Saturday, December 18, 2010

Shall We Dance Blog Hop...

Hello my crafty friends, and welcome to the Shall We Dance Blog Hop! This is my first time participating in a blog hop, and I am so excited to show you what I’ve made!  We have all created something using the Cricut Circle cartridge Shall We Dance. Hopefully you arrived from koalatkreations. If you happened upon my blog another way and would like to see the whole blog hop, you can start at greengirlscraps.

Here's the line up:

I decided to create a layout for this hop. My daughter is one and is not in any sort of dance class yet, so I had to come up with a way that I could use some of the cuts on this cartridge. Here's what I came up with:
I used my trusty Gypsy to design and cut everything on this layout. The following were cut using the Shall We Dance cartridge:
The white "frame" is the Medallion 2 on page 70, and was cut at 8.12"h. Then, I doodled around the edges with a Stampin' Up marker.
The little "ballerina" is on page 42. Her and her layers were cut at 6 1/2". I embossed her hair with the Cuttlebug folder Divine Swirls, added a tulle bow, and cut a tree at 1" from the Christmas cartridge to match Little Stinkerbella's shirt.
I used Mini Monograms to cut out the scallop circle, and I also welded small circles into each scallop. This was cut at 13.29"h. The green polka dot circle is from the MM cart too. It was cut at 14.24"h. I only needed a little bit of red paper for the "ballerina's" outfit so I cut it out of the middle of the scallop circle and then covered it with the green polka dot circle.
The title was typed up onto my computer, and the color was changed to match the other browns on the layout.
"So big" was cut using All Mixed Up. The Silhouette, and the Shadow features were used to cut each letter at 2 1/2".



I used Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip Satin ribbon and glue lines for the border base. The stars, hearts, and memories borders are by Making Memories.






I used pop dots to add dimension, and also added some bling of course!


Thanks for "hoping" by today, and I hope you come back and visit! How about a little blog candy???? I was a part of a stocking swap this week, received some fun items, and would love to share a couple of things with one of you! All you have to do is become a follower, and leave a comment. I will chose a winner on Monday night.
Tim Holtz stamps and grungeboard!

Thanks for "hopping" along with me today! Your next stop is Time2Create
Have a great weekend! <3Kristy

p.s. Just added this LO to Cupcake Inspiration Challenge! ;)

37 comments:

Kristen said...

i love your layout. You did a super great JOB>

Nadia's Beautiful Mess said...

Hi Kristy,
Whata fabulous layout. I really like all the detail and effort put into it.
NadiaP

Missie said...

Beautiful Layout! Thanks for sharing

Karelj said...

What an adroable layout! Your daughter is darling---and your instructions are great! I'm a new follower and can't wait to come back and spend more time here! ksjennings at gmail dot com and http://karelj.blogspot.com

Tanya said...

Beautiful layout! Awesome job on it:)

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Jan said...

LOVE the layout! Its beautiful. Great idea of cutting the dress out of the lower layer of the scalloped circle.

Congrats on being in your first blog hop. You did great!
Jan
jan.schmeckpeper@yahoo.com

Cathy T said...

Beautiful Layout! THe colors are great and you did a great job on the titles. Love it!

Nikki T said...

This is a beautiful layout.
Nikki
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com
www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! Your little girl is just to cute......you did a great job with the layout with all the extra details, but your little one is the star in my eyes! TFS!
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Jo said...

Well ... this is just the sweetest layout! I am so impressed with how well you matched your Circut image to your photo. This is a very clever use of this cartridge ... great job!

Jo xx

gijo109 at sbcglobal dot net

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

I just love this layout, it is so much fun and your daughter is just adorable!!! LOVE IT!
TFS

Josie0602 said...

I love this layout! Your daughter is adorable in her little skirt and I love the tulle you added to your cutout!
tracyg398@yahoo.com

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

you do an amazing job on your design I just love it ... your daughter looks so cute in her tutu ... everything you did makes this layout pop off the page...
Very nicely done..
TFS your talent
The Scrapbooking Queen

Melissa said...

I love, love, love your LO! Your daughter and her outfit are adorable! I just became a new follower of your blog!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Savahanna said...

SOO CUTE!!!

Hannah's Stampin' Nana said...

what an adorable layout, I love all the special extra little touches. tfs

shelley
lostnwa98 at frontier.com

MeMe said...

Looks like you will have many years to use this cart. Thanks for sharing.
plweir@satx.rr.com

Valerie said...

How beautiful! I love your layout! It's so Christmassy and festive.

vlbrown (at) mail.roanoke.edu

SweetSassyDiva said...

so cute! i have some pic of dd in her little tutu :) great ideas on this hop for sure!

I love my cartridge and am a fellow Circle Member. TFS!

I have some Lori's Garden projects on my blog which as you know is another circle cartridge promotion.

So far, my personal favorite circle original cartridge exclusive is the french manor.

http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com

Mrs. Green said...

This is really cute! I like that you showed that you cute out the shirt from the inside of the circle. I do that kind of stuff all the time! :)

Thanks for being in the hop!

greengirl

Heather said...

Such a great LO!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Charlotte said...

Your daughter and your LO are adorable! Merry Christmas!

pattyk said...

Great layout and beautiful baby--thanks --millierose651@aol.com

JaniceA said...

Beautiful lay out and daughter. She looks like a little ballerina. modjjjash at yahoo dot com

Anna said...

Oh how adorable your little dancer is...and I mean the baby girl but your layout is awesome also. Great Job!!! Beautiful Baby!!!
I am now a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Suscan said...

Beautiful baby in a beautiful layout. In no time she will be a tiny dancer.
suscan@gmail.com

Cindylu2u said...

Oh your layout is so sweet, how you matched them up it looks fantastic!! Thanks for the hop and Happy Holidays!!
Cindy
miller896042atbellsouth.net

pomerx2 said...

i love how you matched the pic and cutout perfectly.
trina pomerenke
pomerx2@charter.net

Donna said...

Thank you so much for sharing this adorable layout, it is just so sweet and your GD is cute as can be.

Donna C.
goCricutgo

Chris said...

Love the layers of your LO. It looks so 3D and is absolutely gorgeous

Yolonda said...

I love the layout. TFS!!!

Maria said...

Adorable layout!

scrapperbecka said...

Very cute lo.

AmyJRockstar said...

What a perfect layout and a perfect picture! Absolutely adorable! I am a new follower and can be reached at amyjrockstar@gmail dot com or http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/
Please swing by if you get a chance!
XO ~ Amy Jo

Trisha said...

This is an awesome layout and your daughter is adorable. I am a new follower. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

stefeni said...

Beautiful layout! I love your scraproom too :)

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Cristen said...

oh my goodness i love you very cute layout you did do a wonderful job