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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!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Crafting With Natasha 1st Blogiversary

Welcome to the celebration. If you've arrived here from Janet then you are in the right place. If you just happened upon this post, please start at the beginning over at Crafting with Natasha to join in. Each stop along the way has a "secret word" that you will need for a chance to win the prize. After you've hop to each stop, you will need to email Natasha ( the answer to the "secret phrase". You have until 11:59PM EST on January 6th to enter to win. Winner will be announced on January 7th.

Lorraine:  ***NEXT***

For my "NEW" project, I created a 2-page layout showcasing our New Year's Eve Family Game Night Tradition.
In order to lay out my 2 page design, I opened a 12x24 mat on my Gypsy.  This is one feature that I wish worked with Cricut Craft Room!!  I typically scrap 2 pages at a time and this helps me size my cuts.  I put GAME ON on the left side from Hello Kitty Font sized at 2.08 inches.  I put a circle from George sized at 4 inches for my spinner base.  From Hannah Montana I put New Year's Eve at 1 inch and the shadow Tradition also at 1 inch.

In order to make the spinner, I wanted 6 sections so I needed 6 circles in different colors.  I opened Layer 2 and grabbed a circle from George sized to 3.75 inches and copied it 5 times.
I put the cardstock colors on my mat and cut out the circles.
This part was a little tricky for me, I folded the circle in half and then thirds to get 1/6 of the circle.  I then traced the piece onto the other circles.
I adhered them to the black base and used a Tim Holtz game spinner brad in the center.
I cut out the words of our games that we play (Hannah Montana sized .42 - .54 inches to fit the triangles) out of dark blue cardstock.
I adhered the words to the triangles using the negative paper piece as a stencil.
I needed some additional embellishments, so I went back to my Gypsy and found some tickets, the banner and star borders from Carousel, and I found the dice from Indie Art.
I cut everything out of cardstock using colors that matched the colors in the spinner.
I wanted some game controllers and found these from Wrap It Up and Boys Will Be Boys.

I cut these out of cardstock also.  Instead of traditional colors, I used colors to match the layout.
I found some papers from this paper pack for my background papers.  I bought this at Michaels.
I added some twine cord and on the side of my layout.
I tucked the tickets behind one of the photo mats.
I picked this background paper because it resembled a game board and I glued button "game pieces" around the board.
On the banner I put the date for this upcoming New Year's Eve.  I used twine to attach the banner to my title.
I trimmed the ends of the paper and put them together to create the game board look.  I trimmed 2 inches of the orange paper to make up for the part I trimmed off and also provided a background for Game On!  I adhered the background papers to white 12x12 cardstock.

Now for the Blog Candy ~ you could win this Smash Book!!
In order to be eligible to win this prize, you need to add the word "CELEBRATING" to the list of words you are collecting.

Please leave me a comment with your favorite game to play on Game Night for a chance to win some Mystery Blog Candy from me as well!

Your next stop in the hop is the Lovely Lorraine!!


Natasha said...

Great page Lori! Thanks for being part of the blog hop.


Cathie w said...

fun project ...TFS!!!



WOW love how you made the spinner very creative, love the layouts!! My favourite game to play on game night is Wii!! My 3 year old kicks butt at bowling on the Wii it is so much fun to watch her!! Thanks for the chance to win!
Kristan (Follower)
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Cherie said...

What a great layout!! I love playing games, Apples to Apples is always a favorite, but I also love playing loaded questions. When you are with adults, it is crazy fun!

cherie.goyer at

Audrey Frelx said...

I LOOOOVE this!!! That spinner is fantastic!!!

My sister-friend, I am now dubbing you the queen of the Gypsy!!! LOL!

Amanda said...

Your picture tutorial is very well done! I love the little game controller! One of our favorite things to do as a family is play Super Mario Bros. on the Wii. It is great for all ages!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, your layout is fantastic. I love the spinner and game elements. My favorite game on game night is Monopoly.

rmpoohbear75 at gmail dot com

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This is a wonderful layout! I just love all the goodies to look at and love love love the little spinner! Too Cute!

JaniceA said...

Love this page, the details are amazing! Our favorite game to play here now is Wii Bowling but it changes from time to time.

Lisa said...

Great layout!! I love the style of your layouts!!

Lisa said...

I forgot my 'game' it is taboo or mario kart

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

really innovative Lori. And happy new year :)

Vicki said...

What a fun and clever layout. My favorite game is scrabble. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

vwilson577 at

Amanda said...

I love the game you made! That looks fun! :)