Monday, July 16, 2018


Happy Monday!  It's been a busy week for me....Son#2 got his wisdom teeth removed so I was nursing at home AND at work.  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is a zoo theme.  I went WAAAAAY back and scrapped some pictures from a zoo trip when the kids were much younger, using the Animal Kingdom cartridge.  It's an oldie but goodie.  I also broke out my cricut markers, which I forget to use, and outlined the polar bear and title.  The Oh Snap and borders are from Artbooking.  The KC Zoo has a big polar bear exhibit, along with a giant polar bear statue that the kids loved to pose beside when they were smaller.  You can check out the design team projects over at BBTB2 and link up a zoo project of your own this week.

Animal Kingdom-polar bear, title
Artbooking-borders, Oh Snap
Paper-Doodlebug bg paper

Monday, July 9, 2018

Xmas in July

Happy Monday!  Hope you all had a good 4th of July!  I had a super relaxing day, finished off with watching fireworks with the fam!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is Christmas in July....although I'm having a bit of a hard time thinking about Christmas when it's close to 100 degrees with lots of humidity.  Where is that polar air when you need it?  However, you can make a Christmas card or project to be ready to go when it is cold and festive right now!  Since I'm more of a scrapbooker than card maker, I scrapped some Xmas pics with this layout featuring Christmas ornaments.  The rest of the design team has some amazing Christmas cards over at BBTB2.  Go take a look and link up!  And stay cool...ish....this week!

Tis the Season-all cuts
Paper-DCWV prints, CTMH solids

Monday, July 2, 2018

4th of July

Happy Monday!  Are you looking forward to the 4th of July this week?  Celebration and firework plans?  I am excited that both my hubby and I have the day off, although Son#1 has to work part of the day.  We are planning to go see the fireworks show that our little KC suburb puts on in the city park every year in the evening, taking our lawn chairs, cooler, and snacks.  It's always a fun time and I always try to snap a few shots of family and fireworks.  Our BBTB2 challenge theme this week is 4th of July of course, so I whipped up a scrapbook layout for my upcoming pics, using the Independence Day cartridge for the 4th of July images.  I hope you will join us with a project over at BBTB2 and the designers have some awesome projects to look at.  Have a great (and safe) holiday week!

Independence Day-fireworks, flag emblem, Freedom
CM Traveler-font
Paper-Doodlebug Patriotic Parade prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink for edging
square punch for corner triangles

Monday, June 25, 2018

All Wet summer swim layout

 Happy Monday!  It's been a beautiful weekend in Kansas City and we have had family and friends in the pool every day.  I took so many pictures!!!  Since it is my turn to host at BBTB2 this week, I selected a Summer Swim theme so I can get started scrapping some of these pics.  I used the H2O cartridge for the layout below, because I love the cute little pool float!  The paper from Photo Play is bright and colorful, which will go with the colorful pictures!  Hope you will pop over to BBTB2 and see the awesome design team projects and you can link one up there too.

H2O-all cuts
Paper-Photo Play Summer Daydreams prints, CTMH solids
square maker for photo triangles
brown chalk ink

I'll show you a couple of the pictures that are going on this layout of my boys and cousins playing in the pool:
pool is rocking
 creative use of pool noodles...
 my favorite fellas
 a big pile of cousins

Monday, June 18, 2018

Paradise layout

Happy Monday!  Have you been able to enjoy any summer?  We've been spending lots of time in the pool, as the weather has been hot and sunny!  Our BBTB2 theme this week is tropical:  either the vacation variety or the tropical flower variety.  While we aren't going anywhere tropical this summer, our backyard pool feels like our own little tropical paradise so my layout is for some pool pictures.  I used two cartridges, CM Traveler and You Are Here for all the cuts.  The colorful print papers are some from Echo Park that I bought last year.  Hope you will go see the rest of the design team projects and link up one over at BBTB2!

You Are Here-titles, flowers, umbrella, bag
CM Traveler-beach chair, water droplets
Paper-Echo Park Summer Dream prints, TPC sunshine paper, CTMH solids

Monday, June 11, 2018

Father's Day

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is a Father's Day theme.  I made a card for my Dad for Father's Day, using the Celebrate With A Flourish cartridge.  I haven't dug that one out in a long time and I forgot how much I like all the layered titles!  I was going for a fairly clean and simple look with this card and I think my Dad will like it!  Check out the design team projects over at BBTB2 and link up a project this week!

Celebrate with Flourish-#1 Dad
Paper-CTMH solids
brown chalk ink for edges, Stampin Up Lucky Limade sentiment
Stamp-Hero Arts
Sizzix embossing folder

Monday, June 4, 2018


Happy Monday!  Mine is actually not so stellar, as I've caught a bad cold.  Why are summer colds a thing, anyway?  I'm doped up on NyQuil wishing I felt like doing something outside ☹️.  Or something crafty.  However, I suspect crafting while taking NyQuil might result in improper use of scissors, adhesive, and possibly glitter glue.  I think you aren't supposed to operate power tools OR glitter while doped up with cold medicine....

So on to our weekly challenge at BBTB2- it's a graduation theme, drumroll please.  The time of year for caps and gowns has arrived and while I don't have a graduate this year, Son#1 graduated from high school last year and we have the next kid graduating next year!!!!  I made this layout for pics of Son#1's ceremony, using the Create A Friend cartridge.  I show it both with and without the photos for fun!  Hope you will join us with a project!

Create A Friend-all cuts
White gel pen
Doodlebug arrow decorations
Paper- Doodlebug prints, CTMH solids