I want to go into 2011 with a positive mindset so I selected my theme to be built around a stamp that says:
"Take Time to Enjoy The Simple Things in Life" and my favorite cartridge is "Create A Critter"...so here is how my recipe came together for this layout:
Background paper 12x12 from s.e.i (tan straw)
Pink & Green & Brown: Bazzill Paper
Border @ top: My Minds Eye-cut 2"x12"trimmed with Martha Stewart edge border "Spring" punch
Tag from:Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge
brown tag cut at 4 1/4", pink tag cut at 4"..
stamped with chocolate chip ink from stampin' up
Photo placement card: green cut @ 4 1/2x6 1/2", pink overlay card cut @ 4 1/4"x6 1/4"
ribbon used on both tag & photo card purchased at Joann's fabrics
Create A Critter cartridge was used to cut grass, & turtle both at 4", the pink shell on turtle was also cut at 4"
Butterfly-store purchased embellshment
Turtle was outlined with White Gelly-Roll pen, Face was stamped from Peachy Keen everyday character face assortment...used 1 3/8" and colored in eyes w/white gelly-roll pen.