Friday, June 25, 2010

Can't Get Enough of my Cricut!

I am entering a contest to become a member of a Design Team at Lasting Memories, to get my designs and name out, but also to make me focus a little more on my scrapbooking. The summer sure takes away from my creative time...well unless it is gardening!
I am a rather simple scrapper...I like my photos and memorabilia to be highlighted more than anything else. I have no idea what Lasting Memories is looking for as far as layouts... so I thought I would venture out and try something I don't often do... pre-made layouts rather than scrapping with pictures. Since I want this to be an available option in my scrapbooking business, I better start perfecting the art!
The designs I decided to share came from Cricut inspiration...I love my cricut(s!) but just don't spend as much quality time with them as I would like to. When I get in the mood to cricut though, there is no stopping me! Normally I draw my inspiration from the pictures that I am going to scrap, but this turned out to be a very fun little project!
The NPSS Graduation is coming up next week, so I thought I would share a pre-made graduation layout. The layout is made in the colours of the school (dark burgundy and gold). I used (one of!) my favouite cricut cartridges "Everyday Paper Dolls" for the graduate and large diploma. The "Way to Go!" lettering is from "George and Basic Shapes" and "Congrats" is from my other favourite cartridge, "Zoobaloo!" I wanted to keep this particular layout very blocky and simple to keep the focus on the pictures. I love how it turned out. Isn't the doll adorable!?!
I was having so much fun on my cricut that I decided to make a "Kid's Birthday" Layout as well. I love how the bright green contrasts with the dark brown. This was a delightfuly fun page to make. Most of the animals and lettering comes from "Zoobaloo" or one of the "Paperdolls" cricut cartridges. This would be a great layout for a kids party that was themed Trains, Zoo, or Animals. It would also be a good layout for a family outing to the Zoo. Enjoy!
For some real scrapbooking (with pictures!) see my 'categories' on the right hand side...


  1. Hey Priscilla! Wow, these are so fun!! Basically, I'm looking for a little of everything and I'm certainly seeing that in the DT app's!! Thanks so much for trying out for my DT!

  2. Best of luck with 'Lasting memories'

  3. Wow these are very creative layouts. You have inspired me to so a lot more with my cricut. Way fun..

  4. I think we are going to learn a thing or two about how to make betrer use of our circuts! Really great layouts!