Monday, May 27, 2019


Happy Memorial Day!  We are enjoying our 3 day weekend (especially as it's a rare weekend where I don't have to work) and doing lots of yard work.  Our BBTB2 challenge for this next two weeks is a graduation theme.  Since Son#2 just graduated from high school two weeks ago, I was excited to work on a layout for some of the many graduation pictures we took.  I used elements from several different cricut cartridges, but the highlight is the Senior title with graduation cap from an image collection on cricut access called Senior Class.  I also used some flourishes and a scalloped circle for accents.  The circle may be a journal box or may hold a picture-I haven't decided yet.

Our challenge runs for two weeks, giving you a chance to make something special for the grad in your life!  Our Design Team has some graduation projects you can see over at BBTB2.

Basic Shapes-circle
Elegant Edges-scalloped circle
Flourishes-both flourish accents
Senior Class-title with graduation cap
Paper-prints all from doodlebug, CTMH solids.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Band layout

Happy Monday! It's been quite a week, as Son#2 graduated from high school!  There were lots of tears of pride and joy celebrating his day and much nostalgia as I was thinking about him as a baby and grateful for the amazing man he has become.  He graduated with honors in the top 10% of his class with a 4.0 GPA and won medals as the Outstanding Band Student and Outstanding Art Student. I am so proud of him.  He is heading off to college in the fall and I can't wait to see what his future holds.  We spent some time looking through the scrapbooks of him growing up and it was so fun and nostalgic and reminded me how much I enjoy scrapbooking our memories.  So now that you're all caught up on my week, on to actual crafty matters....

Our BBTB2 challenge for this next 2 weeks is a music theme.  I have a whole stack of pictures from end of year band/orchestra awards nights to scrapbook, so I already had pictures in mind for this challenge.  I used the Nifty Fifties cartridge for the band title and added some lettering to layout after I had the pictures figured out, using a font I downloaded and cut with my cricut (although I realized while uploading this that I have my lettering a bit crooked-will have to fix that pronto!).  Had to leave a little space for some journaling too!  I've really liked this Band Geek paper collection by Photo Play as it's so perfect for scrapbooking.  The design team over at BBTB2 has great projects to inspire you and we hope you will join us in linking up a music themed project!

layout without the pictures:

Nifty Fifties-band title with music notes
Paper-Photo Play Band Geek prints/stickers, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink for edging
With the pictures added:

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Main Street Parade (Disney) layout

Happy Thursday!  My hubby and I had a marvelous time on our weekend escape to Disney World two weeks ago, and now I am having fun creating some Disney themed layouts.  The Simple Stories Say Cheese line has great options for making a Disney scrapbook and everything below is from the Simple Stories 4 collection.  I'm loving being able to import fonts to use with my Cricut Explore Air 2, and I found a font called Waltograph on da fonts that looks like the Disney font, which I used to cut my title.  Super quick and simple!  I'll have some more Disney projects coming in the next month or two.

Waltograph font-downloaded from da fonts and cut with the Cricut Explore
Paper-/stickers/washi tape-Simple Stories Say Cheese 4
brown chalk ink for edging