Friday, July 3, 2020

BBTB2: Cricut - All Star 4th of July

Let the fireworks begin..... It's an All- Star 4th of July Weekend!  Here is how I am going to document the occasion, with a star studded layout!   Thank you to Anthadene Endemann, of the Facebook Group "Scrappytodoit with my Cricut".

Here is the link:

Join in the challenge over at Bitten by the Bug2 starting on Monday July 6th, for the next two weeks,  You must use 3 different sized stars in your entry.  Use Pinterest, Instagram, your blog, or Facebook to link up your project.  Here is the link to Bitten by the Bug2.

All Star:  This and That
Stars:  Basic Shapes
Big Star:  This and That

Monday, June 22, 2020

BBTB2: Cricut Sun Kissed Summer

This was the cutest layout to cut and assemble, I keep saying "ya can't go wrong with Miss Kate Cuttables designs.  I  love the brightness of it, and it was pretty simple to make since I am not the one who designed it.  It was designed by Anthadene Endemann, who regularly posts her layouts on "Scrappytodoit with my cricut" on Facebook.  My version is similar with a few less triangles.

Our Bitten by the Bug2 challenge for the next two weeks is "Summer Sun".  You can join in the challenge from the Bitten by the Bug2 blog and also look at the design teams take on the challenge.

All the big cuts use Miss Kate Cuttables images found in Design Space.  The link to the layout is in the picture with the original design.  Thank you Anthadene.

Monday, June 8, 2020

BBTB2: Cricut - Cheers to 30 Wonderful Years

Our friends recently celebrated 30 years of marriage and had a nice dinner with all the wedding party to celebrate.  I had to make a card in their color (pink) to celebrate the event.  At the last minute, I decided to make a pair of coffee mugs for them, as they are not so much wine drinkers.  I put their names on the other side of the mug.  It was cute and they called to say they had coffee on the morning of their actual anniversary with these mugs.

Our theme at Bitten by the Bug2 this week for our challenge is "Wedding or Anniversary".  I usually wait to make the card to match the personality of the couple, using their colors or hobbies, etc.  You can link up to our challenge by clicking HERE.  Looking forward to seeing lots of creations for this one.

Card background:  Valentines Card 18
Anniversary:  Something to Remember
Cheers:  Here to Cheer
fonts in Design Space

Monday, May 25, 2020

BBTB2: Cricut - Military Salute to my Son-in-Law

It's a Memorial Day salute to all military personnel over at Bitten by the Bug2 for our two week challenge.  There are some pretty cool creations by the design team that we are sharing today.  You can link up your Cricut made 'military' themed card or project HERE.  We choose a winner at the end of the two week challenge.

My son-in-law was a Marine for 4 years with two tours of duty to the middle east.  He is still in contact after 10+ years with his Marine buddies and has gone to visit many of them in the last few years.  I sometimes give him military related cards for his birthday which falls around Memorial Day or for Father's Day.  This one will be for his birthday this year.

The soldier is cut twice, once as a background shadow in a darker color.  I duplicated the tank, flipped it upside down and horizontal, and welded it at the top.  Cut the single tank again in white for the back inside of the card.

Image Sets:
Soldier and tank:  Military Silhouettes
Flag:  Summer Celebrations
Ink pens - hand-drawn

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Cricut: Graduation Card

I made another graduation card for a cousin who is graduating high school.  I won't get to see him since he lives in Alaska, but I did see some great senior pictures on his announcement.

This card was made with Oxide Inks on white paper.  I've had it in my scrap bin for a while.  I then used the Cricut to cut the card face.  Inside I used the cut hat as a decoration.

The image set is Cricut's 'Graduation Quick Cut Cards'.  It comes with a properly sized envelope to cut too.  It was quick and easy.

Monday, May 11, 2020

BBTB2: Cricut: For the Pre-School Graduate

It's time for the next challenge at Bitten by the Bug2.  The challenge is "graduation". Link up your graduation project to the Bitten by the Bug2 Blog HERE

My grandson would have graduated from pre-school at the end of May, however, his school year was cut short by three months.  My daughter has been home-schooling, which I think now involves a lot of PE and arts and crafts.  The kids are just really done with the stay at home order.

This card looks so simple, but looks deceive.  There are at least 8 layers to the owl, that doesn't include a few that I didn't even use!  This design is so cute, but the layers on the card could have been designed better for Cricut cutting and layering.  For Example, the yellow on the beak and toes, would normally be little cuts to adhere on top of the base.  In this case, the yellow is a full silhouette of the entire owl, adding an additional layer to the entire cut.  It did turn out pretty cute, and I do like the images on that image set.  The preschool and grad cuts were images from two different sets that I added to a rectangular background.  Isn't that abacus background paper just perfect?

Image Sets:
Pre-school: Back to School
Grad: Glad to be a Grad
Owl: DJ Inkers - Congrats Grad

Monday, April 27, 2020

BBTB2: Cricut - Beautiful Dancer

There are a few ladies I follow on Facebook that create layouts almost daily.  I sometimes save them off to Design Space thinking I'll use them for my own layouts.  With COVID-19 keeping me indoors, I've had more time to craft and actually made some of those lovely designs.  Here is a layout by Anthadene Endemann, who posts in the 'Scrappytodoit with my cricut' FB page.  Her original layout design is below.

I could have used any number of pictures for the layout, but choose to use one of my granddaughter's dance recital pictures.  I changed up the original layout a bit to add space for another picture or in this case, journaling.  The 'beautiful' title was a welded image and I don't know the font.  The flowers are from Quarter Note, and hexigons are from Basic Shapes.  I added Stickles and Washi tape.

Join us at Bitten by the Bug2 for our two week challenge, "Flowers".  I think there are millions of flowers in Design Space to choose from.  Use your blog, Instagram, Pinterest or Flicker account to link up your design HERE.

Here is the original design before I changed it up a bit.

Monday, April 13, 2020

BBTB2: Cricut - A Day at the Park Layout

This project was a gift for a very special little boy.  I have been sitting for his family for the past 3 years.  He and his brother love to go to the park and play, so for his birthday I made this layout in a frame for him.  The pictures turned out really nice, as the lighting was casting great half shadows, and I actually got him to look and smile at the camera.  I am, of course, going to make this layout again for my grandkids.

I am hosting the challenge for the next two weeks at Bitten by the Bug2.  Our theme is "Let's Get Outdoors".  I picked the theme long before we knew of the COVID-19 Pandemic, but we can dream of the not to distant future when we can get out again.  My inspiration was to showcase how we scrap or create outdoor activities!  Your entry to our challenge can be anything related to outdoors, i.e., camping, gardening, flowers, hiking, spring skiing, or washing the car!  Use your Pinterest, Instagram, or blog to link up to the challenge HERE.

Playground:  Fast Food
Boy on Slide:  Recess
Free Circle
Grass: Paper Doll Dress Up
A Day at the Park:  Family Album
Sun: Create a Critter
Font:  Jacoby Black
Inked most edges

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Cricut: Facebook Swaps - Here are my die cuts March 2020

Participating in a Cricut swap of die cuts is something I used to do years ago when we used cartridges.  I found a group on FB that does a monthly swap and I have joined several times when I have the time.  I make a certain amount of the same die cut based on a theme, send it into the hostess, and she sorts them and mails them back to me.  So, if I send in 10 (based on how many participate) die cuts of a flower, I get back 10 different flower die cuts.  Some of the ladies are very talented, and not all die cuts are from Cricut, some use another machine brand.  One of the groups is themed "mystery" so I can make any image I want, and expect anything back in return.

Here are 3 die cuts I made with my Cricut.  Can't remember where I got the Charlie Brown, the flower is from Design Space, and the baseball is a few Design Space images that I combined.

Here are two pictures of swapped die cuts that I received back.  There were mystery swaps, so the subject can be anything of the senders choosing.  Wee had just been to Disneyland, so I'm in love with those images.

There were 6 participants for the softball swap, here is the images I received.

Monday, March 30, 2020

BBTB2: Cricut - It's an Easter Celebration

I love Easter and all that goes with it.  Attending church, the dinner, and the kids hunting Easter eggs.  Crafting during this time is also fun as Cricut Design Space has added so many Easter and Spring images to scrapbook.  Today, I am presenting a box card (a 3D card that folds up and fits in a regular envelope) full of little critters ready for Easter Day.

My creation is for the Bitten by the Bug2 challenge blog, where our theme is "Easter Treat Boxes, and Bags, etc."  Let me see your creations by linking them up to our Bitten by the Bug2 blog HERE.  You have until April 12 to enter.   Happy Easter.

All images are Miss Kate Cuttables in Design Space.  Box is Anna's Window Box Cards, all images available on Design Space subscription.  I added Stickles for bling.