Samuel Goes to School Layout

Good morning everyone,
So sorry I haven't posted in a couple of days. I have been...ONCE AGAIN...having computer issues. I have such a love hate relationship with my laptop at the moment :-) But none the less I am grateful that I am to this point at least :-)

Today's project was a continuation of the Fantabulous Cricut Crawl-Blog Hop as well as for a guest designer spot over at another Cricutlicious lover's blog. Kassidy from InkingItUpCrazy is another one of "US". She loves her Bug and loves to share some wonderful "Bug juice" Please be sure to hop over there and give here some love!

For this project I used the following cartridges:
A Word Party-Word Builders
Create A Critter
Mini Monster
Gypsy - For the two FREE Gypsy Files: Please see below.
Here is a closeup of the dinosaur. I used my Gypsy to do some "hide Contours" to make the dino more to my personal liking :-) I used my copic markers to color his spikes and circles.
Here is a closeup of the little frog. He is from Mini Monsters. Again I used my Gypsy to do some "contour hiding" to make him a little more "Melin"...lol.
Here is a closeup of the Word Art tag I created. I have it in two style for the FREE download below. I have it wih the colors you see here and then with all black lettering. So if you want to re-create this you will have the little tag :-)
So now for the FREE stuff:
If you would like the FREE Dinosaur and Frog Gypsy Files: Please hop over to InkingItUpCrazy.blogspot.com. She will have a link for you shortly :-)
If you would like the FREE word art tag: just click HERE

Be sure to comment on this post and the other two posts from this week for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate from Page-Kits.com! You must also be a follower to be eligible :-)
PAGE-KITS.COM There are some great page kits, cutting files, digital stamps and product!
Also Be sure to join in on the FCCB CRAWL going on! See this post HERE for details. Go to FCCB HERE to start your crawl! Lots of great prizes along the way!


  1. I love the dinosaur and frog...this back to school theme is cute!!!

    ktulanko AT gmail DOT com

  2. Super cute LO. The frog and dinosaur are adorable. Too cute!

  3. What a great layout Melin!!! I love it!!!

  4. What a cute layout! I love it.

  5. Very cute Layout! the faces are adorable!

  6. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the School Theme post on Sep. 17, 2010. Thanks again.

  7. Oh I wish I had a gypsy, so I can get those adorable files!!! Lovin the frog his is just too CUTE!

  8. That is so cute! I love the dinosaur!

  9. The froggie is too cute!

  10. I have never made a layout myself but if anything was going to inspire me to this would be it.
    Kim xXx

  11. I love everything about the layout

  12. Oh I just love the dino, no the frog... it is so Melin!!!!
    I will go and download... I still cannot get the bookworm off my mind!!!, but the froggy is making me? mhhhhhh

  13. I just love how you draw the faces on the animals.......it really brings them to life. Great layout

  14. Great LO. My grandson would love it - you've included all his favorite things.

  15. OMG OMG OMG Melin, this might be my favorite layout to date. It's absolutely FABULOUS!!! Great work as always! :)

  16. I love the melin look on the dino and froggy, much better than their cartridge look.

    -- dalis

  17. I'm a new follower! Great layout - love that dino cut. Thanks for the chance to win :)

  18. My 4 year old is sitting next to me looking at your layouts. He keeps asking me to go back so he can see the dinosaur. He wants me to make it and I cant make in understand that I dont have the cartridges or the gypsy...lol. I love this and obviously so does he.

    Emily C and
    The Wonderful Insanity Called Life

  19. What a great layout and I love all of your projects.

    Thanks. guzjun97atyahoodotcom

  20. I love the layout Samuel goes to school. You're extremely talented!!



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