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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

Love


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

Freedom



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.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Happy Birthday!!


Hello again, it is time for another challenge over at BBTB2 and Marti is our talented design sister with the challenge.  We are to make a project or card that has to do with birthdays-card, tag, layout.  The design space had this cartridge free this week, so I thought I would play with it.  My bil had a recent birthday, so I was looking for guy images.  I thought these gears would be fun.  I found some gears from the Artiste cartridge, also.  Steam punk seems to be the craze.  Come and join the fun.  We can't wait to see your projects.  tfl.

Monday, May 15, 2017

You Did It!



Hello, Laurie is our amazingly talented designer for this week over at BBTB2 and it is all about Graduation.  I don't have anyone graduating this year, so I made an accomplishment card.  I found this star card on the Wild Card cartridge and the sentiment is from Beyond Birthdays.  Come and join the fun. tfl.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Happy Mother's Day!



It is a Mother's Day challenge over at BBTB2.  I let the paper do the talking with this card.  I love the Graphic 45 paper and tend to hoard it and not use it.  Do you ever have that paper that is too pretty to use??  I made this card for my Mom and used the Anna Griffin cartridge for the flowers and the Sentimentals cartridge for the butterflies.  The card fold came from my Silhouette Cameo.  I love this fold, it is so much fun.  tfl.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Emily busy bees, butterflies, bugs insects



It is time for another challenge over at BBTB2 and Emily is our amazingly talented designer in charge of the challenge this week.  She has chosen insects...bees butterflies, bugs.   Since our winter was so mild, I have seen alot of bugs this spring.  Ugh, I found a tick crawling on me.  That was disgusting!!  Anyway, butterflies are much more pleasant and I found this image from Anna Griffin with the rose overlay and the butterflies are from Indie Art.  The label is from the card pack.  Come and join the fun.  tfl.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Welcome Spring!




I get to pick the challenge over at BBTB2 and I chose spring flowers.  You should be able to find alot of spring flowers to choose from for your card or project.  I love looking for the beautiful flowers that come into bloom this time of year.  What a blessing after winter, although our winter was really good this year, not much snow and not very cold.  Yay.  I found my flowers in the Walk in my Garden cartridge, the clouds and sunshine are from Pooh and Friends and the fence from Wrap it Up  and the grass is from Artbooking.  I made my card using an easel card base.  tfl. 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Happy Birthday, Cupcake!


Valentyna is our amazingly talented designer from BBTB2 with our challenge for this week.  It's all about the sweet stuff.  We all love the sweet stuff, especially me!!  I would not be able to exist without chocolate, lol.  I am thinking about my grandchildren, who all have birthdays in April and May, when making my project.  This is a shaker card with a sweet cupcake from Once Upon a Princess, balloons from Wrap it up and the frame is from Artfully Sent.  Come and join the fun.  tfl.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Happy Easter!



Susan is our amazing design sister in charge of the challenge over at BBTB2 and it is all about Easter!!  I bet you are seeing bunnies, chickies and eggs all over the place!  I made my card from scratch, from a card I saw on Pinterest.  Jayne made it and she was one of our designers a while ago. She is soooo talented!!  The card base, eggs and banner are from Art Philosophy, the bunny from Create a Critter, the grass is from Artiste, the sunshine and clouds are from Pooh and Friends.  I made a tent card, using a little different technique than Jayne.  I cut two tags and attached them to a fold, so I would have different sections graduated inside.  Then added the grass, bunnies and eggs.  It was lots of fun.  

I just barely got this card done.  I had a good amount of stress lately and medicated myself with sugar, which gave me a nice virus that I was dealing with most of the week.  I watched my grandchildren for a day this week, also.  Well, here it is, just under the wire.  tfl.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Trees!




Hello, I am into Easter mode and making cards.  Our challenge over at BBTB2 is to make a card or project using trees.  Kelly is in charge of our challenge and it is really in honor of Arbor Day!   I found this cute bunny peeking out behind this tree in the Campin' Critter cartridge.  The eggs are from Art Philosophy and the grass from Zooballoo.  I forget where my wording came from, but I welded it in the Cricut Design Space.  This is a center step card from my Silhouette Cameo.  Come and join the fun.  Sophie (our dog) and I are enjoying the spring weather and taking walks.  The trees are starting to leaf out and I enjoy looking for spring flowers.  tfl.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Celebrate!



Hello again, it is time for another challenge over at BBTB2, and Michelle has chosen to make a banner or sign in our project for this week.  I have alot of birthdays coming up and made this for my daughter-in-law.  The sewing machine and banner came from the Pop up Cards cartridge, the label is from Lacey Labels and the yarn is from Country Life.  Come and join us.  tfl.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Sophie!



I just had to share a picture of our new baby, Boston Terrier.  She is 4 months old now and we totally love her.  I love all her puppy snuggles!  Can I tell you how soft she is, but not her mouth, lol.  Seriously the jaws don't come out as often as they used to.  She started puppy class last Monday.  She is learning quickly.  Just had to share our little sweetie.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Baby!




Over at BBTB2 it is time for another challenge.  Maureen is our awesomely talented designer with the challenge of making a baby or baby shower project.  You know how much fun it is to make a baby project, so I hope you will join us.  I used a card base from my Silhouette Cameo and the other images are from Baby Steps.  All my grands are big now and not babies anymore.  I enjoy every stage tho babies are so much fun.  Does a baby doggie count???  We recently added a beautiful Boston Terrier to our family.  She is definitely my baby.  tfl.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Make a Wish!



Marti has chosen our challenge over at BBTB2 to make it all about birthdays.  I have alot of birthdays in the first part of the year, so this was a perfect challenge for me.  This card was for my son's girlfriend, who is all about Disney.  Minnie is from the Mickey and Friends cartridge and Make a Wish is from      and the balloons are from             .  Come and join the fun and check out what my amazing design sisters have come up with!! tfl.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Lucky!!



This is a shape card that I made for the challenge over at BBTB2 and Laurie is our talented designer for the week.  Our challenge is a Good Luck, horseshoe, clover type of theme, to do with St. Patrick's Day.  I found this image in the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More2 cartridge and made it a shape card.  Added a bit of bling and was done.  Good Luck is popped several times.  Come and join the fun!!  tfl.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Shades of Green, Birthday Card



Our challenge over at BBTB2 is to make a card or project with shades of green.  Pretty soon things outside will change to green and the flowers start blooming.  It is also almost St. Patrick's Day.  I made this card using the Kate's Abc cartridge, the label is from Art Philosophy and the card base is from the  Artfully Sent cartridge.  I saw that someone on Pinterest had used this card base and I wanted to use it too.  I love the flower border.  Come on over to BBTB2 and join the fun, Emily is our talented designer for this week.  tfl.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Go Wild!!



Hello, it is time for a challenge over at BBTB2, and I thought it would be fun to make a card or project featuring animals.  There are alot of cute animal images out there and alot of fun things to do with them.  I can't wait to see what you come up with.  Come and join us!!!  I used the card base from my Silhouette Cameo and used the side step card.  The grass and tree is from Zooballoo, and the animals and sentiment were from Create a Critter.  I got the lion from B is for boy, the fence from Artbooking.  I sued quite a few cartridges, but in Design Space, it is easy to put them together.  This was definitely a fun card to make.  tfl.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Happy Anniversary, red and white!


Are you into gear making all those beautiful Valentine projects?  Our talented designer over at BBTB2 has chosen a theme of red and white.  My oldest son had a recent anniversary and so I picked this image from the Artfully Sent cartridge.  The Happy Anniversary image is from Lyrical Letters and I chose to print it on the heart.  I realized that I picked this love image for their card, last year.  Oops.  Well. hope to see your project linked up with us.  tfl.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Valentine Card Monster



I have been busy making valentines, and this is one that I made for one of my grandchildren.  I love this cute little monster.  This is cut from my Silhouette Cameo. It is hard to craft right now because I have a puppy keeping me busy.  I have nicknamed her "jaws" at the moment, because I am very acquainted with her teeth.  She is just the cutest, tho.   tfl.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Be Mine, Valentine!

Susan is our super, talented design sister from BBTB2 with the challenge for this week.  It is to make a valentine themed project.  I haven't played with my Copic markers for a while and really like this cute little girl.  I used my Cricut to make the valentine hearts.  I bet you are making valentines for your favorite people.  Come and join the fun.  tfl.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Love is in the Air!


Have you been to the BBTB2 blog lately??  We are offering a prize for January from all the posted projects, selected randomly.  You should check it out.  Marti is our amazingly talented designer with the challenge for this month.  She has chosen a valentine or love theme.  I totally, shamelessly, scraplifted this card from pinterest.  This is a side step card from my my Silhouette Cameo and the couple and sentiment is from the Sweethearts cartridge.  I cut out a couple hearts from the paper that I used and that is pretty much it.  tfl.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Happy Winter!





It is cold and makes you think of ice skating, if I only knew how, lol.  Susan has chosen to use ice skates in our card or project.  I found these ice skates in the Celebrate with Flourish cartridge.  The snowflake came from the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I followed a challenge over at the Mojo Monday challenge blog.  tfl.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Coolest Greetings



Hello, it is time for another challenge over at BBTB2, and  Michelle has chosen snow or snowmen for our challenge.  I picked this sweet snowgirl from the Quilted Christmas cartridge.  Easy, peasy.  Come and join us and link up your project with us.  tfl.

Monday, January 9, 2017

I Just Want to be Your Teddy Bear!


Hello, this challenge stretched the imagination a little bit, but so much fun.  Laurie has chosen our challenge over at BBTB2 is to make an Elvis themed project.  We are celebrating Elvis' birthday.  I also wanted to incorporate a Valentine theme.  I used the Teddy Bear Parade, Art Philosophy cartridges and my Silhouette Cameo to make this card.   I am getting this done at the very last minute,  because of a nasty virus.  So glad to be done with that.  I watched my grands last week and was totally exhausted...but here it is.  tfl.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Something New


Hello again, I hope everyone had amazing holidays.  Christmas is amazing for me, because of the grandchildren and their joy.  We had the whole family over for Christmas, and had alot of wonderful food.  I love watching the grandkids play together, also.  Maureen has the challenge over at BBTB2 and our challenge is to make something to do with the New Year or something new.  I chose something new.  Right before closing for the year at the campground, we found an amazing deal on this used camper, but new to us.  We are so excited but it will have to wait till spring to enjoy.  Our old camper was having so many issues and was beginning to not be much fun.  I used Campin' Critters, and Artbooking to make this layout.  Come an join the fun.  tfl.