Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ice Museum

This is a 12"x12" layout that I created for the scrapbook I am making for my mother. She came to visit us when we were living in Alaska, so I wanted to make her a scrapbook to remember her visit. It will be slow going, as I have all kinds of projects in the works, but I will get it done eventually. I promise, Mom!

I used a silver cardstock for the base of the layout. I then cut six 1/2" strips of white cardstock. I then ran them through my Xyron and sprinkled each one with glitter. I adhered them to the page, three going vertical and three going horizontal. My largest picture, which is the one in the middle, is 4"x6," and double matted with orange and purple cardstock. My other three are 3 1/2"x5" and single matted with purple cardstock. All the mats are 1/8" larger than the picture (and the previous layer in the case of the largest picture). The title is cut from Cricut Keystone at 1 1/2." I covered it all with glossy accents and use pop-dots to adhere part of it down. The igloo is from Create a Critter, cut at 3." The penguin is from Winter Frolic, cut at 2 3/4." I used Cuttin' Up to cut the martini glasses. The one the penguin is holding is cut at 1/2" and the larger one is 2 1/2." I covered the igloo with glossy accents as well. I used pop-dots to adhere the penguin and the martini glass. I also gave the penguin google eyes.

I made this for the following challenges:

  • BBTB2: Jolly Holidays penguing (I don't own it, so I used Winter Frolic)

  • Color Throwdown: rainbow color pallete

  • Fantabulous Cricut: cool treat (what could be a cooler treat, literally and figuratively, than an apple martini served in a glass made entirely of ice)

  • The Paper Variety: every color of the rainbow


  1. Absolutely darling LO. It's hard to think of something so cold when it's so darn hot outside. I could use a little cooling down right about now. It's 100 degrees outside. Thanks so much for sharing your "cool" LO with us at BBTB2.

  2. Ahhh now I think I need an apple martini :) Great layout--your mom will love the scrapbook--whenever you complete it I'm sure :) Thanks for creating with us at FCCB this week!


  3. Cooled me right off from this AZ heatwave. Thanks for joining us our BBTB2 challenge.

  4. Love the sparkle paper! Goes so well with the photo's. Glad you could play along with TPV!

  5. Super fun! She is sure to love this scrapbook when it's complete!

    Thanks for joining us over at the BBTB2! DT Member Carri~abusybee

  6. I LOVE that your penguin is cooling off with a 'beverage of choice' !!!!! Really love the sparkly paper you used too !!! Thank you for participating in our challenge this week at BBTB2 ! Lori

  7. Wow I love this such a nice touch to give the penguin some champagne!! HA HA so cute


  8. WOW! What a "cool" (LOL) layout and fabulous pix. would love to see that museum. Adorable penguin with the martini glass. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 this week. xxD

  9. I love it that the little penguin has an apple cute! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!

  10. super layout paula and id love to see that museum! thanks for sharing with us at bbtb2 we always love seeing your creations :) xxshelly

  11. Wow I would Love to be in that museum right now with all this heat, lol! What a "Cool" layout you did and that little penguin is the perfect addition! Thanks for joining us this week over at BBTB2!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

  12. Super cute Layout!! Love those cuts and those pictures are amazing!! How cool is that museum!!
    Thanks for playing with us @ FCCB!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  13. What a wonderful layout! And what a cool (pun intended) place to visit! Thanks for joining our challenge at FCCB!

  14. LOVE LOVE how you made this challenge your own and changed it up from the norm....BEAUTIFUL LO. Thank you for playing with us at FCCB. =)

    Happy Craftin'!

  15. What an adorable scrapbook page!

    Thanks for playing along with the Color Throwdown this week!!

  16. Wow! This is so fun and festive!! I really love this! Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2.