Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My First Layout!

Happy Wednesday Krafters!

Since I shared a cake using the Cricut Cake machine for the first time, I figured I would take my “firsts” and run with the theme. So I decided to finish the week sharing some of my firsts. Today, I would like to share my very first layout, especially of my daughters!
As some of you may or may not know, I started scrapbooking in the spring of 2010. I don’t do many layouts, so I have found that I am really a scrap booker wanna be. I am really a card maker LOL. However, I will do a layout given the right mood, time and photo…..Anywho, I remember being so excited about doing this layout. I had just received my Cricut Create from HSN. At the time, I only had two cartridges, Sentimental and Heritage which came in the bundle. I also received some 6x12 Cricut cardstock and pattern paper. In my excitement, I recall buying some 12x12 of the ugliest paper from Big Lots. All I knew is that I wanted to start making layouts!
You will see, I knew absolutely nothing about trimming the page to 12x12. I thought the binding went through the strip on the side-how else would it get into a book? I didn’t know the page went into a page protector. I knew nothing about color matching. From the ugly paper pack I bought at BL and paper I received from my bundle, I was able to match up papers. However, the papers didn’t match any of the colors in the photo *blush*.  The good thing for me is there is no right or wrong in scrapbooking J I cut out the title and butterflies using my two cartridges! I offset the matting and the rest is history. I was well on my way! After it was done, I stood back and realized I just did my first layout! I was officially a scrap booker!
All in all, I was and still am very proud of this layout. I look at it sometimes and just reflect on how far I have come and how much further I can go. Thank you for looking at my first layout!

Cricut Create
Heritage Cricut Cartridge-title
Sentimental Cricut Cartridge-butterflies
Cricut Cardstock and Celebrations Pattern Paper
12x12 Pattern Paper-from Big Lots (I don’t remember the name or the company L)


  1. What beautiful pictures. Great job on the layout. thanks for visiting my blog!

  2. Great job on your first lo...the girls are beautiful!!! TFS

  3. Cute LO and beautiful daughters!

  4. This is a great first layout. I love the offset matting.