Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I'm on the Cooking With Cricut Design Team!!!

This is a super exciting post for me because... It is my first post as a member of the Cooking With Cricut Design Team!!!! How exciting is that?!?!! I'm so happy to have been picked to be on the team! I love CWC and PCW. I've been following and playing along in their challenges for a long time so I was thrilled when I was told I made it!

Now.. onto the challenge! Our first challenge was to make a project for Dr. Seuss (in honor of his birthday). I choose to do a 2 page layout for some pictures I have of Adam reading "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" to Harmony & Jayden a few days after we brought Harmony home from the hospital.. this was the very first book he read to Harmony, so it was perfect.

I used the book cover for my main inspiration followed by my favorite quote in the book "And will you succeed? YES! You will indeed! (98 and 1/3 percent garenteed). KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!" I think its such an encouraging quote from the book and I think that it's the main point that Dr. Seuss was trying to get across.

So I started out by picking colors that matched the front of the book. Then I cut out the title using Pooh font on the marker setting at 1.5 inches in blue & then again on marker shadow at the same size in gold. I cut the mountains out using Paper Dolls Dress Up. I cut them as large as I could (4inches) and then lined them up and adhered them down with my ATG gun. I cut the photo mats in different colors that matched the cover for a 4x6 and a 2x3 pic the mats are 4.5x6.5 & 2.5x3.5.

Then the other thing I find very noticeable is the air balloons so I made those to put the quotes on using Create A Critter. Each balloon is a different size the smallest cut at 3inches and the biggest cut at 8 inches.

I cut the "baskets for the balloons by hand. I adhered bakers twine (in orange, blue & purple) from the baskets to the balloons. And I put the large balloon on pop dots. I wrote the quotes by hand with a white gel pen and inked around each balloon in ink (purple balloons in purple ink, gold balloons in white ink, & green in green ink). I went over the cut lines in the mountains in light blue gel pen.

Hope you like it, I think it's pretty cute and as soon as I get the pics for this page printed it'll be perfect! :)

Don't for get to come over and join in our fun challenge at Cooking With Cricut!

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!


  1. Welcome to the CWC DT Jamie!! I LOVE your layout...SO cute! :)


  2. Wonderful LO, Jamie! And what a sweet memory to capture! I love the Seuss colors - you really captured the spirit of the book. Welcome to the CWC team.

    ~ Jen

  3. I love how you created a Dr. Seuss-like world in your layout! The whole scene looks just like something you'd see in his books. Fabulous job! Welcome to the CWC team! :)

  4. Wow! Your layout looks like it was taken right from the book! Your colors match perfectly!! That's amazing!! I love all the wonderful detail - you are so talented!! Thanks for sharing!!

  5. You are so creative. This is totally awesome and love how you used the carts you did to put it together. Also love the bold colors. Really pops! So happy to be designing with you at CWC.

  6. You nailed this one dead on! Your layout is a perfect representation of the book cover!!! I love it. Glad to be on the design team with you!

  7. Love your colors and your story, great job! I look forward to creating with you with CWC Design Team



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