Christmas Tree Challenge at BBTB2!

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Hello, Friends!

At Bitten by the Bug 2 this week the challenge is to use a Christmas Tree cut on your artwork.  I cut trees from the Flower Market, You Are Here and Christmas cartridges.   I have been seeing a lot of these “bridge” style cards online lately and thought it would be a great way to display those tree and deer cuts.

The paper is from the Beary Christmas collection from Close To My Heart along with New England Ivy cardstock and lots of white glitter paper.    The sentiment is from the Silver and Gold Cardmaking stamp set, also from Close To My Heart.

Now it’s your turn!  Stop over to Bitten by the Bug 2 and check out the other design team projects with Christmas Tree cuts.  Then make your own artwork and share, share, share!

Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome week!   Laurie


Words, Words, Words at BBTB2!

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The challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2 this week is to use a Cricut cut that has a Word.  I have been making cards for my upcoming Christmas Card Workshop and decided to share this NOEL gatefold card for my design team project.  The word NOEL is from the Flower Market cartridge by Close To My Heart.

I used paper and cardstock from the Beary Christmas collection by Close To My Heart.  The snowflakes are cut from the new metallic paper in the Annual Inspirations catalog.  It is nice and thick, yet cuts easily on the Cricut.  The sentiment on the inside is from a retired CTMH stamp set.

I hope you can stop by the BBTB2 blog to see the other design team projects.  They are awesome!  Then link up your own Word projects for everyone to enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by!  Don’t let the little ghouls and goblins get you this week!    Laurie


Vines and Twine at Heart 2 Heart

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The challenge this week at Heart 2 Heart is Vines and Twines!  I chose to make a Christmas/Winter card using some Glacier Thick Twine to decorate my snowman and the sentiment panel.  The Cricut cuts are from You Are Here and Flower Market, both from Close To My Heart.  The background paper is from the Beary Christmas paper collection and I used Galcier, Fern, Chocolate and New England Ivy cardstock along with White and Sea Glass glitter paper.

Please stop by Heart 2 Heart to see the other design team projects and then be sure to play along with our Vines and Twines challenge!  You also still have time to join in the previous October challenges:  Under the Weather, BeYOUtiful, and Mad About Plaid.  We love it when you share!!


Flowers, Flowers, Flowers at BBTB2!

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Summer is the time for flowers and that’s what the theme at Bitten by the Bug 2 is about this week–FLOWERS!  I decided to go simple and make some floral Sympathy cards.  The flower cuts are from Flower Market by Close To My Heart.  I used a woodgrain embossing folder on the white background and popped up the flowers to add some texture and interest.

To create the layered ovals for the sentiment panel, I used a set of nesting dies that I had in my stash.  The sentiment is from a retired Close To My Heart stamp set that I use all the time.  Some stamps are just too great to ever give away or sell and this is one of those for me!

Please head over to Bitten by the Bug 2 to see all the beautiful flower projects created by my talented design team sisters!  You will be sure to find some inspiration.  Then link up your projects there to share with everyone.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope today will bring you lots of smiles!   Laurie


Flower Market Baby Card

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I love happy occasions and one of the happiest is the birth of a new baby!  My friend had a new granddaughter recently and I wanted to make a special card for her family.  Then while I was at it, I decided to make a baby boy card with the same design as well! I used the Flower Market cartridge by Close To My Heart for all the Cricut cuts on this card.  It’s really an amazingly versatile cartridge with images for all kinds of occasions–not just flowers!  I embossed the white layer with a baby themed embossing folder that I had in my stash.

The pink gems and blue enamel dots are also from Close To My Heart.  I was undecided about whether to add the ribbon and bow to the bottom of the card since that little elephant is quite cute on his own, but I’m happy now with the results.  If you would like to purchase the Flower Market cartridge or any other products from Close To My Heart, please shop HERE!

I’m so happy you stopped by today!  Remember to do something AWESOME today!   Laurie

 


Live Beautifully Goes Masculine!

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The new Live Beautifully paper collection that Close To My Heart created for National Scrapbooking Month is full of roses, peonies, pinks and purples.  Girly paper, right?  Right, except not entirely!  Most of my scrapbooking is about boys and men, so I decided to see if I could come up with some more masculine layouts from this “girly” paper.

For the first layout, I used the gold embossed polka dot paper as the background.  I added cuts from the Flower Market Cricut cartridge by Close To My Heart to make a layout suitable for a graduation or other accomplishment.

The second layout has the blue/green ombre as background papers with Chocolate and Lagoon cardstock accents.   The colors, the Flower Market images and the touch of burlap ribbon work together to give this a masculine flair. This layout would be perfect for some travel or “outdoorsy” photos.

The final layout has a nautical feel with the cute sailboat and anchors, also from Flower Market.  I used the black and white striped paper as the background and then lots of bright colors from the Adventure palette and a bit of Lagoon ribbon.  I can see Father’s Day photos on this layout!

So what do you think–can Live Beautifully be used for masculine layouts too?  I certainly think so and can’t wait to get some photos of my guys on these layouts!

You can get your own set of the Live Beautifully paper by ordering HERE!  Thanks you 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