Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

Hi Crafters,
This morning I pulled together a layout that had been on my mind for the past month or so.  I wanted to do a quick 2010 recap to put in my scrapbook for the year.  When I got going this morning I noticed My Pink Stamper is doing a design team call on her blog and issued a design challenge of using her favorite colors: pink, green, and brown.

I used the following cartridges for this layout:
Don Juan
Martha Stewart Elegant Cake
Printing Press

Brown paper from The Paper Company

  • Cut 2010 from Don Juan at 2 inches
  • Cut the looped framed square from Martha Stewart Elegant Cakes at 7.75 inches
Raspberry Core'dinations Paper from So Mod Pad
  • Cut the looped framed square shadow from Martha Stewart Elegant cakes at 10.5 inches
  • I used the Gypsy to put the letters at 2 inches for "Reflections" in the center of this square knowing I would layer it with the brown square to cover the holes
Grass green Core'dinations Paper from So Mod Pad for background
2.5 inch strip of green polka dotted paper from the DCWV Flower Power Spring pad

  1. Layer pink scalloped square in center of green background
  2. Layer brown looped frame square to cover the cut outs in the center of the pink square
  3. Adhere the green polka dotted strip to the top edge of layout
  4. Emboss 2010 with the Spots and Dots cuttlebug embossing folder
  5. Adhere the 2010 to the side of the brown looped square
  6. Adhere the letters "Reflections" across the top of the layout
  7. Journal about family memories from 2010 and aspirations for 2011 on coordinating cardstock and adhere to the layout
You will be finished with this layout in no time at all!

Happy New Year! May 2011 be filled with wonderful memories and moments (and some crafting too)!


  1. Great page idea. Love the Reflections cut out. You have done a fantastic job. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Very nice LO! I like the idea of cutting
    the "reflections" from the center of the paper.

  3. Good Luck on the design team.


  4. Great layout! You would be fantastic on MPS's design team. You have great ideas and you are good at explaining how someone else could do it too. Best of luck!

  5. I love this layout. Good luck. I hope Robyn picks you, you would be great on her design team!

  6. Cute layout!!! I'm now a follower and I hope you can stop by my bog sometime:) Good luck on the DT!!!

  7. Very nice LO. Love that you used the negative parts of the paper for reflections and different letter. Good Luck with the challenge

  8. Beautiful job on your layout.

  9. This is so pretty! Wish you the best on the dt!! Thanks for sharing!


  10. Cute layout! Good luck!!! I'm a new follower and would love for you to visit me too :0). Have a blessed day!
    Hugs, Carol L.

  11. What a great job! I agree with Victoria in that you explain the steps so well on your blog. I think you could teach anyone! And your pictures are helpful too. Good luck!

  12. Innovative use of the Cricut Cake cart!

  13. Very Cute! I need to start working on my scrapbook pages! Come on over to my I have 2 Cricut Cartridge giveaways going on until Friday! Leave a comment for a chance to win! Bug Hugs!

  14. Good Luck! I hope you check out mine at

    I am enjoying all the variety and creativity!

    Great way to start the year!