Monday, January 5, 2015

Two layouts: Snow and Bushels of Fun (for BBTB2)

Happy first Monday of 2015!  Christmas week was super fun and busy- I hope you all had a wonderful holiday as well!  I had some fun scrapbooking cozied up in the basement in the relaxing week after Christmas, which was super nice!  I am bit depressed that the kids and I must stop wearing pajamas all day now that our winter break is over.  We're having to break out the thermals and polar fleece instead, because baby, it's COLD outside right now here in KC!

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use our favorite cricut cut in a project.  Oh my goodness-this was HARD!  I concluded I just can't pick a single favorite cut-it's sort of like trying to pick your favorite child…it's more like I have a group of several favorites for each season.   I'm showing you two layouts featuring one of my favorites-the barrel from Doodlecharms.  I have filled it up with leaves, hearts, snowballs, apples, and more in the past. I like how it can be customized with brads or eyelets and some inking to change the look.

Layout # 1 is a winter layout with my Doodlecharms barrel full of snowballs!  This will be for some winter sled and snow pictures.  (It also features my favorite cricut snowman of all, from CM Tis the Season, plus the stand of trees and sled from there).  The title is from the CM Cheerful Seasons cartridge.

CM Tis the Season-snowman, trees, sled
Doodlecharms-basket, snowballs
CM Cheerful Seasons-title
Paper-Carta Bella Warm and Cozy collection prints, CTMH solids
Versamagic Jumbo Java chalk ink for edging

Layout #2 is a fall layout that also has my Doodlecharms barrel, this time full of apples!  It looks a little different with silver brads and two different colors of brown paper-and of course is filled with apples, also from Doodlecharms.   I spent a day this fall with my sis and nieces picking apples from their neighbor's bountiful apple trees and then making making homemade apple butter and freezing apples for pie this winter!  (We ate the best apple pie EVER that night-from tree to pie in one night!)

Doodlecharms-barrel, apples
A Child's Year-bowl/spoon
Everyday Paperdolls-apron
CM Stork's Delivery-Frogs and Snails font
Paper-Imaginesence apple paper, Doodlebug Happy Harvest bg paper, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

You will find a whole variety of favorite Cricut cuts over at BBTB2, so do go check them out!  I must confess I am quite curious to see what the rest of the team will pick for favorites!


  1. Both your layouts are great. I do not have a favorite either. It took me forever, until I just decided to do what I like for this season. Thanks for the fun inspiration.

  2. Happy New Year Michelle! I do not have a favorite cut either, I love them all. You are right it is like trying to pick your favorite child. lol And that's not happening! lol I so love both of your layouts and knew you would have a fabulous layout, but not realizing you would have 2!! Love, love, love them both. I also love the CM cart that you use, such nice die cuts on that one. Hugs, Brenda

  3. Love your layouts, Michelle! Your snowman is so cute and I LOVE those trees! The papers are fabulous too! Great job in narrowing down your favorite cuts :) Happy New Year!

    Have a wonderful day!

    Mollie's Motif

  4. Both layouts are so much fun, like always. I love the barrels with snowballs and the apples. All the cuts are so wonderful. Fall seems so long ago, now. It is very cold here, too. As soon as New Year was over we got hit with winter, brrrr.

  5. Adorable! I always enjoy your work!

  6. Loving both of your layouts Michelle!!! That snowman is so cute and I just love the basket of snowballs. All ready for a snowball fight!!! The basket of apples is wonderful. So love the papers you used on both of your layouts. :)

  7. Two great layouts. I like that barrel too, I've never seen it used for snowballs. Cleaver.


  8. Two fantastic layouts !!!!! I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year !!!

  9. Happy 2015 wonderful way to start the year with these 2 awesome layouts love them both!

  10. Both LO's are great! Thank you for sharing with us @ Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Liz O~ DT Member