Sunday, August 27, 2006

Scrapbooking day...

I had a really nice day over Michele's house today. We had lunch, tried out her Cricut machine and I put together a scrapbook layout for my exchange this month.

First of all, Michele is such a perfect hostess....for lunch she served baked salmon, veggie lasagna, and a spinach salad. Later on we had cream puffs with berries in Grand Marnier. Everything was so tasty and the dessert was wonderful!!

For those of you interested in the Cricut, here's a sample of what you can do with it. We cut out the ovals first (they have slits on them to feed the ribbon), then the shadow background for the letters, then the actual letters. It's really easy to use and pretty quick. If you like to use die cuts on your layouts, I think you would love this machine.




Here's the layout I put together, with some help from Michele, for my exchange this month. Michele had a great idea that I had never tried before...she put a tiny piece of foil in the center of the mirror embellishment to make it reflective. Very cute...that's an idea I will definitely use again.



12 comments:

Tammy said...

Very cute pages. Sounds like you had a fun time & the menu sounds delish - fancy.

tocspaw said...

Wow! What a terrific lunch menu!! And the pages look terrific...(so, have you bought the machine yet? :-) )

Julie said...

Very cool page!

Connie said...

Awesome work! If all scrapbooking get- togethers were like that one, I'd have gotten into it a long time ago. I'm such a neophyte on the scrapbooking scene....but getting there ;0)

Lisa~~ said...

Cute pages, but I can't wait to see the Utah page!!

Lisa and Tate said...

CUTE!!!! You are so very talented!!! LOVE IT...

Lisa

Sandy said...

Donna - your layout is awesome! You are so creative!

Kim said...

Great layout, Donna!

M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Ok, I'm drooling over that lunch - wow!

Does the "Utah" letters mean you're going to do a page about our trip! Fun!

Catherine said...

Love everything about this layout! What fun it will be for someone to receiv it!

Great job!

Christie B. said...

Girl - do you know we both made our pages for this scrap-swap with the same embellishments?!?!? SEE! This is what I'm saying....we need to be partners every month - because we are two scrapbooking peas in a pod! I had to make a 12x12 layout this time and that's just not my forte, if you know what I mean. I got so used to making my little 8x8's that this time I had way too much space on the page...what to do...my poor recipient...

Anyway, love the layout! It's darling, of course. I couldn't even take pics of mine because my camera card is DEAD as a doornail and I have yet to replace it. Talk about camera withdrawal!

Billy & Maggie said...

Oh boy I've been eyeing that Circuit for a while now. I have to save all my pennies for that one. Love the layout. I am such a scrapbook freak. I could sit and scrap for days if I had the time.