Friday, November 7, 2008

My new favorite layout!!!

So, a few days ago, one of the gals on the Cricut website posted a link to Tami Potter's site ( She mentioned that she had taken Tami's class at a CKC and enjoyed it. I checked out Tami's site, and she does fantastic things with photo mosaics. Her work was completely different than anything I've ever done, and I found myself inspired by her. Then I looked at her blog, and fell IN LOVE with her "Howl-o-scream" layout. Maybe I'm just a sucker for all things Halloween, but I found myself going back to this layout over and over. Well, my SIL had just emailed some pics of my BIL and their kids, and they were absolutely perfect for this type of layout. I decided to give it a go, even though I didn't have Tami's special gridded paper. ***I am SO proud of this layout!!!*** I just keep looking at it over and over, like I did with Tami's. I thought it turned out so great. I used 3 warm fall colors of Bazzill cardstock, some acetate, acrylic letters, and Stickles. That's all!! Okay, less talky, more it is:

Here is a close-up of the kids grasshopper hunting:

Here's my BIL and their handsome son in the beautiful aspen trees:

And here's a close-up of their daughter - she's a cutie-pie:

I die-cut these letters out of acetate (transparency sheet/report cover) using the AccuCut. I put Goldenrod Stickles all over the back of each letter, and when they dried, I adhered them to the cardstock with my ATG.

The word splendor was computer generated and printed onto the gold Bazzill. Then I took a couple of self-adhesive acrylic letters I had in my stash, and stuck 'em on. I covered them with Cinnamon Stickles.

Again, acetate letters with Stickles on the back side. This is a much better picture than the one above, it shows a more true color.


Tami Potter said...

Thank you for your comment and sending the link. Your page looks wonderful. I am glad you found a new technique to enjoy!

Tami Potter

S Glup said...

That is gorgeous...looks like alot of work went into this....I'd love to attempt something like this...maybe one're talented...TFS

MicheleV said...

Hi Kimberly ~ I've stalked your blog over and over...can I scraplift this from you? Of course I can't imagine mine will be anywhere as nice as yours - this is very amazing! I love what you've done!
Cheers ~ Michele

Anonymous said...

Hello I am new to the Cricut world and found your envelope album on the website. I was afraid that you might not check out the comments since the post was so in the past. SOOO....could you please send me the measurements and any other other helpful info that would enable me to make this ADORABLE album. My daughter is expecting twins soon and this would be perfect for one of the "at the hospital" albums. I have been racking my brain trying to come up with something unusual and You did it! I am amazed at the creativity that you have displayed on your blog. TSM

janine said...

Amazing LO Im loving all your cards you had done too Janine xx

Drycha said...

wow, how a nice conception :D
I'm like it :)