Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter Eggs layout (for BBTB2)

Our BBTB2 challenge theme this week is Easter, which leads me to thoughts of Easter egg hunts!  So my layout today is all about the egg hunt!  I used one of my favorite cartridges, A Child's Year for the whole layout and was super-happy with how it turned out.  I love all the silhouettes on this cart and it has lots of great tag shapes that make perfect spots to journal-you can see the cute bunny cutout on the journaling spot in the left corner.  I used lots of the icon cuts and popped up the flower border, ducks, and chicks enough to be able to slide photos under them.  My print paper is from an old DCWV stack called All Seasons.  We are having a big Easter egg hunt and egg dyeing party for the kids and friends next weekend, so I will have plenty of pictures to put on all my Easter layouts!

the whole layout

the cute little bunnies

the flower border

the adorable bunny tag

A Child's Year-silhouettes cut at 5 1/2, tag cut at 4, flower border cut at 2, bunnies cut at 2, duck and chicks cut at 1 1/2, eggs cut at 2
Paper-DCWV All Seasons prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

I look forward to seeing all the fabulous Easter projects-you can link up at BBTB2 and also check out all the marvelous design team projects!  I hope you have a happy Easter weekend with your family!  

Friday, April 11, 2014

All Aboard layout

It's my day for the daily project at Exploring Cricut!  So who's up for a train layout?  Boys and a fascination for trains seem to go together-when my guys were little, they were all obsessed with Thomas the Tank Engine.  I never left the house without at least a few engines for emergency entertainment in my purse.  Even as big guys they still like trains, so when we saw the spectacular train layout while at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry last summer they were mesmerized.  We must have spent 30 minutes looking at it.  (It has an enormous model railroad that "runs" from the city of Chicago to Seattle, complete with all the skyscrapers.)

I'm finally getting around to making a layout for those pictures.  I used the Boys Will Be Boys cartridge for the title and train and the My World cartridge for the railroad signs.  The fun and colorful paper and stickers are from the Echo Park Scoot collection, which I have been hoarding for just this layout!  The bright colors just make me happy.

Boys Will Be Boys-title cut at 3 inches, train cut at 2 1/2 inches
My World-railroad signs cut at 1 1/2 and 2 inches
Paper-Echo Park Scoot collection prints and stickers, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

Hope you enjoyed the railroad moment here and check out Exploring Cricut every day for a new project!

Monday, April 7, 2014

I've got two posts today...

Happy Monday!  I hope the sun will be shining and spring will be happening where ever you are today.  I've been all sniffly from a cold and  feel sure that sunshine and some extra Vitamin C might be the cure.  And maybe some chicken soup from Panera!  I have two posts today.  Just below is a my Easter layout for Exploring Cricut, using Phrases, Elegant Edges, and Create A Critter 2.  Scroll down one post for my Easter card for BBTB2, using Kate's ABCs.  Have a great week!

Happy Easter layout (for Exploring Cricut)

I've made a layout for the Exploring Cricut challenge this week, featuring three cartridges!  Yes, that's a bunch….but I needed them all. Our challenge is to make an Easter project, including a frame and a button, brad, or jewel.   I used the Phrases cartridge for the happy Easter title.  The bunny frame is from Elegant Edges.  The chick and eggs are from Create A Critter 2.  I added some pearls to my cute little Easter egg (for the jewels).  The cute print paper is from Hobby Lobby.

Phrases-title, cut at 3 inches
Elegant Edges-bunny frame and shadow, cut at 4 1/2 inches
Create A Critter 2-chick and eggs, cut at 3 inches
Paper-The Paper Studio
brown chalk ink

You can use any cricut cut or SVG for this challenge, so link up at Exploring Cricut, and check out the design team's cute projects!

I'm hoppy for you card (for BBTB2)

Our fabulous leader Susan picked Easter bunnies as the theme for our BBTB2 challenge this week.  I used one of my favorite cricut bunnies from the Kate's ABCs cartridge to make a sweet Easter card for a friend.  The "I'm hoppy for you" sentiment is from a My Pink Stamper set.  The pretty watercolor looking flower bg paper that inspired the card is from a 6x6 pad by American Crafts.

Kate's ABCs-bunny scene cut at 3 1/2 inches
Paper-CTMH solids, print American Crafts
brown chalk ink
oval and scallop oval punches-Stampin Up
sentiment stamps-My Pink Stamper set
pop dots

The design team has some very sweet bunnies for you to get inspired by at BBTB2.  I hope you'll link up with a project too!

Monday, March 31, 2014

April showers bring May flowers layout (for BBTB2)

Happy Monday!  Do you have any spring flowers yet?  I do, as my daffodils are all in bloom and it makes me happy every day to see these signs of spring!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is perfect for this:  April showers-which make spring flowers, but you can also go with baby or wedding related showers.  It's pretty wide open for your creativity.  I went with april showers make may flowers for my layout, which uses one of my favorite cartridges, A Child's Year, for all the images.  I love the silhouettes on this cartridge, plus it has so many other terrific images!  I was struggling with the lighting (since I didn't get this photographed until after dark), so you can't really read the title, which is "april showers bring may flowers".

A Child's Year-all cuts
Paper-Fancy Pants prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

I hope you'll link up a shower project with us at BBTB2 and check out all the marvelous design team projects!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Wedding Reception layout (for Exploring Cricut)

It's Friday!  TGIF!  I get to show the daily project for Exploring Cricut today and I have a layout using the Suburbia cartridge for you.  Wedding season is coming up…do you take lots of pictures at weddings?  I do and I needed to scrap some candid photos of family and friends taken at a wedding reception, so I cut my very sharp dressed couple in their finery and also added the little camera to the journaling spot.  The pretty font is also from Suburbia.

Suburbia-all cuts
Paper-Simple Stories Vintage Bliss collection prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

You can check out a new daily project every day at Exploring Cricut or on the Exploring Cricut FB page!  Have a great weekend!