Cathy's Crafting Journey

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Scrapbook Friday at My Cricut Craft Room

Good  morning to all you craft loving people it is finally Friday, and not just any Friday it is Scrapbook Friday  at My Cricut Craft Room!!!  This is my Design Team project for today.  Today I am making a Layout that is all about  "swimming".  When I decided I was going to do this layout the first cartridge that came to mind that I have is the 3 Birds On Parade....It has a cute little birdy with an inner tube.
     I started out by cutting 2 mats 4x5, using Bazzill card stock, and then I cut a strip of polka dot paper from DCWV Floral stack.  I cut it at approximately 2" and then used Martha Stewart doily border punch down one side.  Using Atg gun, taped both to the 12x12 paper which I found in my papers,  from DCWV All About Boys stack, and it had Octopus all over it.  I had some bright orange ribbon with yellow stitching, that I tied down the side of each picture mat.
     I then cut a sand castle from the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge at 3 inches, then I inked it with Walnut stain from Tim Holtz and added white Stickles to give a little more of a sand look.  I also cut some sea shells from this cartridge too.   I could not find a beach pail in my cartridges, so I made on and used a black gel pen to faux stitch it.

     I then cut my birds and their inner tube at 4".  For the eyes I cut little white circles with a punch, and then cut black ones with a paper punch.   For the eyelids, I cut a green circle in half, one half for each side. To finish, I put a white gel dot on each eye.

        I did the second little guy the same way except instead of playing in the sand...he is playing with a happy beach ball. (he has googley eyes)   After they were finished I made a banner for the top of the page and added the letters " s w i m ".  The banner was cut with the Art Philosophy cartridge.  And then I cut out the Letters "make a splash"  which is from the 3 Birds on Parade cartridge too. I added some faux stitching in black to help it stand out.  Below it is the starfish that I added some stickles to also.  To finish I added  3 buttons on the top. Voila!!  I hope you like my project today:)
  To see more projects like this today head over to Erica's blog  posted below for your convenience:)


  1. Love the colors, and the title. Nicely done! :)

    Melissa, MCCR DT Sister

  2. This is absolutely adorable, Cathy!! The birds are so cute and I love the face on the beach ball!! What an awesome, fun layout :)

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