Monday, August 31, 2020

back to school

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge for the next two weeks is a back to school theme.  I've taken a picture of my boys every first day, kindergarten through senior year of high school.  This year will be the last "first day", as my youngest is going to be a high school senior.  His first day will not be the traditional grabbing the backpack and heading off to school, but will be online from home instead, as his school is starting in a hybrid format due to the pandemic.  It's going to be an interesting school year for sure.  And that's not even getting into what may happen with my college kiddos!  All of us parents of school age children are facing the uncertain future this year!  My oldest, a college senior, moved into the dorms and 4 days later came home very sick with covid!  He has recovered and we are just finishing our 2 weeks of quarantine for the family.  I won't be surprised if we are doing this again with the other kids.

I used the Locker Talk collection of images for the calculator and ruler and the Varsity Letters font for the Senior Year lettering, plus some fun school themed paper from Echo Park.  You can link up a project over at the BBTB2 site and also see the rest of the design team's school projects!  Hope you all have a good week and stay safe!

The First Few Years-ruler
Locker Talk-calculator
Varsity Letters-font
Paper-Echo Park Teacher's Pet collection prints/stickers, CTMH solids
brown chalk in for edging

Monday, August 17, 2020

Summer Days layout for watermelon challenge

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge for the next two weeks is a watermelon theme.  We've been enjoying BBQ (my husband is a wizard with the smoker!) with watermelon and baked beans often this summer, which inspired my layout.  I found the watermelon title and other cuts from some of the Miss Kate Cuttables collections available on cricut access.  And I thought this dotted red background paper seemed kind of like juicy delicious watermelon!  Hope you will join us with some fun projects at the BBTB2 site!

Miss Kate Cuttables Chill Out-banner, BBQ with watermelon, soda bottle
Miss Kate Cuttables Summer-Summer Days title
Paper-Echo Park Happy Days
brown chalk ink for edging

Monday, August 3, 2020

Summer Fun layout

Happy Monday!  Happy to say the poison ivy is gone...but I managed to catch a respiratory virus with a cough and fever!  Of course the first concern was covid, but I was able to get a covid test from my hospital quickly which I'm very grateful was negative.  I'm really glad I already had my project for this challenge completed ahead of time though, as I haven't felt like doing much for several days, but am finally on the mend.

I'm hosting over at BBTB2 and the challenge for the next two weeks is a summer fun theme.  While this summer is a little unique in that some of our normal summer activities aren't possible, I'm sure each of us has some special things that make summer enjoyable.  Whether that's gardening, swimming, biking, traveling, or having a socially distanced back yard gathering, any new project made with a cricut related to your activity for summer fits the bill!  My layout below uses some images from the Summer Celebrations cricut collection.  You can hop over to the BBTB2 site and see the design team projects and link yours up too.

Summer Celebrations-all cuts
Paper-Echo Park Dots and Stripes, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink for edging
square punch for photo corners