And Hello to October! This week at Bitten by the Bug 2 we are celebrating October with a Pumpkin challenge! I really had to restrain myself from just taking a photo of my latest Pumpkin Spice Latte and post that for my project, but then I realized that would not involve a Cricut cut LOL. So I went to Design Space instead to do some searching for something new.
The cut was on Cricut Access and came from a collection called Intricate Seasonal Art. It has three layers and let me tell you, it really is an intricate cut! I think the top layer took at least 10 minutes to finish!
It’s fun to try something new so why don’t you take a look at your cartridges and pick a new pumpkin cut to try! Then link it up at Bitten by the Bug 2 for everyone to enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by! It might be a great day for a pumpkin treat–just sayin’! Laurie
The challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2 this week is to use Autumn themed Cricut cuts on your artwork. My son and his family will be coming home for Thanksgiving this year, so I thought I would get a head start on some layouts for the hundreds of photos I’m sure I will take! I used the amazing new You Are Here cartridge from Close To My Heart. I love that this cartridge has so much more than just images for travel!
The paper is from the CTMH Falling For You collection. I added the buttons from the Complements pack, a PML card, twine and sequins as embellishments. Scrapbooking is seriously so much easier when everything coordinates like the fabulous Close To My Heart products!
So let’s all start thinking about all the wonderful Autumn themed Cricut cuts out there and share your projects at Bitten by the Bug 2 for everyone to enjoy! We love to see what you create!
Thanks for stopping by–do something AWESOME every day! Laurie
Wow, has the weather been crazy lately! From hurricanes and floods to wild fires and earthquakes, it seems like Mother Nature has been on a rampage! Close To My Heart has created a special stamp set called Stronger Together as a fundraiser for victims of these recent natural disasters. One hundred percent of the proceeds of this exclusive stamp set goes to the Red Cross to help victims of these disasters across the U.S. Take a look at the great sentiments on this amazing stamp set!
I just got my stamp set a couple of days ago and had to use it right away! I made a pop up box card and used one of the sentiments as a focal point for the front of the card. I also used the new leaf embossing folder on gold metallic paper to make a decorative border on the sides of the card. The paper is from the Falling For You collection.
If you would like to help with the disaster relief with a donation to the Red Cross, please consider purchasing one of the Stronger Together (C1716) stamp sets. I’m sure you will get lots of use from the awesome sentiments on this set. The cost is only $13.95 and 100% of the proceeds (no commission for consultants) is donated to the Red Cross. Shop HERE to get Stronger Together. Thanks so much for your donation! Laurie
This first layout was created with only one sheet of pattern paper cut on diagonals plus embellishments from the Complements set (shown below). There are no Cricut cuts or stamping on this layout. The awesome thing about Close To My Heart collections is that EVERYTHING coordinates so beautifully, making your scrapbooks so quick and easy to create!
I’m so excited to make this project with my Close To My Heart Club members in September!
There is also a Cats and Bats Workshop Your Way that contains a full paper pack, extra coordinating cardstock, a pack of Complements, black shimmer trim and matching enamel dots (see photo below). Plus you can download a free cutting guide with directions to make 3 two page layouts (see layouts below) with enough paper left over to make cards or another layout. All this for only $26.95!
Better snag yourself some Cats and Bats paper and start creating some of these awesome projects! Thank you for shopping at my online shopping site! Make it a great day– Laurie
Have you seen the September Stamp of the Month yet? It’s called Feel So Blessed and I think it’s a keeper! I’m not always a huge fan of the stamps of the month, but this one I really like a lot! These days we need to focus on the many things that bless our lives and this stamp set can help with a gentle reminder to be grateful.
I used the new paper pack Falling For You to create both of these cards. I heat embossed the sentiment and feathers in gold and then applied watercolor paints to the feathers in the card above.
For the second card I created a stamped border using the Little Leaves stamp (only $2.95) to break up the busy print of the background paper. The focus of the card is that great sentiment about being thankful. I absolutely LOVE that quotation (and the Falling For You paper collection is pretty awesome too!)
Take a look at this fabulous Feel So Blessed stamp set (available for only $5.00 with any $50.00 Close To My Heart purchase) and shop HERE when you are ready to order! Thanks very much!!
September is already here, Autumn is soon to arrive and that means colored leaves will soon be swirling in the air! With that in mind, the challenge this week at Bitten by the Bug 2 is to create a project featuring AUTUMN LEAVES. I used three cartridges–Artbooking, You Are Here and Thanksgiving to create my card. I just love that swirly leaf image!
I also made another card with some other cuts, but I’m not as fond of this one. Maybe a less “busy” background would help the Cricut images stand out a little more. I used some Lori Whitlock paper for both cards. Which one do you like the best?
Please stop over to Bitten by the Bug 2 and check out the other design team projects with AUTUMN LEAVES. You will be sure to find some great inspiration! Then link up your own artwork to share your talents!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope your day is filled with love, laughter and lots of fun! Laurie