More 2016 Halloween Cards!

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Halloween cards are some of my favorite cards to make even though I only send a few out to special people each year!  Here are a few more that I made for some customers.


I love being able to search for images in Design Space–so much easier than searching through the multitude of individual Cricut booklets!


I also love being able to use up paper and embellishments from my well stocked stash of paper crafting supplies!  I think I could craft non-stop for many years straight and not have to buy another item!  Anyone with me?


Thank you very much for stopping by today!  Remember to do something awesome EVERY day!   Laurie

More Halloween Cards!

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I got to help carve pumpkins the other day with my grandson!  What a fun and messy time!  I hadn’t carved pumpkins since I last taught Kindergarten, and that has been a few years.  It’s still not my favorite thing to do, but the excitement of an almost three year old makes it special!



Here are a couple more Halloween cards that I made before my visit to Florida.  Again, I used various images I found on Design Space, paper and other embellishments I found in my Halloween box and Close To My Heart paper for most of the Cricut cuts.



Remember to order your Planner pages and binders for 2017!  The Planner Bundle for only $31.90 would be a perfect Christmas gift for the organized (or not-so-organized) person on your list!  Choose from the new Sea Glass or Black/White Striped binders and get ready to decorate those planner pages!


Halloween Fun!

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I have been having so much fun visiting my almost three year old grandson and his parents in Destin, Florida for the past week or so.  Yesterday we went to a pumpkin patch and had a wonderful day!  I can’t wait to get back home and scrapbook some of the pictures I took, because he is the cutest little guy ever!!


I made quite a few Halloween cards before I left Nebraska, and here are a couple more.  They are made from various cuts I found in Design Space along with paper and stickers from my stash.  All of the cardstock is Close To My Heart since I can always count on it to cut perfectly with my Cricut!



There are only a few days left for you to get your set of the October Stamp of the Month called Yuletide Joy!  It’s a good one for your Christmas cards, but is also great for other occasions like birthdays, congratulations, and even weddings!


More New CTMH Products!

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Have you tried the new Thin Cuts from Close To My Heart yet?  Let me tell you, they are amazing!  They are so easy to quickly run through a Cuttlebug or other die cutting machine, then stamp and color with no fussy cutting required!

Close To My Heart announced this week that four more sets of Thin Cuts are now available for purchase.  These Thin Cuts coordinate with four of the new stamp sets found in the Annual Inspirations catalog.  Check them out below!






If you need these or any other Close To My Heart products, please shop HERE!  I would be very happy to help you with all your paper crafting needs.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!   Laurie

Exciting New CTMH News!

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I’m so excited to announce a few new products that have just been made available from Close To My Heart!  Prepare to be amazed!!


Yes, the 2017 Close To My Heart Planner is here and it’s a combination planner and coloring book!  The bundles shown below include the binder, planner pages for 2017 and gold paper clips.  You can also order the planner pages without the binder.


You have a choice of two new planner binders–one in beautiful Sea Glass (above) and the other in trendy Black and White Stripes (below)!  Each bundle is only $31.90.


You can also order the Every Day Life Planner Pages separately to use in a binder you already own for only $16.95.


I can’t wait to see the planner bundles that I ordered the other day!  You can get your own by shopping HERE!  What an amazing Christmas gift these would be for the organizer or organizer wanna-be in your life!  Or an “I deserve a treat today” gift for yourself–LOL!!

Make it an awesome day and SMILE!!   Laurie

Heart 2 Heart Challenge–Woodgrain

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Rustic metal, repurposing pallets and woodgrain are all the rage these days (especially if you are channeling Chip and Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper LOL)!!  This week at Heart 2 Heart, we were challenged to create a project using Woodgrain.  Well, instead of using some of the beautiful woodgrain paper from the Rustic Home Fundamentals collection, I decided to use the new Wood Slats embossing folder by Close To My Heart.


I designed this card by welding together two scalloped shapes from Art Philosophy in Design Space.  I embossed the Cocoa layer with the Wood Slats embossing folder and then sanded it a bit to expose the white core.  I stamped the cute raccoon and sentiment from the Woodland Critters stamp set onto a sponged background of Cocoa, Saffron, Sea Glass, Peacock and Desert Sand.

Check out Heart 2 Heart Challenges this week to see the other design team projects using Woodgrain.  You will be sure to find some great inspiration!  We always love to see your projects too, so please share!!

Thanks for stopping by and remember to do something AWESOME today!    Laurie

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Celebrating Halloween at BBTB2!

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This week we welcome Halloween at Bitten by the Bug 2!  There is no end to the scary, cute, spooky or sweet themes for your Halloween projects, so let’s get crafting!  I chose to put together a Make it Now project from Design Space called Spooky Forest Dimensional Art.  These Make it Now projects are awesome!  Just click on CUT, place the correct colored paper on your mat and voila!


This project has many layers, but they were easy enough to assemble.  By using dimensional foam adhesive to attach each layer, the scene becomes three dimensional.


If you haven’t given any of the Make it Now projects a try yet, you really should!  Pick a Halloween project, fire up your Cricut and then link up your project at Bitten by the Bug 2!  We love it when you share your artwork!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I wish for you all a wonderful week!   Laurie