Monday, July 27, 2015

I love Summer layout

Happy Monday!  I'm kinda tired after working nights this weekend and also driving Son#1 to strings camp another day this weekend (it's several hours away :() and I need industrial strength caffeine today!!!!  I'm thinking it's a 6 pack diet Coke kind of day, lol!  And Marching Band camp starts for Son#2 first thing this morning-guess summer vacay is really over, sad face.

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use a watermelon die cut-perfect for summer, right?  My layout has a whole bunch of sweet summer images from the Simply Charmed cartridge, including the title.  The print paper is from the Doodlebug Sunkissed collection (really awesome and I've used pretty much every scrap of it!).  The design team at BBTB2 have rounded up a variety of tasty watermelon cuts to inspire you to make something-take a look!

Simply Charmed-all cuts
Paper-Doodlebug Sunkissed collection prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink for edging

Monday, July 20, 2015

Happy Bird-day card

Happy Monday!  I am still recovering from returning home last night from our cruise vacation…a little sunburned and sore, back to the real world, sigh.  Where no one comes in and tidies up the room every time you leave or brings diet Coke right to the deck chair looking out over the ocean.  I wanted to take our room steward home with me, lol!  So we all know pictures are worth a thousand words, so here's a couple before we get to the scrappy portion of this post...

this is the life

Labadee, Haiti is truly tropical paradise

my boys climbing up Dunn's River Falls in Jamaica

my fellas ready to zipline

swimming with the stingrays in Grand Cayman

snorkeling on the reef in Grand Cayman, where the water is crystal clear

Now to the crafty stuff!  Our weekly challenge at BBTB2 is to make a shaped birthday card.  It's always good for me to have birthday cards in the stash, because I am just not very creative at the last minute.  I used the Birthday Bash cartridge to cut the scalloped card base and my cute chick wishing a happy bird-day is from Create A Critter (which I think might be my all-time favorite cartridge).  This card was SUPER fast to make.  Although in case you're wondering, I made it before the vacation!

Birthday Bash-card base, cut at 4 1/4 inches
Create A Critter-chick cut at 3 inches
Stamps-My Pink Stamper set
Paper-Bo Bunny prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

Monday, July 13, 2015

Sun and Fun layout and Surf's Up layout

Happy Monday!  It's a VERY happy Monday for me because I'm on vacation with the fam!  We are cruising the western Caribbean and I will be lounging on a deck chair hopefully holding a fruity drink with an umbrella when you read this!   I am very excited that I will not have to cook a single meal!!!!!  (With 3 teenage boys, you understand this is a big deal, lol!)  It's summer fun time and our BBTB2 challenge this week is water, so I've taken the opportunity to create two layouts for some of my cruise pictures.

Layout #1
This layout is for some pool or ocean pictures from the cruise, using the H2O and Life Is A Beach cartridges for all the pool toys and beach gear.  I added some of the waves from Life Is A Beach to the journaling spot.  I am looking forward to our day on the beach in Labadee the most, so I should have lots of pics for this layout for sure!

Zoo Day-font
H2O-sun, floatie, ball, sunscreen, pail, googles
Life Is A Beach-water
Paper-Echo Park Summer Bliss collection prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

Layout #2
The kids are looking forward to trying out the surf simulator on the deck of our ship, so I used the Create A Friend cartridge for the title and wave.  The cute paper is from the Doodlebug Sunkissed collection.  The BBTB2 team has some ultra-cool projects to inspire you and we hope you'll link up a project for us to see!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Wildlife layout

Happy Monday!  Did you have a good 4th of July weekend?  I think I'm going to need a day or two to recover from mine, lol!  Work was kinda crazy but the fireworks were awesome on the 4th!  On to BBTB2 business….the challenge this week is use a cricut tree, and there are so many to choose from that I had a hard time deciding which one to use.  I was scrapping some vacation pics from last year's trip to Rocky Mountain National Park and finally decided the tree from Doodlecharms was the one for my layout.  The tree and sun are from Doodlecharms and the border of moose is from Animal Kingdom, along with the title.  The camera is one of the badges from Camping Critters to finish it all off.  Hope you will join us with a tree project!

Doodlecharms-sun cut at 3 1/2 inches, trees cut at 5 1/2 and 6 inches
Animal Kingdom-moose border cut at 4 1/2 inches, Wildlife title cut at 1 1/2 inches
Camping Critters-camera on badge cut at 2 1/2 inches
Paper-Echo Park Happy Camper bg paper, CTMH solids