Monday, June 29, 2015

4th of July layout

Happy Monday!  I'm hosting the BBTB2 challenge this week and the theme is to incorporate a flag or banner in some kind of 4th of July projects, since the holiday weekend is coming up.  We've got a busy weekend of fun, with picnicking while watching fireworks and a big family party.  Plus I've got to actually work a shift at the hospital in there somewhere…not so fun, but the bills must get paid!

So for my project, I made a layout for some of my holiday pictures using the Create A Critter 2 cartridge for all the cuts, including the banners in the corners.  They look just like the ones used on the stage at the fireworks show.  And I've got to say that the pup decked out for the 4th on CAC2 is just the cutest!  Please join us with a project for the 4th and link it up at BBTB2!  The design team have some great ideas for you to look at for inspiration, as always.

Create A Critter 2-all cuts
Paper-Doodlebug Patriotic Parade prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink for edging, square punch for photo corners

Monday, June 22, 2015

Hot Eats layout (for BBTB2)

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use a cricut food die cut on a project.  I had some vacation pics from last summer eating buffalo and elk burgers at a diner in Estes Park, so I grabbed the Nifty Fifties cartridge to capture the diner feel on my layout.  All the cuts are from Nifty Fifties-such a fun cartridge to play with!  Hope you'll join us over at BBTB2 and go see what the rest of the designers have come up with!

Nifty Fifties-soda, burger, and title
Paper-Carta Bella Homemade with Love collection bg paper, CTMH solids
Versamagic Jumbo Java chalk ink

Monday, June 15, 2015

Big Boat layout

Happy Monday!  I'm a little tired from a busy weekend of ICU work (thank goodness for diet Coke, right?).  I feel the need to be ultra-caffeinated today!  So our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use a lobster…well I have a bunch of cruise pictures of us eating lobster and other fabulous dining room food.   There were actually a lot of venues to eat on our ship and we tried them all at least once!  I made a layout using the Pack Your Bags cartridge for all those dining pics.  I had lots of fun with all these cuts from Pack Your Bags, especially the cruise ship (although it did take a bit of assembly)!  I have been having so much fun scrapping my cruise pictures and in a few weeks I will do a post showing my cruise album layouts.  We'd love to see what ideas you have for cricut projects including a lobster over at BBTB2!

Pack Your Bags-all cuts except clouds
Everyday Paperdolls-clouds
Paper-CTMH solids, Echo Park polka dot
brown chalk ink

Design Team Call
Are you a passionate cricut crafter with a blog who likes to create and share?  If so, BBTB2 is having a design team call.   There is more information at BBTB2 and I will say I really enjoy creating and sharing with the BBTB2 group!  It is a very fun and supportive group of ladies who all love to craft.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Scenic View layout

Happy Monday!  I spent the weekend taking my oldest high school son on a road trip to college for a summer school class-his first college experience.  It was somewhat surreal to be moving him into the dorm-not sure I'm ready for this life transition, although he is!  I guess they have to grow up….

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use a sign or banner.  I saw lots of road signs and billboards (and even a 4th of July banner!) on this little road trip, but I'm in the mood for some summer vacation so my project is a layout of vacation pics from last summer at Rocky Mountain National Park.   (The roads in the park had Scenic View signs at certain points where you could stop, pull over, and take pictures).  The Camping Critters cartridge had the the perfect scenic view sign!  The backpacking moose and stand of trees are also from Camping Critters.  The are a zillion possibilities with cricut signs and banners, so have some fun and link up a project with us at BBTB2!

Camping Critters-all cuts
Paper-Reminisce print, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

Outdoor Adventure

I'm sharing a summer layout for those outdoor hiking adventure photos, using the Outdoor Man cartridge.  The photo mats are sized for 4x6 pics, but the two vertical pics could easily be swapped out for a 6x8 scenic photo.  It has rained SO much here in the last six weeks that I feel like we haven't gotten to have any summer yet!  I made this for pictures from last summer, actually.  Here's hoping for some sunny days ahead!

Outdoor Man-all cuts
Paper-Simple Stories prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

Monday, June 1, 2015

OneLove wedding card

Happy Monday!  It's been a rough couple of weeks at my house with strep throat germs working their way around the family.  I've been to three doctors offices and two urgent cares with various family members…and am buying stock in Purell and Clorox wipes.  I'm a nurse 24/7, lol!  Summer vacation has not been much of a vacation yet.  Thinking about crafty stuff is much more fun, so let's get to it!

It's the June wedding season and our BBTB2 challenge this week is a wedding card.  I used the Lyrical Letters cartridge for my quick and simple card, cutting the heart overlay while humming Here Comes the Bride!  I cut the OneLove sentiment and the inside sentiment Heart Blessing from Lyrical Letters also-this cartridge is overlooked and has a ton of great stuff.  I added a pink layer underneath the overlay for contrast, which I embossed with the Swiss dots folder to add some texture.  Very quick and ready to go!  Hope you'll check out our wedding projects over at BBTB2 and link up a project with us this week.

Lyrical Letters-all cuts
Swiss dots embossing folder