Sunday, April 10, 2011

Spring Layout~Whimsical Wednesday Challenge

Oh my's been you really think I'll remember how to even do this??  Okay, so I was inspired by the challenge at to make a spring or Easter layout with a bug and or a critter.  So, I designed this double page 12x12 layout.  I was able to use some Basic Grey letters for Spring that I've had for years.  I used a combination of Close to My Heart and Coordinations papers, Disney's Happily Ever After and the Pooh and Friends cartridges for the clouds, butterfly, bird, and flower.  I inked everything with Jumbo Java ink.  I also used a varitey of Cuttlebug folders in my Sizzix Texture Boutique.  I decided to wait on the photo mats, as I always make my boys matchy-matchy for the annual Easter photo; I thought depending on how it turns out, I might try to print it larger and the mat size will depend on the pix.  Sorry for the bad photos.  We are way overdue for a new camera and are holding out for a model that's too expensive right now!!  :)  Ok, here goes my try at posting and linking the photos!  I hope you have a wonderful Spring!!

After I embossed the clouds, I sanded them down to reveal the color from behind in the Coordinations cardstock.

Again, not the best photo, but you can see the little dots on my cute birdie!  :)

Butterfly & flower--you can kind of see the sparkle on the butterfly from the paper as well as the texture.


  1. Very pretty layout! I love all the pattern paper. Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

  2. Very beautiful!!!! LOvely soft colors! Thanks for playing along at Whimsical Wednesdays!! Cathryn67 :)

  3. I love your beautiful LO!!!Super job with the challenge,Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays!!! :)

  4. I think your layouts turned out fantastic! I love that you mixed the Cricut with some older stuff you had! You really made it work! I love the colors very spring and happy! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays!

  5. Your LO is so pretty. Great colors. Love how you divided up the word spring. Thank you for playing along with us this week at Whimsical Wednesday.


  6. How cool!
    The letters turned out so cool as you gotta show us when this baby is all filled up! LOL!
    Great job!!!!!!!

  7. Hello Kristy~ this double spread layout turned out so nice. It has a fresh, springy color palette, I love the little birdie with the dots and the letters look great. I really like the fluffy looking clouds & how the butterfly is hovering over the flowers. So sweet!
    Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays.
    Crafty best wishes,

  8. Beautiful LO! I love the colors and how you sanded the embossing so the color could come through. Great job on the challenge and thanks for playing with us at Whimsical Wednesday.

  9. Great layout and I'm with Leah, you should repost it when its filled with photos.. Great take on our challenge over at Whimsical Wednesdays..

  10. Great layout. It is sooo cute. I just love the little butterfly.
    Stop by my blog, I have something for you on Monday's post.
    (on another note..follow the paper trail on youtube has great tutorials on the paper bag album)

    (:(: SMILES :):)

    ROBIN AKA thecricutscrapper

  11. loving the clean lines of your layouts.

    i had to laugh at your comment. hopefully he will find a nice job then and pc has the best machine out there at the time, hehe.

  12. Wanted to stop by and say hi and thanks for your comment on moniques blog.. We live close! Would love for you to stop by my blog..

  13. Is this the right Kristy? I think it is. :) If so hi friend and I am linking your site up to my blog! :)

  14. oooh I love your lo! I’m stopping by to check out your blog since you came by to visit me from the Disney Pixar Blog Hop. I really appreciate your support. I’m now following you too.


  15. Hi! You really need to check out my blog and scroll down to a post with your name on it:)