Monday, June 3, 2013

Cute as a bug layout (for BBTB2)

Ladybugs are the challenge theme this week at BBTB2!  I couldn't wait to do this one-I've been going through some old baby pictures of the kids and this will be the perfect layout for a few of them.  Ladybugs are the only kind of bugs I really like because they are actually cute!

I used the CM This and That cartridge, as it it had this "cute as a bug" phrase for my title (even including a ladybug!).  I added another ladybug, also from the cartridge,.  It's all in soft candy colors inspired by my background paper from My Mind's Eye (the photo mat paper is from Echo Park).  I added some little dots (also from MME) for the ladybug eyes, just for fun!  Sorry my pics are not ideal-I really struggled with the lighting the day I took these, as there was a serious lack of sunshine.  I tried to lighten them up, which washed out the color!  Suffice to say, it is much prettier in real life!

so here we have my complete layout, which I had to photo edit the heck out of with only so-so results:

the colors are more true to life here:

CM This and That-all cuts
Paper-BG paper is My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing collection, Photo mat paper is Echo Park Sweet Day, solids are CTMH, journal box and smile card are Simple Stories Vintage Bliss collection
brown chalk ink/pop dots

The design team has made some adorable and fun ladybug projects for inspiration, so check them out and come play with a ladybug of your own!


  1. Cute, cute, cute. I love the colors and the adorable critters. Great LO.

  2. OMGOsh Michelle this is an adorable layout! I don't have this card but I am sure loving the cuts off it!! The ladybugs are just adorable, as is that cute, cute turtle!! Love the real life colors!! Hugs!

  3. Oh Michelle, you have created another ADORABLE layout for me to drool over! You honestly make the cutest LOs ever! I like the "real colors" so much better. Your ladybugs are so cute, as is that fun little turtle! You rock!

  4. This is a fantastic project! You make really lovely layouts!

  5. Wonderful layout I love your little turtle

  6. I love all your cute critters! Your paper choices are so pretty. Cute layout!

  7. What a wonderful layout!! I so love the little ladybugs and that cute turtle. The papers are just fabulous!!! :)