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

Everything’s Coming Up Roses!

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Today I’m sharing a Mother’s Day card I made for the Heart 2 Heart Challenges design team with the fabulous Live Beautifully paper collection from Close To My Heart.  This paper is only available during the month of May for National Scrapbook Month and is just perfect for Mother’s Day!

I used the recently retired Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge to create the rose card base from Black cardstock.  This cartridge is officially retired, but can still be purchased from the Going Soon section of the CTMH shopping site.  I simply layered the beautiful rose print paper beneath the black base, added a sentiment panel and a bow of Black and Gold ribbon.  Presto–a quick and easy, yet quite dramatic card for a special mother!

I hope you can stop by the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog to see the other design team projects with Roses.  Lots of great inspiration for sure!

Check out the gorgeous Live Beautifully paper collection and coordinating stamp set below.  You can shop HERE to get your own set!  Thanks a bunch!   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

April Card Workshop!

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It’s time to make some cards!  New Graduation, Mother’s Day, Birthday and Wedding cards are now available!  You can personalize your cards by choosing colors to match the graduate’s school colors or a wedding’s color theme.

Come to my house and choose the cards you’d like to make–$2.00 each or make 10 for $15.00.  Card Workshop dates are Sunday, April 23 from 1:00 to 4:00 and Monday, April 24 from 6:30 to 9:30.  Please RSVP so I can have space and materials available!

If you can’t attend the Workshop, you may order any of the cards and I’ll send you card kits by mail.  Same prices, but add postage.  Contact me at 2craftysisterscreations@gmail.com for details.

Thanks very much!!   Laurie



Feeling Whimsy-cal at Heart 2 Heart!

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This week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges we are playing with the Whimsy Fundamentals collection!  I decided to make a Mother’s Day card since that holiday always seems to sneak up on me!  Besides Whimsy paper, I used several Thin Cuts–Hearts and “love” along with glitter paper and a sweet bow.

Check out the other design team projects using the Whimsy Fundamentals paper  at Heart 2 Heart!  You will be sure to find some great ideas.  Then link up your own artwork because we love it when you share!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make today fabulous!   Laurie

Mother’s Day Card for Paper Garden

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Recently I was asked to create a Mother’s Day card for a contest sponsored by Paper Garden, a paper company located in Canada. They sent me a sample collection of some of their papers and it was really nice to work with!  It is thicker than the Close To My Heart cardstock I like to use, so I needed to adjust my cut settings on the Explore so it would cut all the way through.  I used some of their shimmery/pearlescent finish paper for my Mother’s Day card.  It is hard to see in the photos, but the white background and the lavender layer on the roses are cut from this shimmery paper.


The corner rose cut came from the Quarter Note Cricut cartridge.  I tweaked it a little in Design Space to add another layer.  The sentiment came from Artiste by Close To My Heart.  I think it makes a simple, yet elegant card and I know just the Mom who will receive this card!IMG_3485

This card will be entered into the contest where you can vote for your favorite entry on the Paper Garden website HERE.  Of course, I would be honored to have your vote.  (Insert blush here!) There are some nice prizes which will be given to each winner.  Hop on over to their website, check out the entries and pick your favorite!

For a little fun, I added a couple pictures of my “cat assisted” photo shoot.  Stella was a BIG help, let me tell you!  But isn’t she pretty?



Make it a BEAUTIFUL day!   Laurie

Happy Mother’s Day at BBTB2!

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The challenge this week at Bitten by the Bug 2 is to create a Mother’s Day project using a vase or bouquet of flowers.  I decided to make a card with 3D flowers from the Art Philosophy cartridge by Close To My Heart.  I love to make these flowers!  It gives me a little thrill each time I roll up those spirals of flat paper and POOF they become a beautiful and fairly realistic flower!  Don’t judge–I’m just easily amused!


I used paper from the Zoe collection by Close To My Heart along with Crystal Blue cardstock.  The flowers were made with Canary, Thistle, Pixie, and Smoothie cardstock.  The flower pitcher cut is from Country Life and I embossed it with the CTMH Scallop embossing folder.  A simple Pixie twine bow was all it needed for embellishment since the flowers are the stars of the show.

Hop on over to Bitten by the Bug 2 to see the beautiful flower projects made by my design team sisters!  You are sure to get lots of inspiration for making your own Mother’s Day cards.  We always love to see your projects too, so link them up!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  You are awesome!   Laurie