Sunday, October 21, 2012

May the Force Be With You!

I just got back from a scrapbooking crop at a friend's lake house. There were 10 of us cropping, laughing, telling stories, eating, sharing, sleeping (not much), etc.  Lots of fun with a great group of ladies!

I almost did not take my Silhouette because I didn't think I'd have much space to set it up.  My plan was to figure out what I needed at home...precut before the crop and take those diecuts with me.  Oh, yeah...right....  Pre plan?  It's not in my vocabulary when it comes to scrapping.  So at the last minute I grabbed it up as well as my laptop and hauled it with.  Boy, am I glad I did!  I used that thing over and over and over again!!!

Of course when I got to the lake I realized I didn't have my Silhouette mat with me.  Oh great....
But I had read that Cricut mats work just fine in the Cameo so my lifesaver, Christine, gave me one.  It worked perfectly....there was a little adjustment for me on loading my paper because the Cricut mat is a little longer but that was pretty easy to take care of.

This layout I'm sharing today is nothing spectacular in terms of scrapbooking "art".  It's of two little boys with their Star Wars Light Sabers.  But I just love the expression on their faces...especially David's.  He just loved doing whatever his older cousin, J.P.,  was doing! I had to scrap it!

But what I am proud of is that my Silhouette came in very handy!  I downloaded a Star Wars font for free from which you can see HERE.  Easy peasy...the Silhouette does a fabulous job of cutting True Type Fonts.  I also did a little offset to create a shadow.  Pretty cool, huh?

Well, I only had 2 little pictures for this layout so what was I going to do on the bottom?  Well, I searched online for some Star Wars figures and came across some jpg files of these ships.  I was able to import them into Silhouette Studio and trace them for cutting.  Worked easily and quickly!

The Star Wars fans in the family will love it!

And May the Force Be With You...and may you get lots of crafting in!


  1. I'm a Star Wars fan and like this Star Wars playful photo layout. The fun layouts are ones where the people are having fun and not being staged or asked to pose.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Glad you had such a blast with your friends! Always fun to get away and scrapbook. Love the pages you created and especially seeing the fonts, one thing I have not tried yet.


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