Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year Blog Hop

Happy New Year!

Glad you're here to join in the Cricut Blog Hop. So if you've been following the sequence you arrived from Ms_Dee's Blog. Once you're done here you can move along to TiffysMom's Blog. If you stopped by for a visit with me and would like to visit the other participating blogs you can start at Crafty Scentiments's Blog and check out all the great projects. If you make it to the end of this post there's some blog candy!

The theme of the Blog Hop was "New Year's" and the project had to be made with the Cricut. To me New Years means resolutions...each year I have good intentions of creating a scrapbook calendar for the grandparents but  December usually comes along and I haven't made one month let alone twelve. This year I will make one each month. I decided to start with February as I am awaiting photos of  my Grandson playing in the snow. There has been a lack of snow so far this year as well as he's not really sure about the cold, white stuff. Daddy will need to show him how to make snowmen and snowangels!

I love the vintage valentine pattern paper. To go with the paper I photoshopped the picture to be more of a pencil sketch.

Photograph prior to photoshop.

I used the Gypsy to design and cut everything.

Cartridges Used on above page:
Big heart - 7.5": high
Small Heart - 1" high
Lyrical Letters
What a Sweet:! - 1" high
Smiley Cards
Happy Heart - 2" high

The calendar page is made using "Designer Calendar".
Calendar Grid - 10" wide and used the "hide contours" feature to eliminate the boxes that aren't needed.
Red Hearts - 1" high
Numbers - .6" high
Be Mine - 1.7" high - "hide contour" feature to eliminate the heart,.
February - 1.35" height
Days of the Week - .6 high

Love - Home Decor cartridge used 1" high
Valentine boy images - stamped and colored with Copics. Retired Vintage Valentines - Stampin' Up.

For sticking with me to the end here's a little blog candy. Leave a comment telling me your New Years resolution or what you did on New Year's Eve. Draw for the prize January 3rd.

If you'd like to be coming a follower or subscribe to my blog you can do so on the sidebar but it's not necessary to enter. I do have more Cricut projects to reveal in the next couple weeks.

Thanks for stopping by and a Happy and Healthy New Year to all of you!



Zeni Pradel said...

I love both of these layouts! TFS

Liz said...

Lovely blog hop. Great use of photoshop. Happy New Year

Anonymous said...

I don't have a Gypsy, but like the layouts you just did. My N. Years was spent dancing, eating and playing darts. My N. Years resolution-lose weight and have more time to prepare upcoming events, example: Valentine cards so I won't get behind like I did for the Christmas rush on cards. Have a super, duper 2011 and keep the cards coming. Enjoy them immensely. Marlene K.

*BJ* said...

Happy New Year! great projects you have to share. thanks bettylarryn at yahoo dot com

Tanya said...

OMG.. AMAZING!!! The photo is soo cute!! Thanks for sharing!! Happy New Year!!

hugs, Tanya

Renee said...

Great projects! I never thought I would like Designer's Calendar, but now I think I need to give it another look. The layout is adorable, and so is your grandson! Happy New Year!!!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice layout and Happy New Year!!!

Missy said...

Great calendar pages!! I keep looking at Designers Calendar, but always want something else more. I might have to rethink it now!! Very cute. Stopping by from the blog hop and now following your blog.

Missy from
melhorn_m at yahoo dot com

newfiecrafter said...

Two awesome layouts . You do such nice things with your cricut . Spent a quiet New Year's Eve at home with a nice dinner and yes lobster. Happy New Year to you and your's Yvonne

Yolonda said...

Great calendar. It's so funny, I have put off making my calendar so I decided to do it one month at a time also.

Thanks for being in the hop. Great job.

CrazyHomeCrafter said...

Happy New Year!

Lisa said...

Love your projects!

funnygirl13 said...

Love It!!! Thanks for sharing

Melissa said...

Very cute LO and I love the February calendar page!

My resolution is to get my scrapping area cleaned and re-organized before the end of January! Wish me luck!


PinkaDottie Sue said...

Cute Cute Project!

Happy New Year All!!


donna said...

resolution is to be nicer to my inner self..and I kept company with the pets..hubby was working..

shersl84bed said...

I love your calendar for February.
On N Y E I spent the evening with my family at a hockey game. Great time.

ShersL84bed at

Bek 'n' the boys said...

Your calender page is ADORABLE! I love it! Thanks for sharing such a great project! Bek

simplybren said...

What a cute picture. Love the calendar page. Also love the idea of doing it in pieces so the task is not so overwhelming.
simplybren at hotmail dot com

Sue in CT said...

I love the LO with the pencil drawing of the photo. I forget to use some of these features for my LOs. The calendar is nice too.
I spent New Years...first thing in the morning by taking my DIL to the airport since my son is stationed at Ft. Polk and wasn't able to come home over the holidays so she flew down to spend the weekend/New Years with him. (If you want excitement try driving in NY on New Years Eve!) Then I went shopping for a spice rack in a gazillion stores (never finding one I wanted) and then came home to a nice quiet dinner with my DH. We stayed at home and watched TV...watched the ball drop in Time Square then went to bed laughing about how "old" we got as it was past our bedtime.
Happy New Year to you and yours!

Anonymous said...

Cute layouts. My new years resolution is be healthier. I spent new years eve with some friends and had a great time. Jill

Mary Jean said...

such a cutie! I love that I think I have it in my stash!

Glitter Fantasies said...

First off the effect you did with the picture was great!! And I am sure they will LOVE the calendar.
My resolutions are 1-do project every month using my stash 2-stay focused on exercise 3-wear out my new Imagine and Gypsy LOL, I just received both products and I intend on using them to full capacity this year!!
New years eve I spent with family watching a movie then watch ball drop, all the while I was starting Christmas cards for 2011 LOL.
jmpresearch @

Scrap'n Yamma said...

Thank you for sharing such awesome projects! Happy New Year!

kmcilrath said...

New Years resolution: Loss weight.

We went out to dinner with friends and then just a quite night at home with just my husband and me.

Thanks for the chance for the blog candy.

VinDeeLoo said...

LOVE the picture.

Well, since I don't make resolutions, I will tell you what I did last night. My husband and I decided to stay in and watch Oklahoma State University play Gonzaga in basketball. My mother texted me that they were going to dinner. We met them there. We then went by my parents so I could look at the apron that she is making and put a coat of modge podge on the necklaces that we are gonna start making. Mom and I then decided to look for bails and ribbon necklaces - didn't have much luck. After watching the bb game and my OSU Cowboys lose we came home.

Hope you had a great night and a wonderful new year.

vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

poochietoo said...

layouts are great new years eve i was asleep goals for the new year finish some projects organize room it is really a long list
poochietoo at gmail dot com

Pam said...

Great blog hop project!



Penny said...

I love your layouts. I am hoping to do so many more layouts in 2011. It is my resolution.

Anonymous said...

Hi Yvonne, Love the layout, Xavier is getting so big...

I spent New Years at home with the girls and a friend and her two daughters dropped in for the evening...
Happy New Year to you and Kevin
Sherry K

BobbisTreasure said...

Great blog! So glad you were in the blog hop!

youiesmom said...

Very nice layouts. Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us. My New Years resolution---get organized, it's the same every year!! Thanks for a chance at some candy. Happy New Year!!


Suzy said...

Wahoo! The first blog hop of 2010. Love your project. One of my resolutions, of course, is to scrap more! Happy New Year!

Lynn said...

cute, thanks for sharing, nyears eve was spent quietly at home with the kids, no other way Id rather spend it. as far as resolutions im hoping to be more organized and better at finishing projects.

nygator95 at gmail dot com

Ms_Dee said...

Great Layouts.....And thanks for the inspiration.....Happy New Year..

featheredheaven said...

Love what you've done as always! My New Years was spent with my hubby, friend of ours making homemade pizza and watching a movie. Great food as well as great company!
Hopefully, with the start of the upcoming year I will be able to get move creative.
Happy New Year Yvonne!

Stephanie said...

Cute idea with the photo and turning it more into a drawing. Love to check out other scrapbook pages!
My new year's resolution is just to be more focused--on everything that is important to me.
scrapadelic at

ScrappingDeb said...

love it! and he does look like a sweetheart!

barbp said...

Love what you did with Designer's Calendar. Happy New Year!

Kathy Billings said...

Cute lay out and what an adorable little boy!

Tammy said...

All I have to say is WoW! ;) now following you.

Charlotte said...

Very, very cute calendar! TFS!

WAM Family said...

Great LO and use of Photoshop. The calendar is perfect. TFS and Happy New Year.

Trisha said...

We stayed home in a nice warm house for New Year's Eve. Thanks for sharing your projects and I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Scrappy Jackie said...

I am a new follower! Thank you so much for being part of this hop! Great job on your pages! pjritsema at gmail dot com

Reneeleeak said...

You have a great start on your calendar! The two pages are really nice.
My resolution for this year is to get more scrapbooking pages done and hopefully get closer to getting caught up!
Happy new Year!
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

Anna said...

Great layouts and cute little boy.
I want to get more organized.
Thanks for the chance to win.
http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Connie said...

Great job! We stayed in this year. Went to bed by 10 pm. We are soooo boring! lol
chowlulu at aol dot com

fjliv said...

Love what you did to the picture. How did you do this? Wonderful projects...forgot this was a leap year!


Roni said...

Great LO's!
embellishartist at gmail dot com

ES said...

I love the stylized photo. It goes along perfectly with your background paper!

Happy New Years! My resolution is to try new things with crafts!

cricutinkansas at

A Scrap Above said...

I love your LO and Calendar page, great work.
I am a new follower of your blog
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
ascrapabove at aol dot com

Kari Rieck said...

Fun page--love what you did in photoshop. Thank you for sharing!

stampinkari at comcast dot net

Cristen said...

very cute. i ahve a gypsy but i am so new to it. i need to just play with it and figured it all out.

Lesley from WI said...

Love both projects! That calendar page is gorgeous. I have that cart but have yet to use it. I now feel inspired. I found your blog on the hop and am now a follower. Happy New Year!

Heart2hand said...

What a great the 7Gypies frame...looking forward to seeing more.

Thanks for the peak


aremus said...

What a cute little LO. He is such a cutie himself. Great calendar page. TFS!!

amandaremus at gmail dot com

Cheryl said...

Great layouts! I spent New Year's Eve designing wall art for my craft room on my gypsy while my husband watched car auctions on TV. I would like to resolve to start to like car auctions but I think I better stick to something I really like, like making cards before the night before they are needed. lol

Jennifer said...


Your calendar looks AMAZING!!! :) I love how you altered the picture, too (your grandson's a cutie!)!

Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

partridgleu at yahoo dot com

scrappinlil said...

Wow you did a fabulous job on your layout...I love the papers and the pic is so cute...great for Feb. I did become a follower of your blog today. TFS