Friday, January 31, 2014

Love to Read!

Ok, I'm a year behind scrapping these pictures, but for Christmas this year I got Cri-Kits pens for my Cricut and I've been playing with different images to color with CTMH markers.  The little girl in the lower right hand corner is from Kate's ABC's.  Instead of cutting the pieces, I had them drawn with a black glitter pen. 

 I started by going into CCR and adding in all the layers carefully positioning them on each other in the order that made sense for the drawing.  It is important to NOT weld them!  Keep the lines in there for your picture.  Some lines you do not want can be eliminated with the 'Hide Contour' feature.  Tip:  For the really minute lines, zoom in as much as needed and it is MUCH easier to get those little guys out of there!  (See last picture of post for a close-up.)

I colored her with CTMH markers and skin tone Copic markers. I embellished the piece with hearts and a backing cut from Art Philosophy.  The gems are all CTMH as well as the silver Base and Bling Floral Accent.  Now I had this cute little colored image.  I had fun creating it, but what should I do with it?  Hmmm...........

Exploring Cricut and Fantabulous Cricut Challenges!  Once I saw these challenges I was inspired to use my CTMH Chantilly paper and embellishments for all of the coordinating patterns!  This paper also has a beautiful blue!  Now I have the papers and one Cricut print, but I need some more cuts and a project.  Stumped until I remembered Lil' Lu got Reading Pinky Pony and I had pics on the computer!  Yay, now I have it!  

The little book above was cut from Cursive 101. The heart to the left was cut from CTMH Art Philosophy.  The letters 'to read' are from CTMH Artbooking welded in CCR.  The frame in the top pic with 'love' cut out of it is the negative from a photo mat in CTMH Artbooking.  This was a fluke; I found the piece in my Chantilly packet and decided to use it.  

I can't even remember why I had cut the original piece!  I probably have it tucked away with a started project somewhere.  Sometimes I get stuck and move on to something else.  Then later I find the started project and am inspired to finish it!  Other times I find it and wonder what I was thinking!  

Anyway, back to this project!  I am also sending this over to Heart 2 Heart Scrapbooking Challenge.  The challenge is called Sentimental Journey.  Lu is a very special girl to us and it has been an adventurous journey.  Lucy is Katie's new daughter.  Katie got married last June and this precious little one came in the package!  What a perk for Katie's mom (me) and dad!  

Materials used:

M-Bossabilities Heart folder

Cartridges:  Kate's ABC's,  CTMH Art Philosophy and Artbooking, Cursive 101

Papers:  CTMH Chantilly (retired)
Warsau Stardust
CTMH Sky, Blush, Ruby, Buttercup, Sweet Leaf

Embellishments:  CTMH Pink Glitter Gems, *Base and Bling Floral Accents, *Chantilly Assortment (the cute little fabric badge in the 3rd picture.)  Ribbon, heart button, embroidery floss were all in my stash.

*Just a reminder, many of the items from CTMH are retiring today.  I don't think the Chantilly Paper is available anymore, but you can still get the Assortment (Fabric Badges), Textiles and Elements.  Many more great products in the Retiring Items!  But, you only have today!  So visit KatiesCorner today and pick up those last minute goodies.  Remember, the new Spring and Summer catalog comes out tomorrow; so be sure to drop by KatiesCorner again to see the new items.  There are some great new products including embossing folders --so I've heard!  I can't wait to get a glimpse of the new papers.


  1. Wow, wow, wow. I love all the detail, card, & love that you put into this layout-I had never thought of drawing a picture and then coloring it (which you did fantastically)! Thanks for joining the challenges at Exploring Cricut & FCCB this week!

  2. Wonderful details and a precious memory! Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut.

  3. Awesome layout!! I so love the cuts, the colors, the papers and most of all, the fabulous photos!!! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Cricut Choice' challenge at Exploring Cricut!!!! :)

  4. Thanks for stopping in at H2H Scrapbooking Challenge and sharing this Special Journey.
    Love the papers and all the special accents you incorporated.
    Sandra V. Heart 2 Heart Scrapbooking

  5. Wow, I LOVE how you used the Cri-kit pens to create your drawing! It really gives it a different look. Will def. be trying that. Thanks for playing along with FCCB this week!

  6. Great layout, I really like the title and embossing on the heart!

  7. I love your layout, it is so sweet. I love that you documented her love of reading and Pinky too…. Thanks for playing along with H2H challenges!

  8. What a sweet Sentimental moment. Thanks for sharing with us at H2H!

  9. Adorable layout! I love how you drew the image with the pens instead of cutting it out. Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!

  10. Thanks for all the nice comments! I made a correction when I realized I had typed A Child's Year as the cartridge. Sorry, the little girl is from Kate's ABC's! I just got that cartridge -- you'd think I would have gotten the name correct! haha

  11. What a sweet layout love the little girl reading! Thanks for joining Fantabulous Cricut Challenge!

  12. Wow, this is so cute! I just got this cartridge and love all the sweet images on it. I love how you drew it and then coloured it in. What a great idea :) Thanks for playing along this week at FCCB!

  13. Katrina: this LO is adorable!! I need to try the gel pens with my Cricut, thanks for sharing with us at Exploring Cricut :)
    Have a wonderful day!

  14. How innovative you are! I love the idea of creating a drawing to color with a cricut cut design. I love it!!!