Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pages!

I have been a busy little Scrapbooking Bee since I finished up my semester and got my cricut. Here are a few of my finished pages. I'm going to spread these out over a couple posts because I seriously have 13 pages. Too many for one post!

 My first page with my very own Cricut!
 I cut the letters and the frames on the cricut. I'm still figuring out the potential power of the machine, haha. So hopefully my pages will get more complicated? The circles I cut using the Creative memories cutting system. I got it as a graduation gift from my Aunt-in-Law (I think I just invented a title) and let me tell you what, I love that system. I have a big border template, the circles, and ovals for it. You should get it too because it's stinking awesome.

I really love the way the easter page turned out. I like the colors and how the flowers I cut on the cricut go so well with the flowers on the background. I've had this 12 X 12 paper for a very long time. I tend to hold onto pages I really like until I find just the right pictures for it. Sometimes I think the paper is too pretty to cover with stuff, lol. I am so weird sometimes. But I am glad I found the right pics for it! You'll notice I tend to keep my layouts simple. It's because I like to put multiple pictures on a page because the purpose of a scrapbook, in my opinion, is to preserve memories. I see a lot of layouts out there were there is only one photo on the page and the rest is just stuff put on the page. Those pages look cool, but I just don't have the time to do one photo per page. I like to group pictures together to give an accurate representation of the event.

4 comments:

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ohmigosh Liz these are such stunning pages - I absolutely love the arrangement and use of colors! :)

Vicki said...

The pages are great! The cricut does open up so many creative ideas. I hold fabric and ponder it's possibilities for a long time before I rush into using it. I guess I have to be emotionally ready to let it go

Becca said...

I hoard fabric, too! I love a certain design but I'm afraid to cut into it. Same with notecards. So silly. I finally am consciously working on "sharing the beauty" by using the beautiful things. It takes a conscious effort though. :) Love the pages. Glad you love the Cricut. :)

Kathy Fryman said...

I agree with all you said about scrapbooking. Glad you love the cutting system and you're doing great things with your Cricut. You may just inspire me to "need" one! Love the picture of the eggs! Great angle!
Love, the "Aunt-in-law" :)