Saturday, April 17, 2010

April Showers

Today's blog is the fulfillment for the Monday challenge on the blog Fantabulouscricut. It took me some time to get the layout done, but it allowed me to use some of the supplies I have had for years, such as chalk and rubons. As I was doing this layout, I learned a few things along the way. I had designed the layout using Design Studio one evening while watching TV. Yes, I'm usually on the laptop while I watch TV. You know killing two birds with one stone thingy. I learned how to do welding on the Design Studio. Yesterday I learned how to transfer the file from Design Studio to the Gypsy. The other thing I learned on the Gypsy was how to identify the thing on your layout design that doesn't have a downloaded cartridge.  I used the Cricut Expression and cut out  all the shapes from one layout. This layout has also been linked to another blog challenge at Cricutters Anonymous.


Cartridges: A Child's Year(Umbrella)
                  Lyrical Letters(Butterfly)
                  Indie Art(rain)
                  Going Places(cloud)
                  Songbird(Title)










Supplies: Cardstock and paper-Bazzill, AC Cardstock, DCWV(At Home-umbrella, Flower Shower-Title), Wausau, daisyds; Rubons Anna Griffin and Little Yellow Bicycle; Fiskar punch; Ranger Ink(Tea Dye); Chalk and Ribbon.

17 comments:

Ladybug Designs said...

very nice LO and your pics are beautiful

Kristen said...

I love the colors!

Sandy said...

Very nice, I like the title alot. Tried to get songbird but it was out of stock.

Dakota Bear said...

Ladybug- thank you! I take a lot of pictures. They can be seen on my other blog.

Kirsten- thank you for the visit. It took me a while to select the colors, that's the fun of the whole process.

Sandy- I went to the big sale at Michaels last Sunday and they only had two, I was lucky to get it. I'm trying to get Tags, Bags, Boxes and More it is being retired.

Sharon said...

Such a pretty layout and nice pic of daffodils.
Thanks also for your nice comment on my blog ! It is appreciated.
Sharon
aka Celticrafter
P.S. I wish I had a Gypsy...it is on my wish list for Santa (wink!)

Dakota Bear said...

Sharon-thank you for your comment. It is appreciated. The pictures of the daffodils were taken last year.

Lori (THCEO) said...

Very pretty LO! Love the grogeous flowers! Thanks for playing along at FCCB! :)

Dakota Bear said...

Lori-thank you for stopping by to visit and leaving a greatly appreciated comment.

Mindy (Scrappy and Piggy) said...

great layout and beautiful pictures.

Lynne said...

Love the font!! I think I need to add Songbird to my wishlist!! Thanks for joining us this week at Cricutters Anonymous!
Lynne CA DT

Chinajo said...

This is a great page! I love the clouds and rain and you just taught me something. Shame on me, I have the two carts but didn't know they had rain an clouds. Awesome!! I'm taking notes. Thank you for sharing.

Dakota Bear said...

Mindy-thank you for stopping by and leaving an appreciated comment.

Lynne-Songbird is a great cartridge to have.

Chinajo-thank you for visiting. I use Cricut Design Studio or the Gypsy search feature to find the shapes I want. It is a great feature of these two designing tools.

WrinkleFreeDiva said...

Dakota Bear...Love your layouts and your photos are stunning! I am now a follower.

Dakota Bear said...

Diva- thank you for your comment and becoming a follower.

Nubian Crafter said...

Very nice LO... the pictures are wonderful. TFS

Coffee said...

Your use of the cuddlebug is infectious and your work is so neat and clean; like a breath of fresh air.

Dakota Bear said...

Coffee- thank you for your kind comments, they are greatly appreciated.