Thanksgiving–Anything Goes Challenge at BBTB2!

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Hello, Friends!

It’s Monday and that means another challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2!  This week the theme is Thanksgiving–Anything Goes.  I will be hosting Thanksgiving dinner at my house later this week and thought it would be fun to make some decorative napkin rings.  I was inspired by a recent Close To My Heart blog post where they showed several ways to use paper crafting for your Thanksgiving décor.

I used a leaf cut from the new You Are Here cartridge by CTMH and clustered the leaves on a gold foil band which was embossed with the Leaf embossing folder.  Everything is tied together with some retired lace ribbon.  I think these napkin rings will make my Thanksgiving table very festive, indeed!

Now it’s your turn to create some type of Thanksgiving project–Anything Goes–and share with us at Bitten by the Bug 2.  Stop over to see the fabulous design team projects for even more inspiration!

If you would like to purchase any of the products I used to create these napkin rings, please shop HERE!  Thanks for stopping by today–I am thankful for YOU!!   Laurie

 


Feeling BASHFUL at Heart 2 Heart!

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I am hosting the challenge at Heart 2 Heart this week and it is all about BASHFUL–the color, the feeling or even Snow White’s dwarf friend!

I chose to make a non-traditional Christmas card using Bashful, the CTMH Color of the Year along with some paper from the Silver and Gold collection.  I just love the look of the pale pink Bashful paired with Black and Pewter.  I cut the poinsettia from the new You Are Here cartridge and added some Bashful glitter paper and Bashful pearls as embellishments.

Please stop by Heart 2 Heart Challenges to see the other beautiful design team projects.  I hope you can squeeze in a little crafting time this Thanksgiving week to enter our Bashful challenge.  You have until November 30 to link up your own projects.

If you would like to purchase any of the products I used to create this card, please shop HERE!   Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!   Laurie


Books and Movies at BBTB2!

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Hello Friends!

Boy has it been a while since I wrote a blog post!  My mother has been in the hospital since October 23 and we are remodeling our kitchen so I guess those are good enough excuses for my absence.  It’s nice to be back though with a new design team project for Bitten by the Bug 2!

This week the challenge is to create a project based on a Book or Movie!  I found this cute cut of Olaf from the Disney Frozen cartridge and thought it would make a great card.  The cuts are very intricate, so I would suggest you make it at least 5 inches tall or you will “lose” the pieces.  I had to draw on his eyebrows since the cuts were just too tiny!

Stop by Bitten by the Bug 2 to see the fabulous design team projects that are all based on a Book or Movie.  There is some really great artwork there!

Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!   Laurie

 


Words, Words, Words at BBTB2!

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The challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2 this week is to use a Cricut cut that has a Word.  I have been making cards for my upcoming Christmas Card Workshop and decided to share this NOEL gatefold card for my design team project.  The word NOEL is from the Flower Market cartridge by Close To My Heart.

I used paper and cardstock from the Beary Christmas collection by Close To My Heart.  The snowflakes are cut from the new metallic paper in the Annual Inspirations catalog.  It is nice and thick, yet cuts easily on the Cricut.  The sentiment on the inside is from a retired CTMH stamp set.

I hope you can stop by the BBTB2 blog to see the other design team projects.  They are awesome!  Then link up your own Word projects for everyone to enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by!  Don’t let the little ghouls and goblins get you this week!    Laurie


Ghouls, Monsters and Ghosts, Oh My!

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Bitten by the Bug 2 is celebrating Halloween with the theme of Ghouls, Monsters and Ghosts.  Halloween is just around the corner, so get your Cricut chirping with some cute or scary monsters or other seasonal characters!

My cute monster images are from Bump in the Night and the sentiment is from Happy Haunting. The paper is from an old, unknown paper pack and I used Close To My Heart cardstock for all the Cricut cuts.

Hop on over to Bitten by the Bug 2 to see the other amazing projects made by my design team sisters.  They are awesome!  Then link up your own projects with cute or scary monster cuts for everyone to enjoy.  Thanks very much!   Laurie


Vines and Twine at Heart 2 Heart

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The challenge this week at Heart 2 Heart is Vines and Twines!  I chose to make a Christmas/Winter card using some Glacier Thick Twine to decorate my snowman and the sentiment panel.  The Cricut cuts are from You Are Here and Flower Market, both from Close To My Heart.  The background paper is from the Beary Christmas paper collection and I used Galcier, Fern, Chocolate and New England Ivy cardstock along with White and Sea Glass glitter paper.

Please stop by Heart 2 Heart to see the other design team projects and then be sure to play along with our Vines and Twines challenge!  You also still have time to join in the previous October challenges:  Under the Weather, BeYOUtiful, and Mad About Plaid.  We love it when you share!!


Boo Card

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Hello Friends!

We are busy today getting ready for a Pumpkin Painting and Decorating party that my daughter in law is throwing for her daycare families and a few friends.  But I wanted to stop in to share another Halloween card that I recently made.  The card base is from a Lori Whitlock SVG file that I purchased a while back.  I love that you can decorate these for any occasion–in this case with some Teresa Collins (I think) paper and embellishments that I had in my Halloween box.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and stop back again for more projects on Monday!    Laurie