Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Cooking With Cricut Challenge! Family Memories !

This weeks challenge over at Cooking With Cricut is "Something New" We figured since Christmas had just finished it would be fun to have a challenge using one of the new crafty items you received this year, or if you didn't get anything just something new you have purchase would work to.
Well, Santa was very good to me this year so it was really a hard choice to decide just which cartridge I wanted to play with. But then I remember a picture that I have wanted to scrap book for a very long time so the decision was made for me.
This is a picture that was taken around 1982 in my parents backyard. It was shortly after Christmas and all the grand kids were over for a visit to see there Nanny and Papa. it was a beautiful winter day so the kids put on their winter clothes and outside they went to play. Papa had made them a bob sled for Christmas and they were just dying to try it out! My father was such a crafty man and so good with us kids and even better with the grand kids. We have so many wonderful memories that should be put down on paper so after we are gone our kids can remember him , since he died at such a young age.
My new item I choice to use on today's project is my Sesame Street Seasons Cricut cartridge, it has so many wonderful outdoor cuts to play with, and I don't know about now but Sesame Street was really big back then. I started my layout with some light blue embossed paper with snowflakes, I then took white paper and used the paper tearing method to make the hills of snow running them through my cuttlebug and then added some stickles which are not showing up in the pictures. All the characters were cut at 4 inches, the trees were cut from my Winter Frolic cartridge at 5 inches I added some flower flock to the trees to make it look like snow.
So that's it for today's project but just to let you know that the two kids in the middle of the bob sled our my baby's ( the two biggest) Some of you might know my daughter Christy from her blog over at christys_scrappin she would of been 12 in that picture.
Now it your turn to show us some of your wonderful projects using something new! Don't forget to check out the rest of the Design Team projects over at Cooking With Cricut.
I am also going to enter this layout over at Exploring Cricut, their first challenge of the New Year is called Winter Wonderland: create a winter scene.


Charlotte said...

Jenny, This is just about the cutest photo ever!!! It should be sold in a Hallmark store . It is just that adorable. I lkove all the cute characters you did for the LO and the colors are fantastic!

Nita said...

I LOVE this Jenny! The whole project just brought back so many memories of my own Sesame Street days. :) I love how bright and cheery the colours are, and the photo is priceless. What a great memory!

Nita :)

Jill said...

Jenny....I love all the detail in your layout! The embossing...the snow on the trees...great touch! I added your button to my blog:) I love it! Also, if you want to join in my link party, here's the link:
Have a super day!♥Jill

Diane said...

I love your layout and so cute! Thanks for entering our challenge at Exploring Cricut.

Rosie said...

love this layout!!!

Sharon said...

Love your layout!!! Our children grew up with Sesame Street on TV every day. These cuts are just perfect. Thank you so very much for joining our challenge at Exploring Cricut!!!! :)

Carolyn/MamaC said...

What a fun and colorful layout! Great job!

Annette said...

How fun and happy...everyone loves Sesame Street! The dry embossing is awesome! Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut:)

Saints Rule! said...

Wow this layout brings back some serious Sesame Street memories! Love the clean white background! It makes those characters pop! Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut! Blessings...


Leah said...

Super cute layout! Thanks for joining the challenge @ Exploring Cricut.

Crafty hugs,

Diana said...

Very cute layout. Lots of work with all those colors. :) Great job and thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut.