Friday, April 18, 2014

First day of 1st grade 12x12 layout

My dear, sweet husband recently bought the Silhouette Cameo for me. I had been on the fence for quite a while about getting it since I have the Cricut and a bunch of cartridges. When I discovered that there is a way to cut my Cricut images with the Cameo I decided I really did *need* it. LOL
This was the first layout using cuts made with the Cameo.

The school is from Back to School- Too Cute by Jessica (I omitted the cute little face.)
Tab and Stars- Silhouette America Store
"1st Grade"- K-12 digital Cricut cartridge (I cut and off set with my Cameo)
Youtube has tutorials for cutting Cricut images with the Cameo, this is the one I used---->

Using Your Silhouette Cameo to Cut Cricut Cartridge Images 

Hailey was very happy with this layout. (She asked if I would do a layout next year of her second day of second grade. LOL) The green tab is a pull out. I will put all of her info for this school year there so it does not take up real estate on my page.

Thanks for stopping by!

Until later~

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Visit to the ER Layout

** Sorry for the gross photos. **
Last May  Hunter slipped in a water puddle and cut his knee on a rock. We took him to the Emergency Room where he was stitched up and sent home in short order. The small photo on the top right was taken the day after his stitches were removed. Yea, it had opened back up, so he now has a scar.

Hunter chose the "Caution" background paper, he thought it was hilarious for this layout. LOL
I used the ER Visit cut file from Treasure Box Designs. (You can see it HERE.) This is the second layout I cut with my Silhouette Cameo, let's just say I LOVE the Cameo!!
I will give you a  peek at how I like to design my layouts. I place my photo mats and die cuts in my designer software so I can see everything (and make adjustments to sizes) before making my first cut. (Not only am I a visual person, but I am stingy with my paper too!! LOL)

This is a screen shot of my design in my software. (Notice I omitted the blue tab on the right top photo when I actually put my layout together.) Once I get my project designed I save a screen shot to refer back to once I have all of my layers cut. Doing it this way is way faster for me. While the kids sleep and I can't use my noisy cutter I can design everything, then it is just a matter of a few minutes to cut and assemble.
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Until later~