Monday, April 10, 2017

BBTB - Easter Challenge

Hi all!

It's Easter time over on the Bitten By the Bug 2 Challenge blog!  If I were really good I'd have some adorable little Easter projects for ya to give to Pezza and the grandbabies but nope!  How I have less time now than I did when she was little is beyond me but I suppose I do volunteer for way too much.  I also don't have a housekeeper the way I did back in the day :P

Anyway, instead I did a layout of Pezza with last year's Easter pics:

Oh how I do love completing a good 2 page spread!

I love the pics on this page because of the great action sequence I somehow managed to catch when she reached up for an egg that was too high - her poor sad little face!

I couldn't help but include all these pics - she tends to take herself way too seriously when I pull out the camera which makes it hard to get good natural facial expressions.  For some reason on this morning she was relaxed and hamming it up.

I used several other challenges as inspiration for this page and one in particular really spoke to me - it was a picture challenge at Stampin' Royalty:

I really loved the color scheme - mostly kraft and off white with greenery, glittery turquoise and hints of pink and yellow.

Of course I had to include a bunny cut - this one comes from Kate's ABCs - probably one of my MOST favorite Cricut Cartridges.

The glitter in the inspiration picture made me decide to pull out some glitter paper I have had for at LEAST 5 years and never used.  I do love the way the paper looks and it cut well in the Cricut but the back is a very slick almost plastic feel and I am skeptical about it sticking to what it's glued on to for the long haul.  I guess we'll see......

One of the things I love doing when I make a grid style design is to use card sketches for some of them.  I used more glitter paper and even remembered to pull out my Cuttlebug and embossing folders!  Yay!

 I went over the embossing with a kraft colored chalk Dew Drop ink pad to enhance it.  I would have liked a pink glitter paper here but no luck :)

I hope some of you will join us for our challenge at BBTB2!

I went through lots of challenge blogs this week looking for inspiration - I miss participating in all the challenges all over the interwebs.  I remember when there were just a handful of them - now there are dozens and dozens!  I was inspired by the following:


  1. Such sweet pictures on this layout! I love the die cuts you chose for this and the glitter is such a great choice.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments for our Anything Goes challenge.

  2. That's a sweet layout and the colors are so nice.

    Thank you for joining our Challenge at Creative Moments, good luck!
    Looking forward to see you at the next challenge

    DT Creative Moments
    Diana's Creations

  3. Love your layout, you used some very cute cuts to match great pics. I just drew up a card using that egg cut! Happy Easter!

  4. I love how your layout used so many awesome pictures. Kate's Ann's sure does have so many spring images. I love this cartridge! Your layout sure looks like a lot of time and effort went into it. It is so fabulous!

  5. Wow, Marti. I know I said two comments ago the bug layout might be my fav ever - this might just pass that one. WOW. I adore this layout! The cuts and colors are sooooo pretty. As is the darling little Pezza!!