Thursday, September 1, 2011

Theme Day Thursday - Fall

It's  theme day thursday again at My Cricut Craft Room!  And today's theme is Fall!  Since today is the first day of September I think it is the perfect time!  I love fall!  Love the colors of fall! love all the fun things you can do in the fall!  There are so many fun family activities in the fall that we enjoy doing together!  One such thing is playing in the leaves!  We don't have many big trees in our yard, so we have to either go to the park or to Grandma's house to get some good jumping in the leaves pictures, but it's worth it!  So for today's project I decided to try to create a layout that go perfectly with these pictures!  I am pretty happy with the result!
I used 3 cricut cartridges for this layout:
Speaking of Fall
Paper Dolls for Everyday
Stretch Your Imagination

This tree which I cut in half so that it would be on both pages of the layout is from the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge.  I cut the tree at 9.35 inches  (I use my gypsy for all layouts, so my sizes are usually a little odd)  I also cut all the leaves from one of the feature keys on this cut.  I did make some leaves smaller to have them in all different sizes.

The adorable little boy and girl are cut at 4 inches from the Paper Dolls for Everyday cartridge.  I used Sizzix rub-on dress up faces for this layout!  These work so well!  I'm having problems with my Peachy Keen Stamps going on correctly, which is defnitely a user problem, not a stamp problem! I think I need better ink.  Anyone have suggestions for these stamps?  
The words 'Fall Leaves' was cut at 1.5 inches from the Speaking of Fall cartridge.  I've had this cartridge for 2 years now and have never used it! It was actually really easy to layer these letters and I think it adds a nice touch to the layout!
The paper in the background is some that I found at the Target dollar section last year.  Part of the Autumn Harvest collection.  The ribbon on the two photo mats is from the same collection!   The photo mats themselves are from the DCWV The Fall Cardstock Matstack.   The rest of the paper was just part of my solid color stash!

Ok, that's my layout for today's theme day thursday!  I hope you enjoyed it!
Don't forget to check out the rest of the projects at My Cricut Craft Room.

I'm also entering this layout into the Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #39 - ABC 123.  For this challenge we needed: (A) Pop of (B)right (C)olor on your page, as well as 1 of something, 2 of something, and 3 of something
My pop of bright color would be the yellow photo mats! They are a lot brighter in person then in the picture!!
My 1 of something = 1 tree
2 of something = 2 kids
3 of something = 3 cricut cartridges used

That's it! Thanks for checking out my layout!


  1. Wow! Awesome layout! Those leaves must have taken you FOREVER to cut and adhere:-) I like how you split the tree between the 2 pages. TFS!

    ~Tammy S

  2. Great fall layout! I always love double page spreads- and you did a great job! Thanks for sharing this week at FCCB! :)Amy A

  3. What a fabulous fall layout! All those wonderful, teeny, tiny little leaves...they look great! Love the colors and all the fun details...great layout!

  4. Super cute layout. I love how you combined the images from 3 different carts. They match so well. Thanks for crafting with us today at FCCB. We hope to see you again.

  5. wow- awesome layout- all the details and all those leaves. TFS with us at FCCB this week.

  6. Great layout! I love all the leaves and the kids are super cute! Good luck in the contest!