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Thursday, May 13, 2010

(I'm) Five Layout for Everyday Cricut


So are all my buddies in SHOCK again? Yup, you're seeing right, I did a layout!!!! I don't know what came over me, but reading the reader's comments on Everyday Cricut made me fool around and I think I'm starting to like this. Other than the hand from A Child's Year and the 2 inner mats from George, all of the cuts are from Graphically Speaking. LOVE those number borders and the jumbled words. My dear friend Leah has always loved this cartridge (and borrowed it often before she got her own, hee hee) and she is a scrapbooker extraordinaire. this happens to be a layout for a child, but Graphically Speaking has alot of great cuts for adults and I almost did one using one of my fave pix of DH on a back packing trip that hangs right here in my scrap room. Another day perhaps.
Had to laugh. I tried to carry the "5" theme throughout the layout: 5 buttons, 5 beads of each letter in the "five" word jumble and there in a closeup there are 6 adhesive beads on the letter "I". Thanks Michelle for pointing that out. All fixed now in real life. Trust me, it was a long day. LOL Alot of people are asking about those beads. I usually get mine at Michael's and they're their own Recollections brand. $1.99 per pack for 3 sizes and they come in loads of colors as well as pearls and rhinestones. I've got a whole drawer full because I stock up every time I go, especially when I've got one of those fab 20% off entire order coupons. Couldn't live without them! I've listed all of the sizes for this layout on Everyday Cricut. Also, for those who were asking, the .cut file for the criss cross cards is now available HERE at Custom Crops. The Baby frame is coming next so be sure to come back.

33 comments:

  1. OH Donna! This layout is amazing! My little guy turns 5 in June, and I just have to find someone to borrow Graphically Speaking from. This is so inspiring and a "must make". Heehee!

    Claudia

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  2. I'm impressed you did a layout! And it's fabulous, Donna! Love that you managed to carry the theme throughout and the hand is just perfect! I can see a pic of a little one now holding up his hand to show how old he/she is! Too cute!
    hugs!
    Sharon

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  3. OMG Donna, Love love love this gorgeous LO! Fab papers and so much detail. You look like an old hand (pun intended) at making these! I love this cart, thanks for the inspiration. Cricut hugs Jodie from Oz

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  4. I think this is one of the most orginal layouts I've seen. I love what you did with the hand. Keep doing layouts they're just as amazing as your cards!

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  5. Such a cute page. I am going to scraplift. Hope you don't mind.

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  6. already left a comment at EC...so cute!

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  7. i love gs tooo but do not use it much...the layout is great....what a neat idea of the 5's including the hand. i do too love the border...one of my fav cuts too. who am i kidding? right? I love all my carts LOL

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  8. layout turned out great. Thanks for showing me a good way to use the graphically speaking cart. :)

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  9. Donna, I'm not a Cricut person, but this is so cute! Love the five of everything theme, and the hand as the main mat is fab :)

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  10. It's a great LO! I've been scrapbooking for 5 years and my LO's aren't as good as yours!! Thanks for sharing

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  11. Love this layout!!! You do a wonderful job on all your projects Donna. I didn't realize what images were on the Graphically Speaking cartridge, now I've added it to my list!!!

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  12. This is so, so cute Donna! I just happen to have a 5 yr old, I may have to borrow this idea If I ever find time to scrapbook again. lol!

    (-: Heidi

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  13. Oh my GOODNESS GIRL!
    This is 2 freakin AWESOME!
    You know you really need to do more layouts.....
    LOVE IT
    Hugs Wanda :-D

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  14. gessssssssssssssssssssssss...girl i am loving this...hugs

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  15. How cute! Love the 5 layout and all the almost supporting 5s... lol..an awesome job!

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  16. Love you layout today. You put some great techniques and design into it. Thanks for all your great ideas.

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  17. I was gonna say "Faboo", but I like what Marlene said better: FANFREAKINTASTIC! Truly.

    Hugs!
    ~Molly

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  18. Fabulous Lo Donna! I have tried doing one but with all my photos I should really try and give some a go.
    Hugs
    Lana xoox

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  19. Cute layout Donna...great details!! TFS

    Hugs,
    Terry

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  20. I'm one of those people trying to figure out these beads! Are they individual that you've glued on perfectly? Are they somehow attached to each other first? If (make that WHEN) I got to Michael's, what do I ask them for when I can't find it for myself? My hubby "thanks" you in advance for turning me onto yet another fabulous product!

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  21. Donna,
    This is such a great layout. I have to get back to doing scrapbooking and not so many cards.
    I love the black and white papers. I do cards in black and white with a hint of color. E-mail: davidbayles@sprintmail.com

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  22. Oh Donna!! Fabulous layout my friend. I know we love card making, but sometimes it is nice to make a change. You did an awesome job on this one, now do I really need that cartridge? I think I do now. Love it!

    Hugz, xx

    ~L~

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  23. I love the card, I love the embossing, I love the layering, I love the hand, I love, love, love your layout!!! LOL!

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  24. Absolutely adorable. I will have to put Graphically Speaking on my wish list.
    Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  25. I think this is a fantastic layout! I have this cartridge and use it alot. I use the cricut pens to make a shadow effect but I think I like your idea better!

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  26. Oh my, I've been toying with the idea of getting A Child's Year but now sure how much I would use it...but you are an enabler! Are you sure you don't secretly work for Provocraft?!! LOL!

    Love the LO, I'm giving you a high-five on this one!

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  27. Donna,
    Thanks for a great job and all the wonderful laout. Come back and host again. Keep up the great job.

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  28. WOW...another layout! Your layouts are as imprssive as your cards! You are amazing!

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  29. I just had to come back and comment again on how much I like this layout. It's spectacular! Thanks Donna!

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Thanks for making my day!