Monday, April 24, 2017

Flower thank you cards

Happy Monday!  Spring is in bloom and our BBTB2 challenge this week is spring flowers.  I've got two quick and easy flower thank you cards to share, using flowers from Doodlecharms and Flower Market.  Hope you will stop by BBTB2 this week and take a peek at the rest of the design team projects.  May your week be full of sunshine and flowers too!

Paper-CTMH Kraft, Simple Stories prints

Flower Market-flower
Paper-CTMH Kraft base, Simple Stories prints
Stampin up ribbon and punches for sentiment
Swiss dots embossing folder

Monday, April 17, 2017

Sweet Smiles layout

Happy Monday!  Last week was a busy week of work and school events with the kids, plus I celebrated my 21st wedding anniversary!  We snuck out for a teen-free dinner, which was very nice, although the teens complained we ate out without them.  They don't get the concept of date night, lol, even for an anniversary.

But on to crafty things....our BBTB2 challenge theme this week is "sweet", however you choose to interpret that.  My layout for some pictures of extended family at an event is about the sweet smiles.  The words are from the Artbooking cartridge and I stamped some hearts on the journaling strips.  Superfast and finished!!!  Take a peek at the projects up at BBTB2 and you can link up a sweet project of your own.

Artbooking-sweet smiles
Paper-CTMH prints/solids
brown chalk ink

Monday, April 10, 2017

Happy Easter layout

Happy Monday!  Easter is coming up and is our BBTB2 challenge theme this week.  I used the the Flower Market and Artistry cartridges and some happy Doodlebug paper strips to make my Easter layout full of spring goodness.  You can check out the rest of the design team projects over at BBTB2 this week.

Flower Market-chick, boot with flowers, watering can with flowers, grass, title
Paper/stickers-Doodlebug Springtime prints/stickers, CTMH solids, Echo Park green solid
brown chalk ink for edging

Monday, April 3, 2017

Tree layouts in honor of Arbor Day

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is trees, in honor of Arbor Day.  All the flowering trees have started blooming here and it feels like spring.  I have two tree projects to share, with the one below using lots of cartridges (although the trees are from Camp Out) from our trip to Rocky Mountain National Park last summer.  The bottom project is a Christmas layout, where the cute little house and trees on the Flower Market cartridge were giving me Christmas cottage vibes.  Hope you will check out the design team projects over at BBTB2 and link up a project!

Project #1

Paper Doll Dress Up-mountain ranges
Outdoor Man-wildlife
Camp Out-trees
A Child's Year-bird in flight
Be Young-font

Project #2

Flower Market-trees, cottage

Monday, March 27, 2017

Banner and Sign projects

Happy Monday!  I am hosting the BBTB2 challenge this week.  Our challenge theme is to use a sign or banner on a project.  There are so many amazing banner shapes on the Flower Market cartridge that it got me inspired!  However, you can select any of the many signs or banners on any cartridge, because there a lot to choose from!  I have several projects below to share and there are more from the rest of the design team over at BBTB2!

St. Patrick's Cathedral layout
This is one of my favorite of the banners on Flower Market-perfect for the titles.

Flower Market-banner
Family Album-decorative shape
Paper-CTMH solids
Ellis Island layout
The Destinations cartridge has some great signs like the one below for travel projects.

Destinations-Ellis Island sign
Paper-CTMH solids, Carta Bella map paper

Sunshine layout
The sunshine banner is from the Artbooking cartridge and was ideal for some summer vacation pics from Estes Park, CO.

Artbooking-sun and sunshine banner
Paper-CTMH solids
washi tape-Doodlebug
Ink-CTMH pigment inks
Let's Get Lost layout
This sign is from the Camping Critters, just the thing for some hiking pictures.

Camping Critters-sign, moose

Concertmaster layout
And sometimes, you just have to make your own below.

Quarter Note-font, clef
handcut banner
Paper-CTMH solids, print CTMH

Monday, March 20, 2017

Wee One baby card

Happy Monday!  Hope you have had a good weekend!  It's spring break here, but I've got sick feverish kids, so we are taking it easy and passing out the tylenol.  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is a baby theme.  I always need cute baby cards in the stash, so I whipped up a card for a baby boy.  I used the B is for Boy cartridge for this little onesie and the wee one sentiment.  It could be for a girl just as easy with a color change to pink.  Check out the sweet baby goodness by the design team over at BBTB2 and link up a project there this week.

B is for Boy:  all cuts
Paper-Echo Park prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink
liquid glass on duck

Monday, March 13, 2017

birthday layouts

Happy Monday!  It's a birthday theme at BBTB2 this week and I have a whole bunch of birthday ideas to share!  You can see more birthday goodness over at BBTB2 from the designers.  So let's get started....

 Project #1
This was for pics of Son#1's birthday this fall.  I wanted the picture in the star frame to be the focus.

Sweet Treats-happy birthday
Artbooking-photo frame with star
Elegant Edges-scallop circle
Plaintain Schoolbook-circle
Paper-Doodlebug print, CTMH solids

Project #2
I was having some fun with the CTMH watercolors and made the cupcake paper on the right myself! I stamped the cupcakes and then watercolored them!  I also watercolored the Happy Birthday banner that I cut from the Artiste cartridge...probably would have just kept watercoloring if there was anything else left, lol!  My inner kindergartner was out to play.  The balloons are stamped from a CTMH set that corresponds to the Art Philosophy cartridge, so I cut them out with my cricut, then stamped the ballon image.  We were celebrating the November birthdays in the family (Son#3 and Grandma).  

Artiste-banner, balloons
Sweet Treats-make a wish
Stamp set-CTMH Artiste cartridge birthday set

The next few layouts go together as a set.  The Party Animals birthday layout from a few weeks ago is one of them.  The rest do not have any cricut cuts, but I decided to put them together with the other birthday layouts for one big birthday bonanza of layout ideas.

Project #3

Project #4

Project #5
The arrow is a cricut cut from the Artiste cartridge that has a matching CTMH stamp.

Project #6
I showed this layout a few weeks ago, but wanted to include it with the birthday theme as well.