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


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


All Creatures Great and Small

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At Heart 2 Heart this week the challenge is All Creatures Great and Small.  I decided to pull out a stamp set called Circus Birthday (B1533) from the Annual Inspirations catalog that I had never used.  It has some very cute creatures that I think fit this challenge perfectly!

I used the Some Kinda Wonderful paper collection to make this cute birthday card for a child, or a child at heart!  The cute little tiger image is colored with Shin Han markers.  I love how the black cardstock really sets off the vibrant colors of this paper collection.  Bet you just can’t help but smile!

Please stop over to the Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog and see the other projects made by the Design Team about All Creatures Great and Small.  Then link up your own artwork for everyone to enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by!   Laurie


Whale Card for a First Birthday!

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I know a sweet little boy who will be celebrating his first birthday very soon!  He is the grandson of a good friend of mine.  His birthday party has a whale theme, so I started my card by looking for whales in Design Space.  I found a “ready to make” whale card, but I didn’t care for the whale it had.  So I just removed it and found a different whale that I thought was a whole lot cuter.

I tucked the whale between the two wave layers and attached the water spray to a piece of acetate so it really makes the water “spout”.  The second whale serves two purposes–an image and a sentiment.  I love how it all came together and the wiggle eyes add the perfect final touch!I hope you have a “whale of a time” today!!   Laurie