Monday, February 23, 2015

Study Time layout (for BBTB2)

Happy Monday!  I actually feel ready for the week, as no one had to go anywhere and I didn't have to work this weekend.  It was absolute bliss to just hang out at home!

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use a clock on a project.  My Study Time layout is for some funny pics snapped during December finals week, when my oldest two were trying to get ready for math finals.  (The cat is even hanging out "studying" math with one of them in one of my pics that will go on here.  Although I don't think he would have passed the pre-calc final, lol.)  The green background mat with the letters if from the Graphically Speaking cartridge.  My clock and stack of books are from the Locker Talk cartridge.  The paper, letter stickers and stickers on the journal box are from the Echo Park Paper and Glue collection.  Go take some time at BBTB2 and see the cute projects the rest of the design team have made and link up a project!

Locker Talk-stack of books, clock
Graphically Speaking-background mat with letters
Paper-Echo Park Paper and Glue collection prints, sticker, blue paper, other CTMH
brown chalk ink

Monday, February 16, 2015

Whoooo loves you card (for BBTB2)

Happy Monday!  Did you have a good Valentine's Day weekend?  I had to work all weekend but I did get ice cream, BBQ, and flowers which cheered me up, even though it's cold and snowy here.  So our BBTB2 challenge this week is to make a shaped card of some sort.  I used Birthday Bash to cut the scallop circle card base and mat.  The rest of the card uses Create A Critter for all the cuts.  I had an owl from CAC left over from a Valentine project and I just started adding things from CAC and got maybe a little carried away with the tulips, lol!  (I think my longing for spring and temperatures higher than 32 degrees are showing with the tulips…)  There is a whole variety of shaped cards to be seen over at BBTB2, so check out what the rest of the design team has done and I hope you have a marvelous week!

Birthday Bash-card cut at 4 1/4 inches
Create A Critter-all other cuts
Paper-CTMH solids
brown chalk ink
Stamp-My Pink Stamper set

Monday, February 9, 2015

vacation layout (for BBTB2)

Happy Monday!  Ready for a new week?  Me neither!  Massive infusions of diet Coke are going to be required to keep me functional!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use a charm on a a project.  I picked the charms from the Life As A Beach cartridge for some summer themed layouts (I'm gonna pretend it is July instead of February…and also pretend I am basking in a warm sunny beachy place…darn, I'm back home already!).  I backed each charm with a circle cut from Plaintain Schoolbook to get some color contrast.  This is a two page layout, but my photo of the two pages side by side was blurry for some reason but you can see each individual page.  I strung up my charms on some twine just for fun.  Go check out the cool projects over at BBTB2 and see what the design team has made to inspire you!

Life as A Beach-charms cut at 2 1/2 inches, font cut at 1 1/4 inch
Paper-CTMH Seaside prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink
CTMH hemp twine
letter stickers-American Crafts
white Signo Uniball gel pen

Friday, February 6, 2015

Valentine layout

Valentine's Day is coming up!  I've got to make a few special valentines for the fam but in the meantime I made a Valentine themed layout using one of my favorite cartridges, A Child's Year.  (I know I'll be taking some sweet pics of my boys and my hubby!)   The silhouettes, LOVE, hearts, and font are all from this cartridge.   I'll share a few valentines next week when I get them finished.  Unfortunately, the valentine candy is also almost finished-I should know better than to buy any candy early, LOL!  I cannot resist those little candy hearts with the sayings!

A Child's Year-all cuts
Paper-DCWV All Seasons stack prints, CTMH solids

Monday, February 2, 2015

Oh Baby card (for BBTB2)

Ready to face another cold and snowy (here in KC, at least) Monday?  Not me!!!!  The only part of me that is ready for the week is the crafty part- the rest of me is all sniffly from a monster cold and just wants to stay in bed with the covers over my head.  I think I need last week's sympathy card, LOL.

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to make a new baby project.  I used the Artbooking cartridge to make my sweet little girl baby card.  The sizing on this cartridge is tricky, as things on this cartridge are sized to fit proportionally on the layout or mini book they are displayed with (which drives me nuts, since I am more of a do your own thing kinda girl and never make it they way they have in the handbook).  So the giraffe is cut at 8 inches to get a giraffe that is actually about 4 inches tall.  I couldn't cut him using real dial size because he has a layer.  I did cut the OH BABY title using the real dial size at 3/4 inch.  I love this soft colored paper from Studio Calico-just perfect for a precious new baby!  So add your new baby project to our BBTB2 link and check out all the design team baby projects this week.

Artbooking-giraffe cut at 8 in, OH BABY cut at 3/4 in real dial size
Paper-Studio Calico Story Time 6x6 collection prints, CTMH solids
Versamagic Jumbo Java chalk ink for edging, Stampin Up early espresso ink for stamp