Thursday, August 25, 2011

One happy camper!

Hi everyone!  Welcome back, I know my posts have been few and far between lately and I apologize for that.  I have had so much going on that I honestly have been struggling to get the few I have done and posted on time...I promise I will be better after next week when things slow down for me at least a little bit.  I hope everyone has had a wonderful summer.  Here in Ohio at least, it has really felt like it's winding down into fall the last week or so with temps in the 50's at night and low 80's during the daytime.  This time of year always makes me think of camping because I don't like to camp unless I can have a good bonfire to sit by...if it's too hot for a fire then what's the point of camping without marshmallows?!?  LoL!  When I was fortunate enough to be able to meet some of my crafty friends in person for the Cricut Circle Event at Kings Island Erica gave us all some ADORABLE Imaginisce paper that had yet to be released.  We decided we would take a day like Theme Day Thursdays over at Cricut Craft Room and share our creations all using the same papers.  I decided I was going to deviate from my usual cardmaking and make my first ever scrapbook layout.  I really wanted to add more Cricut cuts but I had an issue with my E2 that I believe is due to an update that I have yet to get done...please refer to above =)   
These papers were great quality and I really enjoyed the bright colors and the nice weight as I prefer the heavier cardstock the better.  
I used:
Papers: Imaginisce Happy Camper line, DCWV kraft paper
Cindy Loo Cricut Cartridge
Darice Finishing Accents wood tag
Staz On Timber Brown ink
Pop Dot adhesive under the tag

I have to say I am pretty pleased with my first attempt at a layout although I am going to make time to update both my Gypsy and my E2 this week.  Both are great machines but I need to do my part and support their "continuing education".  ;)  Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you all have a great rest of your week and don't forget to stop by for our 100+ Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop the first weekend in Sept.  You will see some amazing projects by some VERY talented ladies, I promise!  
Lot of love, Ricki


Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

Wow! Your first layout! Great Job Ricki! I absolutely loved the texture of this paper as well. I know what you mean by being a little behind. I am as well but let me tell you I can'twait to see your other projects you come up with in the near future! Have a happy crafting day!

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Love it!!! Can't believe this is your first LO!! I never would have guessed! :)

♥ Laura ♥

Connie Layman said...

I really love how you used this paper line for your layout! Awesome job for your first one! Layouts are my favorite! Don't stop now!

Connie Gail said...

I find a scrapbook page very overwhelming so I am most impress with your fun and charming creation. You could even use that design as a spin off for a cute card! Love it...:O)

KAT said...

super duper cute layout. and i love the page title.

great job ricki

Anonymous said...

Great job. I tried posting a little bit ago. Not sure it went through.

Suzys Crafts said...

Oh really cute Ricki! Sorry I missed out on the papers.

Holly said...

Such a cute layout! I think it looks great! So excited to be on the design team with you. Cant wait to see what else you create!


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the purple muse said...

Love your LO, Ricki! I've got to get this cart! TFS:-)


Shelly Lynn said...

Hi Ricki... Great job on your first layout! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work! Oh, btw... I am mailing my cuts for the Fall/Halloween Cut Swap to you tomorrow so be on the lookout... I have had them done for quite sometime now and just now getting around to mailing them. Have a great weekend! Thanks for sharing your layout with us!