Sugar Rush Layout Kit!

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Hello Friends!

Today I’m introducing my new Sugar Rush Layout Kit!!  I’m a little late in getting this month’s kit completed since I’ve chosen to rock a newborn or play with my toddler grandson instead of crafting at times!!  Plus I’m trying to get used to my “mobile” craft room that moved from Nebraska to Florida.

So here it is–the beautiful Sugar Rush paper collection is the perfect paper to showcase photos of your loved ones, Valentine photos, new baby photos, wedding pictures and so much more!!  Inspiration for these layouts came from Pinterest and CTMH corporate samples, but I put my own spin and variations on each.

You can order a precut kit with all the embellishments by contacting me at or leaving a message here on the blog.  Cost of the 4 double page layouts is only $32.00 plus postage.   I will let you know the cost of postage when you order.  Payment can be made through PayPal.

I hope you enjoy my layout designs–they were very fun to make and the paper was super fun to work with!

Thanks for stopping by–do something AWESOME every day!   Laurie

Return to Sender!

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Hello Friends!

Elvis’ birthday was January 8 so this week at Bitten by the Bug 2 we are channeling our inner Elvis to create a project inspired by an Elvis song or movie!!  Sounds like fun, right?  One of my favorite Elvis songs is “Return to Sender” so that was my inspiration for this postage themed Valentine’s Day card.

I cut the images for the front of the card from the French Manor cartridge and the stamp image for the inside came from  Sentimentals.  The paper is all from the Enchantment Fundamentals collection by Close To My Heart.  I thought the word search type paper would be perfect for my letter themed card!

Now it’s your turn to create your own Elvis inspired project!  Have a favorite Elvis song or movie or do you have pictures from an Elvis impersonator or a trip to Graceland?  Make a project and share with us at Bitten by the Bug 2!  You might even win a box of Cricut supplies and cartridges!  Details are on the BBTB2 blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope your New Year is off to a fabulous start!   Laurie

Nativity Cards at BBTB2

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The challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2 this week is to use a Nativity or Hanukkah symbol on your project.  I chose to use the simple Nativity cut from the Teresa Collins December 25 cartridge.


I love the simple elegance of this cut and I “dressed” it up with a star made from glitter paper.  The paper and chevron stripes I found in my paper stash.


Please join us at Bitten by the Bug 2 and link up your own projects with a Christmas or Hanukkah symbol.  We love to have your share!

Wishing you many blessing during this Holiday week!   Laurie

It’s the Little Things!

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Close To My Heart has a great promotion this month called It’s the Little Things.  It is a collection of mini album bundles for 30% off the regular retail price!  There are several options to fit your memory keeping needs.

I think these would be a great gift for a beginning scrap booker or young person interested in paper crafting since all the components you need to complete an album are included.  It would also be the perfect way to keep the photos from a particular event like a baby shower or birthday party.  The 2 x 2 and 4 x 4 Memory Protectors make it easy to print and save your Instagram photos.  The possibilities are endless!

Take a look at the various album options and the bundle contents:


Blue Jean Mini Album Bundle    Retail Price $27.75  Your Price $18.95

  • 1 – Instalife™ Blue Jean Album

  • 1 – pack of #Life™ Enjoy cards (40 cards total)

  • 1 – pack of #Life™ Black overlays(16 overlays total)

  • 1 – pack of mini 4″ × 4″ Memory Protectors™ (10 protectors)

  • 1 – pack of mini 2″ × 2″ Memory Protectors™ (10 protectors)


Blush Mini Album Bundle    Retail Price $27.75  Your Price $18.95

  • 1– Instalife™ Blush album

  • 1 – pack of #Life™ Hello Gorgeous cards (40 cards total)

  • 1 – pack of #Life™ gold overlays(16 overlays total)

  • 1 – pack of mini 4″ × 4″ Memory Protectors™ (10 protectors)

  • 1 – pack of mini 2″ × 2″ Memory Protectors™ (10 protectors)


Adventure Mini Album Bundle     Retail Price  $29.85  Your Price  $19.95

  • 1 – Everyday Life™ stripes mini album

  • 1 – pack of My Crush® Adventure Calls 3-ring hole-punched decorative pages (30 total)

  • 1 – pack of 6″ × 8″ mini Memory Protectors™ (10 total) OR

  • 1 – pack of 4″ × 6″ mini Memory Protectors™ (10 total) OR

  • 1 – pack of 3″ × 4″ mini Memory Protectors™ (10 total)

The discounted mini album bundles are only available until the end of December or until supplies last.  Don’t miss out on this great deal!

I appreciate you visiting the Crafty Sisters Creations blog today!   Laurie

So Thankful!

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Happy Thanksgiving, Friends!

I’ve been busy getting ready to host Thanksgiving Dinner this year, so I haven’t been in my craft room for a few days.  If I wouldn’t let me house get so dirty before I clean, it probably wouldn’t take so long each time, but that’s the way I roll!  At any rate, since I didn’t get any new projects done yet this week, I thought I would re-share a few projects I made earlier that have to do with being thankful.





I wish for all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with the love and blessings of family and friends!  Laurie

More Sea Glass Cards!

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Here are a couple more cards that I made with Sea Glass, the Close To My Heart Color of the Year.  The wedding card has a Sea Glass background embossed with the Confetti embossing folder.  I used Black and Gold for accent colors and made a series of banners with coordinating ribbons and shimmer trim.


For the next two cards, I used some cuts from the new Flower Market Cricut cartridge by Close To My Heart to create a jar of flowers.  I love the lacy trim that you can add to the jar which gives it that shabby chic vibe.  The background is embossed with the new Simple Chevron embossing folder.  Stamping different sentiments allows this card to be used for many occasions.



Isn’t Sea Glass wonderful?  Shop HERE to get your Close To My Heart products.

Thanks for stopping by today!  You are AMAZING!!   Laurie



“Copy That” Heart 2 Heart Challenge

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This week it is my pleasure to host the challenge over at Heart 2 Heart!  The theme of our challenge this week is cleverly called COPY THAT and you are encouraged to copy a project you like in the new Annual Inspirations catalog from Close To My Heart!

I have a group of young children coming to craft later this week to make a small gift for their new teachers.  When I saw the cute tags and pencils pictured on page 23, I knew that was going to be the project that my little crafters would make!  AND it would also be my design team project because I can COPY THAT!!


I used the new Enchantment Fundamentals paper and ribbon as well as the new School Kids stamp set.  This set has some really cute images and I think the littles will enjoy coloring the  images of children to decorate their tags.


I wanted to change up my design from the original, so I made a double tag in order to fit on even more of the cute images.  I think the children will enjoy making the tags to give to their new teachers and as a former teacher, I think the recipients will appreciate the gifts too!

Please join us at Heart 2 Heart by choosing some artwork from the new Annual Inspirations catalog and COPY THAT!  Then link up your projects for everyone to enjoy!  I think this challenge will be quite fun for everyone!

Always remember that something WONDERFUL is about to happen!   Laurie

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