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

Monday, June 21, 2021

masculine card for Father's Day

 Happy Monday!  The cricut challenge theme over at BBTB2 for the next two weeks is For the Guys.  I made a Father's Day card for my Dad, using one of the the cards in the Happy Father's Day card image collection.  I was planning to also make him a birthday card too for this challenge (his birthday is next week), but my computer died and is in the shop getting sadly I can't use my cricut until I get it back!  This card was quick and simple to assemble and I thought would remind him of our family trip to Yellowstone recently with the mountain/tree imagery on the card.  You can see all the design team projects over at BBTB2 and link up a masculine themed project there as well.  Hope you have a wonderful week!

Father's Day cards
Paper-CTMH solids

Monday, June 7, 2021

county fair scrapbook layout

 Happy Monday!  It's been a whirlwind last few weeks!  We got to see Son#3 graduate from high school and we also celebrated the five graduations in the extended family, which was so fun!  Then it was vacation time....I returned yesterday from a multi-generational family road trip to Yellowstone, the Badlands, Custer State Park, and Mount Rushmore.  We had lots of adventures, saw a lot of truly amazing sights, and enjoyed getting to hang out together.  Now it's back to everyday real life :)

The BBTB2 challenge for the next two weeks is a county fair theme.  I scrapbooked some old pictures from a day at our local fair.  I used the Ferris wheel and font from the You Are Here image collection to make my pages.  The design team has some great projects you can see over at the BBTB2 site, where you can link your project up as well.

You Are Here-ferris wheel and font
Paper-CTMH prints and solids

Monday, May 24, 2021

May flowers

 Happy Monday!  One graduation down, one to go!  It's been an emotional rollercoaster for sure.  My college senior graduated summa cum laude from my alma mater and I had tears of pride and joy watching him walk across the stage to get his diploma last weekend.  Our whole family, his fiancee, and grandparents were able to be there on his special day, thanks to the reductions in covid cases with vaccinations and capacity restrictions removed.  It was an amazingly wonderful surprise!  We have one graduation to go, with my youngest graduating from high school this week.

It's a flower challenge over at BBTB2.  Everything is in bloom outside and I am loving it!  Creating with flowers always makes me happy!  I used these lovely blooms from the Artistry collection for the card I made for Mother's Day.  I got my mom some real flowers too, but moms can never have enough flowers, right?  I had to play with the layers a bit to get two shades of pink plus my green leaves showing, but love how it turned out!  You can see the design team projects and link your project over at BBTB2 for the next two weeks.

Ink-Stampin Up Melon Mambo

my college grad with his brothers

Monday, May 10, 2021

Graduation layout

Happy Monday!  I'm hosting our BBTB2 challenge for the next two weeks and selected a graduation theme.  It's very personal, as I have two kids graduating in the next few weeks...    Son#1 graduates from college with degrees in Economics and Political Science and is going to work for the Federal Reserve Bank.  Son#3 graduates from his high school's International Baccalaureate program and is headed to college in the fall to study computer science and cybersecurity.  I'm so proud of them both!  So needless to say, lots of photos will be taken and I need some scrapbook layouts!

I used the Class of .... image collection available on cricut access for the grad cap and title below.  I hope you all have an amazing week and you can link up a project to share over at the BBTB2 site.

Class of ...- graduation cap and title
Paper-Photoplay graduation collection

Monday, April 26, 2021

layout for stars challenge

 Happy Monday!  The BBTB2 challenge for the next two weeks involves stars:  either a Star Wars May the Fourth Be With You themed project or you can go with just stars.  I chose to go with the basic stars, as I'm making some scrapbook pages for an upcoming family trip to Yellowstone this June.  The left side page is inspired from a layout made by Jennifer Smith that I saw on Pinterest and I added a second page.  I used several different collections from CTMH for the layout, including stars from the Aurora collection.  You can check out the design team's projects over at the BBTB2 site and link up your cricut projects there too.

Aurora-mountains, lantern, arrow, stars
You Are Here-shapes for stamping
Stamps-CTMH Travelodge and This Way 2 Paradise sets
Ink-CTMH Cocoa
Paper-Photoplay Go Play Outside collection plus CTMH solids

Monday, April 12, 2021

fairy tale card

Happy Monday! The challenge at BBTB2 for the next two weeks is a fairy tale theme.  My 25th wedding anniversary is next week and this challenge gave me the perfect idea for a card for my amazing hubby.  We are still very much in love and have three great kids and the years have flown it's truly my fairy tale happily ever after with everything I ever wanted!  While the pandemic has precluded doing anything big to celebrate, we are spending the day together and going hiking and getting our favorite takeout.  

For my card, I used a romantic flower frame from the Happily Ever After collection (the inside sentiment is from that collection also).  The front sentiment is from a collection called B is for Books, which I found after a search on cricut access and sized to fit inside the frame.  I think he will like it!  You can check out the design team's projects over at the BBTB2 site and link up a cricut project there.

Happily Ever After-frame and inside sentient
B is for Books-front sentiment
Paper-Tealightful 6x6 paper pad, CTMH solids