Monday, August 19, 2019

female birthday

Happy Monday!  We finished off the summer with a bang, spending a few days in St. Louis with the kids plus a couple of extras.  Take away:  the Arch is very tall and shiny and St. Louis also has good barbecue.  We sort of did a barbecue tour of Missouri, lol.  While we all voted we prefer the KC style BBQ, it was fun trying out St. Louis' best.  It's been quite a week when we got back, as we sent Son#2 off to his freshman year of college.  Leaving kids at college is REALLY hard....the hardest part of parenting so far, I think.  I have a few more weeks before Son#1 leaves, thank goodness.  Son#3 started back to high school last week as well.  The quiet is so strange after a full house all summer plus extra kids staying with us.

Our BBTB2 challenge theme for this next two weeks is birthdays for the ladies and girls in our lives.  I made a birthday card for one of my nieces, featuring one of the adorable cats from Create A Critter.  I had a fun stamp from Lawn Fawn that says "Happy Purrrrthday" that I used for the sentiment.  Punny cards are my favorite kind!  She's a knitter, so she will like the cat with the ball of yarn stamped on the inside.  I hope you will join us over at BBTB2 with some birthday cards and you can see the design team projects for inspiration!

Create A Critter-cat
Paper-Doodlebug Hello Sunshine 6x6 prints, CTMH solids
Stamps-Lawn Fawn Meow You Doin'
brown chalk ink for edging

Monday, August 5, 2019

Paradise beach layout

Happy Monday!  I'm enjoying my last bit of time with the kids, as college and high school start dates are coming right up in mid August!  How the summer has flown by!  We are squeezing in a quick weekend trip to St. Louis with all the teens plus some extras to see the iconic Gateway Arch and some museums next weekend.  Gotta figure out what cuisine in St. Louis we should sample....(not BBQ, because we can get better right here in KC, but I'm sure they have other specialties).  

Our BBTB2 challenge for this next two weeks is to celebrate the beach life!  I dug down into the scrap pile for some beach pics from several years ago and grabbed the cricut You Are Here cartridge from CTMH (which is full of great travel images) to make the layout below.  I had this great background beach paper from Echo Park in the stash to start adding my palm trees and beach chair.  Wish I could just transport myself right to that beach chair in the sand right now, as sadly there is no beach in my future this summer.  The design team has that beach vibe going on projects you can see over at BBTB2 and you can link one up too.

CTMH You Are Here-all cuts
Paper-Echo Park Summer Party bg paper, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink for edging

Monday, July 22, 2019

banners everywhere

Happy Monday!  It's been REALLY REALLY hot here in KC, like much of the country this last few days, with heat indexes of 110.  Although it feels really good to be in the pool, I'm not a fan!  I'm grateful the weather is supposed to be more moderate today, as it's just been too hot to do anything.  That's a good excuse to be holed in up in my crafty space where it's air conditioned though!

Our BBTB2 challenge for the next two weeks is banners, either making a banner or using banners as an element on a project.  I scrapped some pictures of Son#2 in a parade and used banners as a decorative element on the page.  Since the parade pictures were pretty bright and colorful, I wanted a colorful accent.  You can see the design team projects over at BBTB2 and link up a project too.

Birthday Bash-banners and font for "parade"
Learning Curve-homecoming font
Paper-CTMH prints and solids
raspberry twine

Monday, July 8, 2019

Hiking layout for anything but a card challenge

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a great 4th of July and weekend!  We enjoyed the great fireworks show our KC suburb puts on every year and spent Saturday at the Kansas City Air Show.  Seeing the stunt planes, Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, and the Navy's Blue Angels perform was an amazing day!  We came home full of awe and with some sunburns.  Our house is near the Kansas City Downtown Airport, so we got to watch the Blue Angels fly literally right over our street as they practiced this week.  Made for a fun neighborly event, as all the neighbors on our street came outside to watch!

Our BBTB2 challenge for the next two weeks is anything but a card, which leaves your options pretty wide open!  As most of you know, I am more of a scrapbooker than card maker, so I'll give you three guesses what I only took one, right?  LOL!  My hiking layout below is for some of the pics I took while Son#2 and I were hiking in the Rockies in May.  While searching for hiking type cuts on Cricut Access, I found this Miss Kate Cuttables The Great Outdoors cartridge full of hiking/camping related images and whipped up a layout.  You can see the design team's projects over at BBTB2 and link up a project too.

Miss Kate Cuttables The Great Outdoors-all cuts
Paper-CTMH solids
brown chalk ink for edging

Monday, June 24, 2019

summer fun layout

Happy Monday!  Hopefully, summer weather has found it's way to your part of the country and you are getting to enjoy  all the fun that sunny warm days have to offer, whether that is pool parties, popsicles, or picnics (just to name a few of my favorite summer things).  While it's been cooler and kind of rainy here the last few days, we've gotten to spend some time in the pool, which is my favorite summer thing!

I'm the host over at BBTB2 and I chose a summer fun challenge, which is going on over the next two weeks.  My scrapbook layout below has several cricut cuts from The Miss Kate Cuttables Splish Splash collection.  You can link up a project over at BBTB2 and see all the design team summer fun projects.

Miss Kate Cuttables Splish Splash-all cuts
Paper-Carts Bella Beach Day collection prints, CTMH solids

Monday, June 17, 2019

Opt Outside hiking layout

Happy Monday!  I hope you are getting to enjoy some lovely weather and summer fun this week!  Son#2 and I recently got to go hiking in Colorado and I made a layout for a few of those pictures.  All of the cricut cuts are from the CTMH You Are Here cartridge.  Even though it was the middle of May when we hiked, it was still snow covered up in the Rockies!

Without pics:

You Are Here-all cuts
Paper-Echo Park The Wild Life collection striped paper, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink for edging
square punch for photo corners
With the pics:

Monday, June 10, 2019

Father's Day

Happy Monday!  I'm really enjoying having the craziness of May over and a more relaxing June begin.  It's good to have all my boys around with Son#1 home from college.  I've been so ready for summer with it's more relaxed pace of life!  Bring on the pool and summer celebrations and holidays!

Speaking of holidays, our BBTB2 challenge for this two weeks features a Father's Day theme.  Here's your chance to make something special for the Dad in your life or for your kids to give to their Dad.  My dad enjoys golfing regularly with friends, so when I saw this golf card on cricut access, it seemed like a perfect fit.  I made it tall to fit in a business envelope and it was super simple to cut and make!  Ideal for a quick and easy card!  It was from the Summer Celebrations cartridge.  You can see the design team's projects over at BBTB2 and link one up to share with us there.

Summer Celebrations-golfer card
brown chalk ink for edging