Monday, November 24, 2014

Thankful card (for BBTB2)

Happy Monday!  It's been a rainy weekend here in KC and I've been cozied up in my basement enjoying some crafty time.  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is Giving Thankds.  I used the CM Cheerful Seasons cartridge, one of my faves, for the pumpkin and thankful sentiment on my card.  The BBTB2 team has some gorgeous projects you can look at and then link up a project of your own!

And Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!  I'm looking extra forward to Thanksgiving this year because I don't have to work a shift in the ICU over the Thanksgiving holiday this year for a change.  So bring on the turkey and pie!  My husband is smoking a turkey and my mom and I are making pies and our relatives are coming over to celebrate with us.  I hope you all have a wonderful holiday full of delicious eats and the opportunity to reflect on the blessings of the year!  

CM Cheerful Seasons-all cuts
Paper-CTMH prints and solids
brown chalk ink
ribbon-American Crafts

Monday, November 17, 2014

Dear Santa layout (for BBTB2)

It's an anything goes challenge this week at BBTB2, so I'm sharing a Christmas layout!  Winter has arrived here in KC with cold and snow this weekend and I'm starting to make Christmas cards and scrapbook last year's Christmas pictures.  I'm not allowed by the hubs to start playing any Christmas music until after Thanksgiving though, so I have to play carols on the down low (because you've gotta have some Bing Crosby White Christmas and Mannheim Steamroller Xmas music to do Christmas projects) and make my Christmas stuff while he's not home, lol!  I used the Winter Frolic cartridge for all the cuts on this layout.  The reindeer with the Christmas lights tangled in his antlers is one of my favorite cricut cuts-it always makes me laugh for some reason.  There is a variety of cool projects to see over at BBTB2 and we hope you will link up an anything goes project of your own this week!

Winter Frolic-all cuts.  Title cut at 3 1/2 in, reindeer&Santa at 4 in, tree at 4 1/2 in, border at 3/4 in.
Paper-The Paper Studio prints (from Hobby Lobby), CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

Monday, November 10, 2014

Thanksgiving layout (for BBTB2)

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is pumpkins, so I made a Thanksgiving layout with the Create A Critter cartridges (with a little help from Doodlecharms for some of the leaves).  My pumpkins are from Create A Critter, along with Mr. Turkey, the green leaves, and the acorns.  The cornucopia, ears of corn, and the word Thanksgiving are from Create A Critter 2.  The print papers are from the beautiful fall CTMH Pathfinder collection.  There are so many cricut pumpkins to choose from…so check out the fabulous pumpkin projects from the design team over at BBTB2 and link a new one up with us this week!

Create A Critter-pumpkins, green leaves, acorns, Gobble, turkey
Create A Critter 2-corn, Thanksgiving, cornucopia
Doodlecharms-yellow leaves
CM leaf punch-red leaves
brown chalk ink
Paper-CTMH solids, CTMH Pathfinder collection prints

Monday, November 3, 2014

Friday Night Lights layout (for BBTB2)

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is football-I had to mentally change gears!  We've been obsessed with baseball here in Kansas City this October, watching our Royals in the World Series last week, so I had to get back in the football groove.  Friday nights in the fall means high school football in our neck of the woods, so I have a football layout for pics of Son#2 and the marching band at our high school football game.

I used the Artbooking cartridge for the football, banner, and the word football.  The narrow font is Boys Will Be Boys and the wide chunky font is from the Robotz cartridge.  I used a green background to get the football field look, along with the school colors of purple and gold for the accents.  The funny thing is  that my high school colors were also purple and gold, just like the high school my sons attend.  It's very nostalgic being at the games surrounded by a sea of purple and gold!  Hope you will join us with a football themed project this week over at BBTB2!

Artbooking-football, the word football, banner
Robotz-big chunky font
Boys Will Be Boys-narrow font
Paper-CM yellow solid, Hobby Lobby purple solid, CTMH green solid
Versamark Jumbo Java brown chalk ink, Stampin Up Early Espresso ink
Stamps-My Pink Stamper