Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cooking with Cricut Challenge #88: May Flowers

Hello crafty friends and welcome to another fun challenge over at Cooking with Cricut! This week we are celebrating those May flowers!! I decided to take a slightly non-traditional take to the spring flowers, but there are still flowers in several different places on my layout. Here it is:
I don't have as hard of a time as some people doing layouts of myself (assuming I have a decent pic, lol!), but this one was a bit of a struggle as I just wasn't sure what I was conveying about myself. I finally settled on the straightforward -This is me- right now, today. Simple, right?? The wood grain border was cut from Ribbons and Rosettes and also has a flower pattern on it. You can see it better below:
I printed my background paper and the newsprint on the Imagine Vintage Papers cart. I only recently acquired this cart and wondered why I didn't purchase it much much sooner, lol! Sometimes you discover a cart is just one of those hidden gems. I misted and dripped some blue/green ink on the background paper for a little pop of color. Also, I used my Gypsy for this cart. I purchased my Gypsy several months ago, and lets just say there has been a bit of a learning curve. Everyone raves about it, but it has taken me a while to figure out the ins and outs. I think I am finally getting the hang of it a little bit! So long story short- I used Gypsy Font for the 'me' and (FINALLY!) mastered the weld, lol!
I added some May flowers by way of a fun little banner. I printed out the newsprint pattern from the Vintage Papers cart, then cut out some flower shapes from the Mother's Day Bouquet cart. Then I inked the edges a bit, punches a hole and threaded them on some baker's twine. I threw in a few little flag stickers for fun.
Lastly I made a couple flags with some more stickers and done! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and please be sure to check out the Cooking with Cricut blog to see what the rest of the DT cooked up for you and join in the fun!!

Supply List:
Cardstock: ColorBok
Patterned Paper: Echo Park (This & That-Graceful), Imagine Vintage Papers
Cartridges: Mother's Day Bouquet, Ribbons and Rosettes, Gypsy Font, Imagine Vintage Papers
Stickers: Echo Park (This & That-Graceful)
Buttons: Dear Lizzy for American Crafts (Neapolitan), Pink Paislee (spool)
Brads: Basic Grey, SEI
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Sprinklers


  1. Heather, I love this page! What a cute sentiment to add with a photo of yourself, and those flowers along the bottom of the page are great!


  2. Really great page!! I love how you used the Graceful line and the flower banner and toothpick flags are really awesome!!

  3. This page is awesome, Heather! Love all the details and especially the banner and flag embellies.

  4. Heather this is gorgeous. So many things I love about it. So much attention to details and they work so well together to make a lovely layout