Monday, February 8, 2016

BBTB2: Cricut Valentines Day Window Pane

Happy Valentines Day!  I decorate the house for a lot of holidays, and have a new display this year.   This window pane has been used for weddings, birthdays, and now for Valentines Day.  Caroline from Card Creations by Caroline is our hostess this week for Bitten By the Bug2 and she picked the challenge of using a Valentine Heart.  There were too many to choose from, so I went with a few favorite cuts and added in pictures of the family.  This project actually took less time to make than one of my scrapbook layouts.

I U  and one of the cutout hearts is from Valentine's Day cartridge, One heart is from Folk Art Festival, the LOVE the Little Things is from Intricate Cut Quotes, and the I Love You Stamp is from Create a Critter.  Join us this week at BBTB2 by linking your HEART projects or cards.

 This 'Love the little things' took forever to cut, as I used the intricate cardstock setting.  That means it cuts everything twice.  It did better on the pink background than it did on the red.  I left off the solid background since it was going on glass.

I took only the word Valentines from a "Happy Valentines Day" saying and cut off the 's' to make the I LOVE You Valentine.

Monday, February 1, 2016

BBTB2: Cricut - I Scream for Ice Cream

Well, in my easy and fast layout today, I think someone is crying over spilt ice cream, and someone else is enjoying a double scoop!  These Cricut cuts are just perfect to represent my two grandkids.  I am sure in a few months I'll have a few great pictures to pop on this layout.  Brenda, from 'Friends Crafting With Friends', is hosting our Bitten By the Bug2 challenge this week and the theme is 'Ice Cream' since the first of February is 'Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day'.   Join our challenge and link up your Cricut Ice Cream creations - cards, projects, layouts!

Cartridges used - Birthday Bash for the 'Sweet Treats' and Summer Love for the girl and boy with ice cream.  Stickles brighten up the ice cream and the word sweet.  I just happen to have the perfect paper from a $1 packet at Target that I got a few years ago.

Monday, January 25, 2016

BBTB2: Wintry Snowflake

Winter has even hit here in the San Francisco area.  There has been a lot of frost on the grass - (we don't get snow) and it's been darn cold.  Our Leader Susan from Busy with the Cricky,  and hostess for the week wants to see creations made with a Cricut snowflake.   There are a lot to choose from - some are intricate and others simple.  I selected a few different ones and a split letter snowflake that I found as an SVG.  Mine are from Holiday Cakes and Frozen.   "Baby It's Cold Outside" is from Family Album.  By now you know my grandson pretty well, and he turned 1 the week before Christmas. No pool party for him - poor guy!

Join us this week and link up your snowflakes project at Bitten By the Bug2 - and stay warm!  Here's the link:  BBTB2.

Also linked the the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge: Snow

Monday, January 18, 2016

BBTB2: Penguins all in a Row

Our BBTB2 challenge is being hosted by Kelly from Kellys Koncoctions.  She challenged us to use a Cricut penguin cut.   I have to say, I've never cut a penguin before from Cricut.  I saw quite a few ones to choose from, and I selected a group of them to emulate the group of young preschoolers in the picture.  Come join our challenge and link up your Penguin card, layout, or project on the Bitten by the Bug Challenge.

My cuts are from lots of different cartridges:  Penguins from Animal Kingdom, "Winter Program" from Classroom Dec./Jan., Church from Heritage, "Jingle Bells" from Holly and Ivy, Bell from Quarter Note, and I'll be darn if I can find the snow scene again.... it's in the subscription somewhere!! Added bling using a string of pearls and Stickles.  If the pictures look a little off center, they are, as I have a list of the names of the little singers to put on the left side.

Monday, January 11, 2016

BBTB2: Mittens, and Caps and Scarfs for All

 I am really loving putting together my winter layouts this year.  I guess because it's so cold I haven't wanted to go do anything outside and have stayed in my craft room using my Explore.  Here is a winter layout of my grandson and pictures of his 1st birthday. He's a boy, so I had no doubt that he would be making a mess of that chocolate frosting.

Our lovely hostess for BBTB2 this week is Melanie, from Courtney Lane Designs.  She selected warm mittens, scarfs or caps/hats from Cricut cuts to use in a card or project.  Link up your project on our BBTB2 blog - here is the link:  BBTB2.

Cuts include Winter Frolic for the "winter wonderland" Holiday Cakes for the Mitten, Winter Woodland for the Hat, and Christmas Cheer for the adorable Snowman.  Adornments are a blue button, a doily, Stickles for snow, and skittles from "A Busy Bee".

Monday, January 4, 2016

BBTB2 Cricut: - Frozen Olaf Steals the Show

Happy New Year Everyone!!   The two grandmothers (Grandma and MoMo) took the grandkids to Pennys for their fall and winter pictures.  We did 49er football themed pictures that turned out great, and then changed clothes for country Christmas pictures.  Unfortunately by then, the granddaughter was designing her own set, and using props freely, while the little grandson was  about done.  We still got a few good shots, this one being the best.

Since our BBTB2 hostess for the week, Michelle, from selected the challenge of snowmen this week, it gave me an excuse to purchase the Frozen digital cartridge while it was on sale.  I used the 'print and cut' on Olaf - he's just too thin to cut, and cut the OLAF frame.  I added Stickles to the snow and found the perfect country wood paper for the background.  Come on over to the BBTB2 blog and post up your snowmen projects this week.

This new cartridge is my something NEW for my submission to the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge.  It's my first digital purchase.  We are starting the new year with lots of Frozen Cricut items in our house - the granddaughter loves the movie and all things related to Frozen.

Also linked up to - Anything goes.
Also linked up to DL ART -January Challenge, Anything Goes

Monday, December 21, 2015

BBTB2 Cricut: I Believe in Santa

This has to be one of my recent favorite layouts.  It came together pretty quickly as well, considering there are a lot of cuts - I think I used 13 mats for this one.  A Quilted Christmas is the featured cartridge, with Photo Props for the bubble words and Ashlyn's Alphabet used for the "I Believe".  I was impressed at how these intricate cuts turned out.  Melanie, of  is our hostess at BBTB2  this week and she has challenged us to use a Santa in our layouts, cards, and projects.  Ski on over to BBTB2 and post your Santa project to our challenge blog.

Can you tell who has been Naughty and who has been Nice this year?  Two of these little ones look guilty and the older one puts up a good front!   Really, I don't think there will be coal in their stockings. Merry Christmas to All, and to All A Good Cheer!

Monday, December 14, 2015

BBTB2 Cricut: Mr. Grinch Cricut Ornament

 This week I am hosting at Bitten By the Bug2.  I have selected the same challenge as I did last year, which is to "Use a Cricut cut on an ornament, or to Use a Cricut cut to make an ornament."   I hope you have been creating great Cricut projects and will link up your Cricut inspired ornaments onto our BBTB2 blog.

At our Crafty Girls Retreat a few weeks back, we had a fun challenge to decorate a clear ornament.  We then put them in a brown bag and played the "steal it" game.  I ended up with the blue bow ornament shown below.

Mine is the Grinch.  I found the svg online.  I made it about 2 inches big - it's really hard to put flat vinyl on a round ornament.  My first version with a full Grinch face didn't turn out as well as I would have liked, so I used this simple version.  It was a hit - I'm going to make more as part of my family white elephant exchange.

Monday, December 7, 2015

BBTB2 Cricut: Hello Kitty Christmas

Happy Holidays Friends,

By now, the Christmas spirit is in full sprint.  It's cold and rainy here, I'm inspired to put up the Christmas tree today, and put on holiday movies.  Crafting has filled my evenings and I completed 3 holiday layouts in the last few days.

My layout today is made to hold pictures of my granddaughter hanging ornaments on the tree.  Hello Kitty cuts came in perfect for this child-like layout.  The layout also includes cuts from Winter Frolic for the title and Create A Critter 2 for the small ornaments.  Lynn of is our hostess at BBTB2 this week.  Our challenge is to use an animal or a bird in our project.  Join our Holiday inspired challenge at Bitten By the Bug 2.

Monday, November 30, 2015

BBTB2 - Holly Jolly Candlesticks

I have a 3D project to share today.  I've had these candlesticks forever.  I think they belonged to my grandma.  I used to decorate them with some cheap plastic holly, then just used them plain.  So a few days ago, while looking on the Design Space site under Christmas, I came upon this 3D poinsettia.  So I made 2 of them, used some glaze on everything, and some Stickles on the berries, and adhered them to the candlesticks. They were a little hard to photograph, they are much better in real life.  The glaze helped to make them shiny and give them a little more rigidity. 

Join us this week at BBTB2 to enjoy our creations and link up your card or project using Christmas plants - a holly, tree, greens, etc.  Laurie is our host, and came up with a great theme.  Happy Holidays everyone!