Monday, January 20, 2020

use something new challenge

Happy Monday!  As we dive into the new year, our BBTB2 challenge for the next two weeks is to use something new to you, whether that be a new product, new cricut cut, new technique, new materials....the list is endless.  I used some new cricut cuts for my title page for my new 2020 scrapbook.  I'm a chronological scrapper, so I have a new album (or rather multiple albums) for each year.  I find title page ideas hard to come up with sometimes, so I'm showing my title pages from 2019 and 2018 too.   (In case you're a little behind, ha ha.).  I found a new cricut image collection called New Year 2020 on cricut access, and also added a frame from a cartridge new to me called Gingersnap Phrases and Sentiments.  You can see the rest of the BBTB2 design team projects over at the BBTB2 site and can link up your projects there too.

New Year's 2020-title, 2020
Gingersnap Phrases and Sentiments-frame

Monday, January 6, 2020

Big Ben travel layout

Happy Monday!  Christmas and New Years are over and it's back to real life....I enjoyed all the family time though.  All the teens/young adults living under my roof are still home for another week before heading back to school, so I'm soaking up every second of fun.  We have five staying with us, my three boys plus two extra kids, so it's a FULL house!

Our BBTB2 challenge for the next two weeks is to use a cricut clock on a project.  I chose to make a scrapbook layout featuring some pictures from my October trip to the UK.  While we were in London, we saw the famous clocktower  Big Ben (although it was covered in scaffolding while repairs are being done).  I used the Destinations cartridge to cut the Big Ben image with the London title and the England title block and added my pictures.  You can take a look at all the design team clock projects and link one up over at the BBTB2 blog.  Hope you have a great week!

Monday, December 23, 2019

Sleigh all day layout

Happy Monday!  Christmas is almost here....and I'm not quite ready!  Hard to get the baking done when the kids keep eating the cookie, lol!  Hopefully Amazon is delivering the last packages today too-some of Santa's elves are working overtime at Amazon for sure.  I'm looking forward to Christmas with all the fun, chaos, and family time though!  It's good to have all my chicks home in the nest for their school and college breaks.

Our BBTB2 challenge for the next two weeks is to use a number on a project.  So this challenge can be for New Year's or a birthday or whatever you want, not just Christmas.  I'm all about the Christmas right now though, so I used Miss Kate Cuttables for the sleigh full of toys, Santa, and the Sleigh all day title.  I used a font on cricut access for the December 25.  I hope you all get to spend some time over the holiday with people you love as you celebrate!  Wishing you all a very merry Christmas!

Miss Kate Cuttables Merry Christmas-sleigh with toys, and Santa
Holly Jolly Christmas-sleigh all day title
Paper-DCWV All Seasons prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink for edging

Monday, December 9, 2019

pink and gold Merry Christmas layout

Happy Monday!  December is here and we have a new challenge at BBTB2 for the next two weeks, a pink and gold holiday theme (it can be any holiday, not just Christmas).  I am feeling the Christmas spirit after putting our tree up this weekend,  so I made a scrapbook layout for some of the many pictures I'll take this month.  I wanted soft pink print background paper but didn't have any, so I made my own pink snowflake paper by stamping snowflakes all over my plain paper.  I had some of this beautiful gold glitter paper from Michaels (it is so glittery in person-the photos don't do it justice at all) and used it to cut my titles, tree, and ornament (from the Holly Jolly Christmas collection on Cricut access).   I can't wait to put pictures on!  You can see the rest of the design team projects over at BBTB2 and link up a project for the next two weeks.

Holly Jolly Christmas-all cuts
Paper-CTMH solids, Recollections gold glitter paper
Stamps-Jumbo Snowflakes by Stampendous
Ink-CTMH Bashful, brown chalk ink for edging
Square punch for photo corners

Monday, November 25, 2019

Eat More Pie thanksgiving layout

Happy Monday!  It's almost Thanksgiving and I'm feeling thankful to having family around my table to eat lots of delicious goodness.  My husband is going to smoke two turkeys to feed our hungry bunch (and hopefully still have some leftovers) and I've got lots of cooking and baking to do.

Our BBTB2 challenge for the next two weeks is a food theme, which seems so appropriate for this time of year!  I found this "Eat More Pie" saying on the Turkey Squad collection on Cricut Access, which could not be more perfect for a food layout for my fam, as we believe in pie for all occasions (including birthday pie!).  Really I should make us all matching t-shirts saying eat more pie, lol!  The designers over at BBTB2 have some yummy food themed projects over there to see and you can link up a new cricut project for the next two weeks.

Create A Critter 2-pie
Turkey Squad-title
Paper-Doodlebug Flea Market prints, CTMH solids
square punch for photo corners
brown chalk ink for edging
Sizzix stitched circle dies 

Monday, November 11, 2019

wedding anniversary card

Happy Monday!  Hope you are all getting to enjoy some fall goodness!  It's been a busy week of work and teen activities, but the best part of the week was a fun afternoon crafting with my mom making some Christmas cards!  (of which you will see a few closer to Christmas!).  Nothing like a fun time crafting and laughing with special people!  So for our BBTB2 challenge for the next two weeks, we have an anniversary theme-any kind of anniversary will do, it does NOT have to be wedding.  However, I made a sweet wedding anniversary card using the Sweethearts cartridge for the cute little tree with hearts and sweet XO message.  And I added my heart embossing folder for the background to make it extra sweet (in case the recipient didn't get the message of love, lol)!  You can see the design team projects over at the BBTB2 blog and link up an anniversary project for the next two weeks.  We hope you'll join us and have a wonderful week!

Sweethearts-all cuts
Hearts embossing folder-the Paper Studio
Paper-CTMH solids
brown chalk ink for edging

Monday, October 28, 2019

Thanksgiving layout

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is a fall holiday theme, so you can choose your holiday.  Although Halloween is rapidly approaching, I was feeling in the mood to make a layout for pictures of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.  We always host a big meal for family and extended family, so I generally have lots of pictures of the feast and fun.  I used the print and cut feature on my Explore for all the images from Enjoy the Seasons on Cricut Access and cut a font I downloaded from Da Fonts for the title.  The designers over at BBTB2 have some great projects to see and you can link one up as well.

Enjoy the Seasons-print and cut on Cricut Access
baby fox-font downloaded from Da Fonts
Paper-PhotoPlay bg paper, CTMH solids
brown chalk in for edging