Thursday, July 11, 2013


CHangING Up Your STylE

I've been spending extra time on  checking out the Galleries. I don't have a large gallery; but I'm beginning to see some very nice layouts and cards. Some are a little over the top with the embellishments; but many are clean and simple. Clean and Simple (CAS=Clean And Simple) is my style. I've purchased many embellishments and have about 60 Cricut cartridges. I've got 2 drawers of buttons and braids that are several years old (3 or more years) and so on. But, I want to change up my style a little. 

A few months ago, I blogged about my "Hit it and quit it" method. Hope you have time to read the post. Anyway, I want to start using all of this STUFF that I've purchased. Which means, I'm going to have to step out of my CAS comfort zone.  Below is a CAS friends layout.

I used; I think it is George Basic, a basic font to cut the word Friend from a 4x6 photo. Another different thing for me.

Page1: Accenting the photograph

One thing I really like about using Cricut Expression is how easy it is to adjust the needle placement.

I didn't want any of the kids faces to be cut out. Humm, I like it very much. 

Q: What different things do you do with your photos in order to give extra character to your layouts?

I also use some colored staples to give extra stability to the ribbon. The die cut is Me and My Big Idea and the ribbon is American Crafts. That paper is as old and is almost as old and I am, So I can't even remember where I got it from.

Page 2: lite journaling and paper streching

I only had one sheet each of the printed paper so I cut it and adhered it to white paper and used ribbon to dress it up.

I don't like my handwriting; but guess it will do.

The "CHEESE" is from the same Me and My Big Idea embellishment package.

The journaling mats are Creative Memories.

 Q: So, what's your style?

 My next change is going to be layering elements. I'm beginning to do a little...but fear of a junky page is holding me back.  Send me a link of a layered page you have created. 

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