Monday, January 28, 2013

1-2-3 with Exploring Cricut

Happy Monday everyone!!  It is challenge day over at Exploring Cricut.  We have a great challenge for you today! It is a 1-2-3 challenge!  1 Embellishment, 2 Patterned Papers and 3 Cricut Cuts.  So, I can have a bit of a literal personality - before I could create this little layout, I needed to be certain of the rules.  Did one embellishment mean actually one - like one button, one brad etc.  Did it mean one KIND of embellishment - like all the buttons I wanted?  You get the idea.  I was equally worried about the Cricut Cuts...  I have been assured that the key here is that you use "at least" 1-2-3!  Here is what I came up with:



It has been forever since I did a layout - I am YEARS behind with my scrapping - eeek!!  I decided to do a cute little swimming layout.  So, my 1-2-3... 1 - embellishment: the button they are from Walmart.  I tied a little piece of twine into each of them.  2 - patterned papers: they are both from CTMH.  3 - cricut cuts: the cutie swimmer is from Teddy Bear Parade.  She is cut at 3 1/2 inches.  The wave is from Zoobaloo.  I cut is at 12 inches in length, so it would fit on my page.  The title is the last cut.  It is from Robotz - my favorite chunky font!

The cardstock is all from Michael's.  I decided to stamp on my layout!!  I never mix stamping and crapping, but I am stepping out of my little box :)  "A Day at the Beach" is one of Mary's amazing Cardz TV stamp sets, and you can buy your own HERE.



Be sure to swing by Exploring Cricut and play along with us, you could win a great prize!  I can't wait to see what you find on your cartridges to inspire us.  Don't forget that there are new projects to inspire you every day on the blog, created by our amazing and talented Design Team.  I always love seeing what they create.

A challenge or two:
4 Crafty Chick - buttons
DL Art - use red or pink
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Scrappy Frog Challenge - try something new (stamping on my SB page - eek!)

A la prochaine...



13 comments:

Sarah said...

Super cute layout! I love that bear its perfect.

Diana said...

I just have one question for you, do you like the Teddy Bear parade cart? LOL! I love all the projects you do with that cart. I need to get it out more! Thanks for sharing, great layout! ;)

Pam said...

I love this layout!!!! My grandson is on the swim team at St. Augustine High School and I have been wanting to do a page for him. This is great!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Joan Smith said...

your swimming LO is adorabs and your little bear is so ca-ute!!
You did a fantastic job with the challenge never woulda guessed it's been awhile 4 U!! Anywho girl don't ever say you're behind in the scrappin' area if you've even done any pages you are ahead of the game as some no most people don't ever do anything with their pics so chin up there pal and just know you are very gifted and talented in your creations!!

Rosie said...

super cute layout

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Rae Ann said...

Love this, Michelle. The bear and the colors make the whole layout bright and attractive.
Rae Ann O.

Design Originals by KC said...

Great layout and thanks for sharing about the challenge :) I am a literal thinker too when dealing with bloggy rules :) I love what you did! Kathi

Annette said...

So cute! I completely get what your saying about 1-2-3:)

Annette
My Mind's Dust Bunnies

Ian said...

Beautiful layout!! Thanks for sharing. Love the teddy bear too! :)

Sharon said...

Oh my goodness!! This is most adorable Michelle!!! I so love that darling swimming bear!! The buttons are just perfect. Awesome layout page!! :)

DIANA L. said...

Your card is so cute I love your bears bathing suit how fun!!
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #102 red or pink challenge
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Scrapping Girl said...

Well my brain must question in a similar way to yours, as I looked at the 1-2-3 challenge and immediately started having the same thoughts (strictly one embellishment or did that mean one kind of embellishment, etc.)! I had decided not to try the challenge because I was afraid of doing it wrong, but now you've figured out all my concerns! Maybe I'll have to try it after all! Love your sweet little teddy bear and layout and I love the Robotz font! I bought that cart more for the font that the bots :)

Tamie said...

Wonderful layout! Great 1-2-3 and for me I am totally loving how you used the buttons on your layout! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.