Monday, January 25, 2016

Winter snowflakes layout

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is snowflakes-if you live on the east coast, I think you have seen a lot of them!  We have had several snows this January in KC also, although not the huge amounts the East Coast received.  It's definitely white and wintery looking for sure!  I've been having fun with the cuts on the Artistry cartridge and I knew I wanted to use ALL the snowflakes on my project because I couldn't pick just one.  I have also included a second bonus snowflake project, (one of the Christmas cards I made this year) featuring the beautiful layered snowflake from the CM Cheerful Seasons cartridge.  Stay warm and go over to BBTB2 to see all the snowflakes from the design team and you can link up a project!

Artistry-snowflakes, each cut at 2 1/2 inches
Paper/Stickers-Echo Park Hello Winter collection prints and stickers, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink
square punch for photo corners

Bonus Project:
Clean and simple for Christmas….or would make a nice winter thank you with a different stamp.

CM Cheerful Seasons-snowflake
Paper-CTMH solids
Stamp-????  can't remember, lol!  that was waaaaay back in December!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Life Today layout

Happy Thursday!  Are you staying warm?  It's cold and snowy here, so I'm dreaming of travel to warmer locales.  Since that's not gonna happen, I'll have to scrap some travel pictures instead.  While wearing my thermals and polar fleece.  My layout today doesn't have any cricut…just cute Echo Park paper and stickers.  I'm using it for some trip pics from the Caribbean, but I think it would work for just about anything.  I fell in love with this days of the week paper from Echo Park (you can see it better if you click on the layout for a close up) and the bright yellow stripe paper.  The stickers and chipboard pieces are all from Simple Stories.

Paper-Echo Park
chipboard/stickers/washi tape-Simple Stories
brown chalk ink

Monday, January 18, 2016

Feeling Frosty penguin layout

Happy MLK Monday!  My family is happy to be huddling at home on this super cold holiday (with temps in the negative numbers to start the day!!!).  Apparently we have Canadian arctic air that has moved in, according to the weatherman.  I would really prefer the Canadians keep their arctic air in Canada, however the cold is a good excuse to be crafty in the basement next to my space heater, right?  Because I might freeze if I have to go to the grocery store.  #seriouslynotkidding

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use one of the many cricut penguins on a project.  I had penguin pictures from the Shedd museum in Chicago in the "need to be scrapped" pile, so I made a layout using the Create A Critter igloo and penguin.  Mr. Penguin is hanging out feeling all frosty on top of his igloo!  (I'm feeling a little frosty too, just sayin')  The "just chillin'" phrase is from Artbooking, along with the fun frames.  The title font from the CM Stork's Delivery cartridge is one of my favorites, with it's funky fun feel.  And isn't that penguin paper from Echo Park the bomb?  There is an abundance of adorable penguins over at BBTB2 for you to look at and we hope you link up a project with us!

Create A Critter-igloo, penguin
Artbooking-just chillin' and photo frames
CM Stork's Delivery-title font
Paper/stickers-Echo Park, CTMH solids

Monday, January 11, 2016

Sending warm fuzzies card

Happy Monday!  It's been a frosty and cold weekend here in KC and BBTB2 has the perfect winter challenge this week- to use a cricut mittens, a hat, or scarf on a project.  I used my favorite winter hat from the CM Cheerful Seasons cartridge to make a thank you card for some of our Christmas gifts.  I found some snowy mountain background paper that seemed most appropriate.  I am personally trying to pretend I'm at the beach as it's a chilly 17 degrees this morning, but it's not really working so I'm glad I have my hat and mittens!  I hope you will join us in whipping up a warm winter project over at BBTB2 and stay warm this week!

CM Cheerful Seasons-hat cut at 2 1/2 inches
Paper-CTMH solids,
brown chalk ink

Monday, January 4, 2016

There's Snowman Like You layout

Happy Monday and welcome to 2016!  My family is getting back to the normal routine today after a relaxing holiday break.  I am hosting the first cricut challenge of the year for BBTB2 this week and it is to use a cricut snowman.  We had our first snow over the Christmas break here in the Kansas City area, although it wasn't quite enough to build a snowman.  The kids have their fingers crossed hoping for some snow days in January though!  They were deeply disappointed that all the snow last year came over the weekends and they didn't miss any school at all.

I used one of the adorable snowmen from the Winter Frolic cartridge and my title is also from Winter Frolic for my scrapbook layout.  The papers are from the cute Carta Bella All Bundled Up collection.  The design team at BBTB2 has some very cute snowmen for you to see, so check them out and link up your project this week!

Winter Frolic-snowman cut at 4 1/2 inches, title cut at 3 1/2 inches
Paper-Carta Bella All Bundled Up bg print, CTMH solids
brown and navy chalk ink
square punch for photo corners