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


Fairies All Around!

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Did you know there is a National Tooth Fairy Day?  Well, that’s why the challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2 this week is to use a FAIRY Cricut cut on a project.  What’s not to love about fairies?  I made an all occasion card with a fairy cut from A Child’s Year.  The frame is from Cindy Loo and the background paper is from Simple Stories.  I used the new metallic paper from Close To My Heart to cut the fairy and the swirl on the frame.  It cut just as nicely as any of the other CTMH papers and cardstock!

Check out the other FAIRY projects at Bitten by the Bug 2.  You will be sure to find some inspiration for your own fairy projects!  Then link up those projects for everyone to enjoy!

Have an awesome day!  I’ll be watching the sky today–excited for the eclipse!   Laurie


Back to School–Already??

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At Bitten by the Bug 2 this week we are celebrating Back to School!  It seems impossible that this can already be happening, but here we are!  As a former teacher, I am so appreciative of all the hard work teachers do to prepare for each new school as well as the excitement of meeting and working with a new group of students.  So my design team project is a tribute to teachers everywhere–you really are true HEROES!!

I used paper from a school themed paper collection by Authentique for the background of my framed artwork.  The “superboy” image is from Create a Friend and the saying is an SVG cut that I purchased from the Lori Whitlock store.  I think I know a very deserving teacher who would like this project hanging in her classroom!

Please stop by Bitten by the Bug 2 to see the other design team projects that are all about Back to School!  I’m sure you have a school themed project or two that you could share with us!

Thanks for visiting today–make it a great one!   Laurie


Tags and Bags at Bitten by the Bug 2

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This week at Bitten by the Bug 2 the challenge is to create a gift bag or tag.  I chose to make a gift bag for a family member’s upcoming birthday.  The Cricut cuts are all from Billionaire, a cartridge that I don’t think I have ever used before.  Billionaire has fabulous vintage masculine images and the great “argyle” background that I used on my gift bag.  I think I’ll use these same images to make a matching birthday card too!

Please stop by Bitten by the Bug 2 to see all the great tags and bags projects created by the design team.  We love it when you link up your own projects too!

Thanks for stopping by–do something awesome today!   Laurie


Flowers, Flowers, Flowers at BBTB2!

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Summer is the time for flowers and that’s what the theme at Bitten by the Bug 2 is about this week–FLOWERS!  I decided to go simple and make some floral Sympathy cards.  The flower cuts are from Flower Market by Close To My Heart.  I used a woodgrain embossing folder on the white background and popped up the flowers to add some texture and interest.

To create the layered ovals for the sentiment panel, I used a set of nesting dies that I had in my stash.  The sentiment is from a retired Close To My Heart stamp set that I use all the time.  Some stamps are just too great to ever give away or sell and this is one of those for me!

Please head over to Bitten by the Bug 2 to see all the beautiful flower projects created by my talented design team sisters!  You will be sure to find some inspiration.  Then link up your projects there to share with everyone.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope today will bring you lots of smiles!   Laurie


Summer Water Fun at BBTB2!

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I’m so happy to host the challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2 this week!  I chose the theme Summer Water Fun for you all to play with this week.  Of course, your first thought might be the beach or pool, but what about sprinklers, slip and slides, surfing, boating, fishing, water skiing, water balloons, kayaks, cruise ships and so much more?  And if you live in hot, dry, rural Nebraska, your main water fun might involve irrigation pipes or pivots!

I chose to document the first time my new grandson went swimming in the family’s backyard pool.  I saw a similar project on Pinterest where the waves were rows of torn paper, but I decided the Cricut could do the work for me.  The wave cuts are from Crocs Rule and the title is from When I Was a Kid.  All the cardstock is from Close To My Heart and the stamped images are also from CTMH.  This little guy is certainly “born to swim”!!

Please take a minute to stop over to Bitten by the Bug 2.  There are some wonderful design team projects related to Summer Water Fun that you won’t want to miss!  Then link up your own projects for everyone to enjoy!

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


Going 3D at Bitten by the Bug 2!

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This week at Bitten by the Bug 2 the challenge is to make a 3-D project.  I have several Cricut carts with three dimensional shapes, but I thought I would look around on Design Space to find something new to me.  When I found this explosion box from the Mini Albums cartridge, I knew this would be perfect for my project.  Explosion boxes have been around for a long time, but I had never made one yet!

The paper and dimensional stickers all came from my considerable crafting stash.  I made a second 3-D item to decorate the top of the explosion box.  This Happy Birthday cut is from the Pretty Packages cartridge and I think I need to investigate this one more!

Please stop over to Bitten by the Bug 2 to see the other design team projects.  Then link up your own 3-D Cricut projects for everyone to admire!  We love it when you share!

Have a wonderful week!   Laurie