Monday, April 28, 2014

Candyland Birthday Layout

Hey everyone!  I have a fun layout to share with you guys.  This week Bitten by the Bug 2 is having a super easy challenge this week.  The theme is "Birthday."  I decided to make a layout for my oldest daughter's 7th birthday.  She had a Candyland birthday cake.  It was really fun to make, and she loved it!  
I created the layout with mostly Create a Critter 2 cuts.
I cut the cake from Sweet Treats.

The title is actually two separate words that I welded together using the Craftroom.  

I ran some of the cuts through my Xyron sticker maker and then added some glitter.
The pattern paper is from the Echo Park Summer Days collection.  I LOVE this collection, and I find myself not wanting to use it because I want to save it.
I also wanted to show you a picture of the cake I made.

My daughter was so excited with it!  I'll have all the details on how to make it on my food blog on Wednesday.

We hope you'll join us this week at Bitten by the Bug 2 and link up your new birthday project made with Cricut cuts.  Please don't forget to tell us what cartridge you used.

And I also wanted to share some of my food creations if you're interested in checking them out.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter Challenge

I've got a quick and simple layout to share with you all.  This week Bitten by the Bug 2 is hosting a challenge where all you have to do is post an Easter project made using your Cricut.  
I decided to make a layout for my youngest daughter's first year album.  I have the most precious pictures of her from that day.  I have to start moving faster with my layouts, and I was pretty proud that I made this one very quickly. 
The eggs are cut from Create a Critter 2.  I ran the pink and the purple through my Cuddlebug.  I embellished the green ones with buttons and rhinestones.

The other cuts are from Artbooking.  I ran the flower border though my Cuddlebug also.  
Artbooking-"First," "Easter," and Flower Border
Create a Critter 2-Eggs (Shadow)
Divine Swirls and Polka Dots Cuddlebug folder
White Gel Pen
Chalk and Versa Magic Ink for edges
Buttons and Rhinestones
Recollections cardstock
Pattern paper-K & Co. Snugglebug stack

We hope you will join us at Bitten by the Bug 2 and link up your Easter project.
Here's a look at the finished project:

I'm entering this layout in the following challenges:
And if you are looking for some thing sweet this week, head over to my food blog to get these recipes.
Peach Pie Filling Fruit Salad

Triple Lemon Poundcake

Monday, April 7, 2014

Bunny Challenge

Hello everyone!  It's time for a new challenge over at Bitten by the Bug.  This week we are creating projects, cards, or layouts featuring a bunny cut with your Cricut.  I decided to get a start on Easter treat bags for my kids' classes.  I bought some bunny graham crackers at Walmart.  I thought they would be perfect for treat bags.  
I was determined to make this easy since I am making 51.  I didn't pick anything with a lot of layers.  
I started off by picking a photo mat from Artbooking to use as my topper.  I cut the bunny from Holiday Cakes and the carrot from Create a Critter.

I used the craftroom to help me with my sizing and to layout several cuts on a page.  
For the photo mat, I glued the layers then I scored it at 2.5 in. to fold it to make a topper.
I also used Auto-Fill for my bunny cuts.  You can adjust this to whatever size paper you are using.  
I usually cut everything out and then I start layering and putting together my treat bags in an assembly line to go a little faster.  
So 46 more to go this week!
Artbooking Cartridge:  Frame cut at 6 in.
Holiday Cakes Cartridge:  Bunny 1.5 in.
Create a Critter:  Carrot 1 in.
Recollections cardstock and pattern paper
CTMH black ink
And after I finished a few treat bags, we finally put up Easter decorations and had some of this:
And it was soooo good!

We hope you'll join us this week over at Bitten by the Bug 2 with your Bunny Project.
I'm also linking up with:

Here are some other treat bag ideas too:

Bunny Bait Bags- This was my first post ever!

And on a busy week, you might be hungry for some goodies over on my food blog:

Y'all have a great week!