Monday, December 25, 2017

My Favorite Christmas Card

Today, we at the BBTB2 blog are posting our favorite Christmas card.  Our wonderful design sister, Maureen is in charge this week!  I picked this card from Anna Griffin.  I love her images and how intricate and beautiful that they are.  This was a pretty glitzy card and I enjoyed making it.  Come and take a peek.

Monday, December 18, 2017


Hello again, it is time for another challenge over at BBTB2 and Laurie has chosen a Santa cut on your card or project.  I got this cute santa in the Winter Frolic cartridge..easy card.  Come and join the fun!!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Christmas Ornaments

These are some ornaments that I made.  I give these to all of my boys.  The rosette is from Lia Griffin and the snowflake is from Anna Griffin.  Tfl

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Holiday Poinsettia

This is another Anna Griffin card that I made.  I decided to use my pen to draw on the border.  tfl.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Merry and sleigh

It is challenge time again, over at BBTB2, and Laura has chosen gifts, boxes and embellished treats.  I have some gifts on this sleigh from the Quilted Christmas cartridge and the border is from Anna Griffin.  Come and join the fun.  I can't wait to see your projects over at BBTB2.  tfl.

This little box is from the Make it Now section in the Cricut Design Space.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

December 25

I used a square from the paper pack and designed my Anna Griffin images around it.  I love the intricate cuts.

 This was a busy week, a Christmas concert for our youngest grandchild, dinner out at Maggiano's, dil had surgery, so watched the grands, and game night at our oldest son's house.  My husband and I are trying to recover today!  Hope all is well with you.  This is certainly a busy time of year.  Tfl

Monday, December 4, 2017

Oh, Christmas Tree

Janis has chosen to use a Christmas tree on our card or project, over at BBTB2.  I found a beautiful card on Pinterest and patterned this card from it.  The frame is from Elegant Edges, the Deer is from Anna Griffin, the Tree is from Sesame Street Seasons and the Poinsettia from 3d Flowers.   Come and join the fun.  tfl.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Warmth of the Season

I found this cute little lady in the Winter Frolic Cartridge.  It is perfect for the challenge over at BBTB2, which is all about jackets, scarves, and mittens.  Well this image has it covered, lol.  Emily has chosen this fun challenge.  Come and join the fun.  I bet you are ready to find these items of clothing right about now.  tfl.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

It is the time of year to think about everything we have to be thankful for.  I picked the theme over at BBTB2 of anything goes, Thanksgiving.  I found this idea in the Make It Now in the Cricut Design Space.  Come and join the fun.  tfl.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Mickey and Minnie Christmas

It is challenge time over at BBTB2 and Amy has chosen to make our project based on a movie or book.  I have been working on my Christmas cards and chose this Mickey and Minnie image.   They are so cute!!  This is actually an easel card.  tfl.

Monday, November 6, 2017

My Hero!

This is a layout I created for a challenge over at BBTB2.  Susan is our amazing design sister with the challenge for this week.  We are to use a superhero in our project.  I loved this teddy bear from the Teddy Bear Parade cartridge.  The other images came from:  Star line is from Artbooking, the star border is from Ribbons and Rosettes, the My Hero wording is from Stand and Salute and the You're the Best wording is from the Wrap it Up cartridge.  That's it.  I also used the cut out stars to add to the layout.  This is a picture of my husband and our little doggie.  tfl.

Friday, November 3, 2017

A Day to Celebrate

This is a birthday card made using Anna Griffin and the Elegant Edges cartridge.  I used some enamel dots in the corner.  I entered this card over at Cardz Tv.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Another Halloween Card

This is another Halloween card for my grandson.  It is a frame that stands up.  I hope everyone stays safe and has a Happy Halloween.

Cricut Word Challenge

Michelle has chosen our challenge over at BBTB2 and it is to use some Cricut word art.  I have two cards to share that I have made for my grandchildren for Halloween.  The first is a card that is from the Autumn Celebrations cartridge and the little witch is from Trick or Treat.  The Beware wording is from the Happy Hauntings cartridge.

I used the frame and title for the card below from the Creepy Critters cartridge and the spider is from the Photo Booth Props cartridge.  I added some crystal laquer to the spider to make it more creepy. And that is it.  tfl.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Happy Halloween!

This is a card that I made for Halloween.  I used some Graphic 45 paper and some other scraps from my stash.  I entered this card at Cardztv and Die Cutting Divas.  Tfl.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Halloween Monsters!

Well, it is time for the monsters to come out.  I saw a card made on Pinterest that totally inspired me for this card.  The cartridge I used was the Bump in the Night cartridge.  This was alot of fun to create.  I have been going all crazy making my Halloween cards for my grandchildren.  This card was made for a challenge over at BBTB2 and Maureen has chosen this fun challenge.  tfl.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Thank you, Anna Griffin style!

I have been obsessed with all of the images from Anna Griffin.  I used one of the "Make it Now" projects.  Tfl.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Road Trip

This was a freebie for the week, a couple weeks ago.  I decided to use the images to make a layout for our recent trip to North Carolina, to see my parents.  This picture is on top of Mount Mitchell.  My boys pushed my father up the path in his wheelchair, so he could go to the top with us.  Whew, you should have seen those muscles straining.  My father is not a heavy person, but you are doing some serious uphill climbing!  They made him so happy!   Marti has chosen our challenge for this week over at BBTB2.  It is all about Road Trips.  tfl.

Monday, October 9, 2017


Laura has decided to make it all about beer and pizza, over at BBTB2.  I do not drink beer, so I was happy to make a pizza card.  I love, love pizza.  I thought I could use this card for Valentine's Day next year.  This pizza came from the Simply Charmed cartridge.  The wording is computer generated.  Come and join the fun, and don't forget to check us out on Facebook!!  tfl.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Pumpkin Patch!

I think you really have to look for the pumpkins, but they are there, lol.  Laura has chosen to use a pumpkin on our card or project, this week over at BBTB2.  I just loved this dimensional scene and had to make it.  I did make an orange background for the top layer because you really couldn't see the intricate artwork on it.  This took alot of paper but was fun and easy to do.  Check us out on Facebook, also.  tfl.

Monday, September 25, 2017

The Beauty of Autumn

Hello again, it is time for Autumn over at BBTB2 and Janis has chosen our theme.  I found this beautiful banner from the Pretty Penants cartridge and the title from the Classroom cartridge.  I let my Explore do the writing for the background paper.  Easy peasy.  tfl.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A Hauntin' We Will Go!

 I have been busy with some of my Halloween cards.  A couple ladies from my work like to have me make halloween cards for their grandchildren.  I find this to be so much fun!!  This cute little bear came from the Teddy Bear Parade cartridge.  This is an easel card.  tfl.

Monday, September 18, 2017

An Apple a Day!

Emily is our wonderfully, talented designer for this week.over at BBTB2.  She has chosen an apple theme.  I found this sweet apple border in the Doodlecharms cartridge.  I love this Graphic 45 paper and just let it do the talking.  Come on over and join the fun.  tfl.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Autumn Leaves

Hi again, it is time for another challenge over at BBTB2, and I have chosen Autumn Leaves for the theme for the week.  I have seen some leaf changes already.  You should be able to find alot of leaf choices.  I found my image in J Goode Designs.  This image uses the write feature to highlight the wording and leaves, and I also added another leaf to this design.  It just looked like it needed another leaf.  I hope you come and join us and link up your project with us.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Are you ready for some football!

Amy is our design sister from BBTB2 with the challenge for this week.  Are you watching football?? We are Chicago Bear fans, don't know why, but we are, lol.  It is about football on the blog and we are to pick football related images.  My little football player is from Create a Friend, the background from Word Collage, the yard line from Family Album and the wording is from the Artbooking cartridge.  This is a simple card.  The background is using the write feature from the Explore.  Come and join the fun. tfl.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Cultivate Joy!

It is all about Labor Day over at BBTB2 and so you get to pick a career of choice.  My Dad's birthday is coming up soon, so I made this card for him.  He is retired now, but was a farmer his whole life.  I know it is still very important to him and so I wanted to make this farming scene for him.  I used  the Country Life cartridge.  We had a windmill on our farm, when I was growing up, so I had to add that to the scene.  Come on over to BBTB2 and join the fun!  Happy Labor Day, too.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Magical Birthday

Susan is our wonderfully talented designer over at BBTB2 with the challenge of using fairies in our project this week.  I just had to use these photoes of my grand daughters on their birthday parties.  I had such trouble photographing this layout.  Ugh.  I have tried many times.  Anyway, I used most of the images from the Once Upon a Princess cartridge and also the little fairy from the Sesame Street cartridge.  Come and join us!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Gift Tags and Boxes

I made this tag for a challenge over at BBTB2 and Maureen is our amazingly, talented designer with the challenge for this week.  We are to make a gift tag or box.  The tag was made using George and the flowers and leaves were from the Artiste cartridge.  I love this sweet Prima Doll that I got from a sweet friend.  It was so much fun playing with it.  Come and join the fun.  tfl.

Monday, July 31, 2017


I made this layout for the challenge over at BBTB2 which is to use alot of flower accents.  Marti has chosen the challenge for this week.  Who better to choose from than the Anna Griffin cartridges for flower accents.  This is a photo of my husband and I when we were married.  The layout is one of the Make It Now projects.  tfl.

Friday, July 28, 2017

New Explore Air 2

I was having issues with my Explore.  The first thing that happened was my writing/scoring clamp was loose.  I got the instructions to fix it, which my husband was wonderful to help me with.  I tried to print and cut again, but my Explore couldn't find my registration marks.  It kept looking for it about 1 1/2 inches beyond the starting point.  Anyway, Cricut sent me a new Explore Air 2.  Isn't that great customer service.  Thank you so much to Cricut and K Hard, who was a big help.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Fun and Sun!

Laurie is our talented designer with the challenge over at BBTB2 and it is all about the beach or water fun.  These images from the Pirates and Mermaids cartridge which were free for a week and I took full advantage of them.  I will find a picture of the grands to add to this layout.  It was lots of fun to create.  Come and join us for some hot summer fun.  tfl.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Vintage Box

Laura chose for the challenge of the week to make a 3d project over at BBTB2.  I found my little box (and it is little) in the Tags, Bags, Boxes and more 2 cartridge.  I put a little band at the bottom to help it keep it's shape.  The flowers, leaves and doily are from the Artiste cartridge and the tag from George.  Now to figure out what to do with it, lol.  It was fun to try something other than cards!  Come and join us and check out what my amazing design sisters have come up with.  tfl.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Summer Treats

Who doesn't want some ice cream on a warm summer day??  This week over at BBTB2 it is all about sweet summer treats.  Janis, our wonderfully talented designer has chosen this theme for our challenge, this week.  I made this card for my husband's birthday.  He loves to have some ice cream or sherbet at the end of his day, for a treat.  I found this sundae in the Birthday Bash Cartridge.  The background label is from Elegant Edges.  I also used a sketch from the Mojo Monday site.  Come an join the fun.  tfl.

Monday, July 3, 2017


Emily is our talented designer for this week over at BBTB2 and the theme is patriotic and/or red, white, and blue.  I am sure everyone is ready for a wonderful 4th of July and I am hoping that everyone will be safe.  I made my card using A Child's Year, Graphically Speaking and Artbooking cartridges.  That's about it. Come and join the fun.  tfl.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Can I Have S'more?

Laura is our wonderfully talented designer for this week, over at BBTB2, and she chose a summer night theme.  We spend alot of weekends at our camper and one of the things we enjoy is a campfire and toasting some s'mores.  I made this card for my daughter in law's birthday.  She loves s'mores.  I made this card from the Campin' Critters cartridge.  The card base is also from this cartridge.   This has to be one of my favorite cartridges.  tfl.

Monday, June 19, 2017

A Little Bird Told Me!

I get to pick the challenge this week, over at BBTB2 and I chose birds.  There are alot of bird images to choose from.  I bet you can find some really cute ones in the Cricut cartridges.  I found this cute birdie in the 3 Birds on Parade cartridge.  I made this for a friend of mine.  Come and join the fun.  tfl.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Nautical Father's Day

Hello again, time for another challenge over at BBTB2 and Susan, our amazingly talented designer, has our challenge for this week.  It is time to celebrate Father's Day.  I made this card for my Dad.  Who doesn't love a nautical theme, so I went with that.  The helm is from Life's a Beach.  I took out the center of the wheel to put the boat from B is for Boy cartridge.  The banner is from the Artiste cartridge.  Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there.  tfl.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Gone Campin' Scrapbook

This will be a picture heavy post, as I have created a scrapbook album.  I got the idea from My Sisters Scrapper.  You just have to check out her site.  Her projects are amazing and she is soooo talented.  My son asked me to make this for a friend of his that is getting married and going on a camping trip.  I used the Campin' Critters cartridge and alot of the stickers and images from the Photoplay paper pack.  I also used this page for the challenge over at BBTB2 and Michelle has chosen a summer theme.  I think of camping, when I think of summer.  Here are some ,more of the images of the pages of the scrapbook:

Front of Scrapbook:

This is a page, opened up
There are photo page inserts in the pocket and where you find the tabs.  The book was totally put together from scratch including making the binding.  I also made some tags to put in various places.  tfl.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Priceless Treasure

Hello, it is time for another challenge over at BBTB2 and Maureen is our talented designer for this week.  She has chosen a friend theme.  I really enjoyed making my card and making something for a friend.  We all know how important friends are to us.  I made my card using an Anna Griffin cartridge.  I love the flower printables and all her images are so beautiful.  I am on an Anna Griffin craze, right now.  Come and join the fun.  tfl.