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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Drop Dead Gorgeous Diva using Happy Hauntings & Rock Princess


Hi there this Susan, welcome to the third Saturday here at Everyday Cricut.  I am feeling a bit Gothic and Burtonesque as I have been channeling Tim Burton with this fun layout, Drop Dead Gorgeous Diva.  I used three cartridges to create this layout:  Happy Hauntings, Rock Princess, and Plantin Schoolbook.  This was my first time using both Happy Haunting and Rock Princess and I can tell from this first layout that I am going to love both cartridges.  With a little outside the box thinking you will find so many reasons and occasions to use both of these cartridges.


My divas were cut using Rock Princess, of course.  I found the most amazing paper at our local Hobby Lobby - it looks like pink textured leather and was PERFECT for the divas' skirts.  I also used pink for shoes and tiara on the sitting diva.  Her tights are cut from Basic Grey Halloween paper turned sideways.  Using the I-Rock tool, I added purple gems to her tiara, neckline and shoes.


The right page diva is a bit of a wild woman, but then what true diva isn't?   She too is sporting a pink leather skirt, her sassy French top, glittery riding boots, and a silver belt.  Her hair is cut in two layers, though it looks a bit flat in the photo.  She is riding her black and white motor cycle, probably a bit too fast!  And don't you love her back glitter goggles?


Each of the two pages features a fabulous black glittery frame cut from Happy Hauntings.  Because I did not have enough of the black glitter cardstock with the silver speckles, I created my own speckle effect.  I took basic black glitter cardstock, cut it with the Cricut, and then I sprayed the frames with gold glimmer mist.  This created a nice extra layer of detail on the frame.  It is difficult to see but the frame is trimmed with purple gems, again affixed with the I-Rock.  The frame base layers were cut in deep purple for both pages and both pages have silver and black photo mats.


The frames are trimmed with the strawberry vine cut from Rock Princess.  The left page berry vines are larger than those on the right page.  I used more of the fun pink paper to cut the berries.  I used white and cream cardstock for the flowers and finished them with I-Rock gems.


I used my favorite speckled-glittered cardstock to cut the title phrase and that may have been an error. The words are difficult to read in the photos, but look quite cute in real life.  The letters are from Happy Hauntings - I love the font on the cartridge!


Because of the glitter and metallic cardstocks used in the layout the photos loose many of the fine details.  The gems around the frame and on the vines are quite cute as are the touches of Copic markers here and there.


The cut file for this layout is available at my blog, Busy with the Cricky.  You will find the file, titled "Drop Dead Gorgeous Diva", in the list of downloadable cut files in the left column.

And I nearly forgot - I am going to add a bit of shameless self-promotion here.  My new DVD set, It's a Kid's Life, is for sale on my blog.  Just click the link to purchase.  The set contains two discs, a video only disc and a second disc with Cricut Design Studio cut files & pdf printable instructions.  For more information visit this LINK

Thank you for stopping by Everyday Cricut and I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend (I am going to see Eat, Love, Pray today)!




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Jennifer said...

Love the color choices and the attitude in the girls faces!

Scrapper69 said...

Susan...What a great layout! I love the colors and all that glitter/bling! It is soooo Diva like! I Love it! Thanks for sharing it with us! P.S. Thanks for the cut file too! :o)
Enjoy your weekend! :o)

My Scrap Diary said...

Oh my gosh, I really love this lo!!!!!!! This is my kind of style. It's stylish with some goth to it, just lovely!!! You just inspired my next layout. I might have to scrap lift this one. Lol.
Thanks!!!!!
Jess M.

Got2BCrafting said...

Loving the bling!! This is a really fun LO... TFS.
Lori
http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/

Mom2Fiveplus3 said...

Great layout. Love the motorcycle girl.

Gaby ~ Scrapabookaholic said...

Love, love your LO
I really like the your paper choices i.e. her nylons, motorcycle, etc. WOW

Amy K said...

How fun and glitzy is this layout! TFS.

yvette said...

super cool amazing LO!! Love the colors, love the goth-feel :):) YaY, my type of thing!!

mississchic said...

Very Rook Princess. mississchic @ yahoo dotcom

Scossie Jane said...

What a stunning layout, love the colours, and all that glitter.... You have done a lovely job Susan, putting this together from the three cartridges.... Nice one xx

Cassandra said...

I love, love, love this Cartridge and thank you Susan for showing such a great layout using it! Makes me just want to jump on her cycle and join her! Love the Purple and Black colors too!

Angie said...

Great layout Susan, not used to seeing these colors, they look great!

Brens Designs said...

How cool! Love this layout!!!

MischievousFox said...

I love this! Love the colors and the theme!! I will have to remember this for my little one as she gets a bit older!!

Brigitte said...

Wow!!! It says it all!

Anonymous said...

Cute love the colors and the frame.
kateb@buckeye-express.com

sgute61 said...

Love this, its colorful and very sassy! TFS!

Bytesprite said...

Fabulous layout! Love the glimmery scrollwork on there,

JennyKozar said...

LOVE IT!!! What a fantastic layout. TFS!!!

Jenny Kozar

Coachfans said...

I LOVE eveything about your layout! The colors are wonderful. The details are fabulous. The papers, the cuts, the cartridges, everything.

THANKS for sharing!

Stay Creative,
Georgiana : )
http://carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com/

Jill_in_AL said...

Great card! it would have to go to a DIVA to get the full effect ;-)

nice work, J

debbie said...

WOW.....I just love this layout....and the colors, and the biker chicks...LOL!

Amy said...

OH...MY...GOODNESS! This is a beautiful LO! I love everything about it--the divas most of all! I lOVE the girl on the motorcycle with her hair flowing behind her. I love that B & W motorcycle, and all the cool specialty papers you used. And those frames are wonderful!

Susan from SC said...

So beautiful, Susan. I wish I had even just a fraction of your design ability! I adore your work!

Annette S said...

Very cool! Love the paper! Thanks for sharing!

Beth said...

Wow..that is drop dead gorgeous! I am wanting to get this cart..so many cute cuts! What a great job you did..I love it!

Nancy said...

You rock girl this layout is awesome

Janlynn said...

Super great layout. I have been thinking of getting the Happy Hauntings cartridge for some time. Now iI really want it.

Thanks for the ideas!!

Melissa said...

Wow Susan! That LO is very Tim Burtonesque! I love that black glittery frame...it's the perfect compliment and I will be using it on at least one of my Halloween LO's from WDW last year now that I've seen it on a LO! Thanks for your inspiration!

Marty said...

What a way to show off Happy Hauntings. Gorgeous LO!

Amber said...

Love the glitter paper

lily said...

This is absolutly "Drop Dead Gorgeous". I love everthing about it. I ride a motorcycle myself and this is how i would describe my style. Great Job and Thanks for sharing

lilyshadden@yahoo.com

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Great layout! The colors would be loved by any teenage girl. TFS!

KSD Creations said...

this is incredible. I love the layout.

djvaug2 said...

This is a whole different style than what I would think of. It would be a perfect layout for my daughter's pictures. Thanks for sending me into a whole new avenue of "possibilities". I would not have found my own way there.

pj said...

What a great lo idea.. That took some work.

Karan said...

What a great layout! Love the colors you used, and just everything about it! Thanks for sharing!

Carrie said...

Great layout! Love the colors. Thanks for sharing!

mary stuart said...

absolutely fabulous lo, Susan! Love the paper, all the cuts, and your details! its a drop-dead gorgeous lo!

LEWIS said...

This is so cute.Absolutly daring.Great choices on paper and color

Lori in SC said...

very cool layout, love it.

niaggi said...

Great layout!! I love the bling!!!

Kadie in Arizona said...

Rock On Susan - Fabulous Layout!

Sarah said...

That is an AWESOME layout! I cant even imagine how LONG it took you to put in ALL that deatail! Amazing job!

Crystal said...

Sooooo awesome...now I gotta get the Rock Princess cart....shame on you for enabling!!! LOL

janeskeepsakes said...

Love the colors. Thank you for sharing you ideas.

littlen said...

Great LO. Love the glittery frames. TFS.

Doodlebugs said...

this layout is just awesome I love the idea for her tights

adisaac said...

What a great layout! I bought the happy hauntings cart, and didn ot know what to do with it.....now I am going to make some frames. I love the glimmer mist idea.

- - Sheryl - - said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!
Look at all the details this is a fab LO

rebecca_geile said...

This is amazing! Best layout ever on this blog! Way to go!

sucor said...

Wow! Love the colors,paper and glitz! Thanks for sharing!

AprilsL8 said...

I love, love, love this! What a great idea to use these carts together! Great job!

Anonymous said...

Love the combos! A great way to think outside the box. I tend to think of the Halloween cartridges just for that season. Thanks for the inspiration.
spelsue1@maine.rr.com

Nancycs said...

OH I love this! THat frame is to die for and the colors rock! TFS

Wendy Raffin said...

this is too cute! Everyone I know has a diva in their life, somewhere. Fantastic LO! TYFS

Isabel Z said...

I am loving this layout. The colors are great and I love the deatails.

Isabel Z said...

I am loving this layout. The colors are great and I love the deatails.

VeronicaA said...

I love this layout. The colors are awesome. The bling makes it all stand out. Thanks for sharing.
Veronica
vballen@comcast.net

Joy said...

What a cool...fun LO !!

dnmarty said...

OMG I love this layout, my granddaughters would love it in their books. Gotta make it.
TFS

Beverly said...

Wow, Susan, that LO is amazing! So creative, and your choice of papers and colors just makes it stand out! TFS!

pcrusberg said...

OMG Susan! Seriously fun layouts. I love the girl on the motorcycle. Terrific! Thanks.

Rhonda said...

Wow! That's an awesome layout! Love the pink skirts!

janine_jepsen said...

Oh Susan, that is absolutely fabulous!! I don't know anything about how to get a "cut file", but you make me want to learn!!! You did an amazing job! Happy Hauntings is on my wish list...it just moved up to the top of that list!!!
Thanks for sharing,
Janine
janine_jepsen@hotmail.com

Dawn B said...

OMG I absolutely LOVE this layout! and I really love the papers you used and all that bling :)

creativeprincess said...

I am pretty sure this is my most favoruite layout I have even laid eyes on!!! Excellent creativity!
Tara

thecreativeprincess@hotmail.com

Bonita said...

Cute layout. Love the motorcycle gal. Thanks.

Gramjak said...

Absolutely fantastic LO. Color-wise, glitter-wise, awesome-wise AND perfect-wise for my 15-year old granddaughter. Super ideas, and I love the gorgeous glamour wording!
Thanks so much!

Kath said...

Those are wonderful paper choices for this LO! Love how girly and bling-y you made it!

JUDITH ANN said...

My granddaughter would love getting a card like this. Thanks for you hard work.

Linda Woerth said...

Oh my gosh is this ever a cool layout. Love the color choices and the DIVA on the bike..gotta get this one to make a card for my daughter. Thanks for sharing.

Sandra said...

WOW! will you look at that ... what fun!
Sandra

Cheryl said...

Very cool layout. Great job@

Debbie said...

This layout is amazing! Love the colors and all the glitz!!!

Susan said...

How perfect! Terrific colors with all that glitter and attitude! Thanks for sharing!
SusanJ

Wendy aka Bling Queen said...

You rocked this.. I love it...OMG

I did not have rock princess on my list but I have just added it.

Chris said...

A fun layout. Love the detail on the girls.
Chris
cffeit@yahoo.com

Tammy said...

You have totally rocked this layout!
Smiles ... Tammy

ScrappinT said...

What a cute layout! I love the pink leather paper!!

Kelly Massman said...

Spooky!

chignon said...

Your layout is crazy good! My favorite part is the patterned "tights" on the first diva-such a great idea. Plus the i-rock use, love it!

jennydecuir said...

I absolutely love, love, love, love the frames on these layouts!!! Didn't know there were any frames on Happy Haunting. May have to look at getting that one.

jennydecuir@hotmail.com

Karen said...

Wow - this is one DIVAish layout. LOVE everything you've done here. I especially like the LARGE frames--something I never thought of. TFS!
Cheers, Karen
www.alteredscrapbooking.com

laneyhollo said...

Awesome LO, the colors are great. I know a little Granddaughter that would just adore this LO. Thanks for sharing

Summer Braxton said...

Incredible, Susan! I just adore her tights.

xxsquigglesxx said...

I love all the sparkle!

Cathy H. said...

Lots of work in this layout, but it turned out great!! Her nylons are fabulous! Love the colors!!

blueskygirl said...

Love the frames and the colors.

KidzNkritters said...

Too cute! Your imagination went wild!

Lucille said...

This layout is just too cool.

Teresa said...

This layout is perfect for my 2 year old granddaughter. Her aunt taught her to say "I'm a Diva". So, she walks around saying "I a Diva, I a Diva".

Linda said...

That is a great card. The details are amazing. I love her tights, where can I get a pair?

JPALM3746 said...

Not only are these fantastic layouts, they would make great cards if they could be cut small enough!

Sarah said...

What a fun LO--thanks for sharing it with us

Lisa said...

I love this layout. It is far from anything I would ever come up with. Thanks for the great ideas!

scraphappy said...

I love this layout! I can hardly wait to get my rock princess cartridge so I can try out some of the cool options.

Marilyn said...

Such pretty flourishes and paper! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Jean said...

Wonderful colors and patterns!

Sissi said...

LOVE the drop dead gorgeous layout. Such a cute look!

Jessica Wekenman said...

Absolutely Fabulous! I love the way you combined these carts to come up with this gorgeous LO! The papers used were the perfect touch!

Eileen said...

This layout is terrific! I love the detail.

Scrapnatic said...

I love the rock princess cartridge!! It's already on my wish list!

Anonymous said...

OMG your LO is amazing! I love the papers, glitter, well all of it! Great detail on everything! TFS and the cut file!

mommanj

Court said...

Fun layout!

craftymom205 said...

Cool layout.

Laurie's Sunny Studio said...

Very unique & creative 2-page layout. I LOVE it! Good use of patterns, color and embellishment.

Scrappin Melissa said...

WOW! Love the detail and the sparkle~

Ryansmaama said...

Love this layout. Thanks for sharing with us today.
I want to see that movie, just have to wait for it to come to my town.--Ryansmaama
gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

AnneMaflan said...

I just ordered the RP cart a couple of days ago, and I'm so glad I did! I can't wait to get my hands on it to start creating. Seriously loving your LO.

Great job, and TFS! :o)


AnneMaflan on the Cricut MB

Anonymous said...

OOOOOh!! Awesome lay-out! I love the details and all the bling you used! Just awesome, Susan!!

TFS!!

Jackie/Pa.

Lynn B said...

Yes you did channel Tim Burton but I really like the unique layout. Very fun. Thanks for the cut file!

RobinDiane said...

WOW! Love the colors and the divas! Awesome job!!!!

GiGi said...

This is such a fabulous page!!!! I love it... and all the details. Wow! It's just great!

Linda said...

OH so gorgeous! Love the layout Susan!

lyingaboutmyage said...

Oh Susan! What a beautiful, beautiful LO!! Your creations are always fantastic! Gail

Anonymous said...

I just love this layout. I know of a friend who would love this.
Helen from Flower Mound

Michelle said...

Thanks for sharing. I love the color choices.

Em'smom said...

love the layout not sure about rock princess but you have done an amazing layout!
Lori

Lisa said...

Purple and Black 2 of my favorite colors. Great ideas and love the diva in the corner.

Deanna said...

Wow great layout. I love it. I love that glittery paper you used and the pink paper for the skirt.

shrtnsassy said...

Really cute! Lots of details. Great job as always!

mom2tayandbay said...

WOW!! the detail is awesome. Great LO

Baba said...

Certainly a fun card. I know a few teens who would love this design.

Sharon said...

Fantastic layout!!! I'm not into the goth style but this looks great! :)

Nana Donna said...

Those are so cute, love that pink you used for the skirts

NanaDonna

Santaread said...

Absolutely stunning!

Tracy said...

This is a great layout! Perfect for my 16 year old! Attitudes match!

Anonymous said...

Cool layout!!!!!

Roxanna
bswinch at aol dot com

candkleo said...

This is FANTASTIC! It is so creative and different and I LOVE it! I can't wait to try this style. Thank you! :) Kelly cankleo@msn.com

Jen said...

This is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

jen_chadwick at hotmail dot com

Shelly said...

This is super cute! I love all the bling and the attitudes! ;)

DebJoAl said...

Love the textured pink, purple and glittery black papers together. My granddaughter would love this!

GreenScrap said...

That is so beautiful, those divas look amazing I love the tattoo effect in her legs. So cool!!

Donna Nguyen said...

I love the different textures! It's a dark feel but chic at the same time!

Angela said...

This is so original and amazing! I'm so glad this blog exists and people like you contribute. I just can't come up with stuff like this on my own. Rockin'!

Vanessa said...

Love the layout! So many great details! TFS

BJ said...

OMG I totally love this one...could be my fave of all time!!!!!

Hey Jude said...

LOVE THIS LAYOUT, PERFECT FOR HALLOWEEN JSharer417@aol.com

barbsmith2536 said...

Great images. Love the metalic paper you used.

Barb from Toronto, Canada
barbsmith2536@yahoo.com

Ticketgoddess said...

This a fantastic LO...thanks for the inspiration!!

Bev B

bevborda at yahoo dot com

Scrappin' Playground of Dreams said...

Holy cow........
This is "Drop Dead Gorgeous" LO..
Amazing!!!!!!
Thank you for sharing!!
Trish

silly_girl_823 said...

Wow, I absolutely love that layout!! All the paper choices just make it even more better!!

Amy V

silly_girl_823 at hotmail dot com

Terrie L said...

Wow! This layout is truly "Drop Dead Gorgeous"! I really love it!

sugarsherri said...

To me this is drop dead out of this world...I want to make myself a birthday page and this is it...I never copy anyones work but love this. Just ordered Rock Princess and I am so glad I did. You have broght me inspiration.

LOVE IT >>>LOVE IT
Thanks for sharing

Sugarsherri
KAty, TX

Jessica said...

What beautiful layouts!!!! I never whould have thought that you could get such beauty from those cartridges! Thanks for sharing!

Ms. Jen said...

WOW Susan! I mean really....WOW. This is a FANTASTIC layout. So creative and sparkly. Love all the details that make it totally rock!

Diane said...

Susan your layout is just amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!! The colors, font, the girls,I could just go on. I am now going to have to buy the Diva & Haunting, was trying not to purchase any more for awhile, can't help myself. Thanks

Wendy said...

Wow, Susan, this layout is rockin'! Great job!

AShu93 said...

This is a gorgeous layout! I don't have either of those carts, but your beautiful work is making me want them.

Jackie "B" said...

Great layout, love the color choices and glitter. Girl you rockin this layout.Thanks for sharing. :)

Windy said...

Wow! That is soooo cool! Thanks.

Dakota Bear said...

Everything in this card came together beautifully. Just wish the photos captured all the detail. I will have to look into the I-Rock and maybe add it to my wishlist.

cdaily28 said...

Love this you did a beautiful job!!!

IRW Dana said...

Another great layout. THanks for the inspiration. papermemories4u(at)yahoo(dot)com

American Woman said...

Attitude is abundant in the Drop Dead Gorgeous Diva design; and who does not have a drop dead gorgeous diva in their circle of family and/or friends?
I love sparkle on any design which may be which I like this one so much.

Sandy said...

Love it! Thanks for your creativity.

Donna S. said...

Wow, amazing detail! I love halloween cartridges so it is great to see more uses for them.

Luv 2 Create said...

Susan - Great LOs. Luv the way you did this. TFS.
Marcie

Amy said...

This is an amazing layout. TFS! Great ideas that I will have to add to my bag of tricks!

mamamulescraps at yahoo dot com

Renee said...

Wow! That is gorgeous!

Karen said...

The detail is amazing, it all just fits together. I wish I could think up and do layouts half as good!!!
Thanks once again
Karen dkolopez@msn.com

Diane said...

Great layout...love the skirt "fabric"..perfect paper for it!!

Kim. said...

Love this layout and the colour choice is perfect for the theme and it wouldn't be complete without the bling lol.
Kim xXx

nanapuddin said...

What a beautiful LO!! Love the colors! TFS!!

Jovan said...

I am soooooo in love with this layout! I have to get Rock Princess!

Jovan
hotgirl211@msn.com

Sandy said...

Cute! Never would've thought of using Happy Hauntings and Rock Princess together.

Milly D said...

The colors choices are perfect!!Thanks for sharing such a great layout.

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Cute, no girls at my house, though
Thanks for sharing
Susan

Margret said...

just BEAUTIFULL!!!!

Kathy said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love everything about it! The colors, the papers, and all the glitter! Thanks for sharing!

4kids4 said...

What FUN pages!! Love the bling, the colors, those fab girls, everything!! TFS!

Cristi said...

WOW, this is such a great layout!! I am inspired and I really think I need these carts!
HUGS
Cristi

tishy34 said...

susan you never cease to amaze me. great layout. i guess i need to go buy these two carts.
michele
tishy34@hotmail.com

tammy said...

I absolutely LOVE this layout! It's DIVA with attitude.
Tammy

motherloves3 said...

Love this layout, the colors are terrific

Michelle said...

Wow! I've got someone in mind that would love this layout. Too fun!

Grandma Nancy said...

I have granddaughters that could fill those pictures!! How cute!!

ShoppingTamii said...

so adorable!!!!

Natalie said...

Awesome page! I like it all!
mtmcbroom at gmail dot com

jennyplace2 said...

Wow! The more I see this cartridge, the more I think I do need it. Great layout!

Vicki said...

Awesome. Love the colors.

Debra said...

Love it! It is a fantastic LO!

motcm said...

THis is so good! I know so many young ladies who wouldlove this layout. Thanks.

Kathleen said...

Loving this layout - the colors are perfect for the goth look you were going for.

TFS

Kathleen in NJ
kmurphy614@gmail.com

momof2redheads said...

I absolutely love the girly cuts!!! Great layout.

TraciVee said...

What a cool layout! Love the colors and the black glittery frames!

Kris in Alaska said...

Wowsers!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Katrina said...

I love the black paper, I just bought a pack, thanks for the ideas

scrappingnana said...

This is a great layout. Perfect for our gorgeous little divas. Love the colors and all the bling. TFS

Carolyn said...

Susan, this L.O. is fantastic. I love everything about it. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Crhiga said...

Awesome layout pages!! You rock, Susan!!!

Carol

Chris Wooten said...

love the layout thanks
for all the info and inspiration you give us.
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

Anonymous said...

Oh my I just love this layout. My favorite color is purple so that give it extra points but for reals this layout is super cute, and now more then ever I know I want these two new cartridges. Thank you for sharing.
Monica L.
monita23 at ca dot rr dot com

missionofjoycandles said...

Love your layout. Thanks for sharing.

June said...

Absolutely LOVE this layout!!!!! Don't have these cartridges yet but I definitely will soon!!!! I love all of that glitter and love how you used the patterned paper!!! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration!!!

My Creative Time said...

OMGosh!!!!! this is BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE it!;)
Gypsy Hugs,
Emma;)

Traci said...

Who knew I loved Goth???? Wow...what a LO, girl! So well put together & the colors were a perfect choice. TFS! Traci~

(NurseTraciScrapper@gmail.com)

Ashley said...

LOVE this layout!!! If I had little girls, I'd DEFINITELY scraplift!

JANLYNN said...

Such a girly girl goth. Very very cute

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