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


Dreamin’ Big Layout–A Little Boy With a Stick

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A few months ago when I was in Florida with my son and his family, my three year old grandson discovered a big stick in the yard after a storm.  He had such a good time poking and prodding and reaching with that stick.  I took a few candid shots of his investigations and decided that the Dreamin’ Big paper by Close To My Heart would be the perfect paper to use to scrapbook these cute photos.

A series of paper strips of various widths provides the background for the photos.  Using the black background really sets off all the colors of the papers and photos.  I also used a couple of the Picture My Life cards included in the paper collection as well as some of the Dreamin’ Big Complements.

It’s so easy to create with Close To My Heart papers and coordinating embellishments since all the colors and styles fit together seamlessly.  There’s no searching through my stash anymore to try to find papers and embellishments that may or may not fit together.  CTMH makes my crafting so much easier!!

The Dreamin’ Big paper collection will retire in just a couple of days so don’t miss out on this wonderful paper pack suitable for so many events and situations.  Shop HERE to get all of your CTMH goodies!  Thanks very much!   Laurie


Live Beautifully Layout/Card Kit

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Today I’m happy to share a Layout and Card Kit created with the gorgeous Live Beautifully paper collection.  This is a special paper pack designed by Close To My Heart for National Scrapbooking Month which is only a few days away!  Take a look–

 

You will receive a full set of the Live Beautifully paper pack (14 sheets), all the stamped images, Cricut cuts and ribbon embellishments and extra cardstock for photo mats.  You will also receive individual photos with cutting and assembly notes to make it easy to complete these layouts at home.  Please note that the white cardstock rectangles simply represent your photos and are not included in the kit.  You will have enough paper left over for additional layouts and projects including the cards shown below.

Total cost of this Scrapbook Layout (3 two page layouts) and Card Kit (2 each of 4 designs) is only $20.00!!  This is a VERY special price to celebrate National Scrapbook Month and encourage you to play with paper!  Remember the Live Beautifully paper and this offer are only available during May and is on a “while supplies last” basis.  Don’t miss out!!

Leave a comment here or contact me at 2craftysisterscreations@gmail.com to order your Scrapbook/Card Kits.  The regular paper pack, stamp set and other Cut Above scrapbook kits will be available on May 1.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you “Live Beautifully” today and every day!   Laurie


Live Beautifully Birthday Card

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I’m getting very excited for National Scrapbooking Month and the gorgeous Live Beautifully paper pack which will be available May first!  It has a beautiful rose floral print, two gold embossed prints, several classic black and white papers, an ombre design and papers with basic neutral tones.  That’s a total of 14 papers for $14.95!  Check it out here–

I made a birthday card for my daughter in law and used the beautiful floral paper as well as a rose stamp from the accompanying Live Beautifully stamp set (shown in photo above).  This Live Beautifully stamp set is available for $17.95.

As the mother of two sons and the grandmother of two little boys, I always jump at the chance to make a totally feminine card!  I’m so thankful for my wonderful daughter in law and was happy to use this gorgeous paper for her birthday card!

You can purchase the Live Beautifully paper pack and stamp set beginning May 1 at my shopping site HERE.  Check back tomorrow to see some other cards and a layout workshop that I created with this fabulous paper pack!  Make is a wonderful day!   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


Simple Sympathy Cards

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Today I’m sharing some quick and easy sympathy cards.  I used the paper from last year’s National Scrapbook Month paper pack by Close To My Heart and an embossing folder I recently purchased from Joanne’s.

The stamp is from the CTMH Hello Lovely Cardmaking Bundle.  I simply stamped the image on my cards, but it would have added even more interest if I would have used the coordinating Thin Cut first and then stamped the image.  I could even have popped up the image with dimensional foam.  Hmmm…might have to make a few more of these with the Thin Cut too!

The coral paper has gold embossing so I chose to heat emboss my stamped floral image to match.  On the other card I simply chose coordinating cardstock and ink to match the Glacier print on the patterned paper.  Using Close To My Heart products makes it so very easy to find the perfect match!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I appreciate you all very much!!   Laurie

If you’d like to purchase any Close To My Heart products, please shop HERE!

 


Using Up Scraps!

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The other day I shared a card that had several Thin Cut heart cutouts.  The insides of the hearts were just laying around on my craft table.  I picked them up this morning and had an idea for another card.  The colors fit with the Dreamin’ Big paper collection by Close To My Heart, so I grabbed my adhesives and went to work.

I used the retired Beyond Awesome stamp set for the sentiment, layered a zip strip over some black glitter paper and popped up a few of the hearts and the arrow.  I love it when a project comes together so easily–makes me think I actually know what I’m doing!!

To purchase these or any other supplies, please shop HERE!

Remember there are only a few more days to take advantage of the 25% off sale on Thin Cuts or to get your amazing March Stamp of the Month.  Don’t miss out!!