I completed a few projects today and gave my Cricut a workout in the process! The first was this layout that I have been working on all week. It is for the October Guest Designer Contest at Back Porch Memories. My layout is based on this fabulous Becky Fleck sketch.
I used Echo Park papers and Heidi Grace embellishments for this one. To add some texture to the background I used a Crafter's Workshop mask and Slate Glimmer Mist. And no, your eyes do not deceive you, that is indeed a banner on there! I really liked how the last one turned out so I decided to stick with the one suggested in the sketch and use it for my title. I used my Cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot to cut the triangles, the "Sentimentals" cartridge for the bracket paper, and the "Cricut Classic Font" cartridge for the words "You're a".
I also completed two cards tonight. The first is a birthday card for my niece. She is turning 14 on Sunday (so she won't be receiving this in time). I used the current sketch at Card Patterns. I used my Cricut and the "Live Simply" cartridge to cut the flower.
Finally, I made this card using some scraps from the above layout. I also used the current Mojo Monday sketch. I used my Cricut quite a bit for this one. I used the "Boys Will Be Boys" cartridge for the shoe and circle and the "Makin' the Grade" cartridge for the "Happy Day" sentiment.