Monday, December 19, 2016

Xmas nativity or menorah

Happy Monday!  I'm trying to stay warm after a VERY cold snowy weekend here in KC-not a fan of temps in the negative numbers!  I'm looking forward to Christmas next weekend though, although I still have lots of shopping and baking to do.  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use a nativity or menorah.  Below is one of my Christmas cards, using the nativity from the December 25th cartridge.  The stamp inside from Luke 2:11 is from a Stampin' Up set and perfect for my nativity cricut cut.  It's not too late to do a few special Christmas cards!!!  Or as I tell myself, the AFTER-Christmas Christmas cards, which will just extend the joy of Christmas even longer for the recipient, right?  It's never too late to send the Christmas card, lol!  The design team has some gorgeous cards to see at BBTB2 and you can link up your project there.  We have fun challenges and surprises planned at BBTB2 for 2017 and look forward to more cricut fun.  Have a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

December 25th-nativity cut
Stamp-Stampin' Up City of David set
Paper-CTMH solids, red bg paper is a scrap that I don't know what it came from

Monday, December 12, 2016

Xmas ornament card

Happy Monday!  Mine is not quite so happy, as I'm a little under the weather.  Hopefully some hot tea and Vitamin C will fix things right up.  My nurse self is also prescribing naps (the cure for most things, lol!).   Because there is no time to be sick with Christmas coming up!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use a holiday symbol like an ornament on a project.  This is another of my Christmas cards this year, using the ornament and word from the Joys of the Season cartridge.  The paper is all shimmer paper, which didn't photograph very well, but looks really pretty in real life!  Hope you will check out all the design team projects at BBTB2 and you can link up a project over there-good opportunity to make and share a special Christmas card!!!

Joys of the Season
shimmer paper from Hobby Lobby

Monday, December 5, 2016

Believe layout

Happy Monday!  It's December and time to get in the Christmas spirit!  As we have many holiday school music productions from the band and orchestra to attend over the next two weeks, I think I'll be feeling the Christmas vibes for sure.  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use Christmas wording on a project.  I used the Artbooking cartridge to make my Christmas layout below.  No fancy papers needed, just solid cardstock and Artbooking!  (Which is kind of rare for me, since judging from my craft area, I've never met a patterned paper I didn't like, lol!).  The team over at BBTB2 has some beautiful holiday projects to see and you can link up a project there this week to share:)

Artbooking-all cuts

Monday, November 28, 2016

Xmas wreaths

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!  My husband brined and smoked a turkey and our family gathering ate the ENTIRE turkey for lunch!!!!  We had to eat frozen pizza for Thanksgiving supper, because there were no leftovers.  Of much of anything.  That's three teenage boy appetites for you (and the turkey WAS really delish...).  But it was a lovely day full of family and a nap-you can't ask for much more from life than that, really.

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use a Christmas wreath and I have a couple of easy projects to share.  I'm sure you're not surprised to see I am still working my way through all the goodness of the Flower Market cartridge with all 3 of these projects.  The design team has some amazing Christmas inspiration for you over at BBTB2 and this week's challenge is a great way for you to get going on some holiday projects!

Project #1
My layout below for Christmas pictures is similar to another layout I did a few weeks ago, also with a Christmas wreath, just trying out one of the other wreath choices.  

Project #2
This is one of my Christmas cards this year.  I was going for a rustic and simple look with the woodgrain background paper.   The wreath and bow are from Flower Market and I stamped the Merry Christmas in the center.  Fast and easy, so a good one for mass production!

Project #3
This is yet another wreath from Flower Market, still with the woodgrain paper.  I added some red stickle for berries on this one, and it's also pretty fast and easy to mass produce.  
Flower Market-all cuts
Paper-TPC studio woodgrain, CTMH solids
Ink-Stampin Up Early Espresso

Monday, November 21, 2016

Full of Thanks layout

Happy Monday!  I am looking forward to Thanksgiving goodness this week after working a bunch of extra shifts last week.  While I have to work at the hospital on Black Friday, I have Thanksgiving day off to enjoy with our extended family and we are planning to cook up a feast.  My husband is brining and then smoking a about mouth-watering goodness!  But on to crafty goodness!

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use the word "thanks" or "thankful" on a project.  I've kind of been on a roll with my new Flower Market cartridge (seriously love) and used it for this week's Full of Thanks layout as well.  Isn't that sunflower cut awesome???  Actually all the cuts are awesome!  You should get it!!!!  The design team has some great stuff for you to see on the BBTB2 blog and we hope you'll join us with a project.

Artistry-all cuts
Paper-CTMH Rustic Fundamentals background print, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink
square punch for photo corners

Monday, November 14, 2016

Thanksgiving layout

Happy Monday!  I think we can all heave a sigh of relief that last week is over and think about happier things like....the holidays!  I am hosting our BBTB2 challenge this week and have selected a Thanksgiving theme for the week.  For my Thanksgiving layout,  I used a CTMH paper pack called Swan Lake for the print papers and several different cartridges, including Artbooking and Artiste.  I had to add a pie (from the Flower Market cartridge), since Thanksgiving is all about the turkey and pie for my family!  Hope you will be able to have some fun this week and be creative.  You can link up a project over at BBTB2 and see the design team's creations.

Artiste-Thanksgiving title
Artbooking-polaroid photo mats, arrow
Flower Market-pie, With Love phrase
Plaintain Schoolbook-circle
Paper-CTMH Swan Lake prints, CTMH solids

Monday, November 7, 2016

Christmas layout with pinecone and poinsettia

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week to use something from nature on a Thanksgiving or Christmas project.  I'm really enjoying creating with my new CTMH Flower Market cartridge I got for my birthday, which is full of nature icons, including the pinecone and poinsettia on this Christmas layout.  It is full of beautiful wreaths and banners like the one below too.  The design team has some beautiful projects over at BBTB2 for you to see and you can link up a project this week as you create some Christmas projects or Thanksgiving decor.

Flower Market-all cuts
Paper-CTMH solids
brown chalk ink for edges

Monday, October 31, 2016

card with a flourish

Happy Halloween Monday!  I had to hide all the candy in the garage to keep the fellas out of it for the trick or treaters tonight!  I've managed to keep myself out of it too, until I had to sneak a few nibbles this afternoon...too much temptation!  It's hard to believe it's the end of October already!

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use a flourish or swirl on a project...there are SO many to choose from that I had a hard time narrowing it down!  I'm in the middle of making Christmas cards andI always like to make at least one all white version, so  I used the poinsettia from the new Flower Market cartridge that I got for my birthday, but cut it all in white.  The flourishes are from the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge, an oldie but goodie!  Sorry my picture is so dark...the glare off of the white made it really difficult to photograph.  The design team has some great projects over at BBTB2, so go take a look!

Stretch Your Imagination-flourishes
Flower Market-poinsettia
Paper-white heavy weight cardstock
rhinestone-American Crafts

Monday, October 24, 2016

Football layout

Happy Monday!  We have a football themed challenge over at BBTB2 this week...cue the Friday Night Lights!  I've spent time on the bleachers this fall cheering on our high school team and watching Son#2 perform with the marching band, so I have a lot of pictures to scrap!

My football layout below could be customized for any school or NFL team by changing the colors.  I found this awesome football field background cut on the Sports Mania cartridge to get my layout started.  Our school colors are purple and gold, so my photo mats and lettering use those colors.  The Varsity Letters font gave that "school" feeling font for the high school initials.  And then of course I had to add a football!  While my layout will be of the band marching their half-time show on the field, this would work well for sports pictures if you have an athlete or get to attend an NFL or college game. Hope you will join us with a project and go see the design team projects over at BBTB2!

Edited to add:  The background is the Sports Mania cartridge, not the All Sports.

Sports Mania-background football field cut at fit to page
Varsity Letters-NKC font
CM This and That-font for half time show, football

Monday, October 17, 2016

Halloween theme

Happy Monday!  Boy, fall is flying by-marching band season ends this weekend and leaves are falling, yet the weather cannot decide if it's Indian summer or cooler rainy fall weather.  We are having both!!!  I wore my winter coat one day last week, shorts and flip-flops another day.  My high schoolers won't leave home without their coat and
umbrellas, just in case!

Halloween is coming up in a few short weeks and we have a Halloween themed challenge over at BBTB2.  It's the perfect time to whip up a treat bag for that special someone or make a spooky themed decoration!  I will be attending an orchestra concert the night before Halloween at the middle school, with the orchestra playing in their costumes!  Should make for some interesting concert pictures, to say the least, so I made a layout.  I knew I wanted to find a way to use the Halloween word jumble from the Artistry cartridge, so I incorporated it as a design element.  Hope you will join us over at BBTB2 by linking up a Halloween project of your own this week!

Artistry-bat, circle, and Halloween word jumble
Paper-DCWV All Seasons prints, CTMH solids

Monday, October 10, 2016

Movie night layout

Happy Monday!  Fall is here with falling leaves and crisp, cool evenings.  What is more fun than having a movie night at home with some popcorn and apple cider?  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is movie night (or a movie themed project).  We do movie night fairly regularly around my house, bringing out the popcorn and root beer floats, so I made a layout for some movie night pics of the fam.  There's nothing better than being snuggled up on the couch in front of a roaring fire with my favorite peeps to watch something blow up (not a lot of chick flicks allowed with all my fellas around)!  I used a whole bunch of cartridges, but I love how it turned out!  I even hand-made my movie reel using circles from Plaintain Schoolbook!  Go see the projects from the design team and link up a movie project over at BBTB2 this week.

Family Album-row of stars
Artiste-Movie Night title
Locker Talk-ticket and clapper
County Fair-popcorn and soda
Plaintain Schoolbook-film reel hand made using different size circles

Monday, October 3, 2016

frame it up Autumn layout

Happy Monday!  It's been a busy weekend of fall festivals!  Son#2 (who is the brass captain in the marching band) played the Homecoming show at the high school football game Friday night and marched in the fall festival parade in our KC suburb Saturday morning.  Son#1 and Son#3 (who both play violin in a bluegrass band) performed in another local fall festival on Saturday and Sunday.  I am full of funnel cakes, apple cider, and home made root beer and seriously need a nap.  All this festivaling (is that a word?) is hard work, LOL!  But today is all about more college visits for Son#1-no rest for the weary parent...

Moving on to more crafty matters, the BBTB2 challenge this week is to use a cricut frame cut on a project.  As I took approximately 200 pictures this weekend, give or take a few, I chose to do a layout using a fall themed frame with a leaf (love it!) from the Artbooking cartridge.  I used a sketch from a layout design by Michelle Snyder for the basic design and added my fall elements.  Most of the cuts are from Artbooking, although I did cut the scallop circle from Art Philosophy.  Go and see some possibilities over at BBTB2 and link up a project!

Artbooking-leaf frame, leafy vines, title, arrow
Art Philosophy-scallop circle

Monday, September 26, 2016

Retro themed hello card

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 theme this week is to make a retro themed card.  I used the old fashioned corded telephone from the From My Kitchen cartridge for my hello card, just like the one in our house when I was a kid.  (My kids can't even conceive of such thing as a phone with NO internet connection!!!!  If it isn't an iPhone, they can't imagine why you would use one, LOL!)  I went with a kind of vintage feeling floral background print to keep my retro feel going.  The other designers have some cool retro projects for you to see over at BBTB2, so check them out.

From My Kitchen-phone cut at 3 inches
Paper-Fancy Pants Park Bench 6x6 paper pad print, CTMH solids
Ink-Versamark jumbo java chalk ink, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamp-Paper Smooches

Monday, September 19, 2016

The Big Apple NYC layout

Happy Monday!  It has been a rather busy and stressful last week, so I'm glad to be starting a new one!  And I will have a whole box of marvelous scrapbooking goodies (including the new cricut Flower Market cartridge by CTMH) to play with because it's my birthday this week!  Ideally my birthday would also be a national holiday where I could sleep in, but that MIGHT be asking a bit much, lol!

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use a cricut apple on a project.  I love apple season in the fall when the Honeycrisps are in our grocery store, all huge, crunchy, and delicious!!!!  However, I am scrapbooking pictures from the trip to THE Big Apple (Son#2 and I went to New York City with the high school band last spring), so I used my favorite apple from Doodlecharms as part of the title on my page.  The city landscape from Plaintain Schoolbook reminded me of the NYC skyline in Manhattan, so I added it to the bottom of the pages.  Go see all the marvelous apple projects at BBTB2 and link yours up this week.

Plaintain Schoolbook-city landscape, Roly Poly font
CM Traveler-taxi sign
brown chalk ink

Monday, September 12, 2016

Layout with arrows

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use either arrows or monsters on a man themed project.  I went for the arrows, as I was scrapbooking pages from my boys' trip to summer music camp.  (Music is manly, right?  My kids all turned out musical and are not into sports at all.)  I was inspired by this layout I found on Pinterest and adapted it for my project, adding some stamped phrases and changing up the color scheme, title, etc.  Check out the rest of the design team projects over at BBTB2 and get creative this week!

You can see the stamped phrases a bit better in this close up:

Nate's ABCs-title font
Boys Will Be Boys-curved arrow
Paper-CTMH solids

Monday, September 5, 2016

Tune in, Chill out layout

Happy Monday!  I hope you are enjoying the Labor Day weekend!  I unfortunately have to work tonight since the hospital is a 24/7 kind of place, but the rest of the fam are enjoying the 3 day break.  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use eye glasses on a project.  It's supposed to be a hot and sunny 90 degrees here in KC today and for the rest of the week, so my end of summer layout has some sunglasses and tunes from the vintage radio cut to spice up these last days in the pool before fall is upon us.  All the cuts are from the Surburbia cartridge.  Go see a variety of glasses over at BBTB2 from the design team and link up your project there.

Surburbia-radio, swim ladies, sunglasses
Paper-Echo Park prints/stickers, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

Monday, August 29, 2016

Back to School layout

Happy Monday!  I am hosting the BBTB2 challenge this week and I selected a back to school theme.  Because if you took pictures from the first day, you need to get them scrapped, right?  Or here is your opportunity to make some cute little lunchbox cards for kids or grandkids.  Or something for a teacher-lots of possibilities here!  It's the "last first day" for all 3 of my boys together, as my oldest is a senior in high school this year.  I have taken a picture of them on the first day of school every single year along the way-hard to believe he is a senior.

My layout uses the Family Album cartridge for all the cricut cuts.  The spiral notebook paper shape is with the back to school title in the handbook.  The journal box shape and the 3 photo holder are on the Bug Safari page, in case you try to find them.  I added some school themed stickers from the Echo Park paper pack for some extra pizazz.  Go and check out the design team projects over at BBTB2 and link up a project this week!

Family Album-back to school title, background for 3 pics, journal block shape, notebook paper
Paper-Echo Park prints/stickers, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

Monday, August 22, 2016

Summer Flowers layout

Happy Monday!  School has started and we are struggling to get back in the groove!  I got spoiled with not having to get up at 6:00 AM in July and early August.  There's a reason I work nights….I am a night owl and I HATE mornings!!!!  Apparently everyone else does too, judging from the early morning level of gloom when I get the kids up...

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is summer flowers.  I cut one of the flower shapes from the Artistry cartridge and stamped the flowers and leaves with the corresponding images from a CTMH stamp set that coordinates with the cartridge.  I used some other stamps from the same set (you can see better by clicking on the layout), including cutting and stamping the title Better Together block (also from Artistry).  The paper is a cute flower print from Doodlebug.  Go check out the garden of goodness from the other BBTB2 designers and link up your summer flowers!

Artistry-flowers, leaves, Better Together shape
Paper-Doodlebug Spring Garden print, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink
CTMH whimsy pigment inks in juniper, pixie, and canary
Memento Tuxedo black ink
Stamps-La Vie En Rose set from CTMH

Monday, August 15, 2016


Happy Monday!  School is starting for the kids this Wednesday, but we are going to try to squeeze in some last minute fun before the grind begins.  We are going to the zoo today to both see the animals and collect pokemon-apparently there is a Pokestop at nearly every exhibit (I am somewhat baffled by this Pokemon Go phenomenon, but my teens have forced me to learn!).  Then it's off to the high school and middle school for Meet the Teacher night.

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is a wedding/anniversary theme and I have a non-traditional kind of anniversary layout to share, using the Groovy Times cartridge.  My hubby and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary this year and I wanted something fun, bright, and happy for some of those sweet and silly pics taken over the years.  It's very groovy, yes?  But it will suit the pictures perfectly!  The rest of the BBTB2 team have some great projects to share and you can link up yours too to share with us.  Hope you all have a great week!

Groovy Times-all cuts
Paper-CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

Monday, August 8, 2016

Coffee/Tea Hi friend card

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 theme this week is coffee or tea.  While I don't drink coffee,  I deeply love tea (Constant Comment and Earl Grey are my favorites)!  I used an older cartridge favorite, Lyrical Letters, to make my simple card because I loved this cute little tea cup with "hi friend" attached!  I added a few hearts too (from the Sweethearts phrase on LL), because having tea while catching up with friends always makes my heart happy!  A little pen work around the edges to finish it off and this card was done!  It was also super fast to make, which is always a plus!

Lyrical Letters-all cuts
Paper-CTMH solids
brown chalk ink
black gel pen

Monday, August 1, 2016

Sea Animals layout

Happy Monday!  I have spent the weekend in the very picturesque Eureka Springs, Arkansas sightseeing and listening to lots of great music for the finale concerts at strings camp (two of my boys are violinists and have had a week full of classical music).  So I'm a little wiped out today, after driving them the many hours back to KC!  Diet Coke to the rescue!!!!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use a sea animal on a project.  I was scrapping some pics from swimming with the stingrays in Grand Cayman last summer and included several sea critters from the Family Album cartridge.  They (along with the anchor) come from the aquarium layout and the fishing layout designs in the handbook.  I was so happy to have a cartridge with a stingray!!!!!  In case you are wondering, the rays at Stingray City were very friendly, swimming all around us and eating food out of our hands!  It was my boys' favorite thing we did on our cruise.  The designers at BBTB2 have some super cute sea animals to share, so be sure to check them out and link up a project this week!

Family Album-fish, stingray, anchor, turtle
Paper-bg paper/stickers is Carta Bella, CTMH solids
square punch for photo corners

Monday, July 25, 2016

Happy Birthday layout

Happy Monday!  It's birthday time over at BBTB2 this week and I have several fun birthday layouts to share.  My extended family is big and we celebrate lots of birthdays together each year, so I make lots of birthday spreads.  The first one uses Birthday Bash for the title and Doodlecharms for the present and journal box.  I love a bright, colorful birthday page and the Doodlebug print paper was just the thing!

Birthday Bash-title
Doodlecharms-present, journal box
Paper-Doodlebug prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink, square punch for photo corners

This layout uses the Artistry cartridge for the Celebrate title block, decal to which I added the birthday boy's age, and the Happy Birthday font.

Artistry-all cuts
Paper-Bo Bunny prints Surprise collection prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink, square punch for photo corners

This next layout uses the Artbooking cartridge for the title and stack of presents with softer, more pastel colors.  (It was not for one of the boys' birthdays, lol!)

Artbooking-Happy Birthday and stack of presents
Paper-CTMH Kaleidescope prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

Last, I have another layout using the Artbooking cartridge-I'll show it to you with the picture added of my Dad and the grandkids all blowing out the birthday candles for his 75th.  I did a little stamping for the stars on this one.

Artbooking-make a wish title
Paper-CTMH Magical print paper, CTMH solids
Stamp/Ink-star from the CTMH The Authentic Everyday Life set, Stampin Up poppy parade ink

Go see all the birthday goodness over at BBTB2 and link up your project this week!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Around the World-travel theme

Happy Monday!   Our BBTB2 challenge this week is Around the World, a travel theme.  Since I just got back from vacay driving to Colorado, I thought what could be more nostalgia inducing than a Route 66 road trip layout for those snapshots along the way?  I used the Nifty Fifties cartridge and some map paper from the stash to make this layout.  The stamps on the the journal box are from a CTMH stamp set called The Long Way Home.  The design team has some fabulous travel themed projects over at BBTB2 and you can link your project up using the linky at the bottom there.

Route 66 layout

Nifty Fifties-all cuts
Paper-The Paper Studio map paper, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink
Stamps-CTMH The Long Way Home June 2016 stamp of the month set
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black

Monday, July 11, 2016

It's a summer beach and pool layout bonanza!!!

Happy Monday!  Coming back to the real world after vacation is requiring much diet Coke to the rescue today!!!  We had a great trip to Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, CO and I took tons of amazing pictures.  While I make no claims to being anything special as a photographer, the pictures practically take themselves when you are someplace so beautiful with a nice camera and I can't wait to scrapbook all of our adventures!  So before I get to the crafty stuff, I'll share a little Rocky Mountain goodness…

My fellas
Having lunch about 4 miles into a hike, by Mills Lake in RMNP
Atlantic or Pacific?  It's the Continental Divide!
from Trail Ridge Road in RMNP
Hiking RMNP
Horseback riding in RMNP
and most importantly, the view from the hot tub at our condo!

So, the BBTB2 challenge this week is Fun in the Sun, celebrating the pool or beach.  I have lots of beachy goodness to share, as I've been scrapping pictures from our vacation last year.  So feel that ocean breeze while you browse my 8 summer themed beach/pool layouts here and go over to BBTB2, where the team has lots of fun projects to see.  (I have more beach/cruise layouts here on this post and more yet under the summer tab on the sidebar, if you are looking for ideas for a summer layouts.)
Layout #1
Life Is A Beach-bucket and shovel
Be Young-Be Free font
Paper/stickers-Echo Park prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink
square punch for photo corners

Layout #2
CM Traveler-title, flip flops
Paper-Echo Park print, CTMH solids
Doodlebug skittles
brown chalk ink

Layout #3
Pack Your Bags-all cuts
Paper-Carta Bella prints, CTMH solids
square punch for photo corners
brown chalk ink

Layout #4
No cricut on this one.
Paper-Carta Bella print/stickers, CTMH solids
square punch for photo corners
brown and navy chalk ink

Layout #5
A Child's Year-boy and beach cuts, title font
Plaintaitn Schoolbook-circle
Paper/Stickers-Echo Park, CTMH solids
square punch for photo corners
brown chalk ink

Layout #6
No cricut on this one
Paper-Echo Park prints/stickers, CTMH solids
Echo Park skittles
brown chalk ink
black pen

Layout #7
Pack Your Bags-flip flops/sunglasses, beach ball
Stork's Delivery-Frogs and Snails font
Paper-Echo Park prints/stickers, CTMH solids
square punch
brown chalk ink

Layout #8
Pack Your Bags-all cuts
Paper-Bo Bunny prints/stickers, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink


Monday, July 4, 2016

4th of July wall hanging

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is fireworks, as today is the 4th of July!  We are traveling to Denver today (on our way to vacay in Estes Park, CO) and will get to celebrate with family there tonight.  I'm looking forward to this upcoming week of hiking and horseback riding in Rocky Mountain National Park and have a whole stack of new books to read while sitting on the deck looking at the mountains!  And there is supposed to be a hot tub overlooking Lake Estes to soak in…it's gonna be a great week!  So switching focus to crafty things, below is my BBTB2 project, which we've been enjoying for a few weeks.

I made a wall hanging for my foyer, using Simply Charmed for the words and A Child's Year for the 4th of July images.  It turned out just how I imagined it (which is not always the case, lol) and is framed and hanging up on the wall.  I tried photographing it in the frame, but the reflections off the glass did not make for a decent pic so you are seeing it unframed.  Hope you will check out all the cool projects from the design team and link up a new project of your own!

Simply Charmed-title
A Child's Year-silhouette cuts
Paper-Doodlebug prints, CTMH solids
brown and navy chalk ink

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

4th of July-stars

Well, it was definitely a Monday of mixups, as I managed to post for the wrong week!  So here's the correct post for this week's BBTB2 challenge, which is a star spangled challenge for the 4th of July to use stars.  My layout for pictures on the 4th uses a fireworks/stars cut from Artbooking.  The title is from Graphically Speaking.  I plan to be watching fireworks in Denver, CO next week with my brother's family, as we head toward our summer vacation week in Estes Park, CO!  It's been a little crazy this last few weeks, so I am very very ready to kick back on vacation!  The BBTB2 team has some fabulous projects to get your creativity going!

Graphically Speaking-title
Artbooking-fireworks and stars
Paper-Doodlebug prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

Monday, June 20, 2016

Wild Things layout

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use two of something on a project.  My layout for some zoo pictures has two monkeys, along with lots of other adorable critters from the Create A Critter cartridge.  We took the kids and their cousins to the zoo earlier this month, so I have a bunch of funny zoo pictures to scrap.  Our zoo has "borrowed" some koalas from the San Diego Zoo for the summer, so we had to go see them (and I had to put a koala on my layout)!  Apparently koalas sleep 20 plus hours a day, according to the exhibit info (they certainly slept through our visit!) and I feel like I could also be a koala-it sounds very relaxing, don't you think?  The polaroid style photo frames are from the Artbooking cartridge and the font is from the Stork's Delivery cartridge.  Hope you will check out the rest of the design team projects over at BBTB2 and join us this week with two of something.

Stork's Delivery-Frogs and Snails title font
Artbooking-polaroid photo mats
Create A Critter-all other cuts
Paper-CTMH solids, Echo Park bg paper
brown chalk ink
square punch for photo corners