Banners and Signs for BBTB2

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The Bitten by the Bug 2 design team was asked to create projects using a Banner or Sign this week.  I recently saw a canvas project with a cute bunny and the words “hippity-hop” at a store and used that as my inspiration.  Instead of putting my cuts on a canvas, I decided to put my design in an old rustic frame that I had laying around in the basement.

I used the beautiful Hope paper collection by Authentique.  There is just something about soft blues and browns that appeals to me lately.  The bunny was cut from the Easter 2010 cartridge and the banner and “hippity hop” were from Artistry by Close To My Heart.  I think this cute bunny will make a fun addition to my Easter décor!

You really should check out the other projects containing a Banner or Sign at Bitten by the Bug 2 and then get busy crafting so you can share your projects too!

Thanks for stopping by today–I hope you have a fabulous week!   Laurie


It’s Tea Time at Heart 2 Heart!

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It’s Tea Time this week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges!  It’s the perfect challenge to spotlight the March Stamp of the Month called “Tea-riffic”.  I decided to pair it up with the cute Sugar Rush paper collection and then wanted to make something different than a regular card.  So I looked on You Tube for some tutorials on making a tea bag holder–there sure are lots of them!!  What do you think?

Along with the Tea-riffic Stamp of the Month, I used the Sugar Rush Cardmaking Thin Cut Bundle (includes stamps and coordinating Thin Cuts both–25% off this month) for the cute donut that keeps the teabag holder closed.

The tea bag holder is made so that it can stand up by itself.  I have a friend who loves to drink tea and I think this will make the perfect little birthday treat for her!

Please stop by Heart 2 Heart Challenges and check out the other Tea Time projects that the design team created this week.  Then link up your own projects so we can all be inspired!

To purchase your Close To My Heart products, please shop HERE!

Thanks so much for stopping by my little corner of the paper crafting world today!   Laurie


Using Up Scraps!

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The other day I shared a card that had several Thin Cut heart cutouts.  The insides of the hearts were just laying around on my craft table.  I picked them up this morning and had an idea for another card.  The colors fit with the Dreamin’ Big paper collection by Close To My Heart, so I grabbed my adhesives and went to work.

I used the retired Beyond Awesome stamp set for the sentiment, layered a zip strip over some black glitter paper and popped up a few of the hearts and the arrow.  I love it when a project comes together so easily–makes me think I actually know what I’m doing!!

To purchase these or any other supplies, please shop HERE!

Remember there are only a few more days to take advantage of the 25% off sale on Thin Cuts or to get your amazing March Stamp of the Month.  Don’t miss out!!


Cowboy Card

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Time to “cowboy up”–whatever that means!  Even though I live in Nebraska, I’m about as far from a cowgirl as the First Lady!  But I needed to make a thank you card for an older cowboy, so I pulled out some October Afternoon paper that I’ve had in my stash and got to work.

I used the stamp set Homegrown by Close To My Heart to stamp the sentiment and the barn image on the cowboy journaling card for the front of the card.  I made several layers of pattern paper and cardstock cut into banners, popped up the main sentiment and added a couple metal triangle studs.

I used letter stickers from the October Afternoon collection to spell out “thanks” on the inside of the card.  I really love the black, gray and yellow color theme of the papers on this card.  I think the old cowboy who receives this card with get a kick out of it too!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Choose to be happy!    Laurie

To purchase the Homegrown stamp set or any other Close To My Heart products, please SHOP HERE!


Paper Pack Throwback Layouts!

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I was lucky enough to attend a crop last Saturday and I worked hard to finish some layouts that have been “in progress” for quite a while.  And by quite a while, I mean a couple of years!  Please tell me I’m not the only one this happens to…

Earlier I had made a couple of single page layouts with the retired Blossom and Jackson paper packs showing pictures of my grandson when he was about 13 months old.  So I was determined to finish up these layouts this weekend.  Well, I needed a bit of time at home too, especially since I’m making two of each layout–one for me and one for my son and his family, but here they are!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this blast from the Close To My Heart past!  I had so much fun revisiting these old paper packs and it sure feels good to get these layouts completed–FINALLY!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Make it a great one!    Laurie


Some Kinda Wonderful Thin Cuts

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Since Thin Cuts are 25% off this month at Close To My Heart, I’ve been making lots of cards with these awesome products.  I shared several last week and today I’d like to show you one more.  It’s super easy and I love that cute little fox!

I used the Some Kinda Wonderful Stamp and Thin Cuts bundle for the fox and the speech balloon.  The background paper is a PML card from the Some Kinda Wonderful paper collection and the heart paper is a zip strip.  I cut several Thin Cut hearts from glitter paper because who doesn’t need a little more bling in their lives?!!

Get your Thin Cuts now while they are still 25% off!!  Shop HERE for Thin Cuts and any other wonderful Close To My Heart products! Thanks very much!!   Laurie


Oh, Baby!!

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It’s Baby Week at Bitten by the Bug 2!  We are celebrating all things babies from cards to layouts and everything in between.  And boy, do I have a baby to share!  My new grandson was born on December 29 and here is one of my first scrapbook layouts to celebrate this new little sweetie.

I used retired Georgie paper from Close To My Heart along with Peacock, Canary and Juniper cardstock.  The Cricut cuts are from Wild Card, Flower Market and Artbooking.  On the right side of the layout I layered the coordinating Picture My Life cards behind the photos.  The journaling block is another PML card.

Be sure to check out the other design team projects at Bitten by the Bug 2.  Then make your own baby project and share with us for everyone to enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make this an AWESOME day!   Laurie