It’s a Birthday Celebration at BBTB2!

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This week at Bitten by the Bug 2 we are celebrating BIRTHDAYS!  I chose to get out my new Little Dreamer  Paper and Cardmaking Thin Cuts bundle for the first time to make this cute birthday card for a little girl.  I used the Artistry and Artbooking cartridges from Close To My Heart to make the birthday sentiment on the front of the card.

The card design is a center panel step fold and I found the directions on Pinterest.  I thought the center panel would be the perfect way to feature that adorable unicorn!  What little girl doesn’t love unicorns?   Everyone needs birthday cards to have on hand, so here is your chance to replenish your supply!  And while you’re at it, link up those cards at Bitten by the Bug 2 to share with everyone!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Something WONDERFUL is about to happen!!   Laurie


Graduation and End of the School Year!

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I am happy to be the host for this week’s challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2.  As a former teacher, I always keep the school schedule in the back of my mind, so I thought it would be fun to create projects this week with school in mind.  So, get your die cutting machines running and make some projects to celebrate a graduation, the end of the school year, or even a thank you card for a teacher!

I needed graduation cards for two of my nephews–one from high school in Pennsylvania and one from the University of Nebraska.  I found this great step card SVG file from Lori Whitlock and thought it would be perfect to spell out the word GRAD on the inside.  The graduation paper and some of the embellishments came from Doodlebug.   Silver metallic paper accents make this card really pop!

Take a look at the other design team projects at Bitten by the Bug 2 this week and then please link up your projects!  We love to see your awesome artwork!

I hope all you moms out there had a fabulous Mother’s Day!   Be awesome today–Laurie


Celebrating Mother’s Day at BBTB2!

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We are celebrating Mothers this week at Bitten by the Bug 2!  The design team was asked to create a Mother’s Day project and nothing says “mother” to me like roses.  I found this beautiful row of roses from A Walk in My Garden and a Mother’s Day card was born!

I used various colors of Close To My Heart cardstock since I know it will ALWAYS cut perfectly on my Cricut and patterned paper from my stash.  The sentiment is also from CTMH.  I think any mother would enjoy receiving this pretty card!

Check out the other design team projects at Bitten by the Bug 2–you will be sure to find some great Mother’s Day inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by–always remember something WONDERFUL is about to happen!   Laurie


Don’t Bug Me!!

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The challenge this week at Bitten by the Bug 2 is to use an INSECT cut on your projects. Well, I have recently been playing with the Dreamin’ Big papers from Close To My Heart and it has a cute bug print paper, so that was my inspiration!  There is a Thin Cut/Stamp set that goes with this paper, but I wasn’t able to purchase one before they sold out, so I went to my old friend, Design Space instead!  And there are a lot of bugs on Design Space, let me tell you!

I chose insects from Garden Soup, Dinosaur Tracks and Potions and Spells to crawl up the side of my layout.  I think they go great with the papers and the “totally boy” photos of my grandson.  All the other embellishments are from the Dreamin’ Big Complements package.  Unfortunately, this collection retired on April 30 and is no longer available.

For the right side of the layout, I chose flowers and the “explore” title to go with the photo of my grandson examining some early spring flowers.  He seems to enjoy flowers as much as his grandma!

Stop over to Bitten by the Bug 2 and see the other design team projects with INSECT cuts!  Then help us celebrate spring by sharing your own “buggy” projects!

Thanks for stopping by–make today awesome!!   Laurie


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