Monday, September 29, 2014

30 Years of Figs

Our first house in 1981 had a fig tree in the corner.  We didn't really live in a hot climate, so the figs were small and limited.  I took a cut from that fig tree when we moved and put it in a coffee can.  There it sat for several years, getting water once in a while.  It never outgrew the can.  Then one day I planted it, and the rest is history.  It is right at home at our 2nd house and this year has produced lots of fruit.  I had a chance to go back to this house and pick some figs a few weeks ago.  It was then I realized that tree has been there for 30 years and just had to take some pictures to 'preserve' the scene.  Time for some fig cookies!

This week at BBTB2 our challenge is to use nuts or squirrels on our project.  I used a couple of different squirrels, who love these figs just as much as I do.  They sit on the top of the fence and chow down.  Michelle, from cricutcrazyscrapper is our lovely hostess for the week, and she invites you to view our creations over at BBTB2 and submit a project.   Squirrels are from CampOut and Animal Kingdom, figs are from Preserves, and the tree is from CampOut, using CCR I stretched it.  Gate is from Freshly Picked.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Butterfly Kisses from Daddy

This is one of the first wedding pictures I have scrapped.  It's almost a year, so I had better get crafting if I am to have an album done for Christmas!   This is my son in law giving a butterfly kiss to his daughter.  (yes they got married after the DGD was 2).  The colors were green and brown, thus the color palette.  The Hello Kitty Butterfly and words are from Hello Kitty Font, and the butterflies are from Once Upon A Princess.   I was inspired by a Post from Faith Abigail, I wish she was still posting, her designs are beautiful.

Melanie is our hostess this week at BBTB2.  Her challenge to all is to use a Cricut butterfly in our projects or cards.   I knew which cut I wanted to use right away.  I am really happy with this layout, it is one of my all time favorites (I have a new fav every other month).  Come over to BBTB and link up a butterfly project.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Crazy like Daisy

This week at BBTB2, Mayra is hosting our challenge.  She has given us freedom to use any Cricut die cut.   I went with a cart that I love but haven't used much --  Mickey and Friends.  I used a few crazy photos of my Granddaughter with the cutest Daisy die cut.  It was so much easier to put all the paper pieces together when it's a larger size.

Come join us and link up your Cricut project at BBTB2.  I am sure there will be some great entries.

Monday, September 8, 2014

You can Never have too many Purses

It seems I never have the right gift bag for the occasion.  So I thought I would make a few so that I am not giving out just plain bags.   This one took a while to put together and I like how it turned out.  I restricted myself and didn't add too much bling.   The wording was cut using Kates ABCs, as well as the middle purse.  The first and third purse were cut with Forever Young.  The background paper is from DCWV - Ciao Bella Stack.

Diana, of DLArt, is our hostess this week at BBTB2.  She got a little girly on us and challenged us to create a Cricut project using a 'purse die cut'.   I had been wanting to make something feminine for a while.  Link up your 'purse' to our BBTB2 blog this week, there are sure to be lots of fancy purses to choose from!

Monday, September 1, 2014

What a Parade!

Celebrate Freedom - we really don't think about it much.  I've been to several countries where the quality of life for some is very poor and the governments do not give assistance.  Yes - I am proud to be an American - Let's CELEBRATE FREEDOM.  My photos today are from a small town parade we went to this year on the 4th of July.  What a great turnout and it lasted a whole 20 minutes!

I used my new cartridge, Something to Celebrate for the banner backgrounds and the word Celebrate.  I created another banner and put the word Freedom from Create a Critter 2 on top.  Fireworks from CAC2, and the boy with flag from A Child's Year.

Our sweet friend, Brenda, from friendscraftinwithfriends is hosting our challenge this week at BBTB2.   Since it's Labor Day weekend, she has asked us to create a patriotic themed project.  I hope you can join us and make a project to celebrate the day!