Labor Day Careers at BBTB2!

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Hello Friends!

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

Eagle Scout Congrats Card

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Hello Friends!

My nephew in Pennsylvania has just earned his Eagle Scout Badge and will be honored at a Court of Honor this weekend!  I wanted to make a special card for him to celebrate this awesome achievement.


I used Sketch 188 from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenges to create my card.  I think it was the perfect design for my card so I am linking my project to their blog–check it out!  The paper is from the Enchantment Fundamentals collection from Close To My Heart along with coordinating cardstock colors of Cranberry, Sapphire, Whisper and White.


The Cricut images were cut from the Be Prepared for Boy Scouts cartridge.  I don’t own this cartridge, but I was able to purchase the two cuts I used for only 99 cents each.  I love my Explore and Design Space!  The cuts were so intricate, but they cut beautifully–another reason to love my Explore!



Thanks so much for stopping by!  Do something AWESOME today!!   Laurie

Fancy Fold Cards

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Hello Friends!

A while back I made a Fancy Fold card for one of the Heart 2 Heart Challenges design team projects.  I loved this design so much, so I decided to create three more with three different paper collections.  These will be Congratulations cards for a few of my retiring teacher friends.  Enjoy!

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To purchase any of the items to make these cards, just visit my online shopping site HERE.

Always remember something WOMDERFUL is about to happen!   Laurie

Close To My Heart Cards

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Hello, Crafty Friends!

Today I am sharing some cards I made using Close To My Heart papers and supplies and well as my trusty Cricut Explore and Design Space subscription.  I needed retirement/congratulations cards for a few teacher friends who are retiring, so I immediately thought of the Chalk It Up paper!  The stamped sentiments are from the coordinating Workshop on the Go and I think the retirees will get quite a chuckle!  I used the coordinating Flaxen, Lagoon, and Sorbet cardstock and inks to complete the card.

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The next card is made with Brushed paper.  I used Juniper cardstock and Hollyhock, Pixie and Canary ink.  The flowers and frame were stamped with the Flowers for Mom stamp set.  I then fussy cut the images and assembled them to the bottom of the sentiment panel.  For the floral sentiment frame, I masked the “MOM” and replaced it with “happy birthday” instead.  For the flowers on the frame, I used the CTMH blender pen and ink to give them some color.  It was fun and easy!  I got the inspiration for the design from Pinterest and I think it makes a very cheerful birthday greeting for someone special!


The final card is also for a birthday and is made with Snowhaven and Heartstrings Close To My Heart paper.  I stamped the banners in various colors from the Bodacious Banners stamp set, cut them out and adhered them with dimensional foam to the card front.  I added a length of red twine from my stash, made a birthday sentiment from the Holiday Tags stamp set and it was done!  I love how quickly projects come together with the coordinating Close To My Heart products!  If you need any of these amazing supplies, click here to shop at my CTMH website.

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Do something crafty today!  Laurie

Fire Truck card

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My husband asked me to create a card for a fellow firefighter who recently retired from the Fire Department.  I used the Independence Day Cricut cartridge to make the fire truck.  I added “T1” to the side to represent the truck company the retiree worked on, and added clear Stickles to make it sparkle.  I also outlined the truck with a glitter pen to give it some definition.  The blue, red and silver overlay was made with the CTMH Artbooking cartridge.  I used Cricut Craft Room to Hide Contour on the red and blue overlays, and added a rectangular piece of silver paper to the back.  For help with CCR and Hide Contour watch this video on YouTube by Joy Tracey of Obsessed With Scrapbooking.  The Congrats sentiment was stamped on a banner cut from the Small Talk Frames & Tags Cricut cartridge.  I added foam dimensional tape to the banner and the fire truck.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Bitten by the Bug 2 9/11 Commemoration and Salute Our Troops  

Craftin Desert Diva’s Linky Party #39 Anything Goes

Thanks for looking!



Owl card for BBTB2 Challenge

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My card today is a fun little owl who is sending out a “way to go” woot, woot!  I am entering it in the Bitten By The Bug 2 Owl Challenge.  I used the Cricut Paisley cartridge to cut the owl and all the layers, then perched him on a branch cut from the Artbooking cartridge.  The “woot woot” is also found on the Paisley cartridge.  The paper I used for the owl is from an Echo Park pack called For The Record 2, which I have had for a couple of years.  In order to see the flowers on the owl’s wings and the ruffled feathers on his chest I outlined the layers with Gelly Roll pens.  It’s a subtle change that is hard to see in the pictures, but does add a little definition.  Finally, I embossed the blue background cardstock with the D’vine Swirl Cuttlebug folder and popped everything up with dimensional tape.

Thanks for stopping by!