Oh, Baby!!

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Hello Friends!

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

Word Collage

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Today I am sharing a quick vinyl word collage I made this afternoon.  I was going to meet my newest great-nephew and thought I’d make a little framed art for his nursery.  I used the Word Collage Cricut cartridge in Design Space, which is included in the subscription, to cut the words in silver Cricut vinyl.  I then used transfer tape to move the word collage onto the glass of a picture frame.  The vinyl is adhered to the outside of the frame because I forgot to “mirror” the image prior to cutting.  Oops!  The baby’s nursery colors are grey, yellow, and navy, so I added both a yellow and a navy sheet of cardstock to the frame so my niece can pick which color she prefers.  The pictures are not the best quality…it’s difficult to get a picture without glare on the glass.  I think I need to take a photography class!

Have a great day!  Linda 


Baby Shower Invites and Decorations

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This spring I was asked to make some baby shower invitations and decorations.  The new mother had recently bought a cute gray and white chevron rug decorated with elephants and other animals for the baby’s room.  I tried to model the invitations and decorations after the colors and characters on the rug.  I used Artfully Sent by Close To My Heart to cut the chevron card base and the elephant on the belly band came from Holiday Cakes.  Of course I used Close To My Heart cardstock since it cuts so smoothly on the Cricut.  After the shower, the new mother asked me to make some matching thank you cards.  I used the same chevron card base, but swapped out the elephant on the front with a Close To My Heart thank you stamp.  I think they turned out really cute!


For the shower decorations, I used some cuts from the Anna Griffin Baby and Bridal Soirées cartridge.  The darling elephants from that cartridge formed the banner, paraded along the top of the gift bags, and formed the cupcake wrappers.

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Here are some photos of the actual shower.  I love how the hostess used the cupcake wrappers as thank you bag holders for the guests.  And the decorative elephant bags were the perfect holder for a vase of flowers.

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The Crafty Sisters would love to create custom invitations and/or decorations for your special event!  Contact us at 2craftysisterscreations@gmail.com for further information.

Have a wonderful day!   Laurie

Mini Albums for sale!

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I just love making mini albums!  It’s so easy with my Cricut and the Close To My Heart Artbooking cartridge.  This one was made for a customer, but if you are interested in purchasing an album I will gladly make one for you!  Just send me a message with your style preferences and I’ll get started on it right away.  Albums prices range from $15-$25 depending on the number of pages.  The one pictured has eight pages, 3 envelopes, and can hold several pictures and keepsakes.

If you are not in the market for a baby mini album, perhaps you’d like one with a different theme, such as summer, travel, love, or friendship. A mini album would make a great gift!

Have a fantastic week!



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Another Artbooking Baby Mini Album!

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Hello friends!

I wanted to share with you another mini album I made using the CTMH Artbooking Cricut cartridge.  This time it’s a baby girl album which I made by request as a gift for a baby shower.  I used paper from a pack by Me & My Big Ideas, which I purchased at Michael’s.  Most of the embellishments are from the cartridge, but I did add a few stickers, buttons, and ribbons to give the pages a little something extra.

I will be entering this album in the following challenges:

Decorate to Celebrate Challenge #92 Anything Goes

Heart 2 Heart Tic Tac Toe Challenge  (Cricut, ribbon, bling)

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty weekend!


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Baby Mini: A little something for the new grandma!

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Last December, I purchased a series of tutorials from Lain Ehmann at Layout A Day called “Mini Album Mayhem”.  One of the tutorials was titled “One and Done! Mini Album in an Hour” with Laura Denison, and I followed the instructions and made a little brag book for my Crafty Sister, Laurie, who is a new grandmother!  The instructions were very easy to follow, and although it took me longer than an hour, it was fairly quick to make.  I used baby boy paper from the Twinkle, Twinkle Little Boy pack from My Mind’s Eye to cover the chipboard pages and covers.  Most of the cuts are from The First Few Years and Artbooking Cricut cartridges.  I used twine from My Mind’s Eye Indie Chic collection, buttons from Stampin’Up!, and wood veneer stars from Studio Calico to embellish each flap and create a common thread that makes the album pages “connected”.  I used a stamp from the Sweet & Lovely set from Close to my Heart, which was included with the Artbooking bundle, to make a journaling spot on the back sides of the flaps.  She’s been making a few layouts of her grandson, but I want her to have something she can easily carry with her and readily show off that precious boy!

Thanks for visiting!


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Artbooking Baby Mini Album

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I have some pictures to share of an album I made for my nephew and his wife after the birth of their first child.  I used an older paper pack from My Mind’s Eye called Twinkle, Twinkle Little Boy, along with a few sheets of solid color cardstock.  I used the Artbooking cartridge from Close To My Heart for the pages, overlays, frames, tags, and the majority of the icons, and The First Few Years cartridge for other cuts.  I followed the instructions in the manual and cut everything at 8 inches, with the Real Dial Size feature OFF.  I also used the Cuttlebug embossing folders Swiss Dots, Houndstooth, and Spots & Dots, as well as twine from The Twinery.  I inked the edges of the album pages with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  I am really pleased with how the album turned out and I hope they like it.  My nephew and his wife are going to be fantastic parents!  I am looking forward to meeting my newest great-nephew!

I am entering this in the following challenges:  1.  Bitten By the Bug 2  Baby Challenge  2.  Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog  #195 Mix and Match challenge

Thanks for stopping!



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