Monday, October 25, 2010

Banner Challenge and BBTB2 Blog Hop

This week it is my turn to host the challenge at Bitten by the Bug2, which means that it is also my turn to pick the cut we'll use for this week. I knew I wanted to select something from Country Life, however, because it is fairly new, I also wanted to make sure everyone could play along.  So, for this week's challenge you may use any of the banner special feature keys on the Country Life cartridge OR you may use any banner from any Cricut cartridge at all!  With such a wide variety of cartridges to choose from, I hope anyone who wants to play along this week can and will! 


My sweet Molly-Dog was my inspiration for this scrapbook layout.  I created the banner using the Country Life cartridge. The bottom layer is a simple scallop banner cut and the top is just a plain banner cut, but to jazz it up a bit, I cut the top layer from Dear Lizzy adhesive-backed fabric paper.  I've had it in my stash since this past spring and after awhile, I wondered if I would ever end up using it... now I am just so glad I had it to use on this project...and for the record... the fabric paper cuts like a DREAM on the Cricut!


I cut the flowers from Dear Lizzy glitter paper and doubled some of them for a 3-D effect. Some Japanese paper tape, Hero Arts pearls and Dear Lizzy foam alphas provided for the perfect finishing touches to this super feminine layout of my middle daughter Cait and my sweet (and bossy) Molly-Dog.




Now... on to our end of month Bitten by the Bug2 blog hop... if you arrived here from Bitten by the Bug2 then you are on the right track, if not, start there and you'll land here in just a moment.  If you came here from BBTB2, you are on the right track and your next stop on the hop is Lori.  If you should get lost along the way you can regroup by checking back here! 

Okay now, for the blog candy here at Runs With Scraps.  During this hop, leave a comment and become a follower if you are not already and you will be eligible to win a 15 dollar gift certificate to My Favorite Things or Papertrey Ink (winner's choice)! I'll draw the winner on Halloween!  Here is the Blog Hop list...

Beth (you are here!)


Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink: Stampers Select "White", American Crafts: "White 12 x 12"
Patterned Paper: Dear Lizzy & American Crafts: Spring Collection
Ink: Tsuikeneko: Memento "Tuxedo Black"
Stamps: Papertrey Ink: "Framed"
Embellishments: Dear Lizzy: "White Foam Alphas", Hero Arts: "White Pearls"
Die Cuts and Tools: ProvoCraft: Cricut Expression and Country Life Cartridge
Other Tools: Fiskars Border Punch

45 Scrappy Comments:

CelticWoman said...

Beth a stunning layout, wonderful colors, Sandi

jennyplace2 said...

Love your layout, it is so full of beautiful details. What size did you cut your banner at? Thanks for the chance at the gift cert.
http://jennyplace26.blogspot.com

Jessica Wekenman said...

What a beautiful page! I love the banner and those flowers are just gorgeous!

Cathie w said...

so very cute love your layout thansk for sharing


cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

Bobbi said...

This is a great layout. I just ordered this cart so hopefully it will get here in time for me to play along. TFS

Melissa M said...

Beautiful dog and lovely layout! The banner is wonderful. I hope I am able to join the challenge this week.

jan farnworth said...

cute banner.

littlen said...

Very nice LO. TFS.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Love the banner and the soft colors that you choose. Wonderful work!

Anne said...

Beautiful creations withbeautiful details =)

Hugs, Anne

Debra said...

Great LO. I need to scrap about my doggie!

Susan said...

Beth what a pretty layout! I love the banner and those flowers - huge WOW factor!!

Susan

Maureen Reiss said...

Very cute LO!! Love it!! Thanks for the chance to win

Marionment said...

Beautiful page. I love your layout.
marionment@msn.com

Gloria Westerman said...

Oh how adorable....I love your fabric too....awesome job....and thanks for the chance to win your candy.....I am a follower....

craftaholic said...

What a pretty LO and love the colors!! TFS!!
ilovetonkinese2@hotmail.com

Rexann

Jamie said...

That is an adorable layout!!! I love it's simplicity and yet the emotion that is portrayed through it :)

botherjamie@gmail.com

Vicki said...

Beautiful layout. Love the banner, the flowers, the colors.

Ashley said...

Beautiful layout! I know exactly how you feel about your dog - I have two young cats who are definitely our "furkids" right now and I absolutely adore them (even when they are mischevious, lol). I am now a follower and thanks for the giveaway!

Ashley
scrappinpinkpiglet@gmail.com

Tanya said...

Cute layout, love the banner!

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Julia Moss said...

okay, it doesn't get more beautiful than that!

Scrapper69 said...

Wonderful Banner! I like the look of it on your layout.... Pretty! :o)

~JulieH~ said...

Beth your Layout is absolutely beautiful and i love that the banner is fabric! The floers are stunning too! Love this
Juliexx

VeronicaA said...

Your banner is nice and colorful and I love the page layout as well. The flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.
Veronica
vballen@comcast

shari said...

Your layout is so cute, thanks for sharing. I'm following you now. Shari (cricutrookie)

Kamiehoo said...

LOVE the banners! So inspiring!
Kamie

**Treefrog** said...

Oh Beth what a sweet layout this is, of both your lovely daughter and your wonderful Molly. It's so nice to scrap about our pets because they really are part of the family. And Thanks for a fun challenge this week I really enjoyed this one, Country Life is one of my favorite cart!
((Hugs)) Theresa

Crayola58 said...

What a wonderful wonderful LO, Beth. Great choice for our challenge.
Carole

stefeni said...

Beautiful layout! And such a great challenge too!

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

AmandaB said...

Absolutely beautiful page..

Amanda:0)

iluvmybugs said...

This layout is amazing!!! TFS

Margie said...

Very pretty layout!Love the fussy cut flowers!

khd said...

This layout is absolutely beautiful! Great job with this, I love it!

Keisha
keisha_hartt@hotmail.com

Glenda said...

Beautiful layout! The banner and flowers are very pretty and the photo is precious!! Wow! I just became your 200th follower!! Thanks for the chance to win a great prize!!

Stephanie said...

I love your layout. I like your cheerful banner. I'm already a follower. Thanks for the opportunity.
stuff@gt.rr.com

pcrusberg said...

Love that photo! So sweet! Like all the flowers too. Thanks, Pam

Latinacreativa said...

So very cute! I wonder where you found the "japanese paper tape"? Thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

very nice layout I am now a follower please come follow me Debbie @http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/
Debbiewilson62@comcast.net

DonnaMundinger said...

Such a sweet layout! We do lovve our furbabies. Good to know the fabric paper cuts well in the Cricut. I've got some too but was afraid to try. Thanks for a great challenge! xxD

Heather said...

My goodness!! This is just gorgeous!! I love your cut work on those flowers. The banner is beautiful. I'm sorry that I ran out of time and couldn't play this week.

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

Beth,
Very sweet and really tells a story with only one photo:)
Krista

Karen Pinsonat said...

such a sweet layout!

Cher~ said...

Lovely. I love the little banner on your layout.

Penniannie said...

Beth

I love how you used the Banner in your Layout, Love the colors....

HUGS
Penny

Lori1brat said...

Beth, I LOVE your layout !!! What a beautiful creation ! I love seeing what my other BBTB2 members are creating !!!

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