Project Life 2012: Week 39
Welcome to Project Life 2012, week thirty nine.
I have to admit, I am much, much happier starting with kit contents and then adding a few embellishments. It is so much easier and less stressful than trying to come up with an entire layout from scratch.
Here's my full layout:
Right off the bat, I have to tell you how excited I am about the "one little week" die cut in my title slot. You probably recognize this as a freebie from Ali Edwards.
A few weeks ago, I picked up a Cricut Expression at the flea market for just $30. After MUCH searching, I figured out how to get it to cut designs other than those on the cartridges. This means I'll be able to cut my own PNG files! I did a little (okay, a big) happy dance when I got this to work. Best $30 I've ever spent!
Edit: To cut PNG files with a Cricut you need an older version of SCAL or Make the Cut. I used a demo version of Make the Cut. This cuts an X through your design when it is done. I just stopped the machine from cutting (power off/cancel in MTC) right after it finished the design but didn't cut the X. You can't have updated your Cricut firmware past, I think, 2.34. And you need a PC. Can't be done on a Mac. I can't help you with a link to get the older software versions any longer - the one I downloaded it from has been removed. You'll just have to do some searching on your own. I have a Silhouette now so I no longer bother trying to cut my own files on my Cricut anyway.
Here is page 1:
This week I added more journaling than usual, on the cards and on some Martha Stewart labels on my photos.
I also used a lot of stickers this week, on the week numbers and some titles on my pictures, like the "peek-a-boo" one. I don't have links to them, but the numbers are Creative Memories, the "peek-a-boo" letters are from Colorbok, and on page 2, the "yum" letters are Stickopotamus.
Speaking of page 2:
I just love that bottom picture of Austin with his Uncle Brian. Just a perfect moment captured.
Linking up to The Mom Creative, as always.