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

Monday, April 2, 2018

Umbrella card

Happy Monday!  Although it's the first day of April, it snowed yesterday!  My daffodils look very sad, covered in white stuff.  The good thing about April snows is they usually don't stick around long.  But WHERE is the spring, I ask you?  Obviously not here yet!  Everyone at church yesterday for Easter was bundled up!

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use an umbrella on a project, because April showers bring...apparently SNOW here in KC, lol!!!!  My umbrella card is for much happier weather, using the cute little umbrella with a butterfly from the Paisley cartridge on some bg paper with spring flowers.  I added a little Liquid Glass to the butterfly for some shine and sparkly glitter brads for some pizazz.  The rest of the BBTB2 team has umbrellas for any kind of weather that you can see over at the BBTB2 site and link up your project too.


Cricut:
Paisley-umbrella with butterfly
Paper-Doodlebug prints, CTMH solids
brown jumbo java chalk in for edging
Liquid Glass on butterfly
brads-Doodlebug
punches for sentiment-Stampin UP
stamp-CTMH

Monday, March 26, 2018

Butterflies Scrapbook layout

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use a butterfly on a project.  There are so many different cricut butterflies to choose from that I had a hard time narrowing down which one I wanted to use.  I finally did rock paper scissors and ended up with the one from Create A Critter, lol!  Who knew crafting decisions could be so hard, right?  On our vacay to San Francisco recently, we went to the California Academy of Sciences Museum, which had a very cool rainforest full of butterflies and other things under a 4 story bio-dome.  My layout has pics of some of the butterflies, flowers, and other rainforest animals we saw.  You can see cool projects from the rest of the design team and link up a project over at BBTB2 this week, so go take a peek!



Cricut:
Create A Critter-butterflies and frog
Type Candy-font
Paper-Doodlebug Spring Thing prints, CTMH solids  

Monday, March 19, 2018

You're EARresistible Easter card

Happy Monday!  It's spring break for my high schoolers, so we are having a very chill pajama day and just cozying up at home since it's rainy and cold.  I'm planning a little crafty time too!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is an Easter theme.  My Easter card below uses a square shaped card base from the Birthday Bash cartridge and the most adorable Easter bunny bear from the Teddy Bear Parade cartridge.  Who wouldn't want to go Easter egg hunting with him?  And I had the perfect stamp from the CTMH Animal Greetings set to go with him!  The rest of the design team has some cute Easter projects to share over at BBTB2 and you can link up a project there too this week.



Cricut:
Teddy Bear Parade-bunny bear
Birthday Bash-shaped card
Paper-Doodlebug Hello Sunshine 6x6 prints, CTMH solids
Stamp-CTMH Animal Greetings
VersaMagic Jumbo Java chalk ink for edging
Ink-Stampin Up Rose Romance for sentiment

Monday, March 12, 2018

St Pats parade layout

Happy Monday!  I am hosting the challenge over at BBTB2 this week and instead of a specific cricut cut, I selected a color challenge to use green to celebrate the upcoming St. Patrick's Day.  You still need to use a cricut cut on your project, but it does NOT have to be related to St. Patrick's Day at all.  St. Patrick's Day is big here in KC, and Son#2 will be marching in a parade with his high school band.  Knowing there will be some parade pics taken, I made a layout.  I know the parade pics will be very colorful and busy, so I was trying to keep my layout relatively simple.  I hope you will go over and see the design team projects at BBTB2 and link up one of your own this week!


Cricut:
Birthday Bash-font
Artistry-horseshoe and clover
Plaintain Schoolbook-circles
Paper-Doodlebug Happy Go Lucky prints, CTMH solids

Monday, March 5, 2018

St. Patrick's Day card

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is shamrocks, as St. Patrick's Day is coming up.  I've been sending occasional little cards to the college freshmen in my fam (son and niece), since they like getting mail from home.  For this challenge,I made a St. Patrick's Day card featuring the coffee go cup from the Artistry cartridge and added some shamrocks from CAC2 on the label.  I'm sticking in a gift card for that all important Starbucks fix...which should bring a big smile!



Cricut:
Artistry-coffee go cup
Create A Critter 2-shamrocks
Paper-DCWV All Seasons print, CTMH solids
VersaMagic Jumbo Java chalk ink for edging
Ink-Stampin Up Lucky Limeade for sentiment
Stamps-Paper Smooches coffee cup, sentiment set maker unknown