Monday, November 18, 2013

You're a Turkey Challenge

Hey everyone!  It's time for a new challenge over at Bitten by the Bug 2!  For this week, Melanie is asking everyone to create a card or project with a turkey on it!  I was totally in the mood for this challenge!  I say we give the poor little turkeys some extra last minute attention before Christmas creeps around the corner!
For my project, I decided to do a layout for my son's album.  I used Create-a-Critter 2 and Simply Charmed.  I also used my favorite leaf from Everyday Paperdolls.  
My most difficult time with this layout came with leaving enough room for 8 photo mats!  I know that's a lot of pictures.  I have serious issues with only picking a few to showcase on a layout.  But I got it to work and was still able to get a good size title and several cuts!
Don't you just love that orange chevron?  It came from a scrapbook store and I don't have any other details other than that.  I just knew it would be perfect for the tree!

Check out my quick video:  (must be viewed from my blog or YouTube)

Simply Charmed-Tree and Pumpkins
Create-a-Critter 2-Turkeys and Acorns
Everyday Paperdolls-Leaves and Sign
Recollections-Solid Cardstock
Green Pattern Paper and Orange Polka Dot-DCWV Bewitched Pad
Orange Chevron - local store
"Gobble" stamp-Scrappy Moms-A Holiday to Remember
Stampin Up Chocolate Ink

So we hope you will join us this week over at Bitten By the Bug 2!!

I'm also entering this layout at:

And if you are looking for some good pies for Thanksgiving, head on over to my food blog and check these out:

and my personal favorite...


  1. Oh Jaren, this layout is fabulous! I love that you got so many pictures on it, I have a hard time just using one or two pics too. I like a lot of pics on a layout. lol Your scene is just too cute! Love, love the papers you used-they are all fabulous! Oh my gosh, that pie looks amazing too! Hugs!

  2. Wow Jaren, this is a fabulous layout! Love the papers you chose, and you did great mixing all those Cricut cuts and picture mats! Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut & FCCB challenges this week!

  3. This is a very cute layout! I love the papers you used!

  4. Jaren, LOVE your layout! Absolutely love the papers you used! Your turkeys are so so cute!!! Great job with the challenge this week, and thanks for linking up over at FCCB and Craftin' Desert Divas!!! Have a crafty week!!!

    Emily @ Mollie's Motif

  5. Super cute layout !! The colors and details are so perfect !!


  6. What a darling layout for Thanksgiving! Super cute!

  7. I love your layout Jaren and looking at your food made me gain 5 lbs lol. Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut.

  8. This is such an adorable layout. I do love the paper you used on this, and love that chevron paper, also. You certainly can't have too many pictures, lol.

  9. Super cute layout! I love all the fun cuts-the turkeys are adorable! The chevron pumpkins are fabulous and love the whole scene! Great job!
    I seriously love the yummy desserts:)
    Sherrie K

  10. Awesome layout Jaren!! I so love the cuts and that chevron paper.
    Thank you so very much for joining our 'Count Your Blessings' challenge at Exploring Cricut and the Cardz TV Go-to Galz 'Happy Harvest' Linky Party!!!! :)

  11. Hi Jaren! I love your layout, especially your use of the orange and green papers that have the patterns on them. Thanks for entering our challenge over at Exploring Cricut!

  12. Fun layout, that's a great little scene you created! Thanks for joining FCCB's "animal crackers" challenge this week!!

  13. Jaren, this is so cute!! Yes, I love that chevron paper - awesome!!!
    The scene is great and you have left my mouth watering with those deserts - yummmmmm!!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Craftin Desert Divas!!

  14. Super cute layout for Thanksgiving pics. Great chose of cuts and papers. Thanks for linking to our challenge this week at FCCB. Kim

  15. Super cute & Fun LO!!!
    Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  16. Fantastic layout! I love how you made the scene expand across both pages and I especially like how you still managed to fit 8 pictures on there!! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!

  17. wow great layout. as i told the other girls, I am a sucker for layouts and this one is one to take a picture of for future inspiration. i'm off to see your other food blog - that chocolate pecan pie is just melting on my mouth right now. gobble gobble


  18. Love this LO Jaren! Thanks for sharing with us at Exploring Cricut!
    Have a wonderful day!


I love comments!!