Winter Themed Challenges DT Project

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Hello Friends!

This week I am double dipping!  My project is for BOTH the Heart 2 Heart challenge (COLD HANDS, WARM HEARTS) and the Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge (SNOW MUCH FUN). Unfortunately these challenges are way too appropriate for those of you in the Midwest dealing with the huge ice storm slowly making its way across your area.  Ice is so much “trickier” than plain old snow, so I hope all of my family and friends back in southeast Nebraska stay warm and safe!  On the other hand, I will be enjoying the abnormally high temps here in the Florida panhandle!  (Sorry, couldn’t resist…)

Now back to the challenges at hand–wouldn’t this layout be perfect for a special wintry photo?

All of my Cricut cuts are from the Flower Market cartridge by Close To My Heart.  The background paper is from the Whimsy Fundamentals collection and the cardstock is New England Ivy, Glacier and White Daisy.  It is hard to see from the photo, but the snowflakes and the “Winter Wonderland” were cut with white glitter cardstock.

Please stop by the Heart 2 Heart Challenges site and the Bitten by the Bug 2 site to check out the winter themed projects created by the two talented design teams.  Then link up your own projects to share for even more inspiration!  We love to see your artwork!

Thanks for stopping by!  Do something AWESOME today!!   Laurie

Thin Cuts Rock!!

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Let me just say that the new Thin Cuts from Close To My Heart are the BOMB!!  I loved the Thin Cuts that coordinated with stamp sets from the recent Seasonal Expressions catalogs, but I REALLY love these stand alone words and shapes from the new Annual Inspirations catalog!  Take a look at some quick cards I made with the Hearts and Stars Thin Cuts and our new Fundamentals paper collections.

IMG_3827This card was made with scraps of the Whimsy Fundamentals and the hearts were cut with CTMH glitter paper.  It’s great that you have the actual heart outline and the solid “inside” of each heart that is cut.  So versatile!IMG_3828This card is made with the Rustic Home Fundamentals paper, gold glitter paper, and some of the brand new coordinating ribbon trim.  If you have been to a celebration or event recently, you know how trendy this rustic look is and the embossed wood grain paper is awesome!

Get your amazing Hearts and Stars Thin Cuts now by shopping with me HERE!  I would be honored to have your orders.  Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post where I will share some more cards using the Thin Cuts words.  They are fabulous too!

Check out the August CTMH specials below and thanks for stopping by today!

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