Let’s Go on a Road Trip!

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Don’t you just LOVE a good Road Trip?  That’s the challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2 this week!  Last spring I went on a good old fashioned road trip with a good friend.  We traveled across Nebraska, through the Rockies of Colorado, south along the eastern border of Utah and finally ended up in Page, Arizona.  We put in some long days of driving, but had so much fun and took LOTS of photos!  So, when the Road Trip theme came up at BBTB2, I knew I had to make a layout for some of those photos.

I used paper from the Whimsy Fundamentals collection and cardstock by Close To My Heart.  The Cricut images are all from the new You Are Here cartridge, also from Close To My Heart.  This layout is designed to add Pocket Plus Memory Protectors that will allow me to add lots more photos between the two pages while keeping the main design of the layout.

Please stop over to Bitten by the Bug 2 for more inspiration to make your own Road Trip projects.  Then link up your artwork for everyone to enjoy!  We love it when you share!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope your day is like a good road trip!    Laurie


It’s Beer and Pizza Day!

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It was my turn to choose the challenge for Bitten by the Bug 2 this week and as I was searching around for a bomb-diggity idea that was non-Halloween and non-Autumn related, I discovered that it is Beer and Pizza Day!!  It will also soon be the birthday of my beer and pizza loving husband, so BOOM, the challenge was decided!!

I used several Cricut cartridges as I designed this birthday card in Design Space–St. Patrick’s Day (beer), Elegant Edges (background) and Phrases (speech balloon).

I used some older Simple Stories patterned paper from my stash along with Close To My Heart cardstock.  On the front panel, I made a collage of lots of CTMH birthday stamps.  I stamped them in tone on tone ink, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder to give a subtle textured finish.

I decorated the inside of the card with matching shapes as a focal point for the sentiment.

Here is the Design Space file if you would like to make this card yourself.  You do need to own the cartridges I used or subscribe to Cricut Access in order to cut the files.  Enjoy!!

https://design.cricut.com/#/design/70432832

Please stop over to Bitten by the Bug 2 to see the other great Beer and Pizza projects!  Be sure to link up your own projects for everyone to enjoy!   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


Fall Leaves at Bitten by the Bug 2

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September is already here, Autumn is soon to arrive and that means colored leaves will soon be swirling in the air!  With that in mind, the challenge this week at Bitten by the Bug 2 is to create a project featuring AUTUMN LEAVES.  I used three cartridges–Artbooking, You Are Here and Thanksgiving to create my card.  I just love that swirly leaf image!

I also made another card with some other cuts, but I’m not as fond of this one.  Maybe a less “busy” background would help the Cricut images stand out a little more.  I used some Lori Whitlock paper for both cards.  Which one do you like the best?

Please stop over to Bitten by the Bug 2 and check out the other design team projects with AUTUMN LEAVES.  You will be sure to find some great inspiration!  Then link up your own artwork to share your talents!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope your day is filled with love, laughter and lots of fun!   Laurie


Football Season is Here!

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This week at Bitten by the Bug 2, the theme is FOOTBALL!  I don’t know about you, but I spent quite a few hours on Saturday watching the first games of college football.  As the mother of two sons who both played football, and with 3 high school State Championships and one State Runner up between them, I either had to learn to love the sport or be left out in the cold!

I made a layout about my oldest son’s seventh grade football team.  The photos are not great since nice digital cameras and phones were not available, but I still wanted to document and remember that time in his life.

The layout design is from the brand new Make it From Your Heart Vol. 3 idea book (sketch 1) from Close To My Heart.  The Cricut cuts are all from the newest CTMH cartridge called You Are Here and the paper is from the new Enchantment Fundamentals, also from CTMH.  I embellished the layout with Thin Cut stars (now retired).

Please head over to Bitten by the Bug 2 to see the other design team projects and then link up your own FOOTBALL artwork for everyone to enjoy!  If you need any of the supplies I used to create this layout, please shop HERE.  Thank you!   Laurie


Labor Day Careers at BBTB2!

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At Bitten by the Bug 2 this week we are celebrating Labor Day by inviting you to create a project about a special CAREER.  My oldest son is a CPA and he was recently chosen to be trained to work in a new accounting area.  It was quite an honor and so I decided to choose the Accountant career for my project and make him a congratulations card.

I used several Cricut cartridges on this card–Art Philosophy for the number overlay, Learning Curve for the Great Job checkmark and Locker Talk for the computer and calculator.

Please stop over to Bitten by the Bug 2 to see the other design team projects.  We love it when you share, so you are all invited to link up your own CAREER projects.

Have a wonderful week, everyone!   Laurie