Monday, May 21, 2018

thanks a bunch card

Happy Monday!  It's been a good week because my college kid is back home for the summer-it's good to have all the chicks back in the nest, lol!  Although he wasn't far away, I missed seeing him every day.  My high schoolers are finishing up finals, but still have school til the end of May to make up all the days missed due to snow and cold.  Needless to say, they are beyond ready to be done with school!!!!

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to showcase flowers-because after all, it's May and the flowers have started blooming!  I used the Walk in My Garden cartridge to make this super simple thank you card.  All the cuts, including the sentiment, are from the cartridge.  I liked the flowers against the woodgrain paper!  Hope you will scope out the projects at BBTB2 and play along and have a wonderful week!


Cricut:
Walk in My Garden-all cuts
Paper-CTMH solids, Recollections wood grain print
brown chalk ink-VersaMagic Jumbo Java

Monday, May 14, 2018

Homecoming dance layout

Happy Monday!  I hope all the moms out there had a wonderful Mother's Day!  While I did have to work, my fellas spoiled me all weekend with yummy food.  And I got to spend some time with my mom too!  So for our BBTB2 challenge this week, we are celebrating occasions with dance.  My layout below reflects my high school freshman's first school dance last year, which was Homecoming.    We took lots of pictures, so I was glad to get some of them in the scrapbook!  I used the Formal Occasion cartridge for all the cricut cuts-it has wonderful layered titles that let you incorporate several colors.  I'm also in love with the curly framed journaling box!!!  I hope you'll make a project and link it up at BBTB2 and be sure to go see the design team's fabulous projects!


Cricut:
Formal Occasion-all cuts
Paper-CTMH solids

Monday, May 7, 2018

Mother's Day card

Happy Monday!  I'm hosting over at BBTB2 this week and we are having a Mother's Day themed challenge-here's your chance to make mom a special card or gift!  Or a chance to make a scrapbook layout for pictures of the day.  I've made my mom a card (STOP READING NOW, MOM), using the Lyrical Letters cartridge for the sentiment and Elegant Edges for the background shape.  I did a little embossing to add texture and of course some flowered background paper.  Mothers always deserve to have flowers!  The designers over at BBTB2 have shared cards and layouts, so pop over and take a peek!  We hope you will link up a project this week to share with us.



Cricut:
Lyrical Letters-title sentiment
Elegant Edges-background oval
Paper-Doodlebug prints, CTMH solids
embossing folder
stamp-Paper Smooches

Monday, April 30, 2018

All the Heart Eyes and Smile layouts

Happy Monday!  We are headed into the last few weeks of school, so the high schoolers and my college guy are feeling rather stressed out with finals and end of year activities looming close.  But spring seems to have finally arrived, so there's sunshine and blue skies, which is cheering ME up!

We have a fun challenge this week over at BBTB2-use a face, facial feature, or the word smile on a project.  I have two projects to share, one with the smiley face from Graphically Speaking and the other using the word smile from Wild Card.  Guess I am an overachiever this week, lol!  You can see the design team projects over at BBTB2 and link up a project as well.


Cricut:
Graphically Speaking-smiley face
Zoo Day-font
Paper-Simple Stories Emoji Love prints/stickers, CTMH solids
washi tape-Simple Stories Emoji Love


Cricut:
Wild Card-word smile
Paper-CTMH solids and prints


Monday, April 23, 2018

Play Ball layout

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to feature baseball or other spring sports on a project.  This was very timely, as I'm going to a KC Royals game for Nurse Appreciation Day with a bunch of my co-workers in a few weeks.  We are having a pre-game tailgate beforehand with lots of BBQ goodness (pretty much all tailgating in Kansas City involves yummy BBQ,  lol), so I know lots of fun pictures will be taken.  I am looking forward to it!

For my baseball themed layout, I used the Sports Mania cartridge for the title and 3 small balls decorating the other page.  The baseball trim along the sides is actually washi tape, not paper, that I got from Doodlebug.  And I made my journaling spot round to echo the shape of a baseball.  So we've got baseball going on all over this layout, all ready for some pictures!  The design team has projects featuring several spring sports, so go take a look over at BBTB2 and you can link a project up too.


Cricut:
Sports Mania-title, baseballs
Plaintain Schoolbook-circles
Paper-CTMH solids
washi tape borders-Doodlebug 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Ice cream cone birthday card

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to jazz up whatever die cut you use in some way.  I was making a birthday card, so I used the ice cream cone from Sweet Treats and added some embossing and liquid glass to the ice cream cone.  I also made it extra big to fit in a business size envelope, because with ice cream more scoops are always better, right?  (At least until the Weight Watcher's weighin, lol!).  I stamped happy birthday on a banner I cut from the Artiste cartridge using one of the coordinating CTMH stamps.  The design team has some inspiration to share over at BBTB2 and you can link up a project too.


Cricut:
Sweet Treats-ice cream cone
Artiste-happy birthday banner
Stamps-CTMH Artiste birthday collection for sentiment, CTMH Balloon Wishes banner stamp (coordinates with Artiste), Paper Smooches for ice cream cone stamp
Ink-Stampin Up Rose Romance
Paper-CTMH solids, The Paper Studio for ice cream paper
Embossing folders-cuttlebug Swiss dots, Sixzzix swirls, Sizzix cross hatched pattern
Liquid Glass on cherry and sprinkles

Monday, April 9, 2018

Sunny Days layout

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is an "anything goes" spring theme.  I don't know where spring is, but it is NOT anywhere near my house.  It snowed (again) yesterday!!!!  We miss you, spring-come soon!  So, I guess I will have to get my spring fix from my layout for sunny days and kite flying.  The happy cloud background paper from Doodlebug just made me want to be frolicking outside on a sunny spring afternoon in the yard (reality would be yard work, not frolicking, but I'd be smiling in the sunshine at least while I planted flowers).  I used the Create A Critter cartridge for all the cricut cuts, including the title.  The design team over at BBTB2 has some sweet springy projects to excite you and you can link up yours there too.


Cricut:
Create A Critter-sun, cloud, title, kite, heart houses
Paper-CTMH solids, Doodlebug prints
brown chalk ink for edging