Monday, July 30, 2018

adventure layout

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is using frames or borders on a project.  I used both on my layout of some theme park pictures from last week's trip to Branson.  The right hand page multi-photo frame is one of the frames on the Artbooking cartridge, which I cut fit to page.  The arrow border is also from Artbooking, along with the adventure title and the sun.  I used several stickers from the paper line to accent the page, although the pink tiny letter stickers don't show up well in my blog photo.  I took about 100 pictures on our 2 day trip, so I was excited to get lots of photos on this layout!  I'm showing it below with and without the pics.  Go check out the rest of the design team projects over at BBTB2 and link one up this week.

Artbooking-arrow border, sun, 2nd page frame, title word
Paper-Photo Play prints/stickers/letter stickers, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

Monday, July 23, 2018

Surf's Up layout

Happy Monday!  Summer is in full swing!  I took a quick overnight trip with the fam this week to an amusement park and had many rollercoaster riding adventures trying to keep up with our teens.  I think my head is still spinning.  It was a short trip, but lots of fun.  It is good to be back home in the air conditioning however, as it was hotter than Hades at the amusement park.  Many frozen lemonades and slushies were consumed trying to stay cool!

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is a beach theme (or lake, for those of us in the middle of the country).  While my first thought on a beach theme was summer beach fun, the beach pictures I wanted to scrap are from a December trip to San Francisco, so I went in a little bit of a different direction with my project.  I wanted to really showcase these winter beach pictures and went with muted colors for my background paper and very simple embellishments.  My Surf's Up title is from the Luau cartridge and I used cricut cut circles for my journal area and one picture.  (The other words and accents are puffy embellishments from Kaisercraft.).  The rest of the designers have some superfun beachy projects for you to see over at BBTB2 and you can link one up too.

Luau-surf's up title
Plaintain Schoolbook-circles
Paper-Kaisercraft Salty Toes prints and enhancements, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink for edging

Monday, July 16, 2018


Happy Monday!  It's been a busy week for me....Son#2 got his wisdom teeth removed so I was nursing at home AND at work.  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is a zoo theme.  I went WAAAAAY back and scrapped some pictures from a zoo trip when the kids were much younger, using the Animal Kingdom cartridge.  It's an oldie but goodie.  I also broke out my cricut markers, which I forget to use, and outlined the polar bear and title.  The Oh Snap and borders are from Artbooking.  The KC Zoo has a big polar bear exhibit, along with a giant polar bear statue that the kids loved to pose beside when they were smaller.  You can check out the design team projects over at BBTB2 and link up a zoo project of your own this week.

Animal Kingdom-polar bear, title
Artbooking-borders, Oh Snap
Paper-Doodlebug bg paper

Monday, July 9, 2018

Xmas in July

Happy Monday!  Hope you all had a good 4th of July!  I had a super relaxing day, finished off with watching fireworks with the fam!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is Christmas in July....although I'm having a bit of a hard time thinking about Christmas when it's close to 100 degrees with lots of humidity.  Where is that polar air when you need it?  However, you can make a Christmas card or project to be ready to go when it is cold and festive right now!  Since I'm more of a scrapbooker than card maker, I scrapped some Xmas pics with this layout featuring Christmas ornaments.  The rest of the design team has some amazing Christmas cards over at BBTB2.  Go take a look and link up!  And stay cool...ish....this week!

Tis the Season-all cuts
Paper-DCWV prints, CTMH solids

Monday, July 2, 2018

4th of July

Happy Monday!  Are you looking forward to the 4th of July this week?  Celebration and firework plans?  I am excited that both my hubby and I have the day off, although Son#1 has to work part of the day.  We are planning to go see the fireworks show that our little KC suburb puts on in the city park every year in the evening, taking our lawn chairs, cooler, and snacks.  It's always a fun time and I always try to snap a few shots of family and fireworks.  Our BBTB2 challenge theme this week is 4th of July of course, so I whipped up a scrapbook layout for my upcoming pics, using the Independence Day cartridge for the 4th of July images.  I hope you will join us with a project over at BBTB2 and the designers have some awesome projects to look at.  Have a great (and safe) holiday week!

Independence Day-fireworks, flag emblem, Freedom
CM Traveler-font
Paper-Doodlebug Patriotic Parade prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink for edging
square punch for corner triangles