February 4, 2012

2012 Scrapbook Intro Page & Weekly Challenge

I am so excited to start scrapping again! This is the introduction to my 2012 scrapbook. I used a black Creative Memories album that I had saved for years and love that look.... I feel like I have opened our heritage when I open this book with it's leather cover. The first page seems to set the stage... this book is bout Jim and I and focuses on our life and not our children. Yes they and our grandchildren are an intricate part but we are so much more that parents and grandparents. I love the romantic feel to the into page, don't you?
I want to thank all of you that have sent emails asking for layout pages. And I also have to thank Beatriz of Amazing Grace, Lori of Scrapin My Stress Away and Gaby of Gaby Creates for the awesome inspiration they are to me with their consistent sharing of their beautiful scrapbook pages. The whole reason I got my Cricut and Gypsy Woman was to make my scrapping easier. I couldn't believe that it has been months since I did some pages but I am going to try to do what Bea set her goals for 2 pages per month for her and hubby... I think that if very realistic and offers me the opportunity to make pages ahead of time and all I need to do is drop in the photos.
First I laid out the page on my Gypsy Woman, remembering to save each piece on a different page so I could do the separate color cuts. On the left you can see that I have welded the frame and the silhouette dancers together creating a base for my page. On the right I have the pieces laid out for a 2 color cut.

On the above photos you can see that all I did was copy and paste so that my layers would be in different colors.... so simple you just have to love it.

Just a quick little video showing how fast this page goes together. I doing a layout on the Gypsy or if you prefer Design Studio and Cricut Craft Room, because once you have the layout done all you do is cut and put together your pieces and you get a BEAUTIFUL PAGE! Love it!
This is a close up of the people.... See how I added bling for a necklace and also on her belt?

And this is a close up of the couple. I love it! So dramatic on the black pages.
Well I sure hope you enjoyed today's post. I know I enjoyed creating this page and sharing it with you. For the Gypsy file for this layout just click HERE.
I challenge you to make a layout this week and share it with us! I will be giving our a set of Studio 12 stamps to a person that links their page and another set to someone making a comment..... Random.org we love to use you!  Yes you can do both and you can link daily if you make that many pages!!! You must link your project by 4:00pm on Friday February 10 and the winner will be announced Saturday morning.
In the mean time have a blessed week!
Thank you for your sweet sweet words of encouragement. Your comments continue to inspire me!
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