Monday, March 27, 2017

Banner and Sign projects

Happy Monday!  I am hosting the BBTB2 challenge this week.  Our challenge theme is to use a sign or banner on a project.  There are so many amazing banner shapes on the Flower Market cartridge that it got me inspired!  However, you can select any of the many signs or banners on any cartridge, because there a lot to choose from!  I have several projects below to share and there are more from the rest of the design team over at BBTB2!

St. Patrick's Cathedral layout
This is one of my favorite of the banners on Flower Market-perfect for the titles.

Flower Market-banner
Family Album-decorative shape
Paper-CTMH solids
Ellis Island layout
The Destinations cartridge has some great signs like the one below for travel projects.

Destinations-Ellis Island sign
Paper-CTMH solids, Carta Bella map paper

Sunshine layout
The sunshine banner is from the Artbooking cartridge and was ideal for some summer vacation pics from Estes Park, CO.

Artbooking-sun and sunshine banner
Paper-CTMH solids
washi tape-Doodlebug
Ink-CTMH pigment inks
Let's Get Lost layout
This sign is from the Camping Critters, just the thing for some hiking pictures.

Camping Critters-sign, moose

Concertmaster layout
And sometimes, you just have to make your own below.

Quarter Note-font, clef
handcut banner
Paper-CTMH solids, print CTMH

Monday, March 20, 2017

Wee One baby card

Happy Monday!  Hope you have had a good weekend!  It's spring break here, but I've got sick feverish kids, so we are taking it easy and passing out the tylenol.  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is a baby theme.  I always need cute baby cards in the stash, so I whipped up a card for a baby boy.  I used the B is for Boy cartridge for this little onesie and the wee one sentiment.  It could be for a girl just as easy with a color change to pink.  Check out the sweet baby goodness by the design team over at BBTB2 and link up a project there this week.

B is for Boy:  all cuts
Paper-Echo Park prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink
liquid glass on duck

Monday, March 13, 2017

birthday layouts

Happy Monday!  It's a birthday theme at BBTB2 this week and I have a whole bunch of birthday ideas to share!  You can see more birthday goodness over at BBTB2 from the designers.  So let's get started....

 Project #1
This was for pics of Son#1's birthday this fall.  I wanted the picture in the star frame to be the focus.

Sweet Treats-happy birthday
Artbooking-photo frame with star
Elegant Edges-scallop circle
Plaintain Schoolbook-circle
Paper-Doodlebug print, CTMH solids

Project #2
I was having some fun with the CTMH watercolors and made the cupcake paper on the right myself! I stamped the cupcakes and then watercolored them!  I also watercolored the Happy Birthday banner that I cut from the Artiste cartridge...probably would have just kept watercoloring if there was anything else left, lol!  My inner kindergartner was out to play.  The balloons are stamped from a CTMH set that corresponds to the Art Philosophy cartridge, so I cut them out with my cricut, then stamped the ballon image.  We were celebrating the November birthdays in the family (Son#3 and Grandma).  

Artiste-banner, balloons
Sweet Treats-make a wish
Stamp set-CTMH Artiste cartridge birthday set

The next few layouts go together as a set.  The Party Animals birthday layout from a few weeks ago is one of them.  The rest do not have any cricut cuts, but I decided to put them together with the other birthday layouts for one big birthday bonanza of layout ideas.

Project #3

Project #4

Project #5
The arrow is a cricut cut from the Artiste cartridge that has a matching CTMH stamp.

Project #6
I showed this layout a few weeks ago, but wanted to include it with the birthday theme as well.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Lucky layout

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is St Patrick's Day related-use a clover or the word lucky. I did both, so I'm feeling like an over-achiever, lol!  (Plus, you see the shamrock background paper?  Oh yeah!)   I made a layout for some of my pictures from last year's St. Pats Day, when I got to march in the NYC St. Patrick's Day parade with Son#2 and the high school band.  I took LOTS of pictures, because how often do you get a chance to walk down the middle of 5th Avenue in NYC with 2 million people watching?  It was definitely a once in a lifetime experience.  All my cuts are from the Artistry cartridge.  Hope you will join us this week over at BBTB2 and see the design team projects for inspiration.

Artistry-Lucky, horseshoe, clover
Paper-The Paper Studio print, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink