Birthdays All Around at BBTB2!

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This week at Bitten by the Bug 2, our challenge is to create a birthday card.  The beginning of a new year is a great time to get a few cards ready for upcoming birthdays.  I don’t know about you, but I make tons of cards through the year, but am the WORST at actually getting them sent to people.  A new year “hope” is to be much better at sending out cards–on time!!

I used images from an old favorite, Birthday Bash, to create my card.  The cardstock, stamped sentiment on the inside and the Buffalo Plaid embossing folder I used are all from Close To My Heart.  I love that little mouse peeking out from the package!!

You should definitely check out the other birthday creations at Bitten by the Bug 2.  You’ll be sure to find some inspiration to get working on your own birthday cards.  Then link them up for everyone to enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I appreciate you all!   Laurie

 


SNOW Challenge at BBTB2!

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The challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2 this week is SNOW!  Unfortunately there has been way too much snow and cold in our country lately, but on a positive note, the weather sure fits our challenge!  I’m sure many of you have taken lots of snow photos that will need a scrapbook page to live on, so let’s get crafting about SNOW!

 

I created this one page layout with cuts from Lacy Labels (snowflake frame), Anna’s Winter Wonderland (deer) and Artbooking (title).  I embellished with lots of silver and gold glitter paper as well as silver and gold metallic paper, both from Close To My Heart.  The background papers were from my stash.  Photos never do glitter and shine much justice, so you will have to believe me when I say it is quite beautiful in real life!

Hop on over to Bitten by the Bug 2 to see the other design team projects all about SNOW!  Then please link up your own projects for everyone to enjoy!  Time in your craft room with a cup of hot tea would be a great way to spend these cold winter days!

Thanks for stopping by today–stay warm!!  Laurie


Christmas Throwback at BBTB2

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Merry Christmas!  I hope your holiday is filled with all kinds of amazing blessings!  We are taking a break this week at Bitten by the Bug 2 by posting a past Christmas project.  Mine is a card from 2015 using A Quilted Christmas.  Enjoy!!

We will be hosting 16 or so family members today for a casual Christmas gathering.  We are doing soups, sliders and snacks to eat–easy and yummy–and looking forward to trying a “new” dice game for our gift exchange.

Again, I hope your Christmas is wonderful!   Laurie


Jolly Old St. Nicholas!

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It is my pleasure (Ho Ho Ho) to introduce the fun challenge this week at Bitten by the Bug 2--use a SANTA cut on a project!  I loved this Santa from Seasonal Characters and thought he would be a great embellishment for my layout all ready for photos of my grandsons visiting Santa this year.  I also used Teresa Collins’s December 25th cartridge for the word “Santa” and Winter Frolic for the stack of presents.  The paper and coordinating cardstock are from the Beary Christmas collection by Close To My Heart.

Be sure to stop over to Bitten by the Bug 2 for lots more Christmas cheer and Ho Ho Ho’s!  The design team has been busy searching for their favorite Santa cuts to share with you this week.  Don’t forget to link up your own projects with a Santa cut because everyone needs a smile!

Have a blessed Christmas week!    Laurie


Christmas Gifts and Boxes at BBTB2

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Paper crafting is so much fun, especially at Christmas!  I love to make handmade gifts for my friends and family and there are so many great ideas out there from which to choose.  So I was happy to see the challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2 this week which is all about Gifts and Gift Boxes/Bags!  I found a video showing how to make this awesome woven snowflake and you can view it HERE.

I used Beary Christmas paper from Close To My Heart to make my snowflake.  You definitely need double sided paper for this project.  The embellishment was cut from the Artbooking cartridge along with circles from Cricut Basics Shapes

Please stop by Bitten by the Bug 2 to see the amazing projects from the design team.  You will be sure to find some inspiration there!  Then link up your own projects because we love it when you share.

Thanks for stopping by–do awesome things today!   Laurie

 


Christmas Tree Challenge at BBTB2!

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At Bitten by the Bug 2 this week the challenge is to use a Christmas Tree cut on your artwork.  I cut trees from the Flower Market, You Are Here and Christmas cartridges.   I have been seeing a lot of these “bridge” style cards online lately and thought it would be a great way to display those tree and deer cuts.

The paper is from the Beary Christmas collection from Close To My Heart along with New England Ivy cardstock and lots of white glitter paper.    The sentiment is from the Silver and Gold Cardmaking stamp set, also from Close To My Heart.

Now it’s your turn!  Stop over to Bitten by the Bug 2 and check out the other design team projects with Christmas Tree cuts.  Then make your own artwork and share, share, share!

Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome week!   Laurie


Time for Warm Winter Clothes!

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It’s time to start digging out those warm winter hats, gloves, scarves and heavy coats!  Those of you who live in warm climates, will just have to miss this “fun” LOL!!  The challenge this week at Bitten by the Bug 2 is to use a Winter Clothes cut on your project.

My son and his family came to Nebraska for Thanksgiving this year and his 11 month old son had never experienced a cold Nebraska wind.  They live in Destin, Florida, so he had to get used to socks, shoes and long pants too!  In this photo, he looks like a fish out of water in his warm winter clothes!

I used the Winter Woodland cartridge for the large stocking cap that I placed in the background and Three Birds on Parade for the title.  The subtle patterns of the Whimsy Fundamentals from Close To My Heart were the perfect papers to use.  It is hard to see in the photo, but the snowflakes and the words are cut from white glitter paper.

I hope you stop over to Bitten by the Bug 2 to check out the other design team projects.  Then link up your own artwork with Warm Winter Clothes cuts!