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!


Cricut:
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!




Cricut:
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

graduation


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!


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

Monday, May 28, 2018

Adorable bunny layout

Happy Monday!  School is almost out, the sun is shining, and the pool is beckoning....I'm feeling some summer, how about you?  Hope you had some fun over the holiday weekend!  While I am working tonight for my holiday shift, I did lots of yard work this weekend and got to jump in the pool as a reward, since we got it opened last week.  Yay for summer!

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is an animal theme.  Son#2 wanted a bunny for his birthday last year, so in December Bo the Bunny joined our family.  He is a mini-Rex dwarf bunny, meaning he is a little guy at 4 lbs in the bunny world.  We've all fallen in love with him and he is truly adorable with a sweet playful personality.  My layout uses the title and bunny cut from Kate's ABCs for some pictures of the day we got Bo.  You can link up a project using any cricut animal over at BBTB2 and see all the design team projects.

Cricut:
Kate's ABCs-bunny cut, title
Paper-CTMH solids, Doodlebug print

Monday, May 21, 2018

thanks a bunch card

Happy Monday!  It's been a good week because my college kid is back home for the summer-it's good to have all the chicks back in the nest, lol!  Although he wasn't far away, I missed seeing him every day.  My high schoolers are finishing up finals, but still have school til the end of May to make up all the days missed due to snow and cold.  Needless to say, they are beyond ready to be done with school!!!!

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to showcase flowers-because after all, it's May and the flowers have started blooming!  I used the Walk in My Garden cartridge to make this super simple thank you card.  All the cuts, including the sentiment, are from the cartridge.  I liked the flowers against the woodgrain paper!  Hope you will scope out the projects at BBTB2 and play along and have a wonderful week!


Cricut:
Walk in My Garden-all cuts
Paper-CTMH solids, Recollections wood grain print
brown chalk ink-VersaMagic Jumbo Java

Monday, May 14, 2018

Homecoming dance layout

Happy Monday!  I hope all the moms out there had a wonderful Mother's Day!  While I did have to work, my fellas spoiled me all weekend with yummy food.  And I got to spend some time with my mom too!  So for our BBTB2 challenge this week, we are celebrating occasions with dance.  My layout below reflects my high school freshman's first school dance last year, which was Homecoming.    We took lots of pictures, so I was glad to get some of them in the scrapbook!  I used the Formal Occasion cartridge for all the cricut cuts-it has wonderful layered titles that let you incorporate several colors.  I'm also in love with the curly framed journaling box!!!  I hope you'll make a project and link it up at BBTB2 and be sure to go see the design team's fabulous projects!


Cricut:
Formal Occasion-all cuts
Paper-CTMH solids

Monday, May 7, 2018

Mother's Day card

Happy Monday!  I'm hosting over at BBTB2 this week and we are having a Mother's Day themed challenge-here's your chance to make mom a special card or gift!  Or a chance to make a scrapbook layout for pictures of the day.  I've made my mom a card (STOP READING NOW, MOM), using the Lyrical Letters cartridge for the sentiment and Elegant Edges for the background shape.  I did a little embossing to add texture and of course some flowered background paper.  Mothers always deserve to have flowers!  The designers over at BBTB2 have shared cards and layouts, so pop over and take a peek!  We hope you will link up a project this week to share with us.



Cricut:
Lyrical Letters-title sentiment
Elegant Edges-background oval
Paper-Doodlebug prints, CTMH solids
embossing folder
stamp-Paper Smooches