October Stamp of the Month

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Have you seen the October Stamp of the Month yet?  It is called “Christmas Tunes” and I think it would make an awesome addition to everyone’s holiday stamp collection!  I played with this set awhile this morning and I’m still humming some of those Christmas songs!  Take a look–

Here are a few cards I made with “Christmas Tunes”, the October Stamp of the Month.  I used the two holiday themed paper packs in the Holiday Expressions catalog, Silver and Gold and Beary Christmas to make these cards.

Made with Silver and Gold paper and heat embossed in silver and gold.

Made with Beary Christmas paper and colored with Shin Han markers.

Used Silver and Gold paper–sure hope the Liquid Glass on the snow globe dries clear when it is completely dry!

Beary Christmas paper with stamped image heat embossed in white.

Beary Christmas paper (aren’t those bears adorable?) with image heat embossed with Cranberry pigment ink and Clear embossing powder.

So are you humming Christmas Carols too?  I’m so looking forward to using this Stamp of the Month for a bunch of my Christmas cards this year!  Thanks for stopping by today!   Laurie

 


It’s Pumpkin Time at BBTB2!

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And Hello to October!  This week at Bitten by the Bug 2 we are celebrating October with a Pumpkin challenge!  I really had to restrain myself from just taking a photo of my latest Pumpkin Spice Latte and post that for my project, but then I realized that would not involve a Cricut cut LOL.  So I went to Design Space instead to do some searching for something new.

The cut was on Cricut Access and came from a collection called Intricate Seasonal Art.  It has three layers and let me tell you, it really is an intricate cut!  I think the top layer took at least 10 minutes to finish!

It’s fun to try something new so why don’t you take a look at your cartridges and pick a new pumpkin cut to try!  Then link it up at Bitten by the Bug 2 for everyone to enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by!  It might be a great day for a pumpkin treat–just sayin’!   Laurie


Autumn Layout for BBTB2

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The challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2 this week is to use Autumn themed Cricut cuts on your artwork.  My son and his family will be coming home for Thanksgiving this year, so I thought I would get a head start on some layouts for the hundreds of photos I’m sure I will take!  I used the amazing new You Are Here cartridge from Close To My Heart.  I love that this cartridge has so much more than just images for travel!

The paper is from the CTMH Falling For You collection.  I added the buttons from the Complements pack, a PML card, twine and sequins as embellishments.  Scrapbooking is seriously so much easier when everything coordinates like the fabulous Close To My Heart products!

So let’s all start thinking about all the wonderful Autumn themed Cricut cuts out there and share your projects at Bitten by the Bug 2 for everyone to enjoy!  We love to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by–do something AWESOME every day!   Laurie


Marker Madness at Heart 2 Heart!

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This week we invite you to join us for Marker Madness at Heart 2 Heart.  So why don’t you get out your markers, choose some Close To My Heart products and get creating!

I used the Beary Christmas paper and coordinating Beary Christmas stamp and Thin Cut bundle to create my card.  It’s never too early to think about Christmas, right?  I cut a strip of one of the PML cards for my HOHOHO border, used my Cuttlebug to cut the bear, fox and Christmas tree and colored them with my Shin Han markers.  Pretty cute, don’t you think?

Now you can channel your inner child and do some marker coloring of your own!  Be sure to link them up at Heart 2 Heart!

Thanks for stopping by!   Be sure to make a positive “mark” on the world today!   Laurie


Stronger Together

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Wow, has the weather been crazy lately!  From hurricanes and floods to wild fires and earthquakes, it seems like Mother Nature has been on a rampage!  Close To My Heart has created a special stamp set called Stronger Together as a fundraiser for victims of these recent natural disasters.  One hundred percent of the proceeds of this exclusive stamp set goes to the Red Cross to help victims of these disasters across the U.S.  Take a look at the great sentiments on this amazing stamp set!

I just got my stamp set a couple of days ago and had to use it right away!  I made a pop up box card and used one of the sentiments as a focal point for the front of the card.  I also used the new leaf embossing folder on gold metallic paper to make a decorative border on the sides of the card.  The paper is from the Falling For You collection.

If you would like to help with the disaster relief with a donation to the Red Cross, please consider purchasing one of the Stronger Together (C1716) stamp sets.  I’m sure you will get lots of use from the awesome sentiments on this set.  The cost is only $13.95 and 100% of the proceeds (no commission for consultants) is donated to the Red Cross.  Shop HERE to get Stronger Together.  Thanks so much for your donation!   Laurie


Cats and Bats–It’s That Time of the Year!

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Believe it or not it’s time to start thinking about Halloween and the Cats and Bats paper collection is perfect for all your spooky fun photos and cards!

This first layout was created with only one sheet of pattern paper cut on diagonals plus embellishments from the Complements set (shown below).  There are no Cricut cuts or stamping on this layout.  The awesome thing about Close To My Heart collections is that EVERYTHING coordinates so beautifully, making your scrapbooks so quick and easy to create!

This second layout is also created with only one sheet of pattern paper plus coordinating cardstock.  The embellishments are from the Cats and Bats Scrapbooking Thin Cuts and Stamps bundle (shown below) and a couple of Cricut cuts from CTMH cartridges.

I’m so excited to make this project with my Close To My Heart Club members in September!

  

There is also a Cats and Bats Workshop Your Way that contains a full paper pack, extra coordinating cardstock, a pack of Complements, black shimmer trim and matching enamel dots (see photo below).  Plus you can download a free cutting guide with directions to make 3 two page layouts (see layouts below) with enough paper left over to make cards or another layout.  All this for only $26.95!

Better snag yourself some Cats and Bats paper and start creating some of these awesome projects!  Thank you for shopping at my online shopping site!   Make it a great day– Laurie

 


September Stamp of the Month

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Have you seen the September Stamp of the Month yet?  It’s called Feel So Blessed and I think it’s a keeper!  I’m not always a huge fan of the stamps of the month, but this one I really like a lot!  These days we need to focus on the many things that bless our lives and this stamp set can help with a gentle reminder to be grateful.

I used the new paper pack Falling For You to create both of these cards.  I heat embossed the sentiment and feathers in gold and then applied watercolor paints to the feathers in the card above.

For the second card I created a stamped border using the Little Leaves stamp (only $2.95) to break up the busy print of the background paper.  The focus of the card is that great sentiment about being thankful.  I absolutely LOVE that quotation (and the Falling For You paper collection is pretty awesome too!)

Take a look at this fabulous Feel So Blessed stamp set (available for only $5.00 with any $50.00 Close To My Heart purchase) and shop HERE when you are ready to order!  Thanks very much!!