Wednesday, January 9, 2019

January 2019 - Joyful Stars Blog Hop!

Happy new year and welcome back to the Joyful Stars Blog Hop!  If you came here from the artistic Betty's blog, I'm sure you were in awe of her work! This month I’ve created a layout for a class that I’m doing at a crop this weekend.  Although I used the Make It From Your Heart Vol. 2 as a basis for the design, I took advantage of Cricut Design Space to further create and design my elements.  I will be sharing some of those tips with my class.  
With the event of the new Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book, I chose the Something Fierce paper packet for my layout.  Now that the holidays are over, the bright colors are just the ticket for me to start out the New Year. 
The bases of the layout were created using Pattern 14 of Make It From Your Heart Vol. 2.  Papers used were the Something Fierce paper packet, Lemon cardstock, and Bluebird cardstock.  

Using Cricut Design Space, I recreated the base layout as a Design Space project.  I then chose the "pinwheel" from the retired Artiste Cricut cartridge and placed them on both layouts.  I also found the "Go.See.Do" and "This Way To Fun" sentiments and the "flag" from the You Are Here Cricut cartridge to include on each page.  Then choosing the "line" and "square" from the Shapes feature, I attached a journaling block to be cut and drawn.

While my Cricut machine cut (and drew) my elements out of Raspberry, Carolina, and Bluebird cardstock, I cut some mats from Ballerina cardstock and placed them on the bases.  I also cut some triangles from the new Stitched Quilt Shapes Thin Cuts from Bluebird cardstock and centered them next to the large mats on each of the bases.  I then adhered the title, sentiment, and flag to the layout.  Finally, the pinwheels were finished by using some retired White Daisy Brads and Bigger Brads in the centers.  I then cut and knotted some pieces of the Raspberry Baker's Twine and adhered to the back of each of the pinwheels using Glue Dots and adhering to the bases. 

I hope these tips were helpful and that everyone is having a Happy New Year!  Now please head over to Krista's blog to see the fruits of her work!


  1. Wonderful layout! It has me dreaming of summer.

  2. What a sharp looking layout. Love these papers

  3. Fabulous layout! I love how you used twine for the pinwheel element. The multicolored small dot paper is perfect here.
    :) Marie

  4. Really GREAT all your elements and thanks for sharing such detailed info on creating it.

  5. Oh this is such a fun layout! Great details in your info. Thanks for sharing.

  6. What an ADORABLE page! :) :) I am so excited for the beautiful papers in our new book! Great job on using Something Fierce with these bright colors! :)

  7. Love the pinwheel on your layout. I like the lemon with the dotted paper. It really pops.

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