Monday, August 28, 2017

BBTB2: Cricut Take My Kid to Work Day - Please

It's Career Day at Bitten by the Bug2 this week in honor of Labor Day.  Caroline, our hostess from Card Creations by Caroline for the week has challenged us to use a Cricut cut relating to 'your career of choice'.  Join our challenge by linking up your project using a link back to your blog or Pinterest link HERE.

 I loved a picture of my daughter and granddaughter going to mommy's work on Bring your Kid to Work Day this year.   She had loads of fun, got lots of attention, and wants to do it again.   In her words "I want to be a hair cutter when I grow up".  How fun.  

Cartridges Used:
Bring Your.... - EveryDay Fonts
Daughter - Keystone Font
Hair Dryer - Paisley
Iron - Girls Makeup Party
Comb - When I was a Kid
Tab - From My Kitchen
Arrow - Home Organization
Flower - Paper Lace

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Summer of Love - Fairy Cricut Card

This card is for a friend turning 60 who really was a hippie in her younger years.  OK, she may still be a bit of a hippie - she loves outdoors, daisy chains, vintage, crystals, natural cotton tie-dye, gardening, cooking, and fairy gardens to name a few.  She is a San Francisco girl, thus, the Summer of Love title - which we are celebrating 50 years this year.

I used the new Ranger oxide inks on my background.  I rubbed them on in a liner fashion and then sprayed with water.  I love the effects.  The little fairy children are from Nursery Rhymes. I should have made several of these cute cards.

Monday, August 21, 2017

BBTB2: Cricut Fairy Painted Sign

Join our Bitten by the Bug2 challenge this week by creating a card, layout or project with our theme of 'Fairies", be it tooth fairies, Tinkerbell, or imaginary ones!  Our hostess this week is Susan from Busy with the Cricky blog and she and the rest of our designers have some fairy magic on the blog to show you.

Today I am sharing a project a little out of the box for me - a painted sign using Cricut cuts as the stencil.  I have done several signs, but nothing like this one.  A friend of mine is celebrating a milestone birthday this month and having a big party at her river summer home.  I made a sign that looks a little bit vintage and incorporates her love for fairies and the name of the home, Moon River.

I used a piece of redwood, acrylics, and stencils made from Cricut Explore cuts.  My painting was way too bright, so I sanded it and put on a coat of thinned out light brown.  It measures about 12"x 7.5".  It's ready to get wrapped along with a gift card to her favorite store.

Welcome:  Rustic Wedding
Water:  Disney Princess Dreams Come True
Font:  Candice

Monday, August 14, 2017

BBTB2: Cricut - 1st Day Ever of Pre-School

Hello Followers - My mojo was off a bit this past week.  My layout for the week at Bitten By the Bug2 is a little typical, but here it is nonetheless.  I had a grand idea for another format, but it just didn't look good on paper.  So scrapped it, and went with the schoolhouse background.  Very traditional - well, a lot of my work is....., but I occasionally surprise myself with something unique.

Our challenge at BBTB2 this week is "Back to School".   Join up your project to our Linky on the BBTB2 blog and submit a card, layout, or project related to the theme.   Here is my picture:

School:  My World
First Day:  Artbooking
School:  Recess
Cricut font

Monday, August 7, 2017

BBTB2: Cricut - Let's Jam and make Jelly Tags

Hi all,  I am hosting the challenge at Bitten By the Bug2 this week.  Our challenge to you is to use your Cricut and make a Tag, Bag, or both.  You can Link it up to the Blog HERE.  

I have been making lots of jams and jellies using fruit from our backyard trees and blackberries picked while on vacation.  I have even made blackberry vodka, which didn't last long.  With all the rain here in Northern California, our garden has flourished.  I have made apple butter, lots of apple chips, applesauce, baby food, peach pies, and other desserts.  I'll be giving out the jams and jellies for Christmas presents, so I wanted to have a little tag on each jar to make it special.

Here are the tags I came up with.  I used the print and cut feature and then cut out the tag and fruit to overlay on the print and cut image.  It worked pretty well.  To add a little bling, I Stickled just a bit.  The tag on the right is really purple but shows blue on my screen.

Apple Tag:
Apple:  Serenade
Tag: Bits and Pieces
Font:  Hadley???

Peach Tag:
Peach Word:  Contoured image from Thoughts and Phrases
Tag:  Bits and Pieces
Jar:  Everyday Pop Up Cards
Peach: Just Because