Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 Over & Out!! (My favorite projects!)

As we countdown the minutes to the end of 2016 I wanted to say thank you for continuing to visit Cool Beans By L.B.  Like many others I have come across, 2016 was a difficult year. Lots of changes came my way & those changes were hard, but in many ways good for me. I found myself not wanting to be in my craft space as much, BUT when I did get in there the support of my blogging and crafting family have always made me smile!!! Here are my favorite projects of the year.
Disneymoon Autograph book: Made with love for a good friend and her new husband!!
Motown Cards: In honor of my daughter's Spring choir concert. 
 Hug & Kiss Around the World: A scrapbook page from a special time in Epcot at Walt Disney World.
Hot Chocolate Card: A card made for Die Cuttin' Divas challenge in January. 
Beach Visit with Sketch: A Pocket page made using a sketch challenge.
Thank you so much. I am finding my crafting buzz once again and am excited for the new projects. I will continue to work with Die Cuttin' Divas in 2017. I love this amazing group & have fun creating for this challenge each week. I am going to focus on capturing my family memories in 2017 so be on the look for fun scrapbook pages. Also, look for some design changes here at Cool Beans by L.B. early in 2017. With a New Year comes fresh ways of thinking and living.  May you find both this coming year!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Winter Wonderland with Die Cuttin' Divas

Happy Tuesday!  Today marks the last challenge of 2016 with Die Cuttin' Divas. I love working with this challenge blog and am excited to be getting my craft juices flowing again in time to start the new year. BUT....let's finish this year off right with our fun Santa or Reindeer Challenge.
I went right to reindeer for this challenge and when I found this little guy I had to create something for him.
I love how happy he made me (is that silly???) Anyhow, I did some pint and cut work and put together a fun backing with embossing to get my card the way I wanted it.
I have come to really love print and cut features on cards, but also have to remember to keep extra printer ink on hand when making projects (had to change my plans a little for this one due to the ink running out at a critical moment).

Hope you enjoy your week and get time to play along with us at DCD!!

- Snow Angels Cricut Cartridge (Imagine) - reindeer and printed red pattern
- The Good Old Days Cricut Cartridge (Imagine) - Winter Wonderland tag
- Snowflake embossing folder.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

A Sketch in Red & Green

This week at Die Cuttin' Divas we are looking back at all the fun sketch challenges we had this year. The first Tuesday of the month is always fun. We are asking that this week you select one of the year's sketches and make a card featuring red and green.  I used the June sketch to make this fun holiday card.
I love this fun tree and thought it would look good with this paper I had in my paper stash.  I selected the June sketch and got to work.

It is so fun to work with the sketches and I liked the added twist of using red and green.
Hope you get a chance to play along with us this week.

- Celebrate With Flourish Cricut Cartridge - tree
- Gold Stickles
- Sketch by Carson's Creations.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

A Little Sparkle with Die Cuttin' Divas

I forgot to share my project with you this week for Die Cuttin' Divas - Make it Sparkle challenge.  I had my photo all set up for the challenge but forgot to share it on my own blog!!
I made these autograph books for my daughter and 2 nieces for our Thanksgiving trip. I found an svg file that matched the design used on some T-shirts my mom ordered for the girls.  I wanted these to be simple but had to add some sparkle!!

So sorry I forgot to share.  Still time to play along at DCD.