Monday, June 26, 2017

BBTB2: Cricut Summer Nights - Pillow for the RV

I did something today that I normally don't do - I paid full price for Cricut iron-on glitter vinyl at JoAnns.  I didn't have the iron-on color I needed or anything close for my project, so I went shopping., and we all know you can't use your coupons hardly ever for Cricut items.   This pillow is going in my RV, I love the words and meaning, they ring so true.  The interior colors include a lot of grey, and I just made new curtains in the same fabric, so it's going to look great inside!   First time working with glitter iron-on in my machine - that black glitter is a little interesting to work with - not all of the letters stuck to the backing like it should.  With a little extra work, it came together nicely.   I found the Make It Now project a week or so ago and saved it off, and then waited until today to come up with an idea on what I would do with it.  I only altered the first word, changing it from Cabin to Camping.  I broke off the 'Camping Rules' and made it a little bigger than the rest of the fonts.   Love how it turned out.  I think it will be a great conversation piece.

Laura, from Handmade Papercrafts by Laura is our hostess this week at BBTB2.  Her challenge is Summer Nights - using fireflies, fires, stars, and other things reminding us of camping or summer evenings.  I love all the projects and cards that the team is sharing this week - I want to make them all, they are awesome.  Join in the summer fun and link up your project to our Bitten By the Bug2 Linky this week.  Have a great summer y'all!


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Winner, Winner - It's Me - Fantabulous Cricut Blog

My graduation card won the project of the week over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge.  I enter this challenge every so often - when I have time and have a project in mind to match their theme.  The prize is a gift card to Dreaming Tree.  They have lots of very unique and creative SVGs for use with the Cricut Explore.   Can't wait to pick our my prize, something I wouldn't normally choose, something out of my box, so to speak!  Click HERE to see my winning post.  Actually, I thought it was a great card for a male graduate in business.   Here is the winning card.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Monday, June 19, 2017

BBTB2: Cricut - Backyard Chicken Coop

This week on BBTB2, our challenge leader is my long time blogging friend, Caroline, from Card Creations By Caroline.   We are to create a layout, project or card with a cut from our Cricut of a bird.  That can be a peacock, a wild bird, a cartoon bird, an owl, or in my case - CHICKENS!   Link up your bird related project to our Linky on the Bitten by the Bug2 blog this week.  We love to see you spread your wings and create!!!  (haha)

My 'Birds of a Feather' layout features my grandkids a year or so ago when their dad first built a chicken coop.  It's really hard trying to photograph these chickens - they just didn't smile for the camera.  But the kids did.  They love their chickens, even more, they love the eggs.    I actually had planned more Cricut cuts to go on this layout, but it just didn't work - the background is busy and some of them were lost.  Sometimes, less is more - which is hard for me......  Cluck Cluck - have a great day!

Chicken:  50 States
Freshly Hatched Egg" Photo Fun - Celebrations
Wire background: Teresa Collins Basics
Chicken and Child: Nursery Rhymes
Feed Sack:  Old West (used pens in the Cricut)

Monday, June 12, 2017

BBTB2: Cricut - Father's Day Hike with Family

These pictures are a few years old, but still make a great layout.  In 2015 we had all the family up to the ski club for a nice weekend that included a hike on Donner Summit.   Who would have thought I would use pink on a Father's Day layout? Well, it works - only because there is pink in my pictures.

Dinosaur Tracks for the title - First time using this font - I think it's cool. I inked the edges too.  Going Places cartridge for the compass and the Family icon.  Artiste for the gear behind the journal tag.  

This was really a fast layout - I knew how I wanted the pictures to go on the page, finding the icons was pretty easy, and the cuts were not complicated.  (although I did cut that compass a few time on flimsy paper which didn't work at all).

Join our Bitten by the Bug2 challenge this week where Susan is our hostess.  The theme is Father's Day.  Link up your wonderful creations to the blog and join the fun.  See the creations by Susan and the rest of the design team, they don't disappoint!

Monday, June 5, 2017

BBTB2: Be a Mermaid Tag Using Gelli Plate and Cricut

It's Summertime at Bitten By the Bug2.  Our 'hot' challenge this week is to show us your summer-themed cards and projects.  Link them up to our blog and show us what Cricut projects remind you of summer.

When I think of retreats and mermaids, my mind goes to the beach. Our group of crafty girls got together last year for our 6th annual retreat.  We were at Dillon Beach, in Northern California where we rented a house with a great view of the ocean.  We had a large living room area which we cleared out and put in our tables and chairs so we could craft all weekend.  We made quite a mess - we all bring at least 4 tote bags of supplies and paper - it's amazing.

These are the tags that I created for the event.  I used the 'Mermaid Iron-on' icon for the saying and added words using the Easton font.  I then used the 'Print then Cut' feature to print on plain paper and glued it to my tag.  The Mermaid saying is "always be yourself, unless you can be a mermaid. then always be a mermaid."  The painting on the tag was done using a Gelli plate with a template I created from the Scallop Pattern on the Mermaid Party cartridge.  I first used a turquoise blue print and then a slight bit of white to top it off - it was supposed to resemble ocean waves.  I really loved how it turned out.   I also attached a second tag that had rick rack wound around it as part of the swag items.   I really liked working 'out of the box' on this one.

Have a Great Summer Everyone!

Linked to the Hiding in My Craft Room Challenge - #303 - Summer
Linked to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge