Wednesday, April 25, 2012

CTMH Flip Flaps & Lucy!

I loved being able to play with the Lucy paper pack to create this layout of my daughter, Mandy, being crowned Miss Cibolo!  The papers are so feminine and having the crowns mixed in with all the flowers was a perfect touch!
This is how my 2-page layout sits in the album...but of course with all the pictures from the scholarship pageant plus the crowning, I knew I was going to need more pages!

This is the left page, closed.

 The left page of the layout, fully opened, with 2 - 12" Flip Flap additions!  

I cut this bling sparkle flourish so that it could lay across the 2 - 12" Flip Flap pieces and when closed look like it's a single page!

I specifically designed this page so the crown would be visible and of course a little extra bling ensures it would pop!

 Here's a close-up of the right page...the top portion opens up using a Close to My Heart 12" Flip Flap.
Heres the right side with the top flipped up...the family coming up to congratulate Mandy on her win!  The boys like to refer to her as "Miss Cibolo" around the funny!  "Good Morning Miss Cibolo", "Dinners Ready Miss Cibolo"...they crack me up!!

Our Lucy Glitter Rub-ons (X7149C), with a little "bling" added with our Bitty Buds Assortment (Z1690) and our clear sparkles (Z1104)!
And one of my new favorites...our sparkle flourishes (Z1708)...a quick and easy way to add decorative bling to any project!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Lucy Cricut Art Philosophy Cards & What-nots

With over 700 different shapes to play with, you really cannot run out of creativity or ideas with our fabulous Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge!  (Did I mention we have over 45 coordinating stamp sets to go with these 700 shapes?)

So after creating my Lucy layouts and mini-banner, I decided to start playing with the cricut for some ideas and came up with a couple that were fun and easy!
I love the shape of this card, it screams unique, playful and feminine all at once!  Being able to create paper 3-D flowers using the same paper with my cards makes it so easy to coordinate and decorate!  I've added a bit of our swirly flourishes with our NEW Sparkle Flourishes (Z1708), combined with the cricut paper flowers and some extra bling...I think this card turned out quite adorable!

I used some of my remaining Lucy Glittery Rub-ons to add some extra detail to my little 3-D Cricut Heart pocket, so easy to tuck a little gift card, some treats and makes a perfect little "thinking of you" gift!

 Not only does the Lucy Workshop on the Go stamp set have some great flowers and butterflies, it also has some wonderful sentiments!  The glittery button from our Bohemian Assortment (Z1687) along with a big bling button from our Bling Assortment (Z1466) and some 3D foam tape to make the card pop!!

This little pin was a fun stretch for my little I was happily surprised with the end results and being able to use up some of my scrap papers and extra embellishments to finish it off!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

CTMH Mini Banner - Lucy

I love being able to create 3-D items: banners, boxes, mini-albums and more.  But, I have to admit, I don't much care for trying to file and trim in an attempt to make the paper match the chipboard.  So that fully puts me in L~O~V~E with our new My Creations Mini Banner (Z1736) as it coordinates with our Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge making the creation of this little banner super easy!!
Playing with Lucy gives me all kinds of fun embellishments that can be added for a little pizzazz!!  The silver mesh flowers are from our Bitty Buds Assortment (Z1690) with ribbon, buttons and metal embellishments from our Smoothie Mini Medley collection (Z1697)!

The butterflies were of course cut using our Art Philosophy cartridge and stamped with the Lucy Workshop on the Go (G1034) stamp set and the glitter acrylic flowers are also from our Bitty Buds collection!
The paper flowers, both small and large, came from our Paradise Paper Flowers (Z1710), a collection of 68 flowers in 4 styles ranging from 3/4" to 2 1/2" in Lagoon, Creme Brûlée, Smoothie and Sunset colors!  They beautifully go with our Lucy AND Footloose collections, providing tons of versatility and lots of creativity!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

CTMH Workshops on the Go: Lucy

WOW, time truly flies by if you so much as blink your eyes!  
We just celebrated my baby girls 18th birthday, unbelievable!

Since she was a tiny little thing, she has always amazed us and continues to make us proud of her every day!  As soon as I opened this Lucy paper pack, I knew Mandy would love it...all the pinks and girlie papers without looking like she's 3 years old (which is where I tried to keep her!)

This layout provided a beautiful way for me to capture some of her "pre-senior" pictures and record some of the amazing accomplishments she has had this year alone.

The Lucy Workshop on the Go is one of our Cricut Art Philosophy (Z1686) coordinating sets, so the butterflies and flowers were a snap to add to this layout, as I only needed to cut them out with my Cricut, then stamp and adhere!  Such a wonderful way to add extra detail to a project!

Of course, being able to add a bit of extra glitz and bling is always fun, so I included the new Lucy Complements Glittery Rub-ons and the Bitty Sparkles, both included in the Lucy Workshop on the Go (G1034)!!

 The glittery crowns are from the Lucy Rub-ons and a few bitty sparkles to give a little extra dimension!