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My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Monday, October 18, 2010


This is my entry for the Cricut Circle Monthly challenge to create a layout or wall hanging describing what Create means to you, using shadows, patterned paper and bling.  I did not take many photos while I created this which was probably a good thing.  This turned out so different than I imagined it would and changed my mind a dozen times!!!

The first thing I came up with was my saying.  I used Songbird for the "share a piece of yourself" and welded the letters together.  I used Nursery Rhymes for the font and shadow for the word Create.

I used my search feature to find just the right butterfly.  I ended up using Wall Decor and More.  I made a border with six butterflies.  First I used Hide Contour to hide all of the inner cuts.  I copied five more, rotated them back and forth and welded them together.  I copied the border.

I put another butterfly on the mat (without the inner cuts hidden) and sized it to match the butterflies in the border.  I copied eleven more.

It was after I did all of this work that I noticed there is a border feature on this cart....but I liked mine better for what I had in mind. 

I put the letters "CREATE" on their own Layer to help me organize my cuts.  I opened another Layer and  hid the first Layer so I could see the word CREATE behind my layer.  I put another butterfly on my mat and sized it to fit inside the R.  I copied two more butterflies (because I try to do things in 3s) and cut them out the same color as the other butterflies.

The yellow paper I had did not really go with the color scheme, so I inked it with Tim Holtz's Vintage Photo distress ink and a sponge.

I bent the wings out and glued just the center of the butterflies down.  I put some bling on the butterfly bodies. 

I added some ribbon behind the word Create and here it is!!  Now I need to find the perfect place to hang it!


Audrey Frelx said...

Lori, I love it!!!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a great entry! Love it and the butterflies are awesome!