Monday, March 30, 2020

Easter treat boxes

Happy Monday!  It seems the news gets a little worse every day, as the corona virus continues to spread.  Sometimes it's nice to have something crafty to distract myself, as I'm working on the front lines as a critical care nurse and it's pretty scary out there.

Our BBTB2 challenge for the next two weeks is Easter treat bags, boxes, etc.  I made five adorable little bunny pillow boxes that I plan to stuff full of jellybeans for the five high school and college kids living at my house.  They all need some fun treats, since like all of us, they are all confined at home, with their school year abruptly ended.  All of them have classes online for the rest of the semester.  I used the Easter 2010 cartridge and these were super quick and easy to make!  I cut pieces off of the clear plastic covering of an old cricut mat to make the transparent window where the bunny cutout is.  This challenge will run for two weeks and you can see the rest of the design team projects and link up your own over at BBTB2.  I wish you all health and safety as you get through the coming weeks!

Easter 2010-bunny pillow boxes
Paper-My Mind's Eye Happy Day 6x6 paper pad
clear cover of a cricut mat

Monday, March 16, 2020

Spring in Bloom layout for spring equinox challenge

Happy Monday.....although I'm not sure how happy it is, as life is changing so rapidly in such unexpected ways with the coronavirus that I find myself anxiously starting every day to see what the news brings.  My college kids have all received word that they are not going back after spring break and switching to online classes.  It looks like our local high school may do that also.  My husband's company is also working from home.  So everyone in my house will be home except me.  As I am a critical care nurse, my work is expecting to soon be very busy.  I hope all of you stay well during these uncertain times.

Crafting may have to be my happy therapy to brighten up my day.  Our BBTB2 challenge in combination with Double Trouble is Spring Equinox using a die cut and can include a bee for an extra twist.  I have pictures from a trip to a botanical garden in Denver last spring that will go on this layout of Spring in Bloom with the bunch of tulips.  I have pictures of the gorgeous tulips at the garden that will go on here.  My bee is buzzing around the bunch of tulips, pollinating away!  You can see all the challenge rules and the design team projects over at BBTB2 and we hope you'll link up a project.

close up of the tulips and bee

CTMH Flower Market-tulips, bee
April Showers-title
Paper-CTMH solids, Echo Park Spring Market prints
brown chalk in for edging
square punch for photo corners
Stampin Up stitched circle die for circles

Monday, March 2, 2020

Anything but a card challenge-2 scrapbook layouts

Happy Monday!  I have been trying to get my 2019 scrapbook done before we get too far into 2020, so for this next BBTB2 challenge, I made two layouts!  The challenge theme is anything but a card, which leaves you room to get super creative.  One of my layouts is for pictures I took in the ChinaTown area of London when we traveled to the UK last October.  My second layout is for photos from Son#1 and friends trip who went snow skiing in Colorado over their winter break.  I had so much fun finding the images and fonts to cut for each of these layouts!
Project #1

For the ChinaTown layout, I downloaded a font to my computer from da fonts, called ChinaTown.  I love da fonts and have had so much fun perusing some of the can find a font for almost any kind of project there.  The rest of the images are cut from the Pagoda cartridge and the China collection on cricut access.  There were paper lanterns strung across all the streets in the London Chinatown area, so I knew I wanted to have some of those on the layout.

China-dragon, pagoda
ChinaTown font-downloaded from da fonts
Paper-PhotoPlay Paper Crane collection print, CTMH solids
brown chalk in for edging
square punch for photo corners
enamel dots-Echo Park Jack and Jill collection

Project #2

For my skiing layout, I found the perfect title on the Go Canada cartridge.  There are lots of images of skiers on cricut access, so I had a hard time picking just one.  I was surprised there are so many skiers and snowboarders to choose from.
Go Canada-title
Miss Kate Cuttables Snow Day-skier
Paper-Simple Stories Snow Patrol print papers/letters, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink for edging
square punch for photo corners