Monday, July 28, 2014

Just Bee-ing Joan layout

Our talented BBTB leader has selected the challenge this week.  Our theme is to use a Cricut cut bee  (buzz buzz) in our project.   I have another layout of my granddaughter, this time, more up to date.  She is a silly girl just bee-ing herself.   Join us by linking up your 'bee' project to the BBTB blog.  We would love to see your creations.

I used a new technique this week, which is a subtle background.  I purchased 12x12 acrylic sheets online and this is my first attempt at making overlays with them.   I used the beehive hexagon overlay from Artbooking and cut it almost full size.  I put this on my 12x12 cardstock and spritzed with Perfect Perals cooper color.   You have to look closely to see it in this picture, as I covered up almost all of it.  I'll try the technique again using paints or some other medium.   I used Pooh and Friends for the bees, hive, and the word Joan, using velum and Stickles for the wings.  I used Artbooking for the word Bee-ing, shadowing it 2 times.  I cut the border hexagon shape for the black border, that side needed something to balance the page.  The lotus flower is from Kate's ABCs, covered in Stickles.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

ATC Summer 2014 Swap - Cricut Message Board

This is about the 4th ATC (Artist Trading Card) swap I have participated in on the Cricut Message Board.  Our theme this time is beach, vacation, or summer.   I knew I wanted to use the Life is a Beach cuts on my cards.  I embossed the starfish, embellishing with a small star, I inked the sand dollar, and I Stickled the coral.  A net background, and Perfect Pearls all over completed the card. (looks like I cut off the bottom of the picture, oops)   I can't wait to see what the other 14 ladies have come up with.   Do you collect or make ATCs?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Owl Challenge - Double Posts

Hi Everyone - This week I am hosting the challenge at BBTB2, and it is OWLS.  I see them everywhere, on material, home decor, and lots of art projects.   There are 45 different Cricut cuts with owls on them, you are sure to have at least a few in your cartridge collection.  Please join our challenge over at BBTB2.  I would love to see "Hoo" participates.

I have two projects for you this week, both with owls.  It was hard to choose between the two, so I didn't!  First up, a Tootsie Pop and Tootsie Roll 60th birthday present I created using a bag of Tootsies from Costco.  I hot glued them onto a styrofoam ball on top of a vase.   I put the Dots inside the vase, and the top part lifts off when someone wants candy.   The owl is from Paisley, and the balloons from Celebrations.  My second project is an opening page of a baby book that I made for a sweet little boy.  It also uses the Paisley owl, and the saying and title are from Artbooking.

Monday, July 14, 2014

It's a Dog's Life

Yes, this dog is spoiled, but he is not mine.  He belongs to the other grandparents and my son-in-law.  He is the meanest looking boxer you have ever seen, but in real life is the wimpiest pup you have ever seen.  He crashed into the screen door once and wouldn't go near the door for a week.   As you can tell, he is also a great guard dog, watching over my granddaughter.  This was taken about a year ago by Grandma "R"  and is one of my favorite pictures.   However, she took it with her cell and used a square format, which did not translate to 5x7 at all.  So I had to print a 8x8 and crop it down after making the layout.  I was going to stamp lots of small dogs on the vertical strip and then came up with the idea to fill the overlay with his name.  I used Mickey Font and CCR for the die cuts on this layout.

Sharon, from MeeMee's Creations is our hostess this week for Bitten by the Bug2 and has selected a dog die cut for our Linky challenge.  I automatically knew I wanted to use this picture in my layout.  Coming up with a design was a challenge for me.    Link up your 'dog' inspired project, card, or layout at BBTB2.  Look forward to seeing what you design.  Ruff, Ruff!!!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Camping Trip and Hike

A few years ago, my husband, son, and I took a RV trip to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA (near Santa Cruz).  I loved this picture, and once I got the Give a Hoot cartridge,  I knew how I wanted to scrap it.   My son is into nature and all that goes with it, thus the 'recycle' logo die cut.   I added another journaling spot under that logo with their names and what we did while camping.  Instead of a journaling box at the bottom I got an idea to write on a log - which is from Pooh and Friends cartridge.  Other little embellies are from a Basic Grey chipboard set.

Our theme for the BBTB2 challenge this week comes from Pam, which is "Travel".  I would love to see what you can create and link up to BBTB using a travel or transportation theme.  Enjoy!