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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Family Layout

Hello everyone, this is Rita with Rita's Paper Obsession.  It is hard to believe January is almost over.  Like everyone else, I set some goals for 2013, one of which was doing at least one layout a week.  So today, I have a layout to share with you as well as a couple online resources I go to when I'm looking for sketch ideas or Cricut images.

I had some family snapshots I wanted to scrap but wasn't coming up with any great ideas as to how I wanted my layout to look.  For inspiration I went to pagemaps.com.  This site as all kinds of sketches.  I selected a sketch from August 2006.

And here is my completed layout:

I used Echo Park "Love Letters" and Paper Pizazz "Soft Tints Pink Swirls".  The solid pink is from Close to My Heart.

It takes me a while to choose the cuts for my layouts.  Part of the problem is I have a lot of cartridges and don't know which carts have the image I'm looking for.  To solve my problem I go to mycutsearch.com.  This site is awesome and simple to use.  You simply enter what you are looking for and the site shows you all the handbook pages with the searched image.

The Echo Park paper was double sided so I used the reverse side for my cuts.  The butterfly is from Pink Journey and "Family" is from Sophisticated.  Both were cut at 3".  "Family" was part of a longer phrase so I used Design Studio to hide the other words and make the cut.

I started my layout at a crop and I didn't bring my inks but I had my Inkadinkado blending chalks.  I used brown chalk along the edges of my cuts. 

The quote was computer generated but I only had white paper.  I didn't like the starkness of the white so I yellowed the paper with a mustard colored chalk.

Looking for sketch inspiration go to pagemaps.com
Looking for a Cricut image go to mycutsearch.com

Thank you for stopping by and allowing me to share with you today.

Designed by:  Rita Poteat
Cartridges:  Pink Journey, Sophisticated
Cricut Machines:  Expression, Design Studio
Other Materials Used:  Echo Park "Love Letters", Paper Pizazz "Soft Tints Pink Swirls", Close to My Heart pink cardstock, Inkadinkado blending chalks


  1. Wonderful layout!

    Love the colors and the embellishments - and your family photos are perfect!! Thank you for the terrific resources and insights (like the chalking). Perfect!!!

  2. Rita,
    This is a truly beautiful layout. I love the techniques you used. My chalks are terribly neglected.

  3. Awesome Rita ! It is fun to see how you used the sketch and your technique tips...I think many of us have chalk but forget to use it !

  4. Great job Rita. I love your interpretation of the sketch.

  5. Beautiful layout, Rita! Thank you for reminding me to use my chalks!!

  6. Love it thanks for the sketch

  7. Very nice layout. Love the paper you chose.

  8. My favorite colors...pink, gray, black and white....this is beautiful. Thanks for the sketch too. Adding that to my sketch ideas list for when I need something new...

  9. Rita your layout is beautiful. Love the butterfly and the swirly showing movement behind it. The last picture is really cute too. Love the colors.


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