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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

My Fly Guy! Layout Using Boys Will Be Boys Cartridge


Ok, it's Joy back with another project - this time a layout!

As soon as I saw the Cricut Boys Will Be Boys cartridge, I knew I wanted to cut this fly.  How silly is that, huh?  Well, when my son, Robbie, was 5 and 6 years old, he loved the Fly Guy books.  As some of you may know, Robbie has high functioning autism and for years, I couldn't get him to do anything with reading.  I couldn't do phonics with him - NOTHING.  I never saw him reading or even looking at books closely.  Then, when he was in kindergarten, he wanted to get the Fly Guy books.  I was thrilled! When we got home, he picked one of them up and starting reading from the beginning out loud!  I was in tears (of joy, of course) - I had no idea if he would ever be able to read (despite schooling, interventions, etc.).  It gave me so much hope!

Now, on with the show...


I thought this would be a great layout to make to commemorate this big event.  So, I cut the fly at 5-1/2".  Then, my title was cut at 2-1/4" - don't you love those arrows?  The Cricut Boys Will Be Boys cartridge has some great fonts.  I added pen work to give it a little interest.

Finally, I cut the arrow at  3".  I cut a yellow scalloped rectangle at the fit to page setting on a 12x12 sheet (as big as possible) and mounted behind the photos, etc.  You can't see it too well but it added a layer to the page.

I printed out pictures of the book covers and added them to both the top of the page and then inside the flap.  I pop dotted the center photo to give some dimension.


I added the flap so that I could tell my story about Robbie.  The photos of books inside are also by the same author and were beloved books that he read constantly, until they actually fell apart.  I will use an Exacto knife on the page protector to cut around the flap so I can access it once it's in the album.


Paper was by Club Scrap and Coredinations. I blurred Robbie's face because I don't like images of my kids on the net, just FYI.  The layout looks so cute without being blurred, though - just sayin'. LOL!

Tune in tomorrow when both you and I will be surprised by what I make (me especially, as I'm not yet sure what I'm doing...). This post may contain affiliate links.

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269 comments:

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JustJules said...

Beautiful card! TFS!! My thoughts are with Melanie!

Anonymous said...

Forgot to leave my name
Diana Ballard
Jonesboro, Ga
crb_deb@bellsouth.net

Christine said...

Adorable layout!!!

Tanya T said...

Such a great layout! I used to work with a high-functioning autistic young man (we were mainstreaming him in the local school). My heartfelt condolences to Melanie. She is in my prayers.
-Tanya
thomfam at inreach dot com

chignon said...

Hurray for Fly Guy! I loved your story about your son. I am a school librarian and I just love Tedd Arnold's books and lots of my students enjoy them too!

Lisa B said...

Wow, I really love this layout! The colors are perfect and that fly is so adorable!

kate said...

Fly Guy is such a hit at my son's school too.

JANLYNN said...

So sorry to hear about Melanie's cousin. I know many a prayer are being said for her and her family. Your layout is such a wonderful way to save such a special memory between your son and you. I will have to keep this idea in mind as my grandchildren learn to read and have favorite books.

Sharon said...

I just looooove this layout! :)

missionofjoycandles said...

What a nice layout and a wonderful story to go with it.
My thoughts and prayers go out for Melanie and her family.

myska said...

My students love the Fly Guy books! This is a really cute layout! And so sorry to hear about Megan's cousin.

jennydecuir said...

Melanie, thoughts and prayers for you and yours. Joy, wonderful layout. I love how you memorialized a wonderful day in his life that is so precious to you.

flowerdisco said...

you got me teary eyes. This lo is priceless to you and to us because you share with us so much.

HappyExpressions said...

Very cute LO! Very creative!

Jan B. said...

Who would have guessed that a cartridge has a fly available! Thanks for sharing!
Jan B.

diamondgirl said...

Cute layout! I love the font. The story of your son is sweet, what a great way to include it on the page!

diamondgirl said...

Cute Layout. I love the font! Your son's story is so sweet, what a great way to include it on the page!

Elliott Mom said...

What a fun layout! I don't usually get to do fun boy stuff, might try this one!

Thoughts and prayers with Melanie and her family.

Cricutjunkie said...

What a cute idea, who would have thought of a fly. You guys are very creative. Melanie so sad to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers for your family. Traci

silly_girl_823 said...

This layout is absolutely adorable and I just love how it holds so much meaning!! I am so sorry to hear about Melanie's cousin and they are in my thoughts and prayers during this hard time.

Amy V

silly_girl_823 at hotmail dot com

Christie said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Love the Layout!

Peggy said...

Love this layout its so adorable!!!!!
red467atjunodotcom

Maureen Reiss said...

First off my thoughts are w/ Melanie.
Very cute LO!!

TeresaK said...

What a wonderful story of your son and a great layout!
Sending hugs to Melanie and her family....what a terrible loss.

Jill said...

Cool story, cool layout. I've been canning this summer and am getting excited about preserves!

Jill
jmh1angel@yahoo.com

Charlene said...

Thanks for sharing your story, Joy. Great layout! I love the fly and the lettering.
SouthernMrs
at verizon dot net

Pammejo said...

Your layout is lovely. Just love your site.

kim.mom said...

SUPER CUTE!!!

K Led said...

Thoughts and prayers with Melanie and her family. This is a great layout.

Carie Ledbetter

1harperpooh said...

I absolutely love this cartridge and what a great lay-out you made with it.

So sorry to hear about Melanie's cousin. She and her family will be in my prayers.

Jennifer said...

Oh, Joy!!! :) What a heart-warming story about your son! And I love your layout-too cute!

Thank you so much for sharing (& it's so nice of you to post so much when you're on your own),

Jennifer

Ola said...

Melanie & her family are in my thoughts and prayers!

This layout is absolutely adorable... and I'm loving this cart!!!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

DebJoAl said...

Great LO! Nice that you added pics of bookcovers!

Debra said...

I love this LO! Great LO Joy!

Robin said...

What an adorable layout & a great moment to capture!! Please tell Melanie that she & her family are in my thoughts & prayers.

CraftyHaff said...

Thanks for sharing. I definitley need to get this cart for my layouts for my little guy. I'd have so much fun with it.

jennyplace2 said...

Love the layout, your work is just amazing!

Jayne said...

My thoughts are with you Melanie.

Joy what a cute layout. I'm so glad that you found something that your son enjoys to read!

jayne.boot@gmail.com

Gwen said...

This fly is adorable I love the whole layout.

Anonymous said...

I teach at a primary school and ALL the kids LOVE Fly Guy! I think it's the shiny covers - but don't we all love shiny things?

Susie :)

Jamie said...

this layout is so cute! thanks for sharing!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

mekei said...

i'm a fly guy fan myself

The Blackburn Girls said...

Super cute project - hope I win your give-away!!!

~Kimberly said...

You make it look so easy!

Lee Family said...

This is such a fun LO and such a great way to remember your son's favorite books! So sorry for Melanie...
beth lee
(bethlorr@hotmail.com)

JD said...

Love your LO! So fun! Love the hidden journaling. What a neat idea.

Lots of prayers for Melanie!
~ JD ~

Beth said...

What a great idea for the pop up birthday card. Here I have been avoiding so I don't have to cut our the inside by hand. Duh what do I have a cricut for?
Beth

daizies4all said...

Great layout! My nephew loves the Fly books.

mississchic said...

Great title. mississchic @ yahoo dotcom

- - Sheryl - - said...

I would love to get the boy cart - hope it goes on sale. What a fun LO

Tammy Clarke said...

I love the fly in this layout, it's great. Melanie and her family are in my thoughts.

crafty queen said...

I think this will be my next cartridge. Love it. Thanks

Anonymous said...

As a mom of 4 boys, I am always excited to see new "guy-type" projects. Thanks for sharing!
Also, my heart goes out to Melanie and her cousin's family during this extremely sad time.

Barbara S said...

(Oops--didn't mean to be "Anonymous"!)

Repost: As a mom of 4 boys, I am always excited to see new "guy-type" projects. Thanks for sharing!
Also, my heart goes out to Melanie and her cousin's family during this extremely sad time.

dcravens said...

Cute layout!I like the fly too.

jacobsonbruce said...

This is a super-cute boy layout. I'll have to check it out to see if it would work well for girls too!
Margo (go-go)

Creative Char said...

A very cute layout - love the title!

Shemaine Smith said...

This is a cute project!

Eileen said...

My sympathies to Melanie and her family.
The layout is so original.

Peace, Love & Scrapbooking said...

My son loves this layout!

Scrappin Melissa said...

very cute lo. such a happy story about your son's spark for reading.
So sorry to hear about Melanie's loss.

Kim. said...

Great layout, very effective and a super cute memory. That fly is brilliant.
Melanie my thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Kim xXx

Tamara T said...

OK, this is too stinkin' cute!!!

KJB said...

I want this cartridge!!!!

Elaine said...

Joy, what a beautiful LO and blessed story!! That arrow font is awesome. So sorry to hear about Melanie's cousin, will keep them in prayers.

Chris Wooten said...

cute layout!

mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com
chris

Moira said...

So adorable!

Thanks for sharing your story as well.

Scrapnatic said...

I so want this cartridge!! It's so cute!

Cynde said...

Cute layout. Always on the lookout for boy layouts.

cyndepeterson at gmail dot com
http://cyndepeterson.blogspot.com/

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