Cathy's Crafting Journey

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

MCCR Scrap book Friday

Hello my crafting friends, this is my design team post for My Cricut craft Room. Today is Scrapbook Friday and we are celebrating  World Teachers day and doing layouts featuring Back to School.  I did a 2 page layout, showing things that young children love about going back to school.  When they are young they like the idea of having their  "own" Glue, Scissors, Crayons, Backpack and of course their new teachers and friends.  Before I get to the details of my post though, I want to mention the Pink Graphics.  We are using the pink to show awareness of the people who have had or know someone sufffering with breast cancer, we know it can be devastating and we want to make you aware so you will have your self checked regularly.  We as a team will inc orporate the color in to our projects in solidarity.  My pink is in the rosey pink cheeks of the apple and the glue:) 
Simply Charmed has adorable school supply images, so I used it to cut out the scissors and glue and carayons, using DCWV cardstock, and of course  I added some google eyes to give them some character.   I then used Art Philosophy to cut out the 1 2 3 and A B C.  I  cut each out 2 times , once in a light orang and the second in a light blue, glued them together a little offset to add dimension.
On the backpack  I added a rhinestone brad as a button abd some rhinestone flowers to dress it up a bit. and did some faux stitching, on this as well as a lot of the other elements. 
For a lot of the matting and strips of paper I used the DCWV Grade School pack. I love the one above which looks like a chalk board.  I also used one of Martha Stewart's Border punches, for the yellow border strip, not sure of the name, got it at a yard sale.  In the corner I found a button and tied a bow with twine.
I aslo found a cute apple to add from the Create a Critter Cartridge.  By the way most of the characters were cut at 4 inches, the apple at 3. One of the final touches was a strip of rick rack down the sides. 
Other supplies used in creating the layouts were, pop dots, white and black gel pens ATG gun, zig pen, and paper trimmer.  I hope you enjoyed today's project and it makes you want to get a start on your childs back to school layouts, have a great day.
To see more projects like this today go to Erica's at
Happy Crafting   ~~  Cathy


  1. the layout is adorable

  2. Such a cute layout Cathy! I love the glue bottle especially! You do such great layouts!
    MCCR DT sis

  3. Cathy this was super cute!! I love all the little details you added to it!! AWESOME
    MCCR DT Shelley

  4. Cathy- awesome work!!! Your details make the LO pop! I may need to scraplift some of those when I make the rest of my back to school LO's for my kids. :)

    MCCR DT Sis