August 5, 2011

Berry Sweet- SOUS reveal Aug 5th

Oh god!! I'm another year older.. yes, yesterday was my  birthday, the BIG 40.. oh no!! LOL
maybe that only means I will be a bit wiser and more creative the coming year.. one can only hope, right ?..LOL and with that said.. our sweet Leah over at SOUS has been busy creating some super cute  and original sketches for us girls and this is my take on her sketch:

I had so much fun playing with my Cricut Imagine.. One of the best and cleverest features I have to say is being able to combine your old cartridges with the Imagine cartridges.. meaning, you can now join the prints off of the imagine cartridge onto your original cartridges.. What I did was, cut the sun image from my Doodlcharms cartridge, but added the background print off of the Imagine More cartridge..this way, everything matches..Wooo Hooo, go Provocraft!!  I did go through like 6 sheets of white cardstock though..LOL

and before I forget, here is the sketch leah made for us girls...

and for some close ups of the layout:

My sweet little Amber when she was just a tot.. she had the deepest blue eyes and the cutest little pouty lips.. miss her being so small..  Here you can see a close up of the sun cut with the background print..

The basket I also cut using the Doodlcharms cartridge, added the background print and then the strawberries are cut using the Country Life cartridge.. all cut using white cardstock and my Cricut Imagine..

The title I cut the same way, using my Country Life Cartridge.. First printing the color onto the white cardstock and then cutting it all out with my Imagine

This is a close up of the stamping I did on the side and then added some Distressed stickle dots to it.. love the way it came out.. :)

and another close up of my darling Amber.. She was a little chunky monkey back then...LOL  You'd never believe she was a preemie and only weighed  4 lbs 12oz when she was born..

and for supplies used:

Cricut Imagine
marquee and all printed paper
Cricut cartridges:
Country Life: Strawberries and title
Doodlecharms: Basket and Sun
Tags, Bags & Boxes: Hidden Tag
All cuts were combined with background prints from Imagine More cartridge

cardstock: white
Tim Holtz distress Ink: Peeled Paint and Rusty Hinge
Flowers by. no clue: bought from craft store
Stickles: Distressed Shabby Shutters
Whtie Liquid pearl
Stamps by: Tim Holtz
Fiskars : Tiny Flower Punch

Whew! I certainly hope I didn't leave anything off of that list.. but, I tend to at times..oopsy!! on my part..LOL
thank you ladies all so much for stopping by today and taking a look at what I've been able to create using my new Cricut Imagine!  I have to admit, at first I wasn't too sure about how I felt about my I, but so far I am deeply in love with it!!
do stop by SOUS and see what our other DT members have been busy creating!! Just click HERE and you will be on your way...
Hope everyone has a wonderfully creative weekend..


  1. ooo I just love this ..and the berries are amazing.....what a sweet photo :)

  2. This is just to Beery cute...get it...I love it. The colors, the photo, and all those strawberries....and did I hear I won another blog candy on should have my address, if not I will FB you with it. THanks again.

  3. Love this layout!!! Wonderful choices for all your cuts!!!
    Cute layout for a cute photo!!!

  4. Oh I almost forgot..... Happy Birthday!!!

  5. Looks like somebody is having fun with their Imagine! As always, Nanne, your layout is fabulous! Love your choice of colors, cuts and patterns. That little one sure is a cutie pie. And 40 ain't nothing...wait till ya hit'll be an old hag like me! LOL! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  6. Hurry quick and get that life insurance policy, GF .. ur gonna need it if you keep on having these major bdays LOL Love what you did with the sketch. That basket is just so stinking cute with all those yummy looking strawberries! The whole page is just divine!

  7. You have this way of creating pages that you want to jump right in a LIVE in! LOL! This is SO super sweet and GREAT details (not unusual)!
    Hope you are partying it up right now and having the best time! Wish I could be there!
    And hope your Bday was just great...

  8. Happy Birthday Nanne - hope you had a good one. Your layout is sooooo sweet, all those yummy strawberries, in that gorgeous basket. Your colour choices are awesome, and the whole layout comes together perfectly - nice one.... Hugs x

  9. Hope you had a wonderful birthday!! Gee 40 is nothing! Been there and some!!! Cute layout!! Just love the title and those cute strawberries!!

  10. Your strawberries look awesome.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  11. Precious layout to showcase a precious little boy.
    Crafty best,

  12. oooh Nanne this is so so sweet the title says it all ... what a cutie .. hugz X:)

  13. Awwww...this is berry sweet!! Happy Belated Birthday!