Friday, August 27, 2010

Escaping the Mundane!

Hi Everyone!
Happy Friday! I've been working on some projects and after spending time with them I realized they are not my best work..

My question for you is what do you do with work that you are not happy with? Do you chuck it, give it to someone else, or bury it in the album and move on?

I am sharing the layout with you and the steps I took to create it.

Here is the Recipe:

Provo Craft Cricut Expression, Cricut  Gypsy, Pattern Paper, Home Decor Cricut, Storybook, Plantin Schoolbook, Graphically Speaking, Sentimentals  Cartridges, Gypsy Font, Cuttlebug Machine, holly ribbon folder, fast finish liquid laminate, 3in 1 beacon adhesive, Foofala buttons,Stickles,Basic Grey Button, K&Company pattern paper, Pink Paislee Stamps. Martha Stewart stamps, Staz on ink, Coredination Cardstock.

Let's Cut:

Cut 2 Chandeliers from Home Accent at 4.5 and 3.75 inches with 1 shadow, ink the edge with Copic Marker, add Stickles let dry and adhere to shadow.

Cut border Plantin Schoolbook at 5.5 inches, ink the edges, cut the title Escape.

Cut 2 labels from Storybook at 2.75, and 3 at 2.25 inches, ink the edges.

Cut 1 swirl from Graphically Speaking
Cut 1 Butterfly from Sentimentals at 3 inches, ink the edges
Cut Scallop from Gypsy Font at 2.75 inches, ink the edges

Let's assembled:

Adhere the pattern paper 6x12 on Coredination Cardstock, then add the border at 7 inches to the right, then add the other pattern paper cut at 6x6.
Adhere the Chandeliers with the shadow to the left of the top grid, then add the other Chandelier to the left, add Scallop Oval then pop  the brad onto  the center of the butterfly, add onto the scallop, using the tip below.

Tip Instead of using pop dot, use the white strip that most scrapbook papers come with by folding it onto a square and glue to achieve the height.
adhere the buttons, stamp flower in between.

Add title under the butterfly and Voila Done!

What are your plans for the weekend?

Have a great one,

PS remember I told you I was reading the Girl with the dragon tattoo, I had to put it down, it was too thrilling and I was reading it so fast, I needed to slow down, instead I'm currently reading this new book..

Days of Gold by Jude Deveraux, yep every now and then I find a regency  intrigue romance that is kewl..
Let me know what you are reading :)


ottersln said...

I keep my projects and use them.

pcrusberg said...

Gorgeous project! Just love your blog. Thanks for all the dimensions and products you used.

Gosia said...

Hi Maggie ! Great project ! Dein Blog ist sensationell !! BR from Austria, margaretha

Maggie Lamarre said...

Gosia, nice to meet ya. Thank you for the comments everyone :)

Kristi said...

So glad you are posting again...I will be starting my Wednesdays again if you still want me to! Hope you are doing well...

Jennifer said...


I wish I had your problem!!! ;) "Not your best" looks great to me! I would just play around with it (add to it/replace what you don't think works) until you are happy with it.

Have fun...something will come to you,


Unknown said...

love it!

Theresa said...

I really like this layout. I've had my Cricut for a long time but lately it seems like I'm using it more and, like you, rediscovering some of my carts' features. Fun times!
If you love "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo", then yay..they are making a movie version, but don't know when the release day is going to be.

Turnedgypsy said...

You always do such great work Maggie

Princess would be my GD's first choice. thanks

ginner said...

I usually keep them for a while to see if I might like them later...though I have had a couple of cards that I made that were just atrocious so they went in the trash. :)

Turnedgypsy said...

I make some good cards and sometimes I throw away. You alway do great projects here..

sweet giveaway hole cow, could my grandkids use this baby.

you do beautiful work. thank you so much for letting have the chance to win these awesome cartridges.

I craft with the 3 grandkids that live with me.