Monday, March 24, 2014

A Lovely Rose by Any Other Name

I had this 8x10 picture around for a few years and never scrapped it.  I didn't really know what to do with it, but it was so pretty that I had to give it a special touch.   I took this picture in my front yard at the height of the rose season.

This week at BBTB2 our hostess, Pam says our challenge is anything to do with flowers.  So you get a double dose, roses from Cricut and my garden roses.   I had a hard time coming up with a title for my layout, looking up synonyms for the word awesome.  I finally settled on my own title "Lovely". The tag says "The Secret Garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles."

All cuts are from the Cricut Art Nouveau cartridge. There are three layers of leaves and I made two layers for the flowers.   The background paper is DCWV, and the sayings are G45 Secret Garden.  I added bling to complete my flower challenge.  Come on over to BBTB2 and link up your flower project.   Enjoy!

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Last Place Band

This week at BBTB2, Michelle is hosting the challenge, which is to use a musical note.  I have a special layout to show today which is my friends son, E.J., who was in a Christian Rock Band.  We went to see one of his performances in Nashville.  It was dark, so I decided to use some hot pink in my layout to match the pink lights in the pictures.   I used the Hanna Montana cart for all of the cuts on this layout.  Proof that this cart is just not for girls!

Come over to BBTB2 and join us in this musical challenge.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Baby flannel quilt

Here is my first jelly roll quilt. It is flannel front and back.  The mother to be does not know the gender of the baby, so I made it in neutrals.  She really liked it.  I want to make another one since it was easy and turned out so nice.  I used a few decorative stitches in doing the quilting and edges.  Jelly roll from Joanns Fabrics.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Cheers, It's St. Pat's Day!

Our host this week over at BBTB2 is Melanie.  In good ol' Irish fashion, she has selected a St. Patrick's Day theme for our challenge.  I almost always send out several St. Patrick's Day cards to my Irish friends and relatives, so I got these done a little early.  I added background colors to the simple die cuts from the Spring Holiday Cards cartridge and it sure made them pop.  A little brown inking around the edges and they were done.  I used Artiste to create the frames.   Luck of the Irish to you all!!!  Link up your St. Patricks Day project over at BBTB2

Monday, March 3, 2014

Glamour Girl Card

Mayra is hosting our challenge this week at BBTB2.   Our challenge is to use our favorite cartridge.   Well, I have so many favorite ones, it's hard to pick.   I love my Life is a Beach, Artbooking - which I have used almost every week since I received it, A Child's Year, and Sophisticated cartridges.  But I have to say when I saw the Suburbia cartridge, I just had to have it.  I have used it for cards, decorations for a wedding shower, and several layouts.   The women cuts on this card are just spectacular and very easy to cut and assemble.  Here are a few of the recent cards I have made with this cartridge.

The words 'glamour girl' are a rub-on.  The lower card features a piece from a 1947 magazine.  Both have parts of doilies  that are inked and have Stickles and gems added.  I'll use them for birthdays or thank you cards.

It's such a great and easy challenge this week, I hope you link up your project to BBTB2.