Monday, May 2, 2011

Celebrate 1st Birthday Page

So I finally used my Cricut for its intended purpose -- completing pages for my son's scrapbook!

I used a sketch from Sassy Lil' Sketches to make the first page in his Year Two album -- Jonathan eating cake on the evening of his first birthday.  Here's the sketch and my take on it:

Cartridges Used:
Birthday Bash
Stretch Your Imagination

I really liked the "Celebrate" phrase on the Birthday Bash cartridge, but its background included a huge anteater.  I removed the anteater by clipping manually with scissors, and -- presto! -- you can't tell it was even supposed to be there!

Another result I like on this project is the Cuddlebug embossing folders I used on the birds' wings and on the banner.  It adds some much-needed dimension, as I try to use pop dots sparingly in albums.  Don't get me wrong -- I love pop dots, but I end up using so many, it makes the pages too thick to fit in anything but the largest albums.

I'm really proud of my first Cricut-produced scrapbooking page.  Now I'm ready to dive into more!

I'm submitting this project into the following challenge(s):

Sassy Lil' Sketches - April 28th Reveal


  1. This is adorable, Jessica! I love the little banner with the birdie in the corner. Your little guy is too cute!

    ~ Jen @ Musings of A Crafty Mom

  2. I love it! I'm giving you this award!

    Nita :)

  3. Such a fun LO, love the bright colours and those cute little

  4. such adorable photos. thanks for playing with sassy lil' sketches.