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.