Monday, March 26, 2018

BBTB2: Cricut - Minnie Mouse Mini Album

This project is a kit that I purchased from Monique Griffith several years ago.  She is a talented Cricut creator and make a lot of kits and instructions for layouts before the Explore came out.  The kit instructions were made for the Expression, so I had to "think backwards" to undo my current brain and convert back to several years ago.  All the cuts were made with the Mickey and Friends cartridge except for 2018, which was made with Mickey Font.   I did the assembly during the all day crop at Scrapbook Expo in Pleasanton a few weeks back.  I added extra bling as the album is for my granddaughter to fill with pictures and autographs of her first trip to Disneyland.  I'm sure you will be seeing a lot of my Disneyland layouts soon.  I did buy a lot of Disney scrapbooking items and paper at the Expo and can't wait to find the time to scrap the pictures.

Our challenge this week at Bitten by the Bug2, is to use a Cricut cut in the shape of a butterfly on a layout, card, or other project.   You can submit your creation via our Linky page HERE at BBBTB2.  We love to see what you can created.  Our thanks to Amy of AO Creations for hosting our challenge this week.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

BBTB2: Cricut - Easter Layout - Almost All of them are Happy

This is a picture from last year, but I'm just getting around to scrapbooking it now.  I am so behind, I will never catch up.  As you can see in the picture, my grandson #2 is not very happy to meet the Easter Bunny, granddaughter is giving him the eye, but behaving really well, and #3 grandchild could care less about his first time meeting the big guy.  Let's see what this year holds, I'm going to hope it's more fun than fright!  I recently purchased several Easter papers, but ran across this paper and really liked the pastels and flowers, so I went with it.   I still want to add some bling to the egg - perhaps Stickles, but due to the deadline, it will have to be post publishing.

Our theme this week at Bitten By the Bug2 is "Easter - Anything Goes".  You can use any combo of Easter related Cricut cuts to make a card, layout or project and link it to our blog.   HERE is the link.

My layout is 12x12.  I inked all pieces with a chocolate ink pad.  I used a glitter pen on the flower and title.  Ribbon trim at the bottom adds a little embellishment.   I used the following cartridges:

Rounded Square:  Office Help
Rabbit:  Celebrate with Flourish
Egg:  Easter Magic
Happy Easter Title:  Easter Magic
Lily:  50 States

Also linked to Hiding in My Craft Room - Link is # HIMCR344, TicTacToe  (Ribbon,Animal, Flower)
Also linked to the fantabulouscricut blog- #322 Easter

Monday, March 5, 2018

BBTB2: Cricut - Shamrocks for the Irish

It's all about Shamrocks this week at Bitten by the Bug2.  So, Show me your Shamrocks - on a card, a layout, or altered art project.  Then link it up to our challenge HERE.  Thank you Susan at Busy With the Cricky for hosting our big St. Patrick's Day related challenge.

I am Irish, so a little bit of me is in my grandkids.  When I saw this saying on Pinterest, I knew I had to use it on one the portraits of my littlest grandson.  He just looks so Irish with that newspaper boy hat.

I've left room for journaling on the round scalloped circle.  It's simple this week, I wanted the picture to be the focus. You may be able to see some inking and Stickles to add dimension.

Circle:  free shapes
Shamrocks in circle:  Celebrate with Flourish
Shamrocks banners:  Holidays Throughout the Year Iron-on
Title:  Art Nouveau (kind of looks Gaelic to me)
Scalloped Circle:  The First Few Years