Friday, April 23, 2010

Jubilee Layout (Yes, you read that right!) for Custom Crops- .Cut File Available


Don't faint, but I actually made a layout. Of course I couldn't find the picture I had in mind to put in it, but it's a layout nonetheless. Those of you who know me know I have NEVER done a layout in my life. But this was a challenge from Custom Crops so I just couldn't refuse. (It does hopefully excuse the quality, though, I hope. LOL) Anyway, besides it having to be a layout, it also was to feature the Jubilee cartridge. (Another one of those I thought I needed and have NEVER used.) I didn't go all creative because, quite frankly, it's the houses that I bought this cart for so I focussed on them. I hope you can tell that the huge mat in the background is a house with a porch. (My dear friend Leah, who's the QUEEN of layouts, didn't immediately get that so it sort of made me nervous.) I planned to put a 4 x 6 picture of our house the day we moved in on this but as I said, I couldn't find it. Thought this "Welcome Home" theme could work for a number of different Homecomings though; new baby, returning soldier, you get the picture. Only the big cloud from Create a Critter (which I thought could be used for journaling) and the grass and rectangular mat from Plantin Schoolbook were not cut from Jubilee. The DPs are from Heidi Grace and I added a few Prima flowers and texture with my cuttlebug Spots and Dots and Swiss Dots folders. The article and .cut file are available HERE on the Custom Crops site. Now I'll happily return to my comfort zone (much to everyone's relief! LOL)

26 comments:

  1. well maybe me posting now will make up for me missing the last one!!!
    (and Cody left you a message on that comment)

    anyways this is really great and EVERYONE knew you'd be a star with ANY paper crafts you'd try! I mean, come on!

    I adore how this turned out and can't wait to see MORE! (ok, won't push it!)

    any plans for this killer weekend???

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  2. Donna, you did a great on your first layout!!! And, of course, you've probably read me mention several times I've never did a lo either!!! Now you've beat me to it. Even with all the inspiration and motivation I get when I visit and see all the beautiful ones everyone does, I just can't "push" myself into it -- really intimidated. However, one day, just like you've done, I'll plunge into it -- LOL!!!

    Great job!

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  3. This is so cool! I love this! GREAT inspiration, thank you so much for sharing...

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  4. That's cute! I think you should do more layouts-you seem to have a knack for them! :)

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  5. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [23 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  6. Great job on your first layout!! I would never have guessed by the way. So congratulations on a Great LO :D. And you're reminded why I bought this cart (mumbling) months ago. TFS : )

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  7. Oh Donna welcome to the wild side girl....lol
    You did a fantastic job, I think you need to make more lay outs.
    I have that cart and really need to use it more . Thanks for the inspiration.
    Hugs Wanda :-D

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  8. Well you could have fooled me Donna! This is fabulous. I did a layout once for my DIL and she loved it and begged for more - that was when Liam was 2 and now he's 5 1/2-LOL!! Great job. Hugs...Kris

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  9. LOL! You're too funny! Your layout turned out great, so stop being nervous. :) Love your journaling cloud! Have a great weekend my friend!
    hugs!
    Sharon

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  10. Wow, a layout and a fabulous one too. But of course it would be.
    Hugs.
    Carole

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  11. Well, I think tour first foray into the world of LOs is just adorable! I love the sweet little houses in the title and I can totally tell that the mat is a house with a porch!

    (-: Heidi

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  12. I am still trying to pick myself up off the floor... I am so excited you did a layout, and of course it is a FABULOUS one .... I have that cart. and everytime I look at it I think, why did I HAVE to have this one... now I know why.

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  13. Donna, if you had not told, we never would have known. Congrats on your first layout, and you did a fabulous job I must say, Now you can calm down, and do more for us. {:)LOL, I knew you could do it!

    Hugz, xx

    ~L~

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  14. Great first layout Donna!!! I enjoyed making one for this challenge since I used to scrapbook alot and don't seem to find the time to do it with everything else I have going on (who ever said retirement was going to be boring had no idea how wrong they were LOL!!!)

    Always look forward to seeing what you create!!

    Hugs,
    Terry

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  15. This is your FIRST layout?! Shit woman, is there anything you CAN'T do?!

    xoxox

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  16. huh..am i seeing things. is this a layout.......GOODNESS your good at everything...hugs

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  17. Way to go, Donna! :) i Was surprised seeing a layout here but this is so pretty that it doesn't look like your first. And i have the papers too :) love it! Never tried a LO myself but you're inspiring me :)
    hugs,
    smita

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  18. I think this is a great layout and did see the big house in the back right away. Jubliee is one of those carts you never see used and you did a wonderful job with it.

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  19. Well for never making layouts you did an exceptional job!!! Of course there isn't anything you don't make that isn't exceptional!!! perfect home for any picture!!

    Sandi

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  20. WOW...this is way cool. Everything you touch turns into a masterpiece!

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  21. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Apr. 24, 2010. Thanks again.

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  22. I'm so proud of ya, girl! I knew you had it in you! And I knew it would turn out great. If you didn't mention that it was your first, no one would ever have guessed. The colors and papers are so delightful. So how was your first time? Was it as good as you had imagined? Now that you're not a virgin anymore, I guess you'll be doing IT all the time, huh? LMAO!

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  23. Oh Donna this is fabulous! I love the cool colours and I immediately saw a house and a porch! Donna whatever papercraft you do will always be wonderful!
    hugs
    Juliexx

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  24. WOW...that's one awesome first Layout,girlie!!! Such a cute little house :)
    Hugs
    Marina

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  25. Wow! Well, what has stopped you Donna? This is excellent! Wow!

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Thanks for making my day!