Monday, November 20, 2017


Happy Monday!  Are you looking forward to maybe having a day or two off for Thanksgiving this week?  I know I am!  We are hosting Thanksgiving for some of our extended family plus a random college student or college freshman is bringing home some classmates who live too far away to get home for the holiday, meaning we are feeding a lot of teenage boys.  So my husband is smoking not one, but TWO turkeys and we are planning on cooking up lots and lots of food!  I'll let you know if there are any leftovers, lol.  We only did one turkey last year and had to eat frozen pizza for supper on Thanksgiving day as the kids mowed down ALL the food for lunch.  Live and learn, right?

Moving on to crafty matters, our BBTB2 challenge this week is an anything goes Thanksgiving challenge.  I used the new CTMH You Are Here cartridge to make a layout for some of the photos I plan to snap over the holiday.  I did a little stamping (which you can't see very well in the big pic, so I added a few closeups) for accents.  The design team has shared Thanksgiving projects over at BBTB2 and you can link one up this week as well.  I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving!

Cricut-You Are Here
Stamps-CTMH Feel So Blessed set

Monday, November 13, 2017

based on a movie or a book

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 theme this week is "based on a book or movie".  There is a story about my layout this week, which is based on the Disney movie Sleeping Beauty.  Several years ago we went to Disney World and to my great surprise, my preteen and teen age boys begged to meet the princesses.  So along with all the little girls dressed in princess gear, we slogged through a huge line until magically, there were Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and Belle.  The boys were starstruck!  It was their favorite thing they did on that trip....who would have guessed?  Not me!  While I have most of the pics from that trip scrapped, I never got around to doing all the princess pictures, so Sleeping Beauty got her layout with the fellas.  Hope you will join us with a book or movie inspired project this week!  You can see the DT projects over at BBTB2.

Happily Ever After-title, Sleeping Beauty
Paper-CTMH solids, Echo Park stripe
brown chalk ink

Monday, November 6, 2017

superhero birthday card

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge theme this week is superheroes.  I have some family birthdays over this next few weeks, so I made a superhero birthday card with one of the adorable birds from 3 Birds on Parade.  Doesn't he look splendid flying off to greet the birthday boy?  Now I've got to come up with a suitably super gift!  The design team has some "super"  :) projects involving superheroes over at BBTB2 and you can link up a project there all week.

3 Birds on Parade-superhero bird
Everyday Paperdolls-cloud
Paper-Simple Stories I heart Summer prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink
Stamps-My Pink Stamper set

Monday, October 30, 2017

Music Speaks layout

Happy Monday!  Have you gotten into the Halloween candy yet?  I will confess that I planned to take "just one" during a chocolate emergency (am I the only one that has those?) and one turned into.....well, let's not put an exact number on it!  All the candy in my house needs to be gone on Tuesday!!!!!  I'm sure the kids will be glad to get right on that, lol!

I am hosting the challenge over at BBTB2 this week and I chose a very general challenge theme-use any of the many cricut words on your project.  This leaves your project choices wide open!  The design team has some amazing projects to get you inspired below.  I was scrapping pictures of the kids from a musical event and used a phrase from the Quarter Note cartridge.

Quarter Note-title
Paper-CTMH solids, The Paper Company music print

Monday, October 23, 2017

ghouls and monsters card

Happy Monday!  It's been a busy week of work, band competitions, high school football games, and concerts!  And guess what's coming up soon?  Halloween!  And that's our BBTB2 challenge theme this week as well.  I have already taken some Halloween themed pictures, as the high school band performed their halftime show in Halloween costumes this weekend instead of their uniforms.  They had a competition going among the band for groups with the best costume theme.  My son and his friends decided to be characters from the Wii game Super Mario Kart.  Seeing him conduct the band dressed as Mario, complete with mustache, and using our Wii controller as his conducting stick was pretty hilarious, as you can see!

However, for my project this week, I made cards to send to the college kids (my son and niece), which will go in a care package with some treats.  I used the adorable monster from the Artistry cartridge with some paper from the stash.  I think it'll be a hit...card and candy!  You can play along and link up a project over at BBTB2 and see the fun design team creations.

Artistry-monster, backing shapes
Paper-DCVW All Seasons 2 stack prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

Monday, October 9, 2017

travel road trip Adventure Awaits layout

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is a road trip theme.  We bought Son#1 a used little pick-up truck in August to drive on the ultimate road trip.....away to college!  I'm sure he will be having many adventures in this truck over the next few years-there is nothing like the freedom of your first set of wheels (that isn't the family mini-van, lol!).   I used the CM Traveler cartridge along with some road sign paper from the stash for this layout.  Hope you will join us over at BBTB2 with a project and see the fun creations from the design team!

CM Traveler-all cuts, including font
Paper-Paper Pizzazz print, CTMH solids
Stamp-CTMH The Long Way Home set
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black

Pizza Night layout

Happy Monday!  It's been a beautiful fall weekend in KC and I have been busy watching my all my boys perform at fall festivals, football games, and band marching competitions!  Needless to say, I took lots of pictures!  All those fall layouts are going to be filled up with photos for sure.

This week's BBTB2 challenge is Beer and Pizza.  We are a family who appreciates their pizza, so I had the perfect photos to scrap from a vacation trip to Chicago where we sampled Chicago style deep dish pizza.  Very different from pizza here in KC, but soooooo delicious!  I found a great set of cricut cuts for pizza on the Family Album cartridge for my layout and this checked paper from Doodlebug reminded me of a tablecloth.  You can see yummy design team projects over at BBTB2 and link up a project this week there.

Family Album-all cuts
Paper-Doodlebug prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink