Monday, May 29, 2017

friends forever

Happy Monday!  Hope you are enjoying the Memorial Day weekend!  Our BBTB2 challenge theme this week is friends.  I had pictures to scrapbook of Son#2 with friends at the jazz band dance, so my layout used the word friends from the Create A Critter cartridge and flowers from Artistry.  The rest of the design team has some friendly projects over at BBTB2 to see and you can link one up too.
Sorry my pic is so dark-it was rainy and gloomy when I took it so the lighting was not great.

Plaintain Schoolbook-big circle
Create A Critter-friends
Paper-CTMH Hello Lovely prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

Monday, May 22, 2017

Silly Pop Up birthday card

Happy Monday!  It's looking a little sunnier at my house-the teens have survived finals and only have two more days of school!  I'm hoping life will slow down a bit and leave more time for crafting, lol!

Our BBTB2 challenge is a birthday theme this week.  There is a story behind my card-I recently made a pop up birthday card for my niece, who loves to knit.  Her gift was a funny t-shirt with lines from the Dr. Seuss book altered to feature knitting, such as "I will knit on a train, on a boat, on a plane".  It was hilarious!  So for my pop up card to go with the gift, I added things that were mentioned on the shirt, using a couple of cartridges.  It came out really fun and she loved it.  I made my pop up card using this tutorial from split coast stampers.  There are cute birthday projects to see over at BBTB2 and you can link your project up there this week as well.

Create A Critter-animals
Artistry-font, yarn
Boys Will Be Boys-train, boat
Stamp-Cricut bundle with the Flower Market cartridge

Monday, May 15, 2017

Graduation layout

Happy Monday!  It's been a roller coaster emotional week at my house.  Son#1 graduated from high school Friday night!  Not only did he graduate with honors in the top 10% of his class, he is also an International Baccalaureate diploma candidate and won a medal as the Outstanding English student of his high school on Honor's Day.  I'm not ashamed to admit I cried tears of pride and joy.  I remember so clearly the day he was born and now he has grown up into an amazing man and I look forward to seeing what his future holds as he heads to college in the fall.

Fortunately for me, our BBTB2 challenge this week is a graduation theme-and you know I took plenty of graduation pictures Friday night! So...naturally I made a graduation layout.  It's fairly simple design, as the pictures will be the focus, but I accented my large photo (which will be a fantastic pic of the cap toss at the end) with the graduation cap from Locker Talk.   The design team has ideas for cards, layouts, etc for graduation, so take a look and link up a project.

CM Traveler-font
Locker Talk-graduation cap
Paper-TPC graduation print, CTMH solids

Monday, May 8, 2017

Mother's Day card

Happy Monday!  It's a little crazy around my house this week, as finals continue for the teens.  We also have concerts and awards nights every single evening this week, culminating in my senior graduating Friday night!  I am so sure I'm going to cry through the whole graduation ceremony that I have assigned my Dad to take the pictures.  I told him one of us has to be the grown-up and keep it together and I am sure it cannot be me, lol!  My extended family is going to celebrate graduation and Mother's Day with a big BBQ on Mother's Day and heave a big sigh that we got through the week.

Mother's Day is also our BBTB2 challenge theme.  I took that as an opportunity to make my mom's card (STOP READING, MOM!).  I was feeling a happy flower vibe for this card, so I used the smiling Create A Critter flowers to make my little flower bundle with some happy Doodlebug paper.  The cute stamps are from an old set by Paper Smooches.  This is your opportunity to make something special for your mom....and the design team at BBTB2 has some inspo for you to see to get you started.  You can link up your design there too.  Hope you have a wonderful week!!!!

Create A Critter-flowers and leaves
Stamps-Paper Smooches
Paper-Doodlebug and TPC prints
Ink-Stampin Up Lucky Limade

Monday, May 1, 2017

It's a Sweet Life layout

Happy Monday!  Although it's not so happy at my house, as the next two weeks are finals weeks for the high schoolers...stress levels are approaching Defcon 1 with AP and IB exams starting today.  Plus all the end of year concerts/programs are happening.  And we are dealing with the emotional impact of all the last events for my senior.  Gonna need a LOT of Diet Coke to get through the next two weeks!!!!

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is insects-butterflies, bees, etc.  I used some cute little guys from Create A Critter for my layout.  It was inspired by this layout I saw on Pinterest by Michelle Snyder, which I used as a sketch for the basic shape of things.  Can't wait to get some fun spring pictures on here-it will be a sweet life once finals are over, lol!  The rest of the design team projects are up over at BBTB2 and you can link up your designs there too.

Create A Critter-butterfly, bee, caterpillar
Paper-Doodlebug Spring Time collection prints, CTMH solids
Doodlebug washi tape