10 January 2010

1st Year Layouts: November: 1st Haircut

This is one of my favorite layouts. We waited until my son was a year old to cut his hair. The left layout is the "Before" and the right layout is the "After." Of course, I included some hair in the layout. How could I not?

For this layout, I used my cricut for the title and for the frames. I used a pan as an outline for the large circle and cut it by hand. I have included some close-up pictures, so you can see the details.


06 January 2010

1st Year Layouts: October

I kept the layout for this month very simple. I did not even journal. I used stickers on the first page that say "Hay Ride" and stickers that say "Halloween" and "all dressed up" on the second page.

the october paper has greens, red, and oranges, so I accented the page with the green. I thought it was a nice contrast to the normal orange and black that a lot of people use on October pages. The only cricut cartridge used for this page was Storybook. I used it for the brackets around "11 Months Old."

03 January 2010

1st Year Layouts: September

I found some great Halloween paper that had this plaid on the back for September. I used some coordinating Halloween paper for the trim around the September paper. I used Cursive 101 cartridge for "10 Months Old" and Walk In My Garden for the flowers. I stamped some orange flowers in the plaid to keep the flowers going.

I know, I know, I used flowers. I think they work and they are not girly. My oldest said he liked this layout. So, I guess they work without making my youngest son's pages too girly. For the corner flowers, I used the cuts from the cricut and placed them on circles that I edged with the same orange ink that I used to stamp the flowers in the plaid background. 

1st Year Layouts: August

For August, I used fall colors that matched the August paper.I had some great orange trim for the page, but had to make my own for the polka dot paper. I used ink and glitter to make the trim. I used the cricut Print 101 cartridge for the title.

1st Year Layouts: July

Here is the first page of my son's July layout. I used the month paper and decided to stay away from too much 4th of July themed embellishments. Instead, I used beige and burgundy with some blue dotted paper. I love my son in this picture and thought the color scheme worked well with his shirt.

The other side of the layout focused on a visitor we had in the month of July. My son happened to be wearing the same shirt when she came to visit, so it worked out well for the layout.  I used the cricut to cut the age of my son and the stars. I always journal by hand. I like the personal touch it gives my pages. 

Hot Chocolate Layout

I finally got to finish a page. YEAH! I did accomplish something during my break.

For this page, I found a plaid in my stash that matched my son's shirt, so I thought it would look nice.  Then, I decided to use the burgundy as an extra color. The beige matched perfect for the page color.  I used the cricut to cut the mug, "Mmmm," and the two snowflakes.

01 January 2010

Hot Chocolate

Worked on my oldest son's Hot Chocolate page today. Did not do anything, but use the cricut to cut a few accent pieces.

Instead, helped mom with her perpetual calendar. She decided to keep the wood look and add Mickey embellishments. She put a Mickey face on one side, a Mickey icon with the words Mickey Mouse on the other, and love (heart) that mouse on the back. We got all those pieces cut out and she glued them together. Then, she decided on the font for the months and days. Of course, she is using Mickey font.

I am going to use the DS to weld the letters of each month together for her. Then, we just have to cut, paste, and modge podge. She said that she didn't plan to do anymore tonight, but I bet she is home cutting the numbers as I am posting this blog.

We would have gotten more done today, but it took the DS 1/2 hour to update. What a pain. It was not the best time spent, but the DS is one of the best scrapbooking tools I own.

I will post pictures and .cut files when we are finished.

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day.