Monday, August 28, 2017

Labor Day-career

Happy Monday!  I missed getting my blog post up last week, as we lost power due to big storms in the KC area.  It makes me appreciate electricity!  My heart is going out to all those who have been displaced from their homes or are without power due to the hurricane.  Our BBTB2 challenge with Labor Day coming up is to celebrate careers in some way.  I made a layout highlighting nurses, as both my mom and I are nurses and my niece is planning to become a nurse.  She recently attended an event for high school students aspiring to be nurses put on by the hospital I work at and left even more convinced that nursing is for her.  So we will be a family with three generations of nurses!

I work as an RN in a cardiothoracic surgery ICU taking care of patients before and after open heart/valve surgeries and heart transplants, so my current job is truly all about hearts.  I thought the title for my layout "Nursing is from the heart" most appropriate in so many ways!  I used a couple of cartridges to make my layout for a picture of my mom, niece, and myself at the event my niece attended at my hospital.  There are lots of different careers on display over at BBTB2 this week and you can link up your project over at BBTB2.

Everyday Paper Dolls-stethoscope
Baby Steps-title font
Plaintain Schoolbook-hearts
Paper-The Paper Studio print, CTMH solids
Hearts embossing folder

Monday, August 14, 2017

Back to School

Hello Monday!  Well, it's going to be a big life change moving my oldest son into his college dorm for his freshman year this weekend!  While he is going to school close to home, I'm still really going to miss him.  This letting go part of parenting is harder than I thought.  It's back to school week for the other two as well, with my middle son starting his junior year of high school and my youngest starting his freshman year of high school.

As I am hosting the BBTB2 challenge this week, I selected Back to School as our challenge theme.  I always take first day of school pics, so I made my layout using the Artbooking and Locker Talk cartridges.  Gotta have your backpack to be ready to go, right?  I'm going to have to make another project to capture the college move in.  The rest of the design team over at BBTB2 has some great projects to see and you can link yours up too!

Locker Talk-locker, backpack
Paper-Echo Park prints, green/blue solids, CTMH red
brown chalk ink

Monday, August 7, 2017

Gift tags

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge theme this week is gift tags or bags.  I rarely decorate gift bags, as teenage boys aren't generally too impressed with packaging.  But gift tags are always handy to have around, so I whipped up a few different ones for the challenge with Art Philosophy.

Baby Shower tag
First off, I made one for an upcoming baby shower, using one of the many Art Philosophy cartridge tag options.  I decorated it with a onesie cut from the Stork's Delivery cartridge.  A little ribbon and twine finished it off.

Art Philosophy-tag and layer cut at 3.5 in.
Stork's Delivery-onesie cut at 2.75 in.
Paper-CTMH solids, Echo Park polka dot
ribbon-Stampin Up
twine-My Mind's Eye

Birthday tag
This birthday tag uses another one of the many tag cuts on Art Philosophy, plus a cupcake!  Because who doesn't like cupcakes?

Art Philosophy-tag and layer cut at 3.5 in., cupcake cut at 2.75 in.
Paper-CTMH solids
ribbon-Stampin Up
twine-My Mind's Eye

More Birthday tags
I used the Art Philosophy cartridge again to cut these tags.  The cartridge came with some stamp sets, which have stamps that coordinate with the tags cut.  I used some of the stamps to jazz up these two birthday tags.
Art Philosophy-tags
Stamp set-CTMH Packages, Boxes, and Tags Occasions (goes with Art Philosophy)
Ink-CTMH crystal blue and sorbet