Friday Spotlight #14: Fun Project Tutorial

First of all, thanks so much for the queries and well-wishes! They have been much appreciated. I started feeling really yucky over the weekend and ended up having to go to the hospital on Monday morning, where I was diagnosed with the Flu! No fun at all, especially on top of being almost 9 months pregnant. Either one of those things alone would kick my butt–having them together has been no fun at all. But, the good news is that I am starting to feel a little better.

And, in 1 week from today, baby Logan will be making his appearance into the world! Still seems surreal sometimes.

Anyway, I want to start mixing up the spotlights instead of focusing on stores every week, so from now on it will be tutorials, challenges, stores, kits, etc…pretty much anything I find interesting or want to share :)

So, here we go for today. I created this project using my July English Garden kit from Scrapperie. The part, specifically, that I worked with was the Cosmo Cricket, Girl Friday collection.

I have a little cousin who is in the first grade, and is struggling with spelling and reading. She is also a major girlie girl! So, I immediately thought of her when I saw this paper:

I didn’t take step-by-step pictures, but here is what I did:

1. Cut out each individual letter from the paper. I left a little of the tan color as a mat for the letter.

2. Using mod-podge, I glued each letter to some bright pink cardstock, to make it stand out. Be sure to leave enough room for a mat. Just for extra protection, I covered the whole thing with an extra top coat of mod-podge. Then, cut out each letter again, leaving a bright pink cardstock matting behind. Here is a close up of some of the letters:

3. I was recently blessed with a cricut! Very cool, but I got so used to not having one that I haven’t even used it yet. So, I got it out and cut the bag w/ my cricut and some more matching cardstock. Here is the entire set. I can’t wait to give it to my cousin so that she will have some fun letters to practice with :)

For this week’s giveaway, I am offering up another kit. No pics yet, but my kits are always fun (if I do say so myself! lol)…to be entered to win the kit, just leave a note with your favorite scrappy site–store, challenge, forums, any kind of scrapbooking site…just tell us what you love about it.


  1. Jocelyn says

    Well…I just adore Butterfly Crafts!!!! What a wonderful challenge Blog and such a great group of ladies over there!!! Make sure you check them out!!!!! So sorry you were sick and yet I am so excited for the birth of your little man!!! Take care sweet friend!!!

  2. April says

    What a cute idea! And what exciting news about the baby…congrats! ;)My favorite scrappy site is I just love the community, the inspiration, the store…it all rocks!- April

  3. amy says

    cute cute idea!!!i'm a little biased towards The Lilypad ( just a little home on the web! :)

  4. Stacey Michaud says

    oh, that is a great idea, Crystal! Awesome! I can't believe you only have one more week left! I am partial to The Nook!

  5. Tiffany Moyer says

    Favorite scrappy site is 2Peas in a Bucket…there's always something going on and I can get TONS of creative inspiration!

  6. mustangkayla says

    Bummer about the flu! Glad your feeling better! My favorite site is Citrus Tree Studio ROCKS! The girls are oodles of fun and oh so nice. The DT is so talented and has great challenges. This month we have a crop and there are some fantastic prizes for it!

  7. Michelle says

    Hi Crystal! Sorry to hear you have the flu!! I hope you are starting to feel better!! I am so excited for you and the arrival of your new bundle of joy!! You have a cute name chosen for him!!I have a few sites that I love… – so much inspiration and wonderful people there. They have a great variety in the store as well. I also love the sketch sites.. 52 sketches – 52 weeks, PencilLines, Got Sketch and Inspired blueprints. They have really helped me with my LO's. Best wishes to you!! Take care of yourself!!

  8. Monica says

    Wow, that's a great project! Congrats on the new arrival.I definitely hang out the most over at 2Peas – I have the best group of cyber-girlfriends a girl could ever have over there.

  9. Tere says

    what a great idea, thank for making it into a tutorial!!!My favorite scrappy site: Two Peas in a bucket!lots of friends, great discusions, lots of inspirations!

  10. Mel says

    I love to ready Ali Edward's blog… She is always inspiring, and has so many neat projects!

  11. Tracy says

    Such a cute idea!!! Well my favorite store is of course Memorable Seasons, no one can beat Jills customer service or sales. My favorite Challenge site is 52 sketches. Love her sketches and such great tutorials!

  12. Sarah says

    Crystal, I have been worried about you! I'm glad you are feeling better. I thought maybe little Landon came early. Can't wait to see pics of your sweet new baby!My favorite place is 2peas. I have been there for a long time, and there is always lots of inspiration and ideas.

  13. ellen s. says

    these are so cute! just love that idea! ah…serendipity, of course! ;) hoping the next few weeks go well for you…

  14. Katherine says

    I'm glad to hear you're feeling better. I was worrying about you ;)I love your project! I'll have to do something like that for McKenna.I love, there's so much going on there I don't really visit many other scrappy sites, except blogs of course!Taks care of yourself! I can't wait to "meet" baby Logan ;)

  15. Marcie says

    Glad you are feeling better Crystal! Love the project, and I'm sure your cousin will too. My favorite place is creekbank creations. Amazing kits and all sorts of scrappy goodness!

  16. Chelsey says

    What a neat idea! love these little letters. Of course, my favorite scrapbook store is my own Creative Memories store! ( Many people are unaware of the fairly new project center that CM offers. Check it out at This is my new favorite place to get ideas and inspiration.

  17. kyttikate says

    so cute!I am always on and love the challenges, the store, and everything else about it! Congrats to you and the family that baby Logan is here! Prayers comin your way~

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