Friday, January 9, 2009

Another Day in Paradise

Well not quite. It barely got out of the 20's today and there was a frigid wind howling most of the day. To make matters worse, snow is on the way. So could there be a better day to scrap our trip to Marco Island? I don't think so!

Another Day in Paradise is based on Deanne Burton's Saturday Sketch at Sisterhood of Scrap. It also marks the first time I used my new Cricut (thanks Mom!). Well, almost the first time. I used it earlier in the week to cut out letters for Mark's Math Fair display board but that shouldn't count. Anyway, my Cricut is amazing. Even Mark thinks so!

Okay, drumroll please. Here's my first Cricut layout:

I used a row of tags and, with the exception of the top tag, I stamped my journaling using Technique Tuesday's Endless Summer stamp set. I have found this stamp set to be very versatile. The combinations of words are, well, endless! Here's a close-up of the journaling strip. It reads: Marco Island, Florida...August 2008; endless fun; swimming in the pool; sun; lazy days at the beach.

Ingredients: American Crafts CS; Making Memories Postcard PP; Basic Grey Cupcake PP (letter shadow); Technique Tuesday Endless Summer and Stampin' Up! Friendship Blossoms stamps; Stampin' Up! Always Artichoke Ink and Pen; Imaginisce Petal Pushers and Deluxe Cuts embellishments; Queen & Company brads; Making Memories Tiny Alphas; Cricut George and Basic Shapes Cartridge.


hanes132 said...

Well, now I'll likely spend the next 8hrs in my drab, gray cubicle trying to teleport myself to Paradise. So, I'm curious-- what exactly is a Cricut??

Susan (rainy) said...

Great pages! And you did pick the perfect time to scrap them!