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Saturday, November 13, 2010
Hi Everyone! Well, it's been a couple of months, but I'm back at it, and today is my Saturday as Guest Designer for Everyday Cricut. Since I haven't scrapped in a while, I decided to go for pure fun on this layout, so it's got lots of little details - and lots of work into it. And sorry to say, but I am not turning this into a kit. And you can't talk me into it - the paper is retired! So y'all are on your own for scraplifting. I used the Thanksgiving seasonal cartridge, and you can see below for into on sizes.

Alrighty, so the paper is from last year's Stampin' Up catalog, so I'm pretty sure it's retired, and I have no idea what the name of it is. How's that for being helpful? The solid cardstock is also Stampin' Up, the twine is basic stuff that you can buy pretty much anywhere, and the little cirle hardware is from Tim Holtz.

Here are the sizes I cut on my Cricut...
Pilgrim Man - 5"
Pilgrim Lady - 5"
Turkey - 3 1/2"
Pumpkin Pie - 2 1/2"
Roasted Turkey - 2 1/2"
Corn - 2 1/2"
Pumpkin - 1 3/4"
Journal box - 3"
Happy Thanksgiving title - 3"
Maple Leaves (use Real Dial Size) - 1 1/4" and 1 1/2"

I did use my Cuttlebug to emboss a few little things - the Pilgrim Lady's apron and collar, the Corn, Pumpkin and Roasted Turkey. I also used dark brown chalk ink to pretty much all of my Cricut cuts and the photo mats.

I'm even going to give you the photo mat sizes for those in scraplift mode...
Dark Yellow: 1 - 4 1/2 x 6 1/2, and 1 - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2
Dark Orange: 1 - 4 1/2 x 6 1/2, and 1 - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2
Chocolate Chip: 2 - 4 1/4 x 6 1/4, and 2 - 4 1/4 x 4 1/4
Leaf pattern: 2 - 3 7/8 x 5 7/8, and 2 - 3 7/8 x 3 7/8
I also added torn corner accents of the stripe pattern.

The journal box sizes are...
Chocolate Chip: 4 3/4 x 2 1/2
Ivory/brown patterned paper: 4 3/8 x 2 1/4

You probably also noticed that there are larger mats that help make up the background. Those sizes are...

Left Page
Woodgrain pattern: 1- 10 3/4 x 3 1/2, and 1 - 10 3/4 x 6 1/2
Chocolate Chip: 1 - 11 x 3 3/4, and 1 - 11 x 6 3/4

Right Page
Woodgrain pattern: 10 3/4 x 10 3/4
Chocolate Chip: 11 x 11

Finally, I added the twine to a few photo mats, and tied on the cute Tim Holtz hardware. I also punched tiny holes and added some antique copper brads to the photo mats. To add the faux stitching, I used a Gold Signo Uniball gel pen. I also used 3D pop dots to attach many of the cuts to the pages.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to visit Everyday Cricut too as they have some incredible ideas, and are constantly giving away some awesome goodies. On a more personal note, I want to thank you all for the support and prayers as I have been working through my recent pink journey. I had surgery 2 weeks ago, and will have radiation starting in a couple of weeks. If you'd like to follow my journey, you can read my almost daily ramblings HERE. I have much to be thankful for!


My Serendipity said...

Beautiful layout Monique, as always :) I love, love, love the colors you have chosen! Awesome detail.

Savahanna said...

Very gorgeous layout. So glad you are back. Hope you are doing well.

Jessica said...

Hi Monique, I've been following your CarePage,and have been keeping you in my prayers.
Holy cow lady! You are very creative! Your layouts are so intricate. But they don't look hard if you know what size to make the cuts. I'll be back to get some more inspiration. And It's good to see you back creating and going to crops. Hugs, Jazzyjess49

Lauren said...

LOVE this! I really NEED this cartridge!


LesleyfromWI said...

Glad you are back! This is gorgeous. I love the colors and all the details!!

AmyJRockstar said...

That is the most beautiful layout! Loving it!

Unknown said...

STUNNING! I love it, beautiful details. Hope your felling better.

Grammy GG said...

Oh Monique, you haven't missed a beat--your LO is just like you-- beautiful, special and one of a kind. Welcome back, dear. Always in my prayers. Your Oregon Friend

Angie Williams said...

Awesome page! I love it.

liz at liz's paper loft said...

so pretty! I'm glad that you're scrapbooking, I hope that means that you're feeling better!

Anonymous said...

OMGodness, this is so beautiful. You have not lost your touch at all

- - Sheryl - - said...

wow - welcome back - this is fabulous!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

You are just so amazing.. I so love it and so hate I won't be able to get the paper.. I hope your mom is feeling better today, give her a hug for me.

Linda Therrien said...

your layouts are just so beautiful. I love looking at all the special details you put into them. Your talent is something I aspire to have.

ottersln said...

This is a great LO! So glad you are up to making this. It's great to see you back on here.

Anonymous said...

Rhonda H said...
Monique I Love, LOVE, LOVE the Thanksgiving layout, Have that cart ordered and can't wait to get it and make a LO JUST LIKE YOURS! I'll have to dig around for a paper subsititute unless my SU Demonstrator has some squirreled away! Take care!

Deneen said...

Beautiful LO! Love the colors used and all the detail. Hope your feeling better.

Kristina said...

Beautiful Layout!!!

Lori (THCEO) said...

This is stunning, Monique! I'm amazed that you are able to create such amazing things even with everything you've been going through! I am featuring your layout (and you!) tomorrow on FCCB's Scrappin' Saturday. Thoughts and prayers are with you! :)

Debbie said...

wow this is so beautiful, I just love these colors you have chosen thanks for sharing, please come visit me

scrapeahappy said...

This is simply a stunning layoutout! Thankyou so much for sharing!

Janet said...

This is absolutely beautiful. you are an amazing talent. Welcome back keep well!

scrapqueen141 said...

Love your layout. Just wanted you to know I am featuring it today at the Fantabulous Cricut blog for my Fantabulous Friday post.

Karen said...

I am so very glad to see you back to scrapping! I absolutely love your layouts and have missed them. Been following and routing for you on FB. So happy for you!

Karen said...

I am so very glad to see you back to scrapping! I absolutely love your layouts and have missed them. Been following and routing for you on FB. So happy for you!

Anonymous said...

This is so pretty. What detail and a great design. Thank you for sharing this. Good luck in the days ahead.


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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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