Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Happy 5th Birthday Cricut Day 2


Happy Birthday, Cricut!  It's day two of the Cricut's birthday celebration and I have another birthday layout to share.  This was the second of the three layouts that I submitted to the Cricut Birthday Celebration.  I love the large background doily from the Basic Cake cartridge, especially in Cricut Green!

**** UP DATE **** This layout won!!! At 6:37 am this morning Cricut announced that this layout won for best Cricut theme!!!!  Woo-hoo!!  I am so excited that I am having trouble typing!!!


Using my lastest Cricut Circle cartridge, Cricut Everyday, I cut the large logo cricut circle, then used scissor to cut away part of the top circle to create the letter "C" in the work Cricut.  I used bright colors - Cricut green, pink (for the Pink Cricuts) and blue because I have a blue expression. 


I have always loved this party horn cut from Celebrations.  I cut the top layer twice and used scissors to cut away the mouth piece on the pink cut and to keep only the mouth piece on the blue cut.  The shadow cut is in dark blue.


I put a fun party hat on the "C" cricut head - It is Cricut's birthday after all.  I added a flower behind the top of the hat and I added a gem to the middle of the hat top.


I have one other thing to share today.  I ordered a glass tile backsplash tile kit from DIY Network last week and it arrived this afternoon.  The box claimed that the entire project could be done in two hours, which I did not believe, but I decided to install my tile last night anyway.  Over all, including cleaning up, the tile took me about three hours to cover 15 square feet.  I hope you don't mind, but I am going to share photos of my first tile project.


I went with Almond colored tile, which has a touch of metallic copper and gold as well some tans and light browns.  I thought that the almond would work with our white cabinets and multi colored earth tone counter tops. 


The almond tile also blends well with the 4x4 ceramic tile over the sink and cook top.  I just need to do a few finishing touches, but the work is really finished. 

I will be back tomorrow to share my final Cricut birthday layout.

 

20 comments:

Melissa said...

Love the bright and beautiful colors of your layout! Good luck!

You did a fabulous job on your backsplash!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

alwayscharlie said...

Love your layout and your backsplash!!

Judy said...

Susan the layout is wonderful, but that back splash is the bomb girl... How pretty, and 3 hours wow it looks so nice....
Have a great day
Judy

Nadia said...

Congrats!!! What a wonderful LO - so dynamic. I said this on the Circle but I am gonna say it here too: your color sense is AWESOME!!!!
Nadia (With Glittering Eyes blog)

Jen said...

Congrats Susan! I just rolled out of bed and thought I'd catch up on what had happened over night... You are a WINNER! How exciting!!!

Mrs. Green said...

Congratulations on winning!!! I loved this layout when I saw it the first time and you totally deserve to win!!!! Congrats!

(And your tile looks great!) :)

-greengirl

kristyscraps said...

Congratulations on your award winning layout--it really is a fantastic arrangement of vivid birthday colors! :) And, you do home improvement too?? Amazing!
kristyscraps@sbcglobal.net

Suzanne said...

So happy for you Susan. A beautiful layout. Enjoy your new E2 and an exciting win.

Maria said...

Congratulations Susan!!! Your layout is beautiful!!!

Teela said...

Congrats on winning, this is fab! I need a card like this for my grandson's 5th! Whew..looks like alot of work, but it WON! Yippee!!!

Becky Dunham said...

love this layout - Congrats on winning! Not surprised - this is fabulous!

Thanks for sharing about the tile backsplash - have been wanting to do something like that in my kitchen but chicken - you have given me hope :)

Kelly said...

Congrats on winning Susan! Such a wonderful LO!

Great job on the tile as well!

Heather said...

Congrats on winning! That is an awesome LO!

Diane said...

Congratulations - I am so excited for you! This layout was great - you always do such nice pages!

Faith Abigail Designs said...

Congrats on winning! I bet you're SO excited. Beautiful layout; your win was very well deserved.

Pat N. said...

Congratulations on your win! That is so cool. The layout is perfect for the Cricut birthday theme! Great job!--Pat N.

DonnaMundinger said...

A HUGE CONGRATS, Hon! Fabulous layout! Obviously a WINNER! LOVE it! xxD

Crayola58 said...

Oh my Susan, hearty congrats to you on that lovely win for that fantastic LO. ....also I love your new backsplash. In many years of yesterday I did those 1 inch tiles on my kitchen backsplash in individual tiles... It was a huge job but I loved it. Love yours too.
Carole

Cricut Couple said...

Hey Susan! Congratulations on your winning layout! I can totally see why it won... it's just incredible!!! Standing in line to see your first project with your new toy! Congrats Girl! This is SO exciting!!!

MulticrafterAmy said...

Congrats on Winning the E2. Your layout was a real winner.