Monday, May 22, 2017

Silly Pop Up birthday card

Happy Monday!  It's looking a little sunnier at my house-the teens have survived finals and only have two more days of school!  I'm hoping life will slow down a bit and leave more time for crafting, lol!

Our BBTB2 challenge is a birthday theme this week.  There is a story behind my card-I recently made a pop up birthday card for my niece, who loves to knit.  Her gift was a funny t-shirt with lines from the Dr. Seuss book altered to feature knitting, such as "I will knit on a train, on a boat, on a plane".  It was hilarious!  So for my pop up card to go with the gift, I added things that were mentioned on the shirt, using a couple of cartridges.  It came out really fun and she loved it.  I made my pop up card using this tutorial from split coast stampers.  There are cute birthday projects to see over at BBTB2 and you can link your project up there this week as well.

Create A Critter-animals
Artistry-font, yarn
Boys Will Be Boys-train, boat
Stamp-Cricut bundle with the Flower Market cartridge

Monday, May 15, 2017

Graduation layout

Happy Monday!  It's been a roller coaster emotional week at my house.  Son#1 graduated from high school Friday night!  Not only did he graduate with honors in the top 10% of his class, he is also an International Baccalaureate diploma candidate and won a medal as the Outstanding English student of his high school on Honor's Day.  I'm not ashamed to admit I cried tears of pride and joy.  I remember so clearly the day he was born and now he has grown up into an amazing man and I look forward to seeing what his future holds as he heads to college in the fall.

Fortunately for me, our BBTB2 challenge this week is a graduation theme-and you know I took plenty of graduation pictures Friday night! So...naturally I made a graduation layout.  It's fairly simple design, as the pictures will be the focus, but I accented my large photo (which will be a fantastic pic of the cap toss at the end) with the graduation cap from Locker Talk.   The design team has ideas for cards, layouts, etc for graduation, so take a look and link up a project.

CM Traveler-font
Locker Talk-graduation cap
Paper-TPC graduation print, CTMH solids

Monday, May 8, 2017

Mother's Day card

Happy Monday!  It's a little crazy around my house this week, as finals continue for the teens.  We also have concerts and awards nights every single evening this week, culminating in my senior graduating Friday night!  I am so sure I'm going to cry through the whole graduation ceremony that I have assigned my Dad to take the pictures.  I told him one of us has to be the grown-up and keep it together and I am sure it cannot be me, lol!  My extended family is going to celebrate graduation and Mother's Day with a big BBQ on Mother's Day and heave a big sigh that we got through the week.

Mother's Day is also our BBTB2 challenge theme.  I took that as an opportunity to make my mom's card (STOP READING, MOM!).  I was feeling a happy flower vibe for this card, so I used the smiling Create A Critter flowers to make my little flower bundle with some happy Doodlebug paper.  The cute stamps are from an old set by Paper Smooches.  This is your opportunity to make something special for your mom....and the design team at BBTB2 has some inspo for you to see to get you started.  You can link up your design there too.  Hope you have a wonderful week!!!!

Create A Critter-flowers and leaves
Stamps-Paper Smooches
Paper-Doodlebug and TPC prints
Ink-Stampin Up Lucky Limade

Monday, May 1, 2017

It's a Sweet Life layout

Happy Monday!  Although it's not so happy at my house, as the next two weeks are finals weeks for the high schoolers...stress levels are approaching Defcon 1 with AP and IB exams starting today.  Plus all the end of year concerts/programs are happening.  And we are dealing with the emotional impact of all the last events for my senior.  Gonna need a LOT of Diet Coke to get through the next two weeks!!!!

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is insects-butterflies, bees, etc.  I used some cute little guys from Create A Critter for my layout.  It was inspired by this layout I saw on Pinterest by Michelle Snyder, which I used as a sketch for the basic shape of things.  Can't wait to get some fun spring pictures on here-it will be a sweet life once finals are over, lol!  The rest of the design team projects are up over at BBTB2 and you can link up your designs there too.

Create A Critter-butterfly, bee, caterpillar
Paper-Doodlebug Spring Time collection prints, CTMH solids
Doodlebug washi tape

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