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!


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 Cards from Design Space

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I often browse through Design Space while watching TV and I ran across these great Father’s Day cards.  Word art is all the rage right now, so I thought I would give these trendy cuts a try!  What do you think?



I used Close To My Heart cardstock because it always cuts so well on my Cricut and a CTMH Father’s Day stamp for the sentiment.

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I love how they turned out–so easy and colorful!  If you haven’t made your Father’s Day cards yet, you might want to give one of these a try!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Always be your own kind of WONDERFUL!!    Laurie

Check out the Close To My Heart June specials by clicking on the photos below or SHOP HERE!

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Easter Cards Part 6

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Welcome to my final installment of Easter cards for 2016!  I loved making all these cards and look forward to a fun and inspirational Easter week!


This first card is from Artfully Sent by Close To My Heart.  It is a cute pop up card with a bunny inside and the appropriate “Hoppy Easter” sentiment.  There are so many cute pop up cards on this cartridge for all kinds of occasions–you can check it out HERE!


The next card was so easy to make!  I simply searched for Easter images in Design Space and designed away!  I love how you can even change the colors of the images and layers so that you can see exactly what your project will look like even before you cut.


I hope you have all enjoyed my series of Easter cards and as always, thanks for stopping by today!  Now it’s on to Graduation, Mother’s Day, Weddings…!!    Laurie

There is only one week left to get your FREE stamp set during the Stampaganza promotion!  There is also that adorable Sunshine Birdies Stamp of the Month too!  Shop HERE to snap up your bargains!

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Easter Cards Part 2

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Thanks for stopping by!  Today I have some more Easter cards to share.  I really love to make cards for this holiday because of the cute images and soft spring colors.  I hope they make you smile!


This first card is made with the Penelope paper collection from Close To My Heart along with coordinating cardstock colors.  The bunny in a car Cricut cut is from Baby Steps and the stamped sentiment is from the CTMH stamp set Hopping By.


The second card has the sweetest little bunny from the Cricut cartridge Kate’s ABC.  The sentiment is also from Hopping By by Close To My Heart.  I embossed the white paper with my Cuttlebug to create a more interesting background for the simple bunny images.

While many people skip Easter as a holiday for card giving, I would encourage you to give them a try!  What’s not to love about darling spring animals and beautiful pastel colors?

Choose to be happy today!!   Laurie


Check out the March promotions below from Close To My Heart.  SHOP HERE to get your deals!

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Celebrating a Birthday!

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Last week my dad turned 80 years old–crazy, right?!!  My dad is a huge fisherman–almost to the point of being obsessed if you get right down to it.  He is also an expert fish fry chef and our whole family has been blessed with many a wonderful fish dinner over the years!  So of course, his birthday card had to have a “fishing” theme!


I used some paper from the Authentique Suave collection for the background along with cardstock from Close To My Heart.  The fish cut is from the Wild Card 2 Cricut cartridge and the sentiment inside is from Outdoor Man.


And now for a picture of the birthday boy–Happy 80th Birthday, Dad!  Wishing you many more successful fishing adventures this year!


Remember that something wonderful is ALWAYS about to happen!    Laurie

Check out the awesome specials from Close To My Heart during the month of February:

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Be My Valentine!

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I have more Valentine cards to share today!  Fun, easy and available for purchase–$3.00 each or 4 for $10.00–a great deal for unique, hand crafted cards for those special people in your life!




The card above is a shaker style card with heart confetti that wiggles around!  A picture just doesn’t do it justice, but believe me, it’s pretty impressive!  Come back soon to see more Valentine card designs or better yet, sign up for an email notification when I make a new blog post.  Then you will never miss a thing!

Remember something WONDERFUL is about to happen!   Laurie

Valentine Cards for Children

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Today I am sharing some Valentine cards that I made with children in mind.  I used various Cricut cartridges and paper from my stash to create these cards.  I simply searched for images and sentiments in Design Space and set the size and orientation to fit an A7 sized card.  I really enjoy making Valentine cards because there are so many possible styles and so many different people who deserve a great hand crafted card.

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Some of these cards are going on display at a couple of local businesses that allow me to sell my cards.  But I would love to make special cards for you, too!  I can create custom cards with specific themes, colors or characters–just ask!  Cards are typically $3.00 each or 4 for $10.00.  Contact me at 2craftysisterscreations@gmail.com to order.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!    Laurie


Check out the January specials below from Close To My Heart

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