Ok... How about the layout first..lol. I designed this fun but simple layout for a group that won a free scrapbook layout class. They requested a fall theme and this paper is so pretty. It's from the Dreaming paper pack. I used the cricut Art Philosophy cartridge by CTMH to cut my leaves and stamped two of them with the Harvest Happiness stamp set. I also cut the blue tag in the upper left with the cartridge. here's a close-up:
The glue was still wet when I took this photo so the bottom piece hadn't been trimmed yet. I sponged ink on the spiral before rolling it up. I glued it with liquid glass at first and had to go back and add a little more later- since the petal I photographed isn't completely glued at the bottom...oops. But not too shabby for my first try!!
This here heart doily shape- is my daughter's favorite. She asked me to cut enough out to start her Valentines...for next year. She is so funny! I can't possibly think about Valentine's Day when I'm knee deep in fall projects... but soon.
That's it for today.
If you are in love with the Art Philosophy cartridge- click here to e-mail your order to me. It is currently on backorder so please note that it could be several weeks before you receive it... but I'll throw in an extra goodie for the trouble to anyone who orders it by September 3rd. Plus you will qualify for the free Pair a Phrase stamp set. The $99 cricut bundle includes the cartridge, 3 stamp sets and 3 sets of chipboard- which all coorespond to designs on the cartridge- making your papercrafting faster, simpler and easier.