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.




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

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.

Cricut:
Sweet Treats-happy birthday
Artbooking-photo frame with star
Artistry-numbers
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).  

Cricut:
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.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Lucky layout

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is St Patrick's Day related-use a clover or the word lucky. I did both, so I'm feeling like an over-achiever, lol!  (Plus, you see the shamrock background paper?  Oh yeah!)   I made a layout for some of my pictures from last year's St. Pats Day, when I got to march in the NYC St. Patrick's Day parade with Son#2 and the high school band.  I took LOTS of pictures, because how often do you get a chance to walk down the middle of 5th Avenue in NYC with 2 million people watching?  It was definitely a once in a lifetime experience.  All my cuts are from the Artistry cartridge.  Hope you will join us this week over at BBTB2 and see the design team projects for inspiration.



Cricut:
Artistry-Lucky, horseshoe, clover
Paper-The Paper Studio print, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

Monday, February 27, 2017

3 shades of green

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use 3 shades of green.  I happened to have this Doodlebug print paper with several shades of green in the stash, which got my layout started.  Son#2 will be performing with the marching band in the Snake Saturday St. Patrick's Day parade next month, so now I'm ready for the pictures!  I used the Flower Market cartridge for all the cuts-loving the wreaths on this cart!  Check out the BBTB2 designers projects and you can link one up as well.


Cricut:
Flower Market-all cuts
Paper-Doodlebug prints, CTMH solids

Monday, February 20, 2017

Cute animal

Happy President's Day Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge theme this week is cute animals, which inevitably leads me to create with two of my all-time favorite cricut cartridges- Create A Critter and Create A Critter 2.  I have several pieces of Create A Critter goodness to share!  As always, the designers over at BBTB2 have some wonderful projects to see and you can link up a project as well.

Project #1
This birthday layout will feature pics of my teens and their cousins, partying it up with birthday cake and ice cream!
 Cricut:
Create A Critter 2-party pig and party chick
CM Be Young-font
Paper-Echo Park

Project #2
This little card cutie was inspired by the sentiment.Isn't he cute?
Cricut:
Create A Critter-whale
Wild Card-card base
Plaintain Schoolbook-circle
scallop edge for the waves
Stamp-CTMH Animal Greetings
Ink-Tsueinko Memento Black
liquid glass on whale's spout
Project #3
 I made this layout of hiking pictures from last summer with some of the adorable critters.
Cricut:
Create A Critter-animals, stump and log
CM Be Young-font
Paper-Doodlebug

Monday, February 13, 2017

Sweet layout (red and white project)

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is a red and white project, which made me feel the Valentine sweetness....so you have my SWEET layout below.  It's all from the Artbooking cartridge (cut on the real dial size, since that cartridge has crazy weird sizing).  I added some touches of black for contrast.  For the challenge, the projects just have to include red and white and don't have to be Valentine.  You can link up a project over at BBTB2 and see all the designer's projects.


Cricut:
Artbooking-all cuts, cut on real dial size
Paper-Carta Bella Words of Love collection prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink for edging

Monday, February 6, 2017

Love U valentine

Happy Monday!  I'm glad it's a new week, as we've been passing around the germs and I've been under the weather.  Hoping my immune system recognizes that we are starting fresh this week, lol! Today I'm sharing one of the Valentines I made for this year, since that is our BBTB2 theme this week.  I've been waiting for the right project to use the typewriter on the Flower Market cartridge and a sweet Valentine love note seemed just the thing!  There are some adorable Valentines to see over at BBTB2, so go take a look!



Cricut:
Flower Market-typewriter, love
Artistry-the letter u
Stamp-Paper Smooches set