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.


Monday, November 20, 2017

BBTB2: Cricut - Thankful Heart for Thanksgiving

Where oh where does the time go?  It's Thanksgiving, time to reflect on our year, family, and our decisions throughout the year.  This year I am thankful for another healthy year, for losing weight and feeling better, for a third grandchild, and a great stock market!

I made a Thanksgiving sign that I put into an 8x10" frame that will go with my decor for the holiday.  I made it print and cut, but really if I had enough time, should have cut it out individually.  There were 3 cartridges used:

Turkey and plaid - Thanksgiving Table Decor
Thankful Heart saying - Phrases
Blue background - Songbird

Join in our "Thanksgiving - Anything Goes Challenge" over at Bitten by the Bug2 and link up your holiday craft or card.  Our hostesses have created Thanksgiving cards and such, inspiring your creativity, I hope.  The link can be found HERE.   Happy Thanksgiving.


Monday, November 13, 2017

BBTB2: Cricut - A League of Their Own Baseball Layout

This layout takes me way back as I used pictures of when my kids were little.  I had these in a double frame in my office and since I am in 'purge' mode these days, out went the frame and in went the pictures into a layout.  These pictures are over 20 years old, I had written on the back of one (so important to do) that my son was 9 at the time, he's now 31.  I've had that baseball paper for a long time too.

Our theme this week at Bitten By the Bug2 is a "book or movie theme", meaning you creation should be related to a book or a movie.  As you can see I picked "A League of Their Own" as my theme for the week.  Amy, from AOCreations, is our sweet hostess.   Join in our challenge and submit your project or card to our Bitten By the Bug2 blog Linky by using your blog or Pinterest links.

Baseball:  Close to my Heart - Artbooking
Baseball: (also my journaling spot) - Life's A Party
Font - Alien
Sign - All Sports
Baseball Player - Autumn Celebrations (altered original card)
Champs banner - Autumn Celebrations
Bat and Ball - Father's Day
Square shape - Basic free shapes


Monday, October 30, 2017

BBTB2: Cricut - Home is where you are

By now my followers know we have an RV and take it out every so often for a long weekend and at least one long trip a year.  I don't have that many pictures of us and the RV, so I made a layout with a trailer so I'll be sure to get some photos to match the scrapbook pages!

I have to credit this layout to Pat Johnson, who shares many designs of hers on the Facebook Group "Cricut Design Space" (just search for her name in the files section). The file is HERE. It was an easy layout when you don't have to think up a design, choose colors, and then cut and assemble, some of those steps were done for me.   It is a perfect layout for our Bitten by the Bug2 challenge this week, which is to "use a WORD from a Cricut cartridge".   Michelle from Crazy Cricut Scrapper is our hostess this week.  She is the queen of layouts.  Join the fun and link up your Cricut inspired project.


Home is Where you Are - Wild Card2
Flowers - Cindy Loo and Sweet Treats
Clouds - Nate's ABCs
Hearts on Trailer - Cindy Loo
Trailer and Sun - Wild Card2
Grass - EveryDay Paper Dolls
Trees - Create  A Critter and Summer Celebrations


Monday, October 23, 2017

BBTB2: Cricut - Happy Halloween to my Mummy

Goblins, Ghosts, and Witches, all looking keen,
My oh my, It's almost Halloween!
Our challenge this week is Ghouls, Monsters, and Ghosts,
Here is my card for all to view, and over at the BBTB2 blog I am the host.
So make a card, project or layout to share,
Link it up to our Bitten by the Bug2 Blog  if you Dare!

Make a link back to your blog or Pinterest,
Yours might be the one we select as the BEST!
Happy Halloween Everyone!

October 31st (modified) - Teresa Collins - Chic and Scary
Mummy - (colored and inked) - Happy Hauntings
BEWARE - Happy Hauntings

I sent off this card to a long time friend that loves Halloween.  She decorates her whole house and front yard with hundreds of new and vintage Halloween decor.  Along with the card I sent 3 fabric pumpkins.  The same fabric was used to cover her vintage table and chairs (I helped with that project).  The pumpkin in the picture was grown by my son - 121 lbs, his biggest ever!  And the flowers are a gift from my sister.

Stems are from old pumpkins found at the pumpkin patch.  I added ribbon, moss, and $1 Store flower stems taken apart.



Monday, October 9, 2017

BBTB2: Cricut - Pizza Chef and Italian Grandma Layout

These were one of the best set of costumes that my husband and I came up with in a long time.  Thanks to my Cricut Explore, I easily made embellishments for the "Pizza Man" costume.  I made 2 slices of pizza, (the ones on this layout) that I put on a string and he wore around his neck, and a black paper mustache.  We went to a really fun party and had a great time acting the part to match the costumes.  I've held on to the pizza slices for 2 years but never made a layout until now.

Our Bitten by the Bug2 challenge this week is "Pizza and Beer" themed.  I knew right away that I had to make this Halloween layout.  Laurie, from Crafty Sisters Creations blog is our hostess and she must love her pizza and beer, I sure do,   Join our Pizza and Beer challenge and link up your project to the blog this week.  It's sure a fattening challenge - Cheers!!

Pizza - Simply Charmed
Frame - Mother's Day 2010
Costumes - Part of a Trick or Treat cut
Trick or Treat Words - Chic and Scary
Happy Halloween Circle - Artbooking (sliced)


Monday, October 2, 2017

BBTB2: Cricut - Fun at the Pumpkin Patch

Well - I forgot until now to post my project for Bitten by the Bug2, so here it is, better a little late than never.   Our challenge theme this week is "Pumpkin Patch, or The Great Pumpkin".  So get out the orange paper and get Cricuting.  I love making fall projects and cards.  Laura, from "Handmade Paper Crafts by Laura" is our hostess this week.  Come join the challenge and see the designers handiwork.

There were 20 mats of colors to cut with this seemingly simple layout, so it took some time.  I should have done a few print and cuts to save time.   I have some great pictures of the grandkids at the Pumpkin Patch from 2 years ago, but dang if I can't find them.  The ink on the mouth of the little boy bled, so I'm just going to say he was eating chocolate!

Boy:  Everyday Paper Dolls
Title:  Mini Monsters
Girl:  Trick or Treat
Corn:  Just Because
Pumpkins:  Simply Charmed
Sign:  Freshly Picked
Gems for the pumpkins, inked edges, and Stickles all around,