Wednesday, March 31, 2010

My Scrap Chick "Mom" Word Album and Cut Flowers

Hello Friends! Let me tell ya'. . .I literally turned over my craft room to create this project! LOL! You're wondering "why". . .it's not like there's anything really complicated about it. Well, let me explain. . .I wanted to use my "Bind it All" and I could not find it. I cleaned my craft room a few months ago and I did not know where I stored it! Uggggh!! Anyway, the good thing is I found it, the bad thing is my room is now in a serious state of chaos!

Okay. . .let me talk about my project!! I created this word album using the $1 Mom Word Album cutting file from and using my Cricut Expression to cut the album. Do you see the layered flowers? I used the "Cut Flowers" file, again from! OMG! I am so in love with the files at and my Cricut. No more punching, no more hand cutting! Do you know much time I saved by having my Cricut cut all the shapes for me? This album would have taken me a few days if it weren't for the files and my Cricut but it only took me a day to finish up the album! I'm so happy about that!

Because there's a lot of photos. . .I'll write short captions for each photo. This is the front of the album. I used my K&CO designer paper and Making Memories metal and chipboard embellishments.

The flower next to the photo is another flower file from the $1 Cut Flowers file from

This photo of me and my husband and my grandmother and daughter. My grandmother (who adopted me when I was little) passed away a few years ago. I miss her immensely. I could tell you stories about her. . .she was such a strong woman. . .she endured a lot of hardship. . .I'll talk about her another time.

This is a photo of me, my daughter and my grandmother. I created the sentiment by using a scrapbooking program and used the "word art" feature to create the rounded effect.

Another close up of me and my husband's photo.

A close up of my grandmother and daughter's photo. I created the heart shape and sentiment using my Photo Shop program.

These two photos highlight the layered flower using the "Cut Flowers" file. All I did was adjust the size of each flower cut by 1/2" each and layered the flowers after cutting them.

Anyway, be sure to stop by and check out all the fabulous $1 files. You'll love them as well as all the other files!

Hope you all have a wonderful day!! I'm off to clean my craft room! Wish me luck! LOL!

Project Details:

Cutting Files: $1 Cut Flowers and Mom Word Album
Papers: K&Co designer paper, SU Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery
Ink: Tim Holtz distressing Ink
Accessories: SCAL2 program, Cricut Expression, Darice rhinestones, Dew Drops, Making Memories Metal alpha, Making Memories chipboard, Bind it All, Organdy Ribbon, Making Memories Ribbon, Fiskar Scallop Scissors, alpha stickers, buttons, embroidery floss


Sparkplug17 said...

Such a lovely album!

Renee said...

Maria, this is just beautiful, I love it!!! your projects are always so stinkin cute. thanks for sharing. Blessings, Renee

Ann Flower said...

I love seeing how illustrators use their own set! And I love seeing such out of the ordinary ideas! Love this

Becky said...

Maria this is beautiful!! Wonderful colors and wonderful memories.

Kim Burmeister said...

Maria, all of your work is FANTASTIC! This is soooo amazing! Love it!

Whimcees said...

Fantastic creation! Love everything about it!

Wishing you a good day today!

Barbara Diane

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

An incredibly beautiful album. Love all the colours and the embellies - it's really stunning!

Unknown said...

WOW...what more can I say?? This is absolutely gorgeous, and even more so, knowing how close to your heart it is... :) Lovely :)

Magaly said...

waouh, i love what you it's so beautifull

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