Monday, December 21, 2015

Santa layout

Happy Monday!  It's almost Christmas and there is lots of baking and wrapping going on at my house!  The kids are finally on winter break from school and my hubby took vacation to coincide with their break, so it's officially pajama day today!  I'm having a hard time getting the Christmas cookies baked for the big family Christmas Eve party though, as the kids keep taking "just one".

Our BBTB2 challenge for this week is for Santa to find his way onto a project, since he's coming to town this week, LOL!  I made a layout for some of the upcoming Christmas pictures.  My super happy Santa and his chimney are from the Simply Charmed cartridge and the title font is from the Artistry cartridge.  I'm really liking that font and using it on everything lately.  Santa has been busy over at BBTB2 as well, so go check out the other projects from the design team.  You can link one up as well. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas this year!

Simply Charmed-santa and chimney
Artistry-title font
Paper-The Paper Studio prints, CTMH solids

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Very Merry Christmas card

Is it beginning to look a lot like Christmas at your house?  We are trying to get through this last big week of school-the tension of my teens during this finals week is off the charts!!!!!  But the tree is up and the house is smelling deliciously like evergreens, which makes me very happy.  (The cat may actually become an evergreen, as he is drinking the tree water with the tree fresh stuff in it!)  There is still much baking and wrapping to be done, however.  Below is another one of the Christmas cards I sent out this year, using my beloved Doodlecharms cartridge for the stockings and a square punch for the squares under each stocking.

Paper-Echo Park dots and stripes polka dot papers, CTMH solids
Stamp-Stampin Up outside sentiment, CTMH inside sentiment
brown chalk ink
1 1/2 inch square punch
black pen

Monday, December 14, 2015

Christmas Cheer ornament card

Happy Monday!  We are having a Christmas themed month at BBTB2 and our challenge this week is to make a project that includes a Christmas ornament.  I sent out all my Christmas cards last week and this card featuring an ornament was one of the designs I used.  It is not one for serious mass production (I think I only did about 5 of these), as there are a lot of pieces to this put this ornament together, but it looks really detailed and awesome.  I used shiny gold paper for the ornament bling and some gold foil tape so it looked really blinged out (I will confess I am irresistibly attracted to the shiny sparkly ornaments…).  The background is embossed to add some texture interest.  There are some ornamental beauties to be seen over at BBTB2, so go take a look and get inspired.  Still time to do a few special Christmas cards...

Winter Wonderland-ornament cut at 3 1/2 inches
Stamps-front sentiment-Ali Edwards Jingle All the Way set, inside CTMH
Paper-CTMH solids, gold paper from Michaels
brown chalk ink

Monday, December 7, 2015

Merry and Bright layout

Happy Monday!  I can't quite believe it's Monday already-where did the weekend go?  It was full of high school musical productions (Son#2 was playing in the pit band) and books.  One of my book clubs gets together for lunch each December to pick the books for the following year-one of my favorite events of the season!  Of course I had to curl up with my Nook and a cup of hot tea to sort through my recommendations.  A very cozy way to spend a Friday night-PJs, hot tea, and books!  But on to craft things!

It's all things Christmas this month at BBTB2 and our challenge this week is to use a Christmas animal or bird.  While my reindeer didn't photograph well as I didn't do a very good job with the lighting, he is holding down the fort in the corner of my Christmas layout.  I used the Artbooking cartridge for both the reindeer and the title (both cut on real dial size, due to the sizing on Artbooking being for the pre-made layouts).  I take a LOT of pictures at Christmas (I know you're surprised to hear that, LOL!), so I need Christmas layouts that hold lots of pictures and I got 8 onto this layout.   Really, I need ALL my layouts to hold lots of pictures, since I take so many.  With three kids, it takes multiple photos to tell the story.  The paper strip on the right above the reindeer is intended for a bit of journaling to tell the story as well.  There is lots of Christmas inspiration over at BBTB2 and we hope you will link up a Christmas project of your own!

Artbooking-reindeer and title
Paper-Simple Stories Handmade Holiday prints/stickers, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Disney layouts

Happy Thursday!  Can you believe it's December already?  Me either!  This month is jam-packed with holiday events between school, work, and family.  I'm planning to squeeze my crafty time in here and there when I can though.  Yesterday, I showed two boy-themed layouts.   Today's layouts are Disney themed, using the Simple Stories Say Cheese 2 collection.  I wanted to showcase how you can use the same page design or sketch, but change up the paper and accents so it looks totally different. Sometimes when you are suffering from a creative block and don't know where to start, use a sketch or page design and do multiple projects with that design.

Artistry-title font
Paper-Simple Stories Say Cheese 2 prints/stickers, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Boy layouts

Happy Wednesday!  Are you keeping busy with all the Christmas activities going on?  I'm doing ALL my shopping online this year and keeping the decorations simple.  We have so many school events for the kids in the next few weeks that life is a little crazy, so my mantra is all about keeping it simple!

In between all the Christmas projects this month, I'm sharing two layouts that I made just for some fun pics of my boys.  There are no cricut die cuts on these layouts, just stickers and paper from the Simple Stories So Rad collection (perfect if you have boys!).  I've scrap lifted the basic design for layout #1 from this layout I saw on Pinterest.  Layout #2 started out inspired by this layout design, but ended up quite a bit different.  I'm going to show two layouts tomorrow that use essentially the same layout design but look very different with Disney paper and stickers to show how easy it is to change the feel with different paper.  These layouts could also be totally girly with the right paper.

Paper-Simple Stories So Rad collection prints/stickers, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink
Doodlebug skittles

Monday, November 30, 2015

Holly Christmas card

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving weekend.  I enjoyed my Thanksgiving day off, although I had to work some shifts at the hospital the rest of the weekend.  I did get a little online holiday shopping done though!

Well, Christmas season is upon us and our BBTB2 challenge this week is the hanging of the greens: use a Christmas plant or tree.  I love holly and I make at least one card design with a holly leaf each year, so I'm sharing one of my Christmas cards.  This is my favorite cricut holly leaf (from the CM Cheerful Seasons cartridge) on a kraft card base.   I popped up my holly leaf on some foam tape and added a border with my pen to frame it.   Sweet and simple!  I hope you'll take this opportunity to check out the projects at BBTB2 and maybe create a few special Christmas cards yourself to share with us by linking up over at the BBTB2 site.

CM Cheerful Seasons-holly cut at  3 1/2 inches
Stamps-Paper Smooches
Paper-CTMH kraft and solids
brown chalk ink, Stampin Up cherry cobbler ink for sentiments, black pen for doodling

Friday, November 27, 2015

A few Christmas cards

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving day!  I am very thankful for my family and the opportunity to spend some time with those I love.  It was a very relaxing day, as I didn't have to work at the hospital on Thanksgiving day or night this year (for which I am also thankful, lol!  As a nurse, working a lot of holidays goes with the territory).  My husband smoked a turkey, which was, in the words of the kids, epic in taste and my parents came over to enjoy the meal with us.  We ended the evening with a family movie night with a roaring fire in the fireplace, making me feel all warm and cozy!

I also got in a little crafty time in the basement to make some Christmas cards.  So here are a couple of them!  The first one is stamping only, no cricut.  I was feeling peaceful with a slate gray and white color combo.
Card #1

This next one did not photograph well…but it's a basic snowflake cut from Winter Woodland attached onto a Swiss dots embossed pair of circle with a brad.  I was going for an all white look (which I find really hard to photograph but looks really pretty in person), with slate gray ink for the sentiments.

Card #2

Winter Woodland-snowflake
Plaintain Schoolbook-circles
Stamps-assorted….not sure of the line
ink-CTMH slate 

Monday, November 23, 2015

thank U card

I'm still feeling under the weather, but looking forward to some Thanksgiving goodness this week!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use the word thanks on a thanksgiving themed project.  There are several people in our lives who deserve some special thanks at this Thanksgiving time of year, and I send a little note of appreciation each year at Thanksgiving.  My basic card design was sparked by something I saw on Pinterest, but in my Nyquil haze, I cannot find it to put a link (I'll try to find it later this week).  I used the Birthday Bash cartridge to cut out the card shape in kraft paper and also for the font for the big letter U.  For the thank part, I used the Sweetheart cartridge phrase thank you (using just the thank part).  The inside, which I forgot to photograph (I'm very very medicated) says "for all that you do".  The yellow candies are from Doodlebug.  Over at BBTB2, the designers have some ideas for you and you can play along and link up a project.  I hope you are able to enjoy the holiday and spend some time with those you love this week!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Birthday Bash-shape card, letter U
Paper-CTMH Kraft cardstock base, print is Simple Stories (I think)
brown chalk ink
Doodlebug candies

Monday, November 16, 2015

Happy Birthday (with fall leaves)

Happy Monday!  I am a little under the weather (along with one of the kids), so it's gonna be hot tea and Vitamin C for me today-I feel kind of fuzzy.    The plan is to get the well kids off to school and me, sick kid, and the cat are gonna pile in my bed and take a nap.  There was not a lot of napping in the weekend-there is no such thing as a peaceful sick day for us moms with kids, true?

The BBTB2 challenge this week is fall leaves.  Apparently I am in a bit of a Nyquil haze, because I didn't get my project uploaded to the BBTB2 site but here it is.  My fall leaves are on a birthday card, over a piece I embossed with the woodgrain embossing folder.  The leaves are from the Artistry cartridge over a cut out window to show the woodgrain embossing.

Paper-CTMH solids
brown chalk ink for edging, Stampin Up ink for sentiment

Monday, November 9, 2015

Give Thanks layout

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great fall weekend!  At BBTB2 this week, we have a color challenge using the fall colors of brown, gold, orange, and red.  I made a layout for some of the Thanksgiving pictures I plan to take, using the CTMH Artiste cartridge for the title and leaves.  Since the leaves were kind of plain by themselves, I added some scoring and doodling and crumpled them up  before adhering them onto my page.  I scrap lifted my basic page design from a layout by the fabulous Michelle Snyder that I saw on Pinterest (can I just say I LOVE Pinterest?) and changed it to fit the cuts from this cartridge and add some space for journaling.  Hope you will go check out the many varieties of fall colors from the design team over at BBTB2 and link up your own fall project.  It's a good time to make Thanksgiving decorations and projects…just sayin'.

Artiste-leaves, title
Paper-CTMH solids, Doodlebug Kraft in color polka dot
brown chalk ink, square punch (for photo corners)

Monday, November 2, 2015

Fall Calling layout

Happy Monday!  It's been a busy week of parent-teacher conferences, fall orchestra concerts, and of course watching baseball every night to see our Kansas City Royals win the World Series.  Between every song at the school concerts and in every line at the conferences, there were glowing phone screens of everybody checking the latest score.  I think the entire city was up until after midnight last night to see the win!

Moving on to crafty matters, the BBTB2 challenge this week is to use a pumpkin.  Since I have been having fun exploring my new Artistry cartridge, I used cuts from it for my fall layout except for the font (which is from the CM Stork's Delivery cartridge).  The paper is from the Carta Bella fall line.  I included a second shot with the pictures of a fall hike added, to show how I used  the wreath of leaves to bring the focus to the kids in the photo.  While you can't see it very well in the photo due to the lighting, I used my Swiss Dots embossing folder on the pumpkins to give them some texture.  The design team over at BBTB2 has lots of pumpkin goodness for you to feast your eyes on, so go check it out and have some fun linking up a project of your own!

Thought I'd show it to you with the pictures added:

Artistry-leaf wreath, pumpkins, leaves
Stork's Delivery-font
Paper-Carta Bella Fall Blessings collection prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink, Swiss dots embossing folder

Monday, October 26, 2015

Just Batty layout

Happy Monday!  It's very happy here in KC, since the Royals are going to the World Series again!  It's all anyone can talk about.  But since crafty things are the focus here, I'll talk about my layout instead.  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use a bat on a project.  Breaking out my new Artistry cartridge again, I made a Halloween layout with flocks of bats (do they come in flocks?).  I knew I was going to use that circle cut with the bats in it as soon as I looked at the cartridge.  The print paper is from the CTMH Halloween paper pack from last year.  There are more bats on display over at BBTB2 from the design team, where you can link up your projects as well.

Artistry-all cuts
Paper-CTMH prints and solids

Monday, October 19, 2015

Bra-vo card

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is for breast cancer awareness-use a woman or a bra and the color pink.  Breast cancer awareness is especially meaningful to me this year, as someone in my extended family is in the diagnosis process right now.   My card is inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest for breast cancer awareness that used the "bra-vo" phrase.  I used the bra from the island girl on the Paperdoll Dress Up cartridge and the font is from the Artistry cartridge.  I hope you will check in over at BBTB2 to see what else the design team has created and link up a project of your own to support the survivors in your life.

Paperdoll Dress Up-bra (from the island girl) cut at 3 1/2 in.
Paper-Bo Bunny Head Over Heels 6x6 collection prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Marching Band Parade layout

So with Son#2 in marching band this year, I have taken a lot of photos of him and the band marching at football games, in parades, and at competitions.  Seriously a lot.  Like maybe I'm one of those crazy band moms, LOL!  I'm starting to get some of them in the scrapbook, so I thought I'd share a layout I just finished.  These pictures are from a parade and I used Echo Park's A Fair to Remember collection for the bright colorful paper to get that parade feel.  The font and Polariod cuts are from the cricut Artistry cartridge and the stamp for the lines in the journaling box is from the CTMH Documenting Moments Everyday Life stamp set.

Stamp-CTMH Documenting Moments Everyday Life
Paper-Echo Park A Fair to Remember prints, CTMH solids

Monday, October 12, 2015

Fall layout

Happy Monday!  It's been a busy weekend at my house, with the homecoming dance for the high schoolers and a big extended family BBQ along with smores over the fire pit.  I love fall!  The BBTB2 theme this week is to use a turkey.   Perfect timing, sinceI have a number of shots of the kids eating gigantic turkey legs at the fall festival!  I used the Simply Charmed cartridge for Mr. Turkey and the cornucopia on my layout.  The gorgeous print paper is from the Carta Bella Fall Blessings collection.  I scrap lifted the basic layout design from this project I saw on pinterest, although I adapted it a bit to suit.  The rest of the design team over at BBTB2 have some great projects for you to check out as well!

Simply Charmed-turkey, cornucopia
Paper-Carta Bella Fall Blessings collection print, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

Monday, October 5, 2015

Halloween layout

Happy Monday!  I'm recovering from a busy weekend of fall festivals, as Sons #1 and #2 were both performing at two different festivals with their bands.  I think I won't need to eat for a few days after eating fair food!  There is nothing like hot chocolate and funnel cakes on a crisp fall day.

It's October and Halloween is practically around the corner!  Our BBTB2 theme this week is Halloween and I have a spooky layout for you using the cricut Artbooking cartridge.  All the cuts are from Artbooking, including the frame with the fence which will be my journaling spot.  I'm especially fond of the spider dropping down from the corner web with some baker's twine for his web!  I cut everything on real dial size, since the sizing on Artbooking is designed for the pre-set layouts.  I hope you all have a wonderful fall week!

Artbooking-all cuts
Paper-CTMH Halloween paper from 2014 prints, CTMH solids

Monday, September 28, 2015

Delicious Autumn layout

Happy Monday!  I am hosting the BBTB2 challenge this week.   I am ready to enjoy all things fall, like  drinking hot apple cider and watching Friday night high school football games.  Since the first day of fall was last Wednesday, I thought a theme using the word fall or autumn seemed just the thing for our BBTB2 challenge. My layout uses the CM Cheerful Seasons cartridge for the the delicious Autumn title, basket of apples and apple slice.  The paper is from the Carta Bella fall line. I hope you will check out the fabulous fall projects over at BBTB2 and link one  something you make.

CM Cheerful Seasons-all cuts
Paper-Carta Bella prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

Monday, September 21, 2015

One Smart Cookie layout

Happy Monday!  We have a delicious BBTB2 challenge this week-use a cookie on a project, as it is National Pecan Cookie Week.  Now that's a holiday I can get behind and support 100%!  I believe some cookie baking will happen this week at my house (although not with pecans, since I have a nut-allergic kiddo).    Personally, I am more fond of the cookie dough than the fully baked cookies.  Perhaps I have some instant gratification issues…not that any cookies last more than 24 hours in my house anyway, with three teenage boys around.

My layout (for hilarious pics of some cookie baking by the kids-there was a wrecked kitchen involved….) uses the cookies from the From My Kitchen cartridge and the title is from Just Because Cards.  I've had this awesome mixing bowl and whisk papers in the stash for over a year, just waiting for the right project.  They are from Echo Park, but I can't remember the paper line.  Do bake up a fabulous cookie project of your own and share it with us over at BBTB2, after you check out all the fun DT ideas!

Just Because Cards-title
From My Kitchen-cookies
Paper/Stickers-prints Echo Park, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

Monday, September 14, 2015

Disney layout day!

Happy Monday!   Our BBTB2 challenge today is to use an imaginary character-well, I think ANY Disney character would qualify, right?  This makes it a Disney layout day for me, so if you love the Mouse and have a million pictures to scrap, hopefully you will find something fun to scrap lift.  And since I had several Disney projects to share, you are getting all three, although only two have imaginary characters.  These were so much fun to make, although I will admit to a bit of swearing while putting Buzz Lightyear together (DO NOT cut him small….unless you want to lose your mind!).  Please note:  for the BBTB2 challenge, any imaginary character will meet the challenge requirements-it does not have to be Disney related.  Go check out the design team projects over at BBTB2 and link up a project this week!
Hollywood Studios layout:

CM Traveler -Beach Bum font
Mickey and Friends-Disney and Mickey Mouse
Artbooking-vertical photo frames
Paper/chipboard piece/sticker-Simple Stories Say Cheese II collection prints, CTMH solids
square punch for photo corners
brown chalk ink

Epcot layout:

CM This and That-globe
Mickey Font-font
Paper/Chipboard-Simple Stories Say Cheese II collection
brown chalk ink

Buzz Lightyear layout:

Plaintain Schoolbook-stars
Toy Story:  Buzz Lightyear and title
Paper-CTMH solids

Monday, September 7, 2015

Owie layout

Well, I'm getting this up a little late for Labor Day (after posting the wrong week's post), but my excuse is that I've been hard at work all weekend!  Holiday weekends are business as usual in the ICU world, unfortunately, as people are sick 24/7.  It's nice to have the whole family home on a Monday though!

So our BBTB2 challenge this week is to do some kind of project reflecting or celebrating a career.  Since my mom and I are both nurses, my layout is for the medical and nursing professions.  When my kids were little, they thought nurses spent the workday applying bandaids and kissing boo-boos so I had to include a big bandaid on my layout.  The bandaid and Owie title are from the B is for Boy cartridge.  The doctor's bag and stethoscope are from Everyday Paperdolls.  I hope you will hop over to  BBTB2 and take a look at the cute projects from the rest of the designers!

B is for Boy-bandaid, title
Everyday Paperdolls-doctor's bag, stethoscope
Paper-Echo Park Scoot collection prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

Monday, August 31, 2015

Back to School layout

Happy Monday!  It's a back to school challenge at BBTB2 this week.  My kids have been back for a few weeks already-it seems like school starts in the middle of the summer!  I have taken a picture of each of them (along with a group shot) every year since the oldest started kindergarten, so I made a layout for my back to school pictures.  I used the Create A Friend cartridge for the title and the Recess Lite cartridge for the backpack, stack of books, and pencil.  The fun print papers are from Echo Park, along with the Hall Pass journal box.  The corner of this layout looks like my dining room, which is homework central-an exploding jumble of backpacks and textbooks and MacBooks!  Do join us with a school themed project and link it up over at BBTB2.  The designers have some cute projects for you to look at!

Recess-backpack, stack of books
Create A Friend-title
Paper-Echo Park prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Ghost Stories layout

Happy Sunday!  I got some time last night to be crafty and Fantabulous Cricut has a fun camping themed challenge going on.  I made a layout using the Camping Critters cartridge for my Ghost Stories layout.  I've always wanted to cut out the raccoon with the flashlight for something and finally had the perfect pictures!  I used some woodsy background paper to go with my animals who are reading ghost stories by lantern light (which I remember doing around the campfire with a flashlight when I was a kid at camp).  My title is actually on one of the signs, so it opens up for a journaling spot. I just got the new Artistry cartridge, so I used it for the font for the words Haunted and Mysterious.

Camping Critters-all other cuts
Paper-Echo Park animal print, Doodlebug wood grain paper, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

Monday, August 24, 2015

Friends layout

Happy Monday!  Hope it's a beautiful day in your neck of the woods!  I got a little much needed crafty downtime here and there this weekend, which was super fun.  We also went to see the Kansas City Airshow to watch the Navy Blue Angels perform, which was amazing!  Those jet pilots are something else!  You will be amused to know we also came home with a complete set of Blue Angel toy airplanes that the boys and their father just HAD to have, lol!

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is all about celebrating friends.  My layout uses the CTMH This and That cartridge for the Friends title and journaling spot.  The fun little swirly accent and stars are from the CM Be Young cartridge.  I wanted bright happy colors and paper to go with my happy pictures!  Our design team at BBTB2 has some projects to inspire you with whatever you create.

CM This and That-title, journal box
CM Be Young-swirly star, extra stars
Paper/Sticker-Doodlebug Hip Hip Hooray prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Fish Tales layout

Happy Tuesday!  I've got a layout I made for some of the underwater photos I took snorkeling this summer.  My friendly little fishy critters and sea life are all from the Create A Critter cartridge.  The polaroid style photo mats are from the Artbooking cartridge and the title font is from Learning Curve.  I cut my sand border on the bottom with an old template I had lying around.  I'm going to link this up to the animal challenge over at the Cut It Up Challenge Blog.

Artbooking-square photo mats
Learning Curve-title font
Create A Critter-all other cuts
brown chalk ink, square punch for photo corners, CM wavy cutter
Paper-CTMH solids, Echo Park Walking on Sunshine fish print paper

Monday, August 17, 2015

orange you sweet fruit stand card, love you to the core fruit stand card,

Happy Monday!  School is in full swing after starting last week and I think all of us are in shock….homework and school evening events already!  I've gotta get my stash for the carpool line all set up (insulated beverage cup for me, e-reader, pens, emergency kleenex, and emergency snacks/H2O for the teens).  You never know who's going to practically pass out from having forgotten lunch or has a nosebleed before you get home!!!  Or announces that there are three forms you MUST sign TODAY right as you pull up to the school.  And have no pen.  Of course that has never happened to ME…haha.  It's certainly not going to happen this year because I will be PREPARED!  

So, on to crafty business.  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is summer fruits and I have some delicious fruity cards to share.  I made these as a set, so I will show all three of them (although I posted the last one on the blog awhile back).  The fun Doodlebug Fruit Stand paper inspired all three cards.  Card #1 is full of orangey goodness with the orange slice from the CM This and That cartridge.

CM This and That-orange slice cut at 2 inches
Paper-Doodlebug Fruit Stand 6x6 pad prints
brown chalk ink, Stampin Up Early Espresso ink for sentiments
ribbon-American Crafts

Card #2 has an apple from the Doodlecharms cartridge at 3 inches and I used the cute apple paper for the background.

Doodlecharms-apple cut at 3 inches
Paper-Doodlebug fruit stand 6x6 collection prints
Jumbo Java Versamark chalk ink for edging, Stampin Up Early Espresso ink for sentiments
Punches-Stampin Up oval and scallop oval punches
Ribbon-Stampin Up real red 1/4 inch grosgrain

Card #3 I have already shown on the blog before, but thought I'd put it here with the others also, since they go together!  The watermelon is from my beloved Doodlecharms cartridge.

Paper-Doodlebug Fruit Stand collection prints, CTMH solids
Ink-Stampin Up Early Espresso
Ribbon-American Crafts

The rest of the BBTB2 team has put together some summery delicious goodness, so take a look over there and link up a project.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Happy Birthday layout

Happy Monday!  Are you ready for a birthday cake challenge?  Because that's what's on tap for this week at BBTB2.  We are heading into the "birthday season" at my house, as we all have birthdays in the next few months.  My birthday layout features the cake from the Family Album cartridge, which I jazzed up with a little Liquid Glass to make it really shine.  The title and orange accent banners are also from Family Album.  The super cute paper is all from Doodlebug, one of my most favorite paper companies.  Check out all the sweet and delicious cakes at BBTB2 and make something for the next birthday at your house!

Family Album-title, cake, orange accent cuts
Paper/Stickers-Doodlebug Hip Hip Hooray prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink for edging
Liquid Glass on cake for some shine

Monday, August 3, 2015

Cruise scrapbook for the BBTB2 "Cool Down at Sea" challenge

Happy Monday!  I hope the sun is shining and you're ready for an awesome week!  I am trying to cram the doctor, dentist, and orthodontist visits for all the kids into this week before school starts and squeeze in some last minute summer swimming fun.  Even though it's the beginning of August, it feels like summer is over with school starting next week for the kids!

 I've been putting together layouts for my cruise pictures from our two cruises this year and thought I'd show you some of them, since our BBTB2 challenge this week is "cool down at sea".  Each layout has the cartridges used above it and the picture spots are for 4x6 pictures unless otherwise noted and they are not in any particular order.  While I usually include the paper line, I didn't here, since this is a long post.  If you are interested in a particular layout's paper line, ask in the comments and I'll be happy to share.  I scrap lifted two of the layouts and I have the original blog listed where I saw the layout.  The rest of the design team at BBTB2 have some amazing projects to cool you off and make you feel that ocean breeze, so go take a look!

Pack Your Bags, CM Traveler (font)
first page

Pack Your Bags
(scrap lifted from the fabulous Obesessed With Scrapbooking blog)
has 2 5x7s and 3 4x6 pics

 Pack Your Bags
I showed this a few weeks ago for the lobster challenge.

Pack Your Bags, Zoo Day (font)
for pics of our room

Doodlecharms, Create a Critter
for pics of our beach day (I've got to add the name of the beach on there in the center strip)

 Life As A Beach, Doodlecharms, A Child's Year (hands)
pics of our visit to the Mayan ruins at Tulum
has an 8x10, 2 5x7s, and 2 4x6s

Pack Your Bags, CM This and That (font)
trying out the surf simulator on our ship
1 8x10, 2 4x6s, and a 4x4

for beach pictures at Tulum

CM Traveler
(scrap lifted from Cooking With the Cricut)
will add the name of the beach on the life preserver

Everyday Paperdolls, CM This and That
for pics we took snorkeling in Grand Cayman

Life Is a Beach, Artbooking
the horizontal pics are 4x6, the 2 vertical photo frames will be for 3 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches
the vertical frames are popped up so I can slide in the pictures

Life Is A Beach, CM Traveler font, handcut banner
Whoops, I reversed the left and right side of the pages for the picture….

Create A Friend, Doodlecharms (journal box)
pictures of the ship/ocean

Create A Friend
I showed this one on the water challenge a few weeks ago.
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