SNOW Challenge at BBTB2!

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Hello, Friends!

The challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2 this week is SNOW!  Unfortunately there has been way too much snow and cold in our country lately, but on a positive note, the weather sure fits our challenge!  I’m sure many of you have taken lots of snow photos that will need a scrapbook page to live on, so let’s get crafting about SNOW!

 

I created this one page layout with cuts from Lacy Labels (snowflake frame), Anna’s Winter Wonderland (deer) and Artbooking (title).  I embellished with lots of silver and gold glitter paper as well as silver and gold metallic paper, both from Close To My Heart.  The background papers were from my stash.  Photos never do glitter and shine much justice, so you will have to believe me when I say it is quite beautiful in real life!

Hop on over to Bitten by the Bug 2 to see the other design team projects all about SNOW!  Then please link up your own projects for everyone to enjoy!  Time in your craft room with a cup of hot tea would be a great way to spend these cold winter days!

Thanks for stopping by today–stay warm!!  Laurie


Fancy Ornament Card for BBTB2

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At Bitten by the Bug 2 this week we were asked to create a project with a Christmas ornament cut.  Well, I went all out and found one of the most complicated ornament cuts out there.  This one comes from Anna’s Winter Wonderland, and boy, are there a lot of layers and tiny pieces!!  It makes a beautiful card, but it certainly would not be my choice for mass production!

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The background paper is from an old My Mind’s Eye Christmas pack.  I used Close To My Heart cardstock to cut my images because I wanted to make sure I had nice, clean cuts on these intricate pieces.  I can count on CTMH cardstock every time!  This card will be going to someone very special this Christmas!

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Check out the Bitten by the Bug 2 blog soon to see what my Design Team sisters have created for you this week.  Christmas projects are so fun to make and I’m sure you have one that you can share with all of us.  We love to see your artwork!

Thanks for stopping by today and savor every crazy, busy holiday moment!!   Laurie


Christmas “Words” at BBTB2!

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The challenge this week at Bitten by the Bug 2 is to use a Christmas WORD Cricut cut on a project.  I used the beautiful “Peace” cut from Anna’s Winter Wonderland to make my simple, but elegant Christmas card.

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The background paper I used is from a Christmas collection from Michaels and the Cricut cut has three layers of glitter paper.  I added a bow at the top from ribbon I found in my ribbon drawer.

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Please stop over to Bitten by the Bug 2 to see the beautiful projects created by my design sisters!  Then link up your own projects using a Christmas themed WORD to share with everyone.  We love it when you share your art with us!

Have a wonderful week!   Laurie


Christmas Wreath Gift Card Holder

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Hello Friends!

This week the challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2 is to use a WREATH cut on a project.  I decided to incorporate the wreath envelope from Artfully Sent, a retired cartridge from Close To My Heart, with the holly spray from Anna’s Winter Wonderland as an embellishment.  Then I made a tag to hold a gift card that will slide inside the wreath envelope.

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The paper is from an old My Mind’s Eye Christmas collection.  The holly swag and bow are cut from Close To My Heart glitter paper.  I think these will make a great way to “fancy up” a plain old gift card–after all, when in doubt just add glitter (or glitter paper)!!

Please stop over to Bitten by the Bug 2 to check out my Design Team sisters’ projects with a Christmas wreath cut.  It’s not too late to get some ideas for making your holiday greeting cards for this year!  Then link them up so we can all enjoy your artwork.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope your week is AWESOME!!   Laurie