Monday, January 23, 2017

Ice Skate thank you card

Happy Monday!  It's been a busy weekend of work and I am so ready to have today off.   Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use ice skates on a project.  It so happens that the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships were in Kansas City last week and I have watched quite a bit of skating on TV.   Makes me wish I knew how to ice skate!  For my project, I made a thank you card, using the skates from the Family Album cartridge.  You can see the other skating projects over at BBTB2 and enter the drawing at the end of the month for some cricut supplies.

Family Album-ice skates
Paper-Bo Bunny , CTMH solids
Ink-Stampin Up Early Espresso, Versamark Jumbo Java chalk ink for edging

Monday, January 16, 2017

Snow Much Fun

Happy MLK Monday!  Is it cold and possibly snowy where you live (or recovering from an ice storm like KC)?  I am hosting the BBTB2 challenge this week and I selected snow fun as the theme for the week.  Projects celebrating any kind of snowy fun fit the bill for our challenge.  My teens still like to sled and build a snowman when we get a big snow and I used the Winter Frolic cartridge for my Frosty layout.  The design team has some super snowy projects over at BBTB2 and you can link up a new snowy cricut project there.  Don't forget, every project entry is entered at BBTB2 into a drawing for a pack of prizes donated by Cricut at the end of January!

Winter Frolic-all cuts
Paper-Bo Bunny prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

Monday, January 9, 2017

Blue Hawaii layout

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is in honor of Elvis' birthday-make a project that references an Elvis song.  My layout is reflecting the Blue Hawaii album.  I used the Life is A Beach and Doodlecharms cartridges for most of this beach layout.  Since I'm not going to get to go anywhere tropical this winter and it's been super cold and wintery here in KC, this will have to give me that tropical vibe I am wishing for.  There are some fun Elvis projects up over at BBTB2 for you to take a look and enter the challenge for a chance at a prize!!!!

Life is a Beach-palm trees, leaves, flowers, sand pail/shovel, right side sand castle title, lifeguard stand, hula girl
Doodlecharms-left side sand castle
Everyday Paperdolls-cloud
unknown-sun was cut from a previous project and I don't recall what cartridge
Paper-CTMH solids, yellow bg print unknown
 brown chalk ink

Monday, January 2, 2017

New Years layout

Happy Monday and Happy 2017!  I hope you had a merry Christmas and happy New Year!  My Christmas was full of family and very merry, although I rang in the new year at work in the ICU.  I spent some time last week looking through the scrapbook of 2016-it was full of happy memories and moments.  I can't wait to see what this year's pictures will look like!

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is NEW: use a cut that symbolizes the new year or use a new tool or technique-pretty wide open.  Since I am a chronological scrapper and scrap my pictures through the year, I made a cover page for my 2017 scrapbook, using cuts from Doodlecharms and Accent Essentials to symbolize the seasons and Artistry for the large numbers of 2017.  The welcome is a CTMH stamp.  I hope your 2017 is amazing and full of happy memories too.

Doodlecharms-leaf, flower, sun
Accent Essentials-snowflake
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black

Monday, December 19, 2016

Xmas nativity or menorah

Happy Monday!  I'm trying to stay warm after a VERY cold snowy weekend here in KC-not a fan of temps in the negative numbers!  I'm looking forward to Christmas next weekend though, although I still have lots of shopping and baking to do.  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use a nativity or menorah.  Below is one of my Christmas cards, using the nativity from the December 25th cartridge.  The stamp inside from Luke 2:11 is from a Stampin' Up set and perfect for my nativity cricut cut.  It's not too late to do a few special Christmas cards!!!  Or as I tell myself, the AFTER-Christmas Christmas cards, which will just extend the joy of Christmas even longer for the recipient, right?  It's never too late to send the Christmas card, lol!  The design team has some gorgeous cards to see at BBTB2 and you can link up your project there.  We have fun challenges and surprises planned at BBTB2 for 2017 and look forward to more cricut fun.  Have a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

December 25th-nativity cut
Stamp-Stampin' Up City of David set
Paper-CTMH solids, red bg paper is a scrap that I don't know what it came from

Monday, December 12, 2016

Xmas ornament card

Happy Monday!  Mine is not quite so happy, as I'm a little under the weather.  Hopefully some hot tea and Vitamin C will fix things right up.  My nurse self is also prescribing naps (the cure for most things, lol!).   Because there is no time to be sick with Christmas coming up!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use a holiday symbol like an ornament on a project.  This is another of my Christmas cards this year, using the ornament and word from the Joys of the Season cartridge.  The paper is all shimmer paper, which didn't photograph very well, but looks really pretty in real life!  Hope you will check out all the design team projects at BBTB2 and you can link up a project over there-good opportunity to make and share a special Christmas card!!!

Joys of the Season
shimmer paper from Hobby Lobby

Monday, December 5, 2016

Believe layout

Happy Monday!  It's December and time to get in the Christmas spirit!  As we have many holiday school music productions from the band and orchestra to attend over the next two weeks, I think I'll be feeling the Christmas vibes for sure.  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use Christmas wording on a project.  I used the Artbooking cartridge to make my Christmas layout below.  No fancy papers needed, just solid cardstock and Artbooking!  (Which is kind of rare for me, since judging from my craft area, I've never met a patterned paper I didn't like, lol!).  The team over at BBTB2 has some beautiful holiday projects to see and you can link up a project there this week to share:)

Artbooking-all cuts