygirl said...

Thanks for showing a layout and card with an older cartridge. I have doodlecharms, cut it often gets skipped over. Love your projects. Molly

Julia said...

these colors are awsome!!

Donya/Okscrappinmama said...

That is adorable! I have Doodlecharms and don't think I've ever used it. This has inspired me. I need to do more layouts than cards.
TFS!

Donya/okscrappinmama@g mail dotcom

Peg Toth said...

archives or not, nice ideas! (and we all have busy days like that)

CathyinMN said...

I tried to leave a comment yesterday, but it looks like the problems with Blogger wiped it out. (I really hope this is not a double post because that is not my intent.) I really love the bright colors and simplicity of the layout. The sparkles on the card help really make it stand out. TFS!

Vickie said...

Hi Monique I too have been trying for the last couple of days to leave a comment on your blog posts but blogger has stopped me from getting through several times. Anyway I just love this LO and card, I think it's cause it's so colorful and sweet with the pictures. I bought doodlecharms as one of the first cartridges that I just had owned when I got my baby bug many years ago now and I don't use it as much as I should TFS and the inspiration. God Bless

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

OMGoodness, this is just too cute!!!
I want it to be summer now!!! LOL, love the dragon fly card as well!!!

gshrader said...

Adorable layout!!! Will have to try this one day!

livylou2907 said...

Both are very cute. Like your step by step directions!
jarendubois@yahoo.com

Rebecca Baca said...

Gonna go dust off my doodlecharms!

Rebecca Baca said...

gonna go dust off my doodlecharms!

Melissa said...

Love the layout.Love the paper.Can hardly wait for your post on the E2. Glad you got one.Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

OMG! That was my very first class with the awesome Monique! Do you remember how much trouble I was in class?! that is also my favorite layout and you know I don't do layouts! Hugs....Kiss Up

Rita said...

This was one of my favorite classes. Loved the LO.

Sunshine said...

That dragonfly is adorable! I really like you cancer awareness page too! Thanks for the chance to win!

Renee
Gohogwild.renee@gmail.com

Donna Lee said...

I adore this card and what a cute LO. Doodlecharms is not in my supply (yet). Thanks for sharing.

Melodie said...

I don't remember this layout but I do like it!!! Tfs!

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Such a cute layout, love the paper choice!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Ryansmaama said...

I love this layout. Doodlecharms was one of the first (if not the first) cartridges I purchased. I have grandsons, but I bet I could change the paper and this would be great for pics of them. Thanks for sharing and take care of yourself.--Ryansmaama
gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

Kelly Braund said...

That layout is really bright and fun!

Kim. said...

It maybe an 'oldie' but it is definitely a 'goodie' lol. Love the bright colours in this layout and it is great to see an old cart being used.
Kim xXx

HappyPlaceJen said...

I've been trying to leave a comment for a couple of days, but was not able to the last 2 days-UGH!! Love the Doodlecharms layout! I can see why it's a fave. Makes me yearn for Summer in my current 50 degree weather- Brrr!!!! Thanks for dusting off the oldies - they sure are goodies, Monique! :) ~Jen
http://happyplaceforjen.blogspot.com/

Scrappin Melissa said...

Great Lo! Makes me ready for summer. The card is cute too!

cema1cema said...

This makes me so ready for summer! Love your layout and card!! Christina ccapps35@gmail.com

xxsquigglesxx said...

That layout is adorable and I love all of the sparkle on the card!

xxsquigglesxx(at)gmail(dot)com

Rose said...

I just became a Great Aunt in Dec. I have been doing a LO for each month this would be a great one for the month of August for Layton if you don't mind.I just love it thanks for all the details.I need to find this cart.TSMFS

Rosebud222222222@aol.com

alwayscharlie said...

Terrific layout and a cute card!

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Monique Griffith
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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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