Monday, January 18, 2021

Up to Snow Good layout

 Happy Monday!  The BBTB2 challenge for the next two weeks is a snowflake theme.  We got a big snow while my kids were home on winter break and of course I took a few pics as snow forts were constructed!  For my layout, I used an older cricut image collection from Creative Memories that I bought years ago called Tis the Season for my snowflakes and snowman and a font called Just Marsha that I downloaded from da fonts.  Am I the only one who loses track of time browsing fonts?  LOL!!!!  Head over to the BBTB2 site where you can link up a snow themed project for the next two weeks and see the design team projects for inspiration.

CM Tis the Season-snowflakes and snowman
Just Marsha-font downloaded from da fonts
Paper-Echo Park Keeping Cozy collection prints, CTMH solids

Monday, January 4, 2021

Get Well-Feeling Sick? Milk it card

Happy first Monday of 2021!  I don't know about you, but I'm kind of glad to leave 2020 in the rear view mirror.  We can all hope 2021 is a better year.  I've seen so much loss and suffering at the hospital this year...and am hopeful the vaccines will change the course of the pandemic.  I had tears of joy while getting my first shot of the Moderna vaccine last week!  It represents hope!  My hospital coworkers have been cheering and taking pictures as they get vaccinated. As vaccine availability gradually spreads out beyond health care workers and nursing home residents over the next few months, I encourage everyone to get one to protect themselves and all those in their community.

Our BBTB2 challenge for the next two weeks is get well cards.  As many of us may know someone who is sick from covid or other illness, there will be many opportunities to send a homemade get well card this year.  My card below, from the the Just Because Cards cricut image collection, has the kind of punny humor that always makes me smile.  It is a slightly larger 6x6 size, as I'm planning it to use when dropping off a meal to a sick neighbor and wanted to have room to write the reheating/cooking instructions inside.  Go check out the design team projects and link one up to share!

Just Because Cards-all cuts

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Pinecone Christmas card

 Happy Wednesday!  Can you believe it's almost Christmas?  The presents are mostly wrapped under the tree and cookies are baking as we speak.  While we are FaceTiming in the grandparents to keep us all safe, I'm grateful for technology that will allow us to virtually be together.  I still love getting good old fashioned Christmas cards from family and friends, so I'm sharing another one I sent out this year featuring a pine cone.  Don't forget, we still have our challenge running over at the BBTB2 blog with Double Trouble for any Christmas project using any die cutting machine.

CTMH Flower Market-pine cone
Paper-Through the Woods (Catherine Pooler) 6x6 pad, CTMH solids

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

 Happy Wednesday!  I've finished making Christmas cards and thought I'd share one below.  I'm getting them all in the mail today!  There's only one more Christmas gift to order and most of my online orders have come in-yay!  Santa's elves are clearly very busy working for UPS, FedEx, and Amazon this year.  

Paper-Through the Woods (Catherine Pooler) 6x6 pad
Stamp-have lost the name of the set-it's old!
Ink-SU Crumb Cake

Monday, December 7, 2020

Christmas layout

Happy Monday!  Are you hanging in there in this December 2020?  I hope you are all able to find a few moments for some joy in the season.  Crafting is sort of my happy therapy during these difficult times, and I had fun planning and making some Christmas scrapbook layouts and cards this week. 

The BBTB2 challenge for the month of December is a partnership with Double Trouble.  You can go read the exact challenge requirements over at BBTB2, but essentially it is a Christmas themed challenge and you can use any type of die cutting machine this month, not just a cricut.  There are some optional twists and prizes involved too!  I used the Close to My Heart Artbooking image collection for all the cuts on this project and I love how it turned out!  All ready for some Christmas pictures!  Take a look over at the BBTB2 site to see the other design team projects and you have the whole month to link up a project and maybe even win a prize!  

Artbooking-all cuts

Monday, November 23, 2020

Coffee & Friends layout

Happy Monday!  I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving this week and hope you all are able to celebrate in some way, even if it's a little different this year.  Our BBTB2 challenge for the next two weeks is a coffee theme.  Since June, a few friends and I who live within a few blocks of each other have been meeting on Monday mornings for coffee, spreading out across our back yards to follow the covid guidelines to social distance.  It's a BYOC...bring your own coffee and chair!  It has been such a blessing to sip our coffee, even spread out outside together, on Monday mornings, when nearly all of our other community activity is on hold.  Unfortunately covid is spreading like wildfire in the metro area where I live, so we are going to have to pause for awhile, as we all have college students coming home (potentially with germs).  As a critical care nurse working in the covid ICUs, I'm going to remind everyone to please mask, social distance, and avoid holiday gatherings to help the hospitals where ever you are.  We are approaching critical numbers of patients in my area and across the country.

Back to crafty things, I browsed cricut access and found this great collection of coffee sayings and images called Coffee Helps, which I used for my page (combining a few of them).  The paper is from a cute fall Doodlebug collection I had recently gotten called Pumpkin Spice.  The design team has shared projects over at the BBTB2 site and you can link up a project there also to share with us!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Coffee Helps-all cuts
Paper-Doodlebug Pumpkin Spice prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink for edging

Thought I'd add a shot of the completed layout with pics!

Monday, November 9, 2020

So Thankful layout

Happy Monday!  The BBTB2 challenge for the next two weeks has a Thanksgiving theme.  While Thanksgiving will be a little smaller than usual at my home (normally we have family over), I'm planning a traditional turkey dinner for our immediate household and we are going to share dinner via FaceTime with the grandparents.  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday since it's all about being thankful.  

I made layout for Thanksgiving photos from the CTMH Complete Creativity collection of images I got recently.  All the pieces for the whole layout are cut with the cricut and then assembled.  It took awhile to cut all the elements but was very easy to put together.  You can see all the design team projects for the Thanksgiving challenge over at the BBTB2 site and link up a project of your own.

CTMH Complete Creativity-all cuts
Paper-CTMH solids