Saturday, August 20, 2011

Feed The Giraffes!

Okay, remember my "Oh, I'll just create duplicate layouts" resolution? Yeah, well, for some reason I didn't factor the quadrupling of time that I have to put into these babies.  I have been working on these double page layouts all week long - a little here, a little there, and well, finally tonight I am finished.

These pages cover a trip to the Brevard Zoo (Melbourne, FL)  that my kids and I took earlier this summer.  I adore this zoo because it's never crowded and the exhibits are amazing.  Plus - you can feed the giraffes!  They are the most majestic animals.  Anyway, This layout gave me fits for a few reasons - 1) it's picture heavy because I really wanted to include so many of my kids actually interacting with the giraffes and 2) cutting out all these little animals (in duplicate) is soooo time consuming.  I am not a patient crafter.  Halfway through this project I was reminded of why I like cardmaking so much.  But hey, it's done.  Nothing to complain about now.  My Mother's scrapbook just grew by two pages!

Here's the first one:


And here's the second:


A couple of notes:  The grass on the bottom is from the ZooBaloo cartridge.  I often turn to this version of grass when I need it for a project.  One of my favorite scrapboookers, Jana Eubank, posted a page on the Cricut Circle blog using the grass, but upside down.  I liked the look so much I decided to try it.  I do like it a lot and I might do it again in the future.  I wish I could link to the page where Jana's page was posted by the Circle blog is private.  You can however, see Jana's work on her personal blog and also on the  Cricut blog.

Alright - time for some closeups!  











And again for the duplicate:







Recipe:  
Paper: DCWV Animal Crackers
Cartridges:  Life is a Beach, Everyday Paper Dolls, Paper Doll Dress Up, Home Decor, Animal Kingdom, ZooBalloo

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope to have something else to show you real soon!

15 comments:

  1. I love these layout! They rock! Do you have a Gypsy file I can scraplift?

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  2. Wow, these layouts are amazing! I can see why they took a long time, the detail is incredible. I too like to keep layouts consistent in their sketch if I am working on a theme book or several layouts. It really helps to not have to re-create a layout each time. GREAT job!

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  3. What a fabulous layout! All your work was so worth everything! There is so much love in this layout!
    Carolyn
    http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

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  4. Renee, I would be happy to share the gypsy file with you, I just don't know how to do that. I will see if I can get some assistance with it. I'll send you a PM over on the PC board when I'm done.

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  5. Love them and that hard work is just making it even better.

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  6. I love this project and all of the others I'm seeing on your blog! I'm your newest follower!!

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  7. WOW!! What absolutely AMAZING layouts!! Your attention to detail is just stunning! The pictures are fabulous and I LOVE the embellishments you used - so creative and fun! These are just GORGEOUS!! Love them :)

    Lisa
    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  8. Awesome Layout. Love it. TFS

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  9. Wow wow wow!!! So much layers, so much textures and so much love went inti making these LOs! You make such wonderful things - you're an inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. INCREDIBLE!!! Really amazing!!!

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  11. oh my, I would love to have the gypsy file also...please email me a link to where I can scraplift it....lol Your dsigns are truly amazing...Freda-threadluvr@yahoo.com

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  12. Fabulous layout! I'm a new follower of your blog.

    http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com/

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  13. Another awesome LO!!! All of the detail is amazing and you captured some great pics!!! I too would love to have the Gypsy file if you are sharing.

    Thanks

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  14. Thanks you guys! And Welcome Brenda!!

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