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

Monday, October 2, 2017

pumpkin Fall Festival layout

Happy Monday!  The weather actually feels a bit more like fall here in KC, with slightly cooler temps and we are just starting to see the first color in the leaves!  There are many fall festivals going on-I was at my suburb's festival and parade this weekend to watch Son#2 lead the high school marching band and I think I'm still in a sugar coma from too many funnel cakes!  Can't resist that yummy festival food!!!

In keeping with fall, our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use a pumpkin cut on a project.  I just got the You Are Here CTMH cricut cartridge for my birthday last month and used the pumpkin cut on it for my layout for pics from the fall festival.  I'm having so much scrappy fun playing with it!  The design team over at BBTB2 has lots of pumpkin-y goodness for you to see and you can link up a project too.
You Are Here-pumpkin and leaves

Monday, September 25, 2017

Fabulous Fall layout

Happy Monday!  Has it felt like fall in your neck of the woods?  It still feels like hot, sticky late summer here in Kansas City.  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is fall....but my current events are full of shorts, t-shirts, and swimming pools.  With a little high school football mixed in.  However, I had pictures from last year of two of my sons playing fiddle at a local fall festival, so I whipped up this fabulous fall layout using the 3 Birds on Parade cartridge.  I love this cartridge and I think I've used almost every single cut on it at one time or another.  Hope you will join us over at BBTB2 and submit a project!  You can see the design team projects for inspiration there as well.  We also now have a Facebook group you can join.

3 Birds on Parade-all cuts
Paper-Doodlebug prints, CTMH solids

Monday, September 18, 2017

Love you to the core apple card

Happy Monday!  It was a week of illness at my house but I'm happy to report that ice cream does, in fact, make everything better.  Sick people AND mom's mood, lol!  If they could only make a no calorie ice cream, I think a lot of the world's problems could be cream for all!  If only it were that easy, right?

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use an apple.  My oldest son and one of my nieces went off to college this fall and they've let me know college students like getting mail from home!  So I'm planning to send both of them some fun little cards and packages every few weeks and I made this one with an apple for my niece.  I used my favorite cricut apple from Doodlecharms and paired it with this "love you to the core" stamp.  It's going to be fun making some cute cards to make them smile!  Take a look at the harvest-full of apple projects over at BBTB2 and make something cute yourself to link up!

Paper-My Mind's Eye 6x6 collection prints, CTMH solids
Stamp-so old I'm not even sure, lol
Punches-scalloped oval and oval from Stampin' Up

Monday, September 11, 2017

Fall layout

Hello Monday!  For anyone who lives in the hurricane affected areas, I know it is not such a great Monday...and I pray you come through the storm safely.  Everyone at my house is sick and cranky, so my week is going to be a drag.  I think large quantities of ice cream might make it better though-I'll report back next week if that works, lol!

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is fall leaves.  I used the CM Cheerful Seasons cartridge for my fall layout with leaves and pumpkins.  We have several fall festivals on the calendar in the next month, so this layout is made with some of those pictures in mind.  All the cuts are from Cheerful Seasons.  Check out the design team projects and link yours up over at BBTB2.

CM Cheerful Seasons-all cuts
Paper-Carta Bella prints/letter stickers, CTMH solids

Monday, September 4, 2017


Happy Labor Day Monday!  I am actually working all weekend  at the hospital since it's a 24/7 kind of place, but I hope some of you are getting to enjoy a 3 day weekend!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is football.  I happen to be going to ALL our high school football games this year, as Son#2 is a drum major for the marching band.  It's so exciting to see him up on the podium directing the band for the half time show!  (It's not so much about the football....).   Of course I'm gonna be that crazy band mom who takes 70 billion pictures on the field!  My football-ish layout uses the Graphically Speaking cartridge for the word cuts and arrow, and the football is from the CM This and That cartridge.  I found this awesome football yard line wash tape from Doodlebug that was just the thing for an accent.  There are lots of football projects at BBTB2 and you can link up a project there this week too.

Graphically Speaking-all cuts except football
CM This and That-football
washi tape-Doodlebug