Monday, November 26, 2018

Deck the Halls layout

Happy Monday!  It's a very cold, snowy Monday here in Kansas City after a blizzard yesterday.  I feel like winter has arrived with a bang, as we have a lot of snow!  It was a lovely Thanksgiving day near 60 degrees and I got to enjoy having all the kids and my parents over for our Thanksgiving feast.  A turkey and a half was consumed, but at least there was enough for some leftovers this year (Jeff smoked two turkeys this year)!  Teen boys can really put away the food.  And then I got online in my comfy socks and stretchy pants after a post feast nap to do some online shopping.  Cuz that's how I roll!  No Black Friday shopping in person with crowds for me.  Plus I had to work Black Friday night, although I was surprised how many of my coworkers shopped anyway and then came to work all night.  So on to crafty things...

Our BBTB2 challenge this week starts us moving into the Christmas season with a Christmas ornament challenge.  I made a layout to hold six pics, as I take many many pictures at Christmas, between school events and all our extended family gatherings.  This Christmas ornament, tree, and title are from the Family Album cartridge.  You have two weeks to link up a project for this challenge and you can see all the wonderful design team projects over at BBTB2.

Family Album-all cuts
Paper-DCWV Holiday Collection stack prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink for edging
square punch for photo corners

Monday, November 19, 2018

Happy Monday!  I'm hoping for some sunshine after a weekend of very cold, cloudy weather.  I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving though, even though I have to work for quite a bit of the weekend.  Happily, I have Thanksgiving day off and we are hosting some of our family for dinner.  My husband is smoking two turkeys (because one is just not enough with teenage boy appetites, lol)!  

So on to crafty matters!  My card below has the big balloon from the Stampin Up Lift Me Up stamp set and Up and Away framelits.  I'm loving the set and after doing the big balloon with the framelits, I stamped and colored in the other balloons with my new Stampin Up blend markers.  This set is pretty versatile with several great sentiments and I've made several cards with it already!  

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving this week and get to spend some time with people you love!  So many are going through difficult times right now (thinking of all the Californians who have lost their homes in the fires) and it reminds me that the important things are not things, but the people in our lives.  

Stamps-Stamping Up Lift me Up set
Framelits-Stampin Up Up and Away set
Stampin Up blends markers
Paper-CTMH solids

Monday, November 12, 2018

Happy Birthday layout

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week features projects about birthdays.  We all need birthday cards, party favors, and scrapbook layouts for those special birthdays in our lives, right?  I've got a birthday card to share with you.  My card is simple and cute with the giraffe and balloon from the Create a Critter cartridge.  I stamped my birthday sentiment below on a handmade little banner.  Done!  I actually used this card yesterday, as we celebrated all the October and November birthdays in my extended family this weekend.  Go see all the great design team birthday projects over at BBTB2 and link one up with us!

Create A Critter-giraffe and balloon
Stamp-Paper Smooches