Monday, September 17, 2018

Hey there Pumpkin layout

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is an anything with a cricut cut challenge.  So if you have that partially finished orphan project, here's your chance to get it finished off and share!  My layout is for pictures from a fall festival last year.  I used several cartridges for my fall themed scene-  Artistry, County Fair, and Mickey and Friends.  Hope you all have a good week and if you are from the areas being rained on by Florence, I hope you stay safe and dry.

Artistry-sunflowers, hey there pumpkin
County Fair-fence, hay bales, chicken
Mickey and Friends-sun, clouds

Monday, September 3, 2018

It's Labor Day-celebrating careers

Happy Labor Day Monday!  I hope some of you have gotten to enjoy a 3 day weekend!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to do a project highlighting Labor Day-either how you celebrate or featuring a career.   I made a card focusing on teachers.  With 3 kids in school, they are a big part of our life.  I used the Teddy Bear Parade cartridge to make my cute little teacher with his teddy bear Mac (the cuteness!) and argyle sweater.  I hope you will check out the projects over at BBTB2 and link one of your own!

Teddy Bear Parade-bear
Paper-CTMH solids, Doodlebug print
brown chalk ink for edging
Stamp-so old I'm not even sure, lol

Monday, August 27, 2018

Marching Band layouts

We have changed our format a bit at BBTB2, going to an every other week post.  However, I am planning to continue posting most Mondays and will share some of my other projects, as I make lots of things that don't necessarily fit the challenge themes or don't include a cricut cut.

This week, I have three layouts, although they don't all include my cricut.   Son#2 is one of the drum majors conducting his high school marching band this season, so I know I will be taking lots of pics of their show this year at competitions and at the football games.  I found a fantastic paper pack called Band Geeks from Photo Play.  It is perfect for all my band layout needs!  These three are all ready for my pics.  Have a great week and enjoy the upcoming Labor Day weekend!

Layout #1
Quarter Note cartridge

Layout #2

Layout #3

Monday, August 20, 2018

back to school

Happy Monday!  It's that back to school time and that's our challenge theme for the week at BBTB2! My high schoolers started last Wednesday and my college guy starts this week, although he's already moved back to the dorm last week, as he's going to be one of the RAs this year for the dorms.  I always take first day of school pictures (since kindergarten!), so I snapped a few Wednesday and made this layout for them using the Locker Talk cartridge for all my cricut cuts.  Hope you will join us for a project this week and you can link up over at BBTB2!

Locker Talk-all cuts
Paper-Little Yellow Bicycle prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

Monday, August 6, 2018

Totally a Tourist and You Are Here layouts

Happy Monday!  I am hosting over at BBTB2 this week and I selected a vacation/travel theme.  It's summertime and I figure at least some of you have some kind of trip going on at some point, and of course you will take some pictures.  Because if you don't instagram or facebook a trip pic or two....did you really go?  LOL, I'm kidding!!!!!  The real reason I take lots of pictures when I travel so I can look back and enjoy the memories.

I used the CTMH You Are Here cartridge for both these layouts-it is loaded with travel images for all kinds of trips. Highly recommend this cartridge!  Our design team over at BBTB2 has lots of great travel projects for you to see, so take a look and link up!
Project #1
You Are Here-all cuts except scallop circle
Elegant Edges-scallop circle
square punch for photo corners
Paper-CTMH solids, Kaisercraft print

Project #2
You Are Here-all cuts
Paper-Carts Bella print, CTMH solids
square punch for photo corners

Monday, July 30, 2018

adventure layout

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is using frames or borders on a project.  I used both on my layout of some theme park pictures from last week's trip to Branson.  The right hand page multi-photo frame is one of the frames on the Artbooking cartridge, which I cut fit to page.  The arrow border is also from Artbooking, along with the adventure title and the sun.  I used several stickers from the paper line to accent the page, although the pink tiny letter stickers don't show up well in my blog photo.  I took about 100 pictures on our 2 day trip, so I was excited to get lots of photos on this layout!  I'm showing it below with and without the pics.  Go check out the rest of the design team projects over at BBTB2 and link one up this week.

Artbooking-arrow border, sun, 2nd page frame, title word
Paper-Photo Play prints/stickers/letter stickers, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

Monday, July 23, 2018

Surf's Up layout

Happy Monday!  Summer is in full swing!  I took a quick overnight trip with the fam this week to an amusement park and had many rollercoaster riding adventures trying to keep up with our teens.  I think my head is still spinning.  It was a short trip, but lots of fun.  It is good to be back home in the air conditioning however, as it was hotter than Hades at the amusement park.  Many frozen lemonades and slushies were consumed trying to stay cool!

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is a beach theme (or lake, for those of us in the middle of the country).  While my first thought on a beach theme was summer beach fun, the beach pictures I wanted to scrap are from a December trip to San Francisco, so I went in a little bit of a different direction with my project.  I wanted to really showcase these winter beach pictures and went with muted colors for my background paper and very simple embellishments.  My Surf's Up title is from the Luau cartridge and I used cricut cut circles for my journal area and one picture.  (The other words and accents are puffy embellishments from Kaisercraft.).  The rest of the designers have some superfun beachy projects for you to see over at BBTB2 and you can link one up too.

Luau-surf's up title
Plaintain Schoolbook-circles
Paper-Kaisercraft Salty Toes prints and enhancements, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink for edging

Monday, July 16, 2018


Happy Monday!  It's been a busy week for me....Son#2 got his wisdom teeth removed so I was nursing at home AND at work.  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is a zoo theme.  I went WAAAAAY back and scrapped some pictures from a zoo trip when the kids were much younger, using the Animal Kingdom cartridge.  It's an oldie but goodie.  I also broke out my cricut markers, which I forget to use, and outlined the polar bear and title.  The Oh Snap and borders are from Artbooking.  The KC Zoo has a big polar bear exhibit, along with a giant polar bear statue that the kids loved to pose beside when they were smaller.  You can check out the design team projects over at BBTB2 and link up a zoo project of your own this week.

Animal Kingdom-polar bear, title
Artbooking-borders, Oh Snap
Paper-Doodlebug bg paper

Monday, July 9, 2018

Xmas in July

Happy Monday!  Hope you all had a good 4th of July!  I had a super relaxing day, finished off with watching fireworks with the fam!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is Christmas in July....although I'm having a bit of a hard time thinking about Christmas when it's close to 100 degrees with lots of humidity.  Where is that polar air when you need it?  However, you can make a Christmas card or project to be ready to go when it is cold and festive right now!  Since I'm more of a scrapbooker than card maker, I scrapped some Xmas pics with this layout featuring Christmas ornaments.  The rest of the design team has some amazing Christmas cards over at BBTB2.  Go take a look and link up!  And stay cool...ish....this week!

Tis the Season-all cuts
Paper-DCWV prints, CTMH solids

Monday, July 2, 2018

4th of July

Happy Monday!  Are you looking forward to the 4th of July this week?  Celebration and firework plans?  I am excited that both my hubby and I have the day off, although Son#1 has to work part of the day.  We are planning to go see the fireworks show that our little KC suburb puts on in the city park every year in the evening, taking our lawn chairs, cooler, and snacks.  It's always a fun time and I always try to snap a few shots of family and fireworks.  Our BBTB2 challenge theme this week is 4th of July of course, so I whipped up a scrapbook layout for my upcoming pics, using the Independence Day cartridge for the 4th of July images.  I hope you will join us with a project over at BBTB2 and the designers have some awesome projects to look at.  Have a great (and safe) holiday week!

Independence Day-fireworks, flag emblem, Freedom
CM Traveler-font
Paper-Doodlebug Patriotic Parade prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink for edging
square punch for corner triangles

Monday, June 25, 2018

All Wet summer swim layout

 Happy Monday!  It's been a beautiful weekend in Kansas City and we have had family and friends in the pool every day.  I took so many pictures!!!  Since it is my turn to host at BBTB2 this week, I selected a Summer Swim theme so I can get started scrapping some of these pics.  I used the H2O cartridge for the layout below, because I love the cute little pool float!  The paper from Photo Play is bright and colorful, which will go with the colorful pictures!  Hope you will pop over to BBTB2 and see the awesome design team projects and you can link one up there too.

H2O-all cuts
Paper-Photo Play Summer Daydreams prints, CTMH solids
square maker for photo triangles
brown chalk ink

I'll show you a couple of the pictures that are going on this layout of my boys and cousins playing in the pool:
pool is rocking
 creative use of pool noodles...
 my favorite fellas
 a big pile of cousins

Monday, June 18, 2018

Paradise layout

Happy Monday!  Have you been able to enjoy any summer?  We've been spending lots of time in the pool, as the weather has been hot and sunny!  Our BBTB2 theme this week is tropical:  either the vacation variety or the tropical flower variety.  While we aren't going anywhere tropical this summer, our backyard pool feels like our own little tropical paradise so my layout is for some pool pictures.  I used two cartridges, CM Traveler and You Are Here for all the cuts.  The colorful print papers are some from Echo Park that I bought last year.  Hope you will go see the rest of the design team projects and link up one over at BBTB2!

You Are Here-titles, flowers, umbrella, bag
CM Traveler-beach chair, water droplets
Paper-Echo Park Summer Dream prints, TPC sunshine paper, CTMH solids

Monday, June 11, 2018

Father's Day

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is a Father's Day theme.  I made a card for my Dad for Father's Day, using the Celebrate With A Flourish cartridge.  I haven't dug that one out in a long time and I forgot how much I like all the layered titles!  I was going for a fairly clean and simple look with this card and I think my Dad will like it!  Check out the design team projects over at BBTB2 and link up a project this week!

Celebrate with Flourish-#1 Dad
Paper-CTMH solids
brown chalk ink for edges, Stampin Up Lucky Limade sentiment
Stamp-Hero Arts
Sizzix embossing folder

Monday, June 4, 2018


Happy Monday!  Mine is actually not so stellar, as I've caught a bad cold.  Why are summer colds a thing, anyway?  I'm doped up on NyQuil wishing I felt like doing something outside ☹️.  Or something crafty.  However, I suspect crafting while taking NyQuil might result in improper use of scissors, adhesive, and possibly glitter glue.  I think you aren't supposed to operate power tools OR glitter while doped up with cold medicine....

So on to our weekly challenge at BBTB2- it's a graduation theme, drumroll please.  The time of year for caps and gowns has arrived and while I don't have a graduate this year, Son#1 graduated from high school last year and we have the next kid graduating next year!!!!  I made this layout for pics of Son#1's ceremony, using the Create A Friend cartridge.  I show it both with and without the photos for fun!  Hope you will join us with a project!

Create A Friend-all cuts
White gel pen
Doodlebug arrow decorations
Paper- Doodlebug prints, CTMH solids

Monday, May 28, 2018

Adorable bunny layout

Happy Monday!  School is almost out, the sun is shining, and the pool is beckoning....I'm feeling some summer, how about you?  Hope you had some fun over the holiday weekend!  While I am working tonight for my holiday shift, I did lots of yard work this weekend and got to jump in the pool as a reward, since we got it opened last week.  Yay for summer!

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is an animal theme.  Son#2 wanted a bunny for his birthday last year, so in December Bo the Bunny joined our family.  He is a mini-Rex dwarf bunny, meaning he is a little guy at 4 lbs in the bunny world.  We've all fallen in love with him and he is truly adorable with a sweet playful personality.  My layout uses the title and bunny cut from Kate's ABCs for some pictures of the day we got Bo.  You can link up a project using any cricut animal over at BBTB2 and see all the design team projects.

Kate's ABCs-bunny cut, title
Paper-CTMH solids, Doodlebug print

Monday, May 21, 2018

thanks a bunch card

Happy Monday!  It's been a good week because my college kid is back home for the summer-it's good to have all the chicks back in the nest, lol!  Although he wasn't far away, I missed seeing him every day.  My high schoolers are finishing up finals, but still have school til the end of May to make up all the days missed due to snow and cold.  Needless to say, they are beyond ready to be done with school!!!!

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to showcase flowers-because after all, it's May and the flowers have started blooming!  I used the Walk in My Garden cartridge to make this super simple thank you card.  All the cuts, including the sentiment, are from the cartridge.  I liked the flowers against the woodgrain paper!  Hope you will scope out the projects at BBTB2 and play along and have a wonderful week!

Walk in My Garden-all cuts
Paper-CTMH solids, Recollections wood grain print
brown chalk ink-VersaMagic Jumbo Java

Monday, May 14, 2018

Homecoming dance layout

Happy Monday!  I hope all the moms out there had a wonderful Mother's Day!  While I did have to work, my fellas spoiled me all weekend with yummy food.  And I got to spend some time with my mom too!  So for our BBTB2 challenge this week, we are celebrating occasions with dance.  My layout below reflects my high school freshman's first school dance last year, which was Homecoming.    We took lots of pictures, so I was glad to get some of them in the scrapbook!  I used the Formal Occasion cartridge for all the cricut cuts-it has wonderful layered titles that let you incorporate several colors.  I'm also in love with the curly framed journaling box!!!  I hope you'll make a project and link it up at BBTB2 and be sure to go see the design team's fabulous projects!

Formal Occasion-all cuts
Paper-CTMH solids

Monday, May 7, 2018

Mother's Day card

Happy Monday!  I'm hosting over at BBTB2 this week and we are having a Mother's Day themed challenge-here's your chance to make mom a special card or gift!  Or a chance to make a scrapbook layout for pictures of the day.  I've made my mom a card (STOP READING NOW, MOM), using the Lyrical Letters cartridge for the sentiment and Elegant Edges for the background shape.  I did a little embossing to add texture and of course some flowered background paper.  Mothers always deserve to have flowers!  The designers over at BBTB2 have shared cards and layouts, so pop over and take a peek!  We hope you will link up a project this week to share with us.

Lyrical Letters-title sentiment
Elegant Edges-background oval
Paper-Doodlebug prints, CTMH solids
embossing folder
stamp-Paper Smooches

Monday, April 30, 2018

All the Heart Eyes and Smile layouts

Happy Monday!  We are headed into the last few weeks of school, so the high schoolers and my college guy are feeling rather stressed out with finals and end of year activities looming close.  But spring seems to have finally arrived, so there's sunshine and blue skies, which is cheering ME up!

We have a fun challenge this week over at BBTB2-use a face, facial feature, or the word smile on a project.  I have two projects to share, one with the smiley face from Graphically Speaking and the other using the word smile from Wild Card.  Guess I am an overachiever this week, lol!  You can see the design team projects over at BBTB2 and link up a project as well.

Graphically Speaking-smiley face
Zoo Day-font
Paper-Simple Stories Emoji Love prints/stickers, CTMH solids
washi tape-Simple Stories Emoji Love

Wild Card-word smile
Paper-CTMH solids and prints

Monday, April 23, 2018

Play Ball layout

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to feature baseball or other spring sports on a project.  This was very timely, as I'm going to a KC Royals game for Nurse Appreciation Day with a bunch of my co-workers in a few weeks.  We are having a pre-game tailgate beforehand with lots of BBQ goodness (pretty much all tailgating in Kansas City involves yummy BBQ,  lol), so I know lots of fun pictures will be taken.  I am looking forward to it!

For my baseball themed layout, I used the Sports Mania cartridge for the title and 3 small balls decorating the other page.  The baseball trim along the sides is actually washi tape, not paper, that I got from Doodlebug.  And I made my journaling spot round to echo the shape of a baseball.  So we've got baseball going on all over this layout, all ready for some pictures!  The design team has projects featuring several spring sports, so go take a look over at BBTB2 and you can link a project up too.

Sports Mania-title, baseballs
Plaintain Schoolbook-circles
Paper-CTMH solids
washi tape borders-Doodlebug 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Ice cream cone birthday card

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to jazz up whatever die cut you use in some way.  I was making a birthday card, so I used the ice cream cone from Sweet Treats and added some embossing and liquid glass to the ice cream cone.  I also made it extra big to fit in a business size envelope, because with ice cream more scoops are always better, right?  (At least until the Weight Watcher's weighin, lol!).  I stamped happy birthday on a banner I cut from the Artiste cartridge using one of the coordinating CTMH stamps.  The design team has some inspiration to share over at BBTB2 and you can link up a project too.

Sweet Treats-ice cream cone
Artiste-happy birthday banner
Stamps-CTMH Artiste birthday collection for sentiment, CTMH Balloon Wishes banner stamp (coordinates with Artiste), Paper Smooches for ice cream cone stamp
Ink-Stampin Up Rose Romance
Paper-CTMH solids, The Paper Studio for ice cream paper
Embossing folders-cuttlebug Swiss dots, Sixzzix swirls, Sizzix cross hatched pattern
Liquid Glass on cherry and sprinkles

Monday, April 9, 2018

Sunny Days layout

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is an "anything goes" spring theme.  I don't know where spring is, but it is NOT anywhere near my house.  It snowed (again) yesterday!!!!  We miss you, spring-come soon!  So, I guess I will have to get my spring fix from my layout for sunny days and kite flying.  The happy cloud background paper from Doodlebug just made me want to be frolicking outside on a sunny spring afternoon in the yard (reality would be yard work, not frolicking, but I'd be smiling in the sunshine at least while I planted flowers).  I used the Create A Critter cartridge for all the cricut cuts, including the title.  The design team over at BBTB2 has some sweet springy projects to excite you and you can link up yours there too.

Create A Critter-sun, cloud, title, kite, heart houses
Paper-CTMH solids, Doodlebug prints
brown chalk ink for edging

Monday, April 2, 2018

Umbrella card

Happy Monday!  Although it's the first day of April, it snowed yesterday!  My daffodils look very sad, covered in white stuff.  The good thing about April snows is they usually don't stick around long.  But WHERE is the spring, I ask you?  Obviously not here yet!  Everyone at church yesterday for Easter was bundled up!

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use an umbrella on a project, because April showers bring...apparently SNOW here in KC, lol!!!!  My umbrella card is for much happier weather, using the cute little umbrella with a butterfly from the Paisley cartridge on some bg paper with spring flowers.  I added a little Liquid Glass to the butterfly for some shine and sparkly glitter brads for some pizazz.  The rest of the BBTB2 team has umbrellas for any kind of weather that you can see over at the BBTB2 site and link up your project too.

Paisley-umbrella with butterfly
Paper-Doodlebug prints, CTMH solids
brown jumbo java chalk in for edging
Liquid Glass on butterfly
punches for sentiment-Stampin UP

Monday, March 26, 2018

Butterflies Scrapbook layout

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use a butterfly on a project.  There are so many different cricut butterflies to choose from that I had a hard time narrowing down which one I wanted to use.  I finally did rock paper scissors and ended up with the one from Create A Critter, lol!  Who knew crafting decisions could be so hard, right?  On our vacay to San Francisco recently, we went to the California Academy of Sciences Museum, which had a very cool rainforest full of butterflies and other things under a 4 story bio-dome.  My layout has pics of some of the butterflies, flowers, and other rainforest animals we saw.  You can see cool projects from the rest of the design team and link up a project over at BBTB2 this week, so go take a peek!

Create A Critter-butterflies and frog
Type Candy-font
Paper-Doodlebug Spring Thing prints, CTMH solids  

Monday, March 19, 2018

You're EARresistible Easter card

Happy Monday!  It's spring break for my high schoolers, so we are having a very chill pajama day and just cozying up at home since it's rainy and cold.  I'm planning a little crafty time too!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is an Easter theme.  My Easter card below uses a square shaped card base from the Birthday Bash cartridge and the most adorable Easter bunny bear from the Teddy Bear Parade cartridge.  Who wouldn't want to go Easter egg hunting with him?  And I had the perfect stamp from the CTMH Animal Greetings set to go with him!  The rest of the design team has some cute Easter projects to share over at BBTB2 and you can link up a project there too this week.

Teddy Bear Parade-bunny bear
Birthday Bash-shaped card
Paper-Doodlebug Hello Sunshine 6x6 prints, CTMH solids
Stamp-CTMH Animal Greetings
VersaMagic Jumbo Java chalk ink for edging
Ink-Stampin Up Rose Romance for sentiment

Monday, March 12, 2018

St Pats parade layout

Happy Monday!  I am hosting the challenge over at BBTB2 this week and instead of a specific cricut cut, I selected a color challenge to use green to celebrate the upcoming St. Patrick's Day.  You still need to use a cricut cut on your project, but it does NOT have to be related to St. Patrick's Day at all.  St. Patrick's Day is big here in KC, and Son#2 will be marching in a parade with his high school band.  Knowing there will be some parade pics taken, I made a layout.  I know the parade pics will be very colorful and busy, so I was trying to keep my layout relatively simple.  I hope you will go over and see the design team projects at BBTB2 and link up one of your own this week!

Birthday Bash-font
Artistry-horseshoe and clover
Plaintain Schoolbook-circles
Paper-Doodlebug Happy Go Lucky prints, CTMH solids

Monday, March 5, 2018

St. Patrick's Day card

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is shamrocks, as St. Patrick's Day is coming up.  I've been sending occasional little cards to the college freshmen in my fam (son and niece), since they like getting mail from home.  For this challenge,I made a St. Patrick's Day card featuring the coffee go cup from the Artistry cartridge and added some shamrocks from CAC2 on the label.  I'm sticking in a gift card for that all important Starbucks fix...which should bring a big smile!

Artistry-coffee go cup
Create A Critter 2-shamrocks
Paper-DCWV All Seasons print, CTMH solids
VersaMagic Jumbo Java chalk ink for edging
Ink-Stampin Up Lucky Limeade for sentiment
Stamps-Paper Smooches coffee cup, sentiment set maker unknown

Monday, February 26, 2018

wedding bells card

Happy Monday!  We've just finished an icy cold gray week in KC with layers of freezing rain and ice covering everything.  I'm looking forward to slightly warmer temperatures and sunshine this week now that I'm finally over whatever virus laid me low!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is wedding or anniversary themed projects.  My stash of wedding cards is depleted, so I made a wedding card using the beautiful wedding bells and flower from the Sweethearts cartridge.  It was fun to make something pretty with soft springy colors!  I love that special blush pink paper from CTMH!  I put some sparkling gems on the bells, but the sparkle didn't really show up in the picture.You can see some inspo over at BBTB2 from the rest of the design team and link your project up there.  Have a happy week!

Sweethearts-wedding bells, flower
Paper-CTMH solids
embossing folder
Stamping Up gems
American Crafts-glitter ribbon

Monday, February 19, 2018

Disney layout with Mickey Mouse

Happy President's Day Monday!  My family all had the day off from school and work, so I was looking forward to today...until some kind of virus found me.  I've spent the day in bed with the cat, both of us sleeping (which sounds nice except it's that dizzy fitful sleep that goes with sickness).  Although the cat seems quite content.  On the bright side, at least nothing important was going on and the fam has been bringing me juice and food!  I can definitely say however that I prefer to BE the nurse, not be the sick person, lol!

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use a licensed character in a project from one of the Disney, Pixar, Hello Kitty, or other licensed character cartridges.  I went Disney with my favorite character of them all, Mickey Mouse!  This layout has pics from a trip to Disney World several years ago with Mickey and the Disney logo front and center.  Hope you will join us making something fun and check out all the design team projects over at BBTB2!

Mickey and Friends-Mickey Mouse, Disney logo
Paper-Simple Stories Say Cheese prints, CTMH solids

Monday, February 12, 2018

I Heart You Valentine card

Happy Monday!  Do you have any special people in your life to make Valentines for?  There's a few days left to create something crafty to let them know how much they mean to you!  All you really need is hearts, which is our challenge theme this week at BBTB2.  I cut out some hearts to make this I Heart You card, using the Accent Essentials cartridge.  It was inspired by this card I saw on Pinterest, I just added a few more hearts for pizazz.  And it was super quick to make!  I hope you  all have a Valentine's Day complete with hugs and lots of chocolate.  

Accent Essentials-hearts
Paper-Happy Hooray 6x6 prints
Enamel Dots-Doodlebug and Echo Park
Stamps-Paper Smooches forever, Impression Obsession I Heart You

Monday, February 5, 2018

Stinkin' Cute Valentine card

Happy Monday!  Valentine's Day is coming up, so we have an anything goes Valentine challenge this week over at BBTB2.  Valentine's Day is tricky for me because of the candy...I have stayed strong and NOT bought any Valentine candy (yet), but eventually I know I'll cave in and gorge on chocolate or those candy conversation hearts.  The candy just jumps into my grocery cart at the store all by itself almost!  It's not my fault, right?  I don't know why the healthy food doesn't just jump in my cart like that, lol!

So for my valentine project, I used my all time favorite cartridge, Create A Critter to make this sweet little Valentine skunk for my cute stuff card.  And he is stinking' cute, so the punny saying was perfect.  I highly recommend getting some stamps with punny sayings, as I think those are the ones I use the most.  People like humorous cards.  The design team over at BBTB2 has made a whole lot of adorable projects you can check out and link up a project of your own.

Create A Critter-skunk
Paper-Bo Bunny

Monday, January 29, 2018

You're tweet! valentine card

Happy Wednesday!  I'm a day or two'll be amazed to know that I somehow did NOT get the flu despite the sickness at home....don't ask me how that happened, but I'm very grateful.  I believe I've gotten my money's worth from the vast quantity of hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes I used last week!  Or maybe my flu shot worked, although the kids got flu shots too.

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to make a child's Valentine card.  I dug out my favorite Create A Critter 2 cartridge and cut this cute little Valentine bird all in shades of pink.  I don't think my boys will object to pink if it's on a Valentine, although this one is more likely to go to one of my nieces.  Go check out the adorable Valentines over at BBTB2 and get creative this week!

Create A Critter 2-bird
Paper-American Crafts Valentine 6x6 prints, CTMH solids
Stamps-My Pink Stamper Buggy Punnies
Ink-Stampin Up Rose Romance
Ribbon-Stampin Up Pretty in Pink
Oval and Oval Scallop punches-Stampin Up