Monday, September 15, 2014

Celebrate the Cricut! BBTB2 Challenge

Hello my crafty friends, I hope you are having a wonderful start to your week. Mine will be busy. Busy baking that is! lol I have zucchini coming out my ears and we've been eating them like mad. I also have lots of peaches to get made into peach pies, apples into apple pies and of course hubby wants sugar cake cookies. So I plan on being busy in the kitchen this week starting today. We're also getting out of town for an extended weekend, so I'm really looking forward to that! And of course I will be taking some of the baking with me. lol We are really lucky that we have such great son's who don't mind holding down the fort for us so we can get away for a bit. I think it will be good for hubby and good for me too. There was a nip to the air all weekend and last night we got down in the 40's! I think fall is here, though I'm not ready for it. lol Ready or not it's here! I hope it is warm next weekend in VA. We were so cheated out of a hot summer, but we did have a nice low temp one. 

Since today is Monday, ya'll know that means it is time for a new challenge over at BBTB2. Our challenge this week is being hosted by our sweet and talented Mayra and she has chosen to celebrate the Cricut meaning that we can use any Cricut cut that we want!!! How cool is that?! Love this challenge, of course I love them all. lol So for my project I used the Cricut Artist cartridge, yes again! lol I love the CTMH cartridges. I used the card feature and cut out another one of those cute scalloped gate fold cards like Joy from Obsessed with Scrapbooking did. I used a cute digi from DeeDee's Digital Delights for the outside of my card-isn't that little chipmunk adorable??? The chipmunk and sentiment is called  Fall Warm Up and it has images and sentiments in this set. For the inside I used a My Creative Time stamp and dies. Some of my circles were cut out on the Cricut and some where cut using Nestiblilites. The leaves on the bottom circle on the outside of the card were stamped using a MayMay Made It new fall stamp set. I used distress inks in Antique Linen and Vintage Photo to distress my circles and sentiment mat on the outside and inside and I used them to do all my stamping, Firebrick Red, Vintage Photo and . 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and visiting with me for a spell. I always enjoy your visits and you always make my day with your sweet comments! Crafty hugs, Brenda






DeeDee's Digital Delights has a challenge going on using this cute digital set so I'm going to enter my card over there.

18 comments:

vic said...

Aww this is so cute Brenda :) that image is adorable wow you have been busy baking :)
Hugs
Vic x

Veerle said...

This is a really adorable card with a cute image Brenda. Love it.
And euh... i'd like some pie too please ;-) LOL LOL Apple pie !!!! Thank you ;-) LOL LOL LOL
Hope you'l have a lovely extended weekend my friend I'm sure you and your hubby will enjoy.
Big hug from Veerle xxxx

Irish Cherokee said...

Love this gate fold card. Excellent. Great images, papers and sentiment. - Jim

Lisa said...

This is so sweet and adorable, Brenda!! That little guy is so cute!! I just love the fold!! Perfect fall card!! I would love to take some of the zucchini off your hands - I love zucchini noodles - Yum!! I hope you have safe travels and a wonderful trip!! Enjoy my friend!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

MaryH said...

Oh I am loving these gatefold cards you are doing. They are wonderful. Ditto on the cute DeeDee's cheeky chipmunk. You've done a fab job with this digi and he is just darling. Love those background papers, and the way you've made that scallop look so spiral with your placement. Well done! Hope ya'll have a wonderful week. Hugs & TFS. MM

jimlynn said...

Once again, I LOVE that design!! The gate fold card is so pretty and of course I love that image too! So glad you're entering over at Deedee's Digis. Love your cute card Brenda.
Lynn

cm said...

Peach and apple pies? Zucchini - maybe even chocolate zucchini cake? Sugar cake cookies? You're whetted my appetite for a taste of them all! If I lived closer, I'd be heading over for some pie-making lessons, as somewhere along the line, I missed learning how to make crusts. My mom make scrumptious pies (as I know you do!), but I always forget to ask her for a 'tutorial'. Some day! I've not heard of sugar cake cookies, but the name alone has me craving one. Recipe, please, please and please! Your week sounds busy (in wonderful ways, as I know your love for baking), so thrilled to know that an extended weekend get-away is on the schedule. Wherever you're headed, I hope relaxing and having fun are your top goals! Oh yes, your card: absolutely adorable with that balloon-cheeked chipmunk and the gate-fold, pretty-papers layout. Of course, being Canadian, I have a soft spot for maple leaves, and yours are stunning! Once again, your post has brightened my day, and warmed my heart!
Hugs~c

Anita in France said...

Such an adorable card, Brenda ... love the gatefold and the pretty DP! Love the sound of the peach pie, apple pie and sugar cake cookies too ... yummy! Hope you extended weekend is a wonderful one! Hugs, Anita :)

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Brenda this is adorable !!! I can see why you love to use this cartridge !! This card is beautiful and full of cute at the same time !!! That little chipmunk looks super cute !!!! Hope you have a blessed day my friend !!!
Hugs,
Mayra

Bonnie said...

All your cards made with this die is making me wish I had a Cricut! Love the way the flaps link to stay closed and I love the pretty fall leaves! We were in VA last weekend and it was beautiful! Hope you have a great time!

Jeri said...

Oh my goodness, Brenda, this is so awesome. The fold is really cool. I don't have any of those CTMH cartridges. Wish I did, but living on this fixed income is a killer sometimes. I'm just so excited to hear that you and hubby are getting away. That's just fantastic and just what you both need. You'll come back with a new outlook and ready to tackle whatever life throws at you. Have a wonderful, wonderful time together making memories.

Caroline said...

This card shape is so wonderful. I want to try this. I love your fall card and that cute chipmunk. Your card is so adorable. Have a nice weekend away. I bet your kitchen smells wonderful. Nice cool days are so great for baking!

Sheila H said...

Love this gatefold, Brenda. Your colors and papers really evoke Fall. The squirrel and sentiment pop nicely. The inside is beautifully composed also. You rocked this!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your fall gate card is so adorable, Brenda! I love everything about it! I loved the gate-fold cards in your prior post, too!!

I wouldn't be much help to you eating up the zucchini, but I sure could help you get rid of some of those peaches!! I can't eat fresh fruit, but for some reason fresh peaches without the skin go down a treat, which is awesome because I love them so much! You are lucky to have those!!

Enjoy the baking week and, more importantly, enjoy your long weekend away to VA, just the two of you. You both definitely deserve it and I hope you have a safe and smooth journey!!

Hugs from Auntie Darnell

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

ah bless and what a super card hun love it he is so cute and thanks for joining in the Challenge at Deedee's hugs Judith x

Tina Campbell said...

Super cute gate card the coloring is so pretty too just perfect for a fall card. I agree it was a bit of a brrr weekend, we were at our last tractor show for this season and boy was it cold for the tractor pulls at night. Have fun with all that backing it sounds delish! Safe travels for you and your hubby have a great weekend getaway :)

kReN said...

Love the gatefold approach to your card. Looks great with the Deedee's Digis images. Thanks for joining us at the progressive challenge this month!

kReN, dt
http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Hi hun and fabulous make love it and ty so much for joining the September Challenge at Deedee's hugs Judith DT x