Monday, January 10, 2011

Berry Sweet

I'm distraught over the NFL results this weekend, how about you?  I don't wanna talk about it, sigh...  However, Nitasha, the winner of the Midnight Rooster mini-kit, please contact michelle.burry@sbcglobal.net with your mailing address asap.  If you did not win, there's always next month, and please check back in the next week or so, I'll be giving away an idea book!

Oh let's discuss get back to discussing scrapbooking...
I bought my Cricut Expression over two years ago around Thanksgiving.  I went to Walmart and stood there waiting like a complete fool for an hour for the salesperson to check the back for more Black Friday deals. Never mind that, apparently shopping at Walmart at 6 a.m. on Black Friday is just too late for the really good deals! 

In the last year, the cartridges that appeal to me are coming in great abundance! I have added to my collection considerably.  So I challenged myself to incorporate Cricut cuts into my projects more.  Here is a 2-pager using  the just released January Midnight Rooster kit, Farmer's Daughter. The layout is, gulp, another strawberry picking layout. What can I say? One day a year of picking them, a lifetime of scrapping them. I used the Country Life cartridge (bought it at $20, what a deal!) to cut the bucket load of strawberries you see in the close-up. The strawberry image on the Country Life cartridge is a single berry.  I just cut six and clustered them together to evoke the look of the bucket filling up.

See that gorgeous handmade flower in the photo?  It comes as shown in the kit. Fantabulous, no?! To get the kit, just click here

32 comments:

Tanya Tahir said...

oh wow those strawberries are sooo cute! I love the way you piled them up too - looks fantastic!

Sue said...

Ooh yummy! Love the colours in the layout and those strawberries and that flower. :)

Pearl said...

yeah ! the strawberries are perfect !! woot ! go you with the Cricut !!!

I can barely get going with the MM Slice ! lol .

Larajc said...

gorgeous two pager...makes me wish for summertime and strawberries! Adorable!

teacher jessy said...

You are really good with strawberry layouts! Love the 2 pages u created and the colors are awesome!!

curlyqmosaics said...

Such a beautiful layout! Love the colors so very much. The yellow pops beautifully against the sea of green and red. Gorgeous!

piradee talvanna said...

strawberries, strawberries, strawberries.. they are just too too cute. love the layout and can't wait to finally meet you!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

fabulous layout, JJ! i looove those yummy strawberries, they are too cute!!! love that handmade flower too. thanks for sharing and have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

connie said...

I was distraught over the NFL results this weekend too! My poor son...it will take a while longer for him to get over it. He has not lost the "FAITH" yet and our New Orlean Saints will be back healthier and more prepared next year!
Love the LO!

deana said...

Dang it, Miss I ♥ NFL, you are costing me money every time I drool over your stunning pages.

Is this a good deal or not?

http://crafts-sewing.hsn.com/cricut-personal-electronic-cutter-bundle_p-6116373_xp.aspx?webm_id=0&web_id=6116373&sf=ct&attr=3360&ocm=ct|3360&prev=hp!3360&ccm=ct|3360

Jennifer Larson said...

That is so dang cute! If the basket the Jillibean packaging? Such a great idea!

And I have to say, my husband is a huge Seahawks fan, so he was ecstatic.

Belinda said...

Oh man, the strawberries look delish!!! Love the use of the yellow for the title -- it just pops off the page!

Oh and thanks so much for the tips on how you take your layout pics and BIG THANKS for the tip on using PS to fix any lens distortion for layouts... I just tried it on my page with Gimp (cos I'm cheap) and I like it a lot better already... now to get better at using the right settings in Gimp...

Karen B. said...

Fantabulous indeed! Another great layout, and I'll never tire of seeing strawberries. That was my first job, picking strawberries. Did it every day during the summer!

Wendy Kwok said...

fabulous 2 pager! love it lots!

Keshet said...

Oh LOVE this Jing Jing!

Colette Bate said...

Dont seem to see double page layouts much these days. But ... it took 2 pages to get all that yummy goodness on there, huh?

Fabulous, as always! Cracking up about your WalMart/Black Friday experience. Around here they start lining up right after Thanksgiving DINNER on Thursday!! YIKES!! But, your Country Girl cart for $20? What a little shopper you are! Those berries are fabulous! Did you actually use floss and stitch each of those little seeds? bbwwwaaahahahah NOT!!!

jamie said...

i would just be happy with the pretty little fabric flower. i think i am in love.
your creative juices (pun?) runneth over here with those strawberries.
and thank you so much for your comments. you blow me away!
~j

patricia said...

Very nice layout. Love it!! j'adore!

Jocelyn said...

Love this one Berry Much!!!! So cute!!!

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY for the Ravens....look out next week...this game makes me nervous!!!

Congrats to the winner!!!

Debbie said...

I could never tire of your strawberry layouts! Love that you did a two pager and really put your Cricut to use!

alexandra s.m. said...

Magnifique Jing Jing! Ces petites fraises sont si bien faites ainsi que tous les autres détails d'ailleurs! Bravo!
Encore une fois, une merveilleuse page double.

Charlene said...

I love my cricut i was using it alot but havent lately. To lazy I guess :-(...LOVE the sweet LO!!!

Wati Basri said...

Such a 2 page stunner!

ellen s. said...

oh gosh that is so sweeet! i love those berries.

guess what... i am gonna see you in a few weeks. wooot!

Chantal said...

Wow you yummo is this double!!!?!?!! Amazing scrumdidiliumcious work!!! And how awesome is that background... *drool*... :D

Christie Bryant said...

So sweet! I never get tired of your strawberry layouts - they're always so beautiful!

xoxo

Lydia said...

I love all the details in the strawberries, great layout, you are rockin the 2pagers. Ummmm what does REDRIPPED mean? That was the word that you left on my blog??

jonaks said...

those strawberries are really so cute!

Alice Wertz said...

sweet sweet layout, Jing-Jing! love those strawberries and that fabric flower is yummy! i love seeing your strawberry picking photos and layouts, so keep them coming! =)

Fryne said...

soooooooooooo yummy!!! totally love your style!

Linda Beeson said...

I just love the mix of patterned papers you put together here.

Stacy Cohen said...

What a fabulous page design!! LOL . . . I bought my Cricut Expression at Walmart two years ago on Black Friday too. But there aren't many scrappers in that part of town, so at 5:00pm that day there was still a huge stack of the machines on the end cap.

And yes, you bet your sweet bippy (sp?) I'm going to be at CHA!! I can't wait to meet you in person, Jing-Jing!!!! I have a feeling that your friendly personality is larger than life IRL, so I think I'll be able to find you. :)