Monday, October 29, 2018

Beware Halloween layout

Happy Monday!  I am hosting our BBTB2 challenge this week, so let's celebrate Halloween!  I'm all for a holiday where the primary celebration involves candy....bring it on!  Although the candy needs to LEAVE the house on November 1 so I don't snack on the rest of it.  Can anybody relate????  

We've already had some Halloween fun going to the Haunted Houses with our teens, so I've made a layout for those pictures.  My lighting was not the best for this photo, as it has been raining, so unfortunately it is hard to see, but there is a spiderweb and scary spider, black cat, and the word Beware on here somewhere.  It's just like the haunted house-it sneaks up on you, lol!!!!  All my cricut cuts are from Artbooking, cut on the real dial size.  Hope you have a wonderful week that maybe includes some chocolate goodies!

Artbooking-cat, spiderweb, Beware
Paper-DCWV All Seasons prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink for edging

Monday, October 15, 2018

Autumn layout

Happy Monday!  Well, the rain in my neck of the woods has just gone on and on, but nothing like what those experiencing Hurricane Michael have endured.  The KC area has been in a drought, but I'm not sure getting all the rain at once is a good thing....   I am more than ready for some sunshine and crisp fall days instead of the gray gloomy ones of this last week!

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use a word fall or autumn related word on a project.  I used two of my favorite oldie but goodie cartridges to make this Autumn layout.  The title comes from Lyrical Letters and the sweet pumpkin man is from Stretch Your Imagination.  The designers over at BBTB2 have some great fall projects shared and you can also link one up there over the next two weeks.

Lyrical Letters-autumn title
Stretch Your Imagination-pumpkin man
Paper-Echo Park prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

Monday, October 8, 2018

Wish big birthday card

Happy Monday!  We were supposed to have a very busy weekend of fall festival performances by all the kids....but the weather had other ideas.  We got in the Friday night football game and band performance by Son#2, who is a drum major for the marching band, and then the rain came.  And still hasn't stopped!  It has rained pretty much nonstop all weekend!  We still got to attend a symphony concert by Son#1 Saturday night, but all the fall festival events and band competitions got cancelled.  It actually was kind of nice to have some unexpected time at home with the fam.  

While this is not a BBTB2 challenge week, I am sharing a birthday card that I made with the Birthday Bash cartridge.  We have a bunch of birthday events coming I've been making a bunch of cards!  I've always wanted to make this cute little guy with his stack of presents.  It took a few tries to get my colors sorted out on the presents, but I finally got it all put together and I think my nephew will like this Wish Big card!  On to find a big birthday gift!  I hope you all have a wonderful week, whether full of sunshine or rain!
Birthday Bash-animal with presents
Stamps-Paper Smooches
Ribbon-Stamping Up pool party ruffled ribbon
Ink-Memento tuxedo black
Paper-CTMH solids, prints from the scrap stash :)

Monday, October 1, 2018

Coffee, Tea, and Me cards

Happy Monday!  Can you believe it is October already?  The weather here is finally feeling like fall.  It's been a busy weekend of Homecoming events for my high schoolers, so I have a lot of scrapbooking to do, as I took A LOT of pictures.  I'm looking forward to some cozy evenings in my PJs with some hot tea and my cricut to get started!

Our challenge theme this week of Coffee, Tea, and Me at BBTB2 forces me to confess that I don't like coffee...(all my caffeine comes from mainlining Diet Coke).  I do love hot tea, however, and have an entire cabinet full of any kind of tea anyone could possibly want.  Constant Comment and Earl Grey are my favorite blends, but I'm also partial to a good oolong.  Although really I will drink almost any tea except Lipton.  I'm kind of a diva that way!  But on to the cricut part of this post!  I made this first card below using the Wild Card 2 cartridge for my steaming cup of tea.  The second card uses the CM This and That cartridge for the cute little teapot.  The rest of the design team has some hot steaming cups of goodness to share over at BBTB2 and you can link up a coffee or tea project over at BBTB2 for the next two weeks.
Card #1-Wild Card 2

Card #2-CM This and That

Wild Card 2-tea cup and sentiment
CM This and That-teapot
Stamp-Stampin Up set