I am attempting to maintain a blog filled with random bits from my life and family as well as my adventures in crafting.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

BBTB2 - Cute Animals

Oh my it's Tuesday :o
My post didn't get published...oops!

Well, yesterday a new challenge started over at
BBTB2 all about Cute Animals.

I decided to use Create-A-Critter, it was the obvious choice for me!
The critters are SO SO CUTE!!!

I love this little pup.
I used scraps from my stash and
just came up with this layout, I kind of like it :)

I hope you will join us over at BBTB2 this week!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Cut It Up - Bendy Cards

Happy Friday!

Today over at Cut It Up we have started a
new challenge...
Cut It Up

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Bendy Cards!

Prize: Any 3 sets of your choice

My Project:
Okay, so first off, I am a loyal Cricut-er.
And I only have a Cricut Expression.

I have steered clear of any "digital" crafting.
I know, I know, I need to get with the times,
but I'm good :)

Anyway, for my project, I decided to print out the bendy card
from our Sponsor, The Cutting Cafe, just on my regular old printer.

I then "fussy cut" it out and used it as a template to
trace on some paper from Echo Park.

I then pieced them together, easy peasy.

The heart I cut from Art Philosophy.

I used some Twine from American Crafts
to line the top of the "bends".

Here is a top shot of the card:

I really like the dimension the bendy card gives.

The sentiment I used is also from our Sponsor,
I also just printed it out on my printer.
Here is a close up...

This was a fun card to make, and you can
make it without a fancy digital machine ;)

I hope you will try out the bendy cards from
The Cutting Cafe and join us
for our challenge over at Cut It Up!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, February 6, 2017

BBTB2 - Create a Valentine

Happy Monday!

Another challenge over at BBTB2
has begun!

Create a Valentine!
Yes! Valentine's is upon us - CRAZY!!!

I decided to use Art Philosophy,
one of the Close to My Heart cartridges.
They have a ton of pre-cut cards and I wanted to
try one out, so I chose this heart card.

I cut it at 4 3/4" out of some My Mind's Eye paper,
which I adore!

I decided to use a different paper to fill in the heart
that the card cut out so I could stamp the inside with
a sentiment.

The sentiment also comes from CTMH.

I used the cut out heart on the inside of the card,
didn't want to waste that :)

Then I added twine down the spine of the card.

Super quick and easy!

I hope you will join us over at BBTB2
for this week's Valentine's challenge.

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Cut It Up - Hot Drinks

Happy Friday!

Hopefully you are staying warm this winter
and Cut It Up has the perfect challenge for us!

Cut It Up

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Hot Drinks -
Coffee, Tea, Cocoa

Our Sponsor:
Newton's Nook Designs
$20 Store Credit

My Project:
I used this awesome "Hot Drink" image from
Winter Frolic.

All my papers are from my scrap stash,
but are from American Crafts, Echo Park, and Recollections,
if my memory serves correctly.

The sentiment is from a set I picked up on
clearance from JoAnn's.

I hope that you will join us
over at Cut It Up for this challenge.

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, January 23, 2017

BBTB2 - Winter Activities

Happy Monday!

Today over at BBTB2, a new challenge has
started all about Winter Activities -
Sledding, Skiing, Ice Skating,
none of which I am fond of ;)
I even live in Utah :o - LOL!

For my card I decided to create an invitation for
an Ice Skating activity the Young Women in my area are
going to be doing next month.

The skater comes from Winter Frolic
and my papers are from a pack I picked up at
a warehouse sale for American Crafts.

The sentiment is from a Fiskars set
and I topped it off with a fun glitter gem.

I hope you will join us this week over at BBTB2!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, January 9, 2017

BBTB2 - Elvis

Happy Monday!


I hope things have settled down for you all now that
the holidays are over and school is back in session...
I know it has for me :)

This week over at BBTB2
we are celebrating Elvis' Birthday :)

We want to see Elvis inspired projects.
I naturally pulled out my Nifty Fifties cart to search
for the cut I wanted to use and when I saw
this one I immediately thought
"Blue Suede Shoes".

One of my goals this year is to use as much scrap paper
as I can on my projects instead
of starting with new pieces,
so I can't tell you exactly where my b/g papers 
are from - you'll have to forgive me :)

The sentiment is from a Fiskars set.

I hope you will join us over at BBTB2 for this fun challenge!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, December 19, 2016

BBTB2- Nativity

It's Christmas Week!


Today over at BBTB2 we have another Christmas/Holiday
Use a Nativity or Menorah.

I chose to use the Nativity from Winter Frolic.
I used a PKS baby face instead of the cuts from
the cartridge. I think it is adorable.

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!