Monday, October 17, 2016

Halloween theme

Happy Monday!  Boy, fall is flying by-marching band season ends this weekend and leaves are falling, yet the weather cannot decide if it's Indian summer or cooler rainy fall weather.  We are having both!!!  I wore my winter coat one day last week, shorts and flip-flops another day.  My high schoolers won't leave home without their coat and
umbrellas, just in case!

Halloween is coming up in a few short weeks and we have a Halloween themed challenge over at BBTB2.  It's the perfect time to whip up a treat bag for that special someone or make a spooky themed decoration!  I will be attending an orchestra concert the night before Halloween at the middle school, with the orchestra playing in their costumes!  Should make for some interesting concert pictures, to say the least, so I made a layout.  I knew I wanted to find a way to use the Halloween word jumble from the Artistry cartridge, so I incorporated it as a design element.  Hope you will join us over at BBTB2 by linking up a Halloween project of your own this week!

Artistry-bat, circle, and Halloween word jumble
Paper-DCWV All Seasons prints, CTMH solids

Monday, October 10, 2016

Movie night layout

Happy Monday!  Fall is here with falling leaves and crisp, cool evenings.  What is more fun than having a movie night at home with some popcorn and apple cider?  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is movie night (or a movie themed project).  We do movie night fairly regularly around my house, bringing out the popcorn and root beer floats, so I made a layout for some movie night pics of the fam.  There's nothing better than being snuggled up on the couch in front of a roaring fire with my favorite peeps to watch something blow up (not a lot of chick flicks allowed with all my fellas around)!  I used a whole bunch of cartridges, but I love how it turned out!  I even hand-made my movie reel using circles from Plaintain Schoolbook!  Go see the projects from the design team and link up a movie project over at BBTB2 this week.

Family Album-row of stars
Artiste-Movie Night title
Locker Talk-ticket and clapper
County Fair-popcorn and soda
Plaintain Schoolbook-film reel hand made using different size circles

Monday, October 3, 2016

frame it up Autumn layout

Happy Monday!  It's been a busy weekend of fall festivals!  Son#2 (who is the brass captain in the marching band) played the Homecoming show at the high school football game Friday night and marched in the fall festival parade in our KC suburb Saturday morning.  Son#1 and Son#3 (who both play violin in a bluegrass band) performed in another local fall festival on Saturday and Sunday.  I am full of funnel cakes, apple cider, and home made root beer and seriously need a nap.  All this festivaling (is that a word?) is hard work, LOL!  But today is all about more college visits for Son#1-no rest for the weary parent...

Moving on to more crafty matters, the BBTB2 challenge this week is to use a cricut frame cut on a project.  As I took approximately 200 pictures this weekend, give or take a few, I chose to do a layout using a fall themed frame with a leaf (love it!) from the Artbooking cartridge.  I used a sketch from a layout design by Michelle Snyder for the basic design and added my fall elements.  Most of the cuts are from Artbooking, although I did cut the scallop circle from Art Philosophy.  Go and see some possibilities over at BBTB2 and link up a project!

Artbooking-leaf frame, leafy vines, title, arrow
Art Philosophy-scallop circle

Monday, September 26, 2016

Retro themed hello card

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 theme this week is to make a retro themed card.  I used the old fashioned corded telephone from the From My Kitchen cartridge for my hello card, just like the one in our house when I was a kid.  (My kids can't even conceive of such thing as a phone with NO internet connection!!!!  If it isn't an iPhone, they can't imagine why you would use one, LOL!)  I went with a kind of vintage feeling floral background print to keep my retro feel going.  The other designers have some cool retro projects for you to see over at BBTB2, so check them out.

From My Kitchen-phone cut at 3 inches
Paper-Fancy Pants Park Bench 6x6 paper pad print, CTMH solids
Ink-Versamark jumbo java chalk ink, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamp-Paper Smooches

Monday, September 19, 2016

The Big Apple NYC layout

Happy Monday!  It has been a rather busy and stressful last week, so I'm glad to be starting a new one!  And I will have a whole box of marvelous scrapbooking goodies (including the new cricut Flower Market cartridge by CTMH) to play with because it's my birthday this week!  Ideally my birthday would also be a national holiday where I could sleep in, but that MIGHT be asking a bit much, lol!

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use a cricut apple on a project.  I love apple season in the fall when the Honeycrisps are in our grocery store, all huge, crunchy, and delicious!!!!  However, I am scrapbooking pictures from the trip to THE Big Apple (Son#2 and I went to New York City with the high school band last spring), so I used my favorite apple from Doodlecharms as part of the title on my page.  The city landscape from Plaintain Schoolbook reminded me of the NYC skyline in Manhattan, so I added it to the bottom of the pages.  Go see all the marvelous apple projects at BBTB2 and link yours up this week.

Plaintain Schoolbook-city landscape, Roly Poly font
CM Traveler-taxi sign
brown chalk ink

Monday, September 12, 2016

Layout with arrows

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use either arrows or monsters on a man themed project.  I went for the arrows, as I was scrapbooking pages from my boys' trip to summer music camp.  (Music is manly, right?  My kids all turned out musical and are not into sports at all.)  I was inspired by this layout I found on Pinterest and adapted it for my project, adding some stamped phrases and changing up the color scheme, title, etc.  Check out the rest of the design team projects over at BBTB2 and get creative this week!

You can see the stamped phrases a bit better in this close up:

Nate's ABCs-title font
Boys Will Be Boys-curved arrow
Paper-CTMH solids

Monday, September 5, 2016

Tune in, Chill out layout

Happy Monday!  I hope you are enjoying the Labor Day weekend!  I unfortunately have to work tonight since the hospital is a 24/7 kind of place, but the rest of the fam are enjoying the 3 day break.  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use eye glasses on a project.  It's supposed to be a hot and sunny 90 degrees here in KC today and for the rest of the week, so my end of summer layout has some sunglasses and tunes from the vintage radio cut to spice up these last days in the pool before fall is upon us.  All the cuts are from the Surburbia cartridge.  Go see a variety of glasses over at BBTB2 from the design team and link up your project there.

Surburbia-radio, swim ladies, sunglasses
Paper-Echo Park prints/stickers, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink