Monday, November 22, 2010

"Grateful for..." - FCCB DT Challenge #37 Layout

Hello everyone!  In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this week's challenge at Fantabulous Cricut is what are you "Thankful for...".  I wanted to create a layout that showcased what I'm most thankful for which are my children, my husband and my family!  So they are the focus of the photos for my layout.  I especially love the picture of my kiddos (which I had forgotten I took and came across it and loved it, especially for this layout).  I had found this great scalloped paper and I used some scraps from my fall layouts that had "give thanks" which I thought would go perfect.  I knew I wanted a graphic title, so I started searching in my gypsy and I found this great premade phrase in the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge.  I matched it with a 4 from A Child's Year cartridge and of course, used george for the dot, dot, dot.  I still had an open space in my layout so I decided to freehand a tree and use it for my journaling.  I literally cut a scrap of brown to create the trunk and punched 3 circles.  Inside the "tree" I journaled the things I'm grateful for in mixed fonts with my own handwriting.  I also cut a couple leaves to place at the bottom of the tree.  I added some doodles to the title and some faux stiching around the two smaller photos.  I love my white pen, it brings that little added touch, don't you think?

 I really love the way this layout came together - it made the wall!  I will put in on the wall of my scrap room this week.  Here are the photos of the layout and all the details...

Be sure to stop by Fantabulous Cricut and join in on the challenge this week!
Also, tonight is the kick off party at My Paper Tree House...hope to see you there - and bring your gold - it's a gold party, too!

Have a happy Monday everybody!
Thanks for stopping by, be sure to check back again tomorrow for another layout!


  1. Love this, Leinad! It's going to look beautiful in your craft room.

  2. This is fabulous!! I love all your doodling - and especially the journaling in the tree. What a fantastic idea!! Your family is beautiful and your page is just a treasure - perfect for displaying on your wall!

  3. I love this LO. I especially love the tree. GREAT job.

    Happy Thanksgiving,

  4. this is adorable Love what you did with the tree !!!

  5. What a great l.o. Love the colors and the theme!! Super cute!!

  6. Such a cute layout! I love the journaling in the tree! Those leaves are like stained glass! And the photos are adorable too! Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs!

  7. Cute, cute LO! love the way you used the white pen to add a little detail! Thanks for taking on our Thankful challenge at Frosted Designs this week!
    barb :)


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