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

 

 


We’re So Lucky at BBTB2!!

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I am so LUCKY to be hosting the challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2 this week!  With St. Patrick’s Day coming in a couple of weeks, I thought it would be fun to get LUCKY with our crafting projects.  The challenge this week is to use the word “lucky” or symbols of LUCK (horseshoes, clovers, rabbit feet) on a project.  We can all use a little reminder of the wonderful things in our lives that make us truly LUCKY or we can wish a special someone GOOD LUCK!

I made a simple scrapbook layout using a cut from Flower Market by Close To My Heart that was perfect to describe this picture of me with my two grandsons.  The paper is from Hello Lovely, also by Close To My Heart.  I added a few gold glitter gems and a ribbon as embellishments to let the photo and the subtle colors of these papers tell the story of this special moment.

Please stop by Bitten by the Bug 2 to see the projects created by my amazing design team sisters.  You will feel so LUCKY after you’ve seen their fabulous work that I know you’ll want to create one of your own to share!

Take time to reflect on the little things in your life that make you truly LUCKY!!   Laurie


Fifty (or Three) Shades of Green!

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This week at Bitten by the Bug 2, the challenge is to use three different shades of GREEN!  My project is home décor that will be framed and hung in my three year old grandson’s bedroom.  His walls are aqua, so my shades of green have a hint of blue.   I used Sea Glass, Lagoon and Peacock cardstock from Close To My Heart.

I was so excited to find this cut on Design Space from Intricate Cut Quotes since it’s the words to the song “Skidamarinky Dinky Dink” that I have sung to my oldest grandson since he was an infant.  In fact, the other day this song came up on a children’s CD that was playing in the background at daycare and he immediately said, “Hey, that’s Grandma’s song!”  Made my heart melt!

When cutting this intricate cut, I was again reminded of how amazing Close To My Heart cardstock is for use with the Cricut.  The first time I cut the top layer, I used cardstock that I got from a craft store.  I liked the color just a little better than the Lagoon, so I gave it a try.  But the cuts were not clean and I would have had to spend a bunch of time trimming and clipping to make it look decent.  So I threw it away and reached for the CTMH paper which cut perfectly!!  Lesson learned–again!!

Please stop over to Bitten by the Bug 2 and check out the other design team projects using shades of GREEN.  Then “think green” yourself and share your projects with us–we always love to see what you create!

Hope your week is off to an awesome start!   Laurie


Cute Alligator Birthday Card

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This week at Bitten by the Bug 2 the challenge is to create a project using any cute animal Cricut cut.  Well, I don’t know if there is anything cuter than a dancing alligator, do you?  I needed to make a birthday card for a young girl and I think this one will be perfect!  The cute little alligator came from the cartridge Twinkle Toes, one I have never used before.

I embossed the white background with a Happy Birthday embossing folder and used a stamp from Close To My Heart for the sentiment.  The only embellishments needed were a few white gems, some coordinating banners and little white glitter paper.

Head over to Bitten by the Bug 2 to see the cute animal projects made by my design team sisters to get your own creative juices flowing.  Then share your own projects with us at BBTB2–the world could sure use a few cute animal projects these days, don’t you think?

Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!   Laurie