Sunday, May 15, 2011

Circle Weekly Challenge: Sketch Challenge!

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I really haven't tried working with sketches before, so I thought this week's Cricut Circle Challenge would be a good opportunity to do so. We were asked to use the sketch below, and it ended up working pretty well for scrapping another page from my son's 4th birthday party.

The star border going across the center of my page is cut at 1.25" from the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art cartridge. I cut "GAMES" from Boys Will Be Boys at 2". The phrase is actually "GAME", but I used my gypsy to weld an "S" to the shadow.

My dump truck is cut at 2.25" from Mickey and Friends. I popped it up on a 4" circle that I cut from Cricut Classic Font and ran through the Polka Dots Cuttlebug folder. Some Jolee's dimensional stickers made the centers of the wheels.

To make the circle peeking behind my yellow layer at the top of the page, I dragged the same 4" circle I used before off the bottom of my Gypsy screen, so that only part of it would cut out. I did the same thing with a 3.65" circle for the green layer. The little stars were leftover from the border cut.

I'm also entering this layout into the Whimsical Wednesday "Happy Birthday" Challenge.


Core'dinations Cardstock
Recollections Patterned Paper
Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select White Cardstock
Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder
ColorBox Cat's Eye Chalk Ink
Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Jolee's Dimensional Stickers


  1. Katie,
    FLIPPING AMAZING! I love all the details! OMG... the colors, the cuts, the layers and of course the picture! LOVE IT! I didn't know that Mickey had the dump truck! I just got the Boys Cart! So love that you journaled in your own handwriting too! So important! I am sending my son's pictures (all of them) your way! LOL So nice to see such a great boy LO! As always LOVE your ideas and creations!

  2. You did a great job with the sketch - I love everything!

  3. Hey Circle Sister! It's SO nice to discover your blog! I love your Cricut work!

    I'm your newest follower and I hope you'll be mine!

    Creative blessings,

  4. WOW! And you said you were afraid of sketchs! Probably because you already have the best sketches floating around in your own creative genious mind. But seriously this is amazing! I love how everything came together. Awesome job! Hugs- Glora

  5. Katie you did an amazing job with this LO. Everything about it is stunning. LOVE the color combination. That star border is so so pretty. Love the sketch too. So fun. Love the embossing, and the journaling too;) Thank you for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday.

  6. WOW your layout is SUPER COOL!I LOVE love the colours and the great dump trck.AMAZING JOB as always!Thanks for joining us this week at Whimsical Wednesday! :)

  7. This is such a fun, exuberant & lively layout. The photos just leap out at you surrounded by those great touches. The stars, the border, that truck! They are all work so well together. You did an outstanding job using that sketch.
    Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday.
    Crafty best wishes,

  8. Katie,
    I am back! You know how much I adore this LO! Everytime I look at it I find so many things I missed the first time! Still sending pictures your way of Ryan! LOVE it all over again! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday's!

  9. Man this is a total blast!!!!
    First off, mom of 2 little guys, I love "boy" pages!!!!
    Not sure what I love most but I do really love how the title turned out...but adore all the details, like reusing the stars from the border punch!!!!

    You rocked it for sure!!!!

    Hugs, Leah

  10. Super fun layout and I totally love it!! I have this cart and had no idea how fun it really is..LOL need to play with it some more..thnx for the inspiration and thnx for playing along with us girls over at Whimsical Wednesdays..


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