Monday, July 24, 2017

BBTB2: Cricut - Down By the Bay with Family

For Mother's Day I always want to do something outdoors - dining in a restaurant on this crazy day is just not for me.  The last few years we have gone on a hike.  There is an estuary by the San Mateo Bridge that has an interpretative center and several hiking/biking trails next to the bay.  We hiked and the kids rode bikes, while sighting birds, ladybugs, spiders, and wildflowers.  It was a nice morning stroll along a route that we have been by hundreds of times but haven't visited in years!

Our Bitten By the Bug2 challenge this week is "Water Fun".  If it involves water - the beach, the ocean, the pool, or fire hydrant, it's good.  Let's get wet and see your fun water related cards and projects - just link them up on the BBTB2 blog.  Laurie, from Crafty Sisters Creations is our hostess, her designs are awesome.

Lots of cartridges used for this layout - I think there were about 20 mats needed, yes it took awhile to cut out all those pieces and ink them.

Geese:  Outdoor Man
Seagull:  Sea, Birds, and Fish
Waves and plants:  Disney Princesses
Waves Frame:  Artbooking
Cloud:  Hello Kitty
Font:  Hathaway


Space left for journaling,


Monday, July 17, 2017

BBTB2: Cricut - Custom Bar Tray

It's time for another BBTB2 challenge this week.   Laura from Handmade Papercrafts by Laura is our hostess for our "3D" project challenge.  We haven't had one of these in a long time, and I'm excited to see what the team is sharing with everyone.  Go on over to Bitten by the Bug2 and take a peek and link up your 3D project for all to see.

My project is another bar tray that I made as a gift for relatives who we see often.  I just wanted to give a little thank you to them.  It's an SVG that I got free from one of the Facebook groups I follow.  There are initials for all the letters and then I customized it with the last name in the middle.   I used a burgundy vinyl from Expressions Vinyl and the lettering is from the Noah's Arc cartridge.


Monday, July 10, 2017

BBTB2: Cricut - Ants Love Watermelon Too! Card

Yes - We all know ants get into everything this time of year, and they love everything sweet.  Well - so does our hostess, Janis from Pause Dream Enjoy.  She has challenged us to create a Cricut project or card using Sweet Summer cuts.  This could be watermelon, ice cream, apple pies, or fresh fruit!  Endless possibilities.  Hop on over to the Bitten By the Bug2 blog to link up your Sweet Treat creations and see the favorite summertime treats of our Design Team.

I want to get more use from my Cuttlebug folders and when I saw this one, I thought of watermelons.  I've used this watermelon cut a few times from Preserves, and found the So Sweet on the Once Upon a Princess cart.  I thought I was finished, and just wanted to add a little something, and the idea of an ant, just one, came to mind.  I inked the pieces, used the Love Triangle Cuttlebug folder, and mounted on 3 mats for the finishing touch. A pretty easy card this week.

Now I am off to work on my bathroom.  The new vanity went in yesterday, but you all know I can't just do one thing.  I need new wallpaper, wall repair, new faucet, new knobs, etc.  And oh, I can't believe all the old stuff that came out of that vanity, there is some major purging needed!  Stay cool you all, we will be in the 90's all week,  and that means pool time!


Monday, July 3, 2017

BBTB2: Cricut Stars and Swirls All Around

It's July!!!   It's nearly halfway through the year and I am yet to cross off more things from my to do list than what I have added.  I have been working on it, in fact got a few things done these past few months.  They include a lot of work on the backyard (it needed it after 4 years of drought), curtains and pillow for the RV, working on a 3000 piece quilt, cleaning my craft room (for the 100th time), a good vegetable garden, a fairy garden for granddaughter and small one for me, and a trip to China.  Still lots more to get done this summer, including the downstairs bathroom vanity, wallpaper, fixtures replacements, more yard work, and a trip to see friends in another state.

I made this metal serving tray for a friend's birthday a few weeks ago.  I got the idea because she actually has a very similar tattoo on her arm of the stars and swirls.  I added the INSPIRE as my touch.  She really liked it.  Her new house has a small patio and she plans on putting it out for display this summer.  It really looks like it could be used for a 4th of July party decoration, just add red cups, and blue napkins!

Our challenge this week at Bitten By the Bug2 is "patriotic" or 'red, white, and blue'.  It was chosen by Emily from Mollie's Motif blog.  Come see the layouts cards, and projects created by the design team - you'll see fireworks for sure!  Happy 4th of July USA!  Link up your patriotic card or project today!

Vinyl - From Expressions Vinyl
Star and Swirl - from internet - free SVG
Red stars - Free Cricut image
INSPIRE - Botanicals cartridge
Tray - purchased a bunch of these last year at Walmart