Monday, April 8, 2013

Backyard Playtime layout (for Exploring Cricut)

It's finally feeling like spring!  My daffodils are blooming and I just want to be able to plant my flower garden (not quite warm enough for that just yet, but soon)!  My layout today is for the Exploring Cricut challenge Spring Thing-include at least 1 button, 2 cricut cuts, and 3 different papers.  It is all about being outside playing in the back yard.  My boys are ready to roam and dig in the dirt!  (At least until it's time to mow the grass, lol!  Then it will be a different story!)

I used Nate's ABCs for everything on this layout and I absolutely love how it turned out!  Such great spring cuts on this cartridge! The background paper and photo mats are from the Echo Park All About a Boy collection.

Nate's ABCs-all cuts
Paper-Echo Park All About a Boy prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink/pop dots

There are lots of great spring projects to inspire you on Exploring Cricut and we hope you will link up with a spring project of your own!

I'm going to link this up to the button challenge at Craftin Desert Divas!


  1. Michelle, This is adorable! I love the colors and all the Cricut cuts you used. Thanks for sharing. Your DT member
    Kathy U:)

  2. Michelle,
    I absolutely love all the details of your layout and it is so beautiful. I am so happy you agreed to be a part of our DT at Exploring Cricut.

  3. This layout is perfection! I just love it! I will have to add this to my inspiration file!

  4. This layout is wonderful, I absolutely love this cartridge and the images you chose are just perfect. Wonderful attention to detail.

  5. This is so cute. I love that robin. I thought that was a button on your layout.

    Hope you will stop by and link up at Craftin Desert Divas “Button” Linky Party.
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  6. WOW, so many details in this layout. It is just divine! I love all the DP you used. Adorable!

  7. SUPER<SUPER CUTE!!!Love your layouts,and the cricuts...

  8. This is precious! The detailing is spectacular and the color combo is so pretty!

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  9. WOW!Your LO is so BEAUTIFUL!!it seriously belongs in a magazine!!AWESOME job!
    Have a wonderful day,
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  10. Fabulous LO Michelle! I truly love every single detail!! I need to get this cartridge :), thanks for sharing!
    Have a wonderful day!

  11. Wow Michelle, another fabulous layout! I love, love the cuts your used on this layout! I also love the papers you used, perfect boy papers! I think I might have to be lifting this!!! Hugs!

  12. What a fantastic layout Michelle!!! I so love the colors and those great cuts. The inch worm is so cute as is the Momma bird watching over her eggs. The little boy and his pets are just adorable. Love it!!! :)

  13. Michelle I absolutely adore your layouts! I love how professional and finished they look! Your paper and cut choices are always amazing!!!

  14. love this!!! you did an excellent job on your layout!!! Thank you for linking up with us for linky party #3 over at


  15. Fantastic LO> Love the bight colors and cute images. Thanks for linking up with Craft It up & Link It Up

    Have a great day.
    Hugs Nana
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