Monday, January 3, 2022

BBTB2 challenge with Double Trouble: layer it up with cuddly things

 Happy Monday!  For the last challenge at the BBTB2 blog, we have partnered with the ladies at the Double Trouble blog for a challenge with multiple optional twists.  The 3 options include using layers, incorporating something cuddly, and using a die cut on your project.  You can share your project on the BBTB2 and Double Trouble blogs for a chance a prizes.

My cat is my main cuddle object, especially in the winter!  He was the inspiration for this cat themed card, using the cat from the Chore Chart image collection.  He likes to sit in my lap or wrap himself around my cricut (which does make it a bit challenging to craft sometimes...) and he's very soft and cuddly, although a bit of a diva in personality, lol!  You can share your project at both the BBTB2 and Double Trouble blogs for the next two weeks.

Chore Chart-cat
Paper-Jen Hadfield Simple Life 6x6 pad prints, CTMH solids
Stamps-Technique Tuesday Kyle the Cool Cat

Monday, December 20, 2021

Holly Jolly Christmas layout

Happy Monday!  I wish a Merry Christmas to all of you!  My family will all be home spending the day together and I am looking forward to it so much.  The tree is lit up and the packages are all wrapped, just a little baking left to do, which is always a challenge as the kids eat all the cookies as fast as they are baked.    

My Christmas layout for the BBTB2 holiday challenge, which will run for 2 weeks over at the BBTB2 site, features holly and a wreath plus the fun holly jolly title on some old DCWV paper from the stash.  It came together pretty quickly and is all ready for those Christmas Day photos!  I hope everyone is able to have some moments of Christmas cheer during this holiday season.

Holly Jolly Christmas-title
CM Cheerful Seasons-holly and wreath
Paper-CTMH solids, DCWV All Seasons 2 prints
brown chalk ink for edging
square punch for photo corners

Monday, December 6, 2021

xmas ornaments

 Happy Monday!  December is here and that means Christmas!  The challenge theme at BBTB2 is to use a cricut cut Christmas ornament on a project.  I always make Christmas cards for the special people in my life, so I made 10 of these Christmas cards featuring an ornament from the Anna's Winter Wonderland image collection.  While you can't see it on this photo, the white ornament and berries and the gold are shimmer paper, so the card looks prettier in person.  I used the SU softly falling embossing folder behind it for some texture.  Very happy with how it turned out!  You can check out the rest of the designer's projects over at the BBTB2 site and link up projects for the next two weeks.

Anna's Winter Wonderland-ornament
Paper-CTMH French Vanilla, CTMH solids and gold and pearl shimmer
Stamp-CTMH Artistry stamp set
Ink-Encore gold
Embossing folder-Stampin Up softly falling
pop dots

Monday, November 22, 2021

Game Night layout

Happy Monday!   I'm looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving this week- it's my favorite holiday!  I have much to be thankful for, despite the challenges of the pandemic.  I am extra grateful that since my family is all vaccinated, we are able to gather with the grandparents safely to celebrate Thanksgiving together.  

The BBTB2 challenge for the next two weeks is a Fun and Games theme.  We are planning a board game night while everyone is home, so now I've got my scrapbook layout all prepared.  The Game Night title is from the When I Was a Kid collection and I had some great Carta Bella paper from their Family Night collection for all the papers.  The design team at BBTB2 has great inspiration projects to see and you can link up a new cricut project there.

When I Was a Kid-Game Night title
Paper-Carta Bella Family Night collection prints/stickers, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink for edging
square punch for photo corners

Monday, November 8, 2021

Family layout


Happy Monday!  It's been a good week, enjoying all the fall weather and football games.  The trees in the area have been at the peak of color and it's been wonderful to be out walking and enjoying the season.  We've attended several college football games in recent weeks to watch Son#2 performing with the marching band and cheer on the team.  Nothing says fall like being at a football game with apple cider and a funnel cake!

The challenge for the next two weeks over at BBTB2 is a heritage or family theme for your cricut project.  I always have lots of recent snapshots of my boys to scrapbook, so this theme helped me quickly get the most recent pics off my iPhone and into an album!  I used the CTMH You Are Here cricut image collection (which is one of my favorites) for the best family ever and family glasses.  You can see all the design team projects over at the BBTB2 site and share projects of your own.  Hope you have a great week! 

You Are Here-best family ever and glasses 
Paper-Carta Bella Family Night collection prints, CTMH solids

Monday, October 25, 2021

Something to Crow About layout

Happy Monday!  Hope you are getting to enjoy some fall!  My husband and I spent last weekend hiking and enjoying a pumpkin festival, with the most gorgeous fall weather.  I snapped some pics that were perfect for our BBTB2 challenge for the next two weeks....Something to Crow About (use a scarecrow, crow, or bird on your project).  I found the perfect image collection called Simply Scarecrows on Cricut Access and got my layout done in a snap.  You can see all the design team projects over at the BBTB2 site and link up your own project to share.

CM Be Young-Be Free font
Simply Scarecrows-scarecrow, tree, crows, pumpkins
Paper-Carta Bella Fall Festival prints, CTMH solids

Monday, October 11, 2021

Big City layout

 Happy Monday!  The challenge for the next two weeks over at BBTB2 is to use patterned paper with your cricut cut.  As I was thinking about what to make while tidying my craft room, I found a half-finished layout on the bottom of a stack from a few years ago that had....wait for it....patterned paper!  I think it got lost under stuff (does that happen to anyone else or just me?) and never completed.  It was very satisfying to finally get it all put together and in the appropriate album!  The pictures are from downtown San Francisco when we traveled there a few years ago.  The city buildings are cut with some old CTMH coordinating pattern and solid paper, I think.  Can't wait to see what everyone does with this challenge!  Have a great week!

You Are Here-buildings
Small Talk and Frames-sun
CM Stork's Delivery-Frogs and Snails font