Welp, today marks the final, official day of the My Time Made Easy release! My final project is the Bouncing Baby Buggy! If you've been following the awesome release projects by Lauren and the rest of the girls, you've seen just how versatile this carriage can be! Lauren turned it into a sailboat and a wheelbarrow for crying out loud! It also makes a wonderful basket, without the lid. The girls showed several different basket variations that left me with my jaw on the floor! This can be made into a masculine or feminine project...or neutral! So many possibilities...so little time.
I chose to keep it as a baby carriage. Ever since I saw the template, I envisioned a navy blue buggy like the gorgeous ones I saw in England after my daughter was born. Thus, the navy blue swiftly turned into my favorite sheet of digi paper from last month's release, Flourish, from the "A Loving Heart" collection.
I printed it double sided with this month's Sweetheart digi paper from the Fanciful Flourishes collection. Isn't it pretty?! I love the contrast :]
This template comes with decorative side panels, but I chose to let the paper do the talking instead!
I used Couture Cardstock Silent Night for the dark blue (isn't that texture gorgeous?!), Fallen Leaf for the green leaves, and Blushing for the light pink. My printer is running low on ink so it's printing everything a little darker than normal. The Sweetheart is supposed to be a dark pink color, not a coral color, but since my printer is really bringing out the orange hue turning it into a coral color, I used PTI's Berry Sorbet as my complementing cs.
I used some beautiful May Arts navy satin stitched ribbon to trim my carriage and create my bows.
The flowers (Fanciful Flowers) and the elegant frame (So Sentimental Frame) for the sentiment are Pretty Pieces Cut Files from My Time Made Easy. I added texture to my flowers using a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I thought the "waffle" look really complemented the subtle, checkered background of the navy flourish paper nicely.
HUGE thank you to Canda and Lauren for showing me just how much my Cricut w/SCAL can do and more importantly, how much time it could save me! Cutting the templates by hand is time consuming for someone who is a perfectionist and is already short on time due to a demanding career...not to mention cutting the accent pieces we've created! Seriously, just the time cutting the templates has saved me is a HUGE relief! I even used my Personal Cricut that only takes 6" x 12" paper for the first month or so...it was worth it to shrink the templates! Trust me. I now have the larger Cricut and I'm SOOOO happy I bought it, but I have to tell you, the small one works also if you already have that at home ;]
Oops...I digress. Please be sure to check out the rest of the team's projects today, and don't forget Lauren! I'm sure they would LOVE to hear what you think of their projects. Oh, and why not let Lauren know what you love about her release and what you would like to see in a future release! I'm sure she would love the feedback. Same goes for the paper and cut files if you want to share your thoughts with me :) I'd love to hear what you think and what you would love to see! Feel free to leave a comment or send me an email :] Also, if you have created anything with the digi paper or any of the cut files I've helped to create, I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see your project(s)!!! Please share :) I'm working on adding a page to my blog with InLinkz where you can simply post a link to your projects anytime you feel like it. I just haven't had time to stop and update my blog yet. I will though, so be on the lookout!!
Hope you have a FABULOUS week! The weather really turned around here...today was GORGEOUS. The sun shining and the lack of bitterly cold temperatures really does something for the soul. I think it's going to be a great week ♥