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

Monday, September 27, 2021

witches and ghouls

 Happy Monday! I'm getting this up a little late, as my husband and I took our first empty nester trip to NYC last week.  We did a LOT of walking and really enjoyed seeing the city!  I especially enjoyed seeing the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the MoMA.  It's kind of hard to come back to real life, lol!

 It's almost October and the BBTB2 challenge for the next two weeks is a witches and ghouls theme.  I had lots of fun making this layout and adding all the Halloween elements!  The mouse with the witch's hat in the corner from the Happy Hauntings collection was my favorite.  There are SO many fun choices for Halloween, it was hard to narrow down what to choose, but the mouse was a definite!  You can see the design team projects over at the BBTB2 site and link up a project too.  Hope you all have a good week!

Artbooking-spider webs, spider, title
Happy Hauntings-mouse, witches hat
Stampin Up scallop edge border punch
Paper Echo Park

Monday, September 13, 2021

Thankful for you layout for the grandparents challenge

 Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge for the next two weeks is all about grandparents.  While I do not have any living grandparents, I have some aunts and uncles who fill that role in my life.  (My mom was a surprise baby who had four older siblings who were grown with children of their own before she was even born. So my aunts and uncles are the age of most people's grandparents and my cousins are my mom's age.). We took a road trip to visit some of those aunts, uncles, and cousins this summer.  I got to see my aunt and uncle who are both 95 years old!  I was very thankful to get to see them, knowing it might be the last time.  I found the thankful for you title by searching on Cricut Access and some happy feeling paper to convey the joy in the visit.   I'm looking forward to seeing all the submissions for this challenge over at the BBTB2 site!

J Goode Designs Celebrate the Seasons-thankful for you
Paper-Simple Stories prints, CTMH solids

Monday, August 30, 2021

Happy Birthday layout

 Happy Monday!   I hope you are all able to stay safe and cool in these dog days of summer!  It has been EXTREMELY hot and humid here in KC, with heat indexes of 105-110 every day.   My husband and I are working on finding our new empty nest groove, which has included spending some time floating in the pool!  I can report the kids are all doing well.  Probably better than us, lol!

The BBTB2 challenge for the next two weeks is a birthday theme.  I had some family birthday pictures from June to scrap and this challenge prompted me to get them finished.  I find that many of our challenges nudge me to actually keep on track getting pages into my scrapbooks, which I love!  I cut some background overlays with the stars from the CTMH Artbooking collection, as I didn't have any birthday bg paper in the right colors to use.  Then I picked a gift and Happy Birthday from the many many choices on Cricut Access.  You can share any new birthday projects with a cricut cut included with us over at the BBTB2 site for the next two weeks.

Artbooking-star background overlays
Paper Lace-Happy Birthday
Stretch your Imagination-gift

Monday, August 16, 2021

Aquarium layout

 Happy Monday!  It's been a very emotional weekend for me....we moved my youngest to college and are now officially empty nesters.  After 23 years of having kids living at home (and ALL the kids plus extras living at home during the pandemic), it's quite a change!  

The challenge theme over at BBTB2 for the next two weeks is Under the Sea, and I found some pictures of a visit to the Aquarium in Chicago for the project.  I found the perfect background paper (which might be from Echo Park?) in my stash and found some great cuts on the Family Album image collection on Cricut Access.  I hope you'll be inspired by the design team projects over at BBTB2, where you can link up a project as well.

Family Album-all cuts
Paper-possibly Echo Park old collection, CTMH solids

Monday, August 2, 2021

Hiking layout for The Great Outdoors challenge

Happy Monday!  I'm hosting the challenge for the next two weeks over at BBTB2 and the theme is The Great Outdoors.  My family is taking advantage of summer to spend lots of time outdoors hiking and swimming, including a trip to Yellowstone.  For my project, I made a scrapbook layout for photos taken on one of our hikes in Yellowstone.  The trail sign is my favorite of the hiking images I cut with my cricut.  Go check out the design team projects and share with us over at the BBTB2 site!

You Are Here-backpack, hiking boots, trail sign
Aurora-trees, bear
Camping Signs-water bottle
Typewriter Std-font
Paper-Photoplay prints, CTMH solids

Monday, July 19, 2021

Road Trip layout for the Recycle/Reuse your stuff challenge

Happy Monday! It's so nice to have my computer repaired so I can create with my cricut again!  The challenge at BBTB2 for the next two weeks is to have your project incorporate something recycled or up-cycled in some way.  My project scraps some road trip photos from a recent trip to visit extended family.   I used an old map that I found under one of the car seats as part of some of my cricut cuts.  While you can't really see it here, the part of the map under the road trip sign actually includes our destination!  Check out the design team projects and share your project over at the BBTB2 site!

You Are Here-road trip sign and map
Paper-Bella Blvd Let's Go collection and Color Chaos collection letters
old highway map