Monday, February 12, 2018

BBTB2: Panda Love

I made this layout and put it in a 12x12 frame as a one year old birthday present.  It is really one of my favorite layouts.  I love the bold, yet masculine looking colors and how the cuts tied into the pictures.  I had a vision of what I wanted for a few months, so the design and assembly went together pretty fast - it usually takes me longer.

Our challenge at Bitten by the Bug2 this week is "HEARTS", we are still celebrating Valentines Day and Love.  Join our challenge and link up a project to the BBTB2 blog HERE.  You can use Flicker, your blog, or Pinterest to do the link-up.

My cartridges used are:
Panda - Pagoda
LOVE - Winter Woodland
Hearts - Basic Shapes
Grass - Disney's Mickey and Friends
Font:  AR Hermann (I think that is a system font)

Monday, February 5, 2018

BBTB2: Cricut Nail Art for Valentine's Day

I've been getting my nails done at the salon since Christmas - a little treat for myself.  The red glitter didn't turn out exactly like I wanted, so I decided to add some bling.  Luckily, adhesive vinyl cuts really well on the Explore, these cuts are 1/3 of an inch.  That's small!  I just used tweezers to pull the cut off the mat and place on my nails.  I really like them, and will probably have to manicure my granddaughter's nails as well once she sees them.

There are two cuts for these hearts:  Ashlyn's Alphabet and Cake Basics.  In all it took 15 minutes from start to finish.  I bet you may see more designs like this in the future.

Our Bitten by the Bug2 challenge this week is "Anything Goes for Valentine's Day".  You can link up any creation related to Valentines as long as it contains a Cricut cut in it.  Link up your project HERE:

Monday, January 22, 2018

BBTB2: Cricut It's a Zoo in Here

This week at Bitten by the Bug2 we are challenging our followers to us a Cricut penguin on their card or project.  It may have started out as a winter themed challenge, but for me, I had to make mine part of a zoo layout.  We have season passes to the Oakland Zoo and there are just too many photos to scrapbook.  These particular ones are of my granddaughter and my sister from several years ago.  I re-arranged this layout so many times, and I am still not really happy with it, but it's done.  It looked better on Design Space.

Join in our challenge this week and link up to the Bitten By the Bug2 blog.

Cartridges Used:
Zoo Title:  Life's a Party
Turtle and Frames:  Everyday Pop Up
Lion:  Artbooking
Penguin and Giraffe:  Noah's ABC Animals

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Quilting: First quilt of 2018 - It's a Girl

I made a simple fleece quilt for a baby girl this past week.  My gifts were the only handmade items given at the shower, people just don't have the time or want to learn the skills to make things.  It really was an easy quilt.  Double layers, as a single layer is just too thin.  Her colors of the baby's room are pink and grey.  The theme is Bohemian, - dream catchers, arrows, nature, etc.  I'll post the album I made later this week.   Enjoy!

Monday, January 15, 2018

BBTB2: Cricut Mickey Celebrates with a 1 year old

Happy New Year Everyone!  I was sick, like the rest of the world, most of December and first week of January.  Last week I finally got back out my crafting and created 6 scrapbook pages and this birthday card for our Bitten By the Bug2 challenge.  My 3rd grandson will be turning one in a few weeks and we are also planning a trip to Disneyland!  Thus, my Mickey themed card.

Our challenge theme this week at Bitten by the Bug2 is "Birthday Cards".  I hope you will join in and link up your birthday cards that include a Cricut cut to the blog.  Here are the cartridges that I used:

1 in a circle:  Days and Dates
Mickey:  Mickey and Friends
Writing:  Disney Mickey (on top of a rectangle then contour)
Pop Dotted the Mickey

Monday, December 18, 2017

BBTB2: Cricut Santa's Coming to Town

Our spirit was renewed at Christmas once the grandkids came along.  The innocence of believing in Santa, the marveling at sparkly decorations, and learning to sing Jingle Bells just melts my heart.  My layout today includes a picture of my granddaughter from a few years ago.  She came over to help decorate my tree.  She was wearing a dress that her mother wore when she was young, and the stuffed Santa was made by my mother.  Thus, this picture deserves a layout of it's own.

You can join in the Christmas fun by linking up your Christmas cards and layouts/projects that include a Santa Cricut cut to our Bitten By the Bug2 Blog HERE:

My vintage feel has lots of cuts on it:

Tree, Santa, Banner, and Title:  Winter Frolic
Snowflakes:  Artbooking, Don Juan, and A Child's Year
Deer: Wildlife
Presents:  Artbooking
Background Frame:  Artiste

Monday, December 11, 2017

BBTB2: Cricut - Santa's Sharing Treats

I made a treat box with Santa's face for our Bitten By the Bug2 challenge this week - which is "Use a Jolly Old St. Nick/Santa cut" on a card or project.   I think I am going to make several of these for favors on the dinner table.  Of course, they will hold chocolate!  (my husband loves the Chocolates of the World from Costco.  I think they are not as good as they were several years ago.

My pie shapped box is from Tags, Bags and Boxes and More and the Santa face is from Simply Charmed (edited) and I added a mustache from the Santa in Doodlecharms. Stickles and ink add the bling.

Monday, December 4, 2017

BBTB2: Cricut - Christmas Time is Near

Well, I finally got a few scrapbook pages done from when my granddaughter was 2.  She's now 6, so you can see how far behind I am.  I have lots of paper and embellishments for Christmas, but I never seem to get them scrapped.  Our Bitten By the Bug2 team has some great Christmas themes for our challenges over the next few weeks, and that helped me get these pictures done.  Our theme this week is "Christmas Trees".  It is the season, thus, my title, and a little old fashioned truck carrying a fresh cut tree in the back.  I managed to get in 3 pictures from an outing of walking about in the neighborhood just before dark.  She really was in awe of the blow-ups.  A fun day.

Our wonderful hostess this week is Janis from Pause, Dream, Enjoy.  Link up your project related to Christmas Trees to our blog - Bitten By the Bug2 - HERE.

Monday, November 27, 2017

BBTB2: Cricut Frosty Cold Winter Card

Join in our challenges at Bitten By the Bug2 by linking up your project to the theme for the week.  To enter, you need a blog, Flicker, or Pinterest account.  Our theme this week is to use a Cricut cut featuring a scarf, mitten, coat etc.  Here is my creation, a Frosty Snowman with his top hat and scarf.  It was designed by Pat Johnson, who is posts her files on the FB group Cricut Design Space.  She uses basic shapes and performs her magic.  The snowman is from basic shapes as well as the background outline of the scene.  This was a really easy card to cut and assemble. A little bit of Stickles to round out the scene.  Have a great week.

Join our challenges HERE:

Here are the cartridges used:
Hat:  Wedding
Fun: Cricut Font
Frosty:  Winter Frolic
Background shape:  Songbird
Snowman:  Basic Shapes

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Stampin' Up: Fall Leaf Card

I had two sympathy cards to get out today in the mail.  Here is one of them.  Done with Stampin' Up "Vintage Leaves" set.  I made several die cuts with a friends die and then I stamped them with my stamp set.  The background is a blend of Distress Oxides, love how all are different and do represent the falling of the leaves.  The embossed background is really a light lavender, hard to tell in the pic.  At the time, I left the sentiment section blank and just added it today.