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.

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!

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!

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

Monday, February 26, 2018

wedding bells card

Happy Monday!  We've just finished an icy cold gray week in KC with layers of freezing rain and ice covering everything.  I'm looking forward to slightly warmer temperatures and sunshine this week now that I'm finally over whatever virus laid me low!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is wedding or anniversary themed projects.  My stash of wedding cards is depleted, so I made a wedding card using the beautiful wedding bells and flower from the Sweethearts cartridge.  It was fun to make something pretty with soft springy colors!  I love that special blush pink paper from CTMH!  I put some sparkling gems on the bells, but the sparkle didn't really show up in the picture.You can see some inspo over at BBTB2 from the rest of the design team and link your project up there.  Have a happy week!

Sweethearts-wedding bells, flower
Paper-CTMH solids
embossing folder
Stamping Up gems
American Crafts-glitter ribbon

Monday, February 19, 2018

Disney layout with Mickey Mouse

Happy President's Day Monday!  My family all had the day off from school and work, so I was looking forward to today...until some kind of virus found me.  I've spent the day in bed with the cat, both of us sleeping (which sounds nice except it's that dizzy fitful sleep that goes with sickness).  Although the cat seems quite content.  On the bright side, at least nothing important was going on and the fam has been bringing me juice and food!  I can definitely say however that I prefer to BE the nurse, not be the sick person, lol!

Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use a licensed character in a project from one of the Disney, Pixar, Hello Kitty, or other licensed character cartridges.  I went Disney with my favorite character of them all, Mickey Mouse!  This layout has pics from a trip to Disney World several years ago with Mickey and the Disney logo front and center.  Hope you will join us making something fun and check out all the design team projects over at BBTB2!

Mickey and Friends-Mickey Mouse, Disney logo
Paper-Simple Stories Say Cheese prints, CTMH solids

Monday, February 12, 2018

I Heart You Valentine card

Happy Monday!  Do you have any special people in your life to make Valentines for?  There's a few days left to create something crafty to let them know how much they mean to you!  All you really need is hearts, which is our challenge theme this week at BBTB2.  I cut out some hearts to make this I Heart You card, using the Accent Essentials cartridge.  It was inspired by this card I saw on Pinterest, I just added a few more hearts for pizazz.  And it was super quick to make!  I hope you  all have a Valentine's Day complete with hugs and lots of chocolate.  

Accent Essentials-hearts
Paper-Happy Hooray 6x6 prints
Enamel Dots-Doodlebug and Echo Park
Stamps-Paper Smooches forever, Impression Obsession I Heart You

Monday, February 5, 2018

Stinkin' Cute Valentine card

Happy Monday!  Valentine's Day is coming up, so we have an anything goes Valentine challenge this week over at BBTB2.  Valentine's Day is tricky for me because of the candy...I have stayed strong and NOT bought any Valentine candy (yet), but eventually I know I'll cave in and gorge on chocolate or those candy conversation hearts.  The candy just jumps into my grocery cart at the store all by itself almost!  It's not my fault, right?  I don't know why the healthy food doesn't just jump in my cart like that, lol!

So for my valentine project, I used my all time favorite cartridge, Create A Critter to make this sweet little Valentine skunk for my cute stuff card.  And he is stinking' cute, so the punny saying was perfect.  I highly recommend getting some stamps with punny sayings, as I think those are the ones I use the most.  People like humorous cards.  The design team over at BBTB2 has made a whole lot of adorable projects you can check out and link up a project of your own.

Create A Critter-skunk
Paper-Bo Bunny