Wednesday, February 3, 2010

This week's challenge at Practical Scrappers was to use a die cut machine (any type) so I chose to use my Cricut Expression. I love all the choices I have at my fingertips with my Cricut machines and cartridges.

Here's my layout for this week's challenge:

The photo has been sitting in a box begging to be scrapped since 2004 - yep, I'm a little behind. My son Zack, the little guy in the front, turns 10 today so I guess I better get that entire trip scrapped soon!

I used
Animal Kingdom for the animal blackouts and just adhered them to the page. The funky palms were cut from my Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge (cave girl) inked, cut apart and 3d dotted on for dimension. The title letters were welded in Design Studio and cut using Don Juan.

The tag was crumpled and distressed with Tim Holtz Distress inks then spritzed with a perfect pearls mixture. You can't tell in the picture but there is a little shine on the tag when light hits it - fun!

Be sure to stop by Practical Scrappers and check out all the projects that the talented ladies on the Design Team have created and submit your die cut project before Saturday at 5pm ET.

See you next Wednesday on Practical Scrappers, but I have a lot more to share in the meantime here on my blog so be sure to become a follower and visit often.

Happy crafting,


  1. Gorgeous, papers are perfect, love your animal shadows. Sandi

  2. Hi Barb! Awesome job on the die cut challenge! I love your layout with all the jungle details.

    Heidi :)

  3. Hey Barb! Love everything about this LO-just gorgeous! You rocked the challenge--WTG!!!

  4. Ditto all of these comments, you really rocked this one!!!!
    Kim xXx

  5. This is fantastic!!! Love the animals, and the leaves are fab!! XXX

  6. Hi Barb! Wanted to go back & look at your pix & description of glass etching (beach/sand) cute! Can you tell me where to find it on Cricut Demonstrator site? Have a great day! Carolyn Sexton