Spring Flowers at Bitten by the Bug 2!

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This week the challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2 is to use a spring flower Cricut cut.  Well, I immediately thought of tulips since they are blooming in full glory in my garden right now.  However, I also love daffodils, so that’s what I decided to use for my design team project.  I chose cuts from Flower Market by Close To My Heart to make this cheerful Mother’s Day card.

The paper is from the Dreamin’ Big paper collection, also from Close To My Heart.  I accented the papers with Juniper and Sea Glass cardstock and added a ribbon from my ribbon stash.

If you love spring flowers as much as I do, you need to stop over to Bitten by the Bug 2 to see the other design team projects!  Then link up your own projects for us all to enjoy.  We love it when you share!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Don’t forget to stop and enjoy the beautiful spring flowers this week!   Laurie


Something Sweet for H2H!

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At Bitten by the Bug 2 this week we are celebrating all things SWEET!  That means sweets to eat or things in our lives that make life SWEET.  My design team project this week hits on both of those themes! We recently celebrated my mother’s 80th birthday, so I made this card with a sweet birthday cake image from the Simply Sweet Cricut cartridge.  That’s a lot of sweetness, for sure!

Please check out the other design team projects at Bitten by the Bug 2.  Then you can link up your own projects about anything SWEET for everyone to enjoy!  We love to see your artwork!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you all had a wonderful Easter!   Laurie


Hopping Down the Bunny Trail!

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Easter is just around the corner, but there is still time to make some Easter projects!  The challenge this week at Bitten by the Bug 2 is to create an Easter themed project.  I made this cute bunny card from the Winter Woodland cartridge and the Hope collection from Authentique.

I absolutely love this paper and its vintage vibe.  I added lots of inking around the papers and Cricut cuts to continue the rustic feel.  For the inside sentiment, I used one of the coordinating elements from the paper collection.

Please join us at Bitten by the Bug 2 to see the other design team projects and then link up your own artwork!  There are so many fun Easter cuts and we can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope your week is off to a fabulous start!   Laurie


Trees for Arbor Day at BBTB2

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This week at Bitten by the Bug 2, we are thinking Arbor Day and Trees!  The challenge is to use a TREE cut to make a project.  Since we always seem to need sympathy cards, I decided to make one to have on hand.

I used paper from the Hello Lovely collection from Close To My Heart to make this card.  It paired nicely with Fern cardstock for the tree image from Artistry, also from Close To My Heart.  It is hard to see in the photo, but I attached the tree image to a rectangle shape and then used the Slice feature to make a window in the top card layer that has the tree image.  I then cut a separate tree image in Fern cardstock to attach over the trees cut in the window.  The sentiment is from a retired stamp set, also by Close To My Heart.

I hope you can take a minute to stop by Bitten by the Bug 2 to see more TREE projects created by my talented design team sisters!  Then join the fun and link up your own projects for everyone to enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by!  Do something AWESOME today!   Laurie


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


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


Celebrating Birthdays at BBTB2!

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We are celebrating birthdays at Bitten by the Bug 2 this week!  With a husband, two sons and two grandsons, I am always needing masculine themed birthday cards.  So I took advantage of this birthday theme to create a few.

This card is made from Simple Stories paper and Close To My Heart cardstock.  The Cricut cut is from the Southwest cartridge.  I really love how the colors are bright and cheerful, yet it still looks “grungy” and perfect for a guy!

If you need some inspiration for your birthday projects, head on over to Bitten by the Bug 2.  My fabulous design sisters have some great projects to share!  Then link up your own birthday projects for everyone to enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Share your sunshine!   Laurie