Monday, August 29, 2016

Back to School at BBTB2

Michelle chose the Back to School theme for our projects this week. Sadly it is a bit late for me. We have been back at school for 2 weeks already, 3 if you count pre-planning. I made this to give to one of our new teachers as a little encouragement.

The card base is from Creative Everyday cards. The sentiment is from Thoughts and Phrases and the oval is a free shape in Design Space. I used some white gel pen to add a little interest. Come join us at BBTB2 and share your Back to School projects with us.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Flower challenge at BBTB2

Melanie chose the theme of summer flowers for the challenge this week. I found a cool card fold I wanted to try and attempted to recreate it in Design Space. It worked, sort of. I still had to do some adjustments after it cut. 

The flower is from Spring Fling and the yellow piece is from Elegant Edges. All of the other pieces are just basic shapes that are free in DS. The embossing folder is from Darice and the paper is Recollections.

Create your own flower card and share what you created, we love to see!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Wedding/Anniversary challenge at BBTB2

Our DT sister, Maureen, is having an anniversary this week so she chose that for the challenge theme. My card is really simple, but the Cricut did a lot of work. The tree was drawn on the paper by the Cricut and I used some watercolors to fill in the leaves and the heart. The tree is from Photo Fun and the sentiment is from Elegant Cakes.

The "Happy" on the sentiment is less than an inch tall. There is a lot of detail in that little word. I made it pretty simple since I wanted the tree to stand out. Have a wonderful week. The paper is all Recollections as usual.

Vacations at Fantabulous Cricut

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #283-Vacations
Create a project that features what a vacation is to you!

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The prize is 7 digital stamps!

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

My project this week is one of the "make it now" choices on Design Space. I really wanted to see what it would look like in person so I went for it. I was lucky enough to go on a cruise this summer, though I should have changed the palm tree to a moose or something since I went north instead of south. I think I will print some of my picture and keep them in this cute thing. There is a hook and loop tape closure so they would stay in nicely.

All of the paper, with the exception of the gold, is Recollections. The gold has been in my stash for a number of years now. I will hate it when I run out.

Come join us with your vacation project.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Hot Stuff - Coffee or Tea at BBTB2

The theme "Coffee or Tea" was chosen by our DT sister Marti as this week's challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2. I used images from "Love you a Latte" and "From My Kitchen" for my card. I already had this card created when I found this adorable embossing folder on clearance. I couldn't resist picking it up to add to the project.

I've been have a hard time with creativity lately so I went to Pinterest for the sentiment and the color palette. How did I survive before Pinterest??

All of the paper is Recollections. I did use some Antique Linen Distress Ink around the edges of everything. I will be back at work this week so that means full on adulting. I'm sad and glad all at the same time.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Sea animals at BBTB2

Hello! I am hosting this week at Bitten By the Bug 2 and chose the theme of "Sea Animals" to celebrate all of the wonderful creatures I saw on my trip to Alaska this summer. I think Glacier Bay was my favorite part of the trip, loved the whales and sea otters.

I used this adorable whale from the B is for Boys image set as the main focus on my card. The sentiment is from the same image set. The label the whale is on is from the Phrases image set.

Mary from CardzTV did a challenge recently with this cute corner pop-up card so I decided to give it a try. I created the file in Design Space so I could use it again. The blue paper is Cricut paper, the rest is Recollections. I did use some distress crayons with water on the white pieces to give it a bit more of a watery feel.

There are many cute Cricut sea creatures. See what you can come up with and share your project with us. We love to see what you make!