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

Monday, June 13, 2016

Father's Day BBQ pop-up box card

Happy Monday!  I am hosting the BBTB2 challenge this week and it's all about the dads, since Father's Day is this coming weekend.  We have a man theme going-anything masculine with a cricut cut for Father's Day will fit the bill.  I saw a cute idea on Pinterest that sparked my project-a cooking themed pop-up box card.  Both my husband and my dad are kings of the smoker and grill, so this seemed like a perfect fit.  (Here in Kansas City, we are all about the BBQ.  There's an amateur pit master on every practically every corner!)

I followed this tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers to make my basic box card, and then used cricut cuts from Everyday Paperdolls for my cooking items, catsup, and mustard and Artbooking for my conversation bubble, which I stamped with the Love You and hearts.  We'd love to see your Father's Day projects over at BBTB2 and you can take a peek and see the rest of the design team projects for inspiration!

Everyday Paperdolls-cooking items, chef's hat
Artbooking-conversation bubble
Plaintain Schoolbook-circles for knobs
Paper-CTMH solids
Stamps-CTMH Hello, Life-Cardmaking and Hello, Life-Pocket Scrapbooking sets
Ink-Stampin Up poppy parade, Memento Tuxedo black
corner rounder
white and black pens for doodling


Monday, June 6, 2016

You're RAD layout

Happy Monday!  Hope you have had a fun weekend of summer!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is a garden theme.  Makes you just want some of that summery goodness, doesn't it?  Well, the farmer's market is about as close as I get to actual gardening, but I love cooking with garden fresh produce.  So my layout is for celebrating the delicious fresh goodness we will be having at an upcoming family BBQ.  I used the Just Because Cards cartridge for my radish and punny title.  Check out the awesomeness from the design team at BBTB2 and garden up something of your own!

Just Because Cards-title, radish
Paper-Jillibean Soup