Monday, July 8, 2019

Hiking layout for anything but a card challenge

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a great 4th of July and weekend!  We enjoyed the great fireworks show our KC suburb puts on every year and spent Saturday at the Kansas City Air Show.  Seeing the stunt planes, Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, and the Navy's Blue Angels perform was an amazing day!  We came home full of awe and with some sunburns.  Our house is near the Kansas City Downtown Airport, so we got to watch the Blue Angels fly literally right over our street as they practiced this week.  Made for a fun neighborly event, as all the neighbors on our street came outside to watch!

Our BBTB2 challenge for the next two weeks is anything but a card, which leaves your options pretty wide open!  As most of you know, I am more of a scrapbooker than card maker, so I'll give you three guesses what I only took one, right?  LOL!  My hiking layout below is for some of the pics I took while Son#2 and I were hiking in the Rockies in May.  While searching for hiking type cuts on Cricut Access, I found this Miss Kate Cuttables The Great Outdoors cartridge full of hiking/camping related images and whipped up a layout.  You can see the design team's projects over at BBTB2 and link up a project too.

Miss Kate Cuttables The Great Outdoors-all cuts
Paper-CTMH solids
brown chalk ink for edging

Monday, June 24, 2019

summer fun layout

Happy Monday!  Hopefully, summer weather has found it's way to your part of the country and you are getting to enjoy  all the fun that sunny warm days have to offer, whether that is pool parties, popsicles, or picnics (just to name a few of my favorite summer things).  While it's been cooler and kind of rainy here the last few days, we've gotten to spend some time in the pool, which is my favorite summer thing!

I'm the host over at BBTB2 and I chose a summer fun challenge, which is going on over the next two weeks.  My scrapbook layout below has several cricut cuts from The Miss Kate Cuttables Splish Splash collection.  You can link up a project over at BBTB2 and see all the design team summer fun projects.

Miss Kate Cuttables Splish Splash-all cuts
Paper-Carts Bella Beach Day collection prints, CTMH solids

Monday, June 17, 2019

Opt Outside hiking layout

Happy Monday!  I hope you are getting to enjoy some lovely weather and summer fun this week!  Son#2 and I recently got to go hiking in Colorado and I made a layout for a few of those pictures.  All of the cricut cuts are from the CTMH You Are Here cartridge.  Even though it was the middle of May when we hiked, it was still snow covered up in the Rockies!

Without pics:

You Are Here-all cuts
Paper-Echo Park The Wild Life collection striped paper, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink for edging
square punch for photo corners
With the pics:

Monday, June 10, 2019

Father's Day

Happy Monday!  I'm really enjoying having the craziness of May over and a more relaxing June begin.  It's good to have all my boys around with Son#1 home from college.  I've been so ready for summer with it's more relaxed pace of life!  Bring on the pool and summer celebrations and holidays!

Speaking of holidays, our BBTB2 challenge for this two weeks features a Father's Day theme.  Here's your chance to make something special for the Dad in your life or for your kids to give to their Dad.  My dad enjoys golfing regularly with friends, so when I saw this golf card on cricut access, it seemed like a perfect fit.  I made it tall to fit in a business envelope and it was super simple to cut and make!  Ideal for a quick and easy card!  It was from the Summer Celebrations cartridge.  You can see the design team's projects over at BBTB2 and link one up to share with us there.

Summer Celebrations-golfer card
brown chalk ink for edging

Monday, May 27, 2019


Happy Memorial Day!  We are enjoying our 3 day weekend (especially as it's a rare weekend where I don't have to work) and doing lots of yard work.  Our BBTB2 challenge for this next two weeks is a graduation theme.  Since Son#2 just graduated from high school two weeks ago, I was excited to work on a layout for some of the many graduation pictures we took.  I used elements from several different cricut cartridges, but the highlight is the Senior title with graduation cap from an image collection on cricut access called Senior Class.  I also used some flourishes and a scalloped circle for accents.  The circle may be a journal box or may hold a picture-I haven't decided yet.

Our challenge runs for two weeks, giving you a chance to make something special for the grad in your life!  Our Design Team has some graduation projects you can see over at BBTB2.

Basic Shapes-circle
Elegant Edges-scalloped circle
Flourishes-both flourish accents
Senior Class-title with graduation cap
Paper-prints all from doodlebug, CTMH solids.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Band layout

Happy Monday! It's been quite a week, as Son#2 graduated from high school!  There were lots of tears of pride and joy celebrating his day and much nostalgia as I was thinking about him as a baby and grateful for the amazing man he has become.  He graduated with honors in the top 10% of his class with a 4.0 GPA and won medals as the Outstanding Band Student and Outstanding Art Student. I am so proud of him.  He is heading off to college in the fall and I can't wait to see what his future holds.  We spent some time looking through the scrapbooks of him growing up and it was so fun and nostalgic and reminded me how much I enjoy scrapbooking our memories.  So now that you're all caught up on my week, on to actual crafty matters....

Our BBTB2 challenge for this next 2 weeks is a music theme.  I have a whole stack of pictures from end of year band/orchestra awards nights to scrapbook, so I already had pictures in mind for this challenge.  I used the Nifty Fifties cartridge for the band title and added some lettering to layout after I had the pictures figured out, using a font I downloaded and cut with my cricut (although I realized while uploading this that I have my lettering a bit crooked-will have to fix that pronto!).  Had to leave a little space for some journaling too!  I've really liked this Band Geek paper collection by Photo Play as it's so perfect for scrapbooking.  The design team over at BBTB2 has great projects to inspire you and we hope you will join us in linking up a music themed project!

layout without the pictures:

Nifty Fifties-band title with music notes
Paper-Photo Play Band Geek prints/stickers, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink for edging
With the pictures added:

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Main Street Parade (Disney) layout

Happy Thursday!  My hubby and I had a marvelous time on our weekend escape to Disney World two weeks ago, and now I am having fun creating some Disney themed layouts.  The Simple Stories Say Cheese line has great options for making a Disney scrapbook and everything below is from the Simple Stories 4 collection.  I'm loving being able to import fonts to use with my Cricut Explore Air 2, and I found a font called Waltograph on da fonts that looks like the Disney font, which I used to cut my title.  Super quick and simple!  I'll have some more Disney projects coming in the next month or two.

Waltograph font-downloaded from da fonts and cut with the Cricut Explore
Paper-/stickers/washi tape-Simple Stories Say Cheese 4
brown chalk ink for edging