Monday, October 24, 2016

BBTB Challenge - Football

Hi all!

I am feeling the whirlwind of the holiday season - anyone else?  Seems once school starts I don't find time to breath until sometime in January!

This week's challenge on Bitten By the Bug is football.  I figured this was the perfect opportunity to scrap some cheerleading pics of Pezza:

I chose to concentrate on page 1 - I had a lot of pictures and it can often be tough to fit them all in a layout and still have room for the fun part of designing elements to go with them.  I picked her best pics and focused on some fun die cuts for page 1 and then put the rest in a grid on page 2.

The adorable little cheer leader and the matching title piece came from Kadoodle Bug Designs.

The cool football themed tiles came from the Sports Mania Cricut Cartridge.

I hope you can join in our challenge.  Jump over to the main BBTB Blog and see the other neat things done by the design team!

Monday, October 17, 2016

BBTB - Halloween

Hi all!

I have another project for the weekly Bitten By the Bug Challenge - this week is Halloween!  There is a mountain of Halloween images to choose from just in the Cricut images alone!  I have another card today:

So quick and easy to put together!  Are you making any Halloween cards this year?  Head over to the BBTB blog to see the other designers' projects and get inspired and then post your project to the challenge!

Monday, October 3, 2016

BBTB Challenge - Frames

Hi all!

This week's Bitten By the Bug Challenge is to use a frame on your project.  Since we are officially in October I thought I better get started on some Halloween cards!

There are TONS of frames in the Cricut library and ALOT of options for Halloween ones.

This Spiderweb frame came from Photo Fun - Holiday Memories.  You could put ANY of the Halloween images in it - I have two more already cut and ready for me to finish.  The Boo is from Phrases.

This framed ghosty came from Happy Hauntings and there is a whole bunch of different ones to pick from.

With all the frame options Cricut has this is an easy challenge!  I hope you can join in.  Be sure to head over to the BBTB Blog and check out the other great projects by the Design Team!

Monday, September 26, 2016

BBTB - Retro Challenge

Hi all!

This post is going to be super quick!  I am packing up to leave early in the morning to go to my oldest son's house for my grandbaby's first birthday!

The challenge on Bitten By the Bug this week is retro.  I went way retro on this anniversary card for my in-laws:

I used the Art Nouveau cartridge for the fancy flowers - I just love the images on that cartridge - so elegant!

The font is Cricut Alphabet - I like my fonts to have a shadow.  i also prefer them welded so they are easier to place!

Join us on the challenge or just head over to BBTB to check out the other fun projects the rest of the DT girls made!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sympathy Card by Pezza

Hi all!

Quick post today for Pezza.  Her teacher missed the 2nd & 3rd week of school because her father died.  Pezza was very excited about her finally coming back and asked if she could make her a card so of course I agreed.

Pezza went through card sketches with me until she found one she liked.  Then she picked out the colors and the embossing folder she wanted to use.  I cut the papers for her but she did the rest, including drawing the picture herself!  I think she did a great job!

Monday, September 19, 2016

BBTB: Apples

Hi all!

I've got another layout down thanks to the Bitten By the Bug Challenge!  This week the challenge is to use an apple on a project.  I thought it was the perfect time to scrap Pezza's first set of first day of school pics - this is kindergarten.  

Unfortunately somewhere along the way (it has been FOUR years) I managed to delete the original pics and was stuck with these super small ones but if nothing else it sure gets her little spunky attitude across!

I used quite a few cartridges to get all the shapes I wanted - this is my favorite apple cut.  I still have a bit of trouble finding what I want - the dotted piece for example, I found searching for "banners".

The blue base is a Cricut image but the title piece is an SVG from Little Scraps of Heaven.  I did change the wording of the title in MTC.

I hope you can join in the challenge.  Even if you can't, head over to the BBTB blog and check out the great projects the other girls made!

Monday, September 12, 2016

BBTB - Monsters or arrows

Hi all!

How was your weekend?  We are getting cooler weather here thank goodness and spent the weekend camping south of us.  We took Pez hiking to see a waterfall up close and personal.  It was a 3.4 mile trek and the first half to the top was pretty dang steep but we made it!    

First I have pics of this week's Bitten By the Bug challenge - you can use either monsters or arrows for a male-focused project.  I LOVE monsters and chose to use one on a layout of my son and his first baby - my first grandson!

Brennan is already over a year and a half - time flies!  This is a collection of my fave pics from the first 2 months when he lived with us.

I had a hard time narrowing down which cuts to use as usual - SO many to choose from!  I love having the Cricut Explore so I can pick and choose individual cuts without buying the entire cartridge.

Monsters are one of my favorite "themes" and there were lots to choose from.  I thought he went perfectly with the pic of Brennan making quite a dastardly face as well as the pic of Auntie Pez holding him all dressed up in his little monster suit we got him.

Wednesday I get to go pick him up along with his teeny new brother and momma to spend the day together.  Poor mom is outnumbered now and exhausted so I am hoping I can give her a hand.  I remember those days all too well!

Head over to the BBTB blog and check out the awesome projects made by the rest of the design team!  Then add your own to our linky!