Monday, April 18, 2016

BBTB - Springtime Birds!

Hi all!

I think it just may finally be spring here in the DC area!  Mother Nature seemed a bit uncertain as to what season she wanted to do.  Pez and I spent the morning doing our best to weed the front flower beds - we are being over-run by some kind of insistent ground cover UGH!  Hoping to mulch tomorrow to see if I can keep it at bay.  I have been thoroughly enjoying being able to hang out with friends and neighbors on the front porch in the afternoons after school.  I have been extremely lucky - there are several other neighbors with girls the same age as Hollyn and the kids all love each other and so do the moms!  Yesterday school was out for a teacher work day so we gathered the girls (5 in all) got ice cream and then did homemade avocado face masks - so cute!

I am posting my first OFFICIAL Bitten By the Bug challenge project.  The challenge is perfectly timed - in celebration of Spring we are asking you to make something using birds.  I have a second gift tag for you to add to my stash:

Once again I designed the whole thing in Design Space, once I was happy with it I picked my papers and hit cut!  Another Studio G stamp sentiment finished it off.  (Anyone here still remember the Pezabling from my old store?  That's the 3 pink flecked square embellishments at the top.)

Isn't the little bird and banner sweet?  I used the following cartridges:

  • Banner/bird - Birthday Bash
  • Tag base - Christmas Kitsch
  • Border - Elegant Edges

As always, I inked my edges with Tsukineko tear drop inks - it really gives everything a "finished" look.

I hope you join us and submit a bird project!  Just CLICK HERE for BBTB.


  1. I love the paper that you put together on your tag. The bird and banner is such a perfect image to go with this project. Love it!

  2. Congrats on your first post for BBTB2 Marti! You are in for a fun time with the gang!!! I absolutely adore your tag, it is just to cute! I love the sweet bird you used on the banner, perfect for celebrating anything! Love the color combo too. Great job on your first post! Looks like the girls were having a lot of fun making their masks, how fun to have this special day with them all. The weather has been so beautiful and I hope it is here to stay. You aren't to far from me, I'm in PA. Looking forward to seeing more BBTB2 challenge posts from you and the gang. Hugs, Brenda

  3. what a great first project for the BBTB2 team. It just pops off the page. Yes - I love the little bird. Beautiful tag. Tweet Tweet.


  4. Super cute! One of my favorite birdies in the cricut collection. Very happy you are joining our BBTB2 team-can't wait to see what you make and explore your blog!