Thursday, August 9, 2012

August Theme Day - Bedtime

Hello Everyone, today I'm posting my design team project for the My Cricut Craft Room Blog. Our theme today is Bedtime. 

My absolute favorite picture of Mike was taken on Christmas Eve 1993.  It was his first Christmas and I wanted to showcase this special night.

My idea was 'twas the night before Christmas, When new traditions are born.

I wanted the title to stand out, but not be popped up with 3D foam tape.  I first welded together the letters off the songbird cartridge with my gypsy. Then on page two, I picked the shadow letters and welded them together.  I then cut out two of the shadow words. Christmas was cut from the Christmas cricut cartridge.

This is the three cuts pasted together.  My paper has a white core, so I used the coordinating ink color to ink the edges and cover up the white that was showing.

So here's what I ended up with. I have a large journal box and detailed the new tradition that was started, Mike's age and the date.

Everyone was unsure of the green background.  So I changed the background paper and here was my final layout. 

I would love to hear your opinion on which layout you like the best, green or blue background.

To see more great projects with the Bedtime Theme check out Erica's Blog, My Cricut Craft Room.


  1. Tammy - what a cute layout to remember Mike's first Christmas eve! I like the blue background best too! Love the title!
    MCCR DT Sis

  2. Tammy, such an adorable little toe grabber. I do like the blue background a lot.

  3. Very cute layout. I think I like the green background, but then I always seem to go against the grain:) both look good though.

  4. I can't decide between green or blue (so helpful, I know) but I love them both! You did a beautiful job. Love the little story behind the photo, too. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Melissa, MCCR DT

  5. Love ur page Very sweet! I like the blue. TFS

    MCCR DT, LIsa Ch

  6. Super cute layout! Love how the blue background turned out!! Great job, Tammy!


  7. I really like the green background.. i think it helps make everything else stand out (the pic and title especially) and it doesn't distract from them. It's also more Christmas-ie. :) thanks for sharing... precious baby :)
    -Jamie L.

  8. Love your layout!! It is so cute and the colors look great!

    Nadja MCCR DT Sister

  9. I love this, so cute and adorable picture. I like the blue background best, matches the pj's :)

  10. What a little cutey he is.. plus, you did a great job with the layouts, I was trying to choose which one looked best and I too have to say the blue one, only cause it matches his PJ's, the title sticks out better on the green one :)
    MCCR DT Sister