Monday, September 26, 2016

Retro themed hello card

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 theme this week is to make a retro themed card.  I used the old fashioned corded telephone from the From My Kitchen cartridge for my hello card, just like the one in our house when I was a kid.  (My kids can't even conceive of such thing as a phone with NO internet connection!!!!  If it isn't an iPhone, they can't imagine why you would use one, LOL!)  I went with a kind of vintage feeling floral background print to keep my retro feel going.  The other designers have some cool retro projects for you to see over at BBTB2, so check them out.

From My Kitchen-phone cut at 3 inches
Paper-Fancy Pants Park Bench 6x6 paper pad print, CTMH solids
Ink-Versamark jumbo java chalk ink, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamp-Paper Smooches

Monday, September 19, 2016

The Big Apple NYC layout

Happy Monday!  It has been a rather busy and stressful last week, so I'm glad to be starting a new one!  And I will have a whole box of marvelous scrapbooking goodies (including the new cricut Flower Market cartridge by CTMH) to play with because it's my birthday this week!  Ideally my birthday would also be a national holiday where I could sleep in, but that MIGHT be asking a bit much, lol!

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use a cricut apple on a project.  I love apple season in the fall when the Honeycrisps are in our grocery store, all huge, crunchy, and delicious!!!!  However, I am scrapbooking pictures from the trip to THE Big Apple (Son#2 and I went to New York City with the high school band last spring), so I used my favorite apple from Doodlecharms as part of the title on my page.  The city landscape from Plaintain Schoolbook reminded me of the NYC skyline in Manhattan, so I added it to the bottom of the pages.  Go see all the marvelous apple projects at BBTB2 and link yours up this week.

Plaintain Schoolbook-city landscape, Roly Poly font
CM Traveler-taxi sign
brown chalk ink

Monday, September 12, 2016

Layout with arrows

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use either arrows or monsters on a man themed project.  I went for the arrows, as I was scrapbooking pages from my boys' trip to summer music camp.  (Music is manly, right?  My kids all turned out musical and are not into sports at all.)  I was inspired by this layout I found on Pinterest and adapted it for my project, adding some stamped phrases and changing up the color scheme, title, etc.  Check out the rest of the design team projects over at BBTB2 and get creative this week!

You can see the stamped phrases a bit better in this close up:

Nate's ABCs-title font
Boys Will Be Boys-curved arrow
Paper-CTMH solids

Monday, September 5, 2016

Tune in, Chill out layout

Happy Monday!  I hope you are enjoying the Labor Day weekend!  I unfortunately have to work tonight since the hospital is a 24/7 kind of place, but the rest of the fam are enjoying the 3 day break.  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use eye glasses on a project.  It's supposed to be a hot and sunny 90 degrees here in KC today and for the rest of the week, so my end of summer layout has some sunglasses and tunes from the vintage radio cut to spice up these last days in the pool before fall is upon us.  All the cuts are from the Surburbia cartridge.  Go see a variety of glasses over at BBTB2 from the design team and link up your project there.

Surburbia-radio, swim ladies, sunglasses
Paper-Echo Park prints/stickers, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

Monday, August 29, 2016

Back to School layout

Happy Monday!  I am hosting the BBTB2 challenge this week and I selected a back to school theme.  Because if you took pictures from the first day, you need to get them scrapped, right?  Or here is your opportunity to make some cute little lunchbox cards for kids or grandkids.  Or something for a teacher-lots of possibilities here!  It's the "last first day" for all 3 of my boys together, as my oldest is a senior in high school this year.  I have taken a picture of them on the first day of school every single year along the way-hard to believe he is a senior.

My layout uses the Family Album cartridge for all the cricut cuts.  The spiral notebook paper shape is with the back to school title in the handbook.  The journal box shape and the 3 photo holder are on the Bug Safari page, in case you try to find them.  I added some school themed stickers from the Echo Park paper pack for some extra pizazz.  Go and check out the design team projects over at BBTB2 and link up a project this week!

Family Album-back to school title, background for 3 pics, journal block shape, notebook paper
Paper-Echo Park prints/stickers, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

Monday, August 22, 2016

Summer Flowers layout

Happy Monday!  School has started and we are struggling to get back in the groove!  I got spoiled with not having to get up at 6:00 AM in July and early August.  There's a reason I work nights….I am a night owl and I HATE mornings!!!!  Apparently everyone else does too, judging from the early morning level of gloom when I get the kids up...

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is summer flowers.  I cut one of the flower shapes from the Artistry cartridge and stamped the flowers and leaves with the corresponding images from a CTMH stamp set that coordinates with the cartridge.  I used some other stamps from the same set (you can see better by clicking on the layout), including cutting and stamping the title Better Together block (also from Artistry).  The paper is a cute flower print from Doodlebug.  Go check out the garden of goodness from the other BBTB2 designers and link up your summer flowers!

Artistry-flowers, leaves, Better Together shape
Paper-Doodlebug Spring Garden print, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink
CTMH whimsy pigment inks in juniper, pixie, and canary
Memento Tuxedo black ink
Stamps-La Vie En Rose set from CTMH

Monday, August 15, 2016


Happy Monday!  School is starting for the kids this Wednesday, but we are going to try to squeeze in some last minute fun before the grind begins.  We are going to the zoo today to both see the animals and collect pokemon-apparently there is a Pokestop at nearly every exhibit (I am somewhat baffled by this Pokemon Go phenomenon, but my teens have forced me to learn!).  Then it's off to the high school and middle school for Meet the Teacher night.

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is a wedding/anniversary theme and I have a non-traditional kind of anniversary layout to share, using the Groovy Times cartridge.  My hubby and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary this year and I wanted something fun, bright, and happy for some of those sweet and silly pics taken over the years.  It's very groovy, yes?  But it will suit the pictures perfectly!  The rest of the BBTB2 team have some great projects to share and you can link up yours too to share with us.  Hope you all have a great week!

Groovy Times-all cuts
Paper-CTMH solids
brown chalk ink