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