I have always enjoyed being crafty. I remember getting really excited about stickers and fun stationary when I was little. Well its good to know that some things in life never change!

I was introduced to scrapbooking in 2005 and have been hooked ever since. My love of crafting has branched out to include DIY, projects, gardening, baking, and canning. I hope to share my projects here.

Monday, April 11, 2011

What bugs me..Circle blog Weekly Challnge #28

Hi all! Todays's post is a layout I made to enter into the weekly challenge over on the Cricut Circle Blog.

Weekly Challenge #28: Creepy Crawlies Challenge!
The Challenge: Create a scrapbook page about the things that bug you. Use a bug somewhere on your project.

Well, what really bugs me is dirty dishes left in the sink. Bleech! I don't consider myself to be very OCD or anything, I just don't get leaving a big stack of yucky dishes in the sink. That is what the dishwasher is for. Actually it was very hard to leave the dishes in the sink long enough to take the picture! LOL

This is another double duty project, as it uses another one of my monthly challenge cartridges, Paisley. I cut the Bee and the little lady bugs from the Paisley Cart. The Bee was cut at 4 in. I added some stickles to her wings and antennae ends. I then free cut some "hands" for her to hold her dish and dishrag. Her Dish is just a couple of circles using some punches I have. Her dishrag is a scrap of ribbon. The apron is from the Nifty Fifties cartridge. I used my Gypsy to size the apron to fit the bee better. It was cut at 2 in. I then trimmed off the top of the apron by hand. I added some stickles to the apron as well.

The little ladybugs were cut at about .75 in. I used my gypsy to hide the contours on the ladybugs wings because the cuts were going to be so small. I just used some stickles to make her dots instead.

I cut the sink and dishes from the Chore Chart cartridge. The sink is cut at 3.71 in. I left off the extra top layer of the sink as I really like the little blue dotted paper. I did add some stickles over the "water flow". The dishes I sized to fit in the sink.
The title was cut from Cuttin' Up. The lower case letters are cut at 1 in. The word BUGS is sized at 1.25 in. I used my cuttlebug embossing folder, Swiss Dots, on them.

I pop-dottd the word Bugs as well as the sink itself and the apron on Ms. Bee.

All the patterned paper is from DCWV Flower Shower Sring Stack from last year. The solid cardstock is from my stash, I think it is Bazzil textured. Finishing touches included inking most edges with Colorbox chalk in Charcoal and some Divine Twine in Green Apple.

It was alot of fun to plan a layout on a subject I wouldn't normally consider scrapbooking in the first place. It makes me want to do more "out of the box" scrapbooking inthe future.

Thanks for visiting.

Have a Great and Crafty Day!



  1. The bug is absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. i love how you did the title block on this -super cute with the little lady bugs! nicely done!!!

  3. This is awesome! You did a great job with the challenge.

  4. Fantastic! I love the bug with the dish! Very creative!
    Good Luck in the challenge!

  5. This is a fantastic layout! I love it! Good luck in the challenge!!

  6. I adore your little bee washing her dish! Super cute.

  7. I really love this!!


  8. OMG, I love this. Your layout is so freaking cute! I have the Chore Chart cartridge and there are sooooo many things I want to use it for, but haven't yet. I think because I can't figure out what I want to cut first. Love your Bee and the apron, the dish, the dish rag. You did an awesome job. Cindy

  9. Oh my goodness... this is just too cute! I love the bee in the apron. The font is perfect, especially with the ladybugs crawling around! You did a fabulous job! Good luck in the challenge!

  10. THIS IS A WINNER!!!! wow...this is the most amazing thing I've seen in a long long time. My fingers are crossed for you. This needs to win, or be in Chrip...SOMEWHERE!!

  11. OMGOSH! Your LO IS soooo stinkin' CUTE! I love all the cuts... Just wonderful! :o)

  12. Hi! Jan!

    I love your buggy page, it turned out a treat :)

    My name is Shazza.

    I’m just letting you know that I run two really successful challenge blogs and would love to see you join in.

    ARTastic is a challenge where we take paintings from the great artists with a little added criteria. The blog address is http://artasticchallengeblog.blogspot.com/


    From Screen 2 Scrap is a challenge blog based on Movies with a little added criteria. The blog address is http://screen2scrap.blogspot.com/

    Please add yourself as a follower so you get all the monthly updates.

    We would love to see you join in.

    Cheers and thanks

  13. This is DARLING!!! I love it!!!! Good luck with the entry!!!