Hopping Down the Bunny Trail!

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Easter is just around the corner, but there is still time to make some Easter projects!  The challenge this week at Bitten by the Bug 2 is to create an Easter themed project.  I made this cute bunny card from the Winter Woodland cartridge and the Hope collection from Authentique.

I absolutely love this paper and its vintage vibe.  I added lots of inking around the papers and Cricut cuts to continue the rustic feel.  For the inside sentiment, I used one of the coordinating elements from the paper collection.

Please join us at Bitten by the Bug 2 to see the other design team projects and then link up your own artwork!  There are so many fun Easter cuts and we can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope your week is off to a fabulous start!   Laurie


Banners and Signs for BBTB2

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The Bitten by the Bug 2 design team was asked to create projects using a Banner or Sign this week.  I recently saw a canvas project with a cute bunny and the words “hippity-hop” at a store and used that as my inspiration.  Instead of putting my cuts on a canvas, I decided to put my design in an old rustic frame that I had laying around in the basement.

I used the beautiful Hope paper collection by Authentique.  There is just something about soft blues and browns that appeals to me lately.  The bunny was cut from the Easter 2010 cartridge and the banner and “hippity hop” were from Artistry by Close To My Heart.  I think this cute bunny will make a fun addition to my Easter décor!

You really should check out the other projects containing a Banner or Sign at Bitten by the Bug 2 and then get busy crafting so you can share your projects too!

Thanks for stopping by today–I hope you have a fabulous week!   Laurie


Another Masculine Birthday Card

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This week’s Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge is Birthday Bash.  I made a masculine birthday card using the Southwest Cricut cartridge for my design team project.  But I also made a second card that I want to share with you today.

This card was made with older paper from Authentique, my second favorite paper company besides Close To My Heart, of course!  The Cricut cut is from Birthday Bash.

I love the simplicity of this design and the colors are perfect for a guy!  I added a diagonal strip of various textiles as the only embellishment and DONE!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I appreciate every one of you!   Laurie


An Apple a Day at BBTB2!

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This week at Bitten by the Bug 2 the theme is APPLES!  I was excited to see this challenge since Autumn has a special apple memory for me and I was happy to have a reason to document that memory on a scrapbook page.  Every Autumn I have to make several batches of Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce, a recipe that came from my Grandma.  She passed away when I was only 14 years old, so this cake always makes me think of her.

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I used some Authentique paper and embellishments from my stash, and the apple Cricut cuts are from Artbooking and Classroom–August and September.  I manipulated the images in Design Space, making an apple frame and apple border.  The apple that was cut inside the frame became another embellishment on the page.  The lace embellishments remind me of an apron that my grandma might have worn back in the day.

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I plan to place a copy of the Apple Cake recipe behind the apple photo frame so that whomever gets this scrapbook when I am gone will see how important it was to me and they can even make the yummy cake too!  Doesn’t it look good?

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Please visit the Bitten by the Bug 2 site to see the other projects created by my talented design team sisters.  Then get your Cricuts busy creating your own APPLE projects to share with all of us!   We love to see what everyone has to share!    Laurie

 

 


Happy Fourth from BBTB2!!

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Happy Independence Day!!  Appropriately the challenge this week at Bitten by the Bug 2 is Fireworks.  The design team was asked create a project that contains a firework, firecracker or sparkler Cricut cut.  I had the perfect pictures for this and a layout idea was born!

Last year our son and his family were able to spend the July Fourth holiday with us in Nebraska.  We had lots of fun introducing our grandson to some simple fireworks like parachutes, sparklers and poppers. He especially liked stomping on the poppers.  It was great fun and I have so many special memories of that weekend. Thank goodness I’m a scrapbooker and those memories are now recorded forever!

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I used the Independence Day-Celebrate Cricut cartridge for the fireworks and rocket cuts. The beautiful Authentique paper and coordinating embellishments that I had been saving (hoarding!) were just perfect for this project.

Now it’s your turn to join the fun!  Create your own projects that have a firework themed Cricut cut and link them up at Bitten by the Bug 2 for everyone to enjoy!

Hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July weekend and thanks for stopping by today!   Laurie


Father’s Day at BBTB2

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It’s almost Father’s Day and we are celebrating special Dads at Bitten by the Bug 2 this week!  I have made and shared quite a few Father’s Day cards in recent weeks, but there is always room for one more, right?  This fancy fold card is made from a Design Space file shared by my fabulous up line, Joy Tracey of Obsessed With Scrapbooking.

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The patterned paper I used for this card is from Authentique and the cardstock is from Close To My Heart (Peacock and Colonial White).  The stamped sentiments (A Day for Dad and Beyond Awesome) are also from Close To My Heart.

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I added a couple of embellishments from the Urban Complements and Triangle Durables, both from Close To My Heart.  The card really doesn’t need much in the way of embellishments as the interesting fold is the real star here!

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Stop by Bitten by the Bug 2 for more Father’s Day inspiration!  Then link up your own projects for everyone to enjoy!

Here are the specials from Close To My Heart this month–get all the details by clicking on each photo.

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Sympathy Cards

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It seems like I’ve needed lots of sympathy cards lately and they are definitely not the type of card I’d CHOOSE to make.  But since my supply has dwindled, I decided to make a few replacements.  I chose to use the leafy branch cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge by Close To My Heart.  I think it makes a simple, classic card design, especially against the woodgrain paper from Authentique.  The sentiment stamps are also from Close To My Heart.

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Remember to make every minute count–hug your family and cherish your friends!   Laurie

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