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

Monday, February 26, 2018

BBTB2: Cricut - Wedding Card Full of Lace

I usually have a hard time with tone on tone, especially white on white.  I was inspired, again, by a white on white card I saw on Pinterest.  My look is totally different, all I needed was that spark to get my mojo going in the right direction.

Our Bitten by the Bug2 challenge this week is Wedding/Anniversary.  We are continuing our month of Love theme.  I can always use a wedding card, so I might even duplicate this one a few times, it was really pretty easy and can be embellished several ways or the color changed to match the occasion.  Link up your card or project HERE.

My paper was a shiny white smooth cardstock I purchased at our local scrapbook store that was closing.  I wish now I would have brought more, it cuts like a dream on the Explore.  The background is from Paper Lace, and the Mr. and Mrs title is from Photo Fun - Celebrations.  Enjoy!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Disney - Cricut Mickey Nails

Am I excited to go to Disneyland?  Oh Boy, Yes!  (something Mickey would say)  I had a few free minutes and decided I needed to decorate my nails.  I made these cute Mickeys on my Cricut, they are about .20 inches small.  The vinyl cuts so nice.   I made a bunch so my grandkids can wear them too.

They may not last through too many hand washes, but I'll enjoy it while it lasts.  I did my nails for Valentines and the very thinly cut decals did not last, but the solid hearts lasted over a week.  This was a quick fun project.

Monday, February 19, 2018

BBTB2: Cricut - Love My Mickey Tshirt

We are off to Disneyland with the grandkids,  It will be our first trip in over 15 years and the grandkids first trip ever.  I made several shirts for the group to wear one of the days.   Can you believe this is the first shirt I have made for myself using vinyl and the Cricut?  I always make them for baby showers or the grandkids, never myself.

Luckily my creation coincides with the Bitten by the Bug2 challenge this week, which is to use a Licensed Cartridge (character) on your card or project.  It can be Disney, Hello Kitty, or a few of the other licensed carts.   You can link up your project HERE.

I took the word LOVE from the Thoughts and Phrases cartridge and sliced it, removing the O.  I then brought in the Mickey head from Mickey and Friends and welded it to the word.   I made several versions, and used the one below, which is very similar to one I saw on Pinterest.

My other pictures are the tshirts I made for the grandkids at Christmas to announce to them they will be going to Disneyland.   The blurry picture is the granddaughter dancing and jumping around the room when she found out!  She was so excited, she has been wanting to go for at least 3 years.

Monday, February 12, 2018

BBTB2: Panda Love

I made this layout and put it in a 12x12 frame as a one year old birthday present.  It is really one of my favorite layouts.  I love the bold, yet masculine looking colors and how the cuts tied into the pictures.  I had a vision of what I wanted for a few months, so the design and assembly went together pretty fast - it usually takes me longer.

Our challenge at Bitten by the Bug2 this week is "HEARTS", we are still celebrating Valentines Day and Love.  Join our challenge and link up a project to the BBTB2 blog HERE.  You can use Flicker, your blog, or Pinterest to do the link-up.

My cartridges used are:
Panda - Pagoda
LOVE - Winter Woodland
Hearts - Basic Shapes
Grass - Disney's Mickey and Friends
Font:  AR Hermann (I think that is a system font)

Monday, February 5, 2018

BBTB2: Cricut Nail Art for Valentine's Day

I've been getting my nails done at the salon since Christmas - a little treat for myself.  The red glitter didn't turn out exactly like I wanted, so I decided to add some bling.  Luckily, adhesive vinyl cuts really well on the Explore, these cuts are 1/3 of an inch.  That's small!  I just used tweezers to pull the cut off the mat and place on my nails.  I really like them, and will probably have to manicure my granddaughter's nails as well once she sees them.

There are two cuts for these hearts:  Ashlyn's Alphabet and Cake Basics.  In all it took 15 minutes from start to finish.  I bet you may see more designs like this in the future.

Our Bitten by the Bug2 challenge this week is "Anything Goes for Valentine's Day".  You can link up any creation related to Valentines as long as it contains a Cricut cut in it.  Link up your project HERE:

Monday, January 22, 2018

BBTB2: Cricut It's a Zoo in Here

This week at Bitten by the Bug2 we are challenging our followers to us a Cricut penguin on their card or project.  It may have started out as a winter themed challenge, but for me, I had to make mine part of a zoo layout.  We have season passes to the Oakland Zoo and there are just too many photos to scrapbook.  These particular ones are of my granddaughter and my sister from several years ago.  I re-arranged this layout so many times, and I am still not really happy with it, but it's done.  It looked better on Design Space.

Join in our challenge this week and link up to the Bitten By the Bug2 blog.

Cartridges Used:
Zoo Title:  Life's a Party
Turtle and Frames:  Everyday Pop Up
Lion:  Artbooking
Penguin and Giraffe:  Noah's ABC Animals

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Quilting: First quilt of 2018 - It's a Girl

I made a simple fleece quilt for a baby girl this past week.  My gifts were the only handmade items given at the shower, people just don't have the time or want to learn the skills to make things.  It really was an easy quilt.  Double layers, as a single layer is just too thin.  Her colors of the baby's room are pink and grey.  The theme is Bohemian, - dream catchers, arrows, nature, etc.  I'll post the album I made later this week.   Enjoy!

Monday, January 15, 2018

BBTB2: Cricut Mickey Celebrates with a 1 year old

Happy New Year Everyone!  I was sick, like the rest of the world, most of December and first week of January.  Last week I finally got back out my crafting and created 6 scrapbook pages and this birthday card for our Bitten By the Bug2 challenge.  My 3rd grandson will be turning one in a few weeks and we are also planning a trip to Disneyland!  Thus, my Mickey themed card.

Our challenge theme this week at Bitten by the Bug2 is "Birthday Cards".  I hope you will join in and link up your birthday cards that include a Cricut cut to the blog.  Here are the cartridges that I used:

1 in a circle:  Days and Dates
Mickey:  Mickey and Friends
Writing:  Disney Mickey (on top of a rectangle then contour)
Pop Dotted the Mickey