Monday, February 20, 2012

BBTB2/Nate'sABC's/Garden Boots


Spring is almost here and I know we are anxiously awaiting green grasses, the blooms on flowers, bees buzzing around the sweet scents of spring, birds chirping....and weather that is pleasing.

I am the hostess this week for the BBTB2 challenge. I asked the design team to use Nate's ABC's and to design a card or project with the garden boot cut. There are boots on other cartridges ..Create a Critter, Everyday Paper Dolls, Freshly Picked. There are other boots that can be decorated with a garden theme. Please join in on our challenge. Upload your project to Mr. Linky, link back to your challenge card on your blog and give us a shout out. Make your project a new project to meet our challenge selection.

I want to comment on a problem I am encountering. As a design team member of BBTB2 I love to leave comments to those visitors who upload their card to our weekly challenges. Recently I am finding a topsy turvy very blurred word verification that must be entered in order to have my comment published. I have tried many times on several blogs but I simply cannot read that blurred lettering and I end up leaving the blog without a comment. That makes me sad because I want our BBTB2 visitors to know that I appreciate their participation.Blogger announced later last year that word verifs are not necessary and to quote a friend "be a friend to your visitors...delete your word verifs". I just want to explain why I am not leaving comments on some of the blogs.

I had some pattern papers laying around that I used because of the garden colors. The green of the grasses, pinks of the flowers. First, I embossed the boot cuts, then I added some pink jewels ... hence the title of Garden Bling. I am not much of a gardener anymore because of aged joints, but at one time I had a splendid garden full of vegetables and flowers. The little flowers added are a MS punch. The title of Garden Bling is cut from my favorite lettering cartridge....Cindy Loo.

Thanks for visiting, my friends. I always love your comments... be sure to visit BBTB2 and delight in the design team projects.


Sandi said...

oh what great garden boots, now if we could just find em in real life, LOL. Hugs

Julia Moss said...

Love the boots Carole. I hear ya about Spring.....waiting very patiently for it and these boots are a refreshing reminder that it's on it's way!

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Hiya friend!
This is such a CUTE projects!
Super darling!
And really, my eye sight is fine but I find that
word thingy AWFUL and was just saying so to
my hubby this morning. I hadn't thought of
those with some kind of eye site issue but I can
see how difficult that could be! Why make it
so dang hard?
But anyways...LOL! Hope you are well! HUGS!

Jeri said...

Great challenge, Carole. I struggled at first but was able to come up with something eventually. Love the theme "Garden Bling" that you used. Those Cindy Loo letters are one of my favorite fonts and your papers are fab.

DonnaMundinger said...

Well, you sure have fab scraps hangin' around there, missy! LOVE your bling. I just might get busy in my own garden if I had stylin' boots like that. Adorable! xxD

Lori1brat said...

What a super cute project Carole ! Glad you chose this cut - it is so much fun to find other carts with the same theme ! It makes me really scrutinize the cuts on each cartridge !!!!

1CardCreator said...

Love these Carole, so cute! I am glad to hear more bloggers stand up and say no more word verification! You always have the option to moderate without word verification. Personally I think it is the blog owners responsibility to moderate comments not the visitor! So there is my 2cents!

**Treefrog** said...

Amen Carole, I was having the same problem and I'm glad you addressed it! I had to "attempt" a few times before it worked, very frustrating! Now on to your project, To Cute! What a FUN challenge, I Love my garden boots and It did make me want to do some gardening but we had Snow this weekend, lol! Love the bling!
((Hugs)) Theresa

Heather said...

I've been thinking about getting this cart for awhile. I think you've just talked me into it. Love this, Carole!

DIANA L. said...

adorable boots.I love the colors.

Bella and Aidees Mom said...

Very Sweet project Carole, I am still not feeling well, but wanted to try and be a team player still...:) Thanks for a great challenge:)

Debbie said...

So cute!!! I'd love to have a pair of boots that looked like that!! :)