Friday, October 12, 2012

My Quiet Book and a Winner!!

Hi!!  Today I have an project to share with you that is perfect for those with younger kids.  I made this fun little quiet book with the Cricut Imagine, the My Quiet Book cartridge, and the Imagine Hopscotch Cartridge.  This book measures about 8 x 8 inches.  Here is the front cover.....

Isn't it awesome that I used only white cardstock on this whole thing and the Imagine printed and cut everything out??  I really love using the Imagine when I am trying to pull together projects that need more than one piece of paper to just makes it so much easier.  I added some pen stitching to the whole book to give it more of a homemade feel.  Here is the first two pages.....
The duck and the fish (along with other pieces that are in the pockets between the pages) can be taken off and moved around the page....they have a temporary adhesive behind them.  The bird is in the nest with some numbered eggs to help teach counting....they can all be removed and then put back into the nest.  Here are the next pages.....
The hands on this clock move and the laces on the shoes can be untied and retied.   I used three metal rings to bind this book together and tied some various ribbon on the outside of the book on the rings for a fun look (great way to use up that ribbon stash).  Here are the next pages.....
The same goes with these pages.....elements can be taken off and moved around the pages with a temporary adhesive.  I added extra elements to come clear acrylic pieces (think Cricut packaging) and tied them with ribbon to slide in the pockets I have between each of the pages so there is always more fun to be had.  Just like on this next set of pages where there are more face pieces in each of the pockets......
If you look closely at the picture above, you can see the clear acrylic piece along with the extra elements for these faces (there are a few more pieces that are not shown in this picture).  Here is a peek at the last set of pages in this fun little book.....
The flowers and petals come off and can be moved around the page to the other stems.  The shapes are a matching type of game where they cna all be taken off and matched again to the correct space with the 'naked' shape below it.  I have also written in each of the shape names on the colored ones.

Well, I hope that you have enjoyed this fun little tour of the My Quite Book that took me quite a while to put together.  It was published in the February 2012 issue of the Cricut Circle Magazine.

Now it is time to announce the winner of the stamp sets that I was giving away on MY POST during World Card Making Day.  The winner via is:

I have always had colouring books and things like that.. but my mother always made sure there were a steady supply of paper, pens and scissors too.. so i could create my own things. She still has the ornaments I made for my first Christmas.. of course.. they are all cut out of BLACK construction paper.. lol :)

Congratulations!!  Please EMAIL ME your shipping information and I will get these stamps packaged up and off in the mail for you.  You have 5 days to claim your prize.  Thank you so much to everyone for sharing your stories with me.  I really enjoyed reading makes my heart happy to hear about each of your experiences and I am happy to hear about how many of you love the way that your crafting brings smiles to other's faces.  It is a wonderful reason to create!!

Thanks so much to those who have voted for me in the Last Card Standing competition with Taylored Expressions.  I am really so happy to see so many votes for my project, unfortunately, the contest ends tonight and I have fallen WAY behind the leader and unless by some miracle there are tons of votes in the next couple of hours, I will not be the winner.....I am not very good at the popularity contest sort of thing and so I guess that is why I don't usually win these sort of competitions.  I am really very happy to have made it as far as I have, though.  There are so many talented card makers that entered, I am just super happy to have made it as far as I did.



  1. Amazing book! as all of your creations. Don't worry about not winning a competition, because you had already won our hearts. Way to go girl.

  2. Love your little book Amy. I agree with Lola! You aren't a loser, you are in the top FIVE out of HOW many!!!! To me that makes you a winner all day long!
    Hugs Viv x

  3. I love your little book, thats a great job, the Cricut Imagine is a lot of fun to use!!

    Brenda W.

  4. What a Super Cute and Cool Book.Congrats to the winner!!
    Enjoy your day,

  5. Wow, Amy! This is a work of art! I love all of the interactive elements!!!

  6. AMy ~ your Quiet Book is simply AMAZING!! The details that you did and added using the Imagine! I can't imagine how long this took to make! Whoever gets this is just going to ADORE it!! Beautifully done!!!

  7. OMG Amy,GORGEOUS job with your sweet little book!all the details are AMAZING and LOVE the idea,SUPER SUPER job with it!Have a great week!!!:)


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