Thursday, August 21, 2014

Cricut Chalkboard Fonts Project Life School layout

Hello, friends!

Cricut Chalkboard Fonts Project Life School layout
Today I have a Project Life (Picture My Life) layout. This is the first time I have made a pocket layout. It was fun and made me think differently about scrapbooking. However, I still used my Cricut (to make a title card) because I just cannot make a project with out it. 

The Cricut cartridge that I used was Chalkboard Fonts. It was the ideal choice since the little cards I used have a chalkboard vibe. I also added a few embellishments to the title.

A few things to note about pocket scrapbooking:

1) It does NOT photograph well because of the glare from the pocket protector. I have seen this done very well on other blogs, but how they do this is beyond me. I took many many photos and this was the best one. Sigh...

2) I would never convert to this kind of scrapbooking as my sole way of scrapbooking. However, if you have a lot of photos to scrapbook, this is the answer! You can get a lot done in a small amount of time. 

 Cricut Chalkboard Project Life 2nd Grade layout

Cricut Chalkboard Fonts Project Life School layout

Cricut Chalkboard Fonts Project Life School layout journaling card

Cricut Chalkboard Fonts Project Life School layout title

Cricut Chalkboard Fonts Project Life School layout closeup
Cricut Chalkboard Fonts Project Life School layout closeup

Close To My Heart supplies I used

Cricut Anna Griffin Summer Soirees cartridge
To win:

August Stamp of the Month

Picture My Life Special


Joan Smith said...

Your LO is so awesome gosh I love the chalkboard look of it all!
Your guy is so stinkin' cute just one handsome little dude.
I've never done scrapbooking this way either yet have a huge kit to do it and it's on my get to projects list you did a really great job and I love the chalkboard font cartridge too as it does give an amazing look.
Super great creative job Melanie!!

LST in Colorado said...

What a cutie and so grown up too!! Love what you did with this LO, and it shows great. Thanks for sharing your any creativeness!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

He is a cutie. The chalkboard font works wonderfully with a school theme layout like this.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Treva said...

Really cute LO, and what a darling little second grader! TFS!

Marie said...

How precious your son is! I think I have an addiction to chalkboard things so I think your layout is awesome.

Barb A. said...

Nice layout! Thanks for sharing your time, talents, and ideas with us.

CA Scrapper said...

Great layout Melanie! I love the chalkboard set. I've been getting more and more into this type of scrapbooking just to try and catch up.


Karen Sue said...

Very nice, I haven't quite yet decided if I like the pocket scrapbooking, not sure I want to work on such a small size, but you did a good job. I'm almost inspired to give it a try.

Maria Giselle B. said...

I agree. This is one way of posting plenty of photos.

Vanessa said...

What a cute layout! I also like to use my Cricut on everything I make. I've never tried pocket layouts, mostly because I love the process of building as I go without too much advance planning. Thanks for sharing!

Janice Cook said...

This is a really cute chalkboard layout.

Sue D said...

Very nice--I like the chalkboard look.

marg0006 said...

Loving all the fun chalkboard designs.

Rose said...

What a cutie! Awesome job, I love your little quote at the bottom!Thanks for sharing, Awesome Job!

Bonnie said...

I really like something a little simpler for when you don't have a lot of time. Very nice addition to traditional scrapbook layouts!

Auntie Em said...

Your LO is so perfect with your little scholar all set for second grade. He looks so excited to be there.
I haven't done the pocket style pages but used black cardstock for a background and used the style as a technique. It was fun to do but wouldn't want it to be the only way I scrapped either.
I did have a ton of those little photos of nieces and nephews and grandkids that are sometimes so small you can lose them so easy. I cut out 4x6 pieces of paper, used up odd trims, stickers and embellies and put the little photos on the pages and then into a photo album. The kids love to see it when they visit, I used up so many scraps and now I will never lose those precious photos.
Hope you have a great weekend and looking forward to seeing your posts next week. {{{hugs}}}

Clare D. said...

I am always looking for school layouts and there is something about a chalkboard that I love!

Anonymous said...

I love Anna Griffin designs. Would love to win this cartridge.
I love to give Homemade Goodies at Christmas...the Chalkboard fonts would be perfect also.

Linda Talso

Cheryl W said...

I have never made a pocket layout. Yours is really nice. Maybe I should give it a try.