Monday, February 17, 2020

Just the Guys layout

Happy Monday!  Did you have a good Valentine's Day?  Or perhaps celebrate by shopping the after Valentine excellent candy sales?  (Gotta appreciate a good candy sale!  Stock up for those chocolate emergency days, lol).  The challenge theme for the next two weeks over at BBTB2 is "for the men in our life".  While I find cards for men exceptionally difficult to make, most of my scrapbook layouts lean more masculine as I have three boys and no girls.  This one is explicitly about just the guys, as I snapped some shots one day where they were horsing around in a parking lot.  I dug out one of my old favorite cartridges, Boys Will Be Boys, for the cricut cuts.  Hope you will join us with a masculine themed project and you can see all the great design team projects over at the BBTB2 site.

Boys Will Be Boys-all cuts
Paper-Carta Bella Boys Will Be Boys print, Bo Bunny blue bg paper, CTMH yellow
brown chalk ink for edging

Monday, February 3, 2020

Valentine "lovebirds" scrapbook layout

Happy Monday!  It's been an exciting weekend here in Kansas City, watching our Chiefs play in the Super Bowl!  My extended family had a huge party and we cheered our hearts out to see KC bring home the win! The grocery store pre-game looked like there had been a zombie invasion with empty shelves, so I’m pretty sure all the Doritos, Cheetos, Tostitos and anything that could be made into a dip along with anything that could be smoked got consumed in the super bowl party feasting!  There’s probably not a burnt end left anywhere in town, lol.  I know we ate our share!

Moving on to crafty things, the BBTB2 challenge for the next two weeks is a Valentine theme, since Valentine's Day is coming right up!  I have always wanted to use something from the Songbirds cricut cartridge, so I designed my whole layout around that title cut!  My husband and I usually try to do something fun for Valentine's Day, but I don't know exactly what yet, so I wanted it to be pretty flexible.  I've actually used this general sketch on lots of projects, as it adapts well to any theme.  You can see the rest of the design team projects over at the BBTB2 site and link up your creations too.  We'd love to see what you make!

Heart to Heart-heart
Paper-Echo Park Lucky in Love collection prints/stickers
brown chalk ink for edging

Monday, January 20, 2020

use something new challenge

Happy Monday!  As we dive into the new year, our BBTB2 challenge for the next two weeks is to use something new to you, whether that be a new product, new cricut cut, new technique, new materials....the list is endless.  I used some new cricut cuts for my title page for my new 2020 scrapbook.  I'm a chronological scrapper, so I have a new album (or rather multiple albums) for each year.  I find title page ideas hard to come up with sometimes, so I'm showing my title pages from 2019 and 2018 too.   (In case you're a little behind, ha ha.).  I found a new cricut image collection called New Year 2020 on cricut access, and also added a frame from a cartridge new to me called Gingersnap Phrases and Sentiments.  You can see the rest of the BBTB2 design team projects over at the BBTB2 site and can link up your projects there too.

New Year's 2020-title, 2020
Gingersnap Phrases and Sentiments-frame

Monday, January 6, 2020

Big Ben travel layout

Happy Monday!  Christmas and New Years are over and it's back to real life....I enjoyed all the family time though.  All the teens/young adults living under my roof are still home for another week before heading back to school, so I'm soaking up every second of fun.  We have five staying with us, my three boys plus two extra kids, so it's a FULL house!

Our BBTB2 challenge for the next two weeks is to use a cricut clock on a project.  I chose to make a scrapbook layout featuring some pictures from my October trip to the UK.  While we were in London, we saw the famous clocktower  Big Ben (although it was covered in scaffolding while repairs are being done).  I used the Destinations cartridge to cut the Big Ben image with the London title and the England title block and added my pictures.  You can take a look at all the design team clock projects and link one up over at the BBTB2 blog.  Hope you have a great week!

Monday, December 23, 2019

Sleigh all day layout

Happy Monday!  Christmas is almost here....and I'm not quite ready!  Hard to get the baking done when the kids keep eating the cookie, lol!  Hopefully Amazon is delivering the last packages today too-some of Santa's elves are working overtime at Amazon for sure.  I'm looking forward to Christmas with all the fun, chaos, and family time though!  It's good to have all my chicks home in the nest for their school and college breaks.

Our BBTB2 challenge for the next two weeks is to use a number on a project.  So this challenge can be for New Year's or a birthday or whatever you want, not just Christmas.  I'm all about the Christmas right now though, so I used Miss Kate Cuttables for the sleigh full of toys, Santa, and the Sleigh all day title.  I used a font on cricut access for the December 25.  I hope you all get to spend some time over the holiday with people you love as you celebrate!  Wishing you all a very merry Christmas!

Miss Kate Cuttables Merry Christmas-sleigh with toys, and Santa
Holly Jolly Christmas-sleigh all day title
Paper-DCWV All Seasons prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink for edging

Monday, December 9, 2019

pink and gold Merry Christmas layout

Happy Monday!  December is here and we have a new challenge at BBTB2 for the next two weeks, a pink and gold holiday theme (it can be any holiday, not just Christmas).  I am feeling the Christmas spirit after putting our tree up this weekend,  so I made a scrapbook layout for some of the many pictures I'll take this month.  I wanted soft pink print background paper but didn't have any, so I made my own pink snowflake paper by stamping snowflakes all over my plain paper.  I had some of this beautiful gold glitter paper from Michaels (it is so glittery in person-the photos don't do it justice at all) and used it to cut my titles, tree, and ornament (from the Holly Jolly Christmas collection on Cricut access).   I can't wait to put pictures on!  You can see the rest of the design team projects over at BBTB2 and link up a project for the next two weeks.

Holly Jolly Christmas-all cuts
Paper-CTMH solids, Recollections gold glitter paper
Stamps-Jumbo Snowflakes by Stampendous
Ink-CTMH Bashful, brown chalk ink for edging
Square punch for photo corners

Monday, November 25, 2019

Eat More Pie thanksgiving layout

Happy Monday!  It's almost Thanksgiving and I'm feeling thankful to having family around my table to eat lots of delicious goodness.  My husband is going to smoke two turkeys to feed our hungry bunch (and hopefully still have some leftovers) and I've got lots of cooking and baking to do.

Our BBTB2 challenge for the next two weeks is a food theme, which seems so appropriate for this time of year!  I found this "Eat More Pie" saying on the Turkey Squad collection on Cricut Access, which could not be more perfect for a food layout for my fam, as we believe in pie for all occasions (including birthday pie!).  Really I should make us all matching t-shirts saying eat more pie, lol!  The designers over at BBTB2 have some yummy food themed projects over there to see and you can link up a new cricut project for the next two weeks.

Create A Critter 2-pie
Turkey Squad-title
Paper-Doodlebug Flea Market prints, CTMH solids
square punch for photo corners
brown chalk ink for edging
Sizzix stitched circle dies