Monday, July 28, 2014

Bee-utiful Summer Challenge

Hey everyone!  It's Monday and time for a new Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge.  This week the challenge is to use a Cricut "bee" cut.  The design team came up with some cute projects so be sure to check them out.  
For my project, I chose to make a shaped card.  I really love how it came out!
Cartridge:  Create a Critter
 The hive is cut at 4.5 inches and connected with a brad.

The bee is cut at 2.5 inches.

Paper and cardstock is Recollections
Diamond Stickles
Scrappy Moms-Simple Sentiments
Bakers Twine

So we hope you will join us this week over at Bitten by the Bug 2!!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Look Whoo's Here!!

Hey everyone!  It's been a few weeks since my last post, and I have some exciting news!  We finally welcomed our 4th child, Landry Miles on July 10th.  He was 8 lbs and 20. 5 inches long.  He's just so sweet too!  Seriously, he is the best baby!  He only wakes up one time at night to eat, and all the noise from the other kids really doesn't bother him too much. We are so blessed!

I'm also excited because he is 11 days old, and he already has his first scrapbook page!  That is a record for me!  I made this layout for the Bitten by the Bug 2 Owl challenge this week.  All you need to do to join in is create a card, project, or layout with a owl Cricut cut.     

I kept my project super simple with by using an Artbooking pre-designed page.  I skipped out on using the overlay, and I decided to add his name to the top.  I really like how it came out.  (You might notice I forgot to finish the little owl's eyes).  Whoops!
The photo mats are 4 x 4.  All cuts are 11 inches except his name, which is cut at 1.5 inches.
Pattern paper is from K&Co. Snuggle Bug stack.  Solid cardstock is Recollections.

So we hope you will join us this week over at Bitten by the Bug 2!

And I wanted to share some photos of all the excitement:

The kids have been really good with him.  They love to hold him!  It's definitely never a dull moment lately!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Travel Challenge and Pregnancy Update

Hey everyone!  It's time for a new challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2!  This week Pam has selected a travel theme.  All you have to do is create a card, layout, or project using a Cricut cut and a travel theme.  
I knew exactly what I was going to do for this challenge.  We just got back a month ago from our surprise Disneyworld trip.  I wanted to create a layout for the beginning of my Disney album.  I have three photos that show the surprise box I put together, what was inside, and our decorated van.  We had so much fun surprising them!  Click here for that post!

For my layout, I got my inspiration from Pinterest.  There are so many great Disney layouts on there.  I used the basic look/background from a site called The Scrapinator.  I really love how it turned out and how quickly it came together!

As always, I used Cricut craftroom to help me layout the design:
Then I just hide all the mats that I will cut by hand, rearrange all the cuts to cut on a sheet of 12 x 12 cardstock:
2 -12 x 12 sheets black cardstock
Red background mats - 11.5 x 5
Yellow background mats - 11.5 x 4.5 (Recollections Basic Bolds Pattern Paper)
Red pattern mats- 11.5 x 1.75 (DCWV School Stack Pattern Paper)
Title and Mickey Hat - Mickey Font 
Hand Border - Mickey and Friends
Journaling Tag - Plantin Schoolbook
Solid cardstock-Recollections

We hope you will join us this week over at Bitten by the Bug 2!

So onto baby news...I am 38 weeks and I go to the doctor today to find out some more news.  He has been telling me this would probably be the week!  My last day of work was last Wednesday.  We had an early birthday party for my son this past weekend, so now I feel like I'm ready.  I know my body feels ready!!  So I'll post some pics or updates soon!

And if you are interested in making any good grilling suppers, try these: